Euverla Brockman Kent: Obituary

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Euverla Brockman Kent, age 88 of Murphy passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Jonathan “Poley”  and Sarah Bell Brockman.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Kent; sons, Richard Kent and Bobby Kent; brothers Vernon and Homer Brockman and sister, Estalena Smith.

Euverla is survived by her children and their spouses, Tony and Kathy Kent, Tommy Joe and Jackie Kent, Brenda Palmer and Janet and Ron Hollifield; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm, Wednesday February 12, 2020 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy. Dr. Rev. Chester Jones will officiate. Pallbearers will be Brandon Kent, Derek Jefferies, Daniel Kent, Bryan Kent, Scott Kent, Shannon Palmer and Darren Palmer. Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters, Rebecca Jefferies, Kristy Kent-Young and Samantha Eagle. Burial will be in Hanging Dog Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11am-1pm, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Luciano Perez: Obituary

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Luciano Perez, age 55 of Murphy passed away Monday, February 10, 2020.

Luciano was born in Bejucal, Cuba to Luz and Reina Gonzalez Perez. Luciano worked at the ValleyRiver Casino as a steward.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Julie Congleton Perez; sons, Brenton Barber and wife, Haylie and Barrett Barber and wife, Amber; brothers, Augustin Perez and Daniel Perez and wife, Katherine; sister, Maria Perez; grandchildren, Zane, Zoey and Vincent Barber; nephews, Gary Cunningham and wife, Sabrina and Timothy Daigle; great-niece, Emma Cunningham and great-nephews, Kile Cunningham and Camber Daigle.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Murphy.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Don Downer: Obituary

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Don Downer, age 79 of Murphy, NC passed away Friday, February 14, 2020.

He was born in Denver, Colorado to the late George and Mary Gabriel Downer. Don worked for Car Quest in Blairsville, GA. He was a member of Little Brasstown Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Eric Downer.

He is survived by his wife, Annette Hyatt Downer; one daughter, Karie Clayton and husband Bryan; two granddaughters, Laynee Adams and husband Jerome and Lacie Knight; three great-grandchildren, Harper Clayton, Blakelee Knight and Brixton Adams.

Funeral Services will be held at 6:30 pm, Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Little Brasstown Baptist Church. Rev. Aud Brown will officiate. Music will be provided by Susie Graham.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm – 6:30 pm, Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Little Brasstown Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Little Brasstown Baptist Church Brotherhood, PO Box 12, Brasstown, NC 28902.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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Georgia “Joy” Shagena: Obituary

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It is with laden hearts we announce the passing of our loving sister, and mother, Georgia “Joy” Shagena, February 12, 2020.

Joy was born December 6, 1952 in Harvey, Illinois, but for the last nine years she’s called Murphy, North Carolina her home.

She is preceded in death by both parents: JD and Ruth Garitson, but is survived by daughters: Tammy Lutes and Janie Hill of Kentucky and of Bradenton, Florida; and three loving grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She is also survived by her four sisters: Gail Lapp, spouse (Eli), Judy Colson, (Ray) of Bradenton, Florida and Nancy Clark (James), Robin Kline (Tom) of Murphy NC.

Joy enjoyed attending services and was a member, who attended Messiah Episcopal Church here in Murphy regularly; she also worked diligently in animal rescue.

She had a tenacious heart, and enjoyed volunteering with a passion. It is due to such a passions she found herself working with several local animal outreach programs, including the local Thrift Store—where proceeds are disbursed, and used to provide care for displaced, and sadly, unwanted animals.

It is in closing we humbly invite all community, family, and friends to attend a celebration of life services for Joy on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 1 pm at the Messiah Episcopal Church located at 76 Peachtree Street Murphy, NC.

In lieu of flowers, it was her wish, all proceeds be mailed to: Valley River Human Society 7450 US-19 Marble, NC 28905 in honor of Joy Shagena.

She was a devoted mother, and sister, and Joy to all who knew and loved her. Go rest high on that mountain love; until we meet again. You take a piece of our hearts with you.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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Edith Elouise Arrowood Stiles: Obituary

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Edith Elouise Arrowood Stiles, age 94 of Murphy passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

Edith was born in Cherokee County, NC to the late John and Della Creasman Arrowood. Edith was a member of Maltby Baptist Church where she was the bookkeeper for over 50 years. She also served as president for the Cherokee County Extension Homemakers group and the bookkeeper for the cattle sales barn.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Julius Stiles.

Edith is survived by her sons, Tommy Stiles and wife Pam and Jeff Stiles and wife Lisa; daughter, Beth Stiles; brother, Howard Arrowood and wife Cheryl; sister Dean Minor and husband Dave; grandchildren, Ryan Stiles and wife Christin, Brandon Stiles, Brandi Stiles and Casey Henson and husband Kenny; and great-grandchildren, Bria, Brodi, Della, Tripp and Kylar.

Funeral Services will be held at 3 pm, Friday February 14, 2020 at the Maltby Baptist Church. Pastor Harold Stiles and Pastor Kenny White will officiate. Pallbearers will be Ryan Stiles, Brandon Stiles, Kenny Henson, Mitchell Arrowood, Rick Stiles and Blake Arrowood. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Stiles, Don Stiles and Ronnie Stiles. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 pm, Friday, February 14, 2020 at Maltby Baptist Church.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

You may send tributes to the family at www.mem.com

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James “Jim” Edward Vance: Obituary

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James “Jim” Edward Vance, age 79 of Murphy, NC passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020.

He was born in Allegheny County, PA to the late Robert and Edna Humes Vance. James was a civil engineer. In his younger years, James enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an instructor at Chatuge Gun Club for 15 yeras and was a marksman. James was a humble, kind and loving man. He enjoyed spending time with his family. James was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. br>
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Vance.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sandra Vance; three sons, Edward “Eddie” Vance and wife Randi of Charlotte, NC, Kevin Vance and wife Kristen of Cummings, GA and Tommy Hogsed and wife Angela of Hayesville, NC; one daughter, Jeanette Bulick and husband David of Summerville, SC; one brother, Jack Vance and wife Joanne of Pensacola, FL; one sister, Katheryneann and husband Gene of Philadelphia, PA; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 12 pm, Friday, February 14, 2020 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Edward Carter and Rev. Calvin Murphy will officiate.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

You may send tributes to the family at www.mem.com

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Michael Edward Cox: Obituary

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Michael Edward Cox, 53, of Murphy passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at his residence.

He was the son of Ann Plonkey Sepulveda of Three Rivers, Michigan and the late Merlin Dean Cox.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are four daughters, Madison Cox Hedden of Chatsworth, Georgia, Harley Cox of Blue Ridge, Georgia, Samantha Cox of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Danielle Seabolt of Ellijay, Georgia; two sisters, Christine Cox of Three Rivers, Michigan and Carolyn Frohriep of Sturgis, Michigan; and a brother, Harold Cox of Three Rivers.

No services are planned.

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of arrangements.

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Doug Ossman: Obituary

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Doug Ossman, 89, of Hayesville passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Thursday, February 13, 2020 at his home. He was a native of Nyack, New York and worked as a civil engineer for the New York Department of Transportation for more than 33 years. He had retired to New Bern, North Carolina, where he had served as a Stephen Minister before moving to Hayesville.

Doug was a member of the Knights of Columbus of the 4th Degree. He was also a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Doug had a big heart, and loved his family and the Lord. He also enjoyed woodcarving, especially birds.

He was the son of the late Edwin Kenneth and Edna Mae Scandell Ossman.

Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Jan Ossman; three daughters, Nancy Blackford and husband, Bill, Gail Messina and husband, Carmen, and Carol Keeping; two sons, Jon Ossman and wife, Sailene, and Dr. Paul Ossman and wife, Paige, and their three children, Kate, Ellie, and Sam Ossman.

A funeral mass will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2020 in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Alex Ayala and Rev. Mr. Carl Hubbell officiating.

A luncheon will follow in the Sister Terry Fellowship Hall.

The inurnment will be at a later date at Greenleaf Memorial Park in New Bern.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Doug Ossman to the Good Shepherd Hospice, 75 Medical Park Lane, Suite C, Murphy, NC 28906 or the Knights of Columbus, KoFC Council 14087, 214 Aquone Road, Andrews, NC 28901.

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of arrangements.

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