Leon Tatham: Obituary

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Leon Tatham age 71 of Murphy, NC passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, and the son of the late Charles and Daisy Grant Tatham. Leon was a US Navy veteran and served one tour in Vietnam. He retired from active duty with the North Carolina National Guard 210th Military Police in 2008. He continued his involvement with military services through membership in The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve receiving numerous awards for his volunteer services. He was an active member of the Military Officers Association of America. Leon received his Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Western Carolina University. As an advocate for people with developmental disabilities, he served as Chairman of the Board of Industrial Opportunities Incorporated from 1992-2001. He began his career at Tri-County Community College serving in Veteran’s affairs and later as Dean of Instruction. He received his Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Clemson University. He worked for Outboard Marine Corporation as a Human Resources Manager. Leon was dedicated to the improvement of his community and the education of its citizens. He was a member of multiple civic organizations and received a Governer’s Award for Volunteer services in 1995 and 1999.

He is survived by his wife, Treacy Tatham; one son, Lee Tatham; three step-sons; Sam Duncan and wife Karen; Jim Duncan and wife Andria; and Michael Duncan; one daughter, Leslie Wheeler and husband Allen; two brothers, Gary Tatham and wife Margaret and Dickey Tatham and wife Tutti; four grandchildren, three nephews, and one niece.

Funeral services will be held at 3 pm, Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Jerry Tatham will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with military gravesite rites conducted by the US Army Fort Bragg. Pallbearers will be the US Army Fort Bragg, Jim Duncan, Sam Duncan, Michael Duncan, Seth Wheeler, Hayden Duncan, and Harrison Duncan. Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Roper and Dana Jones.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 pm, Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home.

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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Lou Jean Dailey Tredway: Obituary

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Lou Jean Dailey Tredway, age 83 of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

She was born in Clay County, North Carolina to the late Glenn and Mattie Dailey. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse (Larry) Franklin Tredway.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane Martin of Greenville, SC and her son and daughter-in law, Dr. Ron Tredway and Cathy Tredway of Knoxville, TN, along with six grandchildren, Jason Cheek, Joshua Cheek, Sharlie Martin, Aaron Tredway, Kyle Tredway and Scott Tredway; and two sisters, Paula Stilwell and Linda Rogers.

Family will receive friends from 2-3 pm, followed by a Celebration of Life at 3 pm on Saturday, August 17 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville. Pastor Chris Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

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Leon Tatham: Obituary

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Leon Tatham, age 71 of Murphy, NC passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

He is survived by his wife, Treacy Tatham; one son, Lee Tatham; one daughter, Leslie Wheeler and husband Allen; three step-sons, Sam Duncan and wife Karen, Jim Duncan and wife Andria and Michael Duncan; two brothers, Gary Tatham and wife Margaret and Dickey Tatham and wife Tutti; four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, three nephews and one niece.

Funeral Services will be held at 3 pm, Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Jerry Tatham will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with military graveside rites being conducted by the US Army Fort Bragg.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 pm, Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home.

You may send tributes to the Tatham family at www.townson-rose.com

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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Irene Mariano Albert: Obituary

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Irene Mariano Albert, age 84, of Murphy, NC passed away Friday, August 9 th, 2019 after an extended illness. She was surrounded by family. She was born in Mahwah, New Jersey to the late John and Mary Brennan. Irene was best known for her kindness, her feistiness, and most importantly her faith. She was a devoted wife to her husbands, mother to her children, and Mimi to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren all of whom she loved very much.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, and first love of her life, Frank Mariano Sr., her four brothers Joseph, John, Bill, and Tom Brennan, and one sister Helen Hennion.

She is survived by her husband, and the second love of her life, George Albert; one son, Frank Mariano Jr and wife Missy, two daughters; Susan Mariano Rhodes and husband Thomas, Linda Mariano Elvin and husband Ron; step-children Harold Albert and wife Stephanie, Robert Albert, and Terry Vandercourt and husband John; grandchildren Jaime Elvin, Jennifer Deetz and husband Gary, Danielle Rhodes and fiancé Jessica, Joseph Mariano, and girlfriend Rachel, Anthony Mariano and wife Jessica, and several step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren Seth, Brody, Morgan, Logan, Peyton, Kaitlyn, Carson, and several step-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Logan’s Run Rescue in honor of Irene as she loved animals, especially hers.

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

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Patrick Joseph Lyons: Obituary

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Patrick Joseph Lyons, age 70 of Miami Lakes, FL passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019.

He was born in Dade County, FL to the late John and George Lyons. Patrick was a US Marine veteran; he served in Vietnam. He retired after 35 years of service with the Miami Dade Fire Rescue as a Battalion Chief and was a family owner of Jack Lyons Truck Parts, Inc. Patrick was a founding member of the Downhill Danger Rangers Mountain Biking Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Alan Lyons.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Lyons; son, P.J. Lyons and wife Christina and; two daughters, Katelin Lyons and Kristin Smith; step-sons, Ryan Warshaw and wife Allie and Troy Warshaw; one brother, Jack Lyons, Jr. and wife Vicki; four grandchildren, Christopher Wadsworth, Josephine Lyons, Juliana Quijano and Amelia Warshaw; three step-grandchildren; and niece, Jaclyn Garcia and nephew, Jack Lyons III.

Services will be announced at a later date.

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

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Linda Elaine Martin Nelson: Obituary

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Linda Elaine Martin Nelson, age 71 of Murphy, NC passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019.

She was born in Benham, Kentucky to the late Donald and Beulah Gilley Martin, Sr. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Phillip Martin, Jr.

She is survived by three daughters, Melissa Burnette (Ty) of Monteagle, TN, Jennifer Loflin of Winston-Salem, NC and Andrea Epperly (Dennis) of Aiken, SC; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time.

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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Irene Mariano Albert: Obituary

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Irene Mariano Albert, age 84, of Murphy, NC passed away Friday, August 9 th, 2019 after an extended illness. She was surrounded by family. She was born in Mahwah, New Jersey to the late John and Mary Brennan. Irene was best known for her kindness, her feistiness, and most importantly her faith. She was a devoted wife to her husbands, mother to her children, and Mimi to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren all of whom she loved very much.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, and first love of her life, Frank Mariano Sr., her four brothers Joseph, John, Bill, and Tom Brennan, and one sister Helen Hennion.

She is survived by her husband, and the second love of her life, George Albert; one son, Frank Mariano Jr and wife Missy, two daughters; Susan Mariano Rhodes and husband Thomas, Linda Mariano Elvin and husband Ron; step-children Harold Albert and wife Stephanie, Robert Albert, and Terry Vandercourt and husband John; grandchildren Jaime Elvin, Jennifer Deetz and husband Gary, Danielle Rhodes and fiancé Jessica, Joseph Mariano, and girlfriend Rachel, Anthony Mariano and wife Jessica, and several step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren Seth, Brody, Morgan, Logan, Peyton, Kaitlyn, Carson, and several step-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Logan’s Run Rescue in honor of Irene as she loved animals, especially hers.

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

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Mary Ruth Ledford: Obituary

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Mary Ruth Ledford, 79, of Hayesville passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in a Blairsville, Georgia hospital. She was a native and lifetime resident of Clay County. She worked as a sewing machine operator and supervisor in the textile manufacturing industry most of her life. She later worked in housekeeping at Clay County Care Center until her retirement. She enjoyed reading love-inspired books and watching western movies on television.

She was the daughter of the late William Thomas “Tom” and Oma Long Mason and the wife of the late Kenneth “Red” Ledford, who died August 26, 2010. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Kate Mason, Helen Nichols, and Hazel Nicholson; and four brothers, Frank, Jack, Charles “Hoss”, and Bill Mason.

Surviving are her caretaker, friend, and special daughter, Mary Nichols of Hayesville; two sisters-in-law, Jesse Mason of Hayesville and Sandy Mason of Blairsville, Georgia; and many nieces and nephews.

The interment will be in Myers Chapel Cemetery.

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of all arrangements.

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