Patricia Wright Patterson: Obituary

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Patricia Wright Patterson, 73, of Murphy, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019, surrounded by family at her daughter’s home in Cartersville, Georgia.  She was a native of Cherokee County and had lived in Marietta, Georgia, Palmdale, California, and Iran before returning to Hiwassee Dam in 1996. She had worked as an operator for Southern Bell, a sales associate at Southern Linen, and for Foster’s Doughnuts in Palmdale.  Her favorite job was being a homemaker to her family. She was a devoted member of Murphy Bible Church. Pat loved spending time at church and studying the Bible.  Pat passed on her skills and love of making biscuits to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She had a talent for making everyone feel as if they were her favorite.

She was the daughter of the late Calvin Elmo and Versie Helton Wright and wife of the late Robert M. Patterson, who died March 22, 2019. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael Wright; and a sister-in-law, Judy Allen Wright.

Surviving are two daughters, Pamela Timbs and husband, Jeff of Cartersville, Georgia and Penny Garrison and husband, Billy of Winston, Georgia; a son, Paul Patterson of Murphy; a brother, Rex Wright and wife, Charlotte of Murphy; nine grandchildren, Heather, Ryan, Haleigh, Breanna, Paul, Pierce, Zachary, Caleb, and Caitlyn; seven great-grandchildren, Savannah, Eli, Sophia, Ava, Susana, Malachi, and Catalina. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Ware and Rev. Keith Allison officiating.  The interment will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Darryl Wright, Adam Wright, Roger Campbell, Mark Patterson, Randy Patterson, and Thomas Wright.  Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Wright, Joey Reid, and Harold Helton.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy where the body will be until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the services.

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.

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Jewell Galloway Scroggs: Obituary

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Jewell Galloway Scroggs, 93, of Fairfax, Virginia, formerly of Hayesville, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019 in a Fairfax care facility.

She was the daughter of the late John Roy and Lona Audrey McClure Scroggs and the wife of the late Keith Scroggs who died November 11, 1991.

Surviving are a son, John Keith Scroggs and wife, Anne of Fairfax, Virginia and a grandson, Keith Franklin Scroggs.

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Hayesville First United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Kirk Hatherly officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:45 Saturday morning at the Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville.

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of all arrangements.

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Franklin Martin: Obituary

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Franklin Martin, 86, of Murphy, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 at his residence.  He was a native of Murphy, but had lived in Beloit, Ohio. He had worked for General Motors for 35 years as a dye maker until his retirement in 1991 and then returned to Murphy.  Franklin was a Korean War Veteran serving in the United States Army.

He was a member and deacon of Ogreeta Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening.

He was the son of the late Fred and Elsie Graves Martin. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Dollie Smart and two brothers, Devero and Clyde Martin.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Alice Worley Martin of Murphy; a son David Martin of Flowery Branch, Georgia; a sister, Nancy Helms of Murphy; two brothers, Fred Martin, Jr. and wife, Ollie of Brasstown and George Martin and wife, Sandy of Manchester, Tennessee. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy with Rev. Eddie Duckworth and Rev. Eddie Cook officiating.  The interment will be in Grape Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with military graveside rites provided by the Murphy American Legion Post 96, Hayesville VFW Post 6812, and Hayesville American Legion Post 532.  Pallbearers will be Steve, Keith, and Jeff Martin, Paul Worley, Doug Radford, and Tom and Aaron Kephart.  Honorary pallbearers will be Floyd Worley and Larry Davis.

The family will receive friends from 2:00-2:50 p.m. Tuesday, August 20th at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Franklin Martin to:  Gideons International, PO Box 164, Murphy, NC  28906 or to:  Parkinson’s Foundation, 601 E. 5th Street, Suite 140, Charlotte, NC  28202.

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.

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Daniel Monroe Wilson: Obituary

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Daniel Monroe Wilson, 68, of Brasstown passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 in a Murphy care facility. He was born August 5, 1951.  The first of four children of the late Eleanor Lambert Wilson and Herman Monroe Wilson, Danny lived most of his adult life on the farm in Brasstown.  With his parents, he was a founding member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Hayesville.

Danny loved to cook.  He worked at various restaurants in the area before beginning a 25 year career in the dietary department at Murphy Medical Center where he is remembered for “going way beyond his duties to do extra special things for the employees” and for the patients.

He was also known for his love of gardening.  Working as the “Chief Mower” at the John C. Campbell Folk School from 2002 to 2011, his dedication and hard work were evident in the beauty of the campus.

Everyone knew Danny as he walked everywhere he went.  He appreciated everyone who gave him rides.  Danny was known as the perennial judge for the Annual Possum Drop at Clay’s Corner in Brasstown after his win as the Possum Queen of 2000.  An avid folk dancer, Danny spent many Friday evenings at the Folk School in his “red dancing shoes” often helping others learn the steps.  Another hobby he loved was bowling with his friends and he participated in league tournaments.  He bowled a perfect game in 1995.

Danny will be remembered for the love and kindness that he showed others, his pride and appreciation for his friends, and an ability to find joy and meaning in life which allowed him to rise above any obstacle. He was loved by everyone.

He is survived by his three siblings, Eleanor Anne Wilson Harper of Timonium, Maryland, John Herman Wilson of Danville, Kentucky, and Florence Wilson Atwood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; six nieces and nephews, Ben, Catherine, James, Anne, Sarah, and David.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Daniel Monroe Wilson to the John C. Campbell Folk School, Danny Wilson Memorial Dance Scholarship, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC 28902 or The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd,Garden Fund, PO Box 677, Hayesville, NC 28904.

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.

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Richard “Turbo” “Mean Gene” Pickens: Obituary

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Richard “Turbo” “Mean Gene” Pickens, 72, of Murphy passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 at his residence.

 

Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy.

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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 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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