Donald Ray Palmer: Obituary

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Donald Ray Palmer

June 6, 1955 – June 3, 2019

Mr. Donald Ray Palmer, age 63 of Murphy, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Mission Hospital in Asheville. Mr. Palmer was born June 6, 1955 in Murphy, NC to the late Lewis Palmer and the late Alice Jane Dockery Palmer. Donald attended First Freewill Baptist Church in Hayesville, he was a member of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Tribe and he was the owner/operator of Palmer Monument and Construction. He was a very hard working man and enjoyed his work, he also loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include loving wife, Tracy Radford Palmer, three sons, Darren (Shannon) Palmer, Shannon (Becky) Palmer, and Gabriel Palmer, one daughter, Alyson Palmer of the home, sister, Nancy (Terry) Stroud, brother, Tommy (Frances) Palmer, six grandchildren, Natalee, Cruz, Payton, Isaiah, Caleb and Emma, two great-grandchildren, Nora and Roman, and his best little buddy, Mason Radford. Also several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Rumfelt officiating. Music provided by Cruz Palmer and Chris Rumfelt and the Rumfelt Family Singers. Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers include Ben McNabb, Billy McNabb, William Abernathy, Matthew Kelley, Steve Smith, Barry Anderson, Brent McNabb, and Evan McNabb. Honorary Pallbearers are Jeff Gooch, Todd Hicks, Jonathan Wells, Hubert Wells, Brian Wells, Bill Dahdah, Vinson Sims, and Mark Gacchina.

The family will receive friends at the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 1-3 pm. You may send flowers or you can choose to make a donation in Donald’s name to the First Freewill Baptist Church (http://hayesvillefreewill.org/online-giving/).

Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, NC. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

Shirley Forest: Obituary

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Shirley Forest

03/22/1929 – 06/15/2019

Shirley Forest, 90, died peacefully on Saturday, June 15, 2019 in Hiawassee, GA.

Shirley was a devoted wife and mother. She loved traveling with her husband Ed of 58 years. Her favorite times were spent in a motor home playing golf and seeing the country. She loved to play bridge and was an accomplished artist. Volunteering was a big part of Shirley’s life, giving her time to Granny’s Attic and St. Vincent De Paul. She was an active member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and was instrumental of opening a gift shop in the church.

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Sandy Jersey and husband Steve of Hayesville; three sons, Peter and wife Lynn from Gainesville, FL, Christopher and wife Belinda from Houston, TX and Henry and wife Stephanie of Goose Creek, SC; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Hayesville, NC. Father Alex will officiate. Interment will be at the military cemetery in Bushnell Florida at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Granny’s Attic, 200 Hwy. 64, Hayesville, NC 28904.

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

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

Virginia Dair Curtis: Obituary

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Virginia Dair Curtis

08/17/1937 – 05/22/2019

Virginia Dair Curtis, age 81, of Hayesville, NC passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Hamilton County, TN.

She was a native of Clay County, NC and the daughter of the late John Wesley and Charlotte May Palmer Curtis. Virginia had worked in the electronic component industry. She enjoyed flower gardening, sewing and quilting. Virginia was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, William H. Curtis and Robert H. Curtis.

She is survived by her niece, Casandra Rich; nephews, Bobby Curtis and Quinton Curtis; and special cousins, Rudy Curtis and wife Nancy Curtis and Alan Curtis.

A graveside service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Hayesville. Rev. Hoyt Brown will officiate.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Autism Society of America, 4340 East West Hwy. Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Herschel Dean Morris: Obituary

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Herschel Dean Morris

08/24/1939 – 06/05/2019

Herschel Dean Morris, age 79 of Hayesville, NC passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the North East Georgia Medical Center.

He was born in Irondale, OH to the late Bearl and IdellaTwiss Morris. Herschel worked for the Toronto Paper Board Company. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Warne, NC and a former member of the Salinevilla Church of Christ for 20 years.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter, Elaine Morris and one sister, Florence Anderson.

He is survived by his wife Beverly Morris of 59 years; two daughters, Penny Mowen and husband Clark of North Olmsted, OH and Roberta Yakovich and husband John of Rootstown, OH; one brother, Floyd Morris and wife Donna of Alliance, OH; two sisters, Nancy Stuckey of Kensington, OH and Patricia Mowen of Minerva, OH; two granddaughters, Nikki Harris and husband Jacob of Alliance, OH and Karen Wilson; three great-grandchildren, Harlie Harris, John Wilson and Stella Harris.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

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

Glenn H. Brechbill: Obituary

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Glenn H. Brechbill

Glenn H. Brechbill, 87, of Hayesville, died Friday, June 21, 2019 in a Gainesville, Georgia hospital. He was a native of East Canton, Ohio, but had lived in East Canton and Tallmadge, Ohio before moving to Clay County in 1994. Glenn was a retired mechanic with Leppo Inc. and was a sixth-generation farmer. He was a member of Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church in Young Harris.

He was the son of the late Earl and Ruth Bosler Brechbill and the husband of the late Elma Krepps Brechbill.

Surviving are his wife, Jayne Cooley Robertiello Brechbill; two daughters, Susie Brechbill of Hayesville and Patsy Brechbill of Akron, Ohio; a son Billy Brechbill and wife, Robyn of Hayesville; two step-daughters, Donna McAllister and husband, Jamie and Ann Marie Robertiello Enriquez both of Savannah, Georgia; two sisters, Shirley Baad of Plantation Key, Florida and Jean Shoemaker of Cleveland, Ohio; a brother, Harold “Bud” Brechbill of East Canton, Ohio; three grandchildren, one step-grandson and two great grandsons.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 in the Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church in Young Harris, Georgia with Rev. Stephen Soulen officiating. The interment will be in Oak Forest United Methodist Church Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of: Glenn H. Brechbill to: Oak Forest United Methodist Church Building Fund, 990 Oak Forest Rd/PO Box 152, Hayesville, NC 28904 or to: Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church Pastorial Discretionary Fund, 1114 Main Street/PO Box 66, Young Harris, GA 30582.

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of all arrangements.

Miriam Beechum: Obituary

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Miriam Beechum

Miriam Beechum, a/k/a “Coach’s wife”, 36, of Hayesville passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019 in a Hiawassee, Georgia hospital. She was a native of Florence, South Carolina and had been living in Clay County for the past three years. Miriam had been employed for 13 years with Assurant in Duluth, Georgia. She was of the Free-Spiritualist faith.

She was a loving wife, mother to six children, daughter, sister, and grandmother, and was a great daughter-in-law. Miriam had such a motherly, nurturing spirit.

She was the daughter of Minister Joe Black of Florence, South Carolina and Lula James Black of McBee, South Carolina.

Surviving, in addition of her parents, are her husband and best friend, Brian “Coach William” Beechum; three daughters, Camille Harrison of the home, and Alicia and Kayla Beechum, both of Memphis, Tennessee; three sons, Ethan Beechum of Atlanta, Nathan Jackson of Hayesville, and Brian Beechum II of Memphis; a sister, Racquell Free of Atlanta; a brother, Jonathan Black of Hampton, Virginia; and a grandson, Tristian Davis.

A Transitioning of the Celebration of Life will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 56 Hornet Drive, Hayesville, North Carolina.

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of arrangements.

Brian Keith House: Obituary

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Brian Keith House

Brian Keith House, 49, of Hayesville passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in a Murphy hospital. He was a native of Onslow County, North Carolina but lived in Clay County for the past six years. He was owner and operator of Roma’s Pizza in Hayesville.

He was the son of the late Donald C. and Helen Spencer House.

Surviving are his wife, Jennifer Murphy House; three daughters, Jenna House, Mya House, and Shea Smith; three sons, Ashten House, Gage House, and Caleb House; and three brothers, Richard House, Donald House, and Kevin House.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy with the Rev. Phil Goble Jr. officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Brian Keith House to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington D.C. 20090-6011.

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.

Patricia Ann Moody: Obituary

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Patricia Ann Moody

Patricia Ann Moody, 80, of Hayesville, formerly of Robbinsville and Andrews, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 in a Gainesville, Georgia hospital. She was a native of Graham County, where she lived most of her life. For many years, she worked as a ward clerk for District Memorial Hospital. Patricia was a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church in Robbinsville.

She was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Phillips Nichols.

Surviving are two daughters, Denise Roach Lunsford and husband, Barry of Hayesville and Stephanie Roach Thacker and husband, Chris of Cleveland, Tennessee; two sons, Greg Roach and wife, Barbara of Toccoa, Georgia and Stephen Roach of Young Harris, Georgia; a sister, Peggy Phillips Sutton and husband, Jack of Elizabethton, Tennessee; eight grandchildren, Bryan Lunsford and wife, Jamie, Michelle Lunsford Young and husband, Jeff, Kyle Lunsford, Lauren and Max Thacker, and Emily, Natalie, and Abby Roach; and five great grandchildren, Jenna, Taylyn, and Mason Young, and Elin and Dylan Lunsford.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville with the Revs. Jeff Young and Johnny Foster officiating. The interment was in Bear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeff Young, Barry, Bryan, and Kyle Lunsford, Chris Thacker, and Chris Britt.

The family received friends from 12-1:45 Thursday afternoon at the Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Patricia Ann Moody to the Clay County Care Center Resident Project Account, 86 Valley Hideaway Drive, Hayesville, NC 28904.

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of all arrangements.

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