Pamela Kinnersley Martin: Obituary


Pamela Kinnersley Martin, age 58 of Hayesville, NC passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018 at her residence.

She was born in Cherokee County, NC to the late Rev. Donald Kinnersley, Sr. and Jonnie Kinnersley. Pamela worked for Moog for 38 years. She loved her husband, daughters and grandchildren. Pamela enjoyed listening to gospel music. She was non-denomination; she was a born again Christian.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Marjorie Kinnersley.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Martin; two daughters, Monica Wayman and husband Stuart and Tonya Raper and husband Christopher; two brothers, Dale Kinnersley, Jr. and wife Marilyn and Jim Kinnersley and wife Jamie; four grandchildren, Ellison Wayman, George Raper, Jack Wayman and Marshall Raper; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at the Bell Scene Baptist Church in Hiawassee, GA at 11 am, Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Rev. Mitchell Martin and Rev. Ralph Barnard will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Tim Kinnersley will conduct graveside service and a eulogy will be given by Nancy Spivey. Pallbearers will be Kevin Kinnersley, Brian Kinnersley, Shane Spivey, Jacob Garner, Josh Swanson and Daniel Moss.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville.

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

Jean Ruth Jarrell Parrish: Obituary


10/13/1928 – 10/14/2018

Jean Ruth Jarrell Parrish, age 90, of Hayesville, North Carolina, formerly of Stone Mountain, Georgia, passed away October 14, 2018.

She was born October 13, 1928 in Temple, Texas to A.J. and Ruth Cox Jarrell. She grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana and Rome, Georgia. After graduating from Shorter College in Rome, she moved to Atlanta, where she worked as a medical technician at Fort McPherson. Jean studied voice for many years and sang in Atlanta’s Theater Under the Stars and Atlanta Opera Arts, where she met her husband, Jack Parrish. They were married in 1956. She was a devoted wife and mother, a gifted homemaker, a strong and gracious Southern lady in the very best sense the words. She was fun-loving and an excellent hostess. Her talents included singing, all kinds of sewing and needlework, gardening, painting, and cooking. Jean always looked for opportunities to serve. She was especially mindful of those less fortunate, and she was a lifelong supporter of ministries which provide for children. She led both of her daughters’ Girl Scout troops for many years and started a troop in an underserved neighborhood near their home. She was active in the Shorter College Alumni Association. She earned appreciation awards from both of those organizations for her commitment, leadership, and service. In 1994, she and Jack moved from Stone Mountain to Hayesville, NC where they shared their new home as a bed and breakfast for several years. She enjoyed painting and tending their flower gardens. She was always active in a local church, most recently Hayesville UMC. Her family is blessed by her legacy of graciousness, strength, good manners, sweet tea, chocolate chip cookies, and trust in the Lord.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, ten months ago; she is survived by their two daughters, Patty Parrish Chaney (Bill), and Paula Parrish Bosarge (David), grandchildren Daniel (Hayley), Michael (Anna), and Catherine Chaney; and great-grandson, Logan Gray Chaney.

Visitation will be from 2-3pm on Monday, October 22, 2018 at the Townson-Rose Chapel of Hayesville. A funeral service will be held at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 3pm. Rev. Kirk Hatherly will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Outreach Unlimited Ministries, P O Box 503, Kennesaw GA 30156 or to Hayesville First UMC, P O Box 85, Hayesville NC 28904.

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

Cassandra Underhill Moore: Obituary


Cassandra Underhill Moore, 74, of Vero Beach, Florida and a seasonal resident of Hayesville, passed away Monday, October 15, 2018 in Florida.

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

Wynn Anthony Abernathy: Obituary


Wynn Anthony Abernathy, 52, of Murphy passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 16, 2016.

Wynn was born in Murphy, North Carolina on October 3, 1966 to Dr. F.L. (Linford) and Ginger DeWeese Abernathy. He graduated from Murphy High School in 1985. Wynn was an outgoing and friendly person with a loving heart. His most special times were spent with his family and friends. Wynn loved every holiday; planning the celebration and decorating was his fun times.

An avid outdoorsman, Wynn loved fishing, being on the lake and just hanging out with his friends. Another passion was restoring old cars. Wynn always participated in the car shows and traveled to those all over the Eastern United States.

After his graduation, Wynn worked with Steve Forrister and was later employed by Jacky Jones for 20 years in Cleveland, Georgia.

Wynn was preceded in death by his father, Dr. F.L. (Linford) Abernathy; paternal grandparents, “Frosty” and Illma Abernathy; and maternal grandparents, Ralph and Flonnie DeWeese.

Wynn is survived by one daughter, Emma Cowart and husband, Matt of Cleveland, Georgia; his mother, Ginger DeWeese Abernathy; one sister, April Harper and husband, Bill; one nephew, Matthew Harper; and one niece, Isabella Harper, all of Murphy.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 21, 2018 in Murphy First Baptist Church with the Revs. Jimmy Tanner and Fred Lunsford officiating. The inurnment will be at a later date in Moss Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brent Hoover, Richie Hughey, Bill and Matt Harper, Matt Cowart, and Cody Ramey.

The family will receive friends from 2-2:45 Sunday afternoon at the Murphy First Baptist Church prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Wynn Abernathy to the Good Neighbors Auto Club Scholarship, c/o Frankie Hughes, 1716 Martins Creek Road, Murphy, NC 28906.

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.

Cline Hicks: Obituary


Cline Hicks, 79, of Hayesville passed away Monday, October 15, 2018 at his residence. He was a native and lifetime resident of Clay County. Cline was a graduate of Hayesville High School class of 1956. He worked in Atlanta briefly before returning to the area. Cline owned and operated Hick’s Service Station for 59 years in downtown Murphy. The service station also served as a local hangout where many good times were had. Cline enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved the outdoors. He was a member of Little Brasstown Baptist Church.

He was the son of the late Harley Robert and Farris Breedlove Hicks. He was also preceded in death by a son, Scott Hicks; and a long-term companion, Debi Brendle.

Surviving are a daughter, Lynn Lowdermilk and husband, Jeff of Asheville, North Carolina; a granddaughter, Shelby Smith of Asheville; four sisters, Doris McCray, Joyce Hogan, and Judy Logan and husband, Clay, all of Hayesville, and Carolyn Dills and husband, Bernell of Duluth, Georgia; a brother, Ray Hicks and wife, Gail of Hayesville; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 26, 2018 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy with the Rev. Aud Brown officiating. The interment will be in Fires Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike, Jamie, Luke, and Coy Logan, Roger Gibson, Mark Ritz, Jimmy Robinson, and Roger West. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Phillips, Bill Hughes, Jack Killian, Donald Coleman, Steve Crawford, L.B. Ledford, James Hogan, Ray Morrow, Rubin Blount, Danny Rich, Reggie Pendley, Ricky Cantrell, and all of his friends from Hick’s Service Station.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 Thursday evening, October 25 at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Cline Hicks to the Fires Creek Cemetery Fund, 448 Rebel Lane, Hayesville, NC 28904.

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.

Michael Irving Ruff: Obituary


A graveside memorial service will be held for Irving Carl Ruff and his son, Michael Irving Ruff on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Tanner officiating. Irving, Beverly, and their family spent many memorable and wonderful years in Murphy.

Friends and acquaintances are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations can be made to the Gideons International, PO Box 164, Murphy, NC 28906 or First Baptist Church of Murphy, 517 Hiwassee Street, Murphy, NC 28906.

They are in our hearts, forever and always.

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of local arrangements.

Pearl Chumbley Price: Obituary


Pearl Chumbley Price, 88, of Murphy passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 in a Murphy care facility. She was a native of Cleveland, Ohio and had lived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida before moving to Murphy in 1974. Pearl worked as a telephone operator for AT&T for several years. She was a member of the Murphy First United Methodist Church where she served as treasurer of the Helping Hands Program and sang in the choir. Pearl was also a member of the Joy Ringers handbell group.


She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Evelyn Cook Chumbley and the wife of the late Zack Stephen Price, who died May 13, 2013.


Surviving are her adopted children, Bob and Theresa Smith of Murphy; three sisters, Evelyn Addison and husband, Lonnie of Palm Bay, Florida, Janet Smith and husband, Robert of Tamarac, Florida, and Lorrain Kinsey and husband, Jerry of Atlantic Beach, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.


A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018 in the Murphy First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wil Posey officiating.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Pearl Chumbley Price to the Murphy First United Methodist Church (Building and Memorial Fund), PO Box 86, Murphy, NC 28906.


Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.

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