Billy Ray Mashburn: Obituary

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Billy Ray Mashburn

Billy Ray Mashburn, age 66 of Murphy went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 15, 2019.

He was the son of the late Leonard Jackson and Lillie Melinda Farmer Mashburn. Billy was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Ogreeta Baptist Church. He enjoyed socializing at the Unaka Community Center and visiting with his large extended family. Billy worked in the carpet mills in Dalton, Ga, drove a bus for Cherokee County Schools and worked at Mundy’s Lumber Company.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Leonard Mashburn and a nephew, Jonathan Edward Carroll.

He is survived by four sisters, Wilma Mashburn Beaver of Marble, Lois Mashburn Sneed and husband Stanley and Thelma Mashburn Allen and husband Robert all of the Ebenezer community and Doris Mashburn of Trenton, FL; two brothers, Herman Mashburn and wife Elaine and Paul Mashburn and wife Regina all of the Unaka community; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 pm, Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Calvin Murphy will officiate. Music will be provided by David Lovingood. Burial will be in the Unaka Baptist Church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Adam, Jerry, Melvin, David and Jason Mashburn and Tyler Dockery. Honorary pallbearers will be James Sneed and Tripp Beaver. The family will receive friends from 2 pm to 3:30 pm, Sunday, March 17, 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

Vaud King: Obituary

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Vaud King

Vaud King, age 94 of Murphy, NC passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at her residence.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC and the daughter of the late McKinley and Minnie Headrick Stiles. Vaud was a lunchroom manager in the school system and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon King; one son, Harold King; brothers, Harvey, Herman, Homer and Jack Stiles; and sisters, Norma Nix, Mae Roberts and Oma Taylor.

She is survived by one son, Steve King; one brother, Claude Stiles; two sisters, Barbara Anderson and husband Edgar and Eunice Johnson; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Oak Grove Baptist Church. Pastors Ronnie Crisp and Randy Johnson will officiate. Music will be provided by Russell Anderson. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin King, Clint Rankin, Jimmy Bailey, Chris Johnson, Danny Turner and Rodney Vice. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Martin and Edgar Anderson.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm, Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy where she will lie in state until being placed in the church one hour prior to the service hour.

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

Helen Lois Ledford Kerrigan: Obituary

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Helen Lois Ledford Kerrigan

Helen Lois Ledford Kerrigan, age 63, of Hayesville, NC passed away Friday, March 8, 2019 in Buncombe County, NC.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Clay County, NC and the daughter of the late Ralph and Geneva Patterson Ledford. Helen’s passion was cooking. She had cooked for several restaurants and organizations.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Kendall Barnett and the love of her life, Newton Forrester.

She is survived by her children, Mendy Sanchez and Benny, Jonathan Forrester and Chris and Jason Forrester; her siblings, Virginia Monkus and Owen, Betty Ledford, Debbie Eller and Steve and David Ledford; grandchildren, Devin Conatser, Austin Conatser, Marcus Forrester and Emerson Forrester.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville. Rev. Clark Moss will officiate. Burial will be in the Union Hill Cemetery in Hayesville, NC. Pallbearers will be Scotty Monkus, Dustin Ledford, Devin Conatser, Austin Conatser, David Ledford and Ethan Monkus. Honorary pallbearers will be Marcus Forrester and Logan Thurman.

The family will receive friends from 12-2 pm, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clinton Lovingood: Obituary

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Clinton Lovingood

Clinton Lovingood, age 81, of Marble, NC passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Murphy Rehab and Nursing.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC and the son of the late Wayne and Wilma Hancock Lovingood. Clinton was a member of Maltby Baptist Church. He was a former Sunday School Superintendent and a former Adult Sunday School teacher. Clinton was a Past Master of Marble Springs Masonic Lodge #439, Waynesville Chapter of the York Rite, Royal Arch No. 69 and Doric Council #20.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Kathy Moss Lovingood; and his son, Johnny Clinton Lovingood.

He is survived by his son, Stacy Lovingood and wife Lisa of Marble; his daughter, Barbara Jean Hogsed and husband Malcolm of Andrews; brothers, Cecil Lovingood and wife Wanda of Marble, NC and Kenneth Lovingood and Toni of Anderson, SC; sisters, Carolyn Moss and Lois Johnson Lovingood; three grandchildren, Breeze Hogsed Cresmen, Nathan Hogsed, and Alyssa Lee; four great-grandchildren, Mackenna Cresmen, T.J. Long, Silas and Summer Lee; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 2 pm, Monday, March 11, 2019 at the Oak Grove Baptist Church. Preacher Darrell Dockery, Pastor Kenny White, Rev. Fred Lunsford and Steve Wyke will officiate. Burial will be at Moss Cemetery in Marble with Masonic graveside rites by Marble Springs Masonic Lodge #439. Pallbearers will be Barry Lawrence, Steve Wyke, Jack Millsaps, Greg Lovingood, George VanBuskirk and Maurice West, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Lovingood, Shylan Moss and Nathan Hogsed.

The family will receive friends from 12-2 pm, Monday, March 11, 2019 at the Oak Grove Baptist Church.

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

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

James Coffey Jr.: Obituary

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James Coffey Jr.

James Coffey Jr., age 84 of Cherokee County, NC passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Valley View Care and Rehabilitation Center in Andrews, NC. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Coffey.

Arrangements are incomplete.

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

Mary Lou Rose Kirkland: Obituary

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Mary Lou Rose Kirkland

Mary Lou Rose Kirkland, age 73, of Walhalla, SC and formerly of Murphy, NC passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at her residence.

She was a native of Cherokee County, NC and the daughter of the late John Harve and Lillie Van Graham Rose. Mary was a member of the Violet Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Clifford Rose, Hobart Rose, Beecher Rose, Wayne Rose and Lloyd Rose; and sisters, Gladys Taylor, Edna Bolt, Ellie Morrow, Mary Odessa and Mattie Morrow.

She is survived by her husband, Franklin Delano Kirkland; one son, Michael Kirkland and wife Kristina; one daughter, Paula Kirkland; two sisters, Ruby Morrow and Margaret Cunningham; grandchildren, Travis Kirkland and wife Marianne and Josh Kirkland and wife Tabby; one great-granddaughter, Milah Kirkland; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy, NC. Rev. Jerry Morrow will officiate. Burial will be in the Bear Paw Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Travis Kirkland, Joshua Kirkland, Luke Morrow, Stan Morrow, Travis Simpson and Kyle Stancil.

The family will receive friends from 12-2 pm, Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Geraldine Jenkins: Obituary

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Geraldine Jenkins

Geraldine Jenkins, age 75 of Marble, passed away Friday March 1, 2019 at her residence.

Geraldine was a native of Cherokee County, NC and the daughter of the late Harold and Vaye Palmer Jenkins. She was a member and past secretary of Marble Springs Baptist Church. Geraldine had retired from Murphy Medical Center after 20 years of service as an administrative secretary.

Geraldine was an inspiration to countless people during her 12 year battle with cancer. Throughout the entire time, she remained positive and always had a smile. Her faith and love for God never wavered.

She loved to work with her flowers; a gift from her father that she maintained throughout the years. She was an avid reader and loved to travel. Her yearly trips exploring out West with her companion brought her immense peace and joy.

She will be missed by her family beyond words. But her strength and unwavering love will always be a source of comfort.

Surviving are her sons, Jeff Hall and wife Nancy of Pine Hall, NC, Brian Hall and Russ Nelson of Tucker, GA and Geraldine’s companion Leon Ownby.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Marble Springs Baptist Church. Rev. John Bailey will officiate. A private family graveside service will be held at Moss Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ed Green, Casey Holloway, Larry Wishon, Kruz Stewart, Howard Coffey and Mike Erwin.

The family will receive friends from 12-2 pm, Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Marble Springs Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave, Charlotte, NC 28201.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Harry George Tipton: Obituary

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Harry George Tipton

Harry George Tipton, age 70, of Brasstown, NC passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at his home.

He was a native of Clay County, NC and the son of the late Cecil Ralph and Alice Elizabeth Holland Tipton. Harry was a long haul freight truck driver. He enjoyed painting and writing poems.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Ralph Edward Tipton; and one brother, Edward (Ed) Tipton.

He is survived by two sons, Jason Eugene Tipton and Anthony (Tony) Tipton both of Warne, NC; two brothers, William (Bill) Tipton and wife Barbara of Brasstown, NC and James (Jim) Tipton and wife Jean of Kingsport, TN; one sister, Jane Bristol of Lawrenceville, GA; two grandchildren, Kristen Dunahoo and Brittany Taylor Tipton; four nieces, Donna Tipton Rogers, Kathy Tipton, Kristi Tipton Stewart and Kimberly Tipton.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations maybe made to the Little Brasstown Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 12, Brasstown, NC 28902.

Townson Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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