Sandra Faye Gilbert Vollmer, 73, died peacefully in her home in Andrews, North Carolina on September 11, 2019.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Thomas Gilbert and nephew Richard Buckley Jacques.
Surviving relatives included her mother, Margaret Evadna Maxine Donovan Gilbert, her brothers Paul Gilbert (and wife Hallie) and John Gilbert, her sister Mary Jane Gilbert Jacques (and husband Richard Jacques), husband James Vollmer, children Matthew Vollmer (and wife Kelly Pender) and Carrie Jane Vollmer Brass (and husband Jesse), and grandchildren Elijah Vollmer, Lily Jane Brass, and Isaiah Brass.
Sandra delighted in her roles as daughter, sister, cousin, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She loved the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Swiss Alps, The Sound of Music, songbirds, wildflowers, Perry Mason, Café Francais International coffees, hiking, and chocolate. She baked bread, canned strawberry jam and applesauce, baked desserts, tended gardens, sewed clothes, painted pictures, and was rarely without her camera, with which she documented the idiosyncratic spectacles of family life. A relentlessly joyful presence in the life of everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her, Sandra never met a stranger and gifted friends and foes alike with laughter, kindness, cookies, cakes, pies, cupcakes, brownies, and a seemingly endless supply of snappy comebacks.
She worked as a hygienist, a dental office manager, and homemaker, while volunteering for the Murphy Adventist Christian School’s fruit program, orchestrating the delivery of Indian River citrus for nearly two decades to countless members of her community.
A lifelong member of the Seventh-day Adventist church, she served for over forty years as the pianist for her local congregation.
Please join us in celebrating her life on September 21, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Andrews, North Carolina, with a visitation at 2:00 p.m., and a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation: https://www.alzinfo.org/donate/donation_form/or Parkinson https://www.apdaparkinson.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/.
Jessie B. Sharp, 60, of Murphy passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy.
Timothy Scroggs, 64, of Brasstown passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 at his residence. He was a native and lifetime resident of Brasstown. Tim built a reputation over 40 years for working on German and foreign cars. He enjoyed riding the country roads locally with his family, but also traveling across the country. Tim also enjoyed trout fishing and sitting down for a good meal.
He was the son of the late Harold and Doris Parton Scroggs. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Scroggs Jr. and Scott Scroggs; and an infant sister, Lanette.
Surviving are his wife, Lea Graham Scroggs; a daughter, Annie Scroggs of Miami, Florida and Johnathan Scroggs and wife, Zoe of Hayesville; two grandchildren; an aunt, Mabel Taylor of Asheville, North Carolina; an uncle, Tommy Anderson of Hayesville; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2019 in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville with the Rev. Kenny White officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 Thursday evening at the Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville prior to the services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Timothy Scroggs, in honor of his father, to the Hayesville VFW Post 6812, PO Box 825, Hayesville, NC 28904.
Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of all arrangements.
Donald “Todd” Fleming, age 37 of Murphy passed away September 18, 2019. Todd was born in Cherokee County to Donnie Fleming and Alice Graves Kephart. Todd enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved basketball and football. He worked as a carpenter building homes.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his stepfather, Jim Kephart; daughter, Khloe Grace Fleming; sister, April Fleming and ex-wife, Jennifer Fleming.
Funeral services will be held 3pm, Sunday September 22, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Murphy. Rev. Edward Carter will officiate. Pallbearers will be Anthony Brown, Adam Fleming, Gauge Hughes, Eric Steele, Blake Ross and Cody Ross. Burial will be at New Martins Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1-3pm, Sunday September 22, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Murphy.
You may send tributes to the Fleming family at www.townson-rose.com
Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
You may send tributes to the family at www.mem.com
Kelly Luther Owens, age 50 of Warne, NC passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Union General Hospital.
He was the son of Luther Owens and the late Jerleen Owenby Owens. Kelly was a physical therapy assistant with Mountain Home Nursing. He was a Steelers fan, enjoyed collecting comic books and football cards. Kelly was a great man and was dedicated to his family, friends and patients.He loved to make people laugh and he was a very loving husband and father. Kelly will be greatly missed, although we know he is rejoicing in Heaven with his family who has gone on before.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Vicki Brooks Owens; son, Kasey Owens; daughter, Lindseyrae Cowart and grandchildren, Adalyn Vandewerker and Alex Cowart.
The family will receive friends from 12-2pm, Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Hayesville. A graveside service will follow at Pine Log Baptist Church Cemtetery. Rev. Aud Brown will officiate. Pallbearers will be Kasey Owens, Lonnie Owens, Dale Flemings, Dalson Stanley, Eric Vandewerker, Blake Brooks and Steve Brooks.
You may send tributes to the Owens family at www.townson-rose.com
You may send tributes to the family at www.mem.com
Robert David Anderson, age 76 of Brasstown, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at his residence.
He was born in Haywood County, NC to the late Ray and Mallie Wooten. He loved fishing, working in his yard, splitting wood, smoking his pipe and being with his family and dog, Gunner. Robert was a member of Hickory Stand Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Lee Anderson; brothers, Tommy, Lane, Ray Jr., Linwood, Neal and Kenneth Anderson and sisters, Brenda Teems and Joan Anderson.
He is survived by his two daughters, Pam Anderson and fiance, John Farmer of Murphy and Gwendolyn Queen and her husband, Chris of Whittier, grandchildren, Taylor Gibson, Bryson Ledford, Kyle Luke, Bobby Allison and Brandi Fesperman; great grandchildren, Arya Gibson, Clarissa Lavan, Cole Allison and Claire Allison; brothers, Terry Anderson and wife, Carla, and sister, Peggy Henson and husband, Red.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
You many send tributes to the Anderson family at www.townson-rose.com.com Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Kathryn Ann Stevens, age 60, of Pendergrass, Georgia passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton.
Kathryn was born August 22, 1959 to the late Frank and Margarett “Susie” Calhoun in Murphy, North Carolina. She was a purchasing analyst for Kubota Manufacturing for 13 years. She loved pandas, bells, boating, and riding her motorcycle. She enjoyed camping for many years and was an avid clogger in her younger years. She and Greg enjoyed gardening and kept all the neighbors and friends fed from their garden. She and Greg participated in a lot of car shows over the years, showing a 2001 bright yellow Corvette.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Greg Stevens of Pendergrass; dogs, Skipper and Harley; brother, David Calhoun of Cartersville, Georgia; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Carl and Edith Stevens; sister-in-law, Carla Stevens of Norcross, Georgia; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Vickie and Sam Hinegardner of Woodstock, Georgia; and nephews, Alex and Ryan Hinegardner.
Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Pavilion in Memorial Park South Cemetery in Flowery Branch, Georgia. The family will receive friends following the service.
An inurnment will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019 in Sunset Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hall County Humane Society, 845 W Ridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30501, (770) 532-6617.
Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of local arrangements.
Juanita Bryson, age 86 of Murphy passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019. She was the daughter of the late James and Lillie Beaver. Juanita was of the baptist faith. She loved her flower garden, doing crafts, and shopping at thrift stores.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Hoyt Beaver and Howard Beaver; half brother, Lester Brannon; sister, Margie Morrow and half sister, Amilee Brannon.
She is survived by her brothers, Charles Beaver, Austin Beaver, Melvin Beaver and wife, Shirley; sisters, Linda Patterson and Opal Chambers and husband, Jr. and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 2pm, Thursday September 19, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Nathan Rose will officiate. Pallbearers will be nephews. Burial will be in Unaka Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 12-2pm, Thursday September 19, 2019.