Marie Therese McIsaac: Obituary


Marie Therese McIsaac, 66, of Andrews, North Carolina passed away peacefully Saturday, November 16, 2019 in a Murphy hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Richard McIsaac of North Andover, Massachusetts and the late Therese Villemaire McIsaac. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Terri McIsaac Emery.

Surviving, in addition to her father, are a sister, Catherine McIsaac Shaw and husband, Edward of North Andover, Massachusetts and their two daughters, Amanda Shaw Larkins of Charlestown, Massachusetts and Catie Shaw Campbell of Los Angeles, California and their spouses; a brother, Richard A. McIsaac of San Francisco, California; a step-sister, Penny Everline of Arlington, Virginia; many cousins; and her loving cat, Ms. Molly.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 12 Noon Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Father George D. Byers officiating. The interment will be at a later date in St. Joseph Cemetery in Lowell, Massachusetts.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Marie Therese
McIsaac to the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 214 Aquone Road, Andrews, NC 28901.

Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews in charge of arrangements.

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Cherokee NC County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 11/10 – 11/16

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Cherokee County  NC Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report without images.  Pursuant to the state open records law, North Carolina General Statutes Public Records § 132-1, Criminal investigations, § 132-1.4, Access to Records, § 132-9, allows for to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Cherokee County, North Carolina. Those arrests are posted on for your viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.



Shelby Ann Hancock Ware: Obituary


Shelby Ann Hancock Ware, age 71, of Knoxville, TN passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at UT Medical Center. Shelby was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by parents, Clint and Anna Hancock; sister, Shirley Zimmerman; brothers, Jerry Hancock, Gerald Hancock and infant son; sister-in-law, Pat Jones.

Surviving are her husband, Ron Ware; children, Kim (Rondall) Ware and Shannon (Brian) Witt; grandchildren, Brandon and Daniel Witt; sister, Carolyn (Clifford) Hodge; brother, Tommy (Dorothy) Ware; brother-in-law, Wayne Jones; aunt, Lena (Mel) Flynn; special nephew, Keith (Terri) Jones and special friend, Marcia West.

The funeral service will be at 2:00pm Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Farrar Funeral Home with Dr. Sonny Strange officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:00pm until 2:00pm Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home. An entombment will follow the funeral service at Jefferson Memorial Gardens.

Farrer Funeral Home, Jefferson City, TN in charge of all arrangements.

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William Wayne “Junior” McDowell: Obituary


William Wayne “Junior” McDowell, 67, of Hayesville passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in a Murphy hospital. He was a native and lifetime resident of Clay County. Junior served in the United States Marine Corps and was a Vietnam War veteran.

Junior was a talented gardener and could grow anything. He loved his mountain home and his family above all.

He was the son of the late Major Wayne and Christine Roach McDowell. He was preceded in death by two sons, Brian David and James David McDowell; two sisters, Louise McCray and Janice Carter; and two brothers, Timothy and Henry McDowell.

Surviving are his former wife, Charlene Sutton McDowell of Hayesville; a daughter, Brenda McDowell and Allen Holmes of Hayesville; three sisters, Mary Jones and husband, Gary of Warne, Donna McCray and husband, Jimmy of Hayesville, and Kathy Ledford and husband, Mike of Warne; a brother, Paul McDowell and wife, Veronica of Hayesville; three grandchildren, Tristen Nicholi McDowell, Shelby Elizabeth Holmes, and Cody Allen Holmes; a great-grandson on the way, Tucker Allen Hernandez; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of arrangements.

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Ernest Lee Clatterbuck Jr: Obituary


Ernest Lee Clatterbuck, Jr. age 70 of Murphy passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Valley View Care Center.

He was the son of the late Ernest Lee Clatterbuck, Sr. and Easter “Betty” Sunday Carpenter. He was a self-employed painter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Johnson Clatterbuck; sisters, Peggy O’Neil, Sandy Chaffin and Margie Longerbean and step-daughter, Vivian Hughes.

He is survived by his step-son, Allen Graves; step-daughters, Maureen Kent and Sandra Dragoo; step- grandchildren, Dylan Graves, Bryan Kent, Greg Hughes, Jason Hughes, Stacie Graves, Dustin Graves and Jeremiah Graves and 20 step-great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Renewed Hope Ministries, 150 Penny Lane Murphy, NC 28906.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Richard Carrington Holladay: Obituary


Richard Carrington Holladay, age 66 of Hayesville, NC passed away Friday, November 15, 2019. He was born in Virginia to the late Waller Holladay and Harriett Shaver Holladay. Richard was raised in Florida and lived in Hayesville, NC for 41 years.

Richard is survived by his wife of 46 years, Robin Holladay; daughters, Dawn Holladay and Alicia Holladay Brown; brother, Reggie Holladay; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-granchildren.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Helen H. Bryson: Obituary


Helen H. Bryson, 97, was called to her heavenly home on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. She was a native and lifelong resident of Murphy. She had a heartfelt love for Cherokee County and its people. She thoroughly enjoyed reading the Cherokee Scout weekly.

Against great odds, she graduated nursing school in 1947 and returned to Murphy to be a RN for Dr. Whitfield for 22 years. She then worked in industrial nursing at Levi Strauss & Co. for 18 years. She truly loved her profession!

She was a faithful member of Murphy First Baptist Church for more than 50 years. She was an active member of BPW for 30 years. She was a caring, helpful, and generous person to her family and her community. Helen is well known for her homemade fudge and delicious pound cakes.

She was the daughter of the late Frank and Maude Carringer Hampton. Her husband, Hal Bryson, and her son, Gary Bryson, preceded her in death.

Her daughter, Sharon Bryson; daughter-in-law, Pam Bryson; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren survive her.

A celebration of her life will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019 in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home in Murphy with the Rev. Aud Brown officiating. A private burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

Her family will receive friends following the service at Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy.

In her retired years, Mills River Life Enrichment Center brought a lot of joy, friendship and laughter into her life. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to MRLEC, 137 Old Turnpike Road, Mills River, NC 28759.

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.

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Norman Cooledge West: Obituary


Norman Cooledge West, age 92 of Andrews passed away Wednesday November 6, 2019 at Valley View Care Center.

Norman was the son of the late Richmond “Pierce” West and Allie Gregory West. He worked as a maintenance department manager at Baker Furniture. Norman was an avid woodworker and wood carver who made many types of folk music instruments. He was a member of Red Marble Baptist Church in Andrews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Faye West; sister, Lena West and brothers, Zeb, Herman, Robert and Billy West.

He is survived by his sons, Gary West and wife Susie and Charles Trantham and wife Mindy; daughters, Cathy Jackson and husband Marlon, Deborah Palmer and husband Jody and Melissa Frame and husband Ben; his brother Sherman West and wife Lavina; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 12-2pm, Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Red Marble Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 2:00pm. Rev. Mickey Stewart will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Red Marble Baptist Church, 1201 Red Marble Rd. Andrews, NC 28901.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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