Fay Coker: Obituary


Fay Coker, 88, of Warne passed away Friday, December 6, 2019 in a Murphy care facility.

She was the daughter of the late Ira and Allene McClure Hogsed.

Surviving are three sisters, Reba Hubbard of Blairsville, Georgia, Barbara Cooper of Mt. Holly, North Carolina, and Sharon Wallin of Elkhart, Indiana; a brother, Mike Hogsed of Marble; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Miles officiating. Pallbearers will be Timothy and Chris Hogsed, Jonathan Weaver, Jon and Evan Leinbach, and Rex Ledford.

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of all arrangements.

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Wayne Wazny: Obituary


Wayne Wazny, 76, of Murphy passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in a Buncombe County, North Carolina V.A. hospital. He was a native of Cicero, Illinois. Wayne served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1967. He worked at Chicago Manufacturing Company, retiring as Chief Financial Officer. Wayne moved to Cherokee County in 2004 after living in Winder, Georgia and Bogart, Georgia. Wayne was of the Catholic faith.

He was the son of the late John and Mary Mutino Wazny and the husband of the late Cheryl Faye Dean Wazny, who died August 13, 2013.

Surviving are his brother, Raymond John Wazny and wife, Patricia of Downers Grove, Illinois; a close brother-in-law and friends, Cliff Roberts and wife, Kaye of Hoschton, Georgia; two nieces, Michelle Arnold and Marjorie Schubert, as well as several other nieces.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 2019 in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy with Rev. Mr. Carl Hubbell officiating and military honors conducted by the Murphy American Legion Post 96, Hayesville VFW Post 6812, and Hayesville American Legion Post 532.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Wayne Wazny to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-3000.

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.

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Brenda Louise Jacobs Conley: Obituary


Brenda Louise Jacobs Conley was born on a Saturday, April 5th, 1947. She was born at home in a little house that sat on top of the Nantahala Dam. She was the first born child to Ruby Morgan Jacobs and Charles Austin Jacobs, and both preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by a precious nephew, Ryan Harper. Brenda left peacefully on December 1, 2019 surrounded by family. She is now gone from our sight, shucking her fragile earthly body to join her parents Ruby and Austin in Heaven.

She had six brothers and sisters and she is survived by all six; sister Judy Harper, brother James (Jim) Jacobs and wife Rhonda; brother Howell Jacobs and wife Vivian; Brother Tim Jacobs and wife Michelle; sister Debbie Bryson and husband Mike; and sister Lisa Jacobs. As the oldest child, she held the responsibility of often being the caretaker for her siblings whom all she dearly loved. At age 17 she married Austin Conley of Andrews who also survives his beloved wife. At 23 she began motherhood and became the mother to their three daughters: Jeana Conley, married to Randy Bryant of Andrews; April Tallant and husband Mack Tallant of Robbinsville; and Susann McWhorter of Caledonia Mississippi. She was the proud Nana of three precious grandsons; Alex Hardin of Atlanta, GA, Chase Hardin of Charlotte, and Jackson Tallant of Robbinsville. Brenda was a dedicated wife, mother and first and foremost, she treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Nana. She is also survived many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and neighbors who were frequent visitors to her during her extended illness. Her sister-in-law Vivian, already a precious friend, gave selflessly to enable the family to keep her comfortable and allow her to live and spend her final years at home. Her three daughters are so grateful to have been able to spend and share such valuable time with their mother.

She spent 28 years dedicating her life to children, working as an assistant and eventually a Director of a SouthWestern Child Development Center both in Andrews and in Marble. In 28 years she shared her love with hundreds of children and help set them on the right path as they began school. Although one sentence or sentiment cannot possibly describe Brenda Conley, the primary memory most will have of her was her love of children and kindness to everyone.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews with the Rev. Jim Postell and Howell Jacobs officiating. The interment was in Valleytown Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons Alex Hardin and Chase Hardin; brothers Howell Jacobs, Jim Jacobs, Tim Jacobs; son-in-law Mack Tallant; and nephews Justin Jacobs, Marty Jacobs, Arron Jacobs, Cameron Jacobs, Dusty Bryson, Corbin Bryson, and Cody Roberts. Grandson Jackson Tallant served as Honorary pallbearer.

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

Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews in charge of all arrangements.

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Gerald Dwight Holland: Obituary


Gerald Dwight Holland, 63, of Hayesville passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 in a Towns County, Georgia hospital. He was a native of Gainesville, Georgia, where he lived most of his life. Gerald worked as a heavy equipment operator with his father’s construction business. Gerald moved to Clay County in 2015. He enjoyed watching Andy Griffith and Green Acres and teasing his friends. Gerald was of the Baptist faith.

He was the son of the late Elmer and Tommie Lord Holland. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Jackie Reynolds and Vicky Lawrence; and an infant brother.

Surviving are his fiancé, Dori Pilato; two daughters, Brandy and Bama Holland; a son, David Holland; seven grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to help with funeral expenses.

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of arrangements.

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Albert Harry Dockery: Obituary


Albert Harry Dockery, 85, of Murphy, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 in a Hayesville care facility. He was a native and lifetime resident of Cherokee County.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced later by Ivie Funeral Home.

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.

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Annie Doloris Aiken Mann: Obituary


Annie Doloris Aiken Mann, age 81 of Murphy passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019.

Annie was born in Danielsville, Georgia to the late James and Amy Argo Mann.

Annie was predeceased by her husband, Donald Leslie Mann.

Annie is survived by her three sons, James, Charlie and Robbie Mann.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Shirley Maislee Passmore: Obituary


Shirley Maislee Passmore, age 82 of Topton, NC passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019.

Shirley was the daughter of the late Ruport McLean and Bernice Hyde McLean. She worked as a seamstress for Owenby’s Manufacturing. Shirley was a member of Red Marble Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son, Clifford Andrew Passmore and sisters, Kathy Denny and Revia Dockery.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Vernon Passmore; daughters, Olivia “Dinky” Rogers and Loretta Queen and husband, Billy; sisters, Alomia Mashburn and husband, Steve and Linda Thompson and husband, Emmitt; brothers, Gary and Larry McLain; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Bethel Hill Baptist Church in Topton. Rev. Darrell Dockery, Rev. Eugene Taylor and Rev. S.J. Waters will officiate. Pallbearers will be Curtis Moore, Tanner Moore, Tucker Dockery, Logan Wagoner, Kevin Freeman, Randy Freeman, Derrick Queen and David Moore. Burial will be in Bethel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Topton.

The family will receive friends from 6-9pm, Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Chapel of Andrews.

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

Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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Gary Stephen Thurston: Obituary


Gary Stephen Thurston, 77, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at his home in Hayesville, North Carolina. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to the late Elizabeth Forrest Roberts and Guy Frederick Morgenstern.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Cecile Jehle Thurston; daughter, Heather Thurston Miller; several stepchildren and grandchildren; brother, Robert Thurston and sister, Barbara Martensen of Phoenix, Arizona.

Gary served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and has been active in the Shooting Creek Community for many years.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from noon to 2:00pm at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Hayesville, North Carolina.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Hayesville. Eulogy will be given by Sam Durrance. Full military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #96 Murphy, American Legion Post 532 Hayesville, VFW Post 6812, Hayesville, NC and the Marine Corp League Marble, NC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shooting Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 18 Eagle Fork Rd., Hayesville, NC 28904.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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