Christopher Terry Beaver: Obituary

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Christopher Terry Beaver

September 7, 1961 – March 5, 2019

Christopher Terry Beaver, age 57 of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Christopher was born September 7, 1961 in Murphy, NC to the late Willard Beaver and the late Virtle McRae Beaver. A member of Hanging Dog Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Willard Beaver, Jr., and sister, Bonnie Day. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading articles on his computer and reading books.

Survivors include son, Christopher T. Beaver, Jr., sister, Loretta (Vincent) Rhodes, brother, Eddie (Jeanie) Beaver, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Owl Creek Church with Rev. Randy Johnson officiating.

Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, NC. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

Faye Lee Beaver: Obituary

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Faye Lee Beaver

10/19/1924 – 02/27/2019

Faye Lee Beaver, age 94, of Dewy Rose, GA and formerly of Murphy passed away at her residence.

She was a native of Cedar Town, GA and the daughter of the late Walter and Allie Little Dempsey. She was a self-employed interior decorator. Faye was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where she had been the pianist.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, M.B. Dempsey; and sisters, Susie Redden, Ruth Brock, Eva Stevens and Betty Rawell.

She is survived by her husband, Arnold Beaver; daughter, Nata Kimbrough and husband Larry of Dewy Rose, GA; grandchildren, Ashley Wilson, Pepper Wilson and Alleah Crawford; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 am, Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy, NC. Rev. Calvin Murphy and Rev. Sonny Beaver will officiate. Burial will be in the Violet Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral in Murphy.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Ruth Hays: Obituary

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Betty Ruth Hays

10/28/1931 – 02/21/2019

Betty Ruth Hays, age 87 of Murphy, NC passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville, GA. A memorial service will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Marjorie June Price: Obituary

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Marjorie June Price

06/07/1936 – 02/22/2019

Marjorie June Price, age 82 of Andrews passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at North East Georgia Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late David Arthur and Carrie Owsley Fannin.

Mrs. Price worked as a secretary for the State of Florida. She loved to cook, camping and the outdoors, painting and loved her family and friends. Marjorie attended Tuskeegee Baptist Church for many years and later attended Marble Springs Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, George “Bill” Price; son, Michael Price of Warne; daughters, Tammie Rutkosky of Robbinsville and Jeanetta Brady and husband Preston of Marble; grandchildren, Christopher Brady and wife Heather, Derek Rutkosky, Drew Rutkosky and wife Jennifer, Jessica Price and Phillip Watts and wife Amber; great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Kynsley Brady, Acacia, Harper, Kellan and Hollyn Rutkosky, Brodie Gruber and Lana and Kaylie Watts and many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm, Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Larry Grindstaff and Rev. John Bailey will officiate.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

Phillip James Marcus: Obituary

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Phillip James Marcus

05/04/1942 – 02/23/2019

Phillip James Marcus, age 76 of Murphy, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital.

He was the son of the late Robert Clinton and Lucille Sexton Marcus. Phillip was a US Army veteran. He was a self-employed logger. Phillip also worked at Cherokee Land Surveying and the Sirloin Steak House. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, playing bingo and board games and he loved to read. He was an active member of Owl Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Neil Marcus.

He is survived by his sisters, Susan Fowler of Hayesville and Ann Pirtle of San Antonio, TX; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 4 pm, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Owl Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Randy Johnson will officiate. Music will be provided by the Owl Creek Baptist Church choir. Burial will be in the Owl Creek Baptist Church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Keith Marcus, Kurt Marcus, Marcus Mauney, Kenneth Dockery, Gene Kephart and Neal Kephart. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Hughes, Brian Stuhl, and Lucas Dixon.

The family will receive friends from 3-4 pm, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Owl Creek Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Activities Department of Murphy Rehab & Nursing, 3992 US Hwy 64 E, Murphy, NC 28906.

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

Larry Charles Swinnerton: Obituary

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Larry Charles Swinnerton

06/23/1941 – 02/24/2019

Larry Charles Swinnerton, age 77, of Murphy, NC passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 at his residence.

He was a native of Omaha, Nebraska and the son of the late Charles W. and Betty Jane Reed Swinnerton. Larry was retired from the US Navy and had been a supervisor for the US Postal Service.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Ann Swinnerton; son, Daniel Swinnerton and wife Dawn; daughters, Pamela Miller and husband Chris and Michelle Johnson; stepson, Henry Johnson and wife Jo; stepdaughter, Dawn Wiloth and husband Larry; brother, Jeffrey Swinnerton and wife Kathy; sister, Christine Frye and husband Dean and four grandchildren.

No Services and planned.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Valdis Lusis: Obituary

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Valdis Lusis

01/27/1936 – 02/21/2019

Valdis Lusis, age 83 of Hayesville, NC passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Murphy Rehab & Nursing.

He was born in Aloja, Latvia to the late Karlis and Elza Spelman Lusis. Valdis was a US Army veteran. He retired from General Electrics in St. Petersburg, FL before moving to Hayesville 25 years ago.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Lusis; son, Jeff Lusis and daughter, Sandra Knapp.

No services are planned at this time.

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

Lou Montgomery Graves Ledford: Obituary

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Lou Montgomery Graves Ledford

10/21/1921 – 02/17/2019

Lou Montgomery Graves Ledford, age 97, of Murphy, NC passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Murphy Rehab and Nursing after an extended illness.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC and the daughter of the late Waysell and Birdie Hartness Montgomery. She was a seamstress most of her life retiring from Levi Strauss Company. She loved to quilt, work in her garden, canning her green beans and taking care of her farm animals. She enjoyed milking her cows and gathering eggs and most of all feeding her family from the fruits of her labor. She would churn her own butter and at one time sold butter, milk and eggs locally. She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husbands, Garland Graves Sr (a WWII veteran) and Winfred Ledford; two sons, Jerry Graves and Jimmy Graves; one daughter, Juanita Killian; one grandson, Jeremy Graves; one brother, Ray Montgomery; and three sisters, Betty West, Edith Martin and Hazel Cornwell.

She is survived by sons, Garland Graves Jr. and wife Nina of Murphy, Johnny Graves and wife Debbie of Nokomis, FL and Jamie Graves and wife Suzie of Etowah, TN; sister-in-law, Barbara Graves of Andrews, NC; daughters, Judy Griggs and husband Robert of Murphy, NC, Janet West and husband William of Andrews, NC and Jackie Graves of Murphy, NC; one sister, Faye Hall of Murphy, NC; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Friday, February 22, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Warren Golden and Dr. Eddis Dockery will officiate. Music will be provided by Kathy Gentry and Steve and Blanche Coleman. Burial will be in the Grape Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Floyd Worley, George Sneed, Robert Griggs, Paul Hall, Jeff Martin and Levi Killian.

The family will receive friends from 12-2 pm, Friday, February 22, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy, NC.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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