Sylva Obituaries

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  • Thursday Nov 6 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Maxine McClure

    A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Brownlow and Pearl Norris Conner. Maxine enjoyed working in her garden and working with arts and crafts.

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  • Thursday Nov 6 | via FOX Carolina 

    Western NC athletic great dies at 60

    Friends, family and fans are mourning the passing of a western North Carolina athletic great who died Saturday morning at the age of 60. Al "Mutt" DeGraffenreid had been a fixture in Western Carolina University athletics for over 40 years, serving on the school's football team in the 1970s and helping lead the team to national recognition the NCAA playoffs. DeGraffenreid is also a graduate of Reynolds High School in Asheville.

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  • Tuesday Nov 4 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Marie Burris

    A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late N. L. Ensley and Beatrice Ashe, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Carroll L. Burris, who died in 2013. Marie was a talented artist.

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