Waynesville Obituaries

Waynesville Obituaries

Local obituary notices in Waynesville, NC

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  • 22 hrs ago | via Fayette County Union 

    Michael Bowen

    Michael "Mike" Bowen, 66, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away after a long illness, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids.

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  • Tuesday | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Fred 'Freddie' Harris

    Fred "Freddie" William Harris, 79, of Waynesville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation. Freddie is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Lois Owen Harris; son, Ricky Harris; along with his grandchildren, Mariah and Ricayla.

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  • Tuesday | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Margaret Ferguson

    Margaret is survived by her brother, Walter Jake Ferguson of Morganton; three nephews, Neil Ferguson of Cherokee, Todd Ferguson of Fletcher, and Kirk Ferguson of Texas; niece, Teresa Lowman of Morganton; her good friend who was like a sister, Pat Allen of Waynesville; multiple great nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. She also cherished her friendship and companionship with her cousin, Susie Ferguson Burris.

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  • Sunday Feb 19 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Harry Dale Monteith

    Harry Dale Monteith, 88, of Waynesville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at The Homestead. He was born July 10, 1928, in Bushnell, NC, in Swain County to the late Harley Bowen and Dixie Savannah Moss Monteith.

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  • Saturday Feb 18 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Judith 'Mater' McElroy

    She retired from Haywood Regional Medical Center. Judy will be remembered as the matriarch of her family, always organizing and planning family events.

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  • Wednesday Feb 15 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Nancy Buchanan Hughey

    A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Roy Vaughn and Nannie Josephine Cloer Buchanan. Nancy was a member of Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church.

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  • Wednesday Feb 15 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    J. Hardy Noland

    A native of Haywood County, Hardy was the son of the late James "Touse" and Idella Swayngim Noland. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Margie Liner Noland, who died in 2012; an infant son, Steven T. Noland; and a brother, E. Jack Noland.

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  • Tuesday Feb 14 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Melisa 'Lisa' Thomas

    Our beautiful and beloved Melisa "Lisa" Diane Laws Thomas, age 63, of Waynesville, passed away into the arms of the angels on Friday, Feb, 10, 2017. Lisa was born December 23, 1953, in Caldwell County, North Carolina, and resided in Lenior before moving to Haywood County in 1984 to make her home.

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  • Wednesday Feb 8 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Clyde Allen Sr.

    Clyde Calvin Allen Sr., 89, of Waynesville, husband of the late Bessie Mae Mathis Allen, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Mount Pleasant, SC. His funeral service will be held graveside Friday, February 10, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Clyde, at 2 p.m. Clyde was born July 4, 1927, in Canton, son of the late Thomas Ben Allen and Lucy Hawkins Allen.

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  • Tuesday Feb 7 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Odis Sutton

    A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Dee and Anne Mae Cagle Sutton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Ruth Lippard Sutton, who died in 2016.

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  • Saturday Feb 4 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Samuel 'Sam' Van Duyne

    He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Challis Van Duyne; daughter, Betsy Noland; parents, Samuel and Florence Van Duyne; and brother, John VanDuyne. Sam is survived by two daughters, Carol Blackwell and Laurie Van Duyne, both of Waynesville; and son, Dave Van Duyne, of N.J.; six grandchildren, Jay and Robyn Blackwell, Dan Eaton, Kirsten Bonthron, Laura and Sam Anderson; great-grandchildren; and a good friend, John Tonkin.

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  • Wednesday Feb 1 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Wanda I. Rogers

    Wanda Mae Inman Rogers, age 79, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at CarePartners Hospice Solace Center in Asheville. A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late James Anderson and Jessie Virgie Mae Franks Inman.

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  • Tuesday Jan 31 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    William 'Speedy' Rich

    A native of Haywood County William was the son of the late Rev. Houston D. and Carrie Lanning Rich.

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  • Tuesday Jan 31 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Camdon Burnette

    Camdon George Burnette, infant son of Byron and Lindsey Coward Burnette, was born on Thursday morning Jan. 26, 2017, into his heavenly home. In addition to his loving parents, he is survived by a brother, Landon Grady Burnette of the home; paternal grandparents, David and Teresa Cope Burnette of Canton; maternal grandparents, Keith and Cindy Bryson Coward of Clyde; paternal great-grandmother, Leona Burnette of Canton; maternal great-grandmother, Juanita Bryson of Waynesville; aunt, Bianca Burnette of Canton; and uncle, Luke Coward of Clyde.

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  • Sunday Jan 29 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Clara 'Lee' McLean

    Clara "Lee" McLean passed away in the comfort of her beloved home in Waynesville, North Carolina on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. Lee began her earthly journey on Feb. 26, 1955 in Tampa, Florida and was predeceased by her adoring parents, William Angus McLean, Sr. and Myra Lou Ashmore McLean; and her cherished brother, Paul Ashmore McLean. 1 comment

  • Jan 23, 2017 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Emy Christian

    The youngest of 10 children, she was born Oct. 14, 1949, and reared in Waynesville, NC. Emy moved to Raleigh in 1970 and after marrying Joe Christian in 1983, moved to Beaufort, NC.

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  • Jan 22, 2017 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Buddy Lee Conard

    Buddy Lee Conard, 66, of Waynesville passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. He was born in Haywood County on Jan. 31, 1950, to the late Jack and Lela Haney Conard.

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  • Jan 15, 2017 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Londo Franklin

    Born in Haywood County, he was the son of the late James and Frankie Sutton Franklin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Jane Franklin, who died in 2010; five sisters; and four brothers.

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  • Jan 15, 2017 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Doris Kepley

    Doris Kepley, 82, passed away on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Easley, South Carolina where she has lived for the past few years. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Myrtle Moore Young.

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  • Jan 15, 2017 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Adam Marc Leopard

    Adam is survived by his mother, Melissa Muse Leopard; two brothers: Troy Leopard and Coleman Leopard; sister, Chloe Leopard; maternal grandparents, Troy and Ruth Muse; fraternal grandfather, Mark Leopard; aunt, Trish Leopard; cousin, Hanah Leopard, all of Waynesville; along with multiple nieces, nephews, family and friends. A celebration of life service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at New Covenant Church, with Bishop Frank Harvey officiating.

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