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Carroll Clark

Carroll Clark, 55, of Andrews passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in Gainesville, Georgia hospital. He was a native and lifetime resident of Andrews. Carroll worked as a self-employed auto mechanic most of his life. He also worked in logging with his brother. Carroll loved to go to the racetrack and keep the car running. He was of the Baptist faith.

 

He was the son of Mildred Sharp Clark of Andrews and the late Bobby Carroll Clark.

 

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are a sister, Tammy Register and husband, Bobby of Murphy; two brothers, Jason Clark and wife, Rachelle of Nantahala, and Marty Clark of Andrews; an uncle, Roy Sharp and wife, Sandra of Marble; a niece, Jessica Clark of Nantahala; and two nephews, Justin Clark of Nantahala and Jacob Register of Murphy.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Valley River Baptist Church with the Revs. Steve West and Roy Phillips officiating. The interment will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Farrell Holloway, Carroll Hyde, Dewayne Young, Edwin Flowers, Zach Sharp, and Justin Clark.

 

The family will receive friends from 6-8 Friday evening at the Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews where the body will be until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the services.

 

Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews in charge of all arrangements.

David Allyn Mohney

David Allyn Mohney, 83, of Warne passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019 in a Gainesville, Georgia hospital. He was born in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, the only child of Dorothy Barr Mohney and Kenneth Mohney. After the family moved to Ohio, Dave attended the Ball State University for one semester and then went into the United States Air Force for three years. Later, he went to Anderson College in Anderson, Indiana and received a degree as a Church of God minister. He decided the ministry was not for him and became a teacher. He worked with the Cherokee in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and taught in a high school. He and his first wife and son moved to Tampa, Florida, where he taught at the University of South Florida for 28 years and received his master’s degree in 1981.

 

After a divorce, David married “Eddie” Rackes Mohney. They were happily married for 33 years. Sadly, Dave’s only child, David Mark, died October 14, 2014 as well as two of his grandchildren. His remaining grandchild, Lauren, lives in Port Orange, Florida.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the Unity Church of the Mountains, 2903 Murphy Highway, Blairsville, Georgia.

 

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of arrangements.

Steve Cottrell

Steve Cottrell, 76, of Hayesville passed away Monday, September 23, 2019 in a Gainesville, Georgia hospital. He was a native of Henderson, North Carolina and went on to receive his master’s degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Steve coached college basketball at Old Dominion, Washington State University, and Southern Methodist University, ending his college coaching career at Western Carolina University. He then moved to Hayesville, where he worked as coach, athletic director, and assistant principal for Hayesville High School.

 

He was the son of the late Joel Stephen Cottrell Sr. and Oretha Louise Avery Cottrell.

 

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Kathy Cottrell; a daughter, Laura Cottrell of Chattanooga, Tennessee; two sons, Todd Cottrell and wife, Kim of Flowery Branch, Georgia and Michael Cottrell and wife, Jenny of Hayesville; and five grandchildren, Rachel Cottrell, Zach Cottrell, Drew Cottrell, Josh Cottrell, and Adam Cottrell.

 

A private family celebration will be held.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Steve Cottrell to the Hayesville High School “Do It Right Scholarship Fund”, 205 Yellow Jacket Drive, Hayesville, NC 28904.

 

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of arrangements.

James J. Janson

James J. Janson, 86, of Hayesville, formerly of Murphy, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 in a Clay County care facility. He was a native of Newburgh, New York. James was a Korean War veteran, serving in the United States Navy, where he worked as a radio technician. He worked as a draftsman for General Dynamics most of his life. James owned “The Train Stop” bar in Franklin, Massachusetts for 15 years before retiring to Murphy. He later moved to Arkansas, where he had a horse farm. He had a love for horses. He returned to Hayesville in 2017. James attended the Boiling Springs Baptist Church locally. He enjoyed racing sports cars when he was younger.

 

He was the son of the late James Joseph and Elizabeth O’Shaunessey Janson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Clare Lanartze Janson and his second wife, Olive Janson; a son, James J. Janson Jr.; a sister, Marie Marshall; and a brother, Robert Janson.

 

Surviving are his wife, Mary O’Dell Janson of Texas; a son, Curtis Janson and wife, Susan of Milford, Massachusetts; four grandchildren, Jamie Janson, Christine Janson, Shaun Janson, and Jacqueline Presley; and two great-grandchildren.

 

An inurnment will be held in Lakeview Cemetery in Upton, Massachusetts at a later date.

 

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of arrangements.

Timothy Scroggs

Timothy Scroggs, 64, of Brasstown passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 at his residence. He was a native and lifetime resident of Brasstown. Tim built a reputation over 40 years for working on German and foreign cars. He enjoyed riding the country roads locally with his family, but also traveling across the country. Tim also enjoyed trout fishing and sitting down for a good meal.

 

He was the son of the late Harold and Doris Parton Scroggs. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Scroggs Jr. and Scott Scroggs; and an infant sister, Lanette.

 

Surviving are his wife, Lea Graham Scroggs; a daughter, Annie Scroggs of Miami, Florida; a son, Johnathan Scroggs and wife, Zoe of Hayesville; two grandchildren; an aunt, Mabel Taylor of Asheville, North Carolina; an uncle, Tommy Anderson of Hayesville; and several nieces and nephews.

 

A Celebration of Life was held at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2019 in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville with the Rev. Kenny White officiating.

 

The family received friends from 6-7:45 Thursday evening at the Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville prior to the services.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Timothy Scroggs, in honor of his father, to the Hayesville VFW Post 6812, PO Box 825, Hayesville, NC 28904.

 

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of all arrangements.

Sandra Faye Gilbert Vollmer

Sandra Faye Gilbert Vollmer, 73, died peacefully in her home in Andrews, North Carolina on September 11, 2019.

 

She was preceded in death by her father, John Thomas Gilbert and nephew Richard Buckley Jacques.

 

Surviving relatives included her mother, Margaret Evadna Maxine Donovan Gilbert, her brothers Paul Gilbert (and wife Hallie) and John Gilbert, her sister Mary Jane Gilbert Jacques (and husband Richard Jacques), husband James Vollmer, children Matthew Vollmer (and wife Kelly Pender) and Carrie Jane Vollmer Brass (and husband Jesse), and grandchildren Elijah Vollmer, Lily Jane Brass, and Isaiah Brass.

 

Sandra delighted in her roles as daughter, sister, cousin, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She loved the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Swiss Alps, The Sound of Music, songbirds, wildflowers, Perry Mason, Café Francais International coffees, hiking, and chocolate. She baked bread, canned strawberry jam and applesauce, baked desserts, tended gardens, sewed clothes, painted pictures, and was rarely without her camera, with which she documented the idiosyncratic spectacles of family life. A relentlessly joyful presence in the life of everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her, Sandra never met a stranger and gifted friends and foes alike with laughter, kindness, cookies, cakes, pies, cupcakes, brownies, and a seemingly endless supply of snappy comebacks.

 

She worked as a hygienist, a dental office manager, and homemaker, while volunteering for the Murphy Adventist Christian School’s fruit program, orchestrating the delivery of Indian River citrus for nearly two decades to countless members of her community.

 

A lifelong member of the Seventh-day Adventist church, she served for over forty years as the pianist for her local congregation.

 

Please join us in celebrating her life on September 21, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Andrews, North Carolina, with a visitation at 2:00 p.m., and a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation: https://www.alzinfo.org/donate/donation_form/or Parkinson https://www.apdaparkinson.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/

 

Jessie B. Sharp

On Wednesday, November 26, 1958, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the world was honored with the birth of a little girl who would be named, Jessica Ruth Bartel.  A somewhat magical existence would take place as this girl grew into adulthood and continued to make her mark on the world.

 

Her mother was Mary Mize, she had a brother, James Bartell and nieces and nephews, Korey, Rachel and David all awaited her arrival in eternity.

 

Jessie, as she would become known to those who love, as she did, unconditionally, met and married a man by the name of Craig Sharp. At the time of her exit from her earthly life, on Thursday, September 19, 2019, she and Craig would be married for 35 years. Craig and Jessie lived a rather simple life, accepting each other for the person they each were and their lives would be blessed with two beautiful children.

 

Her daughter and son-in-law are, “Mo” and Sean Church; son and daughter-in-law are Christopher and Emily Sharp; Jessie made no questions about loving Easton Tyson as her grandson.

 

Jessie shared a very close relationship with her nieces, Angela Bartell and Brittany Huthsing and husband, David and their children, Theo and Mia; and her nephew, Sam Steven Simpson;  her sisters and brother are, Gloria Nimon, Stephanie Ennis, Valerie Cote and Merton “Benjamin” Bartel. She also has other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and all the blood kin,  step and in-law adults required to make such a mixture of family members and a partridge in a pear tree.

 

She would live her 60 years in Las Cruces, NM, Vallejo, CA, Charlotte, NC and her final years were lived in a place she loved, Murphy, in the North Carolina Mountains.  She and Craig lived in a cabin in the mountains where she found much peace and solitude in the time she beat the odds of Hospice care.

 

While in Charlotte, Jessie would become a member of One Voice Chorus, which is a LGBT, Allies and all welcoming chorus of people from all walks of life and municipalities surrounding Charlotte. She was a faithful member of the tenor section, holding her own among the male singers and doing her part to keep the spirit alive, all the while, singing and accepting those all around her without condition.

 

She was a great advocate for the LGBT community and was among the first to welcome new singers to the One Voice family. While in later years, due to declining health, she was unable to sing in the chorus, it was then she supported the mission of OVC in financial giving, often sponsoring tickets for her friends to attend concerts as her gift to them.  She believed in the lyrics from the song, “One Voice” which her chorus song often times.  “I am one voice, I will not be silent, I will keep on singing ‘til I’m heard; we are one life, one hope, one choice,  WE ARE  ONE VOICE!”

 

To say Jessie Sharp walked to the beat of her own drum would be a true statement and with that encouraging others to do the same and be their own person.

 

Several years ago, she made her own plans for cremation, and at her gathering her family and friends are welcome to a “scoop” of her ashes as a remembrance. However, if one should happen to get “two scoops” that comes with raisins.

 

At her request, there will be an “Already Gone Party” at Holy Covenant United Church of Christ, 3501 W W.T.Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28269 on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm with a time of sharing, music by One Voice Chorus of Charlotte and a time for toasts to her life well-lived.

 

In true Jessie style, please come dressed in very vivid and bold colors, in fact, the brighter the better in hopes to make someone smile, just as she did.

 

It is suggested, should anyone desire, remember Jessie’s life with a contribution to One Voice Chorus of Charlotte, PO Box 9241 Charlotte NC, 28299 or simply share a hug and word of encouragement to someone who needs a simply boost in spirit along life’s journey.

 

Jessie dear, take wings just as the fairies you loved and spread your fairy dust all over the ones you love so they might feel your presence eternally. Fly high dear Jessie, fly high!

Kathryn Ann Stevens

Kathryn Ann Stevens, age 60, of Pendergrass, Georgia passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton.

 

Kathryn was born August 22, 1959 to the late Frank and Margarett “Susie” Calhoun in Murphy, North Carolina.  She was a purchasing analyst for Kubota Manufacturing for 13 years.  She loved pandas, bells, boating, and riding her motorcycle.  She enjoyed camping for many years and was an avid clogger in her younger years.  She and Greg enjoyed gardening and kept all the neighbors and friends fed from their garden.  She and Greg participated in a lot of car shows over the years, showing a 2001 bright yellow Corvette.

 

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Greg Stevens of Pendergrass; dogs, Skipper and Harley; brother, David Calhoun of Cartersville, Georgia; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Carl and Edith Stevens; sister-in-law, Carla Stevens of Norcross, Georgia; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Vickie and Sam Hinegardner of Woodstock, Georgia; and nephews, Alex and Ryan Hinegardner.

 

Memorial services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Pavilion in Memorial Park South Cemetery in Flowery Branch, Georgia.  The family received friends following the service.

 

An inurnment was held Saturday, September 21, 2019 in Sunset Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hall County Humane Society, 845 W Ridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30501, (770) 532-6617.

 

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of local arrangements.

Ricky E. Crawford

 

Ricky E. Crawford, 67, of Murphy passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at his residence. He was a native of Jackson County, Georgia. Ricky lived in Athens, Georgia for more than 20 years while working for Bridges Funeral Home. He then moved to the area in 1996, where he worked for Ivie Funeral Home for more than 20 years. He was a member of Tomotla Baptist Church, where he enjoyed playing the bass guitar. Ricky enjoyed building model cars, collecting old cameras, and especially photography.

 

He was the son of Mattie Crawford of Athens, Georgia and the late Howard Crawford. He was also preceded in death by a son, Avery Crawford.

 

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife of 44 years, Debra Crawford; two sons, Emery Crawford of Murphy and Aaron Crawford and wife, Rei of Berea, Kentucky; a sister, Marsha Waters and husband, Tommy of Athens, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Tomotla Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Stiles officiating.

 

The family received friends from 12-1:45 Saturday afternoon at the Tomotla Baptist Church prior to the services.

 

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.

Lorraine B. Stiff

Lorraine B. Stiff, 94, of Murphy passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at her residence.

 

Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy.

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