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Frances "Mickey" Tyrrell

Frances “Mickey” Tyrrell, 92, of Warne passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 at her residence. She had lived in New England and Fort Lauderdale, Florida before moving to Warne in 1997. She and her husband owned and operated Highland Oil Company for over 30 years.  Mickey enjoyed playing bridge and spending time with her circle of friends.

 

She was the daughter of the late Frank and Frances Abizaid Call and the wife of 66 years of the late Wesley C. Tyrrell, who died April 9, 2012. She was also preceded in death by three sisters.

 

Surviving are two daughters, Leslie E. Reimer of Woodstock, Georgia and Susan A. Brockert of Holliston, Massachusetts; a son, David Scott Tyrrell of Old Town, Florida; two sisters, Patricia Campbell and Donna Malatesta; three grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

 

A private service and inurnment will be at a later date.

 

The family requests memorials be made in memory of Frances Tyrrell to: American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC  29615.

 

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of arrangements.

Holli Ann Short Fisher

Holli Ann Short Fisher, 57, of Murphy passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 at her residence. She was a native of Plattsmouth, Nebraska and graduated from Drake University in Iowa. She moved to Saint Petersburg, Florida in the late 1980s, where she worked for Snap-on Tools. She was transferred to Murphy, North Carolina around 2012. Holli was a fabulous baker and enjoyed sewing, music, gaming, and was an avid reader.

 

She was the daughter of the late James Hilton and Charlotte Jaeger Short.

 

Surviving are a sister, Katherine Karros of Inverness, Florida; two brothers, James Karros and wife, Jennie of Oakland, Iowa and Anthony Short and wife, Pam of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

 

No services are planned at this time.

 

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Nelson Matheson

 

Ruth Nelson Matheson, 92, of Andrews went home to meet her God on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at her residence. Ruth was an exceptional homemaker. She loved sewing and baking and dedicated herself to the care of her family. Her first job outside the home was as secretary at Andrews United Methodist Church. She went on to be a teacher’s assistant for 32 years, spending the majority of that time working with Ann Brooks in first and second grades. Ruth was an active participant in the Andrews community being a leader in Scouting. She was a member of the Andrews United Methodist Church and president of the United Methodist Women. She had a green thumb and a special love for flowers.

 

Ruth’s life was marked by love, expressed both in words and deeds. She will be missed by all who came in contact with her.

 

She was the daughter of the late Fred and Bessie Nelson and the wife of the late James Neal Matheson, who died March 1, 2003, with over 50 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jennifer Paige Stevens.

                                    

Surviving are a daughter, Annaneal Matheson Stevens of Andrews; a son, James Fredrick Matheson of Washington D.C.; a son-in-law, Mark William Skinner; two special caregivers, Betty Nicely and Robin Hogsed; and several nieces, nephews, and relatives.

 

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2019 in the Andrews United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Mary Brown officiating. The interment will be in Valleytown Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Higdon and James Reid. Honorary pallbearers will be Warren Bookwalter, Phil Dooly, Roy Gilbert, and Maurice West Sr.

 

The family will receive friends from 2-2:50 Sunday afternoon at the Andrews United Methodist Church prior to the services.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Ruth Nelson Matheson to the Andrews Elementary School Library Book Fund, 205 Jean Christy Ave., Andrews, NC 28901.

 

Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews in charge of all arrangements.

Michael J. Stone

Michael J. Stone, 67, of Murphy, North Carolina died Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at his home.

 

Michael was born in Lake Worth, Florida on May 1, 1951. He was the son of Michael C. and Victoria Stone.

 

Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Deborah B. Stone; two sisters, Barbara Chapman and husband, Jim and Evelyn Dodero and husband, Macho; and many dear friends.

 

No service is planned at this time. There will be a celebration of life at a later date.

 

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of arrangements.

Patti Anne Bucca

Patti Anne Bucca, 67, of Hayesville passed away Monday, April 15, 2019 at her residence. She was a native of Upstate New York, but had lived in Florida before moving to Hayesville in 1998.

 

She was the daughter of the late Milton and Marilyn Hullett Posillico and the wife of the late Rick Bucca.

 

Surviving are a son, Tim Richardson and wife, Tabitha of Hayesville; a daughter, Gina Richardson of Williamstown, Massachusetts; three sisters, Nicolette Posillico of Andrews, and Nanine Cremo and Bianca Groves, both of Scotia, New York; a brother, Sean Posillico of Scotia, New York; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

No services are planned at this time.

 

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of arrangements.

Steven C. England

Steven C. England, age 65, of Hayesville, died Saturday, April 13, 2019.  He was a native of Ashe County, but had lived in Clay County most of his life.  Steven worked for over 20 years as a grounds-keeper for Chatuge Shores Golf Course.  He enjoyed camping and collecting coins and knives.

 

He was the son of the late Printess W. and Edith Arrowood England.

 

Surviving are a daughter, Brandy E. Joyner and husband, Ben of Murphy; a sister, Nancy Kay Andrews and husband, Rick of Hayesville; two brothers, Maurice W. England and William G. “Bill” England and wife, Benita, all of Hayesville; and two grandchildren, Will and Amelia Joyner.

 

A memorial service was held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy with Rev. Tim Lee officiating.

 

The family received friends from 6:00-6:50 p.m. Thursday at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy prior to the services.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Steven C. England to the Tomotla United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 297 Hayes Road, Marble, NC  28905.

 

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.

Kenneth A. Longer

Kenneth A. Longer, age 68, of Kendall, New York, passed away on Friday, April 12th, 2019 in Hayesville, North Carolina. He was born in Sunbury, Pennsylvania.

Kenneth was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the United States Army. He worked for Kodak for 34 years, retiring in 2005 as a supervisor. Kenneth was a member of the Brockport Free Methodist Church in Brockport, New York. He belonged to the Bedford Light Artillery.  He was a private and served as chaplain; also active in the Conservative Party and SCOPE. Kenneth enjoyed gardening and deer hunting.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Deborah K. Longer; his sons, Jacob Longer of Kendall, New York and Daniel Longer of Rosedale, Maryland; a daughter, Katherine Wood of Hayesville, North Carolina; brothers, Glen Longer of Hilton, New York, Robert Longer and wife, Sandra of Lyons, New York, and Steve Longer of Canaseraga, New York; and two grandchildren, Toby Wood and Carter Longer.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Brockport Free Methodist Church. Burial was held with military honors in Parma Union Cemetery.

The family received friends from 4 - 7 PM Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc., 735 East Avenue, Hilton, New York.

The family requests memorials be made in memory of Kenneth A. Longer to the Brockport Free Methodist Church, 6787 Fourth Section Road, Brockport, NY 14420 or Hamlin VFW, 1739 Lake Road North, Hamlin, NY 14464.

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of local arrangements.

Calvin Stiles

Calvin Stiles, age 74, of Bremen, Georgia passed away on Wednesday evening, April 10, 2019. He was a native of Murphy, but had lived in Bremen, Georgia for several years. He had been the owner and operator of Stiles Logging Company until his retirement.

He was the son of the late Winston and Pearl Hamby Stiles. He was the husband of the late Bonnie Redfoot Stiles, who died in 2010.

Surviving are two sons, Kevin Stiles and Kurt Stiles; a daughter and son in law, Cheryl Hudgens and husband Jamie; two brothers, Delbert Stiles and Lynn Stiles; a sister, Diane Pate; and four grandchildren, Meghan and Cody Rudeseal, Jordan and Jacob Stiles. A number of nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church where he did lie in state one hour prior to the service.  The interment followed in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. 

The family received friends on Sunday evening, April 14th, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home, Cedartown, Georgia.

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home in coordination with Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.

Kate Raper

Kate Raper, 93, of Chattanooga, Tennessee went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

 

She was first and foremost a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother.

 

Kate was born in Birmingham, Alabama, the sixth of eight children. Her father was a steelworker and the family moved often for his work. She met her husband Jack for the first time when living in North Carolina while her father was working on the Hiwassee Dam. They were married Friday, September 13th, 1946, after Jack returned from service in the Army Air Corps in World War II.

 

Jack and Kate lived in the Chattanooga area until 1981 when they moved to Islamorada, Florida. After 16 years in Florida, they returned to Chattanooga to be nearer to family. Kate and Jack were active members of Brainerd Hills Baptist Church both times they lived in the Chattanooga Area and active members of the First Baptist Church of Islamorada while in Florida.

 

Kate was an avid reader and really enjoyed solving crossword puzzles. She loved listening to music and loved to crochet.

 

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Jack D. Raper; daughter, Janice Ann Raper; brothers, Roy Smith, Ronald Smith, George Smith; sisters Tommie Jo Stewart, Jeraldine Tomlinson, and June Conway.

 

Kate is survived by: daughter, Wanda (Jim) Paris of Harrison, Tennessee; son, Michael (Martha) Raper of Arlington, Texas; sister, Bobbie Branch of Hixson, Tennessee, sisters-in-law, Pearl Smith of Hixson, Tennessee and Marion Raper of Lenoir City, Tennessee; grandson, Jordan (Nathalie) Raper of Ft. Worth, Texas; granddaughter, Kristen Paris of Harrison, Tennessee; granddaughter, Katie Raper of Arlington, Texas;  and several nieces and nephews.

 

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Brainerd Hills Baptist Church (www.brainerdhills.com) or the Tennessee Alzheimers Association (www.alz.org)

 

The family would like to thank the staff of the Lantern of Collegedale and Hospice of Chattanooga for their tireless kind and loving care of Kate.

 

The family received friends on Tuesday 6-8 PM & Wednesday 9-11 AM at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

 

A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in the East Brainerd Heritage Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Richard Mason officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery in Murphy.

 

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of local arrangements.

Clell R. Myers

 

Clell R. Myers, 85, of Aquone went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. He was a native of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, but had lived most of his life in Aquone after meeting his wife. Clell began work for Scarvelli Company as a tunneler in Pennsylvania. He worked in road construction throughout his life and spent most of his career with Asheville Construction. Clell enjoyed bear hunting and was known as “Catfish” among his hunting buddies. He enjoyed raising, training, and trading bear dogs. Clell had been cast in a movie “Journey of August King” based on his bear hunting reputation. He also enjoyed gardening and spent as much time as he could fishing with his great grandson, “Stevie”. Clell was a member and past judge with the American Plott Association and the National Plott Hound Association.

 

He was the son of the late Mel Valentine and Eva Lou Clabo Myers. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Chad Roper; and three brothers, Wayne, Mel, and Grady Myers.

 

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Betty Owenby Myers; a daughter, Sally Gregory and husband, Jeff of Aquone; a sister, Lottie Ball of Gatlinburg, Tennessee; two brothers, Jerry Myers of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Harry Myers of Florida; a granddaughter, Miranda Roper Wike and husband, Jeremiah of Andrews; three great grandchildren, Shawn “Stevie” Roper, Benji Wike, and Charity Roper; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2019 in Aquone Community Cemetery with the Rev. Patrick O’Dell officiating. Pallbearers were Shawn and Lane Roper, Jeff Gregory, Mike and Steve Curtis, and Marty Holloway.

 

Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews in charge of all arrangements.

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