Obituaries 02-19-2014

Dorothy Lee DeHart Holland, 83, of Sylva, went home to be with her Lord, Tuesday evening February 18, 2014. A native of Swain County she was the daughter of the late Will and Hattie Burnett DeHart. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 3 young children, 4 sisters and 1 brother. She is survived by her husband of 61 years Virgil Taylor Holland; 1 Daughter- Brenda Holland Martin and her husband Sean of Sylva; 2 Grandchildren- Emily Anne Martin and Jake Alexander Martin. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday February 22, 2014 at East Sylva Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends Friday February 21, 2014 from 6 until 8:00 PM at Appalachian Funeral Services.  Burial will be in DeHart Jackson Line Cemetery.


Buddy Loudermilk passed away at his home in Pisgah Forest NC February 13, 2014 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born August 20, 1950 in Augusta, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents, Owen E. Loudermilk Sr., Elizabeth I. Loudermilk, sisters Julie L. Buck and Margaret L. Dorn. Surviving is his wife Patricia P Loudermilk, son Brad and his wife Elise of Springfield, VA, daughter Kelly and her husband Ashley Miles of Etowah NC, Carrie Blackburn of Graniteville, SC and Timothy D Brown of Pisgah Forest, NC. Buddy has three wonderful grandchildren Adam, Katelyn and Olivia. He is also survived by many loving nieces, great nieces and many loving friends. A service of life will be held at Etowah United Methodist Church Saturday February 22, 2014 at 2:00pm. Thos. Shepherd and Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.


Nell Hutchinson Lance, 91, of Mills River died Sunday, February 16, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Buncombe County on October 4, 1922 to the late Mitchell Hutchinson and Ica Pink Clark. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Lance; two sons, Larry Lance and Richard "Dickey" Lance. She is survived by two daughters, Vickie Killough of Landrum, SC, Sherri Freeman and her husband, Jimmy of Mills River; five grandchildren, Joe Killough and his wife Chris of Landrum, SC, Wendy Stein and her husband, DeWayne of New Orleans, LA, Joshua Holbert and his wife, Erin of Hendersonville, Candice Moore and her husband, TW, Kari Turley and her husband, Pat of AR; six great-grandchildren, Noah and Jeb Killough of Landrum, SC, Cameron, Brooke, and Quinn Holbert of Hendersonville, and Gavin Stein of New Orleans, LA. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the church. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.



Charles "Tim" McFarland, 86, of Hendersonville, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 17, 2014 at his residence. Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Obituaries 02-18-2014

Pauline Allen Allison, age 87, of Sylva died Sunday, February 16, 2014 at home in Sylva.  Pauline was born September 1, 1926 in Macon County, NC. She is the daughter of the late Scott and the late Eva (Buchanan) Allen and was preceded in death by her husband Mont Allison; a sister Barbara Green; and two brothers Jimmy and Edward Allen. She is survived by four sons, Gary and wife Patricia of Waynesville, Ralph and wife Belinda, Johnny and wife Debbie, and Keith and wife Suzanne, all of Sylva; seven grandchildren; Brent and wife Brandi, Wesley and wife Bridget, Amy and husband Jonathan, Derek, Nathan, Calvin, and Jeremy; three great grandchildren, Cody, Kaylee, and Grayson; and one brother, Lyndon Allen of Whittier, NC. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday February 19, 2014 in Greens Creek Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greens Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Tuesday February 18, 2014 at Appalachian Funeral Services.


Ronald Lloyd Beckwith, 70, of Flat Rock, NC passed away, Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Baystone Health And Retirement. He was the son of the late Lloyd and Irene Beckwith. He served in the US Air Force. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Carolyn Lyda Beckwith. Jackson Funeral Service is assisting the family.


Harold Nick Brittain, 52, of Mills River died Friday February 14, 2014 at his residence. Nick was born May 18, 1961 in Henderson County to the late Harold Vance Brittain and Jerri Sue Rice. Nick is survived by his partner of many years, Michael T. Head, a brother Tony Wade Brittain of Woodruff, SC, three sisters Tammy Sue Brittain of Mills River, Stephanie Casola of Atlanta, Georgia, and Michelle Owen of Brevard. He is also survived by aunts Betty Donoho of Asheville and Geneva Lawson of Asheville, uncles Sammy Brittain of Mills River, Horace Brittain of Florida, Phillip Brittain of Mills River, Michael Rice of Mills River, Jeff Rice of Mills River and Ricky Rice of Atlanta, GA. A graveside service will be held 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Mills River Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends and family at the Brittain family home following the service. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.


Deane Cohler Smith, 82, of Hendersonville passed away unexpectedly at her residence. She was preceded in death by one son Mitchell Cohler. Survivors include, two sons, Gary Cohler of Aventura Fla. and Ron Cohler of Chicago Ill., one brother James Block of Wayne Pa., three grandchildren, Andrew Cohler and Rebecca Cohler both of Chicago Ill. and Sterling Mrazek and his wife Emily of Marion Ill., one great grandchild, Caden Mrazek of Marion Ill. and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.



Mrs. Estelle Winn, 86, of Hendersonville died Monday, February 17, 2014. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors will announce arrangements.

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