John (J B) Farmer, age 68, of Sylva died Saturday, February 9, 2013. Mr. Farmer was born October 11, 1944 in Jackson County, NC. He is the son of the late Daniel and the late Lucille (Frizzell) Farmer. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and James Roy Farmer. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Wilma Dills Farmer; one sister Janie Farmer of Sylva; nieces Katie and Daisy Buchanan and Kari Dills; a nephew Zach Buchanan, and an aunt, Carrie Frizzell of Lexington, NC. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 12 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services in Sylva. The Family will receive friends Monday Feb. 11 from 6 until 8 pm at Appalachian. Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Gardens.
William "Bill" R. Miller, Sr., 87, of Edneyville passed away Friday, February 8, 2013 at Elizabeth House. Forest Lawn Funeral Home will announce arrangements
James Edward Outlaw, 74, of Brevard, North Carolina, passed away February 9, 2013, at the Elizabeth House, Flat Rock, North Carolina. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wilson Funeral Directors, Hendersonville, N.C
Joseph S. Rostkowski, 88, of Hendersonville passed away Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Brian Center after an extended illness. Forest Lawn Funeral Home will announce arrangements
Lurline Slider, 91, of Hendersonville, died on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Pardee Hospital. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors will announce arrangements.
Mary Frances Sutton Knight, age 91, of Sylva, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Morning Star Assisted Living Center. A native of Jackson County, Mary was born November 15, 1921. She is the daughter of the late Allen S. and the late Ethel (Snyder) Sutton. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Knight, in 1994; two sisters, Kate Israel and Bernita Ledbetter, and two brothers, Bill and Guy Sutton. She is survived by a son, Ray Knight, and wife Libby of Sylva; a grandson, Darryn Knight, and wife Mandie of Sylva; a great grandson, Dallas Knight; nephews Tom Ledbetter Ken Henke, Rob and John Sutton; nieces Jackie Ledbetter, Linda Frye, Anne Bembry, and Kathy Farmer; and a sister-in-law, Wanda Sutton. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 9 at Appalachian Funeral Services. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 pm prior to the service. Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Gardens, Sylva.
Betty Faye Laughter, 79, of Holly Hills, Saluda, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in Margaret Pardee Hospital, Hendersonville. Born in Saluda, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Lloyd and Maggie Rivers Laughter. She worked for many years at the Polk County Sheltered Workshop and was of the Baptist faith. She will be deeply missed by all her friends at Synergy in Action, Holly Hills, N.C. She is survived by three sisters, Nettie Davis, of East Flat Rock, Agnes LeVesque, of St. Maries, Idaho, and Nancy Pitkin, of Bethlehem, Pa., and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, James "Coondog" and Joseph Laughter. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in the Saluda City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday just prior to the service in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon. McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, is in charge of the arrangements.
Grace H. Scoltock, 85, of Arden, died on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Heather Glen at Ardenwoods. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors will announce arrangements.
Elizabeth Gasperson Whitaker, 98, went home to be with her Lord on Feb. 4, 2013. She was preceeded in death by her husband of 64 years, Thomas Marion Whitaker. She is survived by two sons, Robert F. (Melba) Whitaker, and Richard L. Whitaker; a sister, Mamie Bond; grandsons, Ricky (Dorothy) Whitaker, Jeff (Paige) Whitaker, and Brett (Jeanette) Whitaker; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in the Shepherd Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. The family will receive friends beginning at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Wilma P. Enloe, 90, passed away February 7, 2013 after a period of declining health.
She was well-known in Brevard and Transylvania County as a dedicated educator. Mrs. Enloe was the daughter of the late Carmel L. Picklesimer and Ila Lee Lyday. She is survived by Roland H. Enloe, her husband of 66 years, daughter Marguerite and husband Evan Flynn, daughter Kay and husband Jimmy Stanley, a grandson Bradley Green and wife Alicia, a granddaughter Kristen McCaskill and husband Robert, a grandson Corey Stanley and wife Sylvia, a granddaughter Stephanie and eight great grandchildren. A service to honor and celebrate the life of Mrs. Enloe will be held at Moore Funeral Home, Saturday, February 9, 2013; at 1 p.m. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory. Moore Funeral Home is caring for the family.
Betty Jean Webber, Fletcher, NC, passed January 18, 2013. Born in Rennerdale, PA, July 9, 1919, Betty Jean was married to the late Earl E. Webber. She is survived by three children, Kennon (Brenda), Asheville, NC; Jeffrey Thomas (Aimee), Concord, NC; Susan Marie Vail, Oakland, CA; three grandchildren, Lori Urena-Webber (Luis), Davis, CA; Lisa Anne Webber, Oakland, CA; Brett Sterba, Denver, CO; and two great-grand children, Skyler Switzer, San Marcos, CA; and Christina Webber-Urena, Davis, CA. A gathering of family, friends, and neighbors, to remember her will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, 41 Southchase Drive, Fletcher, NC.
Mrs. Elizabeth Helen Whitaker, 98, of Hendersonville, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at the Laurels of Hendersonville. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in the Mausoleum Chapel at Shepherd Memorial Park. Burial will follow in Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the funeral service in the chapel. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral directors is in charge of arrangements