Obituaries

Gary Wishon

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    Gary M. Wishon, 73, of Nantahala, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at his residence.
    He was a native and lifetime resident of Nantahala.

Betty Jean Martello

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    Betty Jean Martello, 87, of Riverside, Calif., passed away at home on Thursday,  Dec. 31, 2020, from natural causes.

Lloyd Baker Jr.

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    Lloyd Baker Jr., 76, of Murphy, passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, following an extended illness.

Donald Coleman Sr.

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    Donald Edward Coleman Sr., 77, of Murphy, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital.

Darwin DeLand Jr.

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    Darwin Lee “Don” DeLand Jr., 61 – a former Lake City IHOP franchisee and entrepreneur – passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla.

Natasha Cable

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    Natasha Rae Day Cable, 42, of Andrews, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.
    She was born June 22, 1978, in Cherokee County to Gayle Griggs Day and Rick Day of Andrews.

Clifford Horton

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    Clifford Horton, 77, of Canon, Ga., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.
    He was born in Cherokee County to the late Fred and Laura Grogan Horton.

Lytle "L.C." Killian

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    Lytle Clifford, “L.C.,” Killian, 75, of Murphy, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.
    He was the son of the late Burton and Tommie Killian.

Varnel Jones

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    Varnel A. Jones, 78, of Murphy, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family.
    He was a native and lifetime resident of Cherokee County.

Gertrude Kilpatrick

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    Gertrude Raper Kilpatrick, 86, of Murphy, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.