Obituaries

Franklin Barnett

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    S. Franklin Barnett, 86, of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in a Chattanooga, Tenn., hospital.
    He was a native and lifetime resident of Cherokee County.

Richard Moore

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    John Richard Moore, 85, of Murphy, died peacefully Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Sylva.

Charles Cornwell

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    Charles Woodrow Cornwell, 79, of Murphy, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.
    He was born in Swain County to the late Rev. Carl Cornwell and Elise Timpson Cornwell.

Gerald Davenport

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    Gerald Ray Davenport, 77, of Murphy, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020.
    He was born in Epworth, Ga., on Jan. 28, 1943, to Harley and Edna

Gary Luckey

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    Gary Wayne Luckey, 80, of Murphy, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020.
    He was born Sept. 20, 1940, in Fort Myers, Fla., to the late James Franklin and Lela Stewart Luckey.

Edward Rife

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    Edward F. Rife passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at the Birches in Newtown, Pa. He was 92 years old.

Donald Vinson

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    Donald E. Vinson, 82, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., passed away Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020.

Rosa Tipton

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    Rosa “Rosie” Oleta Tipton passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital in Murphy.
    She was the daughter of the late Sidney and Tilda Stanley Cochran.