Dearl Hedden Sr.

    Dearl Wendell Hedden Sr., 85, of Murphy, passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at his residence.
    He was a native of Cherokee County, and the son of the late Johnnie and Ada Johnson Hedden.
    Dearl retired from Chrysler after 36 years. He moved back to the area in 1985. Dearl was a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Micheal Wendell Hedden; two daughters, Sarah Hedden Bennett and Tara Hedden Ledford; one granddaughter, Toni LaPlaca; and one brother, Noel “Doc” Hedden.
    He is survived by one son, Dearl Wendell Hedden Jr. and wife Sarah; two daughters,  Diana Bowers and husband David and Shanon Weeks and husband Isreal; two brothers, Gearld Hedden and Larry Hedden; 26 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
    No services are planned at this time.
    You may send tributes to the Hedden family at www.townson-rose.com.
    Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.