Corene Little

    Corene Little, 97, of Murphy, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at Murphy Medical Center.
    She was born in Fannin County, Ga., to the late Dennis and Irene Auberry Hunt.
    Corene was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and spending time with her family.
    Corene was a charter member of Notla Chapter 471 Order of the Eastern Star for 63 years. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and a devoted Christian for 85 years.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Little; one granddaughter, Tiffany Little; and one son-in-law, Clyde Herndon.
    She is survived by one son, Thomas Little and wife Shelia of Murphy; one daughter, Glenda Herndon of Blue Ridge, Ga.; one sister-in-law, Virginia Titshaw of Lawrenceville, Ga.; two grandchildren, Tommy Little and Christina Rossi and husband Edoardo Rossi; and a special friend, Judy and Johnny Patterson.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy.
The Revs. Joe Dan Wilkens and Guy Wayne Shook officiated. Burial was in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tommy Little, Ed Rossi, Steve Thompson, Richard Arp, Paul Thompson, Randle Harris and Scott Titshaw. Honorary pallbearer was Floyd Hughes.
    The family received friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1185 Old Culberson Road, Murphy, NC 28906.
    You may send tributes to the Little family at www.townson-rose.com.
    Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.