Edward Chastain

    Edward Lee Chastain, 82, of Marble, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at Murphy Medical Center Nursing Home.
    He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County. Edward was the son of the late John and Vesta Ballew Chastain.
    He had retired from Parker and Reichman. His passion in life, besides his wife, Modean of 59 years, was bass fishing. Edward was a Western Carolina Bass Club member, and he also enjoyed coon hunting. He was of the Baptist faith.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, J.B. Chastain.
    He is survived by his wife, Modean Chastain; two sons, Jimmy Chastain and wife Tammy of Blairsville, Ga., and Robert Chastain and wife Dianne of Marble; one daughter, Arlene McLean of Marble; six grandchildren, Heather Cisneros and husband Tren, Courtney Chastain, Jason Chastain and wife Hillary, Justin Chastain, Adam McLean and wife Megan and Misty Jefferies and husband Adrian; and 10 great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Pastor Ralph Barnard officiated. Music was provided by Jason Chastain, Justin Chastain and George Van Buskirk. Burial was at Valleytown Cemetery in Andrews. Pallbearers were Jason Chastain, Justin Chastain, Adam McLean, Dillon McLean, Tren Cisneros and Adrian Jefferies. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. David Mock, Danny Cochran, James Cochran, Kingston Cisneros, Brayden Jefferies, Baler Jefferies and Aiden Chastain.
    The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.
    You may send tributes to the Chastain family at www.townson-rose.com.
    Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.