Joan White

    Joan Paulette White, 71, of Murphy, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at her residence.
    She was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, and daughter of the late Edward William and Nellie Moore McAfee.
    Joan was a supervisor for McAfee Election Services. She was a member of Little Brasstown Baptist Church.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Edward McAfee.
    She is survived by her husband, Charles White; one daughter, Sonia Lovingood and husband Al of Murphy; one son, Bryan White and wife Pam of Murphy; four grandchildren, Danielle Williams and husband Timmy, Zack Lovingood and fiancee Hayden Verner, Kelci Coker and husband Justin and Jordan Lovingood, all of Murphy; three great-grandchildren, Aayden and Connor Williams, and Hawkins Coker; one brother, Sam McAfee of Thonotosassa, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Little Brasstown Baptist Church. The Rev. Aud Brown officiated. Burial
was in Sunset Cemetery.
    The family received friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials donations may be made to The Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 164, Murphy, NC 28906; or to Appalachian Angels Inc., P.O. Box 442, Marble, NC 28905.
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    Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

The Cherokee Scout

Mailing Address:
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Murphy, NC 28906
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