Sara Curtis

    Sara Curtis, 84, of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at her residence.
    She was a native of Jackson County, but lived in Cherokee County since 1951.
    She was the daughter of the late Jake Parris Sr. and Bethel Crawford Parris, and wife of the late Bob Curtis, who died Oct. 22, 1994. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Jake Parris Jr.
    Surviving are a daughter, Cheryl Wood and husband Charles of Inman, S.C.; a son, Barry Curtis of Murphy; a sister, Phyllis West of Balsam; two brothers, Bill Parris of Dillsboro, and Donald Parris of Sylva; a special friend and caregiver, Linda Scalzo; and several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 31, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, with Pastor Derek Tilley and Jason Killian officiating. The interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Kent Moffitt, Bruce Yonce, Larry and Dennis Curtis, and Charles and Bob Wood.
    The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, prior to the services.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Sara Curtis to Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Jim Hendrix, 3195 Old Peachtree Road, Murphy, NC 28906.
    Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, is in charge of all arrangements.
    An online guest register is available at

The Cherokee Scout

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Murphy, NC 28906
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