Obituaries

Brian Pelt Jr.

    Brian Shane Pelt Jr., 16, of Murphy, passed away Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at his home.
    He was born in Alachua County, Fla., to Brian Shane Pelt and Holly Weaver Wolf.

Buster Owens

    Buster Lewis Owens, 59, of Brasstown, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at his residence.
    He was a native and lifetime resident of Clay County.

Betty Hampton

    Betty Carol Hampton, 72, of Murphy, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.
    She was born in Jackson County, Ala., to the late James and Alice Akins Liles.

Roy Almond

    Roy Almond, 80, of Murphy, passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at his residence.
    He was a native and lifetime resident of Cherokee County.

Toby Beaver

    Toby Beaver, 75, of Murphy, passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at his residence.
    He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County.

Russell Lee

    Junius Russell Lee, 87, of Four Oaks, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at UNC Johnston Health in Smithfield.

Masako Wheeler

    Masako Kamebe Wheeler, 81, of Arden and formerly of Murphy, passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.
    Masako was born in Shisen, Korea, to the late Yaiichi and Ukie Shuoinoto Kamebe.

Alan West

    Alan James West, 73, of Dawsonville, Ga., and formerly of Roswell, Ga., passed away Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

Luca Caiazzo

    Infant Luca Lorenzo Caiazzo, 2 months old, son of Christopher Dante Caiazzo and Trisha Dawn Brown of Hayesville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.

Wilma Donovan

    Wilma June Donovan, 74, of Andrews, passed away Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in a Murphy hospital.
    A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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