Articles from the October 17, 2016 edition

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Jason Clinton David Breedlove

Jason Clinton David Breedlove, 35, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. He was the son of Clint and Donna Jones Breedlove. His grandparents, Clyde Breedlove and Lois...

 

Ernest "Goo" John Jenkins

Ernest “Goo” John Jenkins, 46, of Brevard, passed away Oct. 9, 2016, in Jackson County, N.C. He was a native and lifelong resident of Brevard and was a son of the late Thomas Dewey and Evadeen Hoxit Jenkins. He attended school in Brevard. He was...

 

Carroll Garvin Hughes III

Carroll Garvin Hughes III, 80, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. He was a son of the late Carroll G. and Louise Lawson Hughes. A graduate of Clemson University, he was also a United States Army Veteran. He was a long-time member of The...

 

Jean Elizabeth La Force

Jean Elizabeth La Force, 87, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 30, 1929, in Petersburg, Va., she was the daughter of the late Winston and Sa...

 

Jack M. Levy

Jack M Levy, 73, of Kalamazoo, Mich., passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at his home. He was born Dec. 23, 1942, in Asheville, and lived a number of years in Brevard before moving to Michigan with his parents, the late Robert and Helen...

 

Ronald C. Lavery

Ronald C. Lavery, 80, went to our Lord Aug. 4, 2016, at the Kingsbridge House after battling Alzheimer's for nine years. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Sacred...

 

Vickie E. Rigsby

Vickie E. Rigsby, 58, of Fletcher, passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. A native of Franklin, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Milas Andrew and Barbara Emory Donaldson. She was a very kind and caring person...

 

Samuel Phillip Yoder

Samuel Phillip Yoder, 80, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. He was the son of the late Phillip and Nellie Gouge Yoder. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jean Yoder....

 

Spooky Fun Run Planned

This Saturday, join iDaph Events for the annual Trick or Trail 5-mile trail run in DuPont State Recreational Forest. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Guion Farm parking lot. Visit...

 

In Aethelwold Hotel - Museum To Present 'Operation Armed Forces'

The WNC Military History Museum is presenting (Operation Armed Forces." It is a three-week exhibit at the Aethelwold Hotel Lobby, in Brevard, from Oct. 22 to Nov. 11. The exhibit will begin from...

 

A Conservation Conversation

A quick dig through Merriam-Webster produces three definitions for the word 'conservation': "1) the protection of plants, animals, and natural resources; 2) the careful use of natural resources (such...

 

Check Medicare Plans Now

Now is the time to check your current drug plan (Medicare D) or Medicare Advantage plan (Medicare C) for the changes that will affect you in 2017. If you open the material that you received from your current plan, and locate the page that outlines th...

 

The Times, They Are A-Changin'

My, my. How times have changed! One hundred and fifty years ago, Republicans ended slavery in this country. One hundred years ago, Republicans and suffragettes gained women the right to vote. The Voting Rights Act and Medicare were the result of...

 

Wellborn Has School Experience

I would like to publicly support Alice Wellborn in the upcoming election for Board of Education. I’ve known Alice over 30 years, and she has the experience of parenting her own children through the public school system, as well as shepherding many...

 

Don't Drink The Kool Aid

In 1978 a self-professed “prophet” named Jim Jones lured more than 900 American “disciples” to Guyana where all of them ultimately committed mass-suicide by drinking cyanide-laced Kool-Aid. Impossible you say! Teri Buford O’Shea spent...

 

Henson Will Be A Strong Voice

In the race for the 113th district of the North Carolina House, we need a representative in Raleigh who has a vested interest in the current and future of its citizens. This gentleman is Cody Henson, a life-long resident of Transylvania County. He...

 

Men Should Speak Out

Thanks to Mr. Locks for his comments in the Oct. 13 edition of The Transylvania Times on sexual assault. More men need to speak out against this issue. The candidate who insinuates that most men speak of women in a degrading manner when they are in...

 

Education As Tool For 'Job Creation'

One major concern for our area is the scarcity of well-paying jobs. Current candidates for office for the region and state voice concern and state as a top goal an effort toward “job creation.” That sounds great. But how do we do that? Consider...

 

A Voice For The People

I really appreciate Maureen Copelof for running to be my state representative. A 30-year Navy veteran and an all-around great person, she has the leadership and compassion, the steel nerves and the concern for others that are not often found in our...

 

Joyce Geraldine Smith Robinson

Joyce Geraldine Smith Robinson, 75, passed away Oct. 17, 2016 at Elizabeth House. Born April 16, 1941, in Brevard, she was the daughter of the late Vernon Smith and Sarah Mae Erwin Smith. She graduated from high school in Washington, D.C. and was...

 

Noah McKinley "Ken" Stamey

Noah McKinley "Ken" Stamey, 95, of Lake Toxaway, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Noah and Cora McCall Stamey and was the...

 

John Luke "Jack" Osteen Jr.

John Luke "Jack" Osteen Jr., of Brevard, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. Born Nov. 13, 1924, in Guilford County, N.C., he was the son of John Luke and Ruth...

 

Robert Garwood Wilkinson Sr.

Robert Garwood Wilkinson Sr., 94, of College Walk in Brevard, died Oct. 12, 2016. He was born on June 30, 1922, in Wenonah, N.J. to the late James Edgar Wilkinson and Elva Gertrude Schultz. He grew...

 

Myrtle Ruth Miley Allan

Myrtle Ruth Miley Allan, 86, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. She was born in Boston, Ga. to the late Allen T. Miley and Elizabeth Proctor Miley. She was a resident of Brevard since 1980. In addition to her parents, she was also...

 

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