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Bonnie Bearss Burgan

Bonnie Bell Bearss Burgan died peacefully in Brevard Aug. 14, 2017. She was born March 25, 1924, in Ellsworth, Mich. to Hubert and Rose Bearss. She was raised in Michigan and married Grover Burgan in 1943. They later moved to Charleston, W.Va.,...

 

Susie Mae Norman

Susie Mae Norman 82, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Aug. 13, 2017 at The Oaks Nursing Home. Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at 1 p.m., viewing at 12:30 p.m. at Glade Creek Baptist...

 

Lawrence Watson

Lawrence Watson, 93 of Pisgah Forest, passed away peacefully Aug. 10,2017. Born in Jackson County, N.C, he was the son of the late Charlie and Hannah Fox Watson. He moved to Brevard as a teenager and was a farm worker before he went into the Army...

 

Frances Quinn Pratt

Frances Quinn Pratt, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Born April 22, 1923, in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of John Earl Quinn Sr. and Eva Bondurant Quinn and grew up in Roanoke, Va. A graduate of Roanoke College, she was a...

 

Arthur Schiff: 10/04/1925 - 08/06/2017

Long-time Brevard resident Arthur Schiff passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Born in 1925 in the Bronx, New York, Mr. Schiff attended James Monroe High School and studied at New York...

 

William "Bill" St. Clair Austin

William “Bill” St. Clair Austin, 96, died peacefully at his residence in College Walk, Aug. 9, 2017 after a period of declining health. Born in 1921 to William and Mildred Austin in Oneida, N.Y., he moved to Brevard with his parents and little...

 

Susie Mae Norman

Susie Mae Norman, 82, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 at The Oaks. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald I Roseboro Funeral and Cremation Service....

 

Dr. Carol "Tad" Hyde Johnson

Dr. Carol “Tad” Hyde Johnson passed away Dec. 23, 2016. He was 85. He was the son of Bill and Nancy Wallis of Brevard. He was predeceased by his twin brothers, Rev. Robin Elliot Johnson and Rev. Allen Easley Johnson. He is survived by his former...

 

Margaret Burke Warren

Margaret Burke Warren, 87, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Dovie Gaddy Burke. She was a member of St. Timothy United Methodist Church. Survivors include...

 

Stephen Edward O'Shields

Stephen Edward O’Shields, 52, of Brevard passed away Aug. 10, 2017. He was the son of the late Edward and Carolyn O’Shields. A lifelong resident of Brevard, he will be remembered for his talents in auto restoration and custom body and framework....

 

Teresa Cotham Anderson

Teresa Cotham Anderson, of Brevard, passed peacefully and graciously on the afternoon of Aug. 3, 2017. She was surrounded by the love and adoration of her family. She was born Aug. 24, 1949, to Perry...

 

John Norman Wimberly Jr.

John Norman Wimberly Jr., 71, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 at his home in Brevard. He was born on Nov. 20, 1945, in Jackson, Tenn. to the late John Norman Wimberly Sr. and Constance Vivian Turbeville Wimberly. Survivors include his wife,...

 

Gerald (Jerry) Saul Janowitz

Gerald (Jerry) Saul Janowitz, 74, of Brevard, passed away Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. He was born April 5, 1943, in New York City to the late Leo and Yetta Caress...

 

Margaret Burke Warren

Margaret Burke Warren, 87, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Dovie Gaddy Burke. She was a member of St. Timothy United Methodist Church. Survivors include...

 

Bill Russell Lowery

Bill Russell Lowery, formerly of Brevard, was currently residing in Boiling Springs, S.C., peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior Aug. 5, 2017. He was a devoted husband, a great father,...

 

Catherine Sue "Cathy" Atwell

Catherine Sue “Cathy” Atwell, 73 of Asheville, passed away, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at Mission Hospital. Born in Brevard, she was preceded in death by her parents, William Barr “Bill” Atwell and Carrie Killian Atwell; two brothers, Cecil Herber...

 

Brona Galloway Dunn

Brona Galloway Dunn, 87, went to be with her Lord Friday, July 28, 2017. One who loved and lived for her family, she passed away peacefully in their presence at her home in Tavernier, Fla. Born in 1930 to Carl L. Galloway and Ida Owen Galloway, she...

 

Keith "Bones" Gillespie

Keith "Bones" Gillespie, 58, of Brevard, received his wings Aug. 1, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born in Transylvania County Jan. 12, 1959, to the late Marie Whitmire Gillespie and Kenneth...

 

Duane Myers Hull

Duane Myers Hull, 96, of Lake Wales, Fla., beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the Lake Wales Medical Center. Well known in the Lake Wales...

 

Laverne Thomas McCall

Laverne Thomas McCall, 81, of Pikeville, N.C., died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at Countryside Village. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at 11 a.m. at United in Christ Church, in...

 

Cole Robert Owen

Cole Robert Owen, of Balsam Grove, passed away June 18, 2017. Born July 13, 2001, he was the son of Alfred Owen and Erica Courmier. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 13, 2017, at the Balsam Grove Community Center, sponsored...

 

Fay Isabel Smith White

“Do what you are supposed to do, when you are supposed to do it, the way you are supposed to do it, always to the best of your ability - with a good attitude, and most importantly with a smile on your face.” Fay Isabel Smith White said it,...

 

Freddie Harold Hollar

Freddie Harold Hollar, 81, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, in Brevard. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Nell Moses Hollar, of Brevard; daughters, Joy (Wayne), of Boone, Cindy Kiser, of Brevard and Lisa Hawkins (David), of Leicester; brother, Jerry...

 

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Roy Arthur Whitmire

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Roy Arthur Whitmire passed away July 28, 2017, at Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. He was born in Greensboro, N.C. Feb. 4, 1931 and was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Galloway Whitmire; his first wife, Betty Jo Brown; and his...

 

Michael John Cobb

Michael John Cobb, 64, of Brevard, passed away July 29, 2017. He leaves behind a son, Ralph V. Cobb and daughter-in-law, Ellen; two grandchildren; his mother, Anne Boswell and her husband, William....

 

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