Roy Malcolm Rye, 72, of Sapphire, died on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008 at the Asheville V. A. Medical Center.
A native of Sarasota, Fla., he was a son of the late Malcolm and Ethel Leatherman Rye. A veteran serving in the U.S. Army, he had resided in Sapphire since 1992.
Surviving are his childhood sweetheart, Betty Fordham Hartnup; son, Harry Hartnup and his wife, Deeanu, of Benton, S.C.; two daughters, Wanda Fisher and her husband, Dennis, of Lake Toxaway and Janet Bryson and her husband, Terry, of Brevard; two sisters, Elsie Smith and her husband, Tommy, of Lake Hatchineha, Fla. and Jane Straus...