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Last updated 3/18/2020 at 3:40pm

Margaret Garren

Margaret Benson Garren passed away on March 12. She was a Transylvania County native. She and her late husband, Roy, were married over 65 years. She is survived by her daughters, grandchildren, a sister and two brothers. Her funeral was on Saturday, March 14, in the chapel of Moore Funeral Home. Interment was at Gillespie-Evergreen Cemetery. Prayers for the family.

Marion Chappell

Marion Charlotte Blythe Chappell passed away on Marsh 12. She was 78 years old. She is survived by her husband, Ulysses, children and grandchildren. Her service was Monday, March 16, at the Moody Connolly funeral home and interment was at Blue Ridge Garden of Memories. Prayers for the family.


A lot of the area churches have canceled services on Sunday and Wednesday, plus other activities for at least two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic that has everyone nervous about. Some listed are Selica United Methodist Church, In the Bible Mission and others. It just pays to be cautious, especially us older folks. Praying that everything will soon be better.


The Bandmaster will be having a benefit for the Cathey’s Creek Community Center to help with upgrades to the building, which is over 100 years old. The benefit will be held on Saturday, May 23, so mark your calendars for this fun event.


Fishing season opens soon. I remember when our kids were young and we, my husband and I, would take the kids up on the creek fishing. I would make a big cake of cornbread, fry a pan of potatoes and he would catch speckled trout. We would clean them on the creek bank and fry them in a cast-iron skillet over a camp fire. Now that was some good eating. Easter time always reminds me of those fishing trips. I can almost smell the smoke from the fire and fish frying now.

Rent the CCCC

Contact Joann Galloway at 883-3557 for information on renting the Cathey’s Creek Community Center, located at 131 Island Ford Road just off U.S. 64 west. It is a Wi-Fi hotspot.

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Send news to me at or call 883-8753 or text a message to (828) 384-0116. Thanks for reading and enjoy your week.


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