Bill Vernay

William Edward Vernay Jr., affectionately known as “Bill,” passed away peacefully February 10, 2018, surrounded by his family. 

James Vaughn

James Walter “Granny” Vaughn Sr., age 80, of Mineral Bluff, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018, in Asheville, North Carolina. 

Troy Simonds

Troy Wayne Simonds, age 86, of Ducktown, Tennesse, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018. Troy was born in Murphy, North Carolina, to the late H. Waldo and Anna Mae Satterfield Simonds.

Wayne Patterson

Wayne Patterson, age 83, of McCaysville, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018, at his home. 

He was born on July 4, 1934, in Fannin County to the late Evie Patterson. 


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