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Asheville Citizen-Times from Asheville, North Carolina · Page 23

Asheville, North Carolina
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Thursday, February 27, 1969
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Western North Carolina Deaths And Funerals f unerals Today " John C. Wood, 1 p. m., chapel of Berryman-HaU Funeral Home. Joe L. Wallace, 3 p. m., chapel of Jesse Ray Funeral Home. William L. Sayles FAEWIEW - Services for William L. Sayles, 39, of Rt. 6, who died Tuseday, will be held at '2 p. m. Friday in Laurel Pines Baptist Church, of which be-was a member. The- Rev. Jay Blankenship, the Rev. Odell Barnwell and the Rev. Curtis Riddle will officiate". Burial will be in Cane Creek Cemetery. EUbearers will be Gene and Latty ' Meadows, Eddie and Steve Ledford, Max Mullinax tnl Willie Sayles. IjfiyiSayles, a native of Bun-coaifce County, was a son of ZeR Sayles of Leicester and the latn Mrs. Bckfird William Sayes. He had been employed bvlfc'ayles-Biltmore Bleacheries (017 years. . . Saving in addition to the fa$ec. are the widow, Mrs. Yvflfone Melton Sayles; a daughter, Regina, and two sons, Wpam Michael and Donald L. Sayles; all of the home; six sisterly Mrs. Charlotte Ledford an'dr'Mrs Mary Jo Good, both of IFairview, Mrs. Colleen Meadow's and Mrs. Peggy Sharpe, both of Asheville Rt. 4, and Mt9. June Lee and Mrs. Doris MeMahan, both of Swannanoa; foir brothers, Graham of Lan-tana, Fla., Hollis of Fairview, Aubrey of Leicester and Perry Sayles of Hickory. The body will be taken to the dome of Mrs. Good, Sayles Rcjad, at 3 p. m. Thursday by Anders-Sice Funeral Home, where it will remain until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the services. Karl L. Kaley HENDERSONVILLE - Karl L? Kaley, 81, of Elyria, Ohio, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning in a local hospital. Mr. Kaley was a member of Elyria Congregational Church, a. -veteran of World War I, a rejired executive of the Elyria Lumber and Coal Co., he was a member of the Senior Citizens Group of Elyria and was a Mason for over 50 years. :S)jrviving are the widow, Mrs; Marjorie Dee Kaley; a sistir, Mrs. E. N. Birch of Hol-lyto&od, Fla.; and two nephews. .The body is being sent to the Sujdro-Curtis Funeral Home in. Elyria for services and burial. Mrs. Dorothy Diggs Mrs- Dorothy Diggs, 38, of 97 Eijgle St., was pronounced dead ofwarrival at a local hospital Wednesday morning. She was a lifelong resident of Asheville and a graduate of Stgphens-Lee High School, class of -1949. ,. Surviving are the mother, Mhs. Madelane Thomas, two daughters. Misses Jacqueline arifl; Patricia Woody, and brewer, Edward Durrah, all of Asheville. Wilkins Mortuary will announce arrangements. James Dupree Kay James Dupree Kay, 60, of 117'AIabama Ave., West Ashe rifle, died at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday in a Buncombe County hos-pital after a brief illness. A native nf Lavonia. Ga.. he lived in Asheville for the past zsiyears, was a retired employe of -Earle Chesterfield Mills and a World War II Air Force veteran. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Iris Sisk Kay; a daughter, DeJra Kay, and a son, David Kay, both of the home; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Max Thomas of Candler; and three step-sons, Jajnes and Danny, both of the home, and Pfc. Robert Beajh-board of the U. S. Marine Ctrps, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. William WfiJte and Mrs. Jones Carroll, both of Toccoa, Ga. and Mrs. Waiiam Wells of Anderson, S. CJrfive brothers, Hoyt, Ber-niefl; and J. P., all of Lavonia, Charles of Fairfax, Va. and Tlflmas Kay of Clintwood, Va.; end' a grandson. Services will be held at 2 p. mr Friday in the chapel o! Wells Funeral Home, Canton. Tfie Rev. Carroll Singleton atfff'the Rev. Oscar Queen will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Xawn Cemetery, Enka. Pallbearers will be Lawrence Lipdsay, Sam . Taylor, Robert FradyJ. Tom Swilling, Roy Dal-tofl'and Jim Williams. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. "SEND FLOWERS IY WIRE" MacARTHIIR KRAUSE E FLORIST 24 N. MARKET ST. PHONE 252-4426 M0RRIS-HEND0N FUNERAL HOMI MODIST COtT PINB5T MCILITIM 104 MERKIMON AVI. 191.1131 Don Gassaway Services for rnn r.s 37. of 9 Frienrtlu Mnl died Tuesday, will be held at j p. m. Thursday in Abernethy United Methodist Phii which he was a member. The Rev. John Christy will officiate. Burial will ha in EVroct Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lerov Rav. Ed Reid, Paul Monday, Tim noDeris, waiter Gardner and Norman Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be members ,-f Johnston Lions Club. Mr. Gassawav. whn was vm- Dloved in the Buncombe Hniin- ty records department, was president of the Asheville-Smoky Mountain Boys Baseball League and a former commissioner of the Asheville Little League. He was a member of ine jonnston Lions Club and an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivine are the widow. Mrs. Gail Elkins Gassaway; a daugh ter, Ken, ana a son, Tommy Gassaway, both of the home; the mother. Mrs. Juanita Posev of Asheville; the father Virgil Gassaway of Kentucky; and three brothers, Ralph and Jack, both of Ashavills and Rnper Gassaway of Augusta, Ga. me Doay win remain at uroce Funeral Home until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the services. Mrs. Jane Drake HENDERSONVILLE - Mrs. Jane Drake, 71, of 220 Barks-dale St., died early Wednesday In a local hospital after a brief illness. The widow of Russell W. Drake, who died Feb. 7, Mrs. Drake was a native of Henderson County, a daughter of Mrs. Lily Connor of Macclenny, Fla. and the late Thomas Connor, and for 18 years, she was a traffic shpervisor for Florida Telephone and Telegraph Co. She was a member of First United Methodist Church here and of the Hubert Smith Post No. 77, American Legion auxiliary. Surviving in addition to the mother are a son, Thomas N. Drake of Hendersonville; three sisters, Mrs. Linn Kirkland of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Mrs. Harold Wolfe of Live Oak, Fla. and Mrs. Basil Cole of Evanston, Wyo.; and two grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday in Thos. Shepherd Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Walter Lee Lanier and the Rev. James B. Thomas 'will officiate. Burial will be in Shepherd Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be John and William M. Brock Jr., Charlie E. and Frank Dill Drake, Harry Worley and Shirley Collins. The family will be at the home of the son on Crab Apple Lane. Mrs. Lucille Hippie Mrs. Lucille E. Hippie, 63, of 81 Dogwaad Cir., died Wednesday morning in an Asheville hospital after a brief illness. A native of Mountain View, Okla., she lived in Asheville for the past 12 years. For 23 years, she was employed by the American Telephone and Telegraph Co., in Kansas City, Mo., where she was supervisor of instruction. Mrs. Hippie was a member of Esther Chapter No. 12, Order of the Eastern Star, the Salvation Army auxiliary and the Asheville Orthopedic Hospital auxiliary. Surviving are the husband, J. L. Hipplet two sisters, Mrs. Flo McCarty and Mrs. Dave Aber, both of Kansas City; a mece ana a nephew. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Groce United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. The Rev. Sherrill Biggers and the Rev. Jerry Murray will officiate. Burial will be in Ashlawn Gardens of Memory. Pallbearers will be Bill Krdsher, Guy Guy Queen, John Hillyer, Ansel Levi, Willard Orr and William Lonsdale. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the U.M.Y.F of the Church. The body will remain at Groce Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the services. Boyce M. Powers WAYNESVILLE - Boyce M. (Rock) Powers, 36, of Roanoke Rapids, a native of Haywood County, died Wednesday morning at his home. A graduate of Waynesville Township High school and Western Carolina University at Cul-lowhee, he was prominent in athletics in both at school and college. He was at the William R. Davie High School, where he was head coach and teacher for several years. Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Ruby P. Nichols of Hazel-wood; a sister, Mrs. Brenda Russell of Hazelwood; a brother, Richard Powers of Pink Hill; and the grandmother, Mrs. Clara Powers of Hazel-wood. Garrett Funeral Home will James A. Bvrd Sr. RUTHERFORDTON - James A. Byrd St., 72, of Whiteside Road, died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday in a local hospital after a period of declining health. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Annie Laura Byrd; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Hutchins of Forest City Rt. 2 and Mrs. Edward Hardin of Huntsvuie, Ala.; a son, James Byrd Jr. of Spindale; seven brothers, Roy of Gilkey, Reid, Jack and Lynn, all of Spindale, Leonard of Monroe, Lester of Lincolnton and Kay Byrd of Rutherfordton, and seven grandchildren. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Southern Baptist Church, of which he was a mem ber. The Rev. W. T. Roberson ind the Rev. Curtis Medlin will officiate. Burial will be in Spin-dale City Cemetery. The body will remain at MeMahan Funeral Home until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Samuel Elliott FRANKLIN - Samuel Elliott, 86. died Tuesday night in a Bun combe County rest home alter a lone illness. A native of Graham bounty, he was retired from Bemis Lumber Co., and State Highway Commission and was a veteran of the U. S. Army. Surviving are the widow, Mrs Dixie Calhoun Elliott; three sons, Swann of Franklin, John of Warner Robins, Ga., and Cramer Elliott of the U. S. Air Force, Charleston, S. C; two daughters, Mrs. Azalea Slaughter of Swannanoa and Mrs. Tine Short of Joliet, 111 three half-sisters, Mrs. Maude Rogers of Marble and Mrs. Ann Lunsford and Mrs. Mary Adklns both of Robbinsville; and 12 grandchildren. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Mountain Creek Baptist Church, Robbinsville. The Rev. Guy Duvall, the Rev, C. C. Welch and the Rev. Otis Orr will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will remain at Bryant Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 o.m. Thursday, and be placed in the church one hour prior to the services. Mrs. Mary Burr ell Mrs. Mary Jane Burrell, 82, of 71 Woodrow Ave., died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in a local hospital after a brief illness. A native of Yancey County, she lived in Buncombe County the past 50 years, was a member of Woodfin Baptist Church and of the Women's Bible Class. She was the widow of Elfred F. Burrell, who died in 1956. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth King of Hialeah, Fla. and Mrs. Hazel Candler and Mrs. Nettie Crowder, both of Asheville; three sons, Burlus Higgins of Burnsville, Baxter Renfro of Arden and J. T. Burrell of Hendersonville; three step-daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Quails of Candler and Mrs. Ada Hyatt and Mrs. Marjorie Lit- trell, both of Asheville; three step-sons, Luther, Virgil and Vance Burrell, all of Asheville; a sister, Mrs. Cora Hensley of West Alexander, Ohio; and a brother, Roscoe Phillips of Erwin, Tenn.: 26 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Anders-Rice Funeral home will announce arrangements. o John Price HENDERSONVILLE - John McC. Price, 85, of 123 Briar- wood Lane, died Wednesday night at his residence after a long illness. Thos. Shepherd and Son Fu neral Directors will announce arrangements. Mrs. Sue Woods BLACK MOUNTAIN Private memorial services will be conducted at 2:30 n.m. Friday in the chapel of Berryman-HaU Funeral Home Asheville for Mrs. Sue Liebenbera Woods. 59. of Sunset Drive, who died Tuesday. Mrs. Alice Slikker. first reader. First Church of Christ. Scientist, will officiate. The fami v reauests that flowers be omitted. Emory H. Pitts Emory H. Pitts, 87, of Green ville, S. C, formerly of Asheville, died there Wednesday afternoon in a hospital after a long illness. Survivors include a daughter, Miss .Mary Ellen Pitts of Asheville. Services and burial will be in St. Petersburg, Fla., under the direction of Osgood Funeral Home. Mrs. Carolyn Darling CANDLER Services for Mrs. Carolyn Boyd Darling, 67, of Rt. 4, who died Tuesday, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel ofMorris-Hendon Funeral Home. Dr. Paul Limbert will officiate. Burial will be in Pisgah View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Edward Knight, Wesley J. Potter, William C. Breazeale, Buell H. Francisco, James H. Hall and Robert E. Evans. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Mrs. Marie Edge Mrs. Marie Ann Edge, 55, died Wednesday in a Daytona Beach, Fla. hospital. The budy is being bruoght to Asheville for services and burial under the direction of Groce Funeral Home. THE ASHEVILLE CITIZEN, Thrus., Feb. 27, 1969 23 Mrs. Elva Connor Services for Mrs. Elva Crowell Connor, 81, of 902 Sand Hill Rd., who died Tuesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Acton United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. The Rev. Mike Howard will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Connor, a native of Enka, was the widow of Edward E. Connor. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fred J. Greenwood of Puyallup, Wash, and Mrs. Clyde D. Wyly of the home; a son, Crowell E. Connor of Morristown, T e n n . ; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body will remain at Groce Funeral Home until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the services. Henry A. Robertson Henry A. Robertson, 82, of 11 Rogers . PI., died early Wednesday in a Western North Carolina hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Robertson, a native of the Mills River Community in Henderson County, retired in 1954 from the Veterans Administration Hospital at Oteen. He was a member ot West Asheville Presbyterian Church and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Nell R. Laetsch and a grandson, Gregg Laetsch, both of Asheville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home. The Rev. Jeff T. Kcsterson will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hills Cemetery. Arthur G. Lewis ROBBINSVILLE - Arthur Garfield Lewis, 84, died Wednesday morning in a Swain County hospital after a long Nines. A native of Polk County, Tenn., he lived in Graham County for the past 40 years and was i a former employe ot Bemis Lumber Co. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lola Liivm Lewis; four sons, Delmas, Alvin and James, all of Robbinsville, and Doyle Lewis of Gambrills, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Jim Thorton of Newport, Tenn. and Mrs. Thyria Thorton of West Virginia; and 12 grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Townson Funeral Home. The Rev. Clifford George and the Rev. Donald Colvard will officiate. Burial will be in Old Mother Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe, Bill, Lamar and Jimmy Lewis, Carrie Don and Denman Adams. 'No Progress' In Thomasville Shooting Death THOMASVILLE, N. C. (AP)- Police m Thomasville Wednes- day reported no major develop ments in tne continuing investigation of the slaying of Willis Lee Payne, 52-year-old Thomas ville Negro who nad been charged by the FBI last week with sending threatening letters to supporters of George wai- lace. "We're still working, digging and have talked to lots of peo- Die." a police spokesman said, adding there was nothing new to report. The State Bureau of Investigation is cooperating in the in- vestieaiton. Payne's body, wun two buuet wounds in the head, was found Monday in a wooded area by his 17-year-old son and a companion. Police reported that ballistic tests showed that Payne was killed by a .32 caliber pistol that he was clutching when his body was found. Chief Paul M. Shore believes the weapon was placed in GREAT FEBRUARY ODDS 'W ENDS! ONE OF A KINDS! FLOOR SAMPLES! MIS-MATCHED! DISCONTINUED TICKINGS! t MATTRESS OF) MATTRESS OR BOXSPRING nviri rt mi l size twin or full size , V LUES TQ $39.95 VALUES TO $59.95 YOUR $ CHOICE NO MONEY DOWN MATTRESS OR BOXSPRING TWIN OR FULL SIZE VALUES TO $79.95 YOUR CHOICE I 4 ' f.VjT nr j!S on rtxc7Ti!rji . vi J cn full size ; J I I - If II 1 1 -I 7 lit. i mmMm 1 ftZJTTLTT art -a i t NO MONEY DOWN BUY AT THESE STERCHI'S STORES FOR GREATER SAVINGS! announce arrangements. Payne's hand after he was shot '- ' --' i i r - i r '- mi 'i

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