Mrs. Dorothy Lee Gates Abee


Mrs. Dorothy Lee Gates Abee, 97, of Valdese, N.C., passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care following a period of declining health.

Blaine Free


Mr. Blaine Free, 86, of Cherry Log, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.

He was born May 10, 1933, in Fannin County, to the late Homer and Mary Bearden Free. He was a farmer. 

Mrs. Sally Stiles


Mrs. Sally Stiles, 80, of Andrews, N.C., died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in a Chattanooga, Tenn., hospital. She was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, N.C.

Grady Gayton


Mr. Grady Gayton, 83, of Jasper, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at his residence.

Mrs. Jeanette McArthur Royston


Mrs. Jeanette McArthur Royston, 82, of Austell, formerly of Ellijay, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Wellstar Tranquility Hospice in Austell.