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From: "Carol Queen" <>
Subject: Obits NC
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 00:07:00 -0500
Asheville - Arlis O. Queen, 71, of 64 Starmount Drive, Asheville, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, in an Asheville hospital.
Mr. Queen was born in Jackson County and was a son of the late Charles C. and Roxie Cook Queen. He was married to Imojean B. Queen who died in 1984.
He grew up in Haywood County. He attended the University of Georgia and served 30 years in the U.S. Army, including service in the Korean War before retiring as Master Sergeant. His last assignment in the military was as Army
recruiter in Asheville. He then joined Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance Co., where he served as regional manager. He attained the professional designation of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) from The American College and also attained the professional designation of Chartered Financial Consultant. He was also a real estate broker.
Active in civic affairs, he was a member of the Asheville Lions Club, the West Asheville/Nichols Masonic Lodge, the Eastern Star and VFW Post 891.
He also served as a Democratic Precinct Chairman for several years and was an Asheville City appointee to the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Board, where he served as chairman until health problems forced his resignation.
He was an ordained deacon and former member of Calvary Baptist Church and, at the time of his death, was a member of Hominy Baptist Church.
He was a devoted husband, loving father and doting grandfather and is survived by his wife, Rachel B. Queen; daughter, Terry Queen-Mabe of Brevard; son, Buddy Queen and his wife, Lisa, of Fletcher; stepdaughter, Jessica Skinner and her husband, Stephen, of Asheville; three stepgrandchildren, Elijah Varner, Emileigh Varner and Slade Skinner; and sister, Lois Temple of Washington state.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Joe Yelton officiating. Burial will be at Green Hills Cemetery.
His family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Hominy Baptist Church Building Fund, 135 Candler School Road, Candler, NC 28715 or Eliada Home for Children, P.O. Box 16708, Asheville, NC 28816.
The memorial register is available at "Obituaries" at
Robbinsville - Herschell Dale "Jiggs" Queen, 82, of Robbinsville, went home to be with his beloved Lord and Savior following a courageous battle with an extended illness on Monday, Dec. 22, 2003.
Born in Swain County, he was the son of the late Sidney and Lula M. Queen of Wesser. He lived in Swain County most of his life and moved to Robbinsville in 1962 with the Soil Conservation Services. He was an Army veteran of World War II, honorably discharged with numerous medals. He was a member of Nantahala Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Kuykendall Queen of Robbinsville; brother, Kenneth Queen of Manchester, Tenn.; two daughters, Kate Farmer and Connie Butler of Asheville; two sons, Albert Queen and Herschell Dale Queen Jr. of Dallas, Ga.; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday at Crisp Funeral Home in Bryson City with visitation one hour prior to the services. The Rev. Harold Beasley and Joe Holder will officiate. Burial will follow at Valleytown Cemetery in Andrews with military graveside rites conducted by the VFW.
Cherokee - Katie Queen, 48, of Cherokee went to be with the Lord after a courageous fight with breast cancer on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003.
Katie was a lifelong resident of Swain County. She was an employee of The Cherokee Boys Club and a member of Qualla Arts and Crafts and was a basket maker. She was preceded in death by a son, Jason Davis Kalonaheskie Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Jonah David Kalonaheskie of Cherokee; her mother, Mary Ellen Littlejohn Queen of Cherokee; her father, Lewis Queen of Cherokee; her daughter, Angela Kalonaheskie French of Cherokee and one grandson, Damion Anglle French of Cherokee.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Big Cove Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Ben Tapp officiating. Burial will be in the Queen Family Cemetery.
The body will be placed in the church at 4 p.m. on Monday to await the service hour.
Moody Funeral Home in Sylva is assisting the family with arrangements. An online memorial and guest registry are available at www.pemoody.com.
Edwin 'Cap' Queen
Marion - Edwin Clifton "Cap" Queen, 90, of Marion, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at the VA nursing home, Asheville, after several years of declining health.
He was the son of the late John Wesley Queen and Hattie Walker Queen. He was born on a houseboat in Memphis, Tenn., on July 28, 1913. As a child he lived with his family in Arkansas and South Carolina, then moved to McDowell County when he was in his teens. He later lived in Charlotte, then Florida and California. He moved back to McDowell County in 1964. He was a member of First Baptist Church, a disabled veteran of World War II and retired from civil service in San Diego. Cap was a member of the Masonic Order. He recently received a certificate and pin for 50 years as a member of Oasis Shrine Temple and spent many years escorting crippled or burned children to the Shriner's Hospitals in Greenville, S.C., and Cincinnati. He was a member of the York Rite, the Scottish Rite and the Royal Order of Jesters, Court 109 in Charlotte. He was also a member of the American Legion for 56 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy O'Neill Queen; his wife, Kathleen Greene Queen; daughter, Janice G. Inman; foster son, Arnold Kelly; three brothers, Wilbern, Lawrence and Howard Queen; and three sisters, Vera Bullock, Merle Tarrall and Zinnie Fischer.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Seaman Queen; daughter, Norma Ann Surdi of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two stepsons, Fred Burnette of Marion and Frank Seaman of Old Fort; two stepdaughters, Gail Parker of Weaverville and Marianne Moody of Asheville; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several stepgrandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Westmoreland Funeral Home.
The funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel and will be conducted by the rev. Scott Hageman, the Rev. Dr. Robert Davis and the Rev. Tyler Martin. Masonic rites will be given during the services. Burial will be in Western Carolina Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes for donations to be made to Shriner's Hospitals for Children, P.O. Box 560666, Charlotte, NC 28256.
Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family. An online register is available under "Obituaries" at www.westmorelandfuneral.com.
Canton - Thomas Franklin Pap Queen, 45, of 7 River Run Road, Canton, died Monday, March 8, 2004, at Mission Hospitals.
He was a native of Haywood County and the son of Clara Henson Queen of Canton and the late Frank B. Queen Jr. He was employed by By-Pass Power Equipment in Waynesville. Tommy was a member of Plains United Methodist Church.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 25 years, Becky Edwards Queen of Canton; daughter, Casey Queen Sawyer and her husband, Tim, of Canton; three sons, Jason Lee Queen and his wife, Nan, Lance Coleman Queen and his wife, Jocie, and Mikel Curtis Queen, all of Canton; and four grandchildren, Maggie, Kerry, Chloe and David.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Canton chapel of Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services with the Revs. Jerry Ensley and Kelly Jones officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Clinic, 112 Academy St., Canton, NC 28716.
An online memorial register is available at Obituaries at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.
Cullowhee - Norma Jean B. Queen, 63, of the Caney Fork community, died Friday, March 28, 2003, at her residence after a period of declining health.
A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Mary Brown Phillips of Cullowhee and the late General Brown.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Luther Queen; son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Bernice Queen of Cullowhee; sister, LInda Shular of Cullowhee; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at John's Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Clifford Parker and Mike Fox officiating. Burial will be in Balsam Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Melton-Riddle Funeral Home, where the body will remain until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the services.
Dewey M. Queen
Canton - Dewey Morris Queen, 86, a native and lifelong resident of the Dix Creek community went to live in glory on Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home in Canton.
He was a son of the late Fanning and Etta Revis Queen and was also preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Elsie and Claude Kuykendall. He retired from American Enka in 1979 with 35 years of service and was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, where he was a member of the adult mens #4 Sunday school class.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Beulah Crawford Queen; three daughters and their husbands, Judy and Doug Crawford of Brevard, Glenda and Nyal Plemmons of Canton and Tammy and Joel Maney of Canton; son and his wife, Keith and Jean Queen of Clyde; sister, Ella Bug Smith and her husband, Jeff, of Canton; seven grandchildren, Chad Plemmons, Shane Crawford, Stewart Crawford, Joel Queen, Matthew Hamlett, Nylenda Heatherly and Keitha Albright; and seven great-grandchildren, Nathan, Natalie and Noah Heatherly, Skyler Albright, Ava Queen, Elizabeth Crawford and Cole Crawford.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church with grandsons and grandsons-in-law serving as pallbearers. Pastor Heath Davis, the Rev. Jimmy Burress and Pastor Roy Kilby will officiate. Burial will follow at New Cruso Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Canton. At other times the family will be at his daughters residence - Tammy Maney, 9480 Cruso Road, Canton, NC 28716.
Memorials may be made to Mount Zion Baptist Church, 261 Dix Creek Road, Canton, NC 28716.
An online memorial register is available at Obituaries at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.
Clyde Eugene Queen
ATOKA, Tenn. - ATOKA, Tenn. - Clyde Eugene Queen, 54, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, in LaFayette, La. He was born March 26, 1948, in Haywood County, N.C., to the late James A. and Carrie Conner Queen. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Melvin Queen and James A. Queen Jr. He worked most of his life as a roofer in housing construction. He is survived by his son, James Henry Eugene Queen of Waynesville, N.C.; two daughters, Cynthia Louise Queen Mintz of Hickory and Nola Carrie Isobe of Jefferson City, Tenn.; five brothers, Carl Queen, Gerald Glenn Queen, Charles Brooks and Arthur Brooks, all of Waynesville, and Sam Brooks of New York; two sisters, Louise B. Snyder of Waynesville, an Alpha Queen Willis of Hendersonville, N.C.; and four grandchildren. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Garrett Funerals and Cremations in Waynesville, N.C. The Rev. Jerry Ensley and Johnny Swanger officiated. An online guest registry may be signed at www!
.legacy.com, sponsored by Garrett Funerals and Cremations.
Willa Jean Wheatley Queen
Cullowhee - CULLOWHEE - Willa Jean Wheatley Queen, 74, of the John's Creek community, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, unexpectedly at Harris Regional Hospital after a period of declining health. A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, she had previously worked at Buster Brown, Cullowhee School in the lunch room and WCU at the Dodson Cafeteria. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Ethel Parker Wheatley. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Queen, who died in 1985; a son, Guy Queen; two brothers, Dee and Willard Wheatley; and four sisters, Velma McMahan, Sylvia Rogers, Dorothy Mathis and Faye Wheatley. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Dorothy Queen and Earl and Thelma Queen, all of Cullowhee; five brothers, Frank, Bob and J.E. Wheatley, all of Cullowhee, Doyle Wheatley, of Sylva and Jim Wheatley of Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at John's Creek Bapt!
ist Church, of which she was a member, with the Revs. Michael Queen and Clifford Parker officiating. Burial will be in Lower Coward Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Melton-Riddle Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
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