Anna Carver

Nov 19, 2012

1939 — 2012

SYLVA — Anna Arylene Dean Carver, 73, of Sylva, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Mission Hospital.

A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Irene Cloer Dean. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Reece Carver in 2009.  She was the former owner of Carver's Cloth Shop in Waynesville and a member of Sequoyah Baptist Church in Cherokee.

Surviving are a daughter, Anna Teresa Pindur, and husband, Gregory, of Bryson City and two step-sons, Steven Reece Carver, and wife, Peggy, of Balsam, and Michael Reece Carver, and wife, Jan, of Winchester, Kentucky; one sister, Wilda Buchanan and her family, of Sylva; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, Nov. 21, in the chapel of Melton Funeral Home with Rev. Tim James officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Melton Funeral Home.

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