Doris F. Ireland

Jan 24, 2013

1921 — 2012

CANTON — Doris Frantz Ireland, 91, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.

A native of Martelle, Iowa, Doris moved from Miami, Florida, to Haywood County in 1971.  She was a daughter of the late Will and Carrie Lehr Frantz.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton A. Ireland, who died in 2000.  Doris was a retired school teacher.  When able, she supported her beloved Cruso United Methodist Church with her prayers, presence, service, and gifts.

She is survived by a daughter, Marjorie Fenwick, of Canton; one step-daughter, Patricia McLaughin, of Jacksonville, Florida; one sister, Louise Gossett, of Avon Park, Florida; two grandsons, Nathan and Christopher Fenwick; and three great-grandchildren, Grace, Collin and Victoria Fenwick.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Cruso United Methodist Church.  The family will receive friends from following the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Cruso United Methodist Church, 11653 Cruso Road, Canton, NC  28716.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at

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