Mary Loretta P. Head

Jun 02, 2014

1926 — 2014

CANTON — Mary Loretta Putnam Head, 87, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late George Wilson and Mary Ethel Wright Putnam.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Leonard Head Jr., who died in 1973; three brothers, William H.,Virgil L. and M. Mont Putnam. She was a member of Canton Wesleyan Church. She was deeply loved by her family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Beatrice Morgan and her husband, Allen, of Canton; a son, Gene Head, of Rutherfordton; four sisters, Lucy Franklin, of Waynesville, Edith Downs, of Clyde, Lura McCrain, of Hickory, and Janice Silver, of Canton; a brother, Hugh Putnam, of Hickory; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Revs. Terry Penland and Perry Hines officiating.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Community Kitchen, P.O. Box 513, Canton, NC  28716 or to SARGE’S Animal Rescue Foundation, P. O. Box 854, Waynesville, NC  28786.

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

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