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Visitation at Funeral Home

Saturday April 13th, 2019
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Memorial Service

Appalachian Funeral Services
Saturday April 13th, 2019

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Delana Sue Guffey

“I must have been special to be given 65 roses”

Delana Sue Guffey, 23, of Sylva, NC passed away Sunday April 7, 2019 after a lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis.  She is the Daughter of Mike Guffey and Delisa (David) Pressley.

Delana loved to be outdoors fishing and also enjoyed photography. She loved dogs especially her own baby Athena. She was a lifelong warrior of Cystic Fibrosis, very strong willed and an inspiration to her family and everyone around her.

In addition to her parents she is survived by her grandparents Wanda and Joe Clayton; great grandmother Della Mae Fox; One step brother Timothy Pressley; Uncles Lee (Mary) Hill, Michael Hill, Wade (Shirley) Guffey, Ron Guffey, Rad Guffey and Kenneth Fox; Aunts Tina Wilson, Jean Cabe and Claudine Mace. Many loving cousins also survive.

Preceding her in death are grandparents Frank and Etta Guffey; grandfather Burton Hill; great grandfather Claude Fox; uncle Larry Mace and cousin Mickey Mace.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with Rev. Eddie Stillwell officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 2:00pm prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 110N Bethesda, MD 20814.

The family would like to send a special thanks to Danielle (Nikki) Bratton and Harry Sumner.

Appalachian Funeral Services is handling arrangements for the family.

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So very sorry to hear about your loss. My condolence to you and your family. It will be so wonderful when death is no more. Rev.21:3,4. And see our loved ones again on Earth in the future . Acts 24:15 Psalms 37: 11, 29 What a comfort to know that God does not cause death at this time. Ecclesiastes 9:11. "Thy kingdom come thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven ." This is a government. Soon, it will solve all mankind's problems. No more sickness, pain, death, mourning, there will be no more food shortages. Mathew 6:10; Daniel 2:24; Revelation 21:3,4 Isaiah 26:19. Psalms 37:11,29. Look up all the scriptures, you will see that this is true. I am praying for strength beyond normal for you, and comfort for you and your family. For more comfort from the Bible for free , please. Email me at:. kathy122346@gmail.com All is free. Jesus said go free give free. Look to God for payment.

Kathy Jun 27 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious Daughter. Our loving Creator never planned for death to be part of his original plan. There is such a loving scripture found at Revelation 21: 3 & 4 which reads: With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, And they will be his people, And God himself will be with them, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The Former things have passed away I hope these words help you find comfort and also give you hope for our near future. Can you imagine Living Forever on Earth under Beautiful conditions that will never end. If you would like further information on Gods promises from the Bible, Please visit our Free Bible based website JW. ORG

Terry Greene Apr 26 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Delana's passing. It was a blessing to know here even though it was for just a short time. She will be missed by all!!

Myron Benner Apr 16 2019 12:00 AM

Seeing the loss of your precious angel... touched my heart so much because in 1955 our family lost two children with this terrible sickness... it was my brother Randall 9 years old and a baby sister 7 months old...I was only 11 and my older brother 12....to this day I remember the suffering with oxygen tents that were used then... My prayers to your family...this is terrible to watch and not able to cure...they told our family then that the longest life at that time was 27 at most....prayers

Brenda Bradsher Apr 15 2019 12:00 AM

Oh my sweet Delana. I know we arent suppose to have favorite patients, but she was by far my one. The one who touched my heart more than she could have ever known. I only wish I could dance with you one more time. Seeing her today look so peaceful only made my heart hurt just a little less. I really just longed for her laugh. I will remember her always and will continue my prayers for her dad and family. I know you already know, but you must be proud to have such a beautiful, kind, caring soul. Remembering her always...

Stephanie Long Apr 13 2019 12:00 AM

Janice Henson Apr 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Delana Guffey

Janice Henson Apr 12 2019 12:00 AM

I worked on Pediatrics for 20 years and watched Delana grow up. She was a beautiful young lady and will be missed by all who knew her. Condolences to her family, friends and loved ones. Please know that she was loved by us as well.

Janice Henson Apr 12 2019 12:00 AM

Megan Brown Apr 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Delana Guffey

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