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Appalachian Funeral Services
Saturday January 30th, 2021

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George Hair

George Hair, age 72, of Sylva, NC, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021 as the result of Covid 19. He was the husband of Mary Jean Platner Hair and the son of the late Earl Hair and the late Mary Elizabeth Stewart. 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law; Betty Platner.

George is survived by his wife of 51 years; Mary Jean Hair, to whom he always lovingly referred to as, "the sunshine of my life," one daughter; Jennifer (Jack) Williams, one sister; Lillian Elizabeth Hutto, and one brother; Charles Stewart. He is further survived by four nieces, six great nieces, and two great nephews. George is also survived by his loyal cat: Spencer. 

He was the owner of Geno Air Conditioning and Heating Company, which he founded in 1979. He is survived by many loyal employees and former employees. He loved riding motorcycles, gardening, and traveling. 

A memorial service will be held outdoors on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Appalachian Funeral Services with Rev. Craig Williams officiating. Social distancing and masks will be required. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in George's honor to Catman2 Inc. PO Box 2344 Cullowhee, NC 28723 or www.catman2.org.

An online registry is available at: www.appalachianfuneralservices.com

Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC is serving the family.   

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Marvin & Brenda Prince Jan 31 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of George Hair

Marvin & Brenda Prince Jan 31 2021 12:00 AM

Mary Jean and Jennifer, I am sorry for your loss. I mostly knew George as a boss at Geno's and as the dad of a peer in school, and I regret not seeing him, or you, in so long. I learned valuable lessons about work from him, and I am still amazed and grateful for the trust that he put in me as a young man. May the Lord be with you, and give you peace and comfort.

Mark J. Smith Jan 29 2021 12:00 AM

Jennifer, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. I wish I had known him. What a wonderful obituary and same for this fitting tribute wall. We still miss you and Jack in Cullowhee. Wishing you and your family comfort during this time, and may this bring you all even closer together. Ed

Edward Lopez Jan 29 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of George Hair

Edward Lopez Jan 29 2021 12:00 AM

I am so deeply sorry about George. It's been years since we had seen each other. I lost touch with the family after Aunt Libby died. My prayers go out to you all. He was a fine man. I know he will truely bmissed by all. God Bless

Annette James Duffield Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences you and yours . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . Sincerely, Maxine A. Rigsby , Augusta

Maxine A. Rigsby Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

Mary Jean and Hair family So sad to hear of George's passing? He should have had many years left My deep condolences to you George will be remembered kindly for his many favors and kindness to our family over the years He was deeply loved as you were, also, by Norman Cope and myself. I'm heartbroken for you. Jo Ann Cope

Jo Ann Cope Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Family, We are so sorry to learn of George's passing. He was always so kind and good to us whenever we needed anything. We greatly appreciate having known him. May God comfort and hold you all close in the following days. Love in Christ, Lewis and Pauline Beck

Pauline Styles Beck Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of George Hair

Pauline Styles Beck Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

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