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Karanne Georgette Tucker

Karanne (Kandy) Tucker, 71, of Waynesville, formerly of Sylva, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018. She was born at Asheville Mission Hospital on October 10, 1947 to her parents, Sgt. George N. and Julia Anderson Garland. Her childhood was spent on Marine and Naval bases. She graduated from Havelock North Carolina High School and Mars Hill College. She and her husband moved to Sylva in 1970 and she began work at Western Carolina University as an administrative assistant, retiring in 2000. She enjoyed her work and also enjoyed sewing, knitting and crafts. She loved hiking and the outdoors. Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Larry Tucker Her daughter Kerrie Elizabeth Tucker of Sylva. Also surviving are her mother Julia Garland and one sister, Sharanne Murphy (Timothy) both of Brunswick, Georgia Her father-in-law, Paul Tucker of Lexington, NC, sisters-in-law, Beverly (Steve) Benfield of Raleigh and Sherry (Bryant) Gobble of Spencer, NC Several nieces and nephews also survive. A private family gathering will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the AA/MDS and Leukemia Foundations, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123

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na Jun 20 2019 12:00 AM

Im so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear loved one. Its very comforting to know what the Bible says about ones weve lost in death. Verses like Acts 24:15 are an excellent example of this: And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. Knowing Gods promise that well be reunited with our loved ones who have died is a promise that I hold dear to me. (John 5:28, 29) I know Gods Word can bring you hope & comfort too.

Daniel Sorbel Jr. Jan 1 2019 12:00 AM

Larry, I am so saddened by Karanne's passing. She was such a strong a courageous person. I truly enjoyed getting to know both of you through the support group. I so wish I had got to come to the last meeting. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tammy Dills Oct 28 2018 12:00 AM

I am so very sad to hear of Kandys passing. We worked together in admissions at Western. She was always so pleasant to be around and a real sweet lady. My prayers to all of her family.

Pam McFarland Oct 21 2018 12:00 AM

I met Karanne at a support group meeting for AA/MDS and was so impressed with her bright smile and spunky attitude. She was so positive, she gave me hope. I got the impression that she lived her life with grace and gratitude. What more could anyone want. I feel privileged to have known her if only briefly. I will keep her family in my thoughts and prayers.

Susan Logan Oct 21 2018 12:00 AM

Larry and Kerrie: Heartfelt condolences to both of you. Kandy was a good friend at Mars Hill. We shared several classes and used to do our accounting homework together. We also worked together for a short time at Western. Prayers for you in the days ahead as you grieve and comfort for healing.

Diana Trull Warren Oct 21 2018 12:00 AM

Larry, I am so sorry to hear about Kandy. I know she will be terribly missed. May God give you peace during this very difficult time.

Marie Searcy Oct 21 2018 12:00 AM

My family and I are so sorry to hear about Kandy. We are so shocked and even though we have not seen you lately, we thought she was doing well. I love you folks and will always remember the last times we saw each other. We will think about and pray for all of you.

Joanne and Ray Bradley Oct 20 2018 12:00 AM

Larry and family, So sorry to hear about Kandy. She was such a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jammie Sutton Ray Oct 20 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Kandy's passing. She was such a special friend and co-worker. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Nancy Wheatley Oct 19 2018 12:00 AM

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