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Tuesday September 4th, 2018
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Wednesday September 5th, 2018

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Samuel Frederick Biddix

Sam Biddix, age 73, of Sylva, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Cherokee Indian Hospital surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Lucy Biddix and the son of the late Newt and Margaret Biddix. 

He was a retired mechanic. Sam loved to fish and play banjo, especially all types of old school bluegrass music. He was also a knife collector. Sam dearly loved his family.

In addition to his wife Lucy and his parents, he was also preceded in death by three nieces; Vicky Henson, Janet Lynn Rhinehart and Jeanette Gail Rhinehart. Deanna Biddix, a sister-in-law, and Richard Arneach and Glenn Hoyle, brothers-in-law, also predeceased him.    

He is survived by seven sisters; Bonnie Arneach, Julia Biddix, Helen (Fred) Parker, Jessie Rathbone, Rosemary (Bill) Rhinehart, Ann Reid and Ruby Melton. Two brothers; Johnny Biddix and Jim Biddix also survive. Sam is further survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel with Rev.  Earl Holden officiating. Burial will follow in the Love Cemetery in the Willett’s Community. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Appalachian Funeral Services in Sylva, NC.

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Thoughts and Prayers are sent to Ann and Jamie Reid. With much love and sympathy, Vince & Pam Mehaffey

Vince and Pam Mehaffey Sep 4 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences. I can only imagine how hard this is for you. We were never created to live and then die; that wasnt Jehovahs purpose for us (Genesis 1:27,28.) Our loving creator is hurting just the same right now over this horrific loss and already has plans to swallow up death forever - Isaiah 25:8. Please allow this hope through Gods word to help you cope during your time of bereavement

Kay Sep 4 2018 12:00 AM

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