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Friday May 25th, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Saturday May 26th, 2018

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Interment at: Mathis Cemetery

Mathis Cemetery
Saturday May 26th, 2018

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Wayne Lewis Trantham

Wayne L. Trantham, age 64, of Tuckasegee passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. He was the son of the late Philip and Mary Belle Trantham. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Paul Trantham, as well as four infant brothers.

Wayne is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Arlene Mathis Trantham. Also surviving are one son Stacey Trantham of Waynesville; one daughter, Amanda (Kenneth) Moody of Clyde; one grandson, Tristan Trantham of Ellenboro, NC; three brothers, Odell (Ida) Trantham of Concrete, WA, Carl “Red” Trantham of Cashiers, Ray (Debbie) Trantham of Dillsboro; three sisters, Fannie Mae Thompson and Frankie Nell Johnson, both of Sylva and Elizabeth Bennett of Cullowhee; as well as sisters-in-law Carolyn Trantham of Tuckasegee and Beverly Moore of Michigan. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive as well as his Trout Creek Baptist Church family of Tuckasegee.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday May 26th at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with the Rev. Mark Stiles and Mr. Gary Brooks officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday evening May 25th from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Mathis Cemetery. 

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Arlene, I am sorry to see of Wayne's passing. I always enjoyed seeing you and Wayne, and Stacey and Amanda. I'll be out of town during the time of the service, but I'll think of you.

Thomas Dill May 25 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Waynes passing and for the familys loss of such a treasured man. Wayne was always ready with a smile and kindness for me and my family. He was a blessing to all of us who knew him. May God hold you and comfort you in your time of sorrow.

Kate McCarley Hernandez May 23 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Arlene and family, So sorry about Wayne's passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you all

Cara and Bunny Brown May 22 2018 12:00 AM

Angie Mathis Stanley May 22 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wayne Trantham

Angie Mathis Stanley May 22 2018 12:00 AM

SO sorry to hear of brother Tranthams passing. Out thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was the kind of man that we always loved to see come through the door at the auto parts

Gary Gunter May 22 2018 12:00 AM

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