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Appalachian Funeral Services
Friday April 8th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Eunice Rebecca Barnes Deitz

Eunice Barnes Deitz, of the Tathams Creek community in Jackson County, went to her heavenly home on April 2, 2022. Eunice was born in the Cullasaja Community of Macon County on December 11, 1941. She was the daughter of the late John Howard Barnes and Sallie Woodall Barnes. Eunice graduated from Franklin High School and Western Carolina University. She taught elementary school in Macon County for 30 years, most of that at East Franklin Elementary where she met her husband, Joe.

Eunice loved animals and flowers. She was gifted in art, decorating, and cooking. She was an avid reader, especially her Bible which she underlined and highlighted from beginning to end. She was a life long member of the Cullasaja Assembly of God Church and attended Wesleyanna Methodist Church when she was able.

Eunice was preceded in death by her mother and father, an infant brother and two infant sisters, a sister, Louise Stiwinter (Glen), and a nephew, Glen Stiwinter, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Joe; sister-in-law, Sandra Deitz; brother-in-law, Bill Deitz (Delores), nieces, Chrystal Deitz, Linda Ledford (Brad), Angie Toomey (Ralph), and Ella Ledford.

There will be no formal service. A visitation will be held for family and friends at Appalachian Funeral Services on Friday, April 8th from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. A private burial will follow at Wesleyanna Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wesleyanna Cemetery Fund, c/o Joe Deitz, 938 Tathams Creek Rd. Sylva, NC 28779, or Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Geneva Vaughn, 133 Embers Drive, Highlands, NC 28741.

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A candle was lit in memory of Eunice Deitz

Betty Williams May 21 2022 10:57 AM

She was my Kindergarten teacher at East Franklin School. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Amy Price Apr 9 2022 1:46 AM

She was a great teacher and friend loved her

Jenny nolen Porter Apr 8 2022 3:41 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eunice Deitz

Claude and Sharon Ridley Apr 8 2022 11:30 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eunice Deitz

Andrew and Barbara Cabe Apr 8 2022 10:08 AM

Praying for you and yours Joe. You will be with her in Heaven.

Charles Pannell Apr 7 2022 3:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eunice Deitz

Judy Wilkey Apr 7 2022 5:19 AM

Joe and family so sorry to hear of the passing of Eunice. She was a great person and I'm so glad I got to meet her and got to know her. I always enjoyed seeing her at the family reunions and getting to talk to her. She was always so pleasant to talk with.

Shirley Cabe Maxwell Spence Apr 6 2022 8:37 PM

Joe and family.sorry to hear of Eunice passing.my prayers are with you all

Helen sitton Apr 6 2022 6:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eunice Deitz

Chandra (Huscusson) Brewer Apr 6 2022 9:25 AM

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