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Louise Mauney DeHart, 91, departed for her heavenly home Thursday, October 17, 2013 while surrounded by her loving family.


A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Grover and Pauline McGuire Mauney. She was a graduate of Cecil’s Business College in Asheville. Her professional career included employment in the business office of Providence Hospital, office manager to Dr. Helen Wells, secretary to the Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools, and later secretary to the district engineer of NC Department of Transportation in Murphy and Franklin.


Mrs. DeHart was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Murphy as well as the Murphy Chapter No. 10, Order of the Eastern Star.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Vinson DeHart; and her sister, Rebecca Mauney Caldwell.


She is survived by her daughters, Karen (Jackie) Wayman and Ann (Jerry) Owenby all of Murphy, and a son, Russell (Gina) Caldwell of Denver, Colorado; three grandsons, Timothy Hughes, Stuart Wayman, and Joseph Caldwell; six granddaughters, Laurie Penn, Carrie Guthrie, Amy Coffey, Katherine McAndrew, Jennifer Metcalfe, and Mary Caldwell; 13 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.


Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Saturday, October 19, 2013 in the First Baptist Church, Murphy with the Rev. Dick Stillwell officiating. Interment was in  Sunset Cemetery. Pallbearers were Stuart Wayman, Nathan Hughes, Chase Penn, Jacob Scott, Kacey Coffey, and Keith Zimmerman.  Honorary pallbearers were Joseph Caldwell, Brandon Guthrie, and Ward Metcalfe.


The family received friends from 2-3:45 Saturday afternoon at the First Baptist Church, Murphy prior to the services.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Louise Mauney DeHart to the First Baptist Church, Murphy, 517 Hiwassee Street, Murphy, NC 28906.


Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements. 

#8 Jack Ramsey 2013-10-23 07:45
I am sorry for your loss, I thought the world of your grandmother. She always looked after us when we were kids and played together. I remeber she was always quick with a bag of Fritos and a Coke when we would show up on the front porch of her house.
#7 Lorraine Kilpatrick 2013-10-20 20:49
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May God give you comfort and peace.
With deepest sympathy. Richard & Lorraine Kilpatrick
#6 Judy Mauney 2013-10-20 19:03
Dear Karen,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May all your happy memories be a comfort to you during this difficult time.
Judy Mauney
#5 Nancy Bauguss 2013-10-19 14:49
Your mother was a lovely lady and even though she has been ill for sometime I know how much you will miss her. I will keep you in my prayers.

Nancy Bauguss
#4 Sandra ODell 2013-10-19 11:37
Dear Friends,
I am so sorry for your loss. I certainly enjoyed Louise during the time of my life I was fortunate enough to know her. A delightfully kind and pleasant person. I ask for the Lord to bless and comfort you during this time.

Sandra O'Dell
#3 Jeanette Hedrick 2013-10-19 10:15
Jim and I extend our sincerest condolences. May God be with you now and in the days ahead.
#2 Kathleen Huft 2013-10-18 23:04
I knew her as Mama Lou at the nursing home in Murphy. What a sweet lady who will be so missed! God bless the family.
#1 Debra K. England 2013-10-18 13:57
Prayers for God's Peace to you and yours as you work your way through this great loss.
Deepest Sympathy, Debra England
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