Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Jewell Millsaps


03/02/1947 - 10/21/2017


Jewell Millsaps, age 70, of Marble, NC passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Murphy Rehab & Nursing.

He was a native of Graham County, NC and the son of the late Floyd and Inez Brown Millsaps. Jewell had worked for Cherokee County Landfill. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jewell loved his animals.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, his sisters and grandson, Blake Tyson Millsaps.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Wanda Derreberry Millsaps; two sons, Brandon Millsaps and Travis Millsaps; three daughters, Connie Derreberry, Shonda Hidalgo and Shanna Davis; grandchildren, Shayelyn Millsaps, Hailey Millsaps, Marissa M. Lemus, Tyler T. Millsaps, Cassandra M. Millsaps, Kristin C. Justice, Johnny G. Davis, Coty S. Davis, Kyle Hidalgo, Kendra Hidalgo, Gaige Hidalgo, Autumn Hidalgo, Jacob Hidalgo and Lindsey Millsaps; eight great-grandchildren; ten nephews; special sister-in-law, Gertrude Millsaps and cousin, Irene Carpenter.

Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Pastor Harold Stiles will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM, Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weigarter Road, Knoxville, TN 37909.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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