Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Willa Mae Loving


05/09/1925 - 07/19/2020


Willa Mae Loving, age 95 of Murphy, NC passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC and the daughter of the late Henry and Dovie Dockery Kephart. Willa had worked at Murphy Textile, Brumby's Textile and Adam Sportswear. She loved gardening. Willa was a member of the Hanging Dog Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Loving; one son, Marvin Lovin; one daughter, Virginia Loving; and six brothers, William, Russell, Sheridan, Bass, Oscar and Earl Kephart.

She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Cooke and husband Garth; two brothers, Ralph and Odis Kephart; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held at 1 pm, Thursday, July 23, 2020 at the Hanging Dog Baptist Church. Dr. Eddis Dockery will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Keith, Kurt, Patrick and Corey Marcus, Merle Kephart and Trevor Lovin.

The family will receive friends from 11 am - 1 pm, Thursday, July 23, 2020 at the Hanging Dog Baptist Church.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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