Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for William Roy Totherow

12/08/1948 - 12/03/2020

   William Roy “Butch” Totherow, age 71 of Brasstown, NC passed away Thursday, December 3, 2020.

     He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC and the son of the late Floyd and Frieda McMahan Totherow. Butch was a proud veteran; he served in the United States Army. He was a brick and rock mason. Butch loved raising and caring for game chickens. He enjoyed spending time on his tractor and working on his farm. Butch loved his family and especially his grandchildren. He loved eating at Red Lobster and loved Alabama Football. Butch was a member of Little Brasstown Baptist Church. 

     In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother in law, Carl Aycock. 

     He is survived by three sons, Derek Wilson of Marble, Dustin Totherow and fiance Connie Bruce of Leicester, NC and Brandon Totherow and wife Jennifer of Blairsville, GA; two sisters, Denise Totherow Cross and husband Don of the Nantahala community and Linda Totherow Aycock of Roanoke Rapids, NC; seven grandchildren, Dusty Totherow, Lauren Totherow, Dawson Totherow, Madison Totherow, Jackson Totherow, Timothy Helton and Tori Pinkerton; and one great grandson, Curtis Pinkerton.

     Funeral Services will be held at 3 pm, Sunday, December 6, 2020 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Aud Brown and Rev. Tony Ware will officiate. Burial will be in the Little Brasstown Baptist Church Cemetery. Military Honors will be conducted by the Veterans Organizations: V.F.W. Post #10222, Joe Miller Elkin American Legion Post #96 and D.A.V. Chapter #73 and American Legion Post #532 of Hayesville and V.F.W. Post #6812 Hayesville. Pallbearers will be Dan Hayden, Chad Coffey, Wayne Rogers, Mitch Myers, Gary Westmoreland and Ronnie Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Dusty Totherow, Dawson Totherow, Danny Hogsed, Scott Rogers, Benny McMahan and Fred Gillispie.

     The family will receive friends from 1 pm - 3 pm, Sunday, December 6, 2020 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Gideon's International, PO Box 164, Murphy, NC 28906.

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

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