Executions in the United States

Electrocuted on 18 May 1934 for murder.

James Sheffield, age 47, white/male. Occupation: Farmer

Source: "Before the Needle"




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Allison, Claude
Allison, Joshua
Buff, Pearl
Caldwell, James W.
Cole, Lola M.
Gibson, Noble Jesse
Howell, Asbury
Howell, Rufus A.
Ledford, Geneva T.
Allison, Claude
Claude Allison

Services for Claude Allison, 60, of Route 2, Cove Creek, Waynesville, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Garrett Funeral Home in Waynesville. He died Sunday in Haywood County Hospital.

The Rev. Carl Cook and the Rev. Larry Rice will officiate. Burial will be in Garrett-Hillcrest Cemetery.

He was a native of Haywood County and the son of Henry Allison of Waynesville and Rosabella Conard of Asheville.

He was a retired employee of Dayco Rubber Co. He was a member of the Cove Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving, other than his parents, are his wife, Margie Lee Jenkins Allison; two daughters, Cora Lee Allison Sheehan of Waynesville and Claudette Allison of the home; two sons, Lewis Lee Allison of Waynesville and Robert Lee Allison of the home; five brothers, Johnny, Ernest, Clifford, Harold Lee and Bobby Conard, all of Asheville; three sisters, Hattie Ramsey of Waynesville, Helen Allison and Geniva Allison Stevenson of Waynesville.

Pallbearers will be Johnny, Ernest, Clifford, Harold Lee, and Bobby Conard and the Rev. Larry Rice.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and at other times at the residence
Allison, Joshua

Last Rites for Joshua Allison Set For Today
Waynesville Feb. 22 (Special)
Joshua H. Allison, well-known farmer and a Confederate veteran, died early this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. V.R. Evans, of Dellwood. Mr. Allison would have been 90 years old on March 2. He had been ill for the past six weeks.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Dellwood Methodist Church.
Mr Allison is survived by two sons, William E. & Charles R. Allison, of Waynesville: five daughters, Mrs. Erwin Reno of Canton, Mrs. Evans and Mrs. M. F. Howell, Mrs. Jessie Caldwell and Mrs. L.W. Hall, all of Waynesville; and a brother, M. H. Allison. A large number of grandchildren also survive.

Buff, Pearle
Mrs. Pearle Buff

WAYNESVILLE--Services for Mrs. Pearle Davis Buff, 63, of Canton Rt. 2, who was fatally injured Monday when she was struck by a car, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Cruso Baptist Church.

The Rev. Oder Burnett and the Rev. Wayne Willett will officiate. Burial will be in the Gwyn Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gay Williams, Don and Roy Henson, Hugh Ewart, Lee Allman and J. Jones.

Surviving are the husband, Robert Buff: a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Gibson of Canton: a brother, Cornelius Davis of Canton Rt. 2: the mother, Mrs. Lora Rogers Davis of Canton Rt. 2: and six grandchildren.

The body has been taken to the residence by Crawford Funeral Home, where it will remain until placed in the church one hour prior to the services.
Caldwell, James W.

James William Caldwell, 79, of Marble, died unexpectedly Thursday morning in his home.
He was a native of Haywood County, a resident of Marble for several years, a member of Marble Springs Baptist Church and was a farmer.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Sallie Teague Caldwell; two sons, Wayne of Whittier and Hiram Caldwell of Waynesville; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Battle of Marble; a brother, Eldridge Caldwell of Waynesville; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Whittier Methodist Church.
The Rev. Thad Dowdle and the Rev. V. N. Allen will officiate and burial will be in Swain Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Wilson Caldwell, Hiram Campbell, Horace Howell, Jim Hughes, Wayne Edwards, and John Childers.
The body will remain in Bill Moody Funeral Home until placed in the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to services.

**James William Caldwell was born in the Cataloochee Valley of Haywood County, NC.
**His parents were Hiram Jackson and Mary Elizabeth Howell Caldwell.
**January 27, 1906, he married Sallie Teague and had the following children: Silas Wayne, William Hiram, and Mary Ruby Caldwell.
Cole, Lola M.
Mrs. Lola M. Cole

Candler, Sept. 23-Mrs. Lola Mason Cole, 73, died at 9 a. m. today at her home on Candler RFD 3 following a lingering illness.
She was a daughter of the late Luther and Lucinda Mason, and was a member of the Central Methodist Church of Canton.

Surviving are the husband, John K. Cole; four sons, Ted, Pat and Howard of Canton, and Otis of Clyde; four brothers, Lote Mason, Lude and S. B. of Candler, and Walter of Forks, Wash.; three sisters, Mrs. H. H. Cathey of West Asheville, Mrs. Eurastus Williams and Mrs. W. B. Young of Candler, and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at Snow Hill Methodist Church. The Rev. Vaughn Cannon and the Rev. Bryce Wright will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Rhea Poore, Bob Tate, Buck Scarborough, Ottho Brooks, Herman Williams and Dewey Campbell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Edward Camp, Dr. Lawrence Mucel, Dr. Edward Smith, George Herron, Kim Cathey, Harlan Cathey, Dan Tate, Darrell Wright, Brownlowe Trull, H. L. Setzer, Burrough Harrison and W. E. Sheffield.

The body will be taken to the home at 3 p. m. Saturday and will lie in state at the church for 30 minutes prior to the services.

Gibson, Noble Jesse
Noble Jesse Gibson, 60, of Sylva Rt. 2, died Saturday afternoon in a Sylva Hospital after a brief illness.

He was a native of Haywood County.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Dorothy Chambers Gibson; the mother, Mrs. Viola Gibson; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Ball of Baden, Mrs. Bruce Joslin and Mrs. Dessie Howell of Waynesville; and a brother, Mr. Wesley Gibson of Waynesville.

Services were held this morning in the chapel of Garrett Funeral Home.

The Rev. O. P. Ledford and the Rev. John Finger officiated. Burial was in the Dellwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Cliff Rich, Ralph and Tommy Prevost, Joe Hill, Roy Scott, and Ralph Hall.

Howell, Asbury

Death Takes Howell, 91, in Haywood

WAYNESVILLE--Dec. 10--Asbury Howell, 91, of Waynesville, died Sunday at 9:55 a Waynesville hospital after a long illness.

A member of one of Haywood County's oldest families, he was a retired farmer and a member of the Board of County Commissioners.

Howell was the son of the late Mark and Elizabeth McGee Howell. His first wife, Mrs. Lou Garrett Howell, died in 1939. His second wife, Mrs. Carmel Harris Howell, survives.

Surviving, in addition to the widow, are five daughters, Mrs. J. T. DeFrazio of Charlotte, Mrs. B. D. Medford, Mrs. John West, Sr., and Mrs. Will Corzine of Waynesville, and Mrs. Bernard Dillinger of Miami, Fla.

Also, four sons, Garrett, Mark, David, and Joe of Waynesville: two brothers, D. A. Howell of Waynesville and Horace Howell of Asheville: four sisters, Mrs. M. C. Allison of Waynesville, Mrs. Cenia Williams of Knowville, Tenn., Mrs. Herman Palmer of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Mrs. M. C. Blaylock of Canton: 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the Garrett Funeral Home. The Rev. T. E. Robbinette and the Rev. O. J. Beck will officiate and burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Eugene, Jack, Don, Charles, and Gerald Howell, Dick and Tom Medford, and Joe DeFrazio.
Howell, Rufus A.
Services for Rufus A. Howell, 80, of Route 2, Waynesville, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Garrett Funeral Home of Waynesville. He died Monday in a Haywood County nursing home.

The Rev. G. W. Jameson, the Rev. Rex Gibbs and the Rev. David Teague will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Albert and Easter Fowler Howell. He retired from the maintainence department of the Haywood County School Systems and attended Dellwood United Methodist Church.

Surviving are the wife, Bonnie Teague Howell: two sons, Neal Teague Howell of Bloomington, Ind., and James Rufus Howell of Waynesville; a sister, Ora Sutton of Waynesville; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Tom Howell, Dale Parton, Don Cowan, Ralph Messer, Delmas Caldwell, and Frank Allison.

Honorary Pallbearers are Earl Messer, Harvey Dulin, Bill Franklin, Fred and Davis Galloway and Lee Evans.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Altzheiner's Association, 50 Doctors Park, Asheville, NC
Ledford, Geneva T.
`Geneva Trantham Ledford Born in Haywood County on Dec. 3, 1913
Departed on Jul. 30, 2004 and resided in Waynesville, NC.

Waynesville—Geneva Trantham Ledford, age 90, formerly of Hyatt Creek, died Friday, July 30, 2004 at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.
She was a native of Haywood County and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ellen Russell Trantham. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Ledford, who died in 1978; one daughter, Dorothy Green, three sons, Harold, Doyle, and Kenneth "Buster" Ledford, two sisters, seven brothers, and six grandchildren. She was a member of Belmont Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Bobbie R. Rich and her husband, Leroy of Waynesville, and Betty Justice and her husband, Thomas of Jonathan Creek; one son, James Ledford of Jonathan Creek; and one brother, Homer Trantham of Fines Creek; 20 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 2, 2004 in the Waynesville chapel of Wells Funeral Homes. The Reverend G. W. Jameson and Reverend Claude Conard will officiate. Burial will follow at Piney Grove Cemetery in the Fines Creek Community. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Sunday, August 1, 2004, at the funeral home. At other times, the family will be at the home of the daughter, Bobbie Rich, 700 Old Balsam Road, Waynesville. The grandsons will serve as pallbearers



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