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CANTON — Clyde Dewey Mehaffey, 70, passed away on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at White Oak Manor of Charlotte.

Dewey was a native of Haywood County and a son of the late Clyde and Mable Downs Mehaffey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cathey Trull Mehaffey, who died in 2013; an infant daughter; a brother, Bill Mehaffey; and a sister, Tracy Mehaffey.

Dewey was a United States Army veteran having served in Vietnam and retired from Champion International as a welder with 25 years of service. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and his interests were hunting and fishing.

He is survived by three daughters, Leola Bartholomew of Canton, Dilene Renee Mehaffey of Waynesville and Cathey Elizabeth Mehaffey of Waynesville; two sons, Jerry Dean Mehaffey (Jaime) and Dewey Dewayne Mehaffey (Tracey) all of Canton; one sister, Dee Sluder of Arden; one brother, Steve Mehaffey of Waynesville; eighteen grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Haywood Christian Ministries, 150 Branner Ave. Waynesville, NC 28786.

The care of Mr. Mehaffey has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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