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Ruth Mehaffey Green

Loving Mother and Grandmother

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MAGGIE VALLEY — Ruth Mehaffey Green, 89, entered into eternal peace and rest on May 19, 2020 at Haywood Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was a native and had lived most of her life in Haywood County. She was the daughter of the late Alney R. and Grace O’Neil Mehaffey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 64 years James Harold Green, who died in 2015, and an infant son, Charles Alney Green.

Ruth enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and her flowers. She was also a member of First Baptist Church in Maggie Valley, NC.

Left to cherish her memory are a daughter, Becky and her husband, Randy Peterson of Swannanoa; a son, Mark and his wife, Mary O’Donnell Green of Asheville; grandchildren, Daniel Green of Asheville, Keegan Peterson of Candler, Kara Paxton (Jason) of Durham, and Kelly Jean Potts (John) of Alexandria, VA; and a sister, Helen Mehaffey Shaver of Clearwater, FL.

Funeral Services will be held in the chapel of Garrett Funeral Home on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 2 PM with the Reverend Mike Odom officiating. Burial will follow at Garrett Hillcrest Memorial Park.

The family will have a private visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley, PO Box 309, Maggie Valley, NC 28751.

The care of Ruth has been entrusted to Garrett Funeral Home. A word of comfort may be left for the family at

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The Haywood County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in the Historic Courtroom of the Haywood County Historic Courthouse located at 215 N. Main Street, Waynesville, North Carolina 28786. The purpose of the hearing is to allow the public to discuss the sale of the Historic Haywood County Hospital located at 1230 N. Main Street, Waynesville, North Carolina to Landmark Asset Services, Inc. for $225,000.00. The County intends to sell the property for affordable housing for persons of low to moderate income per N.C.G.S. 153A-378. The sale of the Historic Haywood County Hospital is authorized and conducted pursuant to N.C.G.S. 160A-267. The County shall attach covenants or conditions to assure that the property will be put to public use for persons of low to moderate income. Persons wishing to be heard at the public hearing are asked to be present. The County Commissioners may adopt reasonable rules governing the conduct of the hearing including; (i) fixing the maximum time allotted to each speaker, (ii) providing for the designation of spokesmen for groups of persons supporting or opposing the same position, (iii) providing for the selection of delegates from groups of persons supporting or opposing the same positions when the number of persons wishing to attend the hearing exceeds the capacity of the hall, and (iv) providing for the maintenance of order and decorum in the conduct of the hearing.

This 1st day of June, 2020.

Tracy L. Wells, Clerk to the Board

Haywood County Board of Commissioners

No. 35453