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Franklin "Jimmy" James Chastain

January 16, 1938 — October 24, 2020

Mr. Franklin James Chastain, "Jimmy or Jim," age 82, of Murphy, passed away on Saturday morning, October 24, 2020.

Mr. Chastain was born on January 16, 1938, in Cherokee County, North Carolina to the late Alton Bryan Chastain and Jessie Glenn Martin Chastain. Jimmy was a hardworking man, who was easy to get along with, and enjoyed being outdoors. He is described as a wonderful father and husband, who sacrificed to provide for his family. He was a salesman for many years throughout the area, driving the Frito Lay and Merita Bread trucks. Later, he worked with Cherokee County (water filter plant and garbage management), Clay Farmer's Exchange in Hayesville, and finally, MGM Brakes where he eventually retired. Jimmy enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, watching old westerns, and of course, Mrs. Alice's home-cooking.

Jimmy will be missed by all who knew him, but especially by his family: loving wife of 63 years, Alice Lovingood Chastain; his children, April Chastain Martin (Eddie), Tammy Chastain Jones, and Misty Love Chastain; sister, Martha Jean Hatchett; grandchildren, Brook Jones Simopoulos (Eugene) and Grant Mullins; and great-grandchildren, Dorian Eugene Simopoulos, Aristotle Eugene Simopoulos, and Thalia Melina Simopoulos. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alton Bryan and Jessie Glenn Chastain; infant brother Austin Bryan Chastain; and sister, Darlene Lovingood Kinard.

A Graveside Service will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2020 at Old Martins Creek Cemetery with Rev. Aud Brown officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Eddie Martin, Charlie Jones, Grant Mullins, Philip Mundy, Al Lovingood, Jonathan Wells, and Brian Wells.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy.
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