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Mary Fay Yurchis

March 31, 1941 — April 2, 2023

Mary Fay Yurchis 82 of Murphy died Palm Sunday April 2,2023 at Mountain View Manor Bryson City N.C.

Fay was born March 31, 1941, with her twin Jerry "Ray" to the late Joseph and Florence Golden in Hothouse Township Murphy N.C. She was a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church.

Fay moved to Tampa, FL on December 27, 1959. She was a hard worker and owner of Fay's Garden of Eden Nursery. She was recognized as a woman owned and managed business in Tampa for over 25 years. She was a longtime member and contributor to the Tampa Rose Society. She loved gospel and country music, shopping, flowers, WWE Wrestling, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Rays. Fay moved back to the mountains on January 8, 2008, with her beloved husband C.J. Yurchis.

She was preceded in death by her husband Chancy Junior Yurchis. Fay joined the family circle with her brothers Earl, James, Junior, Clyde, John Henry, J.B., France and Ray. With sisters Edna, Myrtle Ethel, Lou and Ruth.

She is survived by her sister Shirley Mullins and sister-in-law Joan Golden. Survived by many nieces and nephews that she loved and was so proud of. She is survived by her daughters Veronica (Lonnie) Chesser of White Springs, FL and Melanie (Gary) Lee of Murphy N.C. Grand Children Jimmy, Kaylee, Kody and Kerri. Great Grand Children, Little Jimmy, Jaxson, Abigail, Josiah and Avalee. Fay is survived by her longtime friend Marcia Morrow.

Thank you to Linda, Nicole and Kathy of L & N Family Care and Mountain View Manor for all of the love and care that was shown to our mom.

Visitation is held April 5th, 2023, 1:00pm-3:00pm at Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy. Funeral services will be held April 5th, 2023, 3:00pm at Cochran Funeral Homes of Murphy. Interment to follow at Simonds Chapel Baptist Church Murphy, NC.

Officiating Rev. Warren Golden

Serving as Pallbearers include Jackie Arp, Phil Bowman, Mark Golden, Earl Jr. Mullins, Roger Stanley, Roger Wilson

Honorary Pallbearers include Lonnie Chesser and Gary Lee

John 12:12 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him and cried Hosanna, Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. Mom, we know you cried Hosanna when you went to be with the Lord on Palm Sunday just like Ma Golden.

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