Candler, formerly of Maggie Valley, Devoice Morrow Medford, age 92, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at Mission Memorial Campus.
A native of Haywood County she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Mattie McElroy Morrow. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Davis Medford, they had spent 52 loving years of marriage prior to his death in 2000; and brother, BJ Morrow. Devoice spent a total of 23 years owning and managing Mount Valley Inn and the Medford Motel of Maggie Valley with John. In retirement she thoroughly enjoyed knitting and also went on several mission trip with her daughter for the Navajo Elders, where she knitted over 1000 dish cloths for them. She enjoyed traveling out west with her husband.
Devoice is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Medford; two sons, Terry Edwin Medford, and his wife Wanda and Gary Lynn "ShadeTree" Medford; her beloved dog, Maggie; sister, Vanita Medford, and her husband, Thad; brother, Tommy Morrow, and his wife, Lois; granddaughter, Kelsey Blevins, and her husband, Matt, and their two dogs, Letty and Mia; two step-grandchildren, Robyn Kendall, and her husband, Clint and Carl Hollifield, and his wife, Carrie; and three step-great-grandchildren, Dawson Kendall, Mina and Ellie Hollifield.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, in the Waynesville chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Pastor Cole Altizer and Reverend Angela Hollar officiating. Burial will follow at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be Victor Quick, Charles Clark, Kevin Morrow, Matt Blevins, Mike Rathbone and Neal Burton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Adopt-A-Native-Elder, www.anelder.org or call 801-474-0535.
The care of Mrs. Medford has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.