Dakota Brewer (1915 - 2013)

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CHEROKEE - Dakota Sneed Brewer, 97, formerly of Asheville, NC passed away peacefully on February 20, 2013 at the Cherokee Hospital in Cherokee, NC.

She was born on September 22, 1915 in Cherokee, NC and is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Dakota is preceded in death by her parents, Manco and Rosebud Beck Sneed; as well as all of her siblings, and her husband, Nathan Brewer, who died in 1988.

Dakota attended the Haskell Institute in Lawrence, KS. She was a registered nurse graduating from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Washington, DC with her nursing career spanning more than 40 years. She also belonged to many professional organizations.

Left to honor her memory are her daughter, Lynn Brewer Humphreys and husband, William Preston Humphreys III, of Conroe,Texas; granddaughter, Natalie Humphreys Hudson and husband, John Peter Hudson Jr., of Austin,Texas; grandson, William Preston Humphreys IV and wife, Kristina Bell Hunphreys, of Charlotte, NC; great grandchildren, John Peter Hudson lll, Alice Dakota Hudson, Claire Kathleen Humphreys and William Preston Humphreys V.

Dakota was a resident of the Tsali Care Center, in Cherokee, NC for the past 3 years receiving excellent care from the compassionate staff. Also providing skilled care and comfort were the staff members of the Cherokee Indian Hospital during her stay at that facility.

A visitation will be held at Long House Funeral Home in Cherokee on February 22, 2013 from 5 to 7 PM. The funeral service will be held at the Cherokee Baptist Church on February 23, 2013 starting at 11 a.m. officatied by Pastor Percy Cunningham. An immediate burial will follow the service in the Cam Sneed Cemetery located off Stillwell Branch Rd. in Cherokee, NC with the staff of Long House Funeral Home acting as Pall Bearers.

Long House Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangments. To see an online obituary, send flowers or send condolences go to www.longhousefuneralhome.com

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 21, 2013
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