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CLYDE MCINTOSH

BURNSVILLE - Clyde McIntosh, 79, of the Jacks Creek Community in Yancey County, went home to be with the Lord Friday, December 16, 2011. A lifelong resident of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Carl and Omega Evans McIntosh. He was preceded in death by brothers: Carl Lee and Nealy McIntosh.

Clyde served in the United States Navy and was a successful entrepreneur. He served as Sheriff of Yancey County from 1986-1990. Among his many loves were his family, friends, church and community. He was a lifelong member of Riverside Baptist Church. Clyde was active in many organizations, including being a charter and active member of the Yancey County Camp of the Gideon's International. He also worked hard to promote the Democratic Party throughout his life, and received the prestigious Mountain Democrat of the Year award in 2001.

Clyde was a loving husband to Glenna Thomas McIntosh for 42 years. He was the proud father of Jean Leigh McIntosh of Athens, GA, Jill Austin and husband, Dale, of Burnsville, and Samuel McIntosh, also of Burnsville. Clyde was the grandfather of Linsay Austin Marelli and husband, Jim, of Memphis, TN, Nealy McIntosh of Burnsville, Molly McIntosh of Asheville and Avery McIntosh Austin of Burnsville. He was a devoted brother to Grace Silvers of Burnsville, and a brother to Carl McIntosh of Columbia, SC. Clyde had numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, who were very dedicated to him.

Funeral services will be held at 3PM Sunday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from Noon until 3PM. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery on John Henry Road. Memorials may be made to Gideon's International, P. O. Box 264, Burnsville, NC 28714.

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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Dec. 17, 2011
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