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Obituary for Samantha Elyzabeth McCoy

Samantha Elyzabeth McCoy, 32, of Hendersonville, NC, passed away on March 6, 2023.

Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of John Samuel Franks and Lisa Eugenia Wykle Bayles. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Sailor Stanley. Samantha loved people, but the thing she cherished most was spending time with her kids.

She is survived by her father, John Franks of Hendersonville; mother, Lisa Wykle Bayles (Patrick) of Sylva; three children, Cade Emillion McCoy of Sylva, Amarrah Leshay Lopez of Hendersonville, and Solomon Claude Finn of Sylva; grandmothers, Flora Evelyn Franks of Sylva, and Gina Kay Tallent of Sylva; and seven siblings, Sandi Franks of Hendersonville, Cassie Bazemore of Colonial Beach, VA, Brooklyn McCoy of Sylva, Jesse Franks of Hendersonville, Lena Wykle of Sylva, Joshua Franks of Hendersonville, and Rebekah Franks of Hendersonville. Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral Service will be on 2pm on Friday, March 10 at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Sylva. Rev. Eddie Stillwell and Rev. Frank Rodriguez will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rocky Franks, Kyle Bazemore, Ernest Franks, Ernie Lee Franks, Bobby Ensley, Danny Ensley, Kenneth Franks, Dakota Ledbetter, and Patrick Bayles.

The family will receive friends from 1pm to 2pm, one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Zion Hill Baptist Church cemetery fund.

Online condolences can be left at

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.