Alice Dills Putnam

Sunday, February 15, 1942 - Monday, October 4, 2021

In Loving Memory

Photo of Alice Dills Putnam  - 1942-2021

Waynesville- Alice Marie Dills Putnam, age 79, of the Stamey Cove Community, was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, and she departed her earthly life and entered into her eternal heavenly home on Monday, October 4, 2021.

Alice was born February 15, 1942 in Madison County to the late Arvil “Bob” Dills and the late Cora S. Keener Dills. She had made her home in Haywood County most of her life and she was a wonderful homemaker, always making those around her feel loved and special.  Alice loved to embroider and her beautiful handwork was admired by everyone. Mrs. Putnam held a strong Christian faith and spent many hours reading her Bible, enjoying Gospel music, and faithfully listening to ministers deliver their Christian Broadcasts on the radio. Alice was a loving, kind, patient, and caring lady and she was a blessing to her family and all those who knew her. She will be deeply missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Leon and Windel Dills.

Surviving are her loving husband of 56 years, Jack Putnam of Waynesville; her children, Marsha Putnam of Waynesville, Sherry Messer of Canton, Laura Moore and Randy of Waynesville, and Kim Best and Tootie of the Crabtree Community; grandchildren, Robert Putnam, Joshua Moore, Jacob Best and Desiree, and Braxton Best; her siblings, Floyd Dills and Roena of Hendersonville, Theda Kapplinger and Dirk of the Jonathan Creek Community, and Jessie Wilson of Sylva; also several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service to honor and remember Mrs. Putnam will be held at 3:00 pm Thursday, October 7, 2021 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home. Bishop Michael Nations will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in the Stamey Cove Community.

Memorials may be made to Piney Grove Methodist Church, Cemetery Mainteance Fund, PO Box 576, Canton, NC 28716

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Putnam family.

Condolences from family and friends

Kim, Marsha, Sherry, Laura and Mr.Putnam….. I am so sorry for the loss of Mrs.Alice. I remember her always inviting me into her mom when I was younger and always offering anything is canned or cooked to me. I have known and loved your whole family for years. Words can’t take away all of the pain but I pray god holds you close and give you all the comfort you need. Again my heart aches but I know where she is she was an angel. Much love to you all
Michael surrett
Dear Jack and family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Alice. She was such a very sweet and precious lady. She always had a smile on her face every time we saw her. Please know that we are praying for you all. We love you all. Sincerely, Roger and Debora Henson
Roger and Debora Henson
Jack, Marsha, Sherry, Laura and Kim, I am heartbroken over the loss of your precious wife and mother. Alice was a second Mom to me and her caring and kindness will never be forgotten. I have such fond memories of her. I love you all.
Stacy Clampitt Henson
Jack, Marsha, Sherry, Laura, and Kim...So very sorry to hear of Alice's passing. My prayers are with you all.
Janice Boyd
Jack, Marsha, Sherry, Laura, and Kim...So very sorry to hear of Alice's passing. My prayers are with you all.
Janice Boyd
Jack, Marsha, Sherry, Laura and Kim, I am so sorry for the loss of Alice. I remember as a child growing up the kindness the whole family always gave to us. You could not ask for better next door neighbors. I used to love helping gather the eggs from the chicken coop. If we ever needed a cup of sugar or anything we were short off for a recipe all we had to do is ask...where did that go? Best example of how a neighbors should be. I would call it Christ like. We all could learn from such a great and wonderful person. I love you all and my heart aches but one day I will see her again in Glory land. Much love to you all.
Jimmy "Les" Clampitt
To all of the Putnam Family. How deeply sorry I am to hear about Aunt Alice, she was such a sweet and loving Aunt who I loved to hear laugh and I will forever regret not talking with her in the past few months. Peace in my heart knowing she is now in no pain and joined with her heavenly Father. I can't wait for the day when our family can all join together again without any heartache in a real place called heaven! Many prayers and much love for the family. Laurel, Chris, Cale and Lausen Smith
Laurel D Smith
Jack and family, We are so sorry for your loss of Alice. Our prayers are with you all.
David & Doris Pless
Jack, Sherry, Marsha, Laura, Kim and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Alice was such a precious lady. She will be missed by many. Our prayers are with you all.
Pamela Greene
Jack, Marsha, Sherry, Kim and Laura and family, I was deeply saddened today at reading of Alice's passing. My heart breaks for each of you. She was a most precious, loving, caring and dear Christian lady. I loved her smile and laugh. I worked with her, many years ago, at The Country Store. She was a wonderful friend and co-worker! I loved talking with her on the phone during the years and of late. I am sorry I could not attend her service because of health issues and being home bound. May God be with each of you and give you comfort and peace during the days to come. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Gloria Gibson
To all the family. I have many fond memories of Alice. We worked together at Maggie Country Store just after I married Windle. We sure had some fun times there! When Cody was little, we always looked forward to stopping at Walmart where Alice worked at the time and she made us lunch. I was sure happy when she called me a couple of months ago, To catch up. It was sure good to hear from her! Take comfort in the scriptures as I know Alice did. Rev. 21:3,4 Love to all of you, Angie and Cody Dills
Angie and Cody Dills