Linda Gail Sayles

Tuesday, December 2, 1941 - Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Loved Her Family Deeply

Photo of Linda Gail Sayles  - 1941-2020

Canton- Linda Gail Pressley Sayles, age 78, a loving and special lady, was carried home by the angels on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

Linda was born December 2, 1941 to the late Clifford Pressley and the late Coralee Greene Pressley. She was a lifelong resident of Haywood County and was a member of the 1960 graduating class of Canton High School where she made many friendships that she treasured all throughout her life.  Her working career consisted of being employed at Ghost Town in Maggie Valley, Meyer’s Grocery in Canton and Sheffield Egg Farm in Bethel. Following her formal working years she dedicated her life to her family and raising her children. Linda truly felt this was her greatest achievement in life. Mrs. Sayles was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Everyone that was blessed to know Linda will forever remember her quiet, gentle and most humble ways. She was indeed a lovely lady and always took great pride in looking her best. Linda was a talented artist and her drawings were greatly admired by everyone. She was an avid reader, especially Amish books and mysteries and she often enjoyed playing cards and mastering the card game of solitaire. A beloved wife, a wonderful mother and grandmother, Linda’s sweet memory will always fill our hearts with love and carry us through each day forward. We have been blessed by her life.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her infant sister.

Surviving are her devoted husband of 49 years, Richard Ellis Sayles of Canton; her children, Tina Noland (Michael) of Waynesville, Shannon Horne (Jerry) of Franklin / King,  Ricki Denton (John) of Canton, and Allen Sayles (Paige) of Canton;  grandchildren, Jacob Shelton (Brittany), Colby Shelton, Tyler Bradley, Brittany Bradley, Lisa Jones (Shane), Ashley Payne (Tommy), Justin Denton (Holly), Hattie Chambers, and Hank Chambers;  great-grandchildren, Everett, Gabrial, Whitleigh, Sam, Lawson, and Kason; sister-in-law, Barbara Metcalf (Keith) of Elberton, GA; and her two special dogs, “Brandy” and “Tippy.”

In honoring Linda’s request, no formal services will be held. Memorials may be made in her memory to the Center Pigeon Fire Department, 2412 Pisgah Drive, Canton, NC 28716 or to Crestview Baptist Church, 3258 Pisgah Drive, Canton, NC 28716

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

Condolences from family and friends

Tina and all the family sorry for your loss,praying for all the family.
Elva lee Rogers
Tina,Shannon,Family,we are so sorry for your loss of your mom,you all are in our hearts,thoughts,prayers,we love you all.Lynn,Jr C,
Lynn Setzer
Tina,Shannon and Family Im so sorry for your loss of Linda,you all are in my heart,thoughts,prayers,love you all,Dad Joe Jr
Joe Jr Setzer
Ricki, I have been thinking of you non stop since yesterday when we heard the news. Please know I have sent up numerous prayers for you and your whole family. I am here if you need anything...much love...
Beverly Frady
i am so sorry for your loss i will be praying for your family!
sandra henson
I am so very sorry for your loss. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sondy Burrell Lunsford
Tina, Shannon and family.. I'm so sorry to hear about Linda. I had not seen her since Aunt Coralee's service. She was always so sweet and kind. May God bless you all and may His spirit give each of you His peace that passes all understanding. Lifting you all up in prayer. Susan & Morris
Susan Greene Lowe
Ricki, John, Ashley, Tommy, and all the kids, I’m am very sorry for your loss. If I can do anything for you please let me know. Even if it’s just to be a listening ear I am here. I know your mother is rejoicing in heaven right now! One we will be there rejoicing too! I love you all. Lisa
Lisa Stiles
I am so sorry this happened to Linda, it just breaks my heart. Please know that I will be praying for you all. Even though it has been many years since we have spent time together, I will never forget how kind and loving Linda was. Theae childhood memories are very speacial to me. Sending you love from Denver, Colorado, Jill Greene-Martinez
Jill Greene-Martinez
So sorry for your loss,praying for the family
Bryan & Michelle Ruff
Ricki, prayers for comfort and peace for your loss.
Allison Jennings
She was such a sweet sweet lady. I'm so sorry for the family's loss! There was never a time I saw her that she wasn't sweet as could be to my twin sons and myself.
Jennifer Wells
Allen & Paige- We are so very sorry for your loss. Praying for y’all during this difficult time. Please let us know if y’all need anything!
Bryan & Michelle Ruff
Ricki and family, we are thinking of you during this time of loss. May the Lord shelter each of you in His arms!
Michael and Linda Conard
Shannon it saddens us to hear of the loss of your Mother. You are in our prayers. May God comfort you and your family in this time f sorrow.
Jimmy & Linda Spencer
We are so sorry for your loss. Linda was such a sweet lady. I know she will be greatly missed. We will be praying for you and your family.
Mike and Gail Burrell
Tina and Shannon deepest sympathies to you both....prayers for you and your family now and through the coming months!
Karen Sheffield Shook
Sure praying for all of the family
Davis and Donna Plemmins
So sorry to hear about the home going Of your Mother and Grandmother. Will be praying for you.
Davis and Donna Plemmons
I am very sorry for your loss Dickie. My prayers will be with you and your family.
Brenda Cathey
Tina and Family: Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. Our hearts grieve with yours. Mothers are so special! May God bless and comfort all of you during this time of grief! We lift you in prayer to the Father! Much love in Christ, Kim, Mary and Family
Rev. Kim and Mary Milner
Tina, I just heard about your mom. Please.know I am holding you close in prayer as I know this is a difficult time. Your mom had to be a very special lady to have raised such a wonderful daughter. You are special. You and your family are in my prayers.
Ron Moss
So sorry Tina about your Mom Asked God for love and comfort. Nothing compared to losing your mom. Love you
Cheryl sanfird
Allen and all family. I am heart broken about my cousin Linda. She and I were so close little giggling girls and never lost our laughing and talking. She was the sweetest and gentle lady to everyone I am truly missing her. Talked to her about 2 weeks ago. Still sharing our laughs and sharing scriptures. I will always treasure my memories. Will all my love to all of you. Your cousin Joyce.
Joyce Stafford.