Douglas Clyde Toineeta, 69, of Cherokee, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. A native of Cherokee, he was the son of the late Alvin Swayney and Dorothy Toineeta. He spent his high school years at Mt. Berry Accademy in Rome, Ga. and was a lifetime member of the N.R.A.
He is survived by his wife, Audrey Walkingstick; brother, Joseph Redcloud; special nieces, Linda Gail Parker and Fran McCoy; uncles, J.W. Swayney and David Eugene Swayney of Gastonia; and his aunts, Beulah and Debbie.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, Oct. 16 in the chapel of Crisp Funeral Home. Burial was in the Toineeta Family Cemetery.