Stella Anderson Trapp


Stella Anderson Trapp, who published and edited The Transylvania Times for more than 30 years and loved Transylvania County with all her heart, died Thursday, Dec. 17, at Tore’s Home in Brevard.

Born Stella Williams Anderson on Aug. 1, 1936, in Leaksville, N.C., she was the daughter of Edward Moore Anderson and Stella Williams Anderson, who ran a small group of newspapers and radio stations in Western North Carolina. She was raised in the small North Carolina mountain town of West Jefferson and spent many of her childhood summers at the Williams family home in Fairview, where she forged lifelong relationships with her numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. After graduating from Beaver Creek High School in West Jefferson, she went on to earn her degree in radio, television and motion pictures (RTVMP) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she met her future husband, Donald Marion Trapp.

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