Leon Queen, 73, of the Alarka Community went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 18, 2016. A native of Swain County, he was raised by his grandparents, “Stump” and Minnie Smith of Old #4 Rd. on the Qualla Boundary. He was an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and an active member of Mt. Vernon Freewill Baptist Church.