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Walter Egil Aalberg

Otto, NC - Walter Egil Aalberg 70 of the Otto, NC community died Wednesday December 9, 2009 at his residence, He was a native of Essex County NJ, the son of the late Jan and Leola Dennebaum Aalberg, and the husband of the late Nancy Ori Aalberg who died in 2007. He was a police officer for Caldwell, NJ and Winter Park, Fl.

He is survived by one daughter Gay Lee Wasileski of, Pennsylvania and one son Jon Aalberg of Arizona, two brothers George Aalberg, of Greenville, SC, and Chris Aalberg of Jacksonville, FL, a grandson Joshua Wasileski, two nieces Amy Hone of Caldwell, NJ, and Holly Turner of Flemington, NJ and one nephew Peter Hagen of Mayeslanding, NJ .

A memorial service will be held Sat. December 19, 2009 at 11:00 AM in the Coweeta Baptist Church with the Rev. Davis Hooper officiating. Memorials may be made to the Coweeta Baptist Church Building Fund.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Glenda Greer Adams

Franklin - :Glenda Greer Adams, age 62, of Franklin passed away Friday, June 7, 2013. She was born April 18, 1951 in Rowan County, NC, the beloved youngest daughter of the late Bessie Helton Greer and Gus Greer. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, John Parker Adams, Jr. and a daughter, Tina Adams of Franklin. Three sisters, Joyce Young (Ray Young) of Franklin, NC, Virginia Williams of Anchorage, Alaska and Frankie Monteith of Brevard, NC also survive. She is also survived by many beloved cousins, two special Aunts, two nieces and three nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Gus Greer, Jr.

Glenda graduated from West Rowan High School and Western Carolina University. She was a member of Unity Presbyterian Chuch of Woodleaf, NC.

At her request, no services will be held.

Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Laura Etta Passmore Adams

Franklin - Mrs. Laura Etta Passmore Adams, 88, of Franklin NC, who passed away Friday May 17, 2013 in the loving care of her daughter and son-in-law Nell and Rick Jenkins. Mrs. Adams was born in Jackson County NC June 29, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson Passmore and Lilly Lorena Haskett Passmore. She was married August 27, 1939 to the late Roy Adams who died in 1998. She was preceded in death by five infant children, Lilliemae, Donald, Mary Etta, Martha & Adam Russell Adams, a son Roger Dale Caldwell, grandson Shane Caldwell and a sister Estie Passmore Harris.

She is survived by a brother, Jerdy Passmore and wife Violet of Lenoir, NC, a sister Ethel Carver, one daughter, Evanell Adams Jenkins and husband Rick all of Franklin, one son, Roy Gene Caldwell of Lenoir NC; four grandsons, Michael Dale Caldwell and wife Candy, Bruce Lee Caldwell, Richard Laws and wife, Anthony Schrader; two granddaughters,Shelia Etta Caldwell and friend Jack Phillips, Lisa Marie Metcalf; three great-grandsons, Ricky Anthony Caldwell, Jaydon Roy Anthony Phillips and Caleb Metcalf; one great-grandaughter Tasha Johnson; four great-great grandchildren; one uncle Mitchell Haskett and wife Ruby of Lenoir, NC and many nieces and nephews.

She was a Jehovah’s Witness by faith. Her hope was of living in a Paradise earth where there will be no sickness and death. She was a loving mother and a great friend, she loved every one. She would feed all that came to her house. She love to crochet and made many towels which she loved giving to all that came to see her. She had a love for goats and dogs. She loved to garden. She was employed for many years at the shirt factory in Clayton Georgia and at the Ranger station until she retired. She was loved very much and will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 P.M. Sunday May 19, 2013 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness 564 Prentiss Bridge Road in Franklin. Officiating will be Brother Michel Wall. Prayer will be given by Jerry Schott Sr.

Visitation for Mrs. Adams will be 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Sunday May 19, 2013 at the Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

In Lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Angel Home Health & Hospice 170 Church Street Franklin NC 28734

Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Lillie Alice Adams

Franklin - Lillie Alice Adams, age 92, of Franklin passed away Saturday January 29, 2011 at her son’s residence. She was a native of Macon County and was the daughter of the late Allen and Lydia Fox Adams. She was a member of Mountain Grove Baptist Church and was a registered nurse for 60 years.

Surviving are one daughter, Clara Jeanette Friedt and husband Kenneth of Sylvania, OH; one son, Harold Ammons of Franklin, NC; one brother, Logan Alec Adams of Long Creek, OR and three grandchildren, Stephanie Ammons Pellicer, Kimberly Morgan and Beverly Friedt. Four great-grandchildren also survive.

Graveside services were held Monday, January 31, 2010 at Woodlawn Cemetery

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Jack Adrian (John Jr.)

Highlands, NC- Jack took off his chefs hat, hung up his apron and stirred his last pot of soup, passing away peacefully at home of cancer, surrounded by his family and loved ones on March 19, 2008. Jack was born August 11, 1948 to John and Eleanor Adrian in Pittsburg, Pa. Weighing in at 10lbs 11oz. at birth, he continued to live larger than life. There was always an adventure to be had around every corner.

In 1964, along with his family, he moved to Kingsport, TN and graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School. In 1967, he enlisted in the US Navy and served in the nuclear submarine division. He attended C.W. Post, CUNY Queens College, and Georgia State. For the past 30 yrs, Jack lived in Highlands, N.C. and was a professional chef. One of Jacks earliest culinary endeavors was at Panther Bills Restaurant on Main Street in Highlands. From there, he cooked at numerous local restaurants and country clubs. Perhaps he was most creative at his own "Jacks" Restaurant at Skyline Lodge until 2005. Jack was an avid reader and could adamantly defend his position in an argument to the bitter end, whether or not he was right.

He is survived by two sons - Remy of Highlands, NC, and John III (Joanna), grandson-John IV of Brooklyn, NY. He also leaves behind his beloved Linda Parrish and her two children, Buddy and Taylor of the home. In addition to his parents, John and Eleanor, he is survived by two brothers, James (Rita) of Knoxville, TN and Jeff (Cathie) of Murfreesboro, TN, two sisters, Judy (Dan) Camie of Boise, ID, and Jami Adrian-Whitelaw (Richard) of Hailey, ID and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held be held March 30 at 2pm at Skyline Lodge for all to attend.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to The Hudson Library-554 Main St., Highlands, NC 28741 and Highlands-Cashiers Hospice-PO BOX 190, Highlands, NC.

We'll miss the kitchen light, Jack, and will keep you in our hearts forever.
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Mrs.Faye Alderman

Franklin - Mrs. Faye Alderman, age 91, of Franklin, NC passed away Friday, June 21, 2013. Born in Cook Co., IL, she was the daughter of the late Joe B. and Bessie Irene Duncan Roberts. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jonah Raymond Alderman. She was a homemaker and LPN. She attended Trinity Assembly of God Church.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorthea Irene Alderman; two sisters and one brother.

Mrs. Alderman is survived by four daughters, Linda Faye Anders and husband Richard of Otto, NC, Betty Jo Griffin and husband Brian of Ocala, FL, Norma Louise Alderman and fiancee' William Frantz of Franklin, NC, and Kathleen Hartley and husband Alton of Atlanta GA; 15 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Ocala, FL with the Rev. Dennis Hamill officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Ocala following the service.

Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Mary K. Aldrich

Highlands, NC - Mary K. Aldrich, 88, of Highlands, NC passed away Monday, April 29, 2013. Born in Bergen Co., NJ, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mabel Kowalski Koney. She was married to Henry N. Aldrich for 58 years who passed in 2002. She held an administrative position in Miami Dade school system and was a member of Highlands United Methodist Church where she was a volunteer and was involved in numerous activities. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and volunteered at Highlands Cashiers Hospital for over 20 years. She was known for her sense of humor and her smile. Being with her granddaughters were her most cherished moments of her life.

Mrs. Aldrich is survived by two daughters, Marilyn J. Caputo of Miami, FL and Patti Moschouris of Highlands, NC; two grandchildren, Dori Moschouris and Erika Caputo; nephews, John Koney, Jr, Ronnie Koney and Joe Koney; a niece, Susan Ivanicki.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, John G. Koney.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, May 8 at 11:00 AM at Highlands United Methodist Church with Pastor Paul Christy and Rev. Beth Bowser officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 8 from 10:00 11:00AM, one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Highlands United Methodist Church, PO Box 1959, Highlands, NC 28741; Four Seasons Hospice "WNC Team", 171 Hospital Drive, Highlands, NC 28741 or Fidelia Eckerd Living Center, c/o Emily Bowers, 190 Hospital Drive, Highlands, NC 28741.

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Timothy Marc "Timo" Alexander

Highlands - Timothy Marc "Timo" Alexander, age 55, of Highlands, died Friday September 7, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. Tim was the loving husband of 35 years to Debbie "Trudy" Rogers Alexander, and devoted father of Timothy Cole Alexander, and Carly Lynn Alexander. He was the first born of Nan Alexander (Howard) Liner and the Late Jack L. Alexander. He is survived by his wife and children and four siblings, Lisa (David) Wyatt of Highlands, Vicki A. Stokes of Destin, Fl, Wes (Norma) Alexander of Gainesville, GA, and Rachel (Chris) Vanhorn of Otto, NC.

Tim was a known master craftsman who worked for Schmitt Building Contractors for 19 years as a carpenter and cabinet maker. He owned and operated Alexander's Woodworks for the next 12 years and at the time of his death was back with Schmitt's in their cabinet shop. He retired as a volunteer fireman with the Highlands Fire Department after 27 years of service. Tim was also a leader with the Highlands Boy Scout Troop for many years, and a member of the Highlands Jaycees.

Tim was a kind, gentle man, known for his ever present warm smile and compassion for others. Tim's passions were the hours spent in his wood shop and the time he spent with his family.

A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Highlands at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12th. Rev. Jim Kinard officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, LLC.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Highlands Fire Dept. or to the Highlands Emergency Council.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Loyd Avery Allen

Franklin, NC - Loyd Avery Allen, age 84, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, November 1, 2012. A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late Tom and Eva McMahan Allen. He was a carpenter and farmer and a member of Liberty Baptist Church where he was a deacon. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and loved gardening.

Mr. Allen is survived by his wife of 62 years, Verlie Poindexter Allen; two daughters, Kay Allen Kelly and husband Sam and Nancy Staffelbach and husband Keith all of Franklin, NC; four sons, David Allen and wife Nancy of Andrews, NC, Joe Allen and wife Jan, Randy Allen and wife Linda and Bill Allen and wife Vickie all of Franklin, NC; three sisters, Ruby Poindexter, Sue McConnell and Linda Passmore all of Franklin, NC; three brothers, Ralph, John and Grady Allen all of Franklin, NC; 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ollie Mae Hurst and a brother, Furman Allen.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm at Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Potts, Rev. Wesley Hooper and Rev. Don Moffitt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandchildren. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:30 3:00 pm, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Jessica McConnell, 276 Cedar Ridge Rd., Franklin, NC 28734 or your favorite charity.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Marie Milsap Ammons

Franklin, NC - Marie Milsap Ammons, age 60, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012. Born in Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Chinera Milsap Collins. She worked at Blue Bell Textile Manufacturing and was custodian at Trimont Christian Academy and love cleaning house and cleaning cars. She was a loving wife and a member of Community Baptist Church where she was assistant choir director and Sunday school teacher.

Mrs. Ammons is survived by her husband of 40 years, Bruce Ammons and two sisters. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. David Williams and Rev. Roy Lowe officiating. Burial will be in Ridgecrest Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Johnny Ammons, Greg Ammons, Bobby Ledford, Boyce Cunningham, Randy Cunningham, Scott Browning and Chris Browning. The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Henrietta Ammons

Franklin, NC - Henrietta Ammons, age 82, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Texie Dills Beck. She was a nurse's aide; she retired from Angel Hospital with 42 years service. Mrs. Ammons was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and was a member of Clarks Chapel United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Thomas Ammons; one daughter, Vickie Wilkes and husband Weslie of Franklin, NC; two grandchildren, Tommy Ammons and Jessica Webb and husband Dale and four great grandchildren, Payton Ammons, Kallie Webb, Chelsea Webb and Colton Webb. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Bruce and Roger Ammons.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11:00 am at Clarks Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Perdue officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Annie Mae Anderson

Franklin, NC - Annie Mae Anderson, age 59, of Emmanuel Road, Franklin, NC, passed away Monday, September 22, 2008 in a Sylva Hospital. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Willie and Flonie Belle Davis Anderson. She was a homemaker and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

She is survived by one brother,Arnold Anderson of Franklin, NC. She was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Maney.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 24th at 11:00am at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Howard Southard, Pastor Paul Hill and Pastor Frank Rodriquez. Burial will be at Tellico Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Guy, Dewey Elliott, Steve Southards, Danny Ensley, and Ernest Franks.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 till 11:00am, Wednesday, one hour prior to the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 129 Emmanuel Road, Franklin, NC 28734. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in chargeof arrangements.

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Ellis Steve Anderson

Franklin, NC - Ellis Steve Anderson, age 64, of Franklin, NC passed away Friday, September 16, 2011 in a local hospital. Born in Macon County, the son of the late Turner Cleveland and Annie Lou Waldroop Anderson, he was a carpenter and block mason. He was a member of Junaluska Masonic Lodge #145 and a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Cartoogechaye Church of God where he served as a Trustee.

He is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Sandra Clark Anderson; two sons, Charles Daniel Anderson and Ellis Steve Anderson, Jr and wife Sharon all of Franklin, NC; three sisters, Jane Anderson, Janet Anderson and Pat Davis and husband Gary all of Franklin, NC and three brothers, Paul Anderson and wife Marie, Jerry Anderson and wife Karon, and David Anderson and wife Gail all of Franklin, NC. Two grandchildren, Clinton Steve Anderson and Kaitlyn Renee Anderson, and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held, Monday September 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny Norris, Rev. Robert Dryman, Rev. Phillip Cochran and Rev. Davis Hooper officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion cemetery. Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will perform complete military graveside rites.

Pallbearers will be Jason Brown, Jeff Wallace, Michael "Bear" Carpenter, Clifford Waldroop, Jason Carpenter, Eddie Knight, Charlie Dowdle and Clyde Downs, Jr. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cartoogechaye Church of God, PO Box 438, Franklin, NC 28744.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Maye Fleming Anderson

Franklin, NC - Maye Fleming Anderson, 97, died May 2, 2008 at Summit Place of Beaufort, SC. Mrs. Anderson was born in Beaufort, SC, a daughter of the late William Matthew and Annie Edna Phillips Fleming. Mrs. Anderson was a homemaker and a member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Franklin, NC and a former member of the Parish Church of St. Helena in Beaufort. Mrs. Maye enjoyed devoting her times as a volunteer at both churches and established the Jr. Altar Guild at St. Helena Episcopal Church. She started a support group for the blind in Macon County, NC and was a member of the Daughters of the King at St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Franklin, NC.

Mrs. Anderson is predeceased by her husband, Joseph Shilling Anderson and a son, Fleming Murphy Anderson.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Marion Anderson of Beaufort; a grandson, Guy Joseph Anderson of Beaufort; a granddaughter, Patricia Anderson Jones of Beaufort; a niece, Roberta Hodges of Guyton, GA; five great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 15, 2008 at St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Franklin, NC. Inurnment will follow at St. John’s in The Wilderness. A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, May 8, 2008 at the Parish Church of St. Helena in Beaufort. Copeland Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

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Parilee Lula Dills Anderson

Franklin, NC - Parilee Lula Dills Anderson, age 94, of Smith Hill Road, Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at her residence. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of Judd and Jane Pendergrass Dills. She was married to her loving husband for 47 years, Wiley T. Anderson who died in 1988. She was a homemaker and she loved her flowers and quilting. She worked at Belden for a number of years. Mrs. Anderson attended Prentiss Church of God.

She is survived by five daughters, Nina Randall and her husband, Butch, Barbara Bates and her husband, Donald of Franklin, NC; Sally Bates of Stockbridge, GA, Margie Fitzpatrick and her husband, Larry of Lexington, SC and Dorothy Pendergrass of Columbia, SC; three sons, Truman Anderson and his wife Mae of Colorado Springs, CO, Wiley (Boots) Anderson and his wife Glenda of Chico, TX and Bobby Anderson and his wife Effie of Longview, WA; two sisters, Villa Maney of Franklin, NC and Betty Jean Miller of Longview, WA; one brother, Marshall Dills of Longview, WA; her caregiver, Tammy Charles. Twenty-six grandchildren, thirty-five great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Willa Kate Anderson, a stepson, Lloyd (Buck) Anderson and two son-in-laws, Gene Bates and Alexander Pendergrass, Three brothers, Beachard, Teddy and Halen Dills and three sisters, Arzelie Anderson, Launa Kell and Beatrice Smith.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 9 at 11:00 AM at Prentiss Church of God with Rev. Don Moffitt and Rev. Eugene Moore officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Friday, February 8 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the Church thirty minutes prior to service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Angel Home Health & Hospice, c/o Angel Medical Center, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Robert Haven Anderson

Marietta GA - Robert Haven Anderson, 85, of Marietta, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at his home. Born in Macon County, NC, he was the son of the late Elbert F. and Annie Jane Womack Anderson. He was a U. S. Army veteran of WWII, and a retired mechanic.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marie Saunders Anderson; daughters: Jo Anderson, Ann Owen, Cathy Baker, Kaye Skinner; sons: Terry Anderson, Randy Anderson; 1 sister, 3 brothers, 16 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Tommy Anderson and 3 sisters.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at The Howze Mortuary. Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. at The Howze Mortuary Chapel with burial to follow at Grand View Memorial Gardens. The family will be at the home.

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Patrick Richard Andy

Franklin, NC - Patrick Richard Andy, age 60, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, November 5, 2009 at an Asheville Hospital. He was born in Schenectady, NY the son, of the late Patsy and Emily Pennachia Andy. He was born in New York, the family moved to Miami, FL in 1951. He moved to Franklin in 1991 with his wife of 23 years Linda Browning Andy, a Franklin native. He owned and operated Patriccio’s Restaurant in Highlands and Franklin for over 16 years. Patrick was a renowned Chef. He was voted one of Miami’s top 10 Chef’s in 1987. Along with numerous awards and write ups for his exceptional culinary talents. He was a member of Ridge Crest Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, Linda Andy, he is survived by a son, Aaron Andy both of Franklin, NC; two daughters, Michele Norman, husband Richard of Pembroke Pines, FL and Diane Andy of Miami Beach, FL; four grandchildren, Michael Suarez, Christopher Suarez, Stephanie Norman and Anthony Andy all of Florida; two sisters, Eleanor Corey and Mary Laurenzo both of Miami, FL; nieces, Dorothy Gamboni of Franklin and Debra Lauren of Florida; great nieces, Erika Gamboni and Tanya Gamboni of Franklin and Jessica Lauren of Florida.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 8 at 2:00 PM at Ridge Crest Baptist Church with Rev.Tommy Fouts officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Gary Browning, Terry Browning, Barry Browning, Todd Burrell, David Parrish, James Holt, Walter Bumgarner and Keith Neil will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Saturday, November 7 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Jessie Ruth Angel

Franklin, NC - Jessie Ruth Angel, age 78, of Gastonia, NC died Sunday, November 16, 2008 at Terrace Ridge Assisted Living. She was born in Franklin, NC to the late Lucille McCollum Angel and the late Zebulon Grady Angel. In addition to her parentsshe was preceded in death by a sister Mary Evelyn Angel Dance, a brother Robert Jackson Angel, and a nephew James Randolph Dance.

Ms. Angel graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in education. She started her long teaching career as a first-grade teacher in Gaston County Schools in 1952. She retired as the director of Exceptional Children’s programs in 1995. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Gastonia. Ms. Angel was known nationally for her innovative and creative ideas that put Gaston County Schools on the forefront of addressing the needs of children with disabilities. She was a member of Gaston Skills Board of Directors for over 27 years, she served as State President for the Council of Administrators of Special Education, and served as state and national consultant for exceptional children. In 1998, she began representing the Gastonia Township on the Gaston County Board of Education. She was recognized for her work with exceptional adults and children and was honored with North Carolina’s highest award, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. In 2002, she received the NC Exceptional Children’s Distinguished Service Award. In June of this year, Gaston County dedicated the Ruth Angel Building for Exceptional Children, located at 315 West Third Avenue, Gastonia.

Ms. Angel is survived by a brother, Dan Weldon Angel and wife Sandra of Toccoa, GA; a brother, Richard Carlton Angel of Walland TN, and a brother-in-law James R. Dance of Knoxville, TN; a niece, Melanie Lynn Angel of Stone Mountain, GA; and a nephew, Robert Bruce Dance of Myrtle Beach, SC.

Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 PM on Wednesday November 19th at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia, NC. and from 10:00-12:00 Noon Friday November 21st, 2008 at Bryant Funeral Home, 105 W. Main St. Franklin, NC 28734. A graveside service will be conducted by Dr. James R. Westmoreland at noon Friday November 21, 2008 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Franklin, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gaston County Education Foundation, PO Box 1397, Gastonia, NC 28053/

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John Wiley Angel

Franklin, NC - John Wiley Angel, age 84, of Rogersville, TN formerly of Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at a VA Hospital in Johnson City, TN. He was a native of Macon County, NC the son of the late Carl L. and Lura Cloer Angel. He was a WWII US Army Veteran where he received the following medals, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Combat in Infantry Badge, Middle Eastern North African Campaign Ribbons and Expert Marksman. He was a member of the Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108. He was a carpenter and construction worker and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by three daughters, Joyce A. Gibson and her husband, Richard "Dickie" of Franklin, NC, Debra A. Newton and husband, Carl of Monroe, NC and Bobbie Broom and her husband, Richard of Sylva, NC; three sons, Doug Angel and his wife, June of Franklin, NC, Mike Angel and his wife, Nolita of Franklin, NC, and Scott L. Angel of Rogersville, TN; one brother, Edd B. Angel of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Delbert W. Angel and William P. Angel.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, August 1 at 1:00 PM at Patton United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Steve Reeves officiating.

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Roy Furman Angel

Salisbury, NC - Roy Furman Angel, age 72, formerly of Franklin, NC passed away Monday, July 7, 2008 at the VA Nursing Home in Salisbury, NC

Roy was born on June 15, 1936 in the Ellijay Township, the son of the late Joe L. and Mary B. Angel. He loved the outdoors and was a hunter and fisherman most of his life. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict and was honorably discharged in 1961. Roy worked for over 32 years for Nantahala Power and Light Company in Franklin until his retirement in 1994. He will be remembered by family as a caring, confident, strong man who enjoyed life and laughter.

Roy is survived by his wife, Yvonne Ledford Angel, and children Deborah Angel Lamb of Andrews, NC, Michael Kinsland of Franklin, Richard S. Angel of Newport News, VA and Kirk Angel of Harrisburg, NC. He is also survived by brother, Sammie Angel of Franklin and sisters, Edith A. Cruse and Gladys A. Jennings of Franklin, and Joyce A.Bryant of Asheville, NC. Roy had numerous nephews, nieces, grandchildren, grandnephews, and grandnieces.

A viewing was held for close family on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at the Summersett Funeral Home in Salisbury, NC.

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June Loxcile Armstrong

Franklin, NC - June Loxcile Armstrong, 72, of Franklin, NC died Saturday, October 2, 2010 in a local hospital. She was a native of Jasper, AL, the daughter of the late Samuel J. and Icie Dailey, She was married to the late Howard Armstrong. She retired from the city of Belle Glade Florida Parks and Recreation Department. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, She was a loving mother and grandmother and she loved her flower garden.

She is survived by two daughters, Cleo Patricia Park and her husband Mark, Carol Crisp and her husband Tony all of Franklin, NC: three sons, James B. Williams, Gilbert W. Williams and his wife Michelle and Jason Adam Sargent all of Franklin, NC; one sister, Louise Hill of Petersburg, TN and three brothers, Erskine Dailey of Pompano Beach, FL, Bruce Williams and Pete Dailey both of Florida. Fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Ann Reizel.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Owens officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. one hour prior to the services at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Audrey Mae Arnold

Franklin, NC - Audrey Mae Arnold, age 69, of Piney Grove Rd., Franklin, NC passed away Friday, January 14, 2011 in a local rehabilitation center. Born in Jackson County, NC she was the daughter of the late Vaughn Burean and Thelma Tippett Coggins. She was a seamstress for Blue Bell Shirt Factory. She worked at Angel Medical Center for 19 years. She was a memeber of Windy Gap Baptist Church and attended Burningtown Church of God.

She is survived by one daughter, Sherry Arnold Dills and husband Tim of Franklin, NC; two sisters, Mary Bates of Franklin, NC and Barbara Tallent of Williamsburg, VA and three brothers, James Coggins of Lowell, NC and Coleman Coggins and Walter Coggins both of Franklin, NC. Two grandchildren, Matthew Dills and Amber Dills, also survive. She is preceeded in death by three daughters and one grandchild.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene Moore, Rev. Donald Bates and Rev. Mark Bishop officiating. Burial will be in the Gilliespie Chapel Church Cemetery. The family will recieve friends from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.Pallbearers will be Brandon Crone, Dean Cook and Matthew Dills. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29601.

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James "Sonny" Arnold

Franklin, NC - James "Sonny" Arnold, age 63, of Vaughn Rd., Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at his residence. Born in Gaston County, he was the son of the late Porter James and Launa Arnold. He was married to Kathleen Woodnutt Arnold for thirty seven years. He was owner of Sonny’s Painting and Drywall. He was a loving father and grandfather and loved watching Miami Dolphin football games and fishing.

In addition to his wife he is survived by three daughters, Tammy Moore and husband Bo of Lake City, FL, Teresa Arnold and fiance’ Matthew Hall and Amie Collins and husband Ronnie, all of Franklin, NC; one son Rodney Browning of Ft. Myers, FL and favorite cousin, Stella Stanley of Franklin, NC. Nine grandchildren, Taylor Browning, Shelby and Carly Moore, Michel Madden, Tyler Collins, Kelsi Rodriguez, Katlynn Rodriguez, Bradley Collins and Ryan Collins also survive.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, March 24 at 3:00 pm at Longview Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Frank Rodriguez officiating. Pallbearers will be Rodney Browning, Ronnie Collins, Bradley Collins, Bo Moore, Matthew Hall, Tony Hall, Michel Madden, Tyler Collins and Jerry Harmon. The family will receive friends Thursday, from 2:00 - 3:00 pm at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rev. Frank Rodriguez Missionary Trip, 139 Setser Branch Rd., Franklin, NC 28734.

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Launa Marie Arnold

Franklin, NC - Launa Marie Arnold, age 89, of Belle Dowdle Road, Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, January 10, 2010 at her residence. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Wilda Arnold. She was married to Porter Arnold who died in 1993. She was a homemaker and was a loving mother, and grandmother. She loved flowers and working in her yard.

She is survived by a son, James"Sonny" Charles Arnold and his wife Kathleen of Franklin, NC; four grandchildren, Amie Collins and husband, Ronnie, Teresa Rodriquez, Rodney Browning and Tammy Browning and fiance’ Bo Moore. nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 16 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Rodriquez officiaitng. Burial will be held at Union United Methodist Church. Ronnie Collins, Bradley Collins, Jerry Harmon, Rodney Browning, Allen Moore and George Shears will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Saturday, January 16 from 1:00-2:00pm, one hour prior to service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Bessie Bea Ashe

Franklin, NC - Bessie Bea Ashe, age 88, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013. Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Elbert V. and Mellie Parker Shelton. She was married November 29, 1941 to Earlie Ashe, who preceded her in death.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother who loved to cook for family and friends and decorating for holiday and loved flowers. She was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church. Mrs. Ashe is survived by a sister, Nancy S.Wiseman of Black Mountain, NC; three grandchildren, Tim Ashe, Kim Henry and Bill Ashe; four great grandchildren, Keshia and Clell Ashe and Cole and Lindsey Henry; one great great grandchild, London Ashe and daughter in law, Frances Ashe of Waynesville, NC.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Melvin Ashe; two sisters, Christine McCracken and Gussie Mae Smith and a brother, Jessie L. Shelton.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Brandon Breedlove officiating. Burial will be in Holly Spring Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clell Ashe, Cole Henry, Jim Wiseman, Joe Ballew, Darrell Lee, Matt Corbin and Gary Henry.

The family will receive friends, Sunday from 1:00 3:00 pm, two hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

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Herbert John Ashe

Highlands, NC - Herbert John Ashe, age 91, of Highlands, NC, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Fidelia Eckerd Living Center in Highlands, NC. He was born on April 30, 1922 in Harlem, NY, to parents Michael and Martha Carroll Ashe. He was the oldest of three siblings, Carroll Ashe McIver, deceased and Donald Ashe. He was preceded in death by his first wife of over 50 years, Gloria, his son Tim, and his second wife of 10 years, Enid Hess Ashe. Herb grew up in the Atacama Desert in Chile where he became fluent in Spanish, and attended high school in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he met Enid. He was a World War II Navy pilot and flew PBY"s off the coast of South America. While training at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, he met and married Gloria McCluskey Ashe. They had four children together: Michael, Mary Ellen, Herbert Jr. and Timothy. He was a proud alumnus of Colorado School of Mines where he graduated with a degree in Mining Engineering. Herb worked for Bethlehem Steel for most of his career, which had him living in Venezuela, various parts of Mexico, Bethlehem, PA and Wheeling, WV. He moved to Florida after his retirement and split his time between Highlands and Florida for the last 17 years. He was a member of Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Highlands. Herb enjoyed life to the fullest; two of his greatest pleasures in life were a fine whiskey and a bowl of ice cream. He never met a stranger and was always ready with a smile and a joke.

He is survived by his wife, Dorice Pulte Ashe; his daughter, Mary Ellen Madison and her husband George of Zanesville, OH; two sons, Michael Ashe and his wife Maria of Cincinnati, OH and Dr. Herbert Ashe, Jr. and his wife Robin of Houston, TX; his brother, Donald Ashe and his wife, Rita of Greenville, SC; step children and their spouses of Florida and North Carolina, and 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 171 Hospital Drive, Suite 600, Highlands, NC 28741 or Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, 35 N. 5th Street, Highlands, NC 28741.

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LeRoy Joseph Astling

Franklin, NC - LeRoy Joseph Astling, 66, formerly of Franklin began his second journey on April 8, 2013 when he was called home to be with our Lord. He began his first journey when he was born to the late John Raymond and Bernice Astling in Miami, FL. He lived, worked and raised his family there until 1983 when he moved his family to Franklin where he built a home on Lyle Knob in Cowee; started a grading business, did insurance restoration and owned and operated Chem Dry of the Smokies. He moved to Winston Salem in 1993 where he continued to work and raise his family. LeRoy was a kind, loving, loyal, and honest father, husband, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved fishing, gardening, raising animals and vacations with his family. He was Catholic by faith and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Patricia Astling; daughter, Lori Astling Landry and husband Matthew and his grandson Matthew of Fort Belvoir, VA; daughter, Tammi Astling Hughes and husband John; granddaughters, Priscilla, Crystal, Savannah and Kathryn of Winston Salem; son, Eddie Astling; granddaughters, Nina and Naomi of Franklin; two great grandchildren, Rylee and Ollie and several nieces and nephews.

The Lord needed a good man in heaven so he called on LeRoy, even though we were not ready for him to leave. He will be dearly missed by many people, but we will all be together soon.

Graveside memorial services will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery on Saturday, May 25, at 11:30 am. All friends and family are invited to attend.

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  Terry Stacey Holland Attwood

Lehigh Acres FL - Terry Stacey Holland Attwood, 62, of Lehigh Acres , Fla. passed away on Monday, October 3, 2011. She was born in Norwalk, Ohio on November 21, 1947. She graduated from Naples High School and went on to attend technical school to study bookkeeping and working at Jungle Larry's African Safari & Botantical Gardens before retiring. She will best be remembered as a person who loved her family, her friends and any stray animal that happened to cross her path.

Terry was preceded in death by her mother and father George and Florence Stacey, both of Naples, Fla. and by her husband Frederick Charles Attwood of Lehigh Acres, Fla.

Terry is survived by her sons, Robert Holland & wife Marci & Tim Holland & wife Christine, (sons of the late Arvil Holland) all of Franklin NC, daughters Staci & Vanessa Attwood, a son Chris Attwood and wife Maggie all of Lehigh Acres, Fla. She also leaves behind a brother Mike Stacey & wife Tracie of Lake Worth, Fla. and a sister Linda Martin & husband Ron of Bremen, Ga. She is also survived by her 5 beautiful grandchildren that she adored, Ashley and Amanda Holland, Jaylon and Jaramiah Attwood, and Kaitlyn Attwood and many nieces and nephews. Terry also leaves behind her special friend Frank Jaskowski and the animals she loved.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday October 5, 2011 conducted by Anderson/Patterson Funeral Home and Safe Harbor Community Church in Ft. Myers, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to KIDS PLACE (PO BOX 693 Franklin NC 28744) or to the Macon County Sheriff's Office SHOP WITH A COP program (1820 Lakeside Drive Franklin NC 28734) in memory of our mom.... Terry Stacey Holland Attwood.

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Gregory Neal Ayers

Acworth GA - Gregory Neal Ayers of Acworth, GA, age 46 lost his four year battle with cancer on Sunday March 1, 2009 at Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta, GA. He was born in Floyd County, GA the son of Marcella McCall Ayers and the late Wallace E. Ayers. Greg was preceded in death by his Grandparents Bulen and Eva McCall of Franklin.

He was an automotive technician at Marietta Toyota. Greg had a passion for rebuilding and restoring cars and trucks. He enjoyed camping and spending time with his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife Pamela Amerman Ayers, step-son Andrew Wright of Acworth, GA, sister Melissa Walrod, brother Darryl Ayers (wife April) of Douglasville, GA, a half brother Gene Ayers of Cartersville, GA, Paternal Grandmother Hazel Fulton of Woodstock, GA, two nieces, five nephews, many aunts and uncles.

The family requests in lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Greg's memory to the Sarcoma Program, c/o Emory Winship Cancer Institute, Development Office, 1762 Clifton Rd. Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326.

Funeral services will be held March 7, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Parnick Jennings Funeral Home in Cartersville, GA, burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens in Cartersville, GA.

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Virginia Ayers

Whittier, NC - Virginia Ayers, age 99, of Whittier, NC, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2013. She was born in Highland Park, MI, the daughter of the late Harold and Eva Hornsby Fredericks. She was married for 62 years to Robert F. Ayers, who died in 2000. She had worked as a head teller in a bank.

She is survived by a daughter, Fay Switzer of Amboy, IN, a son, Bob Ayers and his wife Shannon of Whittier, NC; four grandchildren, Becky Baier, David Baier, Matthew Ayers and Bryan Ayers; three great grandchildren, Brynn, Jenna and Emily.

Services and burial will be held later in Ellenton, FL.

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