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Loretta McLean Dalrymple

Franklin, NC - Loretta McLean Dalrymple, age 91, of Franklin, NC passed away Friday, August 20, 2010 at her residence. She was born in Swain County, NC the daughter of the late Charley and Docia Nichols McLean. She was married to Doyle Franklin Dalrymple who passed away in 1967. She was a member of Cartoogechaye Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She loved gardening and quilting.

She is survived by two daughters, Evelyn Dalrymple and Dianne Dalrymple of Franklin, NC; two sons, Troy Dalrymple and Mack Dalrymple of Franklin, NC; Three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive; one sister, Ethel McLean of Bryson City, NC . She was preceded in death by a son, Boyd Dalrymple, six sisters and five brothers.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 22, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home at 4:30 PM with Rev. Steve Reeves officiating. Burial will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery. Doyle Dalrymple, Russell Dalrymple, Timothy Frady, Don Phillips, Butch Randall and Jim Clemmer will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 3:30-4:30 PM, one hour prior to the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Westcare Hospice, 132 Sylva Plaza, Sylva, NC 28779.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Edward "Bud" Boyle Darden, Jr.

Cashiers, NC - Edward "Bud" Boyle Darden, Jr., age 85, a longtime resident of Cashiers, NC passed away November 4, 2009 at an Asheville Hospital. He was born in Virginia Beach, VA, the son of the late Edward B and Maude Baker Darden. He was a US Army Veteran of WWII where he served as a Sgt. He was an alumni of Perdue University, attended Darlington Prep School, was a founder of Chatooga Club; founder of the Christ Anglican Church, member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and a member of Christ Anglican Church of Highlands-Cashiers. He owned his own Real Estate Business.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Ruth Champ Darden; his daughter, Ann Dale Darden of Tampa, FL;; his son, Edward B. Darden III and his wife Mary of Oak Harbour, Washington; one sister, Elizabeth D. Brown of Danielsville, GA; two grandchildren, Rachael Darden and Emily Darden Berkey and her husband, Christian; one great-granddaughter, Claire Elizabeth Berkey; one niece, Bette Bunnell and one nephew, Robert Brown.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 9 at 1:00 PM at the Community Bible Church with The Rev. Jim Murphy officiating. Burial will be in the Norton Cemetery in Norton Community, Cashiers, NC. The Sons of Confederate Veterans will serve as pallbearers.

The body will remain at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands until placed in the Church thirty minutes prior to service.

Memorials may be made to the Christ Anglican Church, 348 S. 5th Street, Highlands, NC 28741.

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William Grahl Davidson

Franklin, NC - William Grahl Davidson, of Country Club Drive, Franklin, NC, died on April 5, 2011 at Angel Medical Center. His age was 82. He was born on March 29, 1929, in Chicago, IL, and was the son of Dr. William Arthur Davidson and Myrtle Mary Grahl Davidson. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Gayle Reed Draper Davidson and brother, Paul Gorrell Davidson. He is survived by a daughter, Deborah Lynne Davidson, and a son, Mark William Davidson. Mr. Davidson comes from a medical family. His father was a medical doctor and his mother was a registered nurse and superintendent at several Chicago hospitals. His mother always regretted that she was unable to become a medical doctor because of lack of funding. During World War II Mr. Davidson, while still in grade school, worked summers in hospital emergency rooms cleaning instruments.

Mr. Davidson was a member of the United States Army during the Korean War. He volunteered to serve in a special security unit as part of "Operation Grable", now declassified. "Operation Grable" was one of our early nuclear deterrent programs. All members of this group required high government clearances. If either parent was born outside of the United States applicants were disqualified. This continued a long family history of civilian military service.

Mr. Davidson earned a BA degree in Economics and Business Administration from Cornell College and an MBA degree if Finance from The University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. In addition to his education, he learned banking from the Harris Trust & Savings Bank in Chicago, insurance from Allstate Insurance Company where he was Regional Controller in Roanoke, Virginia, and computerized financial planning from IBM. He was hired by IBM as a financial professional. Mr. Davidson spent much of his thirty years at IBM in financial management and as a Senior Financial Analyst in several headquarters’ locations in New York. He represented IBM around the nation and world traveling to many countries with special interest in Asia and the Americas.

Mr. Davidson was a life-long member of the Methodist Church and belonged to many local churches around the country. Virtually all of Mr. Davidson’s paternal ancestors were local preachers or circuit-riders in the Methodist Church in addition to their regular jobs as potters, farmers, medical doctors, sheriffs, etc. He carried on this tradition of dedication to the Methodist church where he held offices such as Lay Leader, Sunday school teacher, Chairman of the Administrative Board, Finance Chairman, Trustee President, and many other offices. Many of these same offices were held in Chicago, IL: Northbrook, IL; Roanoke, VA; Ridgefield, CT; Port Chester, NY; and Franklin, NC. Mr. Davidson’s non-church activities included elected leadership roles in the Chicago Jaycees and the YMCA in Westchester Co., NY. He and his son, together, in the same ceremony, both received their black belts in Taekwondo at Taekwondo national headquarters in New York City. Locally, he served as President of the Franklin Lions, Treasurer of the Sons of the American Revolution, President of the Mill Creek Men’s Golf Association and Treasurer of the Mill Creek Homeowner’s Association.

Upon retiring from IBM, Mr. Davidson moved to the Franklin area where he discovered that his North Carolina roots on his father’s side go back prior to the American Revolution. Both his paternal and maternal genealogy traces to what was then known as Buncombe County. His great, great grandfather, Frederick Davidson, was a Revolutionary soldier and his thrice great grandfather, Augustus A. Grahl, was educated as a university professor in Europe and his son, Augustus A. Grahl, Jr., resided in Buncombe County, now Haywood County, in the early 1800’s.

All male Davidson antecedents, of age, fought in the army of the Confederate States of America in the Civil war. All known Grahl antecedents also fought for the south in the Civil war. Woodford S. Grahl fought in Thomas’ Legion for the CSA from Haywood, NC, Company E, 69th Regiment. According to family records, John Lafayette Grahl fought for the CSA on the battleship CSS Tennessee which fought the Union fleet at Mobile Bay on 5 August, 1864. The CSS Tennessee was built to protect the important port of Mobile and was one of the best armed and armored ironclads that the Confederacy was able to build.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 30 at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. John Fowler officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00-11:00AM, one hour prior to the service at the First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 66 Harrison Ave., Franklin, NC 28734, in his memory. Mr. Davidson’s final resting place will be in Franklin, NC, next to his wife.

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Keith Doyle Davis

Winston Salem, NC and Franklin, NC - Keith Doyle Davis, 66, of Winston Salem, NC died July 30, 2010 at his residence after a period of declining health.

He was the son of the late Archie Veldon Davis and Nell Catherine Mallonee Davis. He was a US Navy Veteran serving honorably during the Viet Nam Conflict. He worked in several different capacities in law enforcement and owned his own locksmith business.

He is survived by a son, Sean M. Davis and two grandchildren of Candler, NC; a twin brother, Kenneth Davis of Villa Rica, GA; brothers Vernon N. Davis of Franklin, NC, Jack Davis of Winston Salem, NC and Wade Davis of Atlanta, GA; two sisters, Lucille Parlati of Silver Springs, MD and Louetta Smith of Franklin, NC. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ned Davis and two sisters, Helen Davis and Loretta Whelan. A memorial service is planned in Franklin, NC at a later date.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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William Garrett Davis, Sr

Franklin, NC- William Garrett Davis, Sr, age 83, of West Old Murphy Rd., Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Angel Medical Center. A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late Nathaniel Garrett and Cecily Dills Davis. He was married to Katherine Dayton Davis for sixty- four years. He was retired Supervisor of Transportation for Macon County Board of Education for thirty- three years. Garrett was a member of Cartoogechaye Baptist Church and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; he loved to camp, hunt and fish.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Jearlene Talley and husband Cliff of Highlands, NC; one son, Gary Davis and wife Pat of Franklin, NC: one sister, Virginia Woodall of Forest City, NC and two grandchildren, Nicole Bloedow and husband Steven of Seneca, SC and Will Davis of Franklin, NC. Two great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held, Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Reeves and Rev. Josh Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Will Davis, Scott McDowell, Michael McDowell, David Anderson, Charlie Dowdle and Raymond Dills. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Cartoogechaye Baptist Church Youth, 465 W. Old Murphy Rd., Franklin, NC 28734.

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Cecil Henry Day

Nantahala, NC - Cecil Henry Day, age 82, of Nantahala, died Tuesday, August 11, 2009 in a Chattanooga Hospital. He was a native of Swain County, the son of the late Gwin Edward and Essie Keith Day. He was a WWII veteran, having served as a guard at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial. He retired from General Motors in 1978. He was a member of Cowee Baptist Church. Cecil loved fishing, raising cattle and watching football and baseball. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, Wayne and Joe Day.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Louise Owenby Day; one daughter, Joan and her husband, Keith McMahan of Hayesville; one son, Roger and his wife, Rachael Day of Metamora, MI; four grandchildren, Jeremy and wife, Laura Day of Hadley, MI, Courtney Maney of Hayesville, NC, Preston McDowell of Warne, NC, and Eric McDowell of Hiawassee, GA,; seven great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Adrieanne, Jacob, Jordan, Peyton, Delaney and Abigail; two step-grandchildren, Justin and Beth McMahan; three sisters, Ruth Wheeler of Andrews, NC , Welladean Mashburn of Waynesville, NC and Margaret Jacobs of Leiscester, NC; two brothers, John Day of Andrews, NC and Jimmy Day of Murphy, NC.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 14 at 2:00 PM at Briartown Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Cook, Rev. Lloyd Fish, Rev. Larry Icenhower officiating. Burial will be held at the Church Cemetery with the Andrews VFW conducting military graveside rites. Phil Scruggs, David Dillard, Bill Fouts, Tommy Fouts, Guy Fouts, Harvey Fouts, and Junior Solesbee will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Thursday, August 13 from 6:00-8:00PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and one hour prior to service, August 14 from 1:00-2:00 PM at Briartown Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Andrews VFW, 190 1st Street, Andrews, NC 28901.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Troy William Davis, Sr

Franklin, NC -Troy William Davis, Sr., age 73, of Barnes Cove Road, Franklin, NC, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2009 in a local hospital. He was a native of Macon Co., the son of the late Virgil G. Davis and Josie Dowell Davis. He was a retired Mill Worker, he loved to hunt and was a beekeeper. He attended Burningtown Church of God.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Imogene Allen Davis; one daughter, Patsy Cody and husband Bill of Blowing Rock, NC; four sons, Troy William Davis, Jr. and wife Debbie of Franklin, NC, Robert Gordon Davis and wife Patsy of Bryson City, NC, Richard Scott Davis and wife Rebecca of Franklin, NC and Michael Ray Davis and wife Bonnie of Franklin, NC; one sister, Clara Ball of Franklin,NC; two brothers, Leroy Davis of Franklin, NC and Deboyce Davis of Gastonia, NC; seventeen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 30th at 2:00pm at Franklin Church of God, with Rev. Eugene Moore, Rev. Allen Taylor and Rev. Donald Bates officiating. Burial will be at McCoy-Dean Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Richard Davis, Robert Davis, Troy Davis, Michael Davis, William Davis, Ricky Lannon and Will McCallister.

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

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Virginia Carole Davis

Franklin - Virginia Carole Davis, 67, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla. and Franklin, N.C., passed away Saturday, October 25, 2008, at her residence.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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Joseph Curtis Delaney

Franklin, NC - Joseph Curtis Delaney, age 80, of Bryson Park Road, Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at an Asheville Hospital. He was born in Hillsboro County, FL, the son of the late Charles and Thelma York Delaney.

He was a retired Boil-maker "Union 443" in Tampa, FL for 30 years., and was a US Army Veteran during the Korean War. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Carol Collins Delaney; three daughters, Karen Hill of Holiday, FL, Susan Delaney of Orlando, FL and Vanessa Delaney of Leighsburg, GA; one son, Joseph Delaney of Atlanta, GA and one step-son, Dean Walters of Tampa, FL. Six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren also survive.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Frank Warden Derreberry

Highlands, NC - Frank Warden Derreberry, age 80, of Highlands, NC, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012 at his residence. He was a native of Cherokee County, NC, the son of the late Cross Derreberry and Beulah Mae Byrd Derreberry. He had worked at Rabun Mills and did a lot of landscaping in the Highlands area. He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War, and was of the Baptist faith. He loved to work, hunt and fish. He loved the outdoors.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mozelle Webb Derreberry, who passed away in 2010; a daughter, Sandra K. Baines; a sister, Inez Gibby, and two brothers, Cecil Derreberry and Toss Derreberry.

He is survived by two daughters, Deborah Jean Bell, and Audrey Leah Derreberry Keener and husband Michael all of Highlands, NC; a son, Lendal W. Derreberry and wife Judy of Otto, NC; three sisters, Edna Mae Newman and Hattie Deaton both of Shelby, NC and Bertha Kilpatrick of Marble, NC; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 17th at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands, with Rev. Gary McCall officiating. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tony Webb, Kenny Talley, Michael Keener and Christian Gray.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday evening at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands.

Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731 or to Highlands Emergency Council, PO Box 974, Highlands, NC 28741.

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Dorothy Ruth deMaintenon

Franklin, NC - Dorothy Ruth deMaintenon, age 85 of Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2011 in a local nursing center. Born in Onondaga Co., NY she was the daughter of the late Theodore A. and Dorothy Eppler Mayer. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Philip deMaintenon. Dorothy was a homemaker; a graduate of Powelson Business Institute; loved needle work, painting, reading, flowers and doing ceramics. She was of the Lutheran faith.

In addition to her husband she is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Ann MacEwen and husband, Matthew of Glastonbury, CT and Marta J. deMaintenon of Hilo, HI and one son, Dean A. deMaintenon and wife, Shelley of Wapato, WA. Five grandchildren, Megan Tracey, Rebecca MacEwen, Emily MacEwen, Frances Samuel deMaintenon and wife Jodie and Madeline J. Mora and husband Sylvester and 3 great grandchildren also survive.

Memorial services will be held Monday, August 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Monday from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to one’s favorite charity.

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Mary Ellen DeVane

Highlands, NC - Mary Ellen DeVane, 1930-2008, born in Detroit, Michigan on Apri 15, 1930, moved to West Palm Beach, FL in 1953, worked for FP&L for over 30 years, married Charles W. DeVane in 1967, retired from FP&L in 1985, moved full time to Highlands, NC in 1994. Still has a home in Palm Bach Gardens, FL, but considers Highlands her home.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Mark L. Deitz

Franklin, NC - Mark L. Deitz, age 73, of Franklin, NC, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at his residence. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Lawrence and Anna Cowan Deitz. He was a US Air Force Veteran during the Korean conflict. He was a field manager for American National Red Cross for 30 years and was a member of Cowee Baptist Church and attended Franklin Church of God .He graduated from Franklin High School, Western Carolina and Central Michigan University. Mark loved sports and reading.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dorothy McCall Deitz; one daughter, Rhonda Wiggins of Golden Valley, MN.; one son Clifford Deitz of Knoxville, TN; two sisters, Frankie Holbrook and Joyce Scully both of Franklin, NC; one brother, Levon Deitz of Merrel, TX. He also leaves behind his very special young friend, Sydney Blank of Tampa, FL. He was preceded in death by a son, David Deitz and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 22 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Hank Conner, Rev. Philip Cochran and Cecil Brooks officiating. Burial will be at Cowee Baptist Church Cemetery. The Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post#108 will conduct military graveside rites. Jack Cabe, Doug Cabe, Gerald Coggins, Robert Carnes, Bruce Giles, Barry Greene, Sam Bowers, Skip Sanders and Mike Petito will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Friday, November 21 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Mozelle Webb Derreberry

Franklin, NC and Highlands, NC Mozelle Webb Derreberry, age 78, of Hickory Knut Gap Rd, Highlands, NC passed away Monday August 9, 2010 in a Highlands-Cashiers nursing home. Born in Rabun Co., GA she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Rittie Jenkins Webb. She was married to Frank W. Derreberry for 59 years. She was a homemaker and loved quilting, gardening and flowers and loved to fish. She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her husband she is survived by two daughters, Deborah Jean Bell and Audrey Leah Keener and Michael all of Highlands, NC; one son, Lendal Derreberry and Judy of Maryland; four sisters, Catherine Carpenter of Mt. Dora, FL, Joyce Wilburn of Highlands, NC, Zanthus Wilson of Otto, NC and Donna Vee Bradshaw of Mt. Airy, GA; three brothers, Owen Webb of Clarksville, GA, Duane Webb of Hickory, NC and Conard Webb of Otto, NC. Five grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra K. Baines; one sister, Neva Lee Byrd and one brother, Glen Webb.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday August 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands with Rev. Gary McCall officiating. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 10, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands.

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Bernard Charles Dewey

Franklin, NC - Bernard Charles Dewey, age 88, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012 at a local nursing home. He was born in Quebec, Canada the son of the late James Gilbert and Gertrude Elizabeth Taylor Dewey. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Alberta Dewey who passed away in 2010. He was a Veteran of the Canadian Army. He was a very active member of First United Methodist Church. He was a produce supervisor and owned his own store in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather, he loved his church, gardening, and feeding birds.

He is survived by his daughter, Linda Abel and her husband, Don of Franklin, NC and his son, Patrick Dewey and his wife, Charlene of Okeechobee, FL; sister, Mary Chamberlain of Quebec, Canada, brother, Donald Dewey of Quebec, Canada; seven grandhildren also survive. He was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Belanger and four brothers, James, Lawrence, Sidney and Henry Dewey.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, October 28th at 3:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, with Rev. David Beam officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Church.

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Helen Alberta Dewey

Franklin - Helen Alberta Dewey, age 83, of Doster Drive, Franklin, NC passed away Friday, January 01, 2010 at Angel Medical Center. She was born in Canada the daughter of late Herbert and Madge Doughtery Chamberlain. She was married to Bernard Dewey for 64 years. She was a homemaker and was a salesperson in a cloth store. She was a member of the First Untied Methodist Church where she taught bible studies and was a Sunday school teacher. She was active in the Women’s Christian Club.

She is survived by her husband, Bernard Dewey; one daughter, Linda Abel and husband Don of Franklin, NC; one son, Patrick Dewey and wife Charlene of Okeechobee, FL; three sisters, Shirley Dubois, Lois Woodard and Betty Mosher of Canada; three brothers, Merriman, Russell and Roy Chamberlain of Canada; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 3:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. John Fowler officiating.

The family will receive friends Sunday, January 3, 2010 from 2:00-3:00 PM, one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Arthur "Art" Irwin DeWitt

Franklin, NC - Arthur "Art" Irwin DeWitt, age 78, of Owl Knob Rd., Franklin, NC passed away Monday, April 25, 2011 at his residence. Born in Los Angeles, CA, he was the son of the late LeRoy and Catherine Amelia Irwin DeWitt. He was a veteran of the US Navy, having served during the Korean Conflict as well as two years Reserve Service before and after Korea. He was employed by General Electric in research and development of polymer chemistry technology.

He is survived by one daughter, Valerie Lynn DeWitt of St. Petersburg, FL and two sons, Stephen Gregory DeWitt of St. Petersburg, FL and Scott Arthur DeWitt of Long Island, NY. Three grandchildren also survive. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one grandson.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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Mary M. Dill

Claypool IN - Mary M. Dill, 79 of Claypool, Indiana passed away at 12:14 pm on Monday, April 15, 2013 at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

On January 5, 1934, she was born in Franklin, North Carolina to Neville and Bessie (Watts) Ramey. She was united in marriage to David S. Dills on November 19, 1982 in Waterford, Michigan. He preceded Mary in death on March 12, 2012. Mary and David moved to Claypool ten years ago.

She is survived by three daughters, Regina (and spouse Wayne) Hannah, Winona Lake, Pam (and spouse Norm) Overweg, Vicksburg, Michigan and Debbie (and spouse Vern Overweg) Bright, Vicksburg, Michigan; six grandchildren, Kelly, Matt and Suzanna Overweg and Brooke Behar, Whitney and Alexander Hannah and five great grandchildren.

A private family gathering will be held in her honor at the home of Wayne and Regina Hannah.

Since Mary was a kidney recipient, the family would like to donations in her memory to be given to National Kidney Foundation 30 east 33rd Street, New York, New York 10016 or go to www.kidney.org.

McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw is entrusted with the arrangements. To sign the guest register or send condolences, electronically go to mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com

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David Lee Dillard

Franklin - David Lee Dillard, age 68, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013 at a local hospital. He was born in Jackson County, NC the son of Nellie Franks Dillard of Sylva, NC and the late Charlie Dillard. He was a Veteran of the US Army. He was a retired teacher for the Macon County Schools and was a member of the Cowee Baptist Church where he served on the building committee. He was a strong family man, loved all sports and was a cabinet maker and builder. David was on the board of directors for the Macon County Fair and was a founder member of the Cowee Fire & Rescue.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Claudette Leatherman Dillard; two daughters, Pamela Shepherd and her husband, Mike and Sherry Williamson and her husband, Dustin all of Franklin, NC; two step-daughters, Karen Smith and her husband, John of Franklin, NC and Melody Holeman and her husband Delwin of Athens, GA; one sister, Annie Estes and husband, Charles of Sylva, NC; two brothers, Earl Dillard and his wife, Shirley of Franklin, NC and Eugene Dillard and his wife Mary of Sylva, NC. Ten grandchildren and several nieces and a nephew also survive. He was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Dillard.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 5 at 3:00PM at Cowee Baptist Church with Rev. David Powell, Rev. Eddie Stillwell and Rev. Jason Smith officiating. Burial will be at Cowee Baptist Church Cemetery. Ted Kirkland, Mike Vanhook, Bill Fouts, Terry Cabe, Tony Shuler and Vern Davis will serve as pallbearers. Cowee Fire and Rescue will serve as honorary pallbearers. The Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will have full military graveside rites.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 5 from 1:00-3:00PM, two hours prior to the service at Cowee Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wayne Proffitt Scholarship Fund, c/o Sherry Cook, PO Box 2182, Franklin, NC 28744

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Mrs. Edith Poindexter Dillard

Dillard GA - Mrs. Edith Poindexter Dillard, age 84, of Dillard, GA, passed away quietly in her sleep at her home.

She was born June 8, 1923 in Franklin, NC, the daughter of Lee Poindexter and Bessie Holland Poindexter. She attended Brevard College two years, and graduated from Cecil School of Business.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Henry Edwards Dillard; and a brother, Cecil Poindexter.

Survivors include her sons, Henry E. Dillard Jr., (Eddie) and his wife, Carolyn B. Dillard; and David A. Dillard, both of Dillard; daughters, Betty L. Dillard of Demorest, GA, Henrietta D. Roberts and her husband Jack B. Roberts of Dillard, Lynn D. Wansley of Dillard, Connie D. Duvall and her husband Jeff H. Duvall of Clayton; brother, Lee Poindexter and his wife Donez West Poindexter of Colonial Heights, VA; sister-in-law, Grace Angel Poindexter of Franklin, NC; grandchildren, Derek Dillard, Julie D. Speed and husband Bobby, Melanie C. Martin and husband Mike, Amy Roberts, Trey and Tyler Dillard, Elizabeth Wansley, Miley and Louie Duvall; great-granddaughters, Madeline Martin and Sarabeth Speed. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family; as well as long-time friends and devoted caregivers.

Mrs. Dillard was a dedicated and integral business partner, along with her husband, of the Dillard House for 43 years from 1946 to 1989.

Services will be held in the chapel of Beck Funeral Home in Clayton, GA at 1 PM on Tuesday March 18, 2008 with Reverend Bill McDole officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 12:00 PM. An online condolence is available at Beck Funeral Home.

A private interment service will follow. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

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Denny Hugh Dills

Otto - Denny Hugh DillsDenny Hugh Dills, age 46, of Otto, NC, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2012. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Jake Howard Dills and Gertrude Juanita Willis Dills. He was a member of Mulberry United Methdist Church, and heating and air was his profession. He collected knives and antiques and loved to hunt and fish. He was a loving husband and father.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa Ann Thomas Dills; one daughter, Neva Dills of the home, two sons, Johnathan Elzy Dills of Virginia Beach, VA and Gregory Andrew Dills of Lincolnton, NC; four brothers, Joe Dills, Harve Dills, Edward Dills, and Benny Dills all of Franklin, NC; a half sister, Joan Shepherd of Sylva, NC and a half brother, Randy Brooks of Gastonia, NC. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Lee Dills and two half brothers, Jerry and Ronnie Poindexter.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 20th at 3:00 pm at Mulberry United Methodist Church with Rev. Duane Corle officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Johnathan Dills, Greg Dills, Joe Dills, Harve Dills, Rick Dills and Fred Dills.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made directly to Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Mary Adalene Dillingham

Franklin, NC - Mary Adalene Dillingham, age 89, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence Conley and Mae Dillingham Tallent. She was an eldercare worker and former member of Windy Gap Baptist Church. She was a loving sister, she loved people and doing for others and loved embroidery.

Mary is survived by two sisters, Ruth Tallent Wilkes of Franklin, NC and Barbara Tallent Shuler of Kingsport, TN and a number of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Tallent Wilburn and three brothers, Don, Jack and Tommy Tallent.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. David Lee Williams officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 till 6:00 pm, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to East Franklin Baptist Church, 2057 Lakeside Drive, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Elsie Patterson Dills

Otto - Elsie Patterson Dills 89 of the Otto community died Saturday, May 2, 2009 at her residence. She was a native of Clay County the daughter of the late Lester and Elda McClure Patterson, she was a homemaker she was the widow of the late Allen Dills who died in 1981. She loved digging ginseng. She enjoyed her family and nature. She was a member of the Coweeta Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter Floy Mason of Otto, NC, one son Morris Patterson and his wife Peggy of Otto, NC, seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 6:00 PM in the chapel of Bryant-Grant-Funeral Home in Franklin, NC with the Revs. Johnny Norris and Davis Hooper officiating. The family will receive friends from four until six PM Sunday May 3, 2009 at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Franklin, NC, two hours prior to the services.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, or to the American Heart Association.

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George Elmer Dills

Franklin - George Elmer Dills, age 68, of Wallace Branch Road, Franklin, NC passed away Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Elmer and Annie Saunders Dills. He was a Belden employee and had worked for the US Forest Service and Macon County Maintenance Department. He was a US Army veteran. George loved farming, fishing and camping. He attended Community Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Shirley Brendle Dills; one sister, Shirley McConnell of Franklin, NC; mother in law, Jennie Sue Brendle of Franklin, NC; sister in law, Joyce Fox and husband, Bruce of Franklin, NC; two nieces, Sandy McConnell of Franklin, NC, Carol McConnell Staggs and husband, Sam of Travelers Rest, SC; one nephew, Dennis McConnell of Franklin, NC. He is also survived by three great nieces.


A memorial service will be held Monday, March 22, 2010 at 2:30 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with the Rev. David Williams officiating. Burial will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends, Monday, March 22, 2010 from 1:30 till 2:30 PM, one hour prior to the service, at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ones choice.

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Jerry Fouts Dills

Franklin, NC - Jerry Fouts Dills, age 78, of Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013. A lifelong resident of Macon County, he was the son of the late Lester B. and Exie Henderson Dills. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean Conflict and was a retired lineman with Duke Energy having 31 years service.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who loved his family dearly and enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was a former member of Franklin VFW.

Mr. Dills is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nina Norris Dills; a daughter, Mitzi Dills Warman and husband David of Otto, NC; a son, A. Nick Dills and wife Jennifer of Crestview, FL; two sisters, Evelyn Huber of Franklin, NC and Modean Wray of Columbia, SC and a brother, Glenn Dills of Franklin, NC. Five grandchildren, Torie, Brooklyn, Tyler, Hunter and AnnaRose, also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Al Beck and Rev. Matt Morris officiating. Burial will be in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Warman, Bruce Elliott, Larry Norris, Chris Norris, Torie Waldroop and Chad Elliott.
Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will perform full military graveside rites.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 2:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

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Kay Mitchell Dills

Charlotte, NC - Kay Mitchell Dills, age 61, of Indian Trail, NC died Monday, May 17, 2010 at Presbyterian-Matthews Hospital in Matthews, NC. Born March 22, 1949 in Franklin, NC, the son of the late Austin Dills and Maude Cunningham Dills. He owned and operated Frazier/Dills convience store and garden center on Lawyers Road in Mint Hill for 29 years. Mr. Dills will be remembered as a patient, kind and gentle person that would help anyone in need. He was a great neighbor, loved to tinker and could repair anything. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Brenda Frazier Dills; two sons, Mitchell Austin Dills and wife, Jenifer, of Charlotte, and Jeffrey Kay Dills of Indian Trail; two grandsons, Bryson and Sawyer Dills of Charlotte; his mother-in-law, Virginia Frazier of Indian Trail; two brothers, Leroy Dills and wife, Gail, of Franklin, and John Dills and wife, Nancy of Sedro-Woolley, WA; one sister, Barbara Redmon of Asheville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 20 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Brian Dills officiating. Burial will be held at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 20 from 9:30-11:00AM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 81 Bethel Church Road, Franklin, NC 28734 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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Mary Elizabeth Bryson Dills

Franklin, NC - Mary Elizabeth Bryson Dills, age 92, of Dills Knob Road, Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at a Highlands-Cashiers Care Center. She was a lifelong native of Macon County, the daughter of the late William Marion Bryson and Mary Emma Bell Bryson. She was married to Briscoe Marion Dills who passed away in 1988. She was a homemaker and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church where she served as a former Sunday School Teacher and held a number of positions and was always a faithful member. She was very family oriented and was a very loving person to people in need.

She is survived by two daughters, Janice McClure and her husband David of Franklin, NC and Teresa Jean Roper and her husband Wayne of Asheville, NC; two sons, Bruce Douglas Dills and his wife Debbie of Franklin, NC and Kenneth Marion Dills and his wife June of Durham, NC. Seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 7 at 3:00PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. John Rogers, Rev. Alton Dendy, Rev. Greg Rogers officiating. Bill Bryson, Joe Bryson, Butch Deal, Glenn Holland, Mike Suttles, and Landy Holland will serve as pallbearers. Burial will be held at Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday, August 7, from 1:00-3:00 PM, two hours prior to service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Shirley Stiles, 1361 Frazier Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Michelle Denise Dioses

Franklin, NC - Michelle Denise Dioses, age 56, of Franklin, NC, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012. She was a native of New Haven Connecticut, the daughter of the late Joseph A. Corriveau, Sr. and Edna Boughton Corriveau. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Thomas Beckett Roman Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Fabio T. Dioses; two sons, Fabio Dioses and wife Christinia and Jason Dioses all of Franklin, NC; one sister, Marie Robert of New Haven, CT; one brother, David Corriveau of New Haven, CT; two grandchildren, Aaliyah Dioses and Fabio A. Dioses. She was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph A. Corriveau, Jr.

Services will be held later in Cheshire, CT.

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Frankie Wynette Dockins

Franklin, NC - Frankie Wynette Dockins, age 93, of Ivy Hills Terrace, Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, December 20, 2009 at a local nursing home. She was born in Augusta, GA, the daughter of Frank and Jeanette Murray Wheatley. She was married to the late Clayton Mitchell Dockins who passed away February 20, 1968. She was a former LPN and was a homemaker. She belonged to several Senior Citizens and Church Clubs. She was a member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary of the University Hospital of Augusta, GA. She attended The Church of the Good Shepherd in Augusta, GA. When she moved to Aiken, SC to be near her sister, Sara W. Johnson, she attended First Baptist Church in Aiken, SC and continued her work at University Hospital in Augusta, GA. When she retired, she moved to Cordele, GA, to live near her daughter, Dean and was a member of Crisp County Regional Hospital Auxiliary and many Senior Citizens and Church Clubs as well as attended Pine Crest Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Dean Dockins Stodghill and her husband, Richard of Franklin, NC and Beth Dockins Howell and her husband, William of Stratham, NH; one sister, Sarah Wheatley Johnson of Hiawassee, GA; one grandaughter, Rebecca Dean Howell of Stratham, NH; two nieces, Nancy Johnson Stahl and her husband, Leonard and Sherry Wheatley Sacino and husband, Ron of Pass-a-Grille Beach, FL; two nephews, Tony Wheatley and his wife, Linda of Las Vegas, NV and Dale Wheatley and of DeBary, FL.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, December 30 at 2:00PM at Westover Memorial Park in Augusta, GA with The Rev. Robert Fain officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1648, Franklin, NC 28744.

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Phyllis Parker Doherty

Cashiers, NC - Phyllis Parker Doherty, 71, passed away at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital on Thursday, April 18, 2013 after a year and a half battle with lung cancer. Phyllis was born in Mt.Vernon, Illinois on February 25, 1942. She moved to Cashiers, N.C. with her family in 1972. Phyllis is the daughter of the late Dale Parker of Cashiers and Eleanor Parker, who resides in Cashiers. She is preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Doherty .Surviving are her husband of 50 wonderful years, Frank Doherty of Cashiers; her daughter, Kim Doherty-Dillard of Franklin; grandchildren, Amanda Dillard of Franklin, Andrew and Albert Dillard of Cashiers, and 4 great-grandchildren, Parker and Brennan Cabe and Jackson Blanton of Franklin and Marley Dillard of Cashiers.

Phyllis and her husband Frank owned The Valley Gift Shop in Cashiers from 1972 until 1995. Before they moved to the mountains, the Doherty’s’ lived in Houston, Texas and Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was always very active in various community organizations during her life.

Phyllis loved to do extensive work on family genealogy, cooking and having her family over for holidays and her little dog, Wags. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1 p.m. at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Cashiers/Sapphire on Hwy 64 East. A reception will follow in the church hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cashiers-Glenville Volunteer Fire Department at P.O. Box 886, Cashiers, N.C. 28717.

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Henry Adam Donikowski

Franklin, NC - Henry Adam Donikowski, age 89, of Red Fox Run, Franklin, NC, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2009 in a local hospital. He was a native of Patterson County, New Jersey, the son of the late Adam and Marcella Donikowski. He was a machinist for Reductions Motors Construction, and was a US Navy Veteran of World War II. He was also a founding member of the Clarks Chapel Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Vivian Maci Donikowski, one son, Frederick Donikowski of Salem, VA; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

No services are planned.

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Joy Lowe Dooley

Highlands, NC - Joy Lowe Dooley, age 64, of Highlands, NC went to be with her Lord, Saturday, February 6, 2010. She was born in Rabun County, GA, the daughter of the late James N. and Bernice Rice Lowe. She was married to Rev. Edward L. Dooley who passed away in 1997. She was an assistant administrator for 12 years at the First Baptist Church of Highlands where she was also a member. She loved the Lord and enjoyed her Church work.

She is survived by her son, Rev. Jeremy Dooley and his wife Jaime of Auburn, AL; three brothers, James L. Lowe and his wife Nancy, Bill Lowe and his wife Christine all of Highlands, NC and Rev. Roy Lowe and his wife, Clara of Franklin, NC; one grandson, Ryne Dooley. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lenora Lowe.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at the First Baptist Church of Highlands at 2:00 PM with Rev. Roy Lowe, Dr. Dan Robinson and Rev. Jeffrey Porter officiating. Burial will be held at Highlands Memorial Park. Greg Porter, Joel Porter, Tim Gibson, Caleb Bowers, Phillip Lowe, Josh Bryson, Brian Lowe and Bobby Sanders will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Highlands.

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

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Harold Lewis Dorn

Highlands, NC - Harold Lewis Dorn, 96, died on March 5, 2013 in Hospice care at Highlands Hospital. He had been living at Chestnut Hill Retirement Center since May 2009 after a serious accident.

Born on 12/27/1916 in South Miami, FL, he was the eldest child of Harold Wesley & Mabel White Dorn, South Dade County pioneers who moved there from Chicago in 1913. From 1947 they were Highlands summer residents.

Graduating from the University of Miami in 1941, Lew went into the US Navy at the beginning of World War II. He was a Naval Intelligence Officer on the flagship Enterprise in the Pacific Theater during most of the war and advanced to the rank of Commander. After the war, he continued in the Naval Reserve until retiring as a Captain in 1982. At that time he moved his residence from Miami to Highlands, next door to the family summer cottage.

During his earlier years, Lew worked at his father’s tropical fruit shipping company. Afterward, he had a varied career reflecting his many interests: In the 1960’s he was involved with the Dade County Youth Fair; during the 1970’s he was Director of the Museum of Science in Miami. He was also the founder & editor of The Village Post, a local South Miami editorial & cultural weekly newspaper. He later worked for Joe Hill Nursery in the plant nursery trade. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, the Kiwanis Club in South Miami, and was a Mahi Shriner. His life long hobbies included tropical plants, reading, politics, Oriental collectibles and classical music.

After moving to to Highlands, he was employed by his friend Ralph deVille at The Stone Lantern for over 25 years, retiring after his accident at the age of 92. Always active, his extra curricular activities in Highlands included a position as Co Chair of the Local Chapter of the Western North Carolina Alliance in the 1980’s. And true to his appreciation of classical music, he was a founding member of the Highlands Chamber Music Festival. Lucas Drew, the founding director, was quoted as saying "Lew was a loyal supporter of the Chamber Music Festival from its earliest concerts. He helped in so many ways, from putting the program together to ticket sales. He was a true music lover."

Lew was also a member of the Highlands United Methodist Church where a celebration of his life will take place on March 9, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Philip & Kenneth of South Miami, an aunt, Mary Wheeler Dorn of South Miami and Highlands, and a niece, Katherine Dorn Evans of Dahlonega, GA. He is survived by a sister and long time summer resident, Alice Dorn of Central, SC; nieces, Pamela Dorn Brown of Highlands, Kristin Davenport Koepenick, Decatur, GA & a summer resident; cousins Suzanna (Norman) Mosely of Highlands, and Robert (Evy) Buzzell of Groton, MA, also a summer resident. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and other cousins in GA, CT, FL & WA.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: The Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival, PO Box 1702, Highlands, NC 28741, Highlands United Methodist Church Bolivian Mission, PO Box 1959, Highlands, NC 28741, Cashiers- Highlands Humane Society, PO Box 638, Cashiers, NC 28717 or to the charity of your choice.

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Charles Edward Doster

Franklin, NC- Charles Edward Doster 77 of the Clarks Chapel Community of Franklin, NC died Saturday August 2, 2008 at his residence. He was a native of Hot Springs, AR, but lived most of his life in Macon County, NC. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U. S. Navy. He was the son of the late George and Ollie Mae Merritt Doster. He retired from the NC, DOT as a crew leader in the maintenance department. Charles was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a charter member of the Clarks Chapel Fire Department, serving as assistant chief. He was a member of the Clarks Chapel United Methodist Church serving as a choir member, Sunday school teacher and youth leader for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Jean Ammons Doster of Franklin, NC. One son Keith Doster of Franklin, NC. Two grandchildren Jacob and Kayla Doster, one sister Patricia Mason and Furman of Winston Salem, NC. He was preceded in death by a son Ricky Doster, two sisters Margaret and Althea Doster one brother Merriman Doster.

Memorial services will be held 6PM Tuesday August 5, 2008, at the Clarks Chapel United Methodist Church with the Revs. Al Beck and Dick Richards officiating.

Donations may be made to the Clarks Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund 1999 Clarks Chapel Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Hallie Estena Cabe Dotson

Franklin, NC - Hallie Estena Cabe Dotson, 94, of Cleburne, Texas, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 in Cleburne. She was born October 30, 1918 in Franklin, North Carolina to Harve Grey and Addie Saunders Cabe. She married Lawrence Ervin Dotson on September 25, 1948 in Toccoa, Georgia and he preceded her in death on January 19, 1980.

Mrs. Dotson is survived by her sons, Robert Dotson and wife Connie, Harold Dotson and wife Kathy, Edward Dotson and wife Kay and Tom Dotson and wife Cindy; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.

Service for Hallie Estena Cabe Dotson, 94, of Cleburne, Texas will be conducted at 3:00 P.M., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 in the Bethel United Methodist Church, Franklin, North Carolina. Pastor Matt Morris will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery in Franklin, North Carolina. Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M., Saturday, at the church, prior to the service.

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David Allan Dowdle

Franklin, NC - David Allan Dowdle, 51, of Franklin, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2012.
Born in Franklin, he was the son of the late Hugh Dowdle, and is survived by his mother, Meritha Purifoy (and husband, David Purifoy) and step mother, Betty Dowdle. He was also preceded by his brother, Joe Dowdle. David was a member of Windy Gap Baptist Church. He loved to be at the Good Ole Boys on the weekend spending time with his friends. He also loved his dogs, Starfly and Tink.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Deborah E. Dowdle; daughter, Alesia A. Dowdle (and fiancee, Michael Chitwood); son, Seth Burrell; step daughter Tanya Bleckley (and husband, Gary Bleckley), step son, Eric W. Speed (and wife, Kimberly Speed); two step granddaughters, Brooke Henderson (and husband Chris Henderson) and Rayna Bleckley; brother, Tony Dowdle (and wife, Virgie Dowdle); step sisters, Kristin Purifoy, Susan Purifoy, Mary Bryant; step brother, Daniel Purifoy; step sister, Lynette Lee, and several nieces.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 19th at Windy Gap Baptist Church. Pastor Mark Bishop will officiate. Burial will be in Clarks Chapel Methodist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 18th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Bryant Grant Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Chastain, Keith "Shag" Mason, Ricky Norris, Patrick Rathbone, Gary Vanhook and Ted Sprinkles. Honorary pallbearers are the Good Ole Boys.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Rathbun Center, 121 Sherwood Road, Asheville, NC 28801 or Macon County Humane Society, 851 Lake Emory Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Frances Marie Dowdle

Franklin, NC - Frances Marie Dowdle, age 88, of Franklin, NC passed away Friday, November 6, 2009 at a local nursing home. She was born in Freemont, VA the daughter of the late J. Clifford and Lona Hall Dowdle. She was an inspector for a Ladies Apparel Manufacturer and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond Dowdle, Kenneth Dowdle and Jay Dowdle. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, November 12 at 2:00 PM at Woodlawn Cemetery with Dr. John W. Fowler officiating.

The family will receive friends Thursday, November 12 from 1:00-2:00 PM, one hour prior to service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605 or to the Charity of one’s choice.

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Gene Dowdle

Franklin - Gene Dowdle, 72, of Franklin passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012 He was the son of the late Woodrow and Helen Dowdle.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Juanita Cassada Dowdle; two daughters, Tammy (Rick) Dills of Lawrenceville, GA and Cindi Dowdle of Suwanee, GA; one grandson, Christopher Dills of Lawrenceville, GA; a sister, Brenda Corbin of Buford, GA; brothers- and sisters-in-law Dwight (Helen) Cassada and Dennis (Debbie) Cassada; nieces nephews and cousins. He was a photographer, advertising and marketing specialist, salesman, and entrepreneur. He was charismatic, creative, and ambitious. We will always carry his memory in our hearts.

Per his request, no services are planned at this time. The family is accepting friends at his home.

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Jerry (Turtle) Lee Dowdle

Otto, NC - Jerry (Turtle) Lee Dowdle, age 51 of Madge Dowdle Drive, Otto, NC, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2008 at a local hospital. He was a native of Macon County, the son of Arthur "Buck" Dowdle and Madge Shope Dowdle. He loved the outdoors, and attended Coweeta Baptist Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Brittany Sanders of Clayton, GA and Amber Cobb of Seneca, SC; one son, Shawn Cobb of Franklin, NC; two sisters, Nancy Lowe and her husband Jimmy of Highlands, NC and Julia Heston and her husband Greg of Otto, NC; two brothers, George Dowdle and his wife Kathryn of Asheville, NC and Ronnie Dowdle and his wife Ruth of Otto, NC; four grandchildren also survive.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Sept. 13th at 4:00pm at Coweeta Baptist Church, with Rev. Davis Hooper officiating. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 4:00pm, one hour prior to the service at the Church.

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Martha Ann Berry Dowdle

Franklin, NC - Martha Ann Berry Dowdle, age 77, of Blue Jay Drive, Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, September 23, 2010 at her residence. A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Annie Gertrude Coggins Berry. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence "Shorty" Dowdle and her second husband, Glenn Carver Love. She was a homemaker and a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church. She retired from Burlington Mills with forty-three years service. She was a loving Mother and Grandmother who loved to sew, make silk flower arrangements, watch game shows and work crossword puzzles.

She is survived by one daughter, Bessie Ann Dowdle Taylor and husband Ernest of Rabun Gap, GA; three sisters, Marie Hedden and Mattie Devlin both of Candler, NC and Virginia Dills and husband Isaac of Franklin, NC and one brother W. A. Berry and wife Geraldine of Franklin, NC. She is survived by three grandchildren, Tammy VirginiaTaylor and fiancee Henry Mize of Clayton, GA, Lisa Ann Taylor and fiancee Tim Haney of Franklin, NC and Donna Renee McKinzey and husband Joseph of Dahlonega, GA and special friend, Bob Backus of Franklin, NC. Five great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lora Hedden, Edlay Pruett and Elmira Hedden and three brothers, W. J. Berry, William Jack Berry, Jr. and William Edward Berry.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Alton Dendy and Rev. Allan Webb officiating. Burial will be in Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joey McKinzey, Brian McKinzey, Sammie Hedden, Henry Mize, Larry Woodall, Bob Backus and Ott Devlin. The family will receive friends Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Myrtle Long Dowdle

Franklin - Our beloved mother and grandmother, Myrtle Frances Long Dowdle, went to heaven in the early morning hours of Saturday, October 11, 2008. Her loving heart failed despite the efforts of the wonderful medical personnel at Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.

Myrtle was born in Franklin, North Carolina on November 30, 1925, to Henry Melvin Long and Sarah Belle Blaine. She was preceded in death by her brothers Bert, Boyd, Floyd, Ernest, and Lawrence Long, and sisters Hazel Higdon, Vergie Shuler, and Zelma Cody. Aunt Myrtle was the last of that large and loving family, although there are many surviving nieces and nephews who remember her fondly.

Myrtle was the widow of John Dearld Dowdle, also of Franklin, North Carolina. She missed Dad greatly, and we are consoled that they are together again.

Myrtle is survived by her daughter, Lora Elizabeth Dowdle Johnson, and son-in-law William Clyde Johnson of Columbia, SC, and grandchildren Amy Loran Johnson Wicks-Horn of Charlottesville, VA, and William Alan Johnson of Pequea, PA. Amy and Sean Horn are the loving parents of three of her great-grandchildren: Elizabeth Katherine Wicks, Emily Erin Wicks, and Victoria Danielle Horn. William Alan Johnson and Danielle Lepore Johnson are the proud parents of Myrtle's latest great-grandchild, Marissa Rose, born June 29. Dorothy Higdon Cieciorka, who lived with Aunt Myrtle as a young child, also survives her. Dorothy and Kevin Cieciorka live in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

Myrtle worked for twenty-two years at the Belden Electrical Cord factory and retired in 1988. In later years she moved to Columbia, SC to be near her loving family. Myrtle lived in her own house in a wonderful close knit neighborhood. She knew every person on her street, and often took in their mail and watched their house when they traveled or had an emergency. She welcomed new people as they came into the neighborhood. Her loving neighbors, friends, and family often helped her with chores and always looked after her carefully with phone calls, visits, and trips to eat out together. She worked on her genealogy, and enjoyed her music, reading, crafts, flowers, and travel. To the end, she was independent, kind, helpful, and always smiling. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Services will be held at the Bryant-Grant Funeral Home at 105 West Main Street in Franklin, NC on Sunday October 19, 2008. Visitation will be from 2:00pm until 3:00pm followed by a short service in the chapel. Memorials may be made to the Reach out and Read Program by donation to University of Virginia Children's Hospital PO Box 800773 Charlottesville, VA 22908-0773 or call 434-924-8432.

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Shirley Dowdle

Otto, NC - Shirley Dowdle, age 76, of Otto, NC, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012. He was a native of Macon County, NC, the son of the late Plenny E. and Launa Norris Dowdle. He was self-employed and had worked as a textile worker. He was a member of Coweeta Baptist Church and was a US Army Veteran. He was a loving grandfather. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, D. L., Carl, Jim, Clarence "Shorty", and Ralph Dowdle and one sister, Betty Holland.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Virginia Dills Dowdle; one daughter, Regina D. Parrish, three grandchildren, Nathan, Kane and Rheanna Parrish; six sisters, Bonnie Kelly, Nell Goforth, Louise Williamson, Marie Brabson, Pauline Stiwinter, and Carolyn Chastain; three brothers, Ray Dowdle, Earl Dowdle, and Charles Dowdle.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 11th at 2:00 pm at Coweeta Baptist Church, with Rev. Davis Hooper officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 10 from 6:00-8:00 at Coweeta Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Roy Chastain, Jamie Chastain, Michael Chastain, Kenny Chastain, Daniel Brabson, and Johnny Dowdle.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday evening at Coweeta Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Coweeta Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Debbie Robb, 780 Coweeta Church Road, Otto, NC 28763.

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Bettie Louise Davis Downs

Franklin, NC - Bettie Louise Davis Downs, age 84, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012. Born in Hendersonville, NC, she was the daughter of the late Walter E. and Bessie Mae Burnette Davis. She was married to the late Thomas Troy Downs who died June 7, 1997. She was a member of Iotla Baptist Church;enjoyed quilting, sewing, and loved gardening and birds.

Mrs. Downs is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Downs Kinney and husband Terry of Lilburn, GA; one son, Thomas Troy Downs, Jr. and wife Carol of Signal Mtn., TN; three grandchildren, Rebecca Allyson Downs, Sarah Katherine Downs and Benjamin Seth Swetnam; two great-grandchildren, Thomas Bryce Swetnam and Lana Jolene Swetnam and one step-grandchild, Lauren Michelle Glahn.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Iotla Baptist Church with Rev. Stacy Wood and Rev. Steve Reeves officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends, Thursday from 10:00 until 11:00 AM, one hour prior to the service, at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o George Lynch, 1079 Bennett Rd., Franklin, NC 28734; American Cancer Society, Macon County Unit - Relay for Life, PO Box 1648, Franklin, NC 28744 or Angel Medical Home Health and Hospice, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Bobby Downs

Franklin, NC - Bobby Ray Downs, age 71, of Shady Brook Lane, Franklin, NC died Sunday, November 28, 2010 at his residence. A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late Ray and Oma Wooten Downs. He was married to Nancy Hunnicutt Downs for fifty-three years. He was a carpenter and musical instrument maker. Bobby was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved music. He attended Pentecostal Assembly of God Church.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one daughter, Teresa Lovell and husband Wendell of Franklin, NC; one son, Ronnie Downs and wife Jane of Franklin, NC; one sister, Ruth Alexander of Waller, TX and four brothers, Edward Downs, Lowell Downs, Dennis Downs and Johnny Downs all of Franklin, NC. Six grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 4:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Alton Dendy officiating. Burial will be in Well Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Downs, Wendell Lovell, Luke Downs, Zack Downs, Casey Downs and Seth Guest.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 30, 2010 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Kenneth H. Downs

Franklin - Kenneth Harold "Digger Shag" Downs, age 58, of Franklin, NC passed away Monday, April 30, 2012. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late William Lyle and Kate Dowell Downs. He was married to Georgeanna Bell Downs for twelve years. Kenneth was a heavy equipment operator; was a loving husband, father and grandfather; he loved to garden, fish and to dig ramps. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his wife, Kenneth is survived by two daughters, Brittany and Ashley Downs both of Richmond, VA; two sons, Mitchell Downs and Scott Downs and wife Kelli all of Richmond, VA; three step-sons, George, Doyle and Chris Bell all of Franklin, NC; two brothers, Leroy and Jim Downs both of Franklin, NC; one grandchild, Nick Bell; several nieces and nephews and his special dog, Missy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Nichols and Linda Moses.

Funeral services will be held, Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Benny Hurst and Rev. Frank Rodriguez officiating. Burial will be in Ellijay Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mitchell Downs, Scott Downs, George Bell, Doyle Bell, Chris Bell and Dickie Anderson.

The family will receive friends, Thursday from 12:00 until 2:00 PM, two hours prior to the service, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made directly to Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, 105 W. Main St., Franklin, NC 28734.

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Nancy Gail Hunnicutt Downs

Franklin, NC - Nancy Gail Hunnicutt Downs, age 70, of Franklin, NC passed away Saturday, October 20, 2012. Born in Transylvania County, she was the daughter of Lillian Culver Hunnicutt and the late Frank Hunnicutt. She was married to Bobby Ray Downs who passed away November 28, 2010. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Downs is survived by one daughter, Teresa Lovell and husband Wendell, and one son, Ronnie Downs and wife Jane all of Franklin, NC; one sister, Barbara Guest and one brother, Jerry Hunnicutt both of Franklin, NC; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Wells Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Lovell officiating

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Oma Downs

Franklin, NC - Oma Downs, age 98, of Franklin, NC passed away Monday, October 29, 2012. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie M. and Mary Magdelene Gibson Wooten. She was married to the late Ray Downs who died in 1997. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and she loved quilting, gardening and cooking.
Mrs. Downs is survived by one daughter, Ruth Alexander and husband Gerald of Waller, TX; four sons, Edward Downs and wife Lois, Lowell Downs and wife Nellie, Dennis Downs and wife Rita and Johnny Downs all of Franklin, NC; three sisters, Velma Estes and Irene Hampton both of Franklin, NC and Leona Gray of Leicester, NC; eleven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Downs; a sister, Mary Belle Angel and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 11:30 am in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Gary McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Downs, Dalva Alexander, Darvin Alexander, Eddie Downs, Bryan Downs, Barry Downs, Lynn McDaniel and Mike Hampton. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 8:00 pm at Bryant Grant Funeral Home.

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James Alvin Drake

Franklin, NC - James Alvin Drake, age 63, of Arthur Drake Road, Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at his residence. He was born in Roanoke, VA, the son of Elmo G. and Louise Ratliff Graham Drake. He was a US Navy Veteran and was a member of Longview Baptist Church. He was a construction worker.

He is survived by a brother, Glen Drake of Castlebury, FL; his aunt, Helen Waldroop of Franklin and a number of cousins.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 8 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. John Raby officiating. Burial will be held at Rabun Memorial Park in Tiger, GA.

The family will receive friends Saturday, March 8 from 10:00-11:00 AM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Tommy Carroll Drake

Franklin, NC - Tommy Carroll Drake, 59, of Franklin went home to be with Jesus Monday, July 29, 2013. Born in Pontiac, MI, he was the son of the late Clyde C. and Patricia Stiles Drake. He was employed by Drake Software. Tommy was a musician, singing and playing bass, and used his musical talents for the Lord; he was a member of Cowee Baptist Church. He had a big heart.

Tommy is survived by his wife of 20 years, Jewell Ledford Drake; one daughter, Klara Ledford Higgins and her husband Gary of Greeneville, TN; one son, Jonathan Sanders of Franklin, two sisters, Millie Holden and her husband Colonel and Faith Drake all of Franklin; two brothers, Warren Drake and his wife Ronda and Phil Drake and his wife Sharon all of Franklin, and one grandchild, Wyatt Sanders.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 2, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at Longview Baptist Church with Rev. Wiley Gibson and Rev. Rusty Coram officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. His son, son in law and nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 8:00 p.m. at Bryant Grant Funeral Home where the body will remain until being placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Longview Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 93 Jones Ridge Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Gerald "Jerry/J-Dog" Droze

Franklin, NC and Plantation, FL - Gerald "Jerry/J-Dog" Droze, age 69, of Franklin, NC and Plantation, FL passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Born in Washington, DC he was the son of Faye Penniger Droze and the late Haywood Droze. He was married to Elizabeth Shade Droze for 39 years. He was in law enforcement for 23 years and was a retired Special Agent for the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Bureau.

He was Vice President of Enforcers Motorcycle Club, active in Shop with a Cop, Toys for Tots, Shawn Blanton Law Enforcement Memorial Ride and various other rides to benefit veterans, law enforcement and our community.

In addition to his wife he is survived by daughter Kimberly Alicia Droze Lynch (Jason Lynch, Steven Hebert) of Plantation, FL; son Christopher Ryan Droze and wife Carolina of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; two brothers, Haywood Daniel Droze of LaPlata, MD and Ronald Droze of Englewood, FL. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Emma Lynch, Addison Lynch and Kailer Droze.

A memorial service was held Thursday, July 8, at 6:00 p.m at Enforcers Motorcycle Club House, 834 Cat Creek Rd., Franklin, NC. Memorial service will be held in Florida on Friday, July 30 at 6:00 p.m. at Broward PBA Hall at 2901 SW 26th Ter., Dania Beach, FL 33312. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon-6:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shop with a Cop, 1820 Lakeside Drive, Franklin, NC 28734.

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William "Bill" Ivan Drummond

Franklin, NC - William "Bill" Ivan Drummond, age 63, of Little Ellijay Road, Franklin, NC passed away Monday, August 10, 2009 flying his favorite airplane at Brasstown, NC. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of the late Robert And Dorothy Drummond. He worked at Drake Enterprises. He was a US Airforce Veteran during the Vietnam area. He loved to fly and was a member of the Smoky Mtn. Flying Club where he served as President. He loved his dogs and was a registered ARBA dog handler.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dorothy Stevenson Drummond; one son, Darrell Drummond and his wife Angie of Clearwater, FL; one sister, Robin McCune of Kansas City, MO; four brothers, Ron Drummond and Larry Drummond of Kansas City, MO; Gary Drummond of Murfeesboro, TN; and Jimmy Drummon of Kansas City, MO; one grandson, Dylan William Ashcroft Drummond.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 22nd at 3:00pm at the Cullasaja Fire Department. Casual dress.

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Mary Bingham Dryman

Franklin, NC - Mary Bingham Dryman, age 77, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, August 7, 2011 at a local Nursing Home. A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Richard Bingham and Elsie Dowdle Bingham. She was married first to Jim Setser who passed away in 1974, and second to Foy Dryman for 36 years who survives. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and she was a very good seamstress. She was a member of Longview Baptist church.

In addition to her husband she is survived by one daughter Lois Setser of Franklin, NC; four sisters Nelle Green of Franklin, NC, Esta Mae Stepp of Aquone, NC, Birdie Suttle of Mt. Holly, NC, Anne Scott of Franklin, NC, and Mildred Russell of Albemarle, NC; one brother Ted Bingham of Harlem, GA; and one grandchild Christian Currence of Fort Mill, SC. She was preceeded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Dryman and Rev. Duane Corle officiating. Burial will be in the Louisa Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Terry Scott, Randall Dills, Gary Dills, Steve Passmore, Ronnie Dowdle and Jim Stepp. The family will recieve friends Tuesday, August 9, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. 16-A Brozzini Court. Greenville, SC 29615.

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Elizabeth Merial Duckworth

Franklin, NC - Elizabeth Merial Duckworth, age 84, of Valley View Drive, Franklin, NC formerly of Orangeburg, SC passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at her residence. She was born in Stark County, Ohio the daughter of the late John and Nellie Beavers Duckworth. She had worked as a nanny and was a member of the First Presybterian Church in Orangeburg, SC.

She is survived by a niece, Cathy Biggar of Franklin, NC; a great niece, Crystal Dowdy of Franklin, NC; two great nephews, five great-great nieces and three great-great-nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Orangeburg, SC.

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  Tamara Stoops Duggan

On March 25, 2013 the world got a little darker with the passing of Tami Duggan formerly of Franklin. She died suddenly of a heart attack at age 31.

She was born in Rochester, MI October 4th 1981 to Jack Stoops and Lori Stoops-Young. Tami touched everyone she met in a special way. Count yourself blessed if you knew her. She was truly a shining light. She grew up in Vero Beach FL, but spent a lot of time in Franklin with her “Nanny” and also considered it home. She lived life to the fullest and encouraged everyone she met to do the same.

She attended Mars Hill College for a while and then transferred to Florida State University and earned a degree in Social Work. She worked for the Dept. of Children and Families in Tallahassee, FL. She then returned to the mountains she loved, and worked at Youth Villages in Knoxville, Tenn. In 2010 she received a job in London England at the London Borough of Haringey. While there, She met the love of her life, Ian Duggan. They were married in Jan 2012 and moved to Ian’s homeland of Ireland. They were back in the states on vacation when we lost our dear Tami, Our loss is truly Heaven’s gain.

She is survived by her husband, Ian Duggan, Father Jack Stoops of Bismark ND, Mother Lori Young, Vero Beach FL. Brother Zachariah Stoops of Texas, Jarred and Noah Stoops of Michigan. Sister Elizabeth, Vero Beach. Grandmother Carlene Majszak, Franklin. Grandfather, William Ballard of Vero Beach, Step Father Bruce Young, Vero Beach and Father and Mother in Law Pat & Ellen Duggan of Cork Ireland along with numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Also surviving are the countless friends in the U.S., England and Ireland

Memorial service will be at Rose Creek Baptist Church, of which she was a member, on April 2nd at 2:00pm with Rev. Roy Lindsay, Rev. Morris Tippett and Rev. Ben Cabe officiating. Interment will be held at Moore-Welch Cemetery alongside her Grand pa-pa.

In honor of her love and work with children, two foundations for the Make A Wish program have been setup in her name, one in the U.S. and one in Ireland. In lieu of flowers, please donate to one of these foundations at:

Make a Wish Foundation of America Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 6062, Albert Lea, MN 56007. Tami Dugan Make A Wish

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Arlene Rae Duhl

Franklin - Arlene Rae Duhl, age 76, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013 at a Highlands Cashiers Hospital. She was born in Montgomery Co., OH, the daughter of the late Herbert and Ruth Kelly Grice. She was a medical secretary, ER secretary and she worked as an operating room tech at Good Samaritain Hospital in Dayton, OH. She loved painting, reading, Bingo and working with flowers.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Walter Duhl; her daughter, Marianne Olson and husband, Victor of Tripp, SD and her son, David Duhl, Sr and his wife Wilma Lynn of Franklin, NC; four grandchildren, Samantha Scheuerman, David Duhl, Jr., Danielle VanPelt and Dustin Duhl; four great grandchildren, Jonathan VanPelt, Ashton Duhl, Cheyenne Duhl and Alex Duhl.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Macon County Humane Society, Franklin, NC 28744 or to Hope Cancer Center, 100 Ridgefield Court, Asheville, NC 28806.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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Cleophas ("Cleo") Duncan

Franklin, NC - Cleophas ("Cleo") Duncan, 85, of Franklin, NC died peacefully at home on August 31, 2011. Born in Trinity, AL on May 18, 1926, Cleo lived in Franklin for the last 65 years.

Over the years she worked in various local businesses (Belk’s Department Store, Burlington Industries, Blue Bell Industries, Carolina Pharmacy), was a loving homemaker, and was a member of Patton United Methodist Church.

As a TVA worker during World War II, she was stationed at Kentucky Dam in Paducah, KY, before being transferred to the Fontana Dam project. There she met the love of her life, Porter C. Duncan, and they were married, April 13, 1945. After work on Fontana Dam was completed, the couple moved to Oak Ridge, TN where Porter worked in the National Defense facility. They returned to Franklin in 1946 and lived happily there together for the rest of their married life.

Cleo was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt. She lived a full and active life, evidencing the "Fruit of the Spirit" in all that she did.

She is survived by her husband Porter; son and daughter-in law, Don and Beth Duncan of Raleigh, NC; Lawrence and Donna Patton of Franklin; grandchildren, Lawrence A. Duncan of Portland, OR, and Lisa E. Duncan of Putney, VT; sister-in-law, Betty Duncan of Austin, TX; nieces and nephews, Thelma (Richard) Craig, John Gay Yochum, Wanda Lou (Wendell) Holden, Lorene (Ronald) Rector, Shelba Jean Smith, James Edward "Buddy" (Linda) Dotson, Jack (Dolores) Harris, Gracie McGlone, Betty Landes, Jim (Susan) Lockwood, Agnes (W.P. "Boy") Barbee, Catherine (Paul) Sutton, Marge (George) Morris, Grace (Cricket) Matteis, Pat Walker; and several great-nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express special thanks to the Pastor and members of Patton United Methodist Church, residents of Patton Community, the staff at Angel Medical Center and Angel Home Health & Hospice, and Dr. David Franks and Dr. Mohan Thakuri for their kindness and compassion.

Visitation will be at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Franklin, NC on Monday, September 5, 2011 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at Patton United Methodist Church on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Keith Newell and Rev. Andy Cloer officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Barker, Johnny Cloer, Bobby Mashburn, Gary Holland, Robie Wood, and Roy Wood.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Patton United Methodist Church, Angel Home Health & Hospice, or the American Cancer Society.

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Horace Duncan

Highlands - Horace Gordon Duncan, CCM, CAE, born in Morganton, N.C. January 20th 1922 died October 11, 2008 in Fairfax, VA. He was the son of the Rev. Norvin C. and Mary Olivia Duncan of Asheville, N.C. He attended Patterson Agricultural School in Patterson, N.C. and graduated from Lee Edwards High School in Asheville in 1940. He also earned management certifications (CCM & CAE) from The Club Management Institute and The American Society of Association Executives and the United States Chamber of Commerce Institute, Washington, D.C.

In his younger years he began his career by working at The Asheville Times and The Langren Hotel in Asheville and the Biltmore Plaza restaurant in Biltmore. He served 3 1/3 years in World War II. After graduating from the Army Air Corps School of Photography at Lowry Field in Denver, Colorado, he studied aeronautical Tri-Metrogon mapping in Colorado Springs, where he was stationed and worked as a photogrammetrist mapping various areas of the world including the Burma India Theater.

Duncan was Executive Director of the Club Managers Association of America in Maryland, which is now in Alexandria, Virginia, from 1971 through 1987. He was General Manager of Cherry Hills Country Club in Englewood, Colorado for 13 years. He was also employed by the Denver Country Club as Assistant Manager for seven years. Additionally, he was associated with radio stations KMYR in Denver and WSKY in Asheville.

He and his family lived in Denver for more than 25 years. While in Denver, he was a member of The Exchange Club, and a member of Pinehurst Country Club. He served as a Director of the Colorado/Wyoming Restaurant Association and was inducted into the Colorado Hospitality Institutional Hall of Fame.

In 1967, he served as President of The Club Managers Association of America. Prior to that, held other executive positions as well as being a Director of that Association. In Denver, he also served as President and other executive offices of the Mile High Chapter of CMAA. From 1968 to 1971, he was Vice President of Wilscam Enterprises, the home of the Hungry Farmers, The Hungry Dutchman and the Broker Restaurants.

In Washington, D.C., he served as a treasurer of The Executive’s Club. He was a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the ASAE foundation. He served on the vestry of the Episcopal Church of Ascension in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He and his family lived in Gaithersburg for 17 years.

In Highlands, N.C., he was a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Highlands. He was a member and a vestryman of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation at which he also served on the building and future planning committees.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Alice Hoxie Duncan, whom he met and married in Denver. His son, Fred, also preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter, Meredith Duncan Bowen, and son-in-law, Randall, of Fairfax, Virginia and his son, David Duncan, in Aurora, Colorado. He had eight grandchildren, Evan, Lindsay and Alexandra Bowen of Fairfax, Kris Martinell and her husband, Bill, of Dell Montana, Scott Catey and his wife, Tiara, of Gainesville, Florida, Katchen and Jessica Duncan of Key West, Florida and Heather Duncan Raboin of Rochester, Minnesota. He had 4 great grandchildren, Shelby, Skylar and Justin Martinell also of Dell, Montana and Olivia Elizabeth Duraine of Rochester, Minnesota.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00pm, Saturday, October 18, at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Highlands, N.C. with the Rev. Brian Sullivan officiating. Interment will be at Highlands Memorial Park in Highlands.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Horace Duncan Rotary Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1741, Highlands, NC 28741 or the CMAA Club Foundation Scholarship Fund in memory of Horace Duncan, 1733 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

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Dr. Raynor L. Duncombe

Austin, TX - Dr. Raynor L. Duncombe died recently at his residence in Austin, TX at the age of 96. Born in Bronxville, N.Y. in 1917, he was educated at Wesleyan University, with an M.A. from the University of Iowa in English literature and a PhD from Yale University in Astronomy. Dr. Duncombe worked as an astronomer at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. and was Director of the Nautical Almanac Office; until recently, he served as a professor of aerospace science at the University of Texas at Austin and was recently made professor emeritus.Dr. Duncombe was predeceased by his first wife, Avis Bailey Duncombe and by his second wife, Julena Steinheider Duncombe.

Dr. Duncombe is survived by one son, Raynor Bailey Duncombe (Janice) of Middleburgh, NY, two grandchildren, Christina L. Duncombe of Chesapeake, VA and Raynor L. Duncombe (Heidi) of Mooresville, NC and their two children, his great grandchildren, Ava and Zack.

Dr. Duncombe was a member of the NASA space science steering committee having worked on the Vanguard, Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects and was instrumental in determining the orbit of Sputnik when launched by the Russians. He was a member of the Hubble Space Telescope Astrometry team and was past executive editor of Celestial Mechanics. He was a fellow of various astronomy associations and received numerous awards. Dr. Duncombe was a true renaissance man. He was as comfortable reciting poetry as he was discussing the universe. He learned to fly a plane, had perfect pitch and played several musical instruments, and was skilled at plumbing, carpentry and electrical work. Most of all he had a contagious sense of humor and a well grounded sense of self that was never boastful. He loved encouraging and aiding students in pursuit of their education. He enriched so many lives and will be sorely missed by those who knew him.

A service, followed by a visitation will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at noon at Bryant Grant Funeral Home located at Highway 64 E., Highlands, NC. Highlands was Dr. Duncombe's summer home. Burial will be at a later date in Newtown, Connecticut.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the University of Texas, Department of Aerospace Engineering, 301 E. Dean Keeton C2100, Austin, Texas 78712 0287 with checks payable to UT Austin. Please include in the memo line: IN MEMORY OF RAY DUNCOMBE.

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Robert Earl Dunn

Savannah GA/ Franklin - Robert Earl Dunn, age 85, of Savannah, formerly of Franklin, NC passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at Hospice Savannah. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Etta Mills Dunn.

Robert was born and raised in Swain Co.NC. He joined the US Air Force and was a Surgical Technician during World War II. Following the war, he went to work for Roller Bearing Co. of America in Ewing, NJ where he served as heat treat dept. manager for 14 years. Robert then went to work for the State of NJ at the Training School for Boys in Skillman, NJ as a juvenile officer for 17 years and was voted outstanding employee of the year twice. He attended Temple University.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks Lodge in NJ. He was a member of the St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Ewing, NJ and St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Franklin, NC where he served as a Vestry member and was an usher. He also attended St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Isle of Hope, Ga. Robert loved to sing, dance and play cards.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert Alan and Donna Dunn of Savannah, two granddaughters; Courtney Dunn Odermatt and her husband, Kenneth of Savannah; and Kendra Brooke Dunn of Savannah; one nephew, Gary Sutton; two nieces, Barbara Tallent and Sandra Hopkins all of Franklin, NC.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 30 at St. Agnes Episcopal Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Savannah or St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 66 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

Fairhaven Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

   

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Walter Cameron Durie

Franklin, NC - Walter Cameron Durie, age 80, of Franklin, NC, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012. He was a native of Toronto, Canada, the son of the late William A. Durie and Mina Chamberlain Durie. He was a mechanical engineer and a member of Spiritual Light Center. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley Norton Durie, four sons, John Durie, Philip Durie, Ian Durie and wife Melissa and Andrew Durie and wife Annette all of Alton, Illinois; four grandchildren, Kristine Wallace, Cameron Durie, Kya Durie, and Amber Durie.

No services are planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spiritual Light Center, 80 Heritage Hollow, Franklin, NC 28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Louise M. Duvall

Franklin, NC - Louise M. Duvall, 87, of 104 Perry Street, passed away March 31, 2011. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Jasper and Maime Higdon Murray. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Garland Duvall who passed away in 2002, one son Larry Duvall 2007 and two sisters, Harriet M Rogers and Maime Lee Murray. She was a beautician, cake decorator and a member of Cowee Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son David and his wife Margaret of Aynor S.C., her grandchildren, Chris and his wife Natalie of Hanahan, S.C. and Mandy of Columbia S.C. Great grandchildren Carson and Taylor Graves of Columbia, S.C. and Jackson Garland of Hanahan S.C.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2011 from 10:00AM to 11:00 AM, with the funeral service starting 11:00 AM at Cowee Baptist Church, with the Rev. David Powell and the Rev. Lloyd Fish officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Cowee Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 6301 Bryson City Road, Franklin, NC 28734. Pallbearers will be Terry, Dale and Eric Duvall, Jimmy and Johnny Teem, and Bill Crawford.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Paul Lamar Duvall

Franklin, NC - Paul Lamar Duvall, age 82, of Franklin, NC, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012. He was born in Macon County, the son of the late H. Wayne and Novia Brendle Duvall. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a US Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War. He owned and operated several service stations in Franklin as well as his Radiator Repair Shop. He liked to hunt, fish, and ride motorcycles. Paul was one of the first members of the Franklin Rescue Squad, a life member of Franklin VFW Post #7339, and a member of Cowee Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Julia Waldroop Duvall; three daughters, Diane Stanley and husband Donnie, Margaret Perry and husband Vic and Polly Farley and husband David all of Franklin, NC; two sisters, Betty Teem and Dorothy Berry both of Franklin, NC; five granddaughters, Miranda Manley and husband Daniel, Jessica Stanley, Mia Stanley, Lindsay Shuler and Erin Kimsey; He was preceded in death by brothers, Garland, J. B. and Ralph Duvall, and nephews, Larry and Gary Duvall.

Per his request there will be no services, the family will receive friends from 5:00 till 7:00 pm Friday evening at Bryant Grant Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to a Charity of One's Choice.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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