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Thelma M. Gaff

Franklin, NC - Thelma M. Garrison Gaff, 86, of the Holly Springs Community, formerly of Homestead, FL passed away peacefully on February, 29, 2008 while surrounded by her family. She was born in Fitzgerald, GA, the daughter of the late Wiley and Suzanna Williams Garrison. She had worked at Minor's Market in Homestead, FL for the past 37 years. She had attended Redland Church of the Nazarene in Homestead, and Holly Springs Baptist Church in Franklin.

She is survived by three daughters; Voncile Brannan and husband Harold of Franklin; Katherine Carney and husband Billy of Toomsaba, MS; and Brenda Grady of Ocala, FL; one sister, Peggy Luke and husband Phil of Fitzgerald, GA; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was precedeed in death by her husband Woodrow "Woody" Gaff and son, Rick J. Gaff.

There will be no services in Franklin. A memorial service will held at Redland Church of The Nazarene, April 5 at 11:00 AM in Homestead, FL. with Rev. Darin Pound officiating. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

   

 

Roland Ernest Galam

Highlands, NC - Roland Ernest Galam, age 92, of Buckberry Rd., Highlands, NC passed away Thursday, June 16, 2011 at his residence. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Josef and Bertha Kohler Galam. He was a veteran of the USN, joining the "Seabees" during WWII and serving from 1943-1945 after which he worked for the Navy Dept. as a civilian employee, retiring after 20 years. He was employed by Chris Craft Corporation as foreman of their yacht building division where he retired with 20 years service. Roland was a member of Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church where he was an usher for 20 years. He enjoyed making furniture items for his wife.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Claire Mary Bacon Galam and one daughter, Valerie Cousino of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church with Father Dean Cesa officiating. The family will receive friends, Friday, June 17 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Judy Galdon

Highlands - Judy Galdon, 54 years old, died Friday, March 1, 2013. Judy took her own life after a life-long struggle with alcoholism. She was born April 26, 1958 in Galveston, TX. She grew up in Gamboa, Canal Zone, Panama, C.A.

Judy was a graduate of Decatur High School in Georgia. A life-long chef with a fine understanding of food, Judy was also a skilled wood carver and an artist in several mediums. She loved camping and being with nature. She was a past resident of Highlands, and lived in Doraville, Georgia for the last five years. Judy is survived by her sister Nancy Arias of Doraville. Judy, with her amazing talents and great sense of humor, will be missed dearly.

No services are planned at this time.

Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Annette Moore Garber

Santa Barbara CA - Annette Moore Garber, 93, formerly of Otto, North Carolina, died in Santa Barbara, California on August 26, 2011, where she had been living for the past three years to be near her daughter.

Born Fairy Annette Moore on Sept 19, 1917 in Rabun Co, Georgia, she was the first child of the late William Henry Moore and Delia Elizabeth Whitmire. After graduating with honors from high school and junior college at Rabun Gap Nachoochee School in Dillard, Georgia, she worked in food service management at the Federal Reserve Bank and the National Youth Adminstration in Georgia. While with the NYA, she became the first woman member of the Georgia National Guard. Her early career also included time at Bell Aircraft and then as a recruiting representative for the U.S. Civil Service Commission.

In 1945, she married Air Force Capt. Willis Roy Garber in Atlanta, Georgia. After the war, they moved to Sacramento, California where their daughter, Janice, was born. A successful businesswoman, she was active in the Sacramento community, serving in many church and civic organizations that drew frequent mention in the local newspapers. In 1962, she appeared as a guest on the Art Linkletter Show and thereafter became known nationally as the “Rose Lady”. In 1986, they retired to Bell Rd, Otto.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, two sisters, Margaret Picklesimer and Ella Donaldson and two brothers, Newton Moore and J.B. Moore. In addition to her daughter, son-in-law Paul Hanke of Warren, Vermont and grandson, Brian Hanke of Burbank, California, she is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Donaldson of Knoxville, Tennessee and two brothers, John Moore of Franklin, North Carolina, Bob Moore also of North Carolina and many nieces and nephews. A private burial is planned in Otto, NC.

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Philip Rice Garrett

Frankllin, NC - Philip Rice Garrett, age 84, of Old Mill Creek Road, Franklin, NC passed away Monday, November 3, 2008 at a local nursing home. He was born in Irvine, KY, the son of the late McKinley and Anna Jane Rice Garrett. He was retired from sales and service for a building supply company, in Orlando, FL. He was a US Navy Veteran serving during World War II and the Korean War, and was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Phyllis Jean Folsom Garrett; one daughter, Cherie D. Eicher and her husband Dave of Chiefland, FL and one son, Stephen H. Garrett and his wife Rita of Gainesville, FL; two brothers, Larry M. Garrett of Irving, KY and Dale W. Garrett of Garland, TX; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby G. Garrett.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, November 15th at 2:00pm at Memorial United Methodist Church, with Rev. Keith Newell officiating. The Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will conduct military rites. The family will receive friends after the service at the Church. Memorials may be made to a Charity of one’s choice.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Ruth Eva Keener Garland

Highlands, NC - Ruth Eva Keener Garland, age 98, of Highlands, NC passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2009 in a Clayton, GA hospital. She was born in Rabun Co., GA, the daughter of the late Emory and Huldah Holbrook Keener. She was a homemaker and a member of the Highlands United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women’s Association. She is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Cragg of Coppers Cove, TX and Mary Garland Newton of Pendleton, SC; two sons, Dean Garland of Seneca, SC and Willard Garland of Highlands, NC. Seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mattie Cabe and three brothers, Lee Keener, Will Keener and George Keener.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, November 1, at 2:00 PM at Highlands First United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Christy officiating. The family will receive friends after the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Umcor Fund, Highlands Methodist Church, PO Box 1959, Highlands, NC 28741 or to the Tamassee Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, PO Box 1, Tamassee, SC 29686.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Virginia Lee Gash

Franklin, NC - Virginia Lee Gash, age 86, of Franklin, NC went to be with the Lord Monday, September 10, 2012 at the Tsali Care Center in Cherokee, NC, where she leaves a family of staff and a host of friends. She was born in Ela, NC on July 12,1926, the daughter of the late Mose and Cora Lee Rogers Sanders of Franklin, NC.

She was married to the late Charles Gash. She was a homemaker as well as a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in the Soco Community, and also attended New Bethel Baptist Church in Franklin, NC. She loved working crossword puzzles. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Theodore, Vernon, Harold and Judd Sanders and one sister, Jena Mae Smith.

Mrs. Gash is survived by a brother, William "Bill" Adron Sanders of Franklin, NC, two sister in laws, Hattie Sanders of Brevard, NC and Lula Mae Sanders of Sylva, NC, and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 14th at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Keith Eddings officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Friday from 1:00 till 2:00 pm, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Karin Bell Gasperin

Franklin, NC - Karin Bell Gasperin, age 52, of Otto, NC passed away Sunday, December 25, 2011. Born in Knoxville, TN, she was the daughter of Pat Spivey Bell of Franklin, NC and the late Jerry Bell. She was married to Lou Gasperin for 30 years and was a homemaker. She was a loving wife and mother. Karin was retired from Raymond James in St. Petersburg, FL.

In addition to her mother and husband, Karin is survived by two daughters, Jessica and Carley Gasperin of the home; two sisters, Pam and Melanie Bell of Florida, and one brother, Joe Bell and wife Michelle of Otto, NC. Two nieces, Savannah and Adrienne Bell also survive.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 31 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Patrick Moore officiating.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.Online condolences are available by visiting bryantgrantfuneralhome.com or by email.

   

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Thomas Rudolph Gee

Franklin, NC - Thomas Rudolph Gee 83 of the Clarks Chapel Community died Friday May 28, 2010 at his residence. He was a native of Vero Beach , FL, the son of the late Arthur Clair, and Julia Stanland Gee. He was a supervisor for Florida Power company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, he served in WWII, he was a member of the LST association ship # 723 organization, and a member of Watuga Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years Dorothy June Worrell Gee of Franklin, NC. One daughter Karen Elaine Handwerker and husband Thomas Samuel Handwerker of Salisbury, Maryland. Three sisters Joyce Miriam Dixon of Lakeland, Florida, Winona Elizabeth Gribble of Gainesville Florida, and Bettye Carolyn Lewis of St. Petersburg Florida. Three Brothers Harry Gee, Donald Gee, and A.C Gee. Three Grandchildren Thomas Eugene Handwerker, Kasey Niccole Handwerker, and Kelcie Michelle Handwerker.

Graveside services will be held Monday May 31st at 3 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery with Rev. Wesley Price and Rev. John Hartley officiating. Pallbearers will be Bobby Gibson, J.D Gibson, Roger Bishop, Caleb Gibson, Alvin Johnson, and Blaine Keener. Honorary Pallbearers will be Donald Gee, Harry Gee, and A.C Gee, and Thomas Eugene Handwerker. Military grave side services will be conducted by the funeral detail of the Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #0108.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Joseph Allen Geoghagan

Highlands, NC - Joseph Allen Geoghagan, age 66, of West Cypress Lane, Highlands, NC passed away Thursday, April 30, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Stephens County, GA, the son of the late James Lamar and Myrtle Sapp Geoghagan. He was a welder and was of the Methodist faith. He was Pit Master for Blue Valley BBQ Competition Cooking Team. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and racing. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, uncle and friend.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years Judy Bennett Geoghagan; two sons, Clinton Geoghagan and his wife Geanine of Martin, GA and Michael Geoghagan and his wife, Kristi of Franklin, NC; three grandchildren, Seth Masten, Bryson Geoghagan and Elijah Geoghagan. One sister also survives. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bo Geoghagan.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 2 at 6:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands with the Rev. Luis Ortiz officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 4:00-6:00PM, two hours prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Doyle Gordon Gibson

Franklin, NC - Doyle Gordon Gibson, age 73, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Luther and Minnie Angel Gibson. He was married first to Nancy Crawford Gibson who died in 2003; then to Joyce Dobias Gibson for seven years. He was a telephone cable splicer; he loved music and played the steel guitar; he loved to garden, raising tomatoes and watermelons; he liked his truck and loved his dogs, Heidi and Brandy. He attended Mashburn Branch Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, Joyce, he is survived by one sister, Nell Cabe and husband Robert of Franklin, NC and one niece, Shirlene Spradlin and husband Melvin of Franklin, NC.

Funeral services will be held, Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Davis Hooper officiating. Burial will be in Rush Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Pruett, Joe Robinson, Pritchard Chastain, Melvin Spradlin, Jody Spradlin and Teddy Burnett. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 until 2:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Mark Gibson

Franklin- Mark Gibson 57 of the Mashburn Branch Community died Saturday May 29, 2010 in an Asheville, NC Hospital. He was a native of Macon County the son of the late Lewis (Pete) and Helen Angel Gibson he was a care taker, he graduated from Franklin High School Class of 1971. He enjoyed NASCAR Racing, woodworking, raising cactus plants, and collecting heavy equipment models. He was a member of Mashburn Branch Baptist Church.

He is survived by two Aunts, Ruth Griffin of Franklin, NC and Rosa Lee Gibson of Waynesville, NC and several cousins.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday June 1st at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with the Rev. Alton Dendy officiating. Pallbearers will be Gene Angel, Issac Gibson, Jody Spradlin, Jim Graham, Mike Mincey, and J.D. Gibson. Burial will be at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 12 p.m. till 1 p.m. one hour prior to the service.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Lula Kate Gibson

Franklin, NC - Lula Kate Gibson, age 94, of Granny Kate Lane, Franklin, NC passed away Monday, May 25, 2009 at a local care center. She was a lifelong resident of Macon County, the daughter of the late Samuel and Nannie Sellers Green. She was married to J.D. Gibson who passed away in 1961. She was a sales clerk having worked for the 5 & 10 cent store, Bowers Department Store and the Army Store. She worked for the Job Corp for over ten years. She was a member of Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church where she served as a choir member. Kate loved to fish.

She is survived by her daughter, Audrey Ledbetter and her husband, Max of Franklin, NC; her son,, Dan Gibson and his wife, Edna, Eight grandsons, fifteen great-grantchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mavis Bates, three sons, Robbie Gibson, L.T. Gibson, Carroll Gibson; six sisters, Rittie Waldroop, Laura Waldroop, Anna Henson, Gwendolyn Reese, Beatrice Wallace, Genevive Johnson; three brothers, Hamilton Green, Tim Green and Bill Green.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 27 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. David Crunkleton and Rev. Mike Bias officiating. Burial will be held at Carson Cemetery. Grandsons, Jay Gibson, Kent Gibson, Richie Gibson, Mike Gibson, Lee Gibson, and Matthew Gibson will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 27 from 10:00-11:00AM, one hour prior to service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Audrey Ledbetter, 605 Gibson Cove Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Scotty Gibson

Franklin, NC - Scotty Gibson, age 47, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, August 11, 2011 at his residence. Born in Jackson County he was the son of the late Buford and Eddie Marie Bennett Gibson. He was a supervisor at Cemex Concrete Products and was a member of the Piney Mountain Baptist Church in Sylva. Scotty loved to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his son, Travis Gibson of Young Harris, GA; two sisters, Gail Broom and husband Randy of Tuckasegee, NC and Glenda Brooks and husband Johnny of Sylva, NC and one brother, Tracy Gibson and wife Crystal of Sylva, NC. Two nieces and two nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by a brother, Curtis Eugene Gibson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Stilwell officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Richard Elliot (Homey) Gilfillan

Cashiers, NC - Richard Elliot (Homey) Gilfillan, age 75, of Cashiers, NC passed away Monday, July 11, 2011 at his residence. Born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, he was the son of the late Paul and Beth Cooley Gilfillan. Richard was a real estate and tax attorney, graduating from the University of Arizona and the University of Michigan Law School. He was a sailor, participating in four Transpac races and several Baja, California and Key West, FL races. Richard was a scuba diver, baseball coach, and a master wood craftsman. He was of the Episcopal faith.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Karen Gilfillan; two daughters, Stefanie Bacon of Santa Barbara, CA and Julie Ingram of Evergreen, Colorado; a step-daughter, Kimberly Robertson of Brentwood, TN; son. Daniel Gilfillan of Kailua, HI; a step-son, Clay Carpenter of Brentwood, TN; step-mother, Millie Gilfillan and two sisters, Mary Beth Showerman of St. Petersburg, FL. and Laura Harrod of Havana, FL. Ten grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Helen Brain and one brother, Paul Gilfillan, Jr.

Family and friends know he’s happily sailing the ocean blue, loving the smell of salt water, the smack of the sails and the sounds of the hull cutting through the water. A rum and tonic in hand, his beloved folk music playing and a satisfied grin on his tanned blue-eyed ole salt face. Bless him. Cap’n Homey was just passin’ through and now he’s home.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Ethel Weston Gill

Franklin, NC - Ethel Weston Gill, age 94, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011. Born in London England, she was the daughter of the late James and Annie Perry. She was married first to Arthur James Weston and later to David Loos Gill. She was a seamstress and loved to sew for her friends. She was a member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church.

Ethel is survived by one son, Brian Weston and wife Nancy of Franklin, NC; one sister, Shirley Smith of Harlow England and one brother James Perry of London England. Six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. In addition to her parents and husbands she was preceded in death by a daughter, Maureen Weston and a son, Graham Weston.

Memorial services will be held Monday, October 24, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Dorrie Pratt officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Baptist Children’s Home Moody Cottage, 2127 Iotla Church Rd., Franklin, NC 28734.

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Bertha Fay Edwards Girard

Durham, NC - Bertha Fay Edwards Girard, age 97, of Durham, NC, formerly of Brevard, NC, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2011. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Mack Daniel Edwards and Perdita Bolick Edwards. She was married to the late Harold Addison Girard. She was a member of Brevard United Methodist Church. She had worked in a paper mill for 45 years. She loved to garden (much more than house work) and was known for her excellent road work and bizarre method of performing same in the rain. She knew the importance of liming apple trees, loved to wear Pith helmet, rubber galoshes and culottes. She loved to travel and keep in touch with her many relatives, she loved music - thought the Beatles harmonized well. She loved the ocean, lakes, ponds, creeks and streams.

She is survived by two daughters, Virginia Johnson and husband Leon "John", and Jerry Taylor and husband Lee; two grandchildren, Dianna Lee Taylor and husband Sean Smith and Christopher Harold Taylor. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Johnson, who died in 1982. She was the last of the children of Perdita and Mack Daniel Edwards. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Dan, Virginia (Sis), Truie, Floyd, Troy, John, Eric, Cecil, Bruce, and Felicia.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 22nd at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands, with Paul Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Horsecove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lee Taylor, Chris Taylor, Terry Edwards, Paul Edwards, Joel Waldon, and Sean Smith.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:00 pm before the service Saturday.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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John George Glattli

Highlands, NC - John George Glattli, 97, of Highlands, NC, husband of Thelma Tyler Glattli, died Friday, January 18, 2013. The family and friends of John are invited to attend a memorial celebration of his life at First Baptist of Highlands (time and date to be announced). The friends and family of Thelma and Johnny are invited to attend a memorial celebration of both of their lives at First Baptist Church in Highlands on Saturday February 2nd at 1:00 PM, precede by a viewing at First Baptist Church in Highlands on Friday evening from 6:00 8:00PM

John was the ninth child born to Theresa and John F. Glattli in Marion County, Florida. He grew up on their farm outside Ocala, Florida, and attended school in a two room school house there. After serving in WWII as a medic in the battery of Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound in Washington State, he moved with his family to Deerfield Beach, FL.

His businesses included landscape design, maintenance, and pest control. He also built several rental warehouse complexes in Florida. And, he was a land developer and excavator in Florida and Highlands. Johnnie and Thelma have had a home in Highlands for 43 years. His favorite hobbies were landscaping, gardening, and woodworking. He was a member of the First Baptist of Highlands for 43 years. Johnnie will be especially remembered by friends for delivering firewood, filling their mantles with wood crafts he had made, assisting in building or gardening projects for neighbors and friends, and co hosting too many gatherings to number.

John was preceded in death by his first born son, Herbert John Glattli, a fire chief in Deerfield Beach, FL. He is survived by his son William Glattli and his wife Sandy of Boynton Beach, FL, his daughter Pam Powell and her husband Joe Powell of Highlands, his daughter Becky Simmons and her husband Joe Simmons of Highlands, 8 greatly loved grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, and a very large extended family that loved him dearly.

In lieu of flowers a donation to Hospice or First Baptist of Highlands would be appreciated. The family appreciates the loving care of the staff at Fidelia Eckerd nursing home and Four Seasons Compassion for Life. An online memorial message may be sent to www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com. Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Thelma Tyler Glattli

Highlands, NC - Thelma Tyler Glattli, 90, of Highlands, North Carolina, wife of John G. Glattli, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at home, joyfully surrounded by her children and grandchildren. The friends and family of Thelma and Johnny are invited to attend a memorial celebration of both their lives at First Baptist Church Highlands on Saturday, February 2nd at 1:00 pm, preceded by a viewing at First Baptist Church on Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Thelma was the 5th of 9 children born to Henry H. and Hattie Cooper Tyler in Hillsborough County, where she began school at Plant City, FL. The family moved to Ocala, FL to farm. Thelma began cooking for the family at the age of 8, attended the Baptist church there, worked her first job as a child picking strawberries. She was baptized in Lake Thonotosassa in Tampa, and loved being the catcher on the girls softball team with her sister as pitcher. She married Johnny at the age of 17 and after WWII they settled in Deerfield Beach, FL.

Thelma always had a very busy life raising 4 children, teaching for years at Sunday School, running all the family businesses from her home office. Her greatest gift was in hospitality, having dinner parties for her friends and family or making food to take to others. She had a great sense of humor and a gorgeous smile, and loved and cared for family, always putting others first. She has had a home in Highlands for 43 years, was married to Johnny for 73 years and was a member of First Baptist Highlands for 43 years. She will be especially remembered for being a great friend, loving her family, taking great care of everyone around her, and her fabulous homemade dishes.

Thelma was preceded in death by her first born son, Herbert John Glattli from Deerfield Beach, Florida and her husband, Johnny Glattli, who died 12 days before her. She is survived by her son, William Glattli and his wife, Sandy, of Boynton Beach, Florida; her daughter Pam Powell and her husband, Joe, of Highlands; her daughter Becky Simmons and her husband, Joe, of Highlands; 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and a very large extended family who thought of Thelma as their Mom.

In lieu of flower please make donations to Four Seasons or First Baptist Church Highlands. The family appreciates the loving care of the staff at Four Seasons Compassion for Life Hospice.

Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Paul Milton "Pond" Gold, Jr

Sylva, NC - Paul Milton "Pond" Gold, Jr., age 69, of Sylva, died Sunday, March 28, 2010, at his residence following a brief illness. Services will be held at a later date.

Born August 19, 1940, in Charlotte to the late Clara Hord Gold and Paul Milton Gold Sr., he attended Myers Park High School, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Kentucky, where he earned a doctorate. After beginning his career in broadcast radio as a radio personality and in radio station management, he taught communications at Western Carolina University and Southwestern Community college.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother. Surviving are his wife, Marilyn; and one sister, Kathleen "Kathy" Gold Lee of Charlotte. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Maria Salud Gonzalez

Franklin, NC - Maria Salud Gonzalez, age 86, of Franklin, NC formerly of Mexico, passed away Wednesday, February 06, 2013 in a local nursing home. She was born in Uriangato, Guanajuato, Mexico, the daughter of Francisco Dominguez and Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez Dominguez.. She was married 60 years to Miguel Gonzalez Ruiz who passed away January 09, 2003. She was a homemaker and attended St. Francis Catholic Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Angelina Mendez and her husband, Jose of Franklin, NC; four sons, Rogelio Gonzalez and Luis Gonzalez of Mexico, Jose Guadalupe Gonzalez and Rafael Gonzalez of West Palm Beach, FL and Carlos Gonzalez of Waukegon, IL; a sister Angelina Dominguez of Winnie, TX and a brother, Alfredo Dominguez of Dallas, TX. A number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

A funeral mass will be held Friday, February 8, 2013 at 5:30PM at St. Francis Catholic Church with Father Tien Duong officiating.

Burial will be held in Uriangato, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Ruth Goode

Franklin, NC - Ruth Goode, age 96, of Titusville, FL formerly of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, February 1, 2009 inTitusville, FL. She was born in Birmingham, AL, the daughter of Rufus and Elizabeth Robertson. She was married to William Goode who passed away in 1996.

She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 8 at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Abel officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00-3:00 PM, one hour prior to service. Burial will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 26 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Robert Frenger Goorey, Sr.

Franklin - Robert Frenger Goorey, Sr., age 85, of Franklin, NC, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2010 in a local hospital. He was a native of Charleston, West Virginia, the son of the late Albert Samuel Goorey and Severine Virginia Frenger Goorey. He spent most of his life in Columbus, Ohio. He owned a watch and jewelry store, and it is carried on by his son Raymond. He was a US Navy Veteran of World War II and was a Pearl Harbor survivor. He was a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, and a member of the Franklin American Legion Post 108.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Julia Russell Goorey; two daughters, Linda Van Scoten of Virginia Beach, VA, and Sheri Goorey Pappas and husband Dorian of Foothill Ranch, CA; a step-daughter, Barbara Buckner White and husband Stephen of Nashville, TN; three sons, Robert Kenneth Bishard and wife Bonnie, of Virginia Beach, VA, Robert F. Goorey, Jr., of Rock Hill, SC, and Raymond Goorey of Pasadena, CA; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with the American Legion Chaplain officiating. The Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will conduct military rites. The family will receive friends Friday from 1:00-2:00PM, one hour prior to the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

The family would like to extend its sincere gratitude to the staff of Angel Medical Center for their care, support & compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

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Christeen "Tennie" Grant

Plant City, FL and Nantahala, NC - Christeen 'Tennie" Grant, 68 of Plant City, FL formerly of Nantahala, NC passed away July 26, 2012 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL. Christeen loved to live for the Lord. She used her talents of singing and playing the piano to share her faith with others. She and her husband Marvin went on mission trips to Africa annually from 1992-2006. She also went on mission trips to Jamaica and Turks & Caicos Islands.

Christeen was the daughter of Anna Nichols Rowland of Aquone, NC and the late Elmer "Red" Rowland. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Marvin Grant; her three children, Darla Jones, Brad Grant and wife Jayne of Nantahala, Tyra Grant of Gibsonville, NC; eight grandchildren, Tristan Smith and wife Dana of Nantahala, Nathan Grant and wife Carrie of Robbinsville, Jessica and Amanda Grant, Kasidy, Dustyn and Levi Garrett; two great grandchildren, Miracle and Noah Grant; one step-great granddaughter, Danielle Crabtree; two sisters, Phyllis Bateman and husband Bert of Aquone, Shirley Oswalt and husband Tom of Aquone and Lakeland, FL, and one brother, Joe Rowland and wife Judy of Aquone, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews, cousins and family friends. She will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in memory of Christeen Grant at the United Community Bank, Andrews, NC to assist with medical expenses.

The memorial service will be held at Briartown Baptist Church at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, August 4. The family will receive friends before the service.

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Helen Henson Grant

Franklin, NC - Helen Henson Grant, 91, formerly of Franklin, died August 15 at Brooks-Howell Home in Asheville. Mrs. Grant was born Nov. 19, 1919, to the late Lonnie and Ora Henson of Otto. She was married for 53 years to Dr. Ben P. Grant, a Franklin dentist who died in 1994. She worked as a bookkeeper at the former Burrell Motor Company and later was office manager for her husband’s dental practice. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Although family and friends were always her first priority, she was also an avid gardener and bridge player.

Survivors include one son, Benn Grant and his wife Beverly, of Asheville; one daughter, Rebecca Sexton and her husband Ken, of Morehead, Ky.; one granddaughter, Helen Gentry and her husband David, of Franklin; and one great-granddaughter, Victoria Gentry.

Survivors also include one brother, Gilmer Henson and his wife Anna Will, of Otto; one sister, Roberta Palmer, of Marysville, California; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her late husband, Mrs. Grant was also preceded in death by two brothers, Calvin Henson of Franklin, and Ralph Henson of Otto; one sister, Maybur Norton, of Franklin; and also by sisters-in-law Lena Henson and Mary Delaney, both of Franklin, Maureen Henson of Otto, Louise Rogers of Andrews, and Alice Dillahunt of Winston-Salem.

Funeral services, officiated by the Rev. Janet Greene, will be held at the Payne Place, 380 Ledford Drive, in Franklin, at 11:00 a..m. on Friday, August 19. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Macon County Public Library, 819 Siler Rd., Franklin, NC, 28734.

In addition, the family would like to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the staff and residents at Brooks-Howell Home for eight years of loving care and to Care Partners Hospice for their devoted care and guidance.

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Robert "Bob" D. Graves

Otto, NC - Robert "Bob" D. Graves, age 74, of Otto, NC passed away Friday, January 11, 2008 in an Asheville Hospital. He was born in Dean County, WI, the son of the late Emerson Frank and Emily Jean Carterson Graves. He was an aircraft mechanic for the US Air Force with 20 years of service. After retirement he worked for Hampton Electronics in Hampton, VA. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Frida Henson Norton Graves; two sons, Robert Michael Graves of Hampton, VA and Frank Emerson Graves and his wife, Donna of Hampton, VA. Two grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by a son Ronald Dean Graves.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 16 at 2:00 PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Binger officiating. Burial will be at Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery. Dennis Henson, Randy Henson, Jamie Henson, Steve Henson, Jimmy Norton and Pat McCall will serve as pallbearers. The VFW Post # 7339 and the American Legion Post #108 will perform complete military graveside rites.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 113, Otto, NC 28763.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Windell Ray Gravitt

Franklin - Windell Ray Gravitt, age 36, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, February 21, 2008 in an Asheville Hospital as a result of an automobile accident. He was born in Walker County, Ga., the son of Mary Alice Headrick Gravitt of Chickamauga, GA. and the late Anthony L. Gravitt. He was a truck driver for Koster Construction.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 16 years, Angela Thomas Gravitt; his three daughters, Samantha and Kayla Gravitt of the home and Adrianna Bryant of the home; his son, Dalton Gravitt of the home; his mother and father-in-law, Dewey and Barbara Thomas and his brother-in-law, Danny Thomas; his sister, Lucy Barrett; his brothers, Darrell Gravitt and his wife, Sharon of Franklin, NC, Charles Gravitt and his wife, Wanda and Tony Gravitt and his wife Cheryl all of Chickamauga, GA and Daren Gravitt of Ft. Oglethorpe, GA.

Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 25 at 2:30 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Benny Hurst and Rev Ricky Potts officiating. Burial will be at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. Danny Thomas, Jr, Danny Thomas, Sr., Dalton Gravitt, Tony Gravitt, Charles Gravitt, and Charles Gravitt, Jr. will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Sunday, February 24 form 6:00-8:00 PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Carlene Owenby Grant

Nantahala - Carlene Owenby Grant, age 92, of the Nantahala Community went home Saturday, April 7, 2012 in Clay County Care Center. She was the daughter of the late C. B. "Tump" and Emma Grant Owenby. She was married to Noel Grant who passed away in 1986. Carlene was a member of Bethel Hill Baptist Church and had served on the cemetery committee for several years. She loved her family and loved singing and quilting. Carlene sang with the Hampton Branch Quartet for several years. She was retired from Owenby Manufacturing Company.

Surviving are two sons, Gerald Grant and wife Della Mae of Thomasville, NC and Guy Grant and wife Charlotte of Hayesville, NC. Four grandchildren, Edwin, Terry, Danny, and Paula Grant; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren also survive.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Genessa Owenby, Exie Taylor, Beulah Wishon, Gladys Owenby; a half-sister, Kate Trammell; one brother, Buford Owenby and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Bethel Hill Baptist Church with Rev. S. J. Waters, Rev. Darrell Dockery and Rev. Doyce Waters officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o J. D. Owenby, 995 Junaluska Rd., Topton, NC 28781.

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Rodney Gordon Grantham

Scaly Mtn., NC -Rodney Gordon Grantham, age 80 of Rocky Knob Lane, Scaly Mtn., NC passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at his residence. He was born in Jamestown, NY, the son of the late Rodney Gordon Grantham, Sr and Irene Wahl Grantham. He served as a surgical scrub nurse in the US Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He had a long career as a Hydrologist specializing in ground and surface water for the US Geological Survey. He was also a musician for a number of years playing both saxaphone and clarinet. While stationed in Yokuska, Japan, during the Korean War, he began the study of Judo, eventually reaching the rank of third degree black belt. After returning to the states he began teaching judo and established several judo schools in Alabama. In 1967 he began the study of Aikido and reached the rank of sixth degree black belt.

He founded the Aikido Center of Atlanta which is the third oldest Aikido dojo on the East Coast and is still in existence having been given over to one of his students. He and his wife Janet also collected Japanese woodblock prints (ukiyo-e) and amassed a collection spanning 250 years. He became one of the few experts in the Southeast and did appraisals and identifications. They exhibited parts of their collection at Japan Fest and Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, GA and at The Bascom-Louise Gallery in Highlands, NC as well as several other places.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Janet Davids Grantham; one step-daughter, Christine Reid Shaw of Atlanta, GA; three sons, Rodney Grantham, III of Roswell, GA, Dana Grantham of Hartwell, GA and Mark Grantham of Atlanta, GA; one step-son, Steven LeConte Shaw of Silver Springs, MD. Three grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marie Grantham and a son Richard Grantham.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Atlanta, GA

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Highands-Cashiers Hospice, 190 Hospital Drive, Highlands, NC 28741.

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Dillie Wykle Green

Franklin, NC - Dillie Wykle Green, age 86, of Franklin, NC, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret Lavada Messer Wykle. She was married to George Green, who passed away in 1996. She was a homemaker and a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grand, great and great great grandmother; she loved growing flowers and gardening.

She is survived by three daughters, Lillie Ammons of Franklin, NC, Linda Eulene Owens and husband Frank of Rincon, GA, and Yevon McClain and husband Monroe of Clayton, GA; four sons, Harold Green and wife Charlene of Ocala, FL, George Green of Franklin, NC, Ronnie Green of Mt. Pilot, NC, and J. C. Hurst of Sylva, NC; a brother, Willie Wykle of Franklin, NC; eighteen grandchildren, fifty great grandchildren and eighteen great great grandchildren also survive.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Gladys Ann Green, five sisters, and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 24th at 2:00 pm at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, with Rev. Thomas Fouts and Rev. David Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Judy Ann Bradley Green

Franklin, NC - Judy Ann Bradley Green, age 73, of Franklin, NC passed away Monday, May 1, 2012. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Ervin and Sybil Moss Bradley. She was married to Arthur Green, Jr. for thirty-nine years. She was a secretary for the U. S. Forest Service for twelve years; she was a member of Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church where she was the Children’s Sunday School Teacher. Judy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved being with people, especially children.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Greg Allen of Otto, NC, Rick Green and wife Pat and Larry Green all of Franklin, NC; three sisters, Noreen Gibson of Dallas, NC, Merle Adameit of Otto, NC and Freda Justus of Clayton, GA; two brothers, Lawrence Bradley of Marietta, GA and Richard Bradley of Otto, NC; six grandchildren, Morgan Green, Lauren Bowen, Jennifer Bowen Gilbreath, Amber Allen, Mitchel Green, Brittany Green Carr; two great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Geneva Potts; one brother, Gene Bradley and a grandson, Adam Green.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 4:30 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. David Crunkleton officiating. Burial will be in Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gary VanHook, Roy Green, Curtis Green, Les Green, Mitchel Green and Tracy McDowell.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 3:30 until 4:30 PM, one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

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Savannah Lynn Green

Franklin, NC - Savannah Lynn Green, infant daughter of Catherine Marie Green of Riverbend Rd., Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2011 in an Asheville Hospital.

In addition to her mother, Savannah is survived by maternal grandparents, Homer and Sharon Green of Franklin, NC and aunts, Tammy Hauer, Teresa Aydelotte and Tracy Mace.

A private graveside ceremony will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mission Children’s Hospital, 509 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801.

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Grady Joyce Greene

Franklin, NC - Grady Joyce Greene, age 79, of Pat Rogers Rd., Franklin, NC, went to be with his Lord, Monday, December 20, 2010. A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late Homer Calfax and Esther Reece Greene. He was married to Carolyn Jean Houston Greene for 53 years. He was a weight and balance operations agent for Eastern Airlines; a Veteran of the US Air Force during the Korean War; he was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church where he was very active and held various positions in the Church incuding singing in the choir, a member of the finance committee and the building committee as well as being a member of Patton String Band.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one daughter, Kathleen Joyce Greene Daum and husband Rick of Austell, GA and one son David MacLane Greene and wife Connie of Newnan, GA. Two grandchildren, Zachary Daum and Sean Greene also survive. He was preceded in death by one sister Janelle Sanders and two brothers, Homer L. and Max Greene.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Keith Newell officiating. The Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will conduct military rites. The family will receive friends from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, 1 hour prior to the service, at Memorial United Methodist Church.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or Memorial United Methodist Church, 4668 Old Murphy Rd., Franklin, NC 28734.

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James Silas Green

Franklin - James Silas Green, age 95, passed away Saturday, October 30, 2010 at a local hospital. He was a native of Macon County, born May 6, 1915 to William Hillard and Hattie Mae Beasley Green. He was married fifty-five years to his wife, Eula Shepherd Green who passed away in 1993. His second wife, Ida Feltner Green preceded him in death in 2008. He was preceded in death by four sons, Thomas Paul, J. B., Rufus, and Ira: one daughter, Hattie Josephine Green; six brothers and six sisters. He was a logger and a miner and was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. He enjoyed nature such as camping and just being outdoors.

He is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Wilkes and her husband, Ellis and Florence Bulla, a son James David Green and his wife Janie; three grandsons, one granddaughter, three great-grandsons; step-sons, Frank, Paul, and Charles Feltner; step-daughters, Hazel, Meadie Mae, and Rosie Feltner. A number of step-grandchildren also survive. He is also survived by a special lady, Nina, who was a wonderful caregiver and loved him very much.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM, Tuesday, November 2, 2010 in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with the Rev. Andy Cloer officiating. Pallbearers will be Wesley Wilkes, Mitchell Wilkes, Danny McClain, Junior Burch, Eddie Raby and Donald Messer. Burial will be in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services.

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Patricia “Patsy” A. Green

Franklin, NC - Patricia Ann Carpenter Green, age 50, of Franklin, NC passed away Friday, August 20, 2010 at her residence. She was born in Rabun Co., GA the daughter of Judy Curtis Carpenter of Franklin, NC and the late C.L Carpenter. She was a Bookkeeper and CNA for Britthaven Nursing Home. She loved working with people at Britthaven and loved to do embroidery. She worked as a cook in local restaurants.She was a member of Bethesda Independent Baptist Church.

In addition to her Mother, she is survived by her son, Sammy Carpenter and his wife Amanda of Franklin, NC; her pet dogs, Charlie and Sissy. She was preceded in death by her sister, Donna Stacey.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 25 at 3:00PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. David Roberts and Rev. Burt Crawford officiating. The EMS will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 24 from 6:00-8:00PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to be made to Bryant-Grant Funeral Home c/o Judy Carpenter, 105 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Jeremy Eugene Griffin

Franklin, NC - Jeremy Eugene Griffin, age 81, of Franklin, NC, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011 in Morganton, NC. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, the son of the late George S. and Pearl Donauga Griffin.

He was married to the late Ruth Angel Griffin, who passed away April 4, 2011. He was a US Navy Veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was a self employed construction worker, he loved animals and was of the Baptist Faith. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 19th at 3:30 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Alton Dendy officiating. Burial will be at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jim Graham, Isaac Gibson, J.D. Gibson, Mike Mincey, Jody Spradlin, Mike Holland, and Steve Angel.

The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3:30 pm, one hour prior to the service Friday.

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Ruth Angel Griffin

Franklin, NC - Ruth Angel Griffin, age 86, of Mashburn Branch Rd., Franklin, NC passed away Monday, April 4, 2011 in a local hospital. A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Attie Sanders Angel. She was married to Jeremy "Jerry" Griffin. She was a homemaker and a member of Mashburn Branch Baptist Church. She loved animals, birds and gardening.

Ruth is survived by a number of cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Gibson, Minnie Belle Angel Gibson, and Pauline Angel Gibson and six brothers, Lex Angel, Grover Angel, Fred Angel, Carey (Tuck) Angel, Johnny Angel and Joe Angel.

Funeral services will be held, Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral home with Rev. Alton Dendy officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Mincey, Jean Angel, Jim Graham, Don Deal, Jody Spradlin and Steve Angel. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

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Annette " Annie" Marcella Griffiths

Franklin, NC - Annette " Annie" Marcella Griffiths, age 81, of Locust, NC formerly of Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at her residence in Locust, NC where she resided with her grandson David and his family. She was born in New Haven, Connecticut the daughter of the late Pasquale and Jennie Ginnestra Stellato. She was married to Eugene Griffiths who passed away in 1987. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church where she served as parish council, a Lector, and an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion and was on the Board of Trustees.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Nardelli of Mint Hill, NC; one sister, Betty Rivers of Orlando, FL and one brother, Marcelino "Mark" Stellato of North Fort Myers, FL; three grandsons, David Nardelli of Locust, NC, Tony Nardelli of Catawba, NC and Edward "Eddie" Nardelli of Mint Hill, NC; five great-grandchildren, MaKayla, Nicholas, Tori,Tony and Brock.

A memorial mass will be held Saturday, February 20 at 12:00 Noon at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Tien Duong officiating. A private burial will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Youth Fund, 299 Maple Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Phyllis " Phyl " Sue Grindstaff

Franklin, NC - Phyllis " Phyl " Sue Grindstaff , age 53, of Jacobs Branch Road, Franklin, NC, went home to heaven on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of Daphine Jones Green of Franklin and the late James Crawford Jones. She was a Pharmacist Assistant at Walmart Pharmacy, and attended Franklin Church of God. She shared her strong faith with everyone around her. She loved her family and her numerous friends very much. She was such an inspiration to everyone. She has blessed many lives. Her memories will last forever.

She is survived by one daughter, Amanda Holden and her husband Donnie of Franklin, NC; three sisters, Hazel Scott and her husband Milton of Franklin ,NC , Sue Darnell of Savannah, GA and Rachel Guthrie and her husband Richard of Franklin, NC; four brothers, Paul Shuler and his wife Ernestine, Lonnie Jones and his wife Wanda, and Jerry Jones all of Franklin, NC; and L. R. Jones of Winter Haven, FL. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 20th at 3:00pm at Franklin Church of God, with Rev. Allen Taylor, Rev. Alton Dendy and Rev. Clark Sheffield officiating. Burial will be in the Sheperd Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation, 5624 Executive Center, Suite 120, Charlotte, NC 28212 or to Relay for Life , PO Box 1648, .Franklin, NC 28734.

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Bobby R. Guest

Franklin, NC - Bobby Ray Guest, age 58, of Wide Horizon Drive, Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011 at his residence. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Fred Ernest and Lois Ledford Guest. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force; he worked at the Normandie Restaurant for several years and at the City Restaurant. He was a radio announcer for WFSC radio; he loved farming and raising cattle. Bobby was a member of Longview Baptist Church where he was Sunday School Teacher; Chairman of Deacons and Teacher of RA’s.

He is survived by one brother, Terry Guest of Franklin, NC; two uncles, Raymond Ledford of Webster, NC and Leonard Guest of Hertford, NC and one aunt, Daralene Parris of Hendersonville, NC.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Longview Baptist Church with Rev. Nick Smith and Rev. Johnny Lee officiating. Burial will be in Longview Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ricky Scott, Fred Stiles, Glen Southards, Dennis Crunkleton, Colbert Henson, Leon North, Frank Cabe, Joe Ballew, J. P. Moore and Dale Holland. The family will receive friends Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm 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, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Macon County, PO Box 1594, Franklin, NC 28744.

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Margaret Baldwin Guest

Franklin, NC - Margaret Baldwin Guest, age 92, of Nut House Drive, Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at Flat Rock, NC. She was a native of Macon County, NC the daughter of Harley E. and Allie Humphrey Baldwin. She was married to the late Jack Guest who passed away in 1977. She was a homemaker, a member of the pink ladies for 20 years at Angel Medical Center, a member of the home extension club and former president of the Democrate Women. She was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Allie Sue Ray of Tuson, Arizonia and Jewel "Frances" Hargrave and husband, Charlie of Ponca City, OK; two sons, Roger Lewis Guest of Ann Arbor, MI and James David Guest and his wife, Geri of Quincy, MI; one sister, Thelma Freeman of Weaverville, NC; two brothers, Harold Baldwin of Marietta, GA and Charles Baldwin of Texas. Fifteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survives. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Evanson and Olatta Wells and one brother, Howard Baldwin.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 26 at 10:00 AM at Holly Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Trull, Rev. Judson Hall and Rev. Lewis Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 25 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the Church thirty minutes prior to service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elizabeth House "Four Season Hospice"581 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731

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Robert Benjamin Guffey

Franklin, NC - Robert Benjamin Guffey, age 95, of Franklin, NC, passed away Friday, April 4, 2008 at his residence. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Sam and Dovie Buchanan Guffey. He was married to the late Clara Brendle Guffey, who passed away in 1976. He was a construction worker and had worked for the NC Department of Transportation. He was a US Army Veteran, he enjoyed farming and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by two daughters, Pauline White of Franklin, NC and Jerdy Holland and her husband Richard of Columbia, SC; two sons, Jerry Guffey and his wife Jackie and Tom Guffey all of Franklin, NC; three grandchildren, Craig Holland, Chad Holland and Stacy Guffey; seven great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Pearl DeHart, Margie Kelly and Bessie Guffey and five brothers, Dewey Guffey, Lesley Guffey, Lonnie Guffey, Grady Guffey and Kiser Guffey.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 6th at 3:00pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Wiley Gibson and Rev. David Williams officiating. Burial will be at Watauga Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Craig Holland, Chad Holland, Stacy Guffey, James Guffey, Tyler Holland, Steve Harrin, and Donnie Harrin. The Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will conduct complete military graveside rites.

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

Franklin, NC - Dale Guynn, 65, of Cody Rd, Franklin, NC, formerly of Jacksonville, FL, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010 in an Asheville hospital. Born in Duval Co., FL she was the daughter of the late David Franklin Smith and Ruth Juanita Cole Smith. She was retired from banking in the customer service department. She loved gardening, crocheting and loved animals.

She is survived by two daughters Renee Ravan and Norman Williams of Yulee, FL and Dawn Marie Goode of Franklin, NC; two sons Brian Ravan and Doreen Jenkins of Semora, NC and Matthew Goode of Franklin, NC and one brother David Smith and Sharon of Jacksonville, FL. One granddaughter Celeste Bottorf of Franklin, NC also survives.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Sharon Smith officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Mary Elizabeth Tallent Guyer

Franklin, NC - Mary Elizabeth Tallent Guyer, age 102, of Arvil Guyer Road, Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, December 27, 2009 at an Asheville Hospital. She was native of Macon County, the daughter of Jess and Fannie Campbell Tallent. She was married to E. Arvil Guyer who passed away December 28, 1999. She was homemaker and a member of Iotla United Methodist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Sue Bukowsky and Barbara Ann Duncan of Franklin, NC; one son,Claude Guyer and his wife Nancy of Franklin, NC; one sister, Grace Plott of Canton,NC. Six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by a son, Carroll "Edwin" Guyer and a granddaughter, Deborah Sue Mason.

Funeral services Will be held Wednesday, December 30 at 11:00AM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. John Raby and Rev. Stacy Wood officiating. Burial will be at Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery. Adam Burrell, Eddie Guyer, Jimmy Guyer, Eric Duncan, Steven Mason and Megan Toth will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 29 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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