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Dorothy Richardson Jackson

Highlands, NC - Dorothy Richardson Jackson went home to be with the Lord, January 13, 2012 at the Fidelia-Eckerd Living Center. Miss Dot, as she was called, moved to Chestnut Hill of Highlands in 1996. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, she was educated, lived and worked there with her husband of 59 years, Robert Lee Jackson, until his death in 1994. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Jackson Patton, and son-in-law, C. Clement Patton. There are four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Dot’s career covered everything from writing radio and television scripts, designing billboard advertisements, writing for newspapers and magazines, as well as advising Baptist Bookstore managers on advertising while she worked for the Southern Baptist Convention.

Dot co-established an international program at her church where they taught English as a Second Language to women from other countries whose husbands were working in Nashville. The program expanded to include child care, evening classes for the working husbands, Bible Study, choir, hobbies and gardening as well as enrichment classes for the children. During teaching ESL in Nashville for twelve years, Dot remembered classes that included as many as eight different nationalities. After coming to Highlands, Dot continued teaching ESL through the Literacy Council at the Peggy Crosby Center. She served on the board of the International Friendship Center.

Miss Dot enjoyed living at Chestnut Hill in the apartments and later in the Assisted Living Suites. She wrote many articles for the Highlands newspapers about the people and events at Chestnut Hill. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Highlands, and taught primary grades in Sunday School.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Highlands with Dr. Charles Harris officiating.. Memorial remembrances can be made to the First Baptist Church of Highlands, PO 625, Highlands, NC 28741.

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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Irene P. James

Highlands - Irene P. James age 103, of Highlands NC passed away Saturday May 2, 2009 in Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. She was a native of Macon County and was the daughter of the late Edward P. and Cora Rogers Picklesimer. She was married to the late Lawton P. James who died 1944 and was an Elementary School Teacher. She was a member of Highlands United Methodist and United Methodist Women. Mrs James was a loving mother, grand mother teacher. Mrs. James was a member of The Highlands Chapter #284 OES .

Surviving are two daughters, Wilma Gordon and Geri Crowe and husband Wayne of Highlands, two sons Tom James and wife Hilda and Herbert James and wife Barbara of Highlands. 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild also survive. Mrs. James was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Taylor.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, May 4th in the Highlands United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Christy officiating. Burial will be in Scaly Mountain Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers will grandsons, Allan James, Tommy James, Dana Gordon, Jeff James, John Gordon MichaelCrowe and Billy Crowe.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Highlands United Methodist Church, P O Box 1959, Highlands, NC 28741

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Clyde Edgar Jenkins

Franklin, NC - Clyde Edgar Jenkins, age 89, of Hazel Park, MI, formerly of Macon County, passed away Monday, July 11, 2011 in Southfield, MI. Clyde was born on November 4, 1921. He was the son of the late Roy and Lula Barker Jenkins.

Clyde retired after 27 years of service as a custodian for the Hazel Park Schools. He served in the U. S. Navy.

He was the dear father of Dianne (Jim) Sptizer, Clyde (Nancy) Jenkins, Jr., Brian (Jackie) Jenkins, Wayne Jenkins, Linda Jenkins and Virginia Sizemore; grandfather of 17, great-grandfather of 21 and great-great-grandfather of 3; brother of Bonnie Bowman and Mae Gibson. He was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.

The family will receive friends Sunday, July 17 from 2:00 till 7:00 pm, with a service following visitation, at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. Rev. Phillip Cochran will officiate. A graveside service will be held Monday, July 18 at 11:00 am at Riverview Methodist Cemetery.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Ellie Alifair Jenkins

Franklin, NC - Ellie Alifair Jenkins, age 101, of Mashburn Branch Road, Franklin, NC, passed away Monday, December 28, 2009 in a local nursing home. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Henry Talley and Lillie Pickleseimer Talley. She was married to the late Adam Butler Jenkins. She was a homemaker and a member of The First Baptist Church of Highlands. She enjoyed gardening and mowing her lawn. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her sons, Harold Jenkins and Ronald Jenkins; a sister, Gracie Keener and brother Ed Talley.

She is survived by two daughters-in-law, Estella Jenkins and Viola Jenkins both of Franklin, NC; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, seventeen great-great-grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew also survive.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, December 30th at 3:00pm at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Alton Dendy officiating. Pallbearers will be Terry Jenkins, Alvin Mashburn, Shannon Jenkins, Charles Mashburn, James Jenkins and Bradley Collins.

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

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Rev. James Junior Jenkins

Highlands, NC - Rev. James Junior Jenkins, age 76, of Highlands, NC passed away Thursday, December 2, 2010. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Jim and Ethel Wilborn Jenkins. He was married to the late Constance ( Connie) Elizabeth Baty Jenkins who died in 2007. He was a carpenter for over 60 years. He was called to preach in 1964. He was of the Baptist faith. He loved his family, music, and singing. He was a loving father and grandfather.

He is survived by five children; three daughters, Ann Jenkins and Holly Higgs & Regan of Highlands, NC; and Angela Passmore & Tony of Sylva, NC; two sons, Robert Jenkins and fiancee’ Judy Fashing of Frankin, NC and Bobby Jenkins & Brenda of Highlands, NC; three sisters, Mary Baty of Highlands, NC, Effie Hunnicutt of Franklin, NC and Phyllis Pearson of Seneca, SC; four brothers, Donnie Jenkins and Billy Jenkins of Seneca, SC, Lewis Jenkins of Salem, SC and Tommy Lee Jenkins; sixteen grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Shirley Webb and Cindy Carver, three sisters, Louise Clark, Helen Henry, and Rita Baty and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM, Saturday, December 4 at the First Assembly of God Church in Highlands, NC with Rev. Oliver Rice officiating. Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery. Sam Jenkins, Jimmy Jenkins, Wiliam Passmore, Justin Passmore, Wayne Carver, Walter Wilson and Roy Baty will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Saturday, December 4 from 12:00-2:00pm at the First Assembly of God Church in Highlands.

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Thomas "Stumpy" Howard Jenkins

Franklin, NC - Thomas "Stumpy" Howard Jenkins, age 57, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011 at his residence. He was a life long native of Macon County, the son of the late Harley William and Ruby Ester Gregory Jenkins. He was an auto mechanic and landscaper. He loved CB radio, horseback riding, spending time with his family and friends, and loved to watch wrestling and hunt. He was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Sue Fowler Jenkins: three daughters, Ruby Beatrice Jenkins of Easley, SC; Teresa Lynn Jenkins Golden and her husband, Carl and Kimberly Marie Jenkins both of Franklin, NC; one sister, Ruby Mae Jenkins Cisneros of Franklin, NC, five brothers, Clyde Richard Jenkins, Fred Jerry Jenkins, Nicky Carlos Jenkins, Harold Ray Jenkins and Joseph Harley Jenkins all of Franklin, NC. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Troy William Jenkins and James Edgar Jenkins.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 6:00PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Barry Bowman officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 30 from 5:00-6:00PM, one hour prior to service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Save the Children Foundation, 54 Wilton Rd., Westport, CT 06880.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Bennett Dexter Jennings

Franklin, NC - Bennett Dexter Jennings, age 82, of Forest City, NC, formerly of Jackson County, passed away Monday, June 7, 2010 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. He was a native of Jackson County, the son of the late Frank and Margaret Bennett Leopard. He was a US Navy Veteran of World War II, and a member of Yellow Mountain Baptist Church. He was retired Co-op Manager, and was manager of Macon County Co-op for 15 years. He enjoyed playing Bluegrass Gospel on his guitar, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Edith Bryson Jennings; a daughter, Sheila Connor of Forest City, NC; a son Stephen Jennings and wife Emma of Franklin, NC; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Jennings.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 10th at 2:00pm at Yellow Mountain Baptist Church, with Rev. Everette Wilson , Rev. Keith Ashe and Rev. Johnny Norris officiating. Burial will be in Stewart Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Jennings, Monty Carter, Keith Connor, Bobby Connor, Steven Connor, Kyle Jennings and Casey Jennings. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm, Wednesday evening at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Franklin, where the body will remain until placed in the Church one hour prior to the service.

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Danny Johnson

Franklin, NC - Danny Johnson, age 61, of Franklin, NC passed away Friday, August 2, 2013 in an Asheville Hospital. He was born in Macon County, the son of the late Walter and Laura Ellen Anderson Johnson. He was a roofing contractor. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and liked to hunt, fish and being outdoors.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Judy Phillips Johnson; four sons, Chance Johnson, Shaye Johnson, Nacomas Johnson and Brandon Reynolds all of Franklin, NC; two sisters, Eva Nell Clouse and husband Milbern and Margaret Childers all of Franklin, NC; two brothers, Billie Johnson and his wife June of Penrose, NC and Burt Johnson of Franklin, NC; one grandson, David Johnson. He was preceded in death by a son, David Henry.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 5 at 11:00 AM at Olive Hill Gospel Chapel with Rev. Barry Bowman officiating. Burial will be held at Joe Ground Family Cemetery. Sons will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Macon County Unit Relay for Life, PO Box 1648, Franklin, NC 28741.

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Lois Laura Johnson

Franklin, NC - Lois Laura Johnson, age 92, of Mashburn White Road, Franklin, NC, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 in a local hospital. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Lyman L. Sweatman and Roxie Ann Nichols Sweatman. She was a homemaker and loved to garden, can and freeze, cook and bake. She loved the family gatherings. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her three son-in-laws were very special in her life as well. She was a member of Cartoogechaye Baptist Church. She was married to the late G. Frank Johnson, who passed away in 1974.

She is survived by three daughters, Jessie Wilson of Sylva, NC, Shirley Dillard and her husband Earl and Evelyn Southard and her husband Stan all of Franklin, NC; four grandchildren, Terry Wilson, Steve Wilson, Kathy Dillard and Marty Southard; five great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Ann Ruff.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 13th at 1:00pm, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Carson Gibson officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family willl receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm Friday, at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1648, Franklin, NC 28744.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Irene Lenore Johnson

Franklin, NC - Irene Lenore Johnson, age 93, of Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at a local nursing home. She was born in Ames County, Iowa, the daughter of the late David C. and Susan Patton Reager. She was married to the late Orlan C. Johnson. She was a homemaker and attended Cowee Baptist Church.

She is survived by six sons, Richard J. Johnson and his wife, Flo of Tualatin, Oregon, Timothy O. Johnson and his wife, Blanca of Grantsburg, WI, Nathan P. Johnson and his wife Jeri of Franklin, NC, Joel W. Johnson and his wife, Claire of Grantsburg, WI, Bradley P. Johnson and his wife, Elizabeth of Naples, NY and Samuel V. Johnson of Grantsburg, WI. Fourteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by a son, David L. Johnson.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Wisconsin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cowee Baptist Church, 6301 Bryson City Road, Franklin, NC 28734.Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Kenneth Eugene "Sid" Johnson

Tamassee, SC - Kenneth Eugene "Sid" Johnson, age 79, of Tamassee, SC, passed away Monday, April 5, 2010 at Oconee Medical Center. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Grover Cleveland Johnson and Ada Nix Johnson. He was a construction worker and of the Baptist faith. He was a US Army Veteran having served during the Korean War, and was a former member of the American Legion. He loved to hunt, fish and was a tinkerer.

He is survived by a daughter, Tina Coleen Raynor and husband Kelly of Dunn, NC; a son, Mark Johnson and wife Jodi of Fletcher, NC; a sister, Kathleen Wilson and husband Neville of Highlands, NC; a brother, John Willard Johnson and wife Evelyn, of Tamassee, SC; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 7th at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands, with Rev. John Rogers officiating. Burial will be at Highlands Memorial Park Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers, Howard Brown, Paul Johnson, Bud Lamb, Clyde Wilson, Kenneth Wilson, Terry Wilson and Wade Wilson. The Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will conduct complete military graveside rites.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00pm Wednesday, one hour prior to the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands.

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Louis Robert Johnson

Franklin - Louis Robert Johnson 76 died January 8, 2009, no services are planned.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home Franklin, NC is in charge of arrangements.

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Raymond Michael Johnson

Franklin & Fort Myers, FL - Raymond Michael Johnson, age 53, of Ft. Myers, FL passed away Saturday June 01, 2013 at a Hospice Facility in Cape Coral, FL. He was born in Fayetteville, NC the son of Raymond J. Johnson and Marlene P. Bolander Johnson of Franklin, NC. He was a construction worker and had worked on a shrimp boat. He loved to fish and play golf.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his companion, Sharon Stoughon; two daughters, Rebecca and Destiny and a step son Michael all of Ft. Myers, FL; a sister Vicki Angelo of Peublo, CO. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Johnson.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

 

   
 

Betty Eloise Jones

Hampstead, NC - Betty Eloise Jones, age 87, of Hampstead, NC, died Sunday, March 22, 2009 at Woodbury Wellness Center, Hampstead, NC.

She is survived by her husband, Gilmer Andrew “Andy” Jones, Jr. formerly of Franklin, NC.

A memorial service will be at a later date. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel, Wilmington, NC is in charge of arrangements.

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Donald Dennie Jones

Franklin, NC -Donald Dennie Jones, age 39, of Franklin, NC, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Jackson County, the son of Reva Tallent Jones of Franklin, NC and the late Walter Dennie Jones. He was a construction worker and attended Windy Gap Baptist Church. He loved camping and fishing and was a knife, hat and cigarette lighter collector.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sisters, Darlene Sizemore and Vickie Patton both of Franklin, NC; an uncle, Wayne Tallent and his wife Barbara. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his brother, Timmie Jones.

A memorial service will be held Friday, March 18th at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Mark Bishop officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 till 2:00 Friday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the family, c/o Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Dr. Edward Grant Jones

Highlands, NC - Dr. Edward Grant Jones, age 69, of Twin Lakes Drive, Highlands, NC passed away Monday, June 6, 2011 at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. He was born in Toronto, Canada the son of the late Edward William Jones and June Lee Grant Jones. He was a research chemist for Innovative Scientific Solutions Corporation in Dayton, OH and was a member of the American Chemical Society.He was an accomplished squash player, marathon runner and he enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Susan K. Snyder Jones; two daughters, Laura Jones Arnett of Savannah, Ga and Christine Jones McMillian of Milton, VT; two sons, David Eric Jones and Gregory Edward Jones both of Columbus, OH. Seven grandchildren also survive.

Memorial services will be held July 2, 2011 in Dayton, OH.

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Grady Jones

Franklin, NC - Grady Jones, age 90, of Franklin, NC passed away Friday, January 4, 2013. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late George and Lola Hastings Jones. He was married to Effie Mae Martin Jones who died in 1992. Mr. Jones retired from the Town of Franklin where he was an equipment operator. He love gardening, tinkering on small engines and raising livestock. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather and was of the Pentecostal faith.

He is survived by two sisters, Ethel Waldroop and Rosa Lee Williams, both of Franklin, NC; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three daughters, Mildred Sue Jones Crisp, Margaret Simonds Jones and Joann Simonds Maney; one son, Douglas Grady Jones, and eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral service will be held Monday, January 7, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Ballew and Rev. Melvin Reed officiating. Burial will be in Coweeta Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Eli Green, Ned Holbrooks, Justin Farmer, Chris Rhinehart, James Jones and Zack Jones. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 171 Hospital Road, Highlands, NC 28741.

Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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James Monroe Jones

Franklin, NC - James Monroe Jones, age 78, of Otto, NC, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013. He was born in Transylvania County, NC, the son of the late Clyde and Dellia Golden Jones. He was married to the late Cleo Vinson Jones. He was a textile worker and was an avid gardener.

He is survived by two sons, Travis Monroe Jones and Terry Lee Jones both of Otto, NC; three sisters, Thelma Hawkins of Arden, NC, Peggy Fisher of Lake Toxaway, NC, and Shirley Gonce of Horseshoe, NC. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Jane McFee and Martha Galloway and a brother, William Julius Jones.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Saturday, February 16th at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Jerry Lee Jones, Sr.

Franklin, NC - Jerry Lee Jones, Sr., age 46, of Franklin, NC, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2011 at his residence. He was a native of Franklin, NC, the son of the late Mack Jones and Claudette Chasse Jones. He was a telephone contractor and owned his own business, Jones Communications. He was a 1982 graduate of Franklin High School, and a graduate of Haywood Technical College as a certified welder and plumber.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Leslie Jones and husband Jonathon Leland of Pendergrass, GA; a son, Jerry Lee Jones, Jr. of Franklin, NC; the mother of his two children, Cathy Jones of Franklin, NC; two grandchildren, Hallee and Trae Leland; nieces, Mackenzie Jones, Missy Pruett Sanders and Christy Pruett Reeves and a nephew, Zachary Jones. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Jones.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 17th at 12:00 noon in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Ricky Potts officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Mehaffey, Mark Metzger, Maurice Phillips, Dean Buchanan, Mickey Cooper, Ross Shields, John Blaine, and Phil Higdon.

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

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Lillian Jones Sloan

Franklin, NC - Lillian Jones Sloan, age 89, departed this world on Monday, December 19. Lillian was born in Franklin, NC to Maud (Jacobs) and Gilmer Jones. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Bob Sloan, sisters Nancy Jones and Dorothy Chamberlain, and brother, Andy Jones. She is survived by stepdaughters, Nancy Shope and husband Jim and Timoxena Sloan and granddaughters, Connie Leadingham and Amanda Shope. Other survivors include stepchildren from a previous marriage, Timothy Rauton, Mary Rauton Weeks, Bill Rauton, Elizabeth Rauton, Robert Rauton, and grandchildren, Hannah Haefeli, Harris Weeks, Cee Cee Weeks, Chad Weeks, Julia Rauton and Luisa Rauton all of Atlanta, GA. Lillian is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Franklin.

In her earlier life, Lillian served overseas with the Red Cross during World War II. While living in Atlanta, she owned her own business, Jones Secretarial Services. Lillian loved the mountains especially Wayah Bald. One of her passions was working on the genealogy of her family.

Memorial donations may be made to Macon County Humane Society, PO Box 81, Franklin, NC 28744, the Macon County Historical Society, 36 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734, or the charity of one’s choice.

Graveside services are scheduled for Friday, December 30, at 12:00 noon at Woodlawn Cemetery in Franklin, NC.

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Lona Grace Jones

Franklin, NC - Lona Grace Jones, age 93, of Ned Hill Road, Franklin, NC, went to be with her Lord,Wednesday, December 3, 2008 in a local nursing home. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Will and Maggie Shepherd Gibson. She was married to the late Arthur Jones, who passed away March 14, 1988. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and loved her Church very much. Lona loved gardening, cooking and taking care of her family.

She is survived by four daughters, Evelyn Hardy and her husband Don, Louise Womack and the late Jack Womack, Frances Tallent and her husband Boyd, and Ernestine Shuler and her husband Paul all of Franklin, NC; one son, Roy E. Jones and his wife Wanda of Franklin, NC; eleven grandchildren seventeen great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Leon Jones; one sister, and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 6th at 2:00pm at Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Stephens Rev. Wesley Hooper , Rev. Andy Cloer, Rev. Alton Dendy, Rev. Ricky Potts and Rev Darryl Womack officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Jones, Darren Womack, Darryl Womack, Gary Shuler, Mark Shuler and Derrick Jones.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 16-A Brozzini Court, Greenville, SC 29615 or to The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Retreat, 125 Hyatt Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Rolden William "Bill" Jones

Highlands, NC - Rolden William "Bill" Jones, age 82, of Highlands took his final breath on this earth Sunday, March 29 at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. His life partner of 25 years, his sons, their wives, and his two grandchildren held vigil with him as he peacefully went to sleep.

Survivors include his partner Billy Gray of Highlands; son Mark (Lynn) Jones, son Bill (Kathy) Jones, daughter Carol McKay, and grandchildren Chris and Carrie Jones (Mark Collins), all of Florida. Also surviving are Billy’s sister, Debbie Pruitt, and her family.

A celebration of Bill’s remarkable life and disposition of ashes will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 25, at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Highlands. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Church of the Incarnation or the Church’s Haiti mission.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Sandra Elaine Jones

Franklin, NC - Sandra Elaine Jones, age 73, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012. Born in Hendry County, FL she was the daughter of the late Henry Cecil and Anna Mae Dupuis Jones. She was married to Wendell Jones for 52 years. She was a 1957 graduate of Clewiston High School; a secretary and bookkeeper for U.S. Sugar Company for 23 years, and worked for Hendry County Florida School System as a bus driver and teacher’s assistant. She attended Prentiss Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Jones is survived by one daughter, Julie Jones Follis of Maryville, TN; two sisters, Claire Vaughn and Cecile Watson both of Highlands, NC, one brother, K. S. "Butch" Jones of Moore Haven, FL and two grandchildren, Jordan and Jayme Follis.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday June 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Akin-Davis Funeral Home. The Family will recieve friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday June 25, 2012 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Mark Deitz, John Perry, Rick Jones, Rick Shearer, Marty Jones and Raymond Coots.

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Gary Dean Justice

Franklin, NC - Gary Dean Justice, age 41, of White Rock Ridge Rd., Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, February 27, 2011 at his residence. He was a native of Macon County and was the son of Dean and Susan Gregg Justice. Gary worked as a carpenter and loved to camp and fish. He was a 1987 graduate of Franklin High School; a huge NASCAR fan and a big Earnhardt fan.

Surviving in addition to the parents are his fiancee, Sherri Cloud, one daughter, Marcy Justice and one son, Cadon Justice both of the home. One sister, Rebecca Sue Dryman of Franklin, NC also survives.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Nick Smith officiating. Burial will be in Wright Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Ledford, Tim Dryman, Mitch Queen, Daniel Brabson, Richard Salmonson, Chuck Billingsley, Shane Queen, Jake Cloud and Paul Crisp.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday evening at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Hugh Dennis Justus

Franklin, NC - Hugh Dennis Justus, 66, loving father, grandfather and husband, of Franklin passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Born in Rabun County, GA, he was the son of the late Webb D. and Mae Baker Justus. He was an accomplished carpenter and owned Justus Homebuilders. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy serving during Vietnam.

Mr. Justus is survived by his wife, Amy Berg Justus; two daughters, Sarah Adams and husband Steven of Franksville, WI and Emily Justus of Franklin; one son, Ian Justus of Camarillo, CA; one sister, Barbara Strickland of Oakwood, GA; one brother, Howard Justus of Clayton, GA and two grandchildren, Ruth and Kaylee Adams both of Franksville, WI. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Justus

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Josh Brooks officiating. Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will perform complete military rites. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 2:00 -3:00 pm, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to North Carolina Library for the Blind, 1841 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27635.

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