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James "Jim" Lynn Mabery

Otto, NC - James "Jim" Lynn Mabery, age 73,of Otto, NC passed away Saturday, February 09. 2013. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he moved to Otto in 1986 from Mount Dora, FL.

He was a carpenter and was a member of the Longview Baptist Church in Franklin, NC. Jim was a full time father and was very active in the lives of his five children. He was a member of the Lions Club of Mount Dora, FL; and was a President of CareNet of Macon County for 6 years.

He is survived by a son, James Mabery, IV of Panama City, FL; daughters, Kathryn Mabery of Ocala, FL, June Perez of Orlando, FL, Jill Shepard of Donna Vista, FL and Joy Speed of Clayton, GA; sisters, Barbara Houlberg of Ocala, FL and Elaine Schwarthoffer of Greer, SC; special granddaughter, Alberta Joy Speed and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family.

The family will receive friends at the Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis on Tuesday from 2-4PM. Services will be held in Franklin at Longview Baptist Church, Friday, February 15 at 2:00PM with Rev. Tom Nahlens officiating. Burial will be held at Longview Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday, February 15 from 1:00-2:00PM at Longview Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.

Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Margaret Edythe MacDonald

Franklin/Sylva, NC - Margaret Edythe MacDonald, age 93, of Garland Buchanan Rd., Sylva, NC passed away Sunday, November 21, 2010 in a Franklin care center. Born in Oswego Co., NY, she was the daughter of the late Hayward and Mildred Brandow Pettingill. She was married for fifty-five years to the late Wallace John MacDonald who died June 4, 1997. She was a secretary for West Utica Elementary School in the Macomb County School System.

She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Ann Smith and husband Joe Michael of Sylva, NC and Laurie Jean Pellerito and husband John of Enterprise, AL; three grandchildren, Christopher and Lori Fultz, Rhonda and Darwin Stark and Michael and Jake Pellerito and four great-grandchildren, Alexandria Fultz, Taylor Fultz, Olivia Stark and Barak Zander Pellerito.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, PO Box 167, Memphis, TN 38101-9922.

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Harry Kenneth MacDougall, Jr.

Highlands - Harry Kenneth MacDougall, Jr. was born July 16, 1928 to Dorothy Lucille Trinkle and Harry Kenneth MacDougall, Sr. in Willoughby, Ohio (suburb of Cleveland). They moved to Miami, Florida in 1929.

Harry was a graduate of Andrew/Miami Jackson High, attended the University of Florida and the University of Miami. He graduated in 1959 with a BA in business.

He served as Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, in 1953 – 1954.

While working at Home Federal Savings & Loan he met the love of his life, Della Lucas.

After 42 years he retired from Home Savings Bank/Wachovia, in 1996.

Harry was loving and generous to his family and friends. He was always known as the “eternal optimist”; he loved the Lord, cherished his family, and lived life to the fullest.

Harry is survived by: wife, Della; daughter and her husband, Heather & Joe Mangum; son and his wife, Mickey & Dawn Lucas; brother, Malcolm MacDougall; sisters, Shirley Landgren and Pam Kuykendall; their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, November 13 at 10:00AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Highlands, NC.

Please make any donations in memory of Harry Kenneth MacDougall, Jr. to:
Highlands-Cashiers Hospice, P.O. Box 190, Highlands, NC 28741.

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Mickey Eugene Mace

Franklin, NC - Mickey Eugene Mace, 31, of Franklin, NC died Saturday July 16, 2011 in a Franklin Hospital. He was a native of Jackson County. He was the son of Larry and Claudine Fox Mace, Sr. He worked for Wal-Mart; he held an orange belt in Shotokan. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church and was a former usher.

He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Tracy Green Mace of Franklin, NC; one sister, Claudia Mace of Sylva, NC; two brothers, Larry Mace, Jr. of Otto, NC and Eddie Mace of Glenville, NC.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Faith Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Holland and Rev. Charles Dean officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Crest Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rick Mashburn, Rodney Sanders, Ethan Mace, Adrian Mace, Anthony Mace, Steven Mace, Nathan Aydelotte and Colton Harden. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 AM, one hour prior to the service, at the church.

Memorials may be made to Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734 to help the family with funeral expenses.

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Luther Gillis MacKinnon, III

Glenville, NC - Luther Gillis MacKinnon, III, 76, Glenville, NC died Sunday, June 16, 2013. Born Greenville, AL, son of Luther Gillis and Eleanor Lee Norris MacKinnon, he was an architect AIA.

He is survived by his wife Brooke Hamilton MacKinnon; children: Mary Katherine MacKinnon, Chico, CA; Virginia Lee MacKinnon, Ft.Collins, CO; Luther Gillis MacKinnon, IV, Ft. Collins, CO and William Hunter Cressall, Birmingham, AL; brother, Norris MacKinnon, Richmond, KY and five grandchildren.

The memorial service is Thursday, July 11, 2013, 2:00pm, Church of the Good Shepherd, Cashiers, NC; Reverends Virginia Monroe and Toby Summerour officiating. Reception following service, Hines Hall. Donations to L. Gillis MacKinnon Memorial, Cashiers Historical Society, Cashiers 28717.

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Garry Reynolds MacLean

Franklin - Garry Reynolds MacLean, age 58, of Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. He was born in Poughkeepsie, NY, the son of Donald (Jack) MacLean and Lois Garrison MacLean of Franklin, NC. He was an electrical contractor and owned his own business, MacLean Electrical Contracting. Garry was well loved by all who knew him, he was a kind soul who helped many in the community. He was always smiling, never had a complaint, happy to do everything himself. He spoke softly and carried a big stick. He would want his friends and family to celebrate his life rather than to mourn his death. Garry has done everything and done it well, he enjoyed being and working outdoors, motorcyles, cars and tractors. Garry actively pursued the protection of liberty and freedom for all Americans.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 36 years, Dianne Segall MacLean; two sons, Andrew Reynolds Jacob MacLean of Franklin, NC and Eric Ryan MacLean of Franklin; one brother, John Scott MacLean of Redondo Beach, CA.

A celebration of life for Garry will be held Wednesday, March 31 at 2:00 PM at the Franklin Covenant Church with Rev. John Makinson officiating. Friends and family are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Garry’s memory to the American Heart Association, 189 Thomas Heights Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Elba Ione Ledbetter Madison

Franklin, NC - Elba Ione Ledbetter Madison, age 85, of Bumgarner Lane, Franklin, NC, passed away Monday, October 27, 2008 in a Sylva hospital. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Harley and Essie Carpenter Ledbetter. She was married to the late Arnott Madison. She was a bookkeeper for Morrison Cafeteria, and a member of Bay Meadows Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. She was a graduate of Franklin High School, class of 1944.

She is survived by a step-son, Bill Madison of Franklin, NC; four sisters, Katherine Sanders of Longview, Washington, Alice Southard and Florence Taylor both of Franklin, NC, and Margaret Rhodes of McKinleyville, California; one brother, Homer Ledbetter of Minerva, Ohio, one grandchild, Britt Reynolds also survives. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Linton, three sisters, Edna Huscusson, Annie Kell and Estelle Potts, also a brother, Lyman Ledbetter.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 30th at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Dryman, Rev. Jack Weeks and Rev. Tommy Fouts offficiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 800pm Wednesday evening at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Demetra Lamb-Maddox

Lawrenceville GA - Demetra Lamb-Maddox, age 55 of Lawrenceville passed away, Monday, March 9, 2009.

Owner and Operator of Cuttin Caboose, Demetra worked as a hairdresser and cosmetologist. She is survived by: Husband of 7 years: Larry R. Maddox, Lawrenceville; Step-Father: John Locklear, Dacula; Aunt: Betty Lou Bradford, Dacula; Uncles: Charles Milton Bradford, Newnan; Harold David Bradford, Morrow; Paul Donald & Elaine Bradford, Suwanee; Step-Daughters & Step-Sons-in-law: Kelly & Tim Haag: Dacula; Lori & Don Kary, Winder; Half-Sister: Dale Carol, Norcross; and 3 Grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, March 13, 2009 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Cole and Rev. Paul Outland officiating. Burial will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 14, 2009 at Newman Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Otto, NC.

Flowers accepted or memorials to The American Lung Association of Georgia, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna, Georgia 30080.

Family will receive friends from 2-9 PM, Thursday, March 12, 2009 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045. 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com

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Willie Gunter Mahler

Highlands - Willie Gunter Mahler, age 59, of Highlands, NC passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012. He was the son of Gunter and Charlotte Mahler and worked in the landscape business.

No funeral services are planned.

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Hal Hawley Mahuron

Franklin - Hal Hawley Mahuron, age 84, Franklin, NC passed away Monday, September 22, 2008 at a local nursing home. He was born in Seward Co., KS, the son of N.B. and Mabel Reed Mahuron. He was a US Army Veteran of WWII. Hal was a Captain in the 186th Combat Infantry Division. He received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the Bronz Star, and the Southern Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and the World War II Victory Medal. Following the Enola Gay and the bombing of Hiroshima, Hal arrived in Hiroshama three weeks later as part of the Occupational Forces.

Hal was part of the NASA project in 1969 in America’s successful landing a man on the moon. He was an employee of General Electirc for thirty five years. He served on the Boards of Elders in various Christian churches and organizations throughout his lifetime.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Martha Myers Mahuron; one daughter, Lisa Mostrom and husband, Dr. Paul Mostrom of Ballston Spa; NY, one son, Mark Alan Mahuron and wife Beverly of Orlando, FL; one sister, Rebecca Ann Petty of Liberal, KS. He is survived by four grandchildren as well.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 4 at 2:00 PM at the First Alliance Church with Rev. Mitch Schultz and Larry & Susan Pons officiating. The VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will perform complete military rites at the Presbyterian Columbarium, White Oak Street, Franklin, NC.

The family will receive friends Saturday, October 4 from 1:00-2:00 PM, one hour prior to service at the First Alliance Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Christian Traning Center International(C.T.C.I.), 234 Watchman Lane, Franklin, NC 28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Michael Malinovsky

Charleston SC - Dr. Michael R. Malinovsky of Charleston, SC, formerly of Franklin, NC, passed away Monday, May 26, 2008, after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. He was 67.

Born in Chicago, Illinois on July 1, 1940, Dr. Mike received his B.A. from Depauw University in 1962, his Masters in Clinic Psychology from the University of Florida in 1964, and his M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. in 1969. Board certified in internal medicine, he began his medical career as a Naval physician (at Portsmouth Naval Hospital and then Naval Hospital Jacksonville) before moving into private practice (first in Franklin, NC and most recently in Charleston, SC at Roper Hospital's Kiawah-Seabrook Medical Center).

Throughout his life, he took every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Dr. Mike felt privileged to practice medicine and honored to care for and get to know the many patients he treated over the years. He enjoyed the professional rapport and the personal friendships he shared with his many colleagues and co-workers. Outside of the office, he was an avid photographer, gardener, woodworker, reader, traveler and Civil War buff, and he took great pleasure in the friendships he made as he pursued these interests. But to him his greatest joy and his time most well-spent was with his family and close friends, especially his wife of 46 years, Susan O'Hare Malinovsky, his children, and his grandchildren. Whether it was coaching or watching sporting events, hiking in the mountains, biking around the islands, playing on the beach, boating in the rivers, or just visiting with friends, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend.

He had a unwavering will to live a full and active life and an unfailing positive attitude in times of challenge and adversity. He touched many lives and many hearts. To know him was to love him. He will be dearly remembered and greatly missed.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Jessica M. Traynham (Easley, SC) and Jennifer D. Malinovsky (Atlanta, GA); a son, Michael O. Malinovsky and daughter-in-law, Robin B. Malinovsky (Atlanta, GA); six grandchildren, (Sawyer, Nicholas, Carson, Michael, Christopher and Taylor); his mother, Virginia Malinovsky; sister, Susan Trembley; and brother, Donald Malinovsky (all of Orlando, FL), and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, May 31, 2008, at 1:30 p.m., St. John's Parish, 3673 Maybank Highway, John's Island, SC 29455.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit at Roper Hospital, 316 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401 or to the Ronald McDonald House, 81 Gadsden Street, Charleston, SC 29401.

Arrangements are being handled by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL. Condolences can be sent to condolences@gryantgrantfuneral home.com and will be forwarded to the funeral home. Please indicate Dr. Mike in the subject line.

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Alice Joan Mallory

Franklin, NC - Alice Joan Mallory, age 73, of Franklin, NC passed away Monday, August 25, 2008 at a local nursing home. She was born in Camden, NJ, the daughter of Florence Elizabeth Ferugeson of South Hampton, NJ and the late Edward Valentine James, Sr. She was married to the late Bill Mallory. She had worked for Walmart as a sales telephone operator. She attended Mt. Sinai Assembly of God Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Sharon Alice Dorsey of Tyler, TX and Susan Marie McMullin of Middleburg, FL; two step-daughters, Charlene Abbadie of Middleburg, FL and Debbie Reynari of Hollywood, FL; two sons, Thomas Edward Barlow of Hollywood, FL and David Andrew Barlow of Franklin, NC; two sisters, Phyllis Ann Noecker of South Hampton, N.J. and Florence Morgan of Arlington, TX; Jack Christian James of Ferris, TX. Eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Valentine James II. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Love Ministries " Assembly of God Organization" or to the March of Dimes, 6 Roberts Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

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A. J. Mallory

Franklin, NC - A. J. Mallory, age 68, of Mallory Mountain Road, Franklin, NC, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2008 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was a native of Dade County, FL, the son of Jacqueline Dempsey Everett, of Franklin, NC, and the late Andrew F. Mallory. He was a carpenter, and attended Prentiss Church of God. He built and drove race cars, and was an avid fisherman.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by three daughters, Julie Lynn Mallory Bolduc and Jerry, of Ocala, FL, Debra Ann Mallory of Miami, FL and April Marie Lynn Mallory Marchant and Scott of Phoeniz, AZ; two sons, Andrew Franklin Mallory of Massachusetts and Mark Aaron Mallory of Franklin, NC; his loving companion, Jean Vanhook of Franklin, NC and his loving ex-wife, Doris Mallory of Phoenix, AZ; one sister, Ginger Mallory of Otto, NC; one brother, Duane L. Mallory of Flagler Beach, FL; three grandchildren, Billye Michelle Mallory of Ocala, FL, Sgt. Joseph Parris of Ft. Bragg, NC and Jeffrey Parris of Okechobee, FL, two great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by a brother Barry Mallory, and step-father, Hugh K. Everett.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 6th at 2:00pm at Oak Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Tim Hayes officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bruce Schell, John Wilson, Mark Mallory, William Vanhook, Jr., William Roth, and Barry Mallory, Jr.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Barry Mallory, Sr.

Franklin - Barry F. Mallory, SR. age 67 of Punta Gorda, FL went home to be with the Lord July 15, 2008 at his home with his family at his bedside. He was born april 14, 1941 in Miami, FL. Barry was a servant of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and served in many ministries throughout his life teaching and leading by example.

He was a deacon at First Baptist Church of Punta Gorda and a member of Gideons International Peace River Camp and a licensed and ordained minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ at Mt. Elon Baptist Church in Smith Creek, FL. Barry Loved fishing, hunting and was an accomplished guitarist who enjoyed playing music with his family.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 49 years, Ginger Mallory: sons Barry (Terri) Mallory II and Robert (Martha) Mallory: daughter Natalie (Vinny) Perrone; grandson, Vincent Perrone; grandaughters, Ginger Perrone and Nichole (Andy) Wirgau; great-grandson Ezekiel Wirgau; mother and father Jackie andKenney Everette, brothers Andrew Mallory and Duane (Linda) Mallory and sister, Andrea Bridges.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 22, 2008 qt the Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Gideons International Peace River Camp for placement of bibles, P O Box 380663, Murdock FL 33938-0663.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrrangements.

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Rev. David Maney

Franklin, NC - Rev. David Marshall Maney, age 85, of Franklin, NC went home to be with our Lord on Thursday, January 3, 2013. He was born March 4, 1927 in Clay County, NC to the late Samuel Maney and Martha Bradshaw Maney. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Peek; a brother, Doyle Maney and a sister, Lottie Spivey.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a Church of God minister for 57 years, pastoring churches in the states of Washington and North Carolina. He liked trout fishing and gardening and he loved being with his family. He was a member and former pastor of the Franklin Church of God.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Villa Mae Dills Maney; a son, Steve Maney and his wife Nancy; a daughter, JoAnn Case and her husband, Jim; five grandchildren, Christopher Peek, Jeremy Maney, Amanda Maney Downs, Jamey Case, Janell Case; five great grandchildren, Sydney, Madison, Maggie, Callie and Nicholas; three brothers, Ruel Maney, Robert Maney, Delmer Maney and one sister, Opal Mashburn.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 6 at 3:00PM at the Franklin Church of God with Pastor Thurman Jenkins, Pastor Phillip Cochran and Rev. Don Moffitt officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Peek, Jeremy Maney, Jamey Case, Howell Downs, Kevin Watson and Randy Gibbs. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Brooks, Claude Waldroop, David Hastings, Rev. Hank Connor, Charles Hartley and Dexter Vinson.

The family will receive friends Sunday, January 6 from 1:00 3:00 PM, two hours prior to the service at the Franklin Church of God.

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Hattie Marie Maney

Franklin, NC - Hattie Marie Maney, age 53, of Barnes Cove Road, Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at her residence. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of Rebecca Bates Sanders of Gastonia, NC and the late James Logan Sanders.. She was a homemaker and was of the Jehovah Witness faith. She loved doing crafts.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 33 years, Harry Maney; her daughter, Angie Maney of Franklin, NC and her son, Billy J. Maney of Clarksville, GA; her granddaughter, Abbygale Maney; one sister, Faye Smith of Clover, SC; four brothers David Bingham, Charles Sanders and Carroll Sanders of Clover, SC and Robert Sanders fo Mt. Holly, NC.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 20 at 2:30 PM at Tippett Cemetery with Rev. John Raby officiating. Robert Maney, William Maney, Mark Mashburn, Richard Davis, Sr, Richard Davis, Jr and Jackie Zimmerman will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Saturday, March 20 from 12:30-2:00PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Hattie to the family.

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Mrs. Villa Mae Dills Maney

Franklin, NC - Mrs. Villa Mae Dills Maney, age 83, of Franklin, NC, went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, May 12, 2013. She was born May 4, 1930 in Cartoogechaye to the late Judson and Jane Pendergrass Dills. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. David Maney, a daughter, Carolyn Peek, three brothers, Beachard, Halen and Teddy and four sisters, Parilee, Arzelie, Beatrice and Launa. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of the Franklin Church of God.

She is survived by a daughter, JoAnn Case and her husband, Jim; a son, Steve Maney and his wife, Nancy; five grandchildren, Christopher Peek, Jeremy Maney, Amanda Maney Downs, Jamey Case and Janell Case; five great grandchildrn; Sydney, Madison, Maggie, Callie and Nicholas; one brother, Marshall Dills and one sister, Betty Jean Miller.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 15th at 2:00 pm at the Franklin Church of God, with Rev. Thurman Jenkins, Rev. Tim Hayes, Rev. Don Moffitt and Rev. Phillip Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Peek, Jeremy Maney, Jamey Case, Howell Downs, Kevin Watson and Randy Gibbs. The family will receive friends from 12:00 till 2:00, two hours prior to the service at the Church.

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John Kenneth Marchman

Highlands - John Kenneth Marchman passed away Friday September 7, 2012 at the age of 56 after a brief illness.

Ken was born in Atlanta on November 4th 1955 and grew up in the Buckhead area. Ken was a third generation home builder working with his family at Marchman and Sons before starting his own business. Ken attended Marist High School and Georgia Southern College. Ken was so full of life and his wit and humor will be remembered by all. He loved being with family and friends and was always the life of the party. Ken was an avid traveler and one of his favorite sayings was "Travel is an education that you give yourself". Ken and his wife Kathy were rarely seen apart. Their love for each other was apparent to anyone they encountered. He lived his life by their song "Moon River". Ken was also a writer and kept a daily journal which many friends would love to read. Even though Ken's life was cut short he lived life to the fullest every day. He was preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Katherine Marchman, brother - Mike Marchman.

He is survived by his loving wife Kathy King Marchman, sister and brother-in-law Carol and Stiles Kellett, brother - Marty Marchman, several nieces and nephews. He was one of the best and will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday September 18, 2012 at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, Highlands, NC at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Highlands/Cashiers Humane Society - 200 Gable St Cashiers, NC 28717 or Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church 315 North 5th Street Highlands, NC 28741.

A memorial service in Atlanta will be held at a later date. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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James Thomas Mann, Sr.

Franklin, NC - James Thomas Mann, Sr., age 70, of Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at a local nursing home. He was born in Macon County, NC the son of the late Sanford and Ruby Corbin Mann. He was married to Joyce Anderson Mann who passed away in 2007. He was owner of Franklin Sheet Metal and was a member of Junaluska Lodge #145. He was a member of Windy Gap Baptist Church. He loved old cars, trucks, tractors and old engines. He was a loving father and grandfather.

He is survived by two sons, James Thomas Mann, Jr. and his wife, Michelle of Franklin, NC and Keith Eugene Mann and his wife, Terry of Franklin, NC; mother of his children, Arlene Saunders of Franklin, NC one sister, Barbara Ledford and her husband, Raymond of Webster, NC; three grandchildren, Brandon Mann, Logan Mann and Heaven Conner Mann; special friends, Martha & Elbert McConnell of Franklin. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Marshall and Doug Mann.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 1 at 7:00PM in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Lloyd Fish, Rev. Mark Bishop, Rev. David Brown and Rev. Wiley Gibson officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5:00 7:00PM at Bryant Grant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Angel Hospice, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28744.

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William "Bill" Thomas Mann

Highlands - William "Bill" Thomas Mann died on May 13, 2013 in Highlands, NC. He was the son of Cannie and William Henry Mann, born May 11, 1930 in Augusta, Georgia. Mr. Mann is survived by his wife, Sara Stringer Mann, married for 60 years. He is survived by his sister Lucille Mann Byars, of Atlanta, and was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Jack Mann.

Surviving children include one son, Marty Mann (wife Julie) of Atlanta, and two daughters, Marsha Mann Perkins (husband Mike) of London, UK, and Julie Mann Riggs (husband Clarence) of Winter Park, Florida, and four grandchildren, Katie Mann Penland (husband Seth), Tyler Mann, Ryan Perkins and Sean Perkins.

Mr. Mann founded Mann Mechanical Company in 1968 in Avondale Estates, Georgia. He was a Board Certified Mechanical Engineer and a Life Member at Georgia Tech. He also served as a board member of the Georgia Tech Foundation.

He was involved with many non profit and professional societies, serving as board member of the Bascom Fine Art Center, The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Hudson Library, Highlands Cashiers Hospital and Foundation, American Society of Mechanical Engineers. After cremation the family will have a private memorial service at the request of the deceased. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Bill Mann to The Bascom Legacy Fund at at Bascom Fine Arts Center, or The Bell Tower Fund at The Episcopal Church of Incarnation, Highlands, NC.

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H. W. "Lefty" Marsh

Hiawassee, GA - H. W. "Lefty" Marsh, age 91, of Hiawassee, GA passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2011. Born in Lee Co., FL he was the son of the late Wesley and Bertha Hadcock Marsh. He was a veteran Merchant Marine serving during WWII, and was a contractor and builder.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Carol Kantz Marsh; two daughters, Cindy Landreth and husband Ron of Franklin, NC and Sandy Dickson and husband Jim of Cumming, GA; one niece, Marsha Cates and husband Stan of Jacksonville, AL; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jennifer Landreth Bass.

Memorial Services will be held Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Care Net of Macon County, 130 Bidwell St., Franklin, NC 28734.

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Mollie Rose Martin

Franklin, NC - Mollie Rose Martin, age 71, of Franklin, NC, passed away Monday, June 20, 2011 in a Highlands Nursing Home. She was a native of Hamilton County, TN, the daughter of the late Elige S. Brooks and Bessie Mae Michaels Brooks. She had worked as a cook in a restaurant and at Clayburn Manufacturing in Clayton, GA. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to sew, pick blackberries and flea marketing and was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by three daughters, Vicky Abell and her husband Robert of Hollywood, Maryland, Linda Campbell and her husband Johnny and Carolyn Gibson all of Franklin, NC; three sons, Fred Mathis, Harold Mathis and Tommy Mathis all of Franklin, NC; two sisters, Marietta Crosby and Diane Allen both of Greenville, SC; four brothers, Benny Brooks of Waynesville, NC, Tim Brooks, Roger Brooks, and James Brooks all of Toccoa, GA; twenty-two grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren also survives.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 3:00pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. John Raby officiating. Burial will be at Cowee Baptist Church Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 till 3:00 pm, one hour prior to the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Robert P. "Bobby" Marshall

Franklin, NC - Robert P. "Bobby" Marshall, age 74, of Marshall Cove Road, Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, October 19, 2008 at an Asheville Hospital. He was born in Alamance County, NC, the son of the late George Dewey " Buck" and Nellie Maude Womack Marshall. He was a Veteran of the US Army and was a member of the Franklin VFW Post #7339. He was a meat cutter for Bryson Food Store and was a member of Union United Methodist Church and attended Newfound Baptist Church. Mr. Marshall enoyed repairing TV’s and watching baseball.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Edith Kraus Marshall; one daughter, Donyela McCall and her husband, Mike of Cashiers, NC; one son, Ralph Marshall of Franklin, NC; one sister, Deweyetta Nealis and Daryl of Hampton, GA; five grandchildren, Justin Hicks, Joseph Marshall, Jamie McConnell, Jackie Marshall and Patricia McCall; one great-grandson, Colby James McConnell; two nephews, Bobbie Nealis and Rusty Nealis; one niece, Leisa Phillips.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 25 at 1:00 PM at Prentiss Church of God with Rev. Tim Hayes and S.J. Waters officiating. The Franklin VFW Post #7339 and the American Legion Post #108 will conduct full military services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Prentiss Church of God, 59 Church Hill Lane, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Roy Wesley Marshall

Cashiers, NC - Roy Wesley Marshall, age 89, of Swiss Lane, Cashiers, NC, passed away Monday, May 19, 2008 at his residence.

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Bruce Mashburn

Franklin, NC - Bruce Mashburn, age 67, of Henry Road, Franklin, NC went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Macon County, the son of the late Lawrence Grady and Jane Henry Mashburn. He was a Veteran of the US Army. He was a heavy equipment operator and he loved logging and carpenter work. Bruce was a member of the Ellijay Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and was very active in the Church and Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Barbara Higdon Mashburn; his daughter, Tammy Lequire and her husband Russ of Franklin, NC; his son Loyd Mashburn and his wife, Evelyn of Franklin, NC; two grandchildren, Daniel Lequire and Megan Lequire; three sisters, Nina Wood of Franklin, NC, Rosa Wood of Canyonville, OR and Alice Underwood of Yellow Mtn., NC; two brothers, David Mashburn and Dayton Mashburn of Franklin, NC. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Vaughn and Gertrude Mashburn, two brothers, Furman and Howard Mashburn.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 2 at 3:00PM at Ellijay Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Sellers officiating. Daniel Lequire, Gerald Woods, Jack Henry, Keith Braun, Tony Bolick and Bob Davidson will serve as pallbearers. Burial will be held at Ellijay Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends, Friday April 2 from 1:00-3:00PM, two hours prior to service at Ellijay Missionary Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bruce’s memory to the Ellijay Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Wanda Bolick, 85 Woodrowe Lane, Franklin, NC 28734.

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David A. Mashburn

Franklin, NC - David Austin Mashburn, age 91, of Noah Gibson Road, Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at a local nursing home. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Ras and Anna Bryson Mashburn. He was a US WWII Navy Veteran, where he worked in the ammunition depot and served in several areas of the South Pacific Theatre. He worked for Zickgraf Lumber, was a carpentry worker and attended Ridgecrest Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mary Lee Pannell Mashburn; two daughters, Martha Bates and her husband, Danny " Chuckie" of Franklin, NC and Betty Annette Williams and her husband, Jim of Clayton, GA; one son, Marvin Mashburn and his wife, Frankie of Franklin, NC; one sister, Ella Mae Sykes of Mountain City, TN. Six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by a son, James David Mashburn, one sister, Effie Tallent, three brothers, Otis Mashburn, George Mashburn and Charlie Mashburn, one grandson, James David Mashburn, Jr.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 24 at 4:00PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Fouts, Rev. Robert Dryman and Rev. Bill Wooten officiating. Burial will be in the Ridgecrest Baptist Church Cemetery. Jimmy Williams, Charles Williams, Ricky Mashburn, Marty Mashburn, Danny Bates and Greg Moore 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, Thursday, April 24 from 3:00-4:00PM, one hour prior to the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Richard "Dick" Lee Mashburn

Franklin, NC - Richard "Dick" Lee Mashburn, age 78, of Franklin, NC, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012. He was born in Macon County, the son of the late Henry J. and Ruth Angel Mashburn. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He worked at Burlington Industries for eleven years and retired from Belden Electrical Cord Industries, where he was a supervisor. He liked to hunt and fish and coached youth football.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jimmie Sherrill Mashburn; three daughters, Elaine Mashburn, Eva Jane Dills and husband Mike and Sherril Bishop and husband Bobby all of Franklin, NC; one son, Rick Mashburn of Franklin, NC; three sisters, Edna Burnette of Asheville, NC, Susie Shires of West Virginia and Betty Moffitt of Asheville, NC; four brothers, Jack Mashburn, Johnny Mashburn, and Wayne Mashburn all of Franklin, NC and Gene Mashburn of Dothan, AL; six grandchildren, Justin Dills, Nicholas Mashburn, Clinton Mashburn, Cody Dills, Breanna Bishop and Kaitlin Bishop; two great grandchildren, Adrian Mashburn and Kiley Mashburn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Morrison and a brother, Joe Mashburn.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 31st at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Bishop officiating. Burial will be at Patton United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nicholas Mashburn, Mitchell Mashburn, Kenny Mashburn, Justin Dills, Cody Dills, Clinton Mashburn, and Keith Lewis.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Angel Medical Center Outpatient Medicine Building Fund, PO Box 1209, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Ernest Herbert Mason

Franklin, NC - Ernest Herbert Mason, 61, of Nicholson passed away on Monday, August 23, 2010 at the Athens Regional Medical Center. Born in Franklin, NC, he was the son of the late Erastus Herbert and Myrtle Hampton Mason. Survivors include his wife Lisa Mason of the residence; children, Stephanie Mason and Tiffany Plemens, both of Franklin, NC, Sara Mason and Nicole Pressley, both of Nicholson; a brother, Eugene Robert Mason of Franklin, NC and a sister, Janet Turk of Maysville. Four grandchilden also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Tellico Baptist Church, with Rev. Alton Dendy and Rev. Gary McCoy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, August 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Jessie Wymer Mason

Franklin - Jessie Wymer Mason, age 80, of South Skeenah Road, Franklin, NC went to be with his Lord Saturday, February 27, 2010 at his home. He was born February 8, 1930 in Rabun County, GA, to the late Dan and Ida Hastings Mason. He loved his family and enjoyed gardening, camping and fishing. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Maggie Ledford Mason of the home; two sons, Danny Mason and wife Dana of Franklin, NC, Bill Mason and wife Chris of Franklin, NC; one sister, Sarah Keener of Clayton, GA; one brother, Frank Mason of Franklin, NC; six grandchildren, Toby, Jody, Zachery and Amanda Mason, Shawnna Key and Ryan Dunn; six great-grandchildren, Max, Makenzie, Landon, Tyler Mason, Wyatt and Chloe Key; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Julie Chastain; three brothers, Earl, Woodrow and J.R. Mason.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Stillwell and Rev. Frank Rodriquez officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Toby Mason, Jody Mason, Zachery Mason, Ryan Dunn, Michael Key and Gary Mason will serve as pallbearers. Nephews, Doug Mason, Keith Mason, Junior Mason, Jack Mason, Harvey Hastings and Tommy Chastain will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends, Monday, March 1st from 6:00 till 8:00 PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Margaret "Maggie" Ellen Mason

Franklin, NC - Margaret "Maggie" Ellen Mason, age 89, of Franklin, NC passed away Saturday, August 21, 2010 at a local nursing home. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late William C. and Sallie Garland Ledbetter. She was married to James Mason who passed away in 1984. She was the manager of Franklin 5 & 10 cent store and was a member of Coweeta Baptist Church where she served as Church Clerk for 28 years. She loved to be outside gardening.

She is survived by three nephews, Barry Bateman, Bill VanHook, Toby Bateman; five nieces, Karen Keener, Betty Dowdle, Beverly VanHook-Schrey, Marcia Bateman and Sally Vinson. A number of other nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Blanche Bateman, Addie L. VanHook and a half-sister, Charlotte Henderson; one brother, Woodrow Ledbetter, three half-brothers, Clarence Ledbetter, Gerald Ledbetter and Rob Ledbetter.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 24 at 11:00 AM at Coweeta Baptist Church with Rev. Davis Hooper officiating. Burial will be held at Rush Cemetery. Hilary Schrey, Darren Keener, Brandon Keener, Joshua Hunter, Billy VanHook and James VanHook. will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Monday, August 23 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 Coweeta Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Karen Keener, POBox 424, Franklin, NC 28744.

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Marsha Ann Holland Mason

Franklin, NC - Marsha Ann Holland Mason, age 60, of Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Denver and Delton Jennings Holland. She was a loving wife and mother. She loved flowers and reading, and she was a member of Sugarfork Baptist Church.

Mrs. Mason is survived by her husband of 39 years, Gene Mason; two sons, Jeffrey Eugene Mason and Travis Scott Mason both of Franklin; two sisters, Audrey Cook of Franklin and Bernice Penley of Gastonia and one brother, Bryant Holland of Franklin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Caldwell.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny Rogers and Rev. Steve Reeves officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 4:00 5:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Hope Women's Cancer Center, 100 Ridgefield Ct., Asheville, NC 28806.

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Daniel Clifford Massey, Jr

Franklin, NC - Daniel Clifford Massey, Jr. age 69, of Hurst Circle, Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, March 28, 2010 at an Asheville Hospital. He was born in Putnam Co., FL, the son of the late Daniel Clifford Massey, Sr. and Mary Helen Moody Massey. He was a painter.

He is survived by his wife of 14 1/2 years, Clara Waldroop Massey; one daughter, Deanette Shell and her husband, Tim of Palatka, FL; two sons, Daniel Clifford Massey III of Palatka, FL and Jerry K. Massey of Anna, TX; two step-daughters, Sherry Dillard Williamson and her husband, Dustin of Franklin, NC and Pamela Dillard Shepherd and her husband, Michael of Franklin,NC; two sisters, Donna Harris of Florida and Glenda Wyatt of Franklin, NC and one brother, Jerry Massey of Florida. Five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and five step-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by a daughter, June Lynette Massey and a son, Randy Michael Massey; two brothers, Robert Massey and Steven Massey.

Memorial services will be held Friday, April 2 at 1:00PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Vic Greene officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Daniel’s memory to the Charity of one’s choice.

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Elizabeth (Betsy) Lamy Mather

Highlands - Elizabeth (Betsy) Lamy Mather, 87 passed away in Highlands, NC, on January 1, 2010. The daughter of Verena Hogan and George Prosper Lamy, she was born and educated in St. Louis, MO.

Betsy married Nelson Gatch in St. Louis after WWII and had two daughters (Ann & Jane). Nelson died shortly after Jane was born. Betsy then married William Pierson Brodhead of St. Louis with whom she had 6 children (William Jr., Robert, Peter, Dorothy, Lamy, Lisa).

In 1959 the family moved to Sarasota, Florida. In 1966, she married Tim (Thomas W.) Mather of Sarasota, FL. Tim, the father of three sons (Timmy, David, and Jeff Mather) took the entire family to live in Barcelona, Spain for the years, 1967-1968. Betsy and Tim spent their summers in Highlands, NC beginning 1970. In 1997 Tim passed away.

Betsy was active in the Catholic Church. She and Tim were founding members of The Field Club of Sarasota.

Betsy’s three husbands, her children Ann Tripp Gatch and Timmy Mather, and sister Jane Gunter predecease her.

Betsy leaves Jane Gatch Hayo of St. Louis; William Brodhead of Riegelsville, PA; Robert Brodhead of Palm Harbor, FL; Peter Brodhead of Savannah, GA; Dorothy Brodhead Bailey of Franklin, TN; Lamy Brodhead Buck of Guyton, GA and Lisa Brodhead Howell of Ocala, FL as well as 14 Grandchildren and 3 Great-grand children.

Funeral Mass will be held at the Chapel at Incarnation Catholic Church at 2901 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL on Saturday, January 16th at 10:00 AM. A reception will be held at The Field Club after the service. A Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Highlands, NC at 9 am on Friday, Jan 8th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Highlands-Cashiers Hospice 190 Hospital Drive, Highlands, NC 28741 (828) 526-1402. Send notes of condolences: c/o Jane Hayo, 365 Gascony Way, St. Louis, MO 63122.

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Paul Fred Jackson Mathis

Franklin - Paul Fred Jackson Mathis, 74, of Franklin, NC passed away Friday, May 20, 2011 in Asheville. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late William A. and Maggie Frizzell Mathis. Paul was a retired construction worker and was of the Baptist Faith. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Surviving are three daughters, Vicky Abell and husband Robert of Hollywood, MD; Linda Campbell and husband Johnny and Carolyn Gibson all of Franklin, NC; three sons, Fred, Harold and Tommy Mathis all of Franklin, NC; three sisters, Nolita Angel and Hassie Nichols of Franklin, NC and Mamie Biddix of Sylva, NC. Twenty-two grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 26 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with the Rev. John Raby officiating. Burial will be in the Cowee Baptist Church Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, 105 West Main St., Franklin, NC 28734 to help with funeral expense.

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Parker Andrew Mathis

Franklin, NC - Parker Andrew Mathis, age 19, of Keener Mtn. Rd., Franklin, NC went to be with the Lord October 4, 2010 in an Asheville hospital.

A native of Macon County, he was the son of Mike Mathis of Asheville, NC and Robin Duvall Spivey and step-father Kevin Spivey of Franklin, NC. He was a member of Oakdale Baptist Church. He worked in construction as a house builder. He was a 2009 graduate of Franklin High School; played football and baseball; was All Conference in baseball and football; received the Panther Award in baseball; most valuable player in football and was awarded team Athlete of the Year in 2008-2009.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Brittania Henson and husband Aaron of Asheville, NC; two brothers, Derek Roland and Michael Mathis both of Franklin, NC and two nephews, Eli and Eland Henson. He is survived by maternal grandparents, Guy and Sandra Duvall of Franklin, NC and paternal grandmother, Faye Mathis of Asheville, NC. He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Fred Mathis.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Iotla Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Reeves, Rev. Jeff King and Rev. Stacy Woods officiating. Burial will be in Fouts Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Henson, Derek Roland, Michael Mathis, Tanner Duvall, Terry Mathis, Josh Brooks, Jeff Graham and Paul Higdon. Honorary pallbearers will be 2008-2009 football and baseball teammates.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 6, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Oakdale Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Charles Higdon, 5297 Upper Burningtown Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Charles Robert Norris Maybury

Highlands, NC -Charles Robert Norris Maybury, Jr, age 75, of Glen Falls Road, Highlands, NC passed away August 18, 2008 at a Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva, NC. He was born in Union County, NJ the son of Charles Robert Norris Maybury, Sr and Henrietta R. Bell Maybury. He was married to the late Mary Ratliff who passed away Januray 2007. He was a US Airforce Veteran during the Korean Conflict and was former owner of The Cheese Shoppe in Highlands, NC. Mr. Maybury was a former member of the Highlands Rotary and the JC Club.

He is survived by his daughter, Linda Hunter and Dale Walker of Dillard, GA; two grandchildren, James Michael Hunter and Amanda Rose Talley. Two great-grandchildren also survive.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, August 20 at 5:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands with Chaplain Martha Porter officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Highlands-Cashiers Hospice. PO Box 190, Highlands, NC 28741.

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Clinton David Mayhorn

Franklin, NC - Clinton David Mayhorn, age 51, of Franklin, NC passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012. He was born in Logan County, WV, the son of the late Ernie Clinton Mayhorn and Yvonne Batram Mayhorn. He was a roofer and owned his own business.

He is survived by one daughter, Kaylee Larissa Mayhorn of Franklin, NC and one son James David Mayhorn of Franklin, NC; six nieces and nephews and two great nieces. He was preceded in death by a son Chance Mayhorn, a sister Shirley Mayhorn and a brother Ernie Joe Mayhorn.

A memorial service will be held Friday, March 16th at 2:00 pm, at the Methodist Zion Church on Green Street, with Shannon Sayer officiating. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made directly to Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com

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Donald N. McBride

Topton - Donald N. McBride, age 80, of Topton, NC passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at the Valley View Care Center in Andrews, NC.

Donald was a native of Sharon, PA and lived in Bradenton, FL before moving to the Nantahala Community 26 years ago. He was the son of the late Myrtle Estell Van Horn and William Glenn McBride and stepmother Norma Faye Brunson McBride. Donald was a retired School Principal. He was a First Lieutenant in the US Army and was of the Lutheran faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Claire Wiggins.Donald is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Singer McBride; one son, Donald Mark McBride; three daughters, Mary Beth McBride, Maxine McBride and Margaret DeLuna; two sisters, Barbara Youngen and Diane Arkwright and five grandchildren: Jonathan Baker, Benjamin Wiggins, Elizabeth McBride, Megan McBride, and Taylor Livingston.

A Memorial Service will be held in Sharon, PA at a later date.

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Judie McCafferty

Bryson City - Judie McCafferty of Needmore, Bryson City, NC lost her 6 month fight with lung cancer December 12th, 2008 at her residence. She was born in Kewanee, IL but called Bryson City, NC home. She was the daughter of Paul Westerlund and Lois Drehmer. She was an accountant at Nantahala Village and Mountain Ford of Bryson City, genealogist, story narrator, homemaker, beloved wife and an awesome mother. She will be missed greatly.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Harold McCafferty; her daughter Tara Lea Todd Keener and Husband Rodney of Cantonment, FL; her son Timothy Nyles Todd and wife Laura of Southern Pines, NC; four sisters, Pauline Makowski, Susan Egbert, Priscilla Blattner and Diane Westerlund; five brothers, Steven, Richard, Roger, Daniel Westerlund and Tony Goellner; one granddaughter Logan; family member Bentley, their beloved St Bernard.

The family received friends at their home on Dec 12th and 13th. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to receive donations to help pay for the medical bills. Please send them to Tim Todd at 845 N Saylor St, Southern Pines, NC 28387.

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Billy Gordan McCall

Woodbridge, VA - Billy Gordan McCall, 75, of Woodbridge, VA, passed away May 2, 2013 at his residence.
Billy was born in Franklin, NC; he was the son of the late Bulen and Eva Gregory McCall. Billy retired from Owens & Dove Excavating.

He is survived by his two sons, Jeffery (Tracey) of Greensboro, NC and Gorden of the home; grandchildren, Lauren and Jordan and great-granddaughter, Emerson; sisters, Rose Lee Bradley, Franklin, NC, Marcella M. Ayers, Dallas, GA and brothers, G.B. (Eva) McCall, Bobby (Carolyn) McCall of Franklin, sisters-in-law, Mary McCall, MI, Jackie McCall, FL, and brother-in-law Robert Harris, VA and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille M. Harris and two brothers, Arland and Charles McCall.

A celebration of his memory will be held on the family property in Franklin, NC on July 6th 2013.

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Bobbie "Junie" McCall

Cashiers, NC - Bobbie "Junie" McCall, age 74, of Zeb Alley Road, Cashiers, NC passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at a Highland-Cashiers Hospital. She was born in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Luther Ed Rice and Gracie Burrell Rice. She was married to Thomas Vane McCall who passed away November 8, 1997. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cashiers Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother and she loved flowers and gardening.

She is survived by her daughter, Vickie Waller and her husband, Ronnie of Highlands, NC and her son, Charles Thomas McCall of Cashiers, NC; one sister, Betty Henson of Cashiers, NC; one brother, Lloyd Rice of Cashiers, NC; five grandchildren, Kenny Waller of Wilmington, NC, Allison Waller of Highlands, NC, Jenna McCall of Cashiers, NC, Ethan and Zoe McCall of Franklin, NC; one great-grandson, Jaden Bryant of Highlands, NC.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 7 at 1:00PM at the Cashiers Baptist Church with Rev. Scotty Patrick and Rev. Johnny Norris officiating. Burial will be held at the Lower Zachary Cemetery. Charlie Henson, Brandon Henson, Stuart Coggins, Shane Owen, Adam Bryant, Jeremy Stewart and Luke Underwood will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Saturday, May 7 from 11:30 - 1:00PM at the Cashiers Baptist Church.

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Claudette Moses McCall

Franklin, NC - Claudette Moses McCall, age 74, of Highlands Rd., Franklin, NC passed away, Monday, January 24, 2011 at her residence. A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Willie M. and Pearl Woods Moses. She was married to Thomas Lloyd McCall for fifty-five years. She was a salesperson for Belks Department Store for several years and worked at Old Edwards Inn in Highlands. She was a loving mother and grandmother; she loved to read cook books and loved to cook; she was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Randall Lloyd McCall and wife Patricia of Franklin, NC and two sisters, Willene Stanfield and Patsy Raby both of Franklin, NC. Two grandchildren, Ethan and Erin McCall, also survive. She was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Moses Carpenter.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Larry Raby and Hane McCall officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Raby, Aaron Holland, Dustin McDonald, Jackie Gregory, Rick Cassada, Ethan McCall, Bryant Holland and Edward Holland. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home; at other times at the home. Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Moriah Cemetery Fund, c/o Mary Owens, 21 Pinecone Dr., Franklin, NC 28734.

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James Frank McCall

Highlands, NC - James Frank McCall, age 91, of Highlands, NC passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late William Bryan McCall and the late Maude Conley Shope. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII. He was a carpenter and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved to hunt, fish, and make wooden bowls and lamps and loved doing things for others. He was a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church where he was former Sunday school superintendent and deacon and trustee of Clear Creek Community Cemetery.

Mr. McCall is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dolly Wilson McCall; two daughters, Donna Ivie and husband Doug of Clarkesville, GA and Cheryl McCall Wilson and husband Larry D. of Gainesville, GA; two sons, Bert McCall and wife Stephanie and Yogi Craig McCall and wife Lynn J. all of Highlands, NC; one sister, Vivian Chastain of Highlands, NC; three brothers, Conley Bascombe Shope and Edd Lake Shope both of Otto, NC and Fred Jess Shope of Lavonia, GA; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six sisters and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Clear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Kinard and Rev. Everett Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Clear Creek Community Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Den Chastain, David Chastain, Charlie Hicks, Doc Wilson, George Schmitt, Steve Nix, R. L. Wilson and Edwin Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Wilson, Clarence Wilson, Craig Dale McCall, Peyton Ivie, Willie Mahler, Jacob Bowen and Ryan Bryson. Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post # 108 will perform full military graveside rites.

The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands, where the body will remain until being placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

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Johnny Dallas McCall

Franklin, NC - Johnny Dallas McCall, age 66, of Carter Road, Franklin, NC passed away, Monday, March 29 at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Macon County, the son of the late George and Floy Southards McCall. He was a US Army Veteran and was retired from the Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Community Baptist Church. Dallas loved to fish and loved music.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Annie Brooks McCall; one daughter, Margaret and two sons, Jamie and Johnny; two step-sons, Brian and David; three grandchildren, Katie, Michael and Terry; five sisters, Cora McMurray, Dorothy Dietz, Mildred Giles, Margaret Sanders and Karen Carnes; two sister-in-laws, Linda Garner and Lucille McCall. He was preceded in death by a son, Joel McCall and two brothers, Ken McCall and Bill McCall.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 1 at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. David Williams and Rev. Mark Bishop officiating. Burial will be held at Moore-Welch Cemetery. Darren Worley, Bo Garrison, Clyde Steele, Jim Ashe, Tim Scruggs, Freddie Dills, Jason Brown and Jeff Wallace will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be current and retired DOT. The VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post # 108 will conduct complete military graveside rites.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 31 from 6:00-8:00PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Kenneth Rogers McCall

Franklin, NC - Kenneth Rogers McCall, age 70, of Franklin, NC passed away Monday, November 30, 2009 at a Sylva Hospital. He was a native of Macon County, NC the son of the late George H. and Floy Jean Southards McCall. He worked in the Bridge Department for the NC DOT. He was a member of Rose Creek Baptist Church and he loved fishing, collecting guns, caps and knives.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lucille Pickens McCall; three daughters, Vicki Giesy, Debbie Albrecht and her husband, Mark and Lori McCall all of Franklin, NC; one son, Randall McCall of Franklin, NC; five sisters, Margaret Sanders, Cora Mae MacMurray, Dorothy Deitz, Karen Carnes, and Mildred Giles all of Franklin, NC; one brother, Dallas McCall of Franklin, NC; six grandchildren, Tiffani and Tanyr Giesy, Tyler and Caleb Albrecht and Kristen and Hailey McCall. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bill McCall.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 2 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Morris Tippett and Rev. Cadon Fouts officiating. Burial will be held at Moore-Welch Cemetery. Chuck Brooks, Scott Lewis, Skip Sanders, Adam Tallent, Corey Phillips and Mark Corbin will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 1 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Lillian "Pete" McCall

Highlands, NC - Lillian "Pete" McCall, age 90 of Highlands, NC, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013. She was born in Oconee County, SC, the daughter of the late Fred and Annie Sisk Chapman. She was married to Bill McCall, who passed away October 16, 1986. She retired from People's Department Store as a salesperson. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and she loved to crochet and quilt and volunteered at Highlands High School lunch room. She was a member of Highlands First Baptist Church where she worked in the nursery for several years.

Mrs. McCall is survived by two daughters, Frieda Bennett and Mary Jane McCall both of Highlands; five grandchildren, Pam Bennett, Keri Downing, Nicolaus McCall, Amy McCall and Quinton Wood and one great grandchild, Tyler Downing. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Mike McCall and a sister, Vallie Jester.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Highlands First Baptist Church with Dr. Mark Ford officiating. Burial will be in Highlands Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2:00 3:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, at the church. Memorial donations may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 171 Hospital Drive, Highlands, NC 28741 or Tamassee DAR, PO Box 8, Tamassee, SC 29686.

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Lillie Mae McCall

Highlands, NC - Lillie Mae McCall, age 95, of Highlands, NC, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010 in a Ducktown, Tennessee nursing home. She was a native of Mountain Rest, SC, the daughter of the late Frank and Rosa Nix McCall. She was married to the late Tolliver E. McCall. She had worked for the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Highlands, NC and for Highlands Biological Station. She was a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church for over 50 years, where she was a former Sunday School Teacher and Bible School Teacher.

She is survived by two sons, Carter McCall of Epworth, GA and Leon McCall and his wife Earlene of Gainesville, GA; a sister, Lassie Norton of Acworth, GA and a half-sister, Judy Goorey of Franklin, NC; a brother, Elmer McCall of Franklin, NC; three grandchildren, Nancy Souther and husband, Scotty, Diane Klin and Keith McCall; seven great-grandchildren also survive.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Pauline McConnell, Gladys Dendy and Margie McKinney; two brothers Carl McCall and Hoyt McCall and also two infant brothers Herbert and Harvey McCall; one grandson, Kenneth McCall; one great-granddaughter; two daughters-in-law, Joan McCall and Sue McCall.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 23rd at 3:00pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Franklin, with Dr. Tom Jordan and Rev. Roy Lowe officiating. Burial will be at Scaly Mountain United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Keith McCall and Matthew McCall and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, two hours prior to the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, Greenville-Spartanburg NC-SC Office, 16-A Brozzini Court, Greenville, SC 29615.

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Lucy Chadwick McCall

Franklin, NC - Lucy Chadwick McCall, age 89, of Franklin, NC, passed away Friday, December 7, 2012. She was born in Rabun County, GA, the daughter of the late Sam and Blanche Holt Chadwick. She was married to Hoyt McCall, who passed away in 1989. She was a homemaker and a member of Cullasaja Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Ruth Dendy and husband Alton and Louise Crisp and husband Harold all of Franklin, NC; one son, Clyde McCall and wife Wilma of Franklin, NC; five sisters, Dot, Minnie, Mary, Cathy, and Betty; one brother, Luther; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 9th at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Gene Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin McCall, Gary McCall, Travis Ball, Michael Dendy, Darryl Womack, Derek Rhodarmer and Bill Allen.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Saturday evening at the funeral home.

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Ricky George McCall

Highlands - Rickey George McCall, age 40, of Dillard Road, Highlands, NC, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2009 at his residence. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Leon and Halley Talley McCall. He was a construction worker and equipment operator. He was a member of Carvers Chapel Baptist Church. He was a good and devoted father.

He is survived by one daughter, Britney McCall of Clayton, GA; four sons, Ricky Jordan McCall of Otto, NC, Randall McCall of Highlands, NC, Wayland McCall of Clayton, GA and David McCall of Highlands, NC; three sisters, Julie Reed of Clayton, GA, Laura McCall of Highlands, NC and Jane McCall of Franklin, NC.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 28th at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands, with Rev. Alton Dendy and Rev. Allen Webb officiating. Burial will be at Miller Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Doug McCall, Shawn McCall, Kevin Earp, Jordan McCall, Gary McClure and Phillip Nix.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 till 2:00 PM, one hour prior to the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale Street, Memphis, TN 38105-2794.

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Helen Williamson McClure

Franklin, NC - Helen Williamson McClure, age 88 of Franklin, NC passed away Friday, May 24, 2013 at a local nursing home. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Willie Wymer Williamson and Mattie Dills Williamson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her Husband T.J. McClure. She loved to sew and was a member of the House of Prayer Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Janie McClure, Elsie Moses and husband Bud both of Franklin, NC; three sons, Roy McClure and wife Ann, Elgie McClure and wife Mary and Harold McClure all of Franklin, NC; 20 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Mae Garrison and Debbie Ann McClure; a son, Russell McClure, and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Don Moffitt and Rev. Tim Hayes officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 3:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home . Burial will be in the Hodgins Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cannon Jones, Blake Randall, Aaron Cabe, Steven McClure, John Garrison and Bo Garrison.

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Reba Lee Cunningham McClure

Franklin, NC - Reba Lee Cunningham McClure, age 89, of McClure Road, Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009 at her residence. She was a native of Macon County, NC, the daughter of the late Aaron Patton and Ethel Fulcher Cunningham. She was married to Harold W. McClure who passed away January 11, 1998. She was a homemaker and a member of Clarks Chapel United Methodist Church. She loved quilting, embroidery and growing flowers.

She is survived by her two daughters, Evelyn Vanhook and her husband Mike, of Franklin, NC and Helen Harris and her husband Doug, of Greensboro, NC; four grandchildren; Dalona Johnson of Franklin, NC, Duane Vanhook of Waynesville, NC, Brittany Harris and Brian Harris both of Greensboro, NC. Three great-grandchildren, Damon and Dawson Johnson and Dillon Vanhook. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Thelma McClure who died in 1987, also a sister, Adaline Hyde and three brothers, Vernon, Fred, and Woodrow Cunningham.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 11th at 11:00am in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Al Beck officiating. Burial will be in the Clarks Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dennis Johnson, Duane Vanhook, Brian Harris, Milton Cunningham, George Cunningham, and Tommy Vanhook.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 till 11:00am, Saturday, one hour prior to the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Clarks Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Jean Sutton, 1822 Clarks Chapel Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Wilma Crawford McClure

Candler - Wilma Crawford McClure, 92, of Candler, went to be with her Lord and beloved husband on Saturday, November 6, 2010.

She is a member of Snow Hill United Methodist Church and lived all of her adult live in Candler after growing up in Haywood and Macon counties. She devoted her life to her family, friends and church; playing a significant positive role in the lives of four generations. In addition she helped her community, delivering Meals on Wheels as long as her health allowed.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Herschel McClure; sister, Ruby McCracken; brother, Paul Crawford; and parents Homer and Lillian Crawford.

Surviving are her sons, Dale McClure and wife, Jeanne of Fairview Beach, Va., and Dean McClure and wife, Elisabeth, of West Asheville; sisters, Bernice Peebles, of Raleigh, and Norma Norton and husband, Perry, of Franklin; and brother, Carl Crawford and wife, Donna, of Salem, Ore. In addition, she is survived by eight grandchildren and their spouses, and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. with the Rev. David E. Peeler officiating. Her family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family would like you to know they appreciate all the people who made it possible for their mother to enjoy life at home as long as possible, and for the caring staff at Pisgah Manor Health Care Center, who caringly helped her through her last years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Snow Hill United Methodist Church Outreach Program, the Bear Closet, or to the church, 84 Snow Hill Church Rd., Candler, NC 28715.

The on-line register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.

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Georgia Farmer McConnell

Franklin, NC - Georgia Farmer McConnell, age 80, passed away Monday, February 8, 2010 at a local hospital. She was a lifelong native of Macon County, the daughter of the late James and Zoa DeHart Farmer. She was married to Thurman "Bud" McConnell who passed away October 1, 1999. She was a homemaker and a member of Black Mountain Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with Benjamin and liked talking to her friends on the phone.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Higdon and her husband, Bill of Franklin, NC and one son, Bennie McConnell of Franklin, NC; one granddaughter, Megan and one great-grandson, Benjamin; one sister, Louise Robinson of Morganton, NC and one brother, J.L. Farmer and his wife, Frances of Brevard, NC.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 10 at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. John Raby officiating. Burial will be at Prentiss Baptist Church Cemetery. Freddie McConnell, Wade McConnell, Jr, Elbert McConnell, Buster Tallent, Roger Hall and Scott Mason will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 10 from 1:00-2:00PM, one hour prior to service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hands of Hope, c/o Rick & Jenny Campbell, PO Box 789, Iaeger, WVA 24844.

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Virginia Nicholson McConnell

Grayson, GA - Virginia Nicholson McConnell, age 85, of Grayson, GA passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Eastside Medical Center in Snellville, GA. She was born in Sheridan, WY the daughter of the late Thomas Wylie Nicholson, Sr and Velma Henderson Nicholson. She was a member of Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and she loved gardening. She was a 1947 graduate of Webster High School and attended Blantons Business College.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Teddy R. McConnell; her daughter, Beverly McConnell of Grayson, GA; her son, Jerry McConnell and his wife Mary Beth of Gainesville, GA; a sister, Ralphine Blanton of Sylva, NC ; a brother, Tommy Nicholson of Webster, NC; three grandchildren, Chris, Scott and Jenna McConnell.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 14 at 3:00PM in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. David Beam officiating. Burial will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 14 from 2:00 3:00PM, one hour prior to service at Bryant Grant Funeral Home.

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Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey

Highlands -
Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey died in Highlands, North Carolina on May 2, 2009 after a brief illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, William Cary McConnaughey. She is survived by her sons, Jefferson and Joseph McConnaughey, and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Barksdale McConnaughey.

Mrs. McConnaughey was the author of a cookbook, “Two Centuries of Virginia Plantation Cooking,” that went through multiple printings. She was also author of several abstracts of Amelia County, Virginia deed books that were well-regarded in genealogical circles.

The Burial Office will be read for Mrs. McConnaughey Thursday, May 6, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Highlands, North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Highlands Cashiers Hospital or to Chestnut Hill of Highlands.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Darlene Ruth McCoy

Franklin, NC - Darlene Ruth McCoy, age 44, of Franklin, NC, passed away Sunday, January 30, 2011 at her residence. She was a native of Tolland County, Connecticut, the daughter of Norma Butler Hargrave of South Windsor, Connecticut and the late Gerald R. Hargrave. She had worked at Britthaven of Franklin as a nurse’s aide, and was a Veteran of the US Army National Guard.

She was a loving wife and mother and loved taking pictures, camping and hiking.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Robert W. McCoy; two daughters, Deanna Lynn McCoy of Boone, NC and Chantel Lynn McCoy of Raleigh, NC; two brothers, Jerry Hargrave and James Hargrave both of South Windsor, Connecticut.

Memorial services were held at the residence.

Memorials may be made to Angel Hospice, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

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“Mac” Mericus McCoy

Plantation, Florida - McCoy, “Mac” Mericus, age 85, of Plantation, Florida, went to be with Jesus on February 13, 2009. Mac was born in 1923 in the small community of Goldmine outside of Franklin, North Carolina. He also lived in Pontiac, Michigan and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

He served in the military as a sergeant in the Marines. He retired after 32 years of service at the State Farm Insurance Co., as an independent agent. He was a kind, loving and honest man that served the Lord and was loved by those who knew him.

Mac leaves behind his wife of 22 years, Barbie; son John (Brenda); daughter Jill; sister Georgie (Lewis); stepchildren Laurie (David), Leigh (Jack), Mark, seven grandchildren, Lindsay (Jayme), Christopher, Casey (Jason), Courtney, Olivia, Alexa and Jackson. We will sorely miss our Mac and thank our Lord for blessing us with his presence.

Visitation, Friday from 5 to 8 PM, with a service Saturday, 2:00 PM at Plantation Community Church. Donation can be made to: Vitas Hospice Care, 5420 NW 33 Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309; Child Evangelism of Broward County Inc., P.O. Box 735, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33302-0735 or Building fund of Plantation Community Church, 6501 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33317.

Cremation arrangements with T. M. RALPH FUNERAL HOME PLANTATION, 7001 NW 4 St., Plantation, FL 33317, 954-587-6888, www.tmralph.com .

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  Mary Newman McCoy

Appomattox VA - Mary Newman McCoy, 69, of Appomattox, VA, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of Billy Bruce McCoy.

Born June 18, 1943 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Floyd Irvine Newman and Lucile Carwile LaForce. She was a retired school teacher with the Macon County School System, Franklin, NC for 20 years and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Naruna, VA. Mrs. McCoy was a graduate of Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, NC and a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. McCoy is survived by her daughter, Susan M. Clark and her husband, Chad of Franklin; two sons, David P. McCoy and his wife, Araceli of El Paso, TX and Joel McCoy and his wife, Heather of Franklin; one sister, Shelby N. Huff of Appomattox, VA

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Appomattox Rescue Squad.

Whitten Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Park Avenue Chapel is serving the family.

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Robert "Tude" Rogers McCoy

Franklin, NC - Robert "Tude" Rogers McCoy, age 67, of Hughes Lane, Franklin passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in an Asheville hospital. A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late William Carl and Emma Dehart McCoy. He was married to Rita Ann Pendergrass McCoy for thirty-three years. He owned McCoy’s Crane Service; was a loving husband, father and grandfather; was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves and was a beekeeper. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and attended Mt. Sinai Assembly of God.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Amanda McCoy Benedict and husband Jared and Sheila McCoy of Franklin, NC; one son, Donnie Marion of Franklin, NC; one sister Maxine Bradley of Franklin, NC and one brother, Claude McCoy and wife Brenda of Durand, MI. He is also survived by four grandchildren including Leighton Benedict and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Joann Hopkins and one brother, Dick McCoy.

Funeral services will be held, Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. John Raby and Rev. Judson Hall officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Hughes, Dwayne Holland, Jerry Shope, Jim Brown, Eddie Simonds and Marvin Mason. Honorary pallbearers will be Neville Clark, Gene Pickens, Ricky Dehart and Randy Dehart. The family will receive friends Friday, March 4, 2011 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home where the body will remain until being placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the service.

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Effie S. McCrackine

Franklin, NC & Reynoldsburg, OH - Effie S. McCrackine, age 97, of Franklin, NC and Reynoldsburg, OH passed away Monday, October 22, 2012 at an Ohio Hospital. She was born in Alvarado, VA the daughter of the late Walker and Susan Wright Sweet. She was married to the late Clyde W. McCrackine for 58 years before he passed in 1999. She had worked at Glen L. Martin air craft in Baltimore, MD and the Big Jack in Big Stone Gap, VA. She was also a seamtress and owned Cherokee Ruby Mines in Franklin.

She is survived by her daughter, Loretta Coulter and her husband Lary of Reynoldsburg, OH and her son, Clyde J. McCrackine and his wife Pam of Pembroke Pines, Florida. Three grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 26, at 11:00 AM at Iotla Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Reeves officaiting. Burial will be held at Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, October 25 from 6:00 8:00PM at Bryant Grant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Charity of one's choice.

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Charles Thomas McDowell

Otto, NC - Charles Thomas McDowell, age 49, of Otto, NC passed away, Sunday, December 2, 2012. Born in Macon County, he was the son of Lucy "Merle" Bradley Adameit and the late Thomas M. McDowell, Jr. He was a trainer for the Hanes Textile Company for 21 years and loved golfing and reading. He was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to his mother, Charles is survived by two sisters, Linda Brown and husband Tim of Demorest, GA and Janice Tyler of Mountain City, GA; two brothers, Edward McDowell of Mountain City, GA and Tracy McDowell of Otto, NC; one niece and two nephews. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one nephew.

Funeral services will be held, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Gabe Southard and Rev. Vic Greene officiating. Burial will be in Asbury United Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tracy McDowell, Eddie McDowell, Greg Allen, Jesse Harkins, Roy Quilliams, and Lance Kilby. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 8:00 pm at Bryant Grant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bryant Grant Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Bonnie Lucille McGaha

Franklin, NC - Bonnie Lucille McGaha, age 75, of Franklin, NC passed away Friday, October 28, 2011. Born in Macon Co., she was the daughter of the late Fred and Leomia Stamey Sanders. She was married to J. D. McGaha who died in 1998. Bonnie was a homemaker and was member of Burningtown Church of God; she was a devoted Christian; she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved reading her Bible and doing word searches.

She is survived by one daughter, Bonnie Marie Bates and husband Ronnie of Franklin, NC; two sons, Danny Ray McGaha and wife Donna of Franklin, NC and William David McGaha of Charlotte, NC, and one brother, Junior Sanders of Franklin, NC. Seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren also survive. In addition to her parents and husband, Bonnie was preceded in death by three sisters, Edna Bates, Kate Hall and Ruth Long and three brothers, James Sanders, Lawrence Sanders and Will Sanders.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Don Bates and Rev. Tim Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David McGaha, Danny McGaha, Johnny McGaha, Tony McGaha, Ronnie Bates and Rob Antes. The family will receive friends, Saturday, October 29 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Burningtown Church of God, 7485 Lower Burningtown Rd., Franklin, NC 28734.

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Robert Lee (R. L.) McGaha

Franklin, NC - Robert Lee (R. L.) McGaha, age 87, of Bryson City Road, Franklin, NC, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2009 in an Asheville hospital. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late James Fred McGaha and Vinnie Matlock McGaha. He was married first to Mattie Pearl Bryson McGaha, who passed away in 1995, and is survived by his second wife Mary Gordon Seay McGaha.

He was retired from the US Army, after 27 years of service. He served during World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War. His service included assignments in Panama, Guam, Germany, Thailand, South Korea, and numerous stateside posts. His awards include the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He retired as a Command Sergeant Major.

He was a member of Cowee Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Annie Lee Olive and her husband Jerrel of Fuquay Varina, NC; a son, Bill McGaha and his wife Stephanie of Franklin, NC, a step-daughter, Jennifer Watts, and her husband Jerry, of Clayton, GA; two step-sons, Danny Seay of Franklin, NC and Dale Seay, and his wife Denise, of Powder Springs, GA; eleven grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Pierrett.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 29th at 2:00pm at Cowee Baptist Church, with Rev. David Powell and Rev. Tommy Fouts officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. The Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will conduct military graveside rites. Pallbearers will be Travis Seay, Danny Seay, Jerry H. Watts, John Olive, Jeremy McGaha and Andy McGaha.

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

Memorials may be made to Cowee Baptist Church Building Fund, 6301 Bryson City Road, Franklin, NC 28734. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Floy Jean Southards McCall

Franklin, NC - Floy Jean Southards McCall, of Mack Branch Road, Franklin, NC, passed away Friday, January 18, 2008 in a local nursing home. She was a native of Macon County, a daughter of the late John and Ida Welch Southards. She was married to the late George H. McCall, who passed away in 1994. She loved all her family and friends, she worked several years for Angel Hospital, because she loved the elderly. She was a member of the Franklin Church of God.

She is survived by five daughters, Cora Mae MacMurray, Dorothy Deitz and her husband Mark, Mildred Giles and husband Bruce, Margaret Sanders and husband Skip, all of Franklin, NC; and Karen Carnes and husband Robert of Sylva, NC; two sons, Kenneth McCall and his wife Lucille, Dallas McCall and his wife Anna all of Franklin, NC; 21 grandchildren 22 Great Grandchildren and 5 Great Great Grand Children A daughter-in-law Linda McCall Garner also survive. She was preceded in death by a son, Bill McCall, who passed away in 1984, and two sisters, Faye Cabe and Nobia Allen.

A funeral service will be held Monday January 21, 2008 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Allan Taylor and Rev. Eugene Moore and Ty Carnes officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Dan Waldroop, Randy McCall, Clifford Deitz, Skip Sanders, Ty Carnes, and Chuck Brooks. Burial will be in the Moore Welch Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM one and a half hours prior to the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Loretta McCall

Cashiers, NC - Loretta McCall, age 75, of Cashiers, NC, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. She was a native of Jackson County, the daughter of the late Jerry Mirah Bradley and Etta White Bradley. She was married to the late Alvis McCall, who passed away in 1979. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, where she was a former secretary and treasurer.

She is survived by three daughters, Margaret Gibson of Seneca, SC, Sharon Pressley of Etowah, NC, and Cynthia McCall of Brevard, NC; four sons, Griffin McCall, Jerry McCall and Alan McCall all of Cashiers, NC, and Terry McCall of Lincolnton, NC; one sister, Beth Corbin of Cashiers, NC; eighteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by a son Ottis McCall.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Jan. 27th at 2:30pm at Cashiers First Baptist Church, with Rev. Phil Sherrill, Rev. Johnny Noris, Rev. Scotty Patrick, and Rev. Delbert McCall officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30pm, Sunday, one hour prior to the service at the Church.

Donations may be made to RBC Centura Bank for James Alan McCall, PO Box 1610, Cashiers, NC 28717.

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Hazel Jane McClure

Highlands, NC - Hazel Jane McClure, age 86, of the Goldmine Community, Highlands, NC, passed away Monday, February 23, 2009 in a Highlands hospital. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Ellison and Delsie Gibson Dendy. She was married to the late Sherman McClure, who passed away May 4, 2003. She was a homemaker and a member of Goldmine Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, Richard S. McClure of Highlands, NC; two brothers, Alton Dendy and Frank Eugene Dendy both of Highlands, NC; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survives. She was preceded in death by a son, Leon McClure.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 25th at 2:00pm at Goldmine Baptist Church, with Rev. William Wooten and Rev. Alton Dendy officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm Tuesday evening at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Franklin, where the body will remain until placed in the Church thirty minutes prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Mt. Moriah Cemetery Fund, c/o Mary Owens, 21 Pinecone Drive, Franklin, NC 28734.

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William Bulgin McGuire

CHARLOTTE - William Bulgin McGuire, age 102, died on August 15, 2012. A resident of Sharon Towers Retirement Community, he was born in Franklin, NC, July 26, 1910, the son of Margaret Bulgin McGuire and William Boyd McGuire. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Grace Moseley Robinson McGuire.

He is survived by four children and their spouses: Elizabeth McGuire Petty and husband Douglas Cooper Petty of Alexandria, Va. and Vero Beach Fla.; William Bulgin McGuire, Jr. and wife Susanne Hurst McGuire of Charlotte; Dr. John O'Brien McGuire and wife Christine McArdle McGuire of Asheville, NC; and Robert Boyd McGuire and wife Nancy Cooper McGuire of Charlotte.His survivors also include nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Mr. McGuire is best remembered for his sharp intellect, unquestionable integrity, insightful wisdom and humble demeanor. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and took great pride and pleasure in his family. After graduating from Franklin High School he entered Davidson College and graduated in 1930. He served as senior class president and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa honorary societies and Pi Kappa Alpha social fraternity. He graduated from Duke University Law School in 1933. In his last year there he served as President of the Law School Student Bar Association and was a member of the Order of Coif, an honorary scholastic society. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. McGuire joined the legal department of Duke Power Company, Charlotte, NC and continued in the employment of that company until he retired in 1971. He served as President of the company from 1959 to 1971. He also served as a Trustee of the Duke Endowment from 1965 to 1988 and as a member of the Board of the Charlotte Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He received honorary degrees from Davidson College and Pfeiffer College. He was a member and elder of Myers Park Presbyterian Church except for a period of 15 years when he was a member and elder of Unity Presbyterian Church, Denver, NC. Mr. McGuire was active in numerous civic, church, business and professional activities including Governor Dan Moore's Commission for the Public Schools, The Research Triangle Foundation, Junior Achievement and the Edison Electric Institute. He was a founder and former Chairman of the National Electric Reliability Council. He served as President of the Mecklenburg Bar Association and President of the N. C. Citizens Association. In 1967 he was named "Man of the Year" by the Society for the Advancement of Management, Greenville, SC.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in memory of William Bulgin McGuire to the Residents' Assistance Fund at Sharon Towers, 5100 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28210; the William B. McGuire Scholarship Fund at Davidson College, P. O. Box 7145, Davidson, NC 28035-7145; or the William B. McGuire Scholarship Fund at Duke University Law School, Campus Box 90389, Durham, NC 27708.

Visitations to celebrate the life of William B. McGuire will be held from 6 until 8 pm on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at the home of William B. McGuire, Jr., 1227 Scotland Avenue; and from 3 until 4 pm on Monday, August 20th, in the City View Club Room at Sharon Towers.

Graveside services will be private. Harry & Bryant Company is serving the family.

Published in Charlotte Observer on August 17, 2012

   

 

William Doyle McKinley

Macon GA, Franklin NC- William Doyle McKinley, passed away on March 23, 2010. A private graveside service will be held in Franklin, NC. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 25, 2010, from 4PM until 6PM at Hart’s Mortuary on Cherry Street. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Central GA, P.O. Box 6533, Macon, GA 31208 or to Riverside United Methodist Church, 735 Pierce Ave, Macon, GA 31204.

Mr. McKinley proudly served in the United States Navy serving during World War II. He was a charter member of Riverside United Methodist Church and was an avid golfer. The family would like to thank Hospice of Central GA, Mary Tolliver and LaTonya Davis for all their loving care.

Survivors: Daughter, Jacquelyn (Robert) Willis of Macon; Daughter, Lynn Palermo of Macon; Grandson, Robert (Dawn) Willis, Jr. of Macon; Grandson, Tony (Helen) Palermo of Pt. Charlotte, FL and 3 great grandchildren.

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Hart’s Mortuary and Crematory, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

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Elana Conley McClain

Rabun Gap GA - Elana Conley McClain, 55 of Rabun Gap, Georgia, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011.

Born in Pontiac, Michigan, July 3, 1955, she was the daughter of June Gregory Conley of Franklin, NC and the late James L. Conley. She was a lab technician with Burlington Industries for a number of years and most recently was a caretaker at Andy’s Trout Farm. She was a member of the Betty’s Creek Homemakers Club and was a member of the Betty’s Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Dean Conley, and is survived by a son, Justin McClain of the home; by her mother June Gregory Conley of Franklin, NC, a brother Bo Conley of Toccoa, GA, by her former husband Kenny McClain of Rabun Gap, GA and a nephew, James Conley and a niece, Tasha Conley.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Friday, May 27, 2011 at the Betty’s Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Smith and Rev. Dale Welsh officiating. Rev. Ronia Hunter will conduct the gravesides service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The body is at Hunter Funeral Home and will be taken to the Betty’s Creek Baptist Church Thursday, May 26, 2011, where family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

The family is at the home place of Gay and Ida Williams McClain on Fescue Lane, Rabun Gap, in the Betty’s Creek Community.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Joy A. McCollum

Franklin, NC - Joy A. McCollum, 75, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013, after an extended illness. Born in Macon Co., she was the daughter of the late Phil and Mildred "Tootsie" Kinnebrew McCollum. Joy was a teacher in the Macon County school system and at Southwestern Community College, where she was also business manager for several years. She was a member of Clark's Chapel Methodist Church since 1972, where she sang in the choir. Joy was an active member of United Daughters of the Confederacy, and a Charter member and treasurer of the Clarks Chapel Volunteer Fire Department for 31 years. She had a special interest in genealogy, and often assisted others in researching family history. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her family, especially with her nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her sister, Nancy M. Holmes of Duncan, SC; two brothers, Tommy McCollum and wife Jean and Bob McCollum and wife Elaine all of Franklin and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by an infant brother and her twin sister, Jean M. Sutton.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 1st at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Vic Greene and Rev. Randy Perdue officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 till 3:00 pm, one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Clarks Chapel Fire Department, 270 Fulcher Road, Franklin, NC 28734, Angel Hospice, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734, or to New Century Scholars, c/o Southwestern Community College, 447 College Drive, Sylva, NC 28779.

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William Bulgin McGuire

CHARLOTTE - William Bulgin McGuire, age 102, died on August 15, 2012. A resident of Sharon Towers Retirement Community, he was born in Franklin, NC, July 26, 1910, the son of Margaret Bulgin McGuire and William Boyd McGuire. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Grace Moseley Robinson McGuire.

He is survived by four children and their spouses: Elizabeth McGuire Petty and husband Douglas Cooper Petty of Alexandria, Va. and Vero Beach Fla.; William Bulgin McGuire, Jr. and wife Susanne Hurst McGuire of Charlotte; Dr. John O'Brien McGuire and wife Christine McArdle McGuire of Asheville, NC; and Robert Boyd McGuire and wife Nancy Cooper McGuire of Charlotte.His survivors also include nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Mr. McGuire is best remembered for his sharp intellect, unquestionable integrity, insightful wisdom and humble demeanor. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and took great pride and pleasure in his family. After graduating from Franklin High School he entered Davidson College and graduated in 1930. He served as senior class president and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa honorary societies and Pi Kappa Alpha social fraternity. He graduated from Duke University Law School in 1933. In his last year there he served as President of the Law School Student Bar Association and was a member of the Order of Coif, an honorary scholastic society. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. McGuire joined the legal department of Duke Power Company, Charlotte, NC and continued in the employment of that company until he retired in 1971. He served as President of the company from 1959 to 1971. He also served as a Trustee of the Duke Endowment from 1965 to 1988 and as a member of the Board of the Charlotte Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He received honorary degrees from Davidson College and Pfeiffer College. He was a member and elder of Myers Park Presbyterian Church except for a period of 15 years when he was a member and elder of Unity Presbyterian Church, Denver, NC. Mr. McGuire was active in numerous civic, church, business and professional activities including Governor Dan Moore's Commission for the Public Schools, The Research Triangle Foundation, Junior Achievement and the Edison Electric Institute. He was a founder and former Chairman of the National Electric Reliability Council. He served as President of the Mecklenburg Bar Association and President of the N. C. Citizens Association. In 1967 he was named "Man of the Year" by the Society for the Advancement of Management, Greenville, SC.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in memory of William Bulgin McGuire to the Residents' Assistance Fund at Sharon Towers, 5100 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28210; the William B. McGuire Scholarship Fund at Davidson College, P. O. Box 7145, Davidson, NC 28035-7145; or the William B. McGuire Scholarship Fund at Duke University Law School, Campus Box 90389, Durham, NC 27708.

Visitations to celebrate the life of William B. McGuire will be held from 6 until 8 pm on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at the home of William B. McGuire, Jr., 1227 Scotland Avenue; and from 3 until 4 pm on Monday, August 20th, in the City View Club Room at Sharon Towers.

Graveside services will be private. Harry & Bryant Company is serving the family.

Published in Charlotte Observer on August 17, 2012

   

 

Carl Dexter McMahan

Franklin - Carl Dexter McMahan, age 87, of Franklin, NC passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011 in a Webster Nursing Home. He was a native of Jackson County, the son of the late Kelse Jason and Lorena Matilda Green McMahan. Carl was a member of Watauga Baptist Church where he served as deacon and sunday school superintendant. He was a veteran of the U S Air Force and U S Army during WWII, a small engine mechanic and a truck driver. He was first married to Annie Lee Estes who died in 1988 and second to Lucille Sanders who died in 2004.

Surviving are six step-daughters, Frankie Ruff and husband Gary of Sylva, Patsy Deitz and husband Raymond of Webster, Margaret Long of Brevard, Nancy Boyett and husband Ben of Collins, GA, Ann Kirby and husband William of Calhoun GA and Helen Gagnon of Mass.; three step-sons, Carson Jones of Franklin, Lawny Jones and wife Kathy of Waynesville, and Clinton Allison and wife Gail of Clarkesville, Arkansas; one sister, Marcella Wikle of Clinton, TN.; a half-sister, Tammy McMahan of Clyde, NC; one brother, Robert McMahan and wife Linda of Franklin. Forty grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by two stepsons,Herman Allison and James Allison; two sisters, Ruth Suilt and Opal Louise Sanders; two brothers, James E. and Clarence McMahan.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, June 6 at Watauga Baptist Church with Rev. Wesley Price, Rev. Roy Lowe and Rev. Rick Potts officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Deacons and Trustees will serve as pallbearers. The Franklin VFW post #7339 and the American Legion post # 108 will do graveside honors.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday, June 5 at Bryant Grant Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to services.

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Rhondel Gene McMillan

Franklin, NC - Rhondel Gene McMillan of Walnut Creek Community, Franklin, North Carolina passed away on Friday, May 4, 2012. He was born July 20, 1931, in Clark County, Casey, IL, to Thomas N. McMillan and Hazel Johns McMillan, both deceased. He is survived by his wife Garnet Angle McMillan, whom he married on July 15, 1972, in Sanford, FL. and one daughter Angela McMillan Moore and son-in-law Brian Moore and their children, grandson Chaz Terry and granddaughter Khloe Moore. He is also survived by one brother, R. Tommy McMillan and sister-in-law Marilyn L. McMillan of Hoopeston, IL and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. McMillan passed away in Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville after a brief illness. He was a former resident of Sanford, FL for 45 years before moving to North Carolina in 1998. He was employed at Senkarik Paint and Glass Store in Sanford for over 40 years. While living in Florida he was an active member of the Sanford Boat and Ski Club.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 7:00PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Moore officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00-7:00PM, one hour prior to service.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 7:00pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Moore officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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John Richard “Dick” McPherson

Orlando - John Richard “Dick” McPherson, of Orlando, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on August 3, 2010.

Dick was born in Mt. Vernon, Missouri on July 2, 1921, the son of Rex and Mary McPherson. He graduated from the United States Military Academy (West Point) with wings in 1944; was sent to Smyrna, Tennessee as a flight instructor in B-24’s; then deployed to MacDill Air Base to learn B-29’s. In 1945 he married Dorothy Keene just prior to receiving orders to go to the South Pacific where he captained a B-29 Superfortress strategic bomber for two years. After the war he was stationed as an instructor at Randolph Field in San Antonio, Texas. In 1950, he left the military and came to Orlando to join his father-in-law, R. D. Keene, in the family cattle and citrus business, becoming President of the company in 1972. In addition, Dick was President of Winter Garden Citrus Products, Cooperative, a citrus fruit processing facility, for some twenty-five years. He was instrumental in the sale of the Keene Ranch to the Morman Church of the property known today as Deseret Ranch. Dick was committed to serving the community evidenced by his tenure on the following boards: Past President and member of the Board of Trustees of Holiday Hospital; past member of the Board of Directors of Orlando Regional Medical Center; past member of the Board of Trustees of Rollins College; Past President of the Central Florida Y.M.C.A.; past member of the Board of the University of Central Florida Foundation, Inc.; and past member of the President’s Round Table at Florida Presbyterian College. In addition, Dick led the effort in establishing the R.D. Keene Family Professor of Neurosurgery, the first medical chair in neurosurgery established by a private endowment at the University of Florida College of Medicine in recognition and gratitude for the outstanding work of Dr. Albert L. Rhoton. Dick loved spending summers in the mountains of North Carolina, playing golf and reading books.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Dottie (Dorothy K. McPherson), his daughter, Keene M. Gerber; his son, Rex V. McPherson II, and his two grandchildren, Rex V. McPherson III and Mary McPherson Botts.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Memory Care, 100 Far Horizons Lane, Asheville, North Carolina 28803. A private family graveside memorial service will be held in Orlando.

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James H. McRae

Franklin, NC - James H. McRae died December 7, 2010, in Asheville, NC, after a short illness.

Jim was born in Marietta, Ga., on March 24, 1924, the son of Ruth Campbell and Fred McRae. He grew up in Atlanta, Ga.

After serving in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Northwest and the Aleutian Islands during World War II, he returned to Atlanta and played professional baseball in the minor leagues in towns from West Virginia to Florida before beginning a career in art. He attended the Atlanta College of Art and later taught figure drawing there.

Jim worked as an artist in several disciplines, earning success as a cartoonist and commercial artist before turning full time to painting. He was a studio artist for nearly 60 years, working in various media but focusing on figurative painting, a field in which he earned distinction. His work is held in the collections of museums and collectors worldwide.

In 1973, he moved to Franklin and continued to work as an artist. He also enjoyed sports. A former amateur boxer, he coached the Franklin Boxing Club for several years. He began a long love affair with golf when he was 60, winning a number of local tournaments and playing with the "Dog Fight" at Mill Creek.

Jim is survived by his wife, Barbara, of almost 38 years, and by his children Keith McRae and wife Helen Talley-McRae of Decatur, Ga.; Leigh McRae and husband Morrill Hay of Atlanta, Ga.; Rebekah McRae and husband Michael Leverette of Woodstock, Ga.; and Samuel James McRae of Franklin, NC, and Baghdad, Iraq. Six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents and three siblings, Jim was predeceased by his son Scott McRae.

In accordance with Jim’s wishes, a small service is planned for family and close friends. A public celebration of his life will be held in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CareNet, Attn: Vanessa, 130 Bidwell St., Franklin, NC 28734 or a charity of one’s choice.

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Scott McRae

Ramah, N.M - Where to Begin? That's how Scott McRae titled his column of observations that ran in The Franklin Press during his editorship and for several years thereafter.

McRae, 59, died unexpectedly in Albuquerque on Thursday, June 18, following a short illness. He was born on July 11, 1949, in Atlanta. He graduated from North Fulton High School and attended West Georgia College. McRae began with The Press as a reporter in 1981 under the late Bob Sloan. He was named editor in 1989, and held that position until he left in June 1997 to move to Arizona and pursue a career as a freelance writer. At the time of his death, McRae was living on a 40-acre ranch in Ramah, N.M., with his wife, the former Denise Grant, enjoying a successful career as a freelancer and ghostwriter.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Jo McRae of Atlanta, his father and stepmother, Jim and Barbara McRae of Franklin, his brother Keith and wife Helen McRae and his sister Leigh and husband Morrill Hay of Atlanta; half-sister Rebekah and husband Mickey Leverette, of Canton, Ga.; and half-brother Sam McRae of Franklin and Iraq. Several nieces and nephews, stepchildren, stepgrandchildren and other relatives and friends also survive. McRae was buried at his ranch in Ramah.

Scott’s memorial service will be at 4:30 on Saturday, August 22, St. Agnes Episcopal Church. There will be a reception afterwards.

Memorials may be made to Macon County Care Network (CareNet), 130 Bidwell St., Franklin NC.

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Danny R. McDowell

Franklin, NC - Danny R. McDowell, age 51, of Sugarfork Rd., Franklin, NC passed away Monday, August 30, 2010 in a local hospital. A native of Macon Co., he was the son of the late John Wilbur and Ruth Tyler McDowell. He worked in restaurants as a cook and worked in the paint department of Nantahala Lumber Company. He loved gardening and fishing.

He is survived by partner Geoff Allen of Franklin, NC; four sisters Jerry Reece and husband Jack of Dawson Springs, KY, June Wike and husband Bill of Morganton, NC, Wanda Waldroop of Franklin, NC and Cathy Kari of Asheville, NC; two brothers John McDowell and Mary Margaret Bulgin and Bobby McDowell and wife Susan all of Franklin, NC. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Doug Thompson, 287 Sugarfork Rd., Franklin, NC 28734.

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Janet McGuire McSween

Mint Hill - As the sun rose up on the morning of February 8th, Janet McGuire McSween went home to be with the Lord Jesus. Janet, 62, had been fighting an extended illness which attacked her lungs for the past three years, but now she can breathe easy again in the presence of her heavenly Father.

Janet was born in Harriman, Tennessee, to Thomas and Margaret McGuire on March 13, 1950. She was dedicated to enriching the lives of those around her through insightful observations, passionate encouragement, and powerful creativity. Over her 23-year career as an 8th grade science teacher, she taught at Charlotte Christian School, McClintock Middle School, South Charlotte Middle School, and Jay Robinson Middle School.

At the center of who Janet was is her faith in Jesus Christ as her own personal Savior. Janet loved her family with a sacrificial and generous heart and particularly close to her heart were her grandchildren, whom she lavished with gifts and affection.

She is remembered by her husband of 41 years, Donald Boyd McSween II; Brian Logan McSween, married to Megan Elisabeth McSween, with their son Connor; David Latham McSween, married to Carolyn Gathman McSween, and their daughters Delaney and Audrey, and son Mitchell. Janet is survived by her mother, Margret Johnson McGuire; her brother, Thomas McGuire, Jr. and his family; her sister, Carol McGuire Shaw and her son; and her brother, Lawrence "Bruce" McGuire and his family.

Visitation Service will be held in Lowe-NeddoFuneral Home at 4715 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews NC on Monday, February 11th from 6-8 pm. Funeral Service will be held in Garr Memorial Church at 7700 Wallace Rd. on Tuesday, February 12th at 10:00am.

To share memories and read more about Janet, please visit www.McSweenFamily.com. Instead of flowers the family asks that donations be made by check to the following: Harvest Church, P.O. Box 668154, 7429 Tuckaseegee Rd., Charlotte, NC 28226, For: Byrum Adoption Fund.

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Barry Melling

Franklin, NC - Barry Melling, age 68, of Ruby Holland Rd., Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011 at his residence. Born in Chester, PA he was the son of Alexander Dinzdale Melling, Jr. and Mary Virginia Simpson Melling of Ashton, PA. He worked for Ingles in the produce department and was the first director for Macon County EMS.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 30 years, Shirley Ann Connor Melling; three daughters, Connie James of New Port Richey, FL; Dawn Paulett Spath of Tallahassee, FL and Charmaine Connor of Seattle, WA; two sons, Barry Melling, Jr. and Neil Melling both of New Port Richey, FL; a stepson, Robert Connor of Detroit, MI and one sister, Judy Neff of Booth Wayne, PA.

Graveside services will be held at a later date in Pennsylvania.

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William Gerard Melter, Jr,

Franklin, NC - William Gerard Melter, Jr, age 85, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, September 18, 2011 at his residence. Born in Alton, IL he was the son of the late William G. and Lillian Talley Melter. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was a supervisor at Anheuser Busch brewery.

He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Sandra Talley Melter; two daughters, Traci Melter of St. Louis, MO and Nanci Toerper of Cherokee, NC and two sons, Craig and Brad Melter both of St. Louis, MO. Three grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Bernest " Boots’ Glenn Melton

Scaly Mtn., NC - Bernest " Boots’ Glenn Melton, age 85, of Raven Ridge Road, Scaly Mtn., NC passed away Monday, February 09, 2009 at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. He was born in Wadesboro, NC, the son of Roy Boyd and Hattie Meeks Melton. He was a retired US WWII Navy Veteran with 22 1/2 years of service. He also retired from the US Post office with 17 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ruth Ball Melton; two sons, Stanley Kern Melton & wife, Denise Ann of MacClenny, FL and Glenn Allen Melton & wife Elizabeth Anne of Greenfield, IN. Two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Services will be held Saturday, February 14 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands with the VFW Chaplain officiating. . The family will receive friends Friday, February 13 from 6:00-8:00pm at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands.

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Thomas Curry Merchant, Jr.

Highlands, NC - Thomas Curry Merchant, Jr., a former newspaper owner and publisher, passed away peacefully in Highlands, NC on December 5, 2012, at the age of 96. He was a resident of Madison, FL for 82 years and of Highlands, NC for 14 years.

Survivors include his four children, Shirley Merchant Johnson (Jim) of Highlands, NC, Mae Merchant Clark (Larry Lokken), of Gainesville, FL, Thomas Curry Merchant III and Mary Anthony Merchant, Ph.D. (John Green), both of Atlanta, GA; three grandchildren, William Burton Clark V (Danielle) of Chapel Hill, NC, Corrie Elizabeth Clark, Ph.D. (Andy Turner) of Washington, D. C., and Major Christopher D. Wills, USMC (Julie); and five great grandchildren, Gavin Thomas Clark, Selwyn Taylor Clark, Sayge Clark Turner, Olivia Taylor Wills and Thomas Christopher Wills.

Thomas Curry Merchant, Jr. was born April 2, 1916 in Madison, FL, the only child of Mae Talmadge McKeithen Merchant and Thomas Curry Merchant, Sr. In 1938 he received a B.A. in Journalism from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida. At Florida, he was the manager of the band and a member of Theta Chi fraternity. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in 1939 and was admitted to the Florida Bar. In 1943, he graduated from the Harvard Business School with a Masters in Business Administration.

During World War II, he was stationed at various posts in the United States, including Maine, where he participated in a test of winter equipment for a possible invasion of Japan, and Greenville, SC, where he met his future wife, Shirley Anthony Merchant. They were married from 1946 until her death in 2000.

After the war, Mr. Merchant decided not to practice law and returned to Madison to work with his father at the weekly newspaper his father and uncle had purchased in 1910, the Madison Enterprise Recorder. Later, when asked how long he'd been in the newspaper business, he'd say since age 4 when he began helping his father around the print shop. He was always interested in political matters and served two terms in the House of Representatives of Florida Legislature, from 1949 52.

Afterward, he would say his best legislation while in office was bills requiring all livestock to be fenced and Klan members to be unmasked.

After his father's death in 1968, he became the primary editorial writer for the paper, expressing his thoughts in a column entitled "The Passing Parade", short for "The Old Country Editor Views the Passing Parade". This column could be humorous but was just as likely to be a biting critique of current political issues and politicians or a spotlight on misguided antics of anyone from the city commissioners to the governor. He was actively involved in civic activities such as the Lions Club and the Rotary Club and always particularly highlighted local educational accomplishments in the paper. In the early 60's, he set up a bookstore in the newspaper office to help support the then newly established North Florida Community College.

Mr. Merchant was a faithful, life long member of the Madison Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon and then as an elder for most of his adult life. He remained with the church even when there was a split in the church and the majority of members left to form a more conservative church. He was a member of the Gideons for more than sixty five years. In Highlands, he attended Holy Family Lutheran Church.

In North Carolina, he volunteered as a tutor at the Highlands Literacy Council, as a proofreader at The Highlander newspaper, then as the Copy Editor at Highlands' Newspaper.

Mr. Merchant will be missed and remembered for his kind and generous spirit, loyalty to family and friends, and steadfast adherence to the principles in which he believed, even, in the case of his support for the local Health Officer, Dr. Deborah Coggins, who was dismissed from her position for holding a lunch meeting with an African American nurse in 1956, at the cost of permanent loss of some local advertisers and threats to his family.

The family would like to especially thank his physician, J.Scott Baker, M. D., and his staff, and his caregivers and friends at Chestnut Hill of Highlands. Their wonderful care and friendship during his final years greatly enriched his life.

A graveside service will be held at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Madison, Florida, on December 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. Honorary pallbearers are James J. Sale III, Colin Kelly Howerton, Jack Wade, and Sandy, Jimmy and Zet Smith. Arrangements are being handled by Beggs Funeral Home in Madison.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, Gideons International, Att. Marvel Curtis, 46 Clover Lane, Franklin, NC 28734 or to a favorite charity.

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R. William (“Bill”) Metzger Sr.

Cashiers - R. William (“Bill”) Metzger Sr., of Cashiers, North Carolina died on August 13, 2009. Born in Willoughby, Ohio on April 2, 1930, he had a successful business career that included executive positions with Air Products, Eutectic, Disston Tools and The Triangle Corporation. With Triangle, he was President of Utica Tool Company in Orangeburg, South Carolina for 15 years, living in Columbia. When giving the commencement address at Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech in 1976, he stated “if you deal intelligently through people…if you work with your fellow man and make the maximum contribution your abilities will allow, then you are an important part of the free enterprise system.” After a brief retirement to Isle of Palms, South Carolina, he also served as President and CEO of Envirometrics, Inc. in Charleston, South Carolina. At the time of his death he was once again in semi-retirement status “assisting” his wife and daughter in their antique business in Cashiers.

He is survived by his adoring wife of 59 years, Vivianne, and their five children- Cheryl Tibbetts and husband Bill of Cashiers; Jeffrey Metzger and wife Barbara of Boulder, Colorado; Michael Metzger and wife Kathy of Fair Oaks, California; David Metzger and wife Marraya of Cheyenne, Wyoming; and R. William Metzger Jr. and wife Jeannie of Columbia, South Carolina Those five children brought Bill much love and pride, as well as nine grandchildren- Ken and Rob Tibbetts, Stacy and Matt Metzger, Michael and Patrick Metzger, Kate Metzger, William and Christopher Metzger- and two great-grandchildren- Marshall and Henry Tibbetts.

His wife and his family were his pride and joy and he lived life to the fullest. He will be sorely missed by all. A private family service will be held at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Cashiers, North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society (Cancer Research) or the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.

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John "Jack" Mezera

Franklin, NC - John "Jack" Mezera, age 65, of Dowdle Mtn. Road, Franklin, NC, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2009 at his residence. He was a native of Cleveland, Ohio, the son of the late Dr. Lad Raymond Mezera and Ella Ermina McSchooler Mezera. He was a Psychotherapist, and was a high school teacher and coach in Prescott, Arizona, and a small business owner. He was an avid reader and gardener, and was a dog lover. He was a US Navy Veteran and was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jean Ann Grogan Mezera; two daughters, Danielle Mezera and Michelle White both of Nashville, TN; four sons, Lawrence Mezera and his wife ToniAnn of Orlando, FL, Paul Mezera and his wife Tammy of Nashville, TN, Lad Mezera and his wife Lynette of Placerville, CA and Ping Fang and his wife Mandi of Tipp City, Ohio; one sister, Mary Margaret Mezera of Phoenix, Arizona; seventeen grandchildren also survive.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, February 26th at 11:00am at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, with Father Tien Duong officiating.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Ann Mikol

Franklin, NC - Ann Mikol, 94, of Franklin, NC passed away, Saturday, November 10, 2102. Ann was born on Feb. 21, 1918 in Arenac County, Michigan; she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Verna Rajewski. She was married to Adam Mikol until his death in 1995. Ann retired from the Standish Hospital, was a home maker, and a member of the Catholic Church.

Ann is survived by her grandchildren, John (Page) Mikol of Rural Hall, NC, Michelle (Scott) Boettjer of Indianapolis, IN, great grandchildren, Jason Forsythe of Indianapolis, IN, Brianna Mikol of Cullowhee, NC, Adrian Mikol of Raleigh, NC, Fred Boettjer (Jennifer) and great great grandson, Samuel Boettjer of Ft. Myers, FL, and her daughter in law Marena Mikol of Franklin, NC.
In addition to her parents and husband, Ann was preceded in death by her brothers, Steve, Frank, Ed and Ted, her sister, Mildred and her son, Donald.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

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Marvin C. Miles

Franklin - Marvin C. Miles, 87 of Franklin passed away Saturday, January 21, 2012. He was born in Fort Bragg, NC and was the son of the late Marvin C. Miles Sr. and Dessa Lee Hudsbeth Miles. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Betty Frances Coleman Miles. He was a U S Navy Veteran and was a supervisor for Southern Bell Telephone Co. Marvin was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather. He loved to travel.

Surviving in addition to his wife two daughters, Joy Allison and husband Roger of Okeeechobee, FL and Jerri Scott and husband Tommy of Tignall, GA, one son, Terry Miles of West Palm Beach, FL. Six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-gteat-grandchild also survive.

Memorial services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday at Beulah Baptist Church in Tignall, GA with the Rev. John Griffin officiating.

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Herbert Wayne Millard

Franklin, NC - Herbert Wayne Millard, age 94, of Jones Creek Road, Franklin, NC, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at his residence. He was a native of Muhlenberg, Kentucky, the son of the late Herbert and Annie Stirsman Millard. He was a Jr. High School Principal, in Ocala, FL, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Anna Rhea Perkins Millard, three daughters, Renee M. Bell and her husband Russ of Apopka, FL, Jane M. Thompson and her husband Don of Treasure Island, FL and Deborah M. Coppola of Tequesta, FL; two sisters, Elizabeth Draper of Ft. Pierce, FL and Nancy Day of Glasgow, Kentucky, three grandchildren, Christopher Bell, Kellie and Kristie Coppola also survive.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 3, 2008 at 2:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, with Rev. Bob Abel officiating.

Memorials may be made to Angel Home Health and Hospice, 150 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Burke Allen Miller

San Jose, Costa Rica/ Naples, FL - Burke Allen Miller passed away suddenly in San Jose, Costa Rica on Saturday, September 17th 2011. "His candle burned at both ends, it did not last the night, but oh my friends and oh my foes it gave a lovely light".

Born to Captain Robert A. Miller and Helen Hedges Miller on February 13th, 1958 at Triplar Army Hospital in Honolulu, HI. He attended Lake Park Elementary School and Gulfview Middle School in Naples, FL. He attended high school at Choate Preparatory School in Wallingford, CT. He attended Duke University for one semester before deciding to embark to California to "find himself". His father, however, escorted him to the nearest Coast Guard Recruitment office and he served four very happy years. He said he really did not remember signing up. But in retrospect he adored the Coast Guard and was awarded several medals for outstanding service.

While serving in the Coast Guard he married Karen Wright and had a daughter, Ashley Beth. He started Miller Construction Company and served as the architect for many of his homes in the Highlands, NC area. At one point he had 136 homes in the club that he had constructed. After a few years in Franklin, NC he married Debbie Provence. They both became very involved in community affairs, serving on many committees and boards. Burke moved to Costa Rica later in life. He made friends everywhere that he went. Burke was a wonderful father and son. He was very loyal and a true friend and he will be sorely missed

He is survived by his mother, Helen Miller. His sister, Tara Miller Dane; and two brothers, Robert Nathan Miller and Keith C. Miller.

He is also survived by his only daughter, Ashley Burnett, her husband Teddy; and three granddaughters, Lexi, Layla and Mya; and a granddaughter due in December.

Memorial service will be held at Franklin Covenant Church (265 Belleview Park Rd. Franklin, NC) on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm. There will be a covered dish celebration after the service. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to: The Burnett College Fund, 88 Old Frazier Road, Franklin, NC

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Mildred May Miller

Franklin, NC - Mildred May Miller, age 98 of Bradley Rd., Franklin, NC, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in a local nursing home. She was a native of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Arminus Bonficious Pohle and Metila Wisler Pohle. She was married to George Miller, who passed away in 1982. She was a registered nurse; a member of AARP and was in charge of the donor room of the Orlando Blood Bank. She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by a daughter, Marion Joy Lagasse of Franklin, NC.

Services will be held in Florida at a later date.

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Jedediah Daniel Miller

Scaly Mountain, NC - Jedediah Daniel Miller, infant son, of Everette and Angela Schiffhauer Miller of Scaly Mountain, NC passed away Friday, June 6, 2006 at a Franklin Hospital.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Rea Miller of the home and a brother Corey Schiffhauer of the home; his maternal grandfather, James Schiffhauer of Rochester, NY; his paternal grandparents, Everette and Emma Miller of Scaly Mtn., NC and his paternal great-grandmother, Martha Kell of Otto, NC.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 14 at 11:00 AM at Scaly Mtn. Methodist Cemetery with Rev. Alfred Sizemore officiating.

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Nancy Jane Milstead

Franklin, NC - Nancy Jane Milstead, age 85, of Gingerwood Drive, Franklin, NC passed away Monday, February 4, 2008 at a local nursing home. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Dewitt T. and Lula Buchanan Allen. She was married to Larry Milstead who passed away in 1994. She was a homemaker and a member of Iotla Baptist Church.

She is survived by three sons, Horace "H.E." Milstead and his wife Sam of New Orleans, Charles Milstead and his wife, Cathy of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Roger Milstead and his wife, Anita of Knoxville, TN; one sister, Geneva Johnson of Franklin, NC; two brothers, Claude Allen of Franklin, NC and Cecil Allen of Pontiac, MI. Six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Ferguson and a brother, John R. Allen.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 9 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Reeves and Rev. Robert Dryman officiating. Burial will be at Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery. Her grandchildren and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Saturday, February 9 from 1:00-2:00 PM, one hour prior to the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Shirley Ann Longino Minton

Highlands, NC - Shirley Ann Longino Minton, 83, of Fort Pierce, FL passed away April 12, 2011 in Highlands, NC. Mrs. Minton was born in Daytona Beach, FL moving to Fort Pierce. She was a member of the Pelican Yacht Club, Chapter AR, P.E.O., Heathcote Botanical Gardens, Poinciana Garden Club, Highlands Country Club and was past president of the St. Lucie Cowbelles. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Pierce.

Survivors include four sons, Oma Richard Minton, Jr. of Fort Pierce, John Lewis Minton of Vero Beach, FL, Berryman Thomas Minton of Fort Pierce and Michael David Minton of Fort Pierce; brother, B. T. "Buster" Longino of Sidell, FL; sister, Jessie Beth Curry of Gainesville, FL; thirteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Minton is preceded in death by her husband, Oma Richard Minton, Sr. and a sister, Mary Lucille Purvis.

Friends may call from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, April 15th at Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, April 16th from the First United Methodist Church, Fort Pierce, FL with Rev. Shirley Groom, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

A guest book may be signed at www.yatesfuneralhome.com.

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Marietta Patricia Mitchell

Marietta Patricia Mitchell, age 76, of Jim Corbin Road, Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, November 23, 2008 at a local hospital. She was born in Birmingham, AL, the daughter of the late Munson Barker and Dorothy Huffman Hinman. She was a homemaker, an artist, avid birdwatcher and she enjoyed gardening.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Mitchell of Denver, CO and Katie Mitchell of Coral Springs, FL; three sons, Steven Mitchell and his wife, Mary of Lincoln, Mass, Preston Mtchell of San Franciso, CA and Martin Mitchell of Port St. Lucie, FL. Seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survives.

Privates services will be held at a later date.

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Charles Leonard Moffitt

Franklin - Charles Leonard Moffitt, age 83, of McCoy Street, Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, October 12, 2008 at John Keever Solace Center in Asheville, NC. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Lawrence C. and Bertha Ledford Moffitt. He was a painter and a member of Black Mountain Baptist Church.

He is survived by three sisters, Hermie Dills, Ida Lee Thomas and Anna Lee Shope all of Franklin, NC; one brother, Ernest Moffitt of Franklin, NC. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ethel Thomas, Nina Sanders, Nellie Stamey; two brothers, Roy Moffitt and Ervin Moffitt.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, October 15 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Ernie Jamison officiating. The VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will conduct complete military rites.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Angel Home Health & Hospice, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Ernest J. Moffitt

Franklin, NC - Ernest J. Moffitt, 90, of South Skeenah Road, Franklin, NC passed away on Tuesday, October 06, 2009. He was a native of Macon County, son of the late Lawrence and Bertha Ledford Moffitt. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where he was active as long as health permitted.

He served with honor in the US Navy during World War II from 1944 to 1946.

His working career was with North Carolina Department of Corrections. He began work in Macon County and transferred to Central Prison in Raleigh in 1962. He retired in 1980 with 30 years of service and then returned to Macon County.

He is survived by sons, Charles Eugene Moffitt of Hayes, Virginia, Timothy L. Moffitt and wife Donna of Greensboro, NC, daughter Sue Moffitt Calhoun and friend Novia Talley of Franklin, Judy Moffitt-Hinton and husband Eugene of Franklin. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, several great and great-great grandchildren; sisters, Hermie Dills, Anna Lee Shope and Ida Lee Thomas and several nieces and nephews who were kind, loving and faithful in visiting and supporting him.

He was preceded in death by Eunice Stockton, his loving wife of 69 years. They would often be seen around town having lunch, visiting with friends and enjoying life together. In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by son Grady Moffitt, grandson, Grady Charles Moffitt, daughter-in-law, Margaret Early Moffitt; sisters, Nellie Stamey, Nina Sanders, Ethel Thomas and brothers, Roy, Ervin, and Leonard Moffitt.

Ernest was known for his sense of humor, devotion to family and friends, his gift for gardening and for his honesty and strong resolve and courage in times of trouble. He was truly one-of-a-kind and will be greatly missed by family and his many friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 9 at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Eddie Stillwell and Rev. Don Moffitt officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. The Franklin VFW Post #7309 and American Legion Post #108 will conduct complete military graveside services.

The family will receive friends Friday, October 9 from 2:00-3:00 PM, one hour prior to service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Eunice Moffitt

Eunice Stockton Moffitt, 86, of South Skeenah Road, Franklin, NC passed away August 26, 2008. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of Grady and Irene Stockton born on April 3rd 1922. She married Ernest Moffitt on March 16th, 1939. They recently celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where she was active as long as her health permitted. She and her family moved to Raleigh, NC in 1962, where they made many friends. They returned to Macon County in 1980.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons; Eugene Moffitt of Hayes, VA, Tim Moffitt and wife, Donna of Greensboro, NC; daughters: Sue Moffitt Calhoun, Judy Moffitt-Hinton and husband, Gene, all of Franklin. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Grady and Irene Stockton, son Grady Moffitt, grandson Grady Charles Moffitt, daughter-in-law Margaret Early Moffitt, son-in-law Bobby Calhoun, brother G.R. Stockton, sisters:Elizabeth Williamson and Sadie Mason.

She loved her family, church and friends and especially loved to travel and go places; whether it be to a local camp ground with her husband, or on more extended trips. She especially enjoyed the times that her daughter Sue took her and Ernest to Florida and the gulf coast states.

The family will truly miss her always being there for them.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 29 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Don Moffitt officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday, August 29 from 1:00-2:00 PM, one hour prior to the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Althea Anne Moger

Franklin, NC - Althea Anne Moger, age 80, of Clarks Chapel Road, Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at her residence. She was born in Stamford, CT, the daughter of the late George and Evelyn Heusted Foster. She was married to the late Harry I. Moger. She was a homemaker, an excellent seamstress, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Ann Lapp and her husband, William of Franklin, NC; one sister, Elizabeth Johnson of Stamford, CT; one brother, Kenneth Foster of Stamford, CT.; three grantdchildren, Tim Hodge of Largo, FL, Sandra Lapp of Franklin, NC and William Lohan of Oklahoma City, OK. Six great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathleen Hodge and two sons, Baby Moger and Gary Moger.

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Mary Alexander Monteith

Sapphire, NC - Mary Alexander Monteith died July 20, 2009 at her home in Sapphire, NC. She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years Ernest (Monte) Monteith of Cashiers.

She is survived by her son, James (Jim) Monteith of Cashiers; daughter, Martha M. Sides and husband, Jim of Newport News, VA and grandson, James M. Sides of Arlington, VA.

She was born in Wilkes County, NC on December 13, 1910. She was valedictorian of her high school class, receiveing a scholarship to attend Woman’s College of the University of NC now UNCG. She graduated in 1934 with a degree in Biology.

She was a gracious lady who treasured her family, friends and church. She modeled courage, compassion, dignity, integrity and kindness. Her infectious enthusiasm for life, her love of animals and the world around her will be fondly rememebered by all who knew her.

The family would like to thank the many friends who have been so generous with their time over the years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cashiers Highlands Humane Society.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 PM on July 24 at the Church of the Good Shepherd to celebrate her life. A reception will follow immediately after the service.

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Sarah Lavadie Peek Monteith

Franklin, NC - Sarah Peek Monteith, age 99, of Franklin, NC, formerly of Glenville, NC, passed away Monday, December 27, 2010. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Isaac Henry Peek and Roe Ann Houston Peek. She was married to Dallas Lawton Monteith, who died in 1992 after 59 years of marriage. She was a homemaker, and a former member of Hamburg Baptist Church for well over 50 years, where she was very active. She served as Sunday School Teacher, Bible School Teacher, Training Union Secretary and Treasurer and was in WMU. She was presently a member of Sugarfork Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Grace Aileen and David Mashburn and Louise and Alex Clinton Ledford of Franklin, NC; two grandsons, Eddie and Teri Ledford of Franklin, NC and Bruce and Carmen Ledford of Sandford, NC; two granddaughters, Gail Mashburn and Judy and Kevin Haney of Swannanoa, NC; seven great-grandchildren, Dallas,Cobey, Alicia, Claire, Shaley, Savannah, and Cherish, and two great-great-grandchildren, Jada and Kingston also survive. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by 6 brothers, Johnny, Leonard, George, Jim, Martin and Willie; one sister, Lettie Bishop, and one great-grandson, Edward Alan Ledford.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 30th at 11:00am in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Reeves and Rev. Alton Dendy officiating. Burial will be in Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bruce Ledford, Eddie Ledford, Dallas Ledford, Kevin Haney, Sheldon Tipton, and Rick Hurst.

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

Memorials may be made to Mission Haiti, c/o Judy Haney, 231 Mountain Crest Road, Swannanoa, NC 28778.

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Arlene Louise Pezzoli Moore

Cullowhee, NC - Arlene Louise Pezzoli Moore, age 72, of Cullowhee, NC and Marco Island, FL, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at her residence. She was a native of New Bedford, MA, the daughter of the late Delmo P. Pezzoli and Flora Broggi Pezzoli. She was a school secretary at Tommie Barfield Elementary, and was a member of Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Highlands, NC and San Marco Catholic Church in Marco Island, FL.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Leonard Lewis Moore; two daughters, Sharon Elizabeth Ringo and husband Donald of Naples, FL and Diane Marie Jerrett and husband James of Marco Island, FL; one son, Leonard Lewis Moore, Jr. of Bonita Springs, FL; one brother, Edward Pezzoli of Bedford, MA; six grandchildren, Anthony Michael Piccirilli, Jake Lewis Jerrett, Angela Marie Piccirilli, Alex James Jerrett, Emma Rose Ringo, and Elizabeth Anne Ringo.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 17th at 11:00 am at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Highlands, NC with Father Dean Cesa officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Friday evening at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands. Memorials may be made to Tommie Barfield Elementary Art Program, 101 Kirkwood St., Marco Island, FL 34145 or Graceworks, 6037 Westpot Ln., Naples, FL 34116.

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Aletha Saunders Moore

Franklin, NC - Aletha Saunders Moore, age 88, of Pine Road, Otto, NC passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at a local nursing center. She was a lifelong native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Spurgeon and Mary Moses Saunders. She was married to J. B. Moore who passed away September 01, 2005. She was a homemaker and a member of Coweeta Baptist Church. She worked at Burlington Industries for several years and was a member of the Franklin VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She loved being outdoors, birds, flowers and gardening. She was a loving and wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by one daughter, Peggy J. Patterson and her husband, Morris of Otto, NC; two sons, Bruce Moore and his wife, Mib of Franklin, NC and Don Moore and his wife, Linda of Franklin, NC; two sisters, Marie Anderson of Marietta, SC and Gladys Arrowood of Taylor, SC; one brother, Carol Saunders of Marietta, SC. Nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Myrtle Arrowood and Wilda Mae Donaldson and two brothers, Paul Saunders and Elmer Saunders.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 3 at 11:00 AM at Coweeta Baptist Church with Rev. Davis Hooper officiating. Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Burial will be at Coweeta Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday, July 2 from 6:00-8:00PM 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 Coweeta Baptist Church, PO Box 380, Otto, NC 28763.

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George "Tex" Harold Moore, Jr.

Franklin - George "Tex" Harold Moore, Jr., age 78, of Franklin, NC passed away Friday, November 25, 2011 at a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Macon County, the son of the late George Harold Moore, Sr and Katherine Conley Moore. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, Betty Hurst Moore who passed away in 2006. He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He worked in maintenance at the Macon County Recreation Park and was a member of the Community Baptist Church. Tex loved hunting, fishing, racing and being with his grandchildren.

He is survived by five daughters, Katherine Anne Moore of Chapel Hill, NC, Mary Louise Moore, Susan Elizabeth Riley & husband David, Margaret Lorene Jones and husband Mack, and Frances Virginia Ferguson all of Hillsborough, NC; one son, William Henry " Bill" Moore of Franklin, NC; six grandchildren, Katherine Elizabeth & Matthew David Riley, Andrew McKinley Ferguson, George H. "Gerrod" IV, Mary Katherine & Maggie Rose Moore; a daughter-in-law, Debora Johns Moore of Fallsbrook, CA; two sisters, Sally McCoy of Seneca, SC and Dorothy Buchanan of Brevard, NC. He was preceded in death by a son, George H. Moore, III and a brother, Joe Moore.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 28 at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. David Williams officiating. David Moore, Dan Moore, Derrick Hurst, Larry Tallent, Andrew Ferguson and Matthew Riley will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Bryson, Bud Shope, Lee Garner, Bob Myers and Stan Southards. Burial will be held at Carson Cemetery with interment rites led by Rev. David Riley.

The American Legion Post #108 and the Franklin VFW Post 3779 will perform complete military graveside rites.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carson Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Sarah Bryson, 2161 Old Murphy Road, Franklin, NC 28734

The family will receive friends Sunday, November 27 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Gregory Eugene Moore

Inman, SC - Gregory Eugene Moore, 41, of 743 Hickory Hollow Rd., Inman, passed away, Sunday, November 8th, 2009.

Born in Sylva, NC on August 16, 1968, he was the son of Donald "Don" Eugene Moore of Franklin, NC and Linda M. (Moffitt) Shaw of Matthews, NC. and stepmother, Linda K. Moore and Stepfather, W. Arnold Shaw. He was the loving husband of Stacy (Humphrey) Moore.

He was a Graduate of Franklin High School Class of 1986 and a graduate of UNC Charlotte. He was employed at BMW In Greer and was a member of Inman First Baptist Church.

He was the dedicated father of Gracie and Adam Moore both of the home. Other survivors include sister, Shonda Moore of Charlotte, NC; brother, Richard Gibson and (Cyndi) of HayesvilIe, NC; Sister Destiney Moore of Franklin, NC; sister, Holly Moore of Franklin, NC; sister Kimberly Taylor and (Brad) of Cleveland, NC; sister, Tracy Anderson and (Jeff) of Monroe, NC; brother, Bill Shaw and (Wendy) of Weddington, NC along with many aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends in the Atrium at the Inman First Baptist Church Wednesday 3-5 PM. Funeral services will be held at Inman First Baptist Church at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 11th, with Dr. Paul Moore officiating.

In lieu of flowers, 'memorial contributions may be made to Inman First Baptist Church Building Fund 14 N. Howard Street Inman, SC 29349 or Disabled American Veterans, 6437 Ferry Rd., Suite 1129 Columbia, SC 29209.

An online guest register is available at www.seawright-funeralhome.com

Seawright Funeral Home and Crematory, Inman, SC is in charge of arrangements.

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Robert "Bob" Walsh Moore, Sr

Franklin, NC - Robert "Bob" Walsh Moore, Sr, age 84, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010 at Angel Medical Center. He was born in Rutherford Co., NC, the son of the late Charles Walsh and Mae Jordan Moore. He was a US Navy Veteran of WWII. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served for many years on numerous committees and as chairman of the Board of Trustees. For thirty-five years, Bob was a partner in Conley Motor Company with his father-in-law, Charles Conley, Sr. and his brother-in-law, Charles Conley,Jr and James Conley. He was a former member of the Franklin Rotary Club and he served as Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America. He served 10 years on the Board of Trustees for Angel Medical Center and served on the Fontana Regional Library Board for 25 years and also on the Macon County Library Board. He was a founding member of the Folk Heritage Association of Macon County.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sue Conley Moore; one daughter, Suzanne Wade and her husband Jeff of Winston Salem, NC; one son, Bobby Moore and his wife, Laura of Chapel Hill, NC; four grandchildren, Taylor Wade, Adam Wade, Walsh Moore and Larisa Moore.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 25 at 12:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. John Fowler and Dr. Don Haynes officiating. Burial will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery. Lyman Bryant, Richard Jones, Curtis Pickens, Pat Patillo, Clayton Ramsey, Bob Scott, Ed Shatley, Bud Siler, and Wayne Swank will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 25 from 11:00-12:00 Noon, one hour prior to service at the First United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 66 Harrison Avenue, Franklin, NC 28734 or to Macon County Library, 819 Siler Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Stanley Patrick Moore

Franklin, NC - Stanley Patrick Moore, age 69, of Taylor Road, Franklin, NC, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2009 in an Asheville hospital. He was a native of Campbell, Kentucky, the son of the late Edward Arthur Moore and Rose Etta Lewis Moore. He was married to the late Cora Madeline Meridith Moore. He was a spray painter for a military painting company. He was a member of Christian Church in Hodgenville, Kentucky. He was a member of the USO, loved bingo and loved the Pizza Peddler Restaurant.

He is survived by two sisters, JoAnn Rasi and husband Al of Franklin, NC and Faye Ferricco of Las Vegas, Nevada, two sons, Stanley Edward Moore and Roy Eugene Moore both of Chicago, IL. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, and eleven brothers.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Multiple Sclerosis, Mid Atlantic Chapter, 9844-C Southern Pines Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273.

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Dewey Morgan, Sr

Franklin, NC - Dewey Morgan, Sr., age 86, of Franklin, NC passed away Monday, October 22, 2012. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late John M. and Mary Scott Morgan. He was a gas company truck driver; a veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII, and he was a member of Franklin VFW Post #7339. He loved riding trails on four wheelers. He was a loving father and grandfather and a member of Watauga Baptist Church.

Mr. Morgan is survived by one daughter, Charlene Staley of Lexington, NC; one son, George Dewey Morgan of Greenville, SC; one sister, Lorene Cope of Mt. Vernon, WA; one brother, Roger Morgan of Asheville, NC and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 26 at 2:30 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Wesley Price and Rev. Gary McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Watauga Baptist Church Cemetery. Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will perform military graveside rites. Pallbearers will be Keith Walters, George Dewey Morgan, Tim Morgan, Randy Gregory, Ricky Gregory and Kevin Morgan.

The family will receive friends Friday from 1:30 2:30 pm, one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bryant Grant Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Etta Jane Morgan

Franklin, NC - Etta Jane Morgan, age 88, of Franklin, NC passed away Friday, August 22, 2008 at a local nursing home. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Sam W. and Lillie Rogers Stanfield. She was married to the late Doyle Morgan. She had worked as a secretary for the Georgia State Patrol and was a member of First Baptist Church.

She is survived by a step-son, Carl Morgan of Atlanta, GA; a sister, Phoebe Horne of Americus, GA and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ora Stanfield Raby, Mattie Stanfield and Belle Crunkleton; three brothers, Oline Stanfield, T.L. Stanfield and Willie Stanfield.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 24 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Dusek and Rev. Harold Ball officiating. Burial will be at Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery. Mike Horne, Sr., Mike Horne, Jr., Wesley Horne, Kenneth Crunkleton, Brian Templeton and Eugene Dean will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Sunday, August 24 from 1:00-2:00 PM, one hour prior to service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Helen Dalton Morgan

Franklin, NC - Helen Dalton Morgan, 95, of Franklin passed away Friday, February 24, 2012. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of John H. and Ada Gibson Dalton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Robert Mose Morgan; two sisters, Nina D. Holbrook and Alva D. Shelton; six brothers, Lon, Carl, Crawford, Joel, Rogers, and Lyman Dalton. She was a loving mother, excellent homemaker, and volunteered at Angel Auxillary Thrift Shop. She was a member of Cowee Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Robert (Max) Morgan (Kay) of Rock Hill, SC and Lyman Dale Morgan (Blanche) of Franklin; three grandchildren, James Morgan (Cynthia), Jayne Watson (Brian) and Jill Bell (Ralph); six great-grandchildren, Harris and Nate Morgan, Bennett and Morgan Watson, Christopher and Lauryn Bell, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Monday, February 27, 2012 in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Cowee Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Cowee Baptist Church, 6301 Bryson City Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Margaret Ruth Presley Morgan

Franklin, NC - Margaret Ruth Presley Morgan, age 83, of Dalton Creek Road, Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, March 16, 2008 at her residence. She was born in Bristol, VA , the daughter of the late, Herbert Keesee. She was a homemaker and a secretary. She was a member of the Quilters Guild and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Margaret loved gardening, quilting and crafts.

She is survived by her life-partner, Clifford Morgan, her daughter, Pamela St. Clair and her husband, Edward of St. Petersburg, FL; her son, Jeffrey Rogers and his wife, Deanna of Dunnellon, FL; two granddaughters, Cassie Rogers and Cynthia St. Clair; one great-grandson, James Barkey. Seven sisters, Grace, Louise, Becky, Barbara, Ginnie, Betty and Joanne; one brother, Herb. She was preceded in death by two sisters, and one brother.

A memorial service will be held Monday, March 24 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Allen officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of America. 5624 Executive Center, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28212.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Mary Viola Morgan

Sylva, NC -Mary Viola Bailey Morgan, age 81, of Sylva, NC, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012 in a Sylva Hospital. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Frank and Lottie Barrett Bailey. She was married first to Furman Brendle, who died in the Korean War, and second to Fred Allen Morgan, who passed away in 2002. She was a nurses’ aid, and attended Watauga Baptist Church. In addition to her parents and husbands she was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Ann Brendle, two sisters, Lola Pressley and Ethel E. Sanders and three brothers, Elwood, Carl and Robert Bailey.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 9th at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. David Lee Williams and Rev. Randy Gregory officiating. Burial will be at Watauga Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ricky Gregory, Kevin Morgan, Caleb Middleton, Lewis Williams, Jeremy Gregory and Stacy Dills.The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Barbara Elliott Morris

Franklin, NC - Barbara Elliott Morris, of Franklin, NC, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012. She was a native of Macon, Georgia, the daughter of the late Elliott Lyon Morris and Sarah Mildred Wagoner Morris. She had worked as a department manager for Coca Cola Company.

No services are planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Macon County Humane Society, PO Box 81, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Lynn Patricia Morris

Highlands, NC - Lynn Patricia Morris, 71, of Highlands, North Carolina, died June 23, 2012. She was born March 26, 1941 in St. Petersburg, Florida. She was the only beloved child of the late Marc Leonard and Vida Ball Fleishel. Lynn was a Tampa debutant, an extraordinary cook, and a devoted loving wife and mother.

She is survived by John B. Morris, her husband of 50 years, three children: Vida Morris, Marc Morris and Michelle Mathis, son-in-law Troy Mathis, daughters-in-law Sara Morris and Deborah Smith and four grandchildren: Marc and Cannon Morris and Austin and Amber Mathis.

Lynn was a beautiful compassionate person who always had a smile or a kind word to share. She loved living in the mountains and visiting the beach. She was extremely proud of her grandchildren and enjoyed keeping track of all their athletic activities and academic achievements.

At Lynn’s request, a private family memorial was held in her honor. Lynn will truly be missed by both her family and dearest friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to the American Cancer Society would be welcomed.

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Edith Keys Morris

Franklin, NC - Edith Keys Morris, age 87, of Sparta, NC, and formerly of Franklin, NC died Friday evening, October 10, 2008, at the Sunbridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sparta. She was the widow of Parker D. Morris.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jo and Dr. Thom Burleson of Sparta; two grandchildren, Baylen and Sarah Burleson of Sparta.

The family will receive friends Thursday, October 16 at 2:00 PM at the Cowee Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Graveside services will follow with Rev. Lloyd Fish officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the Alleghany County Educational Foundation, 85 Peachtree St., Sparta, NC 28675.

Grandview Memorial Funeral Home of Sparta and Bryant-Grant Funeral Home of Franklin, are serving the Morris family.

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Oda Delphine Morris

Franklin, NC - Oda Delphine Morris, age 90, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph D. and Allie Mae Byrd Hastings.

Mrs. Morris was a retired Civil Service worker with the Department of the Air Force; she was a member of Cartoogechaye Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother; her family and friends thoroughly enjoyed her cooking.

She is survived by her daughter, Avis McLemore and husband George of Franklin, NC; her brother, J. D. Hastings and wife JoAnn of Warner Robins, GA; three grandchildren, Sherry Dawson and husband David of Perry, GA, David McLemore of Warner Robins, GA and Steven McLemore of Bonaire, GA; ten great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren; three nephews and one niece. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a sister, Opal Hash and a daughter, Mavis Carlotta Morris.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Dryman and Rev. Josh Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Gillespie Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Seth Dawson, Daniel McClelland, Scott Hastings, Alan Hastings, Jonathan Byrd and Charlie Byrd.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gillespie Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Edith Byrd, 1765 N. Jones Creek Rd., Franklin, NC 28734.

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Ora Watson Morrow

Franklin, NC - Ora Madeline Watson Morrow, age 96, of Ulco Lane, Franklin, NC died peacefully at home, Monday, January 28, 2008. She was born in Cherokee County, NC the daughter of the late Charles H. and Emma Nelson Watson. She graduated from Andrews High School. She was married to C.L. Morrow who passed away in 1982. She was a homemaker and a member of Franklin First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her two daughters, Ann M. Southard of Franklin, NC and Linda M. Klein and her husband, B.J. of Flat Rock, NC; two sons, Gene Morrow and his wife, Linda of Franklin, NC and William C. "Bill" Morrow and his wife, Eunice of Lincolnton, NC. Six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Morrow who died in 1948, three sisters, Edna Blalock, Lelia Clark and Ada McClanahan.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 31 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. John Raby officiating. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 PM at Valleytown Cemetery in Andrews, NC.

The family will receive friends Thursday, January 31 from 10:00-11:00, one hour prior to service in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Pearl Elizabeth Woods Moses

Franklin, NC - Pearl Elizabeth Woods Moses, age 95, of Highlands Road, Franklin, NC, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2009 in a local nursing home. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Andy and Sarah McDowell Woods. She was married to the late Willie Moses, who passed away May 23, 2000. She was retired and had worked at Moses’ Groceries. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Willene Stanfield, Claudette McCall and her husband Lloyd, and Patsy Raby and her husband Larry, all of Franklin, NC; one sister, Hattie Shope of Franklin, NC; eight grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Carpenter and four sisters, Bertha Holden, Sarah Sickler,Bonnie Houston and Lou Darnell.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 18th at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Johnny Rogers officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Stanfield, Steve Raby, Randy McCall, Mike Carpenter, Koty Drake and Jim Brown.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm Friday evening at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. At other times the family will be at Claudettes home, 7316 Highlands Road, Franklin, NC. Memorials may be made to Angel Home Health and Hospice,170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Nicholas Moschouris

Highlands, NC - Nicholas Moschouris, age 57, of Highlands, NC, passed away Friday, November 28, 2008 at his residence. He was a native of Queens County, New York, the son of Juanita Porgeotes Moschouris of Highlands, NC and the late Bill Moschouris. He was a restaurant owner and active in the community and in civic affairs. He was a member of Highlands United Methodist Church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Patricia Aldrich Moschouris, adaughter, Theodora Mary Moschouris of the home, and a brother, James Moschouris of Franklin, NC. He was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Sanchez-Colon.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 4 at 3:00 PM at Highlands First United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Christy and Rev. Kim and Eddie Ingram officiating.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Top Relay for Life or to the Highlands United Methodist Church Capitol Fund, 315 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Barbara Bryson Moss

Cashiers, NC - Barbara Bryson Moss, age 70, of Cashiers, NC, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in an Asheville hospital. She was born in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Walter L. and Sally Dillard Bryson. She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, she liked flowers and cooking. She was a member of Cashiers Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of thirty-nine years, Robert R. Moss; one daughter, Cheryl Moss of Charlotte, NC; one son, Scotty Petit and his wife Tina of Cashiers, NC; two sisters, Ann Petit of Rosman, NC and Alene Morgan of Brevard, NC; one brother, McKee Bryson of Brevard, NC; two grandchildren, Cheyenne Petit and Jayden Petit.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 6th, at 1:00 pm at Cashiers Baptist Church, with Rev. Todd Moss and Rev. Nathan Moss officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Cashiers Baptist Church. PO Box 336, Cashiers, NC 28717.

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Bertha Blackburn Moss

Cullowhee, NC- Bertha Blackburn Moss, age 90, of the Yellow Mountain Community passed away Friday, September 21, 2012. Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Parker and Arizona Blackburn. She was married to Gus Moss who passed away in 1999. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to spend time with her family, gardening, sewing, quilting and cooking.

Mrs. Moss was survived by two daughters, Joyce Smith and husband Bobby of Walhalla, SC and Gail Bryson and husband Marvin of Mt. Rest, SC; one son, Dale Moss and wife Aileen of Cullowhee, NC; nine grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by seven sisters, Zelma Passmore, Iva Dills, Dellie Hooper, Sally Stiwinter, Ida Mae Norris, Alice Blackburn and Ruthie Blackburn; three brothers, Arthur, Howard and Roy Blackburn.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 24, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Yellow Mtn. Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Ashe, Rev. Eddie Stillwell and Rev. Jim Ed Powell officiating. Burial will be in the Stewart Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday night at Yellow Mountain Baptist Church.

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Homer Benjamin Moss

Franklin, NC - Homer Benjamin Moss, age 98, of Franklin, NC passed away Monday, December 28, 2009 at a local nursing home. He was a native of Macon County, the son of Frank and Rosella Holland Moss. He was retired with 26 years of service from Zickgraff as a saw operator, was a mail carrier for 12 years and worked at the Forest Service till he was 84 years of age. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. He loved riding motorcycles, fishing and family get togethers. He loved gospel music and was always there for family and friends.

He is survived by three sisters, Dovie McCall of Clayton, Ga, Alma Bolick of Franklin, NC and Arvina Hedden of Naples, FL. He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Denver Moss, sister, Sybil Moss Bradley; one brother, Garnell Lee Moss. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be Thursday, December 31 at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Rogers and Rev. John Raby officiating. Burial will be at Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery. Richard McCall, Tracy McDowell, James Hedden, Jeff McCall, Greg Allen and Bobby Hall will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Thursday, December 31 from 1:00-2:00 PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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

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Marie Cleo Moss

Franklin, NC - Marie Cleo Moss, age 95, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, October 11, 2009 at Highlands-Cashiers Living Center. She was a lifelong resident of Macon County, the daughter of the late Melvin A. and Lillie Bell Ballew Houston. She was married to Porter Moses who died in 1945. She was a housekeeper for local motels and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, cleaning and ironing.

She is survived by two sisters, Ruby Woodring of Franklin, NC and Venona Hooper of Ohio; two brothers, Lemmie Houston of Georgia and Kelly Houston of Marietta, GA; one grandchild, one great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Moses, who passed away in 1973.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 14th at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Alton Dendy officiating. Burial will be at Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Houston, Paul Smiley, Eddie Houston, Carl Mincey, and Danny Houston.

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

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John Lawrence Mulherin

Highlands - John Lawrence Mulherin, age 61, of Pompano Beach, FL passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in a Highlands hospital. Born in Mobile, AL he was the son of Dr. Hugh Gallagher Mulherin and Helen Theresa Schambeau Mulherin. He was a Customs House Broker in the import/export business.

He is survived by two daughters, Holli Ardelle and Aimee Kathleen Mulherin both of Pompano Beach, FL and one son, John Gallagher Mulherin of Pompano Beach, FL; one sister, Louise Mulherin Otto of Mobile, AL and three brothers, David Anthony Mulherin of Houston, TX, William Francis Mulherin of Mobile, AL and John Patrick Mulherin of Atlanta, GA. Two grandchildren also survive.

No services are scheduled at this time. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

   

 

Harry Ray Mulkey

Franklin, NC - Harry Ray Mulkey, 79, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Angel Medical Center. He was a native of Cherokee County, the son of the late Josephin Standberry Mulkey and Stanley Mulkey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald, Jack and Wallace "Shug" Mulkey and three sisters, Mary Nell Moore, Ruth Ford and Sue Pangburn. He was a member of Erwin, Tenn., First Baptist Church. He served in the Merchant Marines.

He was a man of talent, great talent, a lifelong guitarist and singer, having a band of his own for many years traveling over the U.S., Canada and Alaska and made many records.

He is survived by three children; a son, Stanley Ray Mulkey of Honolulu, Hawaii; two daughters, Sharida Cox of Archer, FL and Lori Rae of Honolulu, Hawaii. Four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. To all the people he knew near and far, he wished to say "Farewell" and to his loved one, "Vaya Con Dios" (Go with God).

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Carolyn Janie Munger

Highlands, NC - Carolyn Janie Munger, age 65, of Highlands, NC passed away Thursday, January 03, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Rabun County, GA the daughter of the late Isaac N. and Emma Louise Henry Keener. She was a store manager at Bryson's Food Store and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Highlands. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. She loved animals, gardening, being outdoors and growing roses and orchids.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Lawrence Munger, her daughter, Pamela Peck of Highlands, NC and her son, Jeff Munger and his fiance, Carla Norris of Goshen Indiana; a sister, Peggy Reese of Highlands, NC; two brothers, Mike Keener and his wife Audrey of Highlands and Anthony Isaac Keener and his wife, Kitty of Enterprise, AL; two grandchildren, Whitney Talley and Bobbi Jo Talley and one great granddaughter, Aubrie Lynn Potts. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 08 at 2:00PM in the the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home in Highlands with Rev. Oliver Rice and Rev. Gary McCall officiating. Burial will be held at Highlands Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Chris Reese, David Reese, Jason Reese, Kenny Talley, Marshall Buck and Isaac Ramey.

The family will receive friends Monday, Januray 7 from 6:00 8:00PM at Bryant Grant Funeral Home in Highlands.

Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Kelly Talley Munger

Highlands - Kelly Talley Munger, age 42, of Highlands, NC, passed away Friday, January 13, 2012 at a local hospital. She was the daughter of the late Bobby Joe Talley of Highlands and Sandra Rogers Collins, of Mt. Rest, SC.

Kelly was a cosmetologist at Creative Concepts in Highlands, and had worked in local real estate, serving in every capacity on the Highlands-Cashiers Board of Realtors.

Kelly was a devoted, loving wife, mother, daughter and sister who always put the well being of others before herself. Her smile and laughter brought joy to everyone fortunate enough to have known her.

She is survived by her husband Joe Stephen Munger who she was married to for 11 years, one son Jonathan Spencer Munger of Gainesville, GA, one daughter Chelsea Mariah Munger of Highlands, NC; two brothers Randy Talley of Washington, DC and Roger Talley of Walhalla, SC; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, with Rev. Roy Lowe, Rev. Oliver Rice and Rev. Matt Shuler officiating. Pallbearers will be Jim Luke, Ryan Gearhart, Michael Vilardo, James Reed, Brett Lamb and Jonathan Cannon. The Georgia State Troopers and Satolah Fire Department will serve as Honorary Pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Monday evening at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made directly to Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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

   

 

Robert Warren Munger

Highlands, NC - Robert Warren Munger, age 71, of Highlands, NC, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012. He was born in Macon County, the son of the late Robert Warren Munger, Sr. and Dora Lucille Lowe. He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Munger. He was a self employed plumber and electrician. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend who liked to hunt and fish. Robert was a US Army Veteran of the Viet Nam War.

Robert is survived by one daughter, Bobby Jo Munger of Milledgeville, GA; two sons, Kelly Warren Munger and wife Brenda of Franklin, NC and Robert DeWalt Munger and wife Lisa of Young Harris, GA; four sisters, Susie McDaniel and husband Ivey of Lexington, NC; Joyce Rogers and husband Steve, Margaret Rish (husband Larry, deceased), and Michelle Rogers and husband Stacey all of Franklin, NC; and seven brothers, Tony and wife Debbie of Lexington, NC, Lawrence and wife Carol of Highlands, NC, Tim Crane and wife Tammy of Franklin, NC, Sherman Munger, Dale Munger, David Munger and wife Susan, and Christopher Munger all of Lexington, NC. Six grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 11:00 am at Highlands Memorial Park with the Rev. Benny Bagwell officiating. Franklin Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #994 will conduct military graveside rites.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 11:00 am Wednesday at Bryant Grant Funeral Home in Highlands.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Bryant Grant Funeral Home,105 W. Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Robert H. Munn

Franklin - Robert H. Munn, 80, of Franklin, NC, formerly of Holiday, Florida, died Wednesday, December 31, 2008. Mr. Munn grew up in Hollywood, California, and joined the United States Army, training as a paratrooper. After his honorable discharge from military service in 1949, he worked at a Hollywood studio in film production until the late 1960’s. He then was a commercial/residential painting contractor for the next 30 years, first in California and then in Florida, before retiring to Franklin, NC in 1998.

He was predeceased by his wife of 33 years, Nanci Mercando, who passed away December of 2007. He is survived by his brother-in-law, Victor Pizzolato, and his nephews, Mark Pizzolato, Will Pizzolato, Gene Pizzolato and his niece, Jane Pizzolato.

A memorial service will be held Friday, May 29, 2009 at 11:00am in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Father Boyd officiating.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Mae Ella Myers

Franklin, NC - Mae Ella Myers, age 82, of Roland Rickman Road, Franklin, NC, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2008 in a local nursing home. She was a native of Clarke, Mississippi, the daughter of the late Cicero B. and Sara Ivey Walthall. She was married to the late Johnny M. Myers, who passed away in 1990. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Hayes of Franklin, NC, one son Charles Williamson of Ackerman, Mississippi, one sister, Louise Shear of Pensacola, FL; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Forest, Mississippi. Burial will be in Salem Cemetry in Lake, Mississippi.

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