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Dorothy V. (Dot) Walden

Franklin - Dorothy V. (Dot) Walden, 84, of Franklin passed away April 13, 2008.

Born in Congers, NY, she moved to Ft. Lauderdale in 1955, residing there until 1997. A postal worker from 1964 until she retired in 1984, she became a House Director for sororities and fraternities at FSU and University of Florida as a second career until retiring to Franklin in 1997.

A member of the "WAVES", she was an active member of the American Legion for 62 years, and currently a member of Post #108. Her achievements with the Legion include currently being Second Vice and Chaplain of Post #108, Past State Sergeant of Arms, Department of North Carolina, and Past President of American Legion Post #108 Auxiliary. Past President. Dot was Past President of the VFW Auxiliary. She volunteered for many other organizations including the First United Methodist Church of Franklin, Angel Thrift Shop, and Macon County CareNet.

Survived by children Patricia Hall, Tampa, FL; Thomas Walden, Tallahassee, FL; Jack Walden, Wilmington, DE; sister and brother-in-law Evelyn and Gerard Augustine, Vero Beach, FL; and four grandchildren. She will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Lewis Rathbun Center, Asheville, First United Methodist Church of Franklin, or a favorite charity. Memorial service will be held Saturday, April 26 at 11:00 am at First United Methodist Church of Franklin with Rev. Wayne Allen officiating. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Dorothy Crawford Waldroop

Franklin, NC - Dorothy Crawford Waldroop, age 94, of Wayah View Drive, Franklin, NC, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2010 in a local nursing home. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Hayes Rutherford Snyder and Mary Jane Phillips Snyder. She was married first to Laddie Harrington Crawford, who passed away in 1959 and second to Charles Augustus Waldroop, who passed away in 1968. She was a homemaker, she loved hiking, gardening, reading, and wild flowers. She was a member of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Jane C. Riddle of Franklin, NC, Sarah C. Niven of Charlotte, NC, and Martha C. Rickman and husband Arnold of Franklin, NC, three sons, Lonnie H. Crawford and wife Karen of Franklin, NC, J. Sam Crawford and wife LaVerne of Pikeville, KY, and Mark S. Crawford and wife Marcia of Franklin, NC. She is also survived by fifteen grandchildren, twenty three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Pauline S. Love, Mary S. Crawford, Margaret S. Crawford, and Josephine Childers and two brothers, Rutherford Hayes Snyder and Ralph Brabson Snyder.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 6th at 11:00am at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Ron Odum and Rev. J. Sam Crawford officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will follow the service.

Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Presbyterian Church Building Fund,

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

Franklin, NC - Edward Waldroop, age 88, of Allison Watts Road, Franklin, NC, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2008 in a local hospital. He was born in Franklin County, Georgia, the son of Ollie Waldroop. He was a game protector for the NC Wildlife Commission, and a member of Cartoogechaye Church of God.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Dorothy Anderson Waldroop; two sons, Doyle Edward Waldroop of Franklin, NC and Mark Jesse Waldroop and his wife Stacy of Clyde, NC; one sister, Tommie Lou Knight of Asheboro, NC; three grandchildren, Matthew R. Waldroop, April Waldroop and Aaron Waldroop.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, James Waldroop, Belton Waldroop and Jesse Waldroop and one sister, Annie Lou Anderson.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 30th at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Phillip Cochran and Rev. Robert Dryman officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eddie Knight, Rodney Burch, David Anderson, Jerry Anderson, Steve Anderson, Tommy Burch, James Burch and Claude Waldroop.

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

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

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Ethel Marie Waldroop

Franklin, NC - Ethel Marie Waldroop, age 77, of the Cartoogechaye Community, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2008 in an Asheville hospital. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Grady H. and Nannie Battles Waldroop. She was a retired secretary, and a member of Maidens Chapel United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sisters, Belva W. Anderson of Moultria, GA and Katherine Waldroop of Gastonia, NC; five brothers, Bob "George B." Waldroop of Franklin, NC, Glenn H. "Rusty" Waldroop of Franklin, NC, Charles H. Waldroop of Marietta, GA, Wendell Waldroop of Franklin, and Mickey Waldroop of Marietta, GA; several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde S. Waldroop and Grover Q. Waldroop.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept. 28th at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Sharon Gieger officiating. Burial will be at Maidens Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Waldroop, Danny Waldroop, Mitch Waldroop, Nathan Waldroop, Steve Waldroop, Derrek Waldroop and Wesley Waldroop.

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

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Helen Drake Swafford Owens Waldroop

Franklin, NC - Helen Drake Swafford Owens Waldroop, age 89, of Franklin, passed away August 24, 2011. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Arthur and Delia Dills Drake. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 6 brothers, Odell, Edwin, Claude, Ralph, Elmo and Clyde Drake; and two sisters, Gretchen Wood and Mildred Phillips. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Longview Baptist Church. She was a loving and devoted mother, She worked for many years as a cook and waitress in most of the Restaurants in Franklin, also in Maryland, Washington DC and upper state New York. She was the last member of her family.

She is survived by her 5 children, Pat Swafford Rogers and husband Truman, Linda Swafford Hardin, Gene Swafford and wife Maggie, Jerry Swafford and wife Pam and Richard Owens, nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Five nephews, Phil, Tommy, Warren and Glenn Drake and Morris Phillips; two nieces, Mildred Drake Holden and Faith Drake Fisher; six step-children and a number of cousins and lots of friends also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev.Ted Cook, Rev. Albert Gray and Phil Drake officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 2:00 pm, two hours prior to the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to Drake Cottages, 2127 Iotla Church Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Katherine Waldroop

Gastonia & Franklin, NC -Katherine Nell Waldroop, age 82, of Brian Circle, Gastonia formerly of Franklin passed away Thursday, March 19, 2009 at a Gastonia Care Center. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Grady H. and Nannie Battles Waldroop. She was a former employee of Stowe Manufacturing and was a member of Maidens Chapel United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one sister, Belva W. Anderson of Moultria, GA; five brothers, Mickey Waldroop of Marietta, GA, Bob “George B” Waldroop of Franklin, NC, Rusty Waldroop of Franklin, NC, Howard Waldroop of Marietta, GA and Wendell Waldroop of Franklin, NC. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by a sister Ethel Waldroop and two brothers, Clyde S. and Grover Q. Waldroop.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 23 at 2:00PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Sharon Gieger officiating. Burial will be held at Maidens Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Dan, Mitch, Steve, Terry, James and Derek Waldroop will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends, Monday, March 23 from 1:00-2:00 PM, one hour prior to service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Lloyd George Waldroop

Franklin, NC - Lloyd George Waldroop, age 90, of West Old Murphy Rd, Franklin, NC died Thursday, October 21, 2010 in a local care center. A native of Macon Co, he was the son of the late Jake Samuel and Bertha Nicholson Waldroop. He was married to the late Imojean Shell Waldroop who died in 2003. He was a member of Maiden’s Chapel Methodist Church and a farmer. He was a US Army Veteran of World War II; was recipient of two Purple Hearts; a Bronze Star and was past Commander of Franklin VFW Post 7339.

He is survived by one son, Donald Waldroop and wife Juanita of Franklin, NC; one sister Iona Fie of Waynesville, NC and three grandchildren, Samuel Lloyd Waldroop, James Wayne Waldroop and Lacey Jean Waldroop. One great-grandchild also survives.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Sherron O. Geiger officiating. The Franklin VFW Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108 will conduct full military rites. Burial will be in Maiden’s Chapel Methodist Church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday, October 23, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Weyman Nelson Waldroop

Otto -Weyman Nelson Waldroop, age 79 of Otto passed away Staurday. January 5, 2013 in a local hospital. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Nelson and Maggie Evans Waldroop. Weyman was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War and was retired from Lockheed Martin where he was a supervisor over the machinist department. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather and was a cattle farmer.

He was blessed with many dear friends and was a professed Christion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The daughters would like to thank their Dad's close friends for the love and support they showed him. He cherished each one.

Surviving are three daughtersTeresa Rogers of Homer, GA, Karen Wilson and husband Gary of Dawsonville, GA and Lisa Glover and husband Keith of Dawsonville GA.; three sisters, Sarah Bryson and husband Bob of Franklin, Carolyn Smith and husband Paul of Winston Salem, NC and Alda Ferris and husband Everette of Franklin, NC. Seven grandchildren, Jessica, Jordan, Levi, Chase, Clay, Josh and Stephanie; one great grandchild, Aydan.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM Tuesday January 8th in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with the Rev. Davis Hooper officiating. The family will recieve friends one hour prior to the service.
Military rites will be conducted by the Franklin VFW Post #7339and American Legion Post #108.

Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Roy Wilkerson Waldroup

Franklin - Roy Wilkerson Waldroup, 76 of Franklin died Saturday, January 10 at a local hospital. He was born in Clay Co., North Carolina, the son of the late Herbert and Bernice Waldroup.

He is survived by three sisters, Gladys Wilson of Franklin, NC., Alice Hilton of Helen, GA., Virginia Cooper of Winder, GA.; two brothers, Brance Waldroup and Harold Waldroup of Hayesville, NC.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Glenna Monkus and Muriel Monkus; two brothers, Coy and Horace Waldroup.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. The Rev. Jimmy Rogers will be officiating. Nephews will be serving as pallbearers. Burial will be at Ledfords Chapel Cemetery, Hayesville, NC.

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

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

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Brandon Helmut Wales

Clayton GA - Brandon Helmut Wales, 17, of Clayton, GA, died as the result of a tragic automobile accident on Sunday, October 9, 2011.

He was born in Toccoa, GA, the son of Roy Helmut Wales, who preceded him in death, and Sherry Holland Wales of the home.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Amber Browning of Franklin, NC; Maternal Grandfather, Ronnie Holland, Paternal Grandparents, Helmut and Elizabeth Wales; his uncle and aunt, Darrin and Kathy Holland; and best friend, Ken Sanders, who was like a father to Brandon.

Brandon was a student at Rabun County High School and enjoyed doing just about everything that took place outdoors. He loved dirt bike racing, working on cars and dirt track racing, fishing, and hunting. He was a loving son and brother, and thought that he was a stand-up comedian.

The family will receive friends at Beck Funeral Home Tuesday evening, October 11, 2011 from 6 PM to 9 PM. Funeral services will be held in the Beck Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 2 PM with Rev. Don Moffitt officiating.

Burial will follow in Hodgins Cemetery.

Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at www.beckfuneralhome.com.

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Edward Ralph Walker

Franklin - Edward Ralph Walker, age 52, of Hanak Way, Franklin, NC, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2010 in an Asheville hospital. He was a native of Torrance, California, the son of the late Milan and Grete Nielson Walker.

He had worked as a waiter in a restaurant. He is survived by a brother, Miles Walker of Franklin, NC.

No services are planned.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Barbara Hope Wallace

Franklin, NC - Barbara Hope Wallace, age 84, of Franklin, NC passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012. Born in Union Co., South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late John Quincey and Alberta Ella Hayes Wallace. She was a teacher in the public school system and was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the choir, Bible Study; the Presbyterian Womens’s Organization and where she was an Elder. Mrs. Wallace was a member of the retired Teacher’s Association.

Barbara is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, numerous great nieces and nephews and eleven great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Robert Wallace and four sisters, Esther Gustaw, Myrtle Nims, Margaret Isbill and Mary Jo Ghent.

Memorial services will be held Friday, May 18, 2012 at 4:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church, Franklin, with Rev. Sam Pope officiating. A reception will follow the service, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Frances C. Walz,

Highlands, NC - Frances C. Walz, age 92, of Highlands, North Carolina, formerly of Fairfield, passed away on October 2, 2010.

She will be remembered by her family including one daughter, Helen Yarzinski, of Boca Raton, FL; two granddaughters, Robin Hitch, of Whottier, NC, Rachel Yarzinski, of Boca Raton; two nieces, Lorraine Davis, and her husband, Stephen, of West Berry, New York, Joan Hessemer, and her husband, Donald, of Fanwood, NJ. Frances was predeceased by her son, Ronald Yarzinski, and two sisters, Evelyn Baxter and Dorothy Battaglia.

Born in Locus Valley, New York to the late Robert and Helen Mayor Casson, she had been a resident of New York and Connecticut, including 24 years in Fairfield, before moving to Highlands four years ago. A retired assembler for General Electric, Frances continued working as an eldercare assistant for several local clients until her own health made it necessary to stop. She truly enjoyed helping others, was a wonderful cook, and avid swimmer throughout her life.

Her committal service will be held on Thursday at 130 PM in St. Charles Cemetery, in Farmingdale, New York. All other services are private. Arrangements are under the care of the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, of Fairfield Center.

To order flowers online, travel directions to the cemetery, or to sign her guest register, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com

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  William David Wannamaker

Sapphire - William David Wannamaker died on Sunday, May 11, 2008, in the Highland-Cashiers Hospital in Highlands, North Carolina after a long battle with cancer. He passed peacefully with his family at his side.

Bill was born on February 29, 1928, to Herbert Lee and Pauline Taylor Wannamaker of 5 Halsey Street, Charleston, South Carolina. After graduating from Charleston High School, Bill attended the University of Kentucky, where he received a degree in mechanical engineering. While playing football for Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, he was twice named All-American SEC. The Kentucky Wildcats were the National Champions in 1950, the SEC Champions in 1950, and the Sugar Bowl Champions in 1951. Bill was awarded the honorary distinction of "Kentucky Colonel."

After graduating from college in 1951, Bill enlisted in the United States Air Force with the rank of Second Lieutenant. He was assigned to the West Point Military Academy in West Point, New York, where he coached football with Vince Lombardi. While at West Point, Bill met his future bride, Ann Collette Rauner of Fort Montgomery, New York. Ann and Bill were married in the West Point Chapel on April 25, 1953. Upon the completion of his military service, Bill turned down an offer to play professional football with the New York Giants to accept a job with the General Electric Corporation. During the course of his thirty-five year career with General Electric, Bill worked in many of the corporation's divisions and received numerous awards for his innovative contributions to the manufacturing process. Bill finished his tenure with General Electric as the Manager of Manufacturing at the company's Neutron Devices Plant in Largo, Florida, and retired on December 31, 1986.

Upon retirement, Ann and Bill built a home in Tarpon Springs, Florida, where they lived for the next fifteen years. Bill remained very active in his retirement: he was an avid gardener, he enjoyed all sports, and he and his wife traveled extensively. Five years ago, Ann and Bill left Florida and built a home in Sapphire, North Carolina.

Bill leaves behind his wife Ann, of 55 years; their five children: William David, Jr. of San Francisco, California; Andrew Lee of Pendleton, Kentucky; Paul Taylor of Clearwater, Florida; Kelly Wannamaker Brown of Newville, Pennsylvania; and Claire Wannamaker Flowers of Holiday, Florida; and two grandchildren, Ethan Lee Wannamaker and Annie Katherine Wannamaker.

A memorial Mass will be held on June 2, 2008 at 11:00 AM at St. Jude's Church in Sapphire Valley, North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude's Church.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Geneva "Jenny" Carol Payne Ward

Mt. Blanchard OH - Geneva "Jenny" Carol Payne Ward, 75, of Mt. Blanchard passed away at 6:18 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2012 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. Jenny was born on May 10, 1937, to the late Clay and Ellie (Ledford) Payne in Franklin, NC. Jenny married Loris E. Ward on January 13, 1984, and he survives.

Jenny is also survived by son, Freddie Scarlett of Franklin, NC; daughters: Shelia Sturgeon of Ft. Payne, AL and Donna Haynes of Cedar Bluff, AL; stepson, Dennis (Sherri) Ward of Arlington, OH; stepdaughter, Linda Obosla of Acworth, GA; half brother Kyle Payne of Otto, NC; half sister, Hazel Stamey of Franklin, NC; one grandson; four granddaughters; five great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter. Jenny was also preceded in death by her parents; one grandson; one granddaughter and her spouse; and one great-granddaughter. Jenny was a homemaker and loved to dance, read, garage sales, flea markets, and picture painting.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2012 at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, 105 W. Main St.,
Franklin, NC 28734.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. Reverend Janet Greene will officiate and burial will follow in Union United Methodist Cemetery, Franklin, NC.

Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice.

Ohio arrangements are being handled by and entrusted to CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Arlington, OH.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Jean Ward

Cashiers, NC - Jean Ward was born December 23, 1941 in Louisville, KY. She grew up in Atlanta, GA and spent her teenage summers in Cashiers teaching horseback riding.

In 1975, she returned and enrolled in an EMT class at the Glenville Rescue Squad where she met Charles Ward. They were married in Oct. 1976. She was the first woman to join a rescue squad in Western North Carolina as an EMT.

In 1978, she started Home and Land Maintenance, Cashiers Carpet Cleaners, Cashiers Garage Door and Western Carolina Restoration. In Nov. 1988, Jean was listed in The Cleaning and Restoration, the official RIA Publication International as one of six ladies of the '80's in the cleaning industry. She loved her dogs. She operated Cashiers K9 Camp where she boarded dogs for a number of years. She worked 11 years as a tech for the Cashiers Village Vet.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Leonard Long and Florence Major Long; two sons, Shawn Goodwin and Todd Goodwin, and a daughter, Jeanne Caruthers.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Charles Ward; Charlene Ward and Jay Webster of Cashiers, Jodi Bayes and Brad Bayes of Orange Park, FL and Dawn Woodring; 10 grandchildren; two step grandchildren, one great grandchild, and one brother, Major Long of Cashiers.

Jean is a member of Cashiers United Methodist Church; she helped organize the Cashiers Chamber of Commerce, and along with Jackie Wynn organized the Cashiers Christmas Parade for several years.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Cashiers United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Harry officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 2:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Lewis Rathbun Wellness Center, 121 Sherwood Road, Asheville, NC 28803 or Four Seasons Hospice, 171 Hospital Drive, Suite 600, Highlands, NC 28741

Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Calvin Floyd Webb

Clayton, GA - Calvin Floyd Webb, age 71, of Walhalla, SC passed away Monday, November 26, 2012. Born in Oconee County, SC, he was the son of the late James Floyd and Annie Lee Owens Webb. He was a machine operator in the textile industry and was a member of Double Springs Baptist Church.

Mr. Webb is survived by two sisters, Sheila Webb of Ducktown, TN and Betty Jean Ridley of Walhalla, SC and two brothers, John Webb of Clayton, GA and George Webb of Lenoir City, TN. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Ed Webb.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Lowe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 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.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Daisy M. Webb

Mountain City, GA and Franklin, NC - Daisy Mae Webb 47 of Mtn. City GA, died Friday February 22 2008 at her residence. She was a native of Macon County, NC the daughter of Alvin and Mary Webb Leroy of Mountain City, GA. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sons, Bobby Dean Webb and his wife Jessica of Franklin, NC and Samuel Ray Webb of Hendersonville, NC; three sisters, Tamatha Roberts and Angela Roberts both of Mountain City, GA. and Tina Elrod and her husband, Jerome of Seneca, SC; three brothers, Dean Webb and his wife, Emma of Clayton, GA, Charles Roberts of Mountain City, GA, and Randall Roberts and his wife Becky of Franklin, NC, and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son Robbie Linton Webb.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 26, at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev J. C. Quilliams officiating. Pallbearers will be Charles, Randy, Tammy, and Angela Roberts, Tina Elrod, Bobby Dean Webb, and Jason Roberts. Burial will be in the Cartoogechaye Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the family.

The family will receive friends Monday, February 25 from 3:30-5:00 PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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David Ricky Webb

Highlands, NC - David Ricky Webb, age 55, of Highlands, NC passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 at a Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. He was born in Macon County, the son of Doris Gibson Webb of Highlands and the late Richard Webb. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a lineman for the Town of Highlands. He was a very loving son, husband, father, grandfather and brother. His nieces and nephews loved him very much.

In additon to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 12 years, June Wallace Webb; three daughters, Teri Wallace of Fountain Inn, SC, Amanda Webb of Alto, GA and Debbra Gilbreath of Dade City, FL; one son, Shane Webb of Spartanburg, SC; four grandchildren; one sister, June Webb of Highlands, NC; three brothers, Freddie Webb of Highlands, NC, Johnny Webb of Franklin, NC and Randy Webb of Hollywood, Maryland. He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Webb and Bill Webb.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 22 at 2:00 PM at Horse Cove Cemetery with Rev. Randy Reed officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Liver Transplant Program, 400 Parnassus Ave. Sixth floor, San Francisco, CA 94143 or Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Evelyn Marie Carver Webb

Clayton, GA - Mrs. Evelyn Marie Carver Webb, of the Satolah Community, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at Fidelia-Eckerd Nursing Home in Highlands, NC. She was 80 years old. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Mr. John M. Webb. Mrs. Webb was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and enjoyed working in her flower garden.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sister; Mrs. Edna Hunt of Franklin, NC and her brother; Hershel Carver, also of Franklin, and several nieces and nephews. She was pre deceased by her parents, Albert and Icie Carver of Clear Creek Community and a brother, Lester Carver.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 3:00 PM at Macedonia Baptist Church in the Satolah Community. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 21, 2008 at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands from 6 until 8 PM. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Rev. Jamie Passmore and Rev. Oliver Rice will be officiating. Pallbearers will be Dennis Ivester, Kevin Nix, Marvin Chambers, Morris Nix, Glandon Vaughn, Kenneth Carver and Lewis Carver.

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Jessie Mae Webb

Franklin, NC - Jessie Mae Webb, age 89, of Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Sylva hospital. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Bill and Nobie Barnard. She had careers in both the home and industry, rising to the level of executive secretary. She was a member of Iotla Baptist Church. She loved the Lord, and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid reader, faithful sister and longtime Franklin and Atlanta resident.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Mabry and her husband, Robert of Huntington Beach, CA; two sons, William Hudson Webb Jr. and his wife, Jane of Fairfax, VA and Jeffrey Randolph Webb of Newnan, GA; two sisters, Vera Rogers of Franklin, NC and Violet Smith of Asheville, NC; nine grandchildren, Kyme Chiapuzio, John Mabry, Jodi Libasci, Lee Mabry, Andrew Mabry, John Webb, James Webb, Jacob Webb and Amy Webb, and three great grandchildren, Chelsea Chiapuzio, Cohen and Brody Libasci. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Glenna Judy and a brother, Ray Barnard.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 30, at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Reeves and Rev. Donna Cobb officiating. Burial will be in Iotla Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Hudson Webb, Jeff Webb, James Webb, Jeremy Libasci, Jim Rogers and Jim Mabry.

The family will receive friends Saturday, from 10:00 11:00 am, one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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John Thomas Webb

Tiger, GA - John Thomas Webb, age 64, of Tiger, GA, formerly of Franklin, NC, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at his residence. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Lewis Joe and Maude Stanfield Webb. He had worked as a carpenter and was a member of Cullasaja Assembly of God Church.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Woodall Webb, two daughters, Denise Woodard of Toccoa, GA and Rebecca Wilson and husband Paul of Bowersville, GA; three sons, Keith Woodard and wife Jean of Tiger, GA, Freddie Wilson, Jr. and wife Crystal of Dallas, GA and Christopher Wilson of Powder Springs, GA; seventeen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren also survive. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Mae Mason.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, July 7th at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Teddy King officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a Charity of one’s choice.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Kenneth Webb

Franklin, NC - Kenneth Webb, age 66, of Franklin, NC passed away Monday, December 31, 2012. Born in Rabun Co., GA, he was the son of Omie Mae Webb of Franklin, NC and the late George L. Webb. He was married to the late Gloria Ann Stiwinter Webb who died in 2007. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving during Vietnam where he was an expert rifleman; an MP and dog handler. During his service, he received two Purple Hearts and a Medal of Valor. He was a truck driver for Bates Concrete and loved NASCAR racing. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He is survived by a daughter, Nyoka Yoyanda Webb of Franklin; two sons, Nicholas L. Webb and Kenneth Paul Webb and wife Wendy, all of Franklin; two sisters, Libby Beck and Lorene Younger, both of Franklin; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Wayne Buhl and Rev. Danny Prince officiating. Burial will be in Strain Cemetery. Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will conduct full military graveside rites. Pallbearers will be Brandon Buhl, Scott Beck, Lamar Beck, James Beck, George Stiwinter and Jerry Stiwinter. The family will receive friend Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

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

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William Richard Webb

Highlands, NC - William Richard Webb, age 60, of Whiteside Cove Road, Highlands, NC passed away Friday, October 31, 2008 at a Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Richard Webb and Doris Gibson Webb of Highlands, NC. He was a handy man and was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Cecil Ray Webb of Greenville, SC and Ricky Webb of Highlands, NC; one sister, June Webb of Highlands, NC, four brothers, Johnny Webb of Franklin, NC, Freddie Webb and David Webb both of Highlands, NC and Randy Webb of Maryland.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 2 at 3:00 PM at Horse Cove Cemetery with James "Red" Potts and Rev. Lester Ball officiating.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Lu Ann Weigel

Franklin, NC - Lu Ann Weigel, age 56, of Franklin, NC, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2013 after a short battle with cancer. She was born in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of Mary Neff Larson of Franklin, NC and the late Keith Edward Lite. She was a landscaper, and loved photography, gardening and flowers. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and grandmother, sister and a very caring person. She attended Hickory Knoll United Methodist Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of twenty six years, George Weigel; daughter, Jennifer McFatridge and her husband Noah of St. Anne, Illinois; step daughter, Jan Zaharias and her husband, John of Valpariso, Indiana; two step sons, Jerry Weigel and his wife Susan and Joe Weigel and his wife Julie of Franklin, NC; a sister, Linda Weigel and her husband Gary of Aurora, Illinois; three grandchildren; Chase Hakala, Keith Hakala, and Charlotte McFatridge; seven step grandchildren, Nicholas Zaharias, Kennin Zolfer, Stephanie Calabro, Rebecca Weigel, Casey Weigel, Rebecca Joyce, and Heather Scott. She was preceded in death by a step daughter, June Scott and a brother, Donald Lite.

Memorial services will be held Monday, May 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home, with Pastor Paul Sears officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 till 3:00 pm, two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Macon County Habitat for Humanity, 167 Sloan Road, Franklin, NC 28734 or American Cancer Society, Macon County Unit, PO Box 1648, Franklin, NC 28744.

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Heinz Robert Weiss

Franklin - Heinz Robert Weiss, age 82, of Clover Lane, Franklin, NC passed away Saturday, October 30, 2010 at his residence. Born in Maerish, Czechoslovakia, he was the son of the late Moritz Schoenberg Weiss and Gisela Abendroth Weiss. He was married to Ursula Luise Sicha Weiss for fifty-nine years. He was a wine distributor; worked in real estate and data processing. He was a participant in the Macon Senior Games as a swimmer and a member of Franklin Health and Fitness Center.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one daughter, Jeanette G. Weiss and husband Nick Logori of Tampa, FL; one son, Ronald Michael Weiss and wife Jeannie Lee of San Diego, CA; four grandchildren, William Charles Sylvester Stephens III, Christina Cancel, Ryan Michael Weiss and Joshua Nicholas Weiss. One great-grandchild, Tobias Cancel, also survives.

A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Vic Greene officiating. Instead of flowers donations to Angel Hospice, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734 would be appreciated.

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Edith Marie Sellers Welch

Alto GA - Edith Marie Sellers Welch, age 89, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Mrs. Welch was born on May 1, 1923, in Franklin, North Carolina; daughter of the late Samuel Oscar and Gladys Marie Waldroop Sellers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Odell Welch; son, James Michael Welch; brother, Joseph Reid Sellers; and grandmother, Sally Althea Waldroop. She was a member of Union United Methodist Church in Franklin, North Carolina. Mrs. Welch was a dedicated wife, mother, and homemaker.

Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Gail Drake, Alto, GA; sons, Ed Fitzgerald, Charlotte, NC and Glenn Fitzgerald, Covington, GA; sister, Katherine Elizabeth Curtis, Valdosta, GA; brother, Samuel Vance "Bill" Sellers, Franklin, NC; grandchildren, Kevin Chambers, Missie Winter, Chad Fitzgerald, Shawna Fitzgerald Cope, Daniel Stewart-Fitzgerald, and Amanda Stewart-Fitzgerald; great-grandchildren, Caroline Winter, Courtney Winter, Evan Fitzgerald, Owen Fitzgerald, Allison Cope, and Emily Cope; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2012, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, Georgia, with Rev. Glenn Parrish officiating. Interment will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at the funeral home.

Those wishing to express online condolences to the Welch family may do so by visiting www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, Georgia.

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Helen Jeanette Hipple Welch

Franklin, NC - Helen Jeanette Hipple Welch, age 96, of Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2011 at her residence. Helen was born in Canton, IL; she was a supervisor in Lee County Electric Co-op; was a member of Amvets in Ft. Myers, FL and was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Franklin.

She is survived by her husband, Glen Geer; four nieces, Wanda Williams of Canton, IL, Elizabeth of Ft. Myers, FL, Kathy O’Leary of Canton, IL and Cherie Wilson of Scotland; two nephews, Mike Hipple of Ohio and Logan Hipple of Georgia, and a sister-in-law, Mary Hipple of Biggsville, IL. One grandchild, Pamela Collins and two great-grandchildren, Cailey and Brenna Collins also survive.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church with Pastor Dan Lyons officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church Building Fund, 81 Bethel Church Rd., Franklin, NC 28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Janie Estelle Winkler Welch

Franklin, NC - Janie Estelle Winkler Welch, 89, wife of the late Harry Welch, of Walhalla, SC, died Sat., Sept. 6, 2008 at her residence.

A native of Oconee Co., Mrs. Welch was the daughter of the late Henry and Myrtle Thomas Winkler. She was a homemaker and a member of Westminster Seventh Day Adventist Church.

She is survived by a son, Thomas S. Crumpton of Walhalla, SC, daughters, Ruby Nell Dewesse of Franklin, NC, Joan Heaton and Charlene Crumpton both of Walhalla, SC, brother, Bill Winkler of Dacusville, SC and sister, Hazel Galloway of Salem, SC; 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren also survive.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Marshall, James, Carl and Cecil Winkler; and sisters, Inez Morgan, Ozaline Kelley and Mary Towe.

Funeral services were held at 4:00pm Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008 from the Chapel of Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.

The family received friends from 3:00 to 4:00pm Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008 at Davenport Funeral Home.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Medi Home Hospice, 203 Central Park Lane, Seneca, SC 29678.

The family is at the residence.

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Louis B. Welch

Jefferson City TN - Louis B. Welch, 79, passed away on Friday, 30 July, 2010. He was a long-time member of First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Tennessee, he served as deacon and teller. He was assistant plant manager with Berkline Corporation. A major, retired, from Air National Guard, Louis also served earlier in the U.S. Army. A member of JayCees and later named Lion of the Year, he was also a staunch fan of Carson Newman Eagles and UT Vols football and basketball.

Born in the Macon County, North Carolina mountains, youngest of 15 siblings, to Wilburn and Alice Kimsey Welch, Louis traveled across the mountains to attend Carson Newman College, where he graduated with the class of ‘53, and where he met his wife of 56 years, Margaret Anne(Peggy) Holsclaw. An avid gardener, fisherman, and hunter of Native American relics, mountain wildflowers, and local gemstones, he started and grew hundreds of plants and trees from seed or cutting to give away, along with fresh produce, homemade preserves, and canned goods. “Pop” hauled children, gloves, shin guards, and cleats to countless ball practices and games where somehow his grandchildren’s performance invariably exceeded that of all other children playing on the field, no matter what the score. A storyteller as only the Wilburn Welch family could produce, Louis was always genuine, always humble, ever the unmovable shore from which family and friends could safely launch and to which we could always return for strength, warmth, nonjudgmental support and a sustaining selfless love.

He is survived by his wife, sisters Muriel Welch and Jo Hedrick, brother Thomas Paul Welch, brother-in-law, William Holsclaw; children, Laura Shannon Welch Miller and Michael Shawn Welch; grandchildren, Brandon, Eli, Wyn, and Ian Miller; great grandchild Landon Ivan Louis Miller; and 19 nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks instead for donations to First Baptist Church’s Benevolence Committee.

Celebration of Life will be 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, TN with Dr. Gene Wilder and Reverend Jim Dampier officiating. Family and friends will gather at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, August 5, 2010 at Jefferson Memorial Gardens for a 10:00 a.m. graveside interment service. The family will receive friends 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City, TN (865) 475-3892. www.farrarfuneralhome.com

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Evelyn Suttle West

Franklin, NC - Evelyn Suttle West, age 89, of Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Born in Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late Peter Raymond and Mattie Mae Surber Suttle. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church, the Adult Sunday School Class and UMW. She was a member of the Nequassa Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Little Bridge Club.

Mrs. West is survived by her husband of 70 years, Jesse L. West, Jr.; a son, Jesse Lyle West III and wife Charlene of Asheville, NC; six grandchildren, Alicia Reed, Jerry Lee Patton, Jr., Stephen Yonce, Mary Elizabeth Yonce; Jesse Lyle West IV (Jay) and Jeffrey West and five great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Evelyn Patton and Patricia Cabe and a grand daughter, Rebecca Lynn Patton.

Memorial services will be held Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:30 am at First United Methodist Church with Reverend David Beam officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 10:30 11:30 am, one hour prior to the service, at the church.

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Dr. David Marvin Wheeler

Highlands, NC - Dr. David Marvin Wheeler, age 53, passed away Monday, November 26, 2012 as a result of an auto accident. He was born in Ashland, KY, the son of Harry M. and Shirley Hay Wheeler of Greenville, SC. He practiced medicine in the Highlands Cashiers area for 24 years. He was a graduate of Georgetown College and he received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Wheeler loved boating and watersports. He was a member of Highlands United Methodist Church where he was a former choir member.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Mindy Walker Wheeler; his daughter, Sally Ann Wheeler of Highlands, NC and his son Samuel David Wheeler of Highlands, NC; his brother, John F. Wheeler of Greenville, SC.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 1, at 7:00PM at Highlands United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Christy officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 4:00 7:00PM at Highlands United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the NC Childrens Hospital, The NC Children's Promise, CB #7237, 88 Vilcom Circle, McClamroch Hall, LL100, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7237 or Highlands United Methodist Church, PO Box 1959, Highlands, NC 28741.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Victoria (Vicki) Jean Russell Whitacre

Franklin - Victoria (Vicki) Jean Russell Whitacre of Franklin, formerly of Toccoa, GA died on Tuesday, July 6th in Asheville, NC. The daughter of the late Sydney King Russell and Jean Love Russell she is survived by two sons, Michael J. Vannucci of Jacksonville, FL; Richard Jeffrey Vannucci of Franklin, NC; two daughters, Rachel Buenavista and husband Clarence and Jennifer Zang both of Jacksonville, FL; two sisters, Melinda Russell Womack of Highlands, NC and Lorena Love Russell of Asheville, NC and seven grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Larry Whitacre and a daughter, Sarah Zang.

She loved books, writing, going to Church and being with her family. She will be remembered for her keen mind and sense of humor, but most of all for her enduring faith in God.

Graveside services will be held Friday, July 9 at 11:00 a.m. at Highlands Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 10 at 11:00 a. m. at New Beginnings Church of Toccoa in Toccoa, GA with Pastor Brad Crowe officiating.

Donations can be made to New Beginnings Church of Toccoa, GA.

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Glenn L. Whittaker

Franklin, NC - On Wednesday evening Heavens Gates opened to welcome Glenn L. Whittaker home to Heaven. Glenn was 74, and lived on Zurich Circle in Franklin, NC.

The son of Pearl Smith Whittaker and Vance Whittaker. He was a Rabun County, GA Deputy Sheriff. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, a 32 degree Mason, a member of the Eastern Star, York Rite and Scottish Rite. He is prec-deceased by his father. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Colleen Largent Whittaker, daughters, Diane Johnson, Stephen City, VA, Anita Carpenter of Fairbanks, Asonya Brown, Columbus, Ohio and Alana Hayes, Ormond Beach, FL; sons, Ricky Whittaker, Marion, VA, Tim Whittaker of Stephen City, VA, Charles McKinney, Houston, TX; sister, Sandra Baker and brother-in-law, Rev. Eugene Baker; thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and nieces Andrea and Kendra, along with several cousins, and friend Kenny.

A memorial service will be held Monday, April 5th at 6:30pm at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin. A family Celebration of Life in Winchester, VA will be held Sunday, April 11,at 3:00PM at Bethany Baptist Church in Winchester, VA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Colleen Whittaker, 222 Zurich Circle, Franklin,NC 28734, for medical expenses.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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John Albert White, Jr

Sky Valley, GA - John Albert White, Jr., age 41, of Sky Valley, GA, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009 at his residence. He was a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, the son Eugene Taylor and Linda Taylor. He was married to Katrina Ackerman. He was an automobile mechanic.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Jessica White and Miranda White both of Erie, Pennsylvania; two sons, Taylor White and John White both of Erie, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Sherry Javens and Amber Walker; one brother, Daniel Taylor of Conneautville, PA; two grandchildren also survive.

No services are planned.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Gary Winston Whittle

Franklin, NC - Gary Winston Whittle, 63, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013. Born in Hillsborough County, FL, he was the son of the late Winston Cecil Whittle and Dorothy Evelyn Henry Hazlett.
Gary was a surveyor and was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Callie Lynch and husband Joel of Franklin, NC; brother, Glen Whittle and wife Tina of Mills River, NC; sister, Gayle Whittle of Tampa, FL; and, grandson, Abram Joel Lynch.

No services are planned at this time.

Memorial donations may be made to Holly Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 366 Holly Springs Church Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Betty Ann Van Why

Franklin, NC - Betty Ann Van Why, age 63, of Franklin, NC, formerly of East Stroudsburg, PA, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011 while under the care of hospice at Angel Medical Center. Born in Northampton County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Hilda Bush Hill. A 1966 graduate of Bangor Area High School she was a homemaker; an avid quilter and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Betty is survived by her husband of 43 years, Larry Van Why of Franklin, NC; two daughters, Kimberley Grube and husband Richard of Bethlehem, PA and Michelle McAndrews and husband Timothy of Hurtsboro, AL; one son, Kyle Van Why and wife Kathleen of Duncannon, PA; four sisters, Virginia Batchler, Lila Marchese, Mary Jane Anderson, and Elaine Rutt; one brother, Richard Hill; seven grandchildren, Zachary, Joshua and Elizabeth Grube, Paige McAndrews, and Mitchell, Josephine and Calvin Van Why, and one great-granddaughter, Rylee Grube. She was preceded in death by one sister, Marlene Reddinger.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Betty Van Why to Angel Medical Center Hospice, 120 Riverview St., Franklin, NC 28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Iris Juanita Wiederhold

Franklin, NC - Iris Juanita Wiederhold, age 84, of Franklin passed away Saturday, November 05, 2011. Born in Orange Co., FL, she was the daughter of the late Gilford E. and Alma Connell Avera. She was married to Richard Wiederhold for 66 years. She was a homemaker; bank teller; liked needlepoint, and was a member of Higdonville Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons, Ronald Edward Wiederhold and wife Rickie of Longwood, FL; Richard Edgar Wiederhold and wife Yevonne of Orlando, FL; two brothers Gilford Ernst Avera and his wife, Shirley of Sarasota, FL, Roy Carroll Avera and his wife Betty of Flat Rock, NC and Johnny Reason Avera and his wife Jackie of St. Augustine, FL. One grandchild, Erich Wiederhold, and one great grandchild, Erich Jason Widerhold, also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Orlando, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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  Maleta Wiggins

Franklin - Maleta Wiggins, age 93, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2010 at a local nursing home. She was born in Jackson County, NC, the daughter of the late Mark and Candace Rogers Stiles. She was married to Roy Wiggins who passed away September 12, 1989. She was a homemaker and was a member of Wells Grove Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother and she loved to quilt and garden. She was the last of 11 children.

She is survived by her daugher, Dorris Long and her husband, Donnie of Franklin, NC; her son, Jim Wiggins and his wife Mary of Franklin, NC. Three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Perry Wiggins.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 8, at 2:00 PM at Wells Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Dickson and Rev. Ernie Sanders officiating. Brent Barnes, Olan Stiles, Vaughn Stiles, Walter Rogers, John Weber and Dennis Ashe will serve as pallbearers. Burial will be held at Wells Grove Cemetery.

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

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Perry Wiggins

Franklin, NC - Perry Wiggins, age 68, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, April 6, 2008 at a Murphy nursing home. He was a native of Macon County, the son of Meleta Stiles Wiggins of Franklin, NC and the late Roy Wiggins. He was a Veteran of the US Navy. He was a retired heavy equipement operator and a member of Cartoogechaye Church of God. He loved gardening, fishing and loved watching Atlanta Braves.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Thomas Wiggins; two daughters, Rhonda Wiggins of Minneapolis, MN and Jennifer Stiles and her husband Judson of Franklin, NC; one step-daughter, Judy McCoy of Franklin, NC; one step-son, Randy Stanley of Franklin, NC; his beloved dog, Misty; one sister, Doris Long and her husband, Donald of Franklin, NC and one brother, James Wiggins and his wife, Mary of Franklin, NC. Nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 9 at 2:00 PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Dryman and Rev. Phillip Cochran officiating. Grandsons and Michael Wiggins will serve as pallbearers. The VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post # 108 will conduct complete military graveside rites. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Guy Ronald Wilburn

Franklin, NC - Guy Ronald Wilburn, age 52, of Franklin, NC, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012. He was born in York County, SC, the son of the late Guy and Ruby Tallent Wilburn. He was co owner of Wilburn and Sons Landscaping. He was a loving father and grandfather, brother and son. He loved football and was a jokester. He was a member of Leslie Church of God in Rock Hill, SC.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Jernigan Wilburn; two daughters, Crystal Ezzell of Chester, SC and Reeva Wilburn of Goldsboro, NC; son, Dylan Shane Wilburn of Goldsboro, NC; three sisters, Gayle Thomas of Rock Hill, SC, Kathy Miller and Pam Watts both of Franklin, NC; brother, Ricky Wilburn of Rock Hill, SC; four grandchildren Nathaniel Kirby, Andrew Ezzell, Sugey Cepeda, Jr. and Bentley Cepeda; several special nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Justin Ryan Wilburn.

Funeral services and burial will be held in Rock Hill, SC.

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Ruby Tallent Wilburn

Franklin, NC; Rock Hill, SC - Ruby Tallent Wilburn, age 82, of Rock Hill, SC formerly of Macon County died Saturday, September 18, 2010 in a Franklin nursing home. A native of Franklin, NC she was the daughter of the late Jeff and Mae Dillingham Tallent. She was married to Guy Wilburn who passed away in 2002. She was a member of Windy Gap Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

She is survived by three daughters, Gail Thomas of Rock Hill, SC, Kathy Miller and Pam Watts both of Franklin, NC; two sons, Rick Wilburn and Ronnie Wilburn both of Rock Hill, SC; three sisters, Ruth Wilkes and Adalene Dillingham both of Franklin, NC and Barbara Shuler of Kingsport, TN and one brother, Don Tallent of Atlanta, GA. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Tallent and Tommy Tallent and one grandchild, Justin Wilburn.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. David Williams and Rev. Robert Dryman officiating. A graveside service will be held Thursday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. in Rock Hill, SC at Grandview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 22, 2010 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service, at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Anne Edith Keener Wiley

Lively Va / Highlands, NC - Anne Edith Keener Wiley, 92, of the Bertrand Community, died Monday, March 19, 2012. She was born in the Goldmine Community of Western North Carolina on August 29, 1919 to the late George and Callie Keener. She was preceded in death by her husband, David E. Wiley; four brothers, Grover L. Keener, Ira L. Keener, George M. Keener, and Richard C. Keener; four sisters, Ella V. Peek, Margaret G. Houston, Martha G. Keener and Dorothy M. Bryson. She was a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church, Gniess, NC.

Mrs. Wiley retired from Federal Service with the Department of Defense in 1985, to pursue her lifelong passion for gardening and the outdoors. She was especially adept at identifying, collecting, and cultivating many varied species of wild flowers. Equally skilled at the art of freshwater trout fishing, none were safe if she was in pursuit. Unable to continue negotiating river and creek banks, she relocated from her home in Northern Virginia to Lancaster County in 1997, where she spent many hours tending her flowers and pursuing other varieties of fish. She is survived by three sons and two daughters; Richard E. Wiley of Heathsville, William H. Wiley of Ottoman, John A. Wiley of Millenbeck, Elizabeth J. Short of Lottsburg and Martha A. Palmer of Chesapeake; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Bethel United Methodist Church, Lively, VA at 2:00pm Saturday, March 24, 2012. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Another funeral service will be held at 11:00AM, Wednesday, March 28, at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands, NC. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00PM Tuesday, March 27 at the Chapel.

Interment will be in the Highlands Memorial Park, Highlands, NC. Memorials may be made to the Highlands Memorial Park, Highlands, NC 28741.

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Dorothy Marie Wilkes

Franklin, NC - Dorothy Marie Wilkes, age 64, of Franklin, NC, passed away Sunday, January 23, 2011 in a Sylva hospital. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late James Silas Green and Eula Shepherd Green. She had worked at Whitley Products for twenty-five years, and also had worked at Grandview Manor and restaurants. She was a wonderful wife and mother, her family was very precious to her. She was a very kind and loving lady and always wanted to help others. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Olive Hill Gospel Chapel.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Ellis Wilkes; two sons, Wesley Wilkes and wife Vickie and Mitchell Wilkes and wife Nina all of Franklin, NC; one sister, Florence Bulla of Lexington, NC; one brother, Jim Green and wife Janie of Franklin, NC; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 25th at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Barry Bowman officiating. Burial will be in Wilkes Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ben Messer, Donald Messer, John Price, Danny McClain, Bobby Ledford, Junior Burch, Steve Green, Mike Green, Fred Dills and Rick Dills.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 till 2:00 pm, one hour prior to the service Tuesday at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Olive Hill Gospel Chapel Church, 2382 Olive Hill Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Milan (Milam) Wilkie

Franklin, NC - Milian "Milam" Bateman Wilkie, age 95 of Grant, AL formerly of Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Highland Medical Center in Alabama. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Alec and Malley Waters Bateman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Henry "Tor" Wilkie who died in 1971. She was a homemaker and loved to quilt, crochet, make afghans and grow roses and flowers. She attended Coweeta Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Henderson and her husband Jerry of Franklin, NC and Bretta Wilkie of Orlando, FL; one son, Jack Wilkie and his wife, Jean of Grant, AL; one sister, Lucy Vanhook of Franklin, NC and one brother, Garland Bateman and his wife, Hortez of Franklin, NC. Eight grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held, Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Janet Greene and Rev. Vic Greene officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jake Bateman, Tom Henderson, Jerry Henderson, Danny Newton, Toby Bateman and Barry Bateman. The family will receive friends friends, from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Dorothy Dean Wilkinson

Highlands, NC - Dorothy Dean Wilkinson, age 88, of North Fifth Street, Highlands, NC passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2010, in Highlands-Cashiers hospital. Born in Durham Co., NC, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Ola Knight Dean. She was married to the late Hiram Childrey Wilkinson, Sr. She was a homemaker and loved to sew and garden. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Valdosta, GA where she was very active and volunteered in the kitchen and was a member of Amarryllis Garden Club in Valdosta, GA.

She is survived by two daughters Greta DeCourcy and husband Richard of Highlands, NC and Sue Wilkinson Lu and husband Albert of Decatur, GA; one son Hiram Wilkinson, Jr and life partner Mathew Gillen of Highlands, NC and one grandchild Cliff Straughn and wife Brandy of Chattahoochee, FL. Two great grandchildren Ella Grace Straughn and Emily Ann Straughn of Chattahoochee, FL also survive.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in Valdosta, GA.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Margaret Virgina Willingham

Franklin, NC and Palmetto, FL - Margaret Virgina Willingham, age 93, of Palmetto, FL passed away Saturday, November 19, 2011. Born in Manatee Co., FL, she was the daughter of the late Murdock and Harriette Barker Matheson. She was married to the late William C. Willingham. She was a member of the Tenth Street Baptist Church in Palmetto, FL.

She is survived by three daughters, Mary Willingham of Franklin, NC, Jane Spraque and husband Paul of Otto, NC, and Peggy Wolfe and husband Doug of Anna Maria, FL and Franklin, NC; one son, William C. Willingham, Jr. and wife Bobbette of Bradenton, FL; four grandchildren, Gary Willingham and wife Kathy, Greg Willingham, and Jennifer Johnson all of Bradenton, FL, and Robert Willingham and wife Traci of Sarasota, FL. Two great grandchildren, Desiree Willingham and Bryson Johnson both of Bradenton, FL also survive.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Palmetto, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tenth Street Baptist Church, 1816 10th St. W., Palmetto, FL 34221.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Donald Peter Willman

Franklin, NC - Donald Peter Willman, age 71, of Old Murphy Rd., Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at a local nursing home. Born in Cobleskill, NY, he was the son of the late Merwin and Minnie Willman. He was a veteran of the US Army. He was of the Methodist Faith, a life member of a Masonic Lodge in New York, worked for General Electric in New York and owned his own woodcraft business.

He is survived by his niece, Amelia W. Slagle of Franklin, NC; three brothers Clayton and Ed Willman of Albany New York and Richard Willman of Olympia, WA. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a stepsister, Barbara and a brother, Leland Willman.

No services are planned at this time.

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Clayton Clifton Williams

Webster, NC- Clayton Clifton Williams, age 90, of Rocking Chair Lane, Webster, NC passed away Monday, June 27, 2011 at a Sylva Nursing Center. He was born in Polk County, FL, the son of the late Walter Allen Williams and Lillie Belle Campbell Williams. He was married to Selma Brown Williams who preceded him in death. He owned and operated Clayton & Helen Shoe Store. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Webster and was a former member of the American Legion. He was a US WWII Veteran of the Coast Guard where he served as Chief Petty Officer.

He is survived by a son, Robert C. Williams of Clyde, NC; two granddaughters, Courtenay Rae Williams and Ashley Dale Williams. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd Eugene Williams and Marion Jackson Williams.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will conduct military graveside rites. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10:00 till 11:00 am, one hour prior to the service, at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Charles Ray Williams

Otto, NC - Charles Ray Williams went to be with his Lord, Thursday, July 14, 2011. He was born August 3, 1921 in West Virginia, moved to Denver, CO in 1928 and later on to Arizona. He spent his last years in Otto, NC. He first visited Franklin in 1980 after seeing a television advertisement for North Carolina. Ray and his wife fell in love with the area and bought land and had a house built in 1983.

Ray served in the U. S. Army Air Force from 1942-1945. He was a machinist from the FMC Linkbelt Machinery Company, Hayden, AZ. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and International Association of Machinists.

Ray traveled throughout North America in his lifetime visiting Mexico, Canada, and Alaska.

He is survived by loving, caring, devoted wife of many years, Addie Williams; sister, Zelda Harrington of Winkleman, AZ; special nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

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  Cleo Hicks Williams

Marble NC - Cleo Hicks Williams, age 73 of Lee Williams Road, Marble, NC passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at her residence.

A native of Cherokee County, NC., she was a graduate of Andrews High School and Memorial Mission School of Nursing. Cleo was the Operating Room Supervisor and Director of Nursing at District Memorial Hospital. She had also worked for Mountain Home Nursing, she was an artist, musician and author of Gratitude for Shoes; Growing Up Poor In The Smokies. She was the daughter of the late Lawton and Basha Taylor Hicks and was preceded in death by her husband, Van Williams who died in 1987.

She is survived by her son, David Williams and his wife Teresa of Marble, NC; her daughter, Donna Howell and her husband Steve of Young Harris, GA; her brother, Oval Hicks and his wife Jo of Flowery Branch, GA; brother-in-law, Grover Williams of Murphy, NC; one sister, Juanita Postell of the Red Marble Community; four sisters-in-laws, Virginia Hicks of Andrews, NC, Betty Kuykendall and her husband Carrol of Marble, NC, Anna Belle Lee of the Pinelog Community and Roberta Hicks of Clayton, GA; four grandchildren, Cammie, Jessica, John and Cody and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 6:30 PM, Thursday, July 10, 2008 at the Marble Springs Baptist Church in Marble, NC, where she was a member. Rev. Bernie Dixon, Rev. Fred Lunsford and Pastor Jeff Maynard will officiate. Burial will be in the Moss Cemetery in Marble, NC. Pallbearers will be Glenn Rogers, Gordon Deyton, Neil McKeehan, Howard Coffey, Dick Brown, Dane Parker, Howard Brown and Roger Holloway.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM, Thursday, July 10, 2008 at the Marble Springs Baptist Church in Marble, NC.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cleo Hicks Williams Scholarship Fund, c/o Joanna Cornerstone Ministries, 17 Valley Avenue, Suite 4, Murphy, NC 28906.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

   

 

Violet Lakey Williams

Franklin, NC - Violet Lakey Williams, age 86, of Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at a local nursing home. She was a native of Macon County, NC the daughter of the late Jess and Abbie Shepherd Lakey. She was twice married, first to the late Hobert Williams, and second to the late Oral Blanton. She worked for Home Health and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and a friend to all.

She is survived by four daughters, Janice Carol Petchkurow of Sugar Hill, GA, Norva Gail Biery and her husband, Paul of Franklin, NC, Teresa David and her husband, Dan of Fairhaven, Michigan, and Arbutus Mullins and her husband, Larry of Pensacola, FL; one son Ty Williams and his wife, Jill of Lake Orion, Michigan. Eight grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Belal "Bill" Abdelrahman, a sister, Stella McDonald and a brother, J.C. Shepherd.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 3 at 2:00 PM at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Carpenter, Rev. Davis Hooper, and Rev. Larry Mullins officiating. Burial will be held at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Dan David, Rev. Tom Duke, Rick Zanbro and Larry Mullins will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Friday, May 2 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.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Jonathan Chamberlain Williams

Highlands, NC - Jonathan Chamberlain Williams, age 79, of High Holly Road, Scaly Mountain, NC passed away Sunday, March 16, 2008 at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. He was born in Buncombe County, NC the son of the late Thomas B. and Georgia Chamberlain Williams. He was a US Veteran of the US Army. Mr. Williams was a writer and publisher for Jargon Society Inc. He received grants from Guggenheim Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts.

He is survived by his life time companion, Thomas Meyer of Scaly Mountain, NC.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Donald Roger Williams

Franklin, NC - Donald Roger Williams, age 50, of Franklin, NC, passed away Monday, August 22, 2011 in Asheville, NC. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Gertrude Wich Williams of Franklin, NC and the late Lonnie Williams. He was a roofer and was an avid fisherman and hunter.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Breanna Williams Kirchman of Charlotte, NC; two sons, Brantly Williams and Roger Williams both of Franklin, NC; six sisters, Ingrid Biddix of Sylva, NC, Sylvia Williams, Cathy Burch, Elizabeth Neal, and Gloria Busby all of Franklin, NC and Gail Carpenter of Long Creek, GA; two brothers, David Williams and Johann Williams both of Franklin, NC; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home Thursday, August 25 at 7:30PM with Rev. David Williams officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30PM one and half -hour prior to services at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Keith Edward Williams

Franklin, NC - Keith Edward Williams, 48, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010. A native of Macon Co., he was the son of James Edward Williams of Franklin and Marlene Fox Williams of Franklin. Survivors, in addition to his parents are twin sons Justin Edward Williams of the US Marine Corps and Dustin Keith Williams of Franklin, NC. Also surviving are sisters Kathy Wilson of Sylva, NC and Karen Fouts and Gerald of Franklin, NC.

Keith took much pride in the landscaping work he did. He was especially diligent in caring for the grounds at Mt. Grove Baptist Church where he was a member. He loved NASCAR racing.

Funeral services will be held Saturday July 31, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Fox and Rev. Benny Bagwell officiating. Burial will be in Mountain Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Zachary Fouts, Brandon Wilson, Gary Fox, Tori Young, Dusty Snider and Jason Henry. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. 2 hours prior to the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Williams Family, c/oBryant-Grant Funeral Home, 105 West Main St., Franklin, NC 28734.

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Mary Stansbury Williams

Franklin, NC - Mary Stansbury Williams, age 91, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011 in a local hospital. Born in Tampico, Mexico, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Dathene Roach Stansbury. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Williams who died in 1994. She was a secretary and executive assistant in the insurance business and church. She loved doing genealogy and gardening. She was a member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church.

Mary is survived by three sons, Howard Williams of Franklin, NC, Charles Williams of Ledville, CO and Frank S. Williams, Jr. of Woodland Park, CO. Three grandchildren, Brian Williams, Crystal Williams and Justin Williams, and two great-grandchildren also survive.

Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.

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Harold Williamson

Franklin -Harold Williamson, age 91,of Franklin passed away Saturday, January 8, 2011 at his residence. He was a native of Macon County and was the son of the late John and Mary Alma Huscusson Williamson. He was a retired farmer, beekeeper, timberman and sawmill worker. Mr Williamson had worked for Zickgraf Lumber Company and was a member of Prentiss Baptist Church where he served as deacon.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years Louise Ellen Roper Williamson, one daughter Rilla Marie Hughart and husband Wayne of Horse Shoe, NC, one son, Randall Harold Williamson and wife Sheila of Franklin; one sister, Gladys Wright of Irmo, SC; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Todd Williamson and Sally Ann Williamson; two great-grandchildren, Mason and Avery Williamson. He was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Quilliams.

Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Thursday, January 13 with the Rev. Randy Drinnon and Rev. Lloyd Fish officiating. Burial will be in the Roper Cemetery. Jeff Williamson, Justin Higdon, Mickey Raby,Josh Cochran, Harold Huscusson, and Kevin Sanders will serve as pallbearers. The family will recieve friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1648, Franklin, NC 28744.

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

Franklin, NC - John Williamson, age 98, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013. Born in New York, NY, he was the son of the late Jervis Coats and Helen Nellie McCluskie Williamson. He was married to the late Pearl Rodwell Williamson who died in 2007.

Mr. Williamson was credit manager for Exxon Mobile; was a volunteer fireman in Millwood, NY and liked woodworking and boating. He was a member of First Baptist Church, McAllen, TX and attended First Alliance Church in Franklin.

He is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Carol Wiegand and husband Richard of Oxford, NC; two sons, Jervis Scott Williamson and wife Suzanne of Franklin, NC and John Kit Williamson and wife Darcy of Owasso, OK; one brother, Jervis Williamson and wife Marjorie of Connecticut; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Dodgion and Rev. Mitch Shultz officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108.

Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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Lila Pauline Williamson

Franklin, NC - Lila Pauline Williamson, age 79, of Addington Bridge Road, Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, October 5, 2008 at a local nursing home. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Paul Raby and Clara Sue McPherson Williamson. She was a homemaker and a member of Morrison Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the choir.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Gail Williamson Ledford and her husband, Donald of Gastonia, NC; one sister, Ann Wiliamson Curtis and her husband, Willie of Berea, KY and a sister-in-law, Mary Williamson of Cumming, GA; three brothers, Ned E. Williamson and his wife Audrey of Pearland, TX, Jim Williamson and his wife, Mildred of Franklin, NC and Bill Williamson and his wife, Louise of Franklin, NC; two grandchildren, Doug and Talon Ledford of Gastonia, NC. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Williamson.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Morrison Presbyterian Church, c/o Winnie Vinson, 1148 Bates Branch Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Randall Harold Williamson

Franklin, NC - Randall Harold Williamson, age 58, of Hendersonville, NC, formerly of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2011 in an Asheville hospital. He was a native of Macon County, the son of Louise Roper Williamson of Franklin, NC and the late Harold Williamson. He was a kitchen manager for Jackson County Senior Center, and had worked for DuPont for thirty years. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and brother. He had a degree in Culinary Technology and was a part time instructor in Culinary Arts at Southwestern Community College. He loved traveling and photography.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Sheila Sawyer Williamson; two daughters, Sally Ann Williamson of Florence, SC and Becky Paige and husband Justin of Hendersonville, NC; one son, Jeff Williamson and wife Jody of Hendersonville, NC; one sister, Rilla Hughart and husband Wayne of Horse Shoe, NC; four grandchildren, Sarah Paige, Emily Paige, Mason Williamson and Avery Williamson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 13th at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Lloyd Fish, Rev. Randy Drinnon and Jerry Fletcher officiating. Burial will be in Roper Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Higdon, Bill Higdon, Billy Ray Rice, Jerry Fletcher, Jim Jones, Don Nash, Danny Garren, and Keith Keener.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 to 1:00, two hours prior to the service, at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216 or to the American Cancer Society, Macon County Unit, PO Box 1648, Franklin, NC 28744.

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James Garland Willis

Franklin, NC - James Garland Willis, age 80, of the Cowee Community, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012 at his residence. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late William Luther Willis and Irene Tallent Willis. He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War, and was a member of the American Legion Post #108. He had worked as a funeral assistant at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home for twenty-seven years, and was a previous office manager for Duncan Oil Company. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grand-father, and he loved to garden. He was a member of Cowee Baptist Church, where he served as a former Choir Director, Training Union Director, Sunday School Superintendent and Deacon Emiritus.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sue Bryson Willis; son, Michael B. Willis and wife Lee of Franklin, NC; sister, Willa Mae McKinnish of Stanley, NC; five grandchildren and six great-grandhildren also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, and one brother.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 28th at 3:00 pm at Cowee Baptist Church, with Rev. David Powell, Rev. Lloyd Fish, Rev. Ronnie Branson and Rev. Charles Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Phil Scruggs, Bob Corbin, Charles Womack, Furman Shook, Bobby Bolick, and Christopher Willis. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Ramsey and the staff of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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

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Doshie M. Wilson

Highlands, NC - Doshie M. Wilson, age 102, of Wilson Gap Road, Highlands, NC, passed away Friday, January 29, 2010 in a Highlands Nursing Home. She was a native of Macon County, born April 5, 1907 to the late Rufus and Albie Picklesimer McCall. She was married to the late Hubert L. Wilson, who passed away September 19, 1986. She was a homemaker and a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother and she loved farming and gardening. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by a daughter, Frances Wilson Reed of Clayton, GA; a son, Clarence Wilson, and wife, Ella-Mae, of Highlands, NC; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and thirteen great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
at Clear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Walter Wilson and Rev. Everett Brewer officiating. Burial will be in the Clear Creek Community Cemetery.
Ralph Hedden, John Munger, Tommy James, Charlie Reed, Roger Lee, Edwin and Mike Wilson will serve as pallbearers. Jason Woods, Adam Woods, Matthew Wilson, Gerald Hedden, Robbie Reed, Joe Munger and Thomas James will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends, Monday, February 1st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home Chapel in Highlands.

Memorials may be made to, Clear Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Waylon Chastain, P.O. Box 1717, Highlands, NC 28741.

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Edith L. Wilson

Franklin, NC - Edith L. Wilson, age 92, of Windy Gap Road, Franklin, NC went to be with the Lord at her home, Sunday, October 19, 2008. She was born in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Oscar and Allie Hopkins Lewis. She was married to the late Thad W. Wilson who passed away January 1, 1987. She was a homemaker and was a member of Windy Gap Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday School Teacher and Choir Member. She enjoyed embroidery, sewing and working in her garden.

She was survived by her daughter, Dixie Mason of Franklin, NC and her son, Steven James Wilson and his wife, Janis of Franklin, NC; one sister, Helen Tallent of Franklin, NC; six grandchildren, Dennis R. Mason, Tim C. Mason, Tammy W. Dills, Kim W. Norton and Mark S. Wilson. Eleven great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her son Earl Wilson; her son-in-law, Ray Mason; three sisters, Betty Burrell, Ora Lee Derrberry and Velma Lewis; two brothers, Monroe Lewis and Roy Lewis; one grandson, Randy Mason.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 22 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Bishop and Rev. John Rogers officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Grandsons, Dennis Mason, Tim Mason, Mark Wilson, Christopher Dills, Tony Norton and Willard Dills will serve as pallbearers.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Windy Gap Baptist Church Building Fund,c/o Edith Holland, PO Box 938, Franklin, NC 28744 or St. Judes Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Jessie Jane Wilson

Franklin, NC- Jessie Jane Wilson, 83, of Franklin, NC passed away Friday, March 1, 2013. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late J. Frank Wilson and Elva Solesbee Wilson. Jessie was the manager of the Cowee School cafeteria for several years and also retired from Caterpillar where she worked as a machine operator until the age of 75. She was a member of Cowee Baptist Church and she liked gardening, traveling and was a big Elvis fan.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Owenby and companion Jack Hendrixson of Franklin, NC and one son, Mitchell Owenby and wife Gloria of Franklin, NC; two brothers James Arnold Wilson of Andrews, NC and Ray Newman Wilson and wife Bobbie of Andrews, NC; three grandchildren Stacey Owenby, Stephanie Reese and husband Jason, Jason Simpson and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. David Powell and Rev. John Raby officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ron Wilson, Jamie Wilson, Gray Wilson, Mike Breedlove, Joe Breedlove and David Morgan. The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00 pm two hours prior to the service, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cowee Baptist Church at 6301 Bryson City Rd. Franklin, NC 28734.

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John "Jr." Wilson

Franklin, NC - John "Jr." Wilson, age 67, of Franklin, NC, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012 as the result of a car accident. He was born in Macon County, the son of the late John Riley Wilson and Pauline Kimsey Wilson. He was married to the late Joanne Wiggins Wilson. He was a Veteran of the US Army, serving during Vietnam, and received two Purple Hearts. He had worked as a shipping clerk for Carsten Motor Freightline. He was a very active member of Cartoogechaye Church of God, where he served as an usher. He was a very loving brother and liked to fish.

He is survived by three sisters, Vonnie Carpenter of Edenton, NC; Bernice Bates and Mary Lou Farmer both of Franklin, NC; four brothers, Edward Wilson, Charles Wilson, and James Wilson all of Franklin, NC and Landie Wilson of Cameron, SC; several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mack Wilson.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 10th at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Phillip Cochran and Rev. Robert Dryman officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Baty, Jerry Anderson, Chris McCall, John Paul McCall, Jonathan Wilson and Aaron Mellies. The American Legion Post #108 and Franklin VFW Post #7339 will conduct military graveside rites.

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

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Mack Arthur Wilson

Franklin, NC - Mack Arthur Wilson, age 67, of Franklin, NC, passed away Monday, July 13, 2009 in a Bryson City Nursing Center. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late John Riley Wilson and Pauline Kimsey Wilson. He attended Cartoogechaye Church of God.

He is survived by one daughter, Annie Lou Maney and her husband Fred of Franklin, NC; three sisters, Vonnie Carpenter and her husband Lawrence of Edenton, NC, Bernice Bates of Franklin, NC and Mary Lou Farmer and her husband Jerry of Franklin, NC; five brothers, John J. Wilson, James Wilson and his wife Dalphine, Edward Wilson and Charles Wilson and his wife Phyllis all of Franklin, NC; Landie Wilson and his wife Vee of Eutawville, SC; two grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 16th at 3:00pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Phillip Cochran officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris McCall, John McCall, Jonathan Wilson, Arnold Andrson, Hank Galloway, and Jamie Holbrooks.

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

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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JoAnn Thomas Wiggins Wilson

Franklin, NC - JoAnn Thomas Wiggins Wilson, age 69, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, September 1, 2011 in an Asheville hospital. Born in Macon County she was the daughter of the late Luther and Hazel Cowart Thomas. She was first married to Frank Stanley then to Perry Wiggins. She worked in road construction and worked at Belden Electric Cord for several years. She enjoyed church, being with family and watching the Atlanta Braves and was a member of Cartoogechaye Church of God.

She is survived by her husband of three months, John J. Wilson; one daughter, Judy McCoy of Franklin, NC; two step-daughters, Rhonda Wiggins of Minnesota and Jenny Stiles of Franklin, NC; one son, Randall Stanley of Franklin, NC and one brother, D. L. Thomas of Franklin, NC. She is also survived by six grandsons, Justin and Jeremy Stanley and Darrell Hodgins of Franklin, NC, Jason, Jamie and Joey Stanley of Gastonia, NC; three granddaughters, Kecia Hursey and husband Nathan of Franklin, NC and Brooklyn and Hannah Stanley of Swannanoa, NC; six great-grandchildren and her dog, Misty.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Phillip Cochran and Rev. Robert Dryman officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Baty, Michael Wiggins, Charles Wilson, Edward Wilson, John Paul McCall and Jerry Anderson. The family will receive friends Monday from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m., one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cartoogechaye Church of God Building Fund, PO Box 438, Franklin, NC 28744.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Mary Alice Wilson

Franklin, NC - Mary Alice Wilson, age 84, of Franklin, NC, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2008 in a local hospital. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Sam and Mattie Marie Sorrells Hopkins. She was married to the late Cecil William Wilson, Sr. who passed away February, 1984. She was a homemaker and enjoyed flowers and gardening. She was a member of Windy Gap Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Tammy Wilson of Franklin, NC; two sons, Cecil Wilson, Jr. and his wife Mary of Greenville, SC, and Owen Wilson of North Pole, Alaska; two sisters, Etta Tallent of Franklin, NC and Lucille Potts of Greenville, SC; two brothers, John D. "Jay" Hopkins and Ralph Hopkins both of Franklin, NC; eleven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Wilson Barnard and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 21st at 2:30pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Mark Bishop officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bobby Peak, Clay Vinson, Willie Houston, Stanley Hopkins, Brandon Penland, and Andrew Jacobs, alternate Matthew Owens. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30, one hour prior to the service Friday at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Nellie Jane Wilson

Franklin, NC - Nellie Jane Wilson, age 89, formerly of Franklin passed away Saturday, May 3, 2008 at Autumn Care of Waynesville.

She was born in Gandeeville, Roane County, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Minerva Hersman. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harvey and Hollie Hersman and three sisters, Fay Bailey, Stella Hersman, and Lizzie Sanders.

She was the widow of Woodrow Clinton Wilson who passed away January 21, 2003. She was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Franklin American Legion and a member of the AARP in Murphy, NC. She was a homemaker and a member of the Franklin Church of God.

She is survived by four children, Ronnie Lee Wilson and wife Mary of Franklin, NC, Lawrence Edward Wilson and wife Joyce, of Garland TX, Naomi Wilson Townsend, and friend Steve Southard of Chesnee,SC, Thomas Andrew Wilson of Tampa, FL. Nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday May 7, 2008 at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with the Brothers Phillip Cochran and Lee Denton Wright officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. David English, Danny Waldroup, Neal Parker and Gregory Wilson will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 2:00 -3:00pm, one hour prior to the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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  Phyllis J. Wilson

Highlands - Phyllis J. Wilson of Sarasota died March 20, 2010.

Born in Beckley, W.Va., she moved to Sarasota in the '50s and graduated from Sarasota High School in 1958. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the Sarasota High School Band. Phyllis worked for the House of Golf for 10 years in Sarasota as a buyer of ladies' and men's clothing for the stores in Sarasota.

Phyllis and Wes went to Highlands, N.C., in 1973 and fell in love with the town. In 1986 Phyllis and Wes moved to Highlands and became owners of Le Pavillon Ladies Appearl Store which was established for 35 years. They closed the store in 2004 and came back to Sarasota. Phyllis and Wes were members of the Highlands United Methodist Church.

She leaves her husband of 40 years, Wesley T. Wilson; sister Sandy K. Culleny of Nokomis; brother Steve Shivley of Beckley; niece Stephanie; and nephew Stephen.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a service at 4 p.m., at Toale Brothers Colonial Chapel, 40 N. Orange Ave.
Graveside services will be in North East Cemetery in North East, Pa.
In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made in memory of Phyllis to the Highands
United Methodist Church, PO Box 1958, Highlands, NC 28734.

Courtesy of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

Online memorials may be made by visiting www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

   

 

Sandra Kay (Sandy) Wilson

Jackson, GA - Mrs. Sandra Kay (Sandy) Wilson, 49, of Jackson, passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at the Atlanta Medical Center.

Mrs. Wilson was born in Atlanta, GA on June 6, 1961 to Geneva Garrett Reece and the late Bobby Jack Reece. Sandra was employed with Vertis Communication and was a 1979 graduate of North Clayton High School.

Sandra is survived by her husband, Christopher Wilson; daughter, Amanda Wilson; son, Adam Wilson; her mother, Geneva Garrett Reece; sisters, Sherry Settle, Debbie Fiely and Cindy Greene; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services for Mrs. Sandy Wilson will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2010, 5:00 PM at the chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Reverend Claire Yoder will officiate. Friends may visit the family on Saturday following the services at the funeral home.

Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, Inc., 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of the arrangements. (www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com)

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Thomas S. Wilson

Franklin, NC - Thomas S. Wilson, age 92, of Highlands, NC passed away Monday, June 25, 2012 at his residence. He was the son of the late Mack and Lona Flora Ann Chastain Wilson. He was married to Frances Ruth Mossor Wilson who passed away in 2006. He was a US Army Veteran of WWII; a mechanic and welder for Zia Company in Los Alamos, New Mexico and a member of Operating Engineers. He was a member of Blue Valley Baptist Church. Mr. Wilson was a caring father, grandfather and great grandfather who liked hunting, fishing and farming.

He is survived by his daughters, Lona Pearl "Cookie" McCall and her husband, James of Highlands, NC, Martha Earle and her husband Randy of Morse, TX and Frances Wilson of Parkersburg, W. VA; a son Archie "Bud" Wilson and wife Anna of Highlands, NC; one sister, Dolly McCall of Highlands, NC and one brother Albert Wilson of Espanola, New Mexico. Six grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ellie Nix and Velma Mason and five brothers, Eugene, Walter, Lyman, Joe and Curt Wilson.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 28 at 2:00PM at Blue Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Oliver Rice officiating. Burial will be in the Clear Creek Community Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Neal Earle, Kevin Earle, Scott Earle, Randy McCall, Jared McCall, Bud Hedden and Willie Mahler. Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will perform full military graveside rites.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00 2:00PM, one hour prior to the service, at the church.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Rev. Walter M. Wilson

Highlands, NC - Rev. Walter McClain Wilson, age 76, of Mack Wilson Road, Highlands, NC, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2011 at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. He was a native of Macon County, son of the late Mack Wilson and Lona Chastain Wilson. He had pastored several churches in Western North Carolina, and was a member of Shortoff Baptist Church, where he had served as pastor for a number of years. He was a barber and also owned and operated a sawmill for several years. He was a 50 year member and past master of Blue Ridge Lodge #135 AF & AM, a 32nd degree York Rite Mason, and member of Highlands Chapter #437 OES Easter Star.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lucille Nix Wilson, a daughter, Lisa Norris and husband Lester of Highlands, NC; a sister, Dolly McCall and husband Frank, of Highlands, NC; two brothers, Thomas Wilson of Highlands, NC and Albert Wilson of Espanola, New Mexico. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Velma Talley Mason and Ellie Nix and four brothers, Curt, Joe, Lyman and Eugene Wilson.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 4th at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Highlands with Rev. Andy Cloer, Rev. Paul Christy, and Rev. Charles Harris officiating. Burial will be at Clear Creek Cemetery, where Masonic graveside services will be held. Pallbearers will be Dennis Wilson, Craig McCall, Boyd McCall, Bud Wilson, Roger Wilson, Roger Lee Wilson, Edwin Wilson, and Bill Lowe.

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

Memorials may be made to Shortoff Baptist Church, PO Box 1217, Highlands, NC or to Clear Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, PO Box 1470, Highlands, NC 28741.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Joyce Wireman

Franklin, NC - Joyce Wireman, age 74, of Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at a local hospital. She was born in Magoffin, KY the daughter of the late John and Susanne Whitaker Hopkins. She was a seamstress for Casual Line and was a member of Ocoee Church of God. She was a loving caring person.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Don Wireman; three daughters, Vicki Stewart and husband, Larry of Marion, AK, Vera Hershman of Winter Garden, FL and Kim Hanton and husband, Jim of Montverde, FL. Four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, four sisters and four brothers also survive. She was preceded in death by two sons, Steve Whitaker and Jeff Wireman.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 31 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Taylor officiating. Burial will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday thirty minutes prior to the service.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Mamie Addington Wise

Greenwood, SC - Mamie Addington Wise, 87, resident of 1110 Marshall Road, wife of Raleigh Warren Wise, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 at Self Regional Medical Center.

Born in Franklin, NC, January 25, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Jacob Weaver and Nina Cabe Addington. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Mamie was formerly employed with Dupont Chemical Corporation as a Chemist. She was retired from Monsanto Chemical of Charleston, WV, where she served as a Technical Librarian.

Surviving in addition to her husband Warren, whom she married December 5, 1957, of the home are three nieces; two nephews; and her baby cats, Baby Kitty and Tiger. She was preceded in death by a brother, A.B. Addington; sister, Mary A. Keels; and a nephew, Albert W. Addington.

Graveside services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 AM at Union United Methodist Church Cemetery in Franklin, NC with Reverend Gervase C. Hitch officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Greenwood, PO Box 49776, Greenwood, SC 29649 or to Union United Methodist Church in Franklin, NC.

For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com or bryantgrantfuneralhome.com or by email..

Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Greenwood, SC and Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, Franklin, NC is assisting the Wise family.

   

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James Craig Witherington

Franklin, NC - James Craig Witherington, age 64 of Franklin, NC, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in an Asheville hospital. He was a native of Birmingham, Alabama, the son of the late Craig and Marge Whiddon Witherington. He was a truck driver, owning his own business. He loved his dogs, Bama and Champ, he loved Crimson Tide especially when they were winning, he also loved Duke Blue Devils and NASCAR.

He is survived by his wife of twenty-nine years, Linda Fox Witherington, five sons, Kevin Witherington and wife Charlene, Eric Witherington and wife Michelle, Robert Duane Armes and wife Christa all of Birmingham, Al, Mark Witherington of Atlanta, GA, and Travis Armes and wife Stephanie of Raleigh, NC; one sister, Ann Higdon and husband Ron of Killen, AL; two nieces, Holly Thompson and Heather Kirby; grandchildren, Brookelyn, Rylee, Olivia, Ashley, Payton, Conner, Garrett, Chloe, Cody and Andrew.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, October 10th at 3:00pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Tim Hayes officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 till 3:00 pm, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. At other times at Eddie Fox residence, 354 Sugarfork Church Road, Franklin, NC.

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

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Betty Jean Bryson Womack

Franklin, NC - Betty Jean Bryson Womack, age 82, of Franklin, NC, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012 surrounded by her family. She was a native of Macon County and was the daughter of the late James Carr Bryson and Sarah Frances Rickman Bryson. She was married to Raymond Harvey Womack who passed away in 2003. She was also predeceased by a sister, Ruth Bryson Potts. She was a faithful member of Cowee Baptist Church where she taught an adult women’s class, served as church clerk and historian, was active in the Women’s Missionary Union, taught Vacation Bible School and youth discipleship training, and was a messenger to the Macon Baptist Association. During her husband’s military service, she taught Sunday School at Bayvale Baptist Church in Augusta, GA, and at Sylvan Hills Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA. She was previously employed at the Macon County Courthouse as a switchboard operator. Early in life, she was a telephone operator for Western Carolina Telephone Company and also worked for Crisp’s Studios and Camera Shop. She loved quilting, researching family and church history, and gardening.

She is survived by two daughters, Evelyn W. White and husband Ken of Mebane, NC, Kathy W. Peek and husband Shonn of Asheville, NC, two sons James H. Womack and wife Pam of Asheville, NC, Charles E. Womack and fiancé Sierra Ensley of Franklin, NC, one sister Sue Bryson Willis and husband Garland of Franklin, NC, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 2:00pm at Cowee Baptist Church with Rev. Lloyd Fish, Rev. David Powell, Rev. Tommy Fouts, and Rev. Charles Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday, May 28, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Bill Fouts, Guy Fouts, Harvey Fouts, Arnold Rickman, David Womack, David Morgan, James Greenwood, Bobby Bolick, and James Garrett. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service on Tuesday.

Donations may be made to the Cowee Baptist Church Building Fund at 6301 Bryson City Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Samuel Bernard Womack

Franklin, NC - Samuel Bernard Womack, age 85, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Burlington, NC. Dad was born October 10, 1927 the sixth child of James Otto and Sarah Harriett McIntyre Womack. He married Christina May Slade April 11, 1953 in St. Matthew, Church of England in Yiewsley, Middlesix County, England. They are the parents of two sons, Gary Bernard Womack and his wife Cathie of Hopewell, NJ and David Keith Womack of Monroe, NC; three daughters, Denise Womack Cox of Highpoint, NC, Cindy Womack Tuck of Burlington, NC and Deborah Jean Womack of Burlington, NC; six grandchildren, Andrew, Johnathan, Christopher Womack and Brandon Tuck, Sarah Cox and Emma Cox; sisters, Margaret Clark of Franklin. He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Lori Womack; brothers, T. Dover Womack, Harold W. Womack, Raymond Womack; sisters, Mary Josephine Henry and Christine Lavada Causey.

Sam enlisted in the US Navy in 1944 and was assigned to the USS Dyess out of Norflolk, VA (DD880) performing patrol duty along the Atlantic coast and then in early 1945 he was assigned to the Asian & Pacific Theater of Operation and the Occupation of Japan. He was discharged in May 1946. After a brief return to Franklin, Sam enlisted in the Army Air Corp in February 1947. He retired from the Air Force in April 1972 with the rank of Master Sargeant. His Air Force assignments were McCellan AFB, California (retired), Welford/Greenham Common AF bases; Tinker AFB Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Lakenheath AFB; Duluth AFB, Duluth Minnesota; Saudi Arabia, Dahahran Zutan Airport; Mountain Home AFB, Mountain Home, ID; Orlando (McCoy) AFB, Orlando, FL. His service medals include the National Defense Medal, Army of Occupation, World War II, Asian Pacific Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal. After his retirement from the Air Force, he enrolled in the Environmental Science Course at South Western Community College, Sylva, Jackson County, NC. In June of 1974 he took a job with the town of Franklin with the water & waste disposal plant and worked for two and one half years. After his resignation from the city, he went to work for the Franklin Mineral Products Company, as a laboratory technician, Quality Control and waste water disposal. He worked for this company for the next ten years prior to his retirement in 1988.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 9 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Whittaker officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Womack, Charles Womack, Jonathan Womack, Andrew Womack and Brandon Tuck. The VFW Post #7339 and American Legion #108 will conduct full military graveside rites.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the VFW Funeral Detail, Neil Riendeau, 1155 N. Skeenah Road, Franklin, NC 28734,

Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Zane Alexander Wood

Franklin, NC - Zane Alexander Wood, age 89, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012 at a local hospital. He was born in Jackson County, NC the son of the late Mont Wood and Dorothy Mae Extine Wood. He was a truck driver and a member of the Ellijay Missionary Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved flowers.

He is survived by his wife, Nina Lois Mashburn Wood; three daughters, Devannah Long and her husband, Eddie and Wanda Ashe and her husband, Lewis of Franklin, NC and Dottie Nicholson and her husband, Charles of Sylva, NC;one son, Marshall Wood and his wife, Ina of Franklin, NC; his grandchildren, Lainie Dills, Gary McMahan, Tim McMahan, Tony Ashe, Allen Ashe, Margaret Duppstadt, Doug Wood and Misty Colton; great grandchildren Matthew Dills, Meagan Davis, Cassie McMahan, Robbie McMahan, Samatha Ashe, Isabella Ashe, Sarah Wallace, Maggie Wallace, Rachel Colton and Autumn Colton. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Edward Long; sister, Ida Mae Gibson and brothers, George Wood and Marcell Wood.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 22 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with the Rev. Bud Haire officiating. Burial will be at the Ellijay Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim McMahan, Gary McMahan, Rod Colton, John Pippio, Tim Pippio, Brian Pippio, Tony Ashe, Jimmy Hall, Dave Duppstadt and Doug Wood.

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

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Frances Woods

Franklin, NC - Frances Woods, age 61, of Woods Lane, Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, March 01, 2009 at a local hospital. She was born in Sumpter Co., FL, the daughter of Ruby Lee Fowler Waters of Sumpter, FL and the late Wilson Waters. She was a homemaker and attended the Church of God.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her two sons, Eugene Carroll Woods, Jr. of Bryson City, NC and Robert Wilson Woods of Franklin, NC; two sisters, Teresa Waters and Shirley Lightfoot both of Sumpter Co., FL. Four grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 4 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Dwayne Kirkland officiating. Burial will be held at Holly Springs II in Bryson City, NC. Eugene Carroll Woods, III, Lex Ramey, Ernie Paite, Terry Cabe, Levi Bailey and John Ledford will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 4 from 10:00-11:00 AM, one hour prior to service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Rex Woods

Franklin - Rex Carvin Woods, age 59, of Lockwood Drive, Franklin, NC passed away Friday, April 8, 2011 at an Asheville Solace Center. He was a lifelong resident of Macon County, the son of Mildred Rogers Woods of Franklin, NC and the late Earl Woods. He was a rural mail carrier for the US Postal Service for 381/2 years. He was a member of the Cullasaja Assembly of God and was a former member of the Buck Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Woods was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 24 years, Margaret McConnell Woods; his daughter, Emily Woods of Franklin, NC and his son Colton Woods of Charlotte, NC; two sisters, Helen Bolick of Franklin, NC and Debby Jenkins of Maryville, TN; three brothers, Doyle Woods, Gerald Woods and Royce Woods all of Franklin, NC.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 10 at 3:00 PM at Cullasaja Assembly of God Church with Dr. Randall Rogers, Rev. James Cannon, Rev. Ernie Sanders and Rev. Judson Hall officiating. Burial will be at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Ronald Woods, Dennis Bishop, Danny Bishop, Ray Rogers, Jonathan Jenkins, Garrett Woods, Beau Bishop and Dylan O’Donahue will serve as pallbearers. The present and past employees of the Postal Service will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends, Sunday, April 10 from 1:00-3:00PM, two hours prior to the service at Cullasaja Assembly of God.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Nancy Sellers, 2826 Highlands Road, Franklin, NC 28734 or the Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Geneva Vaughn, 133 Embers Drive, Highlands, NC 28741.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Barbara Jean Henson Woody

Otto - Barbara Jean Henson Woody, age 72, of Otto, NC died Sunday April, 19, 2009 in a local nursing home. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late James Moore Henson and Robie Mae English Henson. She was married to James Arthur Woody, Jr. who passed away in 2007. She was an executive secretary for Travelers Insurance Company. She was a member of the Kountry Krafters, a member of Coweeta Baptist Church where she was on the social and flower committees, and a member of the WMU.

She is survived by her son, David Eller of Otto, NC, two step sons Kirk Woody of Smyrna, GA and Arthur Woody of Duluth, GA.; two step-daughters, Eugenia Walker of Smyrna, GA, and Celeste Churchill of Garland, TX; three brothers,James Henson Jr. of Otto, NC, Charles Henson of Jenkinsburg,GA, Roy Henson of Otto NC; five step- grandchildren and one step great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Willie Jenkins and Bertha Mae Henson.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 21, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Coweeta Baptist Church with Rev. Davis Hooper officiating. Pallbearers will be Keith and John Jenkins, Reed Blackwell, Bob Henson, Kenneth Allen, Kirk and Arthur Woody and Dwayne Henson.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, April 20, at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Coweeta Baptist Church Building Fund, 780 Coweeta Church Road, Otto, NC 28763.

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Alice Reeves Wooten

Franklin - Alice Reeves Wooten, 87 of Franklin passes away Saturday, September 25 in a local nursing home. She was a native of Macon County and was the daughter of the late Charlie and Texie Roper Reeves. She was a homemaker and was married to the late Thomas William Wooten. Mrs. Wooten was a member of Mt. Sinai Assemble of God Church. She attended Mashburn Branch Baptist Church and she loved to quilt and gardening.

Surviving are two daughters, Sallie and Rosie Wooten of Franklin, Three sisters,Delia Houston and Lela Watson of Franklin and Rebecca Bateman of Castle Rock Washington, One brother Bill Reeves of Castle Rock Washington. She was preceded in death by 2 sons Thomas Ralph Wooten and Monroe Bateman.

Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 PM Sunday evening in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev.John Rogers and Rev Alton Dendy officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday in the Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery . The family will recieve friends from 6 to 7 PM Sunday evening at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Fred Roger Wooten

Franklin, NC - Fred Roger Wooten, age 82, of Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Charlie and Ruth Brown Wooten. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving during the Korean War and worked for Burlington Industries for 40 years. He was a member of Clarks Chapel United Methodist Church; was a loving husband and devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather and liked hunting, fishing and farming.

Mr. Wooten is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ila Scott Wooten; a daughter, Sheila Wooten James and husband Clayton of Seneca, SC; three sisters, Catherine Ray, Shirley Shuler and Agnes Tardy all of Franklin, NC; two brothers, Paul Wooten of Clayton, GA and Bruce Wooten of Franklin, NC; two grandsons, Shane Golden and Jack Beaty and two great granddaughters, McKinnley Golden and Julie Beaty. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Freda Beaty, a sister, Sue Roper and a brother, Neville Wooten.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 2, 2012 at 11:00 am at Clarks Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Perdue officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charles Roper, Michael Vanhook, Keith Ray, Terry McCoy, Wayne Beaty and Steve Waldroop. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 8:00 pm at Bryant Grant Funeral Home where the body will remain until being placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

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Alma Mae Wright

Franklin, NC - Alma Mae Wright, age 93, of North Fort Myers, FL died Sunday, July 12, 2009 in a local hospital in Franklin, NC. She was born in Greensburg, PA, the daughter of the late Harry and Winnie Gallagher Claffey. She was married to the late Earle Carter Wright, Sr. She was a homemaker and attended New Testament Baptist Church in Cape Coral, FL.

She is survived by two daughters, Mila Jean Mounts of Claysville, PA, Virginia Lee Smith and her husband William of North Fort Myers, FL; two sons, David Herman Wright and his wife Penny of North Fort Myers, FL, James Glenn Wright and his wife Christine of Juliette, GA; one sister, Eva Lemley of Zephyrhills, FL. Sixteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Amy Jane Hernandez and Esther Mae Lemley and one son, Earle Carter Wright, Jr.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 7:00PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Mr. Don Hair officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Graveside services will be held Friday, July 17 at 3:00 PM at Coral Ridge Cemetery with Rev. Bill Roan officiating at Cape Coral, FL.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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George Madison Wright

Highlands, NC - George Madison Wright, age 84,of Highlands, NC, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. He was a native of DeKalb County, GA, the son of the late George P. and Florence Moore Wright.

He was a US Marine Veteran of World War II. He owned and operated East Atlanta TV Company.

He is survived by a number of cousins.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, November 21st at 2:00pm at Highlands Memorial Park, with Rev. Hunter Coleman officiating.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Gladys Hannah Wright

Franklin - Gladys Hannah Wright, age 84, of Franklin, NC, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011. Mrs. Wright was born in Buncombe County, NC November 24, 1926, daughter of Fred L. and Mae McCullough Hannah. She graduated from Franklin High School, class of 1944; then was employed by F. B. I. in Washington, D. C. during World War II. She worked for Burrell Motor Company and Macon County retiring in 1992. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. Her marriage to Ernest Carl Wright, Jr., June 20, 1947 ended at his death April 8, 1999.

Survivors include: son, Walter Carl Wright and wife Lynn, daughters, Gloria Jean Thun and husband Charles, Sue Ellen Chastain and husband Rodney, Donna Dee Hefner and husband Conrad all of Franklin and Brenda Lee Perteet and husband Kirk of Tiger, GA. Grandchildren, Heather Wittekind and husband Chris, Shawna Lamb and husband Jimmy, Nichole Allen and husband Chris, Rance Perteet and wife Amy, Krissi Benfield and husband Nathan, Daniel Gibbs and wife Brittany, Megan Chastain, and Justin Wright and friend Kimmie. Great-grandchildren, Devin Buchanan, Olivia Rowland, Kilee Lamb, Kehler Lamb, Piper Wittekind, Tristan Gibbs, Silas Gibbs, Sarah Perteet, Brayln Wright; two step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Lucille H. Cocke of Franklin, NC. She was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Hannah and a brother, Walter Hannah.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Patton United Methodist Church, with Rev. Keith Newell officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Devin Buchanan, Justin Wright, Rance Perteet, Daniel Gibbs, Jimmy Lamb, Chris Wittekind, Tracy Chastain, Chris Allen and Nathan Benfield.

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

Memorials may be made to DaVita Dialysis Center, 655 Asheville Highway, Sylva, NC 28779.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Frances C. Wright

Central, SC - Frances Crunkleton Wright, 83, of Central and widow of Thomas B. Wright, Sr., died Monday, August 22, 2011 at her home.

Born in Highlands, NC, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Annie Nicholson Crunkleton. Frances was a graduate of Banner Elk College. She was a member of the Fort Hill Garden Club, and the Clemson, SC and Highlands, NC chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a very active member of Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church where she was the chairman of the Native American Committee.

Surviving are her son Thomas Barak "Tommy" Wright; daughters, Helen W. Hedden and Betty W. Long all of Central; grandchildren, Amy Sefick Allaire and husband, J.T., Heather Hedden Beam and husband, Todd, Hank Hedden and wife, Laura and Linsay Long; and great-grandchildren Drew and Owen Allaire, Erin Beam, Maddie and Hannah Hedden.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brother, John Crunkleton.

Funeral services will be 11 AM, Thursday at Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Peggy Garland officiating. A graveside committal service will take place at 3 PM, Thursday in Highlands Memorial Park in Highlands, NC.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Wednesday at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central, SC.

The family will be at the home of a daughter, Helen Hedden, 815 Jones Mill Road, Central, SC 29630.

Memorials may be made to either Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church, 2101 Six Mile Highway, Central, SC 29630; Native American Committee, Attn: Robin Landers, 4908 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC 29203, or to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or at the funeral home.

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David Samuel Wyatt

Franklin, NC - David Samuel Wyatt, age 67, of Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Vernon and Reba Reed Wyatt. He was a heavy equipment operator; he liked spending time with family and friends and was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Wyatt is survived by six daughters, Nellie Wyatt, Michelle Wyatt, Julia Wyatt and Reba Wyatt all of Douglasville, GA and Michelle Lemay and Reba Wyatt Wooden both of South Pittsburg, TN; two sons, David Wyatt of South Pittsburg, TN and Russell "Rusty: Wyatt of Faulker, AL; two sisters, Rosa Lee Gibson of Waynesville, NC and Sandy Pennel of Panama City, FL and several grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. David Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bruce Holland, Paul LaTray, Kenneth LaTray, Gary Shaw and Andrew Cook. The family will receive friends, Saturday from 1:00 2:00 PM, one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

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

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

Franklin, NC & Pickens, SC - Judy Hall Wyatt, age 61, of Pickens, South Carolina, formerly of Franklin, NC, died Saturday, January 10, 2009 at her residence in Pickens, SC. A native of Macon County, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late R.L. Hall.

She is survived by her mother, Louise Woody Smith of Franklin, NC; one daughter, Jennifer Lee Arrowood of Columbia, SC; two sons, Joe Wyatt and Jeffrey Wyatt and his wife, Della of Pickens, SC; two sisters, Pam Ledford and her husband, Steve and Jackie Beck and her husband, Larry of Franklin, NC.; three step sisters, Lytha Hughes and her husband, Billy, Juanita Baker of Franklin, NC, and Linda Henry and her husband, Clem of Highlands, NC; two brothers, Bill Smith and Terry Smith and his wife, Jennifer of Franklin, NC; eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Grover L. Wyatt and a daughter, Joy Elaine Harris.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday, January 12, 2009 at Burningtown Baptist Church, with the Revs. Randy Bryson and Charles Stevens officiating. Pallbearers will be, Bill, Terry, and Jason Smith, Dustin Pendergrass, Ben Woody and Harry Henry. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Burningtown Baptist Church.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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Ruth Naomi Wyatt

Franklin, NC - Ruth Naomi Wyatt, age 80, of Franklin, NC, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2009 in a local nursing home. She was a native of Dixon County, Virginia, the daughter of Katherine Stilner Wyatt. She was a cook at Grandview Manor Rest Home for 25 years, and attended Prentiss Church of God. She was married to Ivan Wyatt, who passed away November 14, 1990.

She is survived by two daughters, Diane Passmore and her husband Grady and Linda Marble and her husband Steve, all of Franklin, NC; three sons, Larry Wyatt and his wife Elsie, Sherdean Wyatt and Gary Wayne Wyatt all of Franklin, NC; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Mark Bishop officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Danny Rogers, Bruce Holland, David Sarvis.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 till 2:00pm, Thursday, one hour prior to the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Mt. Moriah Cemetery, c/o Mary Owens, 21 Pinecone Drive, Franklin, NC 28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Sheridan Wyatt

Franklin - Sheridan Wyatt, age 54, of North Skeenah Road, Franklin, NC passed away Friday, April 30, 2010. He was born in Knoxville, TN the son of Ivan and Ruth Wyatt. He was a US Army Veteran where he served in the 42nd Airborne Division. He was a carpenter.

He is survived by a son, Ronnie Queen of Franklin, NC; two grandchildren, Dillon and Zachary Queen; four sisters, Diane Wyatt and Linda Marble of Franklin, NC, Rhonda Ray of Florida and Pat Conley of Thomasville, NC; two brothers, Gary Wyatt and Larry Wyatt of Franklin, NC.

Graveside services will be held Monday, May 3, 2010 at 2:00PM at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Ronnie Queen, Ellis Raby, Keith Cabe and David Sarvis will serve as pallbearers. The Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will conduct complete military graveside services.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Thadis Windle Wynn

Franklin, NC - Thadis Windle Wynn, age 88, of Radio Hill, Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, July 17, 2008 at his residence. He was born in Eastman, GA. the son of the late Aiden and Guyton Horne Wynn. He was married 26 years to the late Evelyn Lee Wynn. He was a US Army Veteran of WWII and was retired from the US Postal Service where he was a rural carrier for 35 years. He attended Bethel United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Kay Benson of Franklin, NC; one sister, Janice Finuff of Franklin, NC and one granddaughter, Sara Tarter of Franklin, NC; two great-granddaughters.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Eugene " Bubby" Wykle

Clayton, GA - Eugene “Bubby” Wykle, 60, of Clayton, died Wednesday February 20, 2008 in Stephens County Hospital. Mr. Wykle was born August 2, 1947 in Macon County, N.C. a son of the late Weaver and Elsie Dills Wykle. He was retired and attended Carvers Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son; Brandon Coalley of Tiger, GA, three daughters; Teresa Roquemore, Lisa Wykle, and Nikki Wykle all of Franklin, NC, one foster brother; Howard Hurst of Franklin, NC, one sister Pauline Webb of Clayton, GA., 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday February 22, 2008 from the Carvers Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Holland and Rev. Steve Welch officiating. Burial will follow in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family is at the home of his sister Pauline Webb on Mosley Lane, in Clayton, and will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM Thursday, February 21, 2008 at Hunter Funeral Home.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online obituary and registry is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com.

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