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Barbara Gail Tallent Cabe

Franklin, NC - Barbara Gail Tallent Cabe, age 69, of Knob Hill Road, Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, November 30, 2008 at her residence. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Alfred and Iva Lee Dills Tallent . She was a homemaker and was retired from Whitley Products. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Wiley Alexander Cabe; her daughter, Kathy Gail Cabe of Franklin, NC; her son, Keith Wiley Cabe and his wife, Pam of Franklin, NC; three sisters, Brenda Frangoudakis, Shirley Pritchitt and Margaret Jolley all of Atlanta, GA; two brothers, Harold Tallent of Atlanta, GA and Bruce Tallent of Franklin, NC; two grandchildren, Nicole and Justin Cabe. She was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Vinson and a brother, Mickey Tallent.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 3 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Owens officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Justin Cabe, Daryl Oberley, Kenneth Vinson, Mike Frangoudakis, Dennis Jolley and David Jolley will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 3 from 12:00-1:00 PM, one hour prior to service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Relay for Life, PO Box 1648, Franklin, NC 28744.

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Carrie Nell Gibson Cabe

Franklin, NC - Carrie Nell Gibson Cabe, 79, of Franklin passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Minnie Angel Gibson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Cabe who died August 27, 2012.

Mrs. Cabe was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved kitty cats and flowers and loved taking care of and cooking for family and friends. She was a member of Mashburn Branch Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Shirlene Spradlin and husband Melvin of Franklin; three grandchildren, Leeann Higdon and husband Brandon, Amanda McMahan and husband Robert and Jody Spradlin and wife Heather all of Franklin and six great grandchildren, Zachary McMahan, Austin McMahan, Blake McMahan, Brandon McMahan, KayLyn McMahan and Mia Higdon.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Doyle Gibson and a grandson, Kevin Spradlin.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 11:00 am in the chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Alton Dendy and Rev. Gene Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert McMahan, Brandon Higdon, Austin McMahan, Blake McMahan, Jack Gibson, Billy Hurst and Brandon McMahan. Honorary pallbearer will be Carl Angel.

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

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Dorothy Gribble Cabe

Kings Mountain / Franklin- Dorothy Gribble Cabe, age 96, resident of Kings Mountain, NC died September 18, 2008 at White Oak Manor, Kings Mtn. NC. She had spent most of her years in Franklin, where she served as an active member of the First United Methodist Church, Franklin and as a Girl and Cub Scout leader, an avid gardener and an active supporter of many youth programs for the Macon County school system, as well as youth programs for the town of Franklin. Most recently she had resided in Kings Mountain, NC and attended First Presbyterian Church with her son Paul and daughter Jane.

Mrs. Cabe was born on a homestead ranch in Glasgow, Montana on December 27, 1911 to John Oscar Gribble and Lassie Almeda Kitchens. In 1917 , Mrs. Cabe returned to the Shooting Creek section of Clay county, NC where she grew up and graduated from Hayesville High School in 1929 and then enrolled in the nurse training school at Angel Hospital in Franklin that same year. Mrs. Cabe completed her nurse training in 1932 and began her career as a nurse at Angel Hospital.

Mrs. Cabe married William Russell Cabe, a third generation native of Macon County on December 28, 1934. She continued her work as a nurse until 1939 when she took time off to raise a family. On April 2, 1939. Her first child, Lewis Russell Cabe, was born and in May 1939 and she moved with her husband to New Hampshire where he was working with the US Forest Service. Mrs. Cabe and her husband returned to Franklin at the end of 1939. Two additional children were born in the 1940: Paul William Cabe, January 16, 1944 and Nancy Jane Cabe, October 16, 1946. In 1960, Mrs. Cabe returned to her career as a nurse at Angel Community Hospital where she worked as a supervisor until she retired in 1981.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, her sister Gladys Mae Shope, her two brothers, Perry Eugene Gribble and John Bynum Gribble and her grandson, Brian Russell Cabe and special friend of the family, David Bruce Stephens.

She is survived by sons Lewis R. Cabe and wife Diane C. of Alexandria, VA and Paul W. Cabe, Kings Mtn. NC; daughter: Jane Cabe King and husband Jerry L., Kings Mtn. NC; grandchildren: Tanessa Cabe Harte and husband Steven, New York, NY, Karen King Moser and husband Jeffrey, Cary, NC, Michael William King and wife Thelma, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Wesley Todd King and wife Paula, Chapin, SC, Susan Joan King, Irmo, SC; John Finley King and wife Eden, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Great-Grandchildren: Helenica Cabe Harte and Gizella Virta Harte, New York, NY; Laura Leigh Moser, William Jacob Moser and Sarah Torrence Moser, Cary, NC; Colden Todd King and Madison Ann King, Chapin, SC. Sarah Susan King and George Gibson King, Mt. Pleasant, SC.; sisters: Ruby Hockett, Lebanon, Oregon and Edith Anderson, Havre, Montana and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Franklin, NC Saturday, September 20, 2008 2:00 P.M. Rev. John Fowler and Rev. Lee Thomas officiating. Visitation will be 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Friday evening, September 19, 2008 at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain and Saturday, September 20, 2008 from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church, Franklin, NC prior to the serviceMemorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1188 Kings Mtn. NC 28086 or First United Methodist Church, 66 Harrison Ave, Franklin, NC 28734 or Brian Cabe Memorial Fund, c/o Folger's Shakespeare Library, 201 E. Capital Street, SE Washington, DC 20003.

Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Franklin, North Carolina

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Dorothy Viola Cabe

Franklin, NC & Thomasville, NC - Mrs. Dorothy Viola Cabe, age 79, a resident of 112 Dot Road, Thomasville, NC, died Monday evening, January 26, 2009, at her residence. She was born March 19, 1929 in Macon County, NC, a daughter of the late William Lyle Bingham and Willa Mae Thomas Bingham. She was a retired employee of Kayby Mills of Thomasville. Mrs. Cabe was a member of Lighthouse Gospel Tabernacle.

She was married to Annies Eugene Cabe, who died May 2, 1984. She was also preceded in death by children, Alice Matilda Cabe and John Harvey Cabe, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Surviving are a daughter, Gaynell Needham and husband Buddy of Thomasville; sons, William (Billy) Cabe and wife Diane of Thomasville, Bobby Ray Cabe, Sr. of Lexington; and Roger Dale Cabe and wife Jimmie of Thomasville; a very special niece, Mary Pullam; a very special friend, Ruby Mullins; sisters, Lucille Rogers and husband Gary of Thomasville, Martha Webb and Esta Cook and husband Don, both of Franklin, NC; brothers, Edward Bingham and wife Thelma, Jerry Bingham and wife Elizabeth and Jimmy Bingham and wife Billie, all of Thomasville; fourteen grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home, Wednesday January 28 from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held at the Bryant-Grant Funeral Home Chapel, Friday, January 30 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Hillis Burton and Rev. Dale Elbertson officiating. Burial will follow in the Cowee Baptist Church Cemetery. The family wil receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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Eula George "Georgia" Burrell Cabe

Otto, NC - Eula George "Georgia" Burrell Cabe, age 91, of Otto, passed away at her home on Sunday morning, June 1, 2008. A lifelong resident of Macon County, born March 30, 1917, Mrs. Cabe was the oldest daughter and one of seven siblings born to the late Lee and Texie Burrell. After her mother passed, she and her siblings were reared by the Rev. and Mrs.John L. Teague. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of more than fifty years, Herschel Milo Cabe, who died on November 2, 1987. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Ray Burrell, Clyde Burrell, and Clifford Burrell, and one sister, Veo Cabe.

Mrs. Cabe is survived by three children, David Lawson and wife, Katie Cabe, of Otto; Myrtis Cabe Dillard and husband, Edward Dillard, of Dillard, Georgia; and James Y. "Jim" Cabe and wife, Kaye Cabe, of Otto. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Her sisters, Hazel Dufour and Lois Cabe both of Otto, as well as many nieces and nephews also survive.

Mrs. Cabe will be remembered for her dedication and loyalty to her family, church, and community. She was a lifelong member of Asbury Methodist Church. She will also be remembered for her great cooking, beautiful quilting, her green thumb, and most importantly, her generous and loving heart.

Services will be held on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, Franklin with the Rev. Doug Porter officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Asbury Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jack Conley, Marty Conley, Steve Dillard, John Bryson, Jeremy Cabe, and David Smith.

Memorial donations may be made to Asbury Methodist Cemetery, PO Box 113, Otto, NC 28763 or Otto Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 305, Otto, NC 28763.

The family gratefully acknowledges the many years of compassionate care provided by Dr. Gus Wilde and staff, and more recently, the gentle and loving kindnesses shown by the angels of Angel Home Health and Hospice.

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Jack D. Cabe

Franklin, NC - Jack D. Cabe, age 88, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012. A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late Fred D. and Jessie Sutton Cabe.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Joann B. Cabe; two daughters, Jan C. Moore and husband Chris and Laura C. McCurry and husband Vernon; grandson Corey McCurry and wife Mandy; step grandson, Shawn McCurry and wife Elizabeth and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister, Elizabeth C. Pearson and his brother, Larry Cabe and his wife Gaynell.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a sister, Mildred C. Perry and brother, Charles Cabe.

Mr. Cabe served his country in the U. S. Marine Corps - Pacific Theatre in World War II for three years; served as Chairman of the Macon County Board of Commissioners; served on the Social Service Board and Parks and Recreation and Macon Program for Progress. In addition he served as Chairman of the Macon County Democratic Party and Millshoal Precinct Chairman. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he served on the Board of Trustees; was a member of Franklin VFW Post #7339 and Marine Corps League; a member of the Junaluskee Masonic Lodge for over 50 years and the Scottish Rite for over 50 years. He served 35 years with the N. C. State Highway Patrol where he retired with the rank of Major. He worked as Administrative Assistant in the District Attorney’s office for 10 years and then volunteered for a number of years with that office.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Dusek and Rev. Robert Brown officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. N. C. Highway Patrol Troop G Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, at the church. N. C. Highway Patrol Troop G Honor Guard will perform graveside rites.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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James Donald Cabe

Franklin, NC - James Donald Cabe, age 68, of Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at a Cherokee Care Center. He was a native of Macon County, the son of Jake Donald and Edna Cabe. He was a US Army Veteran during the Korean conflict and was a heavy equipement operator.

He is survived by a daughter, Tammy Cabe Swafford and her husband, Sandy of Franklin, NC; two sons, Barry Cabe and his wife, Becky and Lane Cabe and his wife Debbie of Franklin, NC; four sisters, Catherine Keener and her husband Charles of Franklin, NC, Willa Jones and her husband Paul of Lilburn, Ga, Betty Cole and her husband, Tom of Franklin, NC, and Mary Jo Freeman and her husband James of Lawrenceville, GA. Eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Cabe and a brother, Charlie W. Cabe.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 25 at 2:30 PM at Clarks Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Clark Sheffield and Rev. Al Beck officiating. Burial will be in the Clarks Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends, Thursday from 1:30-2:30 PM, one hour prior to service at Clarks Chapel United Methodist Church.

The Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post # 108 will conduct complete military graveside rites.

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

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James Youel "Jim" Cabe

Franklin - James Youel "Jim" Cabe, age 68, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at his home on Middle Creek, Otto, North Carolina. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Herschel Milo and Eula George Burrell Cabe. Following a successful law career spanning 39 years, he retired in 2009. After that, he spent many happy days with his family, friends, his dogs, puttering in the garden, and keeping the wood fire stoked. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.

Jim is survived by his wife of 22 years, Kaye Young Cabe; his daughter, Kimberly Cabe Smith, and husband, David Smith, of Hendersonville, North Carolina; his son, Jeremy Cabe, of Franklin, North Carolina; one brother, David Lawson Cabe, and wife, Katie Cabe, of Otto, North Carolina; and one sister, Myrtis Dillard, and husband, Edward Dillard, of Dillard, Georgia. Four beloved grandchildren, Zack and Emma Smith, and Parker and Brennan Cabe, also survive, as well as a host of dear and devoted friends.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the home, with his friend, Allen Willis, officiating. Friends attending the memorial service should meet at the Otto Fire Department and Community Building at 2:30 on Sunday for carpooling to the home.

Flowers are appreciated, but memorial donations may be made to Angel Hospice, 170 Church Street, Franklin, North Carolina 28734.

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John Owen Cabe

Franklin/Sylva, NC - John Owen Cabe, age 78, of Sylva, originally from Franklin, NC, departed this life July 21, 2010 at Harris Regional Hospital after a short illness. He was born August 2, 1931 in Macon County, the son of the late James H. Cabe and Arie C. Cabe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.

He was a graduate of Franklin HIgh School, and was a US Navy Veteran stationed in Guam. He retired with NC State Department of Transportation as an engineer after 35 years. He also worked in the survey field. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. He loved gardening and flowers.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Frances Vinson Cabe, daughter, Katrina C. Parris and husband Kenneth of Sylva, NC; and his loving granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Parris of Hilton Head Island, SC.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 24th at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Eddie Stillwell and Rev. Josh Hyde officiating. Burial will be in Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kenny Parris, Danny Parris, Brian Corbin, James Roper, Johnny Gribble, Roy Tucker, Jason Hull, Art Provincher, and Tex Corbin.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11:00 am, Saturday, prior to the service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Joyce Elaine Tucker Cabe

Franklin, NC - Joyce Elaine Tucker Cabe, age 61, of Franklin, NC passed away Monday, October 8, 2012.

Born in Bibb County, GA, she was the daughter of Terry Matthew and Beryl Joyce Brantley Carswell of Lizella. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and enjoyed crocheting, collecting Native American figurines and reading.

Mrs. Cabe is survived by her husband of five years, Dan Cabe; one daughter, Lori Joyce Parker of Franklin, NC; three sons, Tripp Lester Parker of Franklin, NC, William Curtis Parker and wife Sandy of Chattanooga, TN and Richard Herman Parker and wife Brandi of Franklin, NC; two brothers, Ronnie Joe Tucker of Dalton, GA and Michael Lee Tucker of Gray, GA; eight grandchildren, Elizabeth, Branden, Curt, Jr., Justin, Cory, Destiny, Brandon and Brittany, and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in Cowee Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Tucker, Dan Cabe, Tripp Parker, Donald Cabe, Mike Cabe and Ellis Raby.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 12:00 1:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Angel Hospice, 70 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734

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Leon Harrison Cabe

Franklin, NC - Leon Harrison Cabe, 87, of Franklin died Thursday, August 19, 2010. He was born in Jackson County, and was the son of the late Ernest Cabe and Maggie Mae Barron Cabe. He moved to Macon County as a child and lived in the Rose Creek community.

He was married for 59 years to the former Jessie Lea Downs, who survives. He was a faithful and active member of Snow Hill United Methodist Church for 72 years. He was a founding member of the Fellowship Sunday school class, having helped organize the class in 1953. He was chairman of the Cemetery committee for many years.

Leon was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 405th Anti-aircraft Artillery Battalion in France and Germany. He received the Good Conduct Medal. a World War II Victory Medal and an honorable discharge.

Leon was a farmer and a member of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee for 30 years, serving as chairman for more than half that time. He loved his family and enjoyed farming and raising cattle.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Peggy Kuppers and husband Bob, Susan McCaskill and husband Kenneth all of Franklin, NC and Janet Inman and husband Brian of Maryville, TN; four brothers Clyde Cabe of Sylva, NC, Ernest Cabe, Jr. of Franklin, NC, Wiley Cabe of Acworth, GA and Howard Cabe of Pensacola, FL and one sister, Mabel Potts of Chesterfield, MI. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Amanda Kuppers, Lauren Hickman, Susannah Kuppers, Brett McCaskill, Harrison Inman and Victoria Inman. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Cabe and Ralph Cabe and three sisters, Anna Dee Cabe, Edna Cabe and Alora Alice Thompson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. at Snow Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Donna Cobb and Rev. Vic Greene officiating. Pallbearers will be Larry Roper, Roy Roper, Chris Roper, Tom Downs, Terry Cabe and Frank Cabe. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Williams, Hugh Blaine, Bob McCall, Bob Corbin, Donald Hurst and Doug Downs. Burial will be in the Church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. prior to the service at the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Snow Hill United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Faye Sheffield, 330 Snow Hill Rd., Franklin, NC 28734.

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Mae Belle Conley Cabe

Franklin, NC - Mae Belle Conley Cabe 88 of Franklin, NC died Saturday March 15, 2008 in a local nursing home. She was a native of Macon County the daughter of the late George R. and Ollie Hall Conley. She was married to the late Thomas Earl Cabe who died in 1995; she was a home maker, and a member of Memorial United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son Stephen C. Cabe and his wife Linda of Wilkesboro, NC, She was preceded in death by two sisters Rebecca Reynolds, and Katherine Pendergrass and a brother Ellis Conley.

Funeral services will be Sunday March 16, 2008 at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with the Rev. Keith Newell officiating burial will be in the Carson Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wilbur Cabe, Mike, Don, Dustin Pendergrass, Mark Reynolds, and Wade Cabe.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM Sunday one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Angel Home Health and Hospice 170 Church St. Franklin, NC 28734

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Margaret Anderson Cabe

Franklin, NC - Funeral services for Margaret Anderson Cabe of Franklin will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at First United Methodist Church with Dr. John W. Fowler officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Cabe died Sunday, March 14, 2010 at a private healthcare facility, Grandview Manor.

Born in Midland Park, New Jersey, February 27, 1910, she was the daughter of the late St. Clair and Catherine Brokaw Anderson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Carl Perryman Cabe; her sister Eva Mae Rice; and daughter-in-law Pat West Cabe.

She was employed at The Franklin Press from 1935-1941 and retired from Nantahala Power and Light Company after 33 1/2 years. Mrs. Cabe was active at First United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star for 75 years, and in multiple community organizations.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Laura and Don Shea of Cornelia, GA; son, John Cabe of Franklin, NC; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Chip and Gretchen Shea, Jordan, Benjamin, and Matthew Shea of Raleigh, NC; Karen Weathers and husband John of Cornelia, GA, Burke Shea of Cornelia, GA, Robert and Leighanne Cabe, Mason and Evan Cabe of Kennesaw, GA, Stephen, Karla Yonce and Claire of Greensboro, NC , Mary Yonce and Guy Phillips of Union, SC.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 66 Harrison Avenue, Franklin, NC 28734 or Masonic / Eastern Star Home, 700 Holden Rd. PO Box 111, Greensboro, NC 27420.

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Patricia West Cabe

Franklin, NC - Patricia West Cabe, age 59, of Bryson City Road, Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, April 3, 2008 at an Asheville Hospital. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of J.L. and Evelyn Suttle West of Franklin, NC. She was first married to Homer Yonce who passed away in 1994. She was an agent for Nationwide Insurance and was a member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church. Pat was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and she loved reading and gardening.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 9 years, John Cabe; her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Yonce and her husband Guy Phillips of Whitmire, SC; her son, Stephen Patrick Younce and his wife, Karla of Greensboro, NC and her step-son, Robert Cabe and his wife Leighanne of Kennesaw, GA; one sister, Evelyn Patton and her husband, Jerry of Marietta, GA; her brother, Jesse Lyle West III and his wife, Charlene of Asheville, NC; three grandchildren, Mason and Evan Cabe and Claire Elizabeth Yonce.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, April 6 at 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with The Rev. Dorrie Pratt officiating.

The family will receive friends Sunday, April 6 from 5:00-7:00 PM, two hours prior to service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 66 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734 or Franklin Fire Department, 49 Maple St. Franklin, NC 28734 or to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 269 Hanover Street, Building 3, Hanover, Mass. 02339 or by visiting the website www.bafound.org.

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Robert Cabe

Franklin, NC -Robert Cabe, age 82, of Franklin, NC passed away Monday, August 27, 2012. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Harley and Ida Elliott Cabe. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving during the Korean War. He was a carpenter and liked to hunt, fish, and garden and loved being outdoors. He was a member of Mashburn Branch Baptist Church and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Mr. Cabe is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nell Gibson Cabe; one daughter, Shirlene Spradlin and husband Melvin of Franklin, NC; two sisters, Margie Lee Hooper of Franklin, NC and Dora Lee Garrett of Raleigh, NC; one brother, Wiley Cabe of Franklin, NC; three grandchildren, Amanda McMahan and husband Robert, Jody Spradlin and LeeAnn Higdon and husband Brandon; and six great grandchildren, Zachary, Austin, Blake, Brandon and Kaylyn McMahan and Mia Higdon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Roy, Albert, Carl and Luther Cabe and a grandson, Kevin Eugene Spradlin.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 31, 2012 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Alton Dendy and Rev. Ben Cabe officiating. Burial will be in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clyde McCall, Billy Hurst, Tom Riles, Earl Holland, Danny Hooper, Jay Hooper, Ronnie Hooper and Isaac Gibson. Carl Angel will serve as honorary pallbearer.

The family will receive friends, Friday from 10:00 - 11:00 am, one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 514 Daniels Street #109, Raleigh, NC 27605.

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Stephen C. Cabe

Franklin, and Winston Salem, NC - Stephen Conley Cabe, 67, of Wilkesboro, NC formerly of Franklin, died Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in a Winston Salem Hospital. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Thomas Earl and Mae Belle Conley Cabe. He graduated from Franklin High School and Western Carolina University. He was retired from the NC State Bureau of Investigation with 30 years of service and the Wilkes County Sheriffs Department with 11 years of service. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Masonic Lodge in Wilkes County and was a member of the United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Linda Mashburn Cabe; brother-in-law Kenneth Mashburn of Franklin; several cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Newell officiating. Burial will be in Carson Cemetery. Pallbearers will be co-workers from the Wilkes County Sheriffs Department and SBI Agents.

The family will receive friends Saturday, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


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Wm. Nelson Cabe

Franklin - William Nelson Cabe, age 94, of the Mulberry Community, Otto, NC passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, SC. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Lenzy and Mary Ledford Cabe. He was married to Emily Ruth Adams Cabe who passed away in 2007. He was a US WWII Army Veteran where he served in the Panama Canal Zone and Aleutian Islands. He was a truck driver for Vinson Feed and Seed of Dillard, GA He liked farming and haying. He was a member of the Newman Chapel Baptist Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Patsy C. Kelly and her partner in life, Hartley Watkins of Otto, NC and his son, Dennis Cabe and wife Kathy of Smyrna, SC; his brother, Arvil Cabe of Rabun Gap, GA; grandchildren, Tonia Kelly McRary and husband, Johnathan, Ray Kelly and Lenzy Kelly; great-grandchildren, Logan and Ian McRary, William & Emily Kelly. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Speed and two brothers, Russell Cabe and Elvin Cabe.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 14 at 11:00AM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Alton Dendy and Rev. Danny Cannon officiating. Burial will be held at Newman Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday, August 13 from 6:00-8:00PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. At other times the family will be at 501 Mulberry Road in Otto.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Angel Hospice General Fund, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Wiley Rogers Cabe

Ackworth GA - Wiley Rogers Cabe, age 84, resident of Acworth GA, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Wiley was born February 4, 1929 and raised on a farm near Franklin NC. He joined the US Air Force in 1948, served time in Germany during the Korean War & Berlin Airlift, and was discharge in 1952. He returned home to continue his education, marry, start a family, and enjoy a career at the Lockheed GA (now Lockheed-Martin) plant for 32 years.

Wiley is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary Mayes Davis Cabe; son Gary Davis (Jane) and grandson Jarrett of Marietta GA; son Robin Cabe (Peggy) of Canton GA, granddaughter Nicol Cabe of Seattle, WA, grandson J. Collin Solonka of Woodstock GA; daughter-in-law Annette Davis of Wheaton MD and grandson Joel Whitlow "Whit" Davis (Leah) of Columbia MD; grandson Nathaniel Cabe and great-granddaughter Kendall of Crawfordville FL; daughter-in-law Analyn Cabe, and granddaughters Mary Josephina and Abigail Lesley of Blue Springs MO. In addition, he is survived by three brothers, Ernest W. "Buster" Cabe of Franklin NC, Clyde Cabe of Sylva NC and Howard Cabe of Pensacola FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest W. and Margaret Mae Cabe; his first wife of 20 years, Eunice McCoy Cabe; sons Joel L. Davis Jr. and Leslie W. Cabe; three brothers, Henry Cabe, Ralph Cabe and Leon Cabe and four sisters, Annie D. Cabe, Edna Cabe, Lora Alice Thompson and Mabel Potts.

The first Memorial Service for Wiley will be held on Sunday, December 22nd at 2:00 pm, at the Acworth United Methodist Church.

A second memorial service will be held in Franklin, NC at the Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, Saturday, January 4th at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Franklin NC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either the Acworth United Methodist Church or Gentiva Hospice Foundation of Atlanta.

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Connor Slade Calabucci

Topton, NC - Connor Slade Calabucci, age 12, of Topton, NC passed away, Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Born in Cherokee County, he was the son of Craig Callabucci of Daytona Beach, FL and Bobbie Prince of Andrews, NC. He was a 7th grade student at Nantahala High School; an honorary member of Nantahala Bear Hunters Club and attended Aquone Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandmother, Barbara Wilson Prince of Topton, NC; stepfather, John Stewart of Andrews, NC; three sisters, Alyssa, Dannah and Rebekah Stewart of Nantahala, NC, and one cousin, Tyler Cable of Nantahala, NC. He was preceded in death by a half brother, Hunter Cope.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Townson Rose Funeral Home in Andrews with Rev. David Postell officiating. Burial will be in Aquone Baptist Church Cemetery. Nantahala Bear Hunters Club will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 3:00 pm, two hours prior to the service at Townson Rose Funeral Home.

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

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Robert C.Calloway

Highlands, NC -Robert C.Calloway, age 78, of Highlands, NC passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at a Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Ira and Hazel Speed Calloway. He was a retired building contractor and a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. He loved to coon hunt and loved raising coon dogs. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and was a member of Buck Creek Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Alene Houston Calloway; one son, Mark Calloway of Highlands, NC; two sisters, Lois Bolick of Highlands, NC and Lily Rhodes of Franklin, NC; one grandchild, Callee Bowman, two great-grandchildren, Tucker and Tootsie Bowman all of Franklin, NC. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan (Suzy) Alene Calloway, who passed away in 2004, and preceded in death by two sisters.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Buck Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Rick Harrell and Rev. Alton Dendy officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clayton Vaughn, Michael Houston, Glandon Vaughn, Algie Bolick, Tony Corbin and Paul Corbin. The Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will conduct complete military graveside rites. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Church.

Memorials may be made to the Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Geneva Vaughn, 133 Embers Drive, Highlands, NC 28741.

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Walter Cline "W. C." Calloway

Brevard, NC & Highlands, NC - Walter Cline "W. C." Calloway, age 80 of Brevard, NC, formerly of Highlands, NC, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2010 at Cedar Mountain House in Brevard. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Claude and Florence Henderson Calloway. He was a horse farmer in Ocala, Florida. He was loved by many and was very colorful. He attended Dunns Rock Baptist Church in Brevard.

He is survived by two sisters, Victoria "Vickie" Thompson and husband Bob of Jasper, GA and Doris Underwood of Cullowhee, NC; four brothers, C. L. Calloway and wife Melba of Lecanto, FL, Joe Calloway and wife Linda of Ocala, FL, Ronnie Calloway and wife Lazelle, of Brevard, NC and Donnie Calloway and wife Bitsy of Highlands, NC; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Junior Calloway and Scott Calloway.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 25th at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands, with Rev. Claude Nicholson officiating. Burial will be in Highlands Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike and Dalton Calloway, Lucas Calloway, Jarret Calloway, Joey Calloway, Chris Moody, Kevin Fisher, Craig Rice, and Greg "Whitey" Johnson. The family will receive friends from12:00 to 2:00pm, two hours prior to the service Thursday at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands.

Memorials may be made to Cedar Mountain House Activities Dept., 11 Sherwood Ridge Road, Brevard, NC 28712.

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Ruby Baldwin Cansler

Franklin, NC - Ruby Baldwin Cansler, age 88 of Franklin, NC, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late W. E. "Gene" and Geneva Parrish Baldwin. She was married to William V. "Bill" Cansler for 66 years.

Mrs. Cansler was a 1943 graduate of Franklin High School and co owner of Jack and Jill Children's Shop for 34 years. She was a loving wife and dedicated mother and nana who liked to grow red roses, gardening, cooking and canning. She was an active member of First Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Jane C. Kimsey of Franklin, NC; Robert E. "Bob" Cansler and wife Loretta of Concord, NC and Dan Cansler of Sylva, NC; two sisters, Lolita B. West and Nora Jean Kinsland and husband Bo all of Franklin, NC and one brother, Ralph Baldwin of Franklin, NC. Four grandchildren, Rebecca C. Hunter and husband Robbie of Concord, NC, Sarah K. Shearl and husband Allan of Franklin, NC, Reece W. Kimsey of Charleston, SC and Danielle Cansler of Sylva, NC; two great grandchildren, Cameron V. Shearl and Mason T. Hunter and several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by infant son, Freddie Cansler; infant brother, Bruce Baldwin and brother, Gus Baldwin.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Brown, Rev. Jim Dusek and Rev. Harold Ball officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Bradley, Mark West, Mike Kinsland, Greg Kinsland, David Kinsland and John Cansler.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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Alvia Marie Ledford Carpenter

Franklin, NC - Alvia Marie Ledford Carpenter, age 94, of Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2010 in a Highlands Nursing Home.

She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Millard David Ledford and Lula Ann Stanfield Ledford. She was married to the late Zeb David Carpenter, who passed away February 14, 1994. She was a member of Prentiss Baptist Church, and had worked at Belden’s for 15 years. She loved family get togethers, loved flowers, gardening and canning.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Nora Jean Carpenter, a son, Edward (Buck) Carpenter, four sisters, Edna McConnell, Vernie Sanders, Lillian Cowart and Queen Shope, and three brothers, Elsworth Ledford, Lake Ledford, and Claude Ledford.

She is survived by two daughters, Olivia Marie Whitmore and husband Wendell, of Conyers, GA and Wanda Lee Cabe and husband Barry, of Otto, NC and a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Carpenter of Franklin, NC; five sons, Leon David Carpenter and wife Vonore, Kenneth Carpenter and wife Audrey, James William Carpenter and wife Doris, Harold Victor Carpenter, and Charles Delano Carpenter and wife Vickie, all of Franklin, NC. Twenty-one grandchildren, thirty-three great-grandchildren, and eleven great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 28th at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Reeves officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers, Ronnie Carpenter, Chad McKinney, Tracy Carpenter, Ryan Carpenter, Mike Carpenter, Scott Whitmore, Ricky Carpenter, Michael Carpenter, Dale Carpenter, Stevie Carpenter, Bo Carpenter, Barry Cabe, David Keener and James Keener.

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

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Edward Carpenter

Otto - Edward Carpenter age 93 of Otto passed away Friday December 14, 2012. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late William Harley and Jennie Louise Norton Carpenter. He was married to Catherine Pitts Carpenter who passed away in 2008. Mr. Carpenter was manager of Piggy Back Operations for Southern Railway in Macon, Ga. He was self employed for several years and retired from Kimsey Egg Company. He loved all kinds of sports, especially UNC basketball and gardening. He was a member of Franklin VFW Post 7339 and Newman Chapel Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Barbara Masters of Ackworth, GA, Jessie Pitt and husband Wade of Tallahassee, FL and Annette Carpenter of Otto, NC, two sons, Tommy Carpenter and wife Carolyn of Highlands, NC and Richard Carpenter and wife Debbie of Mt. Juliet, TN. One brother, Harley Carpenter Jr. of Franklin, 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren also survive. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 3 brothers.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in Newman Chapel Baptist Church with Rev Alton Dendy and Rev Danny Cannon officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Scott Masters, David Jones, Gunar Williams, Ritchie Jones, William Burns, Casey Carpenter, David Pitts, Eugene Pitts and Ralph Kimsey. Macon Valley Rehab and Therapy employees will be honorary pallbearers. Franklin VFW Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108 will conduct Military Graveside Rites. The family will recieve friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Newman Chapel Cemetery Fund, 60 Mulberry Road, Otto, NC

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  Edward Wiley Carpenter

Franklin, NC - Edward "Buck" Wiley Carpenter, age 63, of the Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC went to be with his Lord, Sunday, September 27, 2009 at an Asheville Hospital. He was a native of Macon County, the son of Alvia Ledford Carpenter of Franklin, NC and the late Zeb Carpenter. He was retired from Nantahala Power and Light as a service technician. He attended Hickory Knoll United Methodist Church, where he was Chairman of Board of Trustees and Choir Member. He loved being outdoors.

He is survived by his wife of nine years, Phyllis Steele Carpenter; a daughter, Kim Orr and her husband, John of Franklin, NC, a son, Michael Edward Carpenter of Franklin, NC; four step-daughters, Autumn Corbin and her husband Allen of Franklin, NC, Angela Pruett of Marco Island, FL, Charlene Stanley of Gastonia, NC, and Diane Hardin and her husband Joe, of Lowell, NC; four step-sons, David Keener, serving in Iraq, James Keener and his wife Velvett of Sylva, NC, Ted Keener and his wife Leslie of Albaquerque, NM, and Rick Keener and his wife Melissa of Gastonia; two sisters, Olivia Marie Whitmore of Conyers, GA, and Wanda Lee Cabe of Otto, NC; five brothers, Leon David Carpenter and his wife Vonore, Kenneth Carpenter and his wife Audrey, James William Carpenter, and his wife Doris, Harold Victor Carpenter, and Charles Delano Carpenter and his wife Vickie all of Franklin, NC; two grandchildren, Larissa Orr and David Keener; fifteen step-grandchilden also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 1st at 4:00pm at First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Paul Sears, Rev. Don Moffitt, and Rev. Tim McConnell officiating. Burial will be at Hickory Knoll United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Conley, Mike Langley, Sr., Bill Crisp, John Wilde, Randall Dills, and Carl Alexander.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00pm, Thursday, prior to the service at First United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Hickory Knoll United Methodist Church, 86 East Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Jessie Catherine Carpenter

Otto, NC - Jessie Catherine Carpenter, age 84, of the Otto Community, passed away Monday, March 3, 2008 in a local hospital. She was a native of Wilkes County, Georgia, the daughter of the late H. M. Pitts and Elsie Keener Pitts. She was a homemaker, had worked at Clayburn Manufacturing Company for twenty-six years and later was a computer operator for Southern Railroad in Macon, GA for ten years. She was a member of Newman Chapel Baptist Church. Her passion in life was her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and flowers.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Edward Carpenter; three daughters,
Barbara Masters and her husband George of Acworth, GA, Jessie Pitt and her husband Wade of Tallahassee, FL, and Annette Carpenter of Kennesaw, GA; two sons, Tommy Carpenter and his wife Carolyn of the Goldmine Community, and Richard Carpenter and his wife Deborah of Mt. Juliet, TN; twelve grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Pitts and Lawson Pitts.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 6th at 11:00am at Newman Chapel Baptist Church, with Rev. Alton Dendy and Rev. Danny Cannon officiating. Pallbearers will be David Jones, Scott Masters, Gunar Williams, Richie Jones, Douglas Jones, Casey Carpenter, Jason Sousa, Chris Burns, Chris Spurgeon and William Burns. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.
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June Madeline Dills Carpenter

Franklin, NC - June Madeline Dills Carpenter, age 75, of South Skeenah Road, Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, December 10, 2009 in Otto, NC at Sue’s residence. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of Winnie Dills of Franklin, NC and the late Larry Dills. She was married to the late to Jess E. Carpenter who passed away in 2002. She was a homemaker and a member of Black Mtn. Baptist Church where she had served as a former clerk. She had worked at Burlington and Clayburn Mfg. Company.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sister, Sue Brown and her husband, Jerry of Otto, NC; three brothers, Raymond Dills and his wife, Sue, Thomas Dills and his wife, Brenda, and Paul Dills and his wife Dorothy all of Franklin, NC. She was preceded in death by nieces, Sarah and Christy Dills and nephews, Michael Dills and Terry Brown.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 12 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Ernie Jamison and Rev. Vic Greene officiating. Burial will be at Black Mtn. Baptist Church Cemetery. Keith Dills, Stacy Dills, Bruce Dills Lucky Dills, Allen Rholetter, Terry Rholetter , Dustin Rholetter and Justin Rholetter will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Friday, December 11 from 6:00-8:00PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Mary Lee Blaine Carpenter

Franklin, NC - Mary Lee Blaine Carpenter, age 87, Clarksville, GA formerly of Franklin, NC went to be with the Lord in the arms of an Angel, Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at her residence. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late John William "Phil" Blaine and Bessie Corpening Blaine. She was married to Marshall William Carpenter who passed away in 1999. She was a homemaker and loved to garden and can. She also loved to quilt and sold quilts in all states and abroad. She was a member of Cartoogocheye Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Evelyn Carol Conley and husband Fred of Toccoa, GA, Marilyn "Jean" Williams Lee and husband Frank of Clarkesville, GA and Penny Carpenter Simpkins and husband Bobby of Franklin, NC; one sister, Betty Ruth Nicholson of Toccoa, GA. Eight grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia Lee Carpenter.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 2 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Reeves and Rev. Robert Dryman officiating. Burial will be held at Gillespie Chapel Cemetery. John Blaine, Ricky Blaine, Kenneth Blaine, J.B. Carpenter, Kyle Eller and Al McKinley will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 1st at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. .

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Nora Belle McConnell Carpenter

Franklin, NC - Nora Belle McConnell Carpenter, age 85, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012 at a local nursing home. She was a lifelong resident of Macon County, the daughter of the late Dewey and Nina Bingham McConnell. She was a homemaker and a member of Coweeta Baptist Church where she was a former choir member, clerk, Sunday School teacher and a member of the WMU. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved singing, flowers and cooking. Nora was also a officer of the TOPS program.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Calvin Carpenter; her daughter, Jan C. Campbell and husband, Ronald of Otto, NC; her two sons, James Calvin Carpenter and his wife Margaret and Jerry Lester Carpenter and his fiancé Geraldine Ledford all of Otto, NC; one sister, Myrtle M. Sanders of Franklin, NC. Six grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 2 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Davis Hooper officiating. Burial will be held at Coweeta Baptist Church Cemetery. Cris Carpenter, Isaac Campbell, Andy Emory, Wesley Peek, Elbert McConnell, Hugh Scruggs, Lavern Wiggins and Chris Norton will serve as pallbearers..

The family will receive friends Friday, November 2 from 12:30 2:00PM at Bryant Grant Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Coweeta Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 780 Coweeta Church Road, Otto, NC 28763

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Marjorie Louise Henry Carter

Mtn. Rest, SC & Highlands, NC - Marjorie Louise Henry Carter, age 95, of Mt. Rest, SC passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012 in a Seneca, SC Care Facility. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Claud and Lecy McCall Henry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeter O. Carter. She was a homemaker and caregiver. She was a very active member of Monte Vista Baptist Church in Mt. Rest, SC where she was a former Sunday School Teacher and choir member.

Several nieces and nephews survive. She was preceded in death by a sister, Hattie Cole Henry and two brothers, Claud Atward Henry and Joe L. Henry.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home in Highlands, NC. The family will receive friends Sunday, September 9 from 1:00 2:00PM, one hour prior to the service at Bryant Grant Funeral Home in Highlands.

Burial will be held at Highlands Memorial Park.

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William Franklin (Bill) Carter, Sr

Highlands, NC -William Franklin (Bill) Carter, Sr., age 88, of Atlanta, Georgia, died Saturday, June 20, 2009, in Highlands, NC.

Bill Carter was born in Winsted, CT on October 21, 1920, the youngest son of Mills T. Carter and Katherine Darcey Carter. He earned a BBA degree from the University of Connecticut, and an LLB degree from the Woodrow Wilson College of Law. Bill also attended Emory University Law School and Georgia State University. During WWII, Bill served 52 months in the Army Air Corps and was discharged as a captain. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1950 and an Attorney at Law in 1954. Bill was employed at Ernst and Ernst CPA Firm from 1946-1952, Carter and Fuller Accounting Firm from 1953-1959, Courts and Company Stock Exchange Firm as a Partner from 1960-1970, and American Protein in Cumming, GA from 1971-1995, where he retired as President.

After retirement, he served on the American Proteins Board of Directors where he currently held the position of Secretary-Treasurer. Bill was a charter member of the Northside Hospital Association and served as an initial member of the Hospital Authority of Fulton County for 13 years, including three years as Chairman. Bill also served as a member of the initial Board of Trustees for Pace Academy and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Holy Innocents Episcopal School.He was a member of the Rotary Club of Forsyth County, GA, the Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta, GA and the Highlands Country Club in Highlands, NC.

Bill Carter is survived by Roberta R. Carter, his beloved wife of 25 years; his three children, Nancy T. Carter of Roswell, GA, William F. Carter, Jr., of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Robert G. Carter with his wife Debbie of Roswell, GA; his two step-children, Jeffrey Redden of Mount Pleasant, SC, an Leslie Vereide of Vienna, VA; and his three grandchildren, Anna, Andrew, and Will Carter, and four step-grandchildren, Chelsea and Courtney Vereide, and Bennett and Charles Redden.

A memorial service in celebration of the life of Bill Carter will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, June 26, 2009, at Church of the Incarnation in Highlands, NC.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Bell Tower Endowment, Church of the Incarnation, 520 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741.

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James Wesley Carver

Franklin, NC - James Wesley Carver, age 81, of Frazier Road, Franklin, NC, passed away Friday, May 7, 2010 in an Asheville hospital. He was a native of Jackson County, the son of Wayne Carver and Sarah Roseline (Casyel) Carver McDonald. He was a farmer and carpenter. He attended the Jehovah Witness Church. He loved to play the guitar and harmonica.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ethel L. Passmore Carver; four daughters, Lillie Parris and her husband, Buddy of Whittier, NC, Bessie Cooper of Asheville, NC, Barbara Franks and her husband, Edward of Sylva, NC and step daughter Evanell Jenkins and her husband, Rick of Franklin, NC; five sons, Howard Carver of Franklin, NC, Terry Carver and his wife, Gail of Gastonia, NC, Doyle Carver and Dale Carver and his wife, Wilma of Franklin, NC, David Carver and his wife, Cindy of Highlands, NC; one sister, Bonnell Wilson of Sylva, NC; three brothers, Hayes Carver and Bill Carver of Franklin, NC and Sherman Carver of Mount Holly, NC. Ten grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Buck Cooper, a daughter-in-law, Marie Carver, a sister, Clara Childers and brothers, Andrew, Frank and Kenneth Carver.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 9 at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Rodriguez officiating. Burial will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery. Scotty Cooper, Wayne Carver and Jeffrey Carver, Wesley Carver, Jordey Smith ,and Corey Baldwin, will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Revylon Carver

Franklin, NC - Revylon Talley Carver, age 57, of Clarks Chapel Road, Franklin, NC passed away March 4, 2008 at an Asheville Hospital. She was born in Rabun County, GA, the daughter of Minnie Leora Carver Talley of Highlands, NC and the late Lyman "Red" Talley. She owned and operated Carvers Cleaning Service. She loved going to Cades Cove to see the wildlife and doing geneology. She was a member of Central Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, James Hershel Carver; five sisters, Reba Webb and her husband, Bill of Walhalla, SC, Rena Carver of Seneca, SC, Rodean Wilson and her husband, David of Norcross, GA, Roberta Barnes of Neillsville, WI and Romonia Pickleseimer and her husband, Andrew of Highlands, NC; one step-son, Kenneth Carver and wife, Debbie of White Sulphur Springs, MT; five brothers, Ronald Talley and his wife, Hilda of Franklin, NC, Russell Talley and his wife, Edith of Republic of Panaman, Relton Talley and his wife, Alice of Walhalla, SC, Randolph Talley and his wife, Hazel of Mountain City, GA and Rabun Talley and his wife, Terry of Gastonia, NC; one granddaughter, Rosie Bradley and two great-grandchildren, Madison and Asa Bradley. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 7 at 11:00 AM at Clear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Oliver Rice and Rev. Neil Ammons officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Chris Bradley, Andrew Pickleseimer, Darryl Talley, Brad Hambrick, Bobby Parker, Richard Todd, John Webb and Bob Lambert will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Thursday, March 6 from 7:00-9:00 PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands where the body will remain until placed in the Church thirty minutes prior to service.

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Andrew Nelson Carver

Franklin, NC - Andrew Nelson Carver, age 81, of Pressley Circle, Franklin, NC, passed away Friday, February 22, 2008 in a local nursing home. He was a native of Jackson County, the son of the late Wayne and Sarah Castle Carver. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Annie Mae Passmore Carver; two daughters, Elaine Carver and Kathy Norris and her husband, Ricky, Sr., all of Franklin, NC; one son, Freddie Carver and his wife Mary Sue, of Otto, NC; sister, Bonnell Wilson of Sylva, NC; brothers, Sherman Carver of Mt. Holly, NC, Bill Carver, Kenneth Carver, James Carver, and Hayes Carver all of Franklin, NC; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by a son, Furman Nelson Carver, one brother, Frank Carver, and one sister, Clara Childers.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 25th at 11:00am in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Alton Dendy officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00am, one hour prior to the service Monday at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Cindy Belle Carver

Highlands, NC -Cindy Belle Carver, age 50, of Highlands, NC passed away Friday, August 20, 2010 at a Sylva Hospital. She was a native of Macon County the daughter of the late Constance (Connie) Elizabeth Baty Jenkins and James Junior Jenkins of Highlands, NC. She was a housekeeping supervisor for Highlands Country Club and was of the Baptist faith. She loved her grandchildren, job, loved cooking and gospel music. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband of 35 years, David Carver; one daughter, Amanda Carver Woods and her husband, Dean of Lake Toxaway, NC; one son, David Wayne Carver of Highlands, NC; three sisters, Ann Jenkins and Holly Higgs of Highlands, NC and Angela Passmore of Sylva, NC ; two brothers, Bobby Jenkins and Robert Jenkins of Highlands, NC; three grandchildren, Corey Baldwin, McKenzie Woods and Bradley Woods. She was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Webb.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 23 at 4:30 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Franklln with Rev. Berlis Powell and Rev. Matt Shuler officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Corey Baldwin, Bradley Woods, Justin Passmore, William Passmore, Sam Jenkins, Jimmy Jenkins, Jeffrey Carver and Scotty Cooper will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Sunday, August 22 from 6:30-8:30PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Franklin.

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Harold Dean "Bud" Carver

Franklin, NC - Harold Dean "Bud" Carver, age 67, of Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Willard and Bertha Phillips Carver. He retired from B & B Concrete with 40 years service; loved trading guns and working on lawn mower engines.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara Burch Carver; special children, Pherris, Lakelan, Tiersley and Brelle Swoffard; sister, Ann Perkins of Hickory, NC; three half-sisters, Carolyn Emory, Wonda Blakly of Clayton, GA and Gail Bates of Lowell, NC; brother, J. L. Carver of Franklin, NC and half brothers, Don, Roger and Ricky Bates all of Franklin, NC.

Funeral services will be held, Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Don Bates and Rev. Eugene Moore officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daniel Swoffard, Darrin, Tim and Colton Burch, Chris Frady and Kevin Passmore. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2:00 - 3:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Charles G. Caye, Sr

Augusta, GA and Highlands, NC - Charles G. Caye, Sr age 82, passed away on June 22, 2010. He was born in Atlanta, GA, the son of the late William C. Caye, Sr and Catherine G. Caye. He honorably served in Germany during WWII-US Army 7th Field Artillery-Big Red 1 as a Staff Sergeant and Medic. He was an accomplished businessman and President & CEO of WC Caye & Co. until his retirement. An avid golfer, he was a Foundation Member of the Atlanta Golf Classic and the Atlanta Country Club. He was the consummate family man. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his older brother, William C. Caye, Jr.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Dorothy Godwin Caye; brother, John C. Caye; children, Melinda Caye Bernt (Ron), Charles Giddings Caye, Jr (Deborah), and Morris Godwin Caye; grandchildren, Heath Agee, Lindsay Caye, Jonathan Agree, Charles Giddings Caye, III, Adrienne Caye Chamberlin (Tray), Caroline Caye, Ashlee H. Caye, Brittaine H. Caye, & Jayson H. Caye; great-grandson, Whit Agee and several nieces and nephews.

A private service and burial was held in Highlands, NC on June 25, 2010 with the Rev. Robert Fain officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a Hospice of your choice.

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David Frederick Chadd

Franklin, NC - David Frederick Chadd, age 61, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013. Born in Hartford Co., CT, he was the son of Robert Allen and Thelma Eunice York Chadd. He was preceded in death by his wife of 20 years, Joan Marie Chadd. Mr. Chadd was a retired Captain with Fulton County Sheriff’s Department and was a member of Macon/Jackson County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #81.

He is survived by two daughters, Dawn Krupa and her husband John of Templeton, CA and Kimberly Chadd of Middletown, CT; one sister, Nancy Potvin of Enterprise, FL and two brothers, Robert Chadd and his wife Kathleen of Durham, CT and Jonathan Chadd of Franklin, NC; three grandchildren, Vincent, Jacqueline and Audrey and a number of nieces and nephews who were very close to David. He was surrounded by good and loyal friends who kept him in good spirits for which we are eternally grateful.

Memorial services will be held Monday, July 8, 2013 at 10:00 am in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Macon/Jackson County FOP Lodge #81, PO Box 12, Franklin, NC 28744.

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Dorothy Lyle Jones Chamberlain

Fairfax, VA - Franklin, NC

Graveside services for Dorothy Lyle Jones Chamberlain, age 84 of Fairfax, VA and formerly of Franklin, NC will be held at Saturday, September 27 at 2:00 PM at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Overton "Tony" Chambers II

Highlands - Overton "Tony" Chambers II, 81, of Highlands, NC, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 at his home on Tartan Ridge after a long battle with cancer.

Tony was born July 14, 1931 in Chicago, IL to Overton and Dayis Deitrich Chambers. He was predeceased by his sister, Jan Chmar (Col. Paul Chmar) of Highlands. Tony first came to Highlands in 1936 where he spent his summers. During that time, Tony stayed at Tricemont Terrace until his family's home was completed on Buck Creek Road. As a teenager, he met many people that became lifelong friends one of whom also became his wife. Tony married Isabel Hall June 15, 1951 and they shared many loves together travel, music, friends, family and each other.

Tony attended Evanston High School, and graduated from Lawrenceville Preparatory School. He then went to Dartmouth College and graduated with a BA in English. While in Dartmouth, he was a member of the Zeta Psi Fraternity, sang in the Glee Club, and was a member of the Dartmouth Outing Club.
After graduation, Tony returned to Highlands. He was a self taught Blacksmith and many homes in Highlands have railings, fire place screens and tables of wrought iron made with his hands. He was a member of the Southern Highlands Handicraft Guild. Also during this time, he taught schools at Tamassee School in Salem, SC.

Tony worked at Life of Georgia in Atlanta from 1957 1971 in the corporate office and became a Life Fellow. While in Atlanta he attended St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church. He was a Boy Scout leader and was the father and grandfather of four Eagle Scouts. He was instrumental in bringing his Scout troop to Highlands to "Camp Buck Creek" so he could share his love of Highlands with others.

He moved back to Highlands in 1971 to work at Tudor N. Hall & Associates and Village Service. He worked as a Real Estate Agent and Insurance salesman. He later purchased the real estate division of the business and became owner and President of The Chambers Agency, REALTORS.

Tony was a member of The Church of the Incarnation in Highlands, NC where he served as a Senior Warden, and multiple times as Vestry member, Lay reader, Chalice Assistant and former choir member.
Tony was a former member of the Jaycees of Highlands. He was a member and past President of the Highlands Cashiers Board of REALTORS and served on multiple committees. He was a member, past President and Paul Harris Fellow of the Highlands Rotary Club. Together with his wife, Isabel received the Robert DuPree Award from the Highlands Chamber of Commerce in honor of their continuing support of Highlands.

Tony was a member of the Highlands Writer's Group and the Blue Ridge Writer's Group. He had written and published two novels, The Inheritance and Lost & Found. He also penned Remembering Highlands, a book of short stories told by his wife Isabel Hall Chambers about growing up in Highlands.

Tony traveled extensively, and enjoyed camping, hiking, beach trips, skiing, skeet shooting, dancing and having the occasional hootenanny with friends and family. He also enjoyed researching genealogy and reading. He loved all kinds of music, and played the accordion, mandolin, and bagpipes. He was a piper and member of the Highlands Pipes and Drums. Tony loved Highlands and its local people. He enjoyed sharing his love of the area, and wanted others to experience it the same way.

Tony is survived by his wife, Isabel Hall Chambers, three sons Overton Tucker (Jeannie), Thomas Tudor(Vickie) and Timothy Gilbert (Karen) all of Highlands. He left nine grandchildren: Spencer Chambers (Mandy), Royce Chambers, Sam Chambers (Jessica), Adam Chambers, Kasey Chambers, Amanda Chambers, Bessie Chambers, Erin Britt (Travis), and Susan Floyd. Five great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and a lifelong list of friends also survive.

   

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Warren William Chambless

Highlands, NC -Warren William Chambless, 69, of Highlands, NC passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013.

Born in Bay County, Florida, Bill was the son of the late Horace Russell Chambless and Frances Beall Chambless. He was married to Penny Kente Chambless for 47 years. Bill was a graduate of Fitzgerald High School, and the University of Georgia. He retired from Allstate Insurance Company in 2000 and later returned to work with the National Catastrophe Team for Allstate. Bill was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, David Russell Chambless and Monika of Cashiers, NC; one sister, Martha Chambless of Sevierville, TN; two grandchildren, Sofia and Lilliana Chambless of Cashiers, NC.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731 or to the charity of ones choice. Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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  Dana Bowen Chandler

Franklin, NC - Dana Bowen Chandler, age 86, of Franklin, NC, passed away Friday, May 22, 2009 in a local nursing home. He was a native of Kanawaha County, West Virginia, the son of the late Joseph L. Chandler and Leelia Maude Perry Chandler. He was married to the late Una Hellen Hill Chandler. Mr. Chandler had worked at the Kennedy Space Center for twenty-two years as a Cryogenic Operator. He was a US Navy Veteran of World War II, and was a life member of the VFW in Port Orange, FL.

He is survived by one daughter, Susan Ann Wirth of Cookesville, Idaho; two sons, Dana B. Chandler, Jr.and his wife Tina, of Franklin, NC and James Denver Chandler, a missionary in Tiawana.

No local services will be held.

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Phillip Chapman

Franklin, NC - Phillip Chapman, age 63, passed away on August 27, 2013, at his home. Phillip was born in Nichols County, WV, the son of the late Henry Russell Chapman and Leah Opal Radar. Phillip worked for Austin Powder for a number of years. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. Phillip was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Glenda Mary Chapman; three daughters, Marsa Chapman, and husband Brandon, Heather Chapman, and Carrie Chapman Lewis, and husband Lou all of Craigsville, WV; one son, Brian Chapman, of Rupert WV.; two sisters, Rose Mary Chapman Long of Indiana and Norma Salmons of Elkin WV; two brothers, John Chapman and wife Helen of Summersville, WV and Mike Chapman of Arizona. Thirteen grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren also survive. Phillip was preceded in death by his first wife, Rita Crow Chapman and brothers, Gerald Chapman and Roger Chapman.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 31 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:00 1:0 0PM, one hour prior to the service at Bryant Grant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VFW Post #7339, c/o Neil Riendeau, 1155 N. Skeenah Road, Franklin NC, 28734 or American Legion Post #108, PO Box 474, Franklin NC, 28744.

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Carrie Bell Chastain

Otto, NC - Carrie Bell Chastain, age 85, of Hannah Mtn. Rd., Otto, NC passed away Thursday, December 23, 2010 at her residence. A native of Macon County, NC she was the daughter of the late Harley Nelson Thomas and Fannie Maine Bradley Thomas. She was married to Leonard "Whiz" Chastain who died in 2004. Carrie was a homemaker; she loved to quilt and cook for family and friends and loved to garden. She was a member of Mulberry United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters Carolyn Jump and husband James of Piedmont, SC and Kathi Herolaga and husband Larry of Burlington, KY; two sons Phillip Chastain and Vic Chastain and wife Rebecca all of Otto, NC; one sister Nancy Wilson of Pisgah Forest, NC and one brother Hoyt Allen Thomas of Otto, NC. Six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held, Sunday, December 26, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Mulberry United Methodist Church with Rev. Duane Corle officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Allen Thomas, Scott Jump, Darien Chastain, Kevin Jump, Pat McCall and Steven McClure. The family will receive friends Sunday, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, at the church; other times at 245 Hannah Mtn. Rd., Otto, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mulberry United Methodist Church, 1195 Brown Rd., Otto, NC 28763.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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David Daniel Chastain

Highlands, NC - David Daniel Chastain, age 55, of Highlands, NC passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at his residence. He was born November 17, 1957, in Macon County, the son of Vivian McCall Chastain of Highlands and the late Hillard Chastain. He was a carpenter and was a member of Highlands First Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, granddaddy, son, brother, and friend. David loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved to hunt and fish. He was a former fireman for the Highlands Fire Department.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 19 years, Anita Owens Chastain; two daughters, Danae Westendorf and her husband, Scott of Highlands, NC and Shelbi Watkins and her husband Ethan of Salem, SC; his grandchildren, Adisyn, Charlotte and Camden Westendorf and Sawyer Watkins; his brother, Den Chastain and his wife Marcia of Highlands, NC. One niece and three nephews also survive.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 pm at the Highlands First Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Kinard officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday, November 9 from 12:00-2:00pm, two hours prior to the service at the Highlands First Baptist Church.

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

Highlands, NC - Eileen Chastain, age 88, of Wahoo Trail, Highlands, NC passed away Monday October 11, 2010 in a Sylva hospital. Born in Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Neal and Margaret Fisher Prince. She was married to Robert Hampton Chastain who died in 1971. She was a member of Highlands United Methodist Church. She was employed by Cashiers Plastic as an assembly line worker; had worked as lunch lady for Highlands School and worked in various restaurants in town and as custodian at Highlands United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Kathryn Forrester and husband Kenneth of Highlands, NC; two sons, Neal Robert Chastain of Highlands, NC and Jack H. Patterson and wife Carolyn of Greenville, SC. Eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren also survive. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Terry Ray Chastain and Charles Lee Chastain.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 14, at 2:00 p.m. at Highlands United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Christy and Rev. Walter Rice officiating. Burial will be in Highlands Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Larry Chastain, Jeff Patterson, Robbie Forrester, Austin Forrester, Timothy Lee Chastain, Jack Patterson, Danny Chastain and Allen Chastain. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service, at the Church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Mission Fund of Highlands United Methodist Church, 315 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741.

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Gene Ray Cheek

Franklin, NC - Gene Ray Cheek, age 79, of Franklin, NC passed away Friday, December 16, 2011. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late William Oliver and Jane Sorrells Cheek. He was married to Doris Anne Sorrells Cheek for 59 years. He was employed by Nantahala Power and Light Company for 30 years. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church; a lifetime member of Macon County Coon Hunters Club and a member of Nantahala Power and Light Company 25 Year Club. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Cathy Helen Cheek Lehnert of Franklin, NC; a son, Michael Eugene Cheek and wife Jessica of Franklin, NC; three sisters, Ann Sanders of Cornelia, GA, Helen Jacobs of Clayton, GA, and Ora Wykle of Franklin, NC and three brothers, Don Cheek of Tallulah Falls, GA and Jack Cheek and Jim Cheek both of Franklin, NC. Four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Tilley and Margie Baldwin and three brothers, Bill Cheek, Clyde Cheek and Sherrill Cheek.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Rodriguez and Rev. Carl Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in Union United Methodist Church Cemetery. Chris Cheek, Mitchell Bowman, Justin Poindexter, Derek Lehnert, Jay Gwinn, Ralph Sanders, Johnny Cheek and David Cheek will serve as pallbearers. The Coon Hunters Club Members will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Sunday, December 18, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Baptist Church, c/o Doris Cheek, 15 Oliver Lane, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Henry Howard Childers

Franklin - Henry Howard Childers, 74 of Franklin passed away Saturday, December 6, 2008 in Flat Rock, NC. He was a native of Haywood County and was the son of the late Paul and Sadie Simplot Childers. Mr. Childers was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War and was retired from Champion Paper as a lead mechanic. He was a Dobro player and had played with Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe and Bashful Brother Oswald and loved rebuilding show cars.

Surviving are two sons, Michael Delanor Childers and his wife Corie of Franklin and Robert Dean Childers and his wife Brenda of Asheville, NC. Two grandchildren Alyssa Marie and Chase Michael Childers also survive. He was preceded in death by a daughter Marilyn Rena’ Childers and a brother Hayes Childers.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday Dec. 10th in theChapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Raby officiating. Burial will be at 2:00 PM in Bona Venture Cemetery in Canton, NC.

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

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Mrs. Janice M. Chisholm

Cullowhee, NC - Mrs. Janice M. Chisholm, age 68, of Cashiers NC, beloved wife and mother, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012 surrounded by her family. She was born in Only TN, the daughter of the late Ray M. McClanahan and Mildred Harvill McClanahan. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother John Ervin McClanahan and a son Mark Alan Chisholm.

Mrs. Chisholm was a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin, where she was a charter member of the Delta Upsilon chapter of Alpha Delta Pi. She enjoyed her years of teaching in the Cobb County, Georgia, School System. She was an active member of Cashiers United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years Tommy Chisholm; one daughter, Andrea Stover and husband Tripp of Mechanicsville VA; two sons, Stephen Thomas Chisholm of Fort Collins, CO and Patrick Ervin Chisholm of Bainbridge GA.; two grandchildren Avery Stover and Garnett Stover of Mechanicsville VA.

A memorial service will be held at the Cashiers United Methodist Church Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Randy Harry officiating. Memorial donations can be made to the Emory Transplant Center.

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Alice Gayl Christie

Tampa, Franklin - The world is a little less vibrant today with the death of Alice Gayl Christie, who left this world too soon on October 31,2008.

Born September 25th, 1957 in Dawson, GA. Her parents are Pierce and Hilda (Gaylord) Christie of Plant City, FL.

One of Gayl's most stellar accomplishments was raising her two sons, Pierce and Tedder Bridges, both currently pursuing undergraduate degrees.

She graduated from Berkeley High School in Tampa, completed an undergraduate degree at FSU and a masters degree at William and Mary College in Va. Gayl used her graduate training, as well as a soulful gentleness to work with people living with HIV/AIDS.

Generous to her core, Gayl lived bigger than life. She poured her love onto family and friends in ways that were creative, funny, smart and caring. Everyone who encountered Gayl was struck by her infectious laughter, rapier wit, and clever observations. Never at a loss for words and never shy, Gayl possessed a refreshing honesty which often landed her at the center of controversy and political debate.

As beautiful outside as she was within, Gayl's legacy is one filled with loving-kindness. A lover of travel, she left traces of herself in the hearts of those she encountered on each journey. There's a little cabin in North Carolina that blooms in the springtime and explodes with color in the fall with the love she poured into the garden. Multi-talented and multi-faceted, Gayl's passing has left a hole in our hearts. She'd instruct all who knew her to fill that place with love and laughter.

She is missed deeply by family: her parents, her sons, her loving sister Jewell and her partner Linda.

Respectfully the family asks Gayl's generous spirit be honored, not with flowers, but with donations to the Tampa Theatre, Lee Academy (Tampa), or a charity of your choice.

Friends are welcome to celebrate Gayl's life on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Blount & Curry Funeral Home at 605 S. MacDill Ave, Tampa (813) 876 - 2421.

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

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Frances Elise Chastain

highlands, NC - Frances Elise Chastain, age 80, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at a Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Edward and Ada Bryson Chastain. She was a homemaker and a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sisters, Maybell Neely and Carrie Crain of Highlands, NC. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ona Beck and Estelle Talley; three brothers, Earl (Buck), Clyde, and Carl Chastain.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 30 at 2:00 PM at Clear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Oliver Rice, Rev. Walter Wilson, Rev. Everette Brewer and Rev. Gary McCall officiating. Burial will be held at Clear Creek Community Cemetery. Lamar Nix, Vaughn Neely, Stacey Houston, Leslie Neely, Edison Neely and Scott Houston will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 29 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Richard Jerry Chodl

Franklin - Richard Jerry Chodl, age 81, of Franklin, NC, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, September 5, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Cook Co., IL, the son of the late Jacob and Olga Cerveney Chodl. He was a U.S. Marine Veteran, serving during the Korean War; a land developer, and had worked at Publix as a butcher. He was a HO train enthusiast, and liked boating and fishing, and was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Jean Kriska Chodl; two daughters, Jean McDougall and husband Ross of Franklin, NC and Patti Serre and husband Jeffrey of Ft. Myers, FL. Two grandchildren, Jeffrey McDougall and wife Kristin and Jenna McDougall also survive. He was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 8th at 2:30 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Don Moffitt officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 pm, one hour prior to the service, at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Dorothea Brooks Church

Pittsboro/Franklin - Dorothea Brooks Church, 90, of Pittsboro, NC, Amatuer Radio General Class, KA3CVE became a silent key July 15, 2008. She was very active in the communities of Alcoa TN, Pittsburgh PA, and Pittsboro, NC

She and her husband traveled to Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Bermuda, Turkey, Austria and Central American. She was an avid Bridge player and loved to quilt and knit sweaters for her family.

She was born January 15, 1918 in Newark, Ohio. The daughter of Thomas and Helen Brooks. Dorothea is survived by her husband of 64 years, Herbert E. Church. A son, Martin Church of Huntsville, AL. Daughters, Lynn Ferguson and Carol Krawetz of Pittsboro. Grandchildren, Michele Frye of Omaha, NE. and Benjamin Church and Cathleen Church of Pittsburgh, PA. She was preceded in death by daughters, Barbara Stockton of Pittsboro and Kmberly Church of Tampa, FL and sister Eleanor Andrews of Newark, Ohio. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 23 at 1:00 PM at Woodlawn Cemetery with Rev. Vic Greene officiating.

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Flonnie Marie Jenkins Clark

Franklin, NC - Flonnie Marie Jenkins Clark, age 76, of South Skeenah Road, Franklin, NC went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at a Sylva Hospital. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Roy and Lula Barker Jenkins. She was first married to Wayne Woodard who passed away in 1986 and second to the late Joe Clark. She was a homemaker and had worked in Stanley, NC in a cotton mill. She was a member of West Franklin Church and she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by one daughter, Brenda Woodard Ray and her husband, James of Franklin, NC; her twin sister, Bonnie Bowman of Franklin, NC and Mae Gibson and her husband, Mallard of Rutherfordton, NC; one brother, Clyde Jenkins of Hazel Park, Mich.; two granddaughters, Janie Ray Pressley and her husband Darren and their children Mallory and Hunter of Sylva, NC and Amy Ray and her daughters, Paiton and Ryleigh of Franklin, NC, two step-sons, Neville Clark and his wife Annie and Roy Clark all of Franklin, NC. She was preceded in death by two sisters, and six brothers.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 1 at 2:00 PM at West Franklin Church with Rev. Clifford Patterson officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Darren Pressley, Jeff Clark, Barry Bowman, Mitchell Bowman, Edward Bowman, Rick Jenkins, Pedro "Pete" Cisneros and Neville Clark.

The family will receive friends Friday, October 31 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.

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Louise Margaret Clark

Highlands, NC - Louise Margaret Clark, age 56, of Highlands, NC, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2008 at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. She was a native of Essex County, New Jersey, the daughter of Walter Asseng, Jr., of Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey and the late Ruth Ziegler Asseng. She was a homemaker and was a volunteer at the hospital gift shop.

She is survived by her husband of twenty-five years, Wayne Clark; two daughters, Ruthann Edwards of Rabun County, GA and Jennifer Hughes of Lexington Park, Maryland; two sisters, Donna and Ellen and one brother, Walter; three grandchildren also survive.

Memorials may be made to Bolivian Mission, c/o Highlands First Methodist Church, PO Box 1959, Highlands, NC 28741.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Gertrude Mary Cleveland

Franklin, NC - Gertrude Mary Cleveland, age 90, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, May 15, 2008 at a local nursing home. She was born in Hamden County, MA, the daughter of the late Harry B. and Gertrude Jane Newton Cleveland. She was a social worker and a member of St. Francis Catholic Church. She was a member of the Lions Club, Girl Scouts and The Grange.

She is survived by her friend, Barbara Gilbert of Franklin, NC.

No services are planned.

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Dorothy Nichols Cloer

Franklin, NC -Dorothy Nichols Cloer, 85, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013 in a local hospital. Born in Towns Co., GA, she was the daughter of the late David and Ethel Justice Nichols. She was a CNA for Angel Hospital for 30 years. She was of the Baptist faith. She was the best mother and grandmother; loved her birds and was an awesome cook.

Mrs. Cloer is survived by one daughter, Vicki Cloer Moses and husband Larry "Moose" of Franklin; one son, Larry Cloer and wife Loretta of Franklin; one sister, Imogene Whittington of Deale, MD; four grandchildren, Jeffery Michael Jones, Cody Nicholas Jones, Leigh Koch and husband Fred and Joseph Cloer and wife Amanda, and two step-grandchildren, Latisha Johnson and Richard Moses.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Geraldine Johnson and five brothers, Oren, Ralph, Quinton, Marvin and D. J. Nichols.

Memorial service will be held Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Reeves officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 - 3:00 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, to help with expenses.

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Valeria "Granny" Evelyn Clouse

Franklin, NC - Valeria "Granny" Evelyn Clouse, age 95, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012. Born in Gaston County, NC, she was the daughter of the late William David and Bessie Lenora Arrowood Davis. She was married to Guy E. Clouse who died in 1963. She retired from Belden Electric Cord and was a member of Watauga Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher, Bible Training Union Teacher, Choir Member and Bible School Principal. She was a loving Christian mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and she loved to quilt.

Mrs. Clouse is survived by three daughters, Glenda Potts and husband Harley and Coleen Ledford and husband Troy all of Franklin, NC and Donnette Carnes and husband Jim of Sylva, NC; four sons, Robert Eugene Clouse and wife Jean of Bessemer City, NC, Milbern Dale Clouse and wife Eva Nell, Delbert Haven Clouse and wife Pat and Donnie Clouse and wife Angel, all of Franklin, NC; one sister, Gladys England and husband Ray of Gastonia, NC; thirteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Clouse.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Watauga Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Lowe, Rev. Wesley Price and Rev. David Williams officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Keith and Kevin Potts, Michael Ledford, Barry Carnes, Brian Carnes, Dale Clouse, Guy Clouse, Ben Barnes, Daniel Ford, Loyd Mashburn and Derrick Hurst. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Watauga Cemetery Fund, c/o Norris Clouse, 2864 Watauga Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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William "Shorty" Cochran

Franklin, NC - William "Shorty" Cochran, age 52, of Watauga Road, Franklin, NC passed away Monday, July 5, 2010 at a local hospital. Born in Jackson County, NC he was the son of Betty Colwell Cochran of Franklin and the late Bill Cochran. He was married to Becky Sanders Cochran for thirty five years. He owned and operated his own auto body shop business. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his mother and wife he is survived by a daughter, Amy Cochran Byrd of Franklin; two sons, Jason Cochran and his wife Becky and Adam Cochran all of Franklin. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Morgan Byrd, Madison Byrd, Tristin Cochran and Taylin Cochran.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. 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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James Garfield Coggins

Lowell - James Garfield Coggins, 74, of Lowell, passed away April 9, 2012, at Stanley Total Living. He was born September 19, 1937 in Jackson County, son of the late Vaughn and Thelma Tippett Coggins. A funeral service will be held 12 noon on Thursday at North Gaston Church of God, Dallas, officiated by Rev. Ted Smith and Rev. Lathan Rollins. The family will receive friends 11-12 prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont.

He is survived by: two sons, Bruce Coggins and wife, Margie, Henry Coggins; two brothers, Coleman Coggins, Walter Coggins; two sisters, Mary Bates, Barbara Tallent; two grandchildren, Catherine Runge and husband Keith, Christopher Coggins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by: wife, Belva Jean Coggins; sister, Audrey Arnold.

Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.

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Burdell Holbrook Coir

Franklin, NC - Burdell Holbrook Coir, age 100, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2012. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late William and Catherine Shepherd Holbrook. She was married to Herman George Coir, who died in 1971. She was a homemaker and a member of Iotla Baptist Church. Burdell was a Rosie Riveter during World War II, and loved gardening and yard work.

She is survived by one daughter, Ruthie Gibson and husband Andy of Franklin, NC; two sisters-in-law, Grace Beardslee of Palm Bay, FL and Alma Coir of Briny Breezes, FL; two grandsons, Joey Gibson (Becky) and Jon Gibson (Nina Woodard); one great-grandson, Jonathan Gibson, Jr. and two special caregivers, Linda and Ruby. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

Graveside services will be held, Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Shepherd Cemetery with Rev. Charles Stevens officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shepherd Cemetery Fund, c/o Josephine Jennings, PO Box 781, Franklin, NC 28744.

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

 

 

Danny (Dock) Lyn Cole

Franklin, NC - Danny (Dock) Lyn Cole, age 57, of Lakey Creek, Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, November 03, 2010 at a Asheville Hospital. He was born in Sullivan County, TN, the son of the late James E. and Jessie Louise Nelson Cole. He worked as a heavy Equipement operator for Desoto Trail Construction. He loved to work his tractor and watching Classic Tractors on TV.

He is survived by one sister, Gladys "Sussie" Clark of Franklin, NC. Three nephews, one niece and one great niece also survives.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, November 10 at 7:00PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. John Raby officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gladys Clark, c/o Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Harry Lee Cole

Franklin - Harry Lee Cole, age 75, of Franklin, NC, went home to his Heavenly Father, Tuesday, September 4, 2012. He was born April 22, 1937 to Clint Ancel Cole and Eunice Lucille Mason Cole of Macon County. Harry served 4 years in the US Navy in the United States and Italy from 1957 to 1961. He finished at the top of his class in radioman school. He was a member of South Macon Baptist Church, and was employed as an engineer with Lee's Carpets, Burlington Industries and Fruit of the Loom for a total of 41 years. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved fishing, friends, gardening and home. To him God was first, then family and country.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Patricia Ann Ray Cole, son, Joseph Allen Cole and wife Cordy of Knoxville, TN; two brothers, Tom Cole and wife Betty of Franklin, NC and Wayne Cole and wife Shirley of Marietta, GA; one sister, Joyce Stanford and husband Tom of Travelers Rest, SC. Four grandchildren, two great granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 6th at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Ronnie Owens, Rev. Doyle Patterson and Rev. Carl Ashlock officiating. Burial will be at Wells Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Buck Chastain, Jimmy Nixon, Doug Adams, Erwin Gribble, Fritz Vinson and Arnold Dietz. The Franklin VFW Post #7337 and American Legion Post #108 will conduct military graveside rites.

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

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Dean Russell Conley

Franklin, NC - Dean Russell Conley, age 44, of Tippett Lane, Franklin, NC, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2009 in an Asheville hospital. He was a native of Jackson County, the son of June Gregory Conley of Franklin, NC and the late J. L. Conley. He was a master carpenter, and loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Lacy Hopkins and Jessica Stiwinter both of Franklin, NC; his loving spouse, Jevonne Turlington, of Franklin, NC; one sister, Elana McClain of Rabun Gap, GA, one brother, Bo Conley of Franklin, NC; three grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 2:30pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Roy Lowe officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris Gibbs, Mickey Cooper, Mackey Lewis, Bruce Conley, James Conley, and Justin McClain. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm Tuesday evening at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Edith Sanders Conley

Franklin, NC - Edith Sanders Conley, age 88, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Jess L. and Ida Shope Sanders. She was married to Rondal Conley who passed away in 1964.

Mrs. Conley was a nurse for Dr. Choi for 12 years; was a Girl Scout leader; a Sunday school teacher, and worked for United States Forest Service Older Americans Program. She was a member of Prentiss Baptist Church. She was a feisty, loving mother and mamaw.

She is survived by two daughters, Lynne C. Rogers and husband Ray of Franklin, NC, Melinda C. Buchanan and husband Dennis of Hartford, TN; three sisters, Olivia Reece of South Carolina, Betty Owens of Charlotte, NC and Amelia Trull of Hendersonville, NC; five brothers, Harris Sanders of Flat Rock, NC, Jess "Sonny" Sanders of Asheville, NC; Jimmy Sanders and Jay Sanders both of Franklin, NC; four grandchildren, Kenneth Rogers and wife Deborah, Jessica Black and husband Everett, Edward Laughter and wife Rebekiah and Maxell Laughter and one great granddaughter, Zoey Black.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son Steven Conley; three sisters, Willa Stiles, Margaret Harrison, and Belle S. Walters and two brothers, Charles Sanders and Tim Sanders.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Drinnon officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Rogers, Edward Laughter, Maxwell Laughter, Everett Black, Tommy Nicholson and Kevin Sanders. The family will receive friends, Tuesday from 2:00 3:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Prentiss Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Faye Wilson, 605 Middle Skeenah Rd., Franklin, NC 28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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June Gregory Conley

Franklin, NC - June Gregory Conley, age 80, of Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at an Asheville Hospital. She was a lifelong native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Sherman and Anny Hardin Gregory. She was married to J. L. Conley who passed away in 1973. She had worked at The Normandie and B & D Restaurant. She was a member of Roland Creek Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, Bo Conley and his wife Mary of Toccoa, GA; one brother, Bill Gregory of Franklin, NC; three grandchildren, Justin McClain, James Conley and Natasha Conley; one great-grandson, Braden Massey. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Elana McClain; a son, Dean Conley; two sisters, Rubina Houston and Cleo Shuler and one brother, Roy Gregory.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 14 at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Lowe officiating. Burial will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery. Randy McCoy, Mitchell Owenby, Phil Houston, Craig Houston, David McCoy and Mark Arrowood will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Saturday, January 14 from 1:00-2:00pm, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Larry Wayne Conley

Franklin, NC - Larry Wayne Conley, age 64, of Franklin, NC passed away Saturday, September 8, 2012 at his residence. He was a native of Macon County, the son of Alice Dills Carter of Stuart, FL. and the late J P Conley. He was a telephone contractor and was a member of the coon hunters club where he served as a Board of Director. He loved his dogs and horses and loved going on the Wagon Train.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Shelly Conner and her husband, Greg of Franklin, NC; his son, Bryan Daves and his wife Valinda of Franklin, NC; the mother of his children, Doris Stamey Conley; one sister, Carmie Pruett of Franklin, NC; two brothers, Eddie Moses of Franklin, NC and Sid Carter of Stuart, FL; six grandchildren, Kortney and Karey Conner, Candice, Dustin, Chelsie and Dillon Daves; one geat-granddaughter, Kendel Gibson. He was preceded in death by a sister, Betsy Conley Angel.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 11 at 11:00AM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Rodriquez and Rev. David Williams officiating. Burial will be held at Carson Cemetery. Dillon Daves, Keith Stamey, Willard Passmore, Tom Pruett, Greg Conner, Russell Robinson and Dustin Daves will serve as pallbearers. Bill Harkins, Ralph Sanders, Larry Ledford, Bernard Huggins, Alvin Johnson, Jack Hodgins, Allen Berry and Mitch Bowman will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Monday, September 10 from 6:00-8:00PM at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grace Baptist Church Building Fund, Setser Branch Road, Franklin, NC 28734

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Virdie Birdell Conley

Franklin, NC and Clayton, GA - Virdie Birdell Conley, age 84, of Clayton, GA passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012 at a Toccoa, GA health care facility. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late George Coleman and Mary Isabell Dryman Conley. She was a cook and housekeeper for the nursing home. She was a member of Tessentee Church of God and loved sewing and quilting.

She is survived by her brother, Fred Conley and his wife Carol of Toccoa, GA; four nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine Kidd and Virgie Cox and three brothers, Ernest, Ned and Don Conley.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 5 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Rondal Owen officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 2:00 PM, one hour prior to the service, at Bryant Grant Funeral Home. Burial will be held at Wright Cemetery.

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Della Etta Cook

Franklin, NC - Della Etta Cook 90 of Franklin, NC went to be with her Lord, Sunday May 25, 2008 in a Highlands, NC Hospital. She was a native of Swain County, NC the daughter of the late Henderson and Martha Taylor Lequire. She was married to the late Rev. Fred Cook who died in 1989. She was a home maker and a member of Rose Creek Baptist Church. She loved her family, drawing and gardening.

She is survived by four daughters, Nina Stiles, Bernice Davis, Betty Pannell all of Franklin, NC and Cindy Caudle of Statesville, NC. Six sons Richard Cook of Franklin, NC, George E. Cook of Asheville, NC, Don Cook of Franklin, NC, Bobby Cook of Washington, GA, Teddy Cook of Franklin, NC and Kim Cook of Cullowhee, NC. Five Sisters Buelah Cunningham, Ruth Wooten, Rozelle Angel, and Annie Rogers all of Franklin, NC one brother Franklin Lequire of Franklin, NC. Twenty four Grandchildren and twenty eight Great Grandchildren and two great great grandchildren survive. She was preceded in death by a son Ronnie, a sister Polly Cook, and two brothers Harley and Carl Lequire.

Funeral services will be held Wed. May 28, 2008 at 2 PM in the Sugarfork Baptist Church with the Rev Steve Reeves officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pall Bearers will be Jamie Stiles, Chris and, Jacob Cook, Justin Reed, Timmy, and Tracy Cook Casey Pannel and Travis Cook.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM Tuesday May 27, 2008 at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the church 30 min. prior to the services.

Memorials maybe made to the Sugarfork Cemetery Fund in care of Doug Thompson Sugarfork Road Franklin, NC 28734.

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Andrew William Cope

Otto. NC - Andrew William Cope, age 87, of Andys Trout Farm Road, Otto, NC, passed away Monday, January 30, 2012. He was a native of Macon Co., NC, the son of the late John Perry Cope and Etta Cordelia Higdon Cope. He was a farmer and a member of Betty’s Creek Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday School Teacher, Deacon, Church and Cemetery Trustee and Choir Director. He was a member of Woodmen of the World, National Horseshoe Pitching Association; founder of North Georgia School of Gospel Music and a member of Franklin and Rabun Chamber of Commerce.

Andy was a World War II veteran and served on the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier in the Pacific from 1943-1945. He was a very creative man and contributed much to his family and his community. He and his wife Hazel started Andy’s Trout Farm just outside of Dillard, Ga. in 1965 and this continues to be a family business. Andy loved gospel music and was instrumental in keeping the Rabun County Friday night singing alive for many years. He was a founding member of the North Georgia School of Gospel music and it was his mission to keep shaped note singing an art form in this area. Andy believed in family and church recreation and supported Sunday afternoon softball for the church. In his younger years he was active in working with the youth of the church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Hazel Justice Cope, who passed away April 28, 2011, also five siblings, Margie Cope, Ida Cope, Fred, Ben and Harold Cope.

He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Passmore and her husband Bill of Dillard, GA; a son, Jerry Cope and his wife Becky of Dillard, GA; two brothers, R. L. Cope of Nantahala and Delmar Cope of Dillard, GA; three grandchildren, Sonya Leah Cousineau, Paula Passmore Ledford and Marty Andrew Cope; six great-grandchildren, Maleah, Mariah and Madison Cousineau, Renee Whitmire, Ashlei and Jeremy Cope.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 1st at 11:00 am at Bettys Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Everett Wilson and Rev. Jason Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Troy Cousineau, Scottie Cope, Kenny Cope, Justin McClain, Gene Ledford, and Caleb Gates. Church Deacons will serve as honorary pallbearers. The Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will conduct complete military graveside rites.

The familly will receive friends from 10:00 till 11:00 am, one hour prior to the service, at the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to North Georgia School of Gospel Music, PO Box 115, Blairsville, GA 30514.

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Blanche Elizabeth Cope

Franklin, NC - Blanche Elizabeth Cope, age 101, of Gastonia, formerly of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at her son's residence. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Harley and Minnie Tallent Crawford. She was married to Blaine Cope who passed away in 2000. She was a homemaker and was a long time member of Oakdale Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by three daughters, Verlie Spargo of Gastonia, Pauline Postlewait and husband Joe of Florence, SC and JoAnne Harrison of Gastonia; two sons, Huel Cope and wife Helen of Gastonia and Vernon Cope and wife Edith of Mt. Holly; one brother, Clarence Crawford of Georgia; 22 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sons, Cliff and Harold Cope; three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 30, at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Guy Duvall and Rev. Johnny Raby officiating. Burial will be in Roper Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Saturday, from 2:00 - 3:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Oakdale Baptist Church, 5650 Upper Burningtown Rd., Franklin, NC 28734.

Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Hazel Justice Cope

Otto, NC - Hazel Justice Cope, age 88, of Andys Trout Farm Road, Otto, NC, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011 at her residence. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Alden Forrest Justice and Naomi Long Justice. Married to Andy Cope for 70 years, Hazel was co-founder of Andy’s Trout Farm and worked side by side with Andy to build a family business. Hazel was a loving wife, mother, and granny. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking and celebrating family birthdays. She spent winters in Arizona for the past 25 years and made many special friends there. Hazel was a Charter member of Bettys Creek Baptist Church, and a member of the Bettys Creek Community.

Hazel is survived by her husband of 70 years, Andy Cope; one daughter, Barbara Passmore and husband Bill of Dillard, GA, one son, Jerry Cope and wife Becky of Dillard, GA; one brother, Coyl Justice of Otto, NC; three grandchildren, Sonya Leah Cousineau, Paula Passmore Ledford and Marty Andrew Cope; six great-grandchildren, Maleah, Mariah and Madison Cousineau, Renee Whitmire, Ashlei and Jeremy Cope. She was preceded in death by five siblings, Helen Justice, Grace Justice Peak, Margie Justice Southards, Oakley Justice and Bob Justice.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 30th at 11:00 am at Bettys Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Ronia Hunter and Rev. Jason Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wayne Justice, Jeff Foster, Mickey Justice, Jeb Justice, Ray Peak and Hugh Justice.

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

Memorials may be made to Angel Hospice, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734 or to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid Atlantic Chapter, 9801-I Southern Pine Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273.

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  Elizabeth Preston Coram

Scaly Mountain - Elizabeth Coram, 22, (April 26, 1987 - July 9, 2009) elder daughter of J. B. and Susan Coram, died unexpectedly on July 9, 2009. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 26, 1987, where she lived until 1994 when the family moved to North Carolina.

Having been homeschooled and having attended The Highlands School, Elizabeth was in her fourth year of study at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, where she was a member of the English Honor Society. She was a member of Community Bible Church in Highlands.

She is survived by her parents and her younger sister, Jenny Coram, of Scaly Mountain. In addition, she is survived by her paternal grandmother, Augusta Buie Daniel, of Edison, Georgia, and by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Her maternal grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Preston, Jr., of Atlanta, GA. Her paternal grandfather was Jennings Bryan Coram, of Edison, Georgia.

A memorial service will be held at Comunity Bible Church on Tuesday, July 14th at 3:00pm. The family will receive friends afterward in the fellowship hall.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Charles Max Corbin

Conyers, GA - Charles Max Corbin, 76, of Harvest, Alabama, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2008. Max was a long time resident of Conyers, Georgia, where he was a child care professional and minister.

Max was born in Franklin, North Carolina to Fred Joshua Corbin and Addie Crawford Corbin in 1931 and grew up as an active farm boy in a family with five brothers and a sister. He went to elementary school at the Higdonville Elementary School, the site of Higdonville Baptist Church. Max graduated from Franklin High School in 1949. He then went to Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, where he met his future wife, Mary Helen Perry of Rome, Georgia. Max completed his Bachelors degree in Philosophy at Carson Newman in 1954, and then went to Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. During his seminary stay, Max worked as the recreation director at the detention center in Louisville. At Southern his first two sons, Carl and Mark, were born. After completing his Bachelors of Divinity degree in 1958, he accepted a job as Chaplain of the South Carolina School for Boys in Florence. In 1965 he moved to Conyers, Georgia where he was an administrator and chaplain at the Plantation Manor Children's Home, and third son Jeff was born. In 1973 Max accepted a staff position as assistant pastor at the First Baptist Church in Conyers, Georgia and then in 1987 became assistant pastor at the Baptist Tabernacle in Atlanta. After semi-retirement in 1995 he became a substitute teacher in the Rockdale County School System.

Max loved his church and served as chaplain, pastor, deacon, teacher, Sunday school superintendent, and choir member. Max will be remembered for his love of family and sports. Max was chaplain of the Rockdale High football team for 16 years, and completed 17 Peachtree Road Races. Known as "Pawpaw" by his family, he was a beloved brother, husband, father, and grandfather, always eager to take one of his grandchildren for a walk or out for breakfast.

Max is survived by son Carl Corbin and his wife Teressa of Midlothian, Texas, son Mark Corbin and his wife Janet of Harvest, Alabama, and son Jeff Corbin and his wife Sheila of Elkmont, Alabama and 11 grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 pm to 8 pm Thursday, February 21, at the Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Franklin, NC; and funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, February 22, at the Higdonville Baptist Church in Franklin.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be given to Wall Highway Baptist Church for their building fund, at 6597 Wall Triana Highway, Madison, AL 35757.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Evelyn Eleanor Cornett

Franklin, NC - Evelyn Eleanor Cornett, age 81, of Clarks Chapel Road, Franklin, NC passed away Monday, April 7, 2008 at a local hospital. She was born in Hillary, IL., the daughter of the late Michael Majercin, Sr and Emma Kacmar Majercin. She worked as a office manager for Labaw's Garbage Disposal.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen Roper and her husband, Carl of Franklin, NC and Karla Stanis and her husband, Mike of Georgetown, IL; one son, James Cornett, Jr. of Oakwood, IL. Ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 9 at 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Jerome Schott officiating.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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George Washington Corpening

Franklin, NC - George Washington Corpening, age 89, of Franklin, NC, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in a local nursing home.

He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late William Robert and Myrtle Lewis Corpening. He was a produce farmer, and a member of Cartoogechaye Baptist Church.

He is survived by two sisters, Jane Brannon and her husband Curtis of Charles Town, WV and Kay Corpening of Franklin, NC; two brothers, Bert Corpening of Cumming, GA and Frank Corpening of Franklin, NC; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 14th at 11:00 am at Mount Zion Cemetery, with Rev. Tim Hayes officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Macon Co. Relay for Life, PO Box 1648, Franklin, NC 28744.

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Mary Ruth Corpening

Franklin- Mary Ruth Corpening, age 75, of Franklin, NC, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2008 in a local nursing home. She was a native and life long resident of Macon County. She was the daughter of Frank and Cora Miller. She retired from Belden Electric Cord as an Inspector and was a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Frank D. Corpening; one daughter, Teresa Jane Corpening of Troy, NC’ two sons, Keith Corpening and Kevin C. Corpening of the home; three sisters, Esther Garrett of Tiger, GA, Naomi Johnson of Candler, NC and Helen Brown of Franklin, NC; one brother, James Miller of Scaly Mtn., NC

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 18 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Hayes officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Garrett, John Cook, Lyman Holland, Jim Thurmond, James Wood and Brian Thurmond.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Monday, November 17 at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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Katherine Matilda Kilmon Corti

Franklin, NC - Katherine Matilda Kilmon Corti, 100, left us Friday, December 2, 2011. Born in Royal Oak, Maryland to Walton and Emma Kilmon, in addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years Leo, daughter Helen Stutts, grandsons Michael and Randy Corti and great granddaughter Amanda Raby. She is survived by her son Leo Corti of Ft. Pierce, FL and daughter Marcella Massung of Franklin, eleven grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren and twenty-four great great grandchildren. In early years she worked for Campbell’s Soup, a yarn factory in New Jersey then Crandon Drug in Miami, Florida. She ran a service station with her husband until retiring to Franklin forty years ago. She enjoyed yard sales and was ready to go every Saturday morning. Her life revolved around her family from the very beginning, and through the years she was the family’s loving matriarch “mom-mom”.

We’ve selected this picture of her at three because she was lovingly referred to as the “devilish” child in her youth. Her wonderful stubborn nature and the love of her family and friends were the keys to her longevity.

Arrangements are being made by Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, no services will be held.
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Ditalina Costa

Franklin, NC - Ditalina Costa, age 102, passed away July 28, 2009, in Ontario, Canada. She was a native of Alge, Portugal, the daughter of the late Jose Santos an Adelaide Campos Santos. She was married first to the late Delfim Reis and second to the late Julio Costa. She was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Maria Mira and her husband Manuel, of Franklin, NC, one sister, Benilde of Brazil; two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 3, 2009 at 2:00pm at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, with Father Tien officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Carlos Mira, Ryan Mira, Wesley Mira, John Knippel, Johnny Mira-Knippel and Tyler Faetz.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Nellie A. Couch

Franklin, NC - Nellie A. Couch, age 83, of Haven Drive, Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, June 8, 2008 at a local hospital. She was born in Oconee County, SC, the daughter of William H. and Nellie Power Abercrombie. She was married to the late Eugene Couch who passed away May 09, 2005. She was a homemaker and a member of Union United Methodist Church.

She is survived by three sisters, Virginia Kuykendall fo Hendersonville, NC, Allie Kelley of Waynesville, NC and Betty Lou Abercrombie of Hendersonville, NC; one brother, James H. Lewis of Florence, SC. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary A. Abercrombie and one brother, W.H. Abercrombie, Jr.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, June 29 at 2:00 PM at Union United Methodist Church, with Rev. Michael Binger and Rev. Thomas Coss officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a Charity of one's choice.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Mary Couey

Hayesville - Mary Arliss Quinlan Couey, 28, of Hayesville died Tuesday, March 31, 2009 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was a native of Lawrenceville, GA, but had been living in Clay County. She worked for Drake Software in Franklin.

Mary will be remembered by all for her loving and giving spirit. Always smiling, taking care of everyone around her, she would light up the sky with her smile when you were near her. She was everybody’s angel and would help anyone, anywhere.

Surviving are her fiancé, Tony DeMarco; her parents, Kerry and Rose Couey of Lawrenceville; a sister, Julie Apple; a brother, Danny Couey; and nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

Mary’s family and friends honored Mary at Rock Springs Farm, Buford, GA.

Donations may be made in her memory to her brother’s transplant fund at Gatransplant.org/clients/dcouey. The family also requests that you become active in Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of local arrangements.

   

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Barbara Ann Cowart

Franklin, NC - Barbara Ann Cowart, age 69, of Franklin, NC passed away Friday, March 9, 2012 at Memorial Mission Hospital. She was born in Rabun County, GA the daughter of the late Willie Ray and Robbie Bernice Watts Ledford. She worked for Franklin Undergrment. She loved taking care of her children and grandchildren and loved NASCAR racing and was a Dale Ernhardt fan. She was a member of Windy Gap Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Jessie Cowart; two daughters, Cheryl Hicks & husband, Jack of Franklin, NC and Laura Fountain and husband Hank of Clayton, GA; two sons, Jack Terrell of Franklin, NC and Brian Terrell and his wife Kim of Franklin, NC; one step daughter, Teresa Corbin and husband Donald Wayne; two step sons, Robert Cowart and wife Marcella and Keith Cowart and wife Leslie all of Franklin, NC; one sister, Jean Register of Oviedo, FL. Sixteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 14, at 3:00PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Stillwell officiating. Burial will be at Black Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Keith Cowart, Robert Cowart, Scott Swann, Brian Terrell, Jack Terrell, Phil Terrell, Jordon Terrell and Michael Terrell.

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

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Robert Randolph Cowart

Otto, NC - Robert Randolph Cowart, 83, of Otto, NC passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013. A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late Frank Robert and Mae Belle Williamson Cowart. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108. He was a long distance truck driver and liked to fish.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Illa Kay Morgan Cowart; the mother of his children, Evelyn Brown Carpenter; one daughter, Glenda Diane Wood of Otto; three sons, Robert Randall Cowart and wife Rhonda of Franklin, James Michael Cowart of Otto, and Joseph William Cowart of Otto; four stepsons, Ronald Lamar SantAnglo and wife DeeDee of Vero Beach, FL, Joseph Walter SantAnglo of Royal Palm Beach, FL, Daniel Lawrence SantAnglo and wife Carla of Lorida, FL and Jason Paul SantAnglo and wife Cheryl Ann of Otto; one sister, Dorothy May Scott of Franklin; three brothers, William Frederick Cowart, Ernest Earl Cowart and Jesse James Cowart all of Franklin; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Passmore and three brothers, R. L. Cowart, Junior Hill Cowart and Wiley Roger Cowart.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Davis Hooper officiating. Burial will be in Rush Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Joshua Cowart, Michael Justin Cowart, Chris Bradley, Gary Scott, Robert "Bobby" Cowart, and Keith Cowart. Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will perform complete military graveside rites.

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

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Eva Estelle Crane

Highlands, NC - Eva Estelle Crane, age 88, of Highlands, NC, passed away Monday, May 10, 2011 in a local nursing home. She was a native of

Rabun County, GA, the daughter of the late John and Doshie Talley. She was married to James Crane, who passed away in 1995. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She liked crafts, dancing, bingo, and she was a barrel of fun.

She is survived by two daughters, Marie Bowie and husband Henry of Liberty, SC and Sandra Baty and husband Roger of Highlands, NC; three sons, John Crane and wife Carolyn of Dawsonville, GA, Tom Crane and wife Teresa of Pickens, SC and Michael Crane of Highlands, NC; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survives.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, James Crane, Jr., and Bill Crane, one sister and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 13th at 12:30 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands, with Rev. John Parker officiating. Burial will be in Scaly Mountain Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bud Lamb, Jimmy Lowe, Maurice Reed, Brian Dearth, Tubby Zachary and Nat Hollingsworth.

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

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Lawrence P. "Chuck" Craine

Franklin, NC - Lawrence P. "Chuck" Craine, 82, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, October 6, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Highlands in Macon County, he was the son of the late Phillip Albert and Carrie Henry Craine. He was the third eldest of eleven children. He was employed as a greens keeper at Highlands Country Club in Highlands for 71 years starting as a caddy at the age of 11.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Selma Kimsey Craine, daughter Karen Craine Chambers and husband Timothy Chambers of Highlands; three grandchildren, Kasey Chambers of Highlands, Ashley James Howell and husband Anthony Howell of Warner Robins, GA, Thomas James and wife Stephanie Dalton James of Franklin, and 2 brothers and 3 sisters. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a daughter Kathy Craine James and 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Saturday, October 8th at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, Sunday, October 9th at 2:00 PM with Rev. Lloyd Fish, Jr. and lifelong friend Rev. Alton Dendy officiating. Burial will be at the Prentiss Baptist Church Cemetery in Franklin. Pallbearers will be co-workers from Highlands Country Club. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Mason, Bobby Wilson, Frank Hernandez and Doug Ledford.

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Frederick Claiborne Craig

Highlands - Frederick Claiborne Craig, age 78, of Club House Trail, Highlands, NC passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at his residence.

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

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John Craig Cranston

Highlands - John Craig Cranston, age 85, died February 2, 2011 in Highlands, North, Carolina after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Cranston is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marie Teague Cranston, two daughters, Catherine Whitham (Wayne) of Richmond, Virginia, and Elizabeth Cleckler (Mike) of Birmingham, Alabama; four grandchildren, Ann Whitham Cundy (Steve), Craig Cranston Whitham, Joseph Bryan Boudreaux (Kathleen), and James Scott Boudreaux, Jr.

He was born in Augusta, Georgia on January 2, 1926 to John Craig and Catherine Verdery Cranston. He graduated from the Academy of Richmond County and from Clemson University in electrical engineering in 1949, following a tour of military duty. He served in the United States Air Force from 1944 until 1946 and again during the Korean War in Greenland from 1951 to 1952, ultimately reaching the rank of Major in the Air Force Reserve.

He was a part-time resident of the North Carolina mountains and had been coming to Highlands since 1932 when his parents built a summer home on Satulah Mountain. He was president and later chairman of the board of Cranston, Robertson, and Whitehurst, P.C., an engineering and surveying firm he founded in Augusta in 1963. The branch office of his firm operated in Cashiers from 1972 until 1997. He was a passionate land conservationist long before conservation practices became popular and he directed his engineering practice accordingly. His abiding interest in the Southern Appalachians, and especially in this corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, was evident to all who worked or walked with him during his many active years in the area. As a youth, he frequently walked from Whiteside Cove through Hiram’s Cove into Highlands and knew every foot of granite on Whiteside Mountain. As an adult, he hiked almost every path along the Chattooga River and knew obscure logging roads for miles around. He was also an ardent advocate for planting trees and sustaining the Southern forest. Those who knew him could always count on a story about early Highlands-Cashiers residents from the 1930s or 40s and how the area developed.

Mr. Cranston was actively involved in his communities. In Augusta he served on the board of directors of SunTrust Bank and was a dedicated volunteer and leader with many local historical and community initiatives.

He was a trustee of Historic Augusta, Inc. and an honorary life trustee of the Augusta Museum of History. He served lengthy terms as chairman of the Board of the Cemetery of the Village of Summerville and as president of the Trustees of the Academy of Richmond County. He was also a member of the Society of Colonial Wars in Georgia. In North Carolina, he was a founding member of the Highlands Land Trust, a member of the Jackson County Planning Board, and a member of the foundation board of the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital.

The family would like to thank all who cared with great compassion for Craig over the past several years, especially Janet Hall, Kim Hervey, Brenna Roper, and Cindee Salsbury.

Graveside services will be held at Summerville Cemetery in Augusta, Georgia on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 1:00 PM. A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Cashiers at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, the Highlands Land Trust, or the Church of the Good Shepherd in Cashiers.

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Dorothy Evelyn Crawford

Franklin - Dorothy Evelyn Crawford, age 74, of Franklin, NC passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011 at Angel Medical Center. A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Mark Bryant and Lucinda Poindexter Bryant. She was married to the late Paul B. Crawford who passed away in 1981. She was a loving mother, she also loved to play Bingo, sew and work on puzzles.

She is survived by one daughter Elva Marie Crawford of Franklin, NC; two sons Erin and Eric Crawford both of Franklin, NC. She is also survived by two sisters Rose Mary McPhatter of Charlotte, NC and Margaret Roper of Franklin, NC.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Guy Duvall officiating. The family will receive Friends Thursday from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

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Erin Blaine Crawford

Franklin, NC - Erin Blaine Crawford, 37, of Franklin, NC passed away Monday, April 8, 2013. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Paul B. and Dorothy Bryant Crawford. He was a graduate of Franklin High School; was employed by Macon County and loved reading and video games. He attended Oakdale Baptist Church.

Mr. Crawford is survived by a sister, Elva Marie Crawford of Franklin and a brother, Eric Paul Crawford of Franklin.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Guy Duvall and Rev. John Raby officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:00 1:00 pm, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family to help with expenses.

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Georgia Edna Pullen Crawford

Dateline: Franklin, NC - Georgia Edna Pullen Crawford, age 83, of Franklin, NC, passed away Monday, November 17, 2008 in an Asheville Hospital. She was born in Columbia, TN to the late James Ashley and Georgia Burk Pullen. She was married July 5, 1946 to Hudie C. Crawford, who preceded her in death, June 29, 1992. She was a member of Ridge Crest Baptist Church and enjoyed working with the children in Vacation Bible School. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a member for twenty years with the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by three sons, Larry and wife Penny Crawford of Alford, FL, David R. and wife Jackie Crawford of Clarksville, GA, Dennis and wife Bertha Crawford of Jonesboro, GA; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, two nieces and eight nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Elizabeth Green, Josephine Howell, Lillian Erwin, Rose Pullen and two brothers, James Pullen, Jr. and Edgar Pullen.

Funeral services will be held at Ridge Crest Baptist Church Thursday, Nov. 20th at 11:00am , with Rev. Tommy Fouts and Rev. Bill Wooten officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Damon, Brian, Bobby, Nathan and Randy Crawford, and granddaughter, Misty Crawford. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Taylor, Ray Kirkland, Gene Pickens, and Walter Bumgarner.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00pm, Wed. evening at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Ridge Crest Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Willie Mae Bumgarner, 5511 Sylva Hwy., Franklin, NC 28734.

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Myrtle Hyatt Crawford

Franklin - Myrtle Hyatt Crawford, daughter of the late Frank P. and Laura Wilson Hyatt, and a resident of Carolina House of Chapel Hill died Friday, October 8. 2010. She was born in 1928 in Jackson County, North Carolina. Funeral services will take place at Ridge Crest Baptist Church in Franklin, NC, on Tuesday, October 12 at 11:00 am with Rev. Tommy Fouts officiating followed by burial in the Church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, October 11 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Franklin, NC.

Pallbearers will be Walter Bumgarner, Ernie Brendle, Doug Johnson, Andy Mashburn, Jerry Sanders, Joe Taylor, Larry Rogers and Max Crawford. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Rogers, Millard Sloan, Alvin Johnson, Harold Ray Hyatt, Alvin Watson, Jerry McCall, Jerry Bumgarner and Mark Sanders.

Surviving are her daughter Sandra Crawford Leak and son-in-law James A. Leak III of Durham, NC, and their sons Jimmy of Irvine, CA, and Paul of Boone, NC; her brother James Eddie Hyatt of Maryville, Washington; her sisters, Villie Johnson of Sylva, Ruby Sloan of Sutherlin, VA, and Evelyn Brendle and Maxine Sanders of Franklin; several brothers and sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband Sam Clifton Crawford; her infant son, Michael Clayton Crawford; sisters, Lucy Rogers and Marie Mashburn; and brothers, Verco Hyatt, Perry R Hyatt, Leon Hyatt and Leo Hyatt.

Also, her family would like to acknowledge with grateful thanks the role that the women of Ridge Crest Baptist Church played in her life, especially Willa Mae Bumgarner, Shirley Fouts, Donna Sanders, Janet Sanders McCall, Emma Jean Taylor, Kathy Woodard, Dolly Thompson, Lena Garrett and her sisters-in-law, Betty Crawford and the late Georgia Crawford.

During her last years in Franklin, her sisters Maxine Sanders and Evelyn Brendle and her niece in law Diane Brendle gave her special care and attention. Once she moved to Chapel Hill, she was cared for compassionately and professionally by the staff of Carolina House Assisted Living Community, Dr. Carmen Lewis of UNC Internal Medicine, and, during her last days, Duke Hospice. Spiritually, Rev. Jim Greenlee and the congregation of Farrington Road Baptist Church and Rev. Gary Webb of Calvary Baptist Church were generous and caring in their ministry to her.

Myrtle Crawford was a loving mother and grandmother and a faithful member of the Ridge Crest Baptist Church for over 30 years. She served in many roles, including treasurer, Bible School teacher and ministry to shut-ins as well as being active in Baptist Women’s groups and the Macon County Baptist Association. Those who were touched by her knew of her love for all living things particularly flowers and birds. An avid gardener and accomplished seamstress and craftswoman, she regularly won ribbons for her work at the Macon County Fair.

Memorials may be made to the Crawford-Hyatt Fund of the Ridge Crest Baptist Church which is being established in memory of Sam and Myrtle Crawford and their parents. Resources from the fund will be used to provide items of use or comfort to frail older adults connected to the Ridge Crest, Watauga and Pumpkintown Communities. Ridge Crest Baptist Church, 206 Ridge Crest Baptist Church Road, Franklin, NC, 28734. Memorials may also be made to the Duke Family Support Program, 3600 DUMC Durham, NC, 27710.

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Nickey Lewis (Nick) Crawford

Franklin, NC - Nickey Lewis (Nick) Crawford, age 63, of Franklin, NC passed away Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Charles George VA Center in Asheville, NC. He was born in Macon County, NC, the son of the late Herbert L. and Marie Shope Crawford. Nick was a U S Marine Veteran serving in Viet Nam. He was the owner of Crawford Construction in Franklin. He was a member of the Tessentee Baptist Church. He loved woodworking, hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. He was a loving father and grandfather.

He is survived by his better half, Michelle Ledford of Franklin; a daughter, Melissa Gillespie of High Point, NC; three sons, Matthew Crawford and wife Heather of Archdale NC, Luke Crawford and his wife Amy of Franklin, NC and Brock Crawford and his wife Sherry of Otto, NC; one step son, Nicholas Ledford of Franklin, NC; two sisters, Sandra Crawford Ledbetter of Topsail Beach, NC and Angel Crawford Christian of High Point, NC. Seven grandchildren also survive.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 4, at 11:00AM in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Carpenter and Rev. Doug Carpenter officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10:00 11:00 AM, one hour prior to the service, at Bryant Grant Funeral Home.

Burial and military graveside services will be held at the WNC Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Charles George VA Hospital, 1100 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC 28805.

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Michael Vincent Crescenzi

Franklin, NC - Michael Vincent Crescenzi, age 77, of Hyatt Road, Franklin, NC, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2009 in a local hospital. He was a native of Union County, New Jersey, the son of the late Michael and Angelina Mirabella Crescenzi. He was a machinist for Deca Manufacturing, a US Army Veteran of the Korean War, and a Baptist by faith.

He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Martha McCall Crescenzi; two daughters, Diana McNair of Live Oak, FL, and Denise Caine and husband Roland of Tampa, FL; one son, Dave Crescenzi of St. Petersburg, FL; two step-daughters, Beverly Owens of Franklin, NC and Debbie Thomas of Highlands, NC; five sisters, Anna Testa of Tampa, FL, Mary Rose and Isabella Crescenzi both of Las Vegas, Nevada, Antoinette Crescenzi of Tampa, FL, and Lil Tiedmann of New Jersey; one brother, Rocky Crescenzi of Seminole, FL; five grandchildren, Shannon Holliday, Dalton McNair, Devin McNair, Stefanie Crescenzi Beichler and Nicholas Thomas also survive.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, October 13 at 10:00 AM at Mt. Moriah Cemetery with Rev. Greg Rogers officiating.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Moriah Cemetery, c/o Mary Owens, 21 Pine Cone Drive, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Mavis Ann Crews

Franklin,NC - Mavis Ann Crews, age 53, of Franklin, NC, passed away Monday, January 4, 2010 in a local hospital. She was a native of Cook County, Illinois, the daughter of Lola Mae Summerford Shaw of Franklin, NC and the late E. C. Oliver. She was a truck driver and a member of Cartoogechaye Church of God.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, Jimmy J. Crews of Franklin, NC; a brother,Wade R. Oliver of Franklin, NC; three grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by a sister, Rebecca Jean King, who passed away February 15, 2005.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 9th at 1:00pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Don Moffitt officiating. Burial will be at Union United Methodist Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Leesa Lynn Crisp

Highlands - Leesa Lynn Crisp, age 55, of Highlands, NC passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013. Born in Marion Co., IN, she was the daughter of James N. Scott and Mary Louise Knight Scott of New Castle, IN.
She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Charles "Chuck" Crisp of Highlands, NC; two daughters, Michele Martin and husband Josh, of Woodstock, GA., Krista Chapman and husband Justin of Ball Ground, GA; one son David Crisp and wife Alyson of Asheville, NC; four grandchildren, Rachel and Zachary Chapman and Karson and Emory Martin; one sister, Karin Potts, of Highlands, NC, and two brothers, Lance Scott, of Fort White, FL and Michael Scott of Micanopy FL.

Leesa was a homemaker who loved cooking and singing. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home in Highlands with Rev. Matt Shuler officiating. Burial will be in the Highlands Memorial Park at a later date. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1:00 until 2:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090.

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Lillie Virgina Chastain Crisp

Franklin, NC - Lillie Virgina Chastain Crisp was born in Highlands, North Carolina on July 25, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Daniel Edward and Nettie Keener Chastain. Lillie met and married Claude John Crisp on July 24, 1948. As a young married couple they lived on Peeks Creek. They moved to Manassas, Virginia in 1954 for her husband to work in construction and the in 1981 they returned to the Peeks Creek Community of Franklin, North Carolina to live out their retirement.

Lillie was a woman who loved her family and was very proud of her three children, Robert Crisp of Franklin, NC; LaVern Fritter of Martinsville, VA and Linda Skinner of Webster, NC. She also loved her home and took pride in providing for her family by gardening, freezing, canning and cooking three meals a day. She was an excellent "country" cook and was always willing to provide a meal for a friend in need, bake a cobbler in return for a favor or offer food to anyone who happened to stop by.

While living in Virginia she was a member of Woodbine Baptist Church, serving as a Sunday School and Bible School teacher; on the Communion Committee; as a Leader for ACTEENS and Girls in Action. As a current member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, she enjoyed her Ladies Sunday School class, serving on the Prayer Chain and working with the Hospitality Committee.

At the age of 83, on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 7:52am, Lillie went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

In addition to her three children, she is survived by one Son-in-law, Joseph Fritter; two sisters: Janice Chastain Watts (and husband John) and Louise Chastain Smith; six Grandchildren: Paul, Angie, Anna, Brian, Annette and Charidy; and eight great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her Parents; her Husband of 52 years; her Son-in-law, David Skinner; three Brothers: Tom, Carl and Fred Chastain; and one sister, Pearl Chastain Wild.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 29, 2012 at 11:00am at Pine Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Crisp, Brian Crisp, Mark Washburn, Wade Smith, Woody McConnell and Justin Perkins. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home where the body will remain until being placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the service.

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Ruth Mae Younce Crisp

Franklin, NC - Ruth Mae Younce Crisp, age 82, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Granville and Laura Duvall Younce. She was married for 43 years to Troy Levi Crisp, Sr who died in 1994. She was a homemaker; loved to can and cook, fish, read her Bible, and loved being with family. She was member of Burningtown Church of God for more than 40 years.

Mrs. Crisp is survived by four daughters, Jackie Raby and husband Fred, Debbie Crisp, Brenda Crisp and husband Rodney, and Glenda Pruett all of Franklin, NC; one son, Troy Crisp, Sr. and Kathy Godsey of Franklin, NC and Mike Shuler who was like a son; two sisters, Francis Waldroop of Franklin, NC and Lois Farham and husband Gerry of Hickory, NC; two brothers, Joseph Moody Younce and wife Louise of Michigan and Edgar Younce and wife Blanch of Franklin, NC. Fifteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren also survive.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by three sons, Charles Eugene Crisp, Boyd Douglas Crisp and Floyd Michael Crisp; son in law, Larry Pruett and a brother, Paul Younce.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at Windy Gap Baptist Church with Rev. Don Bates, Rev. Tim Hayes, Rev. Johnny Raby and Rev. Mark Bishop officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chuck Norton, Tony Norton, Lawson Raby, Troy Crisp III, Scott Crisp, Josh Burr, Jerimy Burr, Brandon Mann, Logan Mann and Adam Crisp. Honorary pallbearers will be Misty Raby, Jessica Kenneipp, Amber Crisp, Christy Reeves and Missy Sanders. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 4:00 p.m., two hours prior to the service, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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Ronald Gary Cross

Topton - Ronald Gary Cross, 64, of Nantahala Community died Thursday, September 26, 2013. He was a graduate of Brevard College and East Carolina University and received his master’s degree from Western Carolina University. He taught for 33 years at Nantahala School and Andrews Middle School and for many of those 33 years, Gary coached basketball. He was a member of the Andrews Masonic Lodge No. 529. He was a former member, deacon, and Sunday School teacher at Briartown Baptist Church. Gary loved his family and friends, but loved God first. He was a gifted storyteller and loved his community and was always ready to lend a helping hand.

He was the son of the late Carl and Anna Jean May Cross.

Surviving are his wife, Janet Kammerer Cross; two daughters, Maggie Brostic and husband, Mark of Cullowhee, NC and Lindsay Bauder and husband, Charlie of Toccoa, GA; a sister, Nancy Solesbee of Andrews; a brother, Donald Cross and fiancé, Denise of Nantahala Community; a nephew, Tim Solesbee and wife, Jennifer; several other well loved nieces, nephews, and in-laws; and several special friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, September 29 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews with the Rev. S.J. Waters officiating. Interment will be in Briartown Baptist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:45 Sunday afternoon at the Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews prior to the services.

Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews in charge of all arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at the Ivie Funeral home website.

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Edith Crunkleton

Dillard GA - Edith Crunkleton, 91, of Dillard died Monday February 11, 2013 at Angel Medical Center in Franklin, NC.

She was born July 3, 1921 in Macon County, NC but lived in Rabun Gap and Dillard for more than 60 years. She was a member of Dillard United Methodist Church and was a loving mother who devoted her life to raising her children after the death of her husband.

She was preceded in death by her husband P.A. and infant daughter Donna. Survivors include daughter Katherine Allison and husband Mike of Dillard, daughter Barbara Mullinax and husband Randy of Gainesville, daughter Susan of Dillard and son David and his wife Kim of Otto, NC; a sister-in-law, Pauline Crunkleton. Six grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren also survive as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Beck Funeral Home, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 12 PM to 2 PM with funeral services following visitation at 2 PM in the Beck Funeral Home Chapel. Her grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial donations in Edith Crunkleton's name may be made to a charity of your choice.

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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Robert "Bud" Eugene Crunkleton, Jr.

Salem, SC - Robert "Bud" Eugene Crunkleton, Jr., age 48, of Lonely Road, Salem, SC passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010 at a USA Hospital in Mobile, AL. He was born in Knoxville, TN, the son of Sherry Johnson Crunkleton and Robert Crunkleton, Sr. of Salem, SC. He was a welder for a construction company and attended Flat Shoals Baptist Church in Salem, SC.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sarah Jean Baty Crunkleton; his daughter, Rebecca Grace Crunkleton, his son, Adam Eugene Crunkleton, his sister, Karen Rogers of Salem, SC and his brother, David Crunkleton all of Salem, SC.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 13 at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands with Rev. Charles Kennemore, Rev. Frankie Porter and Rev. Junior Jenkins officiating. Burial will be held at the Miller Cemetery. Adam Crunkleton (son), Michael Rogers (nephew), Scott Williams (friend) Bo Fulbright (friend), Anthony Turner (friend) and Pat Sims (friend) will serve as pallbearers. Michael Bradley (friend) will serve as honorary pallbearer.

The family will receive friends Saturday, March 13 from 1:00-2:00PM, one hour prior to service at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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G. Bryant Cunningham

Franklin, NC - G. Bryant Cunningham, age 78, of Franklin, NC, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2012. He was born in Macon County, the son of the late Leah Cunningham Hastings. He was a US Army Veteran. He was retired from the North Carolina National Guard MP Unit and from the Coweeta Hydrological Lab and had worked in mapping for Macon County for a number of years. He was a member of Iotla Baptist Church and a member of John Campbell Bible Class.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda Gibson Cunningham; one son, Brad Cunningham and wife Christy of Franklin, NC; one granddaughter, Annabelle Cunningham. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Lovett.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 16th at 2:00 pm at Iotla Baptist Church, with Rev. Steve Reeves and Rev. Simeon Martin officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. The Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will conduct military graveside rites. Pallbearers will be Bill Queen, Greg Gibson, Greg Talley, Pete Penland, Walter Lane and Bob Guy. His Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 till 2:00 pm Sunday, one hour prior to the service Sunday at the Church. In lieu of flowers donations, may be made to Iotla Baptist Church Building Fund, 1537 Iotla Church Road, Frankllin, NC 28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Esther Clouse Cunningham

Franklin, NC - Esther Clouse Cunningham, age 93, of Franklin, NC, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at her residence. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Zebulon Montgomery and Nellie Caroline Reece Clouse. She was married to the late James "Jim" P. Cunningham, who passed away December 30, 2003. She was a 1971 graduate of Western Carolina University with a BS Degree and retired from Macon County Schools after teaching for several years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was a founding member of Western North Carolina Alliance, a founding member of Carson Community Development Organization, a member of Carson Home Extension Club, a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, where she served as a choir member, Sunday School Teacher and Sunday School Superintendent; a member of Nequassi Chapter OES for over 50 years. As a 4-H club leader she organized Carson Cloggers. At the age of eighteen she owned and operated Esther’s Beauty Shop on Main Street in Franklin. Esther was Home Start Director at Macon Program for Progress; active in PTA on local, state and national levels; a member of Friends of the Library and Macon County Historical Society. She enjoyed making afghans and gave hundreds to family and friends. Her flower garden was admired by all, and in her later years she enjoyed raising orchids.

She is survived by two daughters; Brenda Elliott and husband Harold and Suzanne Williams and husband Jim of Franklin, NC; a son, James Cunningham, Jr. and wife Linda of Franklin, NC; a brother, George Clouse of Orlando, FL; eleven grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild also survives. She was loved by a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins who also survive. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Nina Elizabeth Hamilton and Timsey Nelle Mullinax.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 23rd at 2:00 pm at Memorial United Methodist Church, with Rev. Keith Newell officiating. Burial will be at Carson Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rik Elliott, Michael Elliott, Jay Williams, Randall Cook, Ryan McHan and Ronnie Ledford.

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

Memorials may be made to Carson Cemetery, c/o Sarah Bryson, 2161 Old Murphy Road, Franklin, NC 28734 or to Memorial United Methodist Church, 4668 Old Murphy Rd., Franklin, NC 28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Woodrow Lee Cunningham

Franklin, NC - Woodrow Lee Cunningham, age 68, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Ralph Woodrow and Maggie Louise Elliott Cunningham. He was married to Jane Cunningham who preceded him in death.

Mr. Cunningham was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather; he loved farming and working with his tractor and loved delivering food for Ms. Lois’s Restaurant. He attended Windy Gap Baptist Church.

He is survived by three daughters, Sherry Raby and husband Joey, Lindy Cunningham, Teresa Wood and husband Bill all of Franklin; fiancee’ Syretta Cochran of Nantahala; five sisters, Chris Woodall, Louise Dills, Linda Bishop, Sharon Peek, and Wanda Rogers all of Franklin; three brothers, Buddy Cunningham, Wayne Cunningham, and Philip Tallent all of Franklin; six grandchildren, Clinton Mashburn, Whitney Raby, Jessie Tippett, Paige Bates, Avery Bates and Dalton Bates and three great-grandchildren, Kiley Mashburn, Ayden Bates and Addison Bates. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Blanton and a brother, Ray Tallent.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm at Windy Gap Baptist Church with Rev. David Williams and Rev. Mark Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Iotla Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clinton Mashburn, Dalton Bates, Ricky Dills, Boyce Cunningham, Randy Cunningham and Philip Tallent. Honorary pallbearers will be Scotty Bishop, Brandon Peek, Bobby Bishop, Doug Welch, Adam Tallent and Larry Conley.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2:00 until 3:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, at the church. The body will remain at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home until being placed in the church one hour prior to the service.

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

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