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Steve Valdez

February 27, 1961 ~ July 1, 2017 (age 56)

Dateline:  Franklin, NC

Steve Valdez, 56, of Franklin passed away, Saturday, July 1, 2017.  Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he was the son of the late Steve Valdez., Sr. and Mary Ann Kindle.  In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a brother Alejandero (Al) Valdez.  Steve was a painter by trade, he enjoyed friends, family and he loved music.

He is survived by his significant other, Celia Carpenter; mother Mary Ann Kindle and step father Earl Kindle of Cedar Springs, Michigan; a son, Anthony Yskes of Zeeland, Michigan, a sister, Valerie Brock (Sam Dills); sister, Ida Smith and husband Ken of Owasso, Michigan; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family would like to express their appreciation for the wonderful staff of Four Seasons Hospice and especially the staff at the Highlands-Cashiers hospital.  All donations can be made in memory to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC  28731.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Valdez family.  Online condolences may be made at


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