July 31, 2014
Obituaries

Mary Elizabeth Franklin Simpson
Our beloved Mother, Mary Elizabeth Franklin Simpson passed away peacefully on July 26, 2014, at the Fedelia Eckerd Living Center in Highlands, North Carolina. She was born in Murphy, North Carolina...
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Albert Lyle Ramsey
Albert Lyle Ramsey, Jr., 91 of Iotla Church Road, Franklin, NC died Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Elizabeth House, Hendersonville, NC. Born June 5, 1923 in Franklin, NC, he was the son of the late Alber...
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Robert Earl “Bob” Wilson
Robert Earl “Bob” Wilson, 86, of Franklin, passed away on July 24, 2014.  Born in Vine Grove, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Benjamin Earl Wilson and Lera Varine Martin Wilson. In addition to...
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Bonnie Beryl Kirkland
Bonnie Beryl Kirkland, age 98, of Franklin, NC passed from this earthly plane Friday, July 25, 2014 at a local nursing home. Heaven has gained an amazing angel. She was born in Swain County, the da...
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Hope Grant Franklin
Hope Grant Franklin, 88, of Andrews, died Saturday, July 26, 2014. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 29, at Briartown Baptist Church with Rev. S.J. Waters officiating. The family re...
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Leah Christine Boring
Leah Christine Boring, 90, peacefully passed on July 24, 2014 at Angel Medical Center in Franklin, NC. A native of Miami, Florida she was born January 31, 1924 to the late Theodore Clay Clemons and...
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Robert Eugene Dale
Robert Eugene Dale, 71, of Franklin, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014. No services are planned at this time. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Betty Jane Gaither
Betty Jane Gaither, (90) of Deerfield Beach, Florida and Franklin, North Carolina died July 10th, 2014 at Courtyard Gardens in Jupiter, Florida surrounded by family. She was born in South Bend, Ind...
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Jacqueline DeBetta
Jacqueline DeBetta, 81, of Franklin, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014.  Born in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late George Strebel and Louise Brown Strebel. She was a member of St. Fran...
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Ruth Montiez Jennings
Ruth Montiez Jennings, 83, of Huckabee Road, Gray, Georgia, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at a local hospital. The family will greet friends one hour prior to an 11:00 a.m., funeral service We...
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Hattie L. Shope
Hattie L. Shope, 93, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.  Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Sarah McDowell Woods. In addition to her parents, she was pre...
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Steven Jarrett “Steve” Tillery
Steven Jarrett “Steve” Tillery, 80, of Highlands, died July 16, 2014. Visitation was held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, July 21, in the Chapel of Marietta First Baptist Church, Marietta, Ga. Memorial serv...
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June Ellen Perkins McCall
June Ellen Perkins McCall, 66, of Franklin, died Friday, July 18, 2014. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 22 in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Revs. Radford Penland a...
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Greyson Noah Giles
Greyson Noah Giles, infant son of Keith and Lyndie Giles, died Saturday, July 19, 2014.  Greyson was the grandson of Randy Giles of Franklin, Laura Wood of Franklin, Tom Cowan of Bryson City and th...
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Donna Dirton Hanna
Donna Dirton Hanna of Franklin, NC, formerly of Huntington, WV, passed away, July 19, 2014.  Donna was born February 28, 1940 in Huntington, WV. She was wife of the late James V. Hanna and daughter...
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Edna Juanitta Bolick Bowers
Edna Juanitta Bolick Bowers, 86, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Carl Allen Bolick and Eva Rogers Bolick. In addition to her ...
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Brenda Scott Monteith
Brenda Scott Monteith, 66, of Franklin, died Sunday, July 13, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Carson Gibson of...
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Clay Scott Harden
Clay Scott Harden, 38, of Otto, died Friday, July 11, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home, with Rev. Jim Kinard officiating.
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Robert Dale Brendle
Robert Dale Brendle, 74, of Franklin passed away Monday, July 7, 2014. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late John Blanchard and Gladys Evelyn Parker Brendle. He was retired from the Town...
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Darothy Sue Davis
Darothy Sue Davis, 76, of Franklin, passed away July 7, 2014.  Born in Glendale, FL, she was the daughter of the late Michael Wilkerson and Cleo Brown Wilkerson. In addition to her parents, she was...
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George William “Buster” Shields
George William “Buster” Shields, 80, of Franklin, passed away July 7, 2014.  Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late William Donald Shields and Martha “Mattie” Cunningham Shields. Buster w...
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Clarence Leo Schroeder
Clarence Leo Schroeder, 81, of Franklin, died Friday, July 4, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
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Clara Agnes Slagle Hazard
Clara Agnes Slagle Hazard passed away on July 8, 2014. She was born April 4, 1924 in Macon County, North Carolina to Reverend Theron Slagle and Jane Hampton Slagle. In addition to her parents, she ...
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Shirley Milford Doolin
Shirley Milford Doolin, 84, of Franklin, died Friday, July 4, 2014. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m., Monday, July 7, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Rodriguez o...
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Kathryn Elaine “Kathy” Cabe
Kathryn Elaine “Kathy” Cabe, 58, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014.  Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Ira Norman Cabe and Arlice Gragg Cabe. She was a member of ...
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James Darnell Shepherd
James Darnell Shepherd, 54, of Franklin, died Thursday, July 3, 2014. A memorial service was held at 7 p.m., Monday, July 7, at the Franklin House of Prayer, with Rev. Jim Byrd and Rev. Danny Princ...
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Johnathan Ray Turpin
Johnathan Ray Turpin, 21, of Franklin, died July 2, 2014. Funeral service was held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home, with Rev. Raymond Whitfield and Rev. Randy Reed o...
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William “Bill” Russell Wright
William “Bill” Russell Wright, age 70, of Franklin, NC passed away July 1, 2014 at Emory University Hospital. He was born in Mercer County, NJ, the son of the late Russell and Katherine Hansen Wrig...
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Mildred Stanfield Turpin
Mildred Stanfield Turpin, age 84, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late George and Esther Jane Gregory Stanfield. She was preceded ...
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Carl William Obreiter
Carl William Obreiter, 63, of Otto, passed away July 6, 2014. Born in Kalamazoo, MI, he was the son of Joyce Brown Obreiter and the late William Joseph Obreiter. In addition to his father, he was p...
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Margaret Louise Murphy Hysell
Margaret Louise Murphy Hysell, 93, of Franklin, North Carolina passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Patrick and Rose Murphy, February 15, 1921. In addition to her...
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William K. (Bill) Gallman
William K. (Bill) Gallman, 87, of Morristown, TN went home to be with the Lord on July 3, 2014. Born in Lake Wales, FL on December 21, 1926, he was the son of the late Marion H. Gallman and Josie Y...
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Richard Hopkins
Richard Hopkins, 66, of Franklin, died Saturday, July 5, 2014. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home, with Rev. Howard Southard, Rev. Bobby Cloer ...
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James Clinton Smith
James Clinton Smith, 90, of Franklin, NC passed away Monday, June 30, 2014. A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late Dalton E. and Myrtle Roper Smith. He was preceded in death by his wi...
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Noah “Lee” Rogers
Noah “Lee” Rogers, 88, of Franklin, passed away on June 30, 2014 surrounded by his family. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late John Henry Rogers and Addie Miller Rogers. In addition to...
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Ella Durand
Ella Durand, 93, of Franklin, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014 in a local nursing home.  Born in Sombor, Yugoslavia, she was the daughter of the late Walter Wise and Adel Litwin Wise. In addition ...
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Michael J. Higdon
Michael J. Higdon, son of the late Ann Lyle Needham, born in Franklin, died in Daytona Beach, FL, will be buried Monday, July 7, 2014, in the Lyle Family Plot, Woodlawn Cemetery. The Rev. Dorothy P...
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Eloise Tritt Johnson
Eloise Tritt Johnson, 66, of Franklin, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Funeral service was held at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 3 in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Hoyte Brown and Rev. Mark Bishop of...
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Betty Jean McClure
Betty Jean McClure, 83, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014.  Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Sam Houston and Rachael Moss Houston. In addition to her parents, she...
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Jim Hammel
Jim Hammel, 80, of Franklin, NC, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Raised in Pitman, NJ, Jim was the son of the late Ada and Norman Hammel. In addition to his parents, he was pre...
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