July 31, 2015
Obituaries

Scott Hartshorn
Scott Hartshorn, age 62, died July 8, 2015 in Bradenton, FL. Scott was one of God’s special children. He was loving, happy, and enjoyed life. He worked part time at Depend O Drain, Inc. He attended...
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Marie Berry Hedden
Marie Berry Hedden, 93, a resident of Candler, passed away peacefully July 29, 2015, at her home, where she had been surrounded by her loving family. A native of Macon County and a longtime residen...
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Orlena R. Kendrick
On Monday, July 13, 2015, Orlena R. Kendrick, 87, of Alexandria, VA, formerly of Indian Head, MD died. She was the daughter of the late Jess Raby and the late Ada Welch Raby formerly of Franklin, N...
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Mark Edward Russell
Mark Edward Russell, 56, of Franklin, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015. Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Gilbert Clark Russell and Jean Elizabeth Whitley Kelsey. Mark...
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Howard Albert Smith
Howard Albert Smith age 80 of Marietta died Sunday, July 26, 2015. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in the Jonquil Chapel of Castellaw Funeral Home with Pastor Durwood Per...
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Oleta Eva Jo Coggins
Oleta Eva Jo Coggins, age 74, of Fayetteville, NC, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Edgar and Cora Eva Woodard Miller. She was a homemaker a...
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William J Moran III
William J Moran III, 71, passed away July 24, 2015. A private burial will be held in Winter Garden, Florida. A memorial service is planned for a later date. Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge o...
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Anita Lynn Pistolis
Anita Lynn Pistolis, 49, of Highlands, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Highlands United Methodist Church. Rev. Paul Christy will off...
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Jeffrey Alan Loughner
Jeffrey Alan Loughner “Jeff”, 63, of Franklin, NC, passed away July 19, 2015. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Robert S. and Grace C. Loughner. Jeff graduated from Greensburg Sal...
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Rev. James Lewis Lockaby
Rev. James Lewis Lockaby, 79, of Marble died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in a Murphy care facility. Funeral services were held Friday, July 24, in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy. Ivie Funeral H...
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Stephen Michael Bader
Stephen Michael Bader, age 61, of Franklin, NC, passed away July 21, 2015. He was born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, the son of the late Herman and Matilda Bosse Bader. He loved his family and fri...
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Annie Mae Henry Hensley
Annie Mae Henry Hensley, 91, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie M. Henry and Brittie Webb Henry. In addition to her pare...
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Robert “Bob” Keener
Robert “Bob” Keener, died in his home on July 20. 2015 of natural causes. He was 85. Bob was born on July 4, 1930 to Willard and Albia Keener. He lived his entire life in Franklin, NC, marrying Mar...
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Louise J. Ledbetter
Louise J. Ledbetter of Waterford; on the evening of Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Louise was called home to heaven. We believe she fell asleep dreaming of her husband and her sons, who are already in h...
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Dorothy Gless Smith
Dorothy Gless Smith, 77, of Franklin, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Macon Funeral Home is in...
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Teresa Dale Hedden Turner
Teresa Dale Hedden Turner, 55, passed away on July 18, 2015. A native of Franklin, NC, she was preceded in death by her parents Benjamine and Alma Hedden, grandparents, Benjamine and Fannie Hedden,...
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Marcella Hall Martin
Marcella Hall Martin, 93, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Born and raised in Newark, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Willis and Ruth Wright. In addition to her parents, she ...
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Theodore “Ted” Perry Smyre
Theodore “Ted” Perry Smyre, 73, of Cullowhee, NC, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015. Funeral services were held Monday, July 20t in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home with Pastor John Shubert officia...
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Thomas “Tom” Franklin Roberts, Jr.
Thomas “Tom” Franklin Roberts, Jr., passed away peacefully at home with his wife Barbara at his side on Thursday, July 16, 2015. A celebration of his life was held on Sunday, July 19 at 4 p.m. at R...
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John Frances Johnson
John Frances Johnson, 77, of Franklin, North Carolina formerly of Hutchinson, Minnesota passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015. Born in Minnesota, he was the son of Oscar and Sophie Johnson. John gradu...
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Mattie Lavina Vaughn Cabe
Mattie Lavina Vaughn Cabe, age 97, of Hendersonville, NC, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, July 19, 2015. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 22 at 2:30 p.m. at Crab Creek Baptist C...
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Robin Jane Vance
Robin Jane Vance, 54, of Franklin, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015. Born in Montclair, NJ, she was the daughter of the late James E. O’Connor and Joan C. Knight O’Connor. Robin was secretary/treas...
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Archie C. Burnham, Jr.
Archie C. Burnham, Jr., 80, of McDonough, GA and Franklin, NC, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015. Archie was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, May 10, 1935. He attended the Virginia Military Institut...
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Linda Winn Brown
Linda Winn Brown of Franklin, North Carolina passed away July 8 after a brief battle with stomach cancer. Linda leaves behind her devoted husband Charles Brown, two daughters Melanie Winn Murphy an...
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Marvin Robert Bills
Marvin Robert Bills, 72, of Franklin, NC and Bradenton, FL, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, July 13, 2015. Born in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Roy A. Bills and Ellen McConnell Bi...
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Lillian Rebecca Culver Hunnicutt
Lillian Rebecca Culver Hunnicutt, age 92, of Franklin, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Johnny and Ruth Culver. In addition to her parents she was preceded i...
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Betty Lucille Hopkins Potts
Betty Lucille Hopkins Potts, 73, of Greenville, SC formerly of Franklin passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Macon County, she was the daugh...
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Kenneth L. Limle
Kenneth L. Limle of Otto, NC passed quietly from this earth on Wednesday, July 8 at Angel Medical Center, Franklin at the age of 78. Kenny is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara E. Limle; dau...
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Clara Nix Owens
Clara departed this life to be at home with the Lord in the early hours of Saturday, July 11, 2015. She was a resident at Lila Doyle Nursing facility in Seneca, S.C. for the past three and half yea...
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Audrey C. Bokisa
Audrey C. Bokisa, 91, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015 at her residence. Born in La Jose, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Daisy McFadden Thompson. She was married to t...
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Robert E Caless
Robert E Caless of Cashiers NC died at home June 28, 2015. He was 81. A memorial service will be held July 25 at 10 a.m. At Cashiers United Methodist Church. Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge ...
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Beulah Lequire Cunningham
Beulah Lequire Cunningham, 91, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015. Born in Swain, NC, she was the daughter of the late William Henderson Lequire and Martha Emaline Taylor Lequire. In a...
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Glenn Hunter Waldroop
Glenn Hunter Waldroop, 90, of Franklin, passed away Wednes-day, July 8, 2015. Services will be announced at a later date. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Florence May Turgeon
Florence May Turgeon, 84, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Hi-ram Chalk and Mary Purchase Chalk. In addition to her pare...
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Virginia Mardelle “Mardee” Davis
Virginia Mardelle “Mardee” Davis, 92, of Franklin, passed away July 10, 2015. Born in McLean, IL, she was the daughter of the late Clarence William Mallory and Ruth Florence Anderson Mallory. In ad...
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Mark Nichols Duvall
Mark Nichols Duvall, 57, of Franklin, NC, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Care Partners Solace Hospice Center in Asheville, NC. Born September 18, 1957, on his parents’ ninth wedding annive...
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Julia Ann Day
Julia Ann Day, 80, of Murphy went to be with her Heavenly Father Thursday, July 9, 2015. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2015 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy. Ivie ...
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Furman Russell "Bud" Dalton
Furman Russell "Bud" Dalton, 87, of Highlands, NC passed away Monday, July 6, 2015. A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late Lawrence Grady and Jessie Conley Dalton. He was preceded in ...
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Jerry Lee Guffey
Jerry Lee Guffey, 68, of Andrews died Monday, July 6, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 10, in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews. The family will receive friends fro...
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Rev. Dr. James Wendell Ligon
Rev. Dr. James Wendell Ligon, 80, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Born in Dunn, NC, he was the son of the late Elisha James Ligon and Virginia Copperidge Ligon and reared from 3 y...
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