September 04, 2015
Obituaries

Patrick Walter Dziurgot
Patrick Walter Dziurgot, 75, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 Born in Wyandotte, MI, he was the son of the late Walter and Theresa Dziurgot. Pat served as a Specialist 4 with the U...
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Susan Keener Walker
Susan Keener Walker departed this life to walk with her Lord Jesus on Tuesday Sept. 1. Born in Franklin, NC she was the daughter of the late Grover Lee Keener and Vesta Pauline Peek Keener. In addi...
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Louise Mary Roettele
Louise Mary Roettele, 95, of Charleston, SC, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.  She was born on May 25, 1920, in Wyoming, OH, to the late Margaret Morley Staunton and the late Wil...
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Deborah Sue Rodgers
As the peaceful morning sun shone down on the mountains of Macon County on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, we said goodbye to a loving wife and a precious mother and grandmother, Deborah Sue Rodgers, age 64...
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Glenn “Rusty” Hunter Waldroop
Glenn “Rusty” Hunter Waldroop, 90, of Franklin, passed away on July 8, 2015. Born in Macon County, NC, he was the son of the late Grady H. Waldroop and Nannie Battles Waldroop. In addition to his p...
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Clifford G. Olson
Clifford G. Olson, 93, of Franklin, passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Born in Newark, NJ, he was the son of the late Edmund Olson and Mina Snowden Olson.  In addition to his parents, he was preced...
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Frank Martin Pureber, Jr.
Frank Martin Pureber, Jr., 66, of Franklin, and Bradenton, FL, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Born in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of the late Frank Martin Pureber, Sr. and Anne Bokar Pureb...
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Arnold (Smokey) Burnette
Arnold (Smokey) Burnette, 81, of the Brush Creek community passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 at his residence. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Donald and Jesse Howard Burnette....
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Mary Vinson Gregory
Mary Vinson Gregory, 89, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late John B. Vinson and Mae Conley Vinson. In addition to her parents,...
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William “Bill” Stephen LaDue
William “Bill” Stephen LaDue, 80, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Allen LaDue and Frances Ruth Lawson LaDue.  Bill was ...
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Barbara E. Limle
Barbara E. Limle, 72, of Otto, North Carolina, passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 27, 2015, at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour, Indiana. Born in Muncie, Indiana, on Oct. 25, 1942, Barbara was the e...
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Shirley Petersen
Shirley Petersen, 82, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Born in Sycamore, IL, she was the daughter of the late John Paulson and Garnet Adkins Paulson. In addition to her parents, sh...
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William Miller
William Miller, 101 ½, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 in a Swain County health care facility. He is survived by his wife, Mary Miller; daughter, Jo Ann Tennant, four grandchildren and five grea...
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William Miller
William Miller, 101, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 in a Swain County health care facility. He is survived by his daughter, Jo Ann Tennant, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. No s...
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Muriel Grant Denny
Muriel Grant Denny, age 91, of Nantahala, NC, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Funeral services will be held Aug. 29, at 2 p.m. at Briartown Baptist. The family will receive friends Friday eveni...
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Christopher Edward Creamer
Funeral services will be held for Christopher Edward Creamer, 43, of Florida and North Carolina on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 12:30 pm in the chapel of Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Forest Jones of...
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Earl Tommy “Tom” Pendergrass
Earl Tommy “Tom” Pendergrass, age 84, of  Nantahala, NC passed away on Aug. 25, 2015.  Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. at Aquone Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donation...
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Alexander Teliak
A Celebration of Life service for Alexander Teliak will be held on Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, St. Agnes Chapel, 66 Church Street, Franklin.  Mr. Teliak died on Aug. 9 at the...
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Lillian S. Stott
Lillian S. Stott, Feb. 17, 1928 ‑ Aug. 23, 2015.  She was born on the Biltmore Estate where her father worked for Biltmore Dairy.  She attended WCU.  She was employed by Nantahala Power and Light f...
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Lettie Bell Stiwinter Cochran Houston
Lettie Bell Stiwinter Cochran Houston, 84, of Franklin, passed away Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. Born in Macon County, NC she was the daughter of the late Lester Stiwinter and Mary Jenkins Stiwinter. In ...
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Lillian Ann Jaynes
Lillian Ann Jaynes, 88, wife of the late M.C. “Ted” Jaynes, passed away Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at AnMed Health Medical Center. Born in Oconee County on June 6, 1927, she was the daughter of the lat...
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James Harve Dills
James Harve Dills, 56, of Franklin passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015.  Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 23, in the chapel of Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Ch...
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Pamela Lea Schafer Martin
Pamela Lea Schafer Martin, 47, passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Asheville, NC. Born June 24, 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and adopted at three years old by Raymond J Schafer and Fay...
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Margaret James Jones Owenby
Margaret James Jones Owenby, 87, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. Born in Forsyth Co, NC, she was the daughter of the late John James Sr. and Lois James. In addition to her parents...
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William Lee Keener
William Lee Keener, age 93, of Highlands, NC, passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015.  He was born in Fannin Co., GA, the son of the late William Leander and Nettie Jane Ray Keener.  He was a general me...
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John Franklin Marr, Jr.
John Franklin Marr, Jr., 68, of Franklin, passed away peacefully, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 at Mission Hospital, Asheville, surrounded by family. Born in Milton, PA, he was the son of the late John Fra...
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Billy Joe “Jobey” Miller
Billy Joe “Jobey” Miller of Franklin, passed away August 16, 2015. A graveside service will be held at noon, Friday, Aug. 21 at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain. Macon...
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Arlene Rae Kushin
Arlene Rae Kushin, 91, of Franklin, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015. No Services are planned. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Calvin Carpenter
Calvin Carpenter, of Otto, NC, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. He was the son of the late W.J. and Carmellie Gladwell Carpenter. He was a member of Coweeta Baptist Church. Calvin enjoyed far...
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Fannie Mae Wykle McGaha
Fannie Mae Wykle McGaha, 71, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Wykle and Vissie Gibson Wykle. In addition to her parents...
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Mark Edward Russell
Mark Edward Russell, 56, of Franklin, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 at Franklin Covenant Church. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of...
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William Lee Keener
William Lee Keener, age 93, of Highlands, NC, passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. He was born in Fannin County, GA, the son of the late William Leander and Nettie Jane Ray Keener. He was a general m...
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Zada C. Scheinost
Zada C. Scheinost, 91, of Fort Myers and Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 in Fort Myers. She was born in Hartshorne, OK on Feb. 13, 1924 to Carl and Zada Hefley. She was preceded i...
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Lyle Berton Carringer
Lyle Berton Carringer, 80, of Murphy died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, in Friendship Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m...
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Robert “Red” Wayne Jenkins
Robert “Red” Wayne Jenkins, 68, of Otto, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. Funeral Service were held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memori...
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Jerry Carroll Gibson
Jerry Carroll Gibson, born Nov. 30, 1940, passed away Aug. 15, 2015 at the age of 74. He was the son of the late Carroll Alan and Ruby Cloer Gibson; grandson of Rev. George and Flora Dills Cloer an...
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Michael F. Spearman
Michael F. Spearman, 75, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Francis and Mary Nowosielska Spearman. Michael was an alternative fuel co...
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Kevin M. Tague
Kevin M. Tague 38, of Ft. Myers, FL died unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 at his residence. Kevin was born on June 20, 1977 in Richmond, KY. A former resident of Southwest Florida, he moved ba...
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Carl Troy Woodbury, Sr.
Evangelist Carl Troy Woodbury, Sr., 93, a resident of Franklin, NC, (formerly of Indianapolis, IN), went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Aug. 13, 2015. The son of the late Luke ...
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Lester Ray Young
Lester Ray Young, 81, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. Ray was the oldest child of the late Louin and Lillie Adams Young. He graduated from Franklin High School and Western Carolin...
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