August 31, 2015
Obituaries

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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Margaret Louise Sams
Margaret Louise Sams, 72, of Franklin, NC formerly of Venice, FL and National Park, NJ passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, July 10 at 11 a.m. at...
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Alberta “Bert” Phillips
Alberta “Bert” Phillips, 94, of Chesterfield, went to be with the Lord on Thursday July 2, 2015. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harry M. Phillips; and her sister, Margaret Ewer. ...
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Charles Jackson Baldwin
Jack Baldwin, 80, of Raleigh, NC, succumbed to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at his home surrounded by his family on July 4, 2015. Jack is survived by his wife, Sue of 58 years; daughters, Caroline...
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Carolyn Rebecca Pitts Sanders
Carolyn Rebecca Pitts Sanders, 65, went home to be with her heavenly family, after a long battle with cancer, Saturday, July 4, 2015. She was born April 23, 1950, in Clayton, GA, to the late Edward...
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James Jackson “Jack” Blevins
James Jackson “Jack” Blevins, Jr., 83, of Asheville, went Home to be with the Lord after a period of declining health Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Mission Hospital St. Joseph Campus. Born October 30,...
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Lois Sloan Reeves
Lois Sloan Reeves, 103, of Franklin, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015. Born in Basinger, FL, she was the daughter of the late Bethel Sloan and Della Raulerson Sloan.  In addition to her parents, sh...
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Jesse Vandiver Shirley
Jesse Vandiver Shirley, Jr., 77, of Otto, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. Born in Rabun County, GA, he was the son of the late Jesse Vandiver Shirley, Sr. and Fannie Mae Moore Shirley. In addi...
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Mabel Virginia Lord
Mabel Virginia Lord, of Glenville, North Carolina passed quietly from this earth on June 22, 2015 at 87 years. Services were held at Highlands Memorial Park, in Highlands, NC at 11 a.m., Thursday, ...
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Roland William Grady
Roland William Grady, also known as R.W. and known more recently as “Mac,” passed away peacefully on June 30, 2015, 2 days short of his 85th birthday. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 2, 1930...
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Timothy James Ward
Timothy James Ward, 48, of Franklin, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015. Born in Swain County, he was the son of Mary Jane Kilby Ward and the late Jack Perry Ward. In addition to his father, he was ...
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Jesse Vandiver Shirley
Jesse Vandiver Shirley, Jr., 77, of Otto, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 11 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Wesely Price wil...
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Charles “Charlie” Carlton Ledbetter
Charles “Charlie” Carlton Ledbetter, 73, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015. Born in Macon Co, NC, he was the son of the late Lyman Ledbetter and Lassie Anderson Ledbetter. In additio...
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Mitchell “Mitch” Felton McLain
Mitchell “Mitch” Felton McLain, 70, of Franklin, passed away at his home, Friday, May 15, 2015 with his family at his side. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 2  at 7 p.m. in the ...
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David Roy Brabson
David Roy Brabson, 57, of Otto, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015. A memorial service was held Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m. at Coweeta Baptist Church. Rev. Davis Hooper and Rev. Don Moffitt officiated...
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Mary Ann Shuler Green
Mary Ann Shuler Green, 68, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015. Born in Topton, NC, she was the daughter of the late Clint Shuler and Leona Wright Shuler. In addition to her parents, s...
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William Andrew Brooks, Sr.
William Andrew Brooks, Sr., 67, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015. Born in Middlesboro, KY, he was the son of the late Doyle Brooks and Bertha Goldie Brooks. In addition to his paren...
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Edith Cunningham Byrd
Edith Cunningham Byrd, age 93, of Franklin, NC passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at her residence. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Grady and Nina Curtis Cunningham. She was m...
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Mitchell “Mitch” Felton McLain
Mitchell “Mitch” Felton McLain, 70, of Franklin, passed away at his home, Friday, May 15, 2015 with his family at his side. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 2 at 7 p.m. in the C...
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Alan Wood
Alan Wood, 68, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015. Born in New Castle, England, he was the son of the late Ronald Wood and Joyce Powell Wood. Alan retired from the Royal Air Force. He...
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Ann Prouty
Ann Prouty, 88, of Franklin, passed on with peace and curiosity Tuesday, June 23, 2015. No services will be held. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Beverly Ann Burke
Beverly Ann Burke, 74, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015. No services are planned at this time. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Kerry Vernon Blue
Kerry Vernon Blue, 61, of Franklin, NC, passed away June 22, 2015. Born in Bradenton, FL, he was the son of Clyde Blue and Helen Jamrog Blue.  He was preceded in death by a nephew, Michael Blue.  K...
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Virginia Sorrells Frazier
Virginia Sorrells Frazier, 83, of Indian Trail, NC formerly of Franklin passed away Monday, June 22, 2015.  Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Lester and Annie Guffey Sorre...
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Furman P. Bodenheimer
Brigadier General Furman P. Bodenheimer, Jr., 85, died Friday, June 19 in Asheville. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. There will be a Memorial Service in Franklin at a later date.
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Derrick Brandon Sigmon
Derrick Brandon Sigmon, age 23 of Sylva, NC passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 16,  2015. He was born in Jackson Co., NC the son of Bo Aikin and Angela Franks of Sylva, NC. He loved to explore,...
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Daniel David Houston
Daniel David Houston, 58, of Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Born in Macon County, he was the son of Mildred Buchanan Houston and the late Harley Houston.  He was a builder. In ...
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Amber Louise Stiwinter
Amber Louise Stiwinter, 87, widow of Glen Stiwinter, Sr., passed away on June 18, 2015. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 20 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Macon Funera...
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Carol Sue Coleman
Carol Sue Coleman, 72, of Franklin, NC passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015.  Born in Miami, FL, she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Grace Morrow Coleman.  She was retired from Dade Coun...
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Gracie Manley Moore Hunter
Gracie Manley Moore Hunter, 67, wife of Alvin E. Hunter of 120 Julian Drive, Seneca, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015. A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Hunter was the daughter of the late Ralph Man...
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Charlie William McDowell
Charlie William McDowell passed away Monday, June 15, 2015. He was born November 3, 1924 in Pineville, West Virginia, Wyoming County; the son of the late Jeter E. McDowell and Margaret Kirby McDowe...
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Sandra Rosemary Gerber
Sandra Rosemary Gerber, 58, of Franklin, passed away May 15, 2015. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, June 21 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Jason Morgan will officiate. Mac...
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Willie Wykle
Willie Wykle, 89, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015. Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Samuel Wykle and Zadie Messer Wykle. In addition to his parents, he was preced...
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Mary Lenoir Wallace
Mary Lenoir Wallace, 87, of Franklin, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin B. Lenoir and Lucinda C. Huckaby Lenoir. In addition to her ...
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Julia Noll
Julia Noll, age 55, of Hayesville died Saturday, June 13, 2015 at her residence. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of arrangements.
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Betty Sue McDonald Carpenter
Memorial services for Betty Sue McDonald Carpenter age 68, of Clayton, will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at 6:00 PM, from the residence of Paul McDonald at 77 Browning Road, Sylva, North Carol...
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Rev. Douglas Earl “Doug” Moore
Rev. Douglas Earl “Doug” Moore, age 64, passed boldly from this earthly life to his heavenly home on Saturday, June 6, 2015, while a patient at CMC Union in Monroe, NC and after a courageous battle...
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Joan Kent Cartwright
Joan Kent Cartwright, 78, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Born in Miami, FL, she was the daughter of the late Frank Kent and Anna Mosch Kent. In addition to her parents, Joan was ...
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Byrda Nell (Bert) Southard Perry Vandiver
Byrda Nell (Bert) Southard Perry Vandiver, 90, of Franklin died Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Grandview Manor in Franklin.   A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Frank John South...
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