June 29, 2015
Obituaries

Charles Randolph Keener
Charles Randolph Keener, 85, of Augusta, GA, formerly of Franklin, NC, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Charles Randolph Keener and Pearl Mille...
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Hermie Moffitt Dills
Hermie Moffitt Dills, age 93, of  Franklin, NC, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015.  She was a native of Macon County, daughter of the late Lawrence and Bertha Ledford Moffitt.  She was a member of...
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Janet Maria Law Holt
Janet Maria Law Holt, age 79, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015. She was born in Hudson, NY, the daughter of the late Franklin James and Mary Ana Venditti Law. She was a homemaker...
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Kimberley Harris Nichols
Kimberley Harris Nichols, 49, of Topton, North Carolina passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015. A private memorial service will be held at her residence. Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews in charge of arran...
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Joseph Keith Collins
Joseph Keith Collins, 62, of Spring City, TN passed away on March 25, 2015 at his home.  He was born on May 10, 1952 to Joseph Winston Collins and Dorothy Sexton. He was a resident of this area for...
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George “G.B.” McCall, Jr.
George “G.B.” McCall, Jr., 81, of Franklin, passed away March 29, 2015. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late George B. McCall, Sr. and Eva Jane Gregory McCall. In addition to his parent...
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Ester Mae Bates Williams
Ester Mae Bates Williams, age 76, of Franklin, NC, passed away April 4, 2015.  She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Mack and Dicey Stiwinter Bates. She was married to the late Woo...
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Thomas Roland Brooks
Thomas Roland Brooks (Tommy) 44, of New York City, NC (formerly of Highlands) passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, February 6, 2015. Thomas was the son of Larry Brooks of Franklin and the...
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Rai Earl Cammack
Rai Earl Cammack, 62, of Franklin, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015. Born in Walla Walla, Washington, he was the son of the late Marshall Rai Cammack and Edna Edwards Cammack. In addition to his ...
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Andrew Jackson Picklesimer
Andrew Jackson Picklesimer, 63, of Highlands passed away Monday, April 5, 2015. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Margaret Bryant Roper
Margaret Bryant Roper, 80, of Franklin, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015. Born in Macon Co, she was the daughter of the late Mark Bryant and Lucinda Poindexter Bryant. In addition to her parents, ...
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Turner DeHart
At age 93, Turner DeHart passed peacefully into the next life on January 5, 2015. A Graveside Service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 13, at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Black...
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Rebekah Ray May
Rebekah Ray May, age 103, of Nantahala, formerly of Franklin, passed away in the exact place she was born. A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late James Robert and Virginia Adali...
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Rai Earl Cammack
Rai Earl Cammack, 62, of Franklin, died Friday, March 27, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 11, at the Franklin Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Sai...
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George “G.B.” McCall, Jr.
George “G.B.” McCall, Jr., 81, of Franklin, died Sunday, March 29, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., April 18, at Memorial United Methodist Church, with Revs. Susan German and Marvi...
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Janette Grant Passmore
Janette Grant Passmore, 79, of Trinity and a native of the Nantahala Community, died Sunday, March 29, 2015. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, in Bethel Hill Baptist Church, w...
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Harris Lafayette Sanders
Harris Lafayette Sanders, 93, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Jess Sanders and Ida Shope Sanders. In addition to his parents, he w...
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Giovanna Laura Rizzo
Giovanna Laura Rizzo, 86, of Franklin, North Carolina, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015, in Fairview, at her daughter’s home. Mrs. Rizzo was born on July 21, 1928, in New York City (Manhattan)...
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Marion Hammond Rauers
Marion Hammond Rauers, 69, of Highlands, North Carolina passed away peacefully on the evening of Tuesday, March 24, 2015 following a lengthy battle with cancer. Mr. Rauers was born in Savannah, Geo...
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Meritha Dowdle Purifoy
Meritha Dowdle Purifoy, 72, of New Bern, NC formerly of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center. She was preceded in death by her parents and two so...
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Patricia Anne Johnson
Patricia Anne Johnson, 84, of Pinellas Park, Florida, formerly of Franklin, died March 25, 2015. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements...
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Doreatha Hodges
Doreatha Hodges, 74, of Franklin, passed away March 28, 2015. Born in Manatee County, FL, she was the daughter of the late James Kenneth Guess and Lillie Brown Guess. She was a member of Osprey Bap...
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Guy Winston Cook
Guy Winston Cook went home to be with the Lord March 27, 2015, at the age of 63 surrounded by his family. He was born April 14 in Coral Gables, FL to Winston “Wink” and Sarah Cook. Guy and his brot...
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Richard John McNeil
Richard John McNeil, 78, of Franklin, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015. Born in Pontiac, MI, he was the son of the late Donald McNeil and Dorothy Wiggins McNeil. In addition to his parents, he wa...
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Clifton Randall McCall
Clifton Randall McCall, age 69 of Cullowhee, NC went home to be with the Lord Friday, March 20, 2015. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late W. Jerry and Mattie Beck McCall. In addition t...
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Betty Joyce Blankenship Royse
Betty Joyce Blankenship Royse, 83, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Born in Allen Junction, WV, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Blankenship and Ora Richardson Blankenshi...
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Theresa Marie Houston
Theresa Marie Houston, U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Ret., age 58, of Pace, FL passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family and faithful canine companion “Tibby,” on Thursday, March 12, ...
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Robert Stanley “Stan” Hummel
Robert Stanley “Stan” Hummel, 56, of Franklin passed away Friday, March 20, 2015. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Robert Lewis Hummel and Barbara Kell Hummel. Stan worked for Freem...
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Emily-Jo Spruill Cherry
Emily-Jo Spruill Cherry, 68, of Washington, NC died Saturday, March 21, 2015. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 25, at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, officiated by Ed...
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Terry Lee “Baldy” “Tootie” Quesenberry
Terry Lee “Baldy” “Tootie” Quesenberry, 56 of Franklin, passed away March 20th at his home. Born March 1, 1959 to Eleanor Nichols of Franklin and the late Johnny Quesenberry of Virginia, Baldy was ...
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John David Holt
John David Holt, 68, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Glenn Holt and Meredith Garrison Holt. In addition to his parents, he was pr...
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Pauline Anderson
Pauline Anderson, 89, of Andrews, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015. A funeral was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 14, at Valleytown Baptist Church. Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. On...
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Marjorie Perry Walters
Marjorie Perry Walters, age 87, of Franklin, NC, a loving, faithful wife of 61 years, a devoted mother and grandmother to her family, passed on to her eternal home with Jesus on Friday, March 13, 2...
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Leona Hughes Debty Ferguson
Leona Hughes Debty Ferguson, 75, of Franklin, NC, died on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Funeral service was held at noon, Tuesday, March 17, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Burial was in Longview ...
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Arthur “Art” Eugene Carter
Arthur “Art” Eugene Carter, Jr., 86, of Otto, died on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Interment at Mt Harmony Gardens, Mableton, GA, at a later date. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements....
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Jerry Dee Collier
Jerry Dee Collier, 40, of Franklin, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Born in Macon County, he was the son of JD Collier and Edith Marie Hopkins Sullivan. He was preceded in death by son, Jer...
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Danny Boy McGaha
Danny Boy McGaha, age 61, of Franklin, NC, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of the late J. D. and Bonnie Lucille Sanders McGaha. He owned and operate...
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Phyllis Ann Minnich
Phyllis was born July 2, 1927, to Helen F. Minnich and Virgil S. Minnich, of Daytona Beach, FL. She passed peacefully in her sleep, and through the gates of heaven on March 3, 2015. 
Phyllis gradua...
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Edd Lake Shope
Edd Lake Shope, 82, of Otto, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Born in Otto, he was the son of the late Fred Shope and Maude Conley Shope. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death b...
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Abram “Abe” Manogue
Abram “Abe” Manogue, 57, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Geraldine Mosher Anderson of Franklin and the late Abram Manogue, Jr. In add...
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