July 30, 2015
Obituaries

Allan Stivers Kohkonen
Allan Stivers Kahkonen, 79, of Franklin, passed away Friday, May 8, 2015. A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 12 at First Alliance Church. Rev. Scott Eichelberger officiated. Macon F...
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Michael George Grubermann
Michael George Grubermann, Sr., 71, of Franklin, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015. Born in Chicago, IL, he was the son of the late George Gruberman and Angeline Serio Gruberman. In addition to his ...
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Riley Derick Maynard
Riley Derick Maynard, 17 month old son of Derick Maynard and Lily Mickler, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Duke University Hospital. A graveside service will be held Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:3...
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Donna Crisp Smith
Donna Crisp Smith, 58, of Buchanan, GA, formerly of Franklin, NC, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015. Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home.  Rev....
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Mamie J. Brewer Lehman
Mamie J. Brewer Lehman, 97, of Brookside Circle, passed away Thursday morning, May 7, 2015 at her home. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, ...
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Brian Frank Wright
Brian Frank Wright, 63, of Franklin passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Edith Elizabeth Bryson Jennings
Edith Elizabeth Bryson Jennings, 81, of Franklin, NC passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 in an Asheville hospital.  Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Van Bryson; her step‑fathe...
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Paul William Cabe
Paul William Cabe of 716 Meadowbrook Road, Kings Mountain, NC passed away at home Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Paul was born in Franklin, North Carolina, on January 16, 1944. Paul was a graduate of West...
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James Richard Beasley
James Richard Beasley, age 76, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 at his residence. Graveside services were held Monday, May 11, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery wit...
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Betty Lou Fouts Crawford
Betty Lou Fouts Crawford, 82, of Franklin, NC passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015.  Memorial services will be held Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 2 pm at Ridge Crest Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Fouts a...
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Vera Dills “Odie” Williams
Vera Dills “Odie” Williams, 75, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Benard Dills and Myrtle Tallent Dills. In addition to her pare...
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Gladys Leona Busch Sustarsic
Gladys Leona Busch Sustarsic, 90, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015. Born in Middleburg Heights, OH, she was the daughter of the late William H. Busch and Elsie Trapp Busch. In additio...
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Jeffery Scott Angel
 Jeffery Scott Angel, 49, passed away at his home in Stone Mountain, GA on May 1, 2015. He was born in Franklin, NC on January 22, 1966, was raised in Toccoa and lived in the Roswell and Stone Moun...
May 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Ellwood Shuman
James Ellwood Shuman, 66, of Franklin, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015. No services are planned.  Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Dewey “Bill” William Haynes
Dewey “Bill” William Haynes, Jr., 61, of Franklin, passed away May 3, 2015. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of the late Dewey William Haynes and Ruth Annell Madison Haynes. In addition to...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vicki Lynn Norman
 Vicki Lynn Norman, age 46, of Sylva, NC formally of Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015. She is preceded in death by her father Tommy Norman. She is survived by her mother Doris Nor...
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Kenneth L. Sherman Jr.
Kenneth L. Sherman Jr., age 84, died from respiratory failure April 18, 2015 at Charles George VA Medical Center, Asheville, NC. Interment service will be held at a later date at White Chapel Memor...
May 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clarice Lorraine Martz
Clarice Lorraine Martz, 89, of Franklin, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children...
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Richard Charles Tauber
Richard Charles Tauber, born January 31, 1942, died April 18, 2015.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Edna Tauber, and is survived by his wife, Anne of Franklin, NC, brother Ro...
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Britton R. ‘Britt’ Mason
Britton R. “Britt” Mason, 96, of Topton died Sunday, April 19, 2015. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 25, 2015. Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews is in charge of all arrangements.
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Doris ArbaLou Fouts Lynch
Doris ArbaLou Fouts Lynch, 91, of Franklin, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late W.T. Fouts and Dora Rickman Fouts.  In addition to her parents...
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Marilyn Joan Zagorski
Marilyn Joan Zagorski, 71, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015. Born in Dover, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Paul Riley and Mildred Hosie Reilly. In addition to her parents, she ...
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Martha Wiltcher
Martha Ingaborg Nordin Barber Wiltcher, age 100 years, of Highlands, NC, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving children and their spouses on Saturday, April 11, 2015. A memorial service w...
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Robert Terry Shields
Robert Terry Shields, age 69, of Franklin, NC, passed away, Tuesday, April 22, 2015. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 25, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. S...
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Patsy Hopkins Holbrooks
Patsy Hopkins Holbrooks, 59, of Franklin, passed away April 24, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of Margie Collins Hopkins and the late Howard R. Hopkins, Sr.  In addition to her fa...
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Austin Ferrara, Jr.
Austin Ferrara, Jr., 65, of Franklin, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015. Born in Manhattan, NY, he was the son of the late Austin Ferrara, Sr. and Theresa Sancinella Ferrara. Austin enjoyed studyi...
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Shawn Hardin McLendon
Shawn Hardin McLendon, 55, of Franklin, NC, passed away April 19, 2015. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carl Daniel Garlington
Carl Daniel Garlington, 82, died peacefully on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Carl was born in Macon, Georgia, son of the late Susie May and Cecil Glenn Garlington. He was a graduate of Lanier High Scho...
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barbara Mann Ledford
Barbara Mann Ledford, age 79, of Sylva, NC passed away Monday, April 20, 2015. She is survived by her husband of 61 years Raymond Ledford, three children, nine grandchildren and one great grandchil...
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Vera Rogers
Vera Rogers, of Franklin passed away peacefully Friday, April 17, with her son Jim and his wife Pam by her side. Mom, grandma, great grandma, and farmer to the end, Vera and her late husband Carlos...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joan B. Smith
Joan B. Smith passed away at home on April 17, 2015, with her family at her side. She passed away in Franklin, NC and had moved to the Smokey Mountains 19 years ago. She was 83 years old. There wil...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elizabeth “Betty” Howard Huffman
Elizabeth “Betty” Howard Huffman, 78, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence Carl Howard Sr. and Beatrice Crunkleton Howard...
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Wayford Arwood Lyons
Wayford Arwood Lyons, 65, of 98 Circle Trace, a husband, father, veteran, and friend, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2015, at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley, Alabama. He was a ...
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Todd Eric Ensley
Todd Eric Ensley, 51, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Lloyd Edgar Ensley and Grace Brendle Ensley. In addition to his parents, he...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charlotte Hook Baker
Charlotte Hook Baker, age 71, of Franklin, NC, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015.  She was born in Washington DC, the daughter of the late Charles Wallace Hook and Clarissa Waple Hook.  She had ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robert Wesley Tippett
Robert Wesley Tippett, 66, of Franklin, passed away April 17, 2015. Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Francis Catholic Church Food Pan...
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Randall “Randy” J. Solesbee
Randall “Randy” J. Solesbee, age 71, of Franklin, NC, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 15th at White Oak Flats Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Aquo...
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Mary Groom
Mary Groom, age 84, of Franklin, NC passed away Monday, April 13, 2015. She was born in Hartford, AR, the daughter of  Mr. & Mrs. Doris Groom. Memorial services will be held at later date. Bryant‑G...
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Aaron Richard Goldstein
Aaron Richard Goldstein, 37, of Otto, passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, he was the son of Richard Seth Goldstein and Julia Ellen Mooring Goldstein of Otto.  He wa...
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Ernest Hugh Holleman, Jr.
Ernest Hugh Holleman, Jr., 86, of Franklin, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015. Born in Cordele, GA, he was the son of the late Ernest Hugh Holleman, Sr. and Frances Mildred Aultman Holleman.  In a...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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