April 28, 2015
Obituaries

Stephen W. Ackerman Jr.
Stephen W. Ackerman Jr., 86, of Highlands, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. A memorial service will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Highlands at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 13. Bryant-G...
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Donald Woods McLean
Donald Woods McLean, 99, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Givens Estates Retirement Community, Asheville. He was born December 1, 1915 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to the late Ernest and Sara...
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Gloria June Durfey
Gloria June Durfey, 82, of Otto, NC, passed away Feb. 2, 2015. Born in Miami, FL, she was preceded in death by parents, Sarvino Silvio Bertoni and Hazel Grace Zimmerman Bertoni; husband, Benjamin D...
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Beverlee Ann Meredith
Beverlee Ann Meredith, 74, of Franklin, passed away February 2, 2015. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late John A Meredith and Pauline Jones Meredith. Beverlee enjoyed dining...
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Betty Lou Schwartz
Betty Lou Schwartz, 89, of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Franklin, NC, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2015. Born July 27, 1925, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Daniels of...
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Fred B. August
Fred B. August, 79, of Franklin, passed away February 1, 2015. Born in Miami, FL, he was the son of the late Samuel Joseph August and Hilma Hannah Rose August. Fred attended Emory University, was f...
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Jimmy Allen Ebarb
On January 21, 2015, the world became a less colorful place with the passing of Jimmy Allen Ebarb, born February 1, 1991. His accomplishments included walking from Oklahoma to Tennessee to attend h...
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Annabelle Marie Hastings
Annabelle Marie Hastings, 78, of Franklin, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Maidens...
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Ruth Ritz McDivitt
Ruth Ritz McDivitt, 92, of Highlands, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. Graveside services will be held later in New York. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences availa...
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Mary Margaret McClintock
Mary Margaret McClintock, 70, of Franklin, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. No services are planned at this time. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences available at ...
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Michael Wyatt Jolly
Michael Wyatt Jolly, 60, of Franklin, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences available a...
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George Edward Curtis
On January 30, 2015, a story that began on December 11, 1932 in Otto, North Carolina, came to an end. George Edward Curtis was a wonderful man. His was the story of the best father; husband, brothe...
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Lolita Beulah Baldwin West
Lolita Beulah Baldwin West, age 93, of Franklin, NC, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 30, 2015. A lifelong resident of Macon County, Mrs. West was born in the Olive Hill Community on April...
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Gladys Waldroup Wilson
Gladys Waldroup Wilson, 93, of Franklin, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Crawford offici...
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Velma Crisp Ervin
Velma Crisp Ervin, 85, of Franklin, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 2, at Sugarfork Baptist Church with Rev. Vic Greene officiating. Burial was in the c...
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Virginia “Gin” Bryant McClure
Virginia “Gin” Bryant McClure, 96, of Franklin, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Revs. Louis Swaf...
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Betty K. Mehaffey
“Beloved Mother, Grandma” Betty K. Mehaffey, 87, of the Saunook Community, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Silver Bluff Village. She was born on December 17, 1927 in Macon County, NC to th...
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Barbara Sue Passmore
Barbara Sue Passmore, 72, of Dillard, GA passed away Monday, January 26, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Hazel Justice Cope. Barbara was an active member of Be...
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William Frederick Cowart, Sr.
William Frederick Cowart, Sr., 81, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Frank R. Cowart and Maybelle Williamson Cowart. In addition ...
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William “Russell” Lequire
William “Russell” Lequire, 41, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015. Born in Andrews, NC, he was the son of Carl William Lequire, Jr. of Topton, NC and Glenda Reece of Robbinsville, NC...
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Betty Jean Shope
Betty Jean Shope, 82, of Otto, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015. Born in Grenada, MS, she was the daughter of the late Richard C. Smith and Effie Louise Clark Smith. In addition to her parent...
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Bruce Glaspy
Bruce Glaspy, 59, of Franklin, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences available at ma...
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John “Smiley” Marvin Evans
John “Smiley” Marvin Evans, 88, of Otto, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Memorial service will be held at noon, Saturday, Jan. 31, at Coweeta Baptist Church with Revs. Davis Hooper and Bryon Lamb offic...
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Lelia Viola Ammons Adams
Lelia Viola Ammons Adams, age 92, of Franklin, NC, passed away January 23, 2015. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late James and Laura Gregory Ammons. She was married to the late J...
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Joseph “Joe” Thad Hodgin
Joseph “Joe” Thad Hodgin, 95, of Franklin passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015. A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late Charles “Rush” and Alice Drake Hodgin. He was a WWII veteran of ...
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Lois Roper
Lois Roper, 85, of Franklin, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26, at Mt. Sinai Assembly of God with Revs. John Raby, Barry Bowman and Lewis Swafford off...
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Frances Ella Ables
Frances Ella Ables, 96, of Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Grandview Manor Assisted Living. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of Edna and Robert Leetch. Frances wa...
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Jimmy Hanes Sanders
Jimmy Hanes Sanders, 75, of Franklin, passed away Monday, January 19, 2015. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Jess Sanders and Ida Shope Sanders. In addition to his parents, he was p...
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Nancy Naomi Elliott Childers
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Nancy Naomi Elliott Childers will be held at Holly Springs Baptist Church on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Visitation will be held in the Fellows...
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Shane I. Houston
Shane I. Houston, 50, of Floyd, VA and formerly of Franklin, NC, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015. He is survived by Three children Joseph Houston, Crystal Houston, and Josh Houston; one step...
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Carl Hardin
Carl Hardin, 80, of Powder Springs, Georgia, formerly of Topton, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. The family received friends from 12-1:45 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews f...
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Shirley Lenior Waldroop
Shirley Lenior Waldroop, 73, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin B. Lenoir and Lucinda C. Huckaby Lenoir. In addition ...
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Mary Steffancin
Mary Steffancin was born on the 7th of December 1936 in Struthers, Ohio. Mary died on January 12th, 2015 surrounded by love among family and friends. She graduated from Ohio University and later re...
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Wade Lindsay
Wade Lindsay, 84, of Franklin, passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Born in Saint Pauls, NC, he was the son of the late Arthur Lindsay and Bertie Rogers Lindsay. In addition to his parents, ...
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Dorothy Dreher McQuitty
Dorothy Dreher McQuitty, 82, of Franklin, passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at Mountain Trace Nursing Center. She was born in Greensboro, NC to the late Amzi Bond (A.B.) and Bonnie Bellwood Dreh...
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Timothy “Tim” Bernard Butterfield
Timothy “Tim” Bernard Butterfield, 57, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015. Born in Miami, FL, he was the son of the late Ross Butterfield and Jacoba Lamport Butterfield. Tim worked...
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William “Bill” Orval Winkle
William “Bill” Orval Winkle, 87, of Otto, NC passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 in Charles George VA Medical Center. Born in Wallace, ID, he was the son of the late Christopher and Dolly Moore Wi...
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Daniel Charles Chovanic
Daniel Charles Chovanic, 35, of Franklin, passed away January 7, 2015. Born in Manhasset, NY, he was the son of Diane Cicchetti Chovanic of Franklin and the late Dave Howard Chovanic. Danny was own...
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Susan Lee Bezemer
Susan Lee Bezemer, 77, of Highlands, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Turner DeHart
At age 93, Turner DeHart passed peacefully into the next life on January 5. Turner was born to Earnie DeHart and Mary Leona Hastings in 1921 in Franklin. He was raised with his two brothers, Doyle ...
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