April 25, 2015
Obituaries

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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Fannie H. Koon
Fannie H. Koon, 72, of Franklin, NC and Lake Panasoffkee, FL, passed away on January 10, 2015. Born in Rathbone, NY, she was the daughter of the late John E. Harrington and Celile Wade Harrington. ...
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Bernice Inez Gregory Mann
Bernice Inez Gregory Mann, 81, of Franklin, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 11, at Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Bill Bennett and Winni...
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Jessie James Cowart
Jessie James Cowart, age 68, of Franklin, NC lost his battle with lung cancer Saturday, January 10, 2015 in an Asheville hospital. He was born in Terrell Co., NC; the son of the late Frank and Mayb...
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Sandra Lucille Gibson
Sandra Lucille Gibson, age 74, of Franklin, NC, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Elbert and Helen Estes Holland. She was a homemaker, a...
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Barbara Ann Boyle
Barbara Ann Boyle, of Lawrenceville, passed to the other side, early in the morning on New Years Day. She was born September 9, 1935 in Staten Island NY. She attended Rutgers College, graduating as...
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Margie Lee Cabe Hooper
Margie Lee Cabe Hooper, age 87, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at a local nursing home. She was a lifelong resident of Macon County, born December 25, 1927 the daughter of the ...
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Jason Lance Shemwell
Jason Lance Shemwell, 36, of Bossier City, LA, died January 2, 2015.

 Born in Shreveport, LA, he was the son of Rozanne Freeman Shemwell of 
Bossier City, LA and the late John Howard Shemwell. Jas...
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Mrs. Conrad (Juanita W.) McCall
Mrs. Conrad (Juanita W.) McCall went to meet the Lord on January 2, 2015. There will not be a funeral service. Donations can be made to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 822, ...
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Raymond Romano
Raymond Romano, 74, of Franklin, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014. Born in Somerville, MA, he was the son of the late Nicola S. Romano and Lorenzina Abbondante Romano. In addition to his paren...
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Luther Oliver Jones
Luther Oliver Jones, Jr., 89, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015. Born in Loachapoka, AL, he was the son of the late Luther Oliver Jones, Sr. and Addie Ruffin Jones. In addition to hi...
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Frank Coleman Myatt, Sr.
Frank Coleman Myatt, Sr. April 17th, 1925—January 1st, 2015 Gentleman, fisherman, businessman, entrepreneur, loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, companion and friend to many. From Lauder...
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Maurice “Bernie” Gibson
Maurice “Bernie” Gibson, 59, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015. Born in Pontiac, Michigan, he was the son of the late Maurice “Mutt” Gibson and Bessie Lee Bishop Gibson. He was a U...
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Max Leon “Chopper” Holland
Max Leon “Chopper” Holland, 78, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Born and raised in Macon County, he was the son of the late Orron Baldwin Holland and Faye Cabe Holland. In addi...
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Joyce Passmore
Joyce Passmore, 60, of Andrews, a native of Macon County, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews. The ...
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Charles Edward Nelson
Charles Edward Nelson, 72, of Bryson City, formerly of Franklin, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 3, at Prentiss Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. R...
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Alex S. Vuillemin
Alex S. Vuillemin, 66, of Franklin, NC, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Evergreen, CO, passed away on November 24, 2014 at his home in Franklin. Born in Scarsdale, New York on February 7, 1948, Alex was...
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Gladys Marie Tallent Deitz
Gladys Marie Tallent Deitz, 84, of Franklin, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. A graveside service was held at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 4, at Woodlawn Cemetery with Rev. Steve Reeves officiating. Bryant...
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Robert “Bob” Broughton
Robert “Bob” Broughton, 64, of Franklin, passed away Friday, January 2, 2015. Born in Kenosha, WI, he was the son of Dorothy Broughton and the late George E. Broughton. In addition to his father, h...
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Janice Brandon Christy Shields
Janice Brandon Christy Shields, 78, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 at her residence. A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Peggy Christy. In addit...
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Frederick Martin “Marty” Trost, IV
Frederick Martin “Marty” Trost, IV, 47, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015. Born in Maryville, TN, he was the son of Frederick Martin Trost, III and Peggy Ayers Trost. Marty was a RN ...
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