May 27, 2015
Obituaries

Bernard Durci
Bernard Durci, age 81, of Mountain Home, AR passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 in Mountain Home. He was born June 13, 1933 in Tarentum, Pennsylvania to John Michael Durci and Mary Direr Durci. B...
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Charles William Doering
Charles William Doering, 70, of Canton, NC, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Born in Union Beach, NJ, he was the son of the late Charles Doering and Teresa Harvey Doering. Charles was a ta...
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Mamie Emma Lou Mathis Biddix
Mamie Emma Lou Mathis Biddix, 66, of Sylva, formerly of Macon County, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 15, at Wayside Baptist Church in Sylva, with Pa...
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Virginia Azilea Moffitt Fugate
Virginia Azilea Moffitt Fugate, 82, of Cashiers, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Cashiers Church of God with Revs. Joey Miller and Delbert...
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Jon H. McGarity
Jon H. McGarity of Franklin, North Carolina passed away Friday, February 13, 2015. Born in Miami, FL he was the son of the late Harris McGarity and Martha Jane McKinney.
Jon was with 3M Co. for 32 ...
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Cathy Jo Wood
Cathy Jo Wood, 43, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of Melvin Phillip Wood, Sr. and wife Doris Haggard and Mary Kay Moore and husban...
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Ethel “Jo” Zachary
Ethel “Jo” Zachary Newton, 88, died Monday, February 9, 2015 at The Villages at Historic Silvercrest. She was born January 19, 1927 in Franklin, NC to the late Edmund Hal and Nora Belle (Moss) Zach...
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Bette Hamilton
Bette Hamilton of Franklin died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, Feb. 19, at a luncheon at noon at Mill Creek Club House. Reservations must be made by Feb. 16, b...
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Thomas Roland Brooks (Tommy)
Thomas Roland Brooks (Tommy), 44, of New York City, NY (formerly of Highlands, NC) passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, February 6, 2015. Thomas was the son of Larry Brooks of Franklin an...
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Essie Virginia Lequire
Mrs. Essie Virginia Lequire, 84, of Franklin, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. David Lee...
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Pearl Steinman
Pearl Steinman, 93, of Franklin, passed away Friday, February 6, 2015 at Angel Medical Center. Pearl was born on May 29, 1921 in Chicago, IL. She and her husband Irving retired to FL where they liv...
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Betty Elizabeth Cochran
Betty Elizabeth Cochran, 78, of Franklin, NC passed away on February 7, 2015 at Mission Campus in Asheville. Mrs. Cochran was born and raised in Madison County, but lived most of her life in Macon ...
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Jack Kenneth Hall Jr.
Jack Kenneth Hall Jr., 62, of Franklin, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. A memorial service will be held later in Lakeland, FL. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences ...
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Joseph Peter “Pete” Pons
Joseph Peter “Pete” Pons, 99, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Born in Asheville, he was the son of the late John Peter Pons and Janie Hurley Pons. In addition to his parents, ...
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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...
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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