July 25, 2014
Obituaries

Patrick “Pat” Abran Gregory
Patrick “Pat” Abran Gregory, 84, of Cornelia, GA, formerly of Franklin, NC, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Lewis Gregory and Maude Holland ...
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Diane McKinney
Diane McKinney, 53, of Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Born in Orange, NJ, she was the daughter of the late George B. and Dorothy Hale Chadwick. She was preceded in death by her...
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John Thomas “Big John” Seay
John Thomas “Big John” Seay, 88, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014.  Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Arvey Bedford Seay and Mary Leona Williams Seay. In addition to ...
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Charles “William” Woodring
Charles “William” Woodring, 60, of Franklin, died Monday, April 14, 2014. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 25, at Boones Creek Baptist Church, Salem, S.C. The family will rec...
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John Maynard
A memorial service for Pastor John Maynard, who died Jan. 25, 2014, will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 235 Sloan Road, Franklin. Guests may visit with th...
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Dorothy Moore Martin
Dorothy Moore Martin, 86, of Hayesville, died Monday, April 14, 2014. Funeral service was held at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 17, at Meadow Grove Baptist Church with Revs. Ricky Rogers and Brandon Arro...
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Thomas John Fries
Thomas John Fries, 64, of Franklin, died on Thursday, April 3, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19, at Cowee Baptist Church with Rev. David Powell officiating. Ma...
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Gaynell Shafer
Mrs. Gaynell Shafer died Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Salisbury, North Carolina at her home. She was born in Rowan County March 25, 1946, the daughter of the late Raymond R. Haynes and Molly S. Hayn...
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Mary Ann McClure
Mary Ann McClure, 64, of Franklin, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  Born in Miami, FL, she was the daughter of the late Leo Francis Kullman and Helen Scott Kullman. Mary enjoyed music, spe...
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Irma Brunner Pohlenz
Irma Brunner Pohlenz, 87, of Franklin, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014.  Born in Munich, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Simon Brunner and Terese Sedlmeier Brunner. Irma was an inte...
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Daniel Cornelius Atkinson
Daniel Cornelius Atkinson, 60, of Satsuma, Fla., died on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. No services are planned at this time. Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
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Beulah AnnieMae Johnson Buchanan
Beulah AnnieMae Johnson Buchanan, 88, of Franklin, died Friday, April 11, 2014. Funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, with Rev. Tommy Fouts, Rev. Ste...
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Larry Dale Morris
Larry Dale Morris, 64, of Franklin, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Eddie Morris and Ethel Early Morris.  Larry was a landscaper; member o...
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Maurice Patrick Archer
Maurice Patrick Archer, age 89, of Greenbay, VA passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was born on April 22, 1924 to the late Harry and Mary Trant Archer in Fairfax, VA. He was a proud veteran...
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Audrey Kay Samworth Lees
Audrey Kay Samworth Lees, age 77, died peacefully in her home in Lauderdale-by-the Sea on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 surrounded by her family. Born August 16, 1936 in Coatsville, PA. She graduated fr...
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Annie Leota Norris
Annie Leota Norris, age 86, of Franklin, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late L.D. Norris and Sally Stewart Norris. In addition to her parents,...
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Mavis Harris
Mavis Harris, 96, of Andrews, and a native of Macon County, died Monday, April 7, 2014. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews with t...
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Betty Goude
Betty Goude went to be with her Lord and Savior peacefully asleep on Saturday, April 05, 2014. She was born in Scranton, SC on December 7, 1929 to Rev. and Mrs. Ernest B. Lee, Pentecostal Holiness ...
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Eloise Ann Hopely
Eloise Ann Hopely, 71, of Otto, North Carolina, died Monday, March 24, 2014 at Angel Medical Center in Franklin North Carolina. She was born in Lapier, Michigan, April 12, 1942 to the late James A....
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Michael Johnson Higdon
Michael Johnson Higdon of Daytona Beach, Florida, passed uneasily into eternity on the first day of April, 2014. The son of Ann Lyle and Joe Higdon, both of Franklin, was born January 20, 1955. Mik...
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Joan Lois Thomas Lamb
Joan Lois Thomas Lamb, 70, of Franklin, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014.  Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd Thomas and Lois Ledford Thomas. In addition to her pare...
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Ulmer Hamilton Parrish Jr.
Ulmer Hamilton Parrish Jr., 83, of Highlands, died Saturday, April 5, 2014. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
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Carl Newton Rogers
Carl Newton Rogers, 95, of Dillard, Georgia passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014. He was born June 8, 1918 in Macon County, NC and was the son of the late William Thomas Rogers and Marinda McCall R...
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Thomas John Fries
Thomas John Fries, 64, of Franklin, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Helen Drown Bilger
Helen Drown Bilger, 83, of Franklin, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  Born in Peabody, MA, she was the daughter of the late Henry Eugene Drown and Blanche Bascom Drown. Helen retired from ...
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Doris R. Singer
Doris R. Singer, of Franklin, died on Feb. 1, 2014. A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, April 10, at St. Francis Catholic Church with  Father Tien Duong officiating. Macon Funeral...
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Jean Wilde Seaverns
Jean Wilde Seaverns, 87, of Hayesville, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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James Conrad Clark
James Conrad Clark was born June 3, 1943, in Covington County, Mississippi. He is predeceased by his mother and father, Virgil and Bertha Kate Roberts Clark and two brothers who were deceased befor...
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Mario Alfredo Flores
Mario Alfredo Flores, 56, of Franklin, died Thursday, March 27, 2014. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 1 in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Drinnon officia...
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Nicole Anne Herman
Nicole Anne Herman, 28, of Franklin, formerly of Port Richey, Fla., died Thursday, March 27, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 5 in the Chapel of Faupel Funeral Home ...
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Virginia Annette Hedden
Virginia Annette Hedden, 89, of Franklin, died Friday, March 28. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 31, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Don Moffitt and Rev. Mic...
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Vera Emma Glover Harper
Vera Emma Glover Harper, 94, of Franklin, died Saturday, March 29, 2014. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Greensboro, Ala., with Rev. A...
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Perry Arvel Norton
Perry Arvel Norton, 86, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 in a local hospital. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Fred and Hattie Howard Norton. He was a sharpshoot...
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Barbara Barrett Gregory
Barbara Barrett Gregory, 71, of Rock Hill, SC died Friday, March 21, 2014. Born in Georgia, Mrs. Gregory was a daughter of the late Grover and Bertha Sorrells Barrett. She is survived by her husban...
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Terry Neil Waldroop
Terry Neil Waldroop, 62, of Franklin, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014.  Terry was the son of Florence Ledbetter Waldroop Taylor and the late Neil Gilmer Waldroop. He was a barber and a member of Mai...
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Shirley Pressley Raby
Shirley Pressley Raby, 73, of Franklin, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014.  Born in Canton, NC, she was the daughter of the late George Earl Pressley and Lola Bailey Pressley. In addition to he...
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David Lee Williams Jr.
David Lee Williams Jr., 49, of Franklin, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.  Born in Macon County, he was the son of David Lee Williams Sr. and Vera “Odie” Dills Williams of Franklin. David ...
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James Herbert Queen
James Herbert Queen, 68, of Thomasville, N.C., died Saturday, March 22, 2014. A memorial graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Fran...
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Gail Nichols
Gail Nichols, 57, of Young Harris, GA, died Friday, March 21, 2014. Funeral service was held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with Revs. Chad Chandler and Keith Nuckol...
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Frank H. Mason
Frank H. Mason, 90, of Franklin went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 20, 2014.  Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Dan and Ida Hastings Mason. In addition to his parents, he wa...
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