December 22, 2014
Obituaries

Charles Louis Campbell
Charles Louis Campbell, 77, of Franklin, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late C.L. Campbell and Lavada Angel Campbell. In addition to his paren...
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Adelaide Worth Daniels Key
Adelaide Worth Daniels Key, 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August, 20, 2014 at her home surrounded by family. One writer has said: “It is not when you are born or when you die, it is what...
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Nancy Eleanor Bush Patterson
Nancy Eleanor Bush Patterson, 94, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 after several weeks of hospice care and illness. She died, surrounded by friends and family in her home in Holly...
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Katherine Ledford Dean
Katherine Ledford Dean, born October 3, 1929, left this earth for her heavenly home August 18, 2014. She is survived by her children, Janice Sullivan (Jimmy) of Orlando, FL and Charles Dean (Carol)...
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Iris Cabe Alderman
Iris Cabe Alderman, 83, of Albany, GA, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Weaver and Eva M. Cabe of Franklin, NC. She is survived by three children, Anne A Pack, ...
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Trula Rae Cabe
Trula Rae Cabe, 76, of Franklin, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 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 C. Bost
James C. Bost, 69, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014. Born in Great Falls, Montana, he was the son of Ellen Bueller Bost and the late Ed Bost. He was a graduate of Wofford University...
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Ret. Lt. Col. Fredrick “Bo” Setser
Ret. Lt. Col. Fredrick “Bo” Setser, age 83 of Franklin, NC passed away Friday, August 22, 2014. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Andrew Bryan and Estelle Justice Setser. He was ...
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Kenneth Whitehurst
Kenneth Whitehurst, 91, of Melbourne, FL, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014. Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Roland Whitehurst and Althea Whetlauffer Whitehurst. Kenneth was ...
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C.N. “Pearly” Munger
C.N. “Pearly” Munger, 85, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late James S. Munger and Nancy Jones Munger. In addition to his parents, he...
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Ila Elizabeth Scott Wooten
Ila Elizabeth Scott Wooten, 77, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014. A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Nanny Brendle Scott. She was married to Fred ...
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Marilyn Low
Marilyn Low, 84, of Franklin, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. No services have been planned at this time. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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John Henry Johnson
John Henry Johnson, 63, of Franklin, NC, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014. He was born in Delta County, Michigan, the son of the late William and Pearl Johnson. He had worked at Caterpillar a...
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James “Dorsey” Elmore
James “Dorsey” Elmore, 93, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late William Omer Elmore and Ethel Rickman Elmore. In addition to his pare...
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Clara Ann Remaly
Clara Ann Remaly, 88, of Franklin, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Pennsylvania. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Barbara Gene Pannell Alligood
Barbara Gene Pannell Alligood, 79, of Franklin, NC, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014 at Macon County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born August 12, 1935 in Franklin, NC and was the d...
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Ada Florence Lenoir Leatherwood
Ada Florence Lenoir Leatherwood, 93, of Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in a local hospital. A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Corine Huckaby Leno...
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Vernon Nathaniel Branson
Vernon Nathaniel Branson, 94, of Asheville, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014 at Givens Highland Farms Retirement Community in Black Mountain, NC.  He was born February 24, 1920 in Buncombe Count...
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Ellis Henry Wilkes
Ellis Henry Wilkes, 67, of Franklin, NC, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Barry B...
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Simon “Paul” Jelonek
Simon “Paul” Jelonek, 57, of Franklin, passed away at his home on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.  Born in the United Kingdom, he was the son of the late Simon and Barbara Warner Jelonek. He was a member ...
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James Ralph Ballentine
James Ralph Ballentine of Cashiers, NC, formerly of Anderson, SC passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Memorial services will be held Monday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Highla...
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Day Yarbrough Williamson
Day Yarbrough Williamson, 71, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Born in Houston, TX, she was the daughter of Annette Smith Yarbrough and the late N.B. Yarbrough. In addition to her f...
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John Paul Morgan
John Paul Morgan, infant son of Jeffrey and Brandy Morgan of Waynesville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.  In addition to his parents, John is survived by sister, Jessica Morgan and brother, Eli...
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John Adam Robbins
John Adam Robbins, 90, of Franklin, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014.  Born in Effingham, IL, he was the son of the late Lambert Robbins and Bertha Combs Robbins. In addition to his parents, he ...
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Ahmad Saadat
Ahmad Saadat, 86, of Highlands, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Services will be announced at a later date. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
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Addie H. Bell
Addie H. Bell, age 89, beloved mother of eight, grandmother of 19, and great-grandmother of 4, died in Franklin, NC on August 12, 2014. Her great loves were people (especially feeding them), her pe...
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Diane Ramsey Forsyth
Diane Ramsey Forsyth, 58, of Rye, NH died Friday, August 8, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born February 20, 1956 in Franklin, NC, a daught...
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Steven Willis Vinson
Steven Willis Vinson, 85, of Otto, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12, at House of Hope (Tessentee) Church of God, with Revs. Robert Dryman and Greg B...
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Josephine Greenwood Burgess
Josephine Greenwood Burgess, age 94, of Franklin, NC passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Thomas and Nannie Bronson Greenwoo...
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Ralph Eugene Baldwin
Ralph Eugene Baldwin, age 86, of Otto, NC, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014. Mr. Baldwin was born on June 2, 1928 to the late Wilbur Eugene and Geneva Parrish Baldwin. He was a farmer, butcher a...
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Madgie Illene Webb Donaldson
Madgie Illene Webb Donaldson, 70, of Cleveland, Georgia, formerly of Franklin, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant F...
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C.T. Burnette
C.T. Burnette, 82, of Yellow Mountain and The Brian Center in Brevard, and a native of Macon County, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Y...
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Keith Douglas Lakey
Keith Douglas Lakey, 62, of Demorest, Georgia, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, at Hillside Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in Oak Grove Baptist ...
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George L. Blaine
George L. Blaine, 86, of Otto, NC and Norcross, Ga., passed away Friday, August 8, 2014. He was born in Patton Valley, in Macon County, June 1, 1928. He was the 2nd son and the 2nd of five siblings...
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Jack “Jackpot” Penniston Philpot
Jack “Jackpot” Penniston Philpot, 74, of Highlands, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, at Highlands United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Ch...
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Sarah Jo Grice
Sarah Jo Grice, 89, of Franklin, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. No services are planned at this time. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
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Tex Raymond Davis
Tex Raymond Davis, 73, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014.  Born in Mineral Wells, Texas, he was the son of the late John William and Eileen Starr Davis. Tex’s family settled in Newbu...
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Frances Winstead
Frances Winstead, of Franklin, a resident of Franklin, NC since 1953, died Monday, August 4, 2014, at Grandview Manor Care Center, following a period of declining health. She had just had her 98th ...
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Esta Mae Stepp
Esta Mae Stepp, 79, of Aquone, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014 in a Franklin, North Carolina medical center. She was a native and lifelong resident of Macon County. She was a member of Holy Rede...
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Verona Blanche Ackerman
Verona Blanche Ackerman, 90, of Goodlettsville, TN, formerly of Franklin, NC, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9 at Rush Cemetery with Rev. Vic...
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