May 06, 2015
Obituaries

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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Rebecca Dalton Vickers
Rebecca Dalton Vickers, 96, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Walter Dalton and Lillie Shepherd Dalton. She was preceded in de...
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John V. Stepp Sr.
John V. Stepp Sr., 85, of Aquone, died Friday, December 26, 2014. He was a native and lifetime resident of Macon County. He retired in 1989 from Clifton Precision. John was a member of the Nantahal...
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Rev. R. Harold Strader
Rev. R. Harold Strader, former Pastor of First United Methodist Church-Franklin, died on December 29 in the Givens Health Care Center in Asheville, at age 90. He is survived by Carolyn McCullough S...
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Lois Elizabeth Reckenwald
Lois Elizabeth Reckenwald, 88, of Franklin, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences ma...
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Gage Kamren Woodward
Gage Kamren Woodward, 4 days old, of Franklin, NC passed away December 24, 2014. Gage is survived by his parents, Misty Chastain and Jesse Woodward of Franklin, NC. In addition to his parents he is...
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James Richard “Jim” Morgan
James Richard “Jim” Morgan, age 92, passed away December 24, 2014 in Bushnell, Florida. Jim was born in Burlington, Iowa and worked construction projects in Washington state and Indiana before movi...
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Jeanne Paul
Jeanne Paul, 88, of Franklin, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. Memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Father Joshua Voitus officiating.
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Wilma Ruth Pinner Welch
Wilma Ruth Pinner Welch, 92, of Franklin, passed away and left to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 27, 2014. Born in Missouri February 25, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Le...
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Ed Waldroop
Ed Waldroop, 82, of Franklin went home to be with Jesus, Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Byron G. Waldroop and Laura Green Waldroop. In addition to hi...
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Dockie Thomas Brendle
Dockie Thomas Brendle, 70, of Bryson City, went home to be with the Lord Saturday December 27, 2014 in a Swain County Hospital. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late George Thomas an...
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Kyle Demont Thomas
Kyle Demont Thomas, 83, of Franklin, NC, passed away Thursday, December 25, 2014. Born in Chicago, IL, he was the son of the late Frank Russell Thomas and Ruth Russell Thomas. In addition to his pa...
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David Wayne Rathbone, Sr.
David Wayne Rathbone, Sr., age 53, of Franklin, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 unexpectedly at his home. A native of Salem, New Jersey, he was a son of the late Joseph O...
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Mary Esther Chavis
Mary Esther Chavis, 83, of Franklin, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 27, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Dorrie Pratt and Rev...
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Bobby York Nichols
Bobby York Nichols, 69, of Otto, passed away December 19, 2014. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Felix Nichols and Catherine Beasley Nichols. In addition to his parents, he was prec...
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John W. Morton
John W. Morton, 91, of Franklin, passed away on December 20, 2014. No services are planned. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangement. Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.
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Chellis “Chet” Smith
Chellis “Chet” Smith, 81, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014. Born in Materville, IL, he was the son of the late William Raymond Smith and Evila Bernece Frye Smith. Chet was a US ...
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Carrie Bea Spradlin
Carrie Bea Spradlin, 80, of Franklin, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Dryman off...
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Danny Frank Rogers
Danny Frank Rogers, age 64, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Jackson County, NC, the son of the late James Lloyd and Lucy Ann Hyatt Rogers. H...
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Etta Bernell Huscusson
Etta Bernell Huscusson left this world to be with her Lord and Saviour on Saturday, December 20, 2014. She was born in Walhalla, South Carolina on January 21, 1925 and was the daughter of Simeon Lo...
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Ronald Emil Anderson
Ronald Emil Anderson, 77, of Franklin passed away on Friday, December 19, 2014. Born in Minneapolis, MN, he was the son of the late Emil H. Anderson and Angeline Anderson. In addition to his parent...
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Raymond Romano
Raymond Romano, 74, of Franklin, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can ...
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Eileen Winifred Moriarty
Eileen Winifred Moriarty, 89, of Franklin went home to be with our Lord, Wednesday, December 17, 2014.  Born in Devonshire, England, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Mabel Moore.  In add...
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Pamela Lee Gibson
Pamela Lee Gibson, 43, of Franklin passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 in Memorial Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC.  Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of Claudette Scruggs Burston and ...
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William (Bill) Alexander Harwell
William (Bill) Alexander Harwell died on December 16, 2014 at the age of 96 in Pittsboro, NC following a prolonged illness. He will be remembered by his family and friends for this friendly and kin...
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Martha Gettys McClure
Martha Gettys McClure, 91, of Otto, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Born in Lugoff, SC, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Wiley Gettys and Katherine Bell Gettys.  In addition to her...
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Mary M. Harrison Youngblood
Mary M. Harrison Youngblood, 80, of Otto, NC, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Born in Coffee County, AL, she was the daughter of the late Leon Harrison and Addie Lolly Harrison. In addition...
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Ralph Willard Johnson
Ralph Willard Johnson, 71, of Highlands, NC passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014.  Born in Macon Co., he was the son of the late James Charlie and Nellie Henry Johnson. He was a veteran of the U...
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Dorothy Dix Daves Ashe
Dorothy Dix Daves Ashe, 97, of Franklin, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Frank Daves and Maddie Angel Daves. In addition to her pa...
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Gerald “Jerry” Dennis Tryling
Gerald “Jerry” Dennis Tryling, 64, of Kings Mountain, passed away December 13, 2014 at his home. He was born June 30, 1950 in Dayton, KY, son of the late George William Tryling Jr. and Anna Margare...
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Douglas Gerald Hoot
Douglas Gerald Hoot, of Franklin, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Margaret “Marge;” son, Timothy Hoot of Lansing, Michigan; daughter and son-in-l...
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Dale Dowdle
Dale Dowdle, 60, of Punta Gorda, FL and Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014. Born in Swain County, he was the son of the late Howard S. and Irene Hurst Dowdle. He was a member of Libe...
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C. Lem Harper Sr.
COLUMBIA, S.C. Memorial services for The Honorable C. Lem Harper Sr., 96, were held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, December 15, 2014, at Bethel United Methodist Church, Columbia, S.C., where he was a long ti...
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Kara Colleen Tallent
Kara Colleen Tallent, 35, of Franklin, born at Angel Hospital on May 8, 1979, to Colleen Keneipp and Alvin Tallent, and her forever brother, Adam. Kara suffered an unexpected brain hemorrhage on No...
Dec 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elsie Caroline Sondheimer Deal
Elsie Caroline Sondheimer Deal, age 81, of Franklin, NC, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014 at her residence. She was born in New York City, NY, the daughter of the late Charlie Sondheimer and ...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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William J. Clancy, Jr.
William J. Clancy, Jr., 73, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Born in Albany, NY, he was the son of the late William James Clancy Sr. and Bernadette Ann Powers Clancy. William w...
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Stephanie Ann “Sissy” Kruse
Stephanie Ann “Sissy” Kruse, 32, of Franklin, passed away on Friday, December 5, 2014. Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of Albert and Lori Grey. She was an exceptional wife and mot...
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Phil (Phillip) Allen Fazioli
Phil (Phillip) Allen Fazioli, of Franklin, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences a...
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Betty Mosteller
Betty Mosteller, 83, of Andrews and a native of Macon County, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. The family will receive friends from 12 to 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Valleytown Baptist Church, foll...
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