December 20, 2014
Obituaries

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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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...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Robert John Crowers, Jr.
Robert John Crowers, Jr., age 72, of Franklin, NC, passed away Monday, December 1, 2014. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late Robert Crowers, Sr. and Florence Marian Salerno Crowers...
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Donald Ray Barnes
Donald Ray Barnes, 84, of Franklin, passed away December 1, 2014. Born in Salem, Oregon, he was the son of the late Lloyd Eugene Barnes and Grace Vivian Robertson Barnes. He was a U.S. Air Force ve...
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J. David Smith
J. David Smith, age 55, of McAllen, TX passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014. He was raised in Greenville, SC, the son of the late James D. and Judy Raines Smith. He received a Bachelors of Music...
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Joanne Marie Gruber (Muehlfelt)
Joanne Marie Gruber (Muehlfelt), age 84, currently of Glen Ellyn, passed away on December 2, 2014. She is the daughter of the late Bertha and Alfred Muehlfelt of Wheaton and devoted wife of the lat...
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George Robert Gibson
George Robert Gibson, age 89, of Franklin, NC, passed away Monday, December 1, 2014. He was born in Macon County, the son of the late Joseph and Mamie Jones Gibson. He was a loving husband, father,...
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Martha Ann Wallace
Martha Ann Wallace, 33, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014. Born in Griffin, GA, she was the daughter of the late Russell Lamar Wallace and Teresa Ann Hughes Wallace. In addition ...
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Alexander Vuillemin Jr.
Alexander Vuillemin Jr., 66, of Franklin, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. No services have been made at this time. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences available at m...
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Stella Marie Snyder
Stella Marie Snyder, 92, of Atlanta, GA, Franklin, NC and Tampa, FL. Our loving wife and mother passed away in Atlanta on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. She was born in Akron, Ohio on November 21, 1922....
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Arther Herbert Doughty
Arther Herbert Doughty, 74, of Franklin, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. Online condol...
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Edward Lynn Farmer
Edward Lynn Farmer, 71, of Franklin, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home with Rev. Carson Gibson and Pastor Brian S...
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Joyce Keay Lundin
Joyce Keay Lundin, of Otto, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014 on her 92nd birthday. Born in Minneapolis, MN, she was the daughter of the late Oliver S. Keay and Emma N. Wood Keay. In addition ...
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Darryl Reed Blosser
Darryl Reed Blosser, 64, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014. Born in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late, Laverne Blosser and Gladys Stradtman Blosser. Darryl was a retired de...
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Daniel Walter-Chance Johnson
Daniel Walter-Chance Johnson, 34, of Franklin passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014. Born in Jackson County, he was the son of Judie Phillips Johnson of Franklin and the late Danny Johnson. He wa...
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Jerry David Green
Jerry David Green, 24, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014. David was preceded in death by his grandmother, Susan Courson. David was a member of Louisa Chapel United Methodist Chur...
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Sierra Leigh Rasmussen
Sierra Leigh Rasmussen, 18, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., died suddenly Nov. 17, 2014, in Kenansville, Fla., from injuries sustained in a car accident. She was born Dec.17, 1995, in Charlotte. Affection...
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Lois Clark Anders
Lois Clark Anders, 91, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014. Born in Macon County, NC, she was the daughter of the late, Joseph Logan Clarke and Hattie Taylor Clarke. In addition to h...
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Naomi Elliott Childers
Naomi Elliott Childers, age 78, of Duluth, GA, formerly of Franklin, NC, died peacefully on Friday, November 14, 2014 after a long period of declining health. She was a native of Macon County, a da...
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Edward “Pete” Cleveland Woodard
Edward “Pete” Cleveland Woodard, 74, of Candler, went to be in God’s care on Monday, November 24, 2014. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late William Robert Woodard and Nina Brooks Wooda...
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Jane P. Lewis
Jane P. Lewis, 88, of Highlands, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. No services are planned at this time. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences available at bryantg...
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Arvina J. Hedden
Arvina J. Hedden, 92, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Franklin, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, at Walnut Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with...
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Bernice Elizabeth Ledford McDowell
Bernice Elizabeth Ledford McDowell, 82, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Spurgeon Theodore and Maybelle Burton Ledford. ...
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Bertha Jane Higdon Bryson
Bertha Jane Higdon Bryson, 99, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Born in Higdonville, NC, she was the daughter of the late Leonard A. Higdon and Lula Corbin Higdon. In addition t...
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Carla Lynne Sample
Carla Lynne Sample, 51, of Franklin, died Sunday, Nov, 16, 2014. A memorial will be held at Marina Jack’s Island Park at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrange...
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Paul Z. Taylor
Paul Z. Taylor, 88, a longtime Sedro-Woolley area resident, passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Where The Heart Is in Burlington. Paul was born on July 7, 1926 in Ellijay, NC, one of nine...
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Ralph Earl “Brownie” Brown
Ralph Earl “Brownie” Brown, 90, of Leesburg, FL and Franklin, NC, died Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in Tavares, FL. Born in St. Petersburg, FL, Mr. Brown was a retired WWII Veteran of the US Navy and...
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Violet Fern Bryce
Violet Fern Bryce, 79, of Franklin, passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Born in Endicott, NY, she was the daughter of the late Robert Winslow and Ida DeEtte Dunning Winslow Hughes. In additio...
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ronald “Vic” Trine
Ronald “Vic” Trine, 82, of Franklin, was prayed into the arms of his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Born in Indio, CA, he was the son of the late Victor Trine and Ruth Ellen Bowli...
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Shirley Ann Melling
Shirley Ann Melling, 79, of Franklin, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. No services are planned at this time. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Joseph Henry Cabe
Joseph Henry Cabe, 71, of Franklin passed away Monday, November 17, 2014. Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Ralph and Rosalee Dills Cabe. He was a retired welder in Newport-News Sh...
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Diane Wyles Miller
Diane Wyles Miller, 66, of Otto, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014. Born in St. Petersburg, FL, she was the daughter of the late John Robert Wyles and Mary Elizabeth Jordan Wyles. Diane retir...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Onna Aurora Dempsey
Onna Aurora Dempsey, infant daughter of Erica St. Laurent and Andrew P. Dempsey, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, in the Chapel of Bryant-...
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Doyle Michael Wood
Doyle Michael Wood, 57, went home to be with his Lord on November 5, 2014. Michael was born in Macon County on January 2, 1957 and was a lifelong resident of Highlands. He is survived by his parent...
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Veronica “Ronnie” Anna Schurman
Veronica “Ronnie” Anna Schurman, 71, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Born in Hartford, CT, she was the daughter of Joseph Biro of Franklin and the late Veronica Biro. Ronnie ...
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