August 29, 2015
Obituaries

James Harve Dills
James Harve Dills, 56, of Franklin passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015.  Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 23, in the chapel of Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Ch...
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John Franklin Marr, Jr.
John Franklin Marr, Jr., 68, of Franklin, passed away peacefully, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 at Mission Hospital, Asheville, surrounded by family. Born in Milton, PA, he was the son of the late John Fra...
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William Lee Keener
William Lee Keener, age 93, of Highlands, NC, passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015.  He was born in Fannin Co., GA, the son of the late William Leander and Nettie Jane Ray Keener.  He was a general me...
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Arlene Rae Kushin
Arlene Rae Kushin, 91, of Franklin, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015. No Services are planned. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Billy Joe “Jobey” Miller
Billy Joe “Jobey” Miller of Franklin, passed away August 16, 2015. A graveside service will be held at noon, Friday, Aug. 21 at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain. Macon...
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Lester Ray Young
Lester Ray Young, 81, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. Ray was the oldest child of the late Louin and Lillie Adams Young. He graduated from Franklin High School and Western Carolin...
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Carl Troy Woodbury, Sr.
Evangelist Carl Troy Woodbury, Sr., 93, a resident of Franklin, NC, (formerly of Indianapolis, IN), went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Aug. 13, 2015. The son of the late Luke ...
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Michael F. Spearman
Michael F. Spearman, 75, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Francis and Mary Nowosielska Spearman. Michael was an alternative fuel co...
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Kevin M. Tague
Kevin M. Tague 38, of Ft. Myers, FL died unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 at his residence. Kevin was born on June 20, 1977 in Richmond, KY. A former resident of Southwest Florida, he moved ba...
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Calvin Carpenter
Calvin Carpenter, of Otto, NC, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. He was the son of the late W.J. and Carmellie Gladwell Carpenter. He was a member of Coweeta Baptist Church. Calvin enjoyed far...
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Jerry Carroll Gibson
Jerry Carroll Gibson, born Nov. 30, 1940, passed away Aug. 15, 2015 at the age of 74. He was the son of the late Carroll Alan and Ruby Cloer Gibson; grandson of Rev. George and Flora Dills Cloer an...
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Robert “Red” Wayne Jenkins
Robert “Red” Wayne Jenkins, 68, of Otto, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. Funeral Service were held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memori...
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Zada C. Scheinost
Zada C. Scheinost, 91, of Fort Myers and Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 in Fort Myers. She was born in Hartshorne, OK on Feb. 13, 1924 to Carl and Zada Hefley. She was preceded i...
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Lyle Berton Carringer
Lyle Berton Carringer, 80, of Murphy died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, in Friendship Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m...
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Fannie Mae Wykle McGaha
Fannie Mae Wykle McGaha, 71, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Wykle and Vissie Gibson Wykle. In addition to her parents...
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William Lee Keener
William Lee Keener, age 93, of Highlands, NC, passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. He was born in Fannin County, GA, the son of the late William Leander and Nettie Jane Ray Keener. He was a general m...
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Mark Edward Russell
Mark Edward Russell, 56, of Franklin, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 at Franklin Covenant Church. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of...
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Robert Jay “Bob” Belding
Robert Jay “Bob” Belding, 91, passed away on July 30, 2015 at Solace Hospice. He was the loving and devoted husband of Edith Belding who survives. They shared 67 wonderful years of marriage togethe...
Aug 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Frances “Louise” McCabe
Frances “Louise” McCabe, 74, of Franklin, passed away Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late John E. Hughes and Cuba Betty Houston Hughes. In addition to her ...
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Patricia Alma Griffin Sears
Patricia Alma Griffin Sears, born July 11, 1936, passed away on Saturday Aug. 8, 2015. We will be receiving family and friends for a remembrance of her as well as fellowship with food and telling s...
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Alexander (Al) Teliak
Long-time Franklin resident Alexander Teliak passed away on Aug. 9, 2015 at the age of 98. Mr. Teliak was born March 1, 1917 in Pittsburgh, PA, to Catherine and Anatoly Teliak, both of whom were Ru...
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Robert Joseph Woolbright
Robert Joseph Woolbright, 65, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. Born in West Palm Beach, FL, he was the son of the late Thomas Edward Woolbright, Jr. and Louise Marie Bisceglia Woo...
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Sarah Louise Tallent Henry
Sarah Louise Tallent Henry, 74, of Mauldin, wife of the late John Harold Henry, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Born in Franklin, NC, she was a daughter of the late Ralph Edward and Kathryn Raby Talle...
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Elwood “Woody” LeRoy Kappen
Elwood “Woody” LeRoy Kappen, 81, of Franklin passed away Monday, July 27, 2015. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. at Holly Springs Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers the...
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Fred Sanders Jr.
Fred Sanders Jr., of Franklin, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 at home surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Fred and Mattie Leona Stamey Sanders. He was married to Peggy Belch...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joy Lee Johnson Sloope and Caleb Alexander Marx Sloope
Joy Lee Johnson Sloope and Caleb Alexander Marx Sloope passed away together on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Joy worked in a local convenience store for many years and loved spending time with family. S...
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Alfred Hugh (Hoop) Tebault
Alfred Hugh (Hoop) Tebault, born July 24, 1935, in Johnson Sanitorium, Tallahassee, Florida, passed away gently at his home on Aug. 8, 2015 with his family at his side. He was the son of Alfred H. ...
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Mary Evelyn Amig
Mary Evelyn Amig, 89, of Otto, passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. Born in Baldwin, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Byrdie Wilbanks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in ...
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Betty Jane (Larsen) Andrew
Betty Jane (Larsen) Andrew, 92, passed away peacefully on Aug. 4, 2015 at Lenawee Medical Care Facility, Adrian MI. She was born in Rockford, IL the second daughter of George and Matilda Larsen on ...
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Wilma Daisy Edwards Roper
Wilma Daisy Edwards Roper, 86, of Franklin, passed away Friday, August 7, 2015. Born in Macon County she was the daughter of the late AJ Edwards and Daisy Baldwin Edwards. In addition to her parent...
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Carol Maree Dye
Carol Maree Dye, 67, of Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Monday Aug. 10 at Neal Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg, TN. Burial will be in Brace Cem...
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Dwain Horsley Boulding
Dwain Horsley Boulding, 74, of Matthews, NC, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015, peacefully in her sleep at home after a two year battle with ALS. She was the oldest of Bill and Lasca Horsley’s four...
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Pauline Wild Sanders
Pauline Wild Sanders, 92, of Greenville, SC formerly of Franklin, NC, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of late Judson A. Wild and Lela Ray Wild. In ad...
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Alvin E. Thorn
Alvin E. Thorn (retired USAF) passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at the age of 91. Al was born June 28, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Walter and Minnie Thorn. He was predeceased by his loving ...
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Betty Sue “Pat” Dills
Betty Sue “Pat” Dills, 78, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Barry Bowman and Rev. Eddie...
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William “Billy” Joel Collins, Jr.
William “Billy” Joel Collins, Jr., 64, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. Born in Atlanta, GA, he was the son of Evelyn Graves Collins of Conyers, GA, and the late William Joel Collins...
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Frederick Eugene “Gene” Collins
Frederick Eugene “Gene” Collins, 70, of Otto, NC, went to be with Jesus on Aug. 3, 2015. He was a partner in Dixie Iron Works. Born in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Wayne H. and Voncile Lassiter C...
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Patricia M. Russell
Patricia M. Russell, 90, entered into the presence of God on August 3, 2015 at the Franklin House with family and friends at her side. She was born in Waltham, Massachusetts. Her vocation was as a ...
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Charles Curtis Jr.
Charles Curtis Jr. 87, of Sylva passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 25, 2015. He grew up in Franklin, the son of the late Charlie Curtis and Minnie McCall Curtis in a family of eleven siblings...
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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John F. Johnson
A Memorial Service for John F. Johnson will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 14, at Memorial United Methodist Church, 4668 Old Murphy Road, Franklin.
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