July 02, 2015
Obituaries

Mitchell “Mitch” Felton McLain
Mitchell “Mitch” Felton McLain, 70, of Franklin, passed away at his home, Friday, May 15, 2015 with his family at his side. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 2 at 7 p.m. in the C...
Jun 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alan Wood
Alan Wood, 68, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015. Born in New Castle, England, he was the son of the late Ronald Wood and Joyce Powell Wood. Alan retired from the Royal Air Force. He...
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Ann Prouty
Ann Prouty, 88, of Franklin, passed on with peace and curiosity Tuesday, June 23, 2015. No services will be held. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Jun 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Derrick Brandon Sigmon
Derrick Brandon Sigmon, age 23 of Sylva, NC passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 16,  2015. He was born in Jackson Co., NC the son of Bo Aikin and Angela Franks of Sylva, NC. He loved to explore,...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daniel David Houston
Daniel David Houston, 58, of Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Born in Macon County, he was the son of Mildred Buchanan Houston and the late Harley Houston.  He was a builder. In ...
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Amber Louise Stiwinter
Amber Louise Stiwinter, 87, widow of Glen Stiwinter, Sr., passed away on June 18, 2015. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 20 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Macon Funera...
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Carol Sue Coleman
Carol Sue Coleman, 72, of Franklin, NC passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015.  Born in Miami, FL, she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Grace Morrow Coleman.  She was retired from Dade Coun...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Furman P. Bodenheimer
Brigadier General Furman P. Bodenheimer, Jr., 85, died Friday, June 19 in Asheville. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. There will be a Memorial Service in Franklin at a later date.
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gracie Manley Moore Hunter
Gracie Manley Moore Hunter, 67, wife of Alvin E. Hunter of 120 Julian Drive, Seneca, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015. A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Hunter was the daughter of the late Ralph Man...
Jun 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charlie William McDowell
Charlie William McDowell passed away Monday, June 15, 2015. He was born November 3, 1924 in Pineville, West Virginia, Wyoming County; the son of the late Jeter E. McDowell and Margaret Kirby McDowe...
Jun 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandra Rosemary Gerber
Sandra Rosemary Gerber, 58, of Franklin, passed away May 15, 2015. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, June 21 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Jason Morgan will officiate. Mac...
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Lenoir Wallace
Mary Lenoir Wallace, 87, of Franklin, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin B. Lenoir and Lucinda C. Huckaby Lenoir. In addition to her ...
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Julia Noll
Julia Noll, age 55, of Hayesville died Saturday, June 13, 2015 at her residence. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of arrangements.
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Willie Wykle
Willie Wykle, 89, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015. Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Samuel Wykle and Zadie Messer Wykle. In addition to his parents, he was preced...
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Betty Sue McDonald Carpenter
Memorial services for Betty Sue McDonald Carpenter age 68, of Clayton, will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at 6:00 PM, from the residence of Paul McDonald at 77 Browning Road, Sylva, North Carol...
Jun 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rev. Douglas Earl “Doug” Moore
Rev. Douglas Earl “Doug” Moore, age 64, passed boldly from this earthly life to his heavenly home on Saturday, June 6, 2015, while a patient at CMC Union in Monroe, NC and after a courageous battle...
Jun 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joan Kent Cartwright
Joan Kent Cartwright, 78, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Born in Miami, FL, she was the daughter of the late Frank Kent and Anna Mosch Kent. In addition to her parents, Joan was ...
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Leila Gonzalez Cabe
Leila Gonzalez Cabe, 79, of Franklin, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015. Born in Las Maria, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Enrique Gonzalez and Monserrate Torres. In addition to her p...
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mickey Colbert Roper
Mickey Colbert Roper, age 76, of Nantahala, NC went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly at 1:45 PM on June 4, 2015. He was a devoted husband, dad, papaw, deacon, friend and active member of Rowla...
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Joyce B. Kehoe
Joyce B. Kehoe, 85, of Franklin, N.C., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, after a long fight against myelodysplastic syndrome. She was born Jan. 24, 1930, in Richland, N.Y., the dau...
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Addison Abigail Rose McPhail
Addison Abigail Rose McPhail, 4 days old, of Lawrenceville, GA went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. She is survived by her loving parents, Kirk and Angela McPhail; sister, Decemb...
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Byrda Nell (Bert) Southard Perry Vandiver
Byrda Nell (Bert) Southard Perry Vandiver, 90, of Franklin died Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Grandview Manor in Franklin.   A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Frank John South...
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Jacqueline Haines Calhoun Hoffman
Jacqueline Haines Calhoun Hoffman, 94, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2015. Born December 26, 1920, in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Roy Haines and Leone Harriet Eng...
Jun 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Verlon Buford Burch
Verlon Buford Burch, 73, of Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015.  A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late Buford and Goldia Annie Rachel Dills Burch. He owned and operated h...
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Joan Kent Cartwright
Joan Kent Cartwright, 78, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at Asbury United Methodist Church. Rev. Janet Greene and Rev....
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Maggie Ledford Mason
Maggie Ledford Mason, 85, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Paul Ledford and Ida Patton Ledford.  In addition to her parents, she...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vivian Vinson Pearson
Vivian Vinson Pearson, age 62 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Eustis, Florida on June 10, 1...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jacqueline Haines Calhoun Hoffman
Jacqueline Haines Calhoun Hoffman, 94, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2015. Born December 26, 1920, in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Roy Haines and Leone Harriet Eng...
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Catherine “Cathy” Pritchett Gihl
Catherine “Cathy” Pritchett Gihl, of Rabun Gap, Georgia, lost her long fight with cancer and passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. She was born on November 2, 1937 in St. L...
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Eula Cloer Holbrook
Eula Cloer Holbrook, 89, of Franklin passed away Friday, May 29, 2015. She was a native of Macon County and was the daughter of the late Rev. George and Flora Dills Cloer. She was married to James ...
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Hilda A. Blitch
Mrs. Hilda Aletha Alagood Johnson Blitch loved by many, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015 peacefully at her home on Cowee Ridge surrounded by close friends after a short illness. Hilda was born i...
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Betty Jean Shope Brown
Betty Jean Shope Brown “Muffy”, age 82, of Otto, NC passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 at a local hospital. She was born in Macon County, NC, the daughter of the late Julia Mashburn Shope. She was ...
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Orlee Dees Willis
Mrs. Orlee Dees Willis passed away, May 29, 2015, at Dover Delaware hospital.  She was soon to be 90 years of age. Her husband, Hugh  L.Willis, preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Ma...
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Peggy Talley “Momzie” Zachary
Peggy Talley “Momzie” Zachary, 70, of Franklin, went to be with our Lord Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30 in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Th...
May 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robert Eugene Green
Robert Eugene Green, age 83, of 3930 Trail Road, went to his Heavenly home upon his death at his residence on Sunday, May 24, 2015. Born in Franklin, NC, on May 25, 1931, he was the son of the late...
May 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tammy Lynn Cabe Swafford
Tammy Lynn Cabe Swafford, 39, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Born in Macon Co, she was the daughter of Marianna Holland Solesbee and the late James Donald Cabe. Tammy loved kids ...
May 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerry Charles Cabe
Jerry Charles Cabe, 57, of Mills River, passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the John F. Keever Solace Center.
 A native of Franklin, NC, he was the son ...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wayne Howard Stewart
Wayne Howard Stewart, 79, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, after a determined battle with cancer. Services were held at 11 on Saturday, May 23, both at Macon Funeral Home. Macon Funeral Home is in c...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jacqueline Hoffman
Jacqueline Hoffman, 94, of Franklin passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Services have not been made yet and will be announced. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Katherine E. Curtis
Katherine E. Curtis, 87, of Valdosta, GA passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was born February 2, 1928 in Franklin, NC to the late Sam & Gladys (Waldroop)...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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