April 01, 2015
Obituaries

Theresa Marie Houston
Theresa Marie Houston, U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Ret., age 58, of Pace, FL passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family and faithful canine companion “Tibby,” on Thursday, March 12, ...
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Betty Joyce Blankenship Royse
Betty Joyce Blankenship Royse, 83, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Born in Allen Junction, WV, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Blankenship and Ora Richardson Blankenshi...
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Clifton Randall McCall
Clifton Randall McCall, age 69 of Cullowhee, NC went home to be with the Lord Friday, March 20, 2015. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late W. Jerry and Mattie Beck McCall. In addition t...
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Arthur “Art” Eugene Carter
Arthur “Art” Eugene Carter, Jr., 86, of Otto, died on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Interment at Mt Harmony Gardens, Mableton, GA, at a later date. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements....
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Pauline Anderson
Pauline Anderson, 89, of Andrews, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015. A funeral was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 14, at Valleytown Baptist Church. Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. On...
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Danny Boy McGaha
Danny Boy McGaha, age 61, of Franklin, NC, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of the late J. D. and Bonnie Lucille Sanders McGaha. He owned and operate...
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John David Holt
John David Holt, 68, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Glenn Holt and Meredith Garrison Holt. In addition to his parents, he was pr...
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Leona Hughes Debty Ferguson
Leona Hughes Debty Ferguson, 75, of Franklin, NC, died on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Funeral service was held at noon, Tuesday, March 17, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Burial was in Longview ...
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Jerry Dee Collier
Jerry Dee Collier, 40, of Franklin, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Born in Macon County, he was the son of JD Collier and Edith Marie Hopkins Sullivan. He was preceded in death by son, Jer...
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Marjorie Perry Walters
Marjorie Perry Walters, age 87, of Franklin, NC, a loving, faithful wife of 61 years, a devoted mother and grandmother to her family, passed on to her eternal home with Jesus on Friday, March 13, 2...
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Phyllis Ann Minnich
Phyllis was born July 2, 1927, to Helen F. Minnich and Virgil S. Minnich, of Daytona Beach, FL. She passed peacefully in her sleep, and through the gates of heaven on March 3, 2015. 
Phyllis gradua...
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Edd Lake Shope
Edd Lake Shope, 82, of Otto, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Born in Otto, he was the son of the late Fred Shope and Maude Conley Shope. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death b...
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Norman Irving Cope
Norman Irving Cope, 88, of Franklin, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Born in Largo, FL, he was the son of the late Irvin Cope and Mary Myrtle Lane Cope. In addition to his parents, he was p...
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Shelia Rae Moffitt
Shelia Rae Moffitt, 64, of Scaly Mountain, NC, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Ray Moffitt and Beatrice Mashburn Moffitt.  Shelia was ...
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Dorothy H. Holland
Dorothy H. Holland, 85, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Per her request, no services have been planned.  Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences ca...
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Abram “Abe” Manogue
Abram “Abe” Manogue, 57, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Geraldine Mosher Anderson of Franklin and the late Abram Manogue, Jr. In add...
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Evelyn S. Bryson
Evelyn S. Bryson, 91, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015. Born in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late Charles Sondheimer and Ethel Keener Sondheimer. In addition to her par...
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William Alan Crocker
William Alan Crocker, 78, of Franklin, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015. A Memorial Service was held at 3 p.m., Monday, March 9th in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. The family received friends f...
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J.B. “Andy” Anderson
J.B. “Andy” Anderson, 92, of Franklin, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the VA Medical Center, Asheville, NC. No services are planned. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. On...
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David W. Lough
David W. Lough, 59, of Hayesville, formerly of Nantahala, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015 at his residence. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville is in ch...
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Alvin Jesse Turpin
Alvin Jesse Turpin, 70, of Warwoman Road died Tuesday March 3, 2015. Funeral services will be Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with Rev. Lee Krivsky and Rev. Steve York of...
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Thomas Austin Finch III
Thomas Austin Finch III, of Sapphire Valley, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at the Thomasville City Cemetery with Rev. Peggy Finch officiati...
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Johnny H. Greenwood
Johnny H. Greenwood, 85, of Franklin, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015. Born in Macon Co, he was the son of the late Albert Greenwood and Hattie V. Jones Greenwood. In addition to his parents, he ...
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Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Baker
Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Baker, 68, of Lakemont, Georgia, died March 4, 2015. She was born in Opelika, Alabama, on February 12, 1947. She was a graduate of Dadeville High School and Samford Universit...
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Helen Cribb Cabe
Helen Cribb Cabe, age 85, of Columbus and formerly of Franklin died Saturday, February 26, 2015. Mrs. Cabe was born March 4, 1929 in Alapaha, GA to the late Clyde and Lillian Saunders Cribb. Helen ...
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Caleb William Charles Watson
Caleb William Charles Watson, age 3, of Franklin, NC, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was born in Jackson County and has been under a doctor’s care half of his life. He was very loving, he e...
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Evelyn S. Bryson
Evelyn S. Bryson, 91, of Franklin, died Thursday, March 5, 2015. Macon Funeral Home will announce the arrangements.
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Annie Huggins Welch
Annie Huggins Welch, 89, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015, after a period of declining health. A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Reba Parrish...
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Pearl Steinman
A celebration of life for Pearl Steinman will be held on Saturday, March 14, beginning at 4 p.m., at the Holly Springs Community Center on Cat Creek Road. It is the white school house across from O...
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Vernon Frank Smith
Vernon Frank Smith, 99, of Franklin, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. 
No services have been planned. 
Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences available at maconfuneral...
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Jacobus Johannes Burger
Jacobus Johannes Burger, 81, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015. Born in Bethal, South Africa, he was the son of the late Jacobus Johannes Burger and Alida Elizabeth Naude Burger....
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Ramona Johnson
Ramona Johnson, 74, of Sherrills Ford, formerly of the Nantahala Community, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 1, in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, A...
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Elizabeth Wilson West
Elizabeth Wilson West, 87, of Franklin, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Born in Asheville, NC, she was the daughter of the late Charlie B. Wilson and Myrtle Reed Wilson. In additio...
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Lucille Miller Punch
Lucille Miller Punch, 76, of Beth Haven Church Road in Denver, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.
 A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev...
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Ruby Mae Neal
Ruby Mae Neal, 92, of Franklin, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences available at...
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John “Vance” Stepp
John “Vance” Stepp, Jr., 58, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015. Born in Andrews, NC, he was the son of the late John Vance Stepp, Sr. and Esta Mae Bingham Stepp. In addition to h...
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James Lee “Bo” Kinsland
James Lee “Bo” Kinsland, 80, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015 in a local hospital. A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late Arthur and Annis McDowell Kinsland. He w...
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Margaret Bernice Driscoll
Margaret Bernice Driscoll, 94, of Franklin, passed away Friday, February 20 at her home. She was born and raised in Chicago and Indianapolis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death b...
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Dorothy “Irene” Hull Keswick
Dorothy “Irene” Hull Keswick, 84, of Franklin, died Friday, February 21, 2015 in Corpus Christi, TX. A native of St Louis, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Clyde and Mary Dorothy...
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Bernard Durci
Bernard Durci, age 81, of Mountain Home, AR passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 in Mountain Home. He was born June 13, 1933 in Tarentum, Pennsylvania to John Michael Durci and Mary Direr Durci. B...
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