November 22, 2014
Obituaries

Ruth Cheryl Champion
Ruth Cheryl Champion, 63, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2014. Born in Augusta, GA, she was the daughter of Victoria Adkinson Bowman and the late Dewell Keen. In addition to her fathe...
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Doyle Michael Wood
Doyle Michael Wood, 57, died on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. A memorial service will be held at Shortoff Baptist Church at a later date. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online cond...
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Eleanor Gross Regan
Eleanor Gross Regan, 85, peacefully passed into the presence of her Lord Thursday, November 6, 2014. She was born March 9, 1929 in Napoleon, ND to the late Margaret Burgad and Clemenz Gross. She wa...
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Bessie R. Moses
Bessie R. Moses, 83, of Franklin, passed away Friday, November 7, 2014. Born in Jackson Co, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Russell and Pearl Rochester Russell. In addition to her parents, s...
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Lillian Virginia Queen Norton
Lillian Virginia Queen Norton, 75, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Born in Rabun Co, GA, she was the daughter of the late John Claude Queen and Gladys Elizabeth Holcomb Queen....
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Mary Lee Alley Robinson
Mary Lee Alley Robinson of Franklin, died Wednesday, November 5, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Judge Felix E. Alley, Jr. and Margaret Hall Alley and granddaughter of the late Judge Felix E...
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Rev. James Wiley Gibson
Rev. James Wiley Gibson, 84, of Franklin, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, November 7, 2014. He was born in Macon County on November 26, 1929, the eldest son of the late Rev. James Carroll ...
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Frank Eugene Hooper
Frank Eugene Hooper, 65, of Franklin, passed away Monday, November 10, 2014. Born in Jackson County, he was the son the late Major Madison Hooper and Mattie McMahan Hooper. Frank was a talented hai...
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Ann Carolyn O’Cain Bischoff
Ann Carolyn O’Cain Bischoff died peacefully in Lake County, Florida November 3, 2014 at the age of 76. Ann was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Margurite Eltonhead Lockton and William F. O’Cai...
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Ruth Cheryl Champion
Ruth Cheryl Champion, 63, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2014. Born in Augusta, GA, she was the daughter of the late Dewell Keen and Victoria Adkinson Bowman. In addition to her paren...
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Gabriel Lucas Bates/Higgins
Gabriel Lucas Bates/Higgins, infant son of Nick Higgins and Amber Lyn Bates, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, at Union United Methodist Cemetery...
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Mary Belle Ledford Hodgin
Mary Belle Ledford Hodgin, 81, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014.
 Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Harley Ledford and Nellie Watts Ledford. In addition to ...
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Carl David Ferrin Jr.
Carl David Ferrin Jr. died at home October 26th after a long battle with COPD. His death follows the passing of his daughter, Tanya, five years ago. He was 70 years old. He is survived by his wife ...
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Frederick A. Berger, M.D.
Dr. Frederick A. Berger of Franklin, NC, passed away on October 18, 2014, in Winston-Salem, NC, after a brief but intense, courageous battle against cancer. To summarize Dr. Berger’s life and chara...
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Mildred Reese Kagan
Mildred Reese Kagan, of Atlanta, Georgia and Highlands, North Carolina, died Sept. 26, 2014. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Franklin located at 89 Sierra Drive, Franklin, will host a cele...
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Clayton Cooper
Clayton Cooper passed away Friday, October 31, 2014, at his home in Asheville. Born August 21, 1932, he was the son of the late Herbert and Pauline Cooper. He was a loving father, brother, and son....
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Deborah Penland Thompson
Deborah Penland Thompson, 60, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of Howard Ray Penland and Betty Dickerson Penland. In addition to her ...
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Kenneth Dale Wilson
Kenneth Dale Wilson, 72, of Franklin, passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Born in Elmira, NY, he was the son of the late Kenneth Howe Wilson and Mable Cobb Wilson. Dale was a U.S. Army veteran...
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Bessie Mae Taylor Gregory
Bessie Mae Taylor Gregory, 82, of Franklin, passed away November 2, 2014. Born March 18, 1932 in the Mountain Grove Community of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late James Edly and Annie ...
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Georgiana Emly Daffer Correll
Georgiana Emly Daffer Correll, 89, of Franklin, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014. Born in Somerset, IN, she was the daughter of the late Floyd Daffer and Pauline Myers Daffer. In addition to he...
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Margaret Bannister Smith
Margaret Bannister Smith, 92, of Hartsville, SC, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Funeral service was held 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 3, at Cowee Baptist Church with Revs. Jim Kinard, William Solomon and Dav...
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Jessie Golmon Roper
Jessie Golmon Roper, 90, of Andrews, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. The family received friends from noon to 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, at the Andrews First Baptist Church. Funeral service followed at 2 p.m...
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Michael Hardin Shuler
Michael Hardin Shuler, age 51, of Franklin, NC, passed away Monday, November 3, 2014. He was born in Neurenburg, Germany, the son of Ray Shuler of Lawton, Oklahoma and Betty Gribble Acord of Frankl...
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Bobby Gene Jones
Bobby Gene Jones, 74, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. A private graveside service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Rush Cemetery in Otto. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online c...
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Fred William Kimble
Fred William Kimble, age 73, of Franklin, NC passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Scioto County, OH the son of the late Fred William and Mary Golden Kimble. He was ...
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Donald Wesley Pelton Jr.
Donald Wesley Pelton Jr., 78, of Jacksonville, FL passed away on October 31, 2014. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, November 8 in Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, ...
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Judy Farmer Sprinkle
Judy Farmer Sprinkle, 58, of Franklin, NC passed away Monday, October 27, 2014. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late John and Isabelle Dills Farmer. She was employed at Ingles Gro...
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Betty Louise Bronk
Betty Louise Bronk, 87, of Sarasota, FL passed away early Monday morning, October 27, 2014 at Holly Hill Nursing Home in Valdosta, GA. She was born on November 3, 1927 in Randolph County, IN to the...
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Helen A. “Beckie” Garrett
Helen A. “Beckie” Garrett, age 99 of Valparaiso, IN and formerly of Franklin, NC, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014. She was born on October 2, 1915 in Cincinnati, OH, the daughter of the late A...
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Velma Roseann Wooten Estes
Velma Roseann Wooten Estes, age 96, of Franklin, NC, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Charlie Monroe Wooten and Mary Mageline Gibson Woo...
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Robert Edward (Bob) Wiley
Robert Edward (Bob) Wiley, age 75, of Franklin, North Carolina, died suddenly on Monday, October 27, 2014. He was born in Ballston Spa, NY, July 23, 1939. He married Nancy Bild in 1961, in Miami, F...
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Coburn Dale “C.D.” Jenkins
Coburn Dale “C.D.” Jenkins, 71, a man of honor and distinction, lost his battle with lung cancer after a valiant and courageous struggle on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at his home surrounded by fam...
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Jimmy Ray Waller
Jimmy Ray Waller, 74, of Highlands, NC, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences availa...
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Sherlock Terrence “Terry” McNab, III
Sherlock Terrence “Terry” McNab, III, 58, of Columbia, S.C., passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014. Born in Tampa, Florida, he was a son of James Albert and Peggy Lorraine Sherouse McNab. A memor...
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William Lacy Harper, Jr.
June 14, 1936 – October 20, 2014 William Lacy Harper, Jr., age 78, born in North Carolina, passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Betty Huggins Harper; daughters, Cind...
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Ann Marie Adams
Ann Marie Adams, 86, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014. Born in New York, NY, she was the foster-daughter of Earl and Ethel Hamilton. Ann was a member of First Baptist Church. She...
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Arthur William Dills McKee
Arthur William Dills McKee, 62, of Cashiers, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences available at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.
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Robert E. Jamison
Robert E. Jamison of Otto, NC passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the age of 95. He is survived by his second wife Barbara, his son Robert E. Jamison, II, of Asheville, and two granddaughter...
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Willa Mae Jacobs
Willa Mae Jacobs, 86, of Aquone, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The family received friends on Monday, from noon to 1:45 p.m., with the funeral service at 2 p.m., at Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews. Onli...
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Kenneth Chandler Mason
Kenneth Chandler Mason passed away at Forsyth Medical Center on October 22, 2014. He was born on June 14, 1932 to Paul C. Mason and Maver D. Mason in Macon County, NC. Kenneth proudly served in the...
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