February 14, 2016
Obituaries

Richard Millhouse
Richard Millhouse, age 83, of Topton, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Andrews First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends...
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Jerald “Jerry” Lynn Lovejoy
Jerald “Jerry” Lynn Lovejoy, 68, of Asheville, NC formerly of Franklin, NC, passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. Born in Stockbridge, Michigan on April 15, 1947, he was the son of the late Norman Da...
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Julia Anne Henry
Julia Anne Henry, 81, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. No services are planned at this time. Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
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Clyde S. Cabe
Clyde S. Cabe 98, of Sylva, NC, passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Ernest Cabe and Maggie Mae Barron Cabe.  In addition to his parents, he was prec...
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Janet M. Dowdle
Janet M. Dowdle, 84, of Waterford passed away on Sept. 4, 2015 with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late James T. Dowdle; beloved mother of Gayle Scroggs (Jim), Garry Dowdle (the la...
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John R. Wilber
John R. Wilber went to be with the Lord, Sept. 7, 2015, in Franklin, North Carolina.  He was born April 12, 1940 in Sandusky, New York, the son of Lewis K. (Pete) Wilber and Ruth (Schang) Wilber.  ...
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Austin Martin
In the quiet evening hours of Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, Austin Martin, age 79, of Lake Emory Road in Franklin, peacefully entered into his eternal Heavenly home. Mr. Martin was born May 28, 1936 in Ch...
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Ruth Struble
Ruth Struble of Livonia, New York, formerly a resident of Franklin, passed away on Aug. 28, 2015 at the age of 98. She is survived by her daughter Susan Schlatter in Franklin, a son Steve Struble (...
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Ruth Alma Lethaus Copeland
Ruth Alma Lethaus Copeland, 79, of 2470 US Hwy 401 S., Warrenton, NC died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 at a local nursing home. Born in Kamen, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Friedrich and Alma...
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Charles Curtis Blythe
Charles Curtis Blythe, 73, of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky died Sept. 8, 2015. Donations may be made to Mountain Trace Rehab and Nursing Center, 417 Mountain Trace Rd., Sylva, NC  28779. Bryant‑Grant Fun...
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Maxine Younce Hyde
Maxine Younce Hyde, 85, of Aquone passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 at the Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews. The interment will b...
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John Edwin O’Neal
John Edwin O’Neal, 86, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Born in Woodlawn, Tennessee, he was the son of the late William Arthur O’Neal and Leona Chester O’Neal. In addition to his p...
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Marie Ledford Ramey
Marie Ledford Ramey, 90, of Franklin, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. Born in Macon County, March 11, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Franchie Sanders Ledf...
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Edna Boone
Edna Boone, 90, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. Born in DeKalb, Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Marvin Key Warren and Ludie Mae Vaughn Warren.  In addition to her pa...
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Avery Lee Hall Miller
Avery Lee Hall Miller, 75, of Highlands, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Aaron Miller and Lillie Tilson Miller. In addition to his parents, he...
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Deborah Sue Rodgers
As the peaceful morning sun shone down on the mountains of Macon County on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, we said goodbye to a loving wife and a precious mother and grandmother, Deborah Sue Rodgers, age 64...
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Louise Mary Roettele
Louise Mary Roettele, 95, of Charleston, SC, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.  She was born on May 25, 1920, in Wyoming, OH, to the late Margaret Morley Staunton and the late Wil...
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Patrick Walter Dziurgot
Patrick Walter Dziurgot, 75, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 Born in Wyandotte, MI, he was the son of the late Walter and Theresa Dziurgot. Pat served as a Specialist 4 with the U...
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Clifford G. Olson
Clifford G. Olson, 93, of Franklin, passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Born in Newark, NJ, he was the son of the late Edmund Olson and Mina Snowden Olson.  In addition to his parents, he was preced...
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Glenn “Rusty” Hunter Waldroop
Glenn “Rusty” Hunter Waldroop, 90, of Franklin, passed away on July 8, 2015. Born in Macon County, NC, he was the son of the late Grady H. Waldroop and Nannie Battles Waldroop. In addition to his p...
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Susan Keener Walker
Susan Keener Walker departed this life to walk with her Lord Jesus on Tuesday Sept. 1. Born in Franklin, NC she was the daughter of the late Grover Lee Keener and Vesta Pauline Peek Keener. In addi...
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Arnold (Smokey) Burnette
Arnold (Smokey) Burnette, 81, of the Brush Creek community passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 at his residence. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Donald and Jesse Howard Burnette....
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William Miller
William Miller, 101 ½, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 in a Swain County health care facility. He is survived by his wife, Mary Miller; daughter, Jo Ann Tennant, four grandchildren and five grea...
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Frank Martin Pureber, Jr.
Frank Martin Pureber, Jr., 66, of Franklin, and Bradenton, FL, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Born in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of the late Frank Martin Pureber, Sr. and Anne Bokar Pureb...
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Mary Vinson Gregory
Mary Vinson Gregory, 89, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late John B. Vinson and Mae Conley Vinson. In addition to her parents,...
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William “Bill” Stephen LaDue
William “Bill” Stephen LaDue, 80, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Allen LaDue and Frances Ruth Lawson LaDue.  Bill was ...
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Barbara E. Limle
Barbara E. Limle, 72, of Otto, North Carolina, passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 27, 2015, at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour, Indiana. Born in Muncie, Indiana, on Oct. 25, 1942, Barbara was the e...
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Shirley Petersen
Shirley Petersen, 82, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Born in Sycamore, IL, she was the daughter of the late John Paulson and Garnet Adkins Paulson. In addition to her parents, sh...
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Alexander Teliak
A Celebration of Life service for Alexander Teliak will be held on Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, St. Agnes Chapel, 66 Church Street, Franklin.  Mr. Teliak died on Aug. 9 at the...
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Christopher Edward Creamer
Funeral services will be held for Christopher Edward Creamer, 43, of Florida and North Carolina on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 12:30 pm in the chapel of Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Forest Jones of...
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Muriel Grant Denny
Muriel Grant Denny, age 91, of Nantahala, NC, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Funeral services will be held Aug. 29, at 2 p.m. at Briartown Baptist. The family will receive friends Friday eveni...
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Earl Tommy “Tom” Pendergrass
Earl Tommy “Tom” Pendergrass, age 84, of  Nantahala, NC passed away on Aug. 25, 2015.  Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. at Aquone Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donation...
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William Miller
William Miller, 101, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 in a Swain County health care facility. He is survived by his daughter, Jo Ann Tennant, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. No s...
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Pamela Lea Schafer Martin
Pamela Lea Schafer Martin, 47, passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Asheville, NC. Born June 24, 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and adopted at three years old by Raymond J Schafer and Fay...
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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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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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Lillian Ann Jaynes
Lillian Ann Jaynes, 88, wife of the late M.C. “Ted” Jaynes, passed away Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at AnMed Health Medical Center. Born in Oconee County on June 6, 1927, she was the daughter of the lat...
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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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Margaret James Jones Owenby
Margaret James Jones Owenby, 87, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. Born in Forsyth Co, NC, she was the daughter of the late John James Sr. and Lois James. In addition to her parents...
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Lillian S. Stott
Lillian S. Stott, Feb. 17, 1928 ‑ Aug. 23, 2015.  She was born on the Biltmore Estate where her father worked for Biltmore Dairy.  She attended WCU.  She was employed by Nantahala Power and Light f...
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