September 05, 2015
Obituaries

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Catherine A. Mikash
Catherine A. Mikash, 91, of Franklin, died Saturday Feb. 14, 2015. 
Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, at St. Paschal Baylon Church, 5360 Wilson Mills Road, Highland Hts., OH 44143. The ...
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Terri Parker Slavens
Terri Parker Slavens, 57, of Franklin, NC, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015. Born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, she was the daughter of Myrtle Branham Parker and the late Martin Parker Jr. Terri owne...
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Stanley Alton Holland
Stanley Alton Holland, 76, of Otto, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015. Born in Miami, FL, he was the son of the late Edward Alton Holland and Lillian Brown Holland. In addition to his parents, ...
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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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Charles William Doering
Charles William Doering, 70, of Canton, NC, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Born in Union Beach, NJ, he was the son of the late Charles Doering and Teresa Harvey Doering. Charles was a ta...
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Mamie Emma Lou Mathis Biddix
Mamie Emma Lou Mathis Biddix, 66, of Sylva, formerly of Macon County, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 15, at Wayside Baptist Church in Sylva, with Pa...
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Virginia Azilea Moffitt Fugate
Virginia Azilea Moffitt Fugate, 82, of Cashiers, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Cashiers Church of God with Revs. Joey Miller and Delbert...
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Jon H. McGarity
Jon H. McGarity of Franklin, North Carolina passed away Friday, February 13, 2015. Born in Miami, FL he was the son of the late Harris McGarity and Martha Jane McKinney.
Jon was with 3M Co. for 32 ...
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Cathy Jo Wood
Cathy Jo Wood, 43, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of Melvin Phillip Wood, Sr. and wife Doris Haggard and Mary Kay Moore and husban...
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Ethel “Jo” Zachary
Ethel “Jo” Zachary Newton, 88, died Monday, February 9, 2015 at The Villages at Historic Silvercrest. She was born January 19, 1927 in Franklin, NC to the late Edmund Hal and Nora Belle (Moss) Zach...
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Thomas Roland Brooks (Tommy)
Thomas Roland Brooks (Tommy), 44, of New York City, NY (formerly of Highlands, NC) passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, February 6, 2015. Thomas was the son of Larry Brooks of Franklin an...
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Bette Hamilton
Bette Hamilton of Franklin died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, Feb. 19, at a luncheon at noon at Mill Creek Club House. Reservations must be made by Feb. 16, b...
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Essie Virginia Lequire
Mrs. Essie Virginia Lequire, 84, of Franklin, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. David Lee...
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Pearl Steinman
Pearl Steinman, 93, of Franklin, passed away Friday, February 6, 2015 at Angel Medical Center. Pearl was born on May 29, 1921 in Chicago, IL. She and her husband Irving retired to FL where they liv...
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Betty Elizabeth Cochran
Betty Elizabeth Cochran, 78, of Franklin, NC passed away on February 7, 2015 at Mission Campus in Asheville. Mrs. Cochran was born and raised in Madison County, but lived most of her life in Macon ...
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Jack Kenneth Hall Jr.
Jack Kenneth Hall Jr., 62, of Franklin, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. A memorial service will be held later in Lakeland, FL. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences ...
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Joseph Peter “Pete” Pons
Joseph Peter “Pete” Pons, 99, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Born in Asheville, he was the son of the late John Peter Pons and Janie Hurley Pons. In addition to his parents, ...
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Stephen W. Ackerman Jr.
Stephen W. Ackerman Jr., 86, of Highlands, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. A memorial service will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Highlands at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 13. Bryant-G...
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Donald Woods McLean
Donald Woods McLean, 99, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Givens Estates Retirement Community, Asheville. He was born December 1, 1915 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to the late Ernest and Sara...
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Gloria June Durfey
Gloria June Durfey, 82, of Otto, NC, passed away Feb. 2, 2015. Born in Miami, FL, she was preceded in death by parents, Sarvino Silvio Bertoni and Hazel Grace Zimmerman Bertoni; husband, Benjamin D...
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Beverlee Ann Meredith
Beverlee Ann Meredith, 74, of Franklin, passed away February 2, 2015. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late John A Meredith and Pauline Jones Meredith. Beverlee enjoyed dining...
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Betty Lou Schwartz
Betty Lou Schwartz, 89, of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Franklin, NC, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2015. Born July 27, 1925, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Daniels of...
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