February 08, 2016
Obituaries

Betty Lois Hughes Ray
Betty Lois Hughes Ray, 85, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. A funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 25, in the chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Rogers officiating....
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Priscilla “Pat” Dean Wolfskeil
Priscilla “Pat” Dean Wolfskeil of Fort Myers, Florida and a summer resident of Franklin, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.  She was 92 years old...
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Leroy Oren Peek
Leroy Oren Peek, 80, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2016. A funeral service was held Sunday, Jan 24 in the chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with the Rev. Vic Greene officiating. The ...
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James Terry Campbell
James Terry Campbell, 65, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Born in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, he was son of the late Harold Otis and Hazel Campbell. In addition to his parents, he w...
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J. L. West
J. L. West, 93, of Franklin, passed away Friday Jan. 22, 2016 at his home following extended hospice care. Born in Franklin, he was the son of Dr. and Mrs. J. L. West Sr. He was a graduate of Breva...
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Robert J. Bradley
Robert J. Bradley, a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and true friend to many went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Mr. Bradley was born in Wilkes County, Georgia to the...
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Alfred Alexander Armstrong
Alfred Alexander Armstrong, 66, of Franklin, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.  Born in Gaston County, he was the son of the late George Herman Armstrong Sr. and Sue Elizabeth Strange Armstrong...
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Patricia Ann Davis
Patricia Ann Davis, 76, of Franklin, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.  No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center, 226 East Palm...
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Mary Regina Paoletti
Mary Regina Paoletti, a long-time Highlands resident and business owner, passed on to be with our Lord on Monday, Jan. 18 after a lengthy illness.  She was surrounded by family and her dear friend,...
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Enese Mitchell
Enese Mitchell, 74, of Franklin, gained her angel wings on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 after fighting a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, she was the daughter of...
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Larry Roger Stockton
Larry Roger Stockton, 79, of Alto, Georgia passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 in a Georgia hospital. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church ...
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Leroy Oren Peek
Leroy Oren Peek, 80, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2016. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24 in the chapel of Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Vic Greene off...
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Larry Roger Stockton
Larry Roger Stockton, 79, of Alto, Georgia passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 in a Georgia hospital. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church ...
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Timmie Lee Collins
Timmie Lee Collins, 46, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 in the chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Reeves will of...
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Farrell Eugene Henson
Farrell Eugene Henson, 78, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Born in Macon County, Mr. Henson was the son of the late Carter W. Henson and Nellie Cabe Henson. Mr. Henson retired from Nationwide...
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Deborah “Deby” Anne Hurst
Deborah “Deby” Anne Hurst, 64, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.  Born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, she was the daughter of the late Olav Arthur Dillevig and Goldie Evelyn Waldroop ...
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Homer D. Morgan
Homer D. Morgan, 71, of Franklin, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2016.  He was the youngest of four sons, born to the late Paul and Virginia Estes Morgan.  Homer retired from Belden after 30 years; w...
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Milton W. Scott
Milton W. Scott, 80, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016.  Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Robert Scott and Cordie Sanders Scott.  Milton worked for Macon Furniture Ma...
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Alfred Michael Scruggs
Alfred Michael Scruggs, 58, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.  A funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 18 in the chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Adam West officiating...
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Jessie Morgan Alexander
Jessie Morgan Alexander, 77, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016.  Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Carl Morgan and Beulah DeHart Morgan. In addition to her parent...
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Nancy Jane Steed Newman
Nancy Jane Steed Newman, 75, of Franklin, passed away on Jan. 5, 2016 after a brief bout with pneumonia and complications from COPD. Nancy was born on June 4, 1940 in Jacksonville, Florida to James...
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Nat B. Henry
Nat B. Henry, 68, of Franklin, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2016.  Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Thurman Henry and Arcilla Woody Henry. Nat was a retired U.S. Army veteran. While...
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Alfred Lee “Cotton” Posey
Alfred Lee “Cotton” Posey, 71, of Franklin, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Born in Swain County, he was the son of the late Alfred Henry Posey and Alice Moore Posey. In addition to his parents,...
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Clarence Clyde Clark
Clarence Clyde Clark, 68, of Franklin passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 in an Asheville hospital. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Clyde William and Katherine Ray Clark...
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Olive E. Veon
Olive E. Veon, 101, of Franklin, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2016.  Born in Wilcox, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Wesley Monroe Overturf and Clara Jane Wilson Overturf. In additio...
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Grady M. Bostick
Grady M. Bostick, 77, of Franklin, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. He was a beloved hus-band, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, and will be dearly missed by all who knew him....
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Kate Anderson Jacobs
Kate Anderson Jacobs, 87, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016.  Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Elbert Anderson and Annie Mae Womack Anderson. In addition to her p...
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Hope Louise Kling Tallent
Hope Louise Kling Tallent, 94, of Greensboro, formerly of Franklin, passed to her eternal home on Thursday, Jan. 07 at Whitestone Wellness Center in Greensboro.  Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was th...
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Carol Jeanne (Schwabenbauer) Mitten
Carol Jeanne (Schwabenbauer) Mitten, 81, of St. Louisville, Ohio passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. A native of Oil City, Pennsylvania, she was the ...
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Clara Belle Gregory Setser
Clara Belle Gregory Setser, 97, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016.  A funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 9 in the chapel of Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Reeves offic...
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Kate Marie Angel Dalton
Kate Marie Angel Dalton, 80, of Statesville, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 at Autumn Care of Statesville.  She was born in Franklin on Dec. 17, 1935 to the late Paul and Alma Sanders Angel, but...
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Martha Yvette Drane Elmore
Martha Yvette Drane Elmore, 69, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. A funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 9, at Prentiss Church of God. Rev. Kevin Chapman and Rev. Don Moffitt off...
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Mary Patricia “Patty” Conley
Mary Patricia “Patty” Conley, 82, of Franklin, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 8, 2016.  A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Leona Higdon Holland. She was preceded...
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Paul Francis Scott
Paul Francis Scott, 90, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2016 in a local hospital. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Claude Owen and Ruth Downs Scott. He was a member of Bet...
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Jack Ledford
Jack Ledford, 79, of Castle Hayne, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 after a long illness. He was born in Franklin, North Carolina, the son of the late Dora Poindexter and Fred H. Ledford. Mr. Ledford s...
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Robert Lee Maxwell
Robert Lee Maxwell, age 98, of Danville, Virginia passed away on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 at Berry Hill Health and Rehab Center. He was born on Dec. 20, 1917 in Rutherfordton, North Carolina to the l...
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Brian Arthur Jennings
Brian Arthur Jennings, 39, of Franklin, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. Born in Macon County, he was the son of Josephine Shepherd Jennings and the late Paul Jennings. In a...
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Barbara Stockton Perry
After 89 wonderful years of life, Barbara Stockton Perry died on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. She was born on Nov. 3, 1926 to James Horner and Mildred Blaine Stockton in Franklin, Macon County, North Caro...
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Bruce Franklin Thompson
Bruce Franklin Thompson, 86, passed away Thursday, Dec 31, 2015. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the Highlands Assembly of God with the Rev. Forest Jones officiating....
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Iassa Matthew Wilson
Iassa Matthew Wilson, 65, of Franklin, North Carolina passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. He was born in Macon County on Dec. 17, 1950 to the late Ike Wilson and Beulah Wilson. He is survived by hi...
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