September 04, 2015
Obituaries

Mary Evelyn Amig
Mary Evelyn Amig, 89, of Otto, passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. Born in Baldwin, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Byrdie Wilbanks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in ...
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Betty Jane (Larsen) Andrew
Betty Jane (Larsen) Andrew, 92, passed away peacefully on Aug. 4, 2015 at Lenawee Medical Care Facility, Adrian MI. She was born in Rockford, IL the second daughter of George and Matilda Larsen on ...
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Dwain Horsley Boulding
Dwain Horsley Boulding, 74, of Matthews, NC, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015, peacefully in her sleep at home after a two year battle with ALS. She was the oldest of Bill and Lasca Horsley’s four...
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Carol Maree Dye
Carol Maree Dye, 67, of Franklin, NC passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Monday Aug. 10 at Neal Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg, TN. Burial will be in Brace Cem...
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Wilma Daisy Edwards Roper
Wilma Daisy Edwards Roper, 86, of Franklin, passed away Friday, August 7, 2015. Born in Macon County she was the daughter of the late AJ Edwards and Daisy Baldwin Edwards. In addition to her parent...
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Pauline Wild Sanders
Pauline Wild Sanders, 92, of Greenville, SC formerly of Franklin, NC, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of late Judson A. Wild and Lela Ray Wild. In ad...
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Alvin E. Thorn
Alvin E. Thorn (retired USAF) passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at the age of 91. Al was born June 28, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Walter and Minnie Thorn. He was predeceased by his loving ...
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Betty Sue “Pat” Dills
Betty Sue “Pat” Dills, 78, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Barry Bowman and Rev. Eddie...
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Patricia M. Russell
Patricia M. Russell, 90, entered into the presence of God on August 3, 2015 at the Franklin House with family and friends at her side. She was born in Waltham, Massachusetts. Her vocation was as a ...
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Frederick Eugene “Gene” Collins
Frederick Eugene “Gene” Collins, 70, of Otto, NC, went to be with Jesus on Aug. 3, 2015. He was a partner in Dixie Iron Works. Born in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Wayne H. and Voncile Lassiter C...
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William “Billy” Joel Collins, Jr.
William “Billy” Joel Collins, Jr., 64, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. Born in Atlanta, GA, he was the son of Evelyn Graves Collins of Conyers, GA, and the late William Joel Collins...
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John F. Johnson
A Memorial Service for John F. Johnson will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 14, at Memorial United Methodist Church, 4668 Old Murphy Road, Franklin.
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Charles Curtis Jr.
Charles Curtis Jr. 87, of Sylva passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 25, 2015. He grew up in Franklin, the son of the late Charlie Curtis and Minnie McCall Curtis in a family of eleven siblings...
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Mark Edward Russell
Mark Edward Russell, 56, of Franklin, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015. Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Gilbert Clark Russell and Jean Elizabeth Whitley Kelsey. Mark...
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Marie Berry Hedden
Marie Berry Hedden, 93, a resident of Candler, passed away peacefully July 29, 2015, at her home, where she had been surrounded by her loving family. A native of Macon County and a longtime residen...
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Oleta Eva Jo Coggins
Oleta Eva Jo Coggins, age 74, of Fayetteville, NC, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Edgar and Cora Eva Woodard Miller. She was a homemaker a...
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Howard Albert Smith
Howard Albert Smith age 80 of Marietta died Sunday, July 26, 2015. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in the Jonquil Chapel of Castellaw Funeral Home with Pastor Durwood Per...
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Scott Hartshorn
Scott Hartshorn, age 62, died July 8, 2015 in Bradenton, FL. Scott was one of God’s special children. He was loving, happy, and enjoyed life. He worked part time at Depend O Drain, Inc. He attended...
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Orlena R. Kendrick
On Monday, July 13, 2015, Orlena R. Kendrick, 87, of Alexandria, VA, formerly of Indian Head, MD died. She was the daughter of the late Jess Raby and the late Ada Welch Raby formerly of Franklin, N...
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Jeffrey Alan Loughner
Jeffrey Alan Loughner “Jeff”, 63, of Franklin, NC, passed away July 19, 2015. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Robert S. and Grace C. Loughner. Jeff graduated from Greensburg Sal...
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William J Moran III
William J Moran III, 71, passed away July 24, 2015. A private burial will be held in Winter Garden, Florida. A memorial service is planned for a later date. Bryant Grant Funeral Home is in charge o...
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Rev. James Lewis Lockaby
Rev. James Lewis Lockaby, 79, of Marble died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in a Murphy care facility. Funeral services were held Friday, July 24, in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy. Ivie Funeral H...
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Stephen Michael Bader
Stephen Michael Bader, age 61, of Franklin, NC, passed away July 21, 2015. He was born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, the son of the late Herman and Matilda Bosse Bader. He loved his family and fri...
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Anita Lynn Pistolis
Anita Lynn Pistolis, 49, of Highlands, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Highlands United Methodist Church. Rev. Paul Christy will off...
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Annie Mae Henry Hensley
Annie Mae Henry Hensley, 91, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie M. Henry and Brittie Webb Henry. In addition to her pare...
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Louise J. Ledbetter
Louise J. Ledbetter of Waterford; on the evening of Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Louise was called home to heaven. We believe she fell asleep dreaming of her husband and her sons, who are already in h...
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Robert “Bob” Keener
Robert “Bob” Keener, died in his home on July 20. 2015 of natural causes. He was 85. Bob was born on July 4, 1930 to Willard and Albia Keener. He lived his entire life in Franklin, NC, marrying Mar...
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Dorothy Gless Smith
Dorothy Gless Smith, 77, of Franklin, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Macon Funeral Home is in...
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Marcella Hall Martin
Marcella Hall Martin, 93, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Born and raised in Newark, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Willis and Ruth Wright. In addition to her parents, she ...
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Teresa Dale Hedden Turner
Teresa Dale Hedden Turner, 55, passed away on July 18, 2015. A native of Franklin, NC, she was preceded in death by her parents Benjamine and Alma Hedden, grandparents, Benjamine and Fannie Hedden,...
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John Frances Johnson
John Frances Johnson, 77, of Franklin, North Carolina formerly of Hutchinson, Minnesota passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015. Born in Minnesota, he was the son of Oscar and Sophie Johnson. John gradu...
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Mattie Lavina Vaughn Cabe
Mattie Lavina Vaughn Cabe, age 97, of Hendersonville, NC, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, July 19, 2015. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 22 at 2:30 p.m. at Crab Creek Baptist C...
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Thomas “Tom” Franklin Roberts, Jr.
Thomas “Tom” Franklin Roberts, Jr., passed away peacefully at home with his wife Barbara at his side on Thursday, July 16, 2015. A celebration of his life was held on Sunday, July 19 at 4 p.m. at R...
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Theodore “Ted” Perry Smyre
Theodore “Ted” Perry Smyre, 73, of Cullowhee, NC, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015. Funeral services were held Monday, July 20t in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home with Pastor John Shubert officia...
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Linda Winn Brown
Linda Winn Brown of Franklin, North Carolina passed away July 8 after a brief battle with stomach cancer. Linda leaves behind her devoted husband Charles Brown, two daughters Melanie Winn Murphy an...
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Robin Jane Vance
Robin Jane Vance, 54, of Franklin, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015. Born in Montclair, NJ, she was the daughter of the late James E. O’Connor and Joan C. Knight O’Connor. Robin was secretary/treas...
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Marvin Robert Bills
Marvin Robert Bills, 72, of Franklin, NC and Bradenton, FL, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, July 13, 2015. Born in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Roy A. Bills and Ellen McConnell Bi...
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Archie C. Burnham, Jr.
Archie C. Burnham, Jr., 80, of McDonough, GA and Franklin, NC, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015. Archie was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, May 10, 1935. He attended the Virginia Military Institut...
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Audrey C. Bokisa
Audrey C. Bokisa, 91, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015 at her residence. Born in La Jose, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Daisy McFadden Thompson. She was married to t...
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Lillian Rebecca Culver Hunnicutt
Lillian Rebecca Culver Hunnicutt, age 92, of Franklin, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Johnny and Ruth Culver. In addition to her parents she was preceded i...
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