September 22, 2014
Obituaries

Josephine Greenwood Burgess
Josephine Greenwood Burgess, age 94, of Franklin, NC passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Thomas and Nannie Bronson Greenwoo...
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C.T. Burnette
C.T. Burnette, 82, of Yellow Mountain and The Brian Center in Brevard, and a native of Macon County, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Y...
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Sarah Jo Grice
Sarah Jo Grice, 89, of Franklin, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. No services are planned at this time. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
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Jack “Jackpot” Penniston Philpot
Jack “Jackpot” Penniston Philpot, 74, of Highlands, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, at Highlands United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Ch...
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Diane Ramsey Forsyth
Diane Ramsey Forsyth, 58, of Rye, NH died Friday, August 8, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born February 20, 1956 in Franklin, NC, a daught...
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Steven Willis Vinson
Steven Willis Vinson, 85, of Otto, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12, at House of Hope (Tessentee) Church of God, with Revs. Robert Dryman and Greg B...
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Tex Raymond Davis
Tex Raymond Davis, 73, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014.  Born in Mineral Wells, Texas, he was the son of the late John William and Eileen Starr Davis. Tex’s family settled in Newbu...
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Ralph Eugene Baldwin
Ralph Eugene Baldwin, age 86, of Otto, NC, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014. Mr. Baldwin was born on June 2, 1928 to the late Wilbur Eugene and Geneva Parrish Baldwin. He was a farmer, butcher a...
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Madgie Illene Webb Donaldson
Madgie Illene Webb Donaldson, 70, of Cleveland, Georgia, formerly of Franklin, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant F...
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George L. Blaine
George L. Blaine, 86, of Otto, NC and Norcross, Ga., passed away Friday, August 8, 2014. He was born in Patton Valley, in Macon County, June 1, 1928. He was the 2nd son and the 2nd of five siblings...
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Keith Douglas Lakey
Keith Douglas Lakey, 62, of Demorest, Georgia, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, at Hillside Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in Oak Grove Baptist ...
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Esta Mae Stepp
Esta Mae Stepp, 79, of Aquone, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014 in a Franklin, North Carolina medical center. She was a native and lifelong resident of Macon County. She was a member of Holy Rede...
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Verona Blanche Ackerman
Verona Blanche Ackerman, 90, of Goodlettsville, TN, formerly of Franklin, NC, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9 at Rush Cemetery with Rev. Vic...
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Patricia Pelkey Calcutt
Patricia Pelkey Calcutt, 72, of Franklin, North Carolina passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014. She was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic Faith. She was preced...
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Frances Winstead
Frances Winstead, of Franklin, a resident of Franklin, NC since 1953, died Monday, August 4, 2014, at Grandview Manor Care Center, following a period of declining health. She had just had her 98th ...
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Helen Renee Webb
Helen Renee Webb, 56, of Franklin, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Franklin with Rev. Carson Gi...
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Pauline Simons Freeman
Pauline Simons Freeman, 81, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014.  Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Tommy Simons and Lottie Clark Simons. In addition to her paren...
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Glenda Faulkner Johnson
Glenda Faulkner Johnson, 68, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014.  Born in Winter Park, FL, she was the daughter of the late Glen Faulkner and Pauline Hayes Faulkner. In addition to he...
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Elwood O’Shields
Elwood O’Shields, 39, of Otto, NC, passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2014.  Born in Clayton, GA, he was the son of Rheba Owens Henslee and the late Harrison O’Shields. Elwood was a member of Life ...
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Charles Lee Nelson
Charles Lee Nelson, 58, of Hayesville, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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David Edgar Angel, Sr.
Mr. David Edgar Angel, Sr., 86, husband of Peggy Bradley Angel, passed away in his home in Rock Hill, SC, on Friday afternoon, August 1, 2014 from natural causes. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m....
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James McPherson Anderson
James McPherson Anderson, 90, of Otto, NC passed away Friday, July 25, 2014. Born in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, he was the son of the late Robert and Minnie Osbourne Anderson. He was ...
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Heather Elaine Foss
Heather Elaine Foss, 31, of Franklin, died Monday, July 28, 2014. To honor and celebrate her life, the family will be receiving all who loved her at their home on Scott Mickler Road in Franklin at ...
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James Alfred (Al) Bullman
James Alfred (Al) Bullman, 74, of Franklin and Swannanoa NC, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Care Partners Solace Center in Asheville. Born in Manhattan, N.Y. and raised in Western North...
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Russell J. Kipkowski
Russell J. Kipkowski, age 75, of Spring Grove, passed away Saturday evening July 26, 2014 in Barrington, Illinois. He was born August 15, 1938 at Ravenswood Hospital in Chicago to Roman and Ladisla...
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Robert Earl “Bob” Wilson
Robert Earl “Bob” Wilson, 86, of Franklin, passed away on July 24, 2014.  Born in Vine Grove, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Benjamin Earl Wilson and Lera Varine Martin Wilson. In addition to...
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Robert Eugene Dale
Robert Eugene Dale, 71, of Franklin, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014. No services are planned at this time. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Albert Lyle Ramsey
Albert Lyle Ramsey, Jr., 91 of Iotla Church Road, Franklin, NC died Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Elizabeth House, Hendersonville, NC. Born June 5, 1923 in Franklin, NC, he was the son of the late Alber...
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Bonnie Beryl Kirkland
Bonnie Beryl Kirkland, age 98, of Franklin, NC passed from this earthly plane Friday, July 25, 2014 at a local nursing home. Heaven has gained an amazing angel. She was born in Swain County, the da...
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Mary Elizabeth Franklin Simpson
Our beloved Mother, Mary Elizabeth Franklin Simpson passed away peacefully on July 26, 2014, at the Fedelia Eckerd Living Center in Highlands, North Carolina. She was born in Murphy, North Carolina...
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Leah Christine Boring
Leah Christine Boring, 90, peacefully passed on July 24, 2014 at Angel Medical Center in Franklin, NC. A native of Miami, Florida she was born January 31, 1924 to the late Theodore Clay Clemons and...
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Hope Grant Franklin
Hope Grant Franklin, 88, of Andrews, died Saturday, July 26, 2014. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 29, at Briartown Baptist Church with Rev. S.J. Waters officiating. The family re...
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Betty Jane Gaither
Betty Jane Gaither, (90) of Deerfield Beach, Florida and Franklin, North Carolina died July 10th, 2014 at Courtyard Gardens in Jupiter, Florida surrounded by family. She was born in South Bend, Ind...
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Jacqueline DeBetta
Jacqueline DeBetta, 81, of Franklin, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014.  Born in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late George Strebel and Louise Brown Strebel. She was a member of St. Fran...
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Donna Dirton Hanna
Donna Dirton Hanna of Franklin, NC, formerly of Huntington, WV, passed away, July 19, 2014.  Donna was born February 28, 1940 in Huntington, WV. She was wife of the late James V. Hanna and daughter...
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Hattie L. Shope
Hattie L. Shope, 93, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.  Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Sarah McDowell Woods. In addition to her parents, she was pre...
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Steven Jarrett “Steve” Tillery
Steven Jarrett “Steve” Tillery, 80, of Highlands, died July 16, 2014. Visitation was held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, July 21, in the Chapel of Marietta First Baptist Church, Marietta, Ga. Memorial serv...
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Greyson Noah Giles
Greyson Noah Giles, infant son of Keith and Lyndie Giles, died Saturday, July 19, 2014.  Greyson was the grandson of Randy Giles of Franklin, Laura Wood of Franklin, Tom Cowan of Bryson City and th...
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Ruth Montiez Jennings
Ruth Montiez Jennings, 83, of Huckabee Road, Gray, Georgia, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at a local hospital. The family will greet friends one hour prior to an 11:00 a.m., funeral service We...
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June Ellen Perkins McCall
June Ellen Perkins McCall, 66, of Franklin, died Friday, July 18, 2014. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 22 in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Revs. Radford Penland a...
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