February 14, 2016
Obituaries

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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Robert Newton Biddle
Robert Newton Biddle, 80, of Franklin passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. The family will...
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Joyce S. Agliano
Joyce S. Agliano, age 86 of Tampa, Florida died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. She was a native Floridian, born in Brooksville, and was a visitor to the Franklin and Highlands areas. She retired from the ...
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Jeanne Fisher
Jeanne Fisher, 88, of Otto, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Ellwood Kalbach and Carol Rowley Kalbach. Jeanne was a me...
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Amy Patton Miltner
Amy Patton Miltner, 56, passed away on December 28, 2015 at her home in Albany, Ohio. Born September 6, 1959 in Atlanta, Ga, she moved to Franklin, NC in 1972. Amy served as Children’s Librarian in...
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Rev. J.C. Quilliams
Rev. J.C. Quilliams, 90, of Stagecoach Drive, Clayton, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Born in Jackson County, N...
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Sam Dwight Parrish
Sam Dwight Parrish, 61, of Otto, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Max Parrish and Ruth Perteet Parrish.  Sam retired from the U.S. Forest Servi...
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Betty Jean Tallent Cloninger
Betty Jean Tallent Cloninger was given the most precious Christmas gift when she was welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Dec. 24, 2015. A funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 28 at Br...
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Kathleen “Marie” Roberson Jones
Kathleen “Marie” Roberson Jones, 87, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015.  Born in Birmingham, Alabama, on April 12, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Clark and Venie Roberson.  I...
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Willard Norris Berdit
Willard Norris Berdit, 90, of Franklin, passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 2015.  Born in Wilmington, Delaware, he was the son of the late Charles Berdit and Fay Hindin Berdit. In addition to his parents...
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Dorothy Mae McComas Hein
Dorothy Mae McComas Hein, 94, of Franklin, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. No services are planned. Memorial donations can be made to Macon Funeral Home, PO Box 1175, Franklin, NC  28744. Macon ...
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Theresa Gail Holland O’Shields
Theresa Gail Holland O’Shields, 34, passed away in Callahan, Florida on Dec. 21, 2015 surrounded by her devoted family. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Mitchell “Elwood” O’Shields, she is ...
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Annie Louise Cline McFalls
Annie Louise Cline McFalls, 79, of Bryson City passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. A fu-neral service was held Wednes-day, Dec. 23 at 2:30 p.m. at Crisp Funeral Home in Bryson City with Rev. Charles...
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John Miller Shapard
John Miller Shapard, 100, of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, formerly of Franklin, North Carolina, passed away Dec. 3, 2015. No services are planned at this time. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the ...
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Geraldine Evelyn Miller
Geraldine Evelyn Miller, 91, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015.  Born in Mansfield, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Ivan Koch and Goldie Bell Graham. In addition to her parent...
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Bobby Lee Barnes
Bobby Lee Barnes, 76, of the Mill Creek Community in Franklin, North Carolina, formerly of Clayton, Georgia, passed away Dec. 14, 2015. Bobby was born in Rabun County, the son of Ruth Williams Barn...
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Christopher Pittman
Christopher Pittman, 36, of Cody Road, Macon County, went home to be with Jesus Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 after a long bout with cancer.  He will be greatly missed.  A graduate of Swain West Elementary...
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Charles Holt Davis
Charles Holt Davis, age 102, of Otto, North Carolina, passed away Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19 in the Chapel of Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home. The...
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Richard Hayes Sanderson
Richard Hayes Sanderson, Franklin, North Carolina (formerly of Emporium, Pennsylvania and North Stratford, New Hampshire) passed away at home on Dec. 10, 2015. Born in Lyndonville, Vermont on Dec. ...
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Alice Ledbetter Southard
Alice Ledbetter Southard, 96, of Franklin passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Harley and Essie Carpenter Ledbe...
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Mary E. Robinson Bucknell
Mary E. Robinson Bucknell, 89, of Franklin, passed away at her home on Dec. 15, 2015. Mary was born Mary Elizabeth Butts in Newport News, Virginia, on Sept. 20, 1926, to the late Alexander and Marg...
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Hazel Irene Henry Brewer
Hazel Irene Henry Brewer, 80, of Franklin, passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 2015.  Born in Highlands, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late James Henry and Dena Ramey Henry. In addition to h...
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Diane Helen Chapman
Diane Helen Chapman, 59, passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home is serving the Chapman family.
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Bob Crumley
Bob Crumley, 89, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015.  Born in Lake County, Florida, he was the son of the late Beda Crumley and Agnes Ophelia Mulican Crumley. In addition to his paren...
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Michael Ray Holland
Michael Ray Holland, 58, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015.  Born in Hendersonville, North Carolina, he was the son of Pearl Angel Holland and the late V.L. Holland. Mike was a U.S. Ar...
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Sandra Jeanne Petulla
Sandra Jeanne Petulla (Armstrong) was born on Nov. 5, 1959 in Titusville Pennsylvania. She passed away on Nov. 25, 2015 at her home in Melbourne Florida. Sandy is survived by two sons, Jason (Nikki...
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Joshua Caleb Nixon
Joshua Caleb Nixon, 18, of Otto, North Carolina went to be with the Lord Jesus on Dec. 11, 2015. He is survived by his parents Michael and Robin Giaimo; and sisters, Melody Rochford and Jessica Haa...
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Hattie Lorena Slagle Shope
Mrs. Hattie Lorena Slagle Shope, 102, passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at her residence. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17 at the Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home Chapel with t...
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Shirley Elaine Randol
Shirley Elaine Randol passed away Sunday afternoon, Dec. 6, 2015, at a Dallas hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Randol was 86 years old. A memorial service is planned in 2016 in Franklin, North ...
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Catherine Yacuk
Catherine Yacuk, 70, of Franklin, passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. No services are planned. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Joseph William Fennell
Joseph William Fennell, 76, of Tequesta, Florida and Franklin, North Carolina, passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. Online condolences may be made at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, do...
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Nicole Rose Meher
Nicole Rose Meher, 48, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas DiElmo and Catherine Williston DiElmo. Nicole was...
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