December 22, 2014
Obituaries

Bessie Mae Taylor Gregory
Bessie Mae Taylor Gregory, 82, of Franklin, passed away November 2, 2014. Born March 18, 1932 in the Mountain Grove Community of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late James Edly and Annie ...
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Kenneth Dale Wilson
Kenneth Dale Wilson, 72, of Franklin, passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Born in Elmira, NY, he was the son of the late Kenneth Howe Wilson and Mable Cobb Wilson. Dale was a U.S. Army veteran...
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Deborah Penland Thompson
Deborah Penland Thompson, 60, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of Howard Ray Penland and Betty Dickerson Penland. In addition to her ...
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Donald Wesley Pelton Jr.
Donald Wesley Pelton Jr., 78, of Jacksonville, FL passed away on October 31, 2014. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, November 8 in Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, ...
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Fred William Kimble
Fred William Kimble, age 73, of Franklin, NC passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Scioto County, OH the son of the late Fred William and Mary Golden Kimble. He was ...
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Bobby Gene Jones
Bobby Gene Jones, 74, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. A private graveside service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Rush Cemetery in Otto. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online c...
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Jessie Golmon Roper
Jessie Golmon Roper, 90, of Andrews, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. The family received friends from noon to 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, at the Andrews First Baptist Church. Funeral service followed at 2 p.m...
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Margaret Bannister Smith
Margaret Bannister Smith, 92, of Hartsville, SC, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Funeral service was held 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 3, at Cowee Baptist Church with Revs. Jim Kinard, William Solomon and Dav...
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Judy Farmer Sprinkle
Judy Farmer Sprinkle, 58, of Franklin, NC passed away Monday, October 27, 2014. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late John and Isabelle Dills Farmer. She was employed at Ingles Gro...
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Betty Louise Bronk
Betty Louise Bronk, 87, of Sarasota, FL passed away early Monday morning, October 27, 2014 at Holly Hill Nursing Home in Valdosta, GA. She was born on November 3, 1927 in Randolph County, IN to the...
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Helen A. “Beckie” Garrett
Helen A. “Beckie” Garrett, age 99 of Valparaiso, IN and formerly of Franklin, NC, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014. She was born on October 2, 1915 in Cincinnati, OH, the daughter of the late A...
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Velma Roseann Wooten Estes
Velma Roseann Wooten Estes, age 96, of Franklin, NC, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Charlie Monroe Wooten and Mary Mageline Gibson Woo...
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Robert Edward (Bob) Wiley
Robert Edward (Bob) Wiley, age 75, of Franklin, North Carolina, died suddenly on Monday, October 27, 2014. He was born in Ballston Spa, NY, July 23, 1939. He married Nancy Bild in 1961, in Miami, F...
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Coburn Dale “C.D.” Jenkins
Coburn Dale “C.D.” Jenkins, 71, a man of honor and distinction, lost his battle with lung cancer after a valiant and courageous struggle on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at his home surrounded by fam...
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Jimmy Ray Waller
Jimmy Ray Waller, 74, of Highlands, NC, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences availa...
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Sherlock Terrence “Terry” McNab, III
Sherlock Terrence “Terry” McNab, III, 58, of Columbia, S.C., passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014. Born in Tampa, Florida, he was a son of James Albert and Peggy Lorraine Sherouse McNab. A memor...
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William Lacy Harper, Jr.
June 14, 1936 – October 20, 2014 William Lacy Harper, Jr., age 78, born in North Carolina, passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Betty Huggins Harper; daughters, Cind...
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Ann Marie Adams
Ann Marie Adams, 86, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014. Born in New York, NY, she was the foster-daughter of Earl and Ethel Hamilton. Ann was a member of First Baptist Church. She...
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Arthur William Dills McKee
Arthur William Dills McKee, 62, of Cashiers, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences available at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.
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Robert E. Jamison
Robert E. Jamison of Otto, NC passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the age of 95. He is survived by his second wife Barbara, his son Robert E. Jamison, II, of Asheville, and two granddaughter...
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Willa Mae Jacobs
Willa Mae Jacobs, 86, of Aquone, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The family received friends on Monday, from noon to 1:45 p.m., with the funeral service at 2 p.m., at Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews. Onli...
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Kenneth Chandler Mason
Kenneth Chandler Mason passed away at Forsyth Medical Center on October 22, 2014. He was born on June 14, 1932 to Paul C. Mason and Maver D. Mason in Macon County, NC. Kenneth proudly served in the...
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Mary Jane Dills
Mary Jane Dills, 54, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of Lawrence Edward Robbins and Florence Guffey Robbins. In addition to her parent...
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Russel John Brahmer
Lt. Col. Russel John Brahmer, USAF Ret., 91, of Easley, S.C., husband of the late Anne Pickup Brahmer, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at his home. Born in Medford, Wisconsin, a son of the l...
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Lacy L. Chavis Scott
Lacy L. Chavis Scott, 82, of Milledgeville, Georgia and Franklin, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 24, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant F...
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Patricia Lee Caldwell
Patricia Lee Caldwell, 71, of Franklin, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Barry Bowman of...
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Stephen R. Metzler
Stephen R. Metzler, 69, of Otto, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Otto Fire Department. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrang...
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Tallulah Johnson Foster
Mrs. Tallulah Johnson Foster, 105, passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014. 

 She was born in Dalton, Georgia on April 29, 1909, the 9th child in a family of 10, to Ambrose A. Johnson and Lula Bai...
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Myron Elwood McCoy, Jr.
Myron Elwood McCoy, Jr., passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014. Born in South Charleston, WV, he was the son of the late Myron Elwood McCoy, Sr. and Faye Johnson McCoy. Myron was a U.S. Army veter...
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Eleanor McCarty Cheney
Eleanor McCarty Cheney, of Highlands, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, at Highlands Memorial Park, with Father John Lathrop and Pastor Steve...
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Avery Vinson
Avery Vinson, 61, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, formerly of North Carolina, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Funeral service was conducted at the House of Hope (Tessentee) Church of God in Franklin at 2...
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Letha Ledford Stewart
Letha Ledford Stewart, 89, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Jim Ledford and Ada Raby Ledford. In addition to her parents, sh...
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Conard Odell Webb
Conard Odell Webb, 69, of Otto, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19, at Miller Cemetery with Rev. Gary McCall officiating. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home ...
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Eleanor McCarty Cheney
Eleanor McCarty Cheney, of Highlands, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Highlands Memorial Park. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
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Stephen R. Metzler
Stephen R. Metzler, 69, of Otto, NC, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014. Born in Long Island, NY, he was the son of the late Joseph Metzler, Sr. and Florence Chamberlain Metzler. Stephen was a ...
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Cynthia Beck Gay
Cynthia Beck Gay, 84, of Franklin, died peacefully in her sleep on October 12, 2014 at The Hermitage in Dillsboro, following a period of declining health. A resident of Macon County since 1983, she...
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Robert Joseph Eichelsderfer
Robert Joseph Eichelsderfer, 70, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014. Born in Binghamton, NY, he was the son of the late Theodore and Edna Case Eichelsderfer. In addition to his par...
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Theresa Hall Edwards
Theresa Hall Edwards died Oct. 3, 2014 in Okeechobee, Florida. She was born March 8, 1936 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Raymond and Marion Hall. Terry enjoyed her family, travel and crafts. She ow...
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John Lloyd Deitz
John Lloyd Deitz, 84, of Franklin, NC, gently went to sleep in death Sunday, October 12, 2014. He is survived by his sister, Phyllis Hayes, and her husband Charles, and by his children, Cynthia, Tr...
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Billy Ray Hendrix
Billy Ray Hendrix, 62, formerly of Huntsville, AL and a transplant to North Carolina, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014 at his residence. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran having served in the...
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