February 08, 2016
Obituaries

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...
Dec 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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David Walter Snell
David Walter Snell, 63, of Robbinsville, North Carolina, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2015.

Born in Savannah, Georgia and raised in Panama City, Florida, he was the son of the late Frederick F. Sn...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Henson Cagle
Mary Henson Cagle, 96, of Franklin, passed away Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 in an Asheville hospital. A funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 7 in the chapel of Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Don Mof...
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Cleamon Levon Moffitt
Cleamon Levon Moffitt, age 64, of Cashiers, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 10 at Cashiers Church of God with Rev. Benji Collins, Rev....
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Warren Robert Potter
Warren Robert Potter, 80, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. A Memorial Service was held Thursday, Dec. 10, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Reeves officiated. In lieu of...
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Levon Wilburn Deitz
Levon Wilburn Deitz, 73, passed away at his home. He was born Feb. 11, 1942 in Franklin. As a kid, he hiked Appalachian Trail, discovering a sense of stillness surrounded by oak trees like sentries...
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Louise Wooten Lequire
Louise Wooten Lequire, 85, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015.  Born in Macon Co, she was the daughter of the late Roy Benjamin Wooten and Myrtle Sorrells Wooten. In addition to her p...
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Cleta Belle Tallent Ledford
Cleta Belle Tallent Ledford, 83, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015.  Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Pallie Tallent.  She was preceded in death by ...
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Alfred James Turgeon
Alfred James Turgeon, 85, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he was the last surviving child of 16 to the late Samuel H. and Marie R. Turgeon.  In ad...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Viola Suttles Mull
Viola Suttles Mull, 81, of Franklin, NC, formerly of Morganton, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. The family received friends Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015 at Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center. The fun...
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Lucille Mary Erb
Lucille Mary Erb, 85, of Franklin passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. A funeral mass was held Monday, Nov. 30 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Tien Duong officiating. In lieu of...
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Ina Pauline Hedden
Ina Pauline Hedden Carpenter, 91, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. The Funeral Service was held Sunday, Nov. 29 in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Reeves officiated. ...
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Lana Jo Lambert
Lana Jo Lambert, 40, of Waynesville, NC passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Lana was born in Sylva, NC on June 17, 1975 to Joyce Buchanan Todd of Franklin and Virgil Lamber...
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Roy R. Guest
Roy R. Guest, Sr., 89, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015.  Born in Macon Co, he was the son of the late James William Guest and Fannie Kinsland Guest. In addition to his parents, ...
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James William Callahan
Mr. James William Callahan, 79, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 in Franklin. A Funeral Service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Guilford Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel in Greensboro, NC. Th...
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Ralph William deVille
Ralph William deVille, 84, of Highlands, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. All services were private, and the family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made either to the Town of H...
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Merlin Mack Crowe
Merlin Mack Crowe, 75, of Highlands, NC passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Highlands First Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 625, Highland...
Nov 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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James “Jim” Hughes
James “Jim” Hughes, 80, of Franklin, passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Joe and Lizzie Shields Hughes.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded ...
Nov 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dennis Jerome Thompson
Dennis Jerome Thompson, 72, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015.  Born in Fort Myers, Florida, he was the son of the late Lyle Thompson and Dorothy Mae Thompson. In addition to his pare...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lillie Ginger Furlough
Lillie Ginger Furlough, age 93, of Otto, NC, passed away Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 21 at Dillard United Methodist Church at 2 p.m., with Rev. Chuck Stutsma...
Nov 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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