August 01, 2015
Obituaries

Joyce B. Kehoe
Joyce B. Kehoe, 85, of Franklin, N.C., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, after a long fight against myelodysplastic syndrome. She was born Jan. 24, 1930, in Richland, N.Y., the dau...
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Addison Abigail Rose McPhail
Addison Abigail Rose McPhail, 4 days old, of Lawrenceville, GA went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. She is survived by her loving parents, Kirk and Angela McPhail; sister, Decemb...
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Leila Gonzalez Cabe
Leila Gonzalez Cabe, 79, of Franklin, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015. Born in Las Maria, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Enrique Gonzalez and Monserrate Torres. In addition to her p...
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Mickey Colbert Roper
Mickey Colbert Roper, age 76, of Nantahala, NC went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly at 1:45 PM on June 4, 2015. He was a devoted husband, dad, papaw, deacon, friend and active member of Rowla...
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Jacqueline Haines Calhoun Hoffman
Jacqueline Haines Calhoun Hoffman, 94, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2015. Born December 26, 1920, in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Roy Haines and Leone Harriet Eng...
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Joan Kent Cartwright
Joan Kent Cartwright, 78, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at Asbury United Methodist Church. Rev. Janet Greene and Rev....
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Verlon Buford Burch
Verlon Buford Burch, 73, of Franklin, NC passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015.  A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late Buford and Goldia Annie Rachel Dills Burch. He owned and operated h...
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Hilda A. Blitch
Mrs. Hilda Aletha Alagood Johnson Blitch loved by many, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015 peacefully at her home on Cowee Ridge surrounded by close friends after a short illness. Hilda was born i...
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Betty Jean Shope Brown
Betty Jean Shope Brown “Muffy”, age 82, of Otto, NC passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 at a local hospital. She was born in Macon County, NC, the daughter of the late Julia Mashburn Shope. She was ...
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Orlee Dees Willis
Mrs. Orlee Dees Willis passed away, May 29, 2015, at Dover Delaware hospital.  She was soon to be 90 years of age. Her husband, Hugh  L.Willis, preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Ma...
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Maggie Ledford Mason
Maggie Ledford Mason, 85, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Paul Ledford and Ida Patton Ledford.  In addition to her parents, she...
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Vivian Vinson Pearson
Vivian Vinson Pearson, age 62 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Eustis, Florida on June 10, 1...
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Catherine “Cathy” Pritchett Gihl
Catherine “Cathy” Pritchett Gihl, of Rabun Gap, Georgia, lost her long fight with cancer and passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. She was born on November 2, 1937 in St. L...
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Jacqueline Haines Calhoun Hoffman
Jacqueline Haines Calhoun Hoffman, 94, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2015. Born December 26, 1920, in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Roy Haines and Leone Harriet Eng...
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Eula Cloer Holbrook
Eula Cloer Holbrook, 89, of Franklin passed away Friday, May 29, 2015. She was a native of Macon County and was the daughter of the late Rev. George and Flora Dills Cloer. She was married to James ...
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Peggy Talley “Momzie” Zachary
Peggy Talley “Momzie” Zachary, 70, of Franklin, went to be with our Lord Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30 in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Th...
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Robert Eugene Green
Robert Eugene Green, age 83, of 3930 Trail Road, went to his Heavenly home upon his death at his residence on Sunday, May 24, 2015. Born in Franklin, NC, on May 25, 1931, he was the son of the late...
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Tammy Lynn Cabe Swafford
Tammy Lynn Cabe Swafford, 39, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Born in Macon Co, she was the daughter of Marianna Holland Solesbee and the late James Donald Cabe. Tammy loved kids ...
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Jerry Charles Cabe
Jerry Charles Cabe, 57, of Mills River, passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the John F. Keever Solace Center.
 A native of Franklin, NC, he was the son ...
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Wayne Howard Stewart
Wayne Howard Stewart, 79, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, after a determined battle with cancer. Services were held at 11 on Saturday, May 23, both at Macon Funeral Home. Macon Funeral Home is in c...
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Jacqueline Hoffman
Jacqueline Hoffman, 94, of Franklin passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Services have not been made yet and will be announced. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 
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Katherine E. Curtis
Katherine E. Curtis, 87, of Valdosta, GA passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was born February 2, 1928 in Franklin, NC to the late Sam & Gladys (Waldroop)...
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Vanessa Sabrina Henson Garner
Vanessa Sabrina Henson Garner passed away peacefully Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital in Highlands, NC.  Sabrina, as her family called her, had struggled with her health for many...
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Jeanette “Judy” June (Kiefer) Weiner
Jeanette “Judy” June (Kiefer) Weiner (90) died peacefully on Friday, May 15, 2015, at the Avera Dougherty House in Sioux Falls, SD, after a lengthy illness with dementia. Judy was born June 21, 192...
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Charles William Oleanus Scruggs
Charles William Oleanus Scruggs, 71, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Willie Andrew and Isabella Greenwood Scruggs. Mr. Scruggs was...
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Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Felton McLain
Mitchell “Mitch” Felton McLain, 70, of Franklin, passed away at his home, Friday, May 15, 2015 with his family at his side. Born in Griffin, GA, he was the son of the late Andrew Felton McLain and ...
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Allan Stivers Kohkonen
Allan Stivers Kahkonen, 79, of Franklin, passed away Friday, May 8, 2015. A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 12 at First Alliance Church. Rev. Scott Eichelberger officiated. Macon F...
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Michael George Grubermann
Michael George Grubermann, Sr., 71, of Franklin, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015. Born in Chicago, IL, he was the son of the late George Gruberman and Angeline Serio Gruberman. In addition to his ...
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Riley Derick Maynard
Riley Derick Maynard, 17 month old son of Derick Maynard and Lily Mickler, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Duke University Hospital. A graveside service will be held Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:3...
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Donna Crisp Smith
Donna Crisp Smith, 58, of Buchanan, GA, formerly of Franklin, NC, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015. Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home.  Rev....
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Mamie J. Brewer Lehman
Mamie J. Brewer Lehman, 97, of Brookside Circle, passed away Thursday morning, May 7, 2015 at her home. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, ...
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Brian Frank Wright
Brian Frank Wright, 63, of Franklin passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Edith Elizabeth Bryson Jennings
Edith Elizabeth Bryson Jennings, 81, of Franklin, NC passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 in an Asheville hospital.  Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Van Bryson; her step‑fathe...
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Paul William Cabe
Paul William Cabe of 716 Meadowbrook Road, Kings Mountain, NC passed away at home Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Paul was born in Franklin, North Carolina, on January 16, 1944. Paul was a graduate of West...
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James Richard Beasley
James Richard Beasley, age 76, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 at his residence. Graveside services were held Monday, May 11, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery wit...
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Betty Lou Fouts Crawford
Betty Lou Fouts Crawford, 82, of Franklin, NC passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015.  Memorial services will be held Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 2 pm at Ridge Crest Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Fouts a...
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Vera Dills “Odie” Williams
Vera Dills “Odie” Williams, 75, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Benard Dills and Myrtle Tallent Dills. In addition to her pare...
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Gladys Leona Busch Sustarsic
Gladys Leona Busch Sustarsic, 90, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015. Born in Middleburg Heights, OH, she was the daughter of the late William H. Busch and Elsie Trapp Busch. In additio...
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Jeffery Scott Angel
 Jeffery Scott Angel, 49, passed away at his home in Stone Mountain, GA on May 1, 2015. He was born in Franklin, NC on January 22, 1966, was raised in Toccoa and lived in the Roswell and Stone Moun...
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James Ellwood Shuman
James Ellwood Shuman, 66, of Franklin, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015. No services are planned.  Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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