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Irene Mitchell Morgan
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Irene Mitchell Morgan
Irene Mitchell Morgan
Irene Mitchell Morgan, of Franklin, passed away at home on Saturday, December 21, 2013.

She graduated from Vanderbilt University, and taught and practiced nursing in the WWII European and Pacific Theaters, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia for many years. She retired from the Georgia State Board of Workman’s Compensation in 1980.   

She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Cartoogechaye. She was active in the Pilot’s Club in Atlanta, and the Daughters of the King, St. Agnes Episcopal Church, Franklin. She served on the Boards of Deerfield Retirement Community and Thompson Orphanage. 

She is survived by one son, Albert Rufus Morgan III of Franklin; one daughter, Anna Chipman Morgan Simmons of Seattle, WA; son-in-law, Dr. William Crispen Simmons; one granddaughter, J. Brie Simmons Nakamura of Seattle, WA; one grandson, W. Cris Simmons, Jr. of Seattle, WA; two great-grandchildren, W. Ayden and Riley M. Nakamura; and two nieces. 

A Memorial Service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Cartoogechaye at 1:00 P.M., Sunday, March 23, 2014. All are welcome. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The A. Rufus Morgan Fund for St. John’s Episcopal Church, Cartoogechaye, The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, 4 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Suite 300, Asheville, NC  28803-1700, online:; or to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC  28731-9447 or online:

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

James Richard Patton, Sr.

James Richard Patton, Sr., age 75, of Marietta, GA, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

He was born in Macon County, the son of the late Carey B. and Gertrude Cunningham Patton. He had worked as an Avionics Supervisor for Lockheed Aircraft, and was a US Navy Veteran. He was a member of American Legion Post #29 in Marietta, GA.

He is survived by a son, James Richard Patton, Jr and his mother, Carol Ficks Patton of Marietta, GA; three brothers, Howard Patton of Panama City, FL, Joseph Patton of Wimberly, Texas, and Carey Patton, Jr. of Franklin, NC. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Novella Patton, and two brothers, Claybourne Patton and Jerry Patton.

Graveside service was held Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm, at Woodlawn Cemetery, with Rev. Vic Greene officiating.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at