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High speed chase ends in multi-vehicle crash

Tuesday morning, a BOLO (be on the lookout) for a Silver Ford Taurus was issued in North Georgia, after the vehicle was observed traveling more than 100 miles per hour heading into North Carolina.

Franklin Police Sergeant Lori Beegle spotted the vehicle, which displayed a Michigan license plate, traveling at a high rate of speed near McDonald's on the Georgia Road and attempted to stop the vehicle.

Despite the activation of Beegle's emergency equipment, the driver refused to stop or decrease speed.

 

Macon County officials go to Washington

Just a few weeks after setting state priorities, county officials from across North Carolina headed to Washington D.C. to attend the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference to discuss legislative goals with congressional representatives.

Macon County was represented by Commission Chair Kevin Corbin and Vice-Chair Jim Tate along with County Manager Derek Roland who joined more than 150 officials from across the state for the conference. While Commissioner Ronnie Beale also attended the conference, he was pulling double duty. While also representing Macon County, Beale represented the entire state as the President of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC).

Youth rally to fight hunger in Macon County and around the world

Hunger kills more people each year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined – about one in every nine people in the world. While the majority of the world's hungry people live in developing countries, for 2013, FeedingAmerica.org reported that 49.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 33.3 million adults and 15.8 million children.

While the national average for households in the United States classified as being food insecure sits at 14.6 percent, at 17.3 percent, North Carolina has the fifth highest food insecurity rate in the nation.

Locally, CareNet works year after year to build resources and access to tools to help fight hunger in Macon County.

Welfare check results in arrest and confiscation of 57 grams of meth

Confiscated drugs valued in the thousands of dollars.

In the midst of the biggest snow event Macon County has seen so far this winter, Macon County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Langley Sr., arrested Thomas Moore, 39, after finding his truck stopped in the middle of a snow covered road in southern Macon County.

Moore was arrested and charged with one felony count trafficking methamphetamine, one count possession drug paraphernalia, and one count driving while license revoked. He was booked in the Macon County Detention Center and held on a $75,000 secured bond.

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Deaths & Funerals



Frank H. Buchanan

Frank H. Buchanan, 88, of Sylva, N.C., died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. He was born Oct. 2, 1925. A lifelong resident of Jackson County, he is the son of the late Samuel Coleman and the late Lola (Cabe) Buchanan.

When he was in high school, the principal called him to the office and presented him with a high school diploma and induction orders for the army. A veteran of WWII, he served throughout Europe prior to the end of the war and the Battle of the Bulge and then with the occupation forces. He returned to school in Kentucky and then came back to Jackson County to work in the family brick laying business. He and his brothers did free brick laying for numerous churches and community buildings throughout Jackson and Macon counties.

He worked part-time at Southwestern Community College before going to the L.B. Johnson Job Corp for 10 years before his retirement. He enjoyed traveling and made numerous trips around the country, visiting almost all states. He loved woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Thompson Buchanan; a daughter, Gloria Jean Carr of Sylva; a son, Nicky Howard Buchanan and wife Melanie of Rock Hill, S.C.; a special son, Jerry McCall and wife Janet of Franklin; a grandson, Christopher Howard Pressley and wife Jen; granddaughters, Jennifer P. Kelly and husband Jason, Lindsay M. McConnell, Cristen Carr, Cathy C. Hubbard and husband, Jerry; great grandchildren, Graham, Katie, Melody, Savannah, Sarah, Grace, Emma, Sydney, and Alex; a sister-in-law, Mae W. Buchanan; and several nieces and nephews with a special thank you to Cecilia B. Morgan and Sam Buchanan.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Mary B. Angle, Eula B. Rathburn, Bee B. Brown, Dee B. Gardner, and Ilah B. Guffey; brothers, Lyndon, Cecil, Jess and Kenneth C. Buchanan; sons-in-law, Dickie Carr and Larry Pressley.

A celebration of life was held on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Wesleyanna United Methodist Church in the Savannah Community, with the Rev. Charles Jackson and Rev. Loy Kennedy officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wesleyanna United Methodist Church c/o Joe Deitz 938 Thatham Creek Road, Sylva, NC 28779 or the Wesleyanna Cemetery Fund c/o Shirley Gunter PO Box 424, Sylva, NC 28779.

An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com.


 


Cecelia Helen Dills Pressley

Cecelia Helen Dills Pressley, 96, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at her residence.

A native of Macon County, she had resided in Haywood County most of her life and was the daughter of the late Thomas S. and Alice Davis Dills. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Pressley; four grandchildren, Eric and David Pressley and Debbie and Stephen Pressley; and seven brothers and sisters. She was a member of West Canton Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Myra Baker; two sons, Jerry Pressley of Canton and Robert Pressley and his wife, Doris, of Simpsonville, S.C.; eight grandchildren, Ricky and Mark Parham, Hunt and Brent Pressley, Brad and Michael Pressley, and Juliana and Julbiana Pressley; eight great-grandchildren; a special niece, Carol Ann Wilson; a special nephew, Buddy Shoaf and his wife, Gracie; and several other nieces and nephews.

An online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com Courtesy of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.


 


Bryant Martindale Gilbert

Bryant Martindale Gilbert, born Oct. 8, 1929, and known as Gil to friends, died Nov. 15, 2013. He was born and grew up on the family dairy farm in Arcadia, Utah. He graduated from Utah State with a BS Degree in agriculture. He served two years in the Army in Korea. Upon returning from Korea, he went to work for Safeway Stores, Inc. in their Salt Lake City milk plant. He spent his career managing and building milk plants for Safeway. He retired to Macon County, N.C., in 1991.

He is survived by his wife, Lois; a son, Kelly (LeNell) of Edmond, Okla.; a daughter, Melanie of Otto, N.C., and one grandson, Cameron Vulcano; a brother, LeGrand of Arcadia, Utah; a brother, Howard of Roosevelt, Utah; a sister, Ruth Murphy of Bountiful, Utah; a sister, Ellen Goodrich of Othello, Wash., and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Special thanks to Angel Medical Center and Angel Home Health and Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Angel Home Health and Hospice, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.


 


Gail Marie WaltonGail Marie Walton

Gail Marie Walton, 69, died of lung and bone cancer on Nov. 10, 2013 at her home in Franklin, N.C. She was born in Caribou, Maine to Mabel and Merle Walton. She worked as a veterinary surgical technician in Brockton, Mass., before joining the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era, serving as a military policeman (M.P.) at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. After discharge she moved to Florida and became a respiratory therapist working at Manatee Memorial Hospital for 10 years. In 1988, she moved to North Carolina where she worked at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital as director of cardio-pulmonary services. She was an avid outdoorswoman and enjoyed camping, hiking and kayaking. She became disabled in 1998 at which point she was able to pursue her interest in animal rescue services. She owned and operated The Animal Barn at the Franklin Flea Market for several years. She enjoyed travelling, cooking, photography, reading and a wide range of other interests.

She is survived by her partner of 34 years, Bonnie Powell, her cousin, Susan Seifert, and Lola Powell, all of whom live in Franklin; numerous cousins; her beloved dogs, Murphy, Tico, Buddy, and Sweet Pea; and her cat, Slick.

A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Macon County Humane Society Inc., 851 Lake Emory Rd, Franklin, NC 28734.


 


Lucinda J. Hughes Collins Eller

Lucinda J. Hughes Collins Eller, of Franklin, N.C., born May 10, 1956, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, surrounded by her family and loved ones.

She leaves behind a loving husband of 23 years, Rick Eller; three sons, Paul Jr., Dustin and Benji Collins; grandchildren, Sierra, Trey, Jacob, Christian, Mia, Bryson, Taylor, Isaih and Joshua; greatgranddaughter, Alexa; brothers, Timmy and Jimmy Hughes; sisters, Colleen and Susan; and many nieces and nephews. Also, her fourfooted companions, Chico, Gertie, Sissy and Baily. Services will be private.

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


 


Dorothy Nichols CloerDorothy Nichols Cloer

Dorothy Nichols Cloer, 85, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in a local hospital. Born in Towns County, Ga., she was the daughter of the late David and Ethel Justice Nichols. She was a CNA for Angel Hospital for 30 years. She was of the Baptist faith. She was the best mother and grandmother; loved her birds and was an awesome cook.

She is survived by one daughter, Vicki Cloer Moses and husband Larry “Moose” of Franklin; one son, Larry Cloer and wife Loretta of Franklin; one sister, Imogene Whittington of Deale, Md.; four grandchildren, Jeffery Michael Jones, Cody Nicholas Jones, Leigh Koch and husband Fred and Joseph Cloer and wife Amanda; and two step-grandchildren, Latisha Johnson and Richard Moses.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Geraldine Johnson and five brothers, Oren, Ralph, Quinton, Marvin and D. J. Nichols.

Memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Reeves officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m., one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734, to help with expenses.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.


 


Marjorie Anthony CaldwellMarjorie Anthony Caldwell

Marjorie Anthony Caldwell, 61, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Hollis Anthony and Alean Queen Anthony. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Lee Caldwell and sister, Jeanette Anthony Thomas. She was a member of Tellico Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, Todd McGaha and wife Pamela of Franklin; three sisters, Bobbie Clark and Amy Anthony both of Waynesville and Darlene Green of Franklin; brother, Leon Anthony of Franklin; two grandchildren, Carissa McGaha and Elizabeth McGaha and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Alton Dendy and Rev. David Lee Williams will officiate. Burial will be in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Liberty Baptist Church Building Fund, C/O Carolyn Crisp, 372 Rosecreek Road, Franklin, NC 28734 or to Macon Funeral Home to help with the funeral expenses, PO Box 1175 Franklin, NC 28744.

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




Benny Joe CrispBenny Joe Crisp

Benny “Ben” Joe Crisp, 75, of Canton, Ga., passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.

Born in Macon County, N.C., he was the son of the late Frank Washington Crisp and Edna Birdell Estes Crisp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse Edgar Crisp and Floyd Thomas Crisp. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and loved to work outdoors. He was Baptist by faith.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Inez Ledbetter Crisp; daughter, Deborah Davidson of Franklin; son, Gary Lee Crisp of Canton, Ga.; brother, Carlos Crisp of Franklin; sister, Judith Crisp Houston of Franklin and granddaughter, Brittiney Gossett of Franklin.

Funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Dryman officiated. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.


 


Jackie Dillard

Jackie Dillard, 72, of Sylva, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Skyland Care Center in Sylva, N.C. She was born June 28, 1941, in Jackson County, N.C. She is the daughter of the late Frank and the late Rachael (Brown) Patterson and was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers. She loved bowling, playing cards and being with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Dillard; son, Michael Dillard of Sylva; two daughters, Delores Scarborough and Teresa Rothenberg both of Charlotte, N.C.; sister, Ronda Jo Mann of Franklin, N.C.; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

No formal services are planned.

Appalachian Funeral Services is assisting the family with the arrangements.


 


Grover B. Sheffield Jr.Grover B. Sheffield Jr.

Grover B. Sheffield Jr., 78, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Grover B. Sheffield Sr. and Hassie Mae Clark Sheffield. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carol Sheffield. He retired from the NCDOT where he worked for over 37 years as a supervisor. He was an active member of Snow Hill United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and clogging.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Faye Sherrill Sheffield; two sons, Terry Sheffield and Eddie Sheffield and wife Carol all of Franklin; three grandchildren, Blake Sheffield, Lauren Harrell and husband Evan, and Kelsey Sheffield; great granddaughter, Elin Harrell; four brothers, James Clark Sheffield of Webster, Wayne Sheffield of Greensboro, Ga., Larry Sheffield and Kim Sheffield both of Franklin; two sisters, Glenda Peek and Peggy Reece both of Franklin; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Sunday, Nov. 10, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Miller, Rev. Clark Sheffield and Rev. Wayne Sheffield officiated. Burial was in the Snow Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Nephews served as pallbearers.

Memorial donations can be made to the Snow Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Kenneth McCaskill, 2031 Rose Creek Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

Online condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.


 


George Hebert Reed

George Hebert Reed, 73, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late William Lester Reed and Pearl Frady Reed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Eldon, Sheridan and Lester Reed Jr.

He enjoyed watching sports especially the Tarheels and Braves, he was a member of the Northside Assembly of God and was a self-employed painter.

He is survived by three sisters, Helen Henson and husband Ed of Franklin, Norma Hooper and husband Mack of Atlanta, Ga., and Gloria Yonce and husband Eddie of Franklin; brother, Charles Reed and wife Janice of Franklin; sister-in-law, Teen Reed of Highlands and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Charles Reed officiated.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.


 


Roy David ‘R.D.’ KizerRoy David ‘R.D.’ Kizer

Roy David “R.D.” Kizer, 75, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.

Born in Austin, Texas, he was the son of the late Roy D. Kizer and Viola Brinkman Kizer. He was a 12 year U.S. Marine Corps veteran; served in Vietnam; was a member of the Smoky Mountain Detachment of the Marine Corps League and member of the VFW Post 7339. He loved to golf, fish and garden. He was Methodist by faith.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Judy Kizer; two children, David Kizer of Austin, Texas, Sheryl Mathews of Redlands, Calif.; two step-children, Gwen Fowler-Berkin of Franklin and Chris Carson of Beijing, China and several grandchildren.

No services have been planned at this time.

Memorial donations can be made to the Hospice House Foundation, PO Box 815, Franklin, NC 28744.

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


 


Gerald R. Owen

Gerald R. Owen, 84, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.

Born in Danville, Va., he was the son of the late Jessie Owen and Sarah Moxley Owen. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and served during the Korean conflict. He worked 20 years as an electrician for the University of Central Florida and was a member of First Christian Church of Franklin.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Owen; two children, Deborah Owen of San Antonio, Texas, and Jeff David Owen of Oviedo, Fla., and five grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Minister Henry Puckett officiated. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Park, Winter Park, Fla.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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


 


Jack Donald Fowler

Jack Donald Fowler, 85, of Franklin, N.C., died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at the residence of his son in Coleman, Ga.

He was born on May 15, 1928, in Gary, Ind., the son of the late Eugene and Edith Wright Fowler. He was a switchman for Florida Power Corp., a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Winter Park, Fla., a Mason for 50 years becoming a Master Mason and a member of the IBEW Electrical Union. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Taylor Fowler.

Survivors include two sons, Jack (Julie) Fowler of Coleman and Derrick (Kimberley) Fowler of Hoschton, Ga.; a daughter, Linda (Bill) Cronin of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; a brother, Tom (Lari) Fowler of Calif.; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services are to be conducted at a later date.

Lunsford Funeral Home in Cuthbert, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.


 


Ray Roger McConnell

Ray Roger McConnell, 70, of Hayesville, N.C., passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late B.T. Mc- Connell and Ollie Josephine Dills McConnell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thurman Bud Mc- Connell.

He is survived by his special friend, Pauline Maney of Franklin; sister, Mary Crowder of Asheville and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held Monday, Nov. 11, in Prentiss Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Frank Rodriguez officiated.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.


 


Joyce Tallent HollandJoyce Tallent Holland

Joyce Tallent Holland, 78, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Gordon and Pallie Tallent. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell Holland who died in 2002.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister; she loved to read, doing crossword puzzles and canning. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church where she sang in the choir.

She is survived by one daughter, Karen Perino and husband Len of Franklin, N.C.; one son, David Holland of Walled Lake, Mich.; two sisters, Cleta Ledford and Grace Greene both of Franklin; one brother, Herschel Tallent and wife Polly of Garner, N.C.; one granddaughter, Lori Jackson and fiancée Mario Hicks and one great grandson, Matthew Mitchell Hicks.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Tallent.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 10, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Rogers and Rev. Tom Nahlan officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tracy Holland, Ronald Holland, Darian Greene, Charles Ledford, Dennis Holland and Mark Holland.

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




Marie Rogers TilsonMarie Rogers Tilson

Marie Rogers Tilson, 101, died peacefully on Oct. 21, 2013, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center.

A native of Macon County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Dock M. and Emma Watson Rogers.

She was the oldest living member of Buck Creek Baptist Church in Highlands, N.C., and worked as a seamstress.

Survivors include her son, Virlyn Tilson and wife, Shirley of Gastonia; daughters, Della Blanton and husband Waddell of Kings Mountain, Virginia Weatherford of Asheville; grandchildren, Pam Long, Randy Tilson, Tim Tilson, Jeff Blanton and her special boy, Todd Blanton; great grandchildren, Kenya Tilson, Brittany Long, Blake Long, Luke Blanton and Jeffrey McCrorey; brother, Rev. Randall Rogers and wife Chris; sisters, Shelby Bankston and husband Rich, and Mildred Woods; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends and neighbors, Daphine and Garland Rhyne, Melissa and Gordon Tomberlin and their children, and Danny and Anita Baker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley W. Tilson; grandson, Bobby Weatherford; brother, Eldon Rogers and sister, Geneva Moss.

A funeral service was held Thursday, Oct. 24, at Buck Creek Baptist Church in Highlands, with Revs. Randall Rogers and Jamie Passmore officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

The family wishes to express a special thanks to the nurses and staff of the PICU Unit at CaroMont Regional Medical Center.

Memorials may be made to Buck Creek Baptist Church c/o Geneva Vaughn, 133 Ember Dr., Highlands, NC 28741.

Condolences may be made at www.mcleanfuneral.com, McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia and Bryant-Grant Funeral Home of Franklin are serving the family.



Van Edward HollandVan Edward Holland

Van Edward Holland, 71, of Franklin, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Vernon Luther Holland and Ila Mae Potts Holland. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed gardening, playing golf and mini-golf, loved going to car shows, going to the beach and he always enjoyed a good meal with family. He attended Franklin Church of God.

He is survived by his wife, Rebekah “Becky” Stiles Holland; five children, Joel Holland and wife Laura, Daryl Holland and wife Misty, Rita Holland Knepp and husband Michael; Deanna Holland Nichols and husband Chuck and Aimee Holland and fiance James Pader; eight brothers and sisters, Otela Bolick and husband Bobby, Carol Ashe and husband Roy, Arbutus Bolick and husband Larry, Mary Sue Sanders and husband Ray, Alice Taylor and husband Perry, Keith Holland, Alvin Holland and wife Sharon, and Philip Holland and wife Elaine; 10 grandchildren; Justin Holland, Paige Nichols, Adrienne Holland, Brandon Holland, Jadon Knepp, Keegan Knepp, Ian Knepp, Gracie Holland, Ella Pader and Autumn Pader and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 26, at Franklin Church of God. Rev. Thurman Jenkins and Rev. Jim Cannon officiated. Burial was in the Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery with military rites conducted by VFW Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108.

Pallbearers were Jason Banks, David Holland, Bryant Phillips, Turner Conley, Chris Stiles, Mike Harden, Lyman Holland and Kevin Holland.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.



Franklin Robert TurnbachFranklin Robert Turnbach

Franklin Robert Turnbach, 81, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

Born in Sugarloaf, Pa., he was the son of the late Oswald and Ada Shiner Turnbach. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Theodore Turnbach. He retired from Florida Gas Transmission where he worked as a heavy equipment operator; he was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church, the Elks Oakland Park, Fla., Lodge, and enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially camping and with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Eleanor Mae Letcher Turnbach; four children, Patricia Peavy (Merrell) and Charlotte Balmer (Bill) both of Franklin and Joseph Turnbach (Mary) and Michael Turnbach (Marcia) both of Sunrise, Fla.; sister, June Blamey of Conyngham, Pa.; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Resurrection Lutheran Church. Pastor John Brunner will officiate.

Memorial donations can be made to Resurrection Lutheran Church, PO Box 2215, Franklin, NC 28744.

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



Leonard E. NylundLeonard E. Nylund

Leonard E. Nylund, 83, of Highlands, N.C., passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. He was born in Dedham, Mass., the son of the late Leonard Oscar Nylund and Edna Mooreshed Nylund. He was a licensed building contractor, and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served during the Korean War, having flown over 50 combat missions during the war.

He is survived by his wife of 58 and a half years, Helen Colby Nylund; a daughter, Lori Nylund of Franklin; two sons, Steven Nylund and his wife Cindy and Bradford Nylund of Highlands; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Breede.

Memorial services were held Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Highlands, with David Silver officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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



Della Ann Holland Sorrells

Della Ann Holland Sorrells, 64, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Highpoint, N.C. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Carl and Juanita Buckner Holland. She was married 41 years to Randall Sorrells who passed away June 5, 2009. She was a homemaker and a member of Mashburn Branch Baptist Church. She was a store manager for the Twins’ Shop where she ran the Gift Gallery for many years.

She is survived by her daughter, Caroline Sorrells Whitley of Saint Pauls, N.C., and her son, Randy Sorrells of Kernersville, N.C.; one granddaughter, Holland Whitley of Saint Pauls; two sisters, Carlene Wright of Thomasville, N.C., and Carolyn Herrington of Asheville, N.C.; one brother, Jackie Holland of Hickory, N.C.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 27, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Alton Dendy officiating. Burial was held at Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery. Mark Whitley, Joe Brogden, Rick Brogden, Alan Ashe, Sam Wright and Fred Sorrells served as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Paul "Nig" Claude TallentPaul "Nig" Claude Tallent

Paul "Nig" Claude Tallent, 79, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at an Asheville Hospital. He was a lifelong native of Macon County, the son of the late Joe and Ruth Guyer Tallent. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Cullasaja Assembly of God Church. He owned and operated Tallent’s Steak Barn for 45 years. He was a loving husband, father and Papa T.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lillie Hedden Tallent; his son, Joe Tallent and his wife Christina of Silver Spring, Md.; two grandchildren, Abby Tallent and Maddy Tallent; two sisters, Gladys Bateman and Shiela Fouts of Franklin; two brothers, Boyd Tallent of Franklin, and Lewis Tallent of Boise, Idaho. He was preceded in death by a brother, Marshall "Bull" Tallent.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Don Moffitt officiating. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Steve Tallent, Gary Fouts, Doug Fouts, Randy Fouts, Mike Tallent and Wesley Keener served as pallbearers. Robert Shepherd, Bob Guy, David Gray, Gwen Stewman, Brooklynn Keener Hopper, Perrin Keener and Julie Dowdle served as honorary pallbearers.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com Bryant-Grant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Doris Lee Shackleford

Doris Lee Shackleford, 80, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. She was born in Spotsylvania, Va., the daughter of the late Larue J. Aylesworth and Katherine Talley Aylesworth. She was a CNA and her primary goal was helping other people. She was a member of Goshen Baptist Church in Spotsylvania.

She is survived by her twin sister, Dorothy Atkinson and her husband, Marvin, of Franklin, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

BryantGrant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.



Thelma L. Hogsed

Thelma L. Hogsed, 84, of Canton, N.C., passed away on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. She was born Dec. 15, 1928, in Macon County, N.C., to the late Claude and Leona Sanders. She retired from the Hoover Company in 1988 after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Canton Baptist Temple and Ambassador Class.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, James D. Sanders and Ronald R. Sanders. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Jim; sons, Tony (Mary) Hogsed of Charlotte, N.C. and Rick (Debbie) Hogsed of Canton; daughter, Linda (Michael) Lewis of Gahanna, Ohio; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; brothers, Leonard C. Sanders of Macon County, Charles C. Sanders of Sylva, N.C., John J. Sanders of Macon County and Thomas B. Sanders of Little Rock, Ark.

Funeral service was held Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel, 801 Pittsburg Ave. NW with Rev. Delaney Young officiating. Burial followed in the Sunset Hills Burial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Canton Baptist Temple or Summit in Green.

Those wishing to share a fond memory or their condolences may sign the Reed on-line guestbook at our website www.reedfuneralhome.com.

Announcement courtesy of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.




Cynthia Schmitz

Cynthia Schmitz, was born and died on Oct. 28, 1933-2013.

Originally from Emporia, Kansas, she met the love of her life at age 13 when she moved next door to Bob Schmitz in Wheaton, Ill.

Shortly after graduation from high school, she and Bob were married in 1953. During 60 beautiful years of marriage, Cindy and Bob set an example to their family of marital devotion, loving respect, and self-sacrifice.

Her presence will be missed every day by Bob, their four children, 16 grandchildren, seven great grandkids, and countless others who had the special privilege of her easy friendship and nurturing love.

Surrounded by family in her home in Franklin, N.C., she peacefully entered with our Lord Jesus Christ on her 80th birthday.

Visitation was at Macon Funeral Home, Saturday, Nov. 2, followed by a funeral mass at St. Francis Catholic Church, Franklin.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Francis Catholic Church, or National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.



Lewis Carpenter DoggettLewis Carpenter Doggett

Lewis Carpenter Doggett, 85, of Highlands, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Born in Atlanta, Ga., he was the son of the late Lewis Carpenter and Mary Adeline Elliott Doggett. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean conflict. He was an executive in the textile industry. He was Phi Beta Kappa at Duke University and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He served on the Board of The Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center, The Bascomb Art Gallery, Center for Life Enrichment, Highlands Town Planning Board, The Highlands Historical Society, and The Jackson/Macon Conservation Alliance. He was a vestryman and senior warden of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation where he was a member.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Anne Patrick Major Doggett; three daughters, Mary Elliott Doggett Williams and husband Robert "R.L."of Lookout Mtn., Tenn., Alynder Patrick Doggett of Greenville, S.C., Frances Major Doggett Mulkin and husband Joel White of Birmingham, Ala.; three sons, Dr. Lewis Carpenter Doggett III and wife Cathy Allen of Jacksonville, Ala., Benjamin Tanner Doggett and wife Lisa Bailey Doggett of Suwanee, Ga. and John Patrick Doggett and wife Elizabeth Hamilton of Charlotte, N.C.; 11 grandchildren, Tyler Jane Mulkin, Joel White Mulkin,Jr, James Elliott Mulkin, Lindsay Anne Doggett, Lewis Carpenter Doggett, IV, Allender Sullivan Duhe Doggett, Ethan McGregor Doggett, Riley Sullivan Doggett, Cooper Reeves Doggett, John Cabell Doggett and Emma Sullivan Doggett.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Lucia Sullivan Doggett.

Memorial services were held Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Episcopal Church of Incarnation in Highlands, with Father Bruce Walker officiating. Burial was at Highlands Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of Incarnation in Highlands, The Bell Tower Fund or Highlands Historical Society.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Anita Louise Stewart BachAnita Louise Stewart Bach

Anita Louise Stewart Bach, 91, of Milton, Fla. passed away on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.

Born on Oct. 25, 1921 in Chicago, Ill., she attended Mac- Murray College for Women in Jacksonville, Ill., from 1940 to 1942, and trained in 1942 at Illinois Institute of Technology, Engineering, Drafting and Machine Design in Chicago, Ill. In 1945, she became a graduate of Parson’s School of Design in New York and Paris, a foundation from which she started her own business, Anita Stewart Interiors and subsequently was listed in the “Who’s Who in American Women.”

She was a member of the Pace Presbyterian Church in Pace, Fla.

She was married to Alfons Bach from May 23, 1953, until his death on Aug. 19, 1999. She is also preceded in death by her son, Alfons S. Bach.

She is survived by three children, Alexander S. Bach of Milton, Fla.; Florence Bach of Ottowa, Canada; Betsey Ann Bach Gooder of Franklin, N.C.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Monday, Nov. 4, at Rose Lawn Funeral Home in Gulf Breeze.



James M. Scholten

James M. Scholten, 62, of Franklin, N.C., formerly of Augusta, Me., died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. He was born in Waukegan, Ill., raised in Augusta, and graduated from Cony High School in 1969. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War as a Radioman 2nd class (RM2) aboard the U.S.S Forrest Sherman DD931.

He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, former member of American Legion, Sons of the American Revolution, American Radio Relay League, International Society of Certified Electronic Technicians, Society of Broadcast Engineers, National Association of Business and Educational Radio, past president of the Walt Disney World Amateur Radio Club and AD1V Extra Class Ham Radio Operator. First Class FCC Radiotelephone licensed RADAR endorsed and certified in seven fields of electronics, he had careers in Two-Way radio communications with the State of Maine, Central Maine Power and Walt Disney World Companies. He was also a member of St. Frances Catholic Church.

A graveside service was held at Black Mountain Veteran’s Cemetery, Friday, Nov. 1, with Father Boyd officiating.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.



Jeffrey James CannonJeffrey James Cannon

Jeffrey James Cannon, 44, of Hayesville, N.C., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.

Born in Wichita, Kan., he was the son of Rev. James E. Cannon and Louise Cannon. He loved playing guitar, hunting, fishing, wood carving and collecting stones and arrow heads. He was a member of the Assemblies of God.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two children, Tiffany Ensley and husband Timothy of Blue Ridge, Ga., and Christopher Slade Cannon of Franklin; three brothers, Johnny Ray Cannon and wife Renee of Murphy, N.C., Ronnie Dean Cannon and wife Kelly of Brooksville, Fla. and Darrell Wayne Cannon and wife Patty of Anthony, Fla. and one granddaughter, Charity Marie Ensley.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Dr. Charles Kelly will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Ray Cannon, Ronnie Dean Cannon, Darrell Wayne Cannon, David Holliway, Timothy Ensley and Scott Knibbs.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060 (www.americanheart.org).

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



Cynthia ‘Cindy’ Jane FreemanCynthia ‘Cindy’ Jane Freeman

Cynthia "Cindy" Jane Freeman, 51, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Mission Hospital after a short illness. Born in Winter Haven, Fla., she was the youngest daughter of Gene and Peggy Dugger. She was a graduate of Winter Haven High School and went on to get an A.A. degree in veterinary technology from St. Petersburg Junior College. She was Master Gardener, Class of 1996, Master Gardener President from 1998 to 2004, and also the Master Gardener’s main grant writer 1998 thrugh 2004. She was 4-H Leader of the year in 2001.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 24 years, Hiram Jerry Freeman of Franklin; one son, Levi Freeman of Franklin; two sisters, Gail Anderson of Winter Haven, Fla. and Pam Durrance of Thomasville, Ga.; one brother, Richard Dugger of Winter Haven, Fla. and one grandchild, Ayden Lee Quinn. She was an animal lover, and is also survived by her cats, Smokey, Tweedle, Samson, Wildman, Reason, DC, Boots, He-man, Nine, and her dog, Sophie.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Macon County Chapter of the NC State Master Garden, c/o Alan Durden, 193 Thomas Heights Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.



David Daniel ChastainDavid Daniel Chastain

David Daniel Chastain, 55, of Highlands, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at his residence. He was born Nov. 17, 1957, in Macon County, the son of Vivian McCall Chastain of Highlands and the late Hillard Chastain. He was a carpenter and was a member of Highlands First Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, granddaddy, son, brother, and friend. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved to hunt and fish. He was a former fireman for the Highlands Fire Department.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 19 years, Anita Owens Chastain; two daughters, Danae Westendorf and her husband, Scott of Highlands, and Shelbi Watkins and her husband Ethan of Salem, S.C.; his grandchildren, Adisyn, Charlotte and Camden Westendorf and Sawyer Watkins; his brother, Den Chastain and his wife Marcia of Highlands; one niece and three nephews.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. at the Highlands First Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Kinard officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday, Nov. 9, from noon to 2 p.m., two hours prior to the service at the Highlands First Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Mary Lee ClementMary Lee Clement

Mary Lee Clement died on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at the home of her daughter, Beverly Barnett, with whom she lived in Franklin, N.C. Her smile, her enthusiasm for life, her loyalty to and love for friends and family will be greatly missed by all. She lived her 100 years to the fullest.

She was born Sept. 2, 1913, in Winton, N.C. She spent her early childhood in Norfolk, Va. She became at student at Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C., at age 16. While there, she was on the debate team, in the glee club, editor of the school newspaper, active in the Baptist Student Union and taught a Sunday School class.

After graduation, she attended and graduated from Chowan University in Murfreesboro, N.C. She was chosen Senior Queen of the Ball at the Campbell University 2011 80th Anniversary Celebration, and Campbell declared Sept. 2, 2013, Mary Lee Clement Day in honor of her 100th birthday.

She married Shelden L. Clement in 1934, moving to Raleigh, N.C., where he was on the graduate faculty of N.C. State. They also lived in Cambridge, Mass., Washington, D.C. and Knoxville, Tenn. In Knoxville, she worked with UT students at First Baptist Church, was president of all Knox County PTA and led two Scout troops from Brownies through high school. She was a nationally accredited flower show judge and organized several garden clubs. She helped to start the Knoxville Dogwood Trail.

Her husband's division of TVA was transferred to the Muscle Shoals area of Alabama in 1961. She organized, and was twice president of, the Rivermont Garden Club, and she earned her Master's in flower show judging. She started work as a real estate agent in 1962, became a broker and opened her own firm, Clement Realty, in 1966. She started the Women's Council of Realtors of which she was twice president. She was the Muscle Shoals Board of Realtors Realtor of the Year twice, was president of the Muscle Shoals Board of Realtors and Alabama Realtor of the Year in 1982. She also served on several national committees, was Chairperson of Alive Past 65 for the National Board of Realtors, served as president of the Alabama Chapter of the National Board of Realtors in 1981, and was on the National Women's Council of Realtors.

She was invited to be the first female member of the Florence Civitan Club, serving at each office in Civitan over the years she was there. She was chosen Civitan of the Year in 1985, and was chairman of the Civitan Telethon for United Cerebral Palsy in 1998. She was also active in the Sportsman Club at University of North Alabama, and participated in many athletic events until her move to North Carolina.

A lifelong Baptist, she began teaching Sunday School as a teen and continued to her mid-’90s. She began the Pairs and Spares Class at Woodmont Baptist Church after moving to Florence and taught it for over 30 years, forming close and enduring friendships there. She dearly loved her church.

She began learning World Tang Soo Do karate at age 70, earning her black belt in 1987. She never missed an international competition from 1983 until 2004, winning 26 trophies, numerous medals in sparring, form, and breaking boards. She was World Tang Soo Do Student of the Year in 2002.

After moving to Franklin in 2008, she joined the local Kiwanis Club and the Franklin Garden Club. She attended and made many friends at First Presbyterian Church of Franklin.

She is survived by two daughters, Beverly Barnett of Franklin and Brenda Wilson of Wilmington, Del.; two grandchildren, Shannon Miller and husband Christopher of Wilmington, Del. and Bethany Howard and husband Col. Garrett Howard of Vicenza, Italy; two step-grandchildren, William Barnett and wife Betty of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Stephen Barnett and wife Diamantia of Roswell, Ga.; four great-grandchildren, Aaron Miller, Elliot Miller, Caroline Howard and Zachary Howard; three step-greatgrandchildren, Alexis Hawkes, Will Barnett and Lee Barnett and two nephews, Jerry Clark and wife, Norma, and Ronald Clark and wife, Joan.

A Memorial Service was held Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Chaplain of Four Seasons Hospice, Michael Lee will officiate.

A graveside service was held Monday, Nov. 4, in the County Line Baptist Church Cemetery in Crystal Springs, Mississippi.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Shelden and Mary Lee Clement Scholarship Fund, Campbell University, P. O. Box 116, Buies Creek, NC 27506.

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



James Richard McCollum Jr.James Richard McCollum Jr.

James Richard McCollum Jr. (J.J.), age 7, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Memorial Mission. He was born in Jackson County, the son of James Richard and Lynn McCall McCollum.

He attended Monte Vista Baptist Church in Mtn. Rest, S.C.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandmother Phyllis McCall of Mtn. Rest, S.C.; one sister, Roslynn Mae McCollum of the home and one brother, Austin William Mc- Call of the home. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jerry McCall and his paternal grandmother, Sharon Califf.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Pat Ashworth and Todd Meiser officiating. As J.J. would say, "GO DAWGS.”

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734 to help with expenses.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.



Curtis Wright McDowell

Curtis Wright McDowell, 81, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. He was born in Cook County, Ill., the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Strong McDowell. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a purple heart recipient. He was a night manager for Sentinenal Star in Orlando, Fla. He loved to read and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Verna Hartman McDowell; four daughters, Candace Parks of Round Lake Beach, Ill., Lynn Jester of Christopher, Ill., Tracy Cumlin of Hoffman Estates, Ill., and Kathleen Barrios of Round Lake Beach, Ill.; a son, Michael Curtis McDowell, step-daughter, Kim Browning of Taylorsville, N.C. and step-son, Keith Browning of Longwood, Fla.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.




Jay Lloyd StameyJay Lloyd Stamey

Jay Lloyd Stamey, 87, of the Ellijay Community passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Born in Gastonia, N.C., he was the son of the late Nelson Virgil and Marie C. Cook Stamey. He was employed by Macon County Supply and the Macon County School System; he enjoyed electronics, feeding birds, telescopes, riding his golf cart and taking care of his cat. He was a member of Higdonville Baptist Church where he was on the church building committee.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Hazel Bernice Moses Stamey; two step-daughters, Rebecca Powers; Sonja Vanhook and husband Dennis all of Franklin; one step-son, Dennis Nelson Stamey and wife Terry of Franklin; two brothers, Gene Stamey and wife Jean, and Fred Stamey and wife Marilyn, all of Franklin; four step-grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis and Johnny Stamey.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 20, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Lowe officiating. Burial was at Higdonville Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Denver Higdon, Bo Higdon, Tim Higdon, Larry Moses, Randy Rogers and Morris Stamey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Macon County Humane Society, PO Box 81, Franklin, NC 28744.

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



Charles Robert Patterson

Charles “Charlie” Robert Patterson, 91, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.

Services will be announced at a later date.

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



Mildred Eileen McGuireMildred Eileen McGuire

Mildred Eileen McGuire, age 90, a long-term resident of Macon County, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. She was born in Homestead, Fla., the daughter of the late Lyle and Clara Whippo Field. She was married to the late Donald Charles McGuire. She was a cashier at Ingles and was of the Methodist faith. She was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during WWII and the Korean Conflict. She was a member of the American Legion Post #108.

She is survived by a daughter, Maureen McGuire of Mooresville, N.C.; five sons, Mark McGuire and his wife, Kathy of Asheville, N.C., Michael McGuire and his wife Phyllis of Cornelius, N.C., Tim McGuire, and Ronnie McGuire and his wife Angie of Franklin, and Rodney McGuire and his wife Sandra of Mooresville; a sister, Margaret Kirkwood; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Dan McGuire.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Whittington officiating. Burial will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery where the Franklin VFW post #7339 and the American Legion post #108 will perform complete military graveside rites.

The family will receive friends Friday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.



William ‘Scotty’ HilesWilliam ‘Scotty’ Hiles

William “Scotty” Hiles, 88, of Franklin, formerly of Miami, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.

Born in Westmoreland County, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry G. Hiles and Edna Jane Scott Hiles. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during WWII. He worked as a carpenter, systems analyst and public school teacher; was a member of the League of Women Voters, Friends of the Library, Democratic Party and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy “Dotty” Billups Hiles; two daughters, Linda Brown of Miami, Fla. and Janet Hiles of Coral Gables, Fla.; three grandchildren, Angela Gicewicz, Teresa Vaughan and Daniel Rodriguez; three great grandchildren, Jenna Gicewicz, Teddy Gicewicz and Rebecca Vaughan and several cousins.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Franklin, NC.

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



Thelma L. HogsedThelma L. Hogsed

Thelma L. Hogsed, 84, of Canton, Ohio, passed away on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. She was born Dec. 15, 1928, in Macon County, North Carolina, to the late Claude and Leona Sanders. She retired from the Hoover Company in 1988 after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Canton Baptist Temple and Ambassador Class.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, James D. Sanders and Ronald R. Sanders.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Jim; sons, Tony (Mary) Hogsed of Charlotte, N.C., and Rick (Debbie) Hogsed of Canton; daughter, Linda (Michael) Lewis of Gahanna, Ohio; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; brothers, Leonard C. Sanders of Macon County, Charles C. Sanders of Sylva, N.C., John J. Sanders of Macon County, and Thomas B. Sanders of Little Rock, Ark.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Reed Funeral Home, North Canton Chapel, 801 Pittsburg Ave. NW, from 10 to 11 a.m. with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Delaney Young officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Hills Burial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Canton Baptist Temple or Summit in Green. Those wishing to share a fond memory or their condolences may sign the on-line guestbook at our website www.reedfuneralhome.com.



James Roy SmithJames Roy Smith

James Roy Smith, 56, of Hamlet, N.C., formerly of Franklin, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of Pat Cantrell Smith and the late James Ray Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Smith. He graduated from Richmond Community College with honors. He worked as an electrician for many years; was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of Iotla Baptist Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Tracy Williams and husband Alvis of Greensboro and Tammy Ramirez and fiancé Thomas Terry, III of Rockingham, N.C.; three sisters, Anne Towell of Charlotte and Carol Peek and Linda Waldroop both of Franklin; four grandchildren, Hailey Williams, Travis Williams, Les Davis and Thomas Terry IV and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Friday, Oct. 18, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Dr. Jeff Hensley and Rev. Steve Reeves officiated. Burial was in the Snow Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Jones, Mike Simmons, Freddy Raby, Bill Stewart, Mike Tallent and Derek Jones.

Memorial donations can be made to Snow Hill UMC Cemetery Fund, C/O Faye Sheffield,Jr.,1845 Sanderstown Rd, Franklin, NC 28734.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.


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