61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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61st Annual Macon County Fair underway

Full schedule and a pictorial preview

Visitors to the fair can see antique farm equipment, displays by area organizations and students, giant pumpkins, homegrown vegetables and lots of animals.

The Macon County Fair is a staple of the fall season and enjoyed by people of all ages.

Photos by Vickie Carpenter and Betsey Gooder

 

 

 

Election profiles: Candidates for N.C. Senate

The Macon County League of Women Voters hosted a candidates forum last Thursday for the 50th senate district of North Carolina. Incumbent Jim Davis and challenger Jane Hipps squared off and fielded questions posed by league members.

Although not a native to Macon County, Sen. Jim Davis got his start in politics as a county commissioner. Davis was born in 1947 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He grew up in a military family, his father a sergeant in the US Air Force, and his mother a homemaker. He has lived on military bases in Virginia, Michigan, Arizona, Delaware, Morocco, and England.

State’s MEC holds last public comment period of ‘fracking’ at WCU

North Carolina's Mining and Energy Commission (MEC) held the last of a fourpart public comment series last Friday at Western Carolina University's Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. Proponents and opponents alike were on hand for the event where a panel made up of three members from the MEC listened to concerns from the citizens.

Hydraulic fracturing has been subject of much concern across North Carolina with multiple forums across the state being packed out ever since a moratorium was lifted that would allow the extraction of natural gas by injecting high pressure fluids thousands of feet deep into the ground in order to break up shale formations and release natural gas.

FHS soccer hopes to continue winning streak

The FHS varsity soccer team continued to show its dominance and the reason behind its number one conference ranking on Monday when they took on rival Smoky Mountain Mustangs.

The Panthers shot to a quick lead when they went up 2-0 in the first half. They sealed the win with one more goal in the second and took home the win with a score of 3-0.

The win moved the Panthers to a 7-0 record. They traveled to North Henderson yesterday to take on the 3-5 Knights.

FHS soccer will take the home field again on Monday when they host the East Henderson Eagles.

- published 8/21 (Larry) old link: http://www1.cfnc.org/applications/NC_Community_College/apply.html?application_id=1527

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Deaths & Funerals



Joan Mary MarchandJoan Mary Marchand

Joan Mary Marchand, 70, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Ebert and Rita Charwinsky Ebert. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Marchand and brother, Richard Ebert.

She is survived by her longtime companion, James P. Gregory Sr. of Franklin; two children, Andrea Weatherby of Seminole, Fla. and Michael Marchand of Long Island, N.Y.; six step-children; two grandchildren, Richie Weatherby and Brianna Baver, and seven step-grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to the Macon County Humane Society, PO Box 81, Franklin, NC 28744.

No services have been planned at this time.

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



Tisha Eileen Fawley CrayTisha Eileen Fawley Cray

Tisha Eileen Fawley Cray, 62, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Tuesday evening, June 4, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Leon Fawley of Indiana and Loyola Lamouettee of North Carolina. She was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Aug. 19, 1950. She was the loving wife of Richard Leigh Cray of Connecticut, who preceded her in death, July 10, 2008. They were married for 35 years.

She was a long-time resident of Connecticut, where she worked as a CNA at Whitewood Manor for many years. She later went on to work privately for Joy Minervini, prior to moving to North Carolina. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Sylva, N.C.

She is survived by her dad, Robert Lamouettee of Whittier, N.C.; two daughters, Veronica Krampitz of Connecticut, and Christina Brunkhorst of Montana; son, Jason Cray of Texas; sister, Delores Young of Sylva, N.C. ; three brothers, Tom Fawley of Indiana, Larry Fawley of North Carolina and Steven Fawley of California; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be private.

Appalachian Funeral Services is assisting the family with arrangements.



Fern Elizabeth Smith

Fern Elizabeth Smith, 93, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

Born in Traill County, N.D., she was the daughter of the late John Oscar Sathra and Martha Larson Sathra. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Smith; a sister, Margaret Lasher; and three brothers, John, Alan and Hillis Sathra. She enjoyed gardening and crocheting. She loved nature and bird-watching and enjoyed hiking to the area’s many waterfalls.

She is survived by her son, Paul Smith of Gainesville, Fla.; sister, Jeannette Pechuman of St. Paul, Minn. and a brother, Ralph Sathra of Levitown, Pa.

An informal service was held Wednesday, June 12, at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Rev. Josh Helton officiated.

Memorial donations can be made to the FROGS program of the Greenway, 573 E. Main St, Franklin, NC 28734.

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



Catherine Ann ‘Kitty’ Drengwitz

Catherine Ann”Kitty” Drengwitz, 87, of Franklin, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2013.

Born in Springfield, Ill., she was the daughter of the late James Marren and Mary Ryan Marren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Drengwitz who died July 25, 2008; brothers, John Marren and James Marren; sister, Margaret Marren and brother-in-law, Robert Drengwitz. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and was active in the Republican Party.

She is survived by a sister, Mary Marren of St. Louis, Mo.; sister- in-law, Irene Woodrum of Athens, Ill. and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at the St. Francis Catholic Church. Father Tien Duong will officiate. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.

Memorial donations can be made to a Hospice of your choice.

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



Catharine BakerCatharine Baker

Catharine Baker, 95, of Weaverville, N.C., formerly of Franklin, N.C., passed away Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation in Weaverville, N.C. She was born in Jackson County, N.C., the daughter of the late Henry Vinegum. She was married to the late Woodrow Baker. She worked at People’s Department Store, at Burlington, VanRaalt and several restaurants in Franklin. She was a member of Franklin First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Launa Ball and her husband, Jerry of Weaverville; her grandchildren, Darrin Ball and wife Dana of Mills River, N.C. and Shannon Hagan and husband Pat of Harrisburg, Pa.; her greatgrandchildren, Sydney Ducker, Tate Ducker, Nathan Ball and Rachel Ball.

Graveside services were held Sunday, June 9, at Woodlawn Cemetery with Dr. Robert Brown officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, PO Box 5216, Glenn Allen, VA 23058.

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



Elmer C. McCallElmer C. McCall

Elmer C. McCall, 87, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013.

Born in Dillard, Ga., he was the son of the late Frank McCall and Rosa Nix McCall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Gladys Dendy, Lilly McCall, Lassie Norton, Margie McKinney and Pauline McConnell and two brothers, Carl and Hoyt and two infant brothers, Herbert and Harvey. He was a member of Cullasaja Assembly of God.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Madge Stanfield McCall; two daughters, Linda McCall Mc- Cabe of Franklin and Brenda McCall Manos of Queen Creek, Ariz.; half-sister, Judy Goorey of Tennessee; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 11, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Alton Dendy officiated. Burial was in the Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Clyde McCall, Kevin McCall, Bill McConnell, Ryan McCabe, Justin Russell and Timothy Gholston.

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



Arcilla Woody Henry

Arcilla Woody Henry, 91, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, June 10, 2013.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Grover Woody and Allie Younce Woody. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Henry; three brothers, Frank, Roby and Harry Woody and two sisters, Lois Farmer and Louise Smith. She loved to read and garden. She was a member of Burningtown Baptist Church, where she was involved in the home demonstration and other committees.

She is survived by three sons, James “Pratt” Patrick Henry and wife Cora, Harry M. Henry and wife Mary, and Nat Henry and wife Becky all of Franklin; sister, Rosa Lee Barnes of Canton, Ga.; four grandchildren, Keith, Shawn, John, Henry and Patricia Wall and three great-grandchildren, Breanna, Trevor and Kaylee.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Randy Drinnon will officiate. Burial will be in Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family will also be receiving friends and taking calls at the home, at 747 Younce Creek Rd.

Pallbearers will be John Henry, Keith Henry, Shawn Henry, Dustin Pendergrass, Tom Smith and Trevor Wall.

Memorial donations can be made to Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

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



William H. ‘Bill’ Evans

William H. “Bill” Evans of Franklin, N.C., passed away June 10, 2013. Born in Calhoun, Ga., to Claude Sutherland and Maggie Rosa Brown Sutherland.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his adoptive parents Leon and Neel Evans, his brother Dave Sutherland and grandson Gabriel Ian Smith.

He was passionate about preserving Native American sites. He worked diligently in Macon County, preserving burials, the mounds and all historical sites. He also loved shuttling hikers and exchanging stories. He will be missed by all.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Pamela Evans; two daughters, Lindsay Evans Smith and husband Josiah Smith of Pocatello, Idaho, Angela Evans of the home; two sons, Jeff Evans and Billy Evans of Atlanta, Ga., grandchildren, Aiyana and Gabriella Evans of the home, Beckham Sleight and Ava Smith of Pocatello, Idaho.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.



Helen Williamson McClure

Helen Williamson McClure, 88, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Friday, May 24, 2013, at a local nursing home. She was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Willie Wymer Williamson and Mattie Dills Williamson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, T.J. McClure. She loved to sew and was a member of the House of Prayer Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Janie McClure, Elsie Moses and husband Bud both of Franklin; three sons, Roy McClure and wife Ann, Elgie McClure and wife Mary and Harold McClure all of Franklin; 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Mae Garrison and Debbie Ann McClure; a son, Russell McClure, and four brothers.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 28, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Don Moffitt and Rev. Tim Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Hodgins Cemetery. Pallbearers were Cannon Jones, Blake Randall, Aaron Cabe, Steven Mc- Clure, John Garrison and Bo Garrison.

Bryant Grant Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences are available by visiting www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.


Michael K. GreenMichael K. Green

Michael K. Green, 55, of Land O’ Lakes, Fla., passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013.

He was born in Detroit, Mich., and moved to Florida in 1983. He was a partner at Saxon, Gilmore, Carraway & Gibbons, P.A., concentrating his practice on civil litigation and trial work, commercial, securities, and other litigation matters. He received his B.A.C. degree in 1981 and his M.A. in 1982 from Bowling Green State University. He attended the Florida State University College of Law, graduating with high honors in 1988, finishing ninth in his class.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Lisa; two daughters, Katherine and Emily Green; parents, Paul and Betty Green; sister, Cheri Sheets.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 4, at Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church. Rev. David Crunkleton officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Donations may be made in his name to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060 (www.americanheart.org).

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.


Raymond Michael JohnsonRaymond Michael Johnson

Raymond Michael Johnson, 53, of Ft. Myers, Fla., passed away Saturday June 1, 2013 at a Hospice Facility in Cape Coral, Fla. He was born in Fayetteville, N.C., the son of Raymond J. Johnson and Marlene P. Bolander Johnson of Franklin, N.C. He was a construction worker and had worked on a shrimp boat. He loved to fish and play golf.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his companion, Sharon Stoughon; two daughters, Rebecca and Destiny and a stepson Michael all of Ft. Myers, Fla.; a sister Vicki Angelo of Peublo, Colo. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Johnson.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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


James ‘Jim’ Alvin KellyJames ‘Jim’ Alvin Kelly

James “Jim” Alvin Kelly, 70, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013, after a long illness.

Born in North Bend, Ohio, he was the son of the late Eugene Kelly and Lelia Lozier Kelly. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, where he worked as an Intelligence Superintendent. He was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Joy Adams Kelly; two step-children, Jennifer Vinson and husband Steven and Rebecca Adams, all of Florida; a brother, Donald Eugene Kelly and wife Sharon of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sisters, Sandra Kelly and Linda Uchtman and husband George both of Cincinnati, Ohio; granddaughter, Peyton Combs and a nieces and several nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Holly Springs Baptist Church. Rev. Brandon Breedlove will officiate with military rites conducted by VFW Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Holly Springs Baptist Church Debt Retirement, 366 Holly Springs Church Rd, Franklin, NC 28734 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1648, Franklin, NC 28744.

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


Joy A. McCollumJoy A. McCollum

Joy A. McCollum, 75, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013, after an extended illness. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Phil and Mildred "Tootsie" Kinnebrew Mc- Collum. She was a teacher in the Macon County school system and at Southwestern Community College, where she was also business manager for several years. She was a member of Clark’s Chapel Methodist Church since 1972, where she sang in the choir. She was an active member of United Daughters of the Confederacy, and a Charter member and treasurer of the Clarks Chapel Volunteer Fire Department for 31 years. She had a special interest in genealogy, and often assisted others in researching family history. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her family, especially with her nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her sister, Nancy M. Holmes of Duncan, S.C.; two brothers, Tommy McCollum and wife Jean and Bob Mc- Collum and wife Elaine, all of Franklin and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother and her twin sister, Jean M. Sutton.

Memorial services were held Saturday, June 1, in the chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Vic Greene and Rev. Randy Perdue officiating. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Clarks Chapel Fire Department, 270 Fulcher Road, Franklin, NC 28734, Angel Hospice, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734, or to New Century Scholars, c/o Southwestern Community College, 447 College Drive, Sylva, NC 28779.

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


Virgil Stephen MasonVirgil Stephen Mason

Virgil Stephen Mason, 69, of Andrews, N.C., passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at his residence. He was a native of Nantahala, but had lived in Dalton, Ga., for 16 years while working as the owner/operator of Dooley, Conseenee, and Dalton Carpet Industries. He moved back to Andrews in 1982. He was a member of the Andrews Masonic Lodge No. 529 as well as the Order of the Eastern Star Andrews Chapter No. 15. He was of the Baptist faith. He loved ginseng hunting and enjoyed flea marketing at Decker’s Flea Market with his friends. He also enjoyed beating his family in a good game of basketball. He was very much a family man.

He was the son of the late Fred William and Flossie Lou Ella Pendergrass Mason and the husband of the late Mary Jo Mashburn Mason, who died Dec. 4, 2002. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Mason, Hazel Pendergrass, and Maggie West; and three brothers, Coolidge, Sherman, and Frank Mason.

Surviving are a daughter, Shelia Powell of Dalton, Ga.; two brothers, Jimmie Mason Sr. of Dalton and Wayne Mason of Chatsworth, Ga.; three grandchildren, Christopher Powell, Kelly Bizzarro, and Peabo Powell; and four great grandchildren, Lacie Sangwais, Mikah and Grayson Powell, and Elias Bizzarro.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 2, in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews with the Rev. Bo Phillips officiating. Interment was in Aquone Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites conducted by the Andrews Masonic Lodge No. 529. Pallbearers were Chris Powell, Peabo Powell, Jimmie K. Mason Jr., Mike Pendergrass, Jerrell Pendergrass, and Tré Mason. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Andrews Masonic Lodge No. 529.

Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews was in charge of arrangements. An online guest register is available at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com.


Robert Joseph NewmanRobert Joseph Newman

Robert Joseph Newman, 79, of Highlands, N.C., passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of the late Edith Newman. He was a financial manager for Eastern Airlines. He loved camping and playing tennis. He was a past member of Rotary Clubs in Highlands, Charlotte and Florida.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Elizabeth Lyons Newman; daughter, Laura Kupinski of Miami, Fla., two step-daughters, Elizabeth Lyons Scott of McCayesville, Ga. and Sarah Genevieve Guarracino of Asheville, N.C.; a son, Michael Newman of South Elgin, Ill.; a sister, Katheryn Burgess of New York, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Michael and Allyson Newman.

An End of Life Celebration was held Tuesday, June 4, in Highlands, NC.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Highlands- Cashiers Humane Society, 200 Gable Street, Cashiers, NC 28717. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.


Billy Gordan McCallBilly Gordan McCall

Billy Gordan McCall, 75, of Woodbridge, Va., passed away May 2, 2013, at his residence.

He was born in Franklin, N.C., the son of the late Bulen and Eva Gregory McCall.

He retired from Owens & Dove Excavating.

He is survived by his two sons, Jeffery (Tracey) of Greensboro, N.C., and Gorden of the home; grandchildren, Lauren and Jordan and great-granddaughter, Emerson; sisters, Rose Lee Bradley of Franklin, Marcella M. Ayers of Dallas, Ga.; brothers, G.B. (Eva) McCall, Bobby (Carolyn) Mc- Call of Franklin; sisters-in-law, Mary McCall of Michigan, Jackie McCall of Florida, and brother-in-law Robert Harris of Virginia, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille M. Harris and two brothers, Arland and Charles McCall.

A celebration of his memory will be held on the family property in Franklin on July 6.

Courtesy announcement by Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.


Sharon Ann Tilley PardeeSharon Ann Tilley Pardee

Sharon Ann Tilley Pardee, 66, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013.

Born in Omaha, Neb., she was the daughter of Ralph and Estelle Koch.

A commercial artist for many years, Ann also worked as a dental assistant and a paralegal in Clearwater, Fla., where she lived for most of her life. Locally, in Franklin, she was a member of Trinity Assembly of God church.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Dr. Karl Pardee; her son, Reade Tilley of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and her daughter Cindy Gabory of Clearwater, Fla. She is also survived by a sister, Barbara Armstrong, and a brother, Ralph Koch, Jr., both of Omaha, Neb.

A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Macon Funeral Home Thursday, June 6, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations can be made to Trinity Assembly of God Benevolent Fund, 6971 Georgia Rd., Franklin, NC 28734.

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



Bonnie Rae Gale Branson

Bonnie Rae Gale Branson, 82, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013.

Born in Ocala, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Raymond Earl Gale and Genevieve Patterson Pierson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Clement Branson; brother, Richard Gale, and a grandson, Justin Heath. She loved making ceramics and enjoyed cooking and cake decorating. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist and volunteered with the Seventh Day Adventist service group.

She is survived by two children, Rhonda Gale Jenkins of Franklin and Earl Wesley Branson and wife Betsy of Clarksville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Rhonda Spates, Robin Jenkins and Donald Heath and four great grandchildren, Joseph Spates, Jordan Spates, Bailey Heath and Michael Heath.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, May 21, at Franklin Seventh Day Adventist. Elder Carl Ashlock officiated.

Grandsons and great grandsons served as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial donations can be made to Franklin Seventh Day Adventist.

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


Fred Louis BaderFred Louis Bader

Fred Louis Bader, 80, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Henry George Bader and Mary Ponstingle Bader. He was raised on a farm in Brookpark, Ohio, and started farming at the age of 12. He graduated from Berea High School and joined the military afterwards, where he served in Korea from 1953 to 1955 as a tank driver. On June 9, 1956, he married his beloved wife, Rita and spent 57 wonderful years with her. He worked as a finish carpenter all of his adult life and built his first home in Ohio. He and his family moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1973 and in 1995, he retired to his much loved home in the mountains of Franklin, N.C. The last years of his life were spent building small furniture and birdhouses and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, all whom he loved immensely. He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church.

In addition to his wife, Rita, he is survived by two daughters, Maribeth Bader Tiller and husband Dan of Franklin and Annette Grundon and husband John of St. Petersburg, Fla.; son, Dan Bader of Franklin; brother, Charles H. Bader of Simi Valley, Calif.; six grandchildren, Jeremiah, Anthony, Carson, Chase, Camryn and Madison and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, May 21, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Reeves officiated. Military Rites were conducted by VFW Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108.

Memorial donations can be made to Macon County Senior Center for Congregate Meals.

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


Lynn Catherine Olson

Lynn Catherine Olson, 65, of Franklin, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013.

Born in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of Clifford Olson and the late Catherine Smith Olson. She was a member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church.

In addition to her father, she is survived by a god-daughter, Regina Mascellino.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at St. Agnes Episcopal Church. Rev. Dori Pratt will officiate. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.


Judy HowellJudy Howell

Judy Howell, 61, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, surrounded by her friends.

Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Horace Howell and Mary Ann Battle Howell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Betty H. Cole and brother, David Howell. She was a long time resident of MCH. She loved going to summer camps and shopping. She had a joyful soul and enjoyed spending time with others. She attended First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sister, Jean Liberatore of Whittier, N.C., and nieces and nephews, Carla, Sandra, Kenny, Jimmy and Teresa.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to M.C.H., PO Box 698, Franklin, NC 28744.

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


Laura Etta Passmore AdamsLaura Etta Passmore Adams

Laura Etta Passmore Adams, 88, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Friday, May 17, 2013, in the loving care of her daughter and son-in-law Nell and Rick Jenkins. She was born in Jackson County, N.C., June 29, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson Passmore and Lilly Lorena Haskett Passmore. She was married Aug. 27, 1939, to the late Roy Adams who died in 1998. She was preceded in death by five infant children, Lilliemae, Donald, Mary Etta, Martha and Adam Russell Adams; a son, Roger Dale Caldwell; grandson, Shane Caldwell, and a sister, Estie Passmore Harris.

She is survived by a brother, Jerdy Passmore and wife Violet of Lenoir, N.C.; a sister, Ethel Carver; one daughter, Evanell Adams Jenkins and husband Rick all of Franklin; one son, Roy Gene Caldwell of Lenoir, N.C.; four grandsons, Michael Dale Caldwell and wife Candy, Bruce Lee Caldwell, Richard Laws and wife, Anthony Schrader; two granddaughters, Shelia Etta Caldwell and friend Jack Phillips, Lisa Marie Metcalf; three greatgrandsons, Ricky Anthony Caldwell, Jaydon Roy Anthony Phillips and Caleb Metcalf; one great-grandaughter Tasha Johnson; four great-great grandchildren; one uncle, Mitchell Haskett and wife Ruby of Lenoir, and many nieces and nephews.

She was a Jehovah’s Witness by faith. Her hope was of living in a Paradise earth where there will be no sickness and death. She was a loving mother and a great friend, she loved everyone. She would feed all that came to her house. She loved to crochet and made many towels which she loved giving to all that came to see her. She had a love for goats and dogs. She loved to garden. She was employed for many years at the shirt factory in Clayton, Ga., and at the Ranger station until she retired. She was loved very much and will be greatly missed.

A memorial service was held Sunday, May 19, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 564 Prentiss Bridge Road in Franklin. Officiating was Brother Michael Wall. Prayer was given by Jerry Schott Sr.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Angel Home Health & Hospice 170 Church Street Franklin, NC 28734

Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.


Patricia Watson Corbin

Patricia Watson Corbin, 69, of Cashiers, N.C., passed away May 13, 2013, at Fidelia Eckerd Living Center. A native of Transylvania County, she lived most of her life in Jackson County, daughter of the late J. B. and Daisy Elizabeth Alexander Watson, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Wyatt, two brothers, Kenneth and Harold Watson.

She is survived by a daughter, Janice Corbin of Franklin, N.C.; two sons, Thomas Corbin of Cashiers, and Ricky Corbin (Wendy) of Franklin; sister, Barbara Bryson of Cashiers; grandchildren, Megan Corbin, Matthew Holt, Taylor Corbin, Sierra Martin, Brenan Martin; great-grandchildren, Ayden Corbin and Mason Ryder.

A graveside service was held Thursday, May 16, at Norton Community Cemetery in Cashiers, with Rev. Johnny Norris conducting the service. Pallbearers were Dean Watson, Roger Watson, Tim Norris, Thomas Corbin, Ricky Corbin, Josh Ryder, Lewis Moss, and Earnest Cowart.

Online registry available at www.meltonfhsylva.com.


Ralph HendersonRalph Henderson

Ralph Henderson, 59, of Yellow Mountain, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

Born in Clayton, Ga., he was the son of Ella Mae Mathis Moss and the late Carmen Henderson. He was a dedicated and well respected member of the Glenville Cashiers Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of Yellow Mountain Baptist Church and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Arquillia Underwood Henderson; two daughters, Crystal Rice and husband Kenny and Carrie Bowen and husband Chris; brother, Kenneth Henderson; four grandchildren, Devin Bryson, Derick Bryson, Mason Bowen and Gage Bowen and one nephew, Larry Henderson.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Johnny Norris and Rev. Keith Ashe will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Jennings, Robbie Potts, Jim Stewart, Jackie Medford, Carl Trantham and Brent Buchanan. Eldon Jamison, Curly Potts, Floyd “Smokey” Buchanan, Leland Cooper, Glenville Cashiers Fire Department and Glenville Cashiers Rescue will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

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


Marquard Earl (Mark) DebardelabenMarquard Earl (Mark) Debardelaben

Mark DeBardelaben of Franklin, N.C., died at home on May 18, 2013, after a long and productive Christian life. He was born in Symrna, Cobb County, Georgia on Oct. 7, 1923, the sixth of eight children born to Marion Milton DeBardelaben Sr. and Paulina Lee Herndon DeBardelaben, and in addition, had one adopted brother. In 1949, he married Carolyn Hutto of Hazelhurst, Jeff Davis County, Georgia. Mark and Carolyn raised two children in Decatur and later Stone Mountain, Ga.

He is predeceased by his wife Carolyn, their marriage lasting 60 years. He and Carolyn are survived by son Frank Parker and daughter-in-law Linda Moore DeBardelaben of Franklin, their son, Frank Parker II and his wife Katy Dennison DeBardelaben; daughter, Chris Ann Keith of Alpharetta, Ga. and her son, Kenneth Justin Keith. He was preceded in death by brothers Marion Milton Jr., Harry; sisters, Bessie Mae Starnes of Newnan, Ga., Sara Olivia Ward of Stone Mountain, Ga., and daughter Chris’s son, Kacy Jackson Keith. His extended family included 17 nieces and nephews and their families.

He grew up on Fifth Street in Atlanta, Ga., (now part of the Georgia Tech campus) and on the DeBardelaben farm, part of which is now Fairview Memorial Gardens on Fairview Road in Henry County. During WWII, he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant in the Army’s 96th Infantry Division, fighting in the Pacific Theater of Operations primarily during the Philippine and Okinawa Campaigns, receiving a Purple Heart among other honors. While in the army, he attended the Illinois Institute of Technology, then after three years of army, duty matriculated at the University of Georgia, obtaining a degree in business in 1948. He was employed 27 years with the Traveler’s Insurance Company in Atlanta and Little Rock, Ark.

He always lived the Christian life and was an integral part of church and ministry wherever he went. He helped Columbia Drive Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga., form and grow; among many contributions being his part in the Jail Ministry for 25 years. Since moving to Franklin in 1986, he has been a faithful and loyal member and supporter of Pine Grove Baptist Church, its mission and programs. His faith in Jesus Christ was always foremost, apparent in all endeavors, and unshakable. This was evident in his Christian testimony and his love for the Word of God and piano playing and singing of hymns of faith.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, May 21, at the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Mark’s wishes were for continued support of the Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.maconfuneralhome.com.



 

Rev. Charles A. LedfordRev. Charles Alexander Ledford

Rev. Charles Alexander Ledford, 85, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born July 21, 1927 in Dekalb County, Georgia, the son of the late Charles Tindell and Maybelle Alexander Ledford. He was an auto body repairman, a Baptist minister and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He enjoyed ginseng hunting, gardening and fishing. He loved witnessing for the Lord.

He is survived by his spouse of 63 years, Lois Stockton Ledford; five children, Charles (Chuck) Ledford and wife Kathy of Clayton, Ga.; Sandra Miller and husband Jerry of Lancaster, S.C.; Karen Biddix and husband Don of Sylva, N.C.; Diane Shields and husband Allan, and Floyd Ledford and wife Kim, all of Franklin; one brother, Larry Ledford and wife Helen of Toccoa, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, Chris Ledford, Jeff Keener, Robbie and Brandon Miller, Angie Shook, Donna Cogdill, Becky Bryson, Crystal Anders, Daniel Shields and Emily Parris; and 16 great-grandchildren: Danielle, Zane, Christopher, Jacob, Keith, Natasha, Toby, Andrew, Trevor, Paige, Trenton, Katelyn, Trinity, Elijah, Isaiah, and Olivia. He was preceded in death by an infant son, William Ernest Ledford; one brother, Doyle; two sisters, Barbara and Faye; two half brothers, Alvin and Charles W., and two half sisters, Mary Helen and Frances.

Funeral services were held Sunday, May 26, in the chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Biddix and Rev. Alton Dendy officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Chris Ledford, Daniel Shields, Keith Mathis, Jeff Keener, Chip Cogdill and Joey Bryson. Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 performed full military graveside rites.

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


 

Shelley JenkinsShelley Jenkins

After a long terminal illness, Shelley Jenkins, 39, of Franklin, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013, surrounded by family and friends.

Born in Springfield, Tenn., she was the daughter of Sunshine Dowlen Cantley of Franklin formerly of Nashville, Tenn. and the late Stuart Allen Jenkins, formerly of Roanoke, Va. She is survived by her mother, Sunshine Cantley and step-dad, Charles (Chuck) Cantley of Franklin and an uncle, Steve Dowlen of Tennessee. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her uncle, Ernest F. Dowlen, III and her aunt, Jesse Jo Snider, both of Tennessee.

She was a student of the medical sciences, first studying nursing and interning at Sumner Regional Hospital in Gallatin, Tenn. She redirected her studies to pharmacy and radiology where she interned and worked at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She was last studying to become a Forensic Coroner.

She loved to read and had a great love of animals and nature. Being interested in marine biology, she read and became as knowledgeable as she could with regards to marine life.

She became a student at Macon Tracs Therapeutic Riding for Adults and Children’s Success, later becoming a volunteer. They honored her by naming their scholarship program “The Shelley Jenkins Scholarship Fund.” This fund helps ensure no student will be turned away from this life-changing service.

A Memorial Service will be held at Wayah Bald Mountain, Friday, May 31, at 1 p.m. Rev. Vic Greene will officiate.

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


 

Della MacDougallDella Kingsley Malpasse Lucas MacDougall

Della Kingsley Malpasse Lucas MacDougall, 89, passed away Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2013. She was born at the Mattie Harris farm, Davisboro, Ga., Washington County, Feb. 5, 1924, to William Harris Malpasse and Pauline Winifred Jernigan Malpasse.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, John Joseph Franklin Lucas; and second husband Harry Kenneth Mac- Dougall, Jr.; sister, Julia Franklin Malpasse Benitez; and grandson, Jared Kingsley Lucas.

She and her family moved from Davisboro to Atlanta. She attended the premier of "Gone With The Wind" 1939. She graduated from Girls’ High School, Atlanta, Ga., 1940.

She worked for the United States Forest Service, as switchboard operator and secretary, Scripto Pencil & Pen in Atlanta, Home Federal Savings & Loan, and Tom Wood Equipment in Florida.

She was Disciples of Christ faith. While living in south Florida, she was one of the founding members, Sunday School teacher, and deaconess of Faith Christian Church, Hollywood, Fla. She was a member and served on the CWF at Parkway Christian Church, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Later she was a member, Elder Emeritus at First Christian Church, Sebring, Fla. and member at First Presbyterian Church of Highlands, N.C.

Della loved life. She lit up a room with her smile and presence. She was gracious and kind. She accepted you as you were. She accepted what life offered and never complained. She was an inspiration to all who were fortunate enough to know and love her. She loved broadening her mind through books, many genres of music, and creating classical cuisine. An avid reader, she especially enjoyed the southern authors Margaret Mead and Flannery O’Conner.

She is survived by her children, Michael William Lucas and his wife Dawn, High Springs, Fla., and daughter, Heather MacDougall Mangum and her husband Joe, Highlands; sisters, Billie Campbell and her husband, Gene, Port Orange, Fla., and Annette Theoharides, Somers, N.Y.; grandchildren, Todd Lucas and his wife Eleni, Woodinville, Wash., Sean Lucas, Gainesville, Fla., and Miranda Lucas Chesser and her husband Bill, Archer, Fla.; and greatgrandchildren, Alexandra, Cameron, and Hannah Lucas.

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Highlands, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the Harris Family Cemetery, date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Della M. Lucas Mac- Dougall may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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


 

Jannella RosaJannella ‘Ann’ Thornton Rosa

Jannella “Ann” Thornton Rosa, 77, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013.

Born in Jacksonville, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Curtis Wesley Thornton and Burnice Vaughn Thornton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, William Scott Rosa, II and Cory Curtis Rosa and two grandchildren, Sasha Cantrell and Anthony Rosa. She enjoyed traveling and reading. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, William Scott Rosa Sr.; five children, Saranne Cantrell of Missouri, Donna Vann of Florida, Keaitha Neal of Florida, Stephanie Rosa Carver and husband Ben of Asheville and Keith Sanders of Kentucky; brother, Vaughn Thornton of Jacksonville, Fla.; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Saturday, May 25 in Woodlawn Cemetery. Rev. Steve Reeves officiated.

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



Ruby Inez McMahan BradleyRuby Inez McMahan Bradley

Ruby Inez McMahan Bradley, 83, was called home to heaven on May 9, 2013, from her home at 103 Bidwell Street, Franklin, N.C., after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late John R. McMahan and Hattie Jones McMahan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C. Bradley; brother, John McMahan Jr. and sister, Lucy McMahan. She was a graduate of Webster High in Jackson County and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Franklin. She retired from People’s Department Store after 47 years of service.

She is survived by three brothers, Corsey McMahan and wife Magdalene, Grover McMahan and wife Evelyn and Bobby McMahan and wife Ethel all of Jackson County; one sister, Mildred Ann Carver of Franklin who was also her caregiver for the past 12 years; sister-in-law, Betty McMahan of Franklin; several nieces and nephews and three very special cousins, Phyllis, June and Bill Fox all of Sylva.

Funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Victory Baptist Church. Rev. Rusty Wolfrey, Rev. Benny Bagwell and Rev. Eddy Ledford will officiate. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Macon Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Sam McMahan, Steve McMahan, David McMahan, Bill Fox, Howard Patton and Jason Lavigne.

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


Marilyn Grace HogueMarilyn Grace Hogue

Marilyn Grace Hogue, 81, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, May 09, 2013.

Born in Spotswood, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Orville Magee and Myrtle Stone Magee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Hogue who died June 28, 2006; brothers, Kenneth Magee and Melvin Orville Magee and sister, Elinor Boyce. She was a retired real estate agent and was a member of Community of Christ Church.

She is survived by three children, Linda Eriksen and husband John of San Antonio, Fla., Cynthia Hutchison and husband Sidney of Franklin and Christian Jensen and wife Sharon of Seminole, Fla.; brother, Herbert Magee of Franklin; two sisters, Edith Ferencze and Erma Butler both of N.J.; five grandchildren, Sherri Eriksen, Chris Eriksen, Michelle Hutchison, Valerie Castello and John J. Lee; one great-grandson, Justin Hutchison; two great-great grandchildren, Devin Hutchison and Dominic Hutchison and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Monday, May 13, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. George Mechling and Rev. Albert Grey officiated. Burial was in the Rush Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to the Angel Hospice, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734 or Macon County Humane Society, 851 Emory Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

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


Arbutus Elizabeth Shuler

Arbutus Elizabeth Shuler, 85, of Franklin, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Norman G. Clampitt and Pearl Cochran Clampitt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Clampitt, Eugene Clampitt and two sisters, Gertrude Ledford and Vergie Baldwin. She was a member of Iotla Baptist Church; member of the Berean Bible Class and was a great cook and gardener.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Marselle Shuler; son, Jim Shuler and Ginny Hess of Franklin; granddaughter, Amanda Peterson and husband Gabe of Whittier; sister, Hazel Gwaltney of Johnson City, Tenn.; two step-grandchildren, James and Eric Shuler; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Monday, May 13, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Reeves and Dr. Simeon Martin officiated. Burial was in the Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Weaver Shuler, Donnie Holden, Charles Swafford, Jamie Shuler, Bucky Asby, Bob Hess, Jerry Sanders and Gabe Peterson.

Memorial donations can be made to the Angel Hospice, Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery or Gideons International.

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


Marsha Ann Holland MasonMarsha Ann Holland Mason

Marsha Ann Holland Mason, age 60, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Denver and Delton Jennings Holland. She was a loving wife and mother. She loved flowers and reading, and she was a member of Sugarfork Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Gene Mason; two sons, Jeffrey Eugene Mason and Travis Scott Mason both of Franklin; two sisters, Audrey Cook of Franklin and Bernice Penley of Gastonia and one brother, Bryant Holland of Franklin.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Caldwell.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 11, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny Rogers and Rev. Steve Reeves officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Hope Women’s Cancer Center, 100 Ridgefield Ct., Asheville, NC 28806.

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


Marianne BaconMarianne Bacon

Marianne Bacon, 87, of Franklin, N.C., formerly of Zephyrhills, Fla., passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

Born in Harrisonburg, Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles W. Breeden and Frances Macomb Breeden. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin D. Bacon, Jr. She was a member of First Alliance Church, was an avid golfer, enjoyed reading and loved her family and dachshund dogs.

She is survived by her son, Barry Bacon and wife Karen of Franklin; sister, Evelyn Ferrin of Tampa, Fla.; brother, James “Jack” Gills of Columbus, Miss.; two grandchildren, Elise Bacon and fiancé Walter Dailey of Franklin and Jennifer Barbour and husband Scott of Fletcher, N.C.; one great-grandson, Elijah Barbour; step-grandson, Andy Alligood and wife Holly of Franklin and stepgranddaughter, Jessica Alligood of Franklin.

Funeral service was held Saturday, May 11, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Reeves officiated. Burial was in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.

Memorial donations can be made to the Trimont Christian Academy (Be A Blessing Fund), 98 Promise Lane, Franklin, NC 28734.

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


Villa Mae Dills ManeyVilla Mae Dills Maney

Villa Mae Dills Maney, 83, of Franklin, N.C., went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, May 12, 2013. She was born May 4, 1930 in Cartoogechaye to the late Judson and Jane Pendergrass Dills. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. David Maney; a daughter, Carolyn Peek; three brothers, Beachard, Halen and Teddy; and four sisters, Parilee, Arzelie, Beatrice and Launa. She was a loving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. She was a member of the Franklin Church of God.

She is survived by a daughter, JoAnn Case and her husband, Jim; a son, Steve Maney and his wife, Nancy; five grandchildren, Christopher Peek, Jeremy Maney, Amanda Maney Downs, Jamey Case and Janell Case; five great-grandchildrn; Sydney, Madison, Maggie, Callie and Nicholas; one brother, Marshall Dills and one sister, Betty Jean Miller.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 15, at the Franklin Church of God, with Rev. Thurman Jenkins, Rev. Tim Hayes, Rev. Don Moffitt and Rev. Phillip Cochran officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Christopher Peek, Jeremy Maney, Jamey Case, Howell Downs, Kevin Watson and Randy Gibbs.

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


William ‘Bill’ Thomas Mann

William “Bill” Thomas Mann died on May 13, 2013, in Highlands, N.C. He was the son of Cannie and William Henry Mann, born May 11, 1930, in Augusta, Ga.

He is survived by his wife, Sara Stringer Mann, married for 60 years. He is survived by his sister, Lucille Mann Byars, of Atlanta, and was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Jack Mann.

Surviving children include one son, Marty Mann (wife Julie) of Atlanta, and two daughters, Marsha Mann Perkins (husband Mike) of London, UK, and Julie Mann Riggs (husband Clarence) of Winter Park, Fla., and four grandchildren, Katie Mann Penland (husband Seth), Tyler Mann, Ryan Perkins and Sean Perkins.

He founded Mann Mechanical Company in 1968 in Avondale Estates, Ga. He was a Board Certified Mechanical Engineer and a Life Member at Georgia Tech. He also served as a board member of the Georgia Tech Foundation.

He was involved with many non-profit and professional societies, serving as board member of the Bascom Fine Art Center, The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Hudson Library, Highlands- Cashiers Hospital and Foundation, American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

After cremation the family will have a private memorial service at the request of the deceased. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Bill Mann to The Bascom Legacy Fund at at Bascom Fine Arts Center, or The Bell Tower Fund at The Episcopal Church of Incarnation, Highlands.

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


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