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Deaths & Funerals


Steven Jarrett Tillery

Steven Jarrett Tillery, 80, from Highlands, N.C., formerly of Marietta, Ga., died July 16, 2014, in Highlands. He was born on May 4, 1938, in Phenix City, Ala., to Agnes and Bernard Tillery. He was one of eight children. After losing his father at the age of eight, he was lucky enough to have a great stepfather, Maurice Conway, who brought the family to Marietta in 1951. A graduate of Marietta High School, he attended The Woodrow Wilson College of Law, and worked at Lockheed Martin for 42 years. He was a member of Marietta First Baptist Church since 1953. He married Eleanor Ann Fowler in 1957 and together they have three children, Todd, Kevin and Julie Tillery. His favorite pastimes included debating politics, traveling and cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide. He was always known as a kind-hearted man, a supportive husband, a generous father, and a great friend.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Tillery; his son and daughter-inlaw, Todd and Tiffany Tillery, his son, Kevin Tillery, his daughter Julie Tillery; his grandchildren and their spouses, Jonathan and April Tillery, Justin and Jen Tillery, Michelle Tillery, Melissa Tillery, Kara Tillery, Islay Sanderson, Liam Tillery; his greatgrandchildren, Logan, Aiden, Emma, Lucas, Devon, Landon, Steven, Colin and Sophie; his siblings, Billy Tillery, Don Tillery, Judy Bartel and Joanne Tillery, his brother and sister-in-law Lee and Suzanne Fowler and his sister-in-law Kay Elliott; plus many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Bernard Tillery, Jackie Latimer and Mike Conway.

Memorial services were held Monday, July 21, in the chapel of Marietta First Baptist Church, with graveside services at Mountain View Park Cemetery, 410 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, Georgia. Chuck Smith officiated. Pallbearers were Todd Tillery, Kevin Tillery, Jonathan Tillery, Justin Tillery, Liam Tillery and Lee Fowler.

Flowers may be sent to Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home and memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Many thanks to Four Seasons Hospice in Highlands.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.



Greyson Noah GilesGreyson Noah Giles

Greyson Noah Giles, infant son of Keith and Lyndie Giles, died Saturday, July 19, 2014.

He was the grandson of Randy Giles of Franklin, Laura Wood of Franklin, Tom Cowan of Bryson City and the late Susan Giles. In addition to his parents, and grandparents, he is survived by great grandmother Lula Belle Giles of Mtn. City, Ga.; uncles, Matthew Giles of Mtn. City, Ga., Adam Giles of Franklin, Justin Giles of Pittsburgh, Pa., Jason Giles of Fresno, Calif., Randy Giles of Franklin, and Duran Wood of Otto; aunts Vanessa Wood of Greensboro, N.C., and Dana Wood of Otto, N.C. Greyson is survived by his “Papa C” Rob and “Mimi” Laura Clark of Otto; great uncle Matthew Clark of Georgia, and great uncle Jacob Clark and wife Sarah of Texas. Also surviving are cousins, Riley, Hunter, Taylor, Nia and Suze.

Funeral services were Monday, July 21, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home.

Rev. Vic Greene and Rev. Frank Rodriguez officiated. Burial was in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Travis Woodall, Derick Scruggs, Joel Schick and Shane Hall.

Memorials can be made to Keith and Lyndie Giles to help with the medical expenses.

Keith and Lyndie would like to express their special thanks to Dr. Carole Peterson and nurse’s Ashley Pennington Tripp and Brittany Crisp for everything they did.

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



Hattie L. Shope

Hattie L. Shope, 93, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Sarah McDowell Woods. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Shope who passed away in 1997; sisters, Bertha Holden, Pearl Moses, Annie Lee Sickler and Lou Ellen Darnell; brothers, Furman Woods and Charles Woods and son-in law, Sammy Bolick who passed away in 1982. She was of the Methodist faith.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty Stockton and husband, Tom; four grandchildren, Tony Bolick and wife Wanda, Tabatha Sanchez, Boe Stockton and wife Patty and Sean Stockton; seven great grandchildren, Amber Bolick, Nicole Jenkins, Autumn Phillips, Hunter Sanchez, Chris Stockton, Dillon Stockton and Thomas Stockton; and two great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service were held Tuesday, July 22, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Bud Haire, Rev. Alton Dendy, Rev. Tom Nahlen and Rev. Danny Prince officiated. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mark Zimmerman, Eddie Downs, Hunter Sanchez, Chris Stockton, Thomas Stockton, and Dillon Stockton. Honorary Pallbearers were Ray Mabe, Mike Holden, Mike Holden, Daniel Bolick, Steve Keener, Andy Holden and Ray Houston.

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



Donna Dirton Hanna

Donna Dirton Hanna of Franklin, N.C., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., passed away, July 19, 2014.

She was born Feb. 28, 1940, in Huntington. She was wife of the late James V. Hanna and daughter of the late Freeman L. and Ruby R. Dirton. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklin. She did office work at Somerville and Company CPA’s and worked part time at several other offices in Huntington.

She leaves behind many close and special friends.

No visitation or services are planned. Burial will be in Barboursville, W.Va.

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



June Ellen Perkins McCallJune Ellen Perkins McCall

June Ellen Perkins McCall, 66, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Friday, July 18, 2014. She was born in Union Lake, Mich., the daughter of the late Leon Perkins and Victoria Markam Perkins. She was married to Gerald McCall for 46 years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Winchester, Ohio, and was a manager at Dollar General Store. She liked to fish and she was loved by everyone and will be greatly missed.

In addition to her husband, Gerald, she is survived by two daughters, Tabatha Goodman of Franklin, and Judy Sneed and husband Mike of Charleston, W.Va.; one step daughter, Tammy Hadley and husband Mark of Tampa, Fla.; one son, Scott Perkins of Punta Gorda, Fla.; one step son, Tommy Berghswinger of Sterling Heights, Mich.; two sisters, Sharon Elliott of West Branch, Mich. and Judy Debore of Flint Mich.; one brother, Edgar Perkins of Pontiac, Mich.; four grandchildren, Robert Goodman, Amanda Simmons, Heather Sneed and Jasmyn Westover; one great grandchild, Tyler Simmons; two step grandchildren, Paige and Taylor Hadley, and one step great grandchild, Adain Hadley.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 22, in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Radford Penland and Rev. Matt Morris officiating. Burial was in Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery. Raymond Holland, Ted Jackson, Bruce Holland, Lyman Holland, Randy Davis and Ken Rueckert will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Bldg. 1, Asheville, NC 28801.

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



Edna Juanitta Bolick BowersEdna Juanitta Bolick Bowers

Edna Juanitta Bolick Bowers, 86, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Carl Allen Bolick and Eva Rogers Bolick. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Warren Bowers; son, James Bowers; son-in-law, Jackie West; brother, Loyd Bolick; two sisters, Willa Mae Bolick and Birdell Bolick and great grandchildren, Micah and McKenna McHan. She was a loving mom. She enjoyed knitting, gardening and working in flowers. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

She is survived by three children, Dennis Bowers and wife Frankie of Franklin, Carolyn West of Franklin and Wayne Bowers and wife Melissa of Fletcher, N.C.; sister, Annalee Messegge of Albuquerque, N.M.; five brothers, Odell Bolick, Ellard Bolick and Bob Bolick all of Franklin, Willard Bolick of Wooster, Ohio and Marvin Bolick of Sylva, N.C.; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral service was held Saturday, July 19, at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Greg Rogers and Rev. David Powell officiated. Burial was in Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Calab Bowers, Tony Ashe, Brian Holland, Jerry West, Duane McHan, Christopher, Matthew and Joshua Holland and James Bowers. Granddaughters, Emily Bowers, Amy Ashe, Tammy Holland, Margaret West, Jamie McHan and Emma Bowers served as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund.

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


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published: 10/18/2013
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