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Deaths & Funerals


Brenda Scott MonteithBrenda Scott Monteith

Brenda Scott Monteith, 66, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014, in an Asheville hospital. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late R. L. and Lois Hyatt Scott. She was married to James Horace Monteith, who preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 2004.

She was employed by CR Industries for 25 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister who liked horses and liked to draw; she was a member of Watauga Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Brandy Cobb of Franklin; a sister, Rhonda Sue Monteith and husband Keith of Sylva, and one grandchild, Brannon Parrish. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Jamie Bradford Monteith.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 16, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Carson Gibson officiating. Burial was in Watauga Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Austin McConnell, Jody Spradlin, Melvin Spradlin, David Parrish, Johnny Monteith and Jesse Stiwinter.

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



Clay Scott Harden

Clay Scott Harden, 38, of Otto, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014.

Born in Sylva, NC, he was the son of Joseph Edward Harden of Franklin and the late Lula Katie Harris Harden. Clay enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on cars.

In addition to his father, he is survived by five children, Cody Harden, T.J. Harden, Damian Harden and Margaret Harden all of Franklin and Hayley Harden of Washington; brother, Tony Harden of Franklin and companion, Mary Cals.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Jim Kinard will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations can be made to Macon Funeral Home, PO Box 1175, Franklin, NC 28744.

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



Darothy Sue DavisDarothy Sue Davis

Darothy Sue Davis, 76, of Franklin, N.C., passed away July 7, 2014.

Born in Glendale, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Michael Wilkerson and Cleo Brown Wilkerson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Wilkerson. She was a member of Cullasaja Assembly of God; she was a former all-star softball and basketball player; loved to play golf and paint. She was a retired beauty consultant.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, John W. Davis; nephew, Wayne Wilkerson and niece, Patricia Gregory.

Funeral service was held Saturday, July 12, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Don Moffitt, Rev. Forest Jones and Rev. Lou Rogers officiated.

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



Clara Agnes Slagle HazardClara Agnes Slagle Hazard

Clara Agnes Slagle Hazard passed away on July 8, 2014. She was born April 4, 1924, in Macon County, North Carolina to Rev. Theron Slagle and Jane Hampton Slagle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Forest Slagle and Earl Slagle and one sister, Ruth McGaha. She was married to Wiley Jackson, Bruce Kelley and Robert Hazard, all of whom preceded her in death.

She was a devout Christian, educator and community worker. She was an active member of Tellico Baptist Church. During her life she worked in many Christian endeavors. Among them were Sunday School youth director, WMU and GA’s director and church cemetery committee. For seven years, she served as the church secretary for Calvary Baptist Church, Winston Salem, N.C. Later, she served as a foreign missionary to Kenya where she worked as a child evangelist. She was also an author of two Christian books: “Behold the Lamb” and “Studies in the Messianic Psalms.”

She loved children and worked as an educator in North Carolina, Kentucky and South Carolina. She retired as a principal from the Greenville County Schools, Greenville, S.C.

In retirement, she was an active member of the Macon County Women’s Republican Club, where she helped in local, state and national elections.

She is survived by nieces, Helen S. Lane, Frances S. Dewitt, Barbara M. Posey and Betty M. Breedlove; and nephews, William (Bill) Slagle, John Slagle, Ronald Slagle and Harold McGaha; stepdaughters, Bobbie Hazard Miller, Cheryl Clarmont, Raymond Hazard; and stepson-in-law Sherman Butler and brother-in-law Ronald (Alice) Hazard and sister-in-law Dorothy Nelson, as well as, many great nieces, great nephews, step grandchildren and cousins.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 12, at Tellico Baptist Church. Dr. Richard Hughes, Rev. Gary McCoy and Rev. Morris Tippet officiated. Burial was in the Tellico Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Danny Breedlove, James Lane, Harold Mc- Gaha, Todd McGaha, John Slagle, Ron Slagle, Bill Slagle, Jerry Smith and Eric Young.

Memorial donation can be made to Tellico Baptist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Sherry Ammons, 36 Icenhower Dr., Franklin, North Carolina 28734.

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



George William ‘Buster’ ShieldsGeorge William ‘Buster’ Shields

George William “Buster” Shields, 80, of Franklin, N.C., passed away July 7, 2014.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late William Donald Shields and Martha “Mattie” Cunningham Shields. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict; member of Grace Presbyterian Church; was an avid Nascar fan and enjoyed bird watching.

He is survived by his wife, Brandon Christy Shields; three sons, Henry Shields and wife Teresa of Talbott, Tenn., Andy Shields and wife Kathleen, and Allan Shields and wife Diane of Franklin; brother, Newton Shields and wife Sherry of Candler; two sisters, Julia Ann Bradley of Asheville and Susie Dickerson and husband Roy of Hendersonville; six grandchildren, Christopher, Amy, Stephen, Mark, Kathryn and Daniel; 13 great grandchildren, Byron, Caleb, Carolyne, Isabel, Adeline, Wyatt, Nicholas, Abram, Kelsey, Kirsey, Kaleb, Andrew and Anna Kate; special caregivers, Mary Margaret, Lupe and Phoebe and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Thursday, July 10, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Rick Holmes and Rev. Albert Gray officiated. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Daniel Shields, Stephen Apel, Mark Apel, Waylon Harris, Tyler Holmes, Byron Shields, Kaleb Apel, and Nicholas Apel.

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



Robert Dale BrendleRobert Dale Brendle

Robert Dale Brendle, 74, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, July 7, 2014. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late John Blanchard and Gladys Evelyn Parker Brendle. He was retired from the Town of Franklin’s Sanitation Department. He was good hearted and loved helping others. He was a member of Watauga Baptist Church

He is survived by one daughter, Kathryn Marie Canon and husband Russell of Cannon, Ga.; six sisters, Maxine Hester, Lucille Wolfe, Delores Thomas and husband Clyde, all of Greenville, S.C., Marvel Curtis and husband Verlin, of Franklin, Linda Emory, and Sonja Brannon and husband Bill, all of Greenville, S.C.; one brother, Doug Brendle and wife Joyce of Greenville, S.C., and two grandchildren, Zachary and Rose.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, J. B. Brendle Jr. and two sisters, Evelyn Mashburn and Joan Stewart.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 11, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. David Williams officiating. Burial was in Watauga Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Doug Brendle, Troy Ledford, Grover Dale Brendle, Gene Mitchell, Chris Brannon, Tony Curtis and William Mashburn.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Gideon’s International, PO Box 372, Franklin, NC 28744.

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


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