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Deaths & Funerals


Charles ‘William’ WoodringCharles ‘William’ Woodring

Charles “William” Woodring, 60, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014.

Born in Jackson County, N.C., he was the son of the late James Lewis Woodring and Eullia Reed Woodring. He loved to build birdhouses and jewelry boxes and loved being outdoors.

He is survived by his companion, Patricia Mathis; two children; brothers and sisters, May, Elaine, Mamie, Barbara, Dan, Robert and Thurman; grandson, Matthew Burrell and two great grandchildren, Miles and Trinity.

Graveside service was held Friday, April 25, at Boones Creek Baptist Church, Salem, S.C.

Memorial donations can be made to Macon Funeral Home, PO Box 1175, Franklin, NC 28744. Online condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.



Robert Preleau StanfieldRobert Preleau Stanfield

Robert Preleau Stanfield, 92, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Born in Macon County, N.C., he was the son of the late Harley Stanfield and Esther Holland Stanfield. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Bobbie Hopper Stanfield who died in 1991; son, Gary Stanfield; grandson, Stephen Stanfield; three sisters and five brothers. Preleau was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII; retired from GM after 31 years as an electrician; member of VFW Post 7339 and enjoyed hunting, fishing and farming.

He is survived by a son, Larry Stanfield and wife Donna of Ontario, Ohio; daughter-in-law Jan Stanfield of Franklin; two brothers, William Stanfield and Harley Stanfield, Jr. both of Franklin; two grandchildren, Cindy Stanfield and Tim Stanfield and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Alton Dendy will officiate. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery with military rites conducted by the VFW Post 7339 and the American Legion Post 108.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Macon Funeral Home.

VFW Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108 will serve as pallbearers.

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



Edgar FranksEdgar Franks

Edgar Franks, 70, of Sylva, N.C., died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his home. He was born Jan. 30, 1944, in Jackson County. He is the son of the late Robert Lee and Louetta Mashburn Franks. He was the owner and operator of Franks Garage and Wrecker Service for 32 years.

He was preceded in death by five siblings. He was a member of the Zion Hill Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years Barbara (Carver) Franks of the home and two brothers Lester Lee and Raymond Ernest Franks of Sylva.

A Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 24, at 2 p.m. in the Zion Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Eddie Stillwell, Keith Ashe and Steve Webb officiating. Burial will be in Zion Hill Cemetery.

Online condolences at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com.



Richard James WardRichard James Ward

Richard James Ward, 76, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Born in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Henry Ward and Catherine Moore Ward. He was an electrician and he attended Franklin Church of God.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Delma Martin Ward; daughter, Dina Roberts of South Gate, Mich.; three sons, Richard Ward II of Lincoln Park, Mich. and Michael Ward of River Rouge, Mich. and Justin Guy and wife Rosanne of Atlanta, Ga.; two step daughters, Diane Tackett of Linz, Ala. and Teresa Boane of Franklin; three step sons, Harold Workman and Terry Workman both of Charlottesville, Va., and Martin Workman of Jacksonville, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Wednesday, April 23, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Thurman Jenkins officiated.

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



John Roy Potts

John Roy Potts, 77, of Highlands, N.C., passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014.

Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Robert Leonard Potts and Flossie McCall Potts. He was preceded in death by a son, John Michael Potts and one brother, Jimmy Potts.

After graduating from Glenville High School, he joined the Air Force and served four years. He was self-employed as a plumber and electrician for 48 years. He served 12 years in the Naval Reserve. He served for 20 years with the Highlands Fire Department. He was a member of Highlands First Baptist Church and loved to go on mission trips to help in other states.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nora Rogers Potts; one son, Derrick Potts and four grandchildren, Brantley, Jeffrey, Matthew and Mykenzi Potts; two great granddaughters, Aubrie and Isabelle Potts; three sisters, Helen Holden, Willene Conner and Gail Rogers; three brothers, Curley Potts, Dennis Potts and Robbie Potts and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Highlands First Baptist Church. Rev. Jimmy Wiggins and Pastor Mark Ford will officiate.

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

Highlands Fire Department will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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



Norma Large HollingsworthNorma Large Hollingsworth

Norma Large Hollingsworth, 93, of Tiger, Ga., (and Asheboro, N.C. and Durham, N.C.) passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014.

She was the daughter of the late Nellie B. and H. Lee Large, MD. of Rocky Mount, N.C. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry D. Hollingsworth; a sister, Janet L. Hawkins; and a brother, H. Lee Large, Jr., MD.

She is survived by two brothers, Nelson Large, DDS of Salisbury, N.C., and Harry and wife Sue Large, of Bethlehem, Pa.; her daughter, Lee Hollingsworth Berger and spouse Frederick A. Berger, MD. of Franklin; her sons, Harry D. Hollingsworth of Alpharetta, Ga. and D. Luther Hollingsworth and wife Linda of Asheboro, N.C.; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was known for her gifts at the piano and organ keyboards and translated this gift into numerous organist positions in the Durham, N.C. area, as well as a preschool teacher at her home church, St. Luke’s Episcopal in Durham.

A memorial service will be held on May 17 at 4 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal in Durham. Her cremains will be buried along with her late husband.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 84 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734 or St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1737 Hillandale Road, Durham, NC 27705.

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



John Thomas SeayJohn Thomas Seay

John Thomas “Big John” Seay, 88, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Arvey Bedford Seay and Mary Leona Williams Seay. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Myrtle Sanders Seay who died Feb. 23, 2011; son, Larry “LeRoy” Seay who died March 1, 2002; an infant son; brothers, Norman, Roger, Lewis, Howard; sisters, Doris Evitt, Ella Mae Ledford, Margie Stiwinter and infant sister, Mary Burdell Seay. He was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church where he was a deacon and member of the choir and was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He was an avid Franklin Panther fan and was instrumental in starting Little League baseball in Franklin.

He is survived by three children, Kenny Seay and wife Annie, Diane Hooper and husband Frank, and Wanda Ledford and husband Tony, all of Franklin; sister, Frances Teague and husband Vic of Franklin; brother, James Clarence “Red” Seay of Hendersonville; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Saturday, April 19, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Reeves, Rev. Tommy Fouts, Rev. Mark Bishop and Dr. Jeff Hensley officiated. Burial was in the Ridgecrest Baptist Church Cemetery with military rites conducted by the VFW Post 7339 and the American Legion Post 108.

Pallbearers were Tony Ledford, Bryan Hooper, Tracy Hooper, Lane Hooper, John Michael Seay and Jason Drake. Nephews served as honorary pallbearers.

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



Shirley Mae DrinnonShirley Mae Drinnon

Shirley Mae Drinnon, 65, of Franklin, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Glenn Reeves and Willa Mae Childers Reeves. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Craig Drinnon and a grandson, William Madison Drinnon. She was a member of Burningtown Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir. She worked for the Macon County Board of Education as a child nutritionist. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and being outdoors. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Bill Drinnon; two sons, Rev. Randy Drinnon and wife Arlene and Tony Drinnon and wife Tammy of Franklin; sister, Joyce Queen of Lexington, N.C.; brother, Bennie Reeves of Franklin; eight grandchildren, Lynzy Drinnon, Matthew Drinnon, Dalton Drinnon, Kaitlyn Drinnon, Adam Armstrong, Andrew Armstrong, Amanda Davis, Anna Clark; two great grandchildren, Kyla Smith and Rylan Armstrong and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 22, at Burningtown Baptist Church. Rev. Steve Reeves, Rev. Randy Drinnon and Tony Drinnon officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dalton Drinnon, Derek Conley, Steve Rowland, Andrew Armstrong, Adam Armstrong, Harold Baker and Matthew Drinnon. Honorary pallbearers were Lynzy, Kaitlyn, Amanda, Anna, Whitley, Kyla, Kaitlyn, Rylan and the entire church family.

Memorial donations can be made to the St. Judes Childrens Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or Gideons International, PO Box 372, Franklin, NC 28744.

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


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