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Deaths & Funerals Deaths & Funerals - 10/27/2011


Thelma Medeiros

Thelma Medeiros, 84, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at her home in Franklin, N.C. She was born in Lakeland, Fla., where she lived most of her life. She graduated from Lakeland High School in 1945. She worked as a secretary for the Tampa Tribune; was a charter member of the Chapel in the Grove Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, where she was a member of the choir for many years. In the 1950s and 1960s she was active in the women’s auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lakeland, Fla., beside her husband, Manuel “Pete” Medeiros, who died in 2005.

She is survived by her son Gerald Medeiros, two grandsons, Royce McDonald Jr. and Chad McDonald (sons of her daughter, Donna Medeiros, who died in 2009) and two great-grandchildren, Allison and Trevor McDonald.

Funeral service was held Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Presbyterian Chapel in the Grove, New Jersey Rd, Lakeland. Rev. Jerry Connor officiated.

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


 


James Ezra Kirk Jr.James Ezra Kirk Jr.

James Ezra Kirk Jr., 85, of Hayesville, N.C., passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at his residence. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, the son of the late James E. Kirk Sr. and Josephine Kness Kirk. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a salesman for chemical industries. He was a member of the Hayesville First United Methodist Church, a member of the Scottish Rite and a member of Toledo Ft. Industry Lodge # 144. He loved boating and fishing. He was very active in the Chatuge Village Association.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carol Ritzman Kirk; his daughter, Patricia Ann Beumel and her husband, Nicholas of Toledo, Ohio; his son, James E. Kirk III and his wife, Janice of Swanton, Ohio and his granddaughter, Amy Katherine Lombarbi and her husband, Jeff of Columbus, Ohio.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Hayesville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Kirk Hatherly officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Jim Kirk to Hayesville First United Methodist Church, 989 Hwy 64 Business, Hayesville, NC 28904.

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


 


Alice Delonia Sprinkle

Alice Delonia Sprinkle, 87, of Simpsonville, S.C., formerly of Franklin passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at her home. She was born in Graham County, the daughter of the late Ambrose T. and Artie Mae Cable Crisp. She worked as a seamstress and was of the Baptist faith. She was married to Henry Sprinkle who passed away in 1998. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.

Surviving are two daughters, Macey Lester of Simpsonville, S.C., and Patty Hirsch of Charlotte, N.C., and one son, Allen Burr of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by four daughters, Virginia Burr, Jean Sprinkle, Juanita Burr Jones and Janet Burr Hunnicutt; one son, Ernest Burr Jr.; one grandchild, Rocky Lindsey; nine sisters, and four brothers.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Franklin with Tracy Merrill and Eddie Stanberry speaking. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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


 


Rev. Oscar W. PassmoreRev. Oscar W. Passmore

Rev. Oscar W. Passmore, 93, of Nantahala died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. He was a native and lifetime resident of Macon County. He had served in the United States Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theatre. He was a farmer and a member of the Union Hill Baptist Church.

He was the son of the late Thomas B. and Roxie Owenby Passmore and the husband of the late Blanch Ruth Mason Passmore, who died Oct. 3, 2009.

Surviving are three daughters, Delma Jean Postell and Donna Passmore Reid both of Andrews, and Sue Bush and husband, Skip of Mills River, NC; six sons, Tommy D. Passmore and wife, Ruby of Acworth, GA, Jackie D. Passmore and wife, Pat, James Passmore and wife, Tracey, Earl Passmore and wife, Willa Mae, and Donnie Passmore all of Nantahala, and Jerry Passmore and wife, Sheri of Canton, Ga.; and 24 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 21, in the Union Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Paul Richards and S.J. Waters officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Andrews VFW Post 7620 and the N.C. National Guard. Pallbearers were Shane, David, Chris, Jeremy, and Woody Passmore, and Jacob Reid. Honorary pallbearers were Stephen and Charles Neal, and Phillip and Felix Passmore.

The family requests memorials be made in memory of Oscar W. Passmore to the Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Earl Passmore, 71 Passmore Road, Topton, NC 28781.

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


 


Vincent George KrugVincent George Krug

Vincent George Krug, 73, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011.

Born in Long Island, N.Y., he was the son of the late Vincent George Krug and Dorothy Paton Krug. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joannie Jurek. He loved antiques and going antiquing. He specialized in American-Indian antiques. He was of the Catholic faith.

He is survived by his wife, Monique Ghislaine Caron-Krug; two sons, Ron Krug of Cumberland, Md. and Don Krug of Olympia, Wash.; a daughter, Tracy Chartier of Promfret, Conn.; a brother, Clifford Krug of Burke, Va.; several nieces and nephews and grand nephews and nieces.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 15, at Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Bonnie Peggs officiated.

Memorial donations can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.

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


 


Billy Abraham Carver

Billy Abraham Carver, 81, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011.

Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Wayne Carver and Sarah Rosie Castle Carver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Delcia Carver, who passed away May 20, 2011; five brothers, Hayes, Kenneth, James, Andrew and Frank Carver and sister, Clara Childers. Billy worked as a foreman for Franklin Mineral. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by three children, Tony Carver and wife Kristy, Debbie Carpenter and husband Robert and Judy Cribbs and husband William all of Franklin; brother, Sherman Carver of Charlotte, NC; sister, Bonelle Wilson of Sylva; three grandchildren, Dustin Carpenter and wife Lindsey, Nicole Carpenter and Kaitlyn Carver and several nieces and nephews.

No services have been planned at this time.

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


 


Edwin Ray SetserEdwin Ray Setser

Edwin Ray Setser, 83, of the Cartoogechaye Community, passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Gilmer Jacob Setser and Nina Ray Setser. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ellen Setser. He retired from the U.S. Army. He served during the Korean War where he received a purple heart, and during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the VFW Post 7339; and a member and trustee of the Memorial United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Una Crawford Setser; four daughters, Margaret Simpson and husband Bob of Franklin, Mary Miesiaszek and husband Steve of Norcross, Ga., Myra Loewenstein and husband David of Rye Brook, N.Y. and Lisa Setser of Franklin; five sisters, Agnes Hunton of Greenwood, S.C., Grace Harrison of Franklin, Jean Wilson of Waycross, Ga., Anna House of Sarasota, Fla. and Helen Gent of Old Bridge, N.J.; one brother, Richard Setser of Valdosta, Ga.; ten grandchildren, Caroline, Stephanie, Morgan, Rachael, Taylor, Jeffrey, Sissy, Olivia, Zachary and Sophie; three great- grandchildren, Miciah, Maleek and Eric; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Memorial United Methodist Church. Rev. Keith Newell and Rev. Andy Cloer officiated. Burial was in the Mount Zion Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the VFW Post 7339 and the American Legion Post 108.

Pallbearers were Richard Hunton, Jeffrey Simpson, Zachary Loewenstein, Bob Simpson, Steve Miesiaszek and David Loewenstein.

Memorial donations can be made to the Mount Zion Cemetery Fund, C/O Cathy Tinsley, 151 Valley Lane, Franklin, NC 28734 or Angel Hospice General Fund, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

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


 


Gladys Hannah WrightGladys Hannah Wright

Gladys Hannah Wright, 84, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. She was born in Buncombe County, N,C., Nov. 24, 1926, daughter of Fred L. and Mae McCullough Hannah. She graduated from Franklin High School, class of 1944; then was employed by F. B. I. in Washington, D. C. during World War II. She worked for Burrell Motor Company and Macon County retiring in 1992. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. Her marriage to Ernest Carl Wright Jr., June 20, 1947, ended at his death April 8, 1999.

Survivors include a son, Walter Carl Wright and wife Lynn; daughters, Gloria Jean Thun and husband Charles, Sue Ellen Chastain and husband Rodney, Donna Dee Hefner and husband Conrad, all of Franklin, and Brenda Lee Perteet and husband Kirk of Tiger, Ga.; grandchildren, Heather Wittekind and husband Chris, Shawna Lamb and husband Jimmy, Nichole Allen and husband Chris, Rance Perteet and wife Amy, Krissi Benfield and husband Nathan, Daniel Gibbs and wife Brittany, Megan Chastain, and Justin Wright and friend Kimmie; great-grandchildren, Devin Buchanan, Olivia Rowland, Kilee Lamb, Kehler Lamb, Piper Wittekind, Tristan Gibbs, Silas Gibbs, Sarah Perteet, Brayln Wright; two step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren; sister, Lucille H. Cocke of Franklin, NC. She was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Hannah and a brother, Walter Hannah.

Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 21, at Patton United Methodist Church, with Rev. Keith Newell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Devin Buchanan, Justin Wright, Rance Perteet, Daniel Gibbs, Jimmy Lamb, Chris Wittekind, Tracy Chastain, Chris Allen and Nathan Benfield.

Memorials may be made to DaVita Dialysis Center, 655 Asheville Highway, Sylva, NC 28779.

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


 


Ila May Potts HollandIla May Potts Holland

Ila May Potts Holland, 94, of Franklin, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2011.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Walter Potts and Sarah Hurst Potts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Luther Holland; brother, J.D. Potts and sisters, Annie Morgan, Maggie Hastings and Eddis Lovell and a grandson, Jimmy Dynes. Ila Mae enjoyed gardening, crocheting and writing poems. She was a member of Cullasaja Assembly of God.

She is survived by five daughters, 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; four sons, Keith Holland, Van Holland and wife Becky, Alvin Holland and wife Sharon and Philip Holland and wife Elaine all of Franklin; three sisters, Esther Seago of Longview, Wash., Alice McFalls of Marysville, Wash. and Velma Estes of Commerce, Ga.; 22 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; 39 greatgrandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and many nieces nephews.

Funeral service was held Thursday, Oct. 27, at Cullasaja Assembly of God. Rev. James Cannon and Rev. Larry Bolick officiated. Burial was in Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Brian Holland, Kevin Holland, Hugh Holland, Joel Holland, Daryl Holland, Greg Bolick, Larry Bolick, Eric Bolick, David Holland, Bobby Sanders and Clinton Taylor.

Memorial donations can be made to Angel Hospice General Fund, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

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


 


Ann Darling Thayer

Ann Darling Thayer, 73, of Winter Haven, Fla., passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at her Lake Glenville home. Born in Polk County, Fla., she was the daughter of Myrtice Harvey Stolz of Winter Haven, Fla. and the late Charles Stolz. She was an elementary school teacher for the Polk County School System and she was a member of Grace Community Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 52 years, Thomas A. Thayer Sr.; two daughters, Virginia Dunson and husband Leslie Dunson III and Susan S. Thayer all of Winter Haven, Fla.; one son, Thomas A. Thayer Jr. and wife Michelle of Winter Haven, Fla.; one sister, Virginia Chadd of Winter Haven, Fla. and five grandchildren, Kasie Thayer, Thomas A. Thayer III, Lindsey Thayer, Ashley Dunson and Emily Dunson. Funeral services will be held in Winter Haven, Fla.

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


 


Deborah Sue HensleyDeborah Sue Hensley

Deborah Sue Hensley, 55, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Born in Springfield, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Orville Thomas Hughes and Ola Frances Owens Hughes. She was married to Ronnie Hensley for eight years. She was a CNA at Grandview Manor nursing home and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her mother and husband she is survived by one daughter, Pamela Ann Gilbert of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one stepson, Chad Hensley and wife Cathy of Franklin, and one brother, Jack Thomas Hughes of Springfield, Mo.; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Bishop officiating. Burial was held at Ridgecrest Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Bryant-Grant Funeral Home to help with the funeral expense.

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






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