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Deaths & Funerals Deaths & Funerals - 09/20/2012

David Samuel WyattDavid Samuel Wyatt

David Samuel Wyatt, 67, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Vernon and Reba Reed Wyatt. He was a heavy equipment operator. He liked spending time with family and friends and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by six daughters, Nellie Wyatt, Michelle Wyatt, Julia Wyatt and Reba Wyatt all of Douglasville, Ga. and Michelle Lemay and Reba Wyatt-Wooden both of South Pittsburg, Tenn.; two sons, David Wyatt of South Pittsburg, Tenn. and Russell "Rusty” Wyatt of Faulker, Ala.; two sisters, Rosa Lee Gibson of Waynesville, N.C. and Sandy Pennel of Panama City, Fla. and several grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 15, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. David Roberts officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bruce Holland, Paul LaTray, Kenneth LaTray, Gary Shaw and Andrew Cook.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

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


Ruth Mae Younce CrispRuth Mae Younce Crisp

Ruth Mae Younce Crisp, 82, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Granville and Laura Duvall Younce. She was married for 43 years to Troy Levi Crisp Sr. who died in 1994. She was a homemaker and loved to can and cook, fish, read her Bible, and loved being with family. She was member of Burningtown Church of God for more than 40 years.

She is survived by four daughters, Jackie Raby and husband Fred, Debbie Crisp, Brenda Crisp and husband Rodney, and Glenda Pruett all of Franklin; one son, Troy Crisp Sr. and Kathy Godsey of Franklin, and Mike Shuler who was like a son; two sisters, Francis Waldroop of Franklin, and Lois Farham and husband Gerry of Hickory, N.C.; two brothers, Joseph Moody Younce and wife Louise of Michigan and Edgar Younce and wife Blanch of Franklin; 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren also survive.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by three sons, Charles Eugene Crisp, Boyd Douglas Crisp and Floyd Michael Crisp; son-in-law, Larry Pruett and a brother, Paul Younce.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 16, at Windy Gap Baptist Church with Rev. Don Bates, Rev. Tim Hayes, Rev. Johnny Raby and Rev. Mark Bishop officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Chuck Norton, Tony Norton, Lawson Raby, Troy Crisp III, Scott Crisp, Josh Burr, Jerimy Burr, Brandon Mann, Logan Mann and Adam Crisp. Honorary pallbearers were Misty Raby, Jessica Kenneipp, Amber Crisp, Christy Reeves and Missy Sanders.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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


Willa ‘Jean’ Arnold Webb

Willa “Jean” Arnold Webb, 76, of Franklin, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late John Arnold and Ruth Corpening. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Lemmie Webb who died in 1996 and three brothers, Clifford Arnold, Fred Arnold and Danny Williams. She enjoyed canning foods and loved to cook. She especially loved spending time with family. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by four children, Larry Webb and wife Carol of Taylors, S.C., Rickey Webb and wife Tara of Cleveland, Tenn., Juanita Chastain and husband Dickie of Scaly Mountain and Anna Lee Henry of Highlands; sister-in-law, Pauline Webb of Franklin; two sisters, Linda Swann of Clayton, Ga. and Cathy Lee of Franklin; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held Saturday, Sept. 15, at Miller Cemetery. Rev. David Lee Williams and Rev. Roy Lowe officiated.

Pallbearers were Matt Haines, Dickie Otto, Nelson Thibault, David Smith, Jonathan Shepherd and Brandon Dotson.

Memorial donations can be made to 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.


Dr. Judson E. HairDr. Judson E. Hair

Dr. Judson E. Hair went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 63 years, Mary P. Hair. He is survived by his three sons and daughters-in-law, Judson and Betty Hair, James and Victoria Hair and Harrison and April Hair and one daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Kevin Killilea as well as his eight grandchildren, Patrick Hair, Christopher Hair, Jessica Hair, MaryEllis Hair, Caitlin Killilea, Beau Hawks, Peyton Hawks and Aubry Hawks. He was affectionately known to friends and family as Big Daddy.

Dr. Hair was born in Columbia, S.C. on April 8, 1925, the son of Harrison B. and Myrtle P. Hair. He attended Clemson University and graduated from the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina Medical School. He also served in World War II as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

After a short time in private practice, he came to Clemson University to run the student health service and also served as the team physician for athletics until his retirement. As a pioneer in the field, he received the Ruth Boynton Award for service to Student Athletic Medicine. He also was inducted into the Clemson University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000.

At the time of his death, he was living in Highlands, N.C. and was a very active member and Deacon Emeritus at the First Baptist Church of Highlands. The church was the center of his life and he was loved by all as a spiritual and Godly leader. Dr. Hair had attended a very sweet Homecoming Service where he led the prayer and was sharing lunch with all of his church family when he died of a sudden heart attack. His family and friends have found peace in the Lord taking him home in a place and at a time that meant so much to him.

There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Highlands. Pastor Charles Harris will officiate. A special supper for family and close friends will be served at the church following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to First Baptist Church of Highlands, 220 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741.

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


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