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Deaths & Funerals Deaths & Funerals - 01/31/2013



Charles Darren FrazierCharles Darren Frazier

Charles Darren Frazier, 44, of Matthews, N.C., formerly of Franklin, N.C., passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Born in Jackson County, he was the son of Fred S. Frazier of Marshville, N.C. and Anna Paulette Mincey King of Franklin. He was a purchasing agent for McGee Corporation. He was a loving son and father and loved NASCAR Racing and fishing. He was a member of Ellijay Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Charles Marshall Frazier of the home; maternal grandmother, Christine Mincey of Franklin; paternal grandmother, Virginia Frazier of Matthews; two brothers, Stacy Frazier and wife Melissa of Matthews, and Brandt A. Frazier of Franklin, and six nieces and nephews. Also surviving is his longtime and loving companion, Amanda Cooper.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Morris Tippett officiating. Burial will be in Ellijay Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mitchell Dills, Jeffrey Dills, Brandon Hood, Chuck Bailey, Badger Bates, Aaron Cooper and Ronnie Vanhook. The family will receive friends Thursday, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ellijay Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Wanda Bolick, 80 Woodrow Laws Lane, Franklin, NC 28734.

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


 

Alma Rowland WallsAlma Rowland Walls

Alma Rowland Walls, 89, of Andrews, N.C., died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in an Andrews care center. She was a native of Jackson County, Alabama, but had lived in Andrews for most of her life. She was a retired seamstress from Owenby Manufacturing and was a member of the McClelland Cove Baptist Church. She was a locally known artist known mostly for her religious and landscape paintings.

She was the daughter of the late Carl and Zella Henson Maynor and the wife of the late Arnold D. Rowland, who died Feb. 3, 1978, and Coleman Walls. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Judy Huffacker, Martha Palmer, and Eulla Moeller; and a brother, Ken Maynor.

Surviving are a daughter, Sara Rose Barton and husband, Grant of Andrews; two sons, Bobby Rowland and wife, Barbara of Whitwell, Tenn. and Danny Rowland and wife, Carolyn of Hiawassee, Ga.; four sisters, Johnnie Choates of South Pittsburg, Tenn., Susie Ashley and Frances Grayson both of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Linda Walker of Bridgeport, Ala.; two brothers, George and Willie Maynor both of Bridgeport, Ala.; and nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews with the Revs. Jerry Tatham and Eddie Hardin officiating and Virginia Adams presenting the eulogy. Interment was in Aquone Cemetery. Pallbearers were Neal and Michael Witt, Robert and Chris Rowland, Nicholas Argyle, and Bobby Grindstaff.

The family requests memorials be made in memory of Alma Rowland Walls to the Aquone Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 71 Old School Road, Topton, NC 28781.

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


 

Jeffery Clell MortonJeffery Clell Morton

Jeffery Clell Morton, 55, went home to be with The Lord on Jan. 21, 2013 at his home in Kingwood, Texas.

He is survived by his daughter Melissa Morton of Nashville, Tenn., step-daughter Lisa Farren and her husband Sean Farren of Long Island, N.Y.; his parents Clell and Helen Morton of Franklin, N.C.; his sister, Cindy Morton Curtis and her husband Steve Curtis of Greenville, S.C.; three grandsons Sam, Will, and Park; a niece, Cortney and a nephew, Ethan.

He fell in love with the game of golf at an early age. That love of golf lead him to coaching the golf team at The University of Mississippi, then to being a rules official on the LPGA Tour and most recently, director of Operations, Rules and Competitions at the Southern Texas Section of the PGA. His colleague stated, “Jeff was always ready with a joke or anecdote and his sour mood was better than the average person's best mood. He loved golf but he loved the people of golf more.” He was an ambassador for the game of golf and was nationally regarded as one of the foremost authorities on the USGA Rules of Golf, its decisions and golf tournament operations. He also loved the rodeo, Ole Miss football and, was happiest with a golf club in one hand and a Diet Dr Pepper in the other.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, at First Baptist Church. Dr. Robert Brown and Rev. Jim Dusek will officiate. Visitation will be held from noon until 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Southern Texas PGA Foundation, 21604 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77373 or the American Heart Association, 10060 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77054.

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


 

Berniece Cain

Berniece Cain, 95, of Franklin, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.

A Memorial Service was held Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Vic Greene officiated.

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


 

Irma Mae Awtrey ThomasIrma Mae Awtrey Thomas

Irma Mae Awtrey Thomas, 75, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2013, in a local hospital. She was born in Birmingham, Ala., the daughter of the late Frank Lester and Irma Edy Ann Martin Awtrey. She was retired from Bassett Walker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Jerome Thomas who died in 1990. She is survived by three daughters, Clara Dykes and husband David, Brenda Stanfield and husband Doug and Trudy Thomas all of Franklin; two sisters, Elizabeth Brown of Monticello, Ga., and Clara Gibby of Griffin, Ga., two brothers, Jack Awtrey of Griffin, Ga., and David Autrey and wife Jeanette of Franklin; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harvey Awtrey and Johnny Awtrey.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 28, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene Moore officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joey Dykes, Brian Stanfield, Bryan Weddington, Craig Awtrey, Lance Hughes and Jonathan Dean.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215.

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


 

Mary Fry TraffordMary Fry Trafford

Mary Fry Trafford, 80, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.

Born in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Fred Fry and Inez Fidlin Fry. She formerly served as a church elder and secretary at First Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed knitting and reading.

She is survived by her husband, Robert John Trafford; three children, Karen Noeth of Franklin, T. Neal Trafford and wife Donna of Tallahassee, Fla., and Bruce Trafford and wife Mary Jo of Huntsville, Ala.; sister, Marjorie Matthews of Canton, N.C., and a host of additional family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Tom Fisher and Rev. Kim Justice will officiate. Burial will be in the First Presbyterian Church cemetery.

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


 

Athen ‘Junior’ Sylvester Moses

Athen “Junior” Sylvester Moses, 80, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Athen Sylvester Moses Sr. and Nora Holland Moses. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Nelda Ann Moses and his daughter, Teresa Lane.

He is survived by his son, Terry Moses and wife Michelle of Franklin.

Funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Alton Dendy officiated. Burial was in Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery.

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


 

Irene Moffitt Hughey

Irene Moffitt Hughey, 85, of Cashiers, N.C., passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. A lifelong resident of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Finley and Vylena McCall Moffitt. She was married to Doyle Hughey who preceded her in death. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and loved doing crafts and sewing. She was the oldest living member of Cashiers Church of God where she was former church clerk and a member of Ladies Ministries.

She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Moss and husband Larry of Cashiers, and Hilda Nevius and husband Terry of Glenville, N.C.; two sons, Leland Hughey and wife Jayne and Clay Hughey all of Cashiers; two sisters, Azilea Fugate of Cashiers, and Willean Stiwinter of Cullowhee, N.C. and two brothers, Marvin Moffitt of Cullowhee, and Cleamon Moffitt of Cashiers; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. at Cashiers Church of God with Rev. Markus Zipperer and Rev. Scottie Patrick officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Todd Moss, Chris Moss, Stacey Dillard, Chadd Hughey, Trent Nevius, Jonathan Hughey, Matthew Dillard, and Brady Wise.

The family will receive friends Friday, from noon to 2 p.m., two hours prior to the service at the church.

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


 

Paulette Keener Ritchie

Paulette Keener Ritchie, 92, of Mountain City, Ga., widow of Willis E. Ritchie, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at her residence.

Born in Macon County, N.C., March 14, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Nell Jacobs. She was an inspector with Claburne Mfg. Company and a homemaker. She was a Baptist and faithfully attended Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Rabun Gap.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Earl Ritchie; a granddaughter, Susan Cannon and a brother, Robert ‘Jiggs’ Carpenter. She is survived by two daughters, Minnie Lou Cannon of Clayton and Mildred Peak and her husband Ray of Otto, N.C.; one sister, Rose Mary Kimsey and her husband Bill of Franklin, and a sister-in-law, Connie Carpenter of Florida; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Thursday Jan. 31, at the New Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with Rev. David Brown officiating. Burial was in the Blue Heights Cemetery.

The family is at the home on Comfort Street, Mountain City.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An on-line register is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com.






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