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L C NixL C Nix

L C Nix, 92, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at his residence. Born in Haywood County, N.C., he was the son of the late Oscar and Marguerite Neely Nix. He was married to Ellie Wilson Nix who passed away May 5, 2011. He was a WWII U.S. Air Force Veteran and a member of Highlands First United Methodist Church. He was a district ranger for the U.S. Forest Service in the Atlanta office and completed his Forest Service career in administration.

He is survived by four sisters, Beatrice Buler of Hendersonville, N.C., Thelma Smith of Bishopville, S.C., Betty Woodall of Clemson, S.C. and Audrey Tindall of Bishopville, S.C. and one brother Bill Nix of Thomasville, N.C. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Charlie, Ernest and Paul Nix, and sisters, Dorothy Campbell and Beulah Templeton.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 3, at Highlands First United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Christy and Rev. Beth Bowser officiating. Burial was held at Highlands Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Morris Nix, Bert McCall, Roger Wilson, Ralph Reed, John Tate and Craig McCall

The Franklin VFW Post # 7339 and the American Legion Post #108 will conduct complete military graveside rites.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Highlands United Methodist Church, 315 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741 or to Four Seasons Hospice, 171 Hospital Drive, Suite 600, Highlands, NC 28741.

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


 

Wiley Andrew Boston

Wiley Andrew Boston, 84, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Gene Boston and Belle Leatherwood Boston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Burton and John Mac; and a sister, Virginia Boston. Wiley was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He worked for Haywood Construction for 31 years.

 service was held Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home with military rites conducted by VFW Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108. Rev. Steve Reeves officiated.

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


 

Clyde Dover ‘CD’ LakeyClyde Dover ‘CD’ Lakey

Clyde Dover “CD” Lakey, 86, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Japser Lakey and Minnie Tallent Lakey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Norva Belle Tabor Lakey and a son, Donald Lake. He was the brother of Eula Shepherd, Emma Icenhower, Bill, Edison and Nelson Lakey. He worked for APAC Rock Quarry for many years, was a member of Cowee Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Gary Lakey and wife Jeanette of Franklin and Keith Lakey of Cornelia, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Diane Lakey of Franklin; grandson, Neal Lakey of Cornelia, Ga. and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 4, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Jim Dusek and Rev. Steve Reeves officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Members of Cowee Volunteer Fire Department served as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Cowee Volunteer Fire Department, C/O Wayne Pruett, 171 Allen Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

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


 

Donald Edwin Stamey

Donald Edwin Stamey, 83, of Otto, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Ernest Stamey and Louise Holden Riggins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Donald Edwin Stamey Jr. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during the Korean conflict. He was a member of Coweeta Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, U Kum Kim Stamey; daughter, Betty Belinda Stone of Maryville, Tenn.; son, Ernest Evans Stamey of Knoxville, Tenn.; two step-sons, Tipton Shawn Paymale and Timothy Chad Paymale; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Davis Hooper officiated.

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

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


 

Johnny MashburnJohnny Mashburn

Johnny Mashburn, 74, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Henry J. Mashburn and Ruth Angel Mashburn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Durenda Mashburn; brother, Richard “Dick” Mashburn and a sister, Frances Morrison. He worked for the NC DOT for many years. He loved the mountains, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Opal Pearl Wilson Mashburn; three children, Debbie Del Fosse and husband Rick of Columbus, N.C., Graham Mashburn of Franklin and Angie Bowen and husband Todd of Franklin; three brothers, Jack Mashburn and Wayne Mashburn both of Franklin and Gene Mashburn of Dothan, Ala.; three sisters, Edna Burnette of Asheville, Susie Shires of Virginia and Betty Moffitt of Asheville; a granddaughter, Victoria “Tori” Bowen and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Tim Hayes and Rev. Don Moffitt officiated.

In lieu of flowers, 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.


 

Muriel Liming Fouts

Muriel Liming Fouts, of Triangle, Va., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Sentara Potomac Hospital. She was the last surviving child of a family of nine brothers and sisters born to the late Frederick F. and Gertrude Cornwell Liming. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Muriel Aldora Hohman; and grandson Ian Hohman.

She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, William "Widge" R. Fouts; two daughters, Donna Wheeler and her husband, James, and Barbara Rountrey and her husband, Eddie; four grandchildren, Jason Wheeler, Chris Wheeler, James Rountrey and Richard Murren; nine great-grandchildren, Dustin, Devin, Macy, TJ, Olivia, Elsa, Mackenzie, Louis and Owen; and one great-great-grandchild, Davyn; sisters-in-law, Doris Lynch of Franklin, N.C. and Mary Evelyn Fouts of Waynesville, N.C.; and a brother-in-law, Merritt Fouts and wife Lucile of Franklin.

She was a charter member and Past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star Calvin A. Lloyd Chapter 81, as well as a charter member of the Potomac Hospital Auxiliary. She was a Red Cross volunteer, a Lady of the Moose and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

The funeral service was held in Dale City, Va., on Tuesday, Jan. 22, with Robert Lloyd, Rev. Tommy Fouts and Rev. Caden Fouts officiating. Interment to follow at Dumfries Cemetery. A reception will follow at Triangle Baptist Church.

Announcement courtesy of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.


 

Eston Richard FletcherEston Richard Fletcher

Eston Richard Fletcher, 87, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.

Born in Quitman, Ga., he was the son of the late Clifton C. Fletcher and Minnie Holbrooks Fletcher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Earl, Curtis, Wilson and Herbert Fletcher and sisters, Thelma Fletcher White and Myrtle Fletcher Kirkland. Eston was a U.S. Army veteran and served during WWII. He retired from the City of Lakeland, Fla., as a supervisor in the Water Department. He was a member of Community Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Thelma Marie Brubaker Fletcher; two children, Patricia Fletcher Scharold and Debra Lori Connor and husband Gene; two step-children, Alan Smith and wife Mary and Charles Smith; and three grandchildren, Scott Scharold and Eric and Gregory Buxton.

A private service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO 1648, Franklin, NC 28744.

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


 

William Howard ‘Doc’ Plemens

William Howard “Doc” Plemens, 84, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.

Born in Roane County, Tenn., he was the son of the late James Edgar Plemens and Nora Wyrick Plemens. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Bronce, Archie and Otis Plemens. He was a charter member of East Franklin Baptist Church; where he was an active member, serving as deacon, Sunday school teacher and Sunday School superintendent. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Della Tilson Plemens; two sons, Steve Plemens and wife Faye of Cheyenne, Wyo. and Roger Plemens and wife Daylon of Franklin; sister, Helen Poland of Grove, Okla.; brother, Clyde Plemens of Bartlesville, Okla.; three grandchildren, Michael, Brian and Nathan Plemens and a great-grandson, Micah Plemens.

Funeral service was held Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Scott Matthews officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Brian Plemens, Nathan Plemens, Gilmer Breedlove, George Jenkins, Fred Campbell and Tommy Mason.

Memorial donations can be made to East Franklin Baptist Church Building Fund, 2057 Lakeside Drive, Franklin, NC 28734.

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


 

John George GlattliJohn George Glattli

John George Glattli, 97, of Highlands, NC, husband of Thelma Tyler Glattli, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.

He was the ninth child born to Theresa and John F. Glattli in Marion County, Florida. He grew up on their farm outside Ocala, Fla., and attended school in a two room school house there. After serving in WWII as a medic in the battery of Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound in Washington State, he moved with his family to Deerfield Beach, Fla.

His businesses included landscape design, maintenance, and pest control. He also built several rental warehouse complexes in Florida, and was a land developer and excavator in Florida and Highlands. The couple had a home in Highlands for 43 years. His favorite hobbies were landscaping, gardening, and woodworking. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Highlands for 43 years. He will be especially remembered by friends for delivering firewood, filling their mantles with wood crafts he had made, assisting in building or gardening projects for neighbors and friends, and co-hosting too many gatherings to number.

He was preceded in death by his first born son, Herbert John Glattli, a fire chief in Deerfield Beach, Fla. At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife of 73 years, Thelma Tyler Glattli, who passed away 12 days later on Wednesday, Jan. 30; his son, William Glattli and his wife Sandy of Boynton Beach, Fla., his daughter Pam Powell and her husband Joe Powell of Highlands, his daughter Becky Simmons and her husband Joe Simmons of Highlands; eight greatly loved grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren, and a very large extended family that loved him dearly.

A memorial celebration of both of their lives at First Baptist Church in Highlands on Saturday, Feb. 2.

In lieu of flowers a donation to Hospice or First Baptist of Highlands would be appreciated. The family appreciates the loving care of the staff at Fidelia Eckerd nursing home and Four Seasons Compassion for Life.

An online memorial message may be sent to www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


 

Jessie BoltonJessie Bolton

Jessie Bolton, 96, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.

Born in Belleview, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late Jack Kizer and Mabel Sherry Kizer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank C. Eldredge; her second husband, Charles D. Bolton Jr. and a sister, Iris Slack. She loved her plants and volunteering at Camp Living Waters for several years. She was Protestant by faith.

She is survived by a son, Fred Eldredge and wife Kathy of Franklin; two step-children, Charles Bolton of Florida and Debbie Gibson of Franklin; three grandchildren, Kristin Talley of Franklin, Marlene Lane of Franklin and Amy Clouse of Alpine, Texas; six great-grandchildren, Jessica Clouse, Kaitlyn Talley, Emilee Lane, Paige Clouse, Caleb Talley and Chloee Lane.

A graveside service was held Friday, Feb. 1, at Woodlawn Cemetery. Pastor John Makinson officiated. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Macon County Humane Society, PO Box 81, Franklin, NC 28744 or one’s local church.

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


 

Thelma Tyler GlattliThelma Tyler Glattli

Thelma Tyler Glattli, 90, of Highlands, N.C., wife of John G. Glattli, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at home, joyfully surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

She was the fifth of nine children born to Henry H. and Hattie Cooper Tyler in Hillsborough County, where she began school at Plant City, Fla. The family moved to Ocala, Fla., to farm. She began cooking for the family at the age of eight, attended the Baptist church there, worked her first job as a child picking strawberries. She was baptized in Lake Thonotosassa in Tampa, and loved being the catcher on the girls softball team with her sister as pitcher. She married Johnny at the age of 17 and after WWII they settled in Deerfield Beach, Fla.

She always had a very busy life raising four children, teaching for years at Sunday School, running all the family businesses from her home office. Her greatest gift was in hospitality, having dinner parties for her friends and family or making food to take to others. She had a great sense of humor and a gorgeous smile, and loved and cared for family, always putting others first. She has had a home in Highlands for 43 years, was married to Johnny for 73 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Highlands for 43 years. She will be especially remembered for being a great friend, loving her family, taking great care of everyone around her, and her fabulous homemade dishes.

She was preceded in death by her first born son, Herbert John Glattli from Deerfield Beach, Fla. and her husband, Johnny Glattli, who died 12 days before her. She is survived by her son, William Glattli and his wife, Sandy, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; her daughter, Pam Powell and her husband, Joe, of Highlands; her daughter, Becky Simmons and her husband, Joe, of Highlands; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a very large extended family who thought of her as their mom.

The friends and family of Thelma and Johnny gathered for a memorial celebration of both their lives at First Baptist Church Highlands on Saturday, Feb. 2.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Four Seasons or First Baptist Church of Highlands. The family appreciates the loving care of the staff at Four Seasons Compassion for Life Hospice.

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


 

James Robert ‘Big Jim’ ChipmanJames Robert ‘Big Jim’ Chipman

James Robert “Big Jim” Chipman Sr., 58, of Franklin, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.

Born in Rising Sun, Ind., he was the son of the late Robert Lewis Chipman and Joyce Jean Tuthill Chipman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Ashley Sabo and Karsten Joseph Chipman. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and served during the Vietnam War. He owned and operated Appalachian RV Center for 17 years. He was a member of Longview Baptist Church and attended Mashburn Branch Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Cynthia “Cindy” Ann Chipman; eight children, Colleen Dougherty of Palmer, Ark., Brenda Varner of Cocoa, Fla., Kelly Sabo of Cocoa, Fla., Crystal Elkins of Titusville, Fla., Bobbie Jo McClure, Tony Chipman, Jimmy Chipman and Breanna Chipman all of Franklin; seven sisters; 17 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home with Rev. Wiley Gibson officiating. Burial was in Longview Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Adam Ramsdell, Tony Chipman, David Blanton, Isaac Gibson, Jonathan Taylor and Charlie Vargas. Jimmy Chipman, Dave Elkins and Jeff Wright served as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Lewis Rathbun Wellness Center, 121 Sherwood Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

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


 

Wayne Mack HarrisonWayne Mack Harrison

Wayne Mack Harrison, 80, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. He was born Nov. 15, 1932, in Macon County, the son of the late Earl Moten and Clara Shope Harrison. He was married to Grace Setser Harrison for 62 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Betsi Harrison and Janet Harrison both of Snellville, Ga.; one son, Mac Harrison and his wife Cindy of Franklin, N.C.; a god-daughter, Vanessa Courtney Chaney of Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Jeanette Harrison Ford of Brevard, N.C. and a son-in-law, Mike Suttles of Franklin; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren also survive.

He was a very active individual, hard working and loved the time he spent on his tractors in the hay field. He was very active in matters concerning his church.

Generous to a fault where his children and grandchildren were concerned, he didn’t give up on anything. He wanted to fly planes and get his pilots’ license. He did that and loved being in an ultra light business with his friend, Harland.

Health issues became very real in 1992 at which time he retired, to receive a kidney transplant in 1995. The transplant gave him a new lease on life and he went full steam ahead, traveling to places he’d dreamed of, taking family along to share the experience. Back to the hay fields he loved, always.

He spent time with the church men’s club helping the elderly and needy using his wood splitter to split and deliver firewood.

Following time spent in Scottsboro, Ala., with Burlington Industries he returned to his boyhood church, Mt. Zion, and served as Sunday School Superintendent. His present church, Memorial United Methodist was built in 1970, he didn’t miss a beat, serving on the building committee, as church trustee, on the administrative board and as men’s club president.

In the community he was active in West Macon Volunteer Fire Dept., serving as chief for a period of time and was a member of Junaluska Lodge #145. During his time in Scottsboro, he was Boy Scout Leader of Troop #18.

He enjoyed the 22 years he spent at LBJ Job Corps. serving as the fire suppressant person who took teams to forest fires in most of the lower 48, including the Yellowstone Fire.

He was an inspiration to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He will be missed.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. David Duncan and Rev. Keith Newell officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to help furnish Franklin’s new dialysis center. Donations may be mailed to Franklin Dialysis Center, c/o Commissioner Ronnie Beale, 5 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734

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






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