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Deaths & Funerals Deaths & Funerals - 04/11/2013

Rev. Ed TrullRev. Ed Trull

Rev. Ed Trull went home to be with the Lord on April 4, 2013. He was a great man of God who was loved by all who knew him. He devoted his entire life to the Lord. He was well known for his unforgettable singing voice as well as his pastoral skills. He was a wonderful husband, father, pastor and friend. He will be missed immeasurably.

Surviving are his loving wife of 35 years, June Case Trull; daughter, Lisa Martin and husband Dave Martin; son, Brett Trull and grandchildren Harley, Railey and Hank.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Margaret Trull of Clyde; sister, Cathy Trull James of Canton; brother, Rusty Trull of Clyde; and his father-in-law, Claude Case.

He graduated from Pisgah High School and Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute for Pastoral Ministries. He enjoyed serving God through singing with The Laymen Quartet from 1972-1981. He served as pastor at Jonathon Creek Baptist Church as well as music director for East Waynesville Baptist Church. He served as pastor of Holly Springs Baptist Church in Franklin for 25 years. He was on the Board of Directors of the Baptist State Convention of N.C., Board of Directors of The Biblical Recorder, Board of Directors of the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, Moderator of the Macon Baptist Association, substitute teacher and volunteer for Macon County Schools, and volunteer at the Macon County Sheriff’s Department. He was also named Man of The Year by the WNC Community Development Organization. He was also a proud member of The Franklin Panthers Football team as their statistician.

Services for Rev. Ed Trull will be Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m., at Woodland Baptist Church in Clyde, N.C. There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute 1455 Gilliam Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792, in memory of Rev. Ed Trull.

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


Louis Eugene ‘Bud’ Potts

Louis Eugene “Bud” Potts, 88, of Highlands, N.C., passed away Monday, April 1, 2013. He was born in Macon County, the son of the late Samuel Eugene Potts and Alice Reese Potts. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Summer Potts. He was a Postmaster for Highlands Postal Service, and a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II. He was a member of Shortoff Baptist Church, where he was a choir member; he was also a member of Glenville VFW, and the Highlands American Legion. He served as treasurer for the Fireman’s Relief Fund and was a member of the Highlands School Scholarship Committee.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Debbie Norman of Hope Mills, N.C.; four sisters, Doris Potts and Betty Little and her husband C.J., all of Lawrenceville, Ga., Emily Houston and her husband Gene of Rabun Gap, Ga., and Linda Calloway and her husband Joe of Ocala, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Sue Potts of Highlands; three grandchildren, Amber, Kevin and Ashley; two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Jayden.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Clarence Potts, Harry Potts, Leon "Deadeye" Potts, and Richard Potts.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 4, at the First Baptist Church of Highlands with Rev. Andy Cloer officiating. Burial was in Highlands Memorial Park Cemetery. The Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 conducted military graveside rites. Nephews served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the Highlands Fire Department.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Highlands Fire Department, PO Box 460, Highlands, NC 28741 or to Shortoff Baptist Church, PO Box 1217, Highlands, NC 28741.

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


Fred L. Nichols Jr.Fred L. Nichols Jr.

Fred L. Nichols Jr., 74, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Fred Leslie Nichols Sr. and Effie Parilee Carpenter Nichols. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Allen R. Nichols and sisters, Birdie Mae Nichols and Rosa Lee Nichols. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons. He loved spending time with his grandkids. He was Methodist by faith.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Della Ann Huscusson Nichols; son, Chuck Nichols and wife Deanna of Franklin; daughter, Sherri Frias and husband Valentino of Senoia, Ga.; sisters, Belva Edwards of Franklin, Annie “Georgia” Zachary of Columbia, W.Va. and Eleanor Lewis of Franklin; four grandchildren, Billy Phillips, Selena Frias, Santiago Frias and Paige Nichols; step grandson, Justin Holland and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Wednesday, April 10, at Maidens Chapel United Methodist Church. Rev. Sherron Geiger officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were James Guffie, Bobby Lewis, Kenan Lewis, Valentino Frias, Justin Holland, Joel Holland and Daryl Holland. Santiago Frias, Billy Phillips and Selena Frias served as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial donations can be made to Maiden’s Chapel UMC Cemetery Fund, C/O Belva Edwards, 1081 Jones Creek Rd, Franklin, NC 28734.

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


Kyle Haskell Payne

Kyle Haskell Payne, 81, of Otto, N.C., passed away Monday, April 1, 2013. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Clay and Belle Arvey Payne. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He was employed by N.C. Department of Transportation for 30 years. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved farming, raising cattle and mowing the lawn, spoiling his grandchildren, and tinkering in his garage. He was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marilyn Henson Payne; one son, Kyle Kevin Payne of Otto; one sister, Hazel Stamey of Franklin; one granddaughter, Alyson Payne and one grandson, Kyle Ethan Payne.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Melanie Elaine Payne.

Funeral services were held, Friday, April 5, at Asbury United Methodist Church with Rev. Janet Greene, Rev. Vic Greene and Aaron Duncan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 performed full military graveside rites.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Asbury Cemetery Fund, c/o Alan Vinson, PO Box 113, Otto, NC 28763.

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


Dorothy C. SchneiderDorothy C. Schneider

Dorothy C. Schneider, of Franklin, N.C., passed away April 4, 2013.

Born in Brunswick, Ga., she was the cherished wife of Robert W. Schneider and mother of two daughters, Diann Finnegan (deceased) and Donna Smithey; one granddaughter, Robin Lugo and two great granddaughters, Samantha and Katrina. She leaves behind numerous family members and friends.

At her request, there will be no services.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, Greenville Office 16- A Brozzini Court Greenville SC 29615.

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


Richard PretzRichard Pretz

Richard Pretz passed away peacefully April 3, 2013, after a long, well fought illness with Alzheimer’s. He was born in January 1931 in Oak Park, Ill., to the late Mr and Mrs. Richard Hersch Pretz of Atlanta, Ga. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jeanie Sutherland Pretz of Lake Toxaway, N.C.; his sister, Lavinia Pretz Phillips of Orange, Va.; and two devoted daughters, Diana Pretz of Columbia, S.C., and Linda Pretz Candle and son-inlaw Bill Candler of Atlanta; and a son, who pre-deceased him, Richard Bradley Pretz. He had four wonderful grandchildren of whom he was very proud, Rachael Strasburger Wall and Kyle Strasburger of Columbia, S.C., and William and Vallie Candler of Atlanta, Ga.; one niece and three nephews.

He graduated from The Darlington School in 1949 and later attended the Georgia Institute of Technology graduating with a degree in Industrial Management in 1952. While at Georgia Tech, he played football for revered coach Bobby Dodd. Two football memories that Dick and his teammates recalled happily were being a member of the 1952 National Championship Football Team and that Dick ran the only touchdown on the first ever televised college football game verses Alabama. His days with teammates and memories of Georgia Tech football meant a great deal to him. After college, he went to work with Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich. He then went on to serve in the Army in the Anti Aircraft Artillery Division in Niagara Falls at Fort Niagara from 1953 to 1956. After his service, Dick went to work for Matthews Construction Company in Atlanta. He began his own general contracting company, Pretz Construction Company, in 1969. He built commercial construction around Atlanta until he retired in 1991. After retirement, he and his wife moved up to the western North Carolina mountains to live year around where he could enjoy the outdoors, hunting, fishing and walks with his dogs. He played tennis with friends for many years in Atlanta and North Carolina. Dick loved Jeanie, his family, the beautiful N.C. mountains and his companionable dogs. He was so proud of this great country and its vast patriotic history and had a passion for stories of our founding fathers, the civil war, and the early settlers.

Many very heartfelt thanks and love go to Dick’s doctors, wonderful nurses and caregivers who took such loving care of him and his family during these past challenging years.

A memorial service was held Friday April 5, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs. The family received friends after the service at Linda and Bill Candler’s, 4722 Woodvale Drive NW, Atlanta for a reception in Dick’s memory.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions to The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, Georgia 30346.

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


Erin Blaine Crawford

Erin Blaine Crawford, 37, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, April 8, 2013. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Paul B. and Dorothy Bryant Crawford. He was a graduate of Franklin High School; was employed by Macon County and loved reading and video games. He attended Oakdale Baptist Church.

He is survived by a sister, Elva Marie Crawford of Franklin and a brother, Eric Paul Crawford of Franklin.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Guy Duvall and Rev. John Raby officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from noon to 1 p.m., one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family to help with expenses.

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


 

Barbara Bryson MossBarbara Bryson Moss

Barbara Bryson Moss, 70, of Cashiers, N.C., passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in an Asheville hospital. She was born in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Walter L. and Sally Dillard Bryson. She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, she liked flowers and cooking. She was a member of Cashiers Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Robert R. Moss; one daughter, Cheryl Moss of Charlotte, N.C.; one son, Scotty Petit and his wife Tina of Cashiers; two sisters, Ann Petit of Rosman, N.C. and Alene Morgan of Brevard, N.C.; one brother, McKee Bryson of Brevard; two grandchildren, Cheyenne Petit and Jayden Petit.

Memorial services were held Saturday, April 6, at Cashiers Baptist Church, with Rev. Todd Moss and Rev. Nathan Moss officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Cashiers Baptist Church. PO Box 336, Cashiers, NC 28717.

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


Posey Hill Jacobs

Posey Hill Jacobs, 88, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013.

Born in Alabama, he was the son of the late Charles Shered Jacobs and Jesse Smith Jacobs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Jacobs; step-daughter, Carolyn Hussey and brothers and sisters, Jesse Jacobs, Charles Jacobs, Sarah Bailey and Lucille Virgola. Posey was a member of Wade Baptist Church in Rocky Ford, Ga.

He is survived by his daughter, Susanne Patterson and husband Douglas; step-daughter, Rosalie Torano of Lake Tahoe, Calif.; sister, Juanita Darden of Lagrange, Ga.; four grandchildren, Sara Patterson, Chuck Thomason, Deborah MacIntyre and Stephen Binder; six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

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


Lillian Ferguson EnloeLillian Ferguson Enloe

Lillian Ferguson Enloe, 91, of Whittier, passed away Monday April 8, 2013. A native and lifelong resident of the Qualla Community in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late H. Glenn and Charlotte Howell Ferguson. Her favorite pastimes were reading the Bible, attending church, sewing, working in the garden, praying with the ladies prayer group for more than 20 years, and caring and nurturing her family.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William Lenoir Enloe, two sons Dean and Gerald Enloe, brothers Wayne and Hugh Ferguson, sister Mary F. Trull and a granddaughter Bethany Caryl Enloe.

She is survived by two sons, Gene and his wife Ina of Webster, N.C., and Neil and his wife Elaine of Franklin, N.C.; daughter-inlaw, Brenda Jean Enloe of Whittier; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-grea-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with the Pastor Steve Harris officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the Funeral Home. Graveside burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bethany Enloe Mission Fund, Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church, 207 Mitchell Rd, Greenville, SC, 29615-2644

An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com.






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