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John Curt and Nancy Hannah McCall of Franklin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Aug. 21.

The couple were married at the Cartoogechaye Baptist Church.

They have one child, Tony Israel McCall of Franklin and one granddaughter, Hannah Houston of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The family will be hosting a celebration for the couple’s anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the West Macon Fire Department.

All friends and family are invited. No gifts please.

Lula Kloss celebrated her 95th birthday Saturday, Aug. 2, at Hickory Knoll United Methodist Church surrounded by friends and family.

From left is son, Robert Alexander; daughter, Francis Killian; Lula Alexander, and son, Richard Alexander.

Photo by Betsey Gooder



Lt. William Addington, patriot in the War for Independence, was memorialized in a “Rededication Ceremony and SAR Patriot Marking” at the First Methodist Church Cemetery last Saturday morning. The ceremony was performed by the Silas McDowell Chapter, North Carolina Society, Sons of the American Revolution National Society, Sons of the American Revolution.

Tom Long, president of the Silas McDowell Chapter of the Sons of the Revolution, presided over the hour-long ceremony, opening with the presentation of colors by a combined color guard involving the Franklin Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Sons of the American Revolution.


Friends and family gathered to honor Mildred Swafford on the occasion of her 90th birthday Sunday at the Tassee Shelter in Franklin.

Just a portion of the many people who came out to celebrate are pictured (front row, L-R) Wayne English, Mildred Swafford, Danny Swafford; (second row) David Swafford, Gail Vinson, Linda Wall, Jim Shope; (back row) Debbie Shope, Amanda Shope, Alan Vinson, Clark and Ellen Shope, Wade Shope, and Henry Wall.

Photos by Betsey Gooder


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