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On Thursday, Aug. 8, Angel Medical Center held its fourth annual butterfly release ceremony in memory of those who have died this past year and in honor of the hospice caregivers who work to provide comfort and support to hospice patients and their families.

The butterflies, which are brought in from Florida, are released as a symbol of transition and change.

The ceremony, which has continued to grow each year, offers closure for family members dealing with the transition of losing a loved one.


The parents of Rosanne V. Leigh and Justin E. Guy would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children.

Rosanne is the daughter of William Leigh Jr. of New Jersey and Randall and Rosalie Neal of Robbinsville.

Justin is the son of Teresa G. Boane of Franklin and John A. Guy of Michigan, and the grandson of Dick and Delma Ward of Franklin.

The wedding is to be held Sept. 28. Justin will receive his masters degree from Western Carolina University this year in Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Justin has a minor in Japanese.

Rosanne received a BA in Art and Theater and a minor in Japanese from WCU.

Board members of the Judy Moore Scholarship Endowment Committee have announced that four scholarships for $1,000 each have been awarded to Courtney Dryman, Sean Meagher, Edith Jennings and Kaycee Cashion. Awards are given for tuition, books, room and board and any other directly related educational expenses to candidates who are enrolled in nursing degree programs.

Courtney Dryman, the daughter of Sam and Cindy Dryman, will graduate from Western Carolina University in December 2013. Her career goal is to work in women’s health – either Labor and Delivery or or the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She also is considering furthering her education and becoming a certified nurse midwife.


The Franklin High School Class of 1963 held its 50th Class Reunion on June 22.

A picnic luncheon was held at Grace Presbyterian Church and a dinner was served at the Franklin High School cafeteria.

Out of a class of 154 students, 97 registered to attend one or both events.


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