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Deaths & Funerals


William ‘Bill’ Orval WinkleWilliam ‘Bill’ Orval Winkle

William "Bill" Orval Winkle, 87, of Otto, N.C., passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Charles George VA Medical Center. Born in Wallace, Idaho, he was the son of the late Christian and Dolly Morr Winkle. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Winkle, who died in 1980.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Brenda Kirkland Winkle. He was a World War II Coast Guard veteran and was employed in the advertising field. He was a member of Estatoah Wayfarers Chapel where he participated in the music ministry by singing a solo every Sunday.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Christine Brown and husband David of Grangeville, Idaho; Brenda’s children who were very special to him, Kristi Matheson and husband Tim, and Keith Crosby and wife Shannon all of Clayton, Ga.; a stepsister, Gail Masters of Belmont, Calif.; a half-brother, Allen Winkle of Boise, Idaho; several nieces and nephews; two very special nephews, Mike Winkle of Portland, Ore. and Rob Winkle of Des Moines, Wash.; six grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m., at Estatoah Wayfarers Chapel in Dillard, Ga., with Rev. Ron Lindahn officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Macon County Humane Society, PO Box 81, Franklin, NC 28744.

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



Wade LindsayWade Lindsay

Wade Lindsay, 84, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.

Born in Saint Pauls, N.C., he was the son of the late Arthur Lindsay and Bertie Rogers Lindsay. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Earline Faircloth Lindsay who died in 2011; son, Wade Lindsay Jr. who passed away in 2003 and five brothers and sisters, Thelma, Louise, Raymond, David and Horace Lindsay. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved bluegrass music; singing and playing the guitar, banjo and mandolin were a few of his talents. He was an excellent cook and especially enjoyed being outside barbecuing and working in his garden. He loved his poodle, Rodger, immensely and was a beloved member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

He is survived by six children, Janie Cobb and husband Robert, Randall Lindsay of Fayetteville, N.C., and Tammy Levanger of Pooler, Ga., Daniel McDuffie and wife Gwyn of Ocala, Fla., Linda Stewart of Highland City, Fla., and Ricky McDuffie of Florida; sister, Evelyn Frease of Fayetteville, N.C.; brother, Lloyd Lindsay of Fayetteville, N.C.; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 19, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Jim Dusek officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery

Pallbearers were Bernie Schwartz, Jim Brown, Charles Roper, Robert Cobb, LeRoy Grider and Adam Burrell.

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



Dorothy Dreher McQuittyDorothy Dreher McQuitty

Dorothy Dreher McQuitty, 82, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Mountain Trace Nursing Center.

She was born in Greensboro, N.C., to the late Amzi Bond (A. B.) and Bonnie Bellwood Dreher, July 16, 1932. She was married to the late Rev. Eric McQuitty for 56 years. She was a first grade teacher at Pine Grove Elementary School in Shreveport, La., and was a member of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in America.

She is survived by three sons and their spouses, Andy Mc- Quitty (Alice) of Irvin, Texas, Tim McQuitty (Dana) of Franklin, and Phil McQuitty (Mary Chris) of South Riding, Va.; 12 grandchildren, Julie McQuitty Rhodes, Elizabeth McQuitty, Bonnie Mc- Quitty, Eric McQuitty, Jonathan McQuitty, Anna McQuitty, Jeffery McQuitty, Susannah McQuitty, Phillip McQuitty, Samuel Mc- Quitty, Hattie McQuitty, Calvin McQuitty;, and two great grandchildren, Andrew Rhodes and Madeline Rhodes.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 19, at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church with Rev. Philip Sealy officiating. Burial took place in Shreveport, La., where she was buried next to her late husband at the Centuries Memorial Cemetery.

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



Timothy Bernard ButterfieldTimothy Bernard Butterfield

Timothy “Tim” Bernard Butterfield, 57, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.

Born in Miami, Fla., he was the son of the late Ross Butterfield and Jacoba Lamport Butterfield. He worked for Jorgensen Labs as a veterinarian equipment salesman.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Marie Boyd Butterfield; sister, Sharon Butterfield of Franklin; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bob and Pat Boyd of Franklin, and extended family in Florida.

A gathering of friends was held Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Macon Funeral Home.

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



Shirley Lenior WaldroopShirley Lenior Waldroop

Shirley Lenior Waldroop, 73, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin B. Lenoir and Lucinda C. Huckaby Lenoir. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, J.B., Leon, John, Benny and Bill, and two sisters, Nell Harrison and Ada Florence Leatherwood. She was a member of Mount Hope Baptist Church where she was the pianist for more than 50 years.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Steve Waldroop; two sons, Jeffrey Neil Waldroop of Honolulu, Hawaii and Gregory Stephen Waldroop of Franklin; four sisters, Virginia Ramey, Mary Wallace, Marie Holland and Jody Sellers, all of Franklin; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Dryman officiated. Burial was in the Maidens Chapel United Methodist Cemetery.

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


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