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Deaths & Funerals Deaths & Funerals - 04/18/2013

Willard Clinton Buchanan

Willard Clinton Buchanan went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday morning, April 15, 2013.

Born in Swain County, he was the son of the late George Clinton Buchanan and Hattie McLean Buchanan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 68 years, Lark Franklin Buchanan; son, Dickie McMicken Buchanan; sisters, Edna Willis and Beulah George and son-in-law, James “Jim” Bateman.

He is survived by his daughter, Denzel Buchanan Bateman and son, George “G.D.”Buchanan and wife Katie; four grandchildren, Ralna Bateman, David Bateman, Diane Foxworth and Cresada Buchanan-Beane; four great-grandchildren, Alex Foxworth, Garrett Foxworth, Keegan Beane and Peyton Beane; two sisters, Georgia Ireland and their children, Georgette and Dave and Ethel Cook and husband Ceaphas and their children, Larry, Linda, Harold and David; brother, Col. Crawford Buchanan and his children, Karen, Doug and Gary. A special thanks to Virginia Huggins, his special, loving niece who he said was “his chosen Angel on Earth.”

He was a member of Central Baptist Church where he was ordained as deacon on Sept. 23, 1956. He served as deacon until his death. He also served as Sunday School teacher, Sunday School superintendent and choir director for many years. He was once a bass singer in the Smoky Mtn. Boys Quartet in Swain County. He was once a member of the Woodmen of the World.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 21, at Central Baptist Church with Rev. Gary McCoy officiating. Burial will be in the Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Scott Beane, Jim Foxworth, Garrett Foxworth, David Bateman, Joe Hilliard and Lewis Ashe.

Memorial donations may be made to Central Baptist Church, C/O Lisa Hilliard.

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


William Mark ‘Billy’ SwaffordWilliam Mark ‘Billy’ Swafford

William Mark “Billy” Swafford, 51, of Rutherfordton, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at his home, while being cared for by Hospice. A native of Macon County, he was the son of James Swafford and Mary Jo Green Swafford. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and worked with his father as a car salesman.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Gilda Hamrick of Rutherfordton, and was preceded in death by a brother, Raleigh Swafford.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. William Swink and Rev. Wesley Hudgins officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2:00 at the church. Concluding services will be held in the church cemetery.

Online condolences at www.crowemortuary.com.


Lynn Jerry Hollifield

Lynn Jerry Hollifield, 59, of Otto, N.C., passed away Friday, April 12, 2013.

Born in Clayton, Ga., she was the daughter of Margaret English Hollifield and the late Odis Hollifield. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clay Hollifield. She was a member of Saint Helena Catholic Church in Clayton.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a sister, Frances Hollifield McDowell of New Orleans and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass was held Wednesday, April 17, at St. Helena Catholic Church.

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


Joy ShumateJoy Shumate

Joy Shumate, 72, of Franklin, N.C., formerly of Middle Field, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

Born in Scotland, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Ewell Norman Dusworth and Jonnie Wade Hiland Dunsworth. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Ray Shumate. She was a gospel singer and she and her husband owned Oak Productions in Middle Field, Ohio. She was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church, where she was a soloist, member of the church choir, member of the Mary-Martha Sunday school class and directed the children’s choir.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Jane Lofton of Franklin; three nephews, George D. Lofton and James D. Lofton both of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Benn D. Lofton of Safety Harbor, Fla.; and five great-nieces and nephews, Audrianna Jo-An Lofton, William Dunsworth Lofton, James Wyatt Lofton, Emily Joanne Lofton and Lauren Katherine Lofton.

Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Holly Springs Baptist Church. Rev. Brandon Breedlove will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Pallbearers will be George Lofton, James Lofton, Benn Lofton, Hollis Walker, Richard Young and Scott Cummings. James Wyatt Lofton will serve as honorary pallbearer.

Memorial donations may be made to West Care Hospice, 132 Sylva Plaza, Sylva, NC 28779 or hospice of your choice or to Holly Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 366 Holly Springs Church Rd, Franklin, NC 28734.

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


Lillian Freda TippettLillian Freda Tippett

Lillian Freda Tippett, 73, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Born in Swain County, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Hazel Elizabeth McClure Monteith. She was employed by Sky City and loved mowing and gardening. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother and was a member of Cowee Baptist Church where she was active in Sunday school and GAs.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Thomas Roy Tippett; a daughter, Angela Tippett of Franklin; two sons, Thomas "Tommy" Tippett and wife Kathy and David Walter Tippett and wife Kimi all of Franklin; a sister, Mildred Moore of Franklin and a brother, Erskine Monteith of Franklin, eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Hyde.

A memorial service was held Thursday, April 11, at Cowee Baptist Church with Rev. David Powell, Rev. Jason Smith and Rev. Ronnie Branson officiating. Mrs. Tippett’s Sunday School class served as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cowee Baptist Church Building Fund, 6301 Bryson City Rd., Franklin, NC 28734.

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


Barbie-dae AzielBarbie-dae Aziel

Barbie-dae Aziel, 64, lost her battle to cancer on March 25, 2013, at her home in Franklin, N.C.

Born on April 4, 1948, in Dansville, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Augustus Oren Lawrence and Jean E. Acker Lawrence. She was a very talented artist and poet and throughout her life, touched many people with her outgoing personality and creativity; she will be greatly missed by those that knew her.

She is survived by two children, Nina-dae Junker of Highlands, N.C. and Donald Solins II of Naples, Fla. No services have been planned at this time.

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






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