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Deaths & Funerals Deaths & Funerals - 07/11/2013

Shirley Anne Fleming Moore

Shirley Anne Fleming Moore, 57, passed away on July 5, 2013 at her home in Franklin, N.C.

She was born on April 15, 1956, in Columbus, Ga. to F. Douglas and J. Shirley Bartlett Fleming. She grew up in Tampa, Fla. She graduated from Windsor Forest High School in Savannah, Ga., in 1974. She married Charles “Chuck” Moore in 1975 in Savannah. They were happily married for 37 years. She was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church. She enjoyed all manner of sewing and crafts. She was best known for her heirloom smocking, her loyal service dogs that never left her side, and her gifts, homemade with love. She loved spending time with her family and ever-growing circle of friends. Her most beloved treasures were her grandchildren who lovingly named her Dobbie Doo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, F. Douglas and J. Shirley Fleming and her brother, F. Douglas Fleming, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Chuck, of Franklin; her daughter, Jennifer (Lance) Freeman stationed at Robbins AFB, Georgia; and daughters, Laura and Courtney Moore of Savannah, Ga.; her sister, Mary (Michael) Wynne of Tignall, Ga.; her sister, Norma (Patrick) Murray of Pensacola, Fla.; her grandchildren, Delaney, Charlie, and Evie Freeman and Annie Herring; and her constant companions, Little Man and Murphy.

A visitation was held at Fairhaven Funeral Home on Hodgson Memorial Drive in Savannah, July 10.

Funeral services will be held at Fairhaven Funeral Home, Hubert C. Baker Chapel, at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 11.

Fairhaven Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Obituary provided courtesy of Macon Funeral Home.


Edith ThompsonEdith Thompson

Edith Thompson, 84, of Marble, N.C., died Tuesday, June 25, 2013. She was a native of Macon County, but had lived in Marietta, Ga., before moving back to Cherokee County in 1972. She was a 1953 graduate of Memorial Mission School of Nursing after which she worked for the Rodda-Van Gorder Clinic in Andrews, N.C., which later became District Memorial Hospital, serving as its first Director of Nursing. She worked for Kennestone Hospital while living in Marietta and later returned to District Memorial Hospital to serve again as Director of Nursing until the late ’80s. She then taught at Tri-County Community College for 17 years as Nursing Assistant Instructor. She was a member of Vengeance Creek Baptist Church where she was active in the Sunshine Club. Her hobbies included quilting, crocheting, gardening, and playing bingo.

She was the daughter of the late Edd Denny and Maude Willis Lunsford and the wife of the late John C. Thompson, who died Nov. 19, 2006.

Surviving are two daughters, Karen Burchardt and husband, Harry M. of Blairsville, Ga., and Lisa Long and husband, Jimmy of Young Harris, Ga.,; a son, Mark Thompson of Marble; two sisters, Darlene Kauffman of Andrews and Brenda Hill of Claremont, N.C.; three brothers, Furman Lunsford of Marble, David Lunsford of Thomasville, N.C., and Denver Denny of Andrews; and a granddaughter, Johanna Burchardt.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 28, in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, with the Revs. Fred Lunsford and Derrick Palmer officiating. Interment was Saturday, June 29, in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Jeff Ledford, Danny Moore, Mickey Maennle, Bruce Rose, Robert Debty, and Gary Rogers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Edith Thompson to the Andrews VFW Post 7620, PO Box 519, Andrews, NC 28901 or Vengeance Creek Baptist Church, PO Box 253, Marble, NC 28905.

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy was in charge of arrangements. Online guest register at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com.


Hoyt Allen Thomas Sr.

Hoyt Allen Thomas Sr., 82, of Otto, N.C., passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at a local nursing home. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Harley and Fannie Bradley Thomas. He is survived by his wife Betty Norton Thomas of 60 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather. He loved to saw lumber and he owned several saw mills.

He is survived by a son, Hoyt Allen Thomas Jr.”Roonie” and wife Dawn of Dillard, Ga.; two daughters, Elaine Hodgin and husband David of Otto, and Melissa Dills of Otto; one sister, Nancy Wilson of Brevard, N.C.; five grandchildren, Shelly Finch, David Hodgin Jr., Neva A. Dills, Jonathan Reed and Keshia Reed; six great-grandchildren, Haylee Overholt, Alyssa Hodgin, Cody Hodgin, Braylee Reed, Bryson Reed and Braeden Reed. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Hester Cabe, Beatrice Henson, Ivy Lee Rogers and Carrie Bell Chastain; two brothers, Billy Thomas and J.D Thomas; and one son-in-law, Denny Dills.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 6, at Mulberry United Methodist Church with Rev. Janet Greene and Rev. Aaron Duncan officiating. Burial was in the Mulberry Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jonathan Reed, Dave Hodgin, Cody Hodgin, Vic Chastain, Phil Chastain and Pat McCall.

Bryant Grant Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences are available by visiting www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.


Charles S. Green

Charles S. “Charlie” Green, 59, of Dotson Street, Mountain City, Ga., died Monday, June 24, 2013, in Mountain Lakes Medical Center.

He was born July 17, 1953, in Highlands, N.C., to the late Harvey and Angela M. Wilson Green. He was a house painter by profession and was a member of Peoples Baptist Church, and a U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, and is survived by a special girlfriend and caregiver, Vicki Spencer of Mt. City, Ga.; one sister, Faye Bryant of Franklin, N.C.; two brothers, Gene Green of Franklin, and Dale Green of Sylva, N.C.; several nephews, nieces and cousins.

A memorial service will be held Sunday July 14, at 2 p.m. at Peoples Baptist Church, on Clayton Ave., Clayton, Ga.

An online obituary and guest register is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com. Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Dennis Roger TippettDennis Roger Tippett

Dennis Roger Tippett, 52, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of Paul and Lucille Crisp Tippett. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, taxidermy, gardening, canning, wine making, tying fishing flies and fly fishing. He worked for the N.C. Forest Service, the U.S. Forest Service and was a dispatcher for Macon County Emergency Services. He was Baptist by faith.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 15 years, Kim Tippett; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Michael and Peggy Ramey of Franklin; four children, Brandon, Emilie, Kyle and Daniel “Boone” Tippett, all of the home; brother, Chuck Tippett and wife Sharon of Franklin; uncles, Bill Crisp of Manassas, Va. and Bobby Crisp of Fredericksburg, Va.; sisters-in-law, Laura Ramey and Cheryl Ramey; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Jane Stamey, Rita Enloe, Nickie Tallent, Mike Lequire and all other Macon County co-workers.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Lloyd Fish and Rev. Alton Dendy will officiate. Burial will be in the Cowee Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Clay Cogdill, Bruce Bennett, Larry Moses, Brandon Crone, Mike Lequire, Greg Dills and David Ramey. Emergency workers will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Macon Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses, PO Box 1175 Franklin, NC 28744.

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


Doris Margaret Alberti

Doris Margaret Alberti, 84, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013.

She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., and was the daughter of the late John Louis Lively and Lona Katherine Eustice. She loved bingo and crossword puzzles. She was Baptist by faith.

She is survived by four children, Diane Devlin and husband Thomas of Orlando, Fla., Carolyn Holland and husband Ronnie of Franklin, Jerry Catlett of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Allen Alberti of Miami, Fla.; three step-children, Louis, Dewayne, and Debbie Alberti; two sisters, Lila Beard of Reseda, Calif., and Ruth Burch of Michigan; grandchildren, Cathy and Tommy Devlin of Orlando, Troy and Bryan Burt of Franklin, and Christina, Kari, and Natasha Catlett of Colorado; 12 surviving great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by ex-husband John Michell Catlett, her husband Leon Alberti who died in 2010; brothers, Harold Lively and Richard Louis Lively, daughter-in-law, Tracy Catlett, and great-grandson, Ryan Thomas Gromer.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 16, at the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a memorial service from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. with Rev. Vic Green and Rev. Joanne Young officiating.

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

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






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