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Paula Susan AlvordPaula Susan Alvord

Paula Susan Alvord, 52, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.

Born in Valparaiso, Ind,, she was the daughter of the late Gene Chamberlain and Faye Johnson Chamberlain. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Paul Gene Chamberlain. She enjoyed home decorating, gardening and fishing.

She is survived by her longtime companion, Robert Hoffman; a daughter, Danielle Renee Hunt and husband Bobby of Seattle, Wash.; son, Joshua of Union Mills, Ind.; sister, Donna Salas-Porras of Anthony, N.M. and two grandchildren, Carter Hunt and Cheyanne Hunt.

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.



Earl Herbert CabeEarl Herbert Cabe

Earl Herbert Cabe, 85, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at a local hospital. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Clarence Weaver and Eva Moses Cabe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Alma C. Taylor and Bertha Cabe and two brothers, Gene Cabe and Ernest Perry Cabe.

He was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church. He served his country proudly with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict in the 24th Infantry Division. He received the Korean Service Medal, Bronze Service Stars and Purple Heart.

He is survived by two brothers, Arthur (Annie Ruth) Cabe and James Robert (Jane) Cabe of Franklin, N.C.; two sisters, Iris C. Alderman of Albany, Ga. and Shirley C. Hodnett (Leroy) of Winder, Ga., along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 21, in the chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Keith Alderman and Rev. Bud Haire officiated. Burial was in the Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to Holly Springs Cemetery Fund, C/O Karen Stiwinter, 481 Franklin Farm Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

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



William Clay Bohanan

William Clay Bohanan, 78, of North Charleston, S.C., passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.

Born in Nashville, Tenn., he was the son of the late Isaiah C. Bohanan and Eva Mae Wiley Bohanan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Lynn Bohanan and a son, Larry A. Bohanan. He was a U.S. National Guard veteran. He was Baptist by faith.

He is survived by children, Kathy M. Self of Clarksville, Tenn. and Rodney W. Bohanan of Charleston, S.C.; sister, Joyce Barrett of Chapel Hill, Tenn.; grandchildren, Gracie and Landon Self and Jansen and Caylen Bohanan.

A graveside service was held Monday, Sept. 23, at Woodlawn Cemetery. Rev. Vic Greene officiated.

In lieu of flowers, 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.



Edna Nix HuntEdna Nix Hunt

Edna Nix Hunt, 87, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Born in Rabun County, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Icie McCall Carver. She was employed by a textile factory; loved her flowers and garden and loved to clean house.

She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, which was a big part of her life, where she served as Sunday School teacher.

She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Thomas R. Hunt, one daughter, Geneva Vaughn and husband Glandon of Franklin; one son, Morris Nix and wife Shannon of Clayton, daughter-in-law, Clara Nix of Clayton; two stepsons, Bobby Hunt and wife Sharon of Franklin and Tommy Hunt and wife Karen of Raleigh; one brother, Herschel Carver of Franklin; seven grandchildren, Kevin Nix, Shannon Nix Carter, Denver Vaughn, Misty Vaughn Holland, Noel Valez, Brenden Conrad and Nolan Conrad and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Webb and a brother, Lester Carver.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 14, at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Lowe officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Denver and Parker Vaughn, Kevin Nix, Travis and Austin Carter and Daryl Holland.

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



Harry Cloyd BrownHarry Cloyd Brown

Harry Cloyd Brown, 90, of Franklin, N.C., formerly of Atlanta, Ga., died peacefully in his sleep on Sept. 21, 2013.

He was born in Asheville, N.C., on Dec. 2, 1922. A WWII veteran, he served with the 2nd Engineers as part of the D-Day invasion force and continued through the Battle of the Bulge before his honorable discharge. He later graduated from N.C. State with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He and his wife retired in 1995 to Franklin.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Byrnes-Brown and his four children: Catherine Brown of Newell, Ala., Michael Brown of Atlanta, Gary Brown of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. and Steven Brown of Canton, Ga. Additionally, he is survived by three grandsons: Cullen Brown, Dustin Brown and Daniel Brown.

He was interred at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga., with military funeral honors on Wednesday, September 25, with Rev. Steve Reeves officiating.

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



Ollie Inez Duvall Revis

Ollie Inez Duvall Revis, 91, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.

Born in Swain County, she was the daughter of the late Francis L. Duvall and Ellen Parris Duvall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Paul Revis; son, Robert Paul Revis; brothers and sisters, Exie Britton, Mary Hildebran, Herma Morgan, Dora Anderson, Wiley, Sherman, Berlin, Arvin and Glenn Duvall and grandson, Andrew Parris. She was a graduate of Franklin High School. She loved to sew and knit. She was a member of Iotla Baptist Church and loved reading her bible.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Parris and husband Ivor of Bryson City and Kathy Worthington and husband Dennis of LaQuinta, Calif.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Gerald McGaha officiated. Burial was in the Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060 (www.americanheart.org).

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



Lilla ShufordLilla Carolyn Wall Shuford

Our “Momma” and “Gramma”, Lilla Carolyn Wall Shuford, 88, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Franklin, N.C., went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, after a long and trying illness.

Born July 13, 1925 in Marlow, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Charles Raymond Wall, Sr. and Martha Virginia Mingledorf Wall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, James P. “J.P.”; a daughter, Virginia “Jinger” Mullis; a brother, Charles R. Wall Jr. and two sisters, Alice Wilhelm and Runelle Barrett. She was a retired employee of Belden Corporation and was a very active, devoted member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. She loved her family, her church and singing in the choir, bowling and watching her beloved Atlanta Braves. She especially missed being able to be with her many Franklin friends during the past three years.

She is survived by sons Jim Shuford (Sally) of Bradenton, Fla., and Ray Shuford, (Kristine) of Sarasota, Fla.; two grandchildren, Julie Shuford of Austin, Texas, Mike Daughtry, (Catrine) and a great-granddaughter of Jacksonville, Fla.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. at Ridgecrest Baptist Church with burial in the Ridgecrest Cemetery. Visitation will follow in the Ridgecrest Fellowship Hall.

Memorial donations may be made to Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 206 Ridgecrest Baptist Church Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

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



Helen Sharp Romano

Helen Sharp Romano, 76, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

Born in Manchester, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Walter “Jim” Sharp and Helen Sankbiel Sharp. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Sharp. She worked as a dental assistant for Dr. McGuire’s office and manager of Curves for several years. She was a member of the Women’s Golf Club and Resurrection Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond Romano; three children, Frank Dubiel and wife Esther of Indianapolis, Ind., Walter Dubiel of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Linda Dubiel of Franklin; two brothers, Ken Sharp of Connecticut and William Sharp of Glendale, Ariz.; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26th at Resurrection Lutheran Church. Pastor John Brunner will officiate. Burial will be in the East Cemetery, Manchester, Conn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Angel Hospice General Fund, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

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



Betty Jane Laurino

Betty Jane Laurino, 90, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.

Born in Flint, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Cecile Snell and Alfred Worden. She was a home health care nurse for many years. She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church.

She is survived by two children, Laura Hartkopf of Franklin and Pam Conley of Chicago, Ill.; four grandchildren, Aaron, Shannon, Heather and Bobby and several great and great-great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Carl Ashlock will officiate.

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



Mack A. Roper

Mack A. Roper of Highlands, N.C., and Miami, Fla., passed away on Sept. 14, 2013, from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle accident in Highlands on Aug. 31.

He was born on Dec. 17, 1923, in Jacksonville, Fla., to John and Annie Mae Roper. After graduating from Miami High School in 1942, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving as a sergeant in the Office of Strategic Services in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. After the war, he graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Miami. He was a lifelong Hurricanes fan and named two of his businesses – Hurricane Engineering Company and Hurricane Chemical Company – after his beloved team.

He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Miami, where he served as president of the Church Council. He was an avid golfer, a Mason, Shriner, and a lifetime member of the OSS Society.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Barnett Roper, who he met at Miami High in the late 1930s; children, Tim (and Ginger) Roper of Chester, Vt.; Kathleen Roper (and Herrick Johnson) of Greenville, S.C.; Dan Roper (and Lisa) of Rome, Ga.; and Chris Cox (and David) of Miami; grandchildren, Jimmy Roper, Maggie Roper, Melissa Apel, Scott Thomas, Bradley Roper Johnson, Laura Anne Roper, John Roper, Jackson Roper, David Cox and Daniel Cox; and his great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Miami. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts in his memory to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Coral Gables, Fla., or Highlands United Methodist Church, Highlands, N.C.

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



Daniel Joseph BirchardDaniel Joseph Birchard

Daniel Joseph Birchard, 56, of Pyeongtaek, South Korea and Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.

Born in Walled Lake, Mich., he was the son of Lillian Jarnot Birchard and the late Jesse Raymond Birchard. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pamela Noviski. Dan worked for Caterpillar as a CPS Six Sigma Blackbelt, which took him to Korea. He was a North Carolina real estate broker; was a faith formation teacher at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus and previously operated Olde Mill House Rentals. He had a BBA from St. Joseph’s College of Maine and was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Lori Brokaw Birchard; five sons, Nicholas Alan Birchard, Jesse Raymond Birchard, Joseph Adam Birchard, Noah Arthur Birchard and Leighton James Birchard all of Franklin; nine brothers and sisters, Dennis Birchard of Pasadena, Md., Denise Cox of Denver, Colo., Paula Nelson of Picford, Mich., Patrice Musto of Pontiac, Mich., Delene Taylor of Fowlerville, Mich., Diane Ennamorato of Santa Cruz, Calif., Dean Birchard of St. Petersburg, Fla., Darcene O’Donnell of Sioux Falls, Mo., and Donald Birchard of Tucson, Ariz. and two grandchildren, Olivia Kailey Birchard and Caden Nicholas Birchard.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at St. Francis Catholic Church. Father Tien Duong, Father Matthew Kauth, and Father Crispine Adongo will officiate. Burial will be in Rush Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Macon Funeral Home.

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






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