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Ardelle BaerArdelle Baer

Ardelle Baer, 84, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.

Born in Manhattan, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Harry Armstrong and Olga Andersen Armstrong. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Baer. She was a member of Longview Baptist Church.

A memorial service was held Sunday, March 2, at Longview Baptist Church.

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



Charles Fletcher StricklandCharles Fletcher Strickland

Charles Fletcher Strickland, 76, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Durham County, North Carolina, the son of the late Paul and Daisy Herring Strickland. He was a real estate broker, loving father, grandfather, brother, son and uncle. He liked helping others, gardening, bird watching, and the outdoors.

He is survived by three daughters, Trisha Strickland Moslet and husband Sean of Leesville, La., Diana Lynne Reese of Franklin, N.C., and Julie Ann Callison and husband Aaron of Hamilton, Mont.; his twin sister, Ann Buffaloe and husband Atlas of Fuquay Varina, N.C., and Alice Strickland and husband Don of Raleigh, N.C.; one brother, Paul Strickland of Wake Forest, N.C.; a niece, Melanie Rand of Apex, N.C., and one granddaughter, Cheyenne Taylor Fleszar.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Macon County Animal Control Shelter, 1377 Lakeside Drive, Franklin, NC 28734; The Macon County Humane Society, 851 Lake Emory Road, Franklin, NC 28734 or The National Audubon Society, Attn: Audubon Angel, 225 Varick St, 7th Floor, New York, NY, 10014.

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



Harold Douglas Gregory

Harold Douglas Gregory, 80, of Stanley, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Alfred Gregory and Mandie Houston Gregory. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Nellie Mason Gregory; brother, Troy Gregory and sisters, Ruth Hedden and Ruby Jenkins.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He attended Sandy Ford Freewill Baptist Church, loved ham and CB radios, where he was known as PeeWee and enjoyed going to flea markets.

He is survived by a cousin, Ann Clark, of Stanley, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Saturday, March 1, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Johnny Norris officiated. Burial was in Cowee Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Gaston Hospice, PO Box 3984, Gastonia NC 28054 or Cowee Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Kay Rickman, 240 Golf View Dr., Franklin, NC 28734.

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



Betty Kelly May

Betty Kelly May, 75, of Nantahala, N.C., died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Murphy, N.C. She was a native of Burke County, North Carolina. She had lived in Connecticut for 35 years before moving to Nantahala 18 years ago. She was retired from Sikorsky in Stratford, Conn. She was a member of the Briartown Baptist Church.

She was the daughter of the late Troy and Mary Kelly and the wife of the late Cecil May. She was also preceded in death by a twin brother, Basil Kelly; brothers, Hubert Kelly, Everett Kelly, Odel Kelly, Robert Kelly, and Billy Kelly; and sisters, Helen Kelly Lail, Martha Sue Rimmer, and Violet Evelyn Morgan.

Surviving are a daughter, Carol Hasselman and husband, Ray, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; a son, Kenneth May and wife, Katherine, of Middletown, Conn.; grandchildren, Kevin Hasselman and wife, Lillian, of Grosse Pointe, Mich., Karen Hasselman of Atlanta, Ga., Captain Kelly Hasselman of El Paso, Texas, and Jennifer May of Whitman, Mass.; and two great grandchildren, Taryn Hasselman and Kylie Hasselman of Grosse Pointe, Mich. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 28, in the Briartown Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Icenhower officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family requests memorials be made in memory of Betty Kelly May to the Briartown Baptist Church, c/o Juanita Deweese, 19292 Wayah Road, Topton, NC 28781, or Nantahala Fire and Rescue, 19036 Wayah Road, Topton, NC 28781.

Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews was in charge of arrangements. An online guest register is available at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com.



Charles Edward Hallison III

Charles Edward Hallison III, 62, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. He was born in Palm Beach County, Florida, the son of the late Charles Edward Hallison and Amelia Moore Hallison. He was a plumber, an Eagle Scout, an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and cooking.

He is survived by a daughter, Tricia Mischler and her husband Timothy of Palm Beach County, Fla.; a son, Christopher Edward Hallison of Palm Beach County, Fla.; a brother, Kerry Hallison and his wife Debbie of Palm Beach County, Fla.; four grandchildren, Wyatt Mischler, Madison Mischler, Destiny Hallison and Skylar Hallison; and two nieces, Ragan Hallison and Erin Hallison.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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



Clarice Lillian Luke WittClarice Lillian Luke Witt

Clarice Lillian Luke Witt, 77, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.

Born in Thomasville, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Moses Jacob Luke and Mandy Luvenia Barksdale Luke.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Alderman; brother, Dorsey Luke and sisters, Virginia Hendley and Ann White.

She enjoyed going to flea markets, yard sales and thrift shops. She loved her family and friends immensely and loved living in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. She was a member of Springhill Christian Church in Ochlocknee, Ga.

She is survived by four children, Daneeta “Danni” Hooks of the home, Becky Still of Mableton, Ga., Pamala Fallin and husband Jimmy of Leary, Ga. and Yolanda Childers and husband Tony of Hiram, Ga.; sister, Doris Brock of Franklin; sister-in-law, Norma Luke of Ocala, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Jamie Winkles, Blake Byrd, Ashley Still, Aaron Peek, Matthew Peek, Jimmy Fallin II and Stefanie Childers; 13 great-grandchildren; special friends, Pat Brendle and Shirley Francisco and her beloved cat, Boots.

Funeral service was held Friday, Feb. 28, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Vic Greene officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jamie Winkles, Tony Childers, Jimmy Fallin I, Jimmy Fallin II, Aaron Peek and Blake Byrd.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Macon Funeral Home, PO Box 1175, Franklin, NC 2844 to help with funeral expenses.

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



Frank Hauversburk Jr.Frank Hauversburk Jr.

Frank Hauversburk Jr., 82, of Otto, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.

Born in Alton, Ill., he was the son of the late Frank Leonard Hauversburk and Wilma Schoen Hauversburk. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Linda Kungilies and Sharon Fowler. He was very active in the Macon County Senior Games, loved to fish and bowl and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Edwina Faye Hauversburk; three sons, Daniel Frank Hauversburk of Crawfordville, Fla.; Jerry Allen Hauversburk and wife Laurie of Havana, Fla. and Michael Jay Hauversburk and wife Tracy of Panama City, Fla.; four sisters, Natalie Doyle of Alton, Ill., Mary Lou Layton of Princeton, Ill., Diana Porter of Alton, Ill. and Debra Sue Salingas of Crown Point, Ind.; six grandchildren, Brenna Marie Hauversburk, Daniel Frank Hauversburk Jr., Rhett Tucker Hauversburk, Nicholas Allen Hauversburk, Jacob Michael Hauversburk and Jared Owen Hauversburk; great-grandson, Blake West and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Asbury Methodist Church, PO Box 113, Otto, NC 28763 or Angel Hospice, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

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


 
Frances R. Wood

Frances R. Wood, 92, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.

Born in Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Glen Robinson and Avis Burnette Robinson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Wood. She owned Wood’s Motel and volunteered at Angel Medical Center for many years.

She is survived by several cousins and friends.

Funeral service was held Sunday, March 2, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Brown and Rev. Jim Dusek officiating. Burial was in Bethel UMC Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Michael Ramsey, Edward James, James Francis, Jay Francis, John Francis and Charles Burnette.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church, 69 Iotla Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

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



Betty Trotter

Betty Jane Trotter 71, of Leanto, Fla., passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at the Hospice House of Citrus County.

She was born May 14, 1942, to Melvin LeRoy and Iona Stephens in Homossassa. She was a long time resident of Citrus County except for several years, she and her family lived in Franklin, N.C. She was a homemaker, a great cook and enjoyed gardening, crocheting, fishing and hunting. She attended the Church of Jesus Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother, LeRoy Stephens. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Billy Tortter of Lecanto; daughter, Lynne Trotter of Lecanto; sister, JoAnn Hurst of Franklin; sister-in-law, Janice Arthur of Homosassa; nieces, Melanie Raby, Sandy Keener of Franklin, Teresa Redick, Kelly Surrency and Wendy Arthur of Homosassa; four great nieces in Florida, Alisha, Casey, Zoe and Shelby; two great nieces, Kayla Shepherd and Olivia Keener and two great nephews, Kaleb Shepherd and Luke Keener, all of Franklin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.

Strickland Funeral Home of Crystal River assisted the family.



Roy Wayne RamseyRoy Wayne Ramsey

Roy Wayne Ramsey, who would have been 89 on April 2, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in a local hospital.

Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Clara Hyatt Ramsey. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II. He was retired from Burlington Industries, and became an avid rock hunter along with being a musician for many years. He was a member of Cowee Baptist Church. He came from humble beginnings but gave to his country through service, charitable contributions, time and love. He will be missed.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Irene Ramsey; one daughter, Brenda Perry Moore of Franklin; two sons, Michael Ramsey and wife Janice of Franklin and Ben Ramsey and wife Cheryl of Preston, Idaho; one brother, Paul Justice and wife Violet of Centralia, Wash.; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Larry Ramsey, a sister, Lucille Cope and two brothers, Woodrow and Mickey Justice.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 8, at 2 p.m. at Cowee Baptist Church with Rev. David Powell, Rev. Lloyd Fish and Rev. Ronnie Branson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will perform full military graveside rites.

Pallbearers will be Charles Cabe, Rick Tallent, David Morgan, Benny Reynolds, Richard Burnette and Ron Gentry. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Clark, Carol Tallent, Bill Fouts, Roy Jones, Robert Burnette, Paul Shuler, John Gallant, Jim Brown, Rob Bradley and Bruce Harwood.

The family will receive friends Friday March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Cowee Baptist Church, 6301 Bryson City Road, Franklin, NC 28734 or Wounded Warrior Project, 3343 Peachtree Road NE #M20, Atlanta, GA 30326 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

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



Freda Hall Bryant

Freda Hall Bryant passed away on Sunday, March 2, at The Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community in Asheville, N.C., where she had resided for the past 14 years. She was born to Dock Allison Hall and Pearl Bradley Hall on Aug. 15, 1925, in the Oak Grove, N.C. community. She attended Western Carolina College where she received her teacher’s certificate and subsequently taught school in the Macon County School district.

She married Bruce Dickerson Bryant on April 15, 1950. They had two children, Barnard Bruce Bryant of Asheville and Pamela Bryant Bailey of Charlotte. She leaves behind her son-in-law David, two grandchildren, Matthew Myron Bailey and Catherine Allison Bailey, all of Charlotte; two nieces, Clara Jean Brandy and Betty Jo Farlow; and a nephew, Ed P. Guy.

She was a loyal member of First Baptist Church in Franklin and considered the parishioners there to be part of her extended family. During her time at Deerfield she was always thrilled to receive visitors and correspondence from her church family and others in the community.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the kind and caring staff at Deerfield during her stay there.

A memorial service celebrating Freda’s life will be held Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m., at Macon Funeral Home in Franklin followed by a visitation at the Bryant’s home at 38 Trimont Mountain Trail in Franklin from 2 until 4 p.m.

A memorial will also be held in Asheville at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Home in the St. Giles Chapel on Sunday, March 16, at 2 p.m.

The family asks for memorials to be made to First Baptist Church, 69 Iolta Street, Franklin, NC 28734; MANNA Food Bank, 627 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville, NC 28805 or Hospice House Foundation, PO Box 815, Franklin, NC 28744.

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



Garland Bateman

Garland Bateman, 95, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on March 1, 2014, at his home.

Born in Nantahala, N.C., on Dec. 25, 1918, he was the son of the late T.A. Bateman and Mallie Waters Bateman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, George, Thea, Andrew, Oscar, Claude, Gene, Nannie Morrow, Milam Wilkie and Lallie Raby. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII serving with the 32nd Red Arrow Infantry Division in the Philippines and with the occupying force in Japan. He was a dairy farmer and a member of Hickory Knoll United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Hortez Moffitt Bateman; three daughters, Deborah B. Smith (Bennie) of Otto, Margaret B. Massie (Tom) of Sylva and Nancy Bateman of Franklin; one granddaughter, Tracy S. Dendy (Jason) of Otto; one great granddaughter, Sarah Dendy; sister, Lucy VanHook of Franklin and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 4, at Hickory Knoll United Methodist Church. Larry Raby officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery with military rites conducted by the VFW Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108.

Nephews served as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Hickory Knoll United Methodist Church, PO Box 26, Otto, NC 28763.

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



Arbutus Young CochranArbutus Young Cochran

Arbutus Young Cochran, 88, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late John Young and Lula Ridley Young. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Warren G. Cochran who died in 1998; a son, Bruce Warren Cochran who died in 2000, great granddaughter, Kyrsten Cunningham and a brother, John Young, Jr. She was a member of Mountain Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed flowers and gardening but her family was most important.

She is survived by four children, Judy Cunningham, Eunice Browning and Sheila Jenkins, all of Franklin and Brent Cochran of Clyde, N.C.;11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret Hyatt and Evelyn Franks, both of Sylva.

Funeral service was held Thursday, March 6, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. David Lee Williams officiated. Burial was in the Mountain Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Grandsons served as pallbearers and great grandchildren served as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial donations can be made to the Mountain Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Ruby Henry, 179 Grandview Court, Franklin, NC 28734 or CarePartners Foundation, 68 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803 (www.carpartnersfoundation.org) (828-277-4815)

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






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