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Deaths & Funerals Deaths & Funerals - 04/03/2014


Perry Arvel NortonPerry Arvel Norton

Perry Arvel Norton, 86, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014, in a local hospital. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Fred and Hattie Howard Norton. He was a sharpshooter for the U.S. Army during WWII; was a prison guard at Macon County Prison; shift supervisor at Belden Electric Cord for 20 years and retired from the maintenance department at the Macon County Courthouse.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who loved sports and Duke basketball. He was a faithful member of Union United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Norma Crawford Norton; two daughters, Susan Jamison and husband David of Matthews, N.C., and Sandra Norton and her fiancée Jim Cooper of Clover, S.C.,; and two grandchildren, Heather Cabe and Kevin Jamison. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Bertha Hopper, Pauline Norton, Gertrude Norton and Annie Long and two brothers, Jack and Paul Norton.

A memorial service was held Sunday, March 30, at Union United Methodist Church with Rev. Janet Greene, Rev. Vic Greene and Rev. Aaron Duncan officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Union United Methodist Church, c/o Lana Hires, 101 Morrison Church Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

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



Jean Wilde SeavernsJean Wilde Seaverns

Jean Wilde Seaverns, 87, of Hayesville, N.C., passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at a Chattanooga hospital. She was born in Durand, Mich., a railroad town outside Detroit, in 1927 to Al and Helen Ray. She had one brother, Don Ray. The family moved to Royal Oak, Mich., then she attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she earned a nursing degree. After graduation, she moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where she married and had two children, Carol and David. She discovered Hayesville around 1970, and first summered there but eventually made it her permanent home. She married Earle Davis Seaverns in 2001. She was a very happy and outgoing person. She cared for her family and others in the community, offering love, comfort and support wherever it was needed. She was a wonderful cook and loved to party, whatever the occasion, or for no particular reason at all. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of The Good Shepherd in Hayesville, and was a longtime volunteer for the Meals on Wheels Program, delivering meals in the community.

She is survived by her husband, Earle Seaverns; her daughter, Carol Pate and husband Ted of Fort Worth, Texas; her son, David Wagener and wife Donna of Miami, Fla.; her grandchildren, Michael, Dina, and Matthew Wagener; her niece, Deana Bishop and husband Thomas and their children, Weston, Rhiannon, and Reghan of Marietta, Ga.; her nephew, Alan Ray and wife Josefina and their children Cathy and Julia of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a granddaughter, Robbin Sinay, who moved to Hayesville two years ago to be near her Grandma Jean and share her love of the area.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory to Clay County Food Pantry, 2278 Hinton Center Rd, Hayesville NC 28904.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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



James Conrad ClarkJames Conrad Clark

James Conrad Clark was born June 3, 1943, in Covington County, Miss.

He is predeceased by his mother and father, Virgil and Bertha Kate Roberts Clark and two brothers who were deceased before his birth.

He is survived by his wife, Julia Susan Wallace Clark and three children, Ronald Keith Clark Regelman (Dawn) of Smiths Station Ala., and Connie Rochelle Clark and James Conrad Clark, Jr. of Pensacola, Fla.; two stepchildren, Richard C. (Court) Mealins, (Julie) of Birmingham, Ala. and Caroline Mealins Van Lake, (Mark) of Jackson, Miss. He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by the members of his wife’s family, George Wallace (Karen) of Hendersonville, Mary Ann Hendricks (Paul) of Kings Mountain, Bryant McClure (Mac) Wallace (Debbie) of Columbus, N.C. and William Michael (Mike) Wallace, (Barbara) of Greenville, S.C., to whom he was brother and friend.

He retired from the engineering department of Chevron, USA in Pascagoula, Miss. where he was given the Chairman’s award for achievement in recognition of his development of engineering software. Upon retirement he established a consulting business and worked extensively both in the petroleum industry and outside it, in this country and in Europe and the Middle East.

He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Master Mason and a Knights Templar York Rite Mason. He was a master of the building trades, a pianist and had an open and intensely curious mind. He was friendly and loved people. His optimistic and happy attitude carried him through his devastating final illness and its associated treatment and his dependence on Christ was unwavering.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 1, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Wendell Ligon officiated. Burial was in the Carson Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Evan Mealins, Spencer Phillips, Adam Wallace, Chad Wallace, Matt Wallace, Will Hendricks and Paul Hendricks.

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



Mario Alfredo FloresMario Alfredo Flores

Mario Alfredo Flores, 56, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014. Born in El Salvadore, he was the son of Mario Flores Menbreno and Emma Zuniga Doty. He was an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor.

He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Maria Leni Navera Bautista Flores; two stepdaughters, Dorothy and Judith Bautista of Franklin, one son, Byron A. Flores of Sun Valley, Calif.; one stepson, Juan Carlo Bautista of Franklin; a sister-in-law; Anna Flores of California; two brothers Miguel Armando Zuniga and Rene Flores of California; two grandchildren, Byron Flores and Audrina Ines Flores and one step grandchild, Nigella Maurice Mangila, a nephew, Kevin Flores and several other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 1, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Drinnon officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Bryant- Grant Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Franklin, NC or American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, New York 10006

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



Nicole Anne HermanNicole Anne Herman

Nicole Anne Herman, age 28, of Franklin, N.C., formerly of Port Richey, Fla., passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014. She was born in Pinellas County, Florida, the daughter of Michael J. Herman of Franklin, and Anne Palumbo Gonzales of Port Richey. She was management trainee for Enterprise Car Rental, she liked gemstones and butterflies and touched many people’s lives.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her fiancée, Darrell Williams of Franklin; her maternal grandparents, Vito and Rose Palumbo of Port Richey; a sister, Danielle Watson of Tampa, Fla.; one aunt, two cousins, and one uncle.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Faupel Funeral Home in Port Richey. The family will receive friends Friday, April 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Faupel Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Franklin.

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



Virginia Annette HeddenVirginia Annette Hedden

Virginia Annette Hedden, 89, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Friday, March 28. She was the daughter of the late Roy and Lilly Stanfield Keener. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Hedden. She loved cooking for family and church friends; she was also a pink lady at Angel Medical Center. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Harley Hedden.

She is survived by two daughters, Lillie Tallent and Martha Keener and husband Grant all of Franklin; six grandchildren, Missy Sanders, Angie Pickens, Joe Tallent, Wes Keener, Brooklynn Hopper, and Perrin Keener, and nine great-grandchildren, Dustin Sanders, Cory Sanders, Luke Sanders, Jordan Pickens, Daniel Pickens, Gabe Pickens, Abby Tallent, Maddy Tallent, and Kya Keener.

Funeral services were held in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home on Monday, March 31, with Rev. Don Moffitt and Rev. Michael Lee officiating. Burial was at Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joe Tallent, Greg Rogers, Perrin Keener, Brooklynn Hopper, Daniel Pickens, Steve Maney, and Mack Stanfield.

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



Doris R. SingerDoris R. Singer

Doris R. Singer, 86, of Franklin, N.C., passed away in Hollywood, Fla., on Feb. 1, 2014, surrounded by her family.

Born in New York, she retired from Miami-Dade Junior College in 1981 and moved to Franklin with her husband, Robert, who preceded her in death in 2004. They called Franklin their “home” because of all of the wonderful friends and neighbors they had there.

She was very active through volunteer activities, particularly at Angel Hospital, and through golf with the Carolina Mountain Golfer’s Association. She loved being with her family and enjoyed flowers, animals, and golfing. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church.

She is survived by six children, several grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 10, at St. Francis Catholic Church. Father Tien Duong will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the ASPCA or any animal care center of your choice.

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



Vera Emma Glover HarperVera Emma Glover Harper

Vera Emma Glover Harper, 94, of Franklin, N.C., and formerly of Greensboro, Ala., died Saturday, March 29, 2014.

She was a native of Eutaw, Ala., and the daughter of the late Joseph E. Glover and Vera Singley Glover. She was a homemaker; loved spending time with her family and sharing family values with them. She loved to fish, working in her flowers, and had a strong farming history. She was a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Perry County, Ala. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Charles Walter Harper; son, Charles Edgar Harper; and six brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her children, Jackie Harper Pilkerton of Franklin, Martha Harper Rogers of Asheville, N.C. and Walter Glover Harper of Mobile, Ala; 12 grandchildren, Karen Hamm, Kendall Adams, Dawn Stacy, Daphne Steider, Bert Hamm, Darryl Harper, Valerie McClendon, Rodney Harper, Kim Gottschall, Charles Pilkerton II, Tommy Pilkerton, and Chad Pilkerton. Several great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 1, in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Greensboro, Ala. The Rev. Arthur Thomas officiated. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Kirk Funeral Home, Demopolis, Ala. was in charge of the arrangements in Alabama.

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






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