Obituaries for August 10, 2017

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Lois Jean Smith

Lois Jean Smith, 87, of Franklin, N.C., formerly of Orange City, Fla., passed away, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017.

Born in New Straitsville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Charles William Donley and Twila Elizabeth Botzer Donley.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Louis Smith; two sisters and three brothers.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Deland, Fla.  She enjoyed reading, computers and bridge.

She is survived by two children, Christopher Smith of Orlando, Fla., and Rebecca McCall of Franklin; and two grandsons, Timothy Bean and Shawn Bean; and several nieces and nephews.

No services are planned.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.

Jimmy T. Frady

Jimmy T. Frady

Jimmy T. Frady, 61, of Pine Creek Community, passed away Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.

Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late William McKelly Frady and Eva Stewart Frady. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Junior Coggins and Homer Stewart. He was a painter, member of Pine Creek Baptist Church, and was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and ginseng hunting.

He is survived by two sisters, Willa Moses and Mamie Peeler both of Franklin; two brothers, Jerry Frady (Angie Manley) of Franklin and Johnny Frady of Pine Creek Community (Valerie Frady) of Jackson County and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Sunday, Aug. 13, at 3 p.m., at Pine Creek Baptist Church.  Rev. Everette Wilson, Rev. Johnny Norris and Rev. Aaron Langston will officiate.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or hospice of your choice.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Jolene Dallas Smith

Jolene Dallas Smith

Jolene Dallas Smith, 31, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.

She was born June 23, 1986, in Panama City Beach, Fla.  She worked for Drake Software, Dollar General, and Walmart.  She was a comedian by making people happy through laughter.  She loved to dance and listen to music.  Most of all she was a defender for those who could not defend themselves. She was a very spiritual person and believed in the power of prayer.

She is survived by her mother, Connie Barnett, of Franklin; two children, Bryan Alexandro Quiroz and Brianna Alexis Quiroz; and four sisters, Brandy Macias, Nicole Smith, Connie Fain, and Leslie Smith.

A memorial service was held Friday, Aug. 4, at the Greenway at Wayah St. and Ulco Dr. in Franklin, N.C.

Online condolences may be left at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Smith family.

Andrew Thomas ‘Andy’ Lane

Andrew Thomas ‘Andy’ Lane

Andrew Thomas “Andy” Lane, 51, of Kennesaw, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.

Born in Haywood County, North Carolina, he was the son of Grace Erwin Lane and the late William “Tom” Lane.  He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran; member of the American Legion of Kennesaw and site inspector for NOVA Engineering.  He was an expert marksman, loved going to the firing range; enjoyed fishing and camping and never met a stranger.

In addition to his mother, Grace, he is survived by a sister, Carol Justice of Franklin; two brothers, Jim Lane and Phillip Lane (Lori) both of Franklin; nieces and nephews, Trevor Justice, Laney Grace Justice, Dylon Tucker, Lacey Tucker (Adam Karpisek); great niece, Elissia Lane Karpisek; aunts and uncles, Paul Erwin (Peggy) of Canton, Peggy Erwin of Canton, Max Price of Black Mountain, N.C., and Bernice “Bing” Lane of Leicester and several cousins.

A memorial service was held Monday, Aug. 7, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home.  Rev. Vic Greene, Rev. Janet Greene and Rev. Kelly Dotson officiated.  Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery.  The VFW Post 7339 and the American Legion Post 108 will conduct military rites.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Dryman’s Chapel United Methodist Church Youth Program, C/O Kelly Dotson, PO Box 421, Otto, NC  28763 or Overland Unlimited Bridge of Hope, 4656 Whiteside Cove Road, Highlands, NC  28741 or PayPal donations accepted at: www.warriorsurvivalschool.org.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.

Richard E. ‘Duke’ Penix Jr.

Richard E. ‘Duke’ Penix Jr.

Richard E. “Duke” Penix, Jr., 68, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.

Born in Paintsville, Ky., he was the son of Richard E. Penix  Sr. and the late Patsy Daniels Penix. He was a family man, and enjoyed music, playing the guitar and being outdoors.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife of 41years, Cheryl Mikash Penix; two daughters, Rachel Elizabeth  Neff (Bert) of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Lauren Elaine Stelting (Neal) of Pinedale, Wyo.; brother, Daniel Jay Penix of Cleveland, Ohio;  and two grandchildren, Samuel Ryan Stelting and Lucy Jade Stelting.

A service of healing was held Saturday, Aug. 5, at First Presbyterian Church.  Pastor Tempe’ Fussell officiated.  A celebration of Life followed.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Roger William Aydelotte Sr.

Roger William Aydelotte Sr.

Roger William Aydelotte, Sr., 88, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.

Born in Pocomoke, Md., he was the son of the late Fred and Annie Bunting Aydelotte. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, George, Sherrod, Hilda, Ruth and Anna Lee.  He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired manager from A&P Grocery Stores. He enjoyed shooting pool, fishing, gardening and deer hunting.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Grace Herold Aydelotte; son, Roger W. Aydelotte, Jr. of Franklin; sister, Naomi Linton of Rehoboth Beach, Del., and one grandson, Nathan Aydelotte and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Friday, Aug. 4, in the chapel of Macon Funeral Home.  Rev. Tim Colwell officiated.

Condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

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