Gary Newton Moore Sr.
Gary Newton Moore Sr.; of Waterford, Mich., went to be with Jesus on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at the age of 62. He was born in Pontiac, Mich., on Feb. 18, 1956. He retired from General Motors. He loved to play music, loved NASCAR, and loved his many friends. Loving husband to Cynthia Moore, married October 24, 1998. Previously married to Pam Ross Moore. Loving father of Gary Jr. (Shawna), Melisa, BJ, and step-father to Jimmy (deceased) and Jeff. Beloved grandfather of Melisa and Gavin. He was survived by his mother, Jean Moore Raby and preceded in death by his father, Newton Moore. Dear brother of sisters, Debra (Van) Lundy and Denise Mattucci. Loved by nephews, Eric (Jenny), Nathan and Jacob. Great nephews, Ryan, Ethan, Mason and Gabriel and great niece Ashley. The family received friends at Modetz Riverside Chapel, Waterford, Mich., on Friday, Oct. 5.
Delores ‘Dee’ Beamish
Delores “Dee” Beamish, 90, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Born in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Frank Ponke and Margaret Kott Ponke. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Beamish (2002) and sister, Anna Marie Kraut (2018). She moved to Franklin in 1989 and has been active with Appalachian Animal Rescue, Red Hats Society, Extension Homemakers, and Friends of the Greenway. She loved traveling, the Detroit Red Wings (especially Gordie Howe), crafts, and photography. She often said that she “looked at everything as a picture.” She is survived by a goddaughter, Susan Shay; her sister’s seven children, Marilyn, Lorraine, Ken, Gordie, Paul, Marty and Randy; and her friends and caregivers, Brian and Tanya Hylton. At Dee’s request, no services are planned. Memorial donations can be made to Appalachian Animal Rescue, 851 Lake Emory Rd, Franklin, NC 28734 or Little Tennessee River Greenway, 573 East Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734. Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.
Carolyn Wright Crouse
Carolyn Wright Crouse Born Sept. 15, 1938, in Hot Springs, Ark., to Richard C. and Maulene Ward Wright, Carolyn Wright Crouse was destined to spread joy throughout her days. She married Don F. Crouse in Hot Springs, Ark., Dec. 5, 1958. Together they raised three children, Donna, Keith and David. In 1966, they left Arkansas for Blairsville, Ga., then New Bern, N.C., and then in 1969, Don joined the Nantahala District and they settled in Otto, N.C. While Don worked for the Forest Service, Carolyn was known for her decorations. She decorated cakes and floral arrangements as well as many ceramics and loved to craft. Since Don spent many years coaching Little League baseball, Carolyn was often seen at the concession stands and in the bleachers;she never missed a practice. She hosted many Cub Scout meetings in her home for Don and his Webelos Troop. Their home was where summer Sunday softball games were hosted for the youth of Newman Chapel Church while adults churned ice cream. She played the piano for the church for over 40 years. She worked the Otto School cafeteria and those who attended remember well her cinnamon and chocolate rolls. She loved to bake and we loved to eat. After Don passed in 1989, Carolyn spent her time visiting the elderly, which eventually led to her employment in home health care. Early morning Sept. 16, 2018, in Columbus, Miss., where she has lived to be close to Keith and her daughter-in-law, Carol Lynn, Carolyn peacefully slipped away with Donna and Keith by her side. Though her granddaughter, Leah Crouse and great-grandson Troy Walker join the remaining family as we grieve our loss, we are heartened to know she has joined Don and David. Family and friends were invited to come together to remember this wonderful woman who blessed all with her joy and her service for 80 years. Sunday services were held Oct. 7, at Newman Chapel Baptist Church, by Pastor Ricky Potts. The ladies of Newman Chapel served in the fellowship hall immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Carolyn’s honor to Palmer Home For Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703; Franklin House or Grandview Manor, Franklin; St. Jude Children’s Hospital; Newman Chapel Baptist Church, 60 Mulberry Road, Otto, NC, or the charity of your choice. Through your donation, her service continues.