Obituaries for April 11, 2019

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Beverley Blanche Weeks Guffie

Beverley Blanche Weeks Guffie

Beverley Blanche Weeks Guffie, 67, of Montgomery City, Mo., passed away on March 9, 2019, after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. Guffie was born Oct. 8, 1951 in Atlanta, Ga., to the late William H. (Bill) Weeks and Mary Frances Layson Weeks. She grew up in Clarkston, Ga., and graduated from Clarkston High School. She was a graduate of the University of Georgia Class of 1973, receiving her Bachelor of Art in Social Work and attended Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky., receiving her Master of Religious Education in 1975. While at Southern Seminary, she met and married her husband of 43 years, Dr. Jim Guffie, on April 13, 1975.

She is survived by her husband; her daughters, Rebekah Guffie, Montgomery City, Mo., and Rachel Hernandez and husband Tony of Troy, Mo.; sisters, Lenora Jones and husband Brad of Tamassee, S.C., and Nancy O’Connell and husband Brian of Cumming, Ga.; brothers, Stephen Weeks and wife Tina of Winder, Ga., and Ron Weeks and wife Connie of Cumming, Ga.; brother-in-law, Zeb Guffey Jr. and wife Laura Bell of Franklin, N.C.; sister-in-law, Virginia Farmer of Franklin; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 13, at Windy Gap Baptist Church, Franklin. Visitation at 10 a.m., with service beginning at 11 a.m.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Thomas Lenihan Jr.

Thomas Lenihan Jr., 80, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019.

Born in Morristown, N.J., he was the son of the late Thomas Paul Lenihan Sr. and Rae Mazzocchi Lenihan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Patricia Lenihan and Paula Miller; and brother, Frank Lenihan. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed gardening, hunting, and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sharon Yager Lenihan; two daughters, Veronica Kise of New Jersey and Sharon Tippett (Charles) of Franklin; son, John T. Lenihan Sr. (Stephanie) of Otto; brother, Joseph Lenihan of California; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Sunday, April 7, at Macon Funeral Home. Military honors were conducted by VFW Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Macon Funeral Home, 261 Iotla Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com

Eleanor Knowles Joye

Eleanor Knowles Joye

Eleanor Knowles Joye, 84, of Franklin, N.C., entered into eternal life Saturday, April 6, 2019.

Born in Riviera Beach, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Uriah Knowles and Clara Knowles.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, one grandson, and one great granddaughter.  She was a devoted Christian and enjoyed living in the mountains.  She loved cooking, canning, and flower gardening.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Tom Joye; children, Judy Spurlock of Franklin, Donnie Joye (Debbie) of Otto, and Jill Loll of Franklin; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m., at Ellijay Baptist Church.  Rev. Tony Drinnon will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Macon Funeral Home, 261 Iotla Street, Franklin, NC 28734, to help with the funeral expenses.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.

Margaret Tallent Queen

Margaret Tallent Queen

Margaret Tallent Queen, 80, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, April 8, 2019.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Tallent and Kate Raby Tallent.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Queen; brothers, Charles Tallent and George Tallent; sisters, Dorothy Clampitt, Kathryn Cook and Sarah Henry; and great granddaughter, Lyla Reese Maxson.  She was a member of Iotla Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, watching wildlife from her porch and listening to gospel music.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Ricky Queen, Rhonda Queen (Todd), and Donna Mathis (Buddy) all of Franklin; sister, June Carpenter (Doug) of Marion, N.C.; brother, Don Tallent (Denise) of Laurens, S.C.; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 11, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home.  Rev. Brandon Breedlove, Rev. Steve Reeves and Rev. Doug Carpenter will officiate.  Burial will be in the Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jamey Mathis, Cody Mathis, David Pangle, Todd Bennett, Mike Fouts and Jim Fouts.

Memorial donations can be made to the Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Eddie Simonds, 279 Edwards Road, Franklin, NC  28734.

Condolences mat be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.

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