Obits for January 2, 2019

Obits for January 2, 2019

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Rev. Howard W. Southard

Rev. Howard W. Southard

Rev. Howard W. Southard, at the age of 91, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, after a brief period of declining health.

A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late Albert and Iola Henry Southard of Franklin, N.C. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Joyce Ramey Southard and a brother, Rev. Gene Southard.

He is survived by his daughter, Brenda Wooten and husband Bruce; and his son, Steven Southard and wife Cheryl, all of Franklin.   He was loved and cherished by four grandchildren, Adrienne Wooten, Tiffany Hurst, Kayla Fenoglio and husband Taylor, Cody Southard and wife Whitney; and one great grandson, Jaydison Hurst of Franklin.   He is also survived by his brother, Glenn Southard of Franklin and several nieces and nephews.

He was called by God to be a Baptist preacher at the age of 35, while working at General Motors in Doraville, Ga.  He later returned to Franklin to begin his ministry of pastoring in several local churches which included Bible Baptist Church, Central Baptist Church and Victory Baptist Church.  He was the founding pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church where he is currently a member.  He had a radio broadcast, “The Gospel Light” which aired on WFSC on Sunday mornings for several years.   His ministry has touched the lives of many people.

He enjoyed gardening, reading, hunting, fishing, the outdoors, and his pets.

Services were held Monday, Dec. 30, at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Lewis Smith, Rev. Bobby Cloer, and Rev. Richard Salmonson officiating.  Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery.   Pallbearers were Rev. Lewis Smith, Rev. Bobby Cloer, Rev. Frank Rodriquez, Rev. Richard Salmonson, Rev. Rusty Wolfrey, and Rev. Albert Grey.  Other ministers of Macon County were honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested donations be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 129 Emmanuel Road, Franklin, NC 28734 or Victory Christian School, 278 Victory Church Road, Sylva, NC  28779.

He will be missed greatly. But we don’t say goodbye, just so long, Pappaw, we will see you on the other side. We know that heaven is now sweeter because you are there! We Love You!

Mary Elizabeth Foster Chambliss

Mary Elizabeth Foster Chambliss, 91, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

Born in Carbon Hill, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Robert Lester Foster and Ida Williams Foster.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard R. Chambliss Sr. She retired after 30 years from C & C Drywall and was a member of Cowee Baptist Church, Franklin.

She is survived by her son, Leonard Chambliss, Jr (Teri) of Franklin; sister, Margaret McDonald of Birmingham, Ala.; four grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; nine great great grandchildren and two great great great grandchildren; and eight nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC  28731.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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

Dale Edward Roy

Dale Edward Roy, 67, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019.

Born in Akron, Ohio, he was the son of the late Clarence and Mary Katherine Roy.  He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion and the Auxiliary VFW, VVA Associate and worked at Macon Transit.

He is survived by Dolly Roy; two sons, Jared Roy of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Jason Roy of Florida; sister, Patti Simmons of Akron, Ohio; and a grandson, Jayden Roy.

No services are planned.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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

Florence Bates Stamey

Florence Bates Stamey

Florence Bates Stamey, 87, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2019.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Jeanette Bates Guest.  In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Stamey. She was a member of Prentiss Church of God.

She is survived by two daughters, Diane Queen and Darlene Elkins (Herman) both of Franklin; grandchildren, Jackie Holland (Dewayne), Chris Queen, Carrie Elkins, Derald Queen (Crystal), Chelsie Devito (Levi) and Amy Queen; great grandchildren, Trey, Dustin, Gracie, Bethany, Brylee and Maizy; and close friends, Anne Hodges, Brenda Lee, Destiny Lee and Abigayle Stilwell.

Funeral service was held at  Friday, Dec. 27, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home.  Rev. S.J. Waters officiated.  Burial was in the Rush Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Billy Baylog, Trey Forster, Dustin Queen, Dewayne Holland, Levi Devito, Jamie Stamey and Derald Queen.

Memorial donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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

Edyeth Horne Talley

Edyeth Horne Talley

Edyeth Horne Talley, 97, Franklin, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. She was born June 23, 1922, in Hart County, Georgia, to the late Fred W. Horne and Arlie Herring Miller. She was a homemaker, she volunteered at the Old Angel Hospital, and was a member of the VFW#7399. She was also a member of South Macon Baptist Church. She enjoyed canning green beans, caring for her cats, and laughing with her many friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack Talley; daughter, Barbara Ann Talley; sister, Dorothy Barker; two brothers, Theron Horne and Bill Miller; and two sisters-in-law, Phoebe S. Horne and Francis Miller.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews. A special thank you to friends Suzanne Watson and Kristi Worrel for the compassion and love that was given to Edyeth.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 31, at South Macon Baptist Church with Rev. Albert Grey and Rev. Lewis Smith officiating. Burial followed at the Clarks Chapel United Methodist Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charity of your choice.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Edyeth Talley. Online condolences can be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

Grace Angel Poindexter

Grace Angel Poindexter

Grace Angel Poindexter, 91, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Lex B. Angel and Candus Gibson Angel.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil “Britches” Poindexter; two brothers, Lex and JD and a sister, Mildred Tyler. She was the oldest living member of Holly Springs Baptist Church.  She enjoyed bird watching, reading, gardening, fishing, crocheting and ceramics.

She is survived by son, Eddie Poindexter (Angela Schewe) of Franklin; daughter, Celia Stancil (Walt) of Rabun Gap, Ga.; sister, Maude Breedlove of Bryson City; brother, Bob Angel of Franklin; three grandchildren, Cale Stancil, Lauren Poindexter Sizer and Kyle Poindexter; and two great grandchildren, Ashlyn Poindexter and Jasper Stancil.

Funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 23, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home.  Rev. Cale Stancil, Rev. Bud Haire and Rev. Lewis Smith officiated.  Burial was in the Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Frank Walker, Tebor Pazar, Leighton Bazemore, Brandon Higdon, Jim Green, Chris Jenkins, Tim Lee and Steve Hood.  Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Peek and Brandon Peek.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

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

Karen Ann Sauerwein

Karen Ann Sauerwein

Karen Ann Sauerwein, 68, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019.

Born in Bay Shore, N.Y., she was the daughter of Walter and Mary Collins Kash. Karen was Catholic by faith.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by four children, Lisa Kash of Ocala, Fla., Wendy Hezinger of Glen Ellyn, Ill., Shannon Sauerwein of Lombard, Ill. and Heidi Kruger of Franklin; eight brothers and sisters, Walter Kash II of Ocala, Fla., Patrick Kash of West Islip, N.Y., Deborah Auer of Babylon, N.Y., Eileen Kash of Ocala, Fla., Daniel Kash of West Islip, N.Y., Darlene Morizzo of Center Moriches, N.Y., Mary Doreen Wildner of West Babylon, N.Y., and Thomas Kash of West Islip, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren, Matthew Kash, Colin Hezinger, Evan Hezinger, Shaelyn Hezinger, Tylor Giza, Andrue Giza, Ethan Ortiz, Natalia Ortiz, TJ McHale, Justin Kruger and Bradyn Sauerwein; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Ocala, Fla.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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

Carmen Helen Greene Jessup

Carmen Helen Greene Jessup, 85, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. She was born Aug. 7, 1934, in Haywood County, North Carolina, to the late Clifford Wallace Greene and Myrtle Annabelle Wyatt Greene. She was a graduate of Western Carolina University with a degree in Chemistry. She retired after 30 years of service as a school teacher in Texas and Louisiana. She raised sheep in her younger years, knitted, worked in upholstery, and completed a crossword puzzle every morning with a pen. 

She was also a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Franklin, N.C.

Survivors include her four children, Margaret J. Kinard of Shreveport, La., Joseph Charles Jessup of Whitter, N.C., Thomas Gregory Jessup of Vicenza, Italy, and Elizabeth Ann Henry (John R.) of Alexandria, Va; four grandchildren, Daniel Kinard, D’Arcy Holland, Cameron Kinard, and Kaylan Jessup.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Joseph Charles Jessup II.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 28, at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Online condolences can be left at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Jessup family.

Janie Marvin Ensley

Janie Marvin Ensley

Janie Marvin Ensley, 69, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019.

Born in Bradenton, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Frank Marvin and Marian Gaines Westcott. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Bucky Marvin; stepfather, James Laurance Westcott and a special dog, Petey. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and volunteered for hospice.

She is survived by her husband of 13 years, Charles Eric Ensley; two daughters, Holly Hastings Lane (Bob) of Flat Rock, N.C., and Leigh Ann Hastings Lassausaie (Fred) of Easley, S.C.; special dog, Gracie and four grandchildren, Rachel, Noah, Gavin and Sarah.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 4, at Macon Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Hospice House Foundation of WNC, PO Box 815, Franklin, NC 28744.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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

Joyce B. Smith

Joyce B. Smith, 103, passed away Dec. 7, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Smith. She was very active while in Franklin.  She and Bob were instrumental in opening the first Friends of the Library Bookstore; a Honorary Lifetime member of the N.C. Republican Women’s Club; and a former Regent in the N.C. DAR.  

Surviving are a stepdaughter, Jensine Crossman (Buddy) Franklin; sister, Gwen Guiher, N. Canton, Ohio; Special niece, Jodi Boss, St. Mary’s, Ga.; and two other nieces and a nephew.  

No services were held.

Jill Holland Yeary

Jill Holland Yeary

Jill Holland Yeary, 65, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Pauline “Scoot” Rowland Holland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Judy Holland Haire. She was a Christian by faith and the much-loved daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many. She will be remembered for her smile and ability to bring joy to others.

She was a devoted mother to her son, Ernest Yeary of Franklin; two stepsons, Charles Yeary and James Yeary both of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; two brothers, Jimmy Holland and Perry (Marie) Holland both of Franklin and several special nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held Sunday, Dec. 29, at Woodlawn Cemetery.  Rev. Greg Rogers officiated. A Celebration of her life was held following the graveside service at Pine Grove Baptist Church fellowship hall.

Pallbearers were Robby Holland, Chris Holland, Anthony Holland, John Tastinger II, Trey Woodard and Devan Sanders.

Memorial donations can be made to the Macon County Special Olympics North Carolina, C/O Jennifer Garrett, 1830 Lakeside Drive, Franklin, NC 28734.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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

Laura Cascaddan Byrd

Laura Cascaddan Byrd

Laura Cascaddan Byrd, 87 of Greensboro, N.C., formerly of Franklin, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019.

Born in Avon Township, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Charlie William Cascaddan and Ethel Marie Judd Cascaddan.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thad Byrd and a brother, Roger Dale Cascaddan.

She is survived by three children, Sheila Keiser (Scott Keiser) of Greensboro, Diana Lynn (Atwood Lynn) of Escondido, Calif., and William Wise of Canton, N.C.; two brothers, Morris Cascaddan and Gordon Cascaddan; six granddaughters and 13 great grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Saturday, Dec. 28, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home.  Rev. Gary McCoy officiated.  Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society.

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

Nicholas James Quinif, M.D.

Nicholas James Quinif, M.D.

Nicholas James Quinif, M.D., 66, died at his home in Highlands, N.C., on Dec. 17,, 2019, due to complications from metastatic melanoma. 

Born in Toledo, Ohio, on April 15, 1953, he was the son of the late Richard Quinif and the late Patricia Casey.  

A graduate of Case Western Reserve University and the Medical College of Georgia, Nick, as he was known by his friends, continued his medical training at Akron General Medical Center.  A board-certified urologist, he practiced for six years in Greenville, Miss., before moving to Thomasville, Ga., where he practiced for the rest of his career. At Archbold Memorial Hospital, he was a revered member of the medical community, serving in a variety of leadership positions, including Chief-of-Staff.  He was a deacon and long-time member of First Presbyterian Church of Thomasville.

Upon retirement, he and his wife moved full-time to Highlands, where they had maintained a vacation home for many years.  In Highlands, he was a member of Cullasaja Club and Community Bible Church.

He was passionate about his patients and his family, above all, his devoted wife.  He preferred to let his actions speak louder than his words and was an ideal role model for his family and community. In his free time, he loved golf, food, and wine (and travel that included all of the above).  He was the consummate host and loved sharing his culinary gifts with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Alice McElhannon Quinif; sons, Brian (Kristine) Quinif of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Michael Quinif of Thomasville, Ga.; grandchildren, Kendall and Davis Brown and Gray Quinif; brothers, Terry, Kevin, and Eric Quinif; and step-mother, Lavelle Wisenbaker.

Funeral service was held Saturday, Dec. 21, in the chapel of Macon Funeral Home, Franklin, N.C. Rev. Jo Jo Thomas will officiate.  Burial was at Highlands Memorial Park. 

 For memorial contributions, the family has designated New Life Ministries and The Cancer Research Institute.

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

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