Obits for March 22, 2018

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Herman Clinton Burgamy

Herman Clinton Burgamy

Herman Clinton Burgamy, 65, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018.

Born in Atlanta, Ga., he was the son of the late George Clinton Burgamy and Imogene Nelle McHugh Burgamy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, April Burgamy. He loved to create stained glass, loved music and animals, especially his dog “Echo.” He had such a generous heart.

He is survived by his son, George Clinton Burgamy of Clarkesville, Ga.; three sisters, Bonnie Burgamy of Franklin, Diane Buchanan (Roland) of Monroe, Ga., and Becky Kelley (Wayne) of Helen, Ga., and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Noah’s Ark Humane Society, 1239 Old Murphy Road, Franklin, NC, 28734.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Robert ‘Bob’ Jones

Robert “Bob” Jones, 66, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

Born in Miami, Fla., he was the son of the late Robert Wayne Jones Sr. and Rachael Wright Jones. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed operating HAM radios and was a member of the ARRL.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Ann Federonis; step-daughter, Tiffany Berry of Washington; step-sons, Russell Brooks and Steven Brooks both of Texas; four step-grandchildren, Steven Brooks Jr., Sydney Brooks, Austin Reynolds and Hunter Reynolds; and three great grandchildren.

No services will be held at this time.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Margaret Jean McNary

Margaret Jean McNary

Margaret Jean McNary, 88, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.

Born in Daytona Beach, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Samuel T.V. McBee and Ruby Root McBee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Hicks McNary who died in 2007. She was a member of the Eastern Star Nequassa #43, Franklin,  and Tri-gate in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Franklin.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 24, at Franklin Seventh Day Adventist Church. Pastor Glenn Marshall will officiate.

Memorial donations can be made to the Three Angels Broadcasting Network, a nonprofit Christian-based television and radio program dedicated to Christian and health-oriented programming, 3ABN PO Box 220, West Frankfort, IL 62896.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.

Phillip Lee Dishner

Phillip Lee Dishner

Phillip Lee Dishner, 46, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018.

Born in Lake Forest, Ill., he was the son of Helen Dryman Dishner and the late George Ray Dishner. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Dishner. He was Church of God and Baptist by faith.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two children, Brook Ann Broughton and Adam Frady; a sister, Renee Smagur (Rick) of Clarkesville, Ga.; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life for both Phillip and his brother Kenny will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 31, at the American Legion Post 108. Rev. Robert Dryman will officiate. Following the service, the family will receive friends until 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Macon Funeral Home, PO Box 1175, Franklin, NC 28744, to help with funeral expenses.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Elizabeth Russell McCall

Elizabeth Russell McCall, 83, of Leesburg, Fla., formerly of Highlands, N.C., passed away Friday, March 9, 2018. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late James Russell and Martha Munger Russell. She was married to Willis G. McCall Sr. who preceded her in death December 1999.

She was employed by the Lake County School System as a school bus driver. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.

Survivors include her daughters, Wilma Carpenter (Michael) of Murphy, Sarah Carpenter (Morris) of Leesburg, Fla., Cathy McCall of Virginia and Teresa Fry (Bruce) of Nashville, Tenn.; her son, Willis Gordon McCall (Mary) of Dona Vista, Fla.; sisters, Mary Lynch of Leesburg, Fla., and Faye Dill of Grovetown, Ga.; brothers, Milford Russell of High Springs, Fla., James Russell of Cashiers, John Russell of Oregon and Charles Russell of Frankfort, Germany and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Carl.

A funeral service was held Friday, March 16, at Clear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Oliver Rice officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Online condolences are available at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com. Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the McCall family.

Thomas Sidney Hall 

Thomas Sidney Hall

Thomas Sidney Hall, 71 of Brown City, Mich., passed away peacefully March 13, 2013.  He was born Aug. 28, 1946, to Josephine Griffith Hall and Roy Hall.  He graduated from Brown City High School Class of 1964.  He married Brenda Bridgeman on April 12, 1968. He was preceded in death by a brother James Leroy Hall who died Jan. 2, 2000.

He retired in 1995 as a press operator and had worked for 30 years at Pontiac Motors. He was a very likable person with a quick sense of humor.  He loved to travel and fish and attend tractor and farm engine shows. He was a member of Black River Tractor Club and the Two Cylinder Club. He was a long time member of Fellowship Bible Church.

He is survived by his wife (one month shy of 50 years) Brenda Hall; two children, Michael Thomas Hall and wife Libby of Brown City; and a daughter, Tammy Hall Bruynell and husband Jeff of Oceanview, Hawaii; and a grandson, Jeffrey Thomas Bruynell.

Funeral services were held Saturday March 17, at Fellowship Bible Church.  Burial was in Valley Center Cemetery.

Memorial may be made to United Hospice in Marlette, the Gideons or the Brown City Fire Department for Jaws of Life.

Doris Barney Mayse

Doris Barney Mayse, was born on July 15, 1927, in Wilmington, Del., to the late Charles Barney and Ruth Pierson Barney. As a young girl, the family relocated to Annapolis, Md., where she would graduate from high school.  She and late husband Andy, retired to Watauga Vista in Franklin, N.C.  For the past several years, she has been living in Greer, S.C., where she passed away peacefully on March 14, 2018.   She was 90 years old.

An Air Force officer’s wife, she lived in several different states throughout the United States, and the family was stationed in Europe for several years. She loved reading a good book, cooking, travel, art, music and history.  She was a skilled seamstress, sewing many of her own clothes. When she wasn’t watching and feeding the birds, you could find her enjoying the Golf Channel or the news channels.

She is predeceased by her parents, husband, Andrew G. Mayse, sisters, Ruth Ann Wirth and Lynn Williams.

She is survived by her son, Mark Mitchell; her daughter, Stacey Darlington and husband David; her step-daughter, Candy Mayse Fritchley and husband David; six grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Franklin, on Monday April 23. Arrangements are being handled by the Macon Funeral Home. Expressions of condolences can be made to the Air Force Aid Society at www.afas.org.

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