Obituaries for April 21

Obituaries for April 21

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Conley Shope
Conley Shope

Conley Bascom Shope

Conley Bascom Shope, 91, of Otto, N.C., passed away Monday, April 11, 2016.

Born in Clayton, Ga., he was the son of the late Fred and Maud Conley Shope. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Hastings Shope; son, James Bascom Shope; brothers, Joseph, John, Ed Lake, Jess Shope and Frank McCall; and sister, Mary Shope, along with infant brothers and sisters. He was the last of 12 children.

He served in the CCC Camp in Smokemont. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Normandy Invasion during WWII. He was a logger, farmer and retired maintenance worker for Rabun Mills, Ga. He was a member of Coweeta Baptist Church.

He is survived by daughters, Jacqueline Maitre and husband, Erick of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Oberah Williams and husband, David of Gainesville, Ga.; son, Conley Fred Shope of Otto; Jennifer Nations who he thought of as a daughter; three grandchildren; one great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Friday, April 15, at Coweeta Baptist Church. Rev. Davis Hooper officiated. Burial was in the Rush Cemetery with full military honors conducted by VFW Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108.

Pallbearers were Larry Shope, Mickey Mason, Keith Jenkins, LeRoy Chastain, Rocky Williams, and Jason Givens.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA  23060 (www.americanheart.org) or National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Gary Roland
Gary Roland

George Gary Roland

George Gary Roland, 69, of Franklin, N.C., died Sunday April 10, 2016, at his home.

Born in Clayton, Ga., he was a lifelong resident of Macon County; except for a brief time when he lived with his family in Raleigh. He was preceded in death by his parents, the late James I. Roland Sr., and the late Florence Virginia Henson Roland, as well as his brother James I. Roland. He was also preceded by his aunt and uncle that raised him, John and Blaun Kusterer.

He held a BS degree in psychology and an MA in Education from WCU. He served in the United States Air Force in England. He was the director of Macon Program for Progress and then worked as a school psychologist for Macon County schools until his retirement.

He was a Civil War buff, and a member of the Western North Carolina Civil War Roundtable. He had an affinity for Motown, the Tar Heels, and Shakespeare.

An accomplished writer, he wrote two books, “A White River,” a Civil War novel and “Catawampus,” a semi-fictional autobiography.

He is survived by a nephew, James I. Roland III of Franklin; three nieces, Jan R. Heckman and Lori R. Swope, both of  Winter Green, Fla., and Megan Torgerson of Stratford, Conn. He is also survived by his former wives, Laurel Roland and Donna Patton. He leaves behind many loving friends.

A celebration of his life is being planned for a later date.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is serving the Roland family.

Online condolences may be made at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

Edwina Faye Hauversburk

Edwina Faye Hauversburk, 85, of Franklin, NC, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

Born in Doerun, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Cecil Whittle and Verda Mae Carter Whittle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Hauversburk and two brothers, Winston Cecil Whittle and Quentin Owen Whittle. She was a registered nurse and enjoyed furthering her education as she got older; she graduated summa cum laude from every school she attended. She wrote a book about her brother, Quentin Whittle, “Life and Times of a Lawman.” She enjoyed participating in the Senior Games and was a member of Union United Methodist Church.

She is survived by three sons, Daniel Frank Hauversburk and Jerry Allen Hauversburk both of Tallahassee, Fla., and Michael Jay Hauversburk of Panama City, Fla.; one sister, Myra Mae Phillips of Havana, Fla.; six grandchildren, Brenna Marie Hauversburk, Daniel Frank Hauversburk,Jr, Rhett Tucker, Nicholas Allen Hauversburk, Jacob Michael Hauversburk and Jared Owen Hauversburk; one great grandchild, Blake West and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 7, at Macon Funeral Home.  Rev. Janet Greene will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Lupus Foundation, Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., PO Box 96864, Washington, DC 20090 (www.lupus.org/donate) or the A.L.S. Foundation, ALS Foundation for Life, P.O. Box 96, Natick, MA 01760 (www.alsfoundation.org/give/) .

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Michele Evans
Michele Evans

Michele Anne Evans

Michele Anne Evans, 40, of Otto, N.C., passed away Friday, April 15, 2016.

Born in Milton, Fla., she was the daughter of John G. Everitt and Gayle Gerber Everitt. She was Methodist by faith and a graduate of Milton High School, class of 1993. As a Marine lead spouse, she was the recipient of the Molly Pitcher Award from General James L. Jones, Commandant, USMC. She enjoyed growing plants and vegetables, but more importantly she loved being involved in her children’s sports, whether it was when she was keeping score for Delaney’s softball team or Conner’s baseball team or whenever she was coaching Kaitlyn’s Miracle League Baseball team.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Patrick Kelly Evans; three children, Kaitlyn Nycole Evans of Milton, Fla., Delaney Marie Evans and fiancé David Taylor of Otto, and Conner Riley Evans of Otto; mother and father-in law, Ken and Linda Evans of Otto; three brothers, Johnathan Dean Everitt and wife Rita of Ft. Bragg, Calif., Michael Christian Everitt and wife Adina of Franklin, Va., and Shawn Patrick Everitt and wife Jessica of Milton, Fla.; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, at Avalon Baptist Church in Milton, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Special Olympics of Santa Rosa County, Florida.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Herbert Reithemeyer
Herbert Reithemeyer

Herbert Leroy Reithemeyer

Herbert Leroy Reithemeyer, 84, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Friday, April 15, 2016.

He was born in Crawford, Mo., on March 16, 1932. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Aulls Reithemeyer and grandson Toby Rutan. He was a U.S. Army veteran; retired from Broward County where he worked as a bus driver; and was a loving husband and father.

He is survived by his only daughter, Sherry Donnelly of Franklin.

No services are planned.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Betty Crawford
Betty Crawford

Betty Myers Crawford

Betty Myers Crawford, 86, of Franklin, N.C., went to heaven to join her heavenly father on Monday, April 18, 2016.

Born in Franklin, she was the daughter of the late James Lawrence and Bertha Cope Myers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death in 2003 by her husband of 55 years, William Grady “Bill” Crawford Jr.; brother, Charles Philip “Casey” Myers. She was a member of Longview Baptist Church. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She always had a smile on her face for everyone and she spent her life devoted to her family.

She is survived by three daughters, Pam Crawford (Bill McConnell) of Franklin, Dana Crawford Bresnahan (Ed) of Morganton, N.C., Gina Crawford Falish (Dave Uhle) of Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, William G. Crawford III and Lawrence Keith Crawford (Debbie) both of Franklin; two sisters, Sue Stewman (Ronnie) of Pisgah Forest, N.C., Dixie Holland (Joe) of Franklin; three brothers, Bob Myers (Shirley) of Franklin, George Myers (Betty) of Roswell, Texas, John Howard “Ick” Myers of Bloomfield, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Mark W. Cook (Missy) of Franklin, Justin T. Gibson (Nicole) of Marietta, Ga., Landon C. Gibson (Keisha) of Franklin, Amberly L. Crawford of Franklin, Kelsey Crawford of Franklin, Valerie Falish and Victoria Falish both of Charlotte;  five great grandchildren, Manigault A. Cook, MacKenzee W. Cook, Gage Smith, Lawson C. Gibson, Gradyn W. Gibson all of Franklin; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was held Wednesday, April 20, at Longview Baptist Church Cemetery.  Rev. John Hartley officiated.

Following the graveside service, a celebration of Betty’s life was held at the Greenway Pavilion on Ulco Drive.

Pallbearers were Justin Gibson, Landon Gibson, Mark Cook, MacKenzee Cook, Bill McConnell and Ed Bresnahan.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Franklin House Activity Fund Director, 186 One Court Drive, Franklin, NC  28734.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Margaret Crawford
Margaret Crawford

Margaret Breedlove Crawford

Margaret Breedlove Crawford, 93, of Otto, N.C., passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Born in Glenville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late William M. Breedlove and Minnie Todd Breedlove. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Crawford; one sister, Viola Bryson; and two brothers, Ralph Breedlove and Julius Breedlove. She was a member of Longview Baptist Church, where she formerly served as a Sunday School teacher. She loved to make bread, knit, crochet and volunteer with hospice at Angel Medical Center. She was a G.E.D. tutor.

She is survived by two sons, Carroll Crawford and wife Linda of Sanford, Fla., and Ronald Crawford of Sylva; one daughter, Janice Evans and husband Clyde of Cochran, Ga.; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Monday, April 18, at Longview Baptist Church. Rev. Tom Nalen and Rev. Clyde Evans officiated. Private burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Sylva, N.C.

Memorial donations can be made to Longview Baptist Church, 93 Jones Ridge Road, Franklin, NC 28734 or CarePartners Solace Center, CarePartners Foundation, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813 (www.carepartnersfoundation.org/gift.html)

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

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