Obituaries for April 27, 2017

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John F. O’Neill Jr.

John F. O’Neill Jr.

John F. O’Neill Jr., 66, of Waterford, Mich., passed away, Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret O’Neill.

Loving husband of Shari; devoted father of Michelle (Joe) Landry, Tricia (Jarame) Baldwin, Patrick O’Neill, Johnny O’Neill, Shawn Benscoter; fun-filled grandpa of Jack, Madeline, Zach, Hannah, Skilee, Katelyn; son-in-law of Essie (Otis Watts) Dills; brother-in-law of Eddie (Roberta) Dills, Steve (Michelle) Watts.

Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston, Michigan.

Funeral Mass was held Friday, April 21, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Waterford, Mich.

Graveside service was held Monday, April 24, at Mount Zion Cemetery. Rev. Phillip Cochran officiated.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Keith Holland

Keith Holland

Keith Holland, 76, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, April 17, 2017.

Born and raised in Franklin, he was the son of the late Vernon Luther Holland and Illa Mae Potts Holland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Van Holland. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a founding member of Gem Capitol Auto Club and member of Sugarfork Baptist Church.

He is survived by three sons, Rev. Brian Holland and wife Tammy, Kevin Holland and wife Susanne and Hugh Holland and Michelle Engert all of Franklin; seven brothers and sisters, Otela Bolick and husband Bobby, Carol Ashe and husband Roy, Arbutus Bolick and husband Larry, Mary Sue Sanders and husband Ray, Alice Taylor and husband Perry, Alvin Holland and wife Sharon and Phillip Holland and wife Elaine; sister-in law, Becky Holland of Franklin; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, Joshua and Nathaniel Holland, Kory DePaola, Anissa and Claire Holland; one great grandson, Aidan Holland and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Friday, April 21, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Reeves officiated. Burial was in the Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery with military rites conducted by VFW Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108.

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

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Terry Lambert Carpentier

Terry Lambert Carpentier

Terry Lambert Carpentier went to be with our Lord on Easter morning April 16, 2017. Born in Woonsocket, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Alcide and Eva Lambert. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Jeanette Cardin, Florence Neuroda, and brother, Louis Lambert.

In the mid ’40s, she moved to Florida where she resided almost 40 years before returning to Woonsocket where she married Marcel Leo Carpentier. After Marcel’s death in 2003, she moved to Otto, N.C., to be with her daughter and son-in-law, Shannon and Earl Carlton. Her last five years were spent at Grandview Manor Assisted Living in Franklin. She could be seen daily playing cards, working on jigsaw puzzles, reading or chatting with friends. She was an avid reader visiting the library weekly. She also loved music, played the piano and spoons. She spent her career years working in the medical field. She was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church and frequently attended Trinity Assembly of God with her daughter.

She is survived by a daughter, Shannon Carlton (Earl) of Otto; granddaughter, Jody Lowd (Eric) of Melbourne Beach, Fla.; grandson, Earl Justin Carlton (Meredith) of Brandon, Fla.; two great grandchildren, Chase and Parker; three nephews and nieces, and several great nephews and nieces that she loved dearly.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 29, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Assembly of God, 6971 Georgia Road, Franklin.

In lieu of flowers, the family graciously asks that memorial donations be made to the Trinity Assembly of God Missions Fund, 6971 Georgia Rd., Franklin, NC 28734.

Online condolences may be made at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is serving the Carpentier family.

William Owen Dills

William Owen Dills

William Owen Dills, 80, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Frank and Helen Watts Dills. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving four years before beginning his career as a heavy equipment operator.  He worked for John D. Stephens Pipeline, Atlanta, Ga., for 20 years before retiring and returning to Franklin in 2011. He enjoyed his yard, growing and sharing his garden and his special hobby was restoring antique autos.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Gladys Beck Dills; daughter, Dana “Dee Dee” Nalband and husband Bruce of Atlanta, Ga.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 25, in the chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Albert Grey officiated.  Burial was in the Old Savannah Cemetery in Sylva.

Memorial donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Carolyn Anderson

Carolyn Anderson

Carolyn Anderson, 82, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Born in Breckenridge, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Calvin Monroe Lambert and Stella Mae King Lambert. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Anderson and a daughter, Sonja Meals. She was a member of Rabun County Church of Christ in Tiger, Ga.

She is survived by a son, Michael Anderson (Brenda) of Pauls Valley, Okla.; two daughters, Carol Beck (Steve) of Fulshear, Texas and LaRessie Mason (Mark) of Franklin; and 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 25, at Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Radford Penland officiated. Burial was in the Rabun Church of Christ Cemetery, Tiger.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Clark Nathaniel Picklesimer

Clark Nathaniel Picklesimer

Clark Nathaniel Picklesimer, 85, of Highlands, N.C., passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017. He was born in Macon County, the son of the late Lyman and Pearl Talley Picklesimer. He was married to Doris Crowe Picklesimer who preceded him in death on Sept. 4, 2013.

He worked in construction as a rock mason and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved the Lord and was a member of Highlands United Methodist Church where he served as an usher. He was a member of Blue Ridge Masonic Lodge #435 and was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean War as a Gunner’s mate.

Survivors include his daughter, Terri P. Crowe (Ronnie) of Highlands; his son, Greg Picklesimer (Jeanne) of Newington, Conn.; four grandchildren, Natalie Dendy, Michelle Pendergrass, Nathaniel and Joshua Picklesimer; one great grandchild, Taylor Pendergrass and three brothers, Archie Picklesimer, Radford Picklesimer and Brandon Picklesimer. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorylas Early and Angela Picklesimer.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, April 26, at Highlands United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Lucas, Rev. Paul Christy and Rev. Jennifer Forrester officiating. Burial followed at Picklesimer Cemetery.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Picklesimer family. Online condolences may be made at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

Michael Jay Stewart

Michael Jay Stewart

Michael Jay Stewart, 74, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Born in Wabash, Ind., he was the son of Kathleen Stewart of North Manchester, Ind., and the late Joseph Stewart. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen Jaye “Kat” Stewart. He was a U.S. Army veteran from 1964-1967, serving as a Persian guided missile specialist. After graduating Stewart’s International School for Jewelers in 1973, he started a jewelry wholesale business and two jewelry retail stores in California.  In 1980, he moved to Franklin and opened Stewart’s Jewelry on Main Street; and in 1985 he purchased Jamison Jewelry Store, where he worked until retiring in 2014. He had several hobbies he enjoyed including deep sea fishing, fly fishing, hunting and in his younger days, he enjoyed racing cars. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years, Joyce Bradley Stewart; daughter, Jacquelyn Stewart of Franklin; two brothers, Jim Stewart (Cass) of Cape Coral, Fla., and Alan Stewart (Katy) of Sarasota, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Sunday, April 23, at Macon Funeral Home.  Rev. David Beam officiated.  Burial was in the Bradley section of Old Savannah Cemetery, Sylva.

Pallbearers were Eric Bates, Tyler Bradley, Matthew Phillips, Case Bradley, Caleb Bradley, Kevin Klatt and Eddie Pullium.

Memorial donations can be made to the Appalachian Animal Rescue Center, 851 Lake Emory Road, Franklin, NC  28734 or Four Seasons Hospice Foundation Office, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Mark Thomas Whitaker

Mark Thomas Whitaker

Mark Thomas Whitaker, 49, of Franklin, N.C., formerly of Owensboro, Ky., passed away April 19, 2017.

Born in Owensboro, Ky., he was the son of Alice Bailey Hillard and the late Jerry Whitaker. He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked for Datcom LLC.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Donna Sacco; brother, David Whitaker and wife Shelly; two sisters, Loretta Whitaker and Mary Whitaker and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Saturday, April 22, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Ronnie Branson officiated.

Condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

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