Obituaries for December 1

 Obituaries for December 1

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Lyn Edyth Mallory Wolf

Lyn Edyth Mallory Wolf, 72, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Born in Nassau County, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Edythe Rose Armstrong Mallory and Robert Mallory. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one aunt, Ardelle Baer, of Franklin. She received her BA at Houghton College, and later, her MSW at Adelphi University in N.Y. She worked at Britthaven as a social worker in Franklin, and later at CJ Harris hospital in Sylva, N.C. She loved sewing, quilting, gardening, and bird-watching. She was of Baptist faith, and loved the Lord.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Peter Lawrence Wolf; two children whom she adopted from Russia; daughter, Jenya Wolf, and son, Sergei “Pete” Gubarev of Franklin; and one brother, Robert Mallory of Franklin.

Online condolences can be made at ashevillemortsvc@bellsouth.net.

Doris Marie Henry

Doris Marie Henry
Doris Marie Henry

Doris Marie Henry, 86, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.  She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late George E. and Mae Patterson Henry. She was a homemaker. She loved to garden and loved the outdoors.  She was a member of Dryman Chapel United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Kay Henry of Franklin; two brothers, James “Bob” Henry (Tee) and Howard Henry (Evelyn) all of Franklin; five nephews and two nieces.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold, Hal and Norman Henry.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 27, at Dryman Chapel United Methodist Church, with Rev. Kelly Dotson and Rev. Vic Greene officiating.  Burial was in Wright Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Jimmy Henry, Randy Henry, Alan Henry, Chris Henry, Rodney Henry, Ronnie Vinson and Evan Henry.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wright Cemetery Fund, c/o Jane Morgan, O Box 146, Otto, NC  28763.

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

Clarence O’Neal Wilson

Clarence O’Neal Wilson, 90, of Highlands, N.C., passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Hubert and Theodocia Wilson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in the Korean War, serving until Aug. 23, 1956. He served as deacon of Clear Creek Baptist Church for the past 34 years. He loved to work in wood.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ella Mae Nix Wilson; one daughter, Janice Allmond (Jimmy); two sons, Roger Lee Wilson (Anna) and Edwin Wilson (Lisa) all of Highlands; one sister, Frances Reed of Satolah, Ga.; five grandchildren, Jason Woods, Adam Woods, Matthew Wilson, Alana Fisher and Leslie Bradham and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 25, at Clear Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Jim Kinard officiated. Burial was in the Clear Creek Cemetery with military graveside rites. Pallbearers were Jason Woods, Adam Woods, Matthew Wilson, Charles Reed, Craig McCall and Steve Nix.

Memorial donations may be made to Clear Creek Baptist Church, c/o Marsha Chastain, PO Box 1717, Highlands, NC 28741.

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

Allan L. Chastain

Allan L. Chastain
Allan L. Chastain

Allan L. Chastain, 57, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. He was born Aug. 13, 1959, in Macon County to the late Carl Lewis Chastain and Ann Talley Chastain who survives. He worked for Cashiers Plastic and later went to work for Macon County. He loved collecting comic books and old movies. He helped his mother with the Emergency Council in Highlands and he was a member of the Pine Creek Baptist Church where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher. Most of all, he loved to help people and be a witness for Jesus Christ.

Survivors include his mother, Ann Talley Chastain of Highlands and a brother, Danny Chastain of Highlands.

A funeral service was held Monday, Nov. 21, at Shortoff Baptist Church with Pastor Andy Cloer officiating. Burial followed in the Highlands Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Lonnie Barnes, Doug Barnes, Mr. River, Stacy Houston, James Chastain, Robert Crips, and Donald Talley.

Memorials can be made to Shortoff Baptist Church in Allan’s Memory to the care of Pastor Andy Cloer 303 Valley View Rd. Franklin, NC 28734.

Online condolences can be left at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

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

Patricia Ann Cabe Scott

Patricia Ann Cabe Scott
Patricia Ann Cabe Scott

Patricia Ann Cabe Scott, 79, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.

She was born Aug. 27, 1937, in Macon County to the late Paschal L. Cabe and Hester Thomas Cabe. She was married to the late Paul F. Scott who preceded her Jan. 5, 2016. She worked in the restaurant business and was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Surviving are her daughters, Ruth Scott DeCamp (Louis) of Franklin and Cecilia Holden (Thad) of Otto, N.C.; two sons, Gary Scott (Janet) of Franklin, N.C., and Pascal McCall (Karen) of Otto; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a sister, June Lowery of Brevard, N.C.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Johnny Raby officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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

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

Anthony Ray Gravitt

Anthony Ray Gravitt
Anthony Ray Gravitt

Anthony Ray Gravitt, 30, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.

Born in Jackson County, he was the son of Anthony Loren Gravitt, Jr. (Cheryl) and Sandra Robin Waldroop-Grawey (Scott). He was a 2004 Franklin High School graduate, where he played football, played in the band and was an exceptional cheerleader. He went on to cheer at Western Carolina University. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and as an Oklahoma Sooners fan, he could always be found watching football. He was a member of Cartoogechaye Church of God. He will be remembered for his infectious laugh, his welcoming embrace and love for life. He will be greatly missed and remembered by many.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by grandparents, Annie Harmon of Franklin, Alice Gravitt of Rossville, Ga., and Becky and Ivan Wischman of Waterford, Mich.; two brothers, Charles Joseph Blosser Jr. of Franklin and Michael Frederick Harris (Christin) of Pontiac, Mich.; nieces and nephew, Genevieve, Logan, Allison and McKenzie; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Cartoogechaye Church of God. Rev. Phillip Cochran and Rev. Robert Dryman officiated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Cartoogechaye Church of God, PO Box 438, Franklin, NC 28744.

Pallbearers were Joey Blosser, Zach “Remus” Williamson, Josh Bailey, Jake Lamb, Justin Burch, Dustin Cabe, Adam Gorski, Ronnie Reeding, Shannon Cromer, Mike Harris and Caleb “Pookie” Tallent.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Travis D. Mayfield

Travis D. Mayfield
Travis D. Mayfield

Travis D. Mayfield, 40, entered Heaven’s gates on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. He was born on June 29, 1976, in Chester, S.C. He moved to Asheville as a child and was a longtime resident.

During his childhood and young adult life, he was actively involved in Nazareth First Baptist Church. Once he moved from Asheville, he resided in Kentucky and Indiana until returning to Franklin, N.C., in 2014.

He was preceded in death by his grandmothers; Helen Mayfield of Asheville and Susie Clifton of Chester, S.C.

He leaves behind two sons, Travis Mayfield Jr. and Jackson Mayfield; one daughter, Cade Peay; his fiancé, Vicki Lee Freeman and sons of Franklin.

Cherishing his memory are his mother, Brenda Griffin of Corbin, Ky., father, Aquila Mayfield Sr. (Cynthia) of Arden, N.C.; brothers: Michael Mayfield Sr. (Lamattia), and Dakota Mayfield of Corbin, Ky., Aquila Mayfield, Jr. (Michelle) of Columbus, Ga.; sisters, Tuwanna Ford (Ben) of Milwaukee, Wisc., Tiffany Austin and Kelly Austin of Asheville.; a very special grandfather, Major Mayfield as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins mourn his loss.

Funeral service was held on Nov. 26, at Nazareth First Missionary Baptist Church, 146 Pine Street, Asheville, N.C . Rev. Tollison will officiate. Interment followed at Ashelawn Garden of Memories.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hart Funeral Service, Asheville.

Robert Patrick Dingus

Robert Patrick Dingus
Robert Patrick Dingus

Robert Patrick Dingus, 38, of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., passed away Nov. 18, 2016, at home surrounded by his family.  He fought a courageous battle with cancer for over three years.  He was born Dec. 2, 1977, in Johnson City, Tenn.

Funeral service was held Monday, Nov. 21, at Highland Baptist Church. Burial was held Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Wright Cemetery in Otto, N.C.

He always had a smile on his face.  He loved life and helping people.  He was a long time member of the Joy Class at Highland Baptist Church.  He graduated from Garner Senior High School in 1998. He worked at Lowe’s Home Improvement in Garner for 17 years until he became ill.

He is survived by his parents Patrick and Rosa Gregory of Fuquay-Varina, Father Michael Dingus of Surgoinsville, Tenn.; two sisters, Jessica Gregory Meeks and husband Jay of Knightdale, Ashley Gregory and fiancé Kyle of Saluda, N.C.; one very special niece, Isla Rose Meeks of Knightdale; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Gregory of Cornelia, Ga.; special friend, Samantha Wheeless, and several loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert Sells, Elsie and Harold Wagner; paternal grandparents, Patrick and Grace Dingus, and Patrick A. Gregory, Sr.

The family would like to thank Transitions LifeCare for their wonderful care and support, and the doctors, nurses and staff at UNC Cancer Hospital.

Robert’s favorite time of year was Christmas, but after Christmas he started looking forward to Happiness Retreat Camp with his Sunday school class in August.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Happiness Retreat, Inc., 1094 Wilkins Dr. Sanford, NC 27330 in his memory.

Mary M. Stough

Mary M. Stough
Mary M. Stough

Mary M. Stough, 91, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.

Born in Baltimore, Md., on April 6, 1925, she was the daughter of the late John Isaac Kilner and Mary Ellen O’Mara Kilner.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Thomas E. Stough; foster son, Curtis Reddy and a brother, John I. Kilner, Jr.

She is survived by two sisters, Lynn Rock and husband Paul and Ann Wilson; two brothers, Pat Kilner and wife Madie, Edward Kilner and wife Dot; two sons, Gary E. Stough and wife, Diane of Hilton Head, S.C., Thomas R.(Rick) Stough and wife Janice (Jan) of  Franklin; one daughter, Anne C. LaVere and husband Tony of Franklin; one foster daughter-in-law, Millie Reddy of Cleveland, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Alexa Chilcutt and husband, Nathan, Boyd Stough, Laurel Stough, Tracy Obuchowski and husband Edward, Amanda Toth and husband, Michael; five great grandchildren, Natalie Chilcutt, Gary Chilcutt, Joseph Obuchowski, Steven Obuchowski and Kaitlyn Obuchowski.

A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at St. Francis Catholic Church.  Father Tien Duong will officiate.  She will be laid to rest at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Fla.

In lieu of flowers,  donations may be made to a local charity or church.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Robert Max Ledbetter

Robert Max Ledbetter
Robert Max Ledbetter

Robert Max Ledbetter, 54, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.  Born in Macon County, he was the son of Max Ledbetter and the late Audrey Gibson Ledbetter.

He was a 1980 graduate of Franklin High School where he played football, baseball and basketball. He was a NASCAR fan; a NFL fan and he was a Raiders fan until Carolina came along. He attended Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church.

In addition to his father, survivors include a brother, Stephen Ledbetter (Diana “Tater”) of Franklin; a niece, Sara Elizabeth (SaraBeth) Ledbetter; uncles, Dolan Bates, Buck Ledbetter (Margaret), Dan Gibson (Edna Earl), Larry Ledbetter (Francis); aunts, Geneva Stanfield (Mac), Margie Gibson, Kathy Hurst (Andy), Jane Brookshire; and several cousins.

In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by his grandparents, J. D. and Kate Gibson and Lawrence and Pearl Ledbetter; an aunt, Mavis Bates; uncles, L. T. Gibson and Robbie Gibson, Harold Brookshire; and cousins, Doug Brookshire, Grant Gibson, and Larry “Bud” Ledbetter Jr.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, Nov. 26, in the chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory with Rev. David Crunkleton officiating. Burial followed in Carson Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Michael Stanfield, Greg Conner, George Roper, Bruce Tallent, Duke Buchanan, Ricky Tallent and Chris Martinez. Honorary pallbearers were Ross Shields, Dean Buchanan, David Brookshire, Dale Brookshire, Michael Gibson, Jay Gibson, Kent Gibson, Jerry Roper, Lee Gibson, Matthew Gibson and Richie Gibson.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Carson Cemetery Fund, c/o Angela Phillips, 60 Spencer Lane, Franklin, NC 28734.

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

Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer Anderson, 54, passed away peacefully at her home high in the mountains of Western North Carolina on Nov. 19, 2016. Before her untimely passing, she forged a 54-year trail of laughter, generosity, compassion and wisdom.  Although a less than average life span, she did not live an average life. She was an incredible woman, wife, mother, sister and friend.

She and her twin sister born on April 2, 1962, to Donald and Margaret Kinsey in Fort Wayne, Ind. She graduated from Bloomfield High School in New York and earned a Bachelors degree from Cortland State University. In 1985, she met her match, Larry Anderson while working her first job as a park ranger for the National Park Service in Tennessee. Larry swept her off her feet, and they married in 1986. Her greatest accomplishment was her son Ben, born in 1992. She was world renowned to everyone for her competitiveness. She was an avid sports fan, and her many years as a volunteer soccer coach afforded hundreds of children to learn her unique talents and wisdom about the game. She never lost a game of “HORSE” or any other game for that matter. She loved to cook, hated to bake, and had a beautiful garden. She was a champion dog rescuer, and loved all creatures of the earth. She always told you the truth even if it was what you did not want to hear, and never held back her opinion. Despite the intense hardship she faced every day, she gave us words of encouragement and comfort that kept us all in line. She taught us all how to live in the moment because that is all we have.

She will be sorely missed, and is survived by her husband Larry Anderson; her son, Benjamin Anderson; her mother, Margaret Kinsey; her twin sister, Mary Sherman (John); brothers, Tim Kinsey (Debbie), Mark Kinsey, Angie Shadke (Larry); nieces and nephews, Melissa Goff, Kristopher Kinsey, Katie Kinsey and Zackery Sherman. She is also survived by her fierce and loyal canine companions, Monkey-G and Buttercup, and their cousins Button, Daisy, Sweetie,  Buddy and Russell.   She was preceded in death by her father Donald Kinsey and her infant brother John. All whom loved her dearly will never forget her will to survive, her incredible sense of humor and her adventurous spirit.

Jenny requested that donations in her memory be made to The Elephant Sanctuary, Hohenwald, TN, 38462.

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

John Richard Miller II

John Richard Miller II, 70, of Herber Springs, Ark., passed away Nov. 19, 2016.

Born in Mount Gilliad, Ohio, he was the son of the late John Richard Miller Sr. and Geraldine Evelyn Koch Miller. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Christie Miller and one granddaughter, Heather Miller. He was Methodist by faith.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Gipson Miller; one son, Jeffery Miller and wife Tammy of Bentonville, Ark.; one sister, Kay Bea Klonkowski and husband Laurel of Franklin, N.C.; two grandchildren, Ashley Haynes and Trevor Miller; and three uncles, Fred Graham and wife Sarah of Pikeville, Tenn., Dave Graham and wife Kay and Kenneth Graham, both of Franklin.

A private graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, at Rush Cemetery, Franklin with Rev. Gary McCoy officiating.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

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