Obituaries for December 14, 2017

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Anna Mae Hogsed Enloe

Anna Mae Hogsed Enloe, 84, went home to be with her Lord Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. She was born in Clay County North Carolina to the late Maxwell and Roselle Cole Hogsed. She was married to the late Jerald Enloe who preceded her in 2008.  She was a loving homemaker, mother, and grandmother. She was also of the Holiness Faith.

Survivors include a son, Jack Enloe (Terrie) of Dahlonega, Ga.; three granddaughters, Christy Painter, Tabitha Merck, and Jennifer LaGrange; a grandson, Rev. Chris Enloe and his wife, Jessica of Hayesville; six great-grandchildren including twins, Zeb and Lilyann Enloe.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Nikki LaGrange and Judy Enloe

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Hayesville Chapel with the Rev. Chris Enloe and Rev. Gary Ashe officiating. Burial followed in the Shooting Creek Memorial Garden. Pallbearers were Daniel Davenport, Ernie Davenport, Dereck Davenport, Fletcher Bradley, Chester Hogsed, and Mike Morgan.

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

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

Lloyd L. Stewman

Lloyd L. Stewman, 80, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.

Born in Macon County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Lem and Floy Jennings Stewman.

No services will be held.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Bobbie Messer

Bobbie Messer

Bobbie Messer, 82, away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.

She was born Oct. 21, 1935 in Jackson County to the late Dave and Mae Buchanan Sutton. She is also preceded in death by two daughters, Judy Nave and Sharon Franklin, and a grandson, Colby Messer.

She is survived by two daughters, Janice Stapleton of Dillsboro and Lula Thurlow of Waynesville; one son, Keith Messer of Waynesville; her sister, Gladys Cabe; seven grandchildren, Wesley Messer, Aaron Campbell, Joseph and Jonathan Stapleton, Nicole and Brian Franklin and Amber Jeter; along with four great grandchildren.

She owned and operated a florist in Maggie Valley, was a manager of the kitchen at the Copper Kettle as Head Chef in Waynesville and worked with disabled adults at Haywood Vocational Opportunities.

She was a very honest and resilient lady. She always put others before herself, she loved taking care of others, cooking and being together with her family. She loved Christmas and crafting. She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.

A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, at Wesleyanna United Methodist Church, 145 Garland Buchanan Road, Sylva, with Revs. Daniel Stiles and Billy Ferguson officiating.  The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made in her name to the Wesleyanna United Methodist Church, c/o Joe Dietz, 938 Tatham’s Creek Road, Sylva, NC 28721.

Smoky Mountain Cremations and Funeral Service of Clyde is caring for the family and the online register is available at www.smokymountaincremations.com.

George ‘Buck’ Ernest Penland

George ‘Buck’ Ernest Penland

George “Buck” Ernest Penland, 55, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at the Angel Medical Center.

A native of Buncombe County, he had resided in Macon County for the past five years and was of the Baptist faith. He was a loving brother and was loved by everyone.

He was the son of the late Ernest McCelland Penland and Thursey Mae Bowman Penland and was also preceded in death by his sister, Beatrice Fisher.

Surviving are his sisters, Rose Ann Mashburn (Dayton) of Franklin, Ernestine Cooper (Junior) of Candler, Margie Sams of Asheville and Kathy McGee of Candler; Aunt Betty of Wilkesboro and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec.9,  in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home with Rev. Ralph Rawls and Rev. Morris Tippett officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers were his nephews and honorary pallbearers were his great nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family, C/O Anders-Rice Funeral Home, 1428 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806.

To sign Buck’s guestbook online, go to “Memorials” at www.andersrice.com.

William Creswell

William Creswell, 84, of Highlands, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at the Fidelia Eckherd Living Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Clarence and Janie Bonner Chiles Creswell; and brothers, Clarence Creswell, Ligon Creswell, and Bobby Creswell.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Anne Calloway Creswell; sister, Agnes Creswell, of Highlands; children, Billy Creswell, of Franklin, N.C., Anne Creswell Harvey, of Brevard, N.C.; grandchildren, James Mayhorn, Dustin Harvey, and William R. Creswell, all of Franklin; and great grandchildren, Austin William Harvey, Jasper Dean Mayhorn, and Scarlett Anne Mayhorn, all of Franklin.

He was a veteran of the Korean War from 1950-1955 while serving in the Army. He was a 50-year member and Past Master of the Blue Ridge Masonic Lodge #435, 50-plus year member and Past Patron of the Highands Chapter #284 Order of Eastern Star, and served 20 years with the Highlands Volunteer Fire Department. He had a love of antique cars, especially A Models, and was a co-owner of Creswell’s Garage where he worked as a mechanic.

A service will be held Saturday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Highlands. Burial will follow at Highlands Memorial Park Cemetery.

Condolences to the family can be made at www.ashevilleareaalternative.com.v

Sarah Belle Dean

Sarah Belle Dean

Sarah Belle Dean, 96, passed away on Dec. 9, 2017, at Grandview Manor in Franklin.

She was born on April 19, 1921, in Canton, N.C., to the late Belle and Claude Warren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Dean.

She was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Franklin. She loved reading and walking but her great love was her flower gardens.  Many people also enjoyed and admired them when walking or riding by her house.

She is survived by her daughter, Anne Dean Popper and son-in-law Alex Popper of Asheville, N.C.; grandson, Eric Popper and wife Tracy Popper and great grandson, Jack Popper of Chicago, Ill., and granddaughter, Catherine Popper of New York City.

Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731 or a charity of your choice.

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

James Ralph Cook

James Ralph Cook

James Ralph Cook, 75, of Walhalla, S.C., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

Born in Macon County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Lon and Rachel Ammons Cook. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Pearl Cook, Ellen Marie Landing and Jessielee Sprinkle.

He is survived by three children, Regina Campbell and husband Ronny of Seneca, S.C,. Dwight Cook and wife Susan of Westminster, S.C., and Daniel Cook and wife Stephanie of Walhalla; seven brothers and sisters, John Cook of Franklin, N.C., Violet Pannell of Franklin, Eugene Cook of Mountain City, Tenn., Betty Dodgins of Mt. Airy, Ga., Grady Richard Cook of Franklin, Otis Cook of Franklin and Sharon Cook of Franklin; 13 grandchildren, Leslie Anne Pearson, Amanda Beth Chambers, Marshall Dillion Cockman, Cameron Mullikin, Seth Mullikin, Justin Mullikin, Chris Mullikin, Alex Mullikin, Sierra Roundy, Reese Roundy, Katrice Campbell, Ronnie Campbell and Knox Campbell; six great grandchildren, Madison Lane Chavis, Hannah Brooklyn Fowler, Marshall Pearson, Charlie Pearson, Kameron Pearson and Kennedy Pearson.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Tellico Baptist Cemetery. Rev. Steve Reeves officiated.

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

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Mary June Roper Smith

Mary June Roper Smith

Mary June Roper Smith, 77, of Topton, N.C., passed away on Dec. 5, 2017. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Walter Lee and Ophia Louise McGlouthin Roper. She was married to Clyde Smith who preceded her in death in 2004.

She worked at Blue Bell and she loved being outside and taking walks. She loved gardening, feeding the birds and growing flowers. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Survivors include sons, Earl Douglas Hampton (Marquita) of Topton and Steven Hampton (Amy) of Union, N.H.; grandchildren, Lacey West, Aaron Hampton and Adrian Hampton; great grandchildren, Makayla West and Damien West; sisters, Velva Bateman, Barbara Creasman and Pamela Bryson and brother, Roy Roper.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sisters, Joyce Cook and Bernice Ramsey and a brother, R.L. Roper.

A funeral service was held Friday, Dec. 8, at Aquone Baptist Church with Pastor Joel Creasman officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Noah Ramsey, Chuck Davis, Kurtis West, Scott Ramsey, David Cook and Phil White. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Cook, Tommy Baldwin and Marcus Sparks.

Online condolences may be made at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

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

Jim Cochran

Jim Cochran

Jim Cochran, 73, of Franklin,  N.C., passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Ken Cochran and Minnie Herron Cochran.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Don Herron, Dover Cochran and Bill Cochran.  He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. He enjoyed deer hunting and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jo Eyvonne Bishop Cochran; three children, Joyce Carpenter (Steve), Debbie Shepherd (Alan), and Jamie Cochran (Julie) all of Franklin; two sisters, Tina Hall and Betty McMahan both of Franklin; six grandchildren, Mickey Carpenter (Jessica), Whitney McCall (Nick), T.J. Shepherd (Miranda) Lindsey Rowland (Seth), McKinleigh Cochran and Elias Cochran; three great grandchildren, Sawyer Carpenter, Lainey McCall, Hunter McCall and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Zion Hill Baptist Church.  Rev. Mark Bishop and Rev. Eddie Stillwell officiated.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mickey Carpenter, Nick McCall, T.J. Shepherd, Seth Rowland, Rick Cassada and Scotty Bishop.

Honorary pallbearers were Philemon Valencia, Steve Carpenter, David McMahan and Doug Carpenter.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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

Charles Benjamin Sammet

Charles Benjamin Sammet

Charles Benjamin Sammet, 84, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. He was born and raised in Melrose, Mass., the son of the late Francis P. and Carro Cameron Sammet.

He served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years and in the U.S. Coast Guard for 22 years. He was employed by the Bionetics Corporation of Hampton, Va., and managed the measurement laboratory at Kennedy Space Center.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Franklin and was also very active in the Presbyterian Church. He touched many lives while serving the community and enjoyed the fun of umpiring baseball games.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Joyce W. Sammet; children, Charles C. Sammet (Allison) of Kentucky and Eileen M. Heasley (James) of Virginia; grandchildren, James Heasley, Jr. “Jamer”, Benjamin Sammet, Alyssa Sammet and Christopher A. Mack.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m., at First United Methodist Church in Franklin with Rev. David Beam and Rev. Margaret Freeman officiating. The family will greet friends following the service.

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

Bobbie Jean Burch Seay

Bobbie Jean Burch Seay

Bobbie Jean Burch Seay, 81, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.

Born in Towns County, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Maurice Eugene Burch and Glynn Marshall Burch. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Seay Sr.; two sisters, Bettie Burch Nichols, Mildred Burch Crawford; and one brother, Howard Burch. She held many jobs over her life, but the most important was her work with various charities, including co-founding the Sharing Center Thrift Shop and working many years with CareNet. She was a devoted and active member of Wells Grove Baptist Church and member of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by three children, Roger L. ”Sput” Seay Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Franklin,  Cassandra “Susie” S. Woleslagle and husband Rick of Asheville, Teresa Seay of Franklin; brother, Larry Burch of Albuquerque, N.M.; four grandchildren, Rhys, Mary Margaret, Adam and Aaron; one great granddaughter, Emily and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Guy Duvall, Rev. Judson Hall and Rev. Terry Dixon will officiate. Burial will be in the Wells Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be William Lewis Seay, Jr., David Seay, Tim Teague, Gary Taylor, Clinton Ledford and Donnie Seagle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to CarePartners Hospice, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28744 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC  28215.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

 

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