Correna Cochran Hooper
Correna Cochran Hooper, 84, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.
Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence Sylvester Cochran and Ollie Lee Pendergrass Cochran. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Hooper; daughter, Debra Lee; infant son; two brothers, Harold Clifton Cochran and Charles Blanton Cochran and two sisters, Elsie Sanford and Verlie Mae Chambless and her beloved son-in-law, James Smith. She was a member of Burningtown Baptist Church.
She is survived by four daughters, Peggy Hannah and husband James, Gail Dills and husband Tommy, Janet Reed and husband Clinton and Vickie Smith all of Franklin; two sisters, Faye Swanson of Franklin and Emma Jean Lazenby of Newbern, Ga.; brother, Tommy Cochran of Franklin; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held Friday, Feb. 10, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Jim Kinard and Rev. Tracy Tallent officiated. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Isaac Gibson, Ronnie Hooper, Greg Dills, Brian Estes, Jeremy Reed and Darren Cochran.
Grandchildren served as honorary pallbearers.
Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.
Ida Lee Moffitt Thomas
Ida Lee Moffitt Thomas, 92, passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. She was born April 25, 1924, in Macon County to the late Lawrence and Bertha Ledford Moffitt. She was married to the late William Carl Thomas who preceded her in 1996. She was a member of College Heights Baptist Church in High Point, N.C., where she was a pre-school Sunday School teacher for many years. She also attended Black Mountain Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Janice Coltrane and husband Darrell of Kernersville, N.C.; a son, Wayne Thomas and his wife, Bonnie of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Alice Thomas of Winston-Salem, N.C.; her twin sister, Anna Lee Shope of Franklin, N.C.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Carl Prince of Franklin.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Michael Thomas; four sisters, Nellie Stamey, Nina Sanders, Ethel Thomas, and Hermie Dills; and four brothers, Leonard Moffitt, Ervin Moffitt, Roy Moffitt, and Ernest Moffitt.
A funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 13, in the chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Moffitt and Mr. Darrell Coltrane officiating. Burial followed in the Rush Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Thomas family.
Jorgen Bodker, 89, died Jan. 30, 2017. He was the second of three children born to Dagney Olsen Bodker and Christian Bodker in Bigum, Denmark.
He immigrated to Detroit, Mich., in the early 1930s where he attended Redford Union High School. He left school early to join the Merchant Marine, serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II, bravely defending his adopted county in Okinawa. Upon leaving the service, he sailed the world.
In 1949, he returned to Detoit, joined his family’s business, Bodker Dairy Company, and married his childhood sweetheart/love of his life/literally girl next door, Alice Ulseth. They eventually settled on a horse farm in South Lyon, Mich., where he resided with his family until he “retired” to Satellite Beach, Fla., in 1970.
Not to be stifled by retirement, Jorgen and Alice bought Jo-Jo’s restaurant on Grassy Key, Fla., in 1972. He retired to Otto, N.C., in 2002 but always retained a residence in his beloved Florida Keys.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and sailing to the Bahamas. He was a member of the Lola Valley Chapter of the Masonic Lodge and a supporter of the Shriners Children Hospital.
Survivors include his brother Verner Bodker, Alma, Mich.; children, Eric (Sue) Bodker, Knoxville, Tenn., Verner Bodker, Islamorada, Fla., and Alisa Bodker, Otto; grandchildren, Karl Bodker, Erica Bodker-Self, Ethan Wallace and Kirsten Hampson; and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Alice, son, Karl and sister, Vivian.
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Bodker family. Online condolences may be made at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.
Mildred ‘Doris’ Hosick Reagle
Mildred “Doris” Hosick Reagle, 80, daughter of the late Edward and Cordia “Connie” Hosick of Meadville, Pa., entered eternal rest on Feb. 8, 2017. She is the eldest sister of her late brothers, Edward, Alva, and Kenny.
She graduated from Saegertown High School, 1952. She worked at Spencer Hospital and Crawford County Nursing Home, Meadville, McCory’s and at Amtrak gift shop as manager, Sanford, Fla.
She met the love of her life, James Ernest Reagle in 1952 and wed Nov. 10, 1954, celebrating 62 years of marriage. She leaves on this earth her husband Jim of Franklin, N.C., formerly Saegertown, Pa., and five daughters, Melody and Wayne Pawlak of Belton, S.C., Charity Totten, Emily and fiancé Josh Bedingfield, Bentley, James, and Shawn, Kelsey, Hunter, Kylee, and Kayden; Crystal and the late James Adams of Deltona, Fla., Timothy and Colleen Adams, Cailin and Cait, Anna and Katie; Jamie Donaldson and son Elijah of Franklin; Lisa and the late Dan Sheppard of Snow Shoe, Pa.; Hope and Arnold Schwegler of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Holli and Barrett Hanna, Liam and Arabella, Scott, Philip and fiancé Jessica, Sarah and Michael, Christopher and Samuel.
I am still here, Just because you cannot see me, Does not mean I am not there, Just because I am in heaven, Does not mean I do not care, I often see you crying, You often call my name, I want to hold you tight, I want to ease your pain, It’s easy for me, For I know heaven is real, If you knew the truth, How much better you would feel, One day we will meet again, But only when the time is right, When you step out of the darkness, I will be standing in the light.
We love you always and hold you in our hearts forever. See you on the other side of the stars… Until then…
Send condolences to Bryant-Grant Funeral Home & Crematory 105 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734. Online condolences can be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com. Per Doris’s wishes no visitations or services will be held. Doris loved animals. Feel free to donate to your local Humane Society. Doris’s wishes were to have the family gather, share a meal and beautiful memories.
John Miller Anderson
John Miller Anderson, 88, of Highlands, N.C., passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of the late Gilbert L. Anderson Jr. and Iva Miller Anderson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gilbert Lee Anderson Jr.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean conflict. He received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Syracuse University. He was a former member of the American Institute of Interior Designers and owned and operated Carriage House Interiors in Clearwater, Fla., for over 30 years. He was Presbyterian by faith.
He is survived by his friend and caretaker, Michael M. Murray of Highlands.
A private memorial service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Highlands-Cashiers Humane Society. He was well known in Highlands for walking his two springer-spaniels that he adopted from Highlands-Cashiers Humane Society.
Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.
Clara Stamey Moffitt
Clara Stamey Moffitt, 97, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. She was born May 21, 1919, in Macon County to the late Grover C. Stamey and Carrie Ethel Burton Stamey. She was married to the late Roy W. Moffitt and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was also a member of Prentiss Church of God.
Survivors include her daughters, Helen Ammons of Bakersfield, Calif. and Alma Berg of Franklin, N.C.; four sons, William C. “Bud” Moffitt (Dee), Don Moffitt (Kathy), Frank Moffitt (Shelley), and Terry Moffitt (Debbie) all of Franklin; one brother, Clyde Stamey of Everette, Wash.; 22 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren; and 22 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Barbara Cromer; three sons-in-law, Earl Ammons, Frank Berg, and Ralph Cromer; and several brothers and sisters.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Prentiss Church of God with Rev. Don Moffitt and Rev. Kevin Chapman officiating. Burial followed in the Addington Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Moffitt family.
LaVerne S. Henry
LaVerne S. Henry, 87, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Lake and Ethel Roberts Stiles. She was married to Leon Sellers who passed away in 1951 and later to Don Henry who passed away in 1996.
She was a CNA who loved birds and flower gardening, cooking, going on picnics and was an avid San Antonio Spurs fan. She was of the Baptist faith. She was a talented and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother whose children adored her.
She is survived by three daughters, Karen Sellers Forrester of Front Royal, Va.; Kathie Henry of Sevierville, Tenn., and Brenda Henry of Franklin; one son, Ronnie Henry of Franklin and a step-son, Jodie Henry (Alissa) of Rosman, N.C.; one sister, Hazel Wilson of Franklin; one brother, Billy Joe Stiles of Rabun Gap, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Heath Henry, Apraha Henry-Fisher, Myranda Henry, Natalie Henry, Mykela Henry, Travis Kinsey, Meagan Henry and Peyton Henry; nine great grandchildren, Courtney, Kaylee, Reagan, Cameron, Kendale, Kaitlyn, Kaleb, Koleman, Kaden, and Kinsey Will and one great great grandchild, Luke.
In addition to her parents and husbands she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Sellers Kinsey; two sisters, Lillian Chastain and Lane Sargent; two brothers, Bert Stiles and Bob Stiles and an infant granddaughter, April Kinsey.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny Norris officiating. The family will greet friends following the service.
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Henry family. Online condolences may be made at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.