Obituaries for August 4,2022

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William R. ‘Jamie’ Ledford

William R. ‘Jamie’ Ledford

William R. “Jamie” Ledford, 48, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 29, 2022. He was born Dec. 27, 1973, in Jackson County to Jim and Pauline Ledford. He liked to hunt, fish, and work on the family farm. He was a member of Prentiss Baptist Church. He loved his family and helping anyone in need. His greatest love was Jesus. He loved to read his Bible and talk with the Lord in daily prayers.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Lake Ledford; a daughter, Gracie Ledford; a sister, Chrissy Brogden and husband Dustin; two nieces, Heidi and Abby Brogden; a nephew, Cole Brogden; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date at the family farm.

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

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Ledford family.

Barbara Lourena Raby Williams

Barbara Lourena Raby Williams

Barbara Lourena Raby Williams, 92, passed away on July 2, 2022.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. at Macon Funeral Home.  Pastor Steve Reeves will officiate.  The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. prior to the service.

Macon Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Hospice House Foundation WNC, PO Box 815, Franklin, NC 28744, or the charity of one’s choice.

Emily Katherine Potter

Emily Katherine Potter

Emily Katherine Potter, 81, went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord God on July 26, 2022. She was born in Charlestown, N.H., on Dec. 30, 1940, to the late Caroline Howard and Gordon Henry Williams.

She is survived by her husband of 56 Years, Ernest Fredrick Potter; a daughter, Caroline Woodruff Turley of Black Mountain, N.C.; a son, David Richard Potter of Mt. Laurel, N.J.; two grandchildren, Dr. Alan van den Arend and Lauren Potter, both of Mt. Laurel, N.J.

She was an avid reader of the Bible, books and magazines and was a wonderful cook.

A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Franklin, at a later date. Rev. David Beam will officiate.

The family would like to thank CarePartners Hospice for their wonderful care.

Moffitt Family Funeral Care is honored to serve the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.moffittfunerals.com.

Albert ‘Woody’ Long Jr.

Albert “Woody” Long Jr., 78, passed away July 29, 2022. He was born in Lakeland, Fla., Feb. 5, 1944, to the late Albert Woodrow Long Jr. and Marion S. Long. He was of the Baptist faith. 

Woody and Margaret moved to Franklin in 1987. They owned and Operated Long Power Equipment for many years. He was best known for being one of the best chainsaw sharpeners in Macon, County. He loved to sit outside in his swing and watch nature.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Margaret S. Long; two sons, Woody M. Long and wife Gayle of Hubert, N.C., and William Z Long and wife Crystal of Franklin, N.C.; five grandchildren, Brad, Kelli, Blair, Alex, and Jake; several great- grandchildren; and a brother, David S. Long of Franklin.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Mosco and a sister-in-law, Terry Long.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home & Crematory.

Online condolences can be left at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Long family.

Jimmie Leon Gray

Jimmie Leon Gray, 62, passed away on July 21, 2022. 

No public services are planned.

Moffitt Family Funeral Care is honored to served the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.moffittfunerals.com.

Susan Nolan Orr

Susan Nolan Orr

Susan Nolan Orr, 77, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

She was born in New Jersey, to the late Vincent Nolan, and Marion Scully Nolan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband.

She was raised in Miami, Fla., where she attended the University of Miami and Sullins College in Bristol, Va., earning a master’s degree in education. She relocated to Franklin and taught and worked in administration at Rabun Gab Nacoochee School for 32 years. She enjoyed reading, crafting, and watching movies and loved spending time with her grandchildren. 

She is survived by children, James B Orr III (Bonnie), and John B Orr (Kimberly); grandchildren, Diego Holland, Dominique Holland, Jamie Orr, Keaira Orr, Larissa Orr; and sister Jeanie Timmins (Tom)

A service will be held at a later date. 

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

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Evelyn ‘Tim’ Craine Picklesimer

Evelyn “Tim” Craine Picklesimer, 74, of Highlands, N.C., passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022.

Born in Rabun County, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Phil and Carrie Isabell Henry Craine. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by eight siblings, Albert “Dick” Craine, Lena Dendy, Lawrence “Chuck” Craine, Marie McCoy, Ethel Ramey, Pete Craine, Richard Craine, and Katherine Craine. 

She was a member of the Blue Valley Baptist Church. “Tim” as she was affectionately known, loved fishing, hunting, being outdoors, working in her flowers and garden, and reading. 

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Radford Picklesimer of Highlands; two sons, Archie Picklesimer of Albemarle, N.C., and Dwain Picklesimer (Jill) of Franklin, N.C.; two grandchildren, Corey Picklesimer (Teresa) of Franklin, and Erin Picklesimer of Franklin; and one great grandson, Hayden Lee Picklesimer of Franklin; one brother, Ernest Craine of Clayton, Ga.; one sister, Mary McCoy of Walhalla, S.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Highlands Memorial Park. Rev. Oliver Rice and Rev. Davis Hooper will officiated.

Pallbearers were Radford Picklesimer, Dwain Picklesimer, Corey Picklesimer, Austin Ramey, Lee Ramey, JR Dendy, and Dalton Gray. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

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

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Bryant Loson Holland Memorial

Bryant Loson Holland

Bryant Loson Holland, 78, went to be with the Lord on April 14, 2020 at his home he built in Franklin, with his caring family by his side.

He was preceded in death by parents, Denver and Delton Jennings Holland; three sisters, Phyllis Holland Caldwell, Bernice Holland Penley and Marsha Holland Mason; infant grandson, Joseph Nicholson and granddaughter, Kristen Nicholson.   

He is survived by his faithful and loving wife of 48 years, Diane Walters Holland; his sister, Audrey Holland Cook of Franklin; granddaughter, Alicia Aughtman (Buck) and great grandson, Jonathan, of Fort Bragg, N.C.; a grandson, Chance Dakota Holland of Franklin. 

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, Aug. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Pine Grove Church. Desserts and drinks to follow. Friends of the Holland family are invited to bring a dessert of their choice. 

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