Obituaries for February 21, 2019

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Joyce Wallace Setser

Joyce Wallace Setser

Joyce Wallace Setser, 87, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Wallace Sr. and Ellen Beatrice Green Wallace. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Andrew (Andy) Setser; son, Wallace Setser and brothers, Billy, Hilton and Robert. She was a member and past treasurer of Louisa United Methodist Church; she was the first resident manager for Ulco Bluffs Apartments; and worked more than 26 years for the Macon County Schools. She enjoyed word searches, watching the Atlanta Braves, playing cards, and spending time with the grandkids.

She is survived by her children, Gary Setser (Pam) of Franklin, Pam Hanak of Denver, N.C., and Kathy “Jake” Morgan (David) of Franklin; daughter-in-law, Donna Setser of Candler, N.C.; sister, Nannie Grennier of Franklin; brothers, Ernest “Sonny” Wallace Jr. and Donnie Wallace both of Franklin; seven grandchildren, Whitney (Jaren), Justin (Kara), Jacob, Felicia (Blake), Stephen, Kyle (Brooke), and Kayla (Thomas); eight great-grandchildren, Rett, Reagan, Andi, Graycen, Tucker, Isaiah, Owen, and Emma and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. David Crunkleton, Rev. Jason Smith, and Rev. Ronnie Branson officiated. Burial was in Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jerry Wallace, Larry Wallace, Bobby Wallace, Greg Wallace, Jeff Wallace, Harold Scott, and Ben Swafford.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Louisa Chapel Methodist Church building fund, in C/O Donnie Wallace 477 Louisa Chapel Rd, Franklin, NC 28734.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.

Dale Seaver Corbett

Dale Seaver Corbett, 76, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.

Born in Bay Shore, N.Y., he was the son of the late Alan Seaver Corbett and Trina May Maasch Corbett. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War.  He later worked in Fleet Management for Frito Lay; loved traveling; and loved spending time on his tractor around the farm.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Vicki Hodges Corbett; children, Colleen Corbett of Cary, N.C., Joseph Corbett of Cary, N.C., Bryan Hale of Dublin, Va., Mark Hale (Heather) of Dublin, Va., and Emilee Corbett of Franklin; sister, Alana Seeley of Franklin; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service was held Sunday, Feb. 17, at Macon Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Appalachian Animal Rescue, PO Box 81, Franklin, NC  28744.

Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.

Elaine Agnes Booth

Elaine Agnes Booth

Elaine Agnes Booth, 91, of Franklin, N.C., passed away at home on Feb. 4, 2019.  She was born April 7, 1927, to John Edwin Roscoe and Wilda Mae (Sanders), in Perry, Wyoming County, N.Y.

She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Helen (Bump); son-in-law, David; husband, Harold Sr.; and granddaughter, Dawn (Booth).

She enjoyed going to the beach, doing word search and cross word puzzles. She was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church who loved spending time with her congregation.

Surviving are her children, Beverly Ann (Booth) Rogers of Venice, Fla., and Harold Booth Jr. (JoAnn Thomas, Rhoades) of Millerstown, Pa.; 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church at a future date. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is serving the Booth family.

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

Mildred Schnetzler

Mildred Schnetzler

Mildred Schnetzler, 73, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.

Born in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Clarence Leo Vliet and Elaine Virginia Kaczmarek Vliet. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Dale Vliet. She enjoyed sewing, crafts and spending time with her grandchildren. She was also very active in community events.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna Nix (David) of Otto; son, Gary Andrews (Sarah) of Franklin, N.C.; brother, John Edward Vliet of Naples, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Daniel Stanfield, Mitchell Stanfield, Samantha Nix, Logan Rowe, Liriel Andrews, Leona Andrews, and Lex Andrews; and one great-grandchild, Lia Stanfield.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m.,  in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Vic Greene will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to Noah’s Angel Fund, 1239 Old Murphy Road, Franklin, NC  28734.

Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.

James Hill Broadwell

James Hill Broadwell, 79, of Franklin, N.C., passed away, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.

Born in Tampa, Fla., he was the son of the late Everett Broadwell and Sherie Melton Broadwell. He served in the U.S. Air Force.  As a horticulturist, he managed a nursery and became a director of the Nurserymens Association and published their magazine. He enjoyed collecting and growing orchids and was a member of the South Florida Orchid Society.  His other two passions were making jewelry and working on electronics.  He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Kost Broadwell; son, James Broadwell (Felica) of Houston, Texas; daughter, Laurie Harth (MJ) of Naples, Fla.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be held Friday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.  Father Tien Duong will officiate.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice House Foundation of WNC, PO Box 815, Franklin, NC  28734.

Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.

Sonjia Keener ‘Gigi’ Gibson

Sonjia Keener ‘Gigi’ Gibson

Sonjia Keener “Gigi” Gibson, 65, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late James Donald Keener and Juanita Jones Keener.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jimmy Lee Stewart and a brother, Thomas Keener.  She retired from the Town of Highlands where she worked as a human resources director.  She was a member of Windy Gap Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening, painting, and making wreaths and crafts.

She is survived by her husband of 11 years, Rev. Carson Gibson; daughter, Amanda Leigh Stewart of Franklin; step children, Sherry Gibson Smith (Jason) and Danny Gibson (Lynn) both of Franklin; brother, David Keener of Highlands; sister, Angela Powell of Crawfordville, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Ben Gibson, Anna Gibson, Hope Smith and Grant Smith.

Funeral service was held Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home.  Rev. Jason Smith and Rev. Mark Bishop officiated.  Burial was in the Highlands Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jeremy Keener, Darin Keener, Ben Gibson, Matthew Bingham, Jacob Bingham and Gabe Bingham. Josh Ward served as an honorary pallbearer.

Memorial donations can be made to the Hospice House Foundation, PO Box 815, Franklin, NC  28744.

Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.

Anne Sorrells Brogden

Anne Sorrells Brogden, 69, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019.

She was born in Macon County Oct. 7, 1949, to the late Grover and Hattie Wooten Sorrells. She was a devoted and loving wife, a great mother, and a very special Nanna to four very special grandchildren.  She loved to read, cook, and work outside especially in the garden tending to her flowers. She was a member of the Cowee Baptist Church and of the Cowee Baptist Adult Sunday school class.  

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Rick Brogden of the home; oldest son, Chris Brogden and his wife, Julie of Winston Salem, N.C., and their two daughters, Kendall Brogden and Caitlin Brogden;  youngest son, Joe Brogden and wife Amanda of Franklin, and their children, Will Brogden and Emma Brogden; a  brother, Jerry Sorrells and  wife Kay of Candler, N.C.; mother-in-law, Zena Pearl Brogden of Franklin; half-siblings, Robert Sorrells and Robin Sorrells. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Huel Sorrells and Randall Sorrells; and father-in-law, Ed Brogden. 

A funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m., at Cowee Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Smith and Rev. Wesley Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Sugar Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Randy Sorrells, Gerald Woods, Isaac Gibson, Fred Sorrells, Phil Sorrells, and Dustin Brogden. Honorary pallbearers will be Beth Nicholson, Kathy Woodard, and Elizabeth Truax.                              .

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

In memory of Mrs. Anne Brogden the family ask that you plant a flower and hug and love on a child. 

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

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

Gene Stamey

Gene Stamey

Gene Stamey, 87, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.

Born in Gaston County, he was the son of the late Nelson Virgil Stamey and Annie Marie Cook Stamey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jay Lloyd Stamey, Dennis Stamey and John Stamey. He was a charter member, deacon, treasurer and secretary of Higdonville Baptist Church and was the treasurer of Macon Baptist Association for 17 years. He retired from Burlington Industries/Wrangler, worked at Macon Funeral Home for many years and loved to travel.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jean Morrison Stamey; son, Morris Stamey of Franklin; daughters, Teresa Tallent of Franklin, and Melissa Moss of Hiawassee, Ga.; brother Ted Stamey of Franklin; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; one nephew and many nieces.

Funeral service was held Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Smith, Rev. Ronnie Branson, and Rev. Lester Evans officiating. Graveside services were held Friday, Feb. 15, at Higdonville Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Gene Hawkins officiating.

Pallbearers were Brian Tallent, Lawson Raby, Major Moss, Gionny Demont, Jim Breedlove, and Mark Foster. Honorary Pallbearers were Denton Higdon, Steve Waldroop, James L. Teem, and Andrew Raby.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.

Myrtle Deliah McConnell Sanders Ledford

Myrtle Deliah McConnell Sanders Ledford

Myrtle Deliah McConnell Sanders Ledford, 84, of Franklin, passed away Feb. 12, 2019. She was born and raised in Macon County, North Carolina, to the late Dewey McConnell and Nina Bingham McConnell. She worked for Britthaven Nursing Home/ Macon Valley and Claude Welch Hotel. 

She is preceded in death by her late husband, Lawrence Sanders; three daughters, Diane Samples, Margie Hill and Brenda Kelley; one son, Harold Sanders; two sisters, Nora Bell Carpenter, and Faye Barbee; three brothers, Wiley McConnell, Fred McConnell, and George Lyman McConnell; and one grandson.

She is survived by her son, Dewey Sanders (Jennifer) of Franklin; former daughter-in-law, Elaine Sanders; eight grandkids, and 13 great- grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Friday, Feb. 15, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Cannon, Rev. Tracy Tallent and Rev. Frank Rodriquez officiating. Burial followed in the Black Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were Joey Kelley, Doug Crane, Dwight Samples, Dwight Tallent, Jerry Carpenter, Jimmy Hall, Buster Tallent, Eddie Raby and Chad McConnell.

Online condolences can be left at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Ledford Family. 

Ruby Anders Green

Ruby Anders Green

Ruby Anders Green, 89, of Franklin, N.C., went home to be with the Lord Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. She was born May 10, 1929, in Rabun County, Georgia, to the late Manual Anders and Georgia Head Anders. 

She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening and flowers. She was the oldest living member of the Prentiss Church of God where she was a church custodian and a Sunday School member. She was married to the late Ed Green who preceded her in 2003. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Martha Rea Kell, Mary Vinson, Rosetta Holland, Verdie Wilson, Derotha Owens, and Theodore Anders. 

Survivors include her children, Laverne Allen of Franklin, Maxine Sprinkle (Dean) of Granite Falls, N.C., Manuel Lee Green of Franklin, Leonard Green of Clayton, Ga., Nancy Maney (Steve) of Franklin, and Ernest Green (Deb) of Claremont, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.  

A Celebration of Life service was held Sunday, Feb. 17,  at the Prentiss Church of God with Pastor Kevin Chapman and Pastor Don Moffitt officiating. Burial followed in the Union UMC Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Sam Sprinkle, Mike Sprinkle, Paul Michael Green, Mathew Green, Mark Green, Todd Green, Garry Green and Jeremy Maney.

Memorials can be made to Care Partners Hospice 170 Church St. Franklin, NC 28734.

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

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

Veronica Jones Kemp

Veronica Jones Kemp

Veronica Jones Kemp, 45, of Franklin,  N.C., passed away, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Charles M. Jones and Margaret Simonds Jones.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Alanthia Rhinehart. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Kemp of Franklin; companion, Greg Bailey of Franklin; sons, Enoch Percival Jones of Garrettsville, Ohio, and Elijah Charles Jones of Asheville, N.C.; brother, Ronnie Haven of Franklin; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, Feb. 16, at First Presbyterian Church.  Pastor Tempe Fussell officiated.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.

Betty Zachary Potts

Betty Zachary Potts

Betty Zachary Potts, 91, of Cashiers, N.C., passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.

Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Lawton McDuffey Zachary and Martha Otela Pierson Zachary.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Potts who died in 2002. She was a member of Yellow Mountain Baptist Church and enjoyed reading and putting puzzles together.

She is survived by her children, Terry Potts of Franklin and Sharon Rice of Pisgah Forest; grandchildren, Jerry Rice and Kristy Rice Norris and great grandchildren, Natalie Rice, Matthew Rice, Otela Duncan, and Micah Norris.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Yellow Mountain Baptist Church.  Rev. Rick Potts officiated.  Burial was in the Evitt Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Joe Harrold, Jeremy Stewart, Larry Moss, Jerry Rice, Jimmy Stewart and Jeffery Stewart.

Memorial donations can be made to the Evitt Cemetery, C/O Larry Moss, 1822 Norton Road, Cashiers, NC  28717.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.

Christina Arlene Ledbetter

Christina Arlene Ledbetter

Christina Arlene Ledbetter, 83, of Franklin, N.C., passed away, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.  She was born in Pontiac, Mich., to the late Charles E. and Aletha Burdette Parrott. She retired from Carolina Pharmacy, was an avid reader, loved playing games with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, enjoyed tea, and loved collecting angels.  She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and was a past treasurer, taught Sunday School and helped with Bible School.

She is survived by two daughters, Peggy Eidson (Steve) of Waynesville, N.C., and Diane Andrews of White Lake, Mich.; three sons, Lewis Ledbetter (Lynne) of Grand Blanc, Mich., Allen Ledbetter of Franklin, and Vance Ledbetter (Pam) of Martin, Ga.; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Glen Andrews; two sisters, Louise Widger and Irene Vanhook; and a brother, Charles Parrott.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m., at Bethel United Methodist Church, with Rev. Bradley List officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., one hour prior to the service at the church.  Online condolences can be made a www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com

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

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