Edgar L. Younce Sr.
Edgar L. Younce Sr., 90 of Franklin, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Granville L. Younce and Laura Duvall Younce. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Blanche Crisp Younce (July 25, 2018); brother, Paul Younce and sister, Ruth Crisp. He was a very active member and deacon of Windy Gap Baptist Church for 43 years. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. He is survived by two sons, Eddie (Gloria) and Randy (Lisa), both of Franklin; three grandchildren, Autumn (Allen) Corbin and Robbie Younce, both of Franklin, and Craig Younce of Charlotte; five great-granddaughters, McKenzee McCoy of Boone, Rylee Corbin and Bentlee Corbin of Franklin, Paisley Younce of Warner Robins, Ga., and Graycen Younce of Charlotte; sisters, Frances Waldroop of Franklin, Lois Farnham of Icard, N.C., and brother, Joe “Moody” Younce of Flint, Mich.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Sunday, Jan. 6, at Windy Gap Baptist Church. Rev. Mark Bishop and Rev. Brian Browning officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Ben West, Dean Cook, Bobby Peek, Coleman Buchanan, Johnny Pendergrass, Derrell Gregory, Mark Holland and Adam Tallent. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice House Foundation, PO Box 815, Franklin, NC 28744. Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.
Joyce Anne McMahan
Joyce Anne McMahan, 60, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of Leona Cabe McMahan and the late James Adam McMahan. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Monica Houston; brother, Ray Allen McMahan and two sisters, Judy Nations and Faye Ellen Conner. She was a purchasing agent for Angel Medical Center; attended Black Mountain Baptist Church; and enjoyed gardening, yard work and crocheting. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her companion, David Phillips; daughter, Kimberley Stanley (Scottie) of Franklin; son, Christopher Houston of Franklin; step daughter, Lindsey Phillips of S.C.; three sisters, Linda Phillips, Wanda Farley and Tammy Jones all of Sylva; brother, Robert McMahan of Kingsport, Tenn.; six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Thursday, Jan. 3, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Reeves and Rev. Cale Stancil officiated. Burial was in the Longview Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Noah Stanley, Dorian Provencher, Jonah Stanley, Keith Nations, Jeremy Laws and Steve Farley. Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Hedden, Randy Hedden, Davie Conner and Jason McMahan. Condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.
Vickie Ann Peek
Vickie Ann Peek, 79, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Summerville, S.C. She was born on Jan. 27, 1939, in Gastonia, N.C., to Alonzo and Marie Wilson. When she was just a teenager in 1956, she met Navy signalman Sanford E. Peek (Sam), the man with whom she would build a life and family. After years of traveling with the Navy and adding four children to their fold, they eventually made their permanent home in Summerville. She is survived by her husband, Sanford Peek Sr.; children, Sanford Peek Jr. (Valerie), Melisa Clemmons (Raymond, d.), Sharon Mooring (Michael), and Michael Peek (Debbie); grandchildren, Tiffany Nichols (William), Ashley Clemmons, Barnes Dix (Alan), Michael Mooring Jr., Brandon Peek, Samantha Mooring, Curtis Peek, and Steven Peek; great-granddaughter Annabelle Nichols; brother, Sammy Wilson (Mary); and numerous extended family members. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Stephen Wilson; and her son-in-law, Raymond Clemmons. She was a generous, dedicated individual who was passionate about her family. She was her children’s and grandchildren’s biggest champion. She worked in civil service for many years before retiring. She enjoyed various creative pursuits throughout her lifetime, including painting, playing the piano, cooking, and writing about her life. In the warmer months, she enjoyed spending time with Sam at their mountain home in Franklin, N.C. She was an incredibly resilient person who persevered through every challenge and trial put in her path. She will be greatly missed by the many people who loved her. Memorial service will take place at Ellijay Missionary Baptist Church, 16 Little Ellijay Road, Franklin, on Saturday, Jan. 12. A visitation with the family will be held at 10 a.m. followed by the service at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend to celebrate, remember, and honor Vickie. Flowers may be sent to Ellijay Missionary Baptist Church for the Jan. 12 service, or donations may be made in her name to The Shriners or Ellijay Missionary Baptist Church. Macon Funeral Home is handling the local arrangements. Condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.
Carol Grace Cukla
Carol Grace Cukla, 80, of Franklin, N.C., passed away, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was a beloved wife, daughter, mother, grandmother and aunt. She was the heart of our family. She was born on Nov. 29, 1938, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Florence Wagner of Chicago, and her stepfather, the late Frederick Wagner. She lived in Chicago until 1977 when she moved with her husband and children to Franklin. She was a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church. In addition to her step father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Cukla, and a nephew, Edward Graczyk. She is survived by her mother; three children, Joseph (Tessie), Laura Bishop (Maurice), and Suzanne Baldwin (Mike); three grandchildren, Anna Bishop, Matthew Bishop and Jane Remigio; brother-in-law, Jerome Graczyk; and several beloved nieces and nephews. A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at St. Francis Catholic Church. Father Tien Duong will officiate. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Francis Catholic Church Food Pantry, 299 Maple Street, Franklin, NC 28734 or the Hospice House Foundation, PO Box 815, Franklin, NC 28744. Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.
Allison Palmira Yola (Campo) Cook
Allison Palmira Yola (Campo) Cook, 56, passed away suddenly on Dec. 20, 2018. She and her husband were enroute to see their children and grandchildren for the Christmas holiday when she suffered a heart attack in Newport, Tenn., and could not be revived. Allison and Bob lived in Franklin, N.C., moving there from Jacksonville, Fla., after retirement. She was a retired Police Sergeant from the city of Jacksonville Beach, Fla. This was a job she dearly loved and began her career shortly after high school. She spent 31 years as an officer working in all aspects of the department. She was the first female supervisor ever promoted in her department. She was one that if she was told she couldn’t do it, she would prove them wrong every time. Once retiring to Franklin, she pursued her dream of becoming a teacher of Law Enforcement. She began teaching at the Southwestern Community College Public Safety Training Center. She absolutely loved teaching new young officers in both the Basic Law Enforcement and Park Services curriculum. Her impact and legacy will go on for a generation of new officers. She had a loving and giving spirit that was evident by everyone she knew. She loved the town of Franklin and everyone she met. She was very active in the community volunteering her time as a Guardian Ad Litem, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 81 Trustee and a number of church committees and activities. Most importantly, she loved her neighbors and counted them among her family. She loved to bake various treats and handed them out to everyone she cared about. The real love of her life (besides Bob) was her grandchildren. She spent every moment she could with them showering them with the love and affection that only a Nana could. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert (Bob) Cook; her daughter, Elita Cook; her step-daughters, Melissa (Jose) Flores of Oklahoma City, Brandi Cook of St. Thomas (USVI) and Kristen Cook of Oklahoma City; and her brother, Anthony Campo of Jacksonville, Fla.; her grandchildren, Kaiden, Ashton, Tatiana, Emily, Brendon, Tahlia, Ethan, Kieona and Leilani. She has many cousins and aunts living in Chicago that mourn her passing. She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Campo; mother, Palma Campo and brother, Mark Campo. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan., 12, at 2 p.m. It will be held at the Franklin United Methodist Church, Franklin. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Macon County Shop with a Cop program as it was one of her very favorite activities every year.
Elizabeth Sue Dennis
Elizabeth Sue Dennis, 74, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Born in Bainbridge, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Wilmer Faircloth and Myrtle Williams Faircloth. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Eugene Dennis; brothers, Kermit Faircloth and Mark Cecil Faircloth; and sister, Patricia Edmondson. She loved her family and enjoyed sewing and Georgia Football. She is survived by her children, Sheila Yates (Larry) of Ledbetter, Ky., and Sheryl Pauley (Bobby Young) of Franklin; brother, Jimmy Pat Faircloth of Plant City, Fla.; grandchildren, Daniel Johnson (Briana) of Whitesboro, N.Y,. Amanda Hooper (Matthew) of Clyde, N.C., Andi Harsey (Andrew) of Concord, N.C., Brandi Valdez (Kristofer) of Ocala, Fla., and Ben Pauley of Franklin; great-grandchildren, Ariana, Rylan, Elijah, Liam, Waylon, Wesley, Wayah, Finley, and a great-granddaughter expected in May; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Friday, Jan. 4, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Davis Hooper and Rev. Vic Greene officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to CarePartners Hospice, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734. Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.