Edith Marshall, 84, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 30, 2018. She was born on May 23, 1934 in Bad Breisig, Germany to the late August and Elizabeth Kraus. She loved to cook for her family and loved to spend time shopping. One of her favorite pastimes was doing German crossword puzzles. She was a faithful member of Prentiss Church of God and was active in Sunday School and the ladies’ ministry program. She is survived by a daughter, Donyela McCall (Mike); five grandchildren, Joseph Marshall, Justin Hicks (Virginia), Jamie McConnell, Jackie McConnell, and Patricia McCall; three great-grandchildren, Sadie Hicks, Lucas Hicks, Colby McConnell and a new great-grandson arriving in February; brother, Heinz Kraus (Ursela); an adopted daughter, Vickie Haller of Franklin; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bobby” Marshall, a son, Ralph Marshall, and a sister, Leisel Wilbert. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m., at Prentiss Church of God with Pastor Kevin Chapman, Pastor Don Moffitt, and Terry Moffitt officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service. Online condolences can be made a www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com. Bryant Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Marshall family.
Raymond Lester Teague
Raymond Lester Teague, 67, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Dec., 26, 2018. He was born on Dec. 28, 1950, in Gaston County, North Carolina, to the late Mureal Teague and Inez Miller Teague. He worked in the trucking industry for many years. He loved spending afternoons in the shade with his beloved cat, Calico. He enjoyed car racing and golfing. He was an active member of Buck Creek Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Wanda “Faye” Christian of Franklin; a sister, Hazel Teague McCall, (Jerry “Frog”) of Franklin; two brothers, Michael Teague of Franklin and Carter Teague of Highlands. Services were held Saturday, Dec., 29, at Buck Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Jamie Passmore officiating. Burial was in Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers were Johnny Stanfield, Harold Ammons, Matthew Fizer, Lonnie Cook, Larry Dills, Jamie Halyburton, and Michael Houston. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory, 105 West Main Street, Franklin, NC, 28734. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Teague family. Online condolences are available at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.
Charles Frank Bryson
Charles Frank Bryson, 82, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late John Ray Bryson and Alice Amelia Wright Bryson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded his step-son, John Wayne Roper. He was a retired diesel mechanic and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. He was a great husband, father, friend and farmer. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Frances Holland Bryson; three children, Charles “Chuck” Stanley Bryson (Cindy) of Mulberry, Fla., Deanna Pace (Bill) New Port Richey, Fla., and Shelly Peeples (Matthew) of Lithia, Fla.; two brothers, Leslie Bryson (Linda) of Franklin and James Bryson (Pat) of South Carolina; sister, Alice Davis (Roger) of Franklin; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and eight nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Wednesday, Dec. 26, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Mike Chastain officiated. Burial was in the Salem Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles S. Bryson, Jeremy Bryson, Steven Bryson, Kenny Maxson, Terry Scott and Michael Bryson. Memorial donations can be made to the Cullasaja Community Association, 1201 River Road, Franklin, NC 28734. Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.
Robert Vasser, 75, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. Born in Miami, Fla., he was the son of the late Thomas Vasser and Pauline Allan Vasser. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during Vietnam; CWA President Local 3150, Fla.; a retired technician from AT&T; and an avid fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Vasser of Franklin; children, Lora Neitz (Ken) of Franklin, Geneva Dummer (Stephen) of Biloxi, Miss., and Bryan Vasser (Joann) of Shelton, Conn.; sisters, Cynthia Sapp of Georgia, and Debbie Dietz (Tommy) of Florida; brothers, David Vasser (Mindy) of Florida and Glenn Vasser of Florida; eight grandchildren, Kristen, KJ, Emily, Isabella, Cara, Addison, Jonathan, and Chloe. No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Appalachian Animal Rescue, 851 Lake Emory Road, Franklin, NC 28734. Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.
Teresa Southard, 50, of Waynesville, N.C., passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late William “Ernie” Porter Southard and Margie Blanche Ledbetter Southard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her longtime companion, Victor Muse and her sister-in-law, Vickie Keener Southard. She was a member of Franklin Church of God and she was known for being a hard worker. She is survived by her sister, Sherri Ross of Franklin; brothers, Charles Southard (Cindy), Tommy Southard, James Southard (Auroa Salis), Steve Southard (Denise), all of Franklin; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Sunday, Dec. 30, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Dryman and Crystal Crupi officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles Southard, Tony Southard, David Southard, Jared Ross, Trey Ross, and Hank Southard. Honorary Pallbearers will be James Southard, Tommy Southard, and Kevin Steve Southard. Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy Franklin Asher Christy
Dorothy Franklin Asher Christy, 96, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Born in Bicknell, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Edward Franklin and Tina Meyer Franklin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Homer Asher; second husband, Marvin Christy; son, Edward Asher; daughter, Susan Asher Shaw McGee; and a brother, Bill Franklin. She was the first female general supervisor at General Motors Truck and Coach. She is survived by her son, Jerry Asher (Connie) of Franklin; step children, Sherry Foster and Peggy Marcillie both of Falls Church, Md.; sister, Margaret Dailey of Pinellas Park, Fla.; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral service and burial was held in Waterford, Mich. Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.
Mahlon Hubler Batdorf Jr.
Mahlon Hubler Batdorf Jr., 84, known as Sonny, passed away in Franklin, N.C., on Dec. 28, 2018. He was born in Winston Salem, N.C., on Dec. 30, 1933. He is survived by his loving family, sons, Kevin and Viola Batdorf, Michael and Lisa Batdorf, Keith Batdorf and Christine; daughter, Tania Batdorf and Nancy Smith; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He will be remembered by his extended family, Paula Smith, his god-daughter, Jenny and the Ledford family. He is predeceased by his parents, Mahlon Hubler Batdorf Sr. and Juanita Marie McHale; his sister, Juanita Dunstan; and his son, Christopher Batdorf. He was a lover of all animals, gardening, football, politics, military history and loved the fresh air from the beaches up to the mountains. May he rest in peace and may God bless his soul. He will always be in our hearts and never forgotten. Online condolences may be left at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Batdorf family.
Marilyn Williams, 70, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Frank James and Joy Stanley James. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Paul Williams. She graduated from the University of South Florida; she was very active in Franklin Covenant Church for over 30 years; and she worked at Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center for over 10 years. She is survived by her children, Seth Williams (Alicia) of Raleigh, N.C., David Williams (Summer) of Summerdale, Ala., Laura Dailey (JJ) of Spokane, Wash., Sarah Yakushev (Luke) of Franklin, Miriam Villanti of Newport, Wash.; and Anna Neal of Franklin; brother, Alan James of Canada; sister, Pat James of Tallahassee, Fla.; 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service was held Thursday, Dec. 27, at Franklin Covenant Church. Pastor John Makinson officiated. A private burial was held at Welch Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center, 226 E. Palmer Street, Franklin, NC 28734. Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.
Daniel Eugene Foley
Daniel Eugene Foley, 91, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. He was born in Albany, N.Y., to the late Daniel Morris Foley and Francis Murray Foley. He was married to the late Gertrude Mary Foley who preceded him in 1999. He was retired as a senior vice president of Wells Fargo Bank. He was a member of the Optimist Club, he enjoyed golfing, music, reading, sports, and traveling. He was of the Catholic Faith and he served his country in the United States Coast Guard. Survivors include a daughter, Catherine Kay LeQuire of Franklin; two sons, Daniel John (Skip) Foley of Atlanta, Ga., and Warren William Foley of Parrish, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Russell James Foley. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Foley family.
Arthur Warren Cabe
Arthur Warren Cabe, 95, was born on Aug. 29, 1923, at the head of Cat Creek in the Holly Springs Community, Macon County to Eva Mary Moses Cabe and Clarence Weaver Cabe. He died on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Franklin. He graduated from Holly Springs School and Franklin High School (class of 1941). He was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church. He was in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946; his MOS was automatic rifleman. He served in the Asia Pacific Theater during World War II. After retiring from Burlington Industries, he manned the Holly Springs Recycling Center. In 1953, Arthur and Annie Ruth Dean Cabe were married; she died in 2017 and they would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this past November. He missed her companionship and her cooking. He often said that she could turn food grown in the garden into a good meal. In addition to Annie Ruth and his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Jerry Charles Cabe; and siblings, Alma C. Taylor, Bertha Cabe, James Robert Cabe, Earl H. Cabe, Iris C. Alderman, Gene R. Cabe, and Ernest Perry Cabe. He is survived by his daughters, Sara C. Wheeless (Mark) of Raleigh, N.C., Audrey C. Henderson (Tom) of Otto, and Susan C. Bunn (David) of Kenly, N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Beverly R. Cabe (Jerry) of Mills River; a sister, Shirley C. Hodnett (Leroy); sister-in-law, Jane T. Cabe (Robert); brothers-in-law Eugene Dean (Libby), and Dale Dean; several nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Amy Ferris Wheeless, William Wheeless, Daniel Wheeless, Thomas Henderson, Rebecca H. Cope, Noah Henderson, Molly H. Reed, Shelley C. Graham, Melissa Cabe, and Allison Bunn. He was delighted by his great-grandchildren (Eli, Mira, Arleigh, Eva, and Evan). He loved to work outside – cutting/chopping wood, hunting ginseng, gardening, mowing, and trimming – and took pleasure in just being outside in the mountains. He grew a large garden, or two, every year. He read often, but especially The Franklin Press, The Macon County News, and almost anything from the Macon County Public Library’s large print section. He frequently listened to the Franklin Panthers football games on Friday nights. He loved to talk and enjoyed visits with church and family members. He kept up with current events and goings-on in the community and the world, and he often had an opinion. Thank you to the staff of Grandview Manor for their care and attention these last few months. We especially thank Rebecca Prince and Rev. Bud and Mrs. June Haire for their visits and friendship. Funeral service was held Thursday, Dec. 20, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Bud Haire and Rev. Judson Hall officiated. Burial was in Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Military honors were conducted by VFW Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108. Pallbearers were Andrew Harlfinger, Noah Henderson, Jason Reed, Philip Cope, Johnathan Dean, and Terry Cabe. Memorial donations can be made to Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Tex Corbin, 80 Cottonwood Road, Franklin, NC 28734. Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.
Lawrence Edward Waters
Lawrence Edward Waters, 87, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. He was born in Evansville, Ind., to the late Thomas and Ellen McGinnes Waters. He worked and retired as a police officer from the Evansville Police Department in Indiana; and later worked for the Forensic lab in St. Petersburg, Florida, Police Department. He loved photography, was a Shriner where he loved to help with children and he was of the Lutheran Faith. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Waters; two daughters, Kelly Waters-Stacey (Tom Stacey) of Albuquerque, N.M., and Brenda Slade (Gordon) of Stone Mountain, Ga.; two sons, Ken Waters (Renee) of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and David Waters (Donna) of Nashville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Tyler Waters, Brad Waters, Jack Stacey, Brandon Slade, Parker Slade, Alley Waters, and Isaac Waters; and several great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Waters Family.
Linda Morris, 71, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Born in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Carl Morris and Martha Cordor Morris. She was a devoted Christian who loved her family and enjoyed crocheting. She is survived by her children, Michelle Yeakle of Wadesboro, N.C., and Michael Horst of Hagerstown, Md.; her very special friend, Helen Bowman of Franklin; three grandchildren, Kevin Yeakle (Hannah) of Morven, N.C., Julie Yeakle of Marshville, N.C., and Jessica Morningstar of Hagerstown, Md.; and three great-grandchildren, Cami, Brooklynn, and Mia. Services will be held in Maryland at a later date. Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.
Mary Elizabeth Beck
Mary Elizabeth Beck, 70, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Dec. 29, 2018. She was born in Rabun County, Georgia, the daughter of Omie Webb of Franklin, and the late George Louie Webb. She worked in housekeeping and was a Baptist by faith. She loved to read, do puzzles, play cards and collect dolls. Survivors include her mother, Omie Webb; three sons, Lamar Beck and James Beck both of Salem, S.C., and Scott Beck of Franklin; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Doris Younger of Franklin,. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Webb. A private service will be held at a later date. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Beck family. Online condolences are available at www.byrantgrantfuneralhome.com.