Obituaries for January 30, 2020

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Joseph B. Moses

Joseph B. Moses
Joseph B. Moses, 84, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Lorenz T. Moses and Edna Bowman Moses.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Edgar and Harry, and two sisters, Hazel Stamey and Virginia Corbin. 
He was a US Air Force veteran and was a retired real estate agent.
He is survived by a sister, Melba Huggins; several nieces and nephews and his Franklin House family.
A private service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Macon County CareNet, 130 Bidwell Street, Franklin, NC  28734.
Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.

Jerry Thomas Corleone

Jerry Thomas Corleone, 77, of Highlands, N.C., passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
He was born in Summit, N.J., to the late Thomas and Elsie Deroche Cook.  He was bartender at Highlands Country Club for 25 years; he enjoyed meeting and talking to people and gardening.
 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Highlands Country Club Scholarship Fund.
Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com

Ruth Lucille Rice

Ruth Lucille Rice
Ruth Lucille Rice, 78, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. She was born July 27, 1941, in Des Moines, Iowa, to the late Cecil Burt Haus and Ruth Simerson Haus. She previously worked as a machine operator at Caterpillar. She was a member of Windy Gap Baptist Church.
She is survived by her two daughters, Susan Deetz of Franklin and Jeanna Morgan (Ken) of Franklin; one son, Paul Rice Jr. and his fiancé, Kimberly Barker of Knoxville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Jonathan Lequire, Nathan Morgan, Aaron Rice, Marina Morgan, Angela Deetz, and Alexandra Arnold; four great grandchildren, Alivia Rice, Emma Rice, Justin Talley and Xavier Lequire; three sisters, Judy Smith, Sharon Farrell (Bruce), and Joan Ray; two brothers, Sam Haus and Larry Haus. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Rice Sr.; two sisters and eight brothers.
A funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 27, at Windy Gap Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Rogers and Rev. Mark Bishop officiating. Burial followed in the Moore-Welch Cemetery.
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Rice family. Online condolences can be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

Linda Faye Curry Haire

Linda Faye Curry Haire
Linda Faye Curry Haire, 68, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Atlanta, Ga. She was born June 24, 1951, in Rockingham County, North Carolina, to the late Clarence Jackson Curry and Nora Estella Williams Curry. She worked and retired from the retail industry and was a member of the Lula Worship Center in Lula, Ga. She was a Sunday School teacher and she also served as a pastor’s wife. She loved watching “I Love Lucy” and “Andy Griffith Show.” Most of all she had a deep love for God and her family. She loved music and sang in many music groups through the years.
Survivors include her husband, Bennie Haire; a daughter, Angela McLean (Greg) of Franklin, N.C.; two step-daughters, Teresa Haire of Orlando, Fla., and Stephanie Bryson of Franklin; two grandchildren, Jessica Scott and MaKayla McLean; seven step-grandchildren, Brittany Smith, Alexis Simmonds, Chad Wilson, Damien Bryson, Braeden Bryson, Alyssa Abel, and Valerie Abel; a great-grandchild, Kaisin Stepp; and a sister, Mona Cameron (Paul) of Knoxville, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Neal Curry and her parents.
A Celebration of Life Service was held Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Bumgardner, Rev. Bud Haire, and Rev. Paul Cameron officiating. Burial followed in the Addington Cemetery. Pallbearers were Greg McLean, Jeff Boyatt, Josh Flynn, Mike Hanshaw, Zack Phillips, and Kaylin Frame.
Online condolences can be left at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Haire family.

Roy Pinkney Crisp

Roy Pinkney Crisp
Roy Pinkney Crisp, 94, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. He was born in Macon County, North Carolina on Jan. 5, 1926, to the late George Franklin Crisp and Emma Corbin Crisp. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church. He was an iron worker in the construction business. He served in the U.S. Army. He was an avid gardener, farmer and loved raising honey bees to make his own honey.
Survivors include his two daughters, Anne Westbrook of Granite Quarry, N.C., and Barbara Spry (Jim) of Cooleemee, N.C.; three sons, Charles Crisp (Barbara) of Liberty, S.C., Roy Crisp (Jessica) of Franklin, N.C., and Tony Crisp (Carole) of Franklin; 17 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; and 17 great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Dorothy Allen Crisp; five sisters, Ila Mae Sorrells, Marie Corbin, Helen Taylor, Edith Kell, and Ethel Shaver; two brothers, Frank Crisp and Grady Crisp; a grandson David Crisp; and a great-grandson Noah Crisp; son-in-law Joe Westbrook and daughter-in-law Betty F. Crisp.
A funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with the Rev. Bud Haire, Rev. Brent Spry and Rev. Chad Campbell officiating. Burial was at Jennings Cemetery (Holly Springs Baptist Church). Pallbearers were Wesley Morrow, Cody Crisp, Roy Crisp, II, Daniel Crisp, Dustin Crisp, Dillon Tate and Ricky Woods.
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Crisp family. Online condolences can be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

Joy Lewis Cummings

Joy Lewis Cummings, 83 of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020.
Born in Phenix City, Ala., she was the daughter of the late John Lewis and Edna Williamson Lewis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert J. Cummings.
She retired from Harcar Window Company where she worked as the Branch Manager. She had a heart for special needs children and volunteered for the special needs unit of the Boy Scouts of America. She also volunteered for Care Partners Hospice.
She is survived by three children, Melissa Mossbarger (Tom) of Franklin, David B. Walker and Jacob J. Walker (Mary) both of Florida; a brother, David Lewis (Joan) of Franklin; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  
A private service will be held at a later date.
Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.

Jonathan Harold Ball

Jonathan Harold Ball
Jonathan Harold Ball, 81, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
Born in Glouster, England, he was the son of the late Harold Ball and Irene Hadley Ball.  He graduated from Buffalo Bible and Houghten College and served as pastor and missionary for over 27 years.  He was a member of First Alliance Church. 
He is survived by his wife of 61½ years, Arlene Ball; two daughters, Kathy Wolfe (Steve) and Kristina Loughborough; son, Jeff Ball; eight grandchildren, Lorie Rosseau (Brian), Lindsey Ile (Cris), Scott Wolfe (Sarah Elizabeth), Joshua Loughborough, Kari Morgan (Austin), Jordan Loughborough, Kyla Ball and Jenna Ball; and four great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m., at First Alliance Church.  Pastor Scott Eichelberger will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in John’s memory to, First Alliance Church, 31 Promise Lane, Franklin, NC  28734.
Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.

Joan B. Snow

Joan B. Snow, 86, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Franklin, N.C., passed away on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
Born Nov. 17, 1933, in Stamford, Conn., to Gladys and Ernest Bisaillon. She was one of five children, brothers Ernest (deceased), Maurice (deceased), sisters Patricia and Sharon.
She moved to New Smyrna Beach in 1974. She worked for Volusia County government for a number of years, before purchasing Indigo Blues, a local women’s clothing boutique.
She was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. She was an avid golfer, a grand master bridge player and an accomplished artist. She loved her home in the mountains and was actively involved in golf and bridge in Franklin as well.
She is survived by her four children, Cherise Gasper (John) Lexington, Ky., Bob Simonelli (Alecia) New Smyrna Beach, Suzette Jones (Todd) Lakeland, Fla., and Denise DeLuca, Lakeland; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
A memorial gathering took place Saturday, Jan. 25, at Settle-Wilder Chapel in New Smyrna Beach.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Vitas Hospice Healthcare, 114 Canal St, Unit 100, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168.
Condolences may be made online at www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com.

Mae Belle Guffey Bates

Mae Belle Guffey Bates
Mae Belle Guffey Bates, 83, of Franklin, N.C., entered into her Heavenly home Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.
A daughter of the late Charlie and Annie Mae Guffey. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Bailey Bates who died in 2000; two sons, Mitchell and Michael Bates; two sisters, Annie Sue Friemuth and Bonnie Harkins. She was a long time employee of Grandview Manor, loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, gardening, and canning, going to church and reading her Bible. 
Survivors include her children, Richard, Kathy Dills, Sarah Bryson and Shawn all of Franklin and Sherri Boshears of Toccoa, Ga.; her sisters, Florence Robbins, Carol Gibson and Ruthann Bockholt; and one brother, TJ Guffey all of Franklin; 13 grandchildren; six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Tellico Baptist Church. Rev. Charlie Anderson officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Queen Jr. Ramey, Justin Lovett, Bobby Boshears, Michael Dills, Lee Bates, Avery Brendle and Doug Bryson. Honorary pallbearers will be Gabe Henry, Luke Henry and Aaron Bryson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Tellico Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Marshall and Doris Lovedahl, 405 Tellico Road, Franklin.
Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Condolences may be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.

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