Obituaries for July 23, 2020

photo by Vickie Carpenter

Charles Edwin Wallace

Charles Edwin Wallace, 89, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

Born and raised in Macon County, he was the son of the late John Wallace and Arizona Moffitt Wallace. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters, Morris “Buck” Wallace, Howard Wallace, Clifford Wallace, Alice Crisp and Sally Gates. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954 and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 7339. He attended Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church. He managed Davenport Campground in Hayesville and loved going there to socialize with his “campground family.”

He is survived by his wife, Frances Wallace; two stepchildren, Rev. Ken Cramer and wife Holly of Gloucester, Va., and Lisa Lewis and husband Terry of Clyde, N.C.; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 20, at Macon Funeral Home with Rev. Mike McConnell and Rev. Dr. Ken Cramer officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Shop with a Cop or Holiday Angels.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Condolences can be made to the family at

Linda Sue Collier Campbell

Linda Sue Collier Campbell

Linda Sue Collier Campbell, 73, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

Born and raised in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Roy J. Collier and Mary Greenwood Collier. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, David Collier. She was a member of East Franklin Baptist Church and served as past secretary and Sunday school teacher.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Fred Campbell Jr; daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Benton and husband Scott of Monroe, N.C.; son, Rick Campbell and wife Jenny of Franklin; three sisters, Marilyn Roper and husband CB, Mildred Broad and Phoebe Hastings and husband Mark all of Franklin; brother, Sonny Collier and wife Carolyn of Franklin; half-brother, Doug Welch and wife Irene of Sylva; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 16, at East Franklin Baptist Church. Rev. Gary McDaniels and Rev. Terry Jenkins officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bobby Gibson, Dustin Hooks, Mitchell Benton, Mike Shepherd, Kenneth “Dooley” Shepherd and Tommy Mason.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to East Franklin Baptist Church, 2057 Lakeside Drive, Franklin, NC 28734.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Condolences can be made to the family at

Hunter Caden Matthew Davis

Caden Matthew Davis

Surrounded by his family, Hunter Caden Matthew Davis, 6, of Franklin, N.C., ran into the arms of Jesus on the morning of Monday, July 20, 2020.

Our lives were forever changed on Nov. 7, 2013, when Hunter was born and with him came the meaning of true, unconditional love. His life was spent loving; being around all the children in his family, being outside, being rocked, being read to and his stuffed horse all brought him immense joy.  Hunter touched many lives; he will not be forgotten, and his legacy of love will live on in those who choose to love just as Jesus loves us.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Richard and Rebecca Davis; grandparents, Imogene Allen Davis and the late Troy William Davis of Franklin and John Morris (Rhonda) of Atlanta, Texas, the late Brenda Morris; great grandmother, Lois Morris of Little Rock, Ark.; brother, Richard William Davis (Megan) of Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; four sisters, Kimberly McAllister (Will) of Franklin, Melissa Crisp (Roy) of Franklin, Chasitiy Houston (Ian) of Camp Lejeune, N.C., Summer Davis of Jacksonville, N.C.; and nieces and nephews, Allison, Cayson, Creedence, Cullen, Landon, Hannah, Gabriel, Callie, Addy, Evalyn, Aiden and Matias. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, July 25, at 3 p.m., at the Franklin Church of God. Rev. Michael Stephens, Rev. Hank Connors, Rev. Jeremy Chapman and Rev. Steve Reeves will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., prior to the service at the Franklin Church of God.

Pallbearers will be Will McCallister, William Davis, Roy Crisp and Cecil Brooks.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Make-A-Wish  America, Gift Processing, 1702 East Highland Ave., Suite 400 , Phoenix, AZ 85016.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Condolences may be made at

Evelyn Dean Hughes

Evelyn Dean Hughes, 86, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Willard L. Dean and Josephine R. Rogers Dean. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jim” Hughes. She was an active member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and served on the cemetery committee. She was also very active with the Class of 1953 reunion committee.

She is survived by her daughter, June Huggins Angel and husband Doug of Franklin; sister, Shirley Dean Ray and husband Bill of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren, Jennifer Anderson (Ryan) and Rodney Chastain (Lance); step granddaughter, Shannon Shuler (Eugene); four great grandchildren, Seth Shuler, Brittany Shuler, Clara Anderson and Sophia Anderson and several nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Memorial Service will be held Sunday, July 26, at 6 p.m., at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Judson Hall and Rev. Charles Stevens will officiate. Masks and social distancing will be required. With these measures in place, everyone is welcome.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund,  C/O Faye Bishop, 73 3rd Street, Franklin, NC 28734 or Four Seasons Hospice House, Four Seasons Development Office 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Condolences may be made at

Lyman Dale Morgan

Lyman Dale Morgan

Lyman Dale Morgan, 79, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. He was born on Aug. 30, 1940, in Franklin, N.C., to Robert and Helen (Dalton) Morgan. On Oct. 20, 1962, he married Blanche Smith. He was a kind, generous, and patient person whose easy-going demeanor made him a joy to be around. He could strike up a conversation with anyone and always made a point to make people feel welcome. He enjoyed talking to both old friends and new acquaintances and he never met a stranger. He was a talented mechanic who enjoyed the challenge of working on cars and tractors. As a lover of history, he enjoyed reading, documentaries, and discussing local history and genealogy. He farmed his family’s land in the Cowee community until recently and will be missed by his loved ones. He is preceded in death by his father Robert Morgan and his mother Helen Dalton Morgan. 

He is survived by his wife Blanche Smith Morgan, a daughter, Jill Morgan Bell (Ralph); a brother, Robert Morgan (Kay) of Rock Hill, S.C.; a grandson Chris Bell and a granddaughter Lauryn Bell.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Pl. Memphis, TN 38105 or Hospice House Foundation of WNC  272 Maple Street Franklin, NC 28741.

A private family service will be held. 

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Morgan family. Online condolences can be made at

Kenneth Edwin Angel

Kenneth Edwin Angel, 89, of Etowah, N.C., died at his home on July 17, 2020. He was the oldest of seven children born to William Grover Angel and wife, Evelyn Early Angel on Nov. 27, 1930. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy [Dot] McCoy; daughter, Janet Angel Wakefield; a sister, Betty Angel Jennings; and a brother, Jim Angel. 

He grew up in Franklin, N.C. He and Dot married July 20, 1952. He served in the Marines during the Korean War, after which he and Dot moved to Brevard. He worked at Olin/Ecusta until his retirement. He enjoyed playing on various sports teams while there.

During his younger days he sang in gospel quartets with his rich baritone voice. He also played golf and played in bowling leagues. He was active in the Lion’s Club and Jaycees and was a member of the Wesleyan Church, where he enjoyed singing in the choir. He played the piano and loved to dance. In retirement, he continued his love of golf. He and his second wife, Sue, enjoyed playing canasta with their friends. He also loved woodworking and gardening. He volunteered for the Transylvania Sheriff’s department, working courthouse security. Ken and Sue attended Pisgah Forest Baptist Church.

Most of all, Ken loved his family. One of the last things he said was, “We love everybody”… precious words to remember.

He is survived by his wife Sue Smith, his daughter Kendra Angel Byers and her husband Don, grandson Sheridan and his wife Suzanne and great-grandchildren Ellis and Cullen Byers, granddaughter Caroline Byers Roberts and husband, Justin Roberts, and great-grandchildren Ruby and Evelyn (Evie), son-in-law David Wakefield of Lenoir, granddaughter Ashley Wakefield Edwards and her husband Bradley and great-granddaughter Laney, also of Lenoir, and granddaughter Amanda Wakefield of Lenoir.

He is also survived by a sister, Madge Angel Salter of Brevard, and three brothers, Don Angel and wife Mary of Little River, S.C., and Earl Angel and his wife, Bonnie of Gastonia, N.C. and Gene Angel and his wife Dana of Ft. Myers, Fla., as well as many loving nieces and nephews; a stepson, Rick and step grandson Jessie of Etowah and stepson John and wife Tammy of Grand Ridge, Fla. and step grandchildren, Michael, Kaitlyn, Reba (Devin) and step great-granddaughter Anyssa.

The family will have a private graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice, Wounded Warriors or a charity of your choice.

Pamela Clark Trent

Pamela Clark Trent

Pamela Clark Trent, 66, went on to Glory on July 15, 2020. The daughter of James Lewis Clark and Miriam Jean Maybriar Clark, she was born on Christmas Day in 1954. She proved to be one of the best Christmas gifts her family ever received. Her love for each family member was evident, strong, and enduring. Her long abiding love has left all of them with many wonderful memories.

She was a hardworking lady who would do anything for her family. Chassidy Trent was her best friend whom she loved spending time with, especially going on rides around town. They all knew, however, to let her enjoy her favorite television shows in peace and quiet. She was a long time fan of “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital,” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

She loved God and depended on Him to help her through life. She was the type of person to carry on no matter what came her way. She went with the flow, making the best of every situation.

Her loving and caring spirit will be remembered by her friends and family, especially by her dad and her five children, April J. Fritz (Lee), Jerry W. Trent (Hannah), Amy M. Heater (Jerry), Gail M. Bilbrey, and Keith A. Bilbrey; her sister, Debbie Trent (Arlow); her 12 grandchildren, and her seven great- grandchildren. She adored all of her family, but the one who stole the biggest piece of her heart was her granddaughter, Madison.

She preceded in death by her mother and her grandson, Joshua Haber.

Moffitt Family Funeral Care is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be made at

Allie Sue Price Keener

Allie Sue Price Keener, 91, passed way Tuesday, July 14, 2020. She was born Feb. 11, 1929, in Jackson County, North Carolina, to the late Raymond Jerome Price and Lora Lee Cabe Price. She was married to the late William Lee Keener who preceded her Aug. 16, 2015. She was a home maker, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved sewing, housekeeping, cooking for family, friends, and the community. Most of all she loved the Lord and she loved to share the good news of Jesus. She was a member of Selica United Methodist Church in Transylvania and she attended Goldmine Baptist Church. 

Survivors include her six children, Katherine Lee Reece (L.C.) of Waterloo, S.C., Susan Keener Holland (Mark) of Brevard, N.C., Keith Allan Keener (Teresa) of Hendersonville, N.C., Gary Price Keener (Sylvia) of Pisgah Forest, N.C., Michael Dennis Keener (Rose) of Cedar Mountain, N.C.; and William Wade Keener of Highlands, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Saturday, July 18, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. 

Online condolences can be left at

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