Obituaries for June 6, 2019

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photo by Vickie Carpenter

 

Joyce Stamey Holbrook

Joyce Stamey Holbrook, 80, of Franklin, N.C., passed away

Joyce Holbrook

Thursday, May 30, 2019.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Robert Stamey and Florence Bates Stamey.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Dennis Holbrook and grandson, Adam Green. She enjoyed woodworking.

She is survived by her children, Tonda Holbrook (Leon) of Franklin, Tony Holbrook (Patrick) of Mass., Phyllis Dodd (Darrell) of Franklin, and Pat Green (Rick) of Franklin; brother, Bud Stamey; sisters, Margaret Ledford, Glenda Robinson, Doris Stamey, Lois Stamey, Wanda Stamey, and Cathy Stamey; six grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Monday, June 3, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home.  Rev. Carl Carpenter and Rev. Darrell Dodd officiated.

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

Lois Dallie Feeney

Lois Dallie Feeney

Lois Dallie Feeney, 82, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019. She was born March 19, 1937, in the Alarka Community, Swain County, N.C. She worked for Caterpillar for 20 years as well as other plants. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxillary for 45 years. She loved working in her flowers and being at home but most of she loved her family and her Lord. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vern Feeney; a son, Kelly Charles Sanders; as well as several brothers and sisters. 

Survivors include her two sons, David Sanders and Charles Sanders; a daughter, Belinda Sanders; six grandchildren, Melissa Sanders, Annie Brown (Jacob), Hunter Sanders, Cooper Sanders, Dennis Seay, Heather Seay, Stephanie Seay, and DJ Seay; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

A funeral service was held Saturday, June 1, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Fouts officiating. Burial followed in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Chuck Sanders, David Sanders, Hunter Sanders, Cooper Sanders, Jacob Brown, and Bert Herron. 

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

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

Donald S. Ovans

Donald S. Ovans, 100, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

No services are planned.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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

Daniel ‘Danny’ Ray Swafford

Daniel Ray Swafford

Daniel “Danny” Ray Swafford, 72, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019.

Born in Macon County he was the son of Mildred Shope Swafford and the late Ray Swafford.  He was a graduate of Franklin High School, then received an Associate Degree from Southwestern Community College.  He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was formerly a deacon and member of the Adult 2 Sunday School Class.  He worked for many years at Belden and was a member of Gideons International.  He enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother, David Wayne Swafford and wife Linda of Franklin.

A funeral service was held Sunday, June 2 at First Baptist Church.  Dr. Robert Brown, Rev. Jack Jarrett, and Rev. Steve Reeves officiated.  Burial was in Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were David Cheek, Jim Shope, Clark Shope, Henry Wall, John Hook, Alan Vinson, and Rick Rogers.

Honorary pallbearers were Jay Sanders, Bud Shope, David Snyder, Mac Harrison, Wayne English, Mike Breedlove, and Joe Breedlove.

Memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church, 69 Iotla Street, Franklin, NC  28734 or Gideons International, PO Box 97251, Washington, DC  20090.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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

David Norman Jude Roy

David Norman Jude Roy

David Norman Jude Roy, 66, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in Independence, La. He was born in New Orleans, La., to the late Raymond Leo Roy and Eugenie DeFraites Roy.  He and his mother were residents of Franklin, N.C., for nearly 30 years. He was then a resident of the Macon Citizens for the Handicapped (MCH) Group Home in Sylva, N.C., for several years until November 2016.  He attended the daily workshop at MCH in Franklin for approximately for 20 years. He also actively participated in the N.C. Special Olympics Program. HE was of the Catholic faith.  

Survivors include his six sisters, Charlotte Roy Galliand, Janis Roy Wilken, Mary Roy Sanderson, Norma Roy Simoneaux (Keith), Dana Roy Sherlock (Nickolas), and Ray Lynn Roy Fredrick (Frank); a brother, Gerard Raymond Roy (Linda); 16 nephews and nieces that survive “Uncle Dave” along with numerous in-laws, great-nephews, and great nieces. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, June 3, at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Tien Duong officiating. Burial followed in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

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

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

Eleanor Florence Colby Holm

Eleanor Florence Colby Holm, 98, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019.

She was born April 15, 1921, in Medford, Mass., to the late Kenneth Colby and Florence Perkins Colby. She was married to the late Birger Holm. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl Krehmeyer.

She worked and retired as a secretary in the museum industry. She was also a member of the Franklin Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witness. 

Survivors include a son, Robert B. Holm; and a granddaughter, Shannon Lee Geisler.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

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

Jackie Mann

Jackie Mann

Jackie Mann, 77, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Horace P. Mann and Effie Mae Childers Mann. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Fae Mann and his daughter, Kellie Claflin. He was a member of Longview Baptist Church in Franklin and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Lilburn, Ga.

He is survived by his children, Anthony Mann (Michele) of Loganville, Ga., and Lisa Reed (Robert) of Stone Mountain, Ga.; brother, Charles Mann of Franklin; sister, Sarah Raby of Franklin; and three grandchildren, Chase Claflin, Monica Mann, and Madison Claflin.

A funeral service was held Sunday, June 2, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home.  Rev. Tom Nahlen and Rev. Johnny Lee officiated.  Burial was in Longview Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Longview Baptist Church, 93 Jones Ridge Road, Franklin, NC  28734.

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

Paul Allen La Tray

Paul Allen La Tray

Paul Allen La Tray, 53, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019.

He was born January 21, 1966 in Rossie County, Ohio, to the late John La Tray Sr. and Ethel Jackson La Tray. He worked in the construction business, loved working with heavy equipment and was a good mechanic; He loved fishing and riding four wheelers but most of all he loved spending his time with family and friends. 

Survivors include his wife, Christina “Tina” La Tray of the home; a daughter, Payton La Tray of the home; four siblings, John La Tray Jr.; Kenneth La Tray, Theresa McDonald, Lisa Dafoe; four step-siblings, Clifford La Tray, Marlis La Tray, Martin Davis, and Debbie Deshame; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Tina Dafoe; and a brother, Tom La Tray. 

A Celebration of Life Service was held on Tuesday, June 4, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

Burial will be private. 

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

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

Mary Hazel Blanton Laws

David Norman Jude Roy

Mary Hazel Blanton Laws, 83, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019 in Bolivia, N.C.

She was born August 17, 1935, in Swain County, N.C., to the late Robert Blanton and Bonnie Bridges Blanton. She was married to the late Woodrow Laws. She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was also of the Church of God Faith. 

Survivors include her children, James Lee Laws and Shirley Ann Harwood; grandchildren, Melinda Cox, Marcy Gibson, Jamie Laws, and Shane Laws; five great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren; three brothers, Don Blanton, John Blanton, and Lee Blanton; and many nieces and nephews. 

A funeral service was held  Tuesday, June 4, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Chapman officiating. Burial followed in the Tabor Cemetery in Bryson City, N.C. 

Online condolences at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

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

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