Obituaries for May 31, 2018

Ida Mae Cloer

Ida Mae Ramey Cloer

Ida Mae Ramey Cloer, 75, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Grady Ramey and Marie Ledford Ramey.  Ida was a retired school teacher at Rabun Gap Community School and was a member of Longview Baptist Church.  She always had a smile on her face and was joyful, finding the positive in everything.  Everyone who knew her loved her.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Buddy Cloer; two children, Jeff Cloer and wife, Brenda of Franklin and Angel Hudgins and husband Trip of Candler; two sisters, Betty Moore (J.P.) and Joy Holland (Dale) of Franklin; five grandchildren, Morgan Martin (Jacob), Tyler Cloer (Kristie Gold), Neely Hudgins, Addison Hudgins and Sadie Hudgins; one great grandson, Beckett Cloer and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral Service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 27 in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home.  Rev. Don Moffitt and Rev. Clark Moss and Rev. Donnie Seagle will officiate.  Burial will be in the Longview Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Macon Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Cloer, Jacob Martin, Tim Moore, Tony Ray, Phillip Lane and Dan Hunter.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Cloer, Joe Breedlove, Mike Hastings and Phillip Tallent.

Memorial donations can be made to Kids Place, PO Box 693, Franklin, NC  28744 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.

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Gene Lewis Hultgreen

Gene Lewis Hultgreen, 82, of Franklin, N.C., went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Gene Lewis Hultgreen

Born in Michigan City, IN, February 16, 1936 to Dora and Lewis C. Hultgreen. He attended school at Delray beach Elementary and Seacrest High School in Delray Beach, FL after moving to Florida in 1946. He became a State Trooper for the Florida Highway Patrol in 1961 after serving two years as a Delray City Police Officer. After retiring from the Highway Patrol, he worked at several departments in Florida State Government, ending his work years as an inspector for the Florida Dept. of State in 1998. Upon coming to Franklin, he was active in the Senior Games and later, the Macon Republican Party, as well as a charter member of the FOP. He was acting deacon in his church in Florida and has been an attending member of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church here in Franklin.  Gene enjoyed woodworking, reading and most importantly, spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia Roberts Hultgreen; son, Thomas Lewis Hultgreen (Marian) of Oviedo, FL; sister, Connie Shriver (Richard) of Cumming, GA; two grandchildren, Sarah Hultgreen (Ricardo Blanco) and Cody Lewis Hultgreen (Susie); one great-granddaughter, Henleigh Hultgreen; nephew, Robert Kelley (Joan) and niece, Tammy Merrihew (John) and numerous great nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service was held on Friday, May 25th in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615, Attn: Relay for Life, Franklin, NC.

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