Obituaries for January 26, 2017

Obituaries for January 26, 2017

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Alice Talley Elliott Holleman

Alice Talley Elliott Holleman

Alice Talley Elliott Holleman, 87, of Franklin,  N.C., passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Will Talley and Dovie Henry Talley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Sidney Eugene Elliott, and her second husband, Hugh Holleman; three brothers, Ernest W., Clyde and Roger Talley; one sister, Betty Cochran; and one grandson, James “Jimmy” R. Elliott Jr. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, flowers and cooking. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, James R. “Tweetie” Elliott Sr. and Kelly of Franklin; two daughters, Margaret Bishop and husband Brad and Kathy Holland both of Franklin; one sister, Jane Cabe of Franklin; three grandchildren, Kim Bishop, Casey Holland and Jamie Cole; seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Sunday, Jan. 22, at Grace Baptist Church. Rev. Frank Rodriguez, Rev. Vic Greene and Rev. Bobby Cloer officiated. Burial was in the Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Sam Lee, JR Dendy, Larry Ledford, Mitchell Bowman, Timothy Rodriguez, Bobby Cloer and Joe O’Brien.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Grace Baptist Church Building Fund, C/O Joyce Ledford, 1290 N. Blaine Branch Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Jack and Dorothy Vaughan

Jack and Dorothy Vaughan

Jack and Dorothy Vaughan, of Franklin, N.C., passed away just one day apart, with Dorothy passing on January 8, and Jack passing on Jan. 9, 2017.

Jack was born in Atlanta, Ga.; he was the son of the late Jack Robinson Vaughan Sr. and Kathleen Collinsworth Vaughan. In addition to his parents and wife Dorothy, Jack was preceded in death by his son-in law, Keith NeSmith who died on Jan. 8, 2017. Jack was a U.S. Navy veteran and owner of an Atlanta metal fabricating company. He and Dorothy were members of First Baptist Church of Franklin.

Dorothy was born in Monroe County, Ala.; she was the daughter of the late Osborne Crook and Laura Cowan Crook. In addition to her parents and son-in law, she was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. Dorothy and Jack were married on Sept. 6, 1946, and spent 70 wonderful years of marriage together.

They are survived by two children, Jack R. Vaughan III (Beth) of Flowery Branch, Ga. and Laura Kathleen “Kay” NeSmith of Clayton, Ga.; three grandchildren, Leslye Ryan, Meredith Ledbetter, and Lauren Croom; and two great grandchildren, Ezra James Ryan and Charlotte Mae Ledbetter.

A memorial service for both Dorothy and Jack will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at First Baptist Church. Dr. Robert Brown will officiate.  The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church in Franklin, NC 69 Iotla Street, Franklin, NC  28734.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Ina Christine Tilson Phillips Christopher

Ina Christine Tilson Phillips Christopher, 86, born Dec. 27, 1930, passed away on Jan. 17, 2017. She was the daughter of Ennis R. Tilson and Daffia Shook Tilson and the wife of James Robert Phillips for 42 years, and Howard Christopher in later years.

She resided at Silver Bluff Village, Canton, N.C. She was an LPN for 20 years, working in Haywood County nursing homes. She was a member of Morgan Hill Baptist Church and she volunteered at the Open Door Ministries, Salvation Army and Foster Grandparent Program.

She is survived by her daughter, Gayla Last (Geoffrey); a sister, Gerelen Kirkland (Gene); a niece, Melanie Kirkland; nephews; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey T. Phillips who died Sept. 17, 2015, and two infant sons, Gaylan Bruce and Dennis Wendall.

A memorial service will be held at Clyde Church of God on March 18,  at 2 p.m.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Christopher family. Online condolences may be made at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.v

Margaret A. McNutt

Margaret A. McNutt

Margaret A. McNutt, 95, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017.

Born in Monaca, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John Mlinarcik and Catherine Kozar Mlinarcik. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Clarence (Mac) R. McNutt Sr.; a son, C. Raymond (Nut) McNutt; two brothers, John Mlinarcik, George Mlinarcik and one sister, Clara Clevenger.

She lived most of her life in Salem, Ohio, where she was a laundry supervisor at Salem Community Hospital.  When she and her family moved to Franklin, they opened Personalized Gifts, Etc. and JJ’s Corner at the Franklin Flea Market.  They were in business for 10 years.  She was known as “Mom” of the market.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Janice (Jan) Stough and Thomas R. (Rick) Stough; a granddaughter, Tracy R. Obuchowski and husband Edward; three great grandchildren, Joseph Obuchowski, Steven Obuchowski and Kaitlyn Obuchowski all of Franklin.

A memorial mass was held  Monday, Jan. 23,  at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with  Father Tien Duong officiating.  Final resting place was at Hope Cemetery, Salem, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local charity or church of your choice.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Theodore McDonald McCombs

Theodore McDonald McCombs, “Lightning,” 82, of Franklin, N.C., was called “home” Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017.  He was the son of the late Samuel McDonald and Louise McDonald and the brother of the late Beulah Wilson.  He is survived by his grand-niece, Nancy Robinson of Franklin;  nephew, Sammy Wilson of High Point, N.C.; two nieces, Cynthia Robinson of Franklin and Kathy Wilson of Houston, Texas; six great nieces, four great nephews, eight great great nieces and seven great great nephews.  He loved all of them as if they were his own. Lightning loved to walk to town every day and to Franklin Lanes and to watch wrestling “RAW.” He will be missed.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. Pastor Keyth Eddings and Pastor Adam West officiated.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

Willa Mae Jones Bumgarner

Willa Mae Jones Bumgarner

Willa Mae Jones Bumgarner, 81, of Franklin, N.C. passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.

Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Jess Jones and Buena Nations Jones. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers and sisters, Felix Jones, Annie Sue Dillard, Naomi Brooks and Clyde Jones. She was co-owner and office manager of Bumgarner Electric for 48 years. She enjoyed flower gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. She was an active member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church, where she served as treasurer for over 20 years.

She is survived  by her husband of 57 years, Walter Bumgarner; two children, Donna Sanders and husband Jerry and Jerry Bumgarner and wife Angie both of Franklin; six brothers and sisters, Janette Cabe of Darrington, Wash., Dora Lee Nations of Sylva, Jolene Davis of Sylva, Cleo Coggins of Macon, Ga., Doris Beasley of Sylva and Peggy Cooper of Lacey, Wash.; four grandchildren, Stephen Sanders and Ashley Higgs, Kaitlin Williams and husband Brandon, Alex Bumgarner and Morgan Bumgarner; one great grandson, Grayson Sanders and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27, at Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Rev. Guy Duvall, Rev. Tommy Fouts and Rev. Steve Reeves will officiate. Burial will be in the Ridgecrest Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, at Macon Funeral Home.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

James Thomas ‘Tommy’  Shelley

James Thomas “Tommy”  Shelley, 70, of Sylva, N.C., passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.  He was the son of the late Harvey and Lucille Rabon Shelley. He was of the Baptist faith. He loved the Lord, the bus ministry, family, friends, and most of all he loved his three grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ethel Peek Shelley;  daughter, Dale Ann Skinner and her husband Buddy of Summerville, S.C.; son, David Joseph Shelley and his wife Carol of Hanahan, S.C.; grandchildren, Danielle Pope and Tommy Pope both of Summerville, S.C., and Rachel Shelley of Hanahan, S.C.; sister, Nadine Hyman of Conway, S.C.; brothers, Jackie Shelley (Betty) and Martin Shelley (Patty) all of Conway, S.C.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Shelley.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 25,  in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Ernie Jamison and Rev. Steve Webb officiating.  A military graveside service followed at Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Sylva.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory  is serving the Shelley family.  Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

Maude Marcine Fouts

Maude Marcine Fouts, 86, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.

Born in Winston Salem, N.C., she was the step-daughter of the late John Wando Fouts and Marie Frady Fouts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Louise Setser. She was retired from Belden; she a member of Iotla Baptist Church and enjoyed reading and traveling.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Gay Fouts; two children, Gerald Fouts and wife Karen and Wanda Alligood and husband Blake both of Franklin; four grandchildren, Amanda, Zach (Melissa), Tiffany (David) and Angie and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Guy Duvall officiated. Burial was in Fouts Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Wayne Lynch, Jim Fouts, Mike Fouts, Zach Fouts, Blake Alligood and David Sherwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Highlands-Cashiers Hospital.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

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