Obituaries for July 7

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Lori Impagliatelli
Lori Impagliatelli

Lori Impagliatelli

Lori Impagliatelli, 48, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016.

Born in Woonsocket, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Lorraine Berard. She was raised in Sarasota, Fla., and was office manager for Edward Jones (Russell Hawkins).  She was a beloved wife, mother and friend.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, John Impagliatelli; three children, Erika Impagliatelli of Montgomery, Ala., Jennifer Lewis and husband Tripp of Murphy, N.C., and Matthew Impagliatelli of Montgomery, Ala.; two sisters, Leslie Walter of Sarasota, Fla., and Cindy Berard of East Corinth, Maine; two brothers, Gerry Berard and Robert Berard both of Woonsocket, R.I.; a grandson on the way and several nieces and nephews.

A gathering of friends will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Friday, July 8, at Macon Funeral Home.

Memorial donations can be made to Angel Cancer Center (Angel Foundation), 120 Riverview Street, Franklin, NC  28734.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Dan Weldon Angel

Dan Weldon Angel, 81, of Toccoa, Ga., and formerly from Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, June 27, 2016, at his residence.

A son of the late Zebulon Grady and Lucille McCollum Angel, he was born Oct. 1, 1934, in Franklin. He worked for Standard Knitting Mills, the Savannah River Plant, Toccoa Police Department, Stephens County Sheriff’s Department, Clarke County Sheriff’s Department, GBI and the Georgia Department of Corrections. He paid his college tuition by officiating football and basketball, both high school and college, by taking wedding photos and being the photographer for the Western Carolina College (then Cullowee) Yearbook. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and Vince Dooley was his company commander during boot camp. He loved golf and played with the golf team at Parris Island and caddied at the Highlander Country Club.

While officiating late in life, he met Bear Bryant and they became friends. He was in the Air Force Reserve and started the Marine Corp League and Toys for Tots Drive in Toccoa. He coached Little League baseball, was Scout Master of Boy Scout Troup 77 in Toccoa and he and his wife Sandra taught 5th and 6th grade Sunday School Class at the First United Methodist Church in Toccoa where he was a member. In addition, he was founder of the Georgia State Clogging Festival that was held in Stephens County and America’s Clogging Hall of Fame that took place until last year at Maggie Valley, N.C. He was later inducted into the Hall of Fame. He also wrote “Lest We Forget” column in the “Double Joe Times” clogging newsletter for several years. He belonged to the Yaraab Shrine Temple in Atlanta and the Masonic Lodge in Toccoa.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Sandra Babb Angel; daughter, Melanie Lynn Angel of the home; brother, Richard Angel of Walland, Tenn.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Scott Angel of Stone Mountain and formerly of Toccoa; by one brother, Jack Angel of Franklin; and by two sisters, Mary Dance of Knoxville, Tenn., and Ruth Angel of Gastonia, N.C.

Memorial service was held Thursday, June 30, at the First United Methodist Church in Toccoa with Rev. Dr. John Brown and Rev. Jerrell Beatty officiating. The Marine Corp League of Toccoa will serve as Honorary Escort.

Graveside service was at Woodlawn Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the VFW Post 7339 and the American Legion Post 108.

Flowers are to be omitted. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 333 E. Tugalo Street, Toccoa, Georgia 30577 or the church of your choice in memory of Mr. Dan Weldon Angel.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the local arrangements.

David Arrwood Lee

David Arrwood Lee
David Arrwood Lee

David Arrwood Lee, 81, of Franklin, N.C., died unexpectedly this week. He was the son of the late Arrwood and Eva McCoy Lee, born March 5, 1935, in Franklin. He attended Franklin High School. After serving a tour in the U.S. Army he returned and  attended Western Carolina University.  He then went to work for Ford Motor County in Atlanta, Ga., later moved to Durham, N.C., to work for IBM until he retired, returning to Franklin, where in 2002 he lost his eyes to diabetes requiring him to live a very limited life.

He is survived by two brothers, Boyd D. Lee and Darrell Lee of Franklin; three sisters, Bonnie Henson and Glenda Sanders of Franklin and Judy Cabe of Durham; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held Saturday, July 2, at Woodlawn Cemetery, with Rev. Roy Lowe officiating.

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

Leona ‘Dee’ Sprinkle Anderson

Leona ‘Dee’ Sprinkle Anderson
Leona ‘Dee’ Sprinkle Anderson

Leona “Dee” Sprinkle Anderson, 99, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

She was born in Franklin, N.C., to Clarinda Sprinkle and John Sprinkle on Sept. 5, 1916. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Harry Anderson, her parents, a grandson, Robert M. Kitchens, great granddaughter, Lacey Stickles and all her brothers and sisters. She was a devoted wife, mother and friend. She loved to have fun and loved being with family and friends. She read her Bible every day until her eyesight failed. Her faith in the Lord meant so much to her and to us all.

She is survived by her daughters, Frances Dee A. Kitchens of Clarkston, Ga., C. Elaine A Fowler (Aubrey) of Johns Creek, Ga., and Pamela J. A. McCoy (Cecil)  of Powder Springs, Ga.; grandsons, William (Angel) Kitchens, Kevin (Cristi) Kitchens, Jeff (Lisa) Kitchens, Aubrey (Jie) Fowler, Greg (Emily) Fowler, David (Cheryl) Fowler, and Brian (Jessi) Lancaster; 10 great granddaughters and one on the way; seven great grandsons, one great great granddaughter and one on the way. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and many cousins.

Funeral service was held Sunday, July 3, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home with Rev. Dale McCoy officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband Harry, the love of her life, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Charles Edmond Holland

Charles Edmond Holland
Charles Edmond Holland

Charles Edmond Holland, 79, of Franklin, N.C., and Naples, Fla., passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 30, 2016. He was born in Macon County, the son of the late Troy and Margie Fox Holland.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Debra Holland who died on Nov. 12, 2012.

He was a real estate investor.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and he attended Prentiss Church of God in Franklin and New Hope Ministries in Naples, Fla.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Jane Jenkins Holland of Bonita Springs, Fla.; sons, Michael Holland and partner Gene Brown of San Francisco, Calif.; and Jeffrey Holland (Samara) of Brevard, N.C.; daughter-in-law, Conda Holland of Tampa, Fla.; step-daughter, Cindy Fones; step-son, Frank Jenkins; grandchildren, Kristen Harper (Matt), Wesley Holland, Ryan Holland and Delaney Holland; step-grandchildren, Lane Jenkins and Britney Fones; great-grandchildren, Micah Harper and Lily Harper; brothers, Richard Holland, Edward Holland and Veril Holland; and sisters, Mildred Pennington and Ina Enloe.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, July 6, at Prentiss Church of God with Rev. Don Moffitt officiating.  Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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

Margie Stanfield Evans

Margie Stanfield Evans
Margie Stanfield Evans

Margie Stanfield Evans, 95, passed away, Saturday, July 2, 2016. She was born Sept. 29, 1920, in Macon County to the late Buck and Hattie Guffey Stanfield. She was a homemaker and loved gardening and flowers. She enjoyed crocheting and making afghans. In addition she was an avid reader and loved keeping up with her community.

Survivors include her daughters, Luanne Low and Judy Houston (David) of Franklin, N.C.; one son, Ronnie Evans (Jean) of Franklin,; four grandchildren, Shelley Pritchett of New Bern, N.C., Rob Huscusson of Franklin, Heather Belcher (Joe) of Franklin, Josh Houston (Jessica) of Flat Rock, N.C.; and three great-grandchildren, Hannah Houston Covington (Deven) of Austin, Texas, and Lola and Sloan Houston of Flat Rock; and a sister, Ruth Stanfield Holland of Greenville, S.C.

She was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Evans and a sister, Lillie Stanfield Hastings.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, July 5, in the chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Reeves officiating. Burial followed in the Sugar Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers wer Bud Stanfield, Bill Stanfield, Josh Houston, Joe Belcher, Tony Taylor, and Travis Taylor.

Online condolences may be left at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com

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

Bernice Dale Smith Henry

Bernice Dale Smith Henry
Bernice Dale Smith Henry

Bernice Dale Smith Henry, 99, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, July 2, 2016. She was born Sept. 3, 1916, in Macon County to the late John C. Smith and Lena Justice Smith. She was married for 53 years to the late Roy I. “Nick” Henry. She retired from the Macon County Public School after 26 years of service as manager of the cafeteria; and was also a member of the Tessentee Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Lucy Pickens of Franklin; seven grandchildren; one step-grandchild; 20 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; three sons, Don W. Henry, Ray E. Henry, and J.L. Henry; a granddaughter, Jana Brown; two sisters, Mildred Smith and Gladys Gibson; two twin sisters, Lois and Lucy Smith; a son-in-law, Charles I. Pickens; two daughters-in-law, Margaret J. Henry and Hazel Henry; and a step-granddaughter, Sharon Kimsey.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, July 5, in the chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with the Revs. Rick Potts, Jason Smith, and Lloyd Fish officiating. Burial was in the Wright Cemetery at Dryman’s Chapel.

Memorials can be made to the Wright Cemetery Fund, c/o Darlene Dills, 195 Scroggs Rd., Franklin, NC 28734.

Online condolences may be left at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com

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

Charles ‘Charlie’ Dowdle

Charles ‘Charlie’ Dowdle
Charles ‘Charlie’ Dowdle

Charles “Charlie” Dowdle, 72, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Plenny Dowdle and Launa Norris Dowdle. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Linda Reeves Dowdle who died April 1, 2016, and seven brothers, Carl Dowdle (Iris), Jim Dowdle (Janet), Clarence Dowdle, Ralph Dowdle (Nannette) and Ray Dowdle, Shirley Dowdle and Earl Dowdle and one sister, Betty Holland (Kenneth). He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and loved spending time with his family. He was an avid racing fan and member of Windy Gap Baptist Church.

He is survived by one daughter, Michelle Dowdle of Franklin; six sisters, Bonnie Kelley (Bob) of Newport, N.C., Nell Goforth (Ray) of Hendersonville, Louise Williamson (Bill), Marie Brabson (Bobby), Pauline Stiwinter (Morris) all of Franklin and Carolyn Chastain (Roy) Of Dillard, Ga.; sisters-in law, Janice Dowdle, Betty Dowdle, Virginia Dowdle and Joyce Dowdle; special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Rev. Steve and Debbie Reeves and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Revs. Steve Reeves, Mark Bishop, Jason Smith and Carson Gibson will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 8, at Macon Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Castle, Kenny Chastain, Jamie Chastain, Michael Chastain, Roy Chastain and Daniel Brabson. Brothers-in law, Bob Kelley, Ray Goforth, Bill Williamson, Bobby Brabson, Morris Stiwinter and Roy Chastain and members of the Windy Gap Baptist Church Senior Adults Sunday School Class will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Aileene Pennington

Aileene Pennington
Aileene Pennington

Early the morning of July 2, 2016, Aileene Pennington of Cashiers gently closed the door to her life here and entered her long sought life everlasting. She was 86 years old.

When she was a toddler her uncles Ham and Paul bestowed the nickname “Tommie” to her and she has affectionately been known as “Tommie” by family and friends ever since.

A lifelong resident of Jackson County, she was born in Whittier Jan. 28, 1930. She moved with family to Cashiers in early childhood and remained there the rest of her life. She was a devoted Christian and dedicated member of Cashiers Baptist Church. She loved the mountains, flowers, nature in general and all of God’s creatures, especially birds. Taking pictures, hiking and exploring roads she had never been on were favorite pastimes.

She is survived by a son, James D. Pennington (Beverly) of St Augustine, Fla.; grandchildren, Dr. Catherine A. Pennington of Indianapolis, Ind. and J. Matthew Pennington (Miranda) of St Augustine; sisters, Bobbie J. Moore of Asheville, N.C., and Eloise Hunter of Brevard, N.C.; nieces, Rebecca Kitchen and Sherry Bloedel; and many cousins from the Whittier area.

A small family gathering to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cashiers Baptist Church, 213 US 64, Cashiers, NC 28717.

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

Charles Peter Friedling

Charles Peter Friedling
Charles Peter Friedling

Charles Peter Friedling, 62, of Franklin, N.C., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 3, 2016. Born in Tampa, Fla., he was a son of the late John and Margaret Friedling. He was proud of his time that he served with the Army.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Linda and brother Paul, both of Franklin.

He is survived by two sons, Jason of Tampa, and Joseph, Abby of Franklin; two grandsons, Jacob and James; one brother, John of Franklin; a sister, Elaine of St. Petersburg, Fla.; nephew, Nathan and niece, Kathryn.

Cynthia ‘Robin’ Byrd

Cynthia “Robin” Byrd, 56, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, July 4, 2016.

Born in Pensacola, Fla., she was the daughter of Jerry Foster Shofner and Margie Channell Shofner.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 30 years, Jim Byrd; two sons, Zachary Chase Byrd of Philadelphia, Pa., and Parker Ford Byrd of Franklin; and two sisters, Cherie Lee of Columbia, S.C., and Shelly Metzer of Pensacola.

A private gathering of friends was held and burial will be in the Bayview Memorial Park, Pensacola.

Memorial donations can be made to CarePartners Hospice (previously known as Angel Hospice), 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

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