Obituaries for March 17

Obituaries for March 17

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William ‘Bill’ Wolfrey

William Wolfrey
William Wolfrey

William “Bill” Wolfrey, 71, of Clayton, Ga., passed away March 4, 2016.

He was a builder of homes and shopping centers in Virginia; he loved cars; was involved in bus ministry and worked with teens for 35 years.  He played the bass guitar and was 30 years old when he trusted in Christ as his Savior.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Jewel Wolfrey; one daughter, Barbara Carol Maggard of Clayton; two sons, William Roger Wolfrey Jr. (Melissa) of Clayton and Russell Lyn Wolfrey (Ronda) of Sylva; grandchildren, Brent Maggard, Ethan Maggard, Cody Maggard, Amanda Wolfrey, Andrea Wolfrey, Anthony Wolfrey, Josh Wolfrey and Kaitlyn Wolfrey; one brother, Charles Franklin “Butch” Wolfrey (Cathy) of Ladysmith, Va.; one aunt, Geraldine Kagey of Dade City, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Earline Wolfrey of Manassas, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, Barbara Stewart and William Robert Wolfrey; a brother, Robert Fred Wolfrey and an infant child.

A funeral service was held Saturday, March 12, at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Troy Nicholson, Rev. Roy Lowe, Rev. Clinton Owens and Rev. Rusty Wolfrey officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Dennis Ivester, Ralph Reed, Morris Nix, Anthony Wolfrey, Josh Wolfrey and Ethan Maggard. Honorary pallbearers will be Russ Shaw, Dennis Campbell, Henry Russell, Steve Nix and Alvin Moore.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is serving the Wolfrey family.

Online condolences are available at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

Laura Foster

Laura Foster, 44, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Saturday, March 5, 2015.

She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Lex R. Foster Jr. and her son, Eric Foster of West Palm Beach, Fla.; mother in-law, Carol Foster and father in-law; Lex R. Foster Sr. She worked at Mtn. Energy Convenience. She will be remembered as a loving wife and mother. She especially loved her cats.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Mason Lee Powell

Mason Powell
Mason Powell

Mason Lee Powell, 2, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016.

Born in Champain, Ill., he was the son of Jeromy Lee Powell and Audrey Leann Wiles Powell. In addition to his parents, he is survived by maternal grandparents, Janice Nalis and husband Cyril of Lake Worth, Fla., and Ray Wiles of Berea, Ky.; paternal grandmother, Virginia Powell of Hoopeston, Ill.; sister, Liberty Powell of Le Claire, Iowa; uncles, William Kyle Watson and wife Krisany of Chicago, Ill., Matthew Watson and wife Victoria of Ft. Hood, Texas, and Jason Moore and wife Tara of Rankin, Ill., and several cousins. He attended Biltmore Baptist Church.

A Memorial Service was held Monday, March 14, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Patrick Trawick officiated.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

‘Lady’ Nancy Denton Dodge

“Lady” Nancy Denton Dodge, 92 of Franklin, N.C., left our earth to be with her beloved husband, Keith “The Brigadier” and son, Dean. She was gracious, thoughtful, smart and funny. She was always the life of the party, which started promptly at 5 o’clock! We will always remember her calm demeanor, her crossword puzzles, her cooking, her laugh and her uncanny ability to remember important dates.

She will live forever in the hearts of many including her family both near and far. She is survived by her sister, Phoebe Plunkett of Havre de Grace, Md.; daughter, Nancy and Chad Idell of The Villages, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Diane Dodge of Franklin; son, Mark and Teresa Dodge of Woodland, Calif. and son, Craig Dodge of Franklin; grandchildren: Paige, Heather, Ryan, Travis, Jessica and Dean; great grandchildren: Keith, Sydney, Jackson, Devin, Riley, Sofia, Eli, Vincent and Isabella; and great-great grandson, Charles.

Services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice House Foundation of WNC, Po Box 815, Franklin, NC  28744.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Anastasie Valerie Charles Jacomino

OBIT_Jacomino, Valerie030Anastasie Valerie Charles Jacomino, 75, of Franklin,  N.C., passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016.

Born in Denver, Colo., she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Valarie Sabathier Charles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Westley Jacomino Jr. She was an exceptional nurse for 40 years. She was a devout Catholic and member of Saint Francis Catholic Church. She loved her pets, cooking and reading.

She is survived by two children, Michelle Jacomino Weaver of New Orleans, La., and Michael Charles Jacomino of Carlsbad, Calif., and three grandchildren, Nicholas Anthony Jacomino, Katherine Michelle Weaver and Alexander Westley Jacomino. She was the proud mother-in-law of Joseph Weaver and Chris Jacomino.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 18, at St. Francis Catholic Church. Father Tien Duong will officiate.

Memorial donations can be made to Noah’s Ark Humane Society, 1239 Old Murphy Road, Franklin, NC  28734

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Mary Josephine Cabe

OBIT_Josephine CabeMary Josephine Cabe, 79, of Franklin, N.C., went home to be with the Lord, Monday, March 14, 2016.  She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late William Wiley Roper and Nobia Potts Roper. She was married for 53 years, to Charles Lee Cabe, who died  Oct. 24, 2015.  She attended Gardner Webb College and Western Carolina University.  She was a teacher in Macon County School system for 30 years, and a very active member of Cowee Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and was a Mission Friends Leader.  She loved her family, friends, and serving the Lord.

She is survived by a son, Joseph Kenyon Cabe (Carolina) of Boiling Springs, S.C.; grandchild, Taylor Nicole Cabe who is a junior at Harvard; a sister, Barbara Jean Roper of Franklin; and a special nephew, John Wayne Roper (Jean Dills Roper).  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, John William Roper.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 18, at 3 p.m., at Cowee Baptist Church, with Rev. David Powell, Rev. Ronnie Branson and Rev. Jason Smith officiating.  Burial will be in the Church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Fouts, Bennie Reynolds, Bruce Harwood, Mike Cochran, Bill McGaha, Steve Green, Eddie Lee Sr., Ralph Sanders, David Morgan, and Furman Shook. Honorary pallbearers will be Harrison Avenue Group Home and Younce House.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Friday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Children’s Wing of Cowee Baptist Church, 6301 Bryson City Road, Franklin, NC  28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is serving the Cabe family.

Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

Gail Ralph

Gail Ralph, 76, of Otto, N.C., passed away Friday, March 11, 2016.  She was born in Allegheny County, Pa., the daughter of the late Christopher and Dorothy Sharpe Mannsz.  She had worked many years at Walt Disney World; she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and was of the Christian faith.

She is survived by her husband of  36 years, John E. Ralph Sr.; two sons, Douglas J. Ralph of Dubai UAE,  and John E. Ralph Jr. of Bowie, Md.; three daughters, Sandra Hammonds of Titusville, Fla., Denise Linko of Franklin, N.C.,  and Jody Strauss of Boston, Mass.; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a sister, Donna  Rapp of Phoenix, Ariz.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, March 16, in the chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Forest Jones officiating.  Burial followed in Rush Cemetery.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is serving the Ralph family.

Online condolences may be made at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

Reginald K. ‘Reggie’ Campbell, Sr.

OBIT_Reginald Campbell CropReginald K. “Reggie” Campbell Sr., 79, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016. He was born April 8, 1936, in Benton Harbor, Mich., to the late Cecil E. and Anna Catherine Mallard Campbell. He was married to Elaine Campbell who survives. He retired from United Technology Pratt Whitney Aircraft as a manager of the materials department.  He was a member of Franklin First Baptist Church and was called “The Spoon Man” at the craft shows where he made wind chimes and jewelry.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael Shawn “Mike” Campbell of Tallahassee, Fla., and Reginald Kalyn Campbell Jr. of Los Angeles, Calif.; two step-children, Teresa Breedlove (Joe) of Franklin, N.C., and Pam Flemming (Bob) of Atlanta, Ga; three grandchildren, Amanda Campbell, Avery Breedlove, and Maggie Flemming; a sister, Sandra Dotherow of Franklin; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 4 p.m. Friday, March 18, at Franklin First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Robert Brown and Rev. Jim Dusek officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation in Memory of Reggie Campbell, 30 East 33rd St., New York, New York 10016 or by visiting the website at www.kidney.com.

Online condolences may be left at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is serving the Campbell family.

Vernon Davis Stiles

OBIT_Stiles, Vernon obit bwVernon Davis Stiles, 91, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016.

Born in Brevard, N.C., he was the son of the late Tom Stiles and Dell Rogers Stiles.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Constance Stiles, who died Nov. 29, 2011; two brothers, Harrell and Edwin and a sister, Edith Summey. He was a highly decorated U.S. Army veteran of WWII, serving during the Battle of the Bulge and receiving the bronze star for heroism.  He worked for several years at Van Raalte; managed the Franklin Drive In and Macon Theatre; and was the owner of Stiles Exxon. He was a town alderman for 14 years and was a member of First Baptist Church.

He is survived by three children, David Stiles and wife Judy of Linden, N.C., Connie Stiles of Franklin, and Kelley Stiles Higdon and husband Phil of Franklin; three sisters, Kate King of Clayton, Ga., Velma Buchanan of Franklin and Betty Buchanan of Atlanta, Ga.; six grandchildren, Donnie Stiles, David Lee Stiles, Gina Endricks, Tyler Higdon, Conner Poston and Tucker Poston; five great grandchildren, Bradley Stiles, Delaney Stiles, Anna Stiles, Alyssa Kibert and Eli Kibert; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at First Baptist Church.  Rev. Jim Dusek will officiate.  Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery with military rites conducted by the VFW Post 7339 and the American Legion Post 108.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service at the church.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial donations can be made to the Hospice House Foundation, PO Box 815, Franklin, NC  28744 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas  66675.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Rev. William ‘Bill’  Wooten

OBIT_William Wooten PhotoRev. William “Bill”  Wooten, 87, of Franklin, N.C,. passed away Monday, March 14, 2016.  He was born in Macon County, the son of the late Roy Benjamin Wooten and Myrtle Sorrells Wooten. He was a brick mason and a minister for 60 years. He loved to rabbit hunt, fish, play golf and restore old cars. He was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ruth Lequire Wooten; two daughters, Shirley Pressley (Ray) of Cullowhee and Aileen Holland (Glenn) of Franklin; one son, Larry Wooten (Heather) of Georgia; four grandchildren, Darren Pressley (Janie), Brandon Pressley (Chelsea), Rodney Holland (Jennifer) and Natasha Wooten; two step-grandchildren, Brianna Stewart and Thomas Stewart; five great-grandchildren, Mallory Pressley, Hunter Pressley, Sawyer Pressley, Finleigh Pressley and Jace Wooten; two sisters, Margie Lequire (Frank) of Franklin and Virginia “Jean” Sanders (Jack) of Franklin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Lequire and Mildred Saunders.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 17, at 2  p.m., at Ridgecrest Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Moore, Rev. Tommy Fouts and Rev. Eddie Stillwell officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Darren Pressley, Brandon Pressley, Rodney Holland, Hunter Pressley, Chris Millican and Chad Millican.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of Cullasaja Volunteer Fire Department along with Algie Bolick, John McCall and Mike Dills.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is serving the Wooten family.

Online condolences are available at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

Richard Miles Sr.

Richard Miles Sr., 84, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, March 14, 2016.

Born in Heard County, Georgia, he was the son of the late Bill Miles and Etha Mooney Miles. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was an ordained Baptist minister, a gifted singer, pilot, enjoyed building cars and was a building inspector for Fulton County and Carrollton, Ga.

He is survived by his wife, Marrell Smith Miles; four children, Maxine Ramey and husband C.J. of Franklin, Richard Miles Jr. and wife Denise of Roam, Ga., Frank Miles and wife Rhonda of Newnan, Ga. and John Miles and wife Sherry of Woodland, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will take place in Bethel East Baptist Church Cemetery, Woodland, Ala.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Caregiver Connection (aka Alzheimer Caregiver Retreat) 125 Hyatt Road, Franklin,  NC 28734.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

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