Obituaries for March 8, 2018

Obituaries for March 8, 2018

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Thomas Marion Ammons

Thomas Marion Ammons

Thomas Marion Ammons, 82, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018. He was born in Macon County April 26, 1935, to the late Gordon and Sadie Cabe Ammons. He was a U.S. Army veteran; He was a member of the Clark’s Chapel United Methodist Church and a member of the Clark’s Chapel Volunteer Fire Department. He was a VW mechanic and in 1977 he went to work for C.R. Industries until his retirement in 2000. He also love to sing in the choir and loved to grow a garden. He was always available to help in the community.

Survivors include his daughter, Vickie Ammons Wilkes and her husband, Wesley; two grandchildren, Tommy Ammons and Jessica Ammons Webb and her husband, Dale; four great-grandchildren, Payton Ammons, Kallie, Chelsea, and Colton Webb.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Henrietta Ammons and two sons, Roger and Bruce Ammons.

A celebration of life service was held Wednesday, March 7, at the Clark’s Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Janet Greene officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Shriners Children Hospital 950 W. Faris Rd. Greenville, SC 29605.

Online condolences may be left at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com

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

Opal Doris Tunnell

Opal Doris Tunnell, 98, of Sylva, N.C., formerly of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at Skyland Care Center of Sylva. She is the daughter of the late Howard and Goldie Douglas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vaughan Tunnell.

She is survived by one son, Gene Tunnell of Cullowhee; one daughter, Doris Volbrecht of Jacksboro, Tenn.; two grandsons, Mark Tunnell of Rome, Ga., and David Volbrecht of Orlando, Fla.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church in Franklin.

Appalachian Funeral Services is handling arrangements for the family.

Mark Thomas ‘Tommy’ Franzo Jr.

Mark Thomas ‘Tommy’ Franzo Jr.

Mark Thomas “Tommy” Franzo Jr., 26, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018. A native of Macon County, he was the son of Danny and Karen Hooper. He enjoyed being outdoors, riding dirt bikes and camping.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his biological father, Mark Thomas Franzo Sr.; paternal grandmother, Audril Franzo; fiancée, Samantha McClure of Franklin; two children, Isabella and Bentley Franzo both of Franklin and half-sister, Angela Franzo of Georgia.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 8, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Charles Reed and Rev. Eddie Duckworth will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Hooper, Gilmer Watts, Corey Watts, Stan Reed, Stacey Gibson and Milton Estes.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Glenn Ray Johnson

Glenn Ray Johnson

Glenn Ray Johnson, 46, of Sylva, N.C., formerly of Franklin, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late T.A. and Hallie Donaldson Johnson. He was a member of West Macon and Scaly Mtn. Volunteer Fire Departments. He loved to bowl, skate, draw, fish and build NASCAR models. He was a member of Union United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Susan Johnson of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Tommy Johnson of Clarksville, Ga.; three sisters, Cathy Stouffer of Lincolnton, N.C., Carol Wiggins of Bryson City, N.C., and Debbie Scott of Sylva, N.C., as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 13, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. David Lee Williams officiated. Burial was in Union United Methodist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to West Macon Volunteer Fire Department.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.

Clifford ‘James’ Kutcher

Clifford ‘James’ Kutcher

Clifford “James” Kutcher, 84, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Born in Virginia, Minn., he was the son of the late Edward Kutcher and Ina Korpi Kutcher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Drusilla P. Kutcher. James was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the owners and staff of Grandview Manor for the wonderful care provided for the last 3 ½ years.

He is survived by four children, David Kutcher and wife Lori, Dyann Wagner and husband Cliff, Doug Kutcher and wife Laurie and Dina Picou and husband Dwain; one sister, Jean Kanninen of Texas; nine granddaughters, Karyn, Jennifer, Natalie, Jaimie, Amanda, Sarah, Julia, Meagan and Brianna and three great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 10, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Rev. Fred Balke will officiate.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Ray Dishner

Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Ray Dishner

Kenneth “Kenny” Ray Dishner, 55, of Franklin, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.

Born in Lake Forest, Ill., he was the son of Helen Dryman Dishner and the late George Ray Dishner. He served as past Commander of the Sons of the American Legion. He loved helping those in need and built ramps for handicap veterans.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Amanda Dishner Scheese (Matthew) of Travis AFB, Calif.; brother, Phil Dishner of Franklin; sister, Renee Smagur (Rick) of Clarkesville, Ga.; four grandchildren, Ellijah, Ethan, Ella and Lily Jean.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Macon Funeral Home to help with expenses, PO Box 1175, Franklin, NC 28744.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.

Susan Gregory Williams

Susan Gregory Williams, 48, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Born in South Bend, Ind., she was the daughter of Dorothy Ann Niezgodski Gregory and the late Charles Parker Gregory. She worked as a registered nurse and loved flowers, gardening, crocheting and quilts. She was a member of Windy Gap Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 24 years, Perry Edward Williams; son, Joshua B. Roberson (Crystal) of North Augusta, S.C.; two stepchildren, Allison Roberts (Tommy) of Robbinsville, N.C., and Benjamin Williams of Franklin; sister, Marie Gregory of Alexandra, Va.; aunt, Mary English (Tom) of San Francisco, Calif.; brother-in- law, Rusty Williams (Kim) of Andrews, N.C.; sister-in-law, Ann Reynolds (Jay) of Robbinsville; and six grandchildren, Joseph, Luke, Lawson, Levi, Lane and Brice.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 10, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Mark Bishop and Rev. Brian Browning will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park Bldg. 1, Asheville, NC 28801.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

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