Obituaries for November 10

photo by Vickie Carpenter

‘Mose’ Gene Farley Fouts

“Mose” Gene Farley Fouts passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2016.

He grew up on Burningtown in Macon County and raised his family on Tathams Creek in Jackson County.  He enjoyed nothing better than being in the woods

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Peggy C. Fouts; daughters, Patricia F. Talley and husband John and Brenda F. Mills and husband Jeff; granddaughters, Sierra Rico, Heather Rico, Mariah Rico and Callie Mills along with three great granddaughters; brothers, John Fouts, Boyd Fouts and David Fouts.

The family will have a private ceremony to celebrate his life. No man could have been adored more by his family and friends than Mose.

Mary Detherage Flowers

Mary Detherage Flowers
Mary Detherage Flowers

Mary Detherage Flowers, 81, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.

Born in Barbourville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Walter Detherage and Minnie Farmer Detherage.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert Hamilton and Charles Detherage and two sisters, Lorraine Locklear and Betty Waldroop.  She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, William Edward Flowers; five children, Ron Flowers of Franklin, James Flowers of Warren, Mich., Danny Flowers of Franklin, Shirley Jean Flowers of Shelby Township, Mich., and Sharron Widzinski of Westerville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Monday, Nov. 7, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Frank Rodriguez and Rev. Howard Southard officiated.  Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at

Ryan Stanley Hayman

Ryan Stanley Hayman
Ryan Stanley Hayman

Ryan Stanley Hayman, 26, of Otto, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016.

Born in Gainesville, Fla., he was the son of Rodney and Lois Hayman of Otto. He worked as an auto-mechanic, he loved riding his Harley Davidson, fishing and baseball; he was in the Babe Ruth Youth Hall of Fame. He loved spending time with his family and friends, which was a very big part of his life. He will be missed greatly by those who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one grandmother, Elizabeth “Liz” Hayman of Ocala, Fla.; one brother, Jeff Rodeheaver of Otto; three sisters, Brenda Camp of Franklin, Grayce Sizemore of Buena Vista, Ga., and Kimmie Hayman of Franklin; and 12 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Carl Rodeheaver, grandparents, Daryl Hayman, Richard A. Brooks Sr. and Jean Teuton and aunt, René A. Brooks

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at

Clyde Donald Fricks

Clyde Donald Fricks, 92, born Aug. 13, 1924, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 6, at his home in Franklin, N.C.

He was the only child of the late Clyde and Vonnie Fricks of Rome, Ga.  He grew up in Rome where he graduated Rome High and Darlington Schools, followed by Georgia Tech, where he earned a BS degree in Aeronautical Engineering.

After graduation from Tech he attended Navy Midshipman’s School at Notre Dame University receiving his commission as Ensign.  He served on active duty for five years in the Navy during WWII and the Korean War and retired from the Naval Reserve in 1964 as a Lt. Commander.

After WWII he was employed as a structural engineer by Southern Services, Inc. in Birmingham, Ala.  Work there was the design of steel and reinforced concrete structures for power plants.  While in Birmingham he met and married Hope Davies.

In 1956, he took a job with Pan American World Airways at the Air Force Missile Test Range in Florida.  He worked for Pan Am and subsidiary Pan Am World Services for approximately 30 years.  He was at Cape Canaveral during the early days of the U.S. missile program and was involved in various engineering and support operations over a period of four years.  In 1960, he was transferred to southern Arizona where Pan Am supported U.S. Army drone test operations and to safeguard missile sites in North Dakota.  Back to Florida in 1965, he was supervisor of Civil Engineering at the Missile Test Range before being appointed assistant manager for Pan Am at Kennedy Space Center providing engineering services to NASA.

Later as engineering manager at World Services Florida office, he was responsible for engineering and construction contracts in the U.S. and Middle East including Saudi Arabia, Oman and the Emirates. Marketing took him to other parts of the Middle East, Far East and Africa.

He was a registered Professional Engineer.  He participated in government and local organizations such as Jaycees, Lions Club, city planning and zoning, and National Contract Management Association.  He was a member of the Episcopal Church where he liked to be involved in minor repair, construction and maintenance projects.

In 1984, he retired from Pan Am and later settled permanently in North Carolina, shortly after his first wife’s death.  He and Sarah Norris Goodwyn were married in 1997 and enjoyed life together in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by Hope Davies Fricks, his first wife of 42 years, and a grandson Kenneth Pell.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah, his daughters Sharon Pell and Rebecca Fricks (Roger Molitor); son, Richard Fricks (Jennie); stepson, Alfred Goodwyn (Marcia); grandson, Spencer Molitor; granddaughters Heather Watson and Joy Fricks; step grandsons Sam and Andrew Goodwyn, Richard and David Larson; step granddaughter Rachel Goodwyn and several great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Franklin with Rev. Fred Lindstrom and Rev. David Webb officiating. Internment of ashes and military honors to be held at the Memorial Garden at Church of the Incarnation in Highlands, N.C., at 3 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Rector’s Discretionary Fund at All Saints Episcopal Church, 84 Church St. Franklin, NC 28734 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Fricks family. Online condolences at

Bobby ‘Mike’ Michael Waldroop

Bobby “Mike” Michael Waldroop, 62, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2016.

Born in Franklin, he was the son of the late George Bob Waldroop and Cora McCall MacMurray. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Martha Sanders, and two brothers, Tommy Waldroop and Jeffrey MacMurray, brother-in law, Dilbert Simonds. He loved bluegrass music and spending time with friends and family. He was Methodist by faith. “We will hold him in our hearts until we can hold him again in Heaven.”

He is survived by one brother, Danny (Sandy) Waldroop of Franklin; one sister, Joyce Simonds of Bryson City, N.C.; brother-in law, Bruce Sanders of Franklin; one niece, Amy Simonds of Bryson City; two nephews, Allen  and Christopher Waldroop both of Franklin; special friend, Britaney Watson and several great nieces, great nephews, aunts and uncles.

Funeral service was held Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. David Lee Williams officiated. Burial was in the Maiden’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dakota Justice, Craig Awtrey, Gavin Awtrey, Chris Waldroop, Allen Waldroop and Mitch Waldroop.

Honorary pallbearers were Bruce Sanders and Maddox, Maveric and Mace Waldroop.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to one’s favorite charity.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at

Jennie Dator

Jennie Dator, 99, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016.

Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Carmine and Assunta Franco. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Anthony DeBlasio and her second husband, Frank Dator; two sons, Anthony and Richard DeBlasio and eight brothers and sisters. She was a pastry chef and was of the Catholic Faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Regina Canzone and husband Frank of Franklin and Roselind Debonis and husband Carmine of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Thomas Franco and Ralph Franco; two sisters, Stella Arlotta and Eleanor Parco; 13 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at

Ollie Brown Dryman

Ollie Brown Dryman, 91, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston Salem, N.C. She was born in Macon County on April 16, 1925, to Lee and Dona Brown and was married to Frank Dryman who preceded her in death. She was a member of Tessentee Church of God.

She is survived by her son, Michael Dryman (Wanda) of Winston Salem; granddaughter, Bonnie Dryman of Durham; grandson, Bill Dryman (Amy) of Timberlake; great granddaughters, Shelby and Darby Dryman of Timberlake; sister, Alene Hollifield of Clayton and daughter-in-law, Linda Dryman of Scaly Mountain.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Dryman; sisters, Oma Blalock, Marie Head and Elma Billingsley; and brothers, Harvey, Carl and Jim Brown.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial will follow in Scaly Mountain Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m., one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorial gifts be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, The Hospice Foundation, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston Salem, NC 27103 or a hospice fund of your choice.

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