• Deanne Gibson Roles
    Deanne Gibson Roles

Deanne Gibson Roles

FRANKLIN - Deanne Gibson Roles, 71, of Franklin, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.

Born in Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Paul Joseph Gibson and Helen Louise Edwards Gibson.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Janet Gibson Becker of Silver Spring, Maryland.  

Deanne graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in chemistry and worked as a chemist for BASF in Enka. She was a member of the Sylva-Webster Class of 1965; Macon, Jackson, Swain, Buncombe and Madison Genealogy Societies; and the North Carolina Genealogy Society (she loved to attend the N.C. conferences and was a presenter at times). 

She is survived by her children, Wendy Awald (Stephen) of Hendersonville, Heidi Daniels of Franklin and Chris Roles (Norma) of Concord, California; five grandchildren, Caice Roles of New Jersey, Shelton Freeman of Franklin, Sawyer Awald of Hendersonville, Conner Awald of Hendersonville and Elias Roles of Concord, California; brother-in-law, Perry Becker of Maryland; and nieces, Lauren Becker and Caroline Becker Silva, both of Maryland.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the chapel of Macon Funeral Home.  The Revs. Vic Greene and Janet Greene officiated.  Burial was in the Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service at Macon Funeral Home.

Condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

The Franklin Press

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