Obituaries

James Theodore Turpin

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FRANKLIN – James Theodore Turpin, 66 years, of Franklin formerly of Sylva, passed away on Wednesday March 18, 2020. He was born on Wednesday May 20, 1953, the son of Edgar and Nancy Turpin.

George Burgin Moses

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FRANKLIN – On March 28 the love of my life passed away, George Burgin Moses, always known as “Bud”. He was 66 years old.

Melvin Lee Miller

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FRANKLIN – Melvin Lee Miller, 84, of Franklin passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020.  A private funeral was held Friday, March 27, 2020 at the Salisbury National Cemetery.

Janice Maude Houston Lee

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Janice Maude Houston Lee, 77, of Otto, NC passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020. A private graveside service will be held at the Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Ralph Williams Hoffman

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FRANKLIN - Ralph Williams Hoffman, 72, of Franklin, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. A graveside service was  held Friday, March 27  at Dowdle Cemetery.

Martha Ann Redoutey

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FRANKLIN – Martha “Ann” Redoutey, 66, of Franklin, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

David S. Hill, O.D.P.A

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FRANKLIN – Following in the footsteps of his father, David Simmons Hill, O.D., P.A. became a leading optometrist in Macon County, providing excellent eye care to his community for many years. 

Teddy Marshall Higdon

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FRANKLIN – Teddy Marshall “Wolf” Higdon, 74, of Franklin, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.