William “Russell” Lequire

William “Russell” Lequire, age 41, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, January 25th, 2015.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 28th, at Ellijay Missionary Baptist Church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 pm Tuesday, January 27th, at Macon Funeral Home.  Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Esther T. Whiteside

Esther T. Whiteside, age 81, of Cashiers, NC, passed away August 6th, 2014.  Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 16th, at 2:00 pm at the Christ Church in Cashiers.  Burial will be at Upper Zachary Cemetery. Viewing will be at Christ Church in Cashiers, Friday, August 15th, from 6-8pm.  The family will receive friends at High Hampton Inn after […]

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Mario Alfredo Flores

Mario Alfredo Flores, age 56, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 1st, at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends Monday evening 6-8pm at the funeral home.  Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Joseph “Randy” Randolph Raby

With heavy hearts, we are saddened to announce: Joseph “Randy” Randolph Raby, age 60, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2013.  Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, December 29th, at Cowee Baptist Church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Memorial donations […]

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Franklin’s Folk Fest keeping heritage alive

The 10th annual Franklin Folk Festival held Saturday was a great success with more than 5,000 estimated to have attended the festival themed a “Celebration of Appalachian Heritage.” This year the event, showcasing the story of Macon County and its heritage during the turn of the century, was co-sponsored by the Folk Heritage Association of Macon County and the Franklin […]

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Westley Anthony Jacomino Jr.

Westley Anthony Jacomino Jr., age 70, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013.  A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis Catholic Church at a later date.  Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Christine Hall Bankston

Christine Hall Bankston, age 79, of Marietta, GA, formerly of Franklin, passed away on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12th, 2013.   A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 pm Friday, June 21st, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.   Macon Funeral Home is in charge […]

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James Edgar Sharp

James Edgar Sharp, age 85, of Cullowhee, NC, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013.  Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 27th, at 12:00 noon at Cashiers Church of God.  The family will receive friends from 11am-12noon, Saturday, one hour prior to the service at the church.   Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Macon County pastor found dead in TN

We have confirmed reports that a well-known Macon County Pastor was found deceased Thursday night. Capt. Dennis Adams with the Pigeon Forge, TN Police Department has confirmed that Pastor Eddie Trull of the Holly Springs Baptist Church was found dead at a Pigeon Forge lodging facility Thursday. Police received the call at 9:34 p.m. No foul play is suspected. The […]

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