Miscellaneous Macon County, North Carolina Obituaries


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E.J. Chastain
Funeral services for E.J. Chastain of Highlands, who died Thursday morning, July 6, 2000, will be held Saturday, July 8, at 2 p.m. at the Highlands United Methodist Church with Rev. Carl Lindquist and Rev. John Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in the Clear Creek Community Cemetery.
A complete obituary was not available at presstime and will appear in the Tuesday, July 10, issue of The Highlander.

Edward W. "Ted" Siver
Edward W. "Ted" Siver, 70, of St. Pete Beach, Fla., and Highlands, died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Palms of Pasadena Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., of a heart attack.
Highlands was a special place in Ted's life and "his house on the hill in the woods was a place of peace," according to family and friends. His ashes will be buried in Highlands.
Ted Siver was seldom called by his given name, Edward W. Siver. It started to avoid confusion because he was named for a family friend, Edward Worthing.
He moved to St. Pete Beach in 1951 from his native Binghamton, N.Y. He was an insurance consultant and owner of E.W. Siver & Associates Inc. in St. Petersburg from 1970 until the present.
He served with the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean War and was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. He was a member of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, the American College of the Charter Life Underwriters (CLU), and the American Institute for Property and Liability Underwriters Charter Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU).
He was the subject of a magazine article on his outstanding career in Best's Review, December 1999. He also was a frequent lecturer and consultant to business groups on risk management.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Margaret; one daughter, Lisa Siver, St. Petersburg; one brother, Robert I. Siver, St. Petersburg; and three nieces, Susan Costello and Laura Conlon, both of Binghamton, and Elizabeth Ryan, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center, Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg, was in charge of arrangements.

Florence C. Eubank
Florence C. Eubank, 90, of Highlands, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Eckerd Nursing Center. 
Memorial services were held Wednesday, Sept. 27, in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Bryant Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Mrs. Eubank was born in Bookman, S.C., the daughter of the late L.A. and Ella Crim Coleman. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, J. Owen Eubank; a son, James Owen Eubank II of Daytona Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Serena Pellett of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Reuben Zahn of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Isabel Dickson of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, George "Pappy'" Coleman of Melbourne, Fla., and L.A. "Buck" Coleman of Jacksonville, Fla.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, James Owen Eubank Jr. and Robert Coleman Eubank.
Memorials may be made to Halifax Medical Center Foundation, 303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, Fla. 32115.

Parthenia "Peggy" Smith Randall
Parthenia "Peggy" Smith Randall, 94, of Lithia Springs, Ga., died Aug. 24, 2000, at Christian City Convalescent Center in Union City, Ga.
Mrs. Randall was the daughter of Harley A. Smith Sr., an early Highlands resident. He was born in Colbert, Ga. Her mother, Lou Collier Smith, died when she was three months old. She was raised by her aunts, Stella Smith Caziarc of Highlands and Lula Smith, who resided in Clayton, Ga., and Highlands.
Mrs. Randall met her husband James, then a federal government employee in Washington, D.C., when he was visiting the Highlands area with a friend. They were married 55 years.
A widow since 1990, she is survived by two sons, James Alfred Randall Jr. and Torrell Smith Randall, both of Lithia Springs; a daughter, Shirley Bowden, and her husband Richard of Douglasville, Ga.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two half-brothers, Wiley A. Smith of Demorest, Ga., and Victor H. Smith of Highlands.
Memorials may be made to Highlands Memorial Park Cemetery.

Dr. James C. Fleming
Dr. James C. Fleming, 82, of Clearwater, Fla., a seasonal resident of Highlands, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater.
Dr. Fleming came to Clearwater in 1952 from his native Pittsburgh, Pa. Before retiring, he was a general surgeon at Mease Dunedin Hospital and was its first resident surgeon.
He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his undergraduate and medical degrees. 
He served as an Army surgeon in Iceland during World War II.
He was a member of Peace Memorial Church in Clearwater, where he served as an elder and a deacon. He was a past president of the Pinellas County Medical Society.
He was a Shriner and a member of the Clearwater Touchdown Club, Lions Club, Clearwater High School Band Boosters, Cadado Club, Carlouel Yacht Club, all in Clearwater, and country clubs in Dunedin and Belleair. In Highlands, he was a member of Highlands Falls Country Club.
Survivors include three daughters, Suzanne Tribble, Charlotte, N.C., Carol Irons of Greenville, N.C., and Katherine Gatch of Longwood, Fla.; two nephews, nine grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Hugh Harper
Memorials for Hugh Harper, 83, a civic and community leader in Highlands, who died June 6, 2001, at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, can be made to the Building Fund at Highlands United Methodist Church and/or Highlands-Cashiers Hospital.

Timothy Gross
Timothy Gross, 52, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at his residence.
A native of Oregon, Mr. Gross was a graduate of the University of Oregon and was a financial consultant for Freightliner. He had been a resident of North Carolina for the past five years.
He is survived by his wife, Lori Lawler Gross, and several uncles, aunts and cousins who reside in Oregon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Ethel DeLapp Gross.
Donations may be made to the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Hospice, or the American Cancer Society.
Moody Funeral Home of Sylva was in charge of arrangements.

Dr. James H. Quinn
Dr. James Harrison Quinn, D.D.S., of Covington, died Saturday Sept. 1, 2001, after a brief illness. He was 78.
He was the husband of Gwynneth Weeks Quinn, who called him "a wonderful husband and father."
Dr. Quinn was the father of Kevin Harrison Quinn (his wife is Tammy of New Orleans,) George Hayes III and Michael Hayes, both of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Elizabeth Young and Margaret Cobb, both of Winthrop, Maine; and stepfather of Russell Rudolph (his wife is Raina of Covington,) and Dana Crumb (her husband is William of Metairie.)
He is also survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Drury of Ocean Springs, Miss., and Patricia Brandon of Bronxville, N.Y.; and one brother, William Quinn of Hillsboro, Ore. 
He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and a large number of cousins, nieces and nephews. 
Dr. Quinn was preceded in death by his parents, Leonie Naudon Quinn and William Quinn. 
Dr. Quinn was educated at Jesuit High School and attended Tulane and Loyola universities. He studied oral surgery at the University of Tennessee Dental School in Memphis from July 1947 to September 1950. He also served as an oral surgeon in the U.S. Navy. 
He headed the Oschner Clinic and the LSU School of Dentistry from 1974 to 2001. He was a professor of oral surgery and oral medicine at the University of Tennessee Dental School, Loyola University and LSU School of Dentistry. 
Dr. Quinn was considered a pioneer in clinical research and sat on the boards of several committees. His wife said he was a gifted speaker and writer, patient teacher and talented surgeon. 
"Dr. Quinn had a voracious appetite for continuing education and invented many oral surgery tools as well as pioneering arthroscopic TMJ surgery," she said. 
He was a native of New Orleans and a resident of Covington for the past 20 years. 
Religious services were held yesterday at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home in Covington. A visitation preceded the services. 
The family is asking that donations be made to the American Heart Association. 

Lucy Dryman Norton
Lucy Dryman Norton, 80, of Arrowwood Lane in Franklin died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001.
A native of Macon County, she was a daughter of the late Ray and Mamie McConnell Dryman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Parker Norton Sr., who died in 1983. She was also preceded in death by a son, Andrew Parker Norton Jr., in 1994; and by three sisters, Hazel Dryman, Bea Owens and Annie Head. She was a homemaker and a member of Franklin First Baptist Church. 
Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. in the Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Harold Ball, Robert Dryman and Roy Barnwell will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Mickey Duvall, Andrew Norton, Ryan Norton, Derek Roland, Harry Rowland and Rick Norton will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Guy Duvall of Franklin; a daughter-in-law, Karen Norton of Franklin; a sister, Bessie Barnes of Scaly Mountain; two brothers, Prelo Dryman and Frank Dryman, both of Franklin; four grandchildren, Mickey Norton Duvall, Robin Duvall Mathis, Andrew Parker Norton III and Ryan Joshua Norton, all of Franklin; four great-grandchildren, Derek Roland, Parker Mathis, Tanner Duvall and Michael Mathis, all of Franklin.
Memorials may be made to the Andy Norton Memorial Scholarship fund in care of Karen Norton at 290 Oak Hill Dr., Franklin, NC 28734.
Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Webb
WWII Veteran, Forestry Retiree
Richard Webb, 81, of Whiteside Cove Road in Highlands passed, away Saturday, June 29, 2002 in Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late William and Polly Walkins Webb. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Highlands Assembly of God Church. He worked in the recreation service of the Division of Forestry.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Doris Elizabeth Gibson Webb; one daughter, June Webb of Highlands N.C.; five sons, Fredrick Webb, William Webb, David Webb all of Highlands, N.C., Randy Webb of Hollywood, Md., and Johnny Webb of Franklin N.C.; three sisters, Omie Webb of Franklin N.C., Ida Mae Webb of Clayton Ga., and Leora Munson of Stopbridge, Ga.; two brothers Grover Webb of Clayton Ga., and Joe Edd Webb of Henderson, N.C. 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by a son, James Webb who passed away in 1995 and a sister, Bertie Crane.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 2, in the Highlands Assembly of God Church with Rev. Junior Jenkins, Rev. Scott Holland and Rev. Jeff Houston officiating. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 conducted complete military graveside rites. Burial was in the Horse Cove Cemetery. Grandsons, David Carver, Shane Webb, Randy Mark Webb Jr., Mickey Wilks, Skip Almond, Robbie Keener and Matthew McCall served as pallbearers. Tim Dietric, Hayes Edwards, Grant Zachary and Gene Talley served as honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Highlands-Cashiers Hospital at P.O. Drawer 190, Hospital Drive, Highlands, N.C. 28741; or to Highlands Fire and Rescue, PO Box 460, Highlands, N.C. 28741.

Maxine R. Smith
Former Dress Shop Owner, Gourmet Cook
Maxine R. Smith, 89, of Tallahassee, Fla., died peacefully in her sleep on June 27, 2002.
A resident of Tallahassee since February 2001, Mrs. Smith was born in Blenco, Iowa on Jan. 23, 1913.
Mrs. Smith, a vivacious redhead, owned and operated a dress shop in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Fla., for many years. She was married to Harold W. Smith for 52 years. Mr. Smith owned and managed many fine restaurants including Smitty's Driftwood Club in Boca Raton Fla., Talk of the Town and Vince Perones in Greenville, S.C. Mrs. Smith was often seen working by her husband's side and was a gourmet cook. Together they raised two children, Kenneth S. Shaffer of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Barbara Maxine Low of Epping, N.H.
Mrs. Smith's favorite place to be was Horse Cove in Highlands, where she and Mr. Smith summered. Mrs. Smith enjoyed mining the hills around Highlands for jewels with her family. Perhaps her favorite pleasure was to sit on the back porch in her robe while the dew was still on the grass. She would watch her beautiful hummingbirds and sip coffee while telling stories or singing songs to any of her 15 great grandchildren who visited often. Mrs. Smith's love for Horse Cove was contagious and her 15 great grandchildren will surely pass that passion on for many future generations.
A memorial service will be held on July 13, 2002 at 2p.m. at the Church in the Wildwood in Horse Cove, N.C. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mrs. Smith's honor to the Horse Cove Cemetery, c/o Donnie Edwards, P.O. Box 897, Highlands, N.C. 28741.

Ann K. Goldsmith
Retired Performer, Retail Sales Associate
Ann K. Goldsmith, 88, died peacefully June 21, 2002 in Sarasota, Fla., with her family by her side.
She was born July 8, 1913 in Hempstead, Long Island. Shortly thereafter the family moved to Catskill, N.Y. At 16 she moved to New York City to study dancing. For the next 12 years she performed in numerous nightclubs across Canada and the U.S. In 1943 she joined Ringling Bros. Circus to perform Dressage. She also traveled with Clyde Beaty Circus and King Bros.
After being widowed in 1960 she stayed in Sarasota to raise her daughter. She helped open Maas Bros. Department Store as a Sales Associate and stayed for 18 years. She retired but then went to work for Burdines when they opened and stayed 19 years. When she finally retired she would spend six months in Highlands and help her daughter and son-in-law at Lindy's.
She is survived by her daughter, Marsha L. Shmalo and three sisters: Helen Martel, and Dorothy Ward of Sarasota and Hilda Canetto of Albany, N.Y.

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