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Michael Steven Kirtley
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Michael Steven Kirtley, 51, of Otto, N.C., entered into eternal rest Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at his home.

He was the son of the late James Edward and Angelina Josephina Ashby Kirtley.

Michael is survived by: his loving wife, Kim Barrett Kirtley; two sons, Michael Steven Kirtley Jr. of Johnson City, Tenn., and Thomas James Kirtley of Otto; a daughter, Stephaine Michelle Kirtley Racine of Nashville, Tenn.; a brother, James Edward Kirtley Jr. of Lakeland, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Ryan and Angelina.

Michael attended St. Francis Catholic Church in Franklin, N.C., and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a loving father, enjoyed working on anything mechanical and enjoyed all outdoor activities, including camping, fishing and hiking.

His family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Friday at Beck Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. in the Beck Funeral Home chapel following visitation.

Donations may be made to: Knights of Columbus St. Michael’s Council 8363 at St. Francis Catholic Church, 299 Maple St., Franklin, NC 28734.

Beck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at

The Clayton Tribune, Nov. 10, 2011

Mildred Marie Rogers
Nov 02, 2011 | 2145 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mildred Marie Rogers, 85, of Rabun Gap, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

She was born May 15, 1926, in Bryson City, N.C., to the late Bud and Sally Burns Warren. She was the widow of Jasper Carl Rogers. She was a homemaker and was a member of Mountain City Church of God.

She was preceded in death by: a son, Lloyd Carl Rogers; a daughter, Iris Violet Barker; and two brothers, Daniel Birchfield and Frank Birchfield.

Survivors include: a daughter and her husband, Lois and Ernest Nix of Rabun Gap; a brother, Wayne Birchfield of Bryson City; a sister, Mary Ann Grogg of Kingsport, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Oct. 27 at Hunter Funeral home with the Rev. Roy Conner officiating. Burial followed at Wright Cemetery in Otto, N.C., with officiating by the Rev. Marty Kilby.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at

The Clayton Tribune, Nov. 3, 2011

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