Kathleen Dills

Kathleen Jean Dills (Couch)

Tuesday, September 18th, 1962 - Friday, March 13th, 2020
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Kathleen Jean Couch Dills, 57, of Franklin, died Friday, March 13, 2020.

Born in Hyden, Ky, she is the daughter of Hazel Barger Rickman and the late Elzie Couch. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by a sister, Gracie Dean Jackson; and her stepfather, William Roger Rickman. Kathleen enjoyed treasure hunting, rock collecting, quilting and doing taxidermy.

In addition to her mother, Kathleen is survived by her husband of 31 years, Joe Dills of Franklin; her children, Stephanie Hamilton of Fulton, Ga, John Tallent of Franklin, NC, Angela Tallent of Cashiers, NC, Benjamin Hopper of Clayton, Ga., Brent Dills of Franklin, NC; stepchildren, Joseph Ray Dills of Maiden, NC, and Valerie Dills of Franklin, NC. She also has one brother, Denver Couch of Salem, Ind., Geraldine Bowling of Leslie Co., Ky and Betty Sue Passmore of Franklin, NC. There are 16 grandchildren, one great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews also surviving.

A funeral service will be Saturday, March 21 at 1 pm, Panco Community Church Church, Oneida, Ky. Rev. Jerry Rice will officiate. Burial will be in the Haystack Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 5-7 pm at Macon Funeral Home.

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Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 19th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, March 19th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Macon Funeral Home
    261 Iotla Street
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
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  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 |
    Saturday, March 21st, 2020
    Panco Community Church
    Address Not Available
  • Interment

    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 |
    Saturday, March 21st, 2020
    Haystack Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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Peggy Reece

Posted at 04:31pm
Dear Family of Kathleen,
Thinking of You during this difficult time of loosing your Loved One.
May God’s great peace and love be with you At this time and sustain you in the days ahead.

Love and Prayers
Peggy S Reece


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