Audrey Stewman Dills, 89, of Franklin passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Furman Walker Stewman and Mabel Teem Stewman. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Royal Dills Jr.; daughter, Marsha Mascarenas; and grandson Kent Doulas Rogers.

Audrey was a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Canton. She enjoyed reading books, knitting, sewing, painting, carpentry, and loved working outside in the garden.

She is survived by her two daughters, Myra D. Higdon (Denton) of Franklin, and Keila D. Rogers of Clyde; son-in-law, Nano Mascarenas of Clyde; five grandchildren, Carmen Leatherwood, Michael Mascarenas, Todd Higdon, Travis Higdon, and Lauren Parker; 11 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 6, at Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Reeves will officiate.

Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Sugarfork Baptist Cemetery Fund, C/O Doug Thompson, 287 Sugarfork Rd., Franklin, NC 28734.

The family would like to thank Grandview Manor for all their kindness and loving care that was received.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

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