Milestones, Obituaries


FRANKLIN, N.C. – Dana Phillip Bellavance, 60, of Franklin passed away Saturday, September 4. Dana was preceded in death by his fathers, Hollis Williams and Paul Bellavance.

He graduated from New Hampshire Technical Vocational College with an associate degree in Mechanical Drafting. Dana was also the former owner of the Franklin Billiard Club. Dana worked for Architectural Visions Inc. for many years as a territory sales representative.

Dana is survived by his wife, Charlene, children Lydia Marie and Nicholas Ray, all of Franklin; his mother, Mary Jo Wilcox Williams; sisters Carol Charbonneau, Cynthia Williams, both of Florida; brothers David Bellavance of Florida, and Dwayne Williams of Vermont; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Wednesday September 8, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Macon Funeral Home. Due to COVID restrictions the visitation will be drive-through only.

A Celebration of Life service will be held for immediate family Thursday September 9, at 11 a.m., at the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home.

The service will be live-streamed on and the link and online condolences can be accessed at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Dana Bellavance’s Go Fund Me page and Messino Cancer Center, 10 One Center Court Franklin, NC 28734.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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