Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations

Moore Funeral Home was founded by D. F. Moore, Donald Lee Moore, and C.S. Osborne in 1930, making it the oldest established funeral home in Transylvania County. It was first located in a house on the corner of Gaston and Jordan Streets, across the street from the present day First Baptist Church. Donald Lee went to mortuary science school and was licensed as an embalmer in 1933. He eventually became the sole owner of the funeral home. In 1959, Chester Kilpatrick became a partner in the funeral home and it became known as the Moore-Kilpatrick Funeral Home, and in 1964, Donald Lee once again became the sole owner of the funeral home. John T. Monteith, a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, went to work at the funeral home.

In 1976, Donald Lee, an accomplished composer and musician,decided to retire and he sold the funeral home to John T. and Barbara Schmidt Monteith. Moore Funeral Home opened its doors at the current location at 100 N. Country Club Rd., Brevard, in December,1978. John and Barbara’s son, John H.Monteith, joined the staff in 1984 and became a licensed Funeral Director in1986. In the mid 1980’s, a large viewing room was added to the original building. John and Barbara retired from Moore Funeral Home in 1991. John T. Monteith died on December 28, 2008.

Today, the staff of Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations make sure that, in the tradition of Donald Lee Moore, their goals of giving quality service at affordable prices and satisfying the needs of the families with the utmost dignity are met.


Our Obituaries

Thomas Gaston McCall, Jr

May 17, 2019 - May 18, 2019

Thomas Gaston McCall, Jr., 84, of Brevard, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019. A native of Brevard and Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Thomas G. and Bessie Bragg McCall. A graduate of Brevard high School, he was a United States Army Veteran before coming home and working for Olin Corporation for 31 years before retiring. During his retirement he took a job in the metal...
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Sue C. Wilson

September 17, 1935 - May 10, 2019

Sue C. Wilson, 84, Pisgah Forest passed away Friday May 10, 2019. Born in Buncombe County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Max G and Lela Wilson. She was a long-time member of Pisgah Forest Baptist Church. Her loving survivors include her sisters Eva (Pete) Hutchins, Christine Sitton, and Judy Morgan and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Graveside services...
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Lorraine M. Fitzgerald

December 14, 1935 - May 7, 2019

Lorraine Marguerite Fitzgerald, 83, of Brevard, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Born in Queens, New York, she was the daughter of the late Irving Russell and Ida Cyr Kendall. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her son, Patrick Fitzgerald. She earned her Bachelors of Arts Degree from State University of New York in Courtland before earning her Master's Degree from...
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Barbara Johnson Wright

May 23, 1933 - May 1, 2019

Barbara Johnson Wright, 85, of Brevard, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. A native of Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Erna Pearson Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, James Wright. She was a graduate of Amundansen High School in Chicago and Beloit College in Wisconsin. After graduation, she began her...
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Beatrice Miller Denslow

May 27, 1931 - May 1, 2019

Beatrice Ann Miller Denslow, 87, of Brevard, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Born in Tampa, Florida, she was the daughter of the late Fred Daniel and Anna Storch Miller. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband. Rev. David Ross Denslow, and her sister, Ruth Weaver. After an active church ministry with husband Ross, Bea spent her retirement years first in...
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Annette Hincemon Enloe

April 29, 2019

Annette Hincemon Enloe, 79, of Pisgah Forest, went to be with Her Lord, Jesus Christ on Monday, April 29, 2019. A native of Rowan County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Robert Belvin and Beatrice Stone Hincemon. Although a little woman in stature, she proved herself to be a "tough little cookie" to those who knew her. She was a hard worker who supported and loved her family. ...
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Joyce Love Rhodes

May 31, 1935 - April 22, 2019

Joyce Love Rhodes, 83, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019. A native of Anniston, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Dallas and Flossie Marie Love. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Robert Raxter. Joyce dedicated her life to raising and educating her four sons. Her enjoyment of music was evident through her years singing in...
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Eugene "Gene" Elwin Shonka

April 26, 1927 - April 17, 2019

Eugene (Gene) Elwin Shonka left this life April 17, 2019. He was born April 26, 1927 in Schuyler, Nebraska, the third child of Mathew & Elsie Schroeder Shonka. Gene was a lifelong Christian, a Lutheran. He graduated from North H. S. (Omaha) in 1945, and enlisted in the Navy just in time for the end of WWII. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State, and an MBA from Georgia...
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Conrad Lee Ingram

December 23, 1942 - April 12, 2019

Conrad Lee Ingram, 76, of Lake Toxaway, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019. A native of Forsyth County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Rufus Byron and Zelpha Whicker Ingram. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brothers, R.B. Ingram, Jr., Roy Ingram and Richard Ingram; son Michael Browder and grandsons Connor Ingram and Michael Browder, Jr. A United...
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James Harold West

August 12, 1939 - April 11, 2019

James Harold West, 79, of Brevard, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Dalphus A. and Mary Green West. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers Norman West and Donald West, and his sisters Evey Van Dyke, Mozelle Holden, Ella Owen and Olorine Banks. James had worked in Radar Tracking for Kirkland...
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Donna Garren Miller

November 26, 1952 - April 8, 2019

Donna Garren Miller, 66, of Apex, died Monday, April 8, 2019 of cardiac amyloidosis and systolic heart failure at her home in Apex. Donna was born in Brevard, NC to the late Robert David Garren and Lucille Nix Garren. She was a graduate of Brevard High School class of 1971 and NC State University class of 1975. Donna is survived by her husband of 45 years, Wayne Miller; brother, Randall...
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Melvin Theodore Huish

January 31, 1924 - April 6, 2019

Melvin Theodore Huish, 95, of Brevard, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019. A native of Alton, Illinois, he was the son of the late Benjamin Hyde and Emma Douglas Huish. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Laura Huish. Mr. Huish received his Master's Degree from the University of Illinois, where he also met his future wife, Laura, before moving...
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Lois Snyder Kenyon

September 11, 1920 - April 4, 2019

Lois Snyder Kenyon died on April 4, 2019 in Brevard, North Carolina. She was formerly a long time resident of Gainesville, Georgia. Lois was born in 1920 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, daughter of Edward R. Snyder and Josie Reich Snyder. She graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School and Brenau College. From 1941 to 1945, Lois worked for the Student YWCA at the University of Georgia and...
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Paul Steven Langa

March 16, 1927 - March 28, 2019

Paul Steven Langa, age 92, died of natural causes on March 28, 2019, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock NC. His death came barely a month after the passing of his wife of 68 years, Peggy Langa. Paul was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of the late Steven and Lucille (Mabillot) Langa. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and following the war graduated from Hamilton College in...
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John "Ian" Russell

April 22, 1948 - March 26, 2019

John "Ian" Russell, 70, of Brevard, passed away on March 26, 2019. A native of Kelty, Scotland, he was the son of the late John and Isabella Mills Russell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Annie Brown, Mary Ness and Ella Robertson as well as his brother, David Russell. An engineer by trade, he enjoyed golf and fly fishing. He was a loving husband of twenty...
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James Thomas Cassell

October 1, 1938 - March 24, 2019

James Thomas Cassell, 80, of Brevard, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by is family on Sunday, March 24, 2019. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late John Coatsworth and Leila Hayes Cassell. In 1961 Jim married Shirley Ann Cunningham, of Delaware. After working for DuPont for 32 years, Jim retired, focusing his time on his family, wood-working and caring for...
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Larry Edwin Nelson

May 22, 1943 - March 17, 2019

Larry Edwin Nelson, 75 of Lubbock passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019. He was born May 22, 1943 in Brevard, North Carolina to Lee Roy and Catherine (Case) Nelson who preceded him in death. Larry married Linda (Hall) Nelson December 14, 1990. He worked as contracted painter. Larry loved everyone and never met a stranger, he would give you the shirt off his back. Those left to cherish his memory...
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Jeanne Simons

November 22, 1953 - March 13, 2019

Jeanne Simons, 65, of Brevard, passed away on March 13, 2019. A native of Middlesex County, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Normann and Janet Rolfe Dyremose. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death her husband, Joseph Simons. An animal lover, she worked as a pet groomer and also raised Cairn Terriers for a number of years. She also enjoyed painting and drawing...
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Frances Gillespie Waldrop

November 13, 1925 - March 3, 2019

Frances Gillespie Waldrop, 93, of Brevard, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, March 3, 2019. Born in Rosman, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Leander and Annie Gillespie. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Hovey E. Waldrop, son-in-law George Miller, and grandson Levi Bryson. She was also preceded in death by five brothers: Al, Ted, Jason,...
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Jameson Adair Courtine

September 6, 2009 - February 27, 2019

Jameson Adair Courtine, 9, of Pisgah Forest, a third grade student at Brevard Elementary School, passed away at home after a sudden illness Feb. 27. He was the loving and much-loved son of Dan and Erica Courtine. Jameson was known by family, friends and schoolmates for his warm and giving nature, whose blue eyes danced in upside down crescents during ever-ready smiles and laughter. "Our hearts...
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C. Detric Holden

February 25, 2019

C. Detric Holden, 83, of Quebec, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019. A native of Rosman, NC, he was the son of the late Isaac and Lillie Head Holden. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister. Detric was a veteran of the United States Army. After his service to our country, he worked for Olin Corporation in Pisgah Forest. He then began his...
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Roger William Dunn

October 7, 1928 - February 23, 2019

Roger William Dunn, 90, of Hendersonville, passed away on February 23, 2019 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC. A native of Libertyville, Illinois, he was the son of the late Clark and Elizabeth Dunn. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his daughter, Lee Wall Dunn, daughter-in-law Rosa Dunn, and his brother, Robert Dunn. Survivors include his wife of 67 years,...
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Margaret Langa

August 20, 1927 - February 22, 2019

Margaret Alma Fish (Peggy) Langa, age 91, died of natural causes on February 22, 2019, in Brevard, NC. Peggy was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the daughter of Allan and Alma (Nelson) Fish. She graduated from Colby Junior College in New London, NH, in 1947, and in 1950 married Paul S. Langa, her childhood sweetheart with whom she recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. During their...
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Lisa Anne Duscio

May 7, 1961 - February 21, 2019

Lisa Anne Duscio, 57, of Brevard, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019. A native of Port Huron, Michigan, she was the daughter of Charles Frederick and Alice Anne Elliston Ely of Port Huron. She was a gifted musician, singer and worship leader. She loved the Lord with all of her being and nothing gave her more joy than singing to Him. She was very active and enjoyed biking, hiking,...
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Donald Fred Hogsed

October 22, 1952 - February 21, 2019

Donald Fred Hogsed, 66, of Dunn's Rock Community, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2019. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Fred Playto Hogsed and Zelma Willingham Hogsed. He was a life-long member of Dunn's Rock Baptist Church. Donny had a real zest for life, he loved all music genres, played guitar and was an avid Harley rider. He worked at DuPont for 30 years...
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Lois Barnette Kellar

November 3, 1916 - February 18, 2019

Lois Barnette Kellar, 102, passed away February 18, 2019, in Brevard. Born November 3, 1916 in Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Adgar Washington Barnette and his wife, Mary Hollingsworth. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul S. Kellar; her eldest son, Teddy S. Kellar; her sisters Stella Gilliland, Ethel Owens, Eva Jones, Myrtle Barnette, Lela Price, Margaret...
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James E. LeGere

August 21, 1941 - February 17, 2019

Jim LeGere, 77, of Connestee Falls, died peacefully Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 surrounded by friends and family at Solace Hospice in Asheville. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois and was a graduate of Princeton University and received his MBA from the University of Chicago. In 1963, he joined the Quaker Oats Company and accepted positions of increasing responsibility until retiring as a Vice...
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Alma Hoxit McCall

November 10, 1932 - February 16, 2019

Alma Hoxit McCall, 86, of Pisgah Forest, NC passed away on February 16, 2019. She was a daughter of the late Jessie and Bessie Dills Hoxit. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons; Anthony James McCall and Michael Jimmy McCall, and full sister; Betty Hoxit, one full brother; Leeward Hoxit, two half-brothers; Lowell Massingale and Vondell Massingale, three half-sisters...
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Mary Elizabeth Gillespie

January 4, 1956 - February 15, 2019

Mary Elizabeth Volrath Gillespie, 63, of Cedar Mountain, passed away peacefully while surrounded by those who loved her on Friday, February 15, 2019. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Howard Volrath and Myrtle Raines, and the late Margaret Henderson and husband Kurt Henderson. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Carol...
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David E Collins

December 6, 1946 - February 8, 2019

David Collins, 72, of Brevard, died on Friday, February 8, 2019. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he attended Western Michigan University, graduating with Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. Later, he earned an accounting degree from Cleary College in Ann Arbor and a Master's Degree in Business from Eastern Michigan University. He worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative for Schering Plough...
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Nancy Thomas Wilson

May 5, 1923 - February 7, 2019

Nancy Thomas Wilson, 95, of Brevard, NC passed away February 7, 2019. She was born in Macon County to the late Harley and Fannie Bradley Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy L. Wilson who passed away in 1990, four sisters; Beatrice Henson, Hester Cabe Vinson, Iva Lee Rogers and Carrie Bell Chastain and one brother; Hoyt Thomas. She was a member of Carr's Hill Baptist Church and...
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Calvin Louis Curry, Jr

November 16, 1929 - February 4, 2019

Calvin Louis Curry, Jr., 89, of Pisgah Forest, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, he was the son of the late Calvin Louis and Jane Blattenberger Curry. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son, Mark Daniel Curry; and his sister Elizabeth Shackelton Dubber, and brothers Charles Shackelton, Lee Shackelton and Paul Shackelton. A...
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Elizabeth Jones

June 22, 1937 - January 26, 2019

Elizabeth Jones, 81, of Lake Toxaway, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A lifelong resident of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Dr. France and Laura Pressley Coren. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Jones who passed away in 2009. Mrs. Jones was known by all as Libby, Mama, and mostly,...
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Johnny Allen Huskey, Jr

March 30, 1968 - January 26, 2019

Johnny Allen Huskey, Jr., 50, of Asheville, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville. An Asheville native, he was the son of Johnny Huskey, Sr. and Betty B. Sherrill. He was preceded in death by his son, Brandon Bas Huskey. He was a treasured man. An unwavering and loving husband and father! No man could love his wife and daughter the way he did, and he...
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Anne Hansen

December 9, 1930 - January 25, 2019

Anne DeLamater Hansen, 88, of Brevard, NC passed away January 25, 2019 at Tore's Home in Brevard. She was born December 7, 1930 in Orange, New Jersey, the only daughter of the late Harold and Marion Baker DeLamater. She attended Miss Beard's School in Orange, then went to Boston where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education at Wheelock College (Class of 1952). In Boston, she met her future...
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Helen Ruth Mertens

March 16, 1925 - January 24, 2019

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Dorothy Louise Clague

March 27, 1951 - January 23, 2019

Dorothy Louise Clague, 67, of Etowah, NC passed away January 23, 2019 at Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. NC. She was a daughter of Jerry Ruehle and the late Ruby Erwin Ruehle. She was a resident of Etowah, NC for 13 years and a member of Etowah United Methodist Church. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved traveling, scrap booking, cooking and getting lost in her books....
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James Joshua "Josh" Gravley

January 18, 1978 - January 17, 2019

James Joshua "Josh" Gravley, 40, of Brevard, NC, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019 at his residence. He attended Brevard High School. He worked in the heating and cooling industry for over 20 years. For the last 2 years he was a service technician for Holly Mechanical in Jackson County. He loved his work so much that he even volunteered for additional work to help his fellow workers. ...
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Nancy Marie Lance

January 2, 1942 - January 12, 2019

Nancy Marie Justice Lance, 76, of Rosman, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 12, 2019. A native of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Edith Justice. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sisters, Betty Heatherly and Brenda Justice. A member of Pentecostal Lighthouse Church in Rosman, she was kind and compassionate and will be...
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Calvin R. Edwards

May 30, 1925 - January 12, 2019

Calvin R. Edwards, 93, of Brevard, died on Saturday, January 12, 2019. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Joe and Pearl Rogers Edwards. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty J., "B.J." Edwards and his sister, Nellie E. Bruce. Before retiring to Transylvania County, Calvin had served as an English professor at Cornell...
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Z. Cecil Smathers

February 16, 1922 - January 11, 2019

Z. Cecil Smathers, 96, of Pisgah Forest, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2019, at Greenville Memorial Hospital while surrounded by his immediate family. A native of Haywood County, NC, he was the son of the late John Bascombe and Anne Lawrence Smathers. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Maye Smathers. A graduate of Brevard College, he enlisted...
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Katherine Merrill Bradley

May 15, 1928 - January 3, 2019

Mary Katherine Merrill Bradley loved unconditionally and cherished her faith in God, her family, her church, and her friends. Katherine had been married to the love of her life, John Bradley, for 64 years before his passing in 2011. She was the caring mother of Mike Bradley and Sandy Mundell; the mother-in-law of Claudia Siniard Bradley and the late Dr. Lee Mundell; the grandmother of...
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Larry Lamar Hamilton

April 11, 1948 - December 30, 2018

Larry Lamar Hamilton, 70, of Brevard passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018. He was the son of the late Lamar and Virginia Whitmire Hamilton. He worked and served his community as a well driller. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sandra Staton Hamilton; daughter, Sonya Case (husband Bret) of Etowah, NC; son, Bryan Hamilton (wife Aubrie) of Brevard; and six grandchildren: Nathaniel,...
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Sherwood "Bullet" McCrary

June 18, 1955 - December 27, 2018

Sherwood "Bullet" McCrary, 63, of Penrose, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of Myrtle Hoxit McCrary and the late Louis Sherwood McCrary. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Aubrey "Orb" McCrary and nephew, Travis Lee Cox. A United State Army Veteran, he was severely injured later in an accident....
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Allen Wayne Branam

September 17, 1949 - December 26, 2018

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James A. Salter

September 17, 1938 - December 26, 2018

James A. Salter, 80, of Brevard, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Born in Valdosta, Georgia, he was the son of the late Albert and Callie Tapley Salter. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Mary "Sissy" Salter, his brothers Edwin Salter and Jerry Salter; and sister Betty Clark. A United States Army Veteran, Mr. Salter was a member of...
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Hazel Miller McClure

June 10, 1916 - December 23, 2018

Hazel Miller McClure, 102, of Brevard, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at Life Care Center in Hendersonville, NC. A native of Haywood County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Robert Edgar and Mary Mull Miller. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Conward Leon McClure; her brothers Mack Miller, Ray Miller, Gordon Miller and Floyd...
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Irene Theresa Boynton

August 28, 1933 - December 21, 2018

Irene Theresa Boynton departed this earth on Friday, December 21, 2018, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Boynton lived a quiet life of service to others through her presence at St. Philip's Episcopal Church and in personal outreach to those she knew were in need of a kind word or material help. Irene was quick to offer comfort, companionship, and encouragement to those who needed it. Preceded...
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Violet R. Panczyn

December 12, 2018

Violet R. Panczyn, 82, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania died Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in Cherry Tree Nursing Center. Born in Perryopolis. PA on June 16, 1936, she was the daughter of the late David and Edna (Taylor) Richter. A homemaker, Violet attended Olive Branch Baptist Church in Rostraver Township. She is survived by her sons, William D. (Maggie) Hoffman of Belle Vernon, PA, Robert C....
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Tony Ira Petit

December 12, 2018

Tony Ira Petit, of Rosman, winged his way home December 12, 2018. He is now seeing the half that's never been told. He was the son to the late Walter and Nora Petit. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his late sister Dorothy Jean Petit. He is survived by three brothers and three sisters, Walter Jr., Ray, and Ronnie, Thelma, Polly, and Linda. Service arrangements...
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Marilyn Phillips

January 25, 1933 - December 10, 2018

Marilyn Brewer Phillips, 85, of Pisgah Forest, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018. Born in Hodge, Louisiana, she was the daughter of the late John Ambrose and Marie Thompson Brewer. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her son, James "Jimmy" Phillips in 2007 and her brother John Charles Brewer in 1963. After moving to North Carolina in 1939, she later worked for...
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Mildred Sprouse Goodson

September 13, 1924 - December 10, 2018

Mildred Sprouse Goodson, 94, was surrounded by her family as she went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 10, 2018. She was born September 13, 1924 to the late Willie and Mary Sprouse. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Floyd Goodson; two sisters Rosa Lee Blanton and Violet Sentelle; and son-in-law Sam Hughey. She was a member of...
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Larry Gale Stiles

October 5, 1947 - December 9, 2018

Larry Gale Stiles, 71, of Brevard, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Born in Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Hal Verlin Stiles and Beulah Lee Worley Stiles. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Madonna Chastain Stiles, his life partner Susan Carol Fisher, son Chad Larry Stiles and step-son Thomas Coke Bayne. A United States Army...
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Gloria Marie Wilson

August 15, 1925 - December 3, 2018

Gloria Marie Wilson, 93, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A native of Wildwood, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Joseph and Teresa Frances Simansick Meyer. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Daryl Lloyd Wilson and her brothers Raymond J. Meyer, Jr. and Karl Meyer. A mother of five,...
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Donald Douglas Wolven

September 17, 1931 - November 29, 2018

Donald Douglas Wolven, 87. Of Connestee, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018. A native of Kingston, NY, he was the son of the late Marie Berardi Matthews. A retired CPA, Comptroller, and efficiency expert, Don Wolven was a graduate of Rider University in New Jersey and also a United States Army Veteran. A recreational golfer, he was a supporter of animal and wildlife organizations. ...
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Leon Fisher Wall

February 20, 1937 - November 28, 2018

Leon Fisher Wall, 81, of Brevard, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. A native of High Point, NC, he was the son of the late Cicero and Mary Ellen White Wall. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister Luzene Denning and his loving wife of 52 years, Gloria Smith Wall. Leon was a United States Air Force Veteran, and a proud American. He was a hard worker who...
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Mary Anne O'Connor

March 9, 1935 - November 25, 2018

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Mark E. Jackson

November 25, 1951 - November 14, 2018

Mark Jackson was born November 25, 1951 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised in the nearby suburb of Elm Grove. He is predeceased by parents Earl Jackson and Ellen Graham Jackson of Sun City Center, Florida, and survived by spouse Barb Sweeney Jackson of Brevard NC (formerly of Marysville, OH). Also surviving are step son Jesse (Caitlin) Combs, step granddaughter Finley Combs of Fishers, IN, long...
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Ireland Ray McCall

August 9, 1950 - November 11, 2018

Ireland Ray McCall, 68, of Asheville, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the Charles George V.A. Medical Center. A native of Lake Toxaway, he was the son of Jewell O. McCall and the late Ray V. McCall. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister Marcell McCall. A graduate of Rosman High School and A-B Tech in Asheville, he was a United States Army Veteran,...
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John George Henderson

July 9, 1937 - November 7, 2018

John George Henderson, 81, of Brevard, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Accordius Health at Brevard. A native of Camden, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Clarence Earl and Rae Henderson. Private graveside services were held.
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Bobby "Gene" Scruggs

February 11, 1942 - October 30, 2018

Bobby Eugene Scruggs, 76 of the Silversteen Community, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. A native of Elba, Alabama, he was the son of the late Ila Mae & William Dempsey Scruggs. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers Louie, Frank, Marion, Leon, Tony. Bobby "Gene" was a great man, husband, father, and pawpaw. He worked at Ecusta for over thirty years...
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Vernon Ray Woodring

June 24, 1941 - October 30, 2018

Vernon Ray Woodring, 77, of Brevard, passed away on October 30, 2018 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Joseph Earl and Elise Golden Woodring. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brothers Joseph Woodring and James Braxton Woodring and his son, Michael Woodring. In his retirement, he enjoyed gardening...
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James Fred Burkholder

June 25, 1948 - October 1, 2018

James Fred Burkholder, 70, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the Elizabeth House in flat Rock, NC. A native of Pennsylvania, he was he son of the late Glenn and Ruth Cupp Burkholder. A United States Navy Veteran, he was also a life member of Florida ABATE, Southwest Chapter in Fort Myers and a member of Oak Grove Community Church in Brevard. His survivors include his...
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Virgil Ray Hogsed

March 31, 1954 - September 27, 2018

Virgil Ray Hogsed, 64, of the Silversteen Community, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Burlin and Doris Mae Owen Hogsed. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother Burlis Hogsed. A man with a good sense of humor, he loved to tinker and repair things, play gospel music on his guitar, and...
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James Braxton Woodring

February 18, 1940 - September 26, 2018

James Braxton Woodring, 78, of Brevard, passed away on September 26, 2018 at Accordius Healthcare of Brevard. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Joseph Earl and Elise Golden Woodring. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Woodring and his second wife, Donnie Woodring; his brother Joe Woodring and his sister Emma Jane Russell...
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Alan G. Scheaffer

June 12, 1940 - September 25, 2018

Alan G. Scheaffer, of Brevard, left for Heaven on a beautiful fall evening at the Charles George (VA) Medical Center in Asheville. He was born in Manhattan, New York City, N.Y., June 12, 1940, to parents C. Gibson and LeMae Gifford Scheaffer, who predeceased him. His younger son, Scott L. Scheaffer, of Los Angeles, Calif., also predeceased him. He spend his childhood and teen years in...
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Michael Aaron Orr Galloway

December 8, 1996 - September 21, 2018

Michael Aaron Orr Galloway, 21, of Pisgah Forest, went to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ on Friday, September 21, 2018. A lifelong resident of Transylvania County Aaron was the son of Michael and Mary Alice Orr Galloway. Aaron enjoyed spending time with friends and family and playing computer games, but he truly loved sharing his testimony and witnessing for Jesus. Aaron is survived by his...
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Jack Allen Essenberg

June 20, 1934 - September 19, 2018

Jack Essenberg, 84, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Tore's Home. A native of Grand Rapids, Mich., he was a son of the late Jacob and Martha Degroot Essenberg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn Kay Essenberg, a sister; Florence Heuvelhorst, and two brother-in-law's; Max Heuvelhorst and Robert Veldman. Jack followed in his...
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James "Jim" Wright

April 11, 1932 - September 17, 2018

James "Jim" Brown Wright, 86, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018. A native of Des Moines, Iowa, he was the son of the late Edward and Mary Margaret Dunley Wright. A graduate of Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, he joined the United States Army in 1952 and served during the Korean Conflict. In 1954 he returned to school and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1956. ...
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William Robert Knowlan

January 26, 1930 - September 17, 2018

William Robert Knowlan, 88, of Hendersonville, passed away on September 17, 2018 at Pardee Memorial Hospital in Hendersonville. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of the late James and Katherine Schoeffer Knowlan. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son, Michael Knowlan, his brother James Knowlan and his sister Catherine Taft. A land surveyor by trade,...
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Ellis Devoia Galloway

June 25, 1947 - September 17, 2018

Ellis Devoia "Red" Galloway, 71, of Balsam Grove, found peace and comfort on September 17, 2018 after a lengthy illness. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Ellis P. and Cornelia Galloway. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Tony L. Galloway. He graduated from Rosman High School before serving in the United States Air Force. Red's...
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Marcine Kathryn Moore

September 14, 2018

Marcine Kathryn Hummel Moore, 93, of Brevard, NC, died peacefully on Friday, September 14, 2018, after a short illness. Marcine was a homemaker and a dearly loved friend to many. She had a sharp mind and a shrewd sense of humor, was an avid bridge player, and pieced together more than a thousand jigsaw puzzles. She was born on September 26, 1924, and raised in Morrisdale, PA, the daughter of...
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Wanda Sue Huff Hudson

July 6, 1935 - September 13, 2018

Wanda Sue Huff Hudson, 83, died Thursday, September 13, 2018 at her residence. She lived in Lakeland for 53 years, and formerly lived in Wolf Creek, TN, Brevard, NC, Ft. Bragg, NC, Germany and Panama Canal Zone. Before working at the Tampa Tribune as an Ad Compositor she was a Homemaker. She attended Highland Park Church in Lakeland, FL and lived in Bonny Shores Mobile Home Park from 1974-2015. ...
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Charles Camby Sentelle

May 3, 1933 - September 13, 2018

Charles Camby Sentelle, 85, of Pisgah Forest, NC passed away September 13, 2018 at Accordius Health at Brevard (formerly Brian Center). He was a son of the late Jethro and Tunia Frances Burns Sentelle. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Infant J. C. Sentelle, Thelma Merrill, Eva Rogers, Frazier Sentelle, Faye Simms and Orville Sentelle. A native of...
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Irene Farash

April 4, 1938 - September 9, 2018

Irene H. Farash, 80, of Brevard, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Pardee Memorial Hospital in Hendersonville. She was born in New York City, New York to Pantelis and Anna Hagicostas. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, John (Jack) Farash; her sister Mary Demas and her brothers Nicholas Hagicostas and Peter Hagicostas. Irene will be best...
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Dora "Dee" Brennan

December 8, 1924 - September 6, 2018

Dora "Dee" Pybus Brennan, 93, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord on September 6, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Mae Mitchell Pybus. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, the late James Brennan. A native of Morris County, New Jersey, she lived in Morris and Sumerset Counties until 1990 when she and her husband, James, moved...
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Delma Lorene Reynolds

September 1, 1930 - September 1, 2018

Mrs. Delma Sams Reynolds, 88, of East Flat Rock, NC passed away on her birthday, September 1, 2018. She was a daughter of the late Ervin and Edna Dill Sams. Mrs. Reynolds worked at General Electric for 21 years as a coil winder retiring in 1991. She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, William Reynolds and one son, Ron Vick of Hendersonville. No services are planned at this...
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Chad Larry Stiles

November 4, 1976 - August 30, 2018

Chad Larry Stiles, 41, of Rosman, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018. A native of Henderson County, he was the son of Larry Gale Stiles and the late Madonna Ruth Chastain Stiles. In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Coke Bayne and his step-mother, Susan Carol Bayne. Along with his father, survivors include his sister, Sabrina Reed (Mark), sister...
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Thomas Arthur St. John, Jr.

March 13, 1948 - August 30, 2018

Thomas Arthur St. John, Jr., 70, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. He was born March 13, 1948, in Camden, NJ, and was the son of the late Thomas Arthur St. John, Sr. and Elizabeth Mary St. John. He graduated from St. Joseph's College, and received his doctorate of medicine from Jefferson Medical College, both in Philadelphia. He completed a...
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Imogene M. Eaker

January 4, 1923 - August 30, 2018

Imogene Monteith Eaker, 95, of Brevard, died on August 30, 2018, at Kingsbridge House. Imogene was born January 4, 1923, in Valleytown, Cherokee County, NC to the late Harley Bowen and Dixie Moss Monteith. She was raised in Bushnell, NC and graduated from Swain County High School. Imogene moved to Brevard in the early 1940's, where she was an active participant in her community. She met her...
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Aubrey "Orb" McCrary

February 4, 1957 - August 25, 2018

Aubrey "Orb" McCrary, 61, of Penrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at St. Joseph's Critical Care Unit in Asheville, NC. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of Myrtle Hoxit McCrary and the late Louis Sherwood McCrary. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his nephew, Travis Lee Cox. Aubrey was a loving and caring son and brother to his...
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William George Ray

November 1, 1932 - August 23, 2018

William George Ray, 85, played his last jazz on earth on August 23, 2018, in Brevard, NC. He was the son of the late Edward and Lucille Macon Ray of Waco, Texas. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his daughter, Kimela Ray, his brothers Buddy and Ernie and his sisters Patsy and Carol Leidig. He was known as "The Man with the Golden Hands," whether playing music or...
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Louise C. Austin

January 14, 1937 - August 23, 2018

Louise C. Austin, 81, of Etowah, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, August 23, 2018. A native of Henderson County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Ruby Freeman Coston. A member of Etowah Baptist Church, she was graduate of Brevard College. She retired from AT&T (formerly Southern Bell) after a thirty-five years of service. Her survivors include her husband...
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Hazel Anderson Adams

January 18, 1917 - August 21, 2018

Hazel Irene Anderson Adams went home to her Saviour on August at home in Pisgah Forest, NC at the age of 101 years. Born in New Bedford, MA in 1917, she grew up in North Easton, MA, graduating from Oliver Ames High School. She studied dressmaking and design at the McDowell School of Costume Design in New York City where she met and married her husband Richard at the Metropolitan Dwayne Methodist...
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Alfred C "Al or A.C." Gregg, Jr

July 12, 1930 - August 16, 2018

Alfred C. "Al" or "A.C." Gregg, Jr. 88, of Brevard, passed away on August 16, 2018. He was born in Belmont, North Carolina, to the late Alfred C. and Elizabeth Mae Butler Gregg. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years, Dolores Gayleen Sells Gregg in January 2007 and his sister Frances Stewart. Al grew up in Greensboro, NC, attended Lindley...
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Rachel "Becky" Brown

June 5, 1925 - August 11, 2018

Rachael (Becky) Donaldson Brown went to be with the Lord on August 11, 2018 at Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville, NC. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Elba Donaldson; husband, Fred W. Brown; one son Donald F. Brown; five brothers, Roy, Grady, Bill, Lloyd (Dub), Milas (Mile); and two sisters, Ruth Donaldson Pitts and Janie Donaldson Shook. She was with Transylvania County...
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Kenneth Truman Brissey

April 30, 1943 - August 9, 2018

Kenneth Truman Brissey, 75, of Brevard, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Charles F. George V.A. Medical Center in Asheville. A native of Pickens, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Truman David and Georgia Susan Marcus Brissey. A Veteran having served in the United States Navy, he was retired from Ecusta where he worked as a laser operator. A member of Little Cove Baptist...
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Edward Clinton Paxton

July 8, 1943 - August 5, 2018

Edward Clinton Paxton, 75, of Brevard, passed away on August 5, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late A.M. Paxton, Jr., and the late Marie Moore Paxton. A volunteer with the Brevard Fire Department for 28 years, he also enjoyed his work as a volunteer with the Transylvania County Sheriff's Department and was a member of the VFW. He loved the outdoors and his garden,...
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James "Jimmy" William (Rowe) Cornwell

February 24, 1938 - August 3, 2018

James "Jimmy" William (Rowe) Cornwell of Penrose, NC passed away on Aug 2, 2018 at his home with family by his side. He was born Feb 24, 1938 in Arcadia, Florida, to the late Vivian Mullens and James Harold Rowe. After his fathers' passing in WWII, his mother and younger sister Camille, moved to Long Island, NY to be with family. Years later, his Mom met and married Howard Cornwell who...
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James Furman Owen

October 3, 1929 - July 28, 2018

James Furman Owen, 88, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at his home after a brief struggle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. A native of Transylvania County, he was the youngest and last surviving of the eleven children of the late James Robert "Robbie" Owen and Lura Sylvitha Galloway Owen of the Silversteen Community. In addition to his parents, he was...
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Freddie McCoy Leggett

August 8, 1944 - July 27, 2018

Freddie McCoy Leggett, 73, of Penrose, passed away peacefully on Friday July 27th, 2018 in his home surrounded by his family. Freddie was born August 8th, 1944 in Robersonville, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Silas McCoy and Elsie Lee Bullock Leggett. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother Jimmy Leggett, sister Deanna Whitley, sister Shelby Whitaker,...
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Dorothy Jeane Eskew

March 14, 1941 - July 17, 2018

Dorothy Jeane Eskew, 77, of Bakersville, NC (formerly of Hendersonville, NC). She was born on the family property, retired to the home place on the same property and passed away peacefully there on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. She was a daughter of the late Thomas Ray and Nettie Ruth Gouge Grindstaff. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Randall Eskew and her...
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Raymond Cecil Sawyer

December 3, 1925 - July 14, 2018

Raymond Cecil Sawyer, 92, died July 14, 2018 in Brevard, NC. He was born in Elizabeth City, NC, to the late Delia and George Sawyer. He is survived by his children, David Sawyer of Apex, Paul Sawyer (Denise) of Brevard, Elizabeth Harrod (Ron) of Cary, and Amy Sawyer (Teri) of Wake Forest; grandchildren, Nathaniel (Kristen) Sawyer, Samuel Sawyer, Jonathan Sawyer, Benjamin Sawyer, Paul Sawyer,...
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Steven William Landrigan

May 13, 1948 - July 8, 2018

Steven William Landrigan, 70, of Pisgah Forest, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Born in Bayshore, New York, he was the son of the late William Francis and Olga Elizabeth Stearn Landrigan. A graduate of Curry College, he received his Master's Degree from New York University (NYU) where he received training to begin his lifelong career in Psychiatric Social Work. He greatly enjoyed hiking...
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David Jack Crane

February 28, 1947 - July 6, 2018

David Jack Crane, 71, an admirable gentleman, who was cherished by his family and friends, passed peacefully on July 6, 2018 in Augusta, GA.David was born on February 28, 1947 to Charles and Nora Crane. He was preceded in death by his brothers Jimmy and Joe Crane, and niece Amy Buchanan and her husband Garrett. He grew up in the East Fork Community of Brevard, NC. He served as a helicopter crew...
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Randall Eskew

December 24, 1939 - July 2, 2018

Randall Eskew, 78, of Spruce Pine, NC passed away July 2, 2018 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital with his wife by his side. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Teasley and Rosa Lee Teague Eskew. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his twin brother, Raymond Eskew. He served his country proudly for 22 years in the US Air Force serving in the...
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Allen Wayne Chilson

May 3, 1935 - June 30, 2018

Allen Wayne Chilson, 83, of Brevard, passed away on June 30, 2018. Born in Buffalo, New York, he was the son of the late Wayne Allen and Belva Fisher Chilson. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by grandson, Jeremy Chilson, granddaughter Jessie Arnold, and his great-granddaughter Soren Chilson. A 1955 Graduate of State University of New York at Alfred, he retired from IBM...
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Robert Glyndwr Walters

August 10, 1927 - June 25, 2018

It is with deep sadness that the family of Robert G. Walters shares the news that he passed away on June 25, 2018, at age 90. Bob, a resident of Brevard since 1992, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After serving in the United States Army Air Forces, he studied industrial engineering at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, where he met his wife-to-be Gailey (Bedorf). After graduation Bob...
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Alma K. Spicer

May 16, 1919 - June 24, 2018

Alma Kirstein Spicer, 99, of Brevard, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018. A native of Asheville, NC, she was the daughter of the late Ewald Carl and Levia McBrayer Kirstein. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, George Thurston Spicer, and her brother Alvin Ewald Kirstein, who was killed during World War II. Blessed with 99 years of life, Alma...
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Robert Joseph Nicholson

October 1, 1932 - June 18, 2018

Robert J. (Bobby Joe) Nicholson, 85, 0f Brevard, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018. Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was the son of the late Guy and Lessie Neely Nicholson. After his father's death in 1938, he and his mother moved to Brevard to be close to relatives. He was proud to be part of Brevard and Transylvania County. He married his high school sweetheart, Judith Ann Mann, and enjoyed 67...
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