Moore Funeral Home At Forest Lawn

Throughout the years we have cared for the families in our community, from all walks of life. We treat each family with professionalism, compassion, integrity and dedication to excellent care.

Moore Funeral Home at Forest Lawn believes that we need to care for each other, building bonds of trust within our community. We are committed to being fair and economical while offering quality services and merchandise.

Whether your family selects burial or cremation, we can assist you. Our full service funeral home offers a lovely chapel, overlooking the rolling hills of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Candler or you may select to use your house of worship. Most recently we were approved by the Green Burial Council to offer natural burial choices, such as biodegradable shrouds and caskets and even home visitations.

You and your family are invited to visit our facilities, compare our offerings with other local funeral homes and make the decisions that you are more at peace with. Our staff is available 24 hours a day, each day of the year.

Now is the time to discuss these plans with your family. It may seem harsh, even uncomfortable, but there are many decisions to make in very little time and you aren’t given a chance to re-do it. The last gift you can give is peace of mind.

Our professional team is dedicated to helping you share the stories that make this community great. We provide a place to cry, to laugh, and most importantly, begin the healing process that follows the loss of a loved one. Whether traditional or unique, we help you create meaningful events.


Our Obituaries

Kathryn River Grace DeHart

February 25, 1962 - December 10, 2017

Kathryn "River Grace" DeHart, 55, of Asheville, died after an extended illness on Sunday, December 10, 2017. A native of Winston-Salem, she was the daughter of the late Wayne and Estelle Grubbs DeHart. She practiced Massage Therapy while working on her Master's Degree in Psychology. She leaves behind a loving circle of friends and family. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In...
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Betty Jo Mason Woody

November 10, 1934 - December 1, 2017

Betty Jo Mason Woody, 83, of Asheville, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Keever Solace Center. She was a daughter of the late Herbert and Glada Henson Mason. She worked at American Enka for 20 years and co-owned Style Rite Hair Fashions were she was also a stylist. Betty was a member of Starnes Cove Baptist Church. Betty was loved dearly by her family and friends and will be missed...
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Doris Annette Cline Ward

June 28, 1918 - December 1, 2017

DORIS ANNETTE CLINE WARD 99, of Asheville, NC, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017, at Pisgah Valley Retirement Center, Candler, NC. She was born June 28, 1918 in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, the daughter of Carl Gordon and Esther Valerie (Hansenburg) Cline. A graduate of the University of Toronto's Victoria College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1940, she also earned a diploma from...
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Ralph Eugene Johnson

April 24, 1920 - November 19, 2017

Ralph Eugene Johnson, 97, of Candler, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at his home. He was born in Greeneville, TN on April 24, 1920 to the late Bulo and Ruth Ricker Johnson. He retired from Dave Steel Company in 1985 after working for them 35 years. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 75 years, Lois Buckner...
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Antonina Scarpari Martini

November 12, 1923 - November 9, 2017

Antonina Scarparia Martini, 93, of Candler, passed away on November 09, 2017. She was born in Italy on November 12, 1923. Nina loved making people happy and caring for them. She was very caring and was happiest making pizza for everyone, dancing to Elvis or Tom Jones and listening to her son sing. When she wasn't gardening, she would be watching "Little House on the Prairie". She survived World...
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Ronald D. Fredrickson

February 2, 1938 - November 5, 2017

Ronald C. Fredrickson, 79, of Candler, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 5, 2017. He was a son of the late Raymond Paul Fredrickson and Alta J. Bramer Fredrickson. He served in the US Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty. A graveside Service will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, November 9th at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Candler. In lieu of...
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Ernest Roosevelt Tilley

May 1, 1933 - October 18, 2017

Ernest Roosevelt Tilley, 84, of Fairview, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Ausborne and Allie Bennett Tilley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Dorothy Killian Tilley. He is survived by his children, Jody Tilley, Donna Hamm, Douglas Pritchard, Dora Surrett, Darla Messer, and Dana Parker...
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Donald Leroy Sanders

July 22, 1934 - October 12, 2017

Donald Leroy Sanders, 83, of Asheville, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017. He was born in Gastonia, NC to the late William and Mae Faulkner Sanders. Donald served in both the U.S. Army and Navy. He is survived by his wife, Frankie Warren Sanders; four children; four grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 1 sister and 3 brothers of Gastonia. To honor his wishes, there will be no services....
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William "Billy" Pressley III

December 10, 1969 - October 11, 2017

William Eugene Pressley III, better known as Billy, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Daddy was born December 10, 1969, to the late William Eugene Pressley Jr. and Dorothy Lanelle Crigger. He was a native of Candler, where he made his dream come true, having his own business, Pressley Small Engine Repair. In addition to papaw and mamaw, he is preceded in passing by his second parents,...
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Michele Quantele Smiley

April 21, 1983 - October 6, 2017

Michele Quantele Smiley, 34, of Candler went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 6, 2017. An Asheville native, she was the daughter of Kevin Shawn and Pamela Diane Kent Smiley. Michele lived life to the fullest and God and her children were the center of her life. She worshipped at the Rock Church. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Robbie Gail Smiley. Michele is survived by her...
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Vera Tweed McCulloch

November 18, 1924 - October 6, 2017

Vera McCulloch, 92, of Asheville, departed this life on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. A native of Woodfin, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Eva Watkins Tweed. Although she had not worked outside the home for many years, she had worked at the Terry Company and Biltmore TV & Appliance. Some of her favorite pastimes were shopping, visiting the Cherokee...
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Leonard E. Brown

December 5, 1932 - September 27, 2017

Leonard E. Brown, 84, of Asheville, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. A native of Asheville, he was the son of the late Noble and Maude Martin Brown. Leonard served in the US Air Force for 21 years, after retiring he worked for the Louisiana Penal System and the US Post Office. He was a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association, Hawthorne Men's Breakfast Club, and a Lifetime...
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Mary Lu Phillips Inman

November 14, 1948 - September 24, 2017

Mary Lu Phillips Inman, 68, of Candler, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 24, 2017. She was born in Conneaut, Ohio to the late Harland Paul and Sadie Pearl McConnaughey Phillips. Before moving to Candler, she and Wesley lived in Fruitland Park, FL for over 30 years. Mary had a true servant's heart and always wanted to help others. She retired from Asheville Buncombe Community...
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William E. Allen III

February 23, 1944 - September 22, 2017

WILLIAM ALLEN, III ASHEVILLE - William E. Allen, III, 73, of Ashe- ville, passed into eternal rest on Friday, September 22, 2017. A native of Ashe- ville, he was the son of the late William E. and Leola Frady Allen. He was a 1962 graduate of Biltmore High School. An avid fish- erman, he was a member of the WNC Muskey Club and had been featured in several sports magazines, including Outdoor Life...
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Roger Dale Ray

January 8, 1953 - September 20, 2017

Roger Dale Ray, 64, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his wife and children in Candler, NC on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 after a courageous fight with cancer. A native of Asheville, he was the son of the late Claude Lee Ray and Lena Sue Ray. He enjoyed spending time with his family, looking after his dogs, writing books, politics, fishing and making people laugh (a lot). He will be...
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Doris Elledge Miller

December 28, 1938 - September 14, 2017

Doris Elledge Miller, 78, of Leicester, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017. A native of Asheville, she was the daughter of Floyd and Zennie Brown Elledge. Doris loved shopping, especially at the Flea Market on Saturdays. She was an amazing seamstress and loved spending time in her garden and canning. Her strong will helped her to build a home, raise a family and beat cancer. She was...
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Hilda Ward Young

March 31, 1926 - August 30, 2017

Hilda Ward Young, 91, of Candler, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. She was born in Madison County to the late Elbert and Annie Crowder Ward. She had worked at American Enka and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church where she loved looking after the children in the nursery. She also volunteered with the American Red Cross. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...
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John "Booger" McMahon

February 4, 1961 - July 17, 2017

John "Booger" McMahon, 56, of Leicester passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017. A native of Asheville, he was the son of the late Martin and Marietta Kindle McMahon. He wanted to make everyone laugh, and kept his sense of humor right up until his death. If he wasn't handing out candy, he was helping raise money for the VA Hospital Hospice or handing out at VFW Post 891. He is survived by his...
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Richard Frederick Armstrong

May 7, 1946 - July 15, 2017

Richard Frederick Armstrong, 71, of Hendersonville, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017. He was born in Conneaut, OH to the late Richard Armstrong and Dolores Humphreys Hicks. He graduated from Rowe High School in 1964 and received his degree in Accounting and met his wife, Rebecca, at Erie Business School. During the Vietnam War he served in the US Air Force. He is survived by his wife,...
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Jeanette Mills Rogers

February 23, 1936 - July 10, 2017

Jeanette Mills Rogers, 81, of Candler, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017. A native of Asheville, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Elva Marie Coffey Mills. She was a floral designer for over 30 years, loved the outdoors and could identify all types of birds and plants. Her family will remember her good county cooking, the poems she wrote, and her unconditional love for them. ...
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Geraldine Styles Massie

January 7, 1927 - July 9, 2017

Geraldine styles Massie, 90, of Candler, passed away of Sunday, June 9, 2017 at Aston Park Healthcare Center. A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Ed and Ruth Rogers Styles and had lived in Buncombe County for many years. Geraldine enjoyed gardening, quilting and reading and was retired from American Enka. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her...
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Lucretia Wright Frost

February 5, 1922 - June 28, 2017

Lucretia Wright Frost, 95, of Asheville passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. A native of Asheville, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Ellis Wright and Edna Sue Jenkins Wright. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Asheville for over 50 years and loved traveling in the RV with her late husband. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Lee Frost...
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James Finley West, Jr.

November 24, 1930 - June 22, 2017

James Finley West, Jr., 86, of Asheville, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 22, 2017. A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late James Finley West, Jr. and Dora Mae Gragg West. Mr. West was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from Tops and Discount Shoes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his children, Mitchell West and Wendy Yarborough. He is...
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Jimmie Dale Lance, Sr.

March 24, 1936 - June 12, 2017

Jimmie Dale Lance, Sr. 81, of Marshall, died Monday, June 12, 2017. A native of Asheville, he was the son of the late John Kimsey Lance and Texie Ann Taylor Lance. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Kimsey Lance and brother, Bill Lance. He is survived by his daughter, Serena Ann Lance; son, Jimmie Dale Lance, Jr.; grandchildren,...
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Mary Christine Black Boyd

July 10, 1934 - May 30, 2017

Mary Christine Black Boyd, 82, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Alonzo Riley Black and Gertrude Ethel Sealey Black. She grew up in the Dix Creek area and had been a member of Erwin Hills Baptist Church until her health declines after a stroke. She had worked for Nestle Candy Company and the Buncombe County Health Department...
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Cheryl A. Weisner

December 8, 1948 - May 17, 2017

Cheryl Ann Weisner, 68, of Asheville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. She was born in Salisbury, NC to the late Daniel Jackson Weisner and Margaret Elizabeth Kirk Weisner and was a resident of Asheville for the last 30 years. She was a member of Pole Creek Baptist Church and was instrumental in starting "Friends of Jesus" Sunday School Class. Cheryl earned the NC Governor's...
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James William Clodfelter

October 1, 1916 - April 30, 2017

James William Clodfelter, 100, entered into Heaven at the Valor Hospice, Charles George VA Medical Center on Sunday, April, 2017. Born in Troy, NC on October 1, 1916, he was the son of the late Alexander Christenberry Clodfelter and Mattie Moore Clodfelter. He was a World War II Army Air Force veteran, serving as a cryptography technician with Headquarters, 3rd Air Force, MacDill Army Air Field,...
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Stella Kate Sherlin

December 15, 1944 - April 22, 2017

Stella "Kate" Gass Sherlin, 72, of Asheville went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 22. Kate retired from Merry Maids in 2005. She is survived by her husband, Robert Sherlin; son, Jimmy (Vickie) Sherlin; grandchildren, Alicia and Bubba; great-granddaughter, Lacey; four brothers and two sisters. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, April 26th in the Chapel of Faith,...
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Charles Robert Werle

January 16, 1936 - April 21, 2017

Charles Robert Werle, age 81 of Asheville, NC died Friday April 21, 2017 at his home. Chuck was born in Flint, MI, grew up in Lapeer, MI, and was the son of Arthur and Ann Werle and big brother to David. He was a journalism graduate of Michigan State University, and a member of Swannanoa United Methodist Church. Charles Robert Werle married Kathleen Mae Wiitanen and they were blessed with three...
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Valerie Mathosian Gandy

May 18, 1956 - March 28, 2017

Valerie Mathosian Gandy, 60, passed away on March 28, 2017 in Asheville, NC. She was born to George Mathosian, a WWII veteran, and Margaret Conrad in Amityville, NY on May 18, 1956 in the front seat of a 1939 Studebaker Commander en route to the hospital. She spent her early years in Levitttown and Kings Park, NY and would eventually live in Florida and California before she fell in love with...
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Rickey Dennis Whitaker

September 16, 1959 - March 27, 2017

Rickey Dennis Whitaker, 57, of Camden died on March 27, 2017 at home after a battle with cancer. Rickey was born in Bossier, Louisiana to Katherine and Kenneth Whitaker and was baptized at the First Baptist Church. He was a 1977 graduate of Dover High School. He was married to his wife of 23 years in 1982 at the Dover Air Force Base Catholic Chapel. Rickey was currently employed as a service...
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Carol Smith Hall-Fisgus

March 24, 1939 - March 22, 2017

Carol Hall-Fisgus, 77, of Candler, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. She was born in Asheville on March 24, 1939 to the late Hoyte Moore Smith and Myrtle Dillingham Smith. Carol was a member of Oak Forest Presbyterian Church and had been an educator in the Buncombe County School System for over 30 years. After her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren...
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Elizabeth Lee Slawter Pantas

March 16, 1944 - March 21, 2017

Elizabeth Lee Slawter Pantas, age 73, died peacefully on the beautiful spring morning of March 21, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family at her Fairview home, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Asheville, NC. Born on March 16, 1944, in Winston-Salem, NC, Elizabeth was the daughter of Hazel Elizabeth Newman and Ben Lee Slawter. Her maternal...
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Clarence McKinley Stuart

July 15, 1935 - March 13, 2017

Clarence McKinley Stuart, 81, of Asheville, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Walter James and Welzie Carr Stuart. He retired from American Enka. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothea Ann Mashburn Stuart and son, Douglas Stuart. He is survived by his children, Dwayne, Donald, Karen and Kenneth;...
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Wallace Medlin

June 7, 1934 - March 4, 2017

Wallace Medlin, 82, formerly of Asheville , died Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Lynchburg, VA. He was born in Pickens County, SC to the late Edd and Rosa McCall Medlin. He worked in industrial construction for 45 years, working for Daniel, Brown & Root, Yeargin and retiring from American Enka. Wallace loved his Lord, his Family his Country and his Gospel Music. In addition to his parents, he was...
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Robert Vernon Penland

August 25, 1928 - March 2, 2017

Robert Vernon Penland, 88, of Leicester was welcomed into the arms of his Savior on Thursday, March 02, 2017. Bob was born August 25, 1928 and married Virginia Pauline Sharpe on May 10, 1947. Pauline remained a faithful companion until the end. He was ordained as a Baptist preacher in 1954 and pastored many area churches. He also preached on 3 area radio stations. Bob was a longtime faithful...
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Douglas Wayne Bishop

December 12, 1963 - February 18, 2017

Douglas Wayne Bishop, 53, of Candler, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 after a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of Buncombe County and graduated from Enka High School. Doug had an infectious smile, a love for everyone, especially the Carolina Panthers, and could brighten anyone's day. The family wishes to thank the staff at Pisgah Manor for their love and care. He was preceded...
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Robert Kent Howell

June 19, 1930 - February 5, 2017

Robert K. Howell, 86, of Asheville, passed away on Sunday, February 05, 2017. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Herman and Alice Nelon Howell. Robert served in the US Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred McFalls Howell; sisters, Aileen Kuykendall and Kay Green and brothers, Maurice and Larry Howell. Robert is survived by his...
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Ina Brown Ray

November 29, 1940 - January 8, 2017

Ina Ray, 76, of Candler is now rejoicing in Heaven with her Savior, Jesus Christ, her husband Jim Ray, along with her mom Aileen Brown, dad Alonzo Brown, and beloved brother Sam Brown. Ina's children, Tammie Wells, Lonnie Ray, Jimmy Ray and Crystal Lyons are praising the Lord for giving their mother the gift of eternal life, where she is now living in her glorified body. Her 8 grandchildren and...
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Norman Roy Anderson, Sr.

February 13, 1935 - January 6, 2017

Norman Roy Anderson, Sr., 81, of Asheville, passed away at home on Friday, January 6, 2017. He was born in Richmond, Long Island to the late Theodore Roy and Alpha Johansen Anderson. He was a generous, sentimental and charitable man and was one of the founding members of ABCCM and a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. He loved playing in the Paul Nichols Orchestra and riding his motorcycle. ...
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James Roy Shelton

September 18, 1951 - January 5, 2017

James Roy Shelton, 65, of Candler, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017. A native of Asheville, he was the son of the late Paul Monroe and Nellie White Shelton. James loved restoring old cars, going to the Shades of the Past Rod Run every year, working in the yard and antiques. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several siblings and beloved pet, Marilyn. He is survived...
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Clinton Cedric Jones, Jr.

October 18, 1939 - December 27, 2016

Clinton Cedric Jones, Jr., 77, of Asheville, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. He was born in Savannah, GA to the late Clinton and Ruth Stewart Jones of Pooler, Ga. He was a member of Reeves Chapel United Methodist Church and retired from Steel Case in Fletcher. He enjoyed fishing but woodworking was his passion. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce...
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Darrell Wayne Burris

October 14, 1946 - December 24, 2016

Darrell Wayne Burris, 70, of Alexander, NC passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016. He was born in Nowata, OK to the late Roy and Effie Mae Sickler Burris. Darrell graduated from High School in Coffeyville, Kansas and served in the US Air Force in Vietnam. He was a Firefighter and EMT for over 40 years, serving in West Buncombe, Leicester and French Broad and on the CISD Team and FIST....
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Joseph George Levy, Sr.

May 1, 1930 - December 23, 2016

Joseph George Levy, Sr., 86, of Candler, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016. He was born in Morristown, NJ to the late Frederick and Emma Bischoff Levy. He retired from Kearfott Corporation in Swannanoa after 23 years and was a member of Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church in Candler. Joseph loved animals and watching old Western movies. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death...
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Marilyn Louise Walker

December 4, 1958 - December 1, 2016

Marilyn L. Walker, 57, of Candler, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016. She was born in Jellico, TN to the late Fred Walker and Delphine Cupp. Marilyn was a member of High Street Baptist Church, she worked at Champion, in addition to being a beautician. She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Dylan Roseboom and sister, Dorothy Walker. She is survived by her siblings, Debbie...
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Billy Ray Miller

December 15, 1933 - December 1, 2016

Rev. Billy Ray Miller, 82, of Bryson City passed away on Thursday, December 01, 2016. He was born in Kenvir, KY to the late Aldrich and Esther Dean Miller and served in the US Air Force. After 40 years he retired from the CSX Railroad. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Patricia Ann Miller and siblings, Walt Miller and Etta Miller Asbury. He is survived...
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James Alfred Ruff, Jr.

March 5, 1961 - November 30, 2016

James Alfred Ruff, Jr., 55, of Asheville, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. A native of Rutherford County, he was the son of James and Betty Jane Banks Ruff. He was preceded in death by his father, James Ruff, Sr. James is survived by his mother and step-dad, Betty and Bobby Brigman, significant other, Teresa Thomas; children, Clayton, Jessica and Julia Ruff; grandchildren, Courtney...
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Frederick Arthur Badgero III

December 23, 1994 - November 10, 2016

Frederick Badgero III (Fred Fred) 21 years old of Asheville died on Thursday, November 10th 2016 at Mission Hospital with his family by his side. He was a free spirit and loved to help others. Fred Fred's last act of kindness was to donate his organs to save the lives of others. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Frederick "Butch" Badgero, Sr ; uncle, Rodney Vardamin and aunt...
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Richard Mario Pagano

October 10, 1933 - November 9, 2016

Richard M. Pagano, 83, of Candler, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. He was born in Cranston, RI in 1933 to the late Joseph and Gaetana "Gadie" Gargano Pagano. He lived in Rhode Island most of his life and enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf and vegetable gardening when he wasn't running his jewelry manufacturing business, Jan-Craft. He was also an avid pool player and received many...
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Noah Mitchell Parris

August 11, 1928 - October 27, 2016

Noah Mitchell Parris, 88, of Marshall, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016. He was born in Polk County, SC to the late Callin and Vennie Steadman Parris. Noah served in the US Navy during World War II and Korea and was a member of VFW Post 891. He loved fox hunting and his foxhounds. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Loran W. and M. Neil Parris. He...
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Nettie Davenport Wykle

May 14, 1929 - October 19, 2016

Nettie Davenport Wykle, 87, of Asheville, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. She was born in Clay County to the late Harvie and Addie Scroggs Davenport. Nettie worked for Ice Service in Asheville for many years. She loved working in her flower garden. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Wykle; 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Nettie is survived by...
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Gregory Dean Warren

September 17, 1957 - October 15, 2016

Gregory Dean Warren, 59, of Candler, went home to the Lord on Saturday, October 15, 2016. He was born in the mountains of Asheville, the son of Buddy and Marcella Dills Warren. Dean loved being a mountain man, spending time outdoors with his family whether hunting or fishing was a blessing. His power of prayer was a calling from God. Dean could fix anything and would always help anyone that...
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Charles Doran Inman

May 2, 1940 - October 12, 2016

Charles Doran Inman, 76, of Waynesville, passed away at home on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Theodore Bryson Inman and Nora Fleet Rhinehardt Inman. He was a kind, gentle, loving man that was always very independent and wanted to take care of everyone. He cared for all animals, especially the wildlife that came to the house. In addition to...
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Alina Hernandez

November 12, 1971 - October 7, 2016

Alina Hernandez, 44, of Asheville, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016. She was born in Havana, Cuba to Pedro Hernandez Reyes and Zaida De Hombre Oliva. Alina is survived by her mother, Zaida de Hombre Oliva; sister, Dailin; aunts, Pilar Oliva and Maria Teresa; 2 nephews and many friends. She was well known as "Cachita", a character in the Univision Network, where she worked for more than 10...
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Blanche Jarvis Wamsley

March 13, 1922 - August 22, 2016

Blanche Jarvis Wamsley passed into eternal life at age 94 after a short period of declining health. She was born in the Statesville-Wilkesboro, NC area in the 1920's at the farm of her parents, Lee Jarvis and Ella Kemp Jarvis. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, John Philip Wamsley, and by all six of her brothers and sisters: Belma, Marie, Doris, Gurney, Paul and L.P. She moved to...
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Julia R. Roberson

March 1, 1931 - August 19, 2016

Julia R. Roberson, 85, of Candler, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016. A native of Asheville, she was the daughter of the late Locke and Clara Jaynes Roberson. Julia was a lifetime member of Montmorenci United Methodist Church and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for over 20 years. An accomplished painter, she also made the best biscuits in the world. In addition to her parents, she was...
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Beverly Gwen Mitchell

April 29, 1973 - August 5, 2016

Beverly Mitchell, 43, of Fairview passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at Mission Hospital. She was an Asheville native, a daughter of Wayne and the late Becky Wyatt. Beverly had many friends and loved making people smile and laugh. She always encouraged her daughters to do their best and enjoyed being able to homeschool Rachel. Family, dogs, pigs, and cooking were just some of the things that...
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George John Mathosian, Jr.

November 16, 1951 - July 21, 2016

George J. Mathosian, Jr., 64, of Leicester, passed away at home on Thursday, July 21, 2016. He was born in Nassau County, NY, a son of the late George and Margaret Conrad Mathosian. George moved to Leicester years ago to become a "Mountain Man". He was a free spirit that loved music, hunting and his family. He is survived by his wife, Vickie Lee Willcox; son, Mark Mathosian; grandchildren,...
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George Howard Taylor

June 13, 1939 - July 6, 2016

George Howard Taylor, 77, of Candler, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 after a long illness. A native of Asheville, he was the son of the late Howard and Clora Frady Taylor. George was a lifelong member of Ridgeway Baptist Church and retired from 7-Up after 21 years. He loved sitting on his front porch, waving at his neighbors and taking walks with his dog, Rebel. In...
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Donna Louise Kuykendall Jones

June 26, 1966 - June 22, 2016

Donna Louise Kuykendall Jones, 49, of Asheville, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. A native of Asheville, she was the daughter of Garland William and the late Barbara Riddle Kuykendall. Donna attended Erwin High School and loved taking care of her family. She is survived by her husband, Alex Jones; children, Angela Kuykendall and William Warren; father, Garland (Marlene) Kuykendall;...
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Charles Conley Gosnell

November 26, 1946 - June 17, 2016

Charles Conley Gosnell, 69, of Asheville, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016. A native of Asheville, he was the son of the late Conley and Louis Pearl Johnston Gosnell. While serving in the U.S. Army, he was stationed in Panama working on aircraft. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Tina Gosnell and brother, Bobby Gosnell. He is survived by his son, Kevin (Julie...
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Clara Lovenia Connor Wallen

September 14, 1932 - June 12, 2016

Clara Lovenia Connor Wallen, 84, of Marshall, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016 with her family at her side. She was born in Madison County to the late Charlie and Lula Gentry Connor. Clara loved taking care of her family, bowling, sewing and spending time in the garden. She was very social and never met a stranger, to know her was to love her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...
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Rhenya Bryant Lunsford

April 23, 1965 - May 28, 2016

Rhenya D. Bryant Lunsford, 51, of Arden, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016. A native of Asheville, she was the daughter of Johnny Bryant and Maxine Metcalf. She grew up in the Haw Creek area. Rhenya loved gardens and flowers. She would hunt for seashells at the beach and loved watching the sunrises and sunsets with her family. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Don Lunsford; was a...
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Mary O'Connor Jamerson

July 18, 1926 - May 26, 2016

Mary O'Connor Jamerson, 89, of Asheville, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016. A native of Asheville, she was the daughter of the late Jacob Sidney and Lula Ellen Edwards O'Connor. She was a member of Sunrise Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Grey L. Jamerson; brothers, Bud, Scott, Joe, Bill, Guy and Jackie; sister, Geneva, Beula, Constance,...
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John David McCarson

June 12, 1960 - May 24, 2016

John David McCarson, 55, of Candler, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. He was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on June 12, 1960 to Robert Owen and Carlene Chester McCarson. He is preceded in death by his father. John is survived by his son, Jacob D. McCarson; mother, Carlene Walls; step-dad, Sonny Walls; brother, Frank (Paula) Garrett of Oklahoma City, OK and Bobby McCarson of Candler, NC and...
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Lois Buckner Johnson

October 26, 1921 - May 20, 2016

Lois Buckner Johnson, 94, of Candler, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016. She was born in Greenville, TN to the late James and Minnie Penland Buckner. Lois was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and had retired from Candler Elementary and Enka High School, having served in their cafeterias. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her 10 brothers and 5 sisters. Lois is...
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Lloyd "Red" Speulda

August 22, 1923 - May 11, 2016

Lloyd Edward Speulda, 92, of Candler, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 with his family at his side. He was born in Thurston County, Nebraska to the late Louis and Anna Rose Trautt Speulda. Lloyd service in the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked for the Deputy State Auditor in Colorado as a CPA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Marie Speulda;...
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Mary Ann Burleson Austin

December 26, 1943 - May 6, 2016

Mary Ann Burleson Austin, 72, of Arden, passed away Friday, May 06, 2016. A native of Madison County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Levi and Altha Mae Thomson Burleson. She was a wonderful cook and passed this on to her children and grandchildren. Mary Ann enjoyed camping, sewing and collecting M&M memorabilia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, AJ...
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Dee "Dick" Wilson

January 9, 1924 - May 5, 2016

Canton – Dee Jasper "Dick" Wilson, age 92, passed away on May 5, 2016 at Arrowhead Cove in Canton. He was born in Piedmont, South Carolina on January 9, 1924 to the late Lennie Otis and Lula Nicholson Wilson. He was preceded in death by six brothers and 2 sisters. He was reared from infancy by his late aunt, Mrs. Florence W. Burnett of Canton. He was preceded in death by his foster siblings...
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Wanda Lee Freeman Fisher

May 17, 1927 - May 4, 2016

Wanda Freeman Fisher, 88, of Asheville, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. She was born in Asheville to the late Theodore R. and Belva Trula Gosnell Freeman. She loved her family and her church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Ralph Elbert Fisher; son, David Herbert Fisher; grandson, Daniel Kent Fisher and brother, Theodore Freeman II. She...
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David Lee Penley

August 24, 1977 - May 3, 2016

David Lee Penley, 38, of Asheville, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. A native of Asheville, he was the son of David Allen Robinson and Betty Elizabeth Penley. He loved swimming and fishing. He is preceded in death by his son, Austin Penley. David is survived by his parent, Betty Elizabeth Penley and David Allen Robinson; sister, Michelle (Josh) Ledbetter; step-sisters, Jamie, Connie and...
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Ora Mae Wooten

September 14, 1930 - May 3, 2016

Ora Mae Bond Wooten, 85, of Asheville, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2016. She was born in Elberton, Georgia to the late James Thomas and Etta Mae Nelms Bond. Ora owned and operated Wooten's Nursery School in North Asheville and loved all of "her kids" dearly. The best times were spent traveling with her family and doing outdoors activities. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...
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Jackie Lee Earwood

April 24, 1935 - May 2, 2016

Jackie Lee Thompson Earwood of Asheville, N.C. passed away peacefully on May 2 at the age of 81 surrounded by her close family by her side. She was a native of Marshall, N.C. Jackie started her career as a nurse for Dr. Montgomery, then spent 20 years with Dr. Woodard Farmer and enjoyed her last 20 years with Dr. Gregory Grant. When she wasn't working, she loved spending time with her family....
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Robert Wayne Queen, Sr.

May 29, 1929 - May 1, 2016

Robert Wayne Queen, Sr., 86, of Asheville, passed away, Sunday, May 1, 2016. He was born in Durham, NC to the late O.C. and Della Smith Queen. Robert served as an MP in the Army during World War II and Korea and was retired from ABF Freight. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Dorothy Jean McKinney Queen and Patricia Ann Sherrill and daughter, Marsha Christine...
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Ethel Mae Payne Suttles

December 20, 1922 - May 1, 2016

Ethel Mae Payne Suttles passed away peacefully on May 1, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. Mae was born to Nathan and Violet Payne in Greenville, SC on December 20, 1922. She attended Spring Creek High School and graduated in 1939. Mae was profoundly kind, and had a vivacious spirit. She was known for her wit, kindheartedness, and great capacity to find goodness in any she met. She played mandolin...
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Karen Park Cook

April 26, 1945 - April 27, 2016

Karen Park Cook, 71, of Asheville passed away on April 27, 2016. She was born in Hamilton, OH to the late Ray and Margaret Lunsford Park. Karen attended Mars Hill College, where she met her husband, Lance. They married in 1965 and moved to Asheville in 1969 after having previously lived in Tacoma, WA, Hamilton, OH and Concord, NC. Karen worked for AT&T in Charlotte and Asheville, and then...
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Ernest King Turbyfill

January 27, 1938 - April 21, 2016

Ernest K. Turbyfill, 78, of Asheville, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Paul and Annie Crowder Turbyfill. Ernest had been a member of State Street Baptist Church and had retired from MB Haynes as an electrician and lineman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael Ray. He is survived by his wife,...
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Edward Andrew Kacicek

March 18, 1929 - April 9, 2016

Edward Andrew Kacicek, 87, of Horse Shoe, NC went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 9, 2016. He was born March 18, 1929 in Palmerton, PA to the late Walter Arthur and Catherine Ruth Rogowitz Kacicek. Edward served in the US Army from 1951-1953, worked as a firefighter in Civil Service at Dulles Air Force Base, Virginia and Hurlburt Field, FL and also for the Blue Ridge Parkway and...
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Ella Christine Trull

February 12, 1944 - March 21, 2016

Ella "Christine" Ingle Trull, 72, of Asheville passed away Monday, March 21, 2016. A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late James Robert and Maggie Blanche Spivey Ingle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harley C. Trull and brother, Alvin Joe Ingle. She is survived by her daughters Brenda Kay (Jerry) Hensley, Terresa (Gene),and Margaret ...
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Walter Lee Jones

July 15, 1936 - March 11, 2016

Walter Lee Jones, 79, of Asheville, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016. A native of Asheville, he was the son of the late Horace William and Matilda "Tilda" Ann Warren Jones. He retired after 55 years with the Biltmore Estate and loved working in his garden and being with his dogs. He was a member of Fruit of Labor Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife,...
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Alice Henson Piercy

January 4, 1921 - March 8, 2016

Alice Henson Piercy, 95, of Asheville, passed away Tuesday, March 08, 2016. A native of Asheville, she was the daughter of the late John Harrison Henson and Esta Edna Roberts Henson. During WWII, she worked for the U.S. Navy Radar Laboratory in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She was a Charter Member of Woodland Hills Baptist Church and a current member of Arden First Baptist Church. After 20 years, she...
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Randy Newlin "Lucky" Hollifield

June 18, 1959 - March 7, 2016

Randy "Lucky" Newlin Hollifield, 56, of Asheville passed away on Monday, March 07, 2016. A native of Asheville, he was the son of Henry Newlin Hollifield and the late Helen Louise Elkins Hollifield. He was a cancer survivor, lifetime member of the NRA and was a retired member of the Ghost Riders Motorcycle Club. He loved his family and was always there for them. Randy is survived by his father,...
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Wilma June "Jean" Smith Bugg

November 22, 1938 - March 3, 2016

Wilma June "Jean" Smith Bugg, of Chesnee, SC went home to be with her Lord and Savior March 3, 2016 at the age of 77. Wilma was born in Haywood County, a daughter of the late James Frank and Thelma Maxine Langley Smith. She was a longtime resident of Buncombe County prior to moving to Chesnee, SC. Wilma was an active member of Piedmont Baptist Church of Chesnee, SC and was truly loved by all...
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Cline E. Worley

April 11, 1933 - February 14, 2016

Cline E. Worley, 82, of Candler, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016. A native of Madison County, he was the son of the late Everett and Bessie Waldrup Worley, and moved to Buncombe County when he was 4 years old. Cline was a member of Corinth Baptist Church and Ridgway Baptist Church and worked at the Farmers Market for over 30 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by...
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Caryl McIntosh Pepin

February 14, 1941 - February 13, 2016

Caryl McIntosh Pepin, 74, of Black Mountain, passed peacefully into the loving arms of her Savior on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Chunns Cove Assisted Living Asheville, after an 8 year battle with vascular dementia. She was born in Chicago Heights, IL on Valentine's Day, to the late Carl and Florence McIntosh. Caryl attended Bradley University in Peoria, IL where she met her husband and...
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Effie Marie McGuinn Earwood

November 18, 1928 - January 21, 2016

Effie Marie McGuinn Earwood, 87, of Fairview, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 21, 2016. A native of Polk County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Gartha Bradley McGuinn. Effie worked at an Alcohol Rehabilitation Center in Black Mountain as a Registered Nurse and was a member of Fletcher First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by...
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James Bruce Stiles

November 4, 1923 - January 15, 2016

James Bruce Stiles, 92, of Asheville finished his life's race and went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, January 15, 2016. He was born in Cherokee County, North Carolina on November 4th, 1923. He was the son of the late James Carl Stiles and Carolyn Farmer Stiles and the brother of Lake Stiles. James was married to Margie Johnson Stiles for 72 years. She preceded him in death on October...
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John Sidney "Junior" Patton, Jr.

December 2, 1951 - January 10, 2016

John Sidney "Junior" Patton, 64, of Asheville passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 in his home. A native of Asheville, he was the son of the late John Sidney and Mildred Lucille Murray Patton. A Disabled Vietnam Veteran of the Marine Corps, he continued to serve his fellow soldiers until his retirement from the Charles George VA Medical Center. He had a big heart, filling it up with love for...
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Whitefoord Alexander Whitaker

November 6, 1919 - December 29, 2015

Whitefoord A. Whitaker, 96, of Asheville, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Rev. Jesse and Bessie Roberts Whitaker. He retired from Gerber as an Inspector and enjoyed his retirement tinkering in his workshop. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Whitaker and siblings, Herbert, Harvey, Inez Clements...
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Juanita Jane Turbyfill Long

August 21, 1933 - November 26, 2015

In loving memory of our mother, Juanita J. Long, who passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry J. Long; son, Eddie Frisbee; brothers, Howard and Earl Turbyfill and sister, Wanda Turbyfill. She is survived by her son, Wayne (Darlene) Melton; brother, Earnest (Betty) Turbyfill; companion, Lewis Bridges; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. ...
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Dorothy Clark Lyda

January 11, 1926 - November 17, 2015

Dorothy Clark Lyda, 89, of Candler, passed away in Marshall, NC on Wednesday, November 17, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Taylor Clark and mother, Lena Adams. She is survived by her daughters, Rosa Trull and Regina Britton; granddaughters, Tonya Warren and Andrea Labosky and great grandchildren, Sydney Warren, Alecsander Warren and Sienna Dew. A Funeral Service will be...
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Pamela Rene Hall Morris

August 8, 1953 - November 14, 2015

Pamela Rene Hall Morris, 62, of Asheville, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Keever Solace Center. Born in Phelps, Wisconsin to Charles Hammond Hall and Sheila Ettamae Langford Hall, Pamela received her AA from Boise State University followed by her BS from Southern Wesleyan University. She was a Retail Manager for Dillards, Sears and then Ross for 10 years. Pamela attended LDS...
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Roy Mull

December 11, 1945 - November 9, 2015

Roy Mull, 69, of Asheville, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2015. He was born in Jackson County, Caney Fork community, on December 11, 1945 to the late Ed and Letha Hensley Mull and was a lifelong resident of Western North Carolina. Roy was a dairy farmer and worked at Biltmore Dairy, he retired from Small Acres Dairy in Fletcher. He loved the outdoors and the Atlanta Braves. In addition...
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Michael Patrick Thomas

November 29, 1945 - November 4, 2015

Dr. Michael Thomas passed away on November 4th, 2015. Dr. Thomas was born November 29th, 1945. His parents, Mr. Patrick Moore Thomas and Jean Gibson Thomas, precede him in death. He was employed through and taught at Western Carolina University for 15 years as a professor of Project Management in the Business school. His passion was building and remodeling homes. He is survived by his loving...
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Elaine Dorothy Falk Schallhorn

April 12, 1949 - October 29, 2015

Elaine Dorothy Falk Schallhorn, of Candler, passed away at her home surrounded by her family. A native of East Lake, MI, she was the daughter of the late Emil Rudolph and Evelyn Dorothy Clausen Falk. While in Michigan, Elaine attended Good Shepherd Lutheran. She graduated from Manistee High School in 1967 and Western Michigan University in 1970 where she was also involved in Campus Crusade for...
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Margie Johnson Stiles

August 3, 1925 - October 23, 2015

Margie Johnson Stiles, 90, of Asheville went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 23, 2015 surrounded by members of her loving family. She was born in Hartford, Tennessee on August 3, 1925. Margie was the beloved wife of James Bruce Stiles who survives her. They would have celebrated their 73rd anniversary, November 7th. She was the daughter of the late Noah Johnson and Lydia Webb...
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Tommy Parker

December 22, 1954 - October 22, 2015

Tommy Gene Parker, 60, went home to be with the Lord after fighting the good fight on October 22nd, 2015. A native of Asheville, he was an employee of Borg Warner for nearly 20 years as a member of the research and development team. He was a hard working man who loved and cared for his family very much. Mr. Parker is preceded in death by his parents Warren G. and Marion M. Parker and his sister...
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Travis Blackwell Benson

October 5, 1990 - October 8, 2015

Travis Blackwell Benson, 25, of Candler, passed away at home on Thursday, October 8, 2015. He was born in Spruce Pine, the son of Jerry Douglas Benson and Sharon Medford. He graduated from Enka High School in 2009 and was employed by American Recycling. Travis loved his family, being outdoors, four-wheeling and having fun. Travis was preceded in death by his uncle, Jeffrey Donald Medford;...
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Wanda Henson Levy

February 11, 1933 - October 4, 2015

Wanda Henson Levy, 82, of Asheville, passed away Sunday, October 04, 2015. A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Hoyle and Katy Warren Henson. Wanda was a lifelong, devout Christian and a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife and mother and loved flowers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Billy, Rex and...
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Norman Leon Smith

October 18, 1948 - October 4, 2015

Norman Leon Smith, 66, of Marion, passed away on Sunday, October 04, 2015. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late George William and Mary Jane Matteson Smith. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1705 in Marion. Norman is survived by his wife, Caroll Louise Barrier Smith; son, Steven Leon Smith (LeeAnn); daughters, Cotina Louise Smith (Ray) and Natisha Lorraine...
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