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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

Christine Tilley Sellers

December 25, 1928 - September 17, 2018

Christine Tilley Sellers, 89, of Enka, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018. She was born in Buncombe County and lived at the Biltmore House for 8 years while the Cecils were in residence. After 37 years, she retired from American Enka. She loved going to the gym, playing Bingo, coloring, word searches, and singing at her church, Mt. Gilead Baptist in Mills River. She was preceded in death...
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George Amos Chiddie

April 8, 1928 - September 12, 2018

The Reverend George Amos Chiddie, 90, of Asheville, NC, went to be with the Lord September 12, 2018. He was born in Forsyth County, to the late Dewey Fleat and Flossie Myers Chiddie. His family attended Advent Moravian where as a teenager he felt called to ministry. He graduated from Moravian College and Theological Seminary in 1953. In the fall of 1952, he met Jean Oehman at Moravian Youth...
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James "JV" Mehaffey, Jr.

April 2, 1931 - August 30, 2018

James "JV" Mehaffey, Jr., 87, formerly of Candler, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in Greenville, SC. He was born in Buncombe County to the late James and Daley Stamey Mehaffey. He served in the US Navy and retired from BASF in Enka. While living in Candler, he attended Pole Creek Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Florence Cathey. He is...
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Dennis Michael Gregory

November 25, 1936 - August 24, 2018

Denny Gregory, 81, of Asheville, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2018. Although he was born in Wisconsin, Asheville had been his home for the last 25 years. The world lost an artist, mechanic, and comedian the day he died. He was a painter of billboards and signs and had a wonderful sense of humor. Denny had a way with animals, was kind to everyone, and always willing to lend a hand. He loved...
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Paul Kent, Jr.

August 22, 1937 - August 17, 2018

Paul Kent, Jr., 80, of Candler, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018. Born in Marshall, NC, he was the son of the late Paul Kent, Sr. and Marietta Tweed Kent. He is survived by his siblings, Roy (Irene) Kent and Helen (Ronald) Melvin and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00pm on Tuesday, August 21 in the Chapel of Moore Funeral Home at Forest Lawn, Candler...
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Lucy Woodbery Crowell

October 30, 1929 - August 13, 2018

Lucy Nell Woodbery Crowell died on August 13, 2018 in Candler, NC. She was born in Albemarle, NC on October 30, 1929 to Alton Parker Woodbery and Jean Hazel Sasser Woodbery. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Alexander Crowell, a sister, Betty Jean Baity, and two brothers, John Wayne Woodbery and Alton Keith Woodbery. She is survived by a brother, Ronald Samuel Woodbery, and her...
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Marjorie Davis Kury

March 19, 1924 - July 16, 2018

Marjorie "Margie" Davis Kury, 94, of Asheville, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018. She was born in Detroit, MI to the late Harrison and Connie Fullbright Davis. She grew up in Haywood County, and was later active in the Venable Community and Sardis United Methodist Church. She was a good-hearted woman and will be missed. In addition to her parents, she preceded in death by her husband, John...
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Mary Jones Penland

February 18, 1946 - July 15, 2018

Mary Jones Penland, 72, of Candler, passed away on Sunday, July 15th. A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Matilda Warren Jones. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Walter Lee Jones. She is survived by her son, John Russell Jones; siblings, John Jones of Black Mountain, Wayne and Delsie Jones of Swannanoa, Ann Brown of...
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Ralph Fredricke Sprinkle, Jr.

May 7, 1943 - July 9, 2018

Ralph Fredricke Sprinkle, 75, of Asheville, passed away on Monday, July 09, 2018. He was the son of the late Fredricke and Juanita Follett Sprinkle. He was known for his singing voice and playing various musical instruments. Ralph had been an Eagle Scout and a Brickmason; he served in the U.S. Navy and was a lifetime member of the American Legion. Fishing and watching Western movies were some of...
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Oris David Balding

February 9, 1936 - July 5, 2018

Oris David Balding, 82, of Candler, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 5, 2018 with his family by his side. A native of Madison County, he was the son of the late Floyd and Pauline Kent Balding. Oris was a member of Starnes Cove Baptist Church and served in the US Army. He loved his family, especially his granddaughters, and classical music. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in...
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Bobby Lee Fisher

January 11, 1935 - June 29, 2018

Bobby Lee Fisher, 83, of Clyde, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2018. From an early age, Bob's passion was flying and building planes. He was a well-read, talented and loving man that had the opportunity to represent the US in Archery for the 1959 Olympics. Bobby enjoyed classic cars, racing, guitar and sports, even lettering in Baseball in High School. He retired from Britt & Tilson Glass...
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Robert Lee Herron

April 7, 1945 - June 26, 2018

Robert Lee Herron, 73, of Fletcher passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. A native of Asheville, he was the son of the late Marvin and Lillian Young Herron. He loved deep sea fishing and hunting. Robert was a dairy farmer like his grandfather and a member of the National Holstein Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Clara Cole. He is survived by his...
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Steven Arthur Camby

May 9, 1950 - May 30, 2018

Steven Arthur Camby, 68, of Asheville, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. He was the son of the late Luther Camby, Jr. and Ruth Ellen McLemore Camby and grew up in the Oakley community. Steve always had a smile on his face and wanted to give people hugs. He would talk to anyone and loved baseball, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Ice Cream, and Diet Pepsi. His sister, Pam, was honored and privileged...
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Charles Paul Stevens

January 26, 1937 - May 23, 2018

Charles Paul Stevens, 81, of Asheville, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. A native of Asheville, he was the son of the late Ralph and Bonnie Ingle Stevens. Paul worked for Asheville City Schools for over 30 years as well as owning his plumbing service. He was a member of West Asheville Baptist Church, enjoyed car racing and was a very generous person. In addition to his parents, he was...
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Willie Heatherly Jones

December 24, 1930 - May 19, 2018

Willie Heatherly Jones, 87, of Leicester, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018. She was born in Kings Mountain, NC to the late Perry and Margie Hawkins Heatherly. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Jones; children, Calvin Jones an Marie Contrell; siblings, Albert Heatherly, Maude Sanford and Ray Carroll; and grandchildren, Christopher Pressley and Dora...
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Ruth Carpenter Burleson

October 3, 1930 - May 18, 2018

Ruth Carpenter Burleson, 87, of Ormond Beach, FL passed from this life on May 18, 2018 and now resides with her heavenly Father. Ruth was born on October 3, 1930 in Avery County, NC to the late Sam and Catherine Carpenter. Ruth was married to Ernest Burleson for 61 years and they lived in Asheville until their retirement when they moved to Florida. Ruth worked as a seamstress at several...
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Bobby A. Marlowe, Sr.

November 20, 1933 - May 12, 2018

Bobby A. Marlowe, Sr., 85, of Asheville, NC passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018. A native of Fairview, he was the son of the late Willard Bell and Thelma Wright Marlow. Bobby served in the US Army and worked for the Ball Corporation from 1960-1984. After his retirement, he followed his passion of building homes and fixing things. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and watching the Atlanta...
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Harold Eugene Huffman, Jr.

September 1, 1956 - May 10, 2018

Harold Eugene Huffman, Jr., 61, of Candler, NC, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018. A native of Marion, NC, he was the son of the late Harold Eugene Huffman, Sr. and Betty Jane Carraway Huffman. He served in the US Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Powers Huffman and 3 sisters. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
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Tammy Baldwin Camp

March 13, 1959 - April 26, 2018

Tammy Diane Baldwin Camp, 59, of Candler, passed away at home after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, April 26, 2018. She was born in Asheville and graduated from Enka High School. Growing up in the mountains gave her a love of camping, baseball games, and Dollywood. She loved going to the beach with her family. Her granddaughter, Kenna, was the light of her life and she was looking forward...
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Royce Jorden Brown

February 23, 1936 - April 8, 2018

Royce Jorden Brown, 82, of Asheville, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018. He was born in Pelzer, SC to the late Onnie M. Brown. He resided in Buncombe County for most of his life, and retired after 42 years of service with AT&T. Royce was a lifelong member of VFW Post 891 and was a Korean War Army Veteran. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Stroud. He is...
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Forrest Anthony Clanton

June 20, 1960 - March 29, 2018

Survived by his wife, Marie, his mother Sylvia Clanton, his father Don Clanton, and sister, Donna C. James along with 3 step-sons, 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Forrest was a retired graphic artist and advertiser. He served in the US Army, 101st Airborne and US Army Reserves. He was a dedicated Deacon in his church and regularly volunteered at the Salisbury VA Medical Center and...
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Lorraine Hampton Roberts

March 19, 1927 - March 27, 2018

Lorraine Roberts, 91, of Asheville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Shannon and Ruth Head Hampton. She retired from BASF in Enka after 45 years and worked for Krispy Kreme for 8 years. Lorraine was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church, the American Legion, and the Pioneers Club. She is survived by her son, Larry ...
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Nathan Russell Isachsen

August 8, 1987 - March 24, 2018

Nathan Isachsen, 30, of Candler, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. He was born in Asheville and was a graduate of Enka High School. He was a free spirit that loved the outdoors. He is survived by his father, Russ Isachsen; mother, Diane and step-father, Bob Maute; siblings, Duane Isachsen; Kristina Hoffman and Laura and husband, Colby Pike; nieces, Sierra Hoffman and Ava Pike; and great...
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Lawrence James Brown

September 25, 1938 - March 21, 2018

Lawrence James Brown, 79, of Candler, wnt to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. A native of Madison County, he was the son of the late Troy and Essie Price Brown. He was a longtime resident of Buncombe County and a retired truck driver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda, and grandson, Kenneth. He is survived by his children, Mike (Debbie) Brown...
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Charles Victor Penley

October 25, 1961 - March 16, 2018

Charles Victor Penley, 56, of Asheville, passed away on March 16, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Edward Penley. He is survived by his son, Brandon Penley; wife, Pamela Phillips Penley; mother, Alma Owenby Penley; siblings, Eddie Penley, Cecilia Rhymer, and Marc Penley; 3 grandchildren and many friends and family. A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00pm on Saturday,...
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Nanette Marie Ardito Pearson

July 3, 1959 - March 15, 2018

Nanette Marie Pearson, 58, of Candler, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018. She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts to the late Stephen and Antonette Defeudis Ardito. She is survived by her husband, Ralph Pearson, Jr.; daughter, Jennifer (Robert) Starnes; brother, Stephen (Brenda) Ardito; Step-children, Ralph Pearson III, James Fredrick Pearson and Valerie Judith Pearson; grandchildren,...
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Paul Harold Sexton

September 16, 1961 - March 14, 2018

Paul Harold Sexton, 56, of Weaverville, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. He was preceded in death by his mother, Geneva "Snooks" Grace Baker Sexton. He is survived by his father, Paul Richard Sexton; wife, Carol Starbuck Sexton; son, John Sexton and sister, Sherry Berry. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to October...
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Zennie Brown Elledge McFarlin

August 1, 1920 - March 12, 2018

Zennie Brown Elledge McFarlin, 97, of Asheville, slipped into the arms of Jesus on Monday, March 12, 2018. A native of Madison County, she was the daughter of the late Lattie Gene and Bonnie Moore Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Floyd Elledge and Albert McFarlin; daughter, Doris Elledge Miller, and 3 siblings. She is survived by her son, Carl (Diane...
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Mary Louise Spencer James

May 7, 1939 - March 11, 2018

Mary Louise Spencer James, 78, of Leicester, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018. She was a good Christian that prayed daily and loved her family. She enjoyed cooking, especially making Potato Salad and BBQ. Her family remembers time spent with her camping, fishing, watching tv, going places and her habit of collecting pens. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lewis William James,...
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Betty Jo Wines Hoglen

November 3, 1935 - March 3, 2018

Betty Jo Wines Hoglen, 82, of Asheville, passed away at home on Saturday, March 3, 2018. A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Clayton and Vassie Dixon Wines and the oldest of 10 children. She collected Angels and loved old Country Music and her family. She retired in 2004. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Elbert Hoglen; granddaughter, Betty...
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Shirley Spencer "Bud" Haney

June 27, 1938 - March 1, 2018

Sylva - Shirley Spencer Haney (though most knew him as "Bud") passed in peace Thursday, March 01, 2018 at the age of 79. Born June 27, 1938 in Haywood County, he married his wife Sarah Jameson in 1960. Buncombe County was home where they raised their two daughters, Chérie and Mariea. After retirement they moved to Jackson County. Bud was fortunate to have made many friends during his...
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Edith King Capps

November 26, 1922 - February 24, 2018

Edith T. King Capps, 95, of Canton, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 24, 2018. A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Noland and Gracie Keener King. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnsie Carroll Capps, Sr.; son, Johnsie Carroll Capps, Jr.; 1 sister and 3 brothers. Edith is survived by her daughters, Linda (James) Capps...
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William "Carroll" Penley

January 11, 1930 - February 4, 2018

William "Carroll" Penley, 88, of Asheville passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018 after a long struggle with dementia. He was the son of the late Eugene and Ruby Brigman Penley. After graduating from Weaverville High School, he attended Asheville Biltmore College. During the Korean War he served in the US Army and went on to retire from the Citizen Times. He loved the outdoors, especially...
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Billy "Bill" Lewis

August 20, 1929 - January 31, 2018

Mr.Billy "Bill" J. Lewis, age 88, of Pisgah Highway, Candler, NC passed away peacefully January 31, 2018. Bill was born in Bryson City, NC on August 20, 1929; the son of late Banner Lewis and Essie Carson Lewis Herron. Bill served in the US Army as a dedicated Master Sargent (retired) for 22 years. He completed 3 Tours of Duty in Korea, an additional 3 Tours in Europe, and a final Tour in Japan....
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Jeffrey Scott Plemmons

August 26, 1961 - January 30, 2018

Jeffery Scott Plemmons went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday Night, January 30, 2018 at his home. Jeffery was born August 26 1961 in Asheville, NC. He was retired from Ingles Warehouse. Jeff was loved by everyone that knew him. He is survived by his wife Cynthia Fryar Plemmons of the home; parents, Morris and Judy Griffin Plemmons; brothers, Randy (Cora) Plemmons of Hendersonville, Lee ...
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Brett Roger Griffin

November 15, 1987 - January 29, 2018

Brett Roger Griffin, 30, of Leicester, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 29, 2018. He was born in Raleigh to Chad Roger Griffin and Caroline Denise Bishop. Brett was a great guy that loved his family, playing video games with his son, and working out. He was preceded in death by his half-brother, Chris Barnes; uncles, Terry Griffin and Toby Bishop, and paternal grandfather, Russell...
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Reva Beatrice Ingle Bishop

March 20, 1928 - January 20, 2018

Reva Beatrice Bishop, 89, of Leicester, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. A native of Asheville, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen Corn Ingle. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Bishop; 2 brothers and 2 sisters. She is survived by her daughters, Patsy (Oscar)...
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Deborah Jean Rogers McMinn

January 28, 1956 - January 17, 2018

Deborah Jean McMinn, 61, of Hendersonville passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Bobby and Mary Rogers. Most of her life was spent in Buncombe County where she attended TC Roberson High School. She is survived by her husband, Tom; three children, Allen (Kim) McMinn, Megan (Junior) Blythe, and Holly (Chris) Worsham; brother, Dean (Renee) Rogers; four...
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Johnny Gus Peterson

June 8, 1926 - January 15, 2018

Johnny Gus Peterson, 91, of Asheville, died Monday, January 15, 2018. He was born in Asheville on June 8, 1926 to the late Gus and Mary DeMille Peterson. In January of 1943 he graduated from Lee H. Edwards, he then worked at Postal Accounts before joining the Army Air Force during World War II and serving in the U.S. and Pacific Theaters. After returning to Asheville, he became part owner of...
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Freda Mae McCall Edmonds

April 16, 1930 - January 14, 2018

Freda Mae McCall Edmonds, 87, of Mills River, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 14, 2018. She was born in Bryson City, NC to the late Dewey and Freda Gunter McCall. She and her late husband, Clifford, owned Sweeten Creek Cottages. Freda was a member of the Biltmore Church of God. In addition to her parents, and husband, Clifford Edmonds, she was preceded in death by her 5 siblings...
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Robert Edward "Eddy" Simmons

April 28, 1947 - January 6, 2018

Robert Edward "Eddy" Simmons, 70, of Candler, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the John Keever Solace Center in Asheville. A native of Asheville, he was the son of James E. Simmons and the late Alma Hall Simmons. He graduated from Enka High School in 1965 and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 238 for 50 years. He was also a member of Hominy...
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Joey P. McClure, Jr.

August 11, 1960 - December 29, 2017

Joey McClure, 57, of the Erwin Hills Community, passed away on Rice Pinnacle Wolf Branch Trail in Bent Creek while doing what he loved – mountain biking with his brother. He lived in the Erwin Hills community his entire life. He was a graduate of Clyde A. Erwin High School and AB Tech and was currently employed at Eaton Corporation. Joey found his greatest joy in spending time with his family...
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Kathryn River Grace DeHart

February 25, 1962 - December 10, 2017

River Grace Memorial Service Invitation Kathryn "River Grace" DeHart, 55, of Asheville, died after an extended illness on Saturday, December 9, 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. River Grace was a part of Sacred Fire Asheville Community as well as...
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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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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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