Martha C. Huntley, 85
Martha C. Huntley, 85, of Fletcher, NC went home to be with her Lord, Monday, September 28, 2015.
She was a native of Buncombe County and had resided in Henderson County since 1987. She was preceded in death by her parents, Burgin and Carrie King Crook; her step-mother, Josephine Crook; her husband, Grady S. Huntley; two brothers, Frank and Hubert Crook; and three sisters, Lucille Rogers, Helen Maxwell and Marie Gordon.
She was a member of Hoopers Creek Baptist Church and retired from CTS Corp.
She is survived by a son, Grady Rick Huntley (Denise) of Asheville; a daughter, Sheila Huntley of Fletcher; two grandchildren, three great grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Guice (Bob) of Leicester; two sisters-in-law, Wilma Huntley and Suzanne Huntley and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Hoopers Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Phillip Youngblood officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church. Burial will follow in Hoopers Creek Community Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to The Gideons, P.O. Box 6284, Hendersonville, N.C. 28793 or to ABCCM, 10 Buck Shoals Rd, Arden, NC 28704.
Jackson Funeral Service is assisting the family. Read More »
JC Huntley, 86
JC Huntley, 86, of Bat Cave, died Sunday, September 20, at his home following a period of declining health. Born in McDowell County, he was a son of the late Troy and Maybella Owenby Huntley and was also preceded in death by a brother Charles Huntley. Read More »
Walter Ray Satterfield Sr., 81,
Walter Ray Satterfield Sr., 81, of Hendersonville, NC went to be with the Lord, Sunday, September 20, 2015.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County and was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Lee Satterfield Sr. and Esther Johnson Satterfield; a son, William Mark Satterfield; a daughter-in-law, Billie Nix Satterfield; two grandsons, Jeremy Satterfield and Jacob Satterfield, all his siblings, Fred Lee Satterfield Jr., Louise Duncan, Ann Sentelle and Mildred Buckner.
He retired from Olin Corp after 34 years of service.
From birth he was a faithful lifelong dedicated member of Mud Creek Baptist Church and served in various capacities throughout his life, lastly in church maintenance for 27 years, retiring in 2013.
He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Kathleen Sipes Satterfield; three sons, Walter Ray Satterfield Jr., Paul Jeffery Satterfield and Steve Jackson and his wife Lori all of Hendersonville; two daughters, Beverly Satterfield of Hendersonville and Kathy Beckett and her husband Tom of Etowah; fourteen grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at Mud Creek Baptist Church. The service will follow at 6:30 PM with Rev. Greg Mathes officiating.
There will be a private interment in Mud Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mud Creek Children’s Ministry, 403 Rutledge Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739.
Walter was the finest person, was loved by everybody that knew him, and will be missed by all. He personified what a mighty man of God looks like in that he spoke softly, asked little, loved unconditionally, and served all. The loss to our family is immeasurable, and our time stands still in honor of the passing of his most beautiful spirit into the very presence of Father God. Though the world is diminished by his staggering absence, Heaven has simultaneously risen for a standing ovation at the entrance of this saint into The Kingdom. Read More »
Joe Donald “Duck” Gordon, 66
Joe Donald “Duck” Gordon, 66, of Zirconia, NC passed away Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Elizabeth House. He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County and was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie Lee and Helen Lindsey Gordon, a brother, John Henry Gordon and infant brothers, Jimmy Gordon and Arnold Gordon and two sisters, Jane Waters Gordon and Tempie Travers. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He had retired from General Electric after 35 years of employment and from North Henderson High School after 5 years of employment. He loved to hunt, fish and go antiquing and will be dearly missed. He is survived by two sons Michael Gordon and his wife Angie of Greenville, SC and Joey Gordon of Hendersonville; a daughter Lori Gordon of Hendersonville; four grandchildren, Jacob Garber, Jaynie Gray Gordon, Michael Gordon Jr. and Jessica Gordon ; his former wife of 29 years, Karen Gordon Gray of Zirconia; two sisters, Ruby Owens of Tuxedo and Betty Ann Camp of Mountain Valley; his good friend, Doreatha Shupert of Newberry, SC and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at Tuxedo Baptist Church with Rev. Mikell Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain Page Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Wednesday prior to the service in the church and at other times will be at his home. Donations may be made to Tuxedo Baptist Church. Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793. Read More »
Jason Volley Laughter, 82
Jason Volley Laughter, 82, of Hendersonville, NC passed away Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Elizabeth House. He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County and was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Betty Owenby Laughter; his wife, Elizabeth Justice Laughter; three brothers, Clarence, Lloyd and Bryant and his sister, Francis. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He cared about his community and loved to help out the kids. He is survived by a son, Jerry Laughter of Hendersonville; two daughters, Brenda Game of Flat Rock and Judy Rummel of Hendersonville; 13 grandchildren, Larry, Jason, Beth, Autumn, Gabriel, Destiny, Brandon, Brittany, Melissa, Jerry, Cindy, Daniel and Robyn; 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Jackson Funeral Service. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 PM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. Dan Blackwell officiating. Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793. Read More »
Glenn Thomas Brooks, 56
Hendersonville - Glenn Thomas Brooks, 56, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 at the Elizabeth House under the care of Four Seasons Hospice. He is survived by his parents, Harold and Joan Brooks of Hendersonville, NC.
Glenn attended Hendersonville Baptist Church as well as Mud Creek Baptist church. He went to T.C. Roberson high school, played on the golf team and continued to follow the game with enthusiasm. He was a truck driver by trade and traveled throughout the country; it is believed he visited every contiguous state. He had a wonderful and unique sense of humor and he loved his family very much.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, David Brooks and wife Ashley of Seattle, WA; two sisters, Donna Lanning and husband Jesse of Fletcher, NC, and Paula Brooks and husband Kevin Stone of Aurora, CO; two nephews, Jeremiah Lanning of Athens, TN and Colby Lanning of Fletcher, NC and his niece, Kayla Brooks of Seattle, WA.
He will also be missed by a special family friend, Vincenza Brooks of Las Vegas, NV.
A private memorial service will be held at a later time.
Memorial contributions in Glenn’s name may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731 or Mud Creek Baptist Church, 403 Rutledge Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739.
Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the family. Read More »
John W. Marona, 86
John W. Marona, 86 of Etowah, died Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the Elizabeth House. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson co., he was a son of the late William and Eva Orr Marona. He attended Etowah High School, NC State University, Brevard College and Western Carolina University. A Chemist, he was employed by Gerber and retired as Section Chief after 30 years with the company. Read More »
Marguerite “Rita” Phelan, 69
Marguerite “Rita” Phelan, 69, of Hendersonville, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Thomas Phelan; daughters, Teri Martinez, Leslie Phelan and Nicole Phelan; son, Thomas Phelan; eight grandchildren; and sister, Laura Stallard.
A service will be at 12:00, Saturday, September 19, 2015 in the chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Shawn O’Neal officiating. Burial will be Monday at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
Please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com to sign an online guest book.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Read More »
William “Bill” Bradley, 59
William “Bill” Bradley, 59, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at the Brian Center under the care of Four Seasons Hospice. He was the son of the late Evelyn Katherine Brown and Max Charles Bradley of Cullowhee. He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Bernard Bartlett Brown and Ellen Katherine Brown and two grandsons, Brayden Barrera and Xander Bautista.
Bill was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and former Executive Director of Hearts with Hands where he was able to help those in need by serving the Lord, Jesus Christ. He was the former president of BEACON (Buncombe Emergency Assistance Coordinating Network), a reserve deputy with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office and served as supervisor of the campus police for Western Carolina University for 12 years.
Survivors include his loving wife of 22 years this Friday, Janice Messer Bradley; four daughters, Shavonne “Shay” Barrera and husband, Victor, Aimee Bautista and husband, Alex, both of Candler, Vanessa Davis and significant other, Mike Satterfield, of Hendersonville, and Sara Bradley and significant other, Matt Potito, of Maryland; seven grandchildren, A.J., Ethan, Addison, Anahi, Araceli, Alina and Braxton; two sisters, Jeanette Brown and husband Charlie (who was more like a brother to Bill) of Arden, and Kathy Peek and husband Randy of TN; sisters in Christ, Silky Love Caldwell, Summer Wilson and Jessica Daughterery; nephews, Charlie, Christian and Alan; nieces, Stefeni, Miranda and Megan; brother-in-law, Gene Wilson Messer and wife Marsha; sister-in-law, Roslyn Hunter and husband Bob; his dog and companion, “Lexi Love,” and countless faithful friends.
A memorial service will be held 2pm on Friday, September 18, 2015 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel in Hendersonville. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 South Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731, or to Eblen Charities, 50 Westgate Parkway, Asheville, NC 28806.
To offer online condolences please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com.
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.
A memorial service for William “Bill” Bradley, 59, who went home to be with the Lord Tuesday at the Brian Center under the care of Four Seasons Hospice, will be held at 2pm Friday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family. Read More »
Arlene Kesterson Heaton, 68
Arlene Kesterson Heaton, 68 of Mills River, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at The Lodge at Mills River.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. Arlene was a daughter of the late Z.W. and Essie Warren.
She was a singer and dancer with The Blue Ridge Dancers.
Arlene is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Edwards of Pink Hill; son, James Kesterson, Jr. of Asheville; two grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Wilson and husband Thomas of Hendersonville and Wanda Capps and husband Sammy of Hendersonville; brother Larry Warren and wife Nora of TX; and four nieces.
Please visit www.foreslawnhendersonville.com to sign an online guest book.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Read More »