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A.C. Lackey Jr., 81


A.C. Lackey Jr., 81, of Edneyville, NC passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Elizabeth House. He was born in Greenville, SC and had lived in Henderson County for most of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, A.C. Lackey Sr. and Mozelle Moore and a brother, Jerry Lackey. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Belk’s Department Store after 26 years of service, was a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church, the Edneyville Grange and the Edneyville Community Club. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Barbara Lyda Lackey; two daughters, Carol Lynn Lackey (Pierre) and Terry Gail Baker (Jeff) all of Edneyville; a brother, Eddie “Ed” Moore (Sandra) of Shreveport, LA; three grandchildren, Laura Pace, Joseph LaBerge, Chad Baker; two great grandchildren, Taylor Pace and Hunter Pidcock and his canine companion, Sherman. A visitation will be held Friday, April 24, 2015 from 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM at Jackson Funeral Service.   Read More »

Carolyn Bradley Leatherman Richardson, 65,

Carolyn Bradley Leatherman Richardson, 65,

Carolyn Bradley Leatherman Richardson, 65, of Hendersonville, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, surrounded by her family and longest friends, at the Elizabeth House Hospice Center in Flat Rock after a tremendous battle with five cancers. She is preceded in death by her parents: Adrian and Dorothy Sinclair Leatherman. She is also preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Roy and Vada Leatherman and maternal grandparents, Ross and Cora Sinclair.   Read More »

A.C. Lackey Jr., 81

A.C. Lackey Jr., 81, of Edneyville, NC passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Elizabeth House.
Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory will announce the arrangements.   Read More »

Carla Charlotte Owenby Dalton, 62

Carla Charlotte Owenby Dalton, 62

Carla Charlotte Owenby Dalton, 62, a native of Henderson County, started her earthly journey on May 9, 1952, and ended her earthly journey by entering into and Heaven’s domain April 15, 2015. She is preceded in death by her beloved parents Carl E. and Hester Gilbert Owenby.   Read More »

Bob G. Sherman, age 85

Bob G. Sherman, age 85

Bob G. Sherman, age 85 of Hendersonville died Monday, April 13, 2015 in Paducah, Kentucky. Mr. Sherman was born September 1, 1929 in Henderson County, the son of the late James Dewey Sherman and Zetta Guice Sherman.   Read More »

Donald Milton Orr, 71

Donald Milton Orr, 71, of Homestead, Florida, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his father Milton Thomas Orr, Jr.   Read More »

Doris Pace Gardner

Doris Pace Gardner passed from this world’s living into the next at 2:40 AM Friday April 10, 2015. She will be missed.   Read More »

Nuala Catherine Fay, 82

Nuala Catherine Fay, 82

Nuala Catherine Fay, 82, of Hendersonville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at Elizabeth House.   Read More »

William Eric Drake, 82

William Eric Drake, 82

William Eric Drake, 82, of Hendersonville, NC, passed from this life into the next on Good Friday, April 3, 2015 at Carolina Village after a long illness and a slow decline.
Bill, as he was known, was born November 27, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the son of the late Helen Ayres Drake and George Eric Drake. His only sibling, a brother, John Ayres Drake, also preceded him in death.
Bill was a vice president in charge of sales, traveling the world selling chemical products, and later, food service equipment. He had a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rice University and a master’s degree in international business from the University of Detroit. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserves for 20 years, and a proud member of the Special Forces. Learning and traveling were his two biggest passions-besides his family of five children and his wife, Cindy. Together they raised their children in various parts of the United States and in Greece and Venezuela and encouraged each one to his/her full potential.
As a faithful Christian, he was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Hendersonville and a frequent visitor of St. Andrew Anglican in Edneyville, a lay reader at both churches. One of his favorite things was his weekly attendance at the Tuesday morning men’s breakfast group of St. James. In the past, he had been involved in constructing homes with HAC and working with Friends of the Library. His years of working in New York City led to a love of the theatre, and in his later years, he performed in many local amateur productions, including those of the Belfry Players.
He is survived by his wife Cynthia of 63 years; daughters Libby Ordeman and husband Bob of Brownsville, Texas; Janet Drakeand husband Steve Catron of Istanbul, Turkey; Carol Drake of Brooklyn, New York; Nancy Stechshulte and husband Tom of Teaneck, New Jersey; one son, Dr. John Drake and wife Brenda of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He also leaves behindnine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren who affectionately called him, “Colonel”.
A memorial service for the life of Bill Drake will take place in July at St. James Episcopal Church at a date to be announced.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of the arrangements.   Read More »

Glenda Shirley Hanna, 91

Glenda Shirley Hanna, 91

Glenda Shirley Hanna, 91, died on Monday, April 6, 2015 at The Lodge of Mills River. She is preceded in death by her parents: Reverend Herbert Raymond Rolfe and Shirley Louise Stevens and her loving husband James “Ray” Hanna.
Glenda was born in Brunswick, Maine on July 1, 1923. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Massachusetts and her Master’s at Loma Linda University in CA. She served as a Seventh Day Adventist Missionary Nurse in exotic places such as Taiwan, Singapore and Puerto Rico. She was in charge of Schools of Nursing most of her 25 years in the Far East. She also worked in Massachusetts and Florida in nursing during and after her undergraduate studies. Glenda retired in 1985 and moved to Henderson County where she became a member of the Fletcher Seventh Day Adventist Church and served as volunteer at their community and at Park Ridge Hospital. In 1995, she met and married Ray in 1995 and they resided at Fletcher Park Inn. Glenda was dedicated to the Lord from her early childhood and served Him all the days of her life.
She is survived by her cousin, Robin Bair in Apopka, FL. She leaves behind many friends from the area as well as around the world.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:30PM on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at Fletcher Park Inn with Pastor Evan Blake officiating.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center are in charge of arrangements.   Read More »