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Recent Obituaries

James Glenn, 80

James Glenn, 80 of Flat Rock, beloved husband of Betty Womack for 62 years, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 15, 2014. In addition to his wife Betty, James Glenn is survived by two daughters Lori (David) Ellington of Saluda, Carmen (Ira) Smith of Brevard, and a son Jimmy (Pam) Womack of Flat Rock. James Glenn was the proud Papa of five grandchildren; Matthew, Andy, Brittany, Kyle, and Cameron, and three great grandchildren; Gracie, Brynlee, and Lincoln.He is also survived by four brothers; Junior Womack of Rutherfordton, Ray Womack of Shelby, Wayne Womack of Van Alstyne, Texas and Johnny Womack of Rutherfordton. James Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Collet and Ola Womack of Mill Spring, a brother Marion Womack of Hendersonville and his sister Morjie Sanders of Charlotte, NC.   Read More »

Helen Bell Hoots, 95

Helen Bell Hoots, age 95, of Hendersonville died Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Pardee Memorial Hospital. She was born August 12, 1919 in Henderson County to the late Mitchell and Elizabeth Cantrell Bell. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hoots was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Freeman in 1981, and her husband, Reginald Hoots in 1998; and her step-daughter, Betty Jean Lamb.   Read More »

Carrie M. Hartjen, 89

Carrie M. Hartjen, 89

Carrie M. Hartjen, 89, of Hendersonville passed away Friday, December 12, 2014.
She was the daughter of the late George and Carrie Wobber. Carrie was a native of Brooklyn, NY and a resident of Henderson County for more than 25 years. She was an accomplished art teacher to school age children as well as an avid gardener and outdoor enthusiast. Also, she was a very faithful servant to our Lord.
Carrie was a loving mother to Paul Hartjen and wife, Cassie, and Laura Jones and husband, Michael; and a devoted grandmother to Andrew, Alana, Luke, Caleb, Michayla and Nevin.
A memorial service will be held 11:00AM Friday, December 19, 2014 at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 2606 Chimney Rock Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792.
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

James Calvin Dalton, 81

James Calvin Dalton, 81 of Hendersonville died Tuesday December 16, 2014 at Pardee Hospital. A life long resident of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Porter and Rebecca Laughter Dalton. He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. In addition to being a U.S. Army veteran, he was also a lifelong apple grower. He was a life time member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.
Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Barbara Whitaker Dalton, two sons James Gregory Dalton and Matthew Raiford Dalton, one daughter Dianne Dalton Wells all of Henderson County, six grandchildren, Amberlee Dalton, Daniel Dalton, Audrey Wells, Colby Wells, Nicolas Dalton and Emilia Dalton, and four sisters.
A funeral service will be held Friday December 19, 2014 at 3pm at Fruitland Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mike Smith officiating, burial will follow the service at Fruitland Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to ; Fruitland Baptist Church Building Fund: 150 College St, Hendersonville, NC 28792.   Read More »

Russell "Steve" Rickert, 53

Russell "Steve" Rickert, 53 , passed away after fighting Pancreatic Cancer, on Tuesday.December 9, 2014, in Asheville NC.
He is survived by his wife Joan and sons Jeff and Kevin Rickert. also his mother , Betty Rickert and Father, Russell Rickert and wife Jackie.
As well as brothers David and Andy Rickert and their families.
Steve retired from the US Air Force after 25 years, and also worked as the lodging director at Rumbling Bald resort in Lake Lure.
A memorial service will be held at the Chapel In The Pines of Jackson Funeral Service in Hendersonville, NC on Friday December 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Military Honors will be conducted by Shaw Air Force Base.
Visitation will start at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to: or   Read More »

William "Bill" Richard Matthews Jr

William "Bill" Richard Matthews Jr., went to walk with the Lord on Sunday, December 14, 2014.   Read More »

Carrie M. Hartjen, 89

Carrie M. Hartjen, 89 of Hendersonville, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Doylene Warren Kilby, 66

Doylene Warren Kilby, 66

Doylene Warren Kilby, age 66, of Hendersonville died Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation. She was born April 5, 1948 to the late Doyle L. Warren and Annie Mae Haynes Warren.   Read More »

Grady R. Cunningham, 88

Grady R. Cunningham, 88

Grady R. Cunningham, 88, of Fletcher, passed away Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Elizabeth House.
He was a son of the late Nelson P. and Viola Ward Cunningham and was also preceded in death by his twin brother, Graden B. Cunningham.
He was a resident of Henderson County most of his life and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Grady owned the Gulf Station in Fletcher, later managing a Budget Rent-A-Car. Upon his retirement he worked at Orchard Trace Golf Course and drove cars for a local dealership.
Our dad was passionate about his family, the Fletcher Fire Department, where he was a lifetime member, Boy Scouts, golfing, and telling jokes. He was a member of Fletcher United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his loving wife, Juanita Mae Cunningham; daughters, Cindy Drake and husband Burney of Shelby, and Jeanie Long and husband Russ of Fletcher; grandchildren, Kelly Hall and husband Joey, Bryan Drake and wife Shannon, and Carrie Drake; great-grandchildren, Will, Justin and Kyle Hall, and Lily and Morgan Drake; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 2 PM, Monday, December 15, 2014 at Fetcher United Methodist Church with Dr. Steven Ray officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to: Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731 or Meals-on-Wheels, Council on Aging, 105 King Creek Blvd, Hendersonville, NC 28792.   Read More »

Harry Allen Fozzard, 83

Harry Allen Fozzard, MD, age 83, died Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at his home in Dana, NC. He was the Otho S.A. Sprague Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago.   Read More »