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Recent Obituaries

Ruth Owenby, 89

Ruth Owenby, 89, of Bat Cave passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 at Life Care Center of Hendersonville. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Annie Bailey. She was also preceded in death by her husband Paul Owenby and daughter Linda Hyder. Survivors include her children Margaret Howard (Homer), Myron Owenby, Carolyn Shaunessy and JoAnn Garrett (Kim); 7 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 11:00am at Broad River Baptist Church. Family will receive friends afterwards.   Read More »

Pamela Blythe, 62

Pamela Blythe, 62, of Asheville, passed away, Friday, July 24, 2015. Forest Lawn Funeral Home Hendersonville is assisting the family.   Read More »

Martha (Bowers) Toce, 84

Martha (Bowers) Toce, age 84, of Hendersonville, NC, formerly of Newington, Connecticut, passed away on July 21, 2015.   Read More »

Victor Jan Ross

Victor Jan Ross was born May 16th, 1955 and passed away July 19th,2015. In his much too short life, he touched the lives of many. He was a loving husband, son, brother, and uncle, and his dear friends can attest to the light he brought to those who knew and loved him. He is survived by his sister Paula, his niece Carolyn, his best friend John and many other friends, both old and new. His gentle spirit and irreverent sense of humor will be missed by all.
Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the family.   Read More »

Ritchie D. Morgan, 58

Ritchie D. Morgan, 58

Ritchie D. Morgan, 58, of Milford, DE, formerly of Henderson County, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 at Charles George VA Medical Center after a brief illness. He was a son of the late J.C. Morgan and Jane Morgan Myers of Hendersonville and the late Robert Ray Myers.   Read More »

Magoline Sally Gaddy Newman, 97

Magoline Sally Gaddy Newman, 97 of Hendersonville, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Carillon Assisted Living. Born in Burnsville, NC she was a daughter of the late William and Rose Hensley Gaddy. She retired from Magnavox and was a member of Refuge Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Vance Newman.   Read More »

Maude Ann House, 71

Maude Ann House, age 71 of Flat Rock died Sunday, July 5th, 2015 at her residence. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on October 10th, 1943, a daughter of the late Orinthal and Lena Halford Fields Hatfield. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Billy Lee House who died in 2010; and by her two sons, Jerry Mitchell Colson and Richard Allen Colson.   Read More »

Norma S. Dalcin

Norma S. Dalcin, longtime resident of Maryland died Saturday, July 18, 2015 at The Elizabeth House. She is survived by her son Stephen Dalcin and his fiancée Aimee Lake and their three children of Hendersonville.   Read More »

Edward “Joe” Thomas

Edward “Joe” Thomas

Edward “Joe” Thomas was granted his angel wings peacefully in his sleep on July 18, 2015. His final days were spent in his home surrounded by his family, friends, and his beloved dog, Kiera.
A native of Swain County, he was born August 4, 1941 to the late Lamar and Mary Manor Thomas. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, George, Andrew, and Elbert Thomas; and sisters, Ollie Williamson, Lucille Burris, and Mary Ellen Sawyer.
Joe was very proud of his 10 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. He would always tell his daughter, “I just love people,” and that was evident to anyone who met him. He loved to make people laugh. He enjoyed cooking and playing golf with his buddy, Terry.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Nellie Cline Thomas; his daughter, Kerston Vaugh who he called everyday just to tell her he loved her; son-in-law, Brint Vaughn, who he thought of as his own son; granddaughter, Sierra Vaughn, who you would know all about the first minute you met him because she was the person who he was most proud of in his life; brothers, Vincent (Peggy), Gordon (Mildred), and Freddy; sister, Helen Harris; sisters-in-law, Amy Taylor “Sis” and Katherine Thomas; and a number of nieces and nephews who he loved very much.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Thomas Chapel Cemetery in Bryson City with Rev. Mike Smith officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm, Tuesday, in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Brint and Kerston Vaughn.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 75817, Topeka, KS 66675.
To offer condolences online, please visit Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.   Read More »

Ervin Cornell Earley

Ervin Cornell Earley, of Hendersonville, NC passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at his home.   Read More »