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Recent Obituaries

Wayne Charles Lingel, 83

Wayne Charles Lingel, 83

Wayne Charles Lingel, 83, of Saluda, NC went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 23, 2015.
He was the son of the late Charles and Anna Otten Lingel and was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Lingel and his sister, Charlene Lingel.
Wayne is survived by his twin sister Lorraine Steines of Iowa; daughter, Susan M. Manning and fiancé Steve Harpine; son, Robert S. Lingel and fiancé Sharon; granddaughter, Elizabeth A. Manning and significant other Matt Ryan. In addition, he (Popee, Brother Wayne) leaves behind multiple loved nieces, nephews and close personal friends.
He served in the U.S. Air Force occupation Germany post World War II.
Wayne was a devoted member of Fork Creek Baptist Church of Saluda, NC, a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Wayne was a 32nd Degree Mason and past member of the Shriner’s Organization.
Services will be held at Fork Creek Baptist Church Friday, November 27, 2015 at 11:00 am with Reverend James Parker officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church. Internment will follow the service at Saluda City Cemetery with military honors provided by the Henderson County Honor Guard. Pallbearer services will be provided by family, friends and fellow members of the Fork Creek Baptist Church .
Condolence cards can be sent to the family at or P.O. Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Jackie Rex Jarvis, 71

Jackie Rex Jarvis, 71, of Hendersonville, NC passed away Friday, November 20, 2015 at his home.
He was a US Army Veteran and served in the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Sylvia Scarborough Jarvis; a son, Jarrod Jarvis of Hendersonville; a daughter, Chana Varon of Atlanta; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Bobby and Gene Jarvis both of Englehard, NC; a sister, Nora Willis of the Outer Banks and a special niece Caperice Dennis of Flat Rock.
A service will be held 12:00 PM Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at the North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain with military honors conducted by the Henderson County Honor Guard.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Marvin Orr, 86

Marvin Orr, 86 of Holly Springs Road passed quietly at his home on Wednesday, November 18. He was the son of the late Harrison Raymond Orr and Ida Shook Orr of Etowah. A life-long resident of Etowah, following graduation from Etowah High School he began his career at Moland-Drysdale Brick Corporation and later, following a long career, retired from the Cellophane area of Ecusta. Upon retiring, he enjoyed working on improvement projects in the coastal areas of North Myrtle Beach and Shallotte.   Read More »

DeBois Lewis Edmundson, 94

DeBois Lewis Edmundson, age 94 of Hendersonville died Monday, November 16th, 2015 at the Laurels of Hendersonville. He was born on September 9th, 1921 in Mills River, a son of the late Charles Spurgeon Edmundson and Delpa Sentell Edmundson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Evelyn; four brothers; and four sisters.   Read More »

John Lewis Stansell

John Lewis Stansell, age 95 of Mountain Home died Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 at Pardee Memorial Hospital following a period of declining health. He was born in Pelzer, South Carolina, a son of the late Clarence Edgar Stansell, Sr. and Texie Austin Stansell. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Venice; four brothers; and two sisters.   Read More »

Eugene Homer Dickes, 88

Eugene Homer Dickes, 88, of Black Mountain, NC passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the Elizabeth House.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mabelle Atwood Dickes, his wife, Claudia Pasiuk Dickes and a daughter, Mary Littler.
He joined the U.S. Marine Corp when he was 18. He had volunteered at the Broad River Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of Bald Mountain Baptist Church.
He is survived by his daughter, Wanda Metts of Lyman, SC; two sons, Johnny Metts of Crystal River, Florida and Danny Metts of West Palm Beach, Florida; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM Sunday, November 22, 2015 at Bald Mountain Baptist Church with Pastor Ken Rape officiating.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Minnie Jean Gibbs, 74

Minnie Jean Gibbs, 74

Minnie Jean Gibbs, 74, of Hendersonville entered Heaven peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Born February 2, 1941 in Polk County to the late Theodore and Mary Skipper Burgess. She was preceded in death by a son, William Doyle Gibbs; a granddaughter, Jessica Diane Hylemon Duncan; two sisters, Beulah and Lena; three, brothers Calvin, JC and RL.
She was a member of First Church of The Nazarene and loved gospel music. She worked with her husband Bill at GE and retired after 29 years of employment.
Survivors include her loving husband, who spoiled her rotten for 58 years, William “Bill” Gibbs; son, Richard Gibbs (Gail); daughter Diane Taylor (Eddie); four granddaughters, Michelle Hylemon of Dana, Rebecca and Vanessa Gibbs, Larissa Gibbs Byrd, all of Radcliff, KY: two, great-granddaughters, Erica Diane and Briana Marie Duncan; three sisters, Geneva Running (Dave) of Redwood NY, June Lafoy Ruff (Abe) of Kings Mountain, Wilma Lee Clemmons (Bob) of Rutherfordton; two brothers, AD Burgess of Ellenboro, Donald Burgess of Hendersonville; daughter-in-law, Claudia Gibbs of Radcliff, KY; many special nieces and nephews; “Star” the cat she loved.
Funeral services will be held 2:30pm on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.
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Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Ann Hayes McDonald

Ann Hayes McDonald of Mills River passed away in peace Sunday, November 15, 2015 after a short illness. She was the daughter of the late Harry B. Hayes Jr. and Louise T. Hayes and wife of the late Charles W. McDonald. She was also preceded in death by a son, John Hayes McDonald.
Ann and Charles were married in 1954, at the beginning of his Air Force career. Ann loved to travel and was able to enjoy much of this country as well as the experience of living in the Philippines and Oslo, Norway as a result of Charles’ career. The family retired back to Mills River where they built a home for themselves and their four children as Charles began a second career at General Electric.
Ann loved history, politics, and All Saints Anglican Church, the church where she and Charles were not only founding members, but where they also gave of themselves tirelessly to see the vision come to life. Ann, a former member of the DSS Board in Henderson County, also served the Henderson County Republican Party and was a member and an officer of the Henderson County Republican Women’s Club. She was known by all to be very well-read, outspoken, and passionate about politics.
Ann is survived by her sons, Charles S. McDonald and his wife, Jennie, and David W. McDonald, all of Mills River; and a daughter, Ann Cameron McDonald and her husband, Larry Fleig, of Durango, Colorado. She leaves behind four grandchildren, Ashley, Morgan, Courtney and Kyle, and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 4:00-7:00 in the fellowship hall of All Saints Anglican Church in Mills River. Committal services in the churchyard will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
To offer condolences online, please visit Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.   Read More »

John Michael Carter, 53

John Michael Carter, 53, of Dana, NC passed away unexpectedly, November 13, 2015 at Mission Hospital.   Read More »

Howard Willis Bruce, 94

Howard Willis Bruce, 94. Born in Ithaca, New York and resident of Hendersonville since 2005. He began his career by working on the first jet airplane at Bell Labs. He served in the Army during World War II. He later worked for Morse Chain and Motorola. In 1954 he moved his family to Phoenix, Arizona and then to Scottsdale, AZ where he lived for many years. In 1989 he retired to Cottonwood, AZ.
Howard was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was a family oriented gentle man that made friends wherever he went. He was always willing to help by using his talents to the best of his abilities while making memories along the way. He loved to camp, fish, and garden. He was also artistic and worked with wood, stained glass, and paint. Some of his favorite memories came from traveling the United States in his motor home. He was eternally curious and loved people and life.
Howard was married for 59 years to Frances Potter and was so fortunate to share his last 6 years with his loving companion, Drew Schultz. He is survived by his three children: Kathy (Larry) Vorbrich of Hendersonville, David (Ann) of Goodyear, AZ and Mary Elizabeth (Louis) St. Germain of Forest Lakes, AZ. Grandchildren Chad and Curt Vorbrich, Melissa Grenley, John St. Germain, Christine Travis and William Bruce. Great-grandchildren: Madison, Ethan and Taylor Vorbrich, Caden Grenley, Rachel Krausman, Michael and Mathias Travis.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday at 11:00 am in the clubhouse at Summer Path. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 828-696-0625 or the Hendersonville Rescue Mission 828-697-1354.
Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the family.   Read More »