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Graveside service set for Stephen Black

A graveside funeral service for longtime Times-News columnist Stephen M. Black has been set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

A native and life-long resident of Henderson County, Black was a son of the late David H. and Rubye Garren Black. He was a columnist for the Times-News for 22 years, and was very proud of his time with the newspaper. He was a Marine Corps veteran, serving during the Vietnam era, and was an avid reader of military history. He was an advocate of animal rights, and was preceded in death by his beloved dog, Scooter.
Survivors include his loving wife of 46½ years, Joyce Black; a son, David Black of Hendersonville; a daughter, Sarah Black of Suwanee, Ga.; a brother, David C. Black and his wife Joyce of Boca Raton, Fla; a sister, Carol Ann Holmes of Pompano Beach, Fla.; many nieces and nephews, and his little dog, Tater Bug.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, 31 Glendale Ave., Asheville, NC 28803, or to any other no kill animal shelter of your choice.
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Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.