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Death Notices 4/3/24

Mrs. Dean Westmoreland     88     Hendersonville, NC     03/25/2024     Church Street Funeral & Cremation      Apr 6  2pm     Forest Lawn Mausoleum Chapel (Interment)

Catherine Sigmon     76     Hendersonville, NC     03/25/2024      Church Street Funeral & Cremation
Brenda Hughes      76     Hendersonville, NC     03/25/2024     Church Street Funeral & Cremation

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Death Notices 3/20/24

Roseann Pflum     89     Arden, NC     3/12/2024     Church Street Funeral & Cremation

Annette Simpson     86     Mills River, NC      3/12/2024     Church Street Funeral & Cremation     Mar 18   2:00pm     Church Street Funeral Chapel

Michael Dietzel     75     Hendersonville, NC     3/12/2024     Church Street Funeral & Cremation

Janet Atherton     91     Hendersonville, NC     3/14/2024      Church Street Funeral & Cremation      Mar 21  11:00am     Church Street Funeral Chapel

Michael Fender     73     Hendersonville, NC     3/14/2024      Church Street Funeral & Cremation 

Patricia Pope     87     Horse Shoe, NC    3/17/2024     Church Street Funeral & Cremation        Mar 21  4:00pm     Church Street Funeral    

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Death Notices 3/13/24

Joan Ricchezza     87     Greenville, SC     03/06/2024     Church Street Funeral & Cremation     Mar 11  2:00PM     Shepherd Memorial Park

Elizabeth Rogers     106     Hendersonville, NC     03/04/2024     Church Street Funeral & Cremation     Apr 6  2:00PM      1st United Methodist of Hendersonville     

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Death Notices 3/6/24

Matthew Lavell 86 Flat Rock, NC 02/26/2024 Church Street Funeral & Cremation Feb 29 2pm Shepherd Memorial Park

Theresa Justus 73 Hendersonville, NC 02/27/2024 Church Street Funeral & Cremation Mar 23 3pm Crab Creek Community Center

Orrin Brown 85 Hendersonville, NC 02/25/2024 Church Street Funeral & Cremation

Delores von Kolnitz 73 Hendersonville, NC 02/28/2024 Church Street Funeral & Cremation Mar 5 11AM Church Street Funeral

Joan Engle 80 Hendersonville, NC 02/29/2024 Church Street Funeral & Cremation Mar 9 2pm Marie's Chapel

Emily Fox 78 Hendersonville, NC 02/29/2024 Church Street Funeral & Cremation Mar 8 2pm Covenant Presbyterian Church

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Death Notices 2/28/24

Helen Hood 85 Hendersonville, NC 02/19/2024 Church Street Funeral & Cremation Mar 2 1:00pm Church Street Chapel

William Ward 94 Hendersonville, NC 02/21/2024 Church Street Funeral & Cremation

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Death Notices 2/21/24

Wayne Bastedo     75     Hendersonville, NC     02/15/2024     Church Street Funeral & Cremation


Richard Thaler     75      Hendersonville, NC  02/15/2024     Church Street Funeral & Cremation
Charles Rush     85     Flat Rock, NC     02/15/2024     Church Street Funeral & Cremation
Ima Jean Oliver     81     Hendersonville, NC      02/15/2024     Church Street Funeral & Cremation

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Death Notices 2/14/24

James Barroll     71     Hendersonville, NC     02/05/2024     Church Street Funeral & Cremation      Feb 11 @ 2:00  Church Street Funeral Chapel

Vickie Worsham      79      Hendersonville, NC     02/05/2024     Church Street Funeral & Cremation     Feb 12 @ 1:00   Church Street Funeral Chapel      


Sanford Weiss      75     Hendersonville, NC     02/06/2024     Church Street Funeral & Cremation
Jack Hill, Sr.     91     Etowah, NC     02/07/2024     Church Street Funeral & Cremation    Interment: Oak Forest Cemetery  
Scott Swanton      57     Hendersonville, NC     02/09/2024     Church Street Funeral & Cremation    Interment:  Boylston Baptist Church Cemetery
Hazel Shelton    98     Hendersonville, NC     02/11/2024     Church Street Funeral & Cremation     Feb 15 @ 11:00     Shepherd Memorial Park    Interment:  Shepherd Memorial Park

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Death Notices 1/24/24

Marc Carlton - 68 - Hendersonville, NC  01/15/2024 - Church Street Funeral & Cremation - (interment at) Shepherd Memorial Park

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Death Notices 1/17/24

Shirley Gross 86 Biltmore Forest, NC 1/8/24 Church Street Funeral & Cremation  (interment at) US Naval Academy Cemetery

Janice Liebler 84 Hendersonville, NC 1/10/24 Church Street Funeral & Cremation --

Barbara Worcester 91 Hendersonville, NC 1/12/24 Church Street Funeral & Cremation --

Therese Holberton 96 Hendersonville, NC 1/14/24 Church Street Funeral & Cremation --


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Darryl Dunlap

Darryl Dunlap

Horse Shoe, NC - Darryl Rich Dunlap, 76, passed away Friday, December 15, 2023 at Regency Hospital in Greenville, SC.

Mr. Dunlap was born in Buffalo, NY to the late Acton and Rhea Rich Dunlap. He grew up in Delevan, NY.

Darryl had always dreamt of moving to the mountains of NC one day after working up North. He was an Army Veteran and worked with Eastman Kodak as an apprentice working his way up to supervisor and then switched careers to an HVAC specialist later on. His passion and love were antique cars and street rods. He especially loved the 1930’s classics and the 1960 corvettes. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and had a special bond with his dogs, Elvis and Morgan.

Darryl is survived by his wife, Connie Valentine Dunlap; a sister, Lynn Bednarek (Paul); a brother-in-law, Neil Valentine (Diane); a sister-in-law, Bonnie West (Jim) and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and many good friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in the spring at the WNC State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain.

A guest register is available online at

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Karen Maw Hughes

Karen Maw Hughes, 55, beloved wife, mother, sister, and friend, passed away on October 24, 2023, after a courageous 20-month battle with cancer. She grew up in Six Mile, SC and had lived in Hendersonville for the past 23 years.

Throughout her life, Karen made a lasting impact on those around her. Karen was a graduate of Daniel High School and Southern Wesleyan University (formerly Central Wesleyan). She was a Pharmacy Clerk at Publix and prior to that worked at Kyocera. However, it was her role as a loving mother and devoted wife that truly defined her. Karen found joy
in attending her daughters' soccer tournaments, cheering them on with unwavering support. She also cherished her time at MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) at church when her daughters
were young.

Karen had a zest for life and enjoyed indulging in her interests. She was an avid fan of Clemson football, proudly supporting her team through every game. Additionally, she found solace and fulfillment in crafting, allowing her creativity to shine through her beautiful creations. Karen's faith was an integral part of her life, and she was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church and attended Biltmore Baptist in Arden.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roger Maw, and her mother, Carole Atkinson Maw.

She is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Heath Hughes, who stood by her side throughout her illness. Karen was a devoted mother to her two daughters, Cayla Hughes and Sarah Hughes, who brought immense joy and pride to her life. She also leaves behind her brother, Chris Maw, and his wife, Pam; her step-sister, Lyndia Sexton; a half-brother, Dale Maw; several nieces and nephews; as well as her many close friends.

Services to honor and celebrate Karen's life will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Pardee Cancer Center or to the Sarah
Hughes 529 Plan at

To offer online condolences, visit Church Street Funeral & Cremation is assisting the family.

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Clarence Robert Richardson, 92

Clarence Robert Richardson, 92

Clarence Robert Richardson passed from this world peacefully at the age of 92 on September 13 at Elizabeth House in Hendersonville, NC with wonderful nurses and doctors providing care and his family members all getting to say their goodbyes. Known as Rob to his family and friends, he was the son of the late James Harold Richardson and Mary Lorraine Ostberg Richardson. He was born in Lovelock, Nevada, January 10, 1931.

After quitting high school at 17, his mom signed the paperwork so he could join the newly formed Air Force instead of being sent to reform school. He was headed for officer training school at West Point when he came down with pleurisy and spent 15 months in a variety of military hospitals.

After his discharge from the service, he returned home to attend the University of Nevada at Reno where he met his future wife of 68 years, Donna Ruth Ames. They were married on September 6, 1955. Their first child, Karen, joined the family the next spring.

Rob graduated fifirst in his class from UNR in 1957 with a BS, then decided to further his study of nuclear physics. He was accepted at a number of prestigious schools but chose Johns Hopkins University because of its family-friendly nature. Rob and Donna welcomed their son, Jeff, in April of 1958. The family lived in the Bradford on 33rd and St. Paul Streets in Baltimore in a one-bedroom apartment while Rob completed his doctoral program, earning his PhD in 1963.

The family then moved to Long Island, NY so Rob could work at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. During this time, he was part of a group that discovered the elementary particle, Omega Minus.

After four years, the Richardson family moved back to Maryland so Rob could work at what was then called the Atomic Energy Commission, later becoming the Department of Energy, at the Germantown location. He spent the next 25 years there, with one notable exception. From the summer of 1970 to summer of 1971, the Richardson family spent the year in Geneva, Switzerland while Rob worked at CERN Lab.

Rob received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018), was a recipient of the Exceptional Service Award from the Department of Energy (1987), and earned the Herz Gold Medal for First in Graduating Class, UNR (1957).

Always one ready with a joke, Rob will be missed for his wit, his intellect (including being the grammar police), and making sure there was a place for everything and everything was in its place. While he did not suffer fools lightly, coining the phrase “mingies” meaning mean and stingy, he eventually learned to bite his tongue. Rob greatly enjoyed music, happy hours, and traveling, and he and Donna visited nearly 90 countries together.

He has left a hole in the hearts of those he leaves behind including his beloved wife, Donna of Hendersonville, NC, his daughter Karen Richardson Yoho (Joe) of Mt. Airy, MD, his son Jeff Richardson (Gloraima) of Miami, FL, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Clint Yoho (Sarah) and their daughter, Emma, Briana Yoho Long (Chris) and their children, Ethan and Olivia, and Danielle Yoho and her daughter Kyla, Sean Richardson (Karina) and their children Lucas, Mila, and Gabriel, Eric Richardson (Gabrielle) and their children, Logan and
Alexandra, as well as Jeff’s stepchildren Maria Acosta (Andoni) and their children Angel, Alessandro, and Mia, Mary Ann Medina and her children Samantha and Nicholas Lacorra, and Ernesto Medina, Rob’s younger brother Jim Richardson (Robin Snagg), many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Rob was predeceased by his older brother, Albert Richardson, and his great-grandson, Trent Yoho.

Honoring Rob’s wishes, his body is being donated to science for research. The family is happy to get together at any time with those wishing to reminisce about Rob. Donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or the World Wildlife Fund.

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Joseph Learoyd Oates, 80

Joseph Learoyd Oates, 80, of Hendersonville, died peacefully at his home on Friday, March 4, 2022. A lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was born November 12, 1941 in Hendersonville, NC, to Joseph Columbus Oates and Ruby Collins Oates. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 54 years, Betty Sherrill Oates and brother C. Dwight Oates. Joe is survived by his daughter, Sherrill Ann Oates (Michael McQuade); grandson Ian McQuade, of Travelers Rest, SC and nephew David Oates (Susan) of Hendersonville, NC.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Monday, March 21, 2022 at Jackson Funeral Home with Reverend Justin Alexander officiating. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Monday, March 21, 2022, at the funeral home.

Joe was a 1960 graduate of Hendersonville High School and a 1965 graduate of Mars Hill College. Joe was the Chief Test Engineer for Stencel Aero Engineering Corporation in Arden where he tested parachutes and pilot rescue systems for the military. Joe was also the co-owner of Oates Realty Associates, Inc., and along with his wife, Betty, helped countless families make their new homes in Henderson County. Joe joined the Hendersonville Board of Realtors in 1977 and was President in 1980, 1986 and 2005 and retired from the real estate business in 2015. Joe remained active in real estate and enjoyed time at the NC coast with his family. Joe was an avid photographer, airplane enthusiast and pilot and continued his passion for flying into his retirement by becoming an FAA certified drone pilot.

The family wishes to thank Eusebio and Anita Gutierrez, Heylin Hidalgo, Brick and Linda Cox, all of Joe’s neighbors at The Orchards, and especially Colleen, Mickey, Laura, Jennifer and George, Four Seasons Hospice and Justin Alexander for the care, comfort, ministry and friendship they all provided to Joe and his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joe’s memory may be made to Four Seasons Foundation, 211 N. Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Condolence cards may be sent to the Oates family to: 1101 Greenville Highway, Hendersonville, NC 28792 or

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Sandra Davey (Edwards) Waggoner, 83

Sandra Davey (Edwards) Waggoner, 83

Sandra Davey (Edwards) Waggoner, 83, of Hendersonville, NC, passed away at her home on July 27, 2021. Affectionately known as Sandy, Mom, and Nana, she was born on May 15, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA. She grew up in Stuart and Lake Worth, FL, where she attended Rosarian High School. She was the first of three siblings born to Walter F. Davey MD “Doc” and Elizabeth “Betts” Young Davey and is predeceased by her parents and brother “Jay”, Walter F. Davey Jr. DVM, and survived by her sister Susanne “Suz” D. Rappenecker and brother-in -law Steve live in Gainesville, FL.

Sandy met her first husband, Robert C. Edwards, Jr., “Bob”, deceased 1994, when she was a freshman at Duke University Nursing School. They married and (much to Bob’s chagrin) they had four daughters. In the early years the family moved between NC and SC every few years until they landed in Hendersonville in 1970. Sandy was adept at making every new place into a welcoming home. In the early 80s Sandy worked alongside Bob to help start Young Generations, a girls clothing company, and later to purchase Ruth Originals.

Sandy was always involved with volunteer work. She was a member of the Land O’ Sky Garden Club and she spent many years and hours with the Pardee Hospital Auxiliary as the orientation coordinator and training Pink Lady volunteers.

She was active in the Jr. Welfare Club and was involved in entertainment for the
yearly fundraiser. She loved to dance and rehearsed in the garage in front of her audience of 4 girls, paybacks for the endless hours and years of dance recitals she and Dad had to endure.

In 1996 Sandy married a dear family friend, William H. Waggoner, “Bill”, deceased 2013. They loved to travel and spend time in Arizona where Bill had spent much of his childhood. It had to have been true love because Sandy returned from home from their first trip wearing a denim vest and turquoise!

Sandy was a natural beauty, a cheerleader, and homecoming queen. She loved to garden, and loved orchids and pink lady slippers in particular. She was a world-class cook, she loved to host gatherings, she adored and was adored by her friends and neighbors. She loved to play bridge with her friends every Monday, loved chardonnay on ice, and was an avid Duke basketball fan. Most of all she loved Johnny Mathis and her little white dog Sophie.

Sandy spent countless hours baking bread from the starter she was given by her sister Suz many years ago. Her freezer was always full of those loaves of love and she was quick to distribute them to friends on holidays or in times of need. Sandy was supportive, considerate, kind, compassionate and had a keen sense of humor. She was famous for clipping articles from the local paper and mailing them to people she thought would have an interest. She will be remembered for the little pearls of wisdom she peppered us with throughout our lives and her daily mantra of, “I’M FINE.”

Sandy is survived by her daughter Betsy Edwards of Hendersonville, NC; daughter and son-in-law Susan and Mark Sangiolo, West Harwich, MA; daughter and son-in-law Leslie and John Coker, Hendersonville NC; daughter and son-in-law Ashley and Robert Thompson, Birmingham, AL; and her seven grandchildren: Allee Cox, Anne Crowell, Adam Sangiolo, Griffin Thompson, Hannah Coker, Graham Thompson and Bennett Thompson.

Sandy was fortunate to have five loving step-children: Steven Waggoner, Wendy Henderson, Melinda Bryant, Karen Saine, and Pati Waggoner-Meyers and all of their children and grandchildren whom she adored.

We extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all her wonderful friends and neighbors, the staff and caregivers at Lake Point Landing, her hair and nail stylists, her drivers, her Trust advisors, her dog sitters, her doctors and veterinarians. It truly took a village for Sandy to live happily, independent.

Don’t worry Sandy, we will all be fine, but we will all miss you so much.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Community Foundation of Henderson County
Robert C. Edwards Jr. and Sandra Edwards Waggoner Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Community Foundation of Henderson County
401 North Main St, Suite 300
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Private, Family only burial at St. James Memorial Garden

Jackson Funeral Service is assisting the Waggoner family.

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Joseph Donato Anastasio, 96

Joseph Donato Anastasio, 96

Joseph Donato Anastasio, 96, of Hendersonville, NC went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and his beloved wife, Dagmar on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at his residence. He was a native of Brooklyn, NY and was preceded in death by his wife, Dagmar and his parents, Pasquale and Fortunata of Italy and then Brooklyn, NY, three sisters and one brother.
Joe served in World War II in the European Theater. He fought in both the Invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. He retired after almost 30 years with the city of New York, NY Department of Transportation. Joe was a lifelong devout Roman Catholic.
He is survived by many nieces and nephews of New York and Germany.
A prayer service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, July 8th, 2021, in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Joe will lie in state from 1-2pm prior to the service in the chapel. Military honors will follow the service in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be offered by visiting
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Marilyn Munson

Marilyn Munson

Marilyn Munson, loving wife of Greg Munson, passed away on March 25th, 2021 at home in Canton, Georgia of causes unrelated to Covid-19. Marilyn is survived by three children – Mark Munson (Melissa Feemster), Julie Beck (Doug Beck) and Amy Munson and four grandchildren – Molly and Max Fitzsimons, Kate and Walter Beck. Marilyn was a devoted Christian Scientist and had many talents. At age four she started playing the piano (Marilyn had perfect pitch), and by sixteen was a church organist, with a career that spanned over 50 years. As a result, Marilyn made fast friends with many famous organists and was a past president of the American Guild of Organists of the Western North Carolina Chapter. In addition, she taught private piano lessons to many beloved students for over 20 years. Outside of music, Marilyn loved making art (particularly watercolors) and studying art history. She was proud of her Masters in Humanities. An enthusiast of art museums, Marilyn was happy to stand in front of a single painting and study every detail for long periods of time. Having learned German from her parents (first generation immigrants) Marilyn was the family ambassador for relatives in Europe and enjoyed many trips abroad. Her German cousins were like brothers and sisters to her. Long before Google maps and armed only with a Rand McNally, Marilyn was always game to hop in the car for a drive – whether it was a long trip from New York to Alaska, the parks in Utah, or an unpaved road up the side of a mountain. In addition, swimming or a great meal (with dessert first) always made her smile. Marilyn always had a twinkle in her eye, and will be missed as the rock of our family.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Longleaf Hospice (who were the most thoughtful and caring the last few weeks) or The PublishingSociety/CS (who gave Marilyn inspiration her entire life).
(Under the Foundation tab – go to Donate – click on ‘Add special instructions to the seller:” to include an “in memory of Marilyn Munson”)
(Please donate to The Monitor Operating Fund or The Mary Baker Eddy Library Fund )

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Charles David Pace, 89

Charles David Pace, 89

Charles David Pace, 89, of Hendersonville, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Elizabeth House.
A native of Saluda and Hendersonville, Charles was born to the late Claude and Inez Pace; he is also predeceased by brothers, George, Lewis, Leverl, Sam, Ralph,Tony (CT) Pace; and a sister, Flossie Mae Atkins.

After graduating from Saluda High School, Charles worked for Berkeley Mills, American Enka, Stonecutter Mills of Mills Springs, and Steelcase of Asheville. Charles met the love of his life, Ruth Garren and the two were married on July 2, 1955.

Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing and various sports. After retirement he enjoyed traveling with Ruth, volunteering at Immaculata School, and working each Christmas for The Bounty Of Bethlehem. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports at Hendersonville High School and never missed an opportunity to be with his family whether it was at a dance recital or at the Flat Rock Playhouse.

Left to cherish Charles’ memory is his wife of almost sixty-six years, Ruth Amanda Garren Pace; a daughter, Deborah Pace Rouse and her husband, Turner Morrison Rouse, Sr of Flat Rock; a son, Steven Charles Pace of Etowah; grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Rouse Rankin and her husband, Claude Squires Rankin, Jr of London, England; Turner Morrison Rouse, Jr and his fiancé Hannah Richter of New York, NY; and great-grandchildren, Jack Belo Rankin and Charles Squires Rankin also of London, England. Charles is also survived by sisters, Lola Mae Gossett of Wellford, SC, Esther Wilson of Mountain Home and Diana Byrd of Lake Helen, Fl; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions can be made to Meals on Wheels/ The Henderson County Council on Aging, 105 King Creek Blvd., Hendersonville, NC 28792, or The Pardee Hospital Foundation, 561 Fleming Street, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Four Seasons Palliative Care and The Elizabeth House, The Brian Center of Hendersonville, The Landings of Mills River, Carolina Pines of Asheville, Pardee Hospital, Dr. Ed Lilly and staff, Dr. Ron Moffitt and staff, Henderson County Emergency Management Services, each of his home caregivers, and especially Martha Todd, FNP and the staff of WNC Family Medical Center.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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James N. Albritton Jr.

James N. Albritton Jr. “Jimmy”, 77 of Hendersonville, NC went to be with the Lord February 4, 2021.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County.  He was the son of the late James and Florence Ramsey Albritton.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Grace Gilbert Albritton; two daughters, Teresa Foreman and Christy and her husband Jeffery Ledbetter. He was the proud Poppy to five grandchildren Michael (Amber) Lolley, Andrew (Sheridan) Hilliard, Amanda Hillard, Emma and Taylor Ledbetter, two great grandchildren Barrett and Brynly and two “sons”, Rick Hilliard and Tim Lolley.
He was a proud member of In Jesus Name Church where he served as chairman of deacons and Sunday School Teacher as long as his health allowed.  He was always a great christian example to all who knew him.
Special thanks to our helper and friend, Linda DelBuono.
A memorial service will Saturday February 20, 2021 at 2 PM at In Jesus Name Church with the Reverend Dale Gilbert officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to In Jesus Name Church or to the Gideons.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.comor to Po Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.

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Eugene Patrick Roberts Jr,

Eugene Patrick Roberts Jr, (originally from MD) passed away unexpectedly on January 5, 2021. He is survived by his spouse and 3 sons. No funeral services will be held.

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Nancy Davis Morton, 91

Nancy Davis Morton, 91, of Hendersonville, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, in the care of her family and the compassionate staff of Elizabeth House.

She was born July 26, 1929, in Cedar Lake, Indiana. Her parents were Royal Edgar Davis and Mildred Belle Spindler Davis. She had one sister, Joan Davis Vargo.

She graduated from DePauw University in 1951. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. On March 29,1952, she married James Lee Morton. They moved to Hendersonville in 1960 and became active members in the community and St. James Episcopal Church.

Nancy was active most her life in Girl Scouts of America. In addition to being a troop leader, she directed “A Good Ole Mountain Do”, a national girl scouting event held in Western North Carolina. She spearheaded efforts for the Hunger Walk, She led the St. James Outreach Commission, organizing Candlemas Concerts for many years. She worked with Cambodian refugee families resettled in the community. She taught Adult Basic Education and GED courses for Blue Ridge Community College, helping many people achieve their diplomas. She was an avid quilter and knitter making hats for Head Start and Linus blankets.

She is survived by her children Claudia Morton (Tony) Ends of Brodhead Wisconsin. Anne Victoria Morton (Pete Fredrick) of Silver City, New Mexico, and Paul Davis Morton (Katherine Chung) of Lafayette Louisiana; her grandchildren Heather Neeld (CJ Whelton), Holly (Aaron) Deschenes, James Ends, Joel Ends, Micah (Miranda) Ends, Diana Jones (Hunter Pope), Maggie Harris (Aderli Garcia), Ben (Carrie)Jones, Davis Jones (Hannah Bessenecker), Abigail Morton (Sam Leberg) and six great-grandchildren.

There will be a private interment of ashes and a celebration of her life at a later date.


The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to Henderson County Hunger Coalition, Hendersonville Rescue Mission, or Four Seasons Hospice.

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