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Recent Obituaries

Candace K. Stein, 69

Candace K. Stein, 69, of Rutherfordton, NC passed away
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the Elizabeth House.   Read More »

Troy K. Blackwell, 76

Troy K. Blackwell, 76, of Zirconia, NC passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 at his home. He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County and was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest “EC” and Mae McGaha Blackwell; a daughter, Lori Lynnette Blackwell and a sister, Bernice Pace. He served in the US Navy and had owned and operated Auto World and Blackwell’s Lawn Care. He is survived by his wife Lynne Martin Blackwell; a son, Lane Blackwell and his wife Mary of Zirconia; a grandson, Adam Lane Blackwell and his wife Stephanie of East Flat Rock; a granddaughter, Camryn Paige Blackwell of Zirconia; a great grandson, Brody; a brother, Boyce Blackwell and his wife Geneva of Hendersonville; sisters, Faye Fish of Granite Falls, NC, Marie Gosnell and her husband George of East Flat Rock and Sue Hensley and her husband Paul of Hendersonville and many nieces and nephews. No services are planned.   Read More »

Judy Wyatt Anderson, 69

Judy Wyatt Anderson, 69, of Hendersonville, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Hendersonville Health and Rehab after an extended illness.
She was a native of Henderson County and the daughter of Ernest and Geraldine Stepp Wyatt.
Judy attended East Henderson High School, Blanton Business College and Blue Ridge Tech. She was employed by Belk Simpson in South Carolina and worked as a CNA in Henderson County. She was previously married to Larry W. Anderson of Marietta, S.C.
In addition to her parents she is also survived by her son, Marty; grandsons, Scotty and Trevor; great-granddaughters, Preslee and Paisley; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral will be at 11:00am, Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Stanford officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville for online condolences.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.   Read More »

James David “Jim” Parker, 64

James David “Jim” Parker, 64

James David “Jim” Parker, 64, loving husband, father and friend to so many passed away on December 26, 2016 at his son’s home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late James Arthur and Mary Lee Rhodes Parker.
Born on September 24, 1952 in Henderson County, he spent most of his childhood there with his family in Edneyville, NC. Jim graduated from Cocoa High School in Florida, before moving back to North Carolina with his family in 1970, to attend barber school. After graduating from Durham Barber School and Roffler Academy in NC, he began working in Asheville and Brevard, until establishing “Hair Kutters” in Hendersonville, NC, an Apollo franchise. Jim served the community for more than 40 years with his caring, loving and “special gift” of who he was. He was an avid outdoors man, who enjoyed sharing those experiences with everyone who knew him.
The family extends its sincere appreciation and gratitude to the staff at Hendersonville Hematology & Oncology, particularly Dr. Radford. Their dedication enabled us to have the gift of more time with Jim.
He is survived by his loving wife, Virginia Taylor “Ginny” Parker, two sons, James Cameron Parker (wife Diane), and Cory Taylor Parker. He is also survived by his Aunt Betty Ann Griffin and several cousins.
In remembrance of Jim, live humbly and show compassion to all those who happen to cross your path in life. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Cancer Research Institute by visiting cancerresearch.org or to the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy by visiting carolinamountain.org.
A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, January 2, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Hendersonville, located at 312 5th Ave W, Hendersonville, NC 28739.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.   Read More »

Charlene A. Livingston, 66,

Charlene A. Livingston, 66,

Charlene A. Livingston, 66, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, passed away on December 29, 2016, at The Elizabeth House, Flat Rock. She was born August 4, 1950 in Franklin County, Ohio, to Fries and Sara (Byers) Ferguson (both deceased). She married Larry Kirian on July 12, 1969 and they later divorced. She then married Stanley R. Livingston on November 28, 1992 and he survives. They had been married for 24 years.
In addition to her husband Charlene is survived by her daughter Brigette (Jim) Carpenter of Findlay, OH and her son Lyle (Clarice) Kirian of Travelers Rest, SC. Also surviving are her extended family Michele (Jeff) Fish of Canton, NC, Stacey Livingston and Henry Livingston, both of Hendersonville, NC; grandchildren, Ashleigh & Alyson Carpenter of Findlay, OH, Tyler Workman of Travelers Rest, SC, Ryan Workman of Charleston, SC, Cassandra (Ben) Tanner of Flowery Branch, GA, Samantha (Daniel) Rose of Flat Rock, NC, Kevin & Starr Fish of Canton, NC, and Beth Ellen & Autumn Livingston of Flat Rock, NC; and great-grandchildren, Abishai & Areli Tanner of Flowery Branch, GA. Additional sisters, nieces, and nephews and their families survive Charlene.
Charlene was a 1968 graduate of Elmwood High School in Cygnet, OH and attended Mercy Nursing School in Toledo, OH. Charlene held various positions during her professional career, some of which included being a nurse, secretary to the superintendent of Elmwood Schools, sales, owner/operator of Computer Training Associates, and co-owner of Livingston Properties LLC.
Jackson Funeral Home in Hendersonville will be handling the arrangements but visitation will take place at Mountain View Baptist Church in Tuxedo on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm with the funeral services, officiated by Sherill Moore and Ben Tanner, immediately following the visitation. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Elizabeth House, 581 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.   Read More »

Miriam Clark Plexico, 95

Miriam Clark Plexico, 95

Miriam Clark Plexico, age 95, and resident of Cardinal Care in Hendersonville, NC died December 29, 2016.Miriam was born November 22, 1921 in Hockessin, Delaware. She was the daughter of the late Reverend Claude Willard Clark and Carrie Curlett Clark. She and her husband, Reverend Clyde Plexico, Jr. were married for 55 years before his death on June 27, 1998.   Read More »

Henry “Tim” Snelson, 59

Henry “Tim” Snelson, 59

Henry “Tim” Snelson, age 59, passed away Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at the Elizabeth House following a brief period of illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry K. Snelson and Patricia A. Forrister Snelson.   Read More »

Linda Louise Hingentiz, 66

Linda Louise Hingentiz, 66 of Flat Rock passed away Thursday December 08, 2016 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
A native of Henderson county, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Margaret Ballard Hill. She was married to Henry Hingentiz for over 40 years prior to his death earlier this year. She was preceded in death by her brother Michael Hill.
She was a family nurse practitioner, having worked many years at the Henderson County health department and currently worked at The Laurel OB - GYN. She was a member of East Flat Rock First Baptist church and loved singing in the choir.
She will however be best remembered as a loving wonderful mother.
Survivors include, one son Joseph Edward Hingentiz and his wife Ashley, one granddaughter Ryker, who is arriving any day now and a niece Melissa Barnwell and her family of Hendersonville.
A memorial service will be held Friday December 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm at East Flat Rock First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jeff Nelands officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 6 PM until service time at the church.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or to Po Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

John W. Murray 74

John W. Murray 74, of Flat Rock went to join his parents, John and Glenna Nash Murray of Hendersonville, NC, and his brothers, Roy, Gary, Harold and Ricky in their Heavenly home.
Surviving John is his wife Sarah McMinn Murray of 43 years, and his (4) children Angela Murray of Hendersonville NC, Mark Murray of Horse Shoe, NC, Tammy Pruitt of Travelers Rest, SC and Melissa Murray of Hendersonville, NC, and their spouses, a sister Geneva Buley of Hendersonville, NC, a brother Wayne Murray of Hendersonville, NC. John was blessed with 5 beautiful grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.   Read More »

Ian Ryan Phillips, 24

Ian Ryan Phillips, 24

Ian Ryan Phillips
Staff Sergeant Ian Ryan Phillips, 24, died unexpectedly on Friday, December 2, 2016 in
Elk City, Oklahoma due to injuries incurred in an automobile accident. He was born on
November 12, 1992 in Hendersonville, NC to Gary and Denise Phillips.
Ian was a graduate of West Henderson High School in Hendersonville, NC, as well as
the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) where he studied Information
Systems Management. He recently became stationed at Altus Air Force Base in Altus,
Oklahoma and worked as a Client Systems Tech. His previous USAF base assignments
included RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, England and Ramstein Air Base in Rhineland-
Palatinate, Germany where he met and married his loving wife, Lisa Marie Phillips, on
February 12, 2016.
He leaves behind his wife, Lisa Phillips, who is originally of Tulare, California, his
parents, Gary and Denise Phillips, of Etowah, NC, his grandmother, Joan Phillips, of
Etowah, NC, his sister, Lauren Phillips, of Asheville, NC and his sister, April Creel, of
Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
Ian was extremely blessed by family and friends who loved him dearly. His career in
the United States Air Force provided him with life experiences beyond his dreams. His
ever-present smile and terrific sense of humor made it obvious that he was a happy
young man. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He claimed Christ as his
Savior and was growing in his faith. We know that Jesus is preparing a place for Ian,
and we long for the day when we see him again.
A memorial service for Ian is scheduled at 3pm on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the
Hendersonville Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2301 Asheville Highway,
Hendersonville, NC 28791. Jackson Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.
The family would like to express its sincere gratitude for the outpouring of love and
support they have received during this time. They continue to thank God for giving them
His strength to endure. Psalm 18:1   Read More »