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Recent Obituaries

William Isaac (Bill) Hoffman, 55

William Isaac (Bill) Hoffman, 55

William Isaac (Bill) Hoffman, age 55, of Hendersonville, NC passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 18, surrounded by his loved ones.

Bill was blessed with a brilliant engineering mind; he graduated from UNM in Mechanical Engineering and held patents in engineering processes. His thirst for knowledge--math, science, history and sports—was shared with others enlivening conversations with his quick-witted humor and trivia. Bill moved to Hendersonville, NC from Albuquerque, NM in 1999 and held engineering and managerial positions at Intel, Selee, Crane Resistoflex, and BorgWarner.

Bill was a loving husband, father, son, and brother. He was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan since the age of 7, enjoyed F1 car racing and woodworking. He leaves behind many friends who cherished him. It was important to Bill that those around him grow to be the best they could be and enjoyed mentoring them along their journey.

Bill is survived by his bride of 18 years, Dianna Hoffman; son Evan (Brittany Cutshall) Hoffman; daughter Stephanie Hoffman; stepdaughter Rachael Noa; granddaughters Ani Noa and Aurora Noa; mother Cecilia Hoffman; sister Lisa (Erik) Dunkle and their three children, Nikki, Kyrsten, and Kevin; brother Jamie Hoffman; mother-in-law Gloria Reedy; brothers-in-law Christian (Marya) Reedy and Charles (Cindy) Reedy; sisters-in-law Shirley (Doug) Mitchell and Agatha (Vaughn) Fulton. Bill is preceded in death by his father, Joseph W. Hoffman.

A visitation for Bill will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Home, 125 Church St., Hendersonville. Bill will be laid to rest in Albuquerque.

The loving memories Bill leaves behind and the impact he had on others will be everlasting.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MANNA Food Bank ‘packs for kids’ program, 627 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville, NC 28805.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.   Read More »

Lois Ann Ericson Tennant, 73

Lois Ann Ericson Tennant, 73

Lois Ann Ericson Tennant, 73,  died on July 4, 2018 after a rapid decline in health. She is greatly missed and survived by her brother Edward Ericson, his wife Kim, three nieces Tara, Tasha and Talia, their spouses, her three grandnephews and one grandniece. She was employed for many years by the Times-News in various positions. A memorial service will be held on August 4 at the Upward SDA Church on Upward Road at 2 p.m.   Read More »

James Paul Matykiewicz, 72

James Paul Matykiewicz, 72

James Paul Matykiewicz, 72, of Lowell, IN, passed away at home on Saturday, June 16, 2018. He was born in Chicago, IL, on June 14, 1946, to the late Leonard and Helen (Sypniewski) Matykiewicz. Jim is survived by his wife, Lynn (Hoeppner) Matykiewicz, his children Tim (Amy) Matykiewicz of Orland Park, IL, Dave (Jenny) Koehler of Hebron, IN, Jennifer (Craig) Wilson of Lowell, IN, and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Norm (Janet) Matykiewicz of Tempe, AZ, sister Chris (Chester) Stanislawski of Phoenix, AZ, brother Tom (Jenny) Matykiewicz of Hickory Hills, IL, and brother-in-law Walt (Anne) Hoeppner of Libertyville, IL, along with many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. He will be greatly missed by Border Terriers Molly, Mickey, and Midas. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws Walter and Vivian Hoeppner.   Read More »

Dr. Edgar D. Baker

Dr. Edgar D. Baker

Dr. Edgar D. Baker passed away on June 21, 2018 at Elizabeth House with complications from diabetes. He was born in Pine Bluff, AR on September 7, 1936 to the late Maybel Nicholson and Burt J. Baker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his half sisters, Ruth, Jackie and Jean.   Read More »

Mary Elizabeth “Mary Lib” Blair McLeod

Mary Elizabeth “Mary Lib” Blair McLeod was born on February 26, 1928. She was the only child of Lawrence Andrew Blair and Velma Thomas Blair, who preceded her in death. She was born and raised in Hendersonville, North Carolina.   Read More »

John Washington Mitchell, 80

John Washington Mitchell, 80, of Hendersonville, died Sunday, February 4, 2018, at his home after a recent stroke. He was born December 18, 1937, in Charleston, West Virginia, the son of the late John Washington and Charlotte McLane Mitchell.   Read More »

Bertha Agnes Bradley Applegate, 85

Bertha Agnes Bradley Applegate, age 85 of Horse Shoe, died Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at Park Ridge Hospital. She was born October 6th, 1932 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey; the daughter of the late Melvin and Dolorita Feggeler Bradley Pierce. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Robert E. Applegate, Sr. in 2009.   Read More »

James Edward “Jim” Norton, 89

James Edward “Jim” Norton, 89

James Edward “Jim” Norton, age 89 of Hendersonville, loving husband, dad, granddad, great-granddad, brother and friend to many, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 following a short period of declining health. Jim was born on March 26th, 1928 in Swannanoa; to the late Steven Ezra Norton and Vernie Mae Smith Norton. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucille Padgett Norton, step-daughter, Diane Cone and by sister, Sarah Modena Norton.   Read More »

Joe Hoyt Wilson, Jr., 58

Joe Hoyt Wilson, Jr., age 58 of Hendersonville, died January 26, 2018.   Read More »

Christine J. Greene, 87

Christine J. Greene, 87, of Hendersonville, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018.
She was a native of Rockaway, NY and a daughter of the late William and Katherine Unkel. Christine was also preceded in death by her husband, William A. Greene, Sr.; sisters, Louise Davis, Ruth Albrecht and brother, William Unkel.
She was a life member of the Hendersonville Shrine Ladies’ Club.
She is survived by her children, Deborah Greene, William Greene and his wife Lynn, Linda and Theresa Greene; grandchildren, William Greene, Jordan Ruggiero and husband Dwayne; six nieces and one nephew.
A visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm, Friday, January 18, 2018 at Shuler Funeral Home. The burial will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, January 23 at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Hendersonville Shrine Club, P.O. Box 1901, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
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Shuler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.   Read More »