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Recent Obituaries

Carolyn Heaton Collins, 72,

Carolyn Heaton Collins, 72, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Brian Center after a period of declining health.
A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was a daughter of the late Jody and Edna Staton Heaton. Carolyn was employed by the City of Hendersonville in the finance department for 30 years. She was a lifetime member of Tracy Grove Baptist Church. Carolyn loved life and always tried to live it to the fullest.
She is survived by her sister, Ann Heatherly, and nephew, Wayne Heatherly.
A funeral service will be held at 2pm Sunday at Tracy Grove Baptist Church with Reverend James Maybin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
To offer online condolences, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Ronald D. Justice, 54

Ronald D. Justice, 54

Ronald D. Justice, 54 of Hendersonville went to a better place very unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.   Read More »

Larry Stephen Hyder, Sr., 72

Larry Stephen Hyder, Sr., 72

Larry Stephen Hyder, Sr., 72 of Hendersonville, took a ride on that Golden Chariot into heaven, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, where God was waiting with open arms. He spent his last days at the Elizabeth House because of his progressive cancer. He was a native of Hendersonville and was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Hyder and Margaret H. Bagwell; grandparents, Belvin and Lack Hyder; uncle, Roy Davis; and sister, Alisa Clark.
He was a 1963 graduate of Hendersonville High School, and Gastonia Tech in 1965 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating, he worked for Ecusta in the Engineering Dept. Later he moved his family to Greenville, SC, where he opened his own business, National Technical Services. He moved back to NC in the 90’s. He was of the Baptist faith. You would often see him giving a homeless man money for food while witnessing to them. His passion was classic cars and his pride was his 1980 white Corvette with a blower sticking out of the hood. He was often seen at car shows.
He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Patricia; his three loving sons, Larry Hyder, Jr., LaShannon Hyder and Landon Hyder; stepdaughter, Rosa Loftis, whom he loved as his own daughter; stepsons, Chris and Jordon Loftis; grandchildren Zachary Hyder (Sarah), and Emily Hyder; great-granddaughter on the way; his 99 year old aunt, Faye Davis, who loved and spoiled him; two brothers, Frank “Ronnie” Hyder (Janice) and Danny Hyder (Shirley); and two sisters, Scottie Harris (Lonnie) and Melva Stepp; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral service will be at 2:00pm Sunday, June 18, 2017 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. John Weathers. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel from 1-2pm.
Please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com for online condolences.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.   Read More »

Frederick W Cox, Jr

Frederick W Cox, Jr., a resident of Hendersonville, NC for 11 years, passed away Saturday, June 10, at the age of 80. Fred and his wife Paula were born in NJ and after they married in 1959, they relocated to Ft. Lauderdale and Wilton Manors, FL where daughters Margaret and Joann were born.
A “shell back” Fred served for 6 years as a submariner with the US Navy 6th Fleet, beginning in 1953. He was able to travel around the world and thus begin his love of the water. An avid big game fisherman and a diver, the Bahamas, Panama, Venezuela, Hawaii, Cabo San Lucas, and especially the Great Barrier Reef were his Favorites.
He also had a love of cars and in 1973 opened Auto Acrylics, Inc., in Oakland Park, FL, restoring numerous exotic automobiles. A 1973 Ford Mach I Mustang was one of several of his personal restorations for his family. Since the NC move and several more restorations, he turned to gardening and woodworking. Natural edge bowls and kitchen items were his favorites
His wife Paula of 58 years lives at the Cox home. Daughters Margaret Robertson and Joann Doyle (husband James) also live in Hendersonville. Fred’s brother Arthur Cox (wife Patricia) lives in Jupiter Fl. All are deeply saddened by this loss of a loving husband, father and brother, as are many friends. They know he is in the hands of a loving God and know HE will be protected, just as Fred protected his family.
A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Shuler Funeral Home at 4pm on Friday, June 16, 2017 with military honors. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.
Burial at sea off the coast of FL will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Charles George Veterans Attn. Volunteer Services, 1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805.
To offer online condolences, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com.
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Sidney W. Ross, Jr, 92

Sidney W. Ross, Jr, 92

Sidney W. Ross, Jr, age 92, died on Monday June 5th, 2017 in Tucson Arizona. He was born on June 11, 1924 in Birmingham, Alabama, the son of the late Sidney Wiley Ross, Sr. and Thelma Molpus.   Read More »

Gladys Edmonds Barnwell, 92,

Gladys Edmonds Barnwell, 92, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 5, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. A lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was a daughter of the late William, Sr. and Eunice Gosnell Edmonds. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Odell Barnwell; son, Don Barnwell; sisters, Carrie Smith and Margie Gunter and her brother, W.C. Edmonds, Jr.
Gladys owned Barnwell Apple House and was a lifelong member of the Henderson County Curb Market. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening, especially wildflowers. Gladys loved to work and enjoyed interacting with her customers. She loved her family dearly and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancye Vaughn (Phillip) of Chapin, SC; sons, Wayne Barnwell (Janet) of Hendersonville, Darrell Barnwell and Dean Barnwell (Tammy McGraw); daughter-in-law, Debbie Barnwell; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Louise Ledbetter; brother, Homer Edmonds (Ruth) of Florida; sister-in-law, Pauline Edmonds (Joe); and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Sunday, June 11, 2017 in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Reverend Dan Blackwell officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gladys’ honor can be made to Mount Moriah Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 29, Edneyville, NC 28727, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
An online register book is available by visiting www.shulerfuneralhome.com.
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.   Read More »

Rebecca “Becky” Lynn Cornwell Baldwin, 57

Rebecca “Becky” Lynn Cornwell Baldwin, 57

Rebecca “Becky” Lynn Cornwell Baldwin, 57, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Pardee Memorial Hospital after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was a daughter of Norma Thompson Cornwell of Hendersonville and the late Charles William Cornwell, Sr.
Becky graduated from East Henderson High School and worked for over 20 years in Research and Development with Dampp Chaser Electronics Corporation. She was a Baptist of the Christian Faith.
Becky was a warm, caring person who dearly loved her son, her family and her friends.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her fiancé, Michael Lee Waldrop; son, Seth Baldwin and wife, Shelby, of Charlotte; sister, Trina Williams and husband, Al, of Hickory; brother, Charlie Cornwell and wife, Melissa, of Hendersonville; nieces, Katherine Howell and Rebecca Cornwell; and nephews, Alex Williams, Charles Cornwell III and Josh Cornwell.
A Celebration of Becky’s Life will be from 2-4 PM Saturday, June 10 in the Fellowship Building of Tracy Grove Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Mary Rose Shuford, 88

Mary Rose Shuford, 88

Mary Rose Shuford, 88, of Hendersonville passed away Friday, May 26, 2017.
Born in Corapeak, NC, she was the daughter of the late Joe Henry and Hattie Roberta Waters. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Jean, Janet and Ruth, and by her brother, Joe.
Rose was employed as proofreader by Atlas Match Corporation in Euless, TX for 25 years. She was a multiple ribbon winner for her knitting entries at both Texas and Western North Carolina State Fairs. Rose was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Kraftcheck and husband, Steve, of Fletcher and Brenda Smith and husband, David, of Arden; grandchildren, Debra Mercer and her husband, Jason, and Daniela Johnson of Arden; and great-grandchildren, Chase, Katelynne, Jayden, and Lilliana Mercer.
A graveside service will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Calvary Episcopal Churchyard. The family will receive friends beginning at 11:30 am in the Parish Hall.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Episcopal Church, PO Box 187, Fletcher, NC 28731; CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813; or to the Salvation Army, PO Box 1778, Asheville, NC 28802.
To offer online condolences, please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com. Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Terry Douglas Saltz, 67

Terry Douglas Saltz, 67


Terry Douglas Saltz, 67, of Hendersonville, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Mission Hospital. He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. A son of the late Charlie and Juanita McGaha Saltz, Terry was also preceded in death by his brother, Clifford Ray Saltz.
Terry loved teaching, coaching and working at Belks. He coached tennis for thirty-six years, and taught thirty years at East Henderson High School. He had been a sales associate in the Men’s Department at Belk Department Store since 1989. He will always be remembered by his tennis players as “Coach Saltzy”.
Survivors include his loving wife of forty-five years, Barbara Saltz; his daughter, Jackee Lavine and her husband Stanley of Flat Rock; four grandchildren, Logan Rex Wilson, Machaela Marie Lavine, Stanley Christopher Lavine, Ryan Michael Lavine; sister, Denise Fischer and her husband, Doug of Statesboro GA; sister-in-law, Margaret Ann Saltz of Edneyville; aunt, Inez Norman of Hendersonville; brother-in-law, Cecil Hunsinger of Augusta GA; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be at 3pm Sunday, June 4, 2017 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Revs. David Stanford and Thomas Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service from 1-3pm in the chapel. Memorials may be made to East Henderson High School Boys and Girls Tennis Teams, 150 Eagle Pride Drive, East Flat Rock, NC 28726.
Please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com for online condolences.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.   Read More »

Chloe Bruna Boehm, 93

Chloe Bruna Boehm, 93

Chloe Bruna Boehm, 93, of Hendersonville passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at Hendersonville Health and Rehab Center in Flat Rock.
Born in Ellensburg, WA to the late Reinhold August and Emma Alice Kuhnhausen Fenske on November 13, 1923. Chloe was the wife of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Boehm who passed away in 2003, and was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jennifer Wille.
Chloe was a member of the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, the Art League of Henderson County, and Art Venture. Her art work was displayed in many galleries including the Detroit Institute of Arts. She won awards for her works both in Michigan and North Carolina. Her passion for creating art was life-long. In addition to art, she enjoyed music and traveling. She was an active member of Living Savior Lutheran Church. She especially enjoyed the children of the congregation.
Chloe is survived by her daughters, Carol Judith Boehm; Cynthia Laurel Wille (Mark) and their son, Tom Wille; Kathleen Louise Boehm and her son, Michael Byrne; and Ellen Andrea Anderson (Larry) and their children, Evan, Owen and Lauren; brother, Paul Fenske; and sister, Marcia Steward (Gene).
A memorial service will be held at 12 noon, June 10, 2017 at Living Savior Lutheran Church with Pastor Kurbis officiating. A reception will follow.
Memorials may be made to Living Savior Preschool, 301 Overlook Road, Asheville, NC 28803.
To offer online condolences please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com.
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »