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Recent Obituaries

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.
Online condolences may be offered by visiting
Shuler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.   Read More »

Joseph Flanagan, 91

Joseph Flanagan, 91, of Hendersonville, passed away, Friday, January 12, 2018. Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Olga Rostkowski, age 97

Olga Rostkowski, age 97, passed away at Carolina Reserve of Hendersonville, Hendersonville, January 13, 2018.
Olga was born in Garfield, New Jersey. She moved to Hendersonville in 1986. She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Theresa Joppa, her beloved husband Joseph and her brother Andrew.
She is survived by her sister, Alice Cebula of Hendersonville; nieces, Linda Liberatore and Michelle Joppa; and nephew Mark Joppa residing in Florida.
Olga was a member of Pinecrest Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville.
Many thanks to Dr. R Tryon and the staff of Carolina Reserve for the excellent care given to her for many years.
There will be no formal services.
Please visit for online condolences.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Timothy Austin Owenby, 61

Timothy Austin Owenby, 61, of Edneyville, NC passed away unexpectedly at his home Friday, December 22, 2017.   Read More »