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Recent Obituaries

Robert Franklin Bane, Jr., 83

Robert Franklin Bane, Jr., 83, of Zirconia, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017. Forest Lawn Funeral Home will announce the arrangements.   Read More »

Rev. Roy E. Burleson, 85

Rev. Roy E. Burleson, 85, of Mountain Home, NC passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his home.
Roy was the next to youngest of twelve children who grew up in Mitchell/McDowell Counties, NC. He is the last of them to leave this world and enter into the next.
He is of the Freewill Baptist Faith and faithfully attended the church of his choice for over fifty years.
He leaves behind his bride of sixty years, Joyce. Additionally, he leaves a legacy of four children, Rickey Burleson, Carroll Burleson, Sherry Clark and Dawn Branche, all of Hendersonville, six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren, and his wonderful love for his Saviour.
A funeral service will be held 12:00 PM Wednesday, the 26th at the Chapel in The Pines of Jackson Funeral Service with Rev. Doug Carroll officiating. Burial will follow at the Laurel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Marion, NC. The family will receive friends from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM in the chapel before the service and at other times the family will be at the home.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Dorothy Dellinger “Dot” Marlow, 85

Dorothy Dellinger “Dot” Marlow, 85

Dorothy Dellinger “Dot” Marlow, 85, of Givens Estates, Asheville, NC, died on July 18, 2017, after a brief illness. She was a native of Lincolnton, NC (born 1932) and lived in the Hendersonville area for the past 65 years.
Mrs. Marlow, a graduate of Brevard College, had a career of 26 years in banking. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville, where she taught the Alma Lee Cheves Sunday School class, and was active in the United Methodist Women and other church committees. She was active in the Henderson County community, having served as president of United Way and as a board member of the Community Foundation of Henderson County, the Hendersonville Symphony, the Chamber of Commerce, the Pardee Memorial Hospital, the Pardee Memorial Hospital Foundation, and the Pardee Hospital Chaplaincy Association. She also served on the Boards of Givens Estates Retirement Community, Historic Johnson Farm, and SSEACO (Vocational Solutions). She was an active volunteer at the Historic Johnson Farm and at Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School. She was an honorary member of Delta Kappa Gamma and served as a trustee of Brevard College. She was active on committees at Givens Estates and sang in the Givens choir.
Mrs. Marlow was selected as one of Henderson County’s top 50 outstanding leaders by WHKP in 1996. She was the 1977 VFW Woman of the Year and recipient of the 2005 Sauer Charitable Leadership Award from the Henderson County Community Foundation. She was inducted into the Henderson County Education Foundation Hall of Fame in 2006. Dot was awarded the Pardee Hospital Foundation’s Philanthropist of the Year in 2010 and received the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award from the WNC Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2006. She was inducted into the Brevard College Hall of Fame in 1998.
She was predeceased by her parents, Samuel Thomas Dellinger and Bertha Mae Dellinger, her husband of 47 years, Glenn C. Marlow, seven brothers and sisters, and her son-in-law, Dr. Donald R. Songer. Survivors include daughters, Valorie Marlow Songer of Columbia, SC; Glenna Marlow White and her husband, Richard A. White of Charlotte; and Dottie Marlow Kinlaw and her husband, Dr. John L. Kinlaw of Rutherfordton; a son, Jeffrey A. Marlow, and his wife, Dr. Sherri H. Marlow of Harrisburg, NC; grandchildren: Michael J. Songer (Erica), Julie Songer Belman (Travis), Avery White, Anna White, John Cobb, Jacob Kinlaw, Clare Kinlaw and Nicholas Glenn Marlow; and great-grandchildren James, Raymond, and Marlow Belman.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at First United Methodist Church, Hendersonville at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 22nd . The family will receive friends following the service in the Christian Life Center at the Church. A private burial will be held in Shepherd Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Dorothy Dellinger Marlow Endowed Scholarship Fund at Brevard College, One Brevard College Drive, Brevard, NC 28712 or to the Glenn Marlow Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Henderson County, P.O. Box 1108, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.   Read More »

Bruce “Buck” Carl Ellenburg, Jr., 88

Bruce “Buck” Carl Ellenburg, Jr., 88, of Hendersonville, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Forest Lawn Funeral Home will announce the arrangements.   Read More »

V.G. Harold Reid, 83,

V.G. Harold Reid, 83,

V.G. Harold Reid, 83, of Mills River, passed away Saturday July 15, 2017 after an extended illness, at the Elizabeth House.
He was a lifelong resident of Henderson County and the son of the late Floyd A. and Virgie L. Reid.
V.G. retired from Sayles Biltmore Bleacheries after 35 years of employment. He loved to travel, work on his farm and be in the woods with animals. He also adored his dog Buddy.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Lucille Reid; son, Ricky Reid (Darlene); daughters, Roxanne and Tammy Reid; grandsons, Jason, Daniel and William; great-granddaughters, Chloe, Olivia and Kendall; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be from 5 to 7 PM Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Shuler Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
To offer online condolences, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Carrol R. Justice, 78

Carrol R. Justice, 78

Carrol R. Justice, 78, owner of Justice Cycle passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 at Mission Hospital.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Ethel Stepp Justice, two brothers, Hulon and Horace Justice and one sister, Virgie Hardin.
He loved Duke basketball, NASCAR, tractor pulls, music and anything to do with motorcycles.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Marie Garren Justice; a son, Danny Justice and his wife Judy of Hendersonville; a daughter, Sandra Rogers and her husband Frank of Taylors, SC; five grandchildren, Jason and Jared Justice, Natalie, Blake and Adam Rogers; eight great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and his two 4 legged friends, Tinkie and Toby.
A grave side service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, July 15th at the Mtn. Home Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Bryan Melton officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery and at other times will be at the home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Four Seasons Compassion For Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Lois Mae Cabe Beeney, 91

Lois Mae Cabe Beeney, 91

Lois Mae Cabe Beeney, 91, passed on to be with the Lord July 9, 2017.   Read More »

Norman Haywood Gordon

Norman Haywood Gordon

Norman Haywood Gordon passed away peacefully with his family at his side at Elizabeth House on July 6, 2017. He was born on July 27, 1948, in Asheville, NC. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, sons Michael “Flash”, Kenneth and his wife Stephanie, and his cherished granddaughter Leah. He is also survived by his sisters Doris Hollifield of Etowah, Lynda Wilson (David) of Morganton, and his brother Richard Gordon (Jackie) of Etowah. His extended family includes Viola Allison, Martha Shoemaker (Don), and Mark Allison (Donna), along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mason and Christine Echols Gordon, and brothers Wallace, Tom, and Gene.   Read More »

Robert L. Buley, 85

Robert L. Buley, 85, of Hendersonville, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

JOAN EILEEN ONOFRIO, 86

JOAN EILEEN ONOFRIO, 86, of Hendersonville passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at The Laurels of Hendersonville Rehabilitation Center. Joan was born and raised in Lincolnshire, England. She attended the Kesteven and Sleaford School for Girls, then graduated from GPO Business School. After completing school, Joan worked for the British Postal Service for a few years before and after joining the Women’s Royal Naval Service where she was a pay writer. The Naval Service is where Joan would meet her first husband, Francis Hennessey.   Read More »