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Doris Gracey, 92,

Doris Gracey, 92,

Doris Gracey, 92, passed away quietly on March 18, 2017. Born in Waycross, GA she was the daughter of the late Helen Lorraine Balser Carraway and the late Oscar James Hall.
Doris spent her adult life in Ft. Myers and Miami, FL. She was married to the late L.F. Gracey and worked for National and Pan American Airlines. After her retirement, she moved to Hendersonville where she spent her final years in the special care of The Laurels of Hendersonville and in the tender care of Four Seasons Hospice.
Doris is survived by her son, Michael Kevin Gracey; sister, Kathryn Fleming; nephews, Carl, Terry, Jim and Winston; nieces, Susan Connie, Lorraine and Claire.
No local services are planned.
To offer online condolences please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com.
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Robert Francis Chaya “Bob”, 75

Robert Francis Chaya “Bob”, aged 75, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday March 7, 2017, at his home in Hendersonville NC.   Read More »

Jeannette Reed Turpin, 72

Jeannette Reed Turpin, 72

Jeannette Reed Turpin, 72, of Edneyville, NC went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 20, 2017 after a short battle with cancer.
She graduated from Florida State University and was a Seminole Fan.
She loved music and enjoyed playing the Baritone and ringing handbells. She played in the Hendersonville Community Band and was a member of the Praise Ringers Handbell Choir in Fletcher, NC.
She loved helping people at Shelton Pharmacy, was a school teacher at Faith Christian Day School and had retired from the Henderson County Library after 9 years where she enjoyed telling stories to children and was known as “Miss Nettie”. She was a crafter and loved to crochet and do lathe work.
Nettie loved the Lord and tried to serve Him in any way that she could and was a member of Fruitland Baptist Church.
She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, William “Bill” Turpin Jr.; a daughter, Barbie Higdon (Jerry) of Brevard; a grandson, Ben Higdon; a brother, Bill Reed of Georgia and was loved by many.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 25th at Fruitland Baptist Church with Rev. Craig Stepp officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fruitland Baptist Church Building Fund, 150 College Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Walter Clyde Parris, 78,

Walter Clyde Parris, 78,

Walter Clyde Parris, 78, of Hendersonville went to be with the Lord in what he called his forever home on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Elizabeth House after a period of declining health. A native of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Robert “Bob” and Birdell Rhodes Parris. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Nathan, Grady, Clarence, Donald, Fred, Hugh “Tig” and Ray Parris; sisters, Melba Parris Gordon and Iris Parris Pack.
Walter was a produce farmer for over 30 years and enjoyed his garden and sharing his crops with friends and family. He also enjoyed selling produce at the Henderson Co. Tailgate Market for many years. He was a man who loved home and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Wanda Elmore Parris; daughters, Debbie Parris Davis, Tammy Parris Glover and her husband, Jeff, Beverly Parris Henderson and her husband Richard; sisters, Irene Parris Roper, Evileen Parris Norwood and Rita Parris Justus ; grandchildren, Ashley Glover and her husband Cody, Zack Davis, Amanda Glover, Dawson Henderson and Landon Henderson; great-grandchildren, Will Glover and Zayden Davis; sister-in-law’s, Dorothy and Ruby Parris; and a large number of nieces, nephews and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Tracy Grove Baptist Church with the Reverends James Maybin and Travis Parker officiating. A visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Elizabeth House, 581 S. Allen Rd. Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Online condolences may be offered by visiting www.shulerfuneralhome.com.
Shuler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.   Read More »

Trina Kay Beddingfield, 27

Trina Kay Beddingfield, 27, of Tuxedo, passed away March 16th, 2017 as a result of a sudden illness.
She was born March 30th, 1989, a native of Fort Worth, Texas. She graduated From Blue Ridge Community College in 2013; and in 2007 graduated R. L. Paschal High School, in Fort Worth, Texas.
She was a strong, independent woman who loved animals and helping those in need.
She is survived by her husband, Dustin Beddingfield; Her mother, Sheri Hedge; her brothers, Rece and Layne Wooten; her godparents, Tina David and Greg Terhune; her Nana, Debbie Flory; her Mimi, Frances Lee and PaJack, Jack Lee; her great aunt and uncle, Shug and Mike Morris; her great uncle James Flory; her uncle Jeff Morris and cousin Lynzie Morris. She is also survived by her husband's family; Lisa, Dolan, Jack, Lia, and Betty Beddingfield. As well as her loyal pets, Spooky, Talula, Kitty, and Filburt.
Services will be private, in lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or to Po Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Lillian Brown Swift Gaeser, 98,

Lillian Brown Swift Gaeser, 98, of Hendersonville as well as Boca Raton, Florida died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at her residence in Florida. She was born on January 4, 1919 in New York City to the late Samuel and Sadie Karg Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two husbands, Irving Swift and Walter Newman Gaeser as well as a daughter, Suzanne Valdez.   Read More »

Lillian Brown Swift Gaeser, 98

Lillian Brown Swift Gaeser, age 98 of Hendersonville as well as Boca Raton, FL, died Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at her residence in Florida. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, March 17, 2017 in the Agudas Israel section of Oakdale Cemetery in Hendersonville officiated by Rabbi Rachel Jackson. An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.   Read More »

Jennifer Marie Hamill, 51

Jennifer Marie Hamill, 51

Jennifer Marie Hamill, 51, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away Monday, March 13, 2017
in her home with her dog Simba by her side.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Jan Hamill.
She is survived by her brother, James Hamill of East Flat Rock.
Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the family locally.   Read More »

H. Glenn Kilpatrick, Jr., 71

H. Glenn Kilpatrick, Jr., 71

H. Glenn Kilpatrick, Jr., 71, of Hendersonville passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Elizabeth House. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Harry Glenn Kilpatrick, Sr. and the late Mary Ruth Orr Northington. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Fuschia Andrews Kilpatrick, and a brother, Earl Kilpatrick.
Glenn was a member of Mountain View Missionary Baptist Church. He dedicated 32 years serving his country in the US Air Force, Army and civil service.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 14 years, Lola Davis Kilpatrick; loving step-father, James Northington; two daughters, Dawn Kilpatrick- Kirkpatrick and Mary Meade; one son, Michael Kilpatrick; two step-daughters, Kelly Tawney and Kathy O’Connor; one step-son, Bret Hamrick; two sisters, Carolyn Swanner and Kami Gentry; three brothers, Kim, Keith and Kevin Kilpatrick; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Mountain View Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Mason officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Thursday in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
To offer online condolences please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Jeffrey Lynn “Jeff” Phillips, 64

Jeffrey Lynn “Jeff” Phillips, 64

Jeffrey Lynn “Jeff” Phillips, 64, of Hendersonville, NC passed away, Saturday, March 11, 2017 after a long battle with an illness.
Jeff having his own business, Phillips and Son Small Engine Repair and being in the military as a disabled veteran, he was also a loving husband to Joyce Phillips. A strong and incredible father to all of his children, Chas, Jenny, Jerri, Mike, Jeff Jr. and Phillip. He was also a courageous outstanding grandfather to his thirteen grandchildren, as well as a friend to all. Jeff being the amazing and exemplary guy he was, he will always be dearly loved and remembered. Jeffrey was a man you would meet only once in your life. Very rare and impeccable, Jeff was irreplaceable, unique, valuable, understanding, priceless and incomparable. We are all unsure of words to say, because there isn’t enough. Jeffrey being sick for the time he was you would never think anything was wrong. He was always in such high spirits, forever smiling and laughing. Even though he is not with us anymore, part of him always will be. He’s our angel now and forever will be missed.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »