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February 2015 Archive

Sarah Ellen Gholston Bell, 101

Sarah Ellen Gholston Bell, 101, passed away on February 24, 2015. Sarah was born July 9, 1913, in Fitzpatrick, AL, to the late Thomas Hough Gholston and Jane Elizabeth Jones Gholston. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Jack Bell, and her grandson, John H. Bell, III. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Bell Carter and husband, Joseph, of Flat Rock, NC, and her son, John H. Bell, II and his wife, Teresa, of Mountain Brook, AL; three grandsons, Charles J. Carter, Jr. and his wife, Rebecca Carter, of Columbia, SC, Timothy A. Carter and his wife, Heather Randolph Carter, of Charlotte, NC, and Jeremy Bell and his wife, Amy Bell, of Pell City, AL; three great-grandchildren, Joseph Quinn Carter, Piper Claire Carter, and John Benjamin Bell. Formerly a resident of Birmingham, AL, she moved to The Bridge at Lake Pointe Landing, in Hendersonville, NC, five years ago.   Read More »

Edmund Louis Liguori, 80

Edmund Louis Liguori, 80

Edmund Louis Liguori, 80, of Hendersonville, lost his yearlong battle with Mesothelioma on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at the Elizabeth House. He was the son of the late Louis and Elena DeLouise Liguori and also proceeded in death by his beloved sister, Corinne DeLaOsa.   Read More »

Sarah Ellen Bell, age 101

Sarah Ellen Bell, age 101, died Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Elizabeth House. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.   Read More »

G. Carol P. Lawrence, 81

G. Carol P. Lawrence, 81

G. Carol P. Lawrence, 81, of Hendersonville, NC went to be with the Lord Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Elizabeth House with her loving family by her side.
She born and raised in Buncombe County and had lived in Henderson County for over 20 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Lawrence and her parents, Hubert and Lavada Dockery Pressley. She retired from Ball Corporation after 20 years of service and was of the Baptist Faith. She loved to sew and cook.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan Alfaro and her husband Martin of Hendersonville; two sons, Thomas Lawrence and his wife Marie of Rutherfordton and Jerry Lawrence and his wife Sandra of Fletcher; two sisters, Mary Francis Bradley and her husband Charles of Swannanoa and Dorothy Sharpe of Asheville; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 4:00 PM Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Chapel In The Pines of Jackson Funeral Service with Rev. Keith Dockins officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel and at other times will be at the home of Susan and Martin Alfaro.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793   Read More »

William R. Wodach, 86

William R. Wodach, 86, of Hendersonville, passed away, Saturday, February 21, 2015. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

William Junior "Bill" Ferry, 87

William Junior "Bill" Ferry, 87, of Liberty, SC and formerly of Hendersonville, NC passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015 in South Carolina.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Chapel In The Pines of Jackson Funeral Service. The family will recieve friends
one hour prior to the service in the chapel. Burial will follow in Jones Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Henderson County Honor Guard.   Read More »

Ms. Ernestine "Teena" Holmes, 87

Hendersonville – Ms. Ernestine "Teena" Holmes, age 87, passed away peacefully Friday morning, February 20, 2015, at The Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. Teena was a long term resident of Lake Point Landing. She was the daughter of Omer and Emma Hill of Huntsville, Alabama. She is survived by her son, Rick Holmes and his wife Claire, of Hendersonville, her three grandchildren, Samantha and Emma Holmes of Hendersonville, and Bubba Holmes of Tallahassee, Florida, her brother Donald Hill and her sister, LouJean Hill both of Huntsville, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her son, Micky Holmes of Tuscaloosa, and her brothers Miles and Wayland Hill of Huntsville.   Read More »

Charles M. Gordon, 40

Charles M. Gordon, 40, Hendersonville, NC went to be with our precious Lord on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. He is preceded in death by his loving "Moma", Allie Gordon.   Read More »

Spencer Weldon Reid, 87

Spencer Weldon Reid, 87, of Saluda, NC passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 at St. Lukes Hospital.   Read More »

Christopher Eugene "Gene" Staton, Jr., 80

Christopher Eugene "Gene" Staton, Jr., age 80, died February 17, 2015 surrounded by his family at his home, Brookland. He was born in Hendersonville in 1934 to Christopher Eugene Staton, Sr. and Helen McGraw Staton. Gene graduated from Hendersonville High School and the University of Georgia where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration. He was a member of the Chi Phi Social Fraternity. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and was inducted into the Phi Alpha Theta honors society.   Read More »

George Lee Howell, 92

George Lee Howell, 92

George Lee Howell, age 92, of Hooper's Creek went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Goldsboro on July 26, 1922, the son of the late Moody Ashley and Cova Bagwell Howell. In addition to his parents, Mr. Howell was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Florence Glaspy Howell; his three sisters, Mildred Williams, Margaret Melton, and John Ann Barnhill; as well as by his brother, W.D. "Dub" Howell.   Read More »

Teresa Cantrell Roberts, 40

Teresa Cantrell Roberts, age 40, of Hendersonville died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Mission Hospital following a sudden illness. She was born in Henderson County on May 13, 1974 to the late Stanley and Anna Burns Cantrell.   Read More »

Kenneth Jay Vaughn Jr, 73

Kenneth Jay Vaughn Jr, 73 of East Flat Rock, NC passed away Monday February 16, 2015 at the
Brain Center.
He was born and raised in the Hazelton, PA and had lived in Henderson County since 1891.
He was preceded in death by his father Kenneth Jay Vaughn SR,a daughter, Kathlene Vaughn
and a son, Garland Heatherly,
Ken loved to camp, he and his wife owned and operated Mountain Camper Sales in Hendersonville
and he drove a school bus for North Henderson High School.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Doris Elizabeth Vaughn, three sons, Kenneth Jay
Vaughn III and his wife Shane, Charles Heatherly JR and his wife Kirsten and Butch Heatherly
and his wife Jennifer; ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren, his mother Cleo Vaughn of
Hendersonville, three brothers, David, Brain and Vernon Vaughn and many nieces, nephews and
friends.
A memorial service will be held 4:00 PM Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Fletcher Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Ivan Blake officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or to PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793   Read More »

Robert Gordon Wick, 90

Robert Gordon Wick, 90, former manager of Berkeley Mills, died Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Carolina Village Medical Center.
He was born on January 21, 1925 in Duluth, MN and was a son of the late Oscar Carl and Inga Johnson Wick. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Clarence and Harold Wick. He graduated from Duluth Central High School and attended the University of Minnesota earning degrees in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering. He served in the Navy during WWII.
He worked for Kimberly - Clark for 38 years and held various managerial positions in engineering, production and administration. During his employment, he was awarded a Sloan Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a Masters Degree in Industrial Management. He served as Mill Manager of Berkeley Mills in Hendersonville from 1968 to 1972 and again from 1982 to 1984. He was the Mill Manager of the Lakeview and Badger Globe Mills in Neenah, WI from 1972 to 1982. In 1984, he was assigned the responsibility of construction, manning, and start up of a new manufacturing facility in Lexington, NC. He retired in 1986 and moved back to Hendersonville.
He was a member of the Rotary Club, Masonic Order, Elks Club, Eagles, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, and the Hendersonville Country Club. While living in Memphis, TN from 1951 to 1965, he was active in the Sports Car Club of America serving as Regional Executive in 1960 and 1961. He was active in road rallies, races, autocross and gymkhanas. Driving a Corvette, he won the prestigious 5 State Rally in 1964 covering some 700 miles of back roads and logging trails through the mid-south. He loved building and flying of model airplanes from a young age, and was a charter member of clubs in Appleton, WI and Memphis, TN. He was a member of the Henderson County Flyers.
In Hendersonville, he served on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Blue Ridge Community College, The United Way, Margaret Pardee Memorial Hospital and the Community Foundation.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Maree; a daughter, Sally Stevens of Flat Rock; three sons - Jeffrey Wick, (Patti) of Carolina Beach, NC, and Richard Wick, (Nancy) of Duncanville, TX and Peter Wick of Appleton, WI; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 19, 2015 at the Carolina Village Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Carolina Village Foundation at Carolina Village, 600 Carolina Village Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792.
To offer condolences online, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with service arrangements   Read More »

Barry Anthony Edmundson, 44

Barry Anthony Edmundson, 44 of Hendersonville passed away unexpectedly, Sunday February 08, 2015   Read More »

Dorothy Taylor, 87,

Dorothy Taylor, 87, of Hendersonville, NC passed away Friday, February 13, 2015 at Cherry Springs Village.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. She was the daughter of the late Rome and Essie Justice Williams and was also preceded in death by her husband, William Ernest Taylor, a daughter, Barbara Anne Taylor, 3 brothers, Chalm Williams, Burnnell Williams and Broadus Williams.   Read More »

Mrs. Delane Freeman Edney, 99

Mrs. Delane Freeman Edney age 99 of Apple Valley Road, Edneyville, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her family.   Read More »

Robert "Bob" Carroll Winn, 89

Robert "Bob" Carroll Winn, 89

Robert "Bob" Carroll Winn, age 89, of Hendersonville, passed away February 12, 2015.Born in Birmingham, AL to the late Roland and Leonetta Winn, he was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Estelle Witt Winn and daughter, Barbara Winn.   Read More »

Kerry Dean White, 53

Kerry Dean White, 53, of Mill Spring, and formerly of Hendersonville, NC passed away February 11, 2015 peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was the son of the late Harold White and Vera Wolfe.
Survivors include three children, Dawn, Deana and Robert; a brother, Ryan White and wife Karen; an uncle, Kelly White and wife Nancy; two aunts, June Burrell and Hazel Ward and several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends and loved ones.
A grave side service will be held 1:00 PM Monday, February 16, 2015 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with rev. Stanley Adcock officiating.
Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the family.   Read More »

Stewart Ellwood Allen

Stewart Ellwood Allen died peacefully on February 7, 2015, under Hospice care and in the presence of his two surviving children and their spouses. He was almost 92. Born in Ohio in 1923, he was the son of the late F. Ellwood and Dorothy S. Allen and was also preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Rudisill; daughter, Karen Peck; and sisters, Jean Bird and Anne Allen.   Read More »

Ruth Pauline Rhodes, 87

Ruth Pauline Rhodes, 87

Ruth Pauline Rhodes, 87 of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday February 10, 2015 from Pardee Hospital.
A native of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Ola Mae Capps Owens Jr. and wife of the late Vaughn Rhodes. She was preceded in death by two brothers, James Owens and Wayne Owens, three sisters, Brenda Lanning, Lillian Short and Darla Owens.
She was a member of Barker Heights Baptist Church. Family was important to her and she was a wonderful mother, grandmother and a good homemaker.
Survivors include; one daughter Margaret Rhodes Osteen and her husband Dwight of Hendersonville, one brother Eddie Owens and his wife Mary Anna of Hendersonville, two grandchildren, Tammy Summey and her husband Craig of Hendersonville and Christopher Osteen of Hendersonville, two great grandchildren, Kyle Seelig and Joshua Summey of Hendersonville and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Friday February 13, 2015 at 11 AM at Barker Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Owens officiating. Burial will follow the service at.
The family will receive friends on Thursday night from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at The Chapel in the Pines of Jackson Funeral Service.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Dorthula "Dot" Summerall Bailey, 85

Dorthula "Dot" Summerall Bailey, 85, of Hendersonville, died Monday, February 09, 2015, at Cherry Springs Village. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was a daughter of the late James and Ruby Summerall and wife of the late William Bailey who died in 2014. She was employed by Kyocera for over 20 years, retiring in 1994, and was a member of Stoney Mountain Baptist Church.   Read More »

David Allen Buckner, 58

David Allen Buckner of Hendersonville, 58, died Thursday, February 6, 2015 at Duke University Hospital. He was the son of the late Mildred and Garnett Buckner.   Read More »

Barbara Ann Thompson, 78

Barbara Ann Thompson, 78, of Flat Rock, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015.
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Max Brant Freeman, 76

Max Brant Freeman, 76

Max Brant Freeman, 76, entered into the kingdom of Heaven peacefully on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Elsie Freeman.   Read More »

Emmie Owenby Laughter, 86

Emmie Owenby Laughter, 86, of Hendersonville died Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Hendersonville. She was born in Hendersonville, NC to the late Whitt L. Owenby and Ruth Gibbs Owenby Laughter as well as the daughter of the late Clyde R. Laughter. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Earl Wayne Laughter in 1984. Emmie was also preceded in death by a daughter: Diane L. Tinsley, three sisters: Helen O. Laughter and her husband Harry, Iris Luther, and Velma Judith Boyd.   Read More »

Ethel M. Adams, 89

Ethel M. Adams, 89, of Hendersonville passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015.
She was a native of Detroit, MI and a resident of Henderson County for 12 years. Ethel was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, William Ray Adams, and she was a member of Hendersonville Church of Christ.
Her survivors include her daughter, Sondra Ulman and husband Mike of Hendersonville; sons, Ron Adams and wife Mary Jane of Iron, MI and Randall Adams and wife Donita of Land of Lakes, FL; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family   Read More »

Jerry Shelko, 60

Jerry Shelko, 60, of Mountain Home passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at the Elizabeth House, surrounded by his family and friends.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Jerry was the son of the late Gerald and Dorothy Nelson Shelko. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Wendy Shelko and brother, Fred Shelko.
Jerry was an Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. He moved to Henderson County in 1989 and was a member of Balfour Baptist Church. Jerry enjoyed outdoor activities with his wife and fellowship with his church family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Sandy Shelko of Mountain Home; his stepdaughters, Lisa Souther and husband, Joel, of Hooper's Creek, and Michelle Quinn of Mills River; stepson, Jason Quinn and wife, Megan, of Hendersonville; sister, JoAnn Kozel and husband, Joe, of Hendersonville; five step-grandchildren, Christopher and Cayden Quinn, Mitchell and McKenzie Souther, and Bailey Quinn; sister-in-law, Martha Pace of Brevard; niece, Tammy Bennett of Columbia, SC; nephew, Jerry Silhan of Warren, OH; and step-niece, Debbie Bracken and step-nephew, Joey Pace, both of Brevard.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 am Friday, February 6, 2015 at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory in Pisgah Forest. The Reverends Travis Harrison and Joe Lund will officiate.
To offer condolences online, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.   Read More »

Glenn W. Small, 85

Glenn W. Small, 85

Glenn W. Small, 85 of Saluda passed away Monday January 26, 2015 at home after a long battle with Prostate Cancer. He served 20 years in the US Navy and 20 years at General Electric. He was a native and long time resident of Saluda,NC. His hobbies were wood working, gardening, listening to classical music, reading, and sharing books. Dedicated to making the world a better place. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Barbara Jean Small, his 5 daughters, Debbie Angel, Pamela Hatley, Renee Koche, Stephanie Lindsay, and Andrea Small. There are 6 grandchildren and 4 great grand children and his brother Barton Small from Alabama.   Read More »

Maren Scott Robinson

"Maren Scott Robinson of Zirconia died peacefully at Elizabeth House, Four Seasons Hospice on February 1, 2015 after struggling with cancer for two and one-half years. Born April 6, 1980, in Hendersonville, Maren graduated from Asheville Country Day School in 1998 and Appalachian State University in 2002. She most recently worked at LifeTouch of Charlotte, NC. Maren is survived by her parents, Lee and Maureen, of Zirconia, NC; her brother James, sister-in-law Joanne, and nephews Liam and Spencer of Charlotte, NC; aunts Debbie Johnson of Atlanta, Florence Canfield of Zirconia, Martha Scofield of Naples, Fl, Wendy Robinson of Bonita Springs, Fl, Eleanor Robinson of Berwyn, PA, and Mary Cobb of Orange Park, Fl, great-aunt Frances Armentrout of Naples, Fl, and, uncle, Frank Scott of Altamont Springs, FL, as well as close and loving cousins and friends. A celebration of Maren's life is being planned for Spring 2015.
The family requests that those wishing to honor Maren's life consider a donation to the Maren Robinson Photography Scholarship Fund (c/o ASU Foundation, Inc., ASU Box 32014, Boone, NC 28608) or Elizabeth House (c/o) Four Seasons Development Office, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731). "
Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the family.   Read More »

Martha Frances Sinclair, 92

Martha Frances Sinclair, 92, of East Flat Rock, passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015, at a local nursing home.   Read More »

Gene Norman, 81

Gene Norman, 81

Gene Norman, 81, of Hendersonville, passed away Friday, January 30, 2015 with his family by his side.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County and a son of the late James Virgil and Maggie Cagle Norman. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Norman; and sisters, Betty Bennett and Helen Capps.
Gene served in the U.S Army during the Korean Conflict and was employed by the city of Hendersonville and retired from General Electric. He was an active member and Deacon of Main Street Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Hendersonville High School Hall of Fame. He was selected to play in the East-West All-Star Basketball game held at Elon College.
Gene loved his Lord and family. He also gave many years of service to youth athletics in the community. He loved to play golf with Hazie. Taking care of all of his children was his joy. They often heard "God bless you Sugar."
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Hazel Gibson Norman; daughter, Linda Bagwell and her husband Marty; sons, Mike Norman and his wife Sharman, Steve Norman and his wife Kathy, and John Norman and his wife Tessa; grandchildren, Kyndal, Spenser, Brooke, Alyssa, Kristina, Austin, Davis, Joshua, and Emma; great-grandchildren, Ariah, Kajlynn, and Payton; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at the Main Street Baptist Church in Hendersonville with Revs. Carl Connelly and Victor Rampey officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hendersonville. Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post 77, Hedrick-Rhodes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5206, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14 will render military honors. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Hendersonville.
In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to: Autism Society of America, 4340 East West Hwy Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814.
A sympathy card and online register book is available by visiting www.forestlawnhendersonville.com
Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Hendersonville is assisting the family   Read More »