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April 2015 Archive

James Henry “Jimmy” Staton, 69

James Henry “Jimmy” Staton, 69

James Henry “Jimmy” Staton, age 69, of Flat Rock passed into Heaven from the Elizabeth House on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 after a lengthy illness. His is preceded in death by his parents, W.R. (Redden) Staton and Pauline Case Staton; and his only sibling, Jeanne Staton Jones.   Read More »

David Stevenson Walker, Sr., 69

David Stevenson Walker, Sr., 69

David Stevenson Walker, Sr., 69, of Hendersonville passed away on Thursday, April 30. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Itasco Walker and Annie Lowdermilk Walker.   Read More »

Burnett Hayes “Burnie” Russell, Jr

Burnett Hayes “Burnie” Russell, Jr

Burnett Hayes “Burnie” Russell, Jr. found his peace on April 25, 2015. He was born in Union, SC on July 31, 1971 to parents, Burnett H. Russell, Sr. of Hendersonville, NC and Lynn Allen Russell of Del Rio, TN.
Burnie was a business man, an entrepreneur and was blessed with a knack for numbers. However, more than the aforementioned labels, he was highly skilled in woodworking and a gifted carpenter. Burnie appreciated the little things in life which showed through his love of animals and nature. As a man of many talents and hobbies, he dabbled in playing the guitar and was well-read in classic literature and philosophy. Skill, talent and hobby came together in Burnie's ability to manipulate words and for those who were close to him, that ability will not be quickly forgotten.
Burnie was a graduate of the Edneyville High School Class of 1989. He held a BSBA in Finance from Appalachian State University where he was a member of the Gamma Beta Phi Honors Society, Alpha Chi National Honors Scholarship Society, and Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors Society. Over the course of his life, he also attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Oxford in the UK, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, East Carolina University, and had recently been offered a fellowship at Elon School of Law.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Lisa Russell Nix and her husband Greg, and his nieces, Christen and Bryson Nix along with his extended family.
Burnie was surrounded by loving friends, especially “the guys,” who were as much a part of his family as his parents, sister, brother-in-law and nieces. Burnie was a caring son, loving brother, inspiring uncle and true friend. He will continue to be remembered and loved by many.   Read More »

Richard J. Harrington, 85

Richard J. Harrington, 85 of Hendersonville, died Friday, April 24, 2015 at LifeCare Center.   Read More »

Grant William Tabor

Grant William Tabor, 35, of Hendersonville, NC passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Elizabeth House
after a lifelong illness.   Read More »

Elizabeth Steiges, 95

Elizabeth Steiges, 95, of Arden, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015. No local services are planned. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Galina “Lina” Stein, 66

Galina “Lina” Stein, 66

Galina “Lina” Stein, 66, died on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents: Tolubaev Vasiliy Andreevich and Slutskaya Ljubov Aronovna.   Read More »

Albert S. “Bert” Browning, III

Albert S. “Bert” Browning, III

Mr. Browning passed quickly in his home Monday evening, April 20, sitting with his new bride at age 85. Bert loved people, the mountains of western Carolina and was a friend to all who met him.   Read More »

Linda Jones Moore, 62

Linda Jones Moore, 62

Linda Jones Moore, 62, of Fletcher passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015.
She was raised in Kentucky and was fiercely proud of the Blue Grass State. After residing in many worldwide locations, she was a resident of Henderson County for 20 years. Linda was a daughter of the late Robert and Caroline Jones and was also preceded in death by her aunt, Esther Bauman.
She received her bachelor’s degree from Murray State University and her master’s degree from the University of Louisville. She was employed at the Fletcher Branch of Henderson County Library as a Librarian and was a member of Etowah United Methodist Church.
Linda was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was the recipient of a US Army medal: The Commander’s Award for Public Service, for her support of US armed forces, other governmental agencies, and their families while in overseas locations.
Linda was an adventurer. She was avidly curious about the world and was always searching for answers. She loved exploring, taking hikes, canoeing, and scuba diving. Her travels sent her to most of Europe and she followed the journey of Lewis and Clark to the Pacific Ocean.
Linda was known for her inner strength and beautiful spirit. She had a whimsical sense of humor. Her nurturing presence was essential in her years as a social worker, helping countless people in need. Linda was also a dreamer who always had creative ideas. During her employment at the library, she was able to utilize her creativity by leading story hours for the pre-school children. There was nothing she liked more than reading and sharing her crafts with kids in the community. An avid crafter, she had countless projects she was working on, anything from mending her daughter’s dresses to crocheting a toilet seat cover!
Most importantly, she loved her family and friends passionately. She treasured her relationships with her three sisters. She married her soulmate and they created a beautiful life and many memories together over the years. The love they shared brought two daughters, whom Linda loved more than anything. Linda was also blessed with two gorgeous granddaughters and they brought her so much joy.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Stan Moore; daughters, Katherine Monkus and her husband Brandon, and Johanna Moore; grandchildren, Emma, and Charlotte; sisters, Barbara Rogers, Karen Squires, and Polly McCage; a beloved cousin, Michele Shaffer; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 3pm Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Etowah United Methodist Church with Rev. David Cook officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army of Henderson County, NC.
To offer condolences online, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.   Read More »

Linda Jones Moore, 62

Linda Jones Moore, 62, of Fletcher, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015. Shuler Funeral Home will announce the arrangements.   Read More »

Esther Melissa Bauman

Esther Melissa Bauman was born in Englewood, Colorado, to Charlotte and Cad Turpen on December 2, 1933. The youngest of three, she was predeceased by her parents, her sister Caroline Jones and brother Whitney Turpen. She passed away at peace with the world on April 13 at the age of 81. Divorced from Budrow Bauman after ten years of marriage, Esther had no children, but had five nieces, their children, and many close friends she counted as family.   Read More »

Dorothy Jean Page, 84

Dorothy Jean Page, 84 of Hendersonville, died Friday, April 17, 2015 at Cardinal Care Center. She is survived by her son Anthony DeCarlo and his wife Lisa of East Flat Rock. Services and burial will be held in Sweeden, New York.   Read More »

Amelia Pompeo, 92

Amelia Pompeo, 92, of Hendersonville, formerly of New Jersey, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

A.C. Lackey Jr., 81


A.C. Lackey Jr., 81, of Edneyville, NC passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Elizabeth House. He was born in Greenville, SC and had lived in Henderson County for most of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, A.C. Lackey Sr. and Mozelle Moore and a brother, Jerry Lackey. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Belk’s Department Store after 26 years of service, was a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church, the Edneyville Grange and the Edneyville Community Club. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Barbara Lyda Lackey; two daughters, Carol Lynn Lackey (Pierre) and Terry Gail Baker (Jeff) all of Edneyville; a brother, Eddie “Ed” Moore (Sandra) of Shreveport, LA; three grandchildren, Laura Pace, Joseph LaBerge, Chad Baker; two great grandchildren, Taylor Pace and Hunter Pidcock and his canine companion, Sherman. A visitation will be held Friday, April 24, 2015 from 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM at Jackson Funeral Service.   Read More »

Carolyn Bradley Leatherman Richardson, 65,

Carolyn Bradley Leatherman Richardson, 65,

Carolyn Bradley Leatherman Richardson, 65, of Hendersonville, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, surrounded by her family and longest friends, at the Elizabeth House Hospice Center in Flat Rock after a tremendous battle with five cancers. She is preceded in death by her parents: Adrian and Dorothy Sinclair Leatherman. She is also preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Roy and Vada Leatherman and maternal grandparents, Ross and Cora Sinclair.   Read More »

A.C. Lackey Jr., 81

A.C. Lackey Jr., 81, of Edneyville, NC passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Elizabeth House.
Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory will announce the arrangements.   Read More »

Carla Charlotte Owenby Dalton, 62

Carla Charlotte Owenby Dalton, 62

Carla Charlotte Owenby Dalton, 62, a native of Henderson County, started her earthly journey on May 9, 1952, and ended her earthly journey by entering into and Heaven’s domain April 15, 2015. She is preceded in death by her beloved parents Carl E. and Hester Gilbert Owenby.   Read More »

Bob G. Sherman, age 85

Bob G. Sherman, age 85

Bob G. Sherman, age 85 of Hendersonville died Monday, April 13, 2015 in Paducah, Kentucky. Mr. Sherman was born September 1, 1929 in Henderson County, the son of the late James Dewey Sherman and Zetta Guice Sherman.   Read More »

Donald Milton Orr, 71

Donald Milton Orr, 71, of Homestead, Florida, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his father Milton Thomas Orr, Jr.   Read More »

Doris Pace Gardner

Doris Pace Gardner passed from this world’s living into the next at 2:40 AM Friday April 10, 2015. She will be missed.   Read More »

Nuala Catherine Fay, 82

Nuala Catherine Fay, 82

Nuala Catherine Fay, 82, of Hendersonville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at Elizabeth House.   Read More »

William Eric Drake, 82

William Eric Drake, 82

William Eric Drake, 82, of Hendersonville, NC, passed from this life into the next on Good Friday, April 3, 2015 at Carolina Village after a long illness and a slow decline.
Bill, as he was known, was born November 27, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the son of the late Helen Ayres Drake and George Eric Drake. His only sibling, a brother, John Ayres Drake, also preceded him in death.
Bill was a vice president in charge of sales, traveling the world selling chemical products, and later, food service equipment. He had a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rice University and a master’s degree in international business from the University of Detroit. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserves for 20 years, and a proud member of the Special Forces. Learning and traveling were his two biggest passions-besides his family of five children and his wife, Cindy. Together they raised their children in various parts of the United States and in Greece and Venezuela and encouraged each one to his/her full potential.
As a faithful Christian, he was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Hendersonville and a frequent visitor of St. Andrew Anglican in Edneyville, a lay reader at both churches. One of his favorite things was his weekly attendance at the Tuesday morning men’s breakfast group of St. James. In the past, he had been involved in constructing homes with HAC and working with Friends of the Library. His years of working in New York City led to a love of the theatre, and in his later years, he performed in many local amateur productions, including those of the Belfry Players.
He is survived by his wife Cynthia of 63 years; daughters Libby Ordeman and husband Bob of Brownsville, Texas; Janet Drakeand husband Steve Catron of Istanbul, Turkey; Carol Drake of Brooklyn, New York; Nancy Stechshulte and husband Tom of Teaneck, New Jersey; one son, Dr. John Drake and wife Brenda of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He also leaves behindnine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren who affectionately called him, “Colonel”.
A memorial service for the life of Bill Drake will take place in July at St. James Episcopal Church at a date to be announced.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of the arrangements.   Read More »

Glenda Shirley Hanna, 91

Glenda Shirley Hanna, 91

Glenda Shirley Hanna, 91, died on Monday, April 6, 2015 at The Lodge of Mills River. She is preceded in death by her parents: Reverend Herbert Raymond Rolfe and Shirley Louise Stevens and her loving husband James “Ray” Hanna.
Glenda was born in Brunswick, Maine on July 1, 1923. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Massachusetts and her Master’s at Loma Linda University in CA. She served as a Seventh Day Adventist Missionary Nurse in exotic places such as Taiwan, Singapore and Puerto Rico. She was in charge of Schools of Nursing most of her 25 years in the Far East. She also worked in Massachusetts and Florida in nursing during and after her undergraduate studies. Glenda retired in 1985 and moved to Henderson County where she became a member of the Fletcher Seventh Day Adventist Church and served as volunteer at their community and at Park Ridge Hospital. In 1995, she met and married Ray in 1995 and they resided at Fletcher Park Inn. Glenda was dedicated to the Lord from her early childhood and served Him all the days of her life.
She is survived by her cousin, Robin Bair in Apopka, FL. She leaves behind many friends from the area as well as around the world.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:30PM on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at Fletcher Park Inn with Pastor Evan Blake officiating.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center are in charge of arrangements.   Read More »

Sherry Owens Austin, 59

Sherry Owens Austin, 59, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at her home in Flat Rock. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee W. Owens and Willie R. Owens of Charlotte.   Read More »

Mary Wynne Bohannon, 93

Mary Wynne Bohannon, 93, died Tuesday April 7, 2015. Mary was born February 28, 1922 in Hickory North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents John Neil Bohannon Sr. and Mary Wynne Bohannon, her brother John N. Bohannon Jr. and her sisters Sara B. Wright and Jane B. Goodson.   Read More »

Furman L. Bennison, 91

Furman L. Bennison, 91

Furman L. Bennison, 91,of Flat Rock, NC went to be with the Lord, Saturday, April 11, 2015.   Read More »

Furman L. Bennison, 91

Furman L. Bennison, 91,of Flat Rock, NC went to be with the Lord, Saturday, April 11, 2015.   Read More »

Doris Pace Gardne

Doris Pace Gardner passed from this world’s living into the next at 2:40 AM Friday April 10, 2015. She will be missed.   Read More »

Doris Pace Gardner

Doris Pace Gardner, of Hendersonville, NC lost her long battle with lung
disease Friday, April 10, 2015.   Read More »

Raymond Edward Van Natta, Jr, 83

Raymond Edward Van Natta, Jr, 83 of Hendersonville died Friday, April 03, 2015 at Transylvania Regional Hospital. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, he was a son of the late Raymond Edward Van Natta and Jeanne Gibson Van Natta. A resident of Hendersonville for the past 18 years, he graduated from the University of Illinois and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He worked for Lutheran General Hospital and Christ Hospital, both in Chicago; and Moody Bible Institute, WMBI Radio in Chicago. Ed was a member of St. James Church and was brought up in the Plymouth Brethren.   Read More »

James Lenton McCarson, 76

James Lenton McCarson, 76 of Hendersonville passed away Wednesday April 08, 2015 at his residence after a lengthy illness. A lifetime resident of Henderson County he was the son of the late Gertrude McCarson Ford.   Read More »

James Lenton McCarson, 76

James Lenton McCarson, 76 of Hendersonville passed away Wednesday April 08, 2015 at his residence after a lenghty illness. Jackson Funeral Service will announce the arrangements.   Read More »

Harold F. “Bud” Orr, 86

Harold F. “Bud” Orr, 86

Harold F. “Bud” Orr, 86, of Flat Rock NC went to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
He is a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Milda Guice Orr, his wife, Mildred Jones Orr, five brothers-in-law, Cecil Rogers, Wayne Hill, Ronald Lamb, Ray Lyda and Harold Huff.
Bud owned and operated Orr’s Grocery and Service Station for 30 plus years, was an outdoorsman who loved hunting, gardening and basketball.
He served in the US Army, was a life long member and current deacon of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
He is survived by two sons, Larry Orr and his wife Denise of Edneyville and Kenneth Orr and his wife Belinda of Mills River; three granddaughters, Kathy Sullivan and her husband Randy of Edneyville, Karan Parris and her husband Jeremy of Edneyville and Emily Gayle Orr of Mills River; two great grandsons, Conner Parris and Cade Sullivan; six sisters, Phyllis Rogers, Christine Lyda, Ann Huff, Ethel Pittillo and her husband Jack Pittillo, Mary Lamb, Marie Blackwell and her husband Rev. Dan Blackwell; two sister-in-laws, Wilma Jones Hill and Ellen Jones Walters and her husband Herschel; numerous nieces and nephews and his companion and friend of 14 years, Nancy Green of Fruitland.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, April, 10 2015 at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Pastor Steven Blanton and Pastor Ron Fousek officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military rites provided by the Henderson County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends Thursday night from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Ebenezer Baptist Church and at other times will be at his son’s homes.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2557 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793   Read More »

Lillie Mae Drake Hollingsworth, 88

Lillie Mae Drake Hollingsworth, 88, of East Flat Rock, NC went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the Elizabeth House after a period of declining health.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Meta Gentle Drake; her husband T.R. Hollingsworth; two brothers, Odell Drake, Dewey Drake; four sisters, Maude Drake, Ruth Drake, Lola Drake and Louise Garren.
She was a member and former Sunday school teacher at Maranatha Baptist Church.
She was a seamstress and had worked at Ruth Originals, Mountain Top and Grey Hosiery Mill.
She is survived by two sons, Tommy Hollingsworth and his wife Shirley of East Flat Rock and Barry Hollingsworth and his wife Sonya of Dana; six grandchildren, Kenny and Ryan Hollingsworth, Debbie Ward and her husband Richie, LaMonica Dewey and her husband Jonathan, Brandy Hollingsworth and Andi Marshall and her husband Tim; eight great grandchildren, Luke and Kylie Hollingsworth, Samantha and Thomas Ward, Connor, Logan and Liam Dewey and Leiann Marshall; two sisters, Edith Nelson and Rachel Galloway both of Hendersonville and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Maranatha Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Gibbs and Rev. Lewis Staton officiating. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church and at other times will be at the home of Tommy and Shirley Hollingsworth.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maranatha Baptist Church, 2511 Old Spartanburg Rd, East Flat Rock, NC 28726.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793   Read More »

Arthur Harold Deutsch, 80

Arthur Harold Deutsch, 80, of Hendersonville, passed away, Monday, April 6, 2015.
He was native of Englishtown, NJ and a resident of Henderson County for 22 years. Arthur was a son of the late David and Mollie Weinpress Deutsch and was also preceded in death by his wife Catherine Deutsch who died in 2012.
He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and served in the U.S Army. Arthur was employed by Tarheel Paving as a personnel manager.
He is survived by his sons: Stephen Deutsch, Kenny Deutsch and his wife Toni, and Michael Deutsch and his wife Lillian; daughters, Debra Hollingshead and her husband Michael, and Donna Olsen and her husband Rich; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 10:00 am, Friday, April 10, 2015 in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Chaplain Chuck Evans officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials made be made to Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 571 S. Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731.
An online guest book is available at www.forestlawnhendersonville.com.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.   Read More »

Nuala Catherine Fay, 82

Nuala Catherine Fay, 82, of Hendersonville, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home will announce the arrangements.   Read More »

Elizabeth A. Leppingwell, 68

Elizabeth A. Leppingwell, 68, of Hendersonville, passed away Friday, April 3, at the Elizabeth House.
She was preceded in death by two brothers.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Richard A. Leppingwell and a large loving extended family.
A mass of the resurrection will be held at 2:30pm on Friday, April 10 in the Our Lady of the Angels Chapel of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church. Committal services will be private.
To offer condolences online please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com.
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the famly.   Read More »

Harold F. “Bud” Orr, 86

Harold F. “Bud” Orr, 86, of Flat Rock NC went to be with the Lord,
Tuesday, April 7, 2015.   Read More »

Arthur Harold Deutsch, 80

Arthur Harold Deutsch, 80, of Hendersonville, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015. Forest Lawn Funeral Home will announce the arrangements.   Read More »

Mary Alice Judy, 67

Mary Alice Judy, 67, of Saluda, NC passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC.
She was born and raised in Anderson, SC, lived in the Columbia, SC area and retired to Saluda, NC in 2011.She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Mary Thoelke.
She was a graduate of T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, SC.After retiring from the sign business, she devoted herself to her interest as a Reiki Master & Teacher, was a lover of animals and she touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with.
Mary Alice was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.She is survived by her loving wife, Denise Madigan; two sons, Josh Pearman and his wife, Lynn of Greenville, SC and Chris Pearman of Aiken, SC; a daughter, Carol Boyt and her husband, John of Lexington, SC and many grandchildren.
The family will be having a private gathering this weekend.
A public memorial service will follow in the coming weeks in Columbia, SC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Foothills Humane Society, P.O. Box 126, Tryon, NC 28782
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »