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July 2015 Archive

Mary Alice Brauer, 91

Mary Alice Brauer, 91 of Fletcher, fell asleep in Jesus on Friday, July 31, 2015 at The Laurels of Hendersonville. Born to missionary parents, she lived in many places around the world, including Southern California, Denver, Colorado and the Shenandoah Valley, VA. She was a secretary to Seventh-Day Adventist Conference Officials. She and her husband lived for over 14 years in Egypt and Lebanon as missionaries of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.   Read More »

Margaret Jackson Harloam, 71

Margaret Jackson Harloam, 71

Margaret Jackson Harloam, 71, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in Clearwater, S.C.
She was born September 29, 1943 in Henderson County, NC, the daughter of the late Corbett and Geneva Jackson. Besides her parents, Margaret was pre-deceased by her husband of 42 years,, Lewis Harloam, who died in 2014, a sister, Jeanette Duncan, and two infants siblings.
She was of the Baptist Faith.
She graduated from East Henderson High School in the class of 1961. In spite of a lifetime of health issues, she was optimistic, and persevered over many obstacles . She loved her family dearly and cherished time spent with them.
Survivors include a son, Kevin May of the home, and two grandchildren, Kevin Jr. and Heather; two brothers, Edward Jackson (Priscilla) of Belton, S.C. and Thomas Jackson (Lucille) of Mills River, N.C.; three sisters, Clara Mann (Jim), Ruth Chilen and Sharon Jackson all of Flat Rock, N.C.   Read More »

John P. “Jack” Holton Jr., 76

John P. “Jack” Holton Jr., 76

John P. “Jack” Holton Jr., 76 of Hendersonville, NC passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 at his home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John P. Holton Sr. and Lucille May Harris Holton, his wife, Elizabeth Minchin Holton and a step-son, Jimmy.
He was born in Morristown, NJ and had lived in Henderson County since 1982. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, served in the Vietnam War and was very proud to have been a Paratrooper.
He was a member of the Henderson County Disabled American Veterans Chapter #14.
He retired from Manual Woodworkers in Saluda after 10 years of service.
He is survived by a daughter, Jacinda Helton of Stanley, NC; four stepchildren, Wendy, Wanda, Critsey and Bob; nine grandchildren, Levi, Patrick, Briar, Adam, Nellis, Hallam, Crissy, P.J. and Christopher; and two great grandchildren, Melody and Jacob.
At Jack’s request there will be no service.
Donations may be made in Jack’s name to the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #14, PO Box 2425, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Ruth Owenby, 89

Ruth Owenby, 89, of Bat Cave passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 at Life Care Center of Hendersonville. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Annie Bailey. She was also preceded in death by her husband Paul Owenby and daughter Linda Hyder. Survivors include her children Margaret Howard (Homer), Myron Owenby, Carolyn Shaunessy and JoAnn Garrett (Kim); 7 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 11:00am at Broad River Baptist Church. Family will receive friends afterwards.   Read More »

Pamela Blythe, 62

Pamela Blythe, 62, of Asheville, passed away, Friday, July 24, 2015. Forest Lawn Funeral Home Hendersonville is assisting the family.   Read More »

Martha (Bowers) Toce, 84

Martha (Bowers) Toce, age 84, of Hendersonville, NC, formerly of Newington, Connecticut, passed away on July 21, 2015.   Read More »

Victor Jan Ross

Victor Jan Ross was born May 16th, 1955 and passed away July 19th,2015. In his much too short life, he touched the lives of many. He was a loving husband, son, brother, and uncle, and his dear friends can attest to the light he brought to those who knew and loved him. He is survived by his sister Paula, his niece Carolyn, his best friend John and many other friends, both old and new. His gentle spirit and irreverent sense of humor will be missed by all.
Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the family.   Read More »

Ritchie D. Morgan, 58

Ritchie D. Morgan, 58

Ritchie D. Morgan, 58, of Milford, DE, formerly of Henderson County, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 at Charles George VA Medical Center after a brief illness. He was a son of the late J.C. Morgan and Jane Morgan Myers of Hendersonville and the late Robert Ray Myers.   Read More »

Magoline Sally Gaddy Newman, 97

Magoline Sally Gaddy Newman, 97 of Hendersonville, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Carillon Assisted Living. Born in Burnsville, NC she was a daughter of the late William and Rose Hensley Gaddy. She retired from Magnavox and was a member of Refuge Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Vance Newman.   Read More »

Maude Ann House, 71

Maude Ann House, age 71 of Flat Rock died Sunday, July 5th, 2015 at her residence. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on October 10th, 1943, a daughter of the late Orinthal and Lena Halford Fields Hatfield. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Billy Lee House who died in 2010; and by her two sons, Jerry Mitchell Colson and Richard Allen Colson.   Read More »

Norma S. Dalcin

Norma S. Dalcin, longtime resident of Maryland died Saturday, July 18, 2015 at The Elizabeth House. She is survived by her son Stephen Dalcin and his fiancée Aimee Lake and their three children of Hendersonville.   Read More »

Edward “Joe” Thomas

Edward “Joe” Thomas

Edward “Joe” Thomas was granted his angel wings peacefully in his sleep on July 18, 2015. His final days were spent in his home surrounded by his family, friends, and his beloved dog, Kiera.
A native of Swain County, he was born August 4, 1941 to the late Lamar and Mary Manor Thomas. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, George, Andrew, and Elbert Thomas; and sisters, Ollie Williamson, Lucille Burris, and Mary Ellen Sawyer.
Joe was very proud of his 10 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. He would always tell his daughter, “I just love people,” and that was evident to anyone who met him. He loved to make people laugh. He enjoyed cooking and playing golf with his buddy, Terry.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Nellie Cline Thomas; his daughter, Kerston Vaugh who he called everyday just to tell her he loved her; son-in-law, Brint Vaughn, who he thought of as his own son; granddaughter, Sierra Vaughn, who you would know all about the first minute you met him because she was the person who he was most proud of in his life; brothers, Vincent (Peggy), Gordon (Mildred), and Freddy; sister, Helen Harris; sisters-in-law, Amy Taylor “Sis” and Katherine Thomas; and a number of nieces and nephews who he loved very much.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Thomas Chapel Cemetery in Bryson City with Rev. Mike Smith officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm, Tuesday, in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Brint and Kerston Vaughn.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 75817, Topeka, KS 66675.
To offer condolences online, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.   Read More »

Ervin Cornell Earley

Ervin Cornell Earley, of Hendersonville, NC passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at his home.   Read More »

Benjamin “Bud” Elden Hadley, Jr., 79

Benjamin “Bud” Elden Hadley, Jr., 79, of Hendersonville passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.   Read More »

Carroll Constant, 69

Carroll Constant, 69, of Hendersonville, NC passed away Tuesday,
July 14, 2015 at his home after a long illness.   Read More »

Mildred Jones, 88

Mildred Jones, 88, of Flat Rock passed away Monday, July 13, 2015 at Pardee Hospital. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was a daughter of the late Montraville and Celia Patterson Jones. She was also preceded in death by seven sisters, Blanche Smith, Estelle Osteen, Edith Osteen, Gladys Jones, Sue Jones, Jeanette Jones, Mary Ellen Jones; 3 brothers, M.L. Jones Jr., Powell Jones, and Charles Jones.
She was a graduate of Flat Rock High School, and was employed with Spinning Wheel Rugs for forty years. She was a member of the Hendersonville Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews, and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 AM Thursday, July 16, 2015 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev Carl Osteen officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 10-11:00 am at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hendersonville Health and Rehab, 104 College Drive Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com for online condolences.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Eugene A. Feist, 82

Eugene A. Feist, 82 of Hendersonville, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015 at his home. Surviving is his wife Mary McElroy Feist; daughter Jacqueline Ward and her husband Bill; son Christian Feist and his wife Pearl; and grandchildren Melissa, Jennifer and Audrey. To offer online condolences, visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Mafalda "Fifi" Abram

Mafalda "Fifi" Abram

Mafalda "Fifi" Abrams made her transition on Thursday July 9th. She was a loving mother, devoted wife, infinitely generous, and exceptionally kind. People knew Fifi as a charismatic woman of power with an authentic reverence for life. She had an angelic soprano voice, and one of her greatest joys in life was to sing operatic arias. She touched the heart of whoever she met, and she will be missed by many. Fifi joins her eldest son Richard Fogleman who made his transition in 2005. She is survived by her daughter Christine Lockhart, her son Tony Fogleman, grandchildren Matthew Fogleman and Celeste Lockhart, and great grandchildren Aidan Fogleman, Noah Fogleman, Daniel Hawn, and Josiah Hawn. A memorial service to honor her life will be held at the Center for Spiritual Living in Asheville on July 26th.   Read More »

George Bennett Herrin

George Bennett Herrin

George Bennett Herrin, 70, of Hendersonville passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at the Elizabeth House. He was the son of the late Clara Fletcher and Wilford H. Herrin. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Ann Stimson.
Mr. Herrin was a member of Upward Christian Fellowship Church. He retired from Meritor and was a former owner of Palms Tanning Salon. George enjoyed fishing and was an avid Kentucky Wildcats fan – Go Big Blue! A loving, selfless and all-round great family man, he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include his loving wife of 17 years, Kathy C. Herrin; two daughters, Becky Brevard Simpson and Crystal Bullock and husband, Ryan, both of Hendersonville; one son, Chris Brevard and wife, Amy, of VA; five grandchildren, Taylor, Jaelon, Haley, Teegan and Lindee; one sister, Jane Herrin of TN; brother-in-law, Jack Stimson; and his special dogs, Urkel and Gracie.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 11, 2015 at noon in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6-8pm at the funeral home.
To offer online condolences, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com.
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Arlene L. Dennison, 78

Arlene L. Dennison, 78, of Hendersonville, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.   Read More »

Milton Day Reed

Milton Day Reed Obituary
February 5, 1938-July 7, 2015   Read More »

Dorotha Lee “Dot” Gaddy Williams

Dorotha Lee “Dot” Gaddy Williams

Dorotha Lee “Dot” Gaddy Williams (better known as “Doughnut Grandma”), 86, of Hendersonville crossed over and went to be with the Lord Monday, July 6, 2015.   Read More »

Bernetta Bryant Adams

Bernetta Bryant Adams, wife of Benjamin Adams, of Hendersonville,NC passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at the Elizabeth House.   Read More »

Dorothy Adams, 90

Dorothy Dieterle Adams, 90   Read More »

Dorothy J. Blacker, 87,

Dorothy J. Blacker, 87, of Flat Rock, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015. Shuler Funeral Home will announce the arrangements.   Read More »

William “Bill” Francis, Jr., 85

William “Bill” Francis, Jr. age 85 of Hendersonville died Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at the Elizabeth House. He was born in Henderson County on April 18th, 1930, a son of the late William Francis, Sr. and Sara Linda Tatum Francis. In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia J. Francis who died in April of 2011.   Read More »

John Joseph Healy

John Joseph Healy

John Joseph Healy, passed away on July 2, 2015 at Pardee Memorial Hospital. John was born in Bronx, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents Augusta and Edwin Healy of Brewster, NY, and his first wife, Marion Weber from Yonkers, NY. After high school, John was offered a scholarship to Julliard School of Music due to his marvelous tenor voice. He chose instead to attend Fort Schuyler Academy in New York and joined the Merchant Marines after his graduation and was involved in the Battle of the Bulge in WWII.   Read More »

Thomas E. Gaffigan, 82

Thomas E. Gaffigan, 82

Thomas E. Gaffigan, 82, of Mills River, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the Elizabeth House.
He was a native of Detroit, MI and a resident of Henderson County for 53 years. Thomas was a son of the late Walter and Helen Gaffigan and was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Robert Gaffigan, and two sisters, Helen White and Dolores Karnes.
A graduate of Asheville-Biltmore College (now UNC-Asheville) and Western Carolina University, Thomas taught math for 3 years at Hendersonville High School. He then moved to be a math teacher at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Institute, staying for 32 years and leaving as and served as the Dean of the Arts and Sciences Department of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.   Read More »

Kathleen Middleton Ballard, 88

Kathleen Middleton Ballard, 88

Kathleen Middleton Ballard, 88 of Zirconia, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Sunnybrook Assisted Living. She was a native and lifelong resident of the area, a daughter of the late Robert and Julia Pace Middleton and wife of the late Albert “Bill” Ballard who died in 2012. She was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters and a great-grandchild Noah Clinton Jones.   Read More »