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August 2015 Archive

Dianna Dee Heatherly, 56

Dianna Dee Heatherly, 56 of Rutherfordton NC after a nine month battle with cancer, the Lord called her home.
She was born and raised in Camarillo, CA, lived in Henderson County until 2000 and has since resided in Rutherford County.
She managed Norm’s on Dana Road for seven years. She enjoyed riding her Honda Shadow. She was a member of Dana Baptist Church.
Survived by her husband Tommy Heatherly, her parents Ronald and Norma Jolly Vakoc of Hendersonville, four stepchildren, Bobby Heatherly, Kathy Heatherly, Roger Heatherly and Barry Heatherly, three brothers, Fred Vakoc and his wife Vicki of Hendersonville, Rodney Vakoc and his wife Lorie of Tucson, AZ and Brad Vakoc of Hendersonville, her niece, Tonya Reeves and her husband Seth of Canton and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Celebration of Dianna’s life will be held 12:00 PM Thursday, September 03, 2015 at Dana Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Blackwell officiating. The family request casual dress. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the celebration in the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice of Rutherford County.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or P.O. Box 945 Hendersonville NC 28793
Jackson Funeral Service is assisting the Heatherly family.   Read More »

Teddy Hugh “Ted” Freeman, 85

Teddy Hugh “Ted” Freeman, 85, of Edneyville, NC died Friday, August 21, 2015, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.
A native of Edneyville and a 1948 graduate of Edneyville High School; USAF 1949-1953; Electronics School, New Haven, Conn; Boeing Aircraft, Wichita, Kansas; Martins Aircraft and Missiles, Orlando, Florida; General Electric 1964 and was an orchardist who loved farming, classic cars and old Mercedes.
He was the son of the late John Leo Freeman and Bertie Mae Stepp who lived in Edneyville. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Jana Sue Freeman Flynn who died January 2, 2008.
He is survived by his wife, Villa Holland Freeman; sons, Gregory Leo Freeman and his wife Jonna McKeivier of Oak Hill, Kansas and Tracy Holland Freeman of Edneyville; 2 grandchildren, Brad Freeman and Veronica Freeman; one brother, John Paul Freeman of Edneyville with nieces, Amanda Leigh Dalton and Elizabeth Ann Laughter; nieces, Melissa Gordner of Hendersonville and Melody Holland Holeman of Athens, GA; son-in-law, Christopher John Flynn of Charlotte and grandchildren, Connor Arrington and Ella Holland Flynn all of Charlotte.
Ted was a very sociable, friendly person, loved family gatherings, loved his cousins and being with friends. He was greatly loved, admired and respected by his family and friends and a firm support for all. He will be greatly missed.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Mountain Home Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Dale Gilbert officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to In Jesus Name Church, 2934 Sugarloaf Mountain Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or to PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Deodata Pacheco, 85

Deodata Pacheco, 85, of Hendersonville, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015. Forest Lawn Funeral Home will announce the arrangements.   Read More »

Teddy Hugh "Ted" Freeman, 85

Teddy Hugh "Ted" Freeman, 85, of Edneyville died Friday, August 21, 2015 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.
Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory will announce the arrangements.   Read More »

Ricky Dennis Sparks, 64

Ricky Dennis Sparks, age 64, of Hendersonville NC died Sunday, August 16th, 2015.   Read More »

Thurman Justice Cairnes, 65

Thurman Justice Cairnes, 65

Thurman Justice Cairnes, 65, a native and lifelong resident of Mills River, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Sunday, August 16, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Justice Cairnes, his mother, Lilly Mae Patterson, and brothers, Clarence E. and David.
He was employed by Cairnes Electric for 17 years as an electrician until he opened his own business, “Thurman Electric,” in May of 1981 and served the North and South Carolina areas until the present. Thurman was a faithful member of Naples Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching classic Westerns and spending time with his family and his dog.
Thurman is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Sadie Patterson Cairnes; their four children, Julie Guthrie and husband, Russell; Tammy McDonald and husband, Chad; Tonya Cairnes; and Thurman Justice Cairnes II (TJ)and wife, Jennifer; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his beloved dog and “girlfriend,” Tootsie.
A funeral service will be held at noon on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Naples Baptist Church with the Pastor Richard Merck officiating. The burial will follow in Sitton-Gillespie Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:30am to noon at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Naples Baptist Church Roof and Building Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 296, Naples, NC 28760.
To offer online condolences, visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com.
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.   Read More »

(Lola) Jane O. Mayson, 82,

(Lola) Jane O. Mayson, 82,

(Lola) Jane O. Mayson, 82, of Hendersonville, NC passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Elizabeth House.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Hazel Russell Osteen and her husband, W. Lyman Mayson.
She worked at General Electric and retired from First Union Bank in 1995 after 20 years of service.
Her infectious laugh brought smiles to everyone. She was a very avid and active bridge player with the Hendersonville Bridge Club, playing at the local and regional level, was a member of the Henderson County Soroptimist Club and enjoyed bowling. She was a lifelong “foodie”.
She is survived by her loving niece and nephews, Cass Mullen (Joel) of Hendersonville, Rob Johnson Jr. (Patty) of Charleston, SC, Mark V. Johnson (Lana) of Fort Worth, TX and Steve Johnson of Columbia, SC; a great nephew, Hunter Mullen of Hendersonville; cousins, Tom Sherman (Janet) of Holden Beach, NC, Larry Turner of Hendersonville, Joan “Jo” Toney of Hendersonville, Todd Sherman (Vicki) of Hendersonville, Mike Kuykendall (Candy) of Sacramento, CA and Kathi Flowers of Mt. Pleasant, SC; a step-daughter of Asheville; many additional cousins, dear friends and her Bridge Playing Community.
The family will receive friends Thursday night from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Jackson Funeral Service. A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Friday at Shepherd Memorial Park 5045 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, NC with Rev. Phillip Cappell officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hendersonville Bridge Club, Unit 171, District 7, Hendersonville, NC 28792 or to the Elizabeth House, 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 »

Ashley Marie Roberts, 21

Ashley Marie Roberts, 21

Ashley Marie Roberts, 21, of Flat Rock, was granted her angel wings on August 9, 2015, following injuries sustained in an auto accident.   Read More »

Claude C. “Neal” Lowrance Jr., 89

Claude C. “Neal” Lowrance Jr., 89, of Buckhead, GA and formerly of
Hendersonville, NC passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015 in Macon, GA.   Read More »

Jane Mayson, 82

Jane Mayson, 82, of Hendersonville, NC passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Elizabeth House.
Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory will announce the arrangements.   Read More »

Leslie Forrest “Doc” Coletrain Sr., 63

Leslie Forrest “Doc” Coletrain Sr., 63, of Hendersonville, NC
passed away Monday, August 10, 2015 at the Elizabeth House.   Read More »

Ashley Marie Roberts, 21

Ashley Marie Roberts, 21, of Flat Rock, NC passed away August 9,
2015 in Tennessee.   Read More »

Stewart Edward Cleveland, 96

Stewart Edward Cleveland, 96, of Hendersonville, passed away, Saturday, August 1, 2015.
He was a native of Pennsylvania and a son of the late Otis and Helena Cleveland.
He served in the U.S. Army as a Major during WWII. He was a resident of Henderson County for 36 years.
Stewart was an active member of Upward Christian Fellowship Church. He also participated in the weekly prayer groups of CBMC at Mills River, and at First Baptist Church on Saturdays.
He is survived by his wife, Esther B. Cleveland; daughters, Marilyn B. Sorrell of Clearwater, FL and Darlene Walker; son, Wayne R. Cleveland of Clearwater, FL; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Rev. David B. Cleveland of Union City, OH.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00am, Thursday, August 6, 2015 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Pastor Anthony Craver officiating. 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.
Please visit forestlawnhendersonville.com for online condolences.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.   Read More »

Lois “Lori” Pierron, 85

HENDERSONVILLE - Lois “Lori” Pierron, age 85, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2015, surrounded by her loving children at Elizabeth House Hospice following a short stay at Pardee Hospital.   Read More »

Joe C. Branagin, 78

Joe C. Branagin, 78 of Hendersonville, NC passed away July 31, 2015 at Elizabeth House after an extended illness. Joe was born July 9, 1937 in Frankfort Indiana. Joe was a graduate of Frankfort High School and Purdue University. He served in the United States Navy and held the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade while stationed on the Midway. Joe was employed by Continental Can Company until his retirement. Following retirement he and Mary moved to Hendersonville to pursue their enjoyment of playing golf. He was a member of the Crooked Creek Golf Club.   Read More »

Thaer Lamar Benjamin, 88

Thaer Lamar Benjamin, 88, of Hendersonville, NC and formerly of
Newton, Kansas, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the Brian Center.   Read More »

Oma Douglass Edney

Oma Douglass Edney was born Nov 13, 1921 to Walter and Hazel Douglass
in Carthage, MO. One of 5 children, she moved to her beloved NC
mountains in 1934.   Read More »

Stewart E. Cleveland, 96

Stewart E. Cleveland, 96, of Hendersonville, passed away, Saturday, August 1, 2015. Forest Lawn Funeral Home will announce the arrangements.   Read More »