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September 2015 Archive

Martha C. Huntley, 85

Martha C. Huntley, 85, of Fletcher, NC went home to be with her Lord, Monday, September 28, 2015.
She was a native of Buncombe County and had resided in Henderson County since 1987. She was preceded in death by her parents, Burgin and Carrie King Crook; her step-mother, Josephine Crook; her husband, Grady S. Huntley; two brothers, Frank and Hubert Crook; and three sisters, Lucille Rogers, Helen Maxwell and Marie Gordon.
She was a member of Hoopers Creek Baptist Church and retired from CTS Corp.
She is survived by a son, Grady Rick Huntley (Denise) of Asheville; a daughter, Sheila Huntley of Fletcher; two grandchildren, three great grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Guice (Bob) of Leicester; two sisters-in-law, Wilma Huntley and Suzanne Huntley and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Hoopers Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Phillip Youngblood officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church. Burial will follow in Hoopers Creek Community Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to The Gideons, P.O. Box 6284, Hendersonville, N.C. 28793 or to ABCCM, 10 Buck Shoals Rd, Arden, NC 28704.
Jackson Funeral Service is assisting the family.   Read More »

JC Huntley, 86

JC Huntley, 86, of Bat Cave, died Sunday, September 20, at his home following a period of declining health. Born in McDowell County, he was a son of the late Troy and Maybella Owenby Huntley and was also preceded in death by a brother Charles Huntley.   Read More »

Walter Ray Satterfield Sr., 81,

Walter Ray Satterfield Sr., 81,

Walter Ray Satterfield Sr., 81, of Hendersonville, NC went to be with the Lord, Sunday, September 20, 2015.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County and was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Lee Satterfield Sr. and Esther Johnson Satterfield; a son, William Mark Satterfield; a daughter-in-law, Billie Nix Satterfield; two grandsons, Jeremy Satterfield and Jacob Satterfield, all his siblings, Fred Lee Satterfield Jr., Louise Duncan, Ann Sentelle and Mildred Buckner.
He retired from Olin Corp after 34 years of service.
From birth he was a faithful lifelong dedicated member of Mud Creek Baptist Church and served in various capacities throughout his life, lastly in church maintenance for 27 years, retiring in 2013.
He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Kathleen Sipes Satterfield; three sons, Walter Ray Satterfield Jr., Paul Jeffery Satterfield and Steve Jackson and his wife Lori all of Hendersonville; two daughters, Beverly Satterfield of Hendersonville and Kathy Beckett and her husband Tom of Etowah; fourteen grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at Mud Creek Baptist Church. The service will follow at 6:30 PM with Rev. Greg Mathes officiating.
There will be a private interment in Mud Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mud Creek Children’s Ministry, 403 Rutledge Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739.
Walter was the finest person, was loved by everybody that knew him, and will be missed by all. He personified what a mighty man of God looks like in that he spoke softly, asked little, loved unconditionally, and served all. The loss to our family is immeasurable, and our time stands still in honor of the passing of his most beautiful spirit into the very presence of Father God. Though the world is diminished by his staggering absence, Heaven has simultaneously risen for a standing ovation at the entrance of this saint into The Kingdom.   Read More »

Joe Donald “Duck” Gordon, 66

Joe Donald “Duck” Gordon, 66, of Zirconia, NC passed away Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Elizabeth House. He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County and was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie Lee and Helen Lindsey Gordon, a brother, John Henry Gordon and infant brothers, Jimmy Gordon and Arnold Gordon and two sisters, Jane Waters Gordon and Tempie Travers. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He had retired from General Electric after 35 years of employment and from North Henderson High School after 5 years of employment. He loved to hunt, fish and go antiquing and will be dearly missed. He is survived by two sons Michael Gordon and his wife Angie of Greenville, SC and Joey Gordon of Hendersonville; a daughter Lori Gordon of Hendersonville; four grandchildren, Jacob Garber, Jaynie Gray Gordon, Michael Gordon Jr. and Jessica Gordon ; his former wife of 29 years, Karen Gordon Gray of Zirconia; two sisters, Ruby Owens of Tuxedo and Betty Ann Camp of Mountain Valley; his good friend, Doreatha Shupert of Newberry, SC and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at Tuxedo Baptist Church with Rev. Mikell Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain Page Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Wednesday prior to the service in the church and at other times will be at his home. Donations may be made to Tuxedo Baptist Church. Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Jason Volley Laughter, 82

Jason Volley Laughter, 82

Jason Volley Laughter, 82, of Hendersonville, NC passed away Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Elizabeth House. He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County and was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Betty Owenby Laughter; his wife, Elizabeth Justice Laughter; three brothers, Clarence, Lloyd and Bryant and his sister, Francis. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He cared about his community and loved to help out the kids. He is survived by a son, Jerry Laughter of Hendersonville; two daughters, Brenda Game of Flat Rock and Judy Rummel of Hendersonville; 13 grandchildren, Larry, Jason, Beth, Autumn, Gabriel, Destiny, Brandon, Brittany, Melissa, Jerry, Cindy, Daniel and Robyn; 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Jackson Funeral Service. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 PM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. Dan Blackwell officiating. Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Glenn Thomas Brooks, 56

Hendersonville - Glenn Thomas Brooks, 56, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 at the Elizabeth House under the care of Four Seasons Hospice. He is survived by his parents, Harold and Joan Brooks of Hendersonville, NC.
 
Glenn attended Hendersonville Baptist Church as well as Mud Creek Baptist church.  He went to T.C. Roberson high school, played on the golf team and continued to follow the game with enthusiasm. He was a truck driver by trade and traveled throughout the country;  it is believed he visited every contiguous state. He had a wonderful and unique sense of humor and he loved his family very much.
 
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, David Brooks and wife Ashley of Seattle, WA;  two sisters, Donna Lanning and husband Jesse of Fletcher, NC, and Paula Brooks and husband Kevin Stone of Aurora, CO;  two nephews, Jeremiah Lanning of Athens, TN and Colby Lanning of Fletcher, NC and his niece, Kayla Brooks of Seattle, WA.
 
He will also be missed by a special family friend, Vincenza Brooks of Las Vegas, NV.
 
A private memorial service will be held at a later time.
 
Memorial contributions in Glenn’s name may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731 or Mud Creek Baptist Church, 403 Rutledge Drive, Hendersonville, NC  28739.
 
Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the family.   Read More »

John W. Marona, 86

John W. Marona, 86 of Etowah, died Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the Elizabeth House. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson co., he was a son of the late William and Eva Orr Marona. He attended Etowah High School, NC State University, Brevard College and Western Carolina University. A Chemist, he was employed by Gerber and retired as Section Chief after 30 years with the company.   Read More »

Marguerite “Rita” Phelan, 69

Marguerite “Rita” Phelan, 69, of Hendersonville, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Thomas Phelan; daughters, Teri Martinez, Leslie Phelan and Nicole Phelan; son, Thomas Phelan; eight grandchildren; and sister, Laura Stallard.
A service will be at 12:00, Saturday, September 19, 2015 in the chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Shawn O’Neal officiating. Burial will be Monday at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
Please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com to sign an online guest book.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.   Read More »

William “Bill” Bradley, 59

William “Bill” Bradley, 59

William “Bill” Bradley, 59, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at the Brian Center under the care of Four Seasons Hospice. He was the son of the late Evelyn Katherine Brown and Max Charles Bradley of Cullowhee. He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Bernard Bartlett Brown and Ellen Katherine Brown and two grandsons, Brayden Barrera and Xander Bautista.
Bill was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and former Executive Director of Hearts with Hands where he was able to help those in need by serving the Lord, Jesus Christ. He was the former president of BEACON (Buncombe Emergency Assistance Coordinating Network), a reserve deputy with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office and served as supervisor of the campus police for Western Carolina University for 12 years.
Survivors include his loving wife of 22 years this Friday, Janice Messer Bradley; four daughters, Shavonne “Shay” Barrera and husband, Victor, Aimee Bautista and husband, Alex, both of Candler, Vanessa Davis and significant other, Mike Satterfield, of Hendersonville, and Sara Bradley and significant other, Matt Potito, of Maryland; seven grandchildren, A.J., Ethan, Addison, Anahi, Araceli, Alina and Braxton; two sisters, Jeanette Brown and husband Charlie (who was more like a brother to Bill) of Arden, and Kathy Peek and husband Randy of TN; sisters in Christ, Silky Love Caldwell, Summer Wilson and Jessica Daughterery; nephews, Charlie, Christian and Alan; nieces, Stefeni, Miranda and Megan; brother-in-law, Gene Wilson Messer and wife Marsha; sister-in-law, Roslyn Hunter and husband Bob; his dog and companion, “Lexi Love,” and countless faithful friends.
A memorial service will be held 2pm on Friday, September 18, 2015 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel in Hendersonville. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 South Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731, or to Eblen Charities, 50 Westgate Parkway, Asheville, NC 28806.
To offer online condolences please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com.
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Hendersonville-
A memorial service for William “Bill” Bradley, 59, who went home to be with the Lord Tuesday at the Brian Center under the care of Four Seasons Hospice, will be held at 2pm Friday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Arlene Kesterson Heaton, 68

Arlene Kesterson Heaton, 68 of Mills River, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at The Lodge at Mills River.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. Arlene was a daughter of the late Z.W. and Essie Warren.
She was a singer and dancer with The Blue Ridge Dancers.
Arlene is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Edwards of Pink Hill; son, James Kesterson, Jr. of Asheville; two grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Wilson and husband Thomas of Hendersonville and Wanda Capps and husband Sammy of Hendersonville; brother Larry Warren and wife Nora of TX; and four nieces.
Please visit www.foreslawnhendersonville.com to sign an online guest book.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.   Read More »

Clayton William “Bill” Dawson, Jr.

Clayton William “Bill” Dawson, Jr. passed away Friday, September 11, 2015 at the Elizabeth House. He was born in Kinston, NC to C.W. Dawson and Jean McDevitt Dawson.
Bill was a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), but since living in Hendersonville had become a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.
He attended Wilmington College and was a commercial building contractor until his retirement.
He had many interests and had an adventurous nature. Bill had raced cars, raced boats, been a scuba diver instructor and was an avid golfer and fisherman. He enjoyed skeet shooting and was a member of the Polk County Gun Club. He had a love and deep respect for nature and a special fondness for the coast of North Carolina.
Bill is survived by his wife, Barbara Ashley-Dawson of Hendersonville; his daughters, Karen (Bob) Rosser of Raleigh and Kathy (John) Wiley of Wake Forest; one sister, Emily Currin of Wake Forest; four grandsons, John, Carson and Locke Rosser and Jack Wiley; four stepchildren; five step-grandchildren; and one niece.
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Friday, September 18, 2015 at Trinity Presbyterian Church. The Reverend Dr. Mark Stanley will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
To offer condolences online, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.   Read More »

Dorothy Helen “Dotty” Blythe, 95,

Dorothy Helen “Dotty” Blythe, 95, of Flat Rock, NC passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015 at her home.   Read More »

Shirley A. Thomas, 88

Shirley A. Thomas, 88

Shirley A. Thomas, 88, formerly a lifetime resident of Lock Haven, PA and a current resident of Hendersonville, NC and Palm City, FL, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Sunday, September 6, 2015 in Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC.
She was born November 22, 1926 in Bryn Mawr, PA to the late Mr. and Mrs. Norman Arnold, and the sister of the late Wayne Arnold.
Mrs. Thomas was a graduate of Lower Merion High School outside of Philadelphia. After obtaining her pilot’s license at the age of 19, she moved to Lock Haven, PA in 1946 to work at Piper Aircraft Corp. delivering planes to dealers and distributors throughout the United States. A born adventurer, in 1947 she jumped at the opportunity to deliver a plane to Seward, Alaska where she remained for a year working for an airline and flying school in Anchorage. The flight to Alaska took 6 days of flying time and 6 days of ground time, and she and her co-pilot were believed to be the first two women to fly a single engine plane to Alaska after WWII. During her stay in Alaska she obtained her seaplane rating so she could fly into the Alaskan interior. She was fearless in all her endeavors, and famously known for flying under the Jay Street Bridge in Lock Haven, PA. Upon her return to Lock Haven, PA from Alaska, she met and married local surgeon Dr. David W. Thomas, Jr. on May 12, 1950. They shared a love of flying together, and she devoted her life to her family, community service, and politics. She was a patriotic American and a person of principle who always believed you should give back more than you receive. Some of her many contributions to her community included being a two-time past president of the Women's Auxiliary to the Clinton County Medical Society, a past president of Lock Haven Hospital Auxiliary where she initiated and oversaw many fund-raising events to benefit the hospital and local scholarships. She was past president of United Presbyterian Women's Assoc. of the Great Island Presbyterian Church where she served on the board of trustees, and later was ordained and installed as an Elder. She served for 15 years on the Lock Haven University Board of Trustees, as well as 22 years on Salvation Army Advisory Board. She was an active participant in the Red Cross Bloodmobile program and became a member of the 5 Gallon Club. In addition, she was also elected to the Board of Governors to the Clinton Country Club. On the political front, she was a lifelong proud Republican who worked tirelessly for her candidates on the local, state, and national level. She served as Chairwoman in many capacities and in 1978 was elected State Committeewoman for Clinton County. Continuing her love of aviation she obtained her multi-engine rating at Opa-locka, FL in 1964 which enabled her and her husband to take their family and friends on many fun-filled flying vacations. Her passion for flying, travel, adventure and politics continued throughout her adult life. She was an accomplished golfer and snow skier, a lover of reading, literature and current events, and an avid football fan who enjoyed attending Penn State games for over 50 years with her husband and many friends.
She is survived by her husband, David, of 65 years; her devoted children, Jane Thomas Peck (Alden) of Palm City, FL; David W. Thomas, III of Lock Haven, PA; and Kimberly Thomas Levine (Ron) of Hendersonville, NC and Coral Springs, FL. She was also preceded in death by her much missed son Dean N. Thomas (Susan) and grandson David Alden Peck. She leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Dr. Rachel Peck Sabo (Michael), Sean Thomas, Ashley and Kelley Levine, Jordan, and Deanna Thomas; and one great-grandchild, Benjamin David Sabo; as well as several nieces and nephews.
When her husband retired they enjoyed spending time with their family, and traveling to places they had not yet visited. She was a remarkable and independent woman, and her children and grandchildren will always remember and greatly miss her beautiful smile, indomitable spirit, unwavering integrity, and deep abiding faith and love. Her life story would not be complete without mentioning her great love of all animals and her many beloved pets through all the years.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Great Island Presbyterian Church, 12 W. Water St., Lock Haven, PA 17745, the Piper Aviation Museum, 1 Piper Way, Lock Haven, PA 17745, or to any Salvation Army, Humane Society, Animal Shelter/Rescue organization, or SPCA of the donor’s choice.
To offer online condolences, visit www.shulerfuneralhome. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Gary M. Granger, 80

Gary M. Granger, 80, of Hendersonville, NC passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015 after a short illness.
He was born and raised in Salamanca, NY and had lived in Henderson County for the past 20 years.
He was the son of the late James and Isabelle Chamberlain Granger and was also preceded in death by his wives, Jeannette LeBlanc Granger and Anita Benton Granger and a sister, Beverly Granger Wilson.
He had worked at Diane’s Hallmark Store in the Blue Ridge Mall.
He is survived by three daughters, Michelle Gleason of East Flat Rock, NC, Ann Louise Olson of Franklinville, NY, and Denise Granger of Salamanca, NY; two step-daughters, Anita Benton-Brink Hoover of Odessa, FL, and Susan Cervetto, of Warren Grove, NJ; four siblings, Harry Granger of Little Valley, NY, Marcia Gerwitz of Hamburg, NY, James F. Granger Jr. of Camp Hill, PA and Herbert Granger of Hilton Head, SC; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 7:00 PM Monday, September 14 at the Chapel In The Pines of Jackson Funeral Service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Frank A. Scalia, 78,

Frank A. Scalia, 78, of Hendersonville died Friday, August 28, 2015 at Spring Arbor. Born in Ohio, he was a son of the late Frank and Josephine Scalia. A resident of Hendersonville for the past 18 years, he graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Interior Design and worked for a design company in Chicago.
Frank was a member of St. James Church. He was preceded in death by his life partner of over 50 years, Raymond Edward Van Natta in April 2015.   Read More »

Arlene Kesterson Heaton, 68

Arlene Kesterson Heaton, 68 of Mills River, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at The Lodge at Mills River. Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Stanley L. Scarborough, 64

Stanley L. Scarborough, 64, of Hendersonville, passed away on Friday, September 4, 2015 at the Elizabeth House following a brief illness. He was born in Atlanta, GA to Nelda Tiller Scarborough and the late Henry Scarborough. He had been a resident of Henderson County for over 35 years. Stanley retired from Dupont after 30 years of service.
He was an avid motorsports fan and had built and raced many drag race cars. He enjoyed time at the lake and waterskiing. Stan was a master on the barbeque, and enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. He was a very loving husband, and he will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.
He is survived by his loving wife, Teresa Fisher Scarborough; mother, Nelda Scarborough of Elberton, GA; brother, Samuel Scarborough and his wife Trisha of GA; sister, Elizabeth Edwards and her husband Bill of GA; lifelong friend, Doug Dunlap and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home from 1-2pm. A memorial service will then be held at 2 pm in the chapel.
An online register book is available by visiting www.forestlawnhendersonville.com
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.   Read More »

Martha Jane Rector Pryor, 93

Martha Jane Rector Pryor, 93, passed away Friday, September 4, 2015.
A native of Madison County, NC, Martha was the daughter of the late Paul V. and Leesta Rector of Marshall, NC.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Selma R. Ramsey of Marshall, NC.
She is survived by her daughter, Marcia Pryor of Flat Rock; her son, Gary Pryor and his wife Nina of Centreville, VA; her granddaughters, Amanda and Rebecca.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Lila Mae King Ballard, 89

Lila Mae King Ballard, 89, of Hendersonville, died peacefully Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Life Care Center of Hendersonville.   Read More »

Marie Davis Smith Long, 96

Marie Davis Smith Long, 96

Marie Davis Smith Long, 96, of Hendersonville, passed away Monday, August 31, 2015.
A native of Charlotte, Marie lived in Henderson County 27 years. She was a daughter of the late Wilbur C. and Ola Bell Johnston Smith, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Graham B. Long. She was a bookkeeper for Langendorf Bakery in San Jose, CA for 22 years. Marie was a member of First Baptist Church of East Flat Rock.
Survivors include her son, Gary Long of Hendersonville; sister, Peggy Stilwell of Huntersville; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Friday, September 4, 2015 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Woodworth officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com to sign an online guest book.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.   Read More »

Richard (Dick) Clinton

Richard (Dick) Clinton , of Hendersonville, born 12/17/30 in Jamesburg, NJ died on September 1st at the Elizabeth House.   Read More »

Albert Corn, 92

Albert Corn, 92, passed away Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Laurels of Hendersonville, after an extended illness.
A Henderson County native, Albert was the son of the late Franklin and Ella Capps Corn.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Janette Redden Corn and their six children, Hogan Corn and wife Joyce, Jonathan Corn and wife Gidget, Chris Corn, Greg Corn and wife Susie, Jan Corn and wife Linda, and Karen Jones and her husband Mark. He is also survived by three sisters, Betty Beddingfield, Elizabeth Bradley, and Margaret Holbert and husband Bill. He is survived by four sister-in-laws, Ruth Corn, Mary Joyce Corn, Dora Corn and Shirley Redden. He was preceded in death by six brothers, James, Harley, Willie, J.C., Ed, and George Corn; two brother-in-laws, Cecil and Kenneth Redden, and one daughter-in-law, Sharon Levi Corn. He has eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
Albert Corn served in World War II, Army 4th Cavalry armored vehicle and tank division, in Germany, France and Poland. After the war, he worked as a plaster, tile, and drywall contractor throughout western North Carolina, East Tennessee and South Carolina. A point of pride was his participation in the construction of over 50 churches. He was a fixture at Friendship Baptist Church in Saluda where he also served as a deacon. He was a Christian man who loved to share his faith in Christ. He loved well and was well loved by all who knew him. He was warm and funny and loved to laugh.
There will be a visitation at the fellowship building at Tuxedo First Baptist Church on Thursday, September 3rd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Felicia AnnElizabeth Reeves, 40

Felicia AnnElizabeth Reeves, 40

Felicia AnnElizabeth Reeves, 40 of Hendersonville passed away Friday August 28, 2015.
A U.S. Army veteran, she served in Korea in 1995. She had been a medical assistant.
Survivors include, her mother and step father, Marshia and Stephen Karpusiewicz of Hendersonville, her father Retired Command Sargent Major William Reeves Sr. of China Grove, NC, two sons Chaise and Addison Reeves - Boley , two sisters Suzan Bayorgeon of Stevens Pt, WI and Cheryl Allison and her husband Mark of Marshall, NC, two brothers, Gene Stubbs of Enka, NC and Billy and Michelle Reeves of Charleston, SC and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Friday September 4, 2015 at 12 noon at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain. Military Honors will be provided by the National Guard. Burial will follow the service.   Read More »

Conrad Maddox Baker

Conrad Maddox Baker, infant son of Dillon and Alex Baker of Hendersonville went to be with the Lord, Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Mission Hospital.
Maddox weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. He touched many lives and was loved deeply by family and friends. "Some people only dream of angels, we were blessed to hold one in our arms."
He was preceded in death by a maternal great grandfather, Conrad D. Watkins and paternal great grandparents, John Thomas and Johnnie Sue Baker and David and Brenda Shipley.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his maternal grandparents, Connie Stewart of Fletcher and Scott and Melody Stewart of Fletcher; paternal grandparents, Terry and Pamela Baker of Etowah; maternal great grandmother, Arlene Watkins of Fletcher; maternal great grandparents, Tom and Gail Hall of Hendersonville and Robert and Peggy Stewart of Greer, S.C.; aunts and uncles, Jack Stewart, Cameron Baker and his wife Heather, Stephanie Gash and her husband Jamey and Brett Baker all of Hendersonville; numerous cousins and two canine siblings, Aspen and Knox.
The family will receive friends Thursday night from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Jackson Funeral Service. A private burial service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be brought to the funeral home.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793   Read More »