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February 2016 Archive

John R. High, 71

John R. High, 71, of Hendersonville, passed away, Monday, February 29, 2016. Forest Lawn Funeral Home will announce the arrangements.   Read More »

Waleria Wysolovski, 90

Waleria Wysolovski, 90, of Hendersonville, died Friday, February 26, 2016 at The Laurels of Hendersonville after a period of declining health. Born on May 21, 1925, Waleria was a native of Long Island, NY, and the daughter of the late Steven and Anelia Wysolovski. She was a retired registered nurse and nursing instructor at Hunter College, City University of New York, in Manhattan. Upon retirement, she moved to Hendersonville to be close to her brother Leon Wysolovski. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church.   Read More »

George D. Gambsky, 90

George D. Gambsky, 90 of Etowah passed away Saturday February 27, 2016 at the Elizabeth House
Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Jackson Funeral Service.   Read More »

Flora K. Praytor, 86

Flora K. Praytor, 86 of Hendersonville passed away Tuesday February 23, 2016 at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers FL.
Born June 01, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Marry Lee Cagle and wife of the late Floyd Praytor.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Paulett K. McMinn and five siblings.
Her passion was her family and she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She had many friends and was loved and will be missed by all that knew her.
Survivors include two sons, David West and Jack West and his wife Janet, five daughters, Linda Pridmore and her husband Paul, Gail R. Clifton, Catherine J. Ball, Beverly W. Davis and Delza D. Healy, twenty one grandchildren, fifty six great grandchildren and eighteen great great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Monday February 29, 2016 at 2PM at the Chapel in the Pines of Jackson Funeral Service. Burial will follow the service at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel. Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
Jackson Funeral Service is assisting the Praytor family.   Read More »

Marjorie M. Rector, 90

Marjorie M. Rector, 90 of Asheville went home to Heaven on Friday February 05, 2016 from the John Keever F. Solace Center.
She was the daughter of the late Franklin and Anna Hystrom Gillespie and wife of the late Charles H. Rector.
She had been a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church for the past 70 plus years where she remained active.
Survivors include one son Charles Rector, two daughters Sharon and Anna Rector, one granddaughter Nichole McKinney and one great granddaughter Evelyn Grace all of Asheville.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday March 05, 2016 from 3PM to 5PM at Saint Mark Lutheran Church.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
Jackson Funeral Service is assisting the Rector family.   Read More »

Dicie Wright Boykin

Dicie Wright Boykin, passed away Friday February 26, 2016 at her residence.
Jackson Funeral Service is assisting the family locally   Read More »

Edward Dyal Smith, 70

Edward Dyal Smith, age 70 of Flat Rock died Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 at the Elizabeth House. He was born June 20th, 1945 in Knoxville, TN; a son of the late, Marion Lee Smith and Emily Elizabeth Dyal Smith.   Read More »

Iva M. Byrd, 73

Iva M. Byrd, 73

Iva M. Byrd, 73, of Hendersonville transferred from this Earthly home to her spiritual home with Christ our Lord on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the Elizabeth House. Born in Abilene, KS, she was a daughter of the late Lilla Lucille Mondt and Howard Laughlin. She was also preceded in death by her step-mother, Elaine Laughlin.
Mrs. Byrd was a member of Living Water Baptist Church and also attended Upward Christian Fellowship. She was a woman with a “Servants Heart”. She was a dedicated servant to God, and a Christ centered wife, mother and grandmother. She and her husband worked for 14 years with the Baptist Children’s Home of NC.
Survivors included her loving husband of 55 years, James R. Byrd; one son, Mark Byrd (Lori) of GA; two daughters, Kim Byrd of SC, Wendi Page (Charles) of Flat Rock; five grandchildren, Jessica Roy (Matthew), Katie and Jake Byrd, Whitney and Renee Page; two great-grandchildren, Madison and Caroline Roy; one brother, Norman Laughlin (Connie) of CA.
A celebration of life will be held at 12pm on Saturday, February 27, 2016 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with burial to follow in the park. The family will receive friends after the service at Upward Christian Fellowship.
Memorials may be made to Fruitland Baptist Bible College at www.tmcfunding.com.
To offer online condolences please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Elaine Patricia Williamson, 74

Elaine Patricia Williamson, 74

Elaine Patricia Williamson, age 74 of Hendersonville, NC went unexpectedly and peacefully on January 31st, 2016 to rest eternally in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. She was the daughter of the late William and Helen Treston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving son, Brian Williamson. Elaine was born in 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1958.   Read More »

Eddie James Taylor, 62

Eddie James Taylor, 62

Eddie James Taylor, 62, of Dana, NC passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the Elizabeth House.
He was born in Hot Springs, NC to the late Roscoe and Viola Garrett Taylor. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Dale Taylor and a step-daughter, Jessica Duncan.
Eddie was an active member of the Edneyville Community Lions Club, was very well know for making Tin Men and loved to hunt and fish.
He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Diane Gibbs Taylor; two daughters, Ginger Reynolds (Charlie) of Hendersonville and Michelle Hylemon of Dana; four granddaughters, Hannah and Samantha Reynolds and Erica and Briana Duncan; a brother, Aubrey Taylor (Anne) of Whitesburg, TN; a son-in-law, Richard Gibbs (Gail) of Hendersonville; a sister-in-law, Kay Taylor of Sanford, Florida and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 12:00 PM Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Chapel In The Pines of Jackson Funeral Service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel and at other times will be at the home of his father-in-law, Bill Gibbs.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Edneyville Community Lions Club Eyeglasses Fund so that others may see, PO Box 289, Edneyville, NC 28724.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Jean Eileen Boots, 74

Jean Eileen Boots, 74, of Hendersonville passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at the Elizabeth House. Born on February 1, 1942 in Ellwood City, PA, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Elizabeth Mae Brunner Peterson.   Read More »

William Donald O’Neil, 85

William Donald O’Neil, 85, of Hendersonville, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Carolina Village Medical Center. A native of Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Thomas and Clara Curtin O’Neill. He was also preceded in death by his son William D. O’Neil, Jr. and his son-in-law James Irvin.   Read More »

Conley Lee Mathis, 82

Conley Lee Mathis, 82, of Hendersonville went to be with our dear Lord in Heaven, Sunday, February 21, 2016 at The Oaks of Brevard.
He was the son of the late Zeb and Sally Parker Mathis and was also preceded in death by his wife Lula Roselle Ward Mathis, a son Tony L. Mathis, a daughter Sheila A. Mathis and 6 brothers and sisters.
He was a member of Jones Gap Baptist Church, was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and a friend to all who knew him and he will be missed by many.
He owned and operated Mathis Grading Company, was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and cut timber.
Survivors include five sons, James C. Mathis and his wife Linda of Rutherfordton, Bruce Mathis and his wife Lisa of Hendersonville, Fred Mathis and his wife Debbie of Hendersonville, John T. Mathis and his wife Mamie of Polk County NC, and Mark Mathis and his wife Beverly of Etowah; two brothers, Tom and Claude Mathis of Jackson County; two sisters, Bessie Ammons and Mary Joe Aiken both of Jackson County; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Jones Gap Baptist Church with the Revs. Curtis Pace and Joshua Mathis officiating. Burial will follow at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Thursday at Jones Gap Baptist Church.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Joseph Y. Davis, 82

Joseph Y. Davis, 82, of Flat Rock, NC passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. He was the son of the late Joseph Y. Davis and Edith Mae Miller Davis.   Read More »

Betsy Jane Yost

Betsy Jane Yost of Flat Rock, NC passed away at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock on February 17, 2016 after a lengthy illness.   Read More »

Grace Brown, 92

Grace Brown, 92

Grace Brown, 92, of Mills River, died suddenly Thursday, February 18, 2016 at her home.
Mrs. Brown was the daughter of the late Wiley and Willie Askew Trantham of Madison County. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Mildred Pond and three brothers: Othnel, Vernon, and Fred.
Her life took her and her husband from North Carolina to live in Michigan and then to Connecticut and finally retiring back in North Carolina. Mrs. Brown attended Oak Grove Christian Church where she had many friends.
Mrs. Brown leaves her husband of 74 years James G. Brown; two sons, Terry Brown of Greer, SC and Jerome Brown of Lutz, Fl; daughter, Sherry Brown of Hartford CT; seven grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, one who is named Grace after her. As the surviving “Mom” she also leaves many nephews and nieces who referred to her as Momma Grace.
A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel.
Please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com for online condolences.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.   Read More »

LaVon Dozena Campbell, 93

LaVon Dozena Campbell, 93, of Hendersonville, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Herbert “Bud” Corliss Fischer, Jr

Herbert “Bud” Corliss Fischer, Jr., passed away on February 17, 2016 after a lengthy illness.
He was the son of the late Herbert C. Fischer, Sr. and Hazel Niles Fischer of Wellesley Hills, MA.
Bud graduated from Norwich University in Vermont and served in the U.S. Army, 1st armored division, as a 1st lieutenant. He was an avid sailor and fisherman in his younger years, later to become an inventor with several patents in his name, primarily in the field of composites. He was an accomplished and competitive marksman, earning various awards in the U.S and Canada. His specialty was black powder shooting. Bud was also a long-time ham operator. After retiring he moved from Wellesley Hills, MA to Palm City, FL and finally to Hendersonville in 2002.
Bud is survived by his daughter, Linda Alden Fischer; his son, Herbert C. Fischer III; six grandchildren; a great-grandson; and his longtime partner, Nancy Byrd.
No local service is planned.
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To offer online condolences, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Margaret (“Peggy”) Day McKibbin, 80

Margaret (“Peggy”) Day McKibbin, 80

Margaret (“Peggy”) Day McKibbin, 80, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at Elizabeth House, surrounded by her family and friends.   Read More »

James R. McMinn

James R. McMinn ( Bobby) born April 4,1928. Passed Away on Feb.26,2016. He is survived by his Wife Patricia. His children Tony,Tim,Shannon, and Demetria.Sisters Marie Bagwell,Hazel Duncan and Audrey Magnes. Grave side services will be at Locust Grove Baptist Church, three o'clock Sunday. Family will host a celebration of life and meal, at church after services.   Read More »

Hazel Mae Brock King, 83

Hazel Mae Brock King, 83 of Hendersonville passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on Thursday, February 18, 2016
Born in Kokomo, IN on August 06, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Henry Crum and Melvinia Lovell Brock. Her husband of 34 years Floyd James King, her siblings Frances Glover, John David Brock and Idus Brock and one grandson, Jerry Michael Suddreth preceded her in death.
She is survived by four daughters Cathy Lynn McCullough of Denver, NC, Sharon Marie Simmons of Hendersonville, Debra Kay Price of Gilbert, SC and Brenda Sue Jackson of Hendersonville, eight grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Saturday February 20, 2016 at 1 PM at the Chapel in the Pines of Jackson Funeral Service with the Rev. Ken Mason officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service in the chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to : Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 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 »

Joe L. Hensley, 80

Joe L. Hensley, 80, of Etowah went home to be with the Lord Thursday, February 11, 2016 at The Lodge at Mills River.
Born in Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Floyd and Clara Hensley. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Steve Hensley, and sister, Jean McCall.
Joe served in the US Army and was employed by Ecusta Paper Mill Company for 32 years, retiring in 1985. He was an active member of Blantyre Baptist Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Betty Hensley; daughter, Traci Hensley Ballenger of Etowah; two grandchildren, Bailey and Wyatt Ballenger of Etowah; sister, Jerri Derouen of Biloxi, MS; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Sunday, February 14, 2016 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. Dr. John Rymer and Reverend Ron Nelson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
To offer condolences, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.   Read More »

Terry Anthony Butler, 66

Terry Anthony Butler, 66, of Hendersonville, NC passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016.
A graveside service will be held 10:00 AM Friday, February 12th at Shepherd Memorial Park.
Jackson Funeral Service is assisting the family.   Read More »

Donna Kassab

Donna Kassab, Local silk artist and owner of Yarn to Dye For in Hendersonville passed peacefully on Monday evening, February 8th, 2016.
She is survived by her Husband Magdi, daughter Peggy, and son Randy. Loved by many, she will be missed.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Elizabeth House, Flat Rock, NC, in her name.
A memorial will be held on Sunday, February 21st, 2016, 12:00 pm, at the shop, 927 Greenville Highway in Hendersonville.   Read More »

William L. “ Bill” King , 88

William L. “ Bill” King , 88 of Hendersonville went to be with Jesus on Tuesday February 09, 2016 after a long struggle with dementia.   Read More »

Lillie Mae Cagle, 98,

Lillie Mae Cagle, 98, of East Flat Rock, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016. Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

William Andrew “Andy” Arrowood, 28,

William Andrew “Andy” Arrowood, 28,

William Andrew “Andy” Arrowood, 28, of Mills River, NC went to meet the Lord, Friday, February 5, 2016.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Carolyn Ball and Ernest Craig and his paternal grandmother, Joyce Arrowood.
He graduated from West Henderson High School and had attended Blue Ridge Community College.
He was employed by Ingles as a customer service manager. He was loved by his co-workers and had a great relationship with them.
He loved playing with his kids, playing video games and watching wrestling.
Andy was a wonderful father, husband and son.
He is survived by his loving wife of 5 years, Alicia Arrowood; his children, Maddox Arrowood and Ezra Arrowood of the home; his parents, William F. “Bill” and Lisa Arrowood of Mills River; his sister, Cherisa Arrowood (James) of Gastonia, NC; two brothers, Cameron and Logan Arrowood of Mills River; his grandfather, William H. Arrowood of Cliffside, NC; several aunts, uncles, cousins and three nephews.
A celebration of Andy’s life will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 10th at the Chapel In The Pines of Jackson Funeral Service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793   Read More »

Dwight Edwin Collins, 83

Dwight Edwin Collins, 83

Dwight Edwin Collins, 83, died February 4, 2016 at home following an extended illness.   Read More »

Levohn Bishop Garren, 84

Levohn Bishop Garren, 84

Levohn Bishop Garren, 84, of Flat Rock, passed away Wednesday, February, 3, 2015.
She was a native of Polk County and a daughter of the late Spurgeon and Charlotte Revis Bishop. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herschell Garren who died in 1988; son, Robert “Bobby” Garren who died in 1996; brother, Lloyd Bishop who died in 1988; and sister-in-law, Frances Bishop who died in 2014.
She was employed by Young Generations and Walmart and was very much loved by all of her co-workers. She was a faithful member of Mt. View Baptist Church of Tuxedo for more than 50 years.
Levohn is survived by her brother, Larry R. Bishop and wife Mary Lou of Tuxedo; sister, Gladys B. Burns of Arden; two nieces; three nephews; many great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great-nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 3:00 pm Sunday at Mt. View Baptist Church of Tuxedo with Revs. Sherrill Moore and Craig Stepp officiating. Burial will follow at Fruitland Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
The family requests that any donations be made to Adam Bishop Home Mission Fund at Mt. View Baptist Church, P.O. Box 504 Zirconia, NC 28790.
To offer condolences online please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com.   Read More »

Linda Lee Hipp

Linda Lee Hipp was born February 7, 1945 at Scott Field in Springfield, Il. She spent most of her childhood in Germany where her father was an army officer. She graduated high school at the American School in Stuttgart, Germany. She returned to the United States to further her education. She worked her way through college and graduated San Diego State University in 1971. Linda spent a good part of her professional career as Senior Vice President of Bank America Business Credit serving as Director of Marketing and Administration. In addition to her daily responsibilities one of Linda’s proudest achievements was to chair the United Way campaign for BofA Business Credit. She consistently achieved 100% employee participation and well over the BofA dollar goal.
On July 19, 1975 Linda married Jim Chesnut. They remained in San Diego where they worked until 1999 when they both retired on the same day. After retirement they moved to Ramona, Ca, a suburb of San Diego, and built their retirement home. In 2008 Linda and Jim moved to Hendersonville where Linda immediately became involved in charitable activities including the Ladies Aid Society of Flat Rock serving as President since 2014. She also was an active member of Historic Flat Rock where she was on the board and executive committee. Additionally she edited the newsletter for Historic Flat Rock.
Linda fought a long hard battle against ovarian cancer and did not allow the disease to diminish her spirit. Linda passed away at Elizabeth House on February 4, 2016 four days short of her 71st birthday.
Linda is survived by her husband Jim, her sister Paula and brother in law Wayne Dillavou of Helena Mt, her sister Marta Panyard of San Diego Ca, her adult granddaughter Megan Madrigal of Clovis Ca, and her sister in law Janis Warren and her husband Ken of Pittsboro NC.
Linda will always be loved and missed by her family and all those that knew her.
A memorial service will be held at St. Johns in the Wilderness Flat Rock on Friday February 12, 2016 at 3PM. In lieu of flowers please remember Linda to St Johns in the Wilderness back pack program or the Hendersonville Rescue Mission.   Read More »

Nancy Jane Collins,66

Nancy Jane Collins,66 of Flat Rock passed away Wednesday February 03, 2016 at her residence.
Jackson Funeral Service is assisting the family.   Read More »

Shirley Anne King, age 77

Shirley Anne King, age 77

Shirley Anne King, age 77, a lifelong resident of Hendersonville, NC, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.   Read More »

Henry Ronald “Ron” Hingenitz, 70

Henry Ronald “Ron” Hingenitz, 70, of Flat Rock, NC passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 at Mission Hospital.
He was the son of the late Henry and Betty Misiak Hingenitz.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Linda Hill Hingenitz; a son, Joseph Hingenitz and his fiancé, Ashley Marshall of Flat Rock; a sister, Pat Robinson of East Flat Rock and a niece, Melissa Barnwell, her husband Larry and their children all of Hendersonville.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 am Friday, February 5, 2016 at East Flat Rock First Baptist Church with Rev. Brent Thomas and Rev. Jeff Neeland officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday night from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the East Flat Rock First Baptist Church and at other times will be at the home.
In lieu of flowers, donations, may be made to the Haiti Missions Fund at the East Flat Rock First Baptist Church.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

John Lowell Lytle, 75

John Lowell Lytle, 75, of Dana, NC passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 after a sudden illness.
He is the son of the late Lowell and Caroline Saltz Lytle and was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Carter.
He served in the U.S. Air Force in Iceland and Newfoundland. He was an Orchardist and loved farming.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Margaret Gorman Lytle; two sons, Paul Lytle and his wife Patty of Dana and Chris Lytle and his wife Pam of Dana; five grandchildren, Marc, Kelly, Tori, Sam and Austin; two sisters, Velma Kerr and her husband Roy of Dana and Linda Justice of Dana and several aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, February 5, 2016 at Dana Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Blackwell officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military honors provided by the Henderson County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church and at other times will be at the home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana Baptist Church.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Charles William “Bill” Allen, 82

Charles William “Bill” Allen, 82

Charles William “Bill” Allen, 82, of Arden passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016 at his home after a lengthy illness. A native and lifelong resident of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Frank and Gertrude Campfield Allen. A US Army veteran, he served in Germany following the Korean War. He had been a sales representative at Harry’s Pontiac Cadillac and worked for Combined Life and Accident Insurance Co. and Colonial Life and Accident Insurance Co., retiring in 1989. In April 1990 he started Bill Allen Lawn Maintenance Service which he owned and operated through October of 2015. An avid golfer, Bill was a lifelong member of Etowah Valley Country Club and Golf Resort.   Read More »

Joyce Marie Rogers Graves

Joyce Marie Rogers Graves of Hendersonville, NC passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016.
A memorial service will be held 12:30 PM Sunday, February 7th at the Salvation Army in Hendersonville, NC.   Read More »

Jerry Morris “Doc” Russell, 79

Jerry Morris “Doc” Russell, age 79 of Saluda died Thursday, January 21st, 2016 at Park Ridge Hospital. He was born March 13th, 1936 in Henderson County; a son of the late William and Nellie Pace Russell.   Read More »