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October 2016 Archive

Katherine “Kat” Bauer, 70

Katherine “Kat” Bauer, 70 of Hendersonville died Thursday, October 29, 2016 at the Elizabeth House. She is survived by her husband Bob Bauer; her daughter Shawn Linsey of Hendersonville; grandson Kyle Jacob of Hendersonville; her sister Suzette Johnson of Gainesville, Fla; and her brother Charlie Channell of Hendersonville.   Read More »

Paul Leroy Howard, 74

Paul Leroy Howard, 74, of Nebo, NC passed away Saturday, October
22, 2016 at Mission Hospital.   Read More »

James L. “Jim” Grindle, 80

James L. “Jim” Grindle, 80

James L. “Jim” Grindle, 80, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Life Care Center of Hendersonville after a period of declining health, A native of Gainesville, GA, Jim lived in Henderson county since 1960. He was the son of the late Clyde and Fannie Lee Lenderman Grindle, and the husband of the late Rinna Walker Grindle who died in 1988. Jim was an Army reservist and a member of First Baptist Church, Hendersonville. Jim was a lighting engineer working with GE his entire working life. He was a member of the Flat Rock Lions Club and Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post #77. Jim volunteered with Four Seasons Compassion for Life. He was an instrumental part of the Special Friends Ministry at First Baptist Church. Also at First Baptist, Jim was an usher, sound technician, and Wednesday night “Yeast Roll Man”.   Read More »

Sidney David McGraw, Jr., 73,

Sidney David McGraw, Jr., 73, of Flat Rock went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the Elizabeth House. He was a son of the late Sidney McGraw and Edna Corn McGraw Croslin. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Allen McGraw.
A veteran of the US Army and member of Upward Christian Fellowship, David loved serving the Lord and read his Bible daily. He was a talented musician and guitarist who was active with the church choir and routinely visited nursing homes to sing and play for the residents. David worked at several of the local dealerships in Hendersonville as an automotive technician before retiring due to health reasons.
Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Bula Proffitt McGraw; a daughter, Becky Melissa Shwahna and husband Sam; a son, Michael David McGraw both of Hendersonville; three grandchildren, Andrew McGraw, Alexander and Adam Shwahna; three brothers, Mack of AZ, Preston of ID and Johnny McGraw and wife Lisa of ID; and a sister, Helen Bruner and husband Barry of FL.
Funeral services will be held 2pm on Thursday, October 27, 2016 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Craver and Rev. Ken Parker officiating. The body will lie in state prior to the service beginning at 1pm. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
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Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Robyn Graham Painter 41

Robyn Graham Painter 41 of Hendersonville, NC passed away on Wed., October 19, 2016 after a courageous 2 year battle with breast cancer. Robyn was an extremely loving & devoted mother to her two sons: Graham Patrick & Hayes Maxwell Painter. Robyn is also survived by her husband Danny Painter, mother Karyn B Spreeman, and her siblings, Wike Graham & wife Kimberly, Kyle Graham & wife Tracey, Elayne Bishop & husband Aaron, Heather Conklin & husband Brent, Heidi Lance & husband Patrick, step mother Jann S. Graham, 7 Nieces & 5 Nephews & a large extended family. Robyn is proceeded in death by her father Robert Wike Graham & step father Karle Spreeman.
Robyn was born on December 3, 1974 in Hendersonville, NC. She was a graduate of Hendersonville High School. Robyn earned a degree in Heath Promotions from Appalachian State University. After College she followed her love for the art of cooking & earned a Culinary Degree from AB Tech.
Robyn was the Director of Nutritional Services for Park Ridge Heath. Robyn continued with her love of food & provided the foundation for on the site work training as the executive chef & program manager for the Dandelion, Mainstays Local Restaurant.
Robyn’s whole heart belonged to her children. She loved to cook & entertain for her family & friends.
Funeral Arrangements: Grave Side Service to be held on Saturday October 22 at 11:00 am at Cullowhee United Methodist Cemetery with a private Celebration of Life to follow.
Robyn will forever live in our hearts. In Lieu of flowers please donate to the education fund for her boys: Painter’s Family Fund in care of Karyn Spreeman, 220 Balsam Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792.   Read More »

John "J.T." Diehl, 96

John "J.T." Diehl, 96

John "J.T." Diehl, 96, of Hendersonville, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016. A native and life-long resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late John L. and Nannie Brackett Diehl, and husband of the late Margaret Wirtz Diehl, who died in 2005. He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Matthew Bryan Hill; sister, Anna Diehl Freeman; and brother, Thomas "T.A." Diehl.
John served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII as a radio technician and an electronics instructor. He retired from Amcermet Corp and was a Sunday School teacher and deacon. He was the oldest member of West Hendersonville Baptist Church.
He is survived by daughters, Barbara D. Rhodes (Sherrell), Beverly D. Blake (Richard), and Beth D. Hill (Chris); son, Bryant Diehl (Betty); six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held 2pm Saturday, October 22, 2016 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Pastor Tracy Fletcher officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1-2pm in the chapel.
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Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.   Read More »

John "J.T." Diehl

John "J.T." Diehl, 96, of Hendersonville, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016. Forest Lawn Funeral Home will announce the arrangements   Read More »