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March 2017 Archive

Rhonda Lynn Cunningham, 53

March 31, 2017 Flat Rock, NC Rhonda Lynn Cunningham, 53 of East Flat Rock passed away Thursday March 30, 2017 following a brief illness at the Elizabeth House.
A native of Washington, D.C., she had lived in Henderson County since 1996.
She was the daughter of the late Coyt Cunningham and Claudette Turner Cunningham of Hendersonville.
She was loved and will be missed by her family and friends.
In addition to her mother survivors include one son, Joshua James Cunningham of Asheville , two brothers, Joe Cunningham and his wife Brooke and Mike Cunningham all of Flat Rock, one grandson Cameron Cunningham of Flat Rock, two nieces, China and Jasmine Cunningham OF Flat Rock, one nephew, Ben Cunningham of Flat Rock and her cat whom she loved dearly Junior.
A memorial service 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 »

Col., George “Rick” Malick, USAF RET

Col., George “Rick” Malick, USAF RET

Colonel George “Rick” Malick, USAF RET. lost his battle with Parkinson's Disease and dementia on March 27, 2017. True to his character, he fought bravely and lovingly throughout his struggles. He will be missed by many people who met him and cared for him throughout his life.   Read More »

Mary Magdalene Sypress Brown, 72,

Mary Magdalene Sypress Brown, 72,

Mary Magdalene Sypress Brown, 72, of Hendersonville passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.
Born in Blackville, SC, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Martha Sypress. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Louise Summey.
Mary was a devoted homemaker and a member of the Christian Life Church of Hendersonville. She served her community as a volunteer for the Hendersonville Council on Aging and the Hospice Store on Main Street.
She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Collins Brown, Jr.; her sons, Walter Leon Sypress, Sr. and Shalimar Lee Brown; grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Sypress and Walter Leon Sypress, Jr.; sisters, Rosa Coreen Walker and Ellamae Sypress; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1 pm Saturday at the Christian Life Church of Hendersonville. Pastor Eric Ingles will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
To offer online condolences, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Kenneth Eugene Israel

A funeral service will be held for Kenneth Eugene Israel at 11am, Thursday, in the chapel of
Forest Lawn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com for online condolences. Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Bonnie J. Roehrborn, 85

Bonnie J. Roehrborn, 85 of Hendersonville, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 following a brief illness at Life Care Center.
Please visit www.jacksonfuneralservice.com for a full obituary and on-line condolences.   Read More »

Suprina Lynn McCullough Stepp

Suprina Lynn McCullough Stepp passed away Thursday March 23rd 2017 after a sudden illness.   Read More »

David Edward West, 69

David Edward West, 69, of Hendersonville, NC joined his loved
ones in Heaven Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Elizabeth House.   Read More »

Sendy Ward King, 52

Sendy Ward King, 52, of Hendersonville, NC went to be with the
Lord, Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Elizabeth House after a long
struggle with cancer.   Read More »

Doris Gracey, 92,

Doris Gracey, 92,

Doris Gracey, 92, passed away quietly on March 18, 2017. Born in Waycross, GA she was the daughter of the late Helen Lorraine Balser Carraway and the late Oscar James Hall.
Doris spent her adult life in Ft. Myers and Miami, FL. She was married to the late L.F. Gracey and worked for National and Pan American Airlines. After her retirement, she moved to Hendersonville where she spent her final years in the special care of The Laurels of Hendersonville and in the tender care of Four Seasons Hospice.
Doris is survived by her son, Michael Kevin Gracey; sister, Kathryn Fleming; nephews, Carl, Terry, Jim and Winston; nieces, Susan Connie, Lorraine and Claire.
No local services are planned.
To offer online condolences please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com.
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Robert Francis Chaya “Bob”, 75

Robert Francis Chaya “Bob”, aged 75, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday March 7, 2017, at his home in Hendersonville NC.   Read More »

Jeannette Reed Turpin, 72

Jeannette Reed Turpin, 72

Jeannette Reed Turpin, 72, of Edneyville, NC went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 20, 2017 after a short battle with cancer.
She graduated from Florida State University and was a Seminole Fan.
She loved music and enjoyed playing the Baritone and ringing handbells. She played in the Hendersonville Community Band and was a member of the Praise Ringers Handbell Choir in Fletcher, NC.
She loved helping people at Shelton Pharmacy, was a school teacher at Faith Christian Day School and had retired from the Henderson County Library after 9 years where she enjoyed telling stories to children and was known as “Miss Nettie”. She was a crafter and loved to crochet and do lathe work.
Nettie loved the Lord and tried to serve Him in any way that she could and was a member of Fruitland Baptist Church.
She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, William “Bill” Turpin Jr.; a daughter, Barbie Higdon (Jerry) of Brevard; a grandson, Ben Higdon; a brother, Bill Reed of Georgia and was loved by many.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 25th at Fruitland Baptist Church with Rev. Craig Stepp officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fruitland Baptist Church Building Fund, 150 College Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Walter Clyde Parris, 78,

Walter Clyde Parris, 78,

Walter Clyde Parris, 78, of Hendersonville went to be with the Lord in what he called his forever home on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Elizabeth House after a period of declining health. A native of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Robert “Bob” and Birdell Rhodes Parris. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Nathan, Grady, Clarence, Donald, Fred, Hugh “Tig” and Ray Parris; sisters, Melba Parris Gordon and Iris Parris Pack.
Walter was a produce farmer for over 30 years and enjoyed his garden and sharing his crops with friends and family. He also enjoyed selling produce at the Henderson Co. Tailgate Market for many years. He was a man who loved home and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Wanda Elmore Parris; daughters, Debbie Parris Davis, Tammy Parris Glover and her husband, Jeff, Beverly Parris Henderson and her husband Richard; sisters, Irene Parris Roper, Evileen Parris Norwood and Rita Parris Justus ; grandchildren, Ashley Glover and her husband Cody, Zack Davis, Amanda Glover, Dawson Henderson and Landon Henderson; great-grandchildren, Will Glover and Zayden Davis; sister-in-law’s, Dorothy and Ruby Parris; and a large number of nieces, nephews and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Tracy Grove Baptist Church with the Reverends James Maybin and Travis Parker officiating. A visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Elizabeth House, 581 S. Allen Rd. Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Online condolences may be offered by visiting www.shulerfuneralhome.com.
Shuler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.   Read More »

Trina Kay Beddingfield, 27

Trina Kay Beddingfield, 27, of Tuxedo, passed away March 16th, 2017 as a result of a sudden illness.
She was born March 30th, 1989, a native of Fort Worth, Texas. She graduated From Blue Ridge Community College in 2013; and in 2007 graduated R. L. Paschal High School, in Fort Worth, Texas.
She was a strong, independent woman who loved animals and helping those in need.
She is survived by her husband, Dustin Beddingfield; Her mother, Sheri Hedge; her brothers, Rece and Layne Wooten; her godparents, Tina David and Greg Terhune; her Nana, Debbie Flory; her Mimi, Frances Lee and PaJack, Jack Lee; her great aunt and uncle, Shug and Mike Morris; her great uncle James Flory; her uncle Jeff Morris and cousin Lynzie Morris. She is also survived by her husband's family; Lisa, Dolan, Jack, Lia, and Betty Beddingfield. As well as her loyal pets, Spooky, Talula, Kitty, and Filburt.
Services will be private, in lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or to Po Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Lillian Brown Swift Gaeser, 98,

Lillian Brown Swift Gaeser, 98, of Hendersonville as well as Boca Raton, Florida died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at her residence in Florida. She was born on January 4, 1919 in New York City to the late Samuel and Sadie Karg Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two husbands, Irving Swift and Walter Newman Gaeser as well as a daughter, Suzanne Valdez.   Read More »

Lillian Brown Swift Gaeser, 98

Lillian Brown Swift Gaeser, age 98 of Hendersonville as well as Boca Raton, FL, died Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at her residence in Florida. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, March 17, 2017 in the Agudas Israel section of Oakdale Cemetery in Hendersonville officiated by Rabbi Rachel Jackson. An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.   Read More »

Jennifer Marie Hamill, 51

Jennifer Marie Hamill, 51

Jennifer Marie Hamill, 51, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away Monday, March 13, 2017
in her home with her dog Simba by her side.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Jan Hamill.
She is survived by her brother, James Hamill of East Flat Rock.
Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the family locally.   Read More »

H. Glenn Kilpatrick, Jr., 71

H. Glenn Kilpatrick, Jr., 71

H. Glenn Kilpatrick, Jr., 71, of Hendersonville passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Elizabeth House. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Harry Glenn Kilpatrick, Sr. and the late Mary Ruth Orr Northington. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Fuschia Andrews Kilpatrick, and a brother, Earl Kilpatrick.
Glenn was a member of Mountain View Missionary Baptist Church. He dedicated 32 years serving his country in the US Air Force, Army and civil service.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 14 years, Lola Davis Kilpatrick; loving step-father, James Northington; two daughters, Dawn Kilpatrick- Kirkpatrick and Mary Meade; one son, Michael Kilpatrick; two step-daughters, Kelly Tawney and Kathy O’Connor; one step-son, Bret Hamrick; two sisters, Carolyn Swanner and Kami Gentry; three brothers, Kim, Keith and Kevin Kilpatrick; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Mountain View Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Mason officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Thursday in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
To offer online condolences please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Jeffrey Lynn “Jeff” Phillips, 64

Jeffrey Lynn “Jeff” Phillips, 64

Jeffrey Lynn “Jeff” Phillips, 64, of Hendersonville, NC passed away, Saturday, March 11, 2017 after a long battle with an illness.
Jeff having his own business, Phillips and Son Small Engine Repair and being in the military as a disabled veteran, he was also a loving husband to Joyce Phillips. A strong and incredible father to all of his children, Chas, Jenny, Jerri, Mike, Jeff Jr. and Phillip. He was also a courageous outstanding grandfather to his thirteen grandchildren, as well as a friend to all. Jeff being the amazing and exemplary guy he was, he will always be dearly loved and remembered. Jeffrey was a man you would meet only once in your life. Very rare and impeccable, Jeff was irreplaceable, unique, valuable, understanding, priceless and incomparable. We are all unsure of words to say, because there isn’t enough. Jeffrey being sick for the time he was you would never think anything was wrong. He was always in such high spirits, forever smiling and laughing. Even though he is not with us anymore, part of him always will be. He’s our angel now and forever will be missed.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Jane Nix Dill, 80

Jane Nix Dill, 80, of Edneyville, passed from this life to be with
her Lord Savior on March……She was the wife of the late Sam
H. Dill. She is survived by her two sons, Harold Rodney Dill and
Sam Greg Dill, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren,
two brothers, Jimmy and Wayne Nix, and one sister, Yvonne Moore.   Read More »

Marjorie Lane Menyhard, 81,

Marjorie Lane Menyhard, 81, of Hendersonville, NC passed
away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Elizabeth House after lengthy
illness.   Read More »

Mickey Marvin, 61

Mickey Marvin, 61

Mickey Marvin, 61 of Hendersonville went home to be with Jesus on Monday, March 6, 2017 at his home following his battle with ALS. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County he was preceded in death by his father Gordon J. Marvin and grandmother Dalla Green.   Read More »

David Ray Messer, 70,

David Ray Messer, 70, of Edneyville, NC left his Earthly body Monday, March 6, 2017 peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. Ray was a native of Haywood county and had lived in Henderson County for the last 45 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Burr Franklin Messer, two brothers, J.D. and Jayhugh Messer and two beloved nephews, James and Clinton. He loved to watch racing, going fishing and finding a deal at yard sales and flea markets. He worked at Cranston Print Works for 26 years and Medical Action for 10 years. He is survived by his living wife of 50 years, Kathy Bradley Messer; a daughter, Tammy Messer of Polk County; 2 sons, Harold Messer (Lori) of Saluda and Steven Messer (Samantha) of Franklin; 9 grandchildren, 4 ½ great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Pauline Winn of Hendersonville, Ailene Marshall of Dana and Betty Price of Waynesville; a brother, Jarvis Messer of Waynesville and several nieces and nephews. The Bradley family considered Ray more of a family member and not an “in-law”. Becky Green and Eric Bradley were more like his children. A Celebration of Ray’s Life will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, March 9th at the Chapel In The Pines of Jackson Funeral Service with Rev. Dean Elliott and Rev. Craig Stepp officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the celebration in the chapel and at other times will be at the home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hendersonville Rescue Mission, PO Box 1512, Hendersonville, NC 28793. Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

William Charles Trainor Sr., 87

William Charles Trainor Sr., 87, of Asheville, NC passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017.
He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.   Read More »

Nancy Vallari, 79

Nancy Vallari, 79

Nancy Vallari, 79, of Hendersonville passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Nancy was the daughter of the late Marion and Robert Murray of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Nancy graduated Jamestown High School in Jamestown, New York, in 1955, and graduated with a BS in Business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1959. She was employed by Kenmore Copper Corporation in New York City for 24 years and later by CPC International Corporation (Best Foods/Unilever) in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, for 13 years before retiring to Hendersonville in 1996.
Nancy loved golf and was a member of Etowah Valley Golf Club & Lodge. She also enjoyed reading and was a long-time fan of the University of Alabama’s football team, each year attending all the Alabama home games in Tuscaloosa with family and friends.
Nancy is survived by her loving husband, Walter; her two sisters, Christine Young of Big Canoe, Georgia, and Phyllis Lindquist of Nathalie, Virginia; three nieces; and two nephews.
To those I Love…
“Let not the thought of me be sad,
For I am loving you just as I always have.
You were so good to me,
So many times I wanted still to do,
So many, many things to say to you.
Remember that I did not fear,
It was just leaving you I could not bear to face.
We cannot see Beyond – but this I Know,
I loved you so – t’was Heaven here on Earth with you.”   Read More »

Joan Mary Taylor Reid

Joan Mary Taylor Reid

On March 1, 2017, Joan Mary Taylor Reid passed away peacefully while in hospice care at Elizabeth House, Flat Rock NC. Born on June 11, 1934 in Beth Israel Hospital, Newark NJ to the late Harry and Mildred Taylor, her family eventually moved to Fairfield CT, where Joan graduated from Roger Ladlowe High School in 1951.   Read More »

Carolyn Elaine Whitaker, 68

Carolyn Elaine Whitaker, 68, of Horse Shoe passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Elizabeth House. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was the daughter of Carroll Gilbert and Lois Edna Israel Hudson.   Read More »