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April 2017 Archive

Glenn Leonard Orr, 82

Glenn Leonard Orr, 82, was finally able to rest in the arms of Jesus on April 22, 2017. A son of the late Ossee and Emma McCall Orr, he was also preceded in death by his caring and loving wife of 42 years, Ada Norris Orr; a step-daughter, Kathy Mae Reese Peterson; and a sister, Catherine Orr Fisher.   Read More »

Jay H. Robinson, 82

Jay H. Robinson, 82

Jay H. Robinson, 82 of Hendersonville passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Elizabeth House. He was a son of the late Elzy and Hessie Blackwell Robinson. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Lillie Capps.
A faithful member of Hendersonville First Church of The Nazarene he was a Sunday School teacher, choir member, board member and youth leader. He served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from Ecusta after 46 years of service.
Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Judy Winters Robinson; son, Kevin Jay Robinson and wife Karen of Hendersonville; grandson, Kamden Jay Robinson; sister, Margie Davis of Tuxedo; brother, Boyce Robinson and wife Nancy of Pisgah Forest and several nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, April 28, 2017 in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 11am on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Hendersonville First Church of The Nazarene with Reverend Sherman Waters and Reverend Joseph Quinn officiating. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Elizabeth House, 571 S. Allen Rd. Flat Rock, NC 28731.
To offer online condolences please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Norman Clinton Cannon, 60

Norman Clinton Cannon, 60, of Hendersonville, NC went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 22, 2017.
He was native and lifelong resident of Henderson County.
He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. He was a former co-owner of Cannonball Express and was an employee of American Truck Repair Express.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Talmadge Cannon and a grandson, Easton Elijah Gibson.
He is survived by his mother, Beulah Lee Corn Cannon; his children, Brian Barnette, Toby Flynn, Tara Cannon Bayne, Nathaniel Cannon, Tahoni Cannon and Captain Cole Cannon; siblings, Barry Cannon, Audrey Cannon Pace, and Tonya Cannon Sloop all of Hendersonville; twelve grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held 3:00 pm Saturday, April 29th at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Hendersonville. The Rev. Steven Blanton will officiate. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the celebration in the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2557 Chimney Rock Road; Hendersonville, N.C. 28792 or to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 6284, Hendersonville, N.C. 28793.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Norman Clinton Cannon, 60,

Norman Clinton Cannon, 60, of Hendersonville, NC went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 22, 2017.   Read More »

Oleen Jarrett Smith, 91

Oleen Jarrett Smith, 91

Oleen Jarrett Smith, 91, of Hendersonville passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Lifecare Center of Hendersonville. Born in Catawba County and raised in Newton, NC, she was a daughter of the late Ray and Geneva Jarrett. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, JW Smith, Jr.; brother, Billy Ray Jarrett; son-in-law, Larry Sigman and grandson, Scott Sigman.
Oleen was a resident of Hendersonville for the past 75 years and was a member of First Baptist Church, where she served Wednesday night suppers for over 20 years. She loved the Live Embers trips and was a member of the Patience Sunday School class as well as the Singing Saints. She always had hope and trust in the Lord. Oleen was a charter member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 5206.
She retired from Kellwood Corporation and later worked at Belks in various roles, but always wrapped presents at Christmas time. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who had a radiant smile. A pretty southern lady, she was an excellent cook, soft spoken, perseverant and tough; however, she was sweet as can be and if you knew her, you loved her. Oleen was accomplished in all forms of needlework and knitting Christmas stockings were her specialty. She was also known to love to shop and look for shells on the beach.
She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Sigman of Hendersonville; son Bill Smith and his wife Judy of Hendersonville; grandsons, Jeff Sigman and his wife Kena of Chapel Hill, NC, Chris Sigman of Hendersonville and Ryan Smith and his wife Dana of Marietta, GA; granddaughter, Kasey Smith of Asheville; great-grandchildren, Joseph and Grace Sigman, Liam, Rori and Keira Smith and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at First Baptist Church Hendersonville with the Reverends Steve Scoggins and Wally Shamburger officiating. The family will receive friends from 2-3 pm prior to the service.
The family would like to thank the staffs of Lake Pointe Landing, Life Care Center of Hendersonville, Four Seasons Compassion for Life and Pardee Hospital. A special thanks to Dr. Ron Moffitt and his staff.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Hendersonville 312 5th Ave W. Hendersonville, NC 28739 or Four Seasons Compassion for Life 571 South 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 »

Allen Edwin Duncan, 59

Allen Edwin Duncan, 59, of East Flat Rock, NC passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at his home.   Read More »

James Kasalajtis

James William Kasalajtis   Read More »

Willavene Pace McCall, 87

Willavene Pace McCall, 87

Willavene Pace McCall, 87, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.
A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, Willavene was the youngest of eight children born to Hiram Kimsey Pace and Janie Heatherly Pace. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward Thomas McCall, Sr.; a son, Gregory Todd McCall; and seven brothers and sisters.
Willavene was a devoted homemaker and cosmetologist. A member of Mud Creek Baptist Church, she faithfully served as a choir member and pianist/organist for many years.
She is survived by her son, Tom McCall and his wife, Shirley, of Zirconia; daughter, Dr. Patricia McCall Ramos and her husband, Dave, of Coral Springs, FL; six grandchildren, Jeremy Sizemore, Amy Honeycutt, Melissa Walters, Louis Ramos, Erik Ramos and Kevin Ramos; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 2 PM Monday, April 17 at Crab Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Cory Honeycutt and the Rev. Dr. Greg Mathis officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Starkey Hearing Foundation, 6700 Washington Ave. South, Eden Prairie, MN 55344.
To offer online condolences, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Audrey Kathleen Howell, 73,

Audrey Kathleen Howell, 73,

Audrey Kathleen Howell, 73, of Dana, NC passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Sarah Hipps Keener, her husband, Cleo Howell and two sons, Michael and Thomas.
She was a native of Jackson County and had lived in Henderson County since 1965. She was a member and Sunday school teacher at Dana Baptist Church. She retired from Southern AG after 30 years of service and had volunteered at the Four Seasons Hospice Home Store.
She is survived by her daughter, Christine Howell of Fletcher; two grandchildren, Ashley Rochester and her husband Jason and Tommy Howell and his wife Shirley; five great grandchildren, Joshua, Savanna and Sara Rochester and Zane and Colton Howell; two brothers, Billy Keener and his wife Lee Ann and Donald Keener and his wife Becky and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, April 15th at Dana Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Blackwell officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana Baptist Church, 277 Ridge Road, Dana, NC 28724.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Sandra Lee Vaughn Coren, 70

Sandra Lee Vaughn Coren, 70

Sandra Lee Vaughn Coren, 70, of Zirconia, NC passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at the Elizabeth House.   Read More »

Audrey Howell 73

Audrey Howell 73, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday April 11, 2017 from the Elizabeth House.
Arrangements are pending. Jackson Funeral Service is assisting the Howell family.   Read More »

Mary Elizabeth "Lib" Sullins, 85

Mary Elizabeth "Lib" Sullins, 85

Mary Elizabeth "Lib" Sullins, 85, of Hendersonville, NC, born January 8, 1932 in Charlotte, NC, quietly passed away March 30, 2017 with loving family by her side. She was a special person to anyone that knew her. We already miss her so much.   Read More »

Tommie W. Justice, 59

Tommie W. Justice, 59

Tommie W. Justice, 59 went to a better place on Tuesday, April 3, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Calvin and Edna Justice, a brother David “Jones” Justice; and a sister Debbie Owenby.   Read More »

Rev. John Armstrong Wright Jr

Rev. John Armstrong Wright Jr


Rev. John Armstrong Wright, Jr. (John A.), 82, of Flat Rock, North Carolina was taken from us by surprise on Saturday, April 1, 2017.
John A. was born in Augusta, Georgia on May 21, 1934. Flat Rock was his home. He was raised in a house built by his grandfather, David Cady Wright, and subsequently lived next door in a house he and his wife Carole built on the badminton court.
John A. was ordained an Episcopal Minister in 1966. He was a graduate of American University in Washington D.C. and Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria VA. He was the Rector of Saint Anne’s Parrish, Albemarle County Virginia and Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, North Carolina. Coming from a family with a long history of Episcopal Ministers, he was a spiritual advisor to many.
From one of his jobs as a U.S. Capitol Police Officer, to his final job as a Kmart Greeter, John A. acquired a long list of friends from all walks of life. From his love of entertaining, hiking, music appreciation, books, logging journals of every waterfall he ever encountered, storytelling and philosopher, he will be missed by many.
John A was preceded in death by his wife Carole Weeden Wright and his parents John Armstrong Wright and Mary Lattimore Wright.
John A. was survived by many family members and children including: John Armstrong Wright III and his wife Jesse, Barbara Wright Patterson and her husband Jody, Elizabeth Wright Jones and her dog Walter, Michael Lattimore Wright and his wife Shirley, Scott R. Featherstone and his wife Linda and Ashley J. Featherstone and her husband John Denison; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; his sister Mary Wright Burton of Louisville, Kentucky, and his 2 beloved cats Patty and Lucy.
A celebration of John’s life will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 5th at St. John In The Wilderness Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731 or the Bue Ridge Humane Society, 14 Towne Place Drive, #130, Hendersonville, NC.
A celebration of John A’s life will be held at Saint John in the Wilderness Church in Flat Rock, NC on Wednesday, April 5th at 2:00pm.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or to Po Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Willard E. Arnett

Will's life began July 23, 1921 and ended April 1, 2017. Next to last of the five surviving children of Elias and Dorsey Montgomery Arnett, Will grew up in rural southwest Virginia. He roamed the hills, hunting rabbits with his brothers and cousins and never lost a profound love for the land and for his family. Hard work was familiar to him and though his later life was very different from that of his parents, their influence was always evident. The first of his family to graduate high school, he spent a year in the CCC before entering Berea College intending to study agriculture.   Read More »