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August 2017 Archive

Stanley Lewis “Mike” Davidson, 85

Stanley Lewis “Mike” Davidson, 85

Stanley Lewis “Mike” Davidson, 85 of Brevard went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, August 24th at the Elizabeth House after a year of declining health.
He was born on July 19, 1932 to Plummer W. and Marcella A. Malone Davidson in Milesburg, Center County, Pa.
Mike was preceded in death by his first wife Billie Joanne Baker Davidson, son Garry Wayne Davidson, granddaughter Andrea Nicodemus, brother Robert W. “Bill” (Ellen), and sister Annadell (Darrell) Eminhizer.
He is survived by wife Carol Elsmore Tucker Davidson, daughter Judy (Vern) Nicodemus, grandson Aaron (Heather) Nicodemus, great grandson Elijah Nicodemus, brother Donald (Margaret) Davidson, 4 step children, 7 step grandchildren, and 5 step great grandchildren, a close nephew Darrell (Ed), and Sharon Eminhizer, plus many nieces and nephews.
Mike received an Associates degree from Penn State before he joined the Army and spent 16 months in Korea.
He worked for the Department of Defense, and he and his family enjoyed their assignments in Australia, England, then back to Maryland. He was a realtor in Brevard.
Mike enjoyed playing softball, tennis, horseshoes, and table tennis, but his favorite since age 16 was bowling. He played in two leagues after he retired, and was proud of his 800 series ring, and two 300 game rings.
He was a member of the American Legion, NARFE, FIPERS, Meals on Wheels, and Etowah Lions Club for 16 years working to provide free eye exams and glasses to those in need. He was presented with the Melvin Jones Fellow, Jack Stickley Fellow, and Lions for Life award.
A celebration of Life service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church on Rte. 64 and Blythe St. on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 3:00pm with refreshments following. Military Honors will be conducted by the Henderson County Honor Guard.
Please wear happy colors to remember his happy smile.   Read More »

Ronald E. Schweitz, 68

Ronald E. Schweitz, 68 of Hendersonville passed away Wednesday August 23, 2017 at his residence.   Read More »

Gary Dean Brooks, 71,

Gary Dean Brooks, 71, of Black Mountain passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. He was the son of the late Joseph Thomas and Gladys Mae Davis Brooks. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Delores Bane.
Survivors include his son, Christopher Brooks and his wife, Jennifer of Mill Spring; grandchildren, Alex, Hayle and Tiffany Brooks; and girlfriend, Janice Owens of Zirconia.
A memorial service will be held 2pm Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Mountain Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Shannon Owen officiating. A reception will follow the service.
To offer online condolences please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com.
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Gary Dean Brooks, 71, of Black Mountain passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. He was the son of the late Joseph Thomas and Gladys Mae Davis Brooks. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Delores Bane.
Survivors include his son, Christopher Brooks and his wife, Jennifer of Mill Spring; grandchildren, Alex, Hayle and Tiffany Brooks; and girlfriend, Janice Owens of Zirconia.
A memorial service will be held 2pm Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Mountain Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Shannon Owen officiating. A reception will follow the service.
To offer online condolences please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com.
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Edith Marie Bagwell

On Monday, August 21, 2017, Edith Marie Bagwell softly left this Earth to enter Heaven’s Gate. She was 96 years old.   Read More »

Robert L. Merrill, 88

Robert L. Merrill, 88

Robert L. Merrill, 88, went to be with Jesus Christ on Saturday morning August 19, 2017.
Bob was a native of Transylvania County and had lived in Henderson County for most of his life and was the best father imaginable to Robyn and Grant.
SGT Merrill served 5 years in the U.S. Air Force and was a Crew Chief who loved the airplanes that he repaired. He worked 38 years for Southern Bell and was married for almost 50 years to the late Jeannine Allen.
He was always working on, driving and collecting sports cars and classic cars and had helped countless people through the years repairing their cars and trucks at all hours of the day and night. Nothing was better to him than a car show or NASCAR race.
He has been an active member of Mud Creek Baptist Church for over 60 years.
Bob is survived by his son, Grant Merrill of Hendersonville; a granddaughter, Christina Sanders (Ryan) of Pisgah Forest; a grandson, Eric Merrill (Liz) of Nevada and a brother, Tommy Merrill of Florida.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday August 24th at Mud Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Mathis and Rev. Robert Hefner officiating. Burial will follow at Little River Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Henderson County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM in Mud Creek Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elizabeth House, 581 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 »

James Hendry Bryson

James Hendry Bryson

James Hendry Bryson died August 13th at Elizabeth House. He was born April 10, 1927 in Schenectady, NY.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Reno, his children James (Jacqueline) of Maryland, Jessica (John McCambridge) of Pennsylvania, Jordan of Virginia, and Jeffrey (Megan) of Connecticut, 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents James and Grace, sisters Grace Jones, Mary Loftus, and Jean Allen, and a daughter Jill.
Mr. Bryson proudly served in the USMC for 10 years during WWII and Korea. He was a Systems Engineer with IBM, retiring in 1987.
Mr. Bryson volunteered at Hospice and Literacy Volunteers in Stamford, CT and Hendersonville. He was instrumental in starting the Stephen Ministry program at Etowah United Methodist Church.
Celebration of life will be Saturday, September 16th at 3 PM at Etowah United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd, Suite 102 PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057 or a charity of choice.
To leave a condolence for the family of James Bryson, please visit “obituaries” at www.moore-fh.com.
Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is serving the famly.   Read More »

Victor F. (Vic) Musial ,93

Victor F. (Vic) Musial ,93

Victor F. (Vic) Musial ,93, died Friday, August 11, 2017 at his home in Hendersonville, NC after a brief illness. Vic was born in Lorain, OH and resided there until 2014 when he and his wife relocated to Hendersonville, NC to be nearer family. He was a graduate of Lorain High School class 1941B. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a gunner in the Fifth Armored Division, which spearheaded Gen. George Patton’s drive through Europe to Germany. Vic was employed by the Lake Terminal Railroad where, over his career of 42 years, he rose from crew caller to labor relations executive. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Vic was an avid member of area golf and bowling leagues. He was active in the Senior Fellowship Club, where he served a term as president and a lifelong member of the Fifth Armored Division Veterans’ Association. He loved spending time with his family, was an accomplished leaded glass artist and an outstanding Mr. Fix-it.   Read More »

Frances H. MacDonald

Frances H. MacDonald, née Frances Marion Halverson, passed away at home in the early hours of August 5, at age 98. She was born in Chicago, IL on November 29, 1918 to Ethel and Morris Halverson.   Read More »

Robert “Bob” Whelehan, 86

Robert “Bob” Whelehan, 86

Robert “Bob” Whelehan, 86, of Hendersonville passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017 at his home.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Francis and Sonja Lind Whelehan. He was also preceded in death by his sons, Robert and Mark. Before moving to Hendersonville 21 years ago, he had resided in Greensboro and Hicksville, NY.
Bob was a veteran of the US Navy, serving as Aviation Electronics Technician, 2nd class. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic. Bob was employed by Grumman Aerospace Corporation as an electrical engineer for over 30 years before retiring in 1993. During his employment, one of his most rewarding projects was his work on the Apollo Lunar Module.
Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eileen Gilmartin Whelehan; his daughters, Mary Ellen, Eileen and Lisa; his son, Brian; grandsons, Robert, Scott and Brandon; granddaughters, Kathleen, Kelly, and Sadie; and his sister, Veronica.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30pm in the Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. A reception will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice at www.fourseasonscfl.org or to Four Seasons Foundation, 221 N. Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792.
To offer online condolences, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Read More »

Penny Glaspy Russell, 55

Penny Glaspy Russell, 55, of Hendersonville went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the St. Joseph Campus of Mission Hospital. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Dorothy Bagwell Glaspy. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Janie Ruth Glaspy.
Penny was of the Baptist faith and was self-employed as a beautician for many years. She cared deeply for animals, especially her horses and dogs. She was a beloved sister and a wonderful friend to all who knew her. Her sisters and brother were her best friends. Penny was a devoted and loving aunt to her many nieces, nephews and their children. She loved being a mom and grammy to her daughter, Cassie and granddaughter, Teegan and was an extremely caring and loving wife to her husband, Brian.
She is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Brian; daughter, Cassie Matthews and her husband Trey; granddaughter, Teegan Priscilla Matthews; sister, Brenda Coates, Dianne Simpson and her husband Ron, Susie Porter and her husband Gary, Cookie Ormand and her husband Robbie; brothers, Petey Griffin and his wife Tammy, Robbie “Roy” Glaspy and his wife Lisa; “other sister”, Doris Kilpatrick and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Reverends Steven Blanton, Roy Glaspy and Trey Matthews officiating. The family will receive friends from 12-2pm prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park.
Please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com for online condolences.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family   Read More »

George William Godsey, 84

George William Godsey, 84

George William Godsey, 84, of Hendersonville passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 at Mission Hospital in Asheville.   Read More »

Erskine Ronald Corn, 69

Erskine Ronald Corn, 69

Erskine Ronald Corn, 69, of Hendersonville, NC passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 after a short illness.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. He was the son of the late Louie Erskine Corn and Mary Jean Lanning Corn.
He graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy, St. Petersburg, Florida and Appalachian State University.
He served 16 years with the Charlotte / Mecklenburg Police Department and owned and operated multiple businesses in Henderson County.
He is survived by four children, Tamara Corn Maybin and her husband Chad of Zirconia, NC, Jeffery Brian Corn and his wife Kristin of Charlotte, NC, Veronica Kathleen Cahill and her husband Kyle of Durham, NC and Lisa Marie Corn of Wake Forest, NC; a brother Dennis McQueen Corn and his wife Beth; six grandchildren, one great grandson, and many nieces and nephews.
A private celebration will be held with close family and friends, enjoying drinks and Motown music. No dates or times will be released!
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »