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December 2017 Archive

William David Harrelson, 87

William David Harrelson, 87, of Hendersonville, passed away at the Elizabeth House Tuesday, December 19, 2017 following a valiant struggle with cancer. He was a lifelong resident of Henderson County, the son of the late Robert Curtis and Loretta Thompson Harrelson.
He was a warm, caring person that could converse with anyone and never met a stranger. Being around family was a highlight for this man called David, Dad or Paw Paw. His great sense of humor, quick wit, silly jokes and stories for every occasion will be greatly missed. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Fishing was a hobby that he shared with his grandchildren through the years. Much of his time was spent outdoors doing yardwork, gardening or growing small fruits.
He was a member of Arden Presbyterian Church. His career was in sales and retail, working for a number of years as Belk’s assistant manager. After retiring, he worked at General Electric in Hendersonville.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Doris Lancaster Harrelson; children, Yvetta Nix (Edwin) of Hendersonville, Davon Harrelson (Pam) of Greenville, SC, and Kim Geffers (Randy) of Denver, NC; grandchildren, Brent Nix (Sara), Natalie Van Pelt (Brad), Tyler Nix (Mandy), Julie Worley (Bryan), Justin Harrelson (Taylor), McKenna Geffers and Colson Geffers; great-grandchildren, Kenley, Greer, Katelyn, Liam, Claire, Cyrus, Caleb, Cypress, Keira and Andy; sister, Patsy Johnston; and brother, Bob Harrelson.
A funeral service will be at 2:00pm Saturday, December 23, 2017 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Pastor Davon Harrelson officiating. Burial will follow the service in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 1-2:00pm. Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731 or American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615.
Please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com for online condolences.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.   Read More »

Tammy Ashe Upright

Tammy Ashe Upright of Hendersonville, NC went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.   Read More »

Maeco Kenneth Pace, 78

Maeco Kenneth Pace, 78, of Flat Rock, NC went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 15, 2017.   Read More »

Linda Starlyn Stepp, 67

Linda Starlyn Stepp, 67

Linda Starlyn Stepp, 67, of Hendersonville, NC went to be with the Lord Monday, December 11, 2017 at Cherry Springs Assisted Living.
She was the daughter of the late George Raymond and Mary Vess Stepp.
She liked to draw and crochet.
She is survived by two sons, Michael Lyda of Travelers Rest, SC and Brian Cantrell of Bartow, FL; two granddaughters, Hannah and Michelle Lyda and a brother, David Dill of Hendersonville.
The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Jackson Funeral Service. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2:00 PM at the Stepp Family Cemetery (Stepp Mill Road).
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

William Burl “Bill” Robinson, 85

William Burl “Bill” Robinson, 85

William Burl “Bill” Robinson, 85, of Hendersonville, NC passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017.   Read More »

Guy William Snider 75

Guy William Snider 75, of Flat Rock went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday December 06, 2017 at the Elizabeth House after a lenthy illness
He was the son of the late Paul William and Beulah Black Snider. He was preceded in death by his son Jeffery Dale Snider, his maternal grandparents Guy and Irene Black his paternal grandparents, Bry and Bessie Cater and a brother and sister Billy and Judy Snider.
A brick mason / builder, Guy was a jack of all trades. He loved to fish and coach baseball.
He especially loved watching his grandsons play baseball and soccer.
Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Ethel Frisbee Snider, a daughter Carolyn Parris Hall and her husband Gregg of Pisgah Forest NC, four grandchildren, Ethan Hall of Pisgah Forest, Caleb Hall of Pisgah Forest and his girlfriend Deana Belcher of Fletcher, Bret McKenzie Snider and Drew Clark both of Hendersonville, three sisters, Martha Whitman and her husband Rev. Raymond Whitman of Six Mile, SC, Faye Stancil and her husband Charles and Janice Ramey and her husband Larry all of Central, SC and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Service will be held Saturday December 09, 2017 at 2 PM at Tracy Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Clyde Gravely and Doug Carroll officiating. Ethan Hall, Caleb Hall, Chuck Grant, Clyde Amos, Thomas Henderson and Steve Parris will serve as Pallbearers and Larry Ramey and Robert Henderson will serve as Honorary Pallbearers. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 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 memorials may be made to : Tracy Grove Baptist Church; 538 Tracy Grove Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or to Po Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Atha Arrowood Wooten (Marie)

Atha Arrowood Wooten (Marie), passed away on December 3rd, 2017. She was born July 27, 1924 in the majestic mountains of Yancey County, NC.
A loving and strong willed woman took flight this past Sunday. She left behind two sons, two daughters, seven grandchildren, and a plethora of great grand children, great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. When asked once how she wanted people to react to her passing, Atha Marie replied, “I want them to have a party...”. How can we celebrate living without celebrating our greatest adventure.   Read More »

Nancy Gayle Orrell, 62,

Nancy Gayle Orrell, 62, of Flat Rock, NC passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 peacefully at her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vietnam War Veteran- James Edward Orrell, a daughter, Melissa Stumpf, a brother, Roger Lee Perry and her father, Dick Perry.
She is survived by her mother, Hazel May Perry of Spotsylvania, VA; a sister, Patti Perry of Spotsylvania, VA; three children, Mandolyn Orrell of Hendersonville, NC; Ed Orrell of Candler, NC and James Adam Orrell of Indianapolis, IN; Gary Stumpf son in law of Flat Rock, NC.; nine granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held locally. Her final resting place will be in her hometown of Spotsylvania, VA.
Donations may be made to
https://epilepsyfoundation.givenow.stratuslive.com/donate   Read More »

Nancy Gayle Orrell, 62

Nancy Gayle Orrell, 62, of Flat Rock, NC passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 peacefully at her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vietnam War Veteran- James Edward Orrell, a daughter, Melissa Stumpf, a brother, Roger Lee Perry and her father, Dick Perry.
She is survived by her mother, Hazel May Perry of Spotsylvania, VA; a sister, Patti Perry of Spotsylvania, VA; three children, Mandolyn Orrell of Hendersonville, NC; Ed Orrell of Candler, NC and James Adam Orrell of Indianapolis, IN; nine granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held locally. Her final resting place will be in her hometown of Spotsylvania, VA.
Donations may be made to
https://epilepsyfoundation.givenow.stratuslive.com/donate   Read More »