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August 2018 Archive

Avis Mintz Spellman Maxwell, 86

Avis Mintz Spellman Maxwell, 86

Avis Mintz Spellman Maxwell, 86, of Hendersonville died on Monday, August 27, 2018 at the Elizabeth House. She was born July 1, 1932 in Henderson County; a daughter of the late Eulas and Eula Mae Corn Mintz. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Maxwell was preceded in death by her sister, Mildred “Min” Fay Mintz, and her brother, Fred “Stick” Mintz whom Avis always told them,” I am the baby and they have to do what I want them to!”

Avis was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. She was a Clerical Bookkeeper in the Henderson County Judicial system until her retirement. As an active member of French Broad Baptist Church for numerous years she particularly enjoyed helping with Vacation Bible School. She also enjoyed traveling and fishing. However, whenever she was asked if she liked to cook her response was always the same, “we have two stoves and they have never been turned on.”

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, William Fred Maxwell. She is also survived by her “almost” daughter, Audra S. Thompson, as well as her “almost” grandson, Kaleb Thompson.

The graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Shepherd Memorial Park with Pastor Kemual Pruitt officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Avis’s memory be directed to French Broad Baptist Church, 182 Grandview Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28791.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.   Read More »

William Isaac (Bill) Hoffman, 55

William Isaac (Bill) Hoffman, 55

William Isaac (Bill) Hoffman, age 55, of Hendersonville, NC passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 18, surrounded by his loved ones.

Bill was blessed with a brilliant engineering mind; he graduated from UNM in Mechanical Engineering and held patents in engineering processes. His thirst for knowledge--math, science, history and sports—was shared with others enlivening conversations with his quick-witted humor and trivia. Bill moved to Hendersonville, NC from Albuquerque, NM in 1999 and held engineering and managerial positions at Intel, Selee, Crane Resistoflex, and BorgWarner.

Bill was a loving husband, father, son, and brother. He was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan since the age of 7, enjoyed F1 car racing and woodworking. He leaves behind many friends who cherished him. It was important to Bill that those around him grow to be the best they could be and enjoyed mentoring them along their journey.

Bill is survived by his bride of 18 years, Dianna Hoffman; son Evan (Brittany Cutshall) Hoffman; daughter Stephanie Hoffman; stepdaughter Rachael Noa; granddaughters Ani Noa and Aurora Noa; mother Cecilia Hoffman; sister Lisa (Erik) Dunkle and their three children, Nikki, Kyrsten, and Kevin; brother Jamie Hoffman; mother-in-law Gloria Reedy; brothers-in-law Christian (Marya) Reedy and Charles (Cindy) Reedy; sisters-in-law Shirley (Doug) Mitchell and Agatha (Vaughn) Fulton. Bill is preceded in death by his father, Joseph W. Hoffman.

A visitation for Bill will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Home, 125 Church St., Hendersonville. Bill will be laid to rest in Albuquerque.

The loving memories Bill leaves behind and the impact he had on others will be everlasting.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MANNA Food Bank ‘packs for kids’ program, 627 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville, NC 28805.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.   Read More »