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November 2018 Archive

Richard Earl "Bud” Zalesky, 87

Richard Earl "Bud” Zalesky, 87

Richard Earl "Bud” Zalesky, 87, of Hendersonville died Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Mission Hospital. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on December 7, 1931; a son of the late James and Alice Jennens Zalesky. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Zalesky; his first wife and the mother of his children, Mary Louise Tiernan Zalesky; as well as his sister-in-law, Sherry Zalesky.

He grew up in Miami, FL. After a tour in the US Air Force, where he spent his service teaching electronics and maintenance of bomb/navigation systems on the B47 and B52, he graduated from
the University of Miami in 1959 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He enjoyed a 30 year career in Research and Development at Lockheed Aircraft until his retirement in 1989 and then
relocated to Hendersonville. He was a skilled wood worker/turner, fly fisherman, gourmet cook, community volunteer, as well as an active member of St. James.

He is survived by his beloved Judy; three children, Rick (Charlene) Zalesky of Atlanta, GA, Chris (Nancy) Zalesky of Doylestown, PA, and Jean (Mike) Rentnelli of Deltona, FL. He
leaves behind his four cherished grandchildren: Zack (Hannah) Zalesky, Christopher Zalesky and finance (Julia), Zola (Austin) Lopeman, and Patrick Zalesky and friend, (Jess). A brother, Jim
Zalesky of Chicago, IL, also survives him, as do his second family, Kristin (Jason) Woodbury and Kane Mettler, both of CA, and Kevin Mettler, deceased.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018, at St. James Episcopal Church. Interment will immediately follow the service at the church in the Burns Powell Garden.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Carolina Mountain Woodturners Assn., P.O. Box 16606, West Asheville, NC 28806, or to a charity of one's choice.

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

Leslie Ray Bryant, Jr., 91

Leslie Ray Bryant, Jr., 91

Leslie Ray Bryant, Jr., M.D., age 91, of Asheville died Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community. He was born March 10, 1927 in Hattisburg, MS.; a son of the late Leslie Ray and Clara Louise Terrell Bryant, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Claire Bryant Savell.

He graduated from Ole Miss and received his M.D. degree from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. He served in the US Navy as a Pharmacist’s Mate 3rd class. He retired as a pathologist and Director of Transfusion Medicine at Southern Baptist Hospital in New Orleans after 38 years. He traveled on short term mission trips to Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya. For over 30 years, he enjoyed teaching bible school. He was former Secretary of American Association of Blood Banks, Past President of South Central Association of Blood Banks, and an Emeritus Fellow of American College of Pathology.

He is survived by his spouse of 34 years, Annie Ackerman Bryant; son, Leslie Ray Bryant III, M.D. of Anchorage, AK; two daughters: Brenda L. Bryant, M.D. of Asheville, Barbara Bryant Gills and her husband, Larry Gills, M.D. of Ft. Smith, AR. He is also survived by three grandchildren: Leslie Ray Bryant IV, Alexander Choudury Bryant and Lindsay Jackson Gills.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, November 30, 2018 at St. Giles Chapel with Reverend Richard “Lin” Walton and Rev. Tonya Hill officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 pm at Western North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Dr. Bryant’s memory be directed to Deerfield Residents Fund, 1617 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803 or Medical Benevolence Foundation, P O Box 96877, Washington DC 20090.

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

Lucy Moore Beddingfield, 97

Lucy Moore Beddingfield, age 97, of Hendersonville died Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Laurels of Hendersonville. She was born December 18, 1920 in Madison County; a daughter of the late Clarence Samuel and Hessie Phipps Moore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Otis Beddingfield.

She grew up in Pahokee, Florida and graduated from Pahokee High School. She was a 1944 graduate of the Mountain Sanitarium School of Nursing earning her degree as a Registered Nurse. She was a Registered Nurse at Patton Memorial Hospital and continued as one of the original Pardee Hospital Registered Nurses. She was the Head Registered Nurse of Obstetrics until her retirement in December 1982.

She is survived by two daughters: Jean Faulkner and her husband Gary of Flat Rock; Judith Tooley of Charlotte. She is also survived by a stepson, James Beddingfield of Sarasota, FL; and a stepdaughter, Jane Stevens of Hendersonville. Five grandchildren: Grant Faulkner and his wife Kimberly of Hendersonville; Elizabeth Faulkner of Chicago, IL; Sonya Rokes Carlisle and her husband Craig of Los Angeles, CA.; Carla Rokes Robertson and her husband Todd of Wilmington, and step granddaughter, Cindy Miller and her husband Mike of Hendersonville. Five great grandchildren: River Faulkner, Tucker Faulkner, Eli Faulkner all of Hendersonville; Raya Robertson and Maxwell Robertson of Wilmington.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Shepherd Memorial Park with Pastor Charles Ferguson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Lucy’s memory be directed to Pardee Cancer Center, 805 6th Ave. West, 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 the arrangements.   Read More »

Edward “Ed” Vogel, 81

Edward “Ed” Vogel, 81

Edward “Ed” Vogel, 81, of Hendersonville entered into rest on Thursday, November 8, 2018.

Born in Milwaukee, WI, he was the son of the late Gertrude and William Solomon Vogel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Vogel and brother, Nealon Vogel.

Edward received his Master’s Degree in Public Health and was a physical therapy administrator. He was a nursing home administrator and then a hospital administrator. Following his retirement from the medical field, he owned a Buck Stove business and then was a general contractor. He was a member of the Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist Church. Over a 21-year period, he spent time volunteering with Junior Achievement. His interests were travelling and cars, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 28 years, Karen K. Vogel; daughters, Vicki (Jeff) Owens of Palm Coast, FL; Cynthia (Jim) Wiley of Hendersonville; and Candace Warner of Orlando, FL; sons, Steven (Cherry) Vogel of Ooltewahi, TN and Guy (Iris) Smith of Hilton Head Island, SC; grandchildren, Alicia and Michael Malinki, Grant and Dylan Vogel, Erin Wiley Mitschow, Curtis Wiley, and Lillian Smith; nephew, Bill Vogel; sister-in-law, Jean Vogel; and friends, Mr. and Mrs. James McCammon.

A service for family will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 221 N. Main St., Hendersonville, NC 28792 or Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1141 Howard Gap Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28792.   Read More »

Gladys Hall Estes, 85

Gladys Hall Estes, 85

Gladys Hall Estes, 85, of Hooper’s Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at her home.   Read More »

Vera “Aileen” Frisbee Todd, 93

Vera “Aileen” Frisbee Todd, 93, of Lyndale Road in Hendersonville, died Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Cherry Springs Village.   Read More »

Velma Nina Hooper Beddingfield, 91

Velma Nina Hooper Beddingfield, 91, formally of Tuxedo, went to be with the Lord Sunday morning on November 11, 2018 at the Elizabeth House.   Read More »

Kay “Kathleen” McInulty Barnwell, 83

Kay “Kathleen” McInulty Barnwell, 83, formally of Fruitland passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Elizabeth House after a short illness.   Read More »

Virginia L. Hamilton, 91


Virginia L. Hamilton, age 91 of Hendersonville died Friday, November 2, 2018 at Sunnybrook Assisted Living. A Henderson County native, she was born December 6, 1926, a daughter of the late Lloyd Manning and Martha Peahuff Laughter. She was also preceded in death by two brothers: Theodore Columbus “T.C.” Laughter and Lloyd Manning Laughter, Jr.; as well as one sister, Lillie Mae Laughter.   Read More »

William “Bill” Crum, 93

William “Bill” Crum, 93

William “Bill” Crum, 93, of Asheville died on Monday, October 29, 2018 at his home in Givens Estates. He was born on September 4, 1925 in Hancock County, IL; a son of the late James Edward and Elma Gene Anderson Crum. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.

He was the seventh of eight siblings who grew up on a farm in Western Illinois near the Mississippi River. He was educated in a one-room schoolhouse, played center for the LaHarpe High School football team, won the Latin Prize, and graduated as Valedictorian at sixteen. He enrolled in the University of Illinois’s College of Engineering in 1942, where he studied until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944. Eventually he was assigned to work on The Manhattan Project at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. When World War II ended, he went back to Urbana and finished his Mechanical Engineering degree in 1947, graduating with high honors.

He immediately went to work for A.P. Green Refractories, working as a draftsman in Mexico, MO. Once he had worked long enough to afford an engagement ring, he proposed to Eleanor Marie LaForge and they were married in 1948 and had two children. His work transferred him to Philadelphia, PA, Morristown, NJ, Houston, TX, and Bloomfield Hills, MI. He climbed the corporate ladder until he became Vice-President of Construction for Bigelow-Liptak Corp.

Retiring from Green Industries in 1989, he and Eleanor moved to Hendersonville and the mountains of Western North Carolina where he designed their dream home that included a large workshop built around his beloved lathe. He had always loved working with his hands. He became an avid woodworker, a bowl-turner, toy-maker, handyman, and fixer-of-all-things and was never happier than when he was making or fixing something for someone.

In 2005, he and Eleanor (and the lathe) moved to Givens Estates where he continued his work as a member of the Given Estates Woodworkers Interest Group (GEWIG). On September 4, 2018, he turned ninety-three. On October 3, 2018, he and Eleanor celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Eleanor LaForge Crum. He is also survived by one daughter, Jane Ann Crum; one son, Robert Crum and his wife, Gabrielle; one grandson, Thomas; and one granddaughter, Ryan.

His memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at First United Methodist Church with Reverend Mark Ralls and Reverend Ed Hillman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Mr. Crum’s memory be made to Givens Estates Woodworking Interest Group, Givens Estates, Attn: Resident Woodshop Fund, 2360 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803 or Carolina Mountain Woodturners, CMW, c/o Penny Carter, 7 Cane Creek Circle, Fairview, NC 28730.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com.

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.   Read More »