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January 2023 Archive

Judy Ann Wyatt, 64

Judy Ann Wyatt, 64, passed away December 14, 2022 at Pardee Hospital, Hendersonville, NC. Born October 10, 1958 in Willow Grove, Del., Judy was the daughter of Margaret Elizabeth Pallam and the late Harry Edward Wyatt, Sr.
In addition to her father, Judy was predeceased by her infant son, Christopher.
Since early childhood Judy loved animals. Throughout her life she was always caring for a variety of cats, dogs and birds, especially her parrot Buttons.
Judy often worked in the food service industry, where her friendliness earned her many loyal customers who often became friends.
Left to cherish her memory are her mother Margaret, brother Harry Edward Wyatt, Jr. and his wife Jaine Schmidt Wyatt, all of Lewisburg, WV; partner, Allan Keith Hiott of Mills River, NC; nephews, Ian Wyatt of Kettering, OH and Tristan Wyatt of Brooklyn, NY; special friends, Shaula Morris and Doug Mowery of Mills River; her beloved dogs, Isis and Gabriel; and numerous friends and co-workers.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to the charity of your choice in her memory.
A memorial service in her honor will be scheduled at a later date in
Lewisburg, WV   Read More »

Rev. George Six 1934 - 2022

The Rev. George Six, an Episcopal priest of 55 years, social activist, and vocal advocate for social justice and women's health, died December 27, 2022 at Elizabeth House in Hendersonville. He was 88.
His death was due to heart failure, he had previously survived stage-four
non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Born and raised in Lyons, Kansas, Fr. Six and his wife, the late Irene Coonfer Six were high school sweethearts with leading roles in musical productions. He played some football, basketball, swam and dove, and was the high school drum major: into jazz and influenced by his three worldly, older WWII-era brothers. George and Irene enrolled at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. With a child on the way, George found early employment in men's clothing retail and later, success in the insurance business, rising to a management position in Davenport, Iowa. Personal near tragedy in the family led George to pursue the priesthood in the Episcopal Church. He entered Bexley Hall Seminary at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio and was ordained to the priesthood on December 21, 1967. Fr. Six served as rector at nine churches in Iowa, Arizona, Florida, and Southern California. The Venerable George Six served as Archdeacon in the Diocese of Arizona. He later wrote and published a book of his experiences: " ... on your way home ... Do this ... ".
Fr. Six was engaged with social justice matters and was a progressive advocate for women's and low-income health choices. Within the Episcopal church, Fr. Six was a delegate to the national conventions where he served on several committees, including revision of the Book of Common Prayer. He was key in drafting, lobbying, and advancing national church policy positions regarding the ordination of women, abortion, and early LGBTQ advocacy in the 1970-80s. He was a benefactor to the homeless: providing meals, housing, employment, and addiction services including to those showing up at the family home. He helped establish and build a low-income health clinic in Muscatine, Iowa. George and Irene were instrumental in the construction of a low-income senior housing complex in Muscatine. As a seminarian, he participated with classmates in the 1963 March on Washington where Dr. King's I Have a Dream speech was a deep influence. He was elected Executive Director of the Henderson County Chapter of the NAACP.
Fr. Six is survived by his son William Allan Six and his wife Susan Clark of Honolulu, HI, daughter Anne Six Knight and her husband Rodger of Flat Rock, NC, daughter Susan Helen Six of Davis, CA, in addition to five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at St. James Episcopal Church in Hendersonville, NC, Friday, January 6, 2023. Interment will be at later date in Lyons, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Henderson County Chapter of the NAACP, to Hendersonville Planned Parenthood, or to St. James Church, Hendersonville.   Read More »

John Wendell Moffat

John Wendell Moffat, better known as “Jack”, passed away after an extended illness on Friday, December 30, 2022.   Read More »