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Stephen Morrison Black, 68

Stephen Morrison Black, 68

Stephen Morrison Black, 68, of Hendersonville passed away unexpectedly at his home, Friday, August 23, 2013.

A native and life-long resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late David H. and Rubye Garren Black. He was a columnist for the Times-News for 22 years, and was very proud of his time with them. He was a Marine Corps veteran, serving during the Vietnam era, and was an avid reader of military history. He was an advocate of animal rights, and was preceded in death by his beloved dog, Scooter.

Survivors include his loving wife of forty-six and a half years, Joyce Black; a son, David Black of Hendersonville; a daughter, Sarah Black of Suwanee, GA; a brother, David C. Black and his wife Joyce of Boca Raton, FL; a sister, Carol Ann Holmes of Pompano Beach, FL; many nieces and nephews, and his little dog, Tater Bug.

A graveside service with military honors will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, 31 Glendale Ave., Asheville, NC 28803, or any other no kill animal shelter of your choice.

An online guest book is available at www.forestlawnhendersonville.com.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.