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Harriett Frances Fowler Worthy, 88

Harriett Frances Fowler Worthy, 88

Harriett Frances Fowler Worthy, 88, of Hendersonville passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, at her home.

She was lovingly known as Sweetie Number One by her husband.

A native of Henderson County she was born on March 22, 1925, to Vernon and Tina Hyder Fowler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry E. Worthy, their infant son, Larry; and four brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. Worthy was a skilled hand weaver in the family business Worthy Hand Weavers for 45 years.

She is survived by three daughters, Judy King (Charlie Kilpatrick) of Hendersonville, who were Harriett's caregivers, Barbara W. Fleming (Glen) of Salem, S.C., and Diane W. Hollon of Hendersonville; one granddaughter, Kimberly King (Elizabeth) of Las Cruces, N.M.; two grandsons, Chance Jones ( Jessica ) and Josh Shelton; four great children; and four brothers, Porter Fowler, George Fowler, Onnie Fowler, and Stan Fowler.

She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2014, at Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and other times at the home.

Graveside services will be held at 11a.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Dr. Ansel Pace officiating.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.