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Friends, family, Boy Scouts and scouters to celebrate life of Luther Smith

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Friends and family of Luther Elly Smith and the Boy Scout community will celebrate Smith’s life from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at The Barn at Tall Oaks, 28 Bradley Road.   Read Story »

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Larry McKay, dairy farmer and church leader, dies at age 85

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Lawrence Hazelhurst “Larry” McKay Jr., a retired dairy farmer, devoted church leader and descendant of Balfour Mills founder Ellison Adger Smyth, died on Aug. 23 surrounded by family at home. He was 84.   Read Story »

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Dr. Amy Pace, who never stopped teaching, dies

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Amy F. Pace, a beloved Henderson County teacher who continued to push education until the end of her life, died Saturday after an extended illness.   Read Story »

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Memorial service is scheduled for Bill Moyer

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A funeral has been scheduled for William L. “Bill” Moyer, 80, who died Saturday, June 22, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Bill Moyer, a county leader in a time of change, dies

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William Llewelyn "Bill" Moyer, who chaired the Board of Commissioners as Henderson County transitioned into an era of stricter zoning and later helped thwart a back-channel effort to sell Pardee Hospital, died on Saturday at Duke Medical Center at age 80.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Robin Tolleson, drummer, music journalist and mentor, dies suddenly

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Robin Tolleson, a drummer, music journalist and generous sharer of his musical gifts through his church and programs to nurture young talent, died suddenly on Friday after collapsing on stage during a performance at Asheville's Downtown After Five concert series. He was 62.   Read Story »

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Mourners remember Ron Metzger as 'the ultimate giver'

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Margaret Thomas, philanthropist and civic leader, dies at age 87

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Margaret S. Thomas, who helped manage her family's successful produce business, enjoyed bridge, traveling and Duke basketball and spent her retirement years supporting her church and community causes, died early Tuesday after a period of illness. She was 87.   Read Story »

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James Volk, pediatrician, volunteer and city's 'First Man,' dies at age 72

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Dr. James Volk, a pediatrician who expanded children’s medical care in Hendersonville and treated hundreds of patients during numerous medical missions abroad, volunteered in civic endeavors at home and stood steadfast with Mayor Barbara Volk as Hendersonville’s First Gentleman, died early Saturday of pancreatic cancer. He was 72.   Read Story »

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Family sets service for Chief Fisher

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The family of retired Laurel Park Police Chief Don Fisher has set a Life Celebration at Mud Creek Baptist Church on Thursday. Open visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. with a service beginning at 6 p.m. All are invited and welcome to attend.   Read Story »

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