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Malvern 'Buddy' West, longtime Etowah principal, dies at age 79

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Malvern Smith "Buddy" West, a native of Hendersonville and longtime principal of Etowah Elementary School, died Wednesday at the Carolina Village Medical Center after battling Parkinson’s disease for four years. He was 79.   Read Story »

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Fletcher Four Seasons Politics

Charlie Messer's funeral service to be Tuesday at WHHS

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A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, in the West Henderson High School Auditorium, for Charlie Messer, the long-serving Henderson County commissioner who died Friday at the age of 66.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Charlie Messer, longtime county commissioner, dies at age 66

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Charlie Messer, a devoted advocate for Henderson County as a member of the Board of Commissioners for the past 20 years and a tireless promoter especially of parks improvement, died early Friday after a battle with cancer. He was 66.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

'Dit' Williams, World of Clothing founder, dies at age 92

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Robert Ditmore "Dit" Williams, who parlayed the free socks he gave truckers for filling up at his truck stop into the World of Clothing, died Friday at Life Care Center of Hendersonville after a long period of declining health. He was 92.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: First responders honor 'Elvi' Foster in drive-by visitation

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Dozens of sheriff's cruisers, police cars, fire trucks and ambulances caravaned along North Grove Street on Thursday night in honor of Terry "Elvi" Foster, a retired sheriff's lieutenant who died Friday at the age of 57.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Drive-by visitation is set for Lt. 'Elvi' Foster

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Henderson County Sheriff’s Office will host a drive-by visitation to honor the memory of Lt. Terry “Elvi” Foster, who died Friday at the age of 57. The visitation will take place 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the sheriff's office, 100 N. Grove St.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Fellow Highway Patrol troopers to honor Lee Lance

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State Highway Patrol troopers and other law officers are expected to caravan to Mills River Presbyterian Church Cemetery on Thursday for the funeral of Lee Jenkins Lance, 95, a Mills River native who served in the Highway Patrol for almost four decades.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Service for former mayor Michalove is Sunday

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A graveside funeral service for former mayor Don Michalove is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Oakdale Jewish Cemetery by Rabbi Rachael Jackson. A reception will follow at Agudas Israel Congregation.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Jim 'Pop' Laughter, a mentor and coach for 50 years, dies

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James Franklin "Jim" Laughter Jr., known by a generation of young athletes as “Coach” and then “Pop,” died Wednesday at the Elizabeth House after a brief illness. He was 82.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

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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Henderson County News

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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Henderson County News

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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Henderson County News

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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Henderson County News

Mourners remember Ron Metzger as 'the ultimate giver'

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Henderson County News

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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Henderson County Life

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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Henderson County News

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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