Our Obituaries

Bettie Lucinda Harper

December 12, 1925 - November 1, 2013

Bettie Lucinda Harper died Friday, November 1, 2013. Surviving are her son, Harry S. Harper, Jr. (Debra); daughters, Martha, Diane, Betty Jean and Tracy Harper all of Asheville; sister, Helen Burgin of Asheville; 16 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m.in Shiloh AME Zion Church, burial will be...
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Vokel W. Fleming, Jr.

December 19, 1924 - October 31, 2013

Mr. Vokel W. Fleming, Jr. of 102 Mountain St. departed this life Thursday, October 31, 2013. He was a retired sales representative for Winston Mutual Life Ins. Co. and a US Army Veteran of World War II. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Priscilla Martin and Sheila Fleming of Asheville, Lois Blakeney (Thomas) of Decatur, GA and Margaret Fleming of Charlotte; sister, Lorine Wade of...
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Harry L. McDaniels

September 10, 1949 - October 28, 2013

Harry L. McDaniels, Sr. departed this life Monday, October 28, 2013. He was a son of Leonard and Annette McDaniels, both parents preceded him in death. Harry was a 1967 graduate of South French Broad High School. He attended Johnson C. Smith University and the University of NC at Asheville. He retired as Payroll Supervisor with the City of Asheville after 36 years of employment and worked...
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Hattie Bell Smith

October 31, 1932 - October 18, 2013

Hattie Bell Smith departed this life Friday, October 18, 2013. She was a native of Union, SC and resident of Asheville for 61 years, she was a daughter of Ernest and Lou Curenton. She was married to James E. Smith. Her parents and husband preceded her in death. Surviving are her daughters, Sandra Smith and Lorraine Abraham (Ronald) of Asheville; son, Douglas Smith of Asheville; 15 grandchildren...
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King David Thomas

August 2, 1926 - October 11, 2013

King David Thomas of 276 Craigmont Rd. died Friday, October 11, 2013 in Charlotte. A native of Anderson, SC and resident of Asheville for number of years. Mr. Thomas was a US Army Veteran of World War II and a member of Hill St. Baptist Church. Surviving are his daughters, Nancy Grant, Audrey Aikens, Carol Tenant and Kathryn Bryson of Asheville; sons, David Tenant and King Tenant of...
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Barbara Jean Robinson

January 8, 1942 - October 9, 2013

Barbara Jean Robinson of 311 Melody Circle died Wednesday, October 9, 2013. A life long resident of Buncombe County she was a daughter of Will and Estelle Phillips Aiken. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louis Robinson and a son, Dirk Aiken. Mrs. Robinson was a graduate of Stephens-Lee High School, a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and employed at Wal-Mart. ...
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Alexander Marion

May 20, 1994 - September 29, 2013

Alexander "AJ" Jamar Alexander, 19 of 61 Bingham Rd. Apt. 23-C went into eternal rest Sunday, September 29, 2013. Born May 20, 1994 in Asheville he was a son of Nicola Smith Mouney and the late Danny Earl Marion. Mr. Marion was a 2012 graduate of AC Reynolds High School. He was a member of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are his brother, Aquila J....
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Willaim Edward Darity

September 18, 2013

William Edward Darity, Jr. died on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 after suffering a major heart attack. He was 43 years old. For nearly 20 years William was a journalism instructor and Sports Information Director for the University of La Verne in LaVerne, California. William was a 1989 graduate of TC Roberson High School where he ran track. He went on to run track at the University of NC At...
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Chasity Monique Trexler

March 30, 1988 - August 31, 2013

Chasity Monique Trexler departed this life on Saturday, August 31, 2013. A native of Clarksville, TN and resident of Asheville for several years she was a daughter of Scott Trexler and Kim A. Allen (William). She was a 2006 graduate of TC Roberson High School. Surviving in addition to her parents are her grandparents, Ovenia Alexander, William and Sandra Knapp; sisters, Lakel Trexler, Aaliyah...
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Albert Summey

February 15, 1943 - August 25, 2013

Albert H. "Al" Summey, Sr. of 701-A Kinsington Place died Sunday, August 25, 2013. A native of Hendersonville and resident of Asheville for a number of years, he was a son of James and Olivia Pruitt Summey, both of whom preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline Avery Summey; son, Albert Summey, Jr. of Atlanta, GA; daughters, Alesia Summey of Asheville and Marleigh Hentz (Andre)...
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Willie Lee Shivers

March 4, 1920 - August 19, 2013

Willie Lee Shivers of 16 Maxwell St. died Monday, August 19, 2013. A native of Orangeburg County, SC and resident of Asheville for a number of years, he was a son of Harry B. and Annie Sampson Shivers. Mr. Shivers was a US Army Veteran of World War II; custodian at AB Tech for 15 years, a 33 Degree Mason for many years and a well known Barber. Surviving are his son, Robert Jeffcoat, Sr. (Sandra...
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Thomas Gash

August 10, 1955 - August 9, 2013

Thomas Gash formerly of Asheville, died Friday, August 9, 2013 in Greenville, TN where he was a resident for several years. He was a son of Andrew and Mamie Gash. Both parents, and his brothers, Andrew "June" Gash, Jr. Eugene Gash and James Ramsey preceded him in death. Surviving are his sons, Lamont Thomas, Brandon Gash and Tremaine Gash; daughter, Stacey Dixon; grandchildren, Kawan Thomas,...
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Michael Alexander

April 30, 1954 - August 7, 2013

Michael Alexander was born April 30, 1954 in Asheville, NC and departed this life August 7, 2013. A lifelong resident of Buncombe County he was a son of William and Ovenia Copney Alexander. Surviving are his sons, Michael Whitson of Asheville and Cpl. Migel Blackwell of Switzerland; daughters, Michelle Whitson, Moniqua Alexander, Demika Lindsey of Asheville and Simone Blackwell of Arden;...
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Alberta Jones

January 29, 1914 - August 5, 2013

Alberta Jones, 99, departed this life and entered into rest on Monday, August 5, 2013. A native of Buncombe County and resident of Henderson County most of her life, she was a daughter of Will and Lottie Allen Young. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George P. Young; a son, Rev. Roy Young; brothers, Sam Allen, George Young, Joseph Young, Winfred Young and Johnny Young. ...
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William Bailey, Jr.

August 25, 1933 - July 25, 2013

William E. "Bay Bay" Bailey, Jr. departed this life Thursday, July 25, 2013. A lifelong resident of Asheville he was a son of William E. and Georganna Brockman Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a member of Varick Chapel AME Zion Church where he was chairman of the Trustee Board, chairman of the Ministry of Kindness and sang with the church choir. He was a 1951 graduate of Stephens-Lee High School and ...
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Jeanette C. Moore

September 28, 1935 - July 20, 2013

Jeanette Wilma Cathey Moore a life-long resident of Asheville, departed this life on Saturday, July 20, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Terry Moore, Sr.; mother, BeEtta Cathey Bryson and a sister, Yvonne Rosemond. Jeanette had a profound love for life, family, people and flowers. Carrying herself with elegance and grace, she was an active face in the community. ...
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Dorothy L. Ware

March 17, 1930 - July 16, 2013

Dorothy L. Ware of 20 Lancelot Lane departed this life Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Born in Brevard, she was a daughter of the late John and Hattie Wallace. Mrs. Ware was a 1948 graduate of Allen High School and retired from American Enka after 30 years of employment. Surviving are her sons, Harry McLaughlin (Priscilla) and Samuel McLaughlin of Asheville; daughters, Shirley Simpson of Pontiac,...
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Melvin Spencer Warren

September 11, 1946 - July 9, 2013

Melvin Spencer Warren, 66 of 205 West College St. went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. A lifelong resident of Buncombe County he was a son of Gurlen and Beulah Logan Warren McCain. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Betty Warren Brown. Mr. Warren was a graduate of Charles D. Owen High School where he drove the school bus. He was a US Army Veteran of the...
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William Brown

September 22, 1946 - July 3, 2013

William J. "Bill" Brown departed this life Wednesday, July 3, 2013. A native of Tryon and resident of Asheville for 47 years he was a son of William and Reva Miller Brown. Mr. Brown retired from Ecusta after 21 years of employment and was director of the South ABCCM office. Surviving are his daughters, Chandra Hopkins, Diana Brown and Tracey Harper; sons, Tommy and Tony Fant; two brothers;...
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Tony Lee Harris

January 1, 1953 - July 1, 2013

Tony Lee Harris departed this life Monday, July 1, 2013. A life long resident of Asheville he was the son of Charles and Catherine Waters Harris. Both parents preceded him in death. Survivors are, Carol W. Harris, Tony Lee Harris, Jr. and Michael Harris of Asheville, Rose Harris Watts of Jacksonville, FL; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Services...
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Mattie Lonas

January 1, 1926 - June 25, 2013

Mattie Moore Proctor Lonas departed this life on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Beloved Mother, grandmother, great and great-great grandmother to those related by blood and to many who are not. "Ma P", as she was also widely known, was born to Fannie Mae Wheeler Moore and William Moore in Hodges, SC on January 1, 1926. She married Jack Proctor on August 2, 1942. Their union produced eight children,...
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Wayne D. Gilliam

May 3, 1945 - June 23, 2013

Wayne Delano Gilliam departed this life on Sunday, June 23, 2013. A life long resident of Buncombe County he was a son of Willie and Dorothy Arnold Gilliam. His parents and a sister, Elmira Gilliam preceded him in death. Surviving are his son, Larry Whiteside of Asheville; brothers, John Gilliam of Arden and Shelby Thomas Gilliam of New York; sisters, Gloria Ballard of Asheville, Williette...
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Travarious L. Carter

June 24, 1994 - June 17, 2013

Trevarious L. Carter of 91 Wild Rose Dr. departed this life on Monday, June 17, 2013. He was a son of Sharon Edgerton and Morris Carter. A graduate of North Henderson High School class of 2012, Travarious played Football, Basketball and ran Track. He loved the water, hiking, playing games and hanging out with his friends, but most of all reading his Bible. Left to cherish his memory in...
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Robert L. Oglesby

October 15, 1936 - June 10, 2013

Robert L. Oglesby of 58 Finalee Ave. died Monday, June 10, 2013. He was a self-employed painter for over 39 years. Services will be held Thursday, 12 Noon at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Dr. John H. Grant will officiate, burial will be in WC State Veteran's Cemetery with Military Honors by the Buncombe County Veteran's Volunteer Memorial Team and NC National Guard. The family will...
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Eddie Green

August 8, 1936 - June 8, 2013

Eddie Green, Sr. 76, departed this life on Saturday, June 8, 2013. A native of Asheville he was a son of Willie and Lillie Baker Green. Surviving are his daughters, Lucinda Green and Mary Littlejohn; sons, Anthony Littlejohn and Eddie Green, Jr. all of Asheville. He was blessed with 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his...
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Sarah Catherine Thomas

July 25, 1917 - June 6, 2013

Sarah Catherine Thomas 95 of 42 Austin Ave. departed this life on Thursday, June 6, 2013. A lifelong resident of Asheville she was a daughter of John and Sarah Noblett Robinson. Mrs. Thomas was a member of New Mt. Olive Baptist Church where she served as a Deaconess and with the Sympathy Committee. She was a 1937 graduate of Stephens-Lee High School and a member of the Eastern Star. Surviving...
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Willie James Evans

April 6, 1937 - May 31, 2013

Willie James "Jay" Evans Asheville – Willie James "Jay" Evans, 76, of 51 Morris Street, died on May 31, 2013 after a brief illness. Mr. Evans was born in Andrews, SC on April 6, 1937 and moved to Asheville as a child. He was preceded in death by his parents George Washington Evans and Emma Moultrie Evans. He retired from Hallum's Family Care Home after more than thirty years of service....
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Vonda Lynette Hudson Mills

August 6, 1970 - May 22, 2013

Vonda Lynette Hudson Mills, 42 of 22 Austin Ave. entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. A life long resident of Asheville she was a daughter of Harmon and Beatrice Gray Hudson. Vonda was a 1989 graduate of Asheville High School and went on to attend AB Technical Community College. She was employed with Wendy's on Merrimon Ave. Left to cherish her memory in addition to her...
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Eleanor Mary Lytle

October 12, 1943 - May 21, 2013

Eleanor Mary Lytle of 96 Hazelwood Rd. departed this life on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. A native of Spartanburg, SC she was a resident of Asheville for a number of years. She was a daughter of the late Homer and Fannie Alexander Moore. Surviving are her son, Donald Lytle, Jr.; daughters, Chrissy Lytle and Angie Chambers; brother, Elijah Moore; sisters, Shirley and Atla Moore, all of Asheville;...
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Alex Franklin Bradley

September 5, 1960 - May 14, 2013

Alex Franklin Bradley a life long resident of Buncombe County, departed this life on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Alex was a 1978 graduate of A.C. Reynolds High School and a Veteran of the US Army. Surviving are his mother, Irene B. Williams; son, Sharrod Bradley; daughter, Sharranda Bradley; brothers, Dwight Collington, Richard Collington and Derick Briggs; sisters, Brenda Beavers, Margo Darko and...
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Thomas L. Kilgo III

December 13, 1958 - May 13, 2013

Thomas L. "Skip" Kilgo, III of Asheville passed away on May 13, 2013 at the VA Medical Center. Born on December 13, 1958 he was a son of Thomas Kilgo, Jr. and Gertrude Bruton. His father, a sister, Patricia Gibbs and brother, Alphonzo Kilgo preceded him in death. Skip was a 1977 graduate of Asheville High School and attended Cecil's Business College. He was a veteran of the US Army. ...
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Odell Franklin Dixon

June 25, 1962 - May 6, 2013

Odell Franklin Dixon of 203 Shelbourne Rd. departed this life on Monday, May 6, 2013. A life long resident of Asheville he was formerly employed with the Asheville City School System. Surviving are his mother, Lillie Byrd; wife, Tonya Hunter Dixon; sons, Kendrick Aiken, James Dixon and Nathaniel Dixon; daughters, Tawanna Dixon, Tiara Hunter, Tamarria Dixon, step daughter, Danyale Aiken; brothers...
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Darryl Edward Mack

November 26, 1967 - May 6, 2013

Darryl Edward Mack of 5 W. Chapel Circle departed this life on Monday, May 6, 2013. He was a son of the late Robert Mack, Jr. and Mary Smith Mack Odom of Laurinburg. Surviving in addition to his mother are his sisters, Mary Mack Cox and Carrie Neal (Joe) of Laurinburg; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Service. ...
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Martha Edith James

May 4, 1920 - April 30, 2013

Martha James departed this life on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. A native of Morris Town, TN and resident of Asheville for a number of years, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Ruth Clarkston Stevenson. Surviving are her daughter, Martha Means and son Johnston Shulah James, both of Asheville; grandchildren, Carol Means and her children Timothy and Tiffany Means; Johnson S. James, Jr., Natasha...
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Nikita Bernice Jackson

July 22, 1986 - April 28, 2013

Nikita Bernice Jackson departed this life on Sunday, April 28, 2013. A life long resident of Asheville she was a daughter of Melvin Jackson and Sandy Thomas Green. Surviving in addition to her parents are her brothers, William Jackson, Darrell Thomas, Durbin Davis, Jonathan Jackson and Keithen Foston; sister, Kayla Folston; sister-in-law, Lacrisha Thomas; other relatives and friends. Services...
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Frances Elizabeth Williams

January 15, 1910 - April 26, 2013

Celebration of Life Service for Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Moore, a lifelong resident of Asheville, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Service. Mrs. Moore lived a long rewarding life of 103 years, witnessing many historical events. She departed this life on Friday, April 26, 2013. She leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Walter W. Moore of Asheville; niece, Ruth L....
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Margaret Sue Young

April 27, 1929 - April 19, 2013

Margaret Sue Young was born in Mills River, NC on April 27, 1929 to Sylvester and Rachel Jones Gilliland. She departed into eternal rest on April 19, 2013 at Park Ridge Hospital in Hendersonville, NC. Sue was married to her loving husband, Grafton Young, Sr. for 62 1/2 years. From this union five children were born. She was a home maker, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Left...
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Gary D. Sandford

July 30, 1949 - April 15, 2013

Gary Dexter Sandford of 139 S. Grove St. departed this life on Monday, April 15, 2013. A lifelong resident of Asheville he was a son of Robert F. Sandford, Jr. and Helen Miller Sandford. Gary was a 1968 graduate of South French Broad High School; a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam Era; former employee at St. Joseph Hospital and a Deacon at New Vision Baptist Church where he was a member. ...
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Gertrude Elam Gardner

January 8, 1949 - April 13, 2013

Gertrude Elam Gardner departed this life on Saturday, April 13, 2013 in the JMS Stills Burn Unit in Augusta, GA. She was a daughter of Julius Cyphus of Asheville and Anna Banks Cyphus. A native of Augusta, GA she was a resident of Asheville for more than 50 years. Surviving are her daughter, Pamela Gardner of Asheville; brothers, Coleman Sibert (Sheila) and Gerald Sibert (Joyce) of Asheville;...
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Jessica S. Lytle

June 25, 1986 - April 4, 2013

Jessica S. Lytle died Thursday, April 4, 2013. She is survived by her mothers, Celia Lytle and Keva Wilmer.; brother, Charles W. Wilmer; sisters, Jenifer L. Wilmer, Sandra Jenkins and Tawana Peterson; special nephew, James W. Wilmer; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her fathers, Willie Lytle and William Wilmer. She was a member of New Vision Baptist...
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Nannie Eurika Hallum

February 14, 1920 - March 27, 2013

Nannie E. Hallum, 93, of 26-A Klondyke Place died Wed. March 27, 2013. Born in Morganton she was a resident of Asheville for 72 years. Mrs. Hallum was a 1940 graduate of Stephens-Lee High School. She was a well known seamstress and a member of numerous clubs and organizations. Surviving are her sons, Lee Otis Woods of New York, Clifford and James "Jimmy" Hallum and Gene Harris of Asheville;...
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Levie Wilson

March 22, 1906 - March 16, 2013

March 16, 2013, Mr. Levie Wilson, Asheville, NC made his transition at the beautiful age of 107. Mr. Wilson began his life on Bald Mountain, Yancey County, NC. One of nine children, Mr. Wilson is survived by his sister, Lady Dora McClain; daughter, Fatimah Beverly Wilson-Shabazz; a host of nieces and nephews; a multitude of beloved friends. He is preceded in death by his wife of 78 years, Lady...
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Curtis Seabrook

July 13, 1930 - March 11, 2013

Curtis Seabrook, Jr. of 90 Jeffress Ave. died Monday, March 11, 2013. Born July 13, 1930 he was the youngest child born to the late Curtis and Lelia Johnson Seabrook. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Pauline Lewis Seabrook; four siblings, Annie Laurie Wilson. Rev. Dennis L. Seabrook, Stephen Seabrook and Dora Lee White. A life long resident of Asheville he attended the...
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Jack Lewis Brown

March 3, 2013

Jack Lewis Brown, 68, a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away on March 3, 2013. He is survived by daughters Angela Wilson (Sumter S.C.), Nevada Brown, and Nicole Brown (Atlanta G.A.); brothers Dr. James E. Browne (Lea), Bobby Brown, sister Patricia Griffin and the late Barbara Wright; 9 grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives. Born in...
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Lula Mae Smith

December 9, 1929 - February 27, 2013

Lula Mae Aiken- Smith 83 departed this life on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. A native of Asheville she was a daughter of the late Will and Estelle Aiken. Left to cherish her memory are children, Gerald" Rip" Smith, Alvin "Stone", William Billy Smith, Cathey "Cat" Smith, Louise "Winky" Smith, Janice " Jenny" Smith Stella and spouses, 20 grandchildren, 30 great grand children, thirteen great...
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Annie Mae Burgin

January 30, 1917 - February 27, 2013

Annie Mae Burgin, 96, of Mountain Ridge Wellness Center, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. A native of Swannanoa, she was born to the late John C. and Nora Whittington Burgin. Left to cherish loving memories are three sisters, Edna Davidson, Mildred Humphries and Ruby Sloan (James); a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by three...
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Andrew J. Ward

April 12, 1940 - February 24, 2013

Minister Andrew "AJ" Ward, 72, departed this life on Sunday, February 24, 2014. A native of Hendersonville he was a son of the late Joe and Nellie Foster Ward. left to cherish his loving memory are his wife, Shirley Ward; son, Cedric Davis; daughter, Sheree Epps and their spouses; five grandchildren; four sisters; a brother; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family will...
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Carl Swepson

June 2, 1930 - February 23, 2013

Carl Swepson of 9 Orchard St. died Saturday, February 23, 2013. A life long resident of McDowell County he was a son of Marvin and Ella Simmons Swepson. Both parents preceded him in death. Mr. Swepson was a US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and formerly employed with United Merchants of Old Fort. Surviving are his wife, Eula Bryson Swepson; son, Christopher Dobds of Newton; daughters,...
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Robert Harper, Sr.

February 14, 2013

NC Obituary Robert Clarence Harper, Sr., oldest child of the late Robert Edward and Lillian Martin Harper, was born in Jenkinsville, SC. He entered eternal rest on February 14, 2013. He was a 1953 graduate of Allen University in SC and served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He retired from the U. S. Postal Service in Washington, DC, after which he and his family moved to Asheville. He...
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Betty Elizabeth Searles

January 21, 1936 - February 13, 2013

Betty Elizabeth Searles departed this life on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. A life long resident of Asheville she was a daughter of Ragan and Helen Freeman Baird. Her parents and her husband, Oscar L. Searles preceded her in death. Surviving are two sisters, ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services will be held Saturday at Noon in...
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Edna Ruth Freeman

November 5, 1928 - February 7, 2013

Mrs. Edna Richardson Freeman 84, of Asheville was released peacefully from this earthly life into the presence of God on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the John F. Keever Solace Center. Mrs. Freeman was born in Spartanburg County, SC the youngest of five siblings, to the late Reverend Daisy Carson Richardson and Junior Richardson. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her...
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Willie Watkins

January 31, 1961 - February 6, 2013

Willie Watkins , Jr of 1 Jug Town Rd. Candler departed this life on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. A native of Asheville he was the son of Mildred Watkins and the late Willie Watkins. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife Deborah Drumwright,; sons, Willie Lee, Joshua and Corey; brothers, Charles and Daniel; sisters, Patricia Ann Price and Willie Mae Watkins and a host of other...
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Clyde E.S. Proctor

January 13, 1953 - January 31, 2013

Clyde Eric Stevenson Proctor of 50 Fulton St. departed this life on Thursday, January 31, 2013. A native of Asheville formerly residing in Atlanta, GA he was a son of Mattie Moore Lonas of Asheville and the late Jack Proctor. Services will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Faith Tabernacle Christian Center where he was a member. Pastor William Robertson will officiate, burial will be in Forest Lawn...
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Myles Warren Parks

July 20, 1965 - January 19, 2013

Min. Myles Warren Parks departed this life on Saturday, January 19, 2013. A native of Greenwood, SC and resident of Asheville for several years, he was a son of Sandra Weeks Rentz of Lake City, FL and the late Bob Parks. Minister Parks was a veteran of the US Army. He was a member of Tried Stone Missionary Baptist Church, and an associate minister at the former Solid Rock Missionary Baptist...
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Henry Lee Marvels

July 31, 1938 - January 4, 2013

Henry Lee Marvels formerly of Asheville died Friday, January 4, 2013 in Chicago, IL where he was a resident for several years. He was a son of Joseph and Mattena Bowman Marvels. Both preceded him in death. He was formerly employed with the Asheville City School System. Surviving are his son, Henry L. Marvels, Jr. of Laurenburg; brothers, Bobby Marvels of Asheville and Kenneth Marvels of...
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Dorothy Cornelia Hardy

March 3, 1920 - December 31, 2012

Dorothy Cornelia Hardy, daughter of Winston and Alice Daugherty Carson departed this life on Monday, December 31, 2012. Mrs. Hardy was a member of Mills Chapel Baptist Church; formerly employed with the Billy Graham Library, Black Mountain Elementary School and Camp Rockmont Summer Camp. Surviving are her nieces, Yvonne Wright and Wanda Baskerville; nephews, William Gardner, Rodney Carson,...
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Hannah Mozella Smith

June 10, 1919 - December 30, 2012

Hannah Mozella Smith of 600 Merrimon Ave. Apt. 4-D departed this life on Sunday, December 30, 2012. Services will be held Thursday at Noon in the chapel of Hart Funeral Service. Rev. Gary McDaniel will officiate. an online memorial register is available at www.hartfuneralservice.com
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Robert Adell

January 3, 1938 - December 30, 2012

Services for Robert Adell of 560 Concord Rd.who died December 30, 2012 will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Odell Suber, Sr. will officiate. He was a son of Rufus and Virginia Pertiller Adell, both preceded him in death. He was employed with the Henderson County School System. Surviving are his wife, Shannon Harper Adell; children, Dr. Robbie Adell (Melody),...
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Chelsea Nicole Gatlin

January 17, 1974 - December 25, 2012

Chelsea Nicole Greeley Gatlin was born January 17, 1974 to Donnie C. and Iris Shivers Greeley and departed this life on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ birthday, December 25, 2012. She was married to Superintendent John E. Gatlin. Lady Gatlin was a 1992 graduate of Clyde A. Erwin High School and continued her education at Livingstone College, graduating from Shaw University with a Bachelor of...
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Eddie Arrington

April 10, 1940 - December 22, 2012

Eddie Arrington died Saturday, December 22, 2012. A native of Johnson City, TN and resident of Asheville a number of years, he was a son of Joseph and Ella Sligh Arrington. Both preceded him in death. Mr. Arrington was a 1954 graduate of Stephens-Lee High School and a veteran of the US Army. Surviving are his wife, Lurah Ellis Arrington; sons, Edward, Michael, Dion Arrington and Tracy Ellis...
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Dorothy Louise Scales

May 28, 1930 - December 14, 2012

Dorothy L. "Dot" Scales departed this life on Friday, December 14, 2012. A native of Savannah, GA she was a resident of Asheville for a number of years. She was a daughter of Robert and Flora Jenkins Thomas, both preceded her in death. She was a member of the Eastern Star. Surviving are her sons, Alvin and Eric (Penny) Scales; daughters, Brenda Miller, Linda Scales, Gracie Walton, Deborah...
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Brian Marcel Burnette

December 30, 1971 - December 12, 2012

Brian Marcel Burnette, 40 of Old Fort departed this life on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. Born December 30, 1971 at Marion General Hospital, he was a son of Helen Burnette Shade and the late Alvin Carpenter, Jr. Brian was employed with Sara Lee Corporation as well as a youth coach for Pleasant Garden Elementary School. He was a loving father of two children, a daughter, Vyctoria Sophie...
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Barbara Jean Branch

November 25, 1938 - December 11, 2012

Barbara Jean Branch departed this life on Sunday, December 11, 2012. A native of Asheville she was a daughter of Clinton and Gertie Platts Hankerson. She was formerly employed with the US State Dept. Surviving are her children, Michael Avery (Angela) of Asheville, Mitchell Avery (Tenisha) of Washington, DC, Cassandra Shivers (Michael) of Washington, DC and Duan Duckett (Lowell) of Northern, VA...
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Francis Louise Conley

July 11, 1939 - December 9, 2012

Francis Louise Conley of 18 Edge Hill Ave. departed this life on Sunday, December 9, 2012. Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m. in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where she was a member. Rev. Odell Suber, Sr. will officiate, burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour prior to services and other times at the residence. Arrangements are under the direction of...
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Christopher Deangelo Banks

February 16, 1982 - December 5, 2012

Christopher D. Banks of 61-A Klondyke Ave. departed this life Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012. He was a life long resident of Asheville. Left to cherish his memory are his mothers, Gertrude E. Gardner of Asheville and Mary Frances Banks of Baltimore MD.; children, Asia , Krishauna, . Dominick and zakyi; sisters Pamela G. Bunn, Crystal Banks, Taneika Banks and Chaleasa Jackson, maternal Grandmother...
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Evelyn McCullough Littlejohn

May 28, 1940 - November 30, 2012

Evelyn MuCullough Littlejohn was born May 28, 1940 in Asheville, NC where she departed this life November 30, 2012. A life long resident of Asheville she was a daughter of the late Fletcher MCCulllough and Valentine Sherrelle Boyd. Evelyn was a 1959 graduate of Stephens-Lee High School. She retired from the Asheville Housing Authority as a Property Manager after 13 years of employment. ...
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Trinity Ciara Chaplin

March 31, 2011 - November 25, 2012

Trinity Ciara Chaplin was born March 31, 2011 in Fletcher, NC and departed this very short life on November 25, 2012. She was a daughter of Laura Rhymes and Brian Chaplin of Arden. Surviving in addition to her parents are her sisters, Destiny, Secreet, Mercedes Rhymes, Briance and Starr Chaplin, all of the home and K'Terria Chaplin of Black Mountain; a brother, Brian Keeter of Black Mountain;...
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John Richard Morris

July 29, 1948 - November 21, 2012

John Richard Morris was born July 29, 1948 in Hayesville, NC and departed this life on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 in Asheville, NC where he was a resident most of his life. He was a son of Mildred Jones Morris of Asheville. Mr. Morris was a 1967 graduate of South French Broad High School, and a 1971 graduate of Shaw University receiving a BS in Physical Education. By profession he was a...
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Alvin James Ray

January 6, 1961 - November 19, 2012

Alvin James Ray of 76 Ramsey Rd. went home to be with the Lord on Monday November 19, 2012. A native of Portsmouth, VA and resident of Asheville most of his life he was a son of James and Betty L. Porter Ray. Surviving are his wife, Michelle Horne Ray; children, Cordarall, Markitta, Chanelle and Gabrielle Horne; brothers, Anthony, Eric, Mickey, and Corey (Karen) Ray; sisters, Cynthia Carter ...
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Mary Louise Kyle

April 24, 1937 - November 12, 2012

Mary Louise Kyle departed this life To her heavenly home on Monday, November 12, 2012. A native of McDowell County and resident of Asheville for a number of years, she was a daughter of Lindsey and Florine Ledbetter Boyce. Surviving are her daughters, Alice Chalk (Henry) of Asheville and Christine Daniel (Harold ) of Black Mountain; sons, Gerald Wilson of Asheville and Michael Wilson of...
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Dorian Jermaine Morton

May 14, 1973 - November 5, 2012

Dorian Jermaine Morton departed this life on Monday, November 5, 2012. A life long resident of Asheville he was a son of Robert L. Fortune of Asheville and the late Linda Morton. Surviving in addition to his father are his maternal grandparents, Grover "Moochie" and Thelma Morton; his sons, Tramaine and Quamaine Morton; brother, Ricky Morton; sisters, Lashawn Hunter and Lisa Morton; a grandson,...
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Modestine Jones

November 18, 1930 - November 5, 2012

Modestine "Mot" Jones died Monday, November 5, 2012. A life long resident of Asheville she was a daughter of Whitemore and Emma Wells Oliver. Both parents preceded her in death. Surviving are her daughters, Caretha Bates and Teressa Searles of Asheville; son, Michael Bates of Asheville; 3 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 12 great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. ...
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Dorothy Lee Sing

December 8, 1930 - October 18, 2012

Dorothy Lee Mitchell was born Dec. 8, 1930 in Memphis, TN to James and Mattie Mitchell. She moved to Chicago, Il at an early age. This would be the place she met and married her husband, Ermon Sing. In 2000 Dorothy and Ermon moved from Chicago to Black Mountain, NC. She cared for her husband and mother until their passing. Dorothy decided to work part time for Buncombe County schools.
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Barbara Jean Payne

January 25, 1945 - October 6, 2012

Assistant Supervisor Barbara Gordon Payne was born to the late Bishop Willie K. Gordon, Sr. and Missionary Alma M. Gordon, on January 25, 1945. She was the only daughter among six brothers. She is a native of Amite, Louisiana where she attended the public schools of Tangipahoa Parish. She began her undergraduate studies at Southern University (Baton Rouge, LA.), Ohio State and completed a...
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Lewis Lee Lytle

March 31, 1946 - September 27, 2012

Lewis Lee Lytle of Old Fort passed away peacefully on September 27, 2012. He was a US Air Force and Army Veteran of the Viet Nam Era. Surviving are his wife, Priscilla Dobbs-Lytle; daughters, Tonya, Sonya and Twanette Lytle; son, George W. Lytle; step-children, Asha, Aisha, Keta and Kana Lytle; god-daughters, Demetria Garnett; siblings, Edward and George Lytle; Lucille Lytle-Crump; Walter and...
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James Z. Jim Drummond

July 23, 1950 - September 27, 2012

James Z. "Jim" Drummond of 14 Hubbard Ave. died Thursday, September 27, 2012. A native of Atlantic City, NJ and resident of Asheville for 50 years. He was a son of Inez D. Brown who preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, Dollie Simmons Drummond; sons, Steven, Kenneth and Shannon Drummond (Leslie); daughters, Kam Drummond and Shea Drummond-Johnson (Charles; beloved pet, Oliver Lucas...
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Ned S. Dorn

April 22, 1928 - September 26, 2012

Ned S. Dorn a life long resident of Asheville departed this life on Wednesday, September 26, 2012. He was a son of Willie Dorn, Sr. and Lucille Hill Dorn. Both parents and his wife, Grace B. Dorn preceded him in death Mr. Dorn was a graduate of Stephens-Lee High School, a US Army Veteran of World War II and retired from Bon Marche' later known as Myers Arnold Department Store located downtown...
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Albert F. Whitener

January 12, 1929 - September 16, 2012

Rev. Albert Flenzo Whitener, 83, went hone to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 16, 2012. He was the Pastor of Ora Street Church of God. Albert was born January 12, 1929 in Spartanburg, SC to Melvin Whitener and Ida Pearl Dawkins Garner. Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Corrie L. Whitener; sister, Lola Mae Cyphus (Junior); son, Arthur L. Whitener (Janet); Daughter, Donna Brown (Curtis);...
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Darlene Clement Hendrix

January 7, 1960 - September 2, 2012

Darlene Clement Hendrix of 145 Logan Ave. departed this life September 2, 2012. A native of Asheville she was a daughter of Alice Cowan Clement of Asheville and the late Ansel Lee Clement. Surviving in addition to her mother are her son, Melvin L Gilliam, Jr. of Tallahassee Fl; daughter Yolanda S. Gilliam of Tallahassee, FL and Yashica Gilliam of Asheville; sisters, Sylvia Clement and Debbie...
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William H. Wardlaw

June 23, 1932 - September 2, 2012

Sgt. William Howard Wardlaw of 61 Avalon Dr. died Sunday, September 2, 2012. Born in Asheville, he was a son of Jasper and Mamie Holloway Wardlaw whom both preceded him in death. Sgt. Wardlaw was a graduate of Stephens-Lee High School and NC A&T State University. He retired as a Police Office for the City of Asheville after 22 years of employment. Surviving are his daughter, Karey Kershaw...
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Eugenia Brown

July 5, 1927 - September 1, 2012

Eugenia Brown of 310 Pensacola Rd. died Saturday, September 1, 2012. Born in Brooklyn, NY she was a daughter of David and Sara Freeman Johnson. Both parents preceded her in death. Surviving are her sons, Kenneth Mason of Anderson, NY, Lawrence Mason of Uniondale, NY, Paul Mason of Anderson, NY, Eugene Penson of Clifton Park, NY, Alan Penson of Schenectady, NY and Steven Royce Penson of Troy,...
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Floree L. Eaves

January 9, 1932 - August 31, 2012

Mrs. Floree Young Eaves was born January, 9, 1932 in Union, SC. God called her home on Friday, August 31, 2012 in Asheville, NC. Floree was the daughter of the late Lucille and Henry Young of Union, SC. Preceding her in death was her husband, the late Wellmon Eaves and grandson, Kahree Jefferson. Floree was educated in the Asheville City School System and was a graduate of Stephens Lee High...
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Jimmy Lee Coleman

October 4, 1955 - August 26, 2012

Jimmy Lee Burgin Coleman, 56 of Asheville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 26, 2012. Born October 4, 1955 in Swannanoa, he was the son of James W. Coleman and Ruth N. Burgin. His mother preceded him in death. Jimmy was a humble Christian man who loved the Lord and his family. He always had kind words for everyone and will be greatly missed by all. Surviving in addition to his...
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Marchae Joctrae Hines

December 4, 1985 - August 18, 2012

Marchae' "Chae" Hines died August 18, 2012. The 26 year old was a son of Michael Jay Hines, Sr. and Sonja Blanton (Chris). Surviving in addition to his parents are his children, Christian, Marchae' and Aliviah Rose Hines; step-daughter, Amaya Brown; sister, ShaQuitta Hines, brothers, Michael Hines and Jacquez Blanton; step-brothers, Trumaine and Jermaine Williams. Visitation will be Friday...
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Otis Ware

August 3, 2012

Reverend Otis Ware, 62, left this earthly life on Monday, August 6, to rest from labor to reward. A native of Asheville, he was born September 16, 1949 to the late Oscar Ware and Alice Williams Ware Wood. Rev. Ware was a graduate of South French Broad High School, class of 1967. He was employed with the WLOS TV Station and the Asheville Housing Authority. He was a Drill Sergeant in the US...
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Curtis James, Jr.

August 3, 2012

Curtis James Jr. departed this life on Friday, August 3, 2012. Born January 28, 1962 he was a lifelong resident of Asheville and is the son of Curtis Sr. and Barbara Norris James. Curtis attended Asheville High School and was a member of the class of 1980. He was an active member of the Jr. ROTC program. In 1980 he served our country by joining the United States Marine Corps completing a four...
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Terry Moore, Sr.

January 3, 1930 - August 1, 2012

Terry Moore Sr. of 87 Ora St. departed this life Wednesday August 1, 2012. A native of Chicago Ill. He was a son of the late Thomas Moore Sr. and Sade Sullivan Moore. He moved to Asheville as a young child Terry Sr. was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a devoted member of Bethel Seventh Day Adventist Church. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Jeanette Cathy Moore,...
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Annie Mae Taylor

August 24, 1922 - July 21, 2012

Annie Mae Taylor departed this life Sat. July 21, 2012. A native of Elleree, SC she was a daughter of John and Alma Lemon Taylor. Ms. Taylor came to Asheville at an early age and was a 1939 graduate of Stephens-Lee High School. Surviving are her brother, Jacob Taylor (Bea) of Warner Robins, GA; sister, Margaret T. Wilson of Asheville; nieces, Brenda Hudson of Yonkers, NY and Mary Goodhope ...
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Georgia Anna Edmonds

February 28, 1959 - July 11, 2012

Georgia Ann Edmonds of 61 Walnut Lane departed this life Wednesday, July 11, 2012. A native of Newark, NJ and resident of Asheville for a number of years, she was a daughter of Benjamin Graham of Newark, NJ and the late Barbara Edmonds Wallace. Georgia was employed with Blue Ridge Mental Health and a member of the Eastern Stars. Surviving in addition to her father are her son, Jordan W.A....
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Juanita Hawthorne Tate

June 15, 1917 - July 10, 2012

Juanita Hamilton Tate of 83 Boyd St. was born June 15, 1917 in Weaverville, NC and departed this life July 10, 2012 in Asheville, NC where she was a resident for a number of years. She was a daughter of the late O.K. and Edith Iola Rice Hamilton. Mrs. Tate was a graduate of Allen High School and a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. She was an avid nanny and mother figure to many...
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Stephanie Ann Young

November 16, 1953 - June 22, 2012

Stephanie Ann "Bonnie" Young departed this life on Friday, June 22, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Charles Young; brother, Willie F. Dennis, Jr.; aunt, Jessie E. Tutt; uncle, Isaiah Tutt; a host of cousins and friends. Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Service. Rev. Leslie Hines will officiate, burial will be in Sunset Cemetery. An online memorial...
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Ansel Lee Clement

October 11, 1940 - June 8, 2012

Ansel Lee Clement of 3 Oakcrest Place died Friday, June 8, 2012. A native of Anderson, SC and resident of Asheville for a number of years, he was a son of Walter and Jessie Gency Clement whom preceded him in death. Surviving are his sons, Walter Clement and David Clement (Vernell) of Asheville, Alvin Clement of Greensboro and Doug Clement (LaDonna) of Myrtle Beach, SC; daughters, Darlene...
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Betty Jean Mosley

May 29, 1938 - June 8, 2012

Betty Jean Mosley of 17 Charles St. died Friday, June 8, 2012. A native and resident of Asheville she was a daughter of the late Eva Lou Mosley Sullivan. Betty Jean worked as a cook for the Asheville City School System and National Linnen Service for many years. She is survived by are her daughters, Margaret Mosley-Robinson (Kenny) of Lawrenceville, GA and Sharon W. Mosley of Asheville; son,...
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Tristan D. Hunter

September 3, 1991 - May 26, 2012

Tristan D. "Gucci" Hunter was born September 3, 1991 and departed this life May 26, 2012. Tristan was a resident of Charlotte. He formerly attended West Charlotte High School, CPCC and was employed with Captain D's. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Tanya Hunter Dixon of Charlotte and step-father Odell Dixon, Sr. of Asheville; father, Victor L. "Moon" Gist, Sr. and step-mother,...
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William Oliver

March 8, 1947 - May 22, 2012

William Oliver of 11 Gilliam Rd. died Tuesday, May 22, 2012. A native of Asheville he was a son of Fred and Thelma Baird Oliver. Both parents preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline Underwood Oliver; sons, Robert Underwood (Isabelle) of Arden, William C. Oliver (Tina) of Lawrenceville, GA and Walter Marvels (Tonya) of Asheville; sisters, Judy Houston of Riceborough, GA,...
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Ann Renee Bussey

October 12, 1949 - May 18, 2012

Ann Renee Thomas Bussey departed this life Friday, May 18, 2012 A life long resident of Asheville she was a daughter of Sarah Catherine Thomas of Asheville and the late Willie Thomas. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Bussey. Ann Renee was a 1967 graduate of South French Broad High School and retired early from the Asheville City School System due to illness. Left to...
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Anderson Stribbling

March 29, 1920 - May 16, 2012

Anderson "Strib" Stribbling died May 16, 2012. A native of Bryson City he was a resident of Asheville for a number of years. Mr. Stribbling was formerly employed with Anders-Rice Funeral Home, Wilkins-Hart Mortuary, UNC-A and the Sheriff's Dept. Surviving are his wife, Viola Johnson Stribbling; son, Nathaniel K. Stribbling; other relatives and friends. A Private Graveside Service will be...
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Steffon Quinton Montgomery

December 1, 1987 - April 27, 2012

Steffon Quinton Montgomery left his earthly vessel and departed this life on Friday, April 27, 2012. He was born December 1, 1987. Steffon is a 2006 graduate of AC Reynolds High School where he excelled on the football, wrestling and baseball teams. He was a member of HB Ferguson Missionary Baptist Church where he accepted Christ at an early age. His passion for music led him to enroll in...
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Anita Raphaella Victoria Chambers

February 18, 1990 - April 21, 2012

Anita Raphaella Victoria Chambers was born in Queens, NY and departed this life in Asheville, NC where she was a resident for seven years. She was a daughter of Anthony and Yvonne Chambers. Anita was a graduate of Erwin High School and currently a sophomore at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. Surviving in addition to her parents are her brothers and sister, Christian, Joshua,...
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Cora Lee Baten

March 6, 1929 - April 20, 2012

Cora Lee Baten of 66 Eastview Ave, died Friday, April 20, 2012. A life long resident of Asheville she was a daughter of William and Eleanor Towns Durham. Both parents preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a son, Earl Smith and a grandson, Robert Smith. Mrs. Baten was a 1947 graduate of Stephens-Lee High School and a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church where she was...
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