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Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations

Moore Funeral Home was founded by D. F. Moore, Donald Lee Moore, and C.S. Osborne in 1930, making it the oldest established funeral home in Transylvania County. It was first located in a house on the corner of Gaston and Jordan Streets, across the street from the present day First Baptist Church. Donald Lee went to mortuary science school and was licensed as an embalmer in 1933. He eventually became the sole owner of the funeral home. In 1959, Chester Kilpatrick became a partner in the funeral home and it became known as the Moore-Kilpatrick Funeral Home, and in 1964, Donald Lee once again became the sole owner of the funeral home. John T. Monteith, a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, went to work at the funeral home.

In 1976, Donald Lee, an accomplished composer and musician,decided to retire and he sold the funeral home to John T. and Barbara Schmidt Monteith. Moore Funeral Home opened its doors at the current location at 100 N. Country Club Rd., Brevard, in December,1978. John and Barbara’s son, John H.Monteith, joined the staff in 1984 and became a licensed Funeral Director in1986. In the mid 1980’s, a large viewing room was added to the original building. John and Barbara retired from Moore Funeral Home in 1991. John T. Monteith died on December 28, 2008.

Today, the staff of Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations make sure that, in the tradition of Donald Lee Moore, their goals of giving quality service at affordable prices and satisfying the needs of the families with the utmost dignity are met.


Our Obituaries

Robert Joseph Nicholson

October 1, 1932 - June 18, 2018

Robert J. (Bobby Joe) Nicholson, 85, 0f Brevard, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018. Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was the son of the late Guy and Lessie Neely Nicholson. After his father's death in 1938, he and his mother moved to Brevard to be close to relatives. He was proud to be part of Brevard and Transylvania County. He married his high school sweetheart, Judith Ann Mann, and enjoyed 67...
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Charlotte Davidson

June 29, 1923 - June 7, 2018

Charlotte Davidson, 94, of Brevard, passed away on June 7, 2018. Born in Edmonton, Canada, Charlotte immigrated to Port Huron, Michigan during the sixties, to head the Nursing Program at St. Clair County Community College, before retiring to Brevard, North Carolina in 1983. Charlotte had a wanderlust for being on the road and has travelled the world enjoying the sights and cultures that she...
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Quentin McCrary Clark

May 14, 1931 - June 5, 2018

Quentin Clark, Jr., of Brevard, NC passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Mr. Clark was the firstborn son of Lillian Pacetty Clark from Tampa, FL, and Quentin Clark, Sr. He spent most of his childhood in Bladen County, NC, where his ancestors had lived since colonial times, making their living from turpentine, timber and tobacco. The sandy roads and loblolly forests of Bladen provided...
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Steven Russell Talley

September 28, 1961 - June 5, 2018

Steven Russell Talley, 56, of Morganton, NC passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge in Morganton, NC. A native of Brevard, he was the son of the late William Russell and Velma McCarson Talley. He had been a resident of J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton for most of his life. He loved being outside where he could enjoy the sunshine, ...
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Robert Owens Kunzmann

August 5, 1940 - June 5, 2018

Robert Owen Kunzmann, 77, of Brevard, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Brian Center in Brevard. Born in West Haven, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Louis William and Bessie Williams Kunzmann. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Susan Kunzmann. A graduate of Colgate University, he was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard...
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Phyllis Joan Feit

May 2, 1929 - June 5, 2018

Phyllis Joan Feit, 89, of Brevard, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. A native of New York, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Maxfield. In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by her husband, John N. Feit. She was a graduate of Barnard College for Women in New York and later became the editor in the newspaper industry. She is survived by her son, Robert Feit of...
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David S. McCoy

March 17, 1947 - June 2, 2018

David Sheridan McCoy, 71, of Brevard, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Brian Center. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Joseph Grant and Elsie Brooks McCoy. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by brothers Sylvester and Warren McCoy and his sisters Stella Nicholson, Helen McCoy, Hazel Franks, Katherine Owen and Anna Orr. He served in the...
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Richard "Dick" Dran

June 27, 1932 - May 28, 2018

Richard "Dick" Dran, 85, of Pisgah Forest, NC passed away Monday, May 28, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Pat Dran. They have lived in Pisgah Forest for 16 years. He loved laughing with friends over a good seafood dinner. He was also an avid golfer. No local services are planned.
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Jessie M. Thomas

October 12, 1947 - May 26, 2018

Jessie Mae Owen Thomas, 70, of Lake Toxaway, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018. A lifelong resident of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Rufus and Ida Mae Fisher Owen. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brothers Bud Owen and David Owen and her sister, Elaine Sleeth and heart-felt son Danny Galloway. A woman of strong character that was...
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George Charles Stanton

June 5, 1938 - May 20, 2018

George Charles Stanton, 79, of Brevard, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at The Oaks of Brevard. A native of Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of the late George Francis and Mildred Ruth Johnson Stanton. George graduated from Beloit College in 1960 with a degree in economics. He was a member of the Land of Waterfalls camera club, was a volunteer at the Brevard Music Center and Transylvania...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Raulerson

January 13, 1923 - May 20, 2018

Elizabeth "Betty" Raulerson, 95, of Hendersonville, NC, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. A native of Wauchula, Florida, she was the daughter of the late Albert Werner and Eula Mae Ricketts Fitzgerald. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husbands J.L. Branch and Allen Raulerson and daughters Norma Yohn and Patsy Smith and sons Larry Branch and Cherry Branch. ...
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Fred Uebele

April 12, 1927 - May 17, 2018

Fred Uebele of Brevard, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Born April 12, 1927 in Germany, he was the son of the late Johannes and Pauline Schuler Uebele. He came to The United States in 1954 and became a United States citizen. He was employed at the IBM Research Facility in San Jose , California for over thirty-five years. He won several awards with IBM for his work as a mechanical...
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Margaret "Peg" Hall

March 31, 1950 - May 15, 2018

Margaret Westervelt (Peg) Hall, 68, died peacefully in her Cedar Mountain home on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Peg is survived by Geraldine (Gerry) Azzata, her beloved partner of 34 years, and a large loving community of friends and relatives. Peg was an example for all of how to live a full and generous life, even in the midst of illness. She believed in social justice, spirituality, and the...
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Lillian Christine Bell

December 7, 1934 - May 13, 2018

Lillian Christine Bell, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 13, 2018 after a brief illness. A native of Cashiers, NC, she was the daughter of the late Chrissie Addison and Susan Estelle Rice. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Carrol Rice, Troy Rice and Verner Rice; and her daughter Teresa Barton. She had been married to Charles Bell of Hull...
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MaryAnn Gordon Martin

October 9, 1927 - May 12, 2018

MaryAnn Gordon Martin, 90, of Brevard, NC, passed away peacefully on May 12, 2018. MaryAnn was the daughter of the late Hugh and Mary Gordon and the loving wife of Andy Martin for 62 years. MaryAnn was born on October 9, 1927 in Watkinsville, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia and went on to complete a Masters in Social Work at Tulane University. MaryAnn worked in...
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Betty Allen McMillan Hudson

September 6, 1936 - May 11, 2018

Betty Allen McMillan Hudson, 81, of Brevard, passed on May 11, 2018. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Henry Jordan and Sarah Elizabeth Parsons Allen. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husbands, John H. McMillan, Jr. (1999) and Edward Osborne "E.O." Hudson, Jr. (2012), and sister-in-law Steven (Stevie) Coyle Allen. After...
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Carol Branning

May 6, 1937 - May 11, 2018

Carol Branning, 81, passed away on May 11, 2018 at her home in Brevard, NC following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held in the auditorium at College Walk at 10 am on Monday, May 14, 2018. Carol will be interred in Panama City, Florida on May 18, 2018. Carol was born to Doyal and Margaret Pinkard on May 6, 1937 in Atlanta, Georgia. Carol graduated from Coral Gables High School...
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Ellen Mildred Tawney

July 30, 1917 - May 9, 2018

Ellen Mildred Tawney passed away May 9th, 2018 at the age of 100. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John A. Towle and Bertha (Trauger) Towle. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harrison Tawney and her brother, Lester Towle. She graduated from Huron Road Hospital School of Nursing, 1938 and Brevard College, 1973. She moved to Brevard in 1964 with her...
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Shirley Ann Lilge

October 4, 1935 - May 7, 2018

Shirley Ann Lilge, 82, of Pisgah Forest, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018. Born in Pontiac, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Ruth Emma Louise Markey Lilge. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her nephew, Michael Hefner, niece Georgialee Daniels and sisters Donna Daniels and Mae Jean Sheerin. She retired from Cleveland State University as a math...
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Matthew Coy Whitmire

August 5, 1991 - April 29, 2018

Matthew C. Whitmire, 26, of Rosman, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of Brian K. Whitmire and Sabrina Thomas Rankin. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, J.C. and Joretta Whitmire. Matt loved his family and friends and of course his dogs, Fred and Nala. A true "gear-head" because of his love for cars and trucks, he enjoyed being...
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Fred M. Osteen, Jr

September 25, 1938 - April 27, 2018

Fred M. Osteen, Jr. age 79 of Brevard North Carolina passed Friday April 27, 2018. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Fred and Lillian Osteen. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his nephew, Scott Osteen. A United States Marine Corps Veteran, Fred met his wife Ruth while attending Brevard College before furthering his education at...
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John Roy Garren

October 9, 1929 - April 23, 2018

John Roy Garren, a lifelong native and resident of Transylvania County, went to his heavenly home on the morning of April 23, 2018. He was born on October 9, 1929, to Henry Edgar Garren, Sr. and Eva Galloway Garren. He grew up in Brevard and graduated from Brevard High School in 1947. Roy married the love of his life, Margaret Evelyn Benson on December 24, 1952. They had over 65 beautiful years...
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Lois Whitmire Beshears

February 25, 1934 - April 13, 2018

Lois Whitmire Beshears, 84, of Brevard passed away Friday, April 13, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Cecil R. Whitmire and Iva Sanders Whitmire. She is also preceded in death by her husband Gene Beshears of Wilkesboro, North Carolina. She is survived by her son Wayne Brown and wife Pam, of Brevard; her daughter Linda Hamilton and husband Ron, of New...
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Patricia "Pat" Galbraith Austin

November 28, 1927 - April 12, 2018

Patricia (Pat) Galbraith Austin, 90, passed away at Tore's Homes on April 12, 2018 after a period of declining health. Born in Brevard in 1927 to William C. and Mildred Austin, who preceded her in death, as did brother William S. and sister Jeanette Austin. She is survived by her sister, Joan Keirstead (Richard), nephews Steven and James Keirstead and great-nephew Nicholas Keirstead and great...
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Charles D. Cowan

October 19, 1922 - April 8, 2018

Charles DeHart Cowan, was welcomed home by his Lord and Savior on April 8, 2018 after losing his brilliant mind and body to a bitter, yet brave, battle with dementia. Charles Dehart Cowan "Charlie" was born to William Hamilton Cowan and Georgia Zada Cowan on October 19, 1922, in St. Louis, MO. One of his first childhood achievements was earning his Eagle Scout. As a young teen, Charlie made the...
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Betty Johnson Harrison

November 28, 1923 - March 30, 2018

Betty Johnson Harrison, 94, of Brevard, NC, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2018 at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, after a short illness. Born in West Haven, CT, on November 28, 1923, she was the daughter of Arnold D. and Bessie W. Johnson. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Hartford Seminary, and a Master's degree in Christian Education from Scarritt College in Nashville, TN. ...
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Betty Horton McIlwain

March 12, 1924 - March 27, 2018

Betty Horton McIlwain, 94, of Brevard passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. She was born in Lancaster, South Carolina to James Pierce Horton, Sr. and Ida Grace Cauthen Horton, both of whom preceded her in death. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, James Harold McIlwain. Survivors include her children Marc...
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Barbara C Prugh

December 29, 1936 - March 25, 2018

Barbara Calloway Prugh, 81, of Brevard passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at her home. She was born in Asheboro, NC to Lawrence M. Calloway and Ruby Cope Calloway, both of whom preceded her in death. Survivors include her sister, Martha Sheriff and husband, Tom; her niece Kim Wall and husband Chris; her children: daughter Susan Hagen and husband Michael of Canton, MI, daughter Amy Hopper...
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Virgil Carlton Stiles

April 18, 1927 - March 25, 2018

Virgil Carlton Stiles, 90, of Penrose, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at The Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, North Carolina. Born in Macon County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Claud Daniel and Rhoda Stockton Stiles. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers Harry Stiles, John Stiles, Gene Stiles and William Stiles. A United States Army...
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Lois Ann Holden

September 11, 1940 - March 24, 2018

Lois Ann Holden, 77, of Brevard, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Tildon and Nettie Orr Holden. A member of Turkey Creek Baptist Church, she had worked at Ecusta for several years and enjoyed reading and listening to gospel music. She is survived by her sister, Linda C. Holden; and her cousins Dennis Walker, Mary...
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Charlotte C. Cole

December 23, 1929 - March 21, 2018

Charlotte C. Cole, 88, of Brevard, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2018 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of Irvington, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Perry B. and Elsie Erhard Hasenzahl. An active member and supporter of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, she enjoyed her volunteer work with the American Cancer Society, Transylvania Regional Hospital and...
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Hale "Guis" Siniard, Jr.

August 24, 1922 - March 16, 2018

The family of Hale Siniard, Jr., "Guis" to most, want to express their sincere gratitude for and pride in the remarkable life that he lived and his undying love. He was born August 24, 1922 and left us on March 16, 2018. Guis was the husband of Audrey Auvil Siniard for 70 years. Their love for each other and their family was a blessing to us all. He was the beloved father of Ray, Linda,...
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Sharyn Quivey Tuers

May 17, 1947 - March 9, 2018

Sharyn Quivey Tuers, 70, of Connestee Falls, died Friday, March 9, at Transylvania Regional Hospital after a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Sharyn was born May 17, 1947 in Middletown, N.J., to John and Elizabeth Quivey. She was the second of five girls. She spent much of her life at the Jersey Shore and was a graduate of Syracuse University, with a bachelors degree in...
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Robert Carl Hering

May 6, 1932 - March 9, 2018

Robert Carl Hering, 85, of Penrose, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of Floral Park, NY, he was the son of the late Carl Fredrick and Elsie Kearn Hering. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Hering. A 33 year retired veteran of the US Navy, he achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer....
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Carroll "Carl" Leach

August 11, 1933 - March 8, 2018

Carroll "Carl" Leach, 84, of Brevard, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Born in Beaver Dam, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Elijah Buel and Mary Susan Rains Leach. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Gene Leach and his granddaughter Renee Atterholt Beebe. A veteran of the U S Air Force, he was a graduate of Garfield School and attended Kent...
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Jacquelyn "Jackie" Richards

January 26, 1939 - March 6, 2018

Jacquelyn "Jackie" Richards, 79, of Brevard, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A native of Orrum, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late John Emil and Claire Heller Richards. Jackie received her Bachelor's Degree from King University (formerly King College) in Bristol, TN and then a Master's Degree in Christian Education at Presbyterian School...
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Dorothy H. Ward

November 7, 1922 - March 6, 2018

Dorothy H. Ward, 95, of Brevard, passed away on Tuesday, March 6.2018. A native of Newton Heights, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Edward Whiteford and Ardelle Harriet Southworth Ward. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, George A. Ward and brother Ed Hunter. She enjoyed her numerous friends at College Walk and the many trips she made with...
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Diane Lynn Jackman

October 20, 1952 - March 6, 2018

Diane Lynn Jackman, 65, of Hendersonville, NC, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. A native of Moline, Illinois, she was the daughter of Marilyn Jean Eckelberry Sullivan and the late Charles Sullivan. In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by her nephew, Ryan Dieterich. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence John Jackman; sisters,...
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Dorah Elizabeth Smith

May 6, 1925 - March 3, 2018

Dorah Elizabeth Williams Smith, 92, of Brevard, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018. A native of Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of the late Chevalier Dewitt and Elizabeth Perry Williams. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband Harry Delmar Smith and her brother, Chevalier Dewitt "Buddy" Williams, Jr. An avid watercolorist and musician, she was also a...
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Michael "Butch" Kilpatrick

April 22, 1945 - February 28, 2018

Michael "Butch" Kilpatrick, 72, of Horse Shoe, NC passed away on Wednesday, February, 28, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, he was a son of the late Onie M. Kilpatrick and Annie Mae Brackett Kilpatrick. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death five sisters; Alma Frady, Effie Stamey, Louise Hall, Edna Brown and Libby Praytor, two brothers; Junior Kilpatrick and Joe Kilpatrick. ...
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William "Billy" Brittain

May 6, 1966 - February 26, 2018

William Leo "Billy" Brittain passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, he was a long-time resident of Transylvania County. He was the son of the late Wilburn and Margaret Ellen Holden Brittain. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lucinda Gail Brittain Mullinax, and his brothers, Tommy Wilburn Brittain and Randall Brittain. A...
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Marie T. Johnson

January 24, 1931 - February 26, 2018

Marie T. Johnson, 87, of Brevard, NC, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018. She was a daughter of the late Leo Heckler and Helen Marie Shieldmeyer Heckler. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Todd Thayer Johnson who died in 2010. She studied at Juilliard School of Music and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She loved music...
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Harold Lawrence "Rooster" Siniard

May 18, 1923 - February 25, 2018

Harold Lawrence "Rooster" Siniard, 94, of Brevard, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late J.N. "Sneed" and Mary Jane Fortune Siniard. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brother Jerry Wayne Siniard and sisters Lillie Siniard and Lucille Siniard Cain. He was a World War II Veteran, enlisting just after...
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James Henry Self

February 19, 1944 - February 24, 2018

James Henry Self, 74, of Pisgah Forest, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC. A native of Cobb County, Georgia, he was the son of the late Henry David and Ada Adair Self. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brothers Thomas Alton Self and William David Self and his sisters Mary Elizabeth Fisher, Sarah Frances Self and Ida...
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George "Rick" Capps

May 21, 1952 - February 23, 2018

George "Rick" Capps, 65, of Brevard, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018. A native of Henderson County, NC, he was the son of the late Woodrow Monroe and Ernestine Marjorie Ward Capps. A welding instructor with Job Corps for almost 20 years, he was an avid music lover and guitarist, he also was a member of a Christian rock band for a time . His loving survivors include his wife, Dianne...
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Dolly K. Bryson

February 19, 1929 - February 19, 2018

Dolly K. Bryson, 89, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018 on her 89th birthday. Born in Pickens County, South Carolina, she was a long-time Transylvania County resident and was the founder of Dolly's Dairy Bar in Pisgah Forest. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Emma Evett Kelley. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Van Bryson, her...
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Harry Delmar Smith

May 5, 1925 - February 19, 2018

Harry Delmar Smith, 92, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018. A native of Dundee, NY, he was the son of the late Charles Frederick and Gladys Stanton Smith. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister, June Miller, and his brothers William Smith and Frederick Smith. A World War II Navy veteran, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell...
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Susan Lynn Horn

January 30, 1947 - February 15, 2018

Susan Lucky Horn, 71, of Brevard, NC died February 15, 2018 after a brief and brave battle with cancer. She was a much loved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was born in Ruston, Louisiana and after graduating first in her class at Jonesboro-Hodge High School, she attended Louisiana Tech University, eventually earning her masters degree in mathematics. After teaching in several high...
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Jane McLean Edwards

November 18, 1942 - February 12, 2018

Jane McLean Edwards, 75, of Pisgah Forest, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2017. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late William Elmer and Leona Louise Wilson McLean. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Arlene McLean. A member of Beulah Baptist Church, she was also retired from Ecusta after years of service. She enjoyed reading...
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Paul Stephen Patterson

January 22, 1969 - February 10, 2018

Paul Stephen Patterson, 49, of Brevard, passed away on February 10, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of his late mother Patsy Ann Galloway Patterson and his father Rev. Everette B. Patterson. In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by his son, Randy, and his brother, Randy Kenneth Patterson. Paul enjoyed singing and listening to music, reading his Bible as...
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Susan Carol Bayne Fisher

November 21, 1948 - February 8, 2018

Susan Carol Bayne Fisher, 69, of Brevard, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the John Keever Solace Center in Asheville, NC. A native of Fountain Inn, SC, she is preceded in death by her husband, Woody Coke Bayne and son Thomas Coke Bayne. A great friend to many, she was known as "Mamaw" by all who knew her. She is survived by her partner in life, Larry Stiles, of Brevard; and her...
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Rose Jacqueline Ostrowski

December 25, 1923 - February 6, 2018

Rose Ostrowski, 94, of Brevard, NC passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Tore's Home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
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Thomas Ray Medlock

July 22, 1947 - February 3, 2018

Thomas Ray Medlock, Brevard, NC, age 70, passed away Saturday February 3, 2018 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Asheville, NC. He was the widower of Doris Kay Harris Medlock. He is the son of the late James Otis Medlock and Naomi Rochelle Moore Medlock. He is survived by a daughter Alisa Quinn (Brian), a son, Jared Medlock, a granddaughter Myah Medlock, a brother, Richard Gary Medlock (Anne), a...
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William Robert Copeland

October 12, 1930 - February 1, 2018

William Robert Copeland, 87, of Brevard, Passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018. A native of Bessemer, Alabama, he was the son of the late Charles Wesley and Marjorie Culligan Copeland. A United States Air Force veteran, he was a graduate of Auburn University and worked as an executive in the telecommunications field. He is survived by his wife, Susan Mulvaney Copeland; and their sons...
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Frank Radford Bramlett

November 7, 1945 - January 30, 2018

Frank Radford Bramlett ("Rad") age 72 died peacefully on January 30, 2018 at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard, NC. He was surrounded by his loving family. Rad is survived by his wife of 20 years Joyce Green Bramlett; four children -- Travis Bramlett of Waynesville,NC, Megan von Holt (Chris)of Roswell, GA, Kristie Reynolds (Bill)of Whittier, NC, and Brad Fulcher (Bobbie)of Winston...
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Lois Virginia Smith

July 7, 1925 - January 30, 2018

Lois Virginia Knopf Smith, 93, of Brevard, wife of the late Dr. Morton Howison Smith (d. 11/12/17), went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 8:05 PM, Monday, January 29, 2018. Daughter of the late Theodore and Edith Knopf, she was born on July 7, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan. Beginning at age five, she studied piano, majoring in Music (Piano Performance) at the University of Michigan...
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John Alney Cox

March 18, 1927 - January 20, 2018

John Alney Cox, Jr., 90, of Balsam Grove, passed away January 20, 2018, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. He was the son of the late John Alney Cox and Bessie Bell Pearson Cox. He was also preceded in death by his wife Deltheia Cox, three brothers William, Marvin, and Carl Cox and four sisters Marie Harter, Barbara Turcott, Mary Ann Heath and Eva Mae Bradley. Mr Cox was veteran of the US...
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Richard Edward Loftis

September 28, 1946 - January 19, 2018

Brevard native, Richard Edward Loftis, 71, recently passed away at his home in Pisgah Forest. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nell Cairnes Loftis and Richard Marshall Loftis, and sister-in-law, Patricia Creasman Loftis. Surviving are his brother, Charles Anthony (Tony) Loftis; sister, Ann Wilkinson (Barry); step -daughter, Sarah Carpenter; grandson, Rowan; nieces Marsha (Ryan)...
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Gene Henson

October 22, 1932 - January 18, 2018

Reverend Gene Henson, age 85, was called home on January 18, 2018 to be with his Lord whom he has served throughout his life. He was ordained to the ministry when he was eighteen years of age. He was born in Williamston, S. C., the son of William Curtis Henson and Beatrice Burgess. He is predeceased by his parents and his siblings: Kathleen Dodson, Kenneth Henson, Winfred 'Wink' Hinson and...
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Alice Clark

April 28, 1930 - January 18, 2018

Alice Clark, 87, of Brevard, NC, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Raised in Arkansas and Oklahoma, Alice spent the last 51 years of her life in Brevard. She attended Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas, and was a member of the Brevard Church of Christ. Alice retired from Transylvania County Schools as a teacher assistant and central office secretary in 1992. In addition...
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Mary Ann Rhodes

August 28, 1931 - January 15, 2018

Mary Ann Rhodes, 86, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A native of Glendale, California, she was the daughter of the late Betty Bullard Miller. In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by her husband, John Rhodes III. She retired from Southern Bell after 41 years as a telecommunications engineer, having been one of the first...
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Marsha Ann Dishon

December 8, 1950 - January 14, 2018

Marsha Ann Owen Dishon, 67, of Urbandale, Iowa, was called home to the Lord on Sunday, January 14, 2018, having finished her earthly work, enfolded in the heavenly, everlasting arms, setting aside her early coil. She was born December 8, 1950 in Brevard, NC to Harold Warren and Mildred McCall Owen. She was preceded in death by her father, Harold. She grew up in the mountains of western North...
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Tommie Raymond Collins

May 24, 1961 - January 10, 2018

Tommie Raymond Collins, 56, of Brevard, NC passed away on January 10, 2018 at Transylvania Regional Hospital. He was a native of Transylvania County, NC and is a son of Georgia Pauline Crane Collins of Kings Mountain, NC and the late Tommy R. Collins. He is survived by two daughters; Christy Galloway and husband Daniel of Brevard, NC and Misty Jenkins and husband Bobby of Rosman, NC, one...
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James Edward Austin

February 9, 1929 - January 10, 2018

James Edward Austin, 88, of Pisgah Forest, was taken home by the angels on January 10, 2018. He was born one of seven children, Leicester, NC to Walter and Docia Austin. The family moved to Transylvania County in 1944. James served in the Air Force for four years; as well as serving 34 years in the Georgia Air National Guard where he retired as a Master Sergeant. He also retired after 37...
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Fred Jack Fendley

September 14, 1919 - January 8, 2018

Fred Jack Fendley, 98, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018. Born in Salem, SC he was the son of the late James Felix and Namma Alexander Fendley. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Constance Fendley; brothers J.C. Fendley, Herbert Fendley and Eugene Fendley; and sister Ruby Mays. Mr. Fendley served in the U.S. Army during WWII,...
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Robert Lee Caldwell

June 18, 1955 - January 7, 2018

Robert Lee Caldwell, 62, of Brevard, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, he was the son of Judith Ann Caldwell and the late Phillip Birl Caldwell. In addition to his father he was also preceded in death by his son, Sean Robert Caldwell. A graduate of W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax, VA, he was a avid Washington Redskins fan. He was a member of the...
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Robert Lee Gillespie

February 10, 1928 - January 7, 2018

Robert L. Gillespie, 89, of Brevard, NC passed away January 7, 2018 at Transylvania Regional Hospital. He was a son of the late Jason Leander and Annie Jordan Gillespie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister; Lila Stafford, four brothers; Al, Ted, Jason and Hugh Gillespie and one nephew; Gary Gillespie and one great nephew; Levi Bryson. Robert was born in Brevard,...
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Carolyn B Twomley

December 20, 1930 - January 5, 2018

Carolyn Mead Twomley, 87, of Hendersonville, passed away on January 5, 2018. A native of Marshall, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Melville Frederick and Julia Georgiana Kennicott Mead. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother Bob Mead and her sisters Opal Popescu and Joan Rifenbock. Her survivors include her husband of 67 years, Robert "Bob" Twomley...
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Joan Shipman

September 30, 1921 - January 5, 2018

Joan Sutton Shipman, 96, of Brevard, passed away on Friday, January 05, 2018 at The Oaks of Brevard. Joan and her twin sister, Doris, were born on September 30, 1921 in Safron Walden, Essex, England to Alfred William and Emily Mary Freestone Sutton. Joan trained as a nanny and worked for several years for a family in her hometown. When WWII began Joan signed up with Women's Land Army and was...
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Elizabeth Corwin Beeson

June 25, 1949 - January 4, 2018

Elizabeth Corwin Beeson, 68, of Brevard and formerly of Charlotte, Passed away on January 4, 2018. A native of Mecklenberg County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Lewis and Mary Ruth Corwin Beeson. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother Raymond Lewis Beeson, Jr. Survivors include her brother Charles "Charlie" Beeson and wife Lynne;...
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Helena P. McCall

July 11, 1928 - December 30, 2017

Helena P. McCall, of Pisgah Forest, NC went to her heavenly home Saturday, December 30, 2017. A native of Pikeville, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Boone and Gladys Deskins. She worked as an Assembler for the Chrysler Motor Company in Detroit, MI for many years. She loved horses since she was a young child and later loved to garden and take care of weeds. She had a strong work...
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William Dienes

October 19, 1923 - November 26, 2017

William Dienes, 94, of Pisgah Forest, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth Czako Dienes. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Ruth Dienes; brothers Ladd Dienes, John Dienes and Paul Dienes; and also his sisters Betty MacCurdy and Rose Dienes. Mr. Dienes was a veteran...
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Ethel Mae Terjesen

December 30, 1921 - November 25, 2017

Ethel Mae Baldus Terjesen passed away peacefully November 25th, 2017. Heaven just received another angel! She was born December 30, 1921 in Lafayette, Iowa and lived life to the fullest for 95 wonderful years. She grew up on a farm in Minnesota with 4 brothers where she learned to cook everything from scratch to the delight of family and friends in her life. Her career in real estate took...
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Sherry Ann Wicker

April 27, 1956 - November 21, 2017

Sherry Anne Wicker, 61 of Pisgah Forest NC passed away in her home Tuesday, November 21, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Frances Mishoe Wicker and the late Raymond Palmer Wicker. She is survived by 15 year old daughter India Katherine Griffin of Cameron Park, CA and brother Michael Ray Wicker of Calabash NC. Sherry graduated from Ragsdale High School in Jamestown NC. She has 2...
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Mildred G. Taylor

October 15, 1937 - November 21, 2017

Mildred Mary Lou Gillespie Taylor, 80, of Brevard, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the Laurels in Hendersonville. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Claude Elmer and Norma Estelle Brittain Gillespie. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Edward "Ted" Taylor; son Alex Redden; sisters Reba King, Cornelia Amick...
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Audrey A. Siniard

December 27, 1929 - November 15, 2017

The family of Audrey Auvil Siniard wishes to share with you its extreme gratitude for her well-lived life and all the love, care, wisdom and compassion she gave to us and others every single day. She was born on December 27, 1929 and left us on November 15, 2017. Audrey was the wife of Hale "Guis" Siniard for the past 70 years; the mother of Ray, Linda, Claudia and David; the mother-in-law of...
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Lillian "Lynne" Sheets

July 12, 1930 - November 15, 2017

Lillian (Lynne) Ann Gravely Sheets, age 87 of Taylor's, South Carolina passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Lynne was born July 12, 1930 in Brevard, North Carolina to George and Nancy McKelvey Gravely. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband Richard Allen Sheets, Sr. and her sister Carolyn Gravely Clodfelter. After completing high school, she...
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Morton H. Smith

December 11, 1923 - November 12, 2017

Dr. Morton H. Smith, 93, of Brevard, NC, charter faculty member of Reformed Theological Seminary-Jackson (RTS), founder of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (GPTS), the first Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), and one of the world's foremost authorities on American Presbyterian history and theology, passed into glory on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 10:55 AM. ...
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Ricky Norman Rice

February 11, 1959 - November 9, 2017

Ricky Norman Rice, 58, of Pisgah Forest, passed at on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Duke University Hospital in Durham. He was the son of the late Edwin Ruthford Rice, SR. and Doris Alma Smith Rice. A graduate of Brevard High School and AB Tech in Asheville with a degree in Culinary Arts, he was a carpenter and cabinet maker as well as a local businessman. While he enjoyed playing golf, fishing...
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Shelby McCrary Mull

October 15, 1955 - November 6, 2017

Shelby McCrary Mull, 62, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017. Born in Orlando, Florida but raised in Western North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late William Russell and Nancy Imogene Pittman McCrary. Her survivors include her partner of 33 years, Michael McCall, brothers Kenneth McCrary and wife Laurie of Cedar Mountain, NC and Richard McCrary and wife Dawn of Penrose,...
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Nina Mae Bumgarner

May 24, 1930 - November 6, 2017

Nina Mae Bumgarner, 87, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Carl Eugene and Maudie Galloway Searcy. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Radford Hayes Bumgarner and her brother, Harold Eugene Searcy. Her survivors include her son, Gerald Bumgarner of Mountain Home, NC,...
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Rosser Lee Eakes

February 27, 1931 - October 29, 2017

Rev. Rosser Lee Eakes, 86, of Horseshoe passed away on Sunday, October 29. 2017. A native of Nash County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Theophilus Wesley Eakes and the late Mary Jane Perry Eakes. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 2 sisters and five brothers. Rev. Eakes was a veteran of the United States Armed Forces having served in the United States...
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Alan Charles Mercer

May 26, 1934 - October 23, 2017

Alan Charles Mercer, 83, of Brevard, passed away on October 23, 2017. A native of Springville, NY, he was the son of the late Walter C. and Helen S. Mercer. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn Dye. Al was born in Springville, NY where he and Ellie were sweethearts. They began their marriage of 62 years in California, later moving to Florida before...
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David Oliver Albertson

May 15, 1943 - October 21, 2017

David Oliver Albertson, 74, of Hendersonville, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017. A native of Brevard, he was the son of the late Jay C. and Henrietta Oliver Albertson. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother Dover Albertson. A graduate of Brevard College, Mr. Albertson served for a number of years as controller for Citizen Telephone in Brevard. His...
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Maisie H. Talmadge

June 29, 1930 - October 18, 2017

Maisie H. Talmadge, 87, of Pisgah Forest, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 while surrounded by her loving family. Maisie was born in Pisgah National Forest and was the daughter of the late Fred Julius Holden and the late Aileen Davis Holden. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her brothers Perry Holden and Dan Holden, and her sister Sarah Mahaffey. Maisie was...
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Donald Lee Moore, Jr.

July 6, 1944 - October 16, 2017

Donald Lee Moore, Jr. was a devoted husband, dedicated father, loving grandfather, dear friend and colleague, lifelong athlete, and avid traveler. He was born on July 6, 1944, and passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017. Don and his wife, Rosie Moore, were happily married for 50 years and had 5 children and 11 grandchildren. Don was a native of Brevard, North Carolina, where he graduated from...
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Margaret "Peggy" McGoldrick

August 4, 1926 - October 9, 2017

Margaret Castle (Peggy) McGoldrick died at her home in Brevard on October 9, 2019 at age 91. She was born August 4, 1926 in Shiloh, New Jersey to Kenneth and Mary Roberts. A self-professed tomboy, she grew up on her parents' farm in southern New Jersey and developed an early love of animals, especially horses. Peggy was a graduate of Hannah More Academy and the University of Pennsylvania....
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Louise Mims Lance

January 19, 1922 - September 30, 2017

Louise Mims Lance passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017. She was the daughter of Grover Cleveland Mims and Bessie Smith Mims of Sylvester, GA. She was born in Cuthbert, GA. on January 19, 1922 but moved to Brevard at an early age. She married Ernest L. Lance and they raised three children, Patsy, Steve and Gloria. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Jo Ann Shepherd

November 21, 1938 - September 28, 2017

JoAnn N. Shepherd, 78, of Asheville, NC, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the St. Joseph Campus of Mission Hospital in Asheville. She was a native of Asheville and the daughter of the late John Richard and Willie Lee Jones Neighbors. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brothers Tommy Neighbors and George Neighbors; and her sisters Brenda Fowler, Lou...
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Nancy G. Brookshire

November 19, 1931 - September 27, 2017

Nancy Lee Gaston Brookshire, 85, of Pisgah Forest, NC went to be with her Lord on September 27, 2017. She was born in Buncombe County, NC to the late Clarence Perry (Buck) and Lois Carter Gaston. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Cliff Brookshire and her brother, Sonny Gaston. Much of her life was devoted to teaching school and she taught 31 years,...
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Robert Irvin Wilkerson

October 14, 1923 - September 23, 2017

Robert Irvin "Bob" Wilkerson Jr., 93, of Brevard, NC passed away September 23, 2017. A native of Roanoke, VA, he was the son of Robert I. Wilkerson Sr. and Margaret Garrett Wilkerson. He grew up in Bristol and Bluefield, VA and served in the 13th Armored Division during World War II. He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and worked as an engineer for Fieldcrest Mills...
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David Emile Crais

October 27, 1944 - September 22, 2017

Lt. Colonel David Emile Crais USMC (Ret), 72, of Etowah, passed away on September 22, 2017. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he was the son of the late Henry Rosenberg and Helen Jane Whitaker Crais. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Henry Crais. David grew up in a large family of six children who enjoyed all that there was to offer in the...
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Joe Earl Pace

April 9, 1935 - September 20, 2017

JOE EARL PACE, 82, is now in the presence of Jesus, having left this earth on Sept. 20, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. He died at home in the arms of his loving wife of 26 years, Christine Jones Pace. Many family members surrounded Joe with love just hours prior to his demise. A fifth-generation resident of Cedar Mountain, Joe & Christine had just moved closer to Brevard's...
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Joseph Clifton McCall

February 4, 1933 - September 17, 2017

Joseph Clifton McCall, 84, of Balsam Grove, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC. A native of Transylvania county, he was the son of the late William Jason and Rosetta Owen McCall. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son, Kenneth McCall. A US Army Veteran, Mr. McCall retired after a career with the Department...
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Frances H. Rice

January 1, 1919 - September 16, 2017

Frances H. Rice, 98, of Brevard, passed away on September 16, 2017 to join her beloved husband, Dr. Robert A. Rice. Frances also joins her parents, William Francis and Mary Pratt Hibberd; as well as her brother Leslie Hibberd, formerly of Rockland, Massachusetts. Mrs. Rice helped her husband as a veterinary assistant in Cambridge, Ohio. She was a member of Eastern Stars, and was a talented as...
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Ema Miriam Stone

May 1, 1922 - September 13, 2017

Ema Miriam Stone, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at her home. She is survived by her daughter, Margie, and grandchildren, Emily (17), Matthew (14) and Abigail (12). She is also survived by two beloved sisters-in-law, Nilda Dal Monte, of Chicago, and Rebecca Sharon, of Seymour, Mo .; along with many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. ...
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Richard Joel Senneff

July 4, 1937 - September 6, 2017

Richard Joel "Dick" Senneff, 80, of Asheville and formerly of Brevard, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Dick was born in Mason City, Iowa on July 4, 1937, the son of Richard B. Senneff and Ruth Bourne Senneff. Dick Graduated from Iowa State College in 1959, where he met his wife of 56 years, Nancy Ellen Divine. He then attended the University of Illinois to obtain a Graduate Degree in...
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Albert H. Hatch

August 17, 1931 - September 3, 2017

Albert (Bert) Huntington Hatch Bert Hatch died peacefully in the early morning of Sunday, September 3, 2017 in Flat Rock, NC. The family wishes to thank The Elizabeth House of Four Seasons Hospice Care of Flat Rock for their incredibly kind and compassionate care over the last few days of Bert's life. Bert Hatch was the husband of Anne Sturgis Hatch and the loving father of four children,...
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Cynthia Lynn Parker

July 30, 1960 - September 2, 2017

Cynthia Lynn Parker, 57, of Pisgah Forest, NC passed away on Saturday, September, 2, 2017 at Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC. She is a daughter of Jean Cochran White and the late David Syd White. She was a member of Blantyre Baptist Church where she was a faithful and longtime youth and Bible School Director. She also enjoyed directing the Christmas plays for many years. Cynthia graduated...
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Robert Andrew Gammon

May 5, 1944 - August 27, 2017

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