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James Wesley Carland, Sr.

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“Dear Annette and family- we wanted you to know we are thinking of you. A donation was made to the Carland Foundation from all of us. Take care- we'll...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Kathy Swire - Frederick, MD

“To alll the Carland family. Your father was a fine person he always so good to me when you grandmother was a live I would go by ever night and check...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Linda King Branch - Asheville, NC

“Dear Carland Family, I am saddened to hear of your recent loss and would like to express my sincere condolences to you and your family on the...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Missy Michalove West - Asheville, NC

“Jim and JoAnn, I was so sorry to read about your father's death. To have raised such a wonderful son, I'm sure he was a great man. My thoughts and...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Faye Deitz - Sylva, NC

“To the Carland family, I just wanted you all to know that over the many years I never forgot you all or your dad. I remember all the times when...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Sharon (Clayton) Urbanec - NC

“Jim and JoAnn, I want to send my heartfelt thoughts out to you in the loss of your dad. I know it is a difficult time to pass through. May you feel...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Andrea Owensby - Hendersonville, NC


James “Jim” Wesley Carland, Sr., 83, of Candler, died Monday, February 15, 2010 at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. He was a native of Buncombe County and was a son of the late Joseph Wesley and Annie Mae Emory Carland. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Callie Aaron Carland who died in 1975. He was the owner of Carland Body Shop in Skyland and was a US Army Veteran, serving during WWII. He is survived by two daughters, Annette C. Stone and her husband, Brett, of Harper’s Ferry, WV and Susan C. McDaris of Candler; one son, Dr. James W. Carland, Jr. and his wife, Dr. JoAnn C. Carland, of Cullowhee; six grandchildren, Trey and Jason Carland of Candler, Tamara Jackson of Asheville, Krystal Drake of Ft. Drum, NY, Spec. Joshua Stone of Ft. Drum, NY and James Stone of Harper’s Ferry, WV as well as four great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Friday, February 19, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Carland Foundation for Learning, which will establish a scholarship fund in Jim’s memory, PO Box 2689, Cullowhee, NC 28723 or www.carlandfoundation.org.

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