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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

Mildred Givens Jaggard

July 13, 1933 - December 1, 2016

Mildred Givens Jaggard, 83, of Brevard, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of Woodbury, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Maude Campen Givens. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Givens, Jr. "The Fudge Lady" will fondly be remembered by many around Brevard for making and...
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Kenneth B. Wyatt

June 25, 1927 - November 27, 2016

Kenneth Bell Wyatt of Brevard, North Carolina was 89 years old when he went home to be with the Lord Jesus on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Ken was a native of Brevard and was the son of the late Howard Douglas and Beezie Bracken Wyatt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by both of his brothers, Howard Douglas Wyatt, Jr. and Bradley Wyatt and his nephew, Charlie Wyatt. Ken is...
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Linda Ann Stevenson

September 16, 1940 - November 26, 2016

Linda Ann Matheson Stevenson, 76, of Hendersonville, passed away at Transylvania Regional Hospital on November 26, 2016. She was born September 16, 1940 to the late Harold Melvin and Aileen Sanders Matheson. She was preceded in death by her husband Donny Pennell Stevenson, a son, George Anthony Stevenson and a brother, Terry Matheson. Linda was a longtime resident of Townville, SC where she...
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Nancy Allyn Caldwell

January 18, 1955 - November 17, 2016

Nancy Allyn Caldwell, 61, of Connestee Falls passed away peacefully at her home on November 17. A native of Arlington, Virginia, she is the daughter of Carolyn R. Woltemate and the late Robert Allan Caldwell. In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by her husband, David McCracken. With a heart as big as all outdoors, she was a loving, caring and giving person to all she met...
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Ivah Bernice Duncan

February 7, 1917 - November 15, 2016

Ivah Bernice Duncan (nee Dale) passed away peacefully in her home in Brevard, NC on November 15, 2016. She was 99 and 3/4 years old. Ivah was born in Newfane, NY on February 7, 1917, the daughter of the late Raymond and Blanche (Silsby) Dale. Ivah was the youngest of six children, all of whom have preceded her in death. Ivah married Wayne G. Duncan on April 14, 1937 in Niagara Falls, NY. ...
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Frances Creek Waser

November 9, 1934 - November 10, 2016

Frances C. "Fran" Waser, 82, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Tore's Home of Brevard. Born November 9, 1934 in Hancock MD she was the daughter of Thomas Roy Creek, Sr. and Helen Angle Creek. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brothers Thomas Creek Jr. and wife Mary, and Charles Creek; sisters Dorcas Cox and husband Bob, and Dorothea Harvey;...
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Mary Ellen Kimbrell

May 22, 1920 - November 8, 2016

Mary Ellen Kimbrell, 96, of Hendersonville, NC, passed away on November 8, 2016. A native of Spartanburg, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late John and Annie Warren Taylor. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her sons, John Kimbrell and Bill Kimbrell. Her loving survivors include her daughters Karen Nash and husband Jack of Hendersonville, NC, and Penelope...
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Lois Rebecca Owen

June 20, 1920 - November 6, 2016

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John Randolph Hudson, Jr

August 1, 1931 - November 6, 2016

John R. "Jack" Hudson, Jr., age 85, died at home on November 6, 2016. He was predeceased by his parents, John Randolph Hudson and Martha Edmond Breese Hudson and sister Martha Lee Hudson Scruggs. He is survived by his beloved wife, Dorothy Sprott Atkinson Hudson, his daughter Martha Breese Hudson, her fiancé Robert Goodwin, and grandson Harrison Philip Lowder. Step-children are: Jane Martin...
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Helen Marie Davison

June 11, 1923 - October 29, 2016

Helen Marie Davison, 93, of Pisgah Forest passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016. A native of York, Nebraska, she was the daughter of the late William and Edith Holm Mohler. Sharing these last days with her is her husband, Harold LaVerne Davison. Together they moved to Pisgah Forest in 1990 after having lived in Alaska and California. She loved music and studied music as a young lady. She...
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Gay Ellen Griffith

December 25, 1958 - October 28, 2016

Gay Ellen Griffith, 57, of Brevard, passed away on October 28, 2016. A native of York County, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Leland Dean and Beulah May Brooks Griffith. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her brothers Leland Dean Griffith and Tommy Griffith and her sister Darlene Griffith Bailey. She had a fun-loving personality and will be greatly...
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Jewell Irene Martin

October 21, 1924 - October 27, 2016

Jewell Irene Martin, 92, of Brevard, passed away on October 27, 2016. A native of Apopka, Florida, she was the daughter of the late Reuben Milton and Myrtle Mae Wells. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, James Leon Martin and her brother James C. Wells. She and her husband built a home on Grand Bahama Island and there she created a library of books for...
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Betsy Grace Dobbins

March 25, 1939 - October 24, 2016

Betsy Grace Hammett Dobbins, 77, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A native of Lattimore, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late James Nathan and Ila Lou Lovelace Hammett. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her brother Tommy Hammett. She and her husband, Don, sweethearts since she was in the 8th grade, were...
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Daryl Loyd Hughes

August 28, 1945 - October 18, 2016

Daryl Loyd Hughes, 71, of Brevard, NC passed away on October 18, 2016 at Transylvania Regional Hospital. He was a son of the late Elizabeth Louise Plain Hughes and Floyd Mellor Hughes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother; Joseph Hughes. Daryl graduated from Waverly High School where he played football, basketball, track and baseball. He then graduated from the...
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John Luke "Jack" Osteen

November 13, 1924 - October 17, 2016

John Luke "Jack" Osteen Jr. of Brevard died Monday, October 17, 2016, at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. Born November 13, 1924, in Guilford County, North Carolina, Osteen was the son of John Luke and Ruth Osteen. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, he was a veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He earned the rank of Major...
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Jean E La Force

August 30, 1929 - October 13, 2016

Jean Elizabeth La Force, 87, of Brevard, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Transylvania Regional Hospital. Born August 30, 1929 in Petersburg, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Winston and Sarah Thomson Dunnavant. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her son Douglas Ronald La Force.   She graduated from Petersburg High School before attending Madison...
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Barbara Jean Fenton

May 16, 1937 - October 11, 2016

Barbara Jean Fenton, 79, of Brevard, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. A native of Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Mary Elliott Minden. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Gregory Fenton. Her survivors include her children: Greg Fenton and wife Yasmin of Romeoville, IL; Laurie Yeagley and husband Dave of...
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Carroll Garvin Hughes

April 4, 1936 - October 11, 2016

Carroll Garvin Hughes III, 80, of Brevard, NC passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016. He was a son of the late Carroll G. and Louise Lawson Hughes. A graduate of Clemson University, he was also a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a long-time member of The American Institute of Physics, The Optical Society, The Naval Institute, The Smithsonian Association, the Sierra Club and The Nature Conservancy. ...
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Ernest "Goo" John Jenkins

October 24, 1969 - October 9, 2016

Ernest "Goo" John Jenkins, 46, of Brevard, NC passed away October 9, 2016 in Jackson County, NC. He was a native and lifelong resident of Brevard and was a son of the late Thomas Dewey and Evadeen Hoxit Jenkins. John attended school in Brevard. He was well loved and will be missed by all who knew him. He loved telling jokes and making people laugh. He was a super human with a heart of gold. ...
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Vickie E Rigsby

November 3, 1957 - October 8, 2016

Vickie E. Rigsby, 58, of Fletcher, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC. A native of Franklin, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Milas Andrew and Barbara Emory Donaldson. Vickie was a very kind and caring person who worked as a CNA for a number of years and loved taking care of others in their time of need. She was a caring mother,...
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James Endicott Curwen

May 4, 1943 - October 7, 2016

James Endicott Curwen (Jim/Jamie) passed away on October 7, 2016 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's. Jamie, a native of Brevard was born on May 21,1943 to James Drinkwater Curwen and Doris Elaine Risk, both Brevard residents, and preceding him in death. Raised in Brevard, NC, Jamie graduated from Christ School Arden, NC in 1960 and from Wofford College in Spartanburg SC. in 1965. He...
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Jean Eckelmann

September 27, 1927 - October 7, 2016

B. Jean Eckelmann, 89, of College Walk Retirement Community in Brevard, died on October 7, 2016. Her death from natural causes followed a long, enjoyable and productive life. She was preceded in death by her parents, an older sister, an older brother, her twin sister and a younger sister. Born in 1927 to Charles Albert Roberts and his wife Grace Madeline (Pike) Roberts, Jean attended Glendale...
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Vivian Ruth Ritenour

November 30, 1927 - October 6, 2016

Vivian Ritenour, 88, of Brevard, passed away on October 6, 2016. Born Vivian Ruth Broaddus on November 30, 1927 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Freda Leighty Broaddus. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lee Ritenour, her daughter Susan R. Seger; brothers Richard Broaddus and William Broaddus and her sister Frances...
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Dorothy S. Faulds

January 1, 1926 - October 5, 2016

Dorothy S. Faulds, 90, of Brevard, passed away on October 5, 2016. Born January 1, 1926, she was a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Elizabeth Brand Sanford. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Russell Faulds. Dorothy and her parents moved to Norwalk, Connecticut when she was just two-and-a-half years old....
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Jack M Levy

October 4, 2016

LEVY, Jack M. DDS Kalamazoo Jack M Levy, 73, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at his home. He was born on December 23, 1942 in Ashville, NC and lived a number of years in Brevard before moving to Michigan with his parents, the late Robert and Helen (Lowenson) Levy. Jack served in the US Army as a dentist, returned to Kalamazoo and set up his...
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William G. Craven

January 24, 1938 - September 29, 2016

Rev. William Gail Craven, 78, of Brevard, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the Oaks of Brevard. A native of Randolph County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late William Dwight and Myrtice Bean Craven. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mary Ann Craven. Rev. Craven is survived by his children: Pricilla Renfrow of Wilson, NC,...
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Helga Inge Guyer

July 19, 1938 - September 25, 2016

Helga Inge Guyer, 78, of Brevard, NC passed away on September 25, 2016. A native of Offenbach, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Heinrich Karl and Helda Herta Melchior Bockhard. Mrs. Guyer is survived by her loving sisters Irma Baldwin of Hendersonville, NC and Herta Obhell of Offenback, Germany; her brothers Heinrich Bockhard, Alex Bockhard and Helmut Bockhard, all of Germany; her sons...
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Patty Lynn Cover

March 10, 1965 - September 21, 2016

Patty Lynn Branham Cover, 51, of Brevard, NC passed away September 21, 2016. A native of Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Mabel Alley Branham. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her sister, Kathy Hinkle. "Those of us who love you Forever have been changed And the love you have given us Forever will remain Patty was the epitome of love...
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Dorothy "Nanny Dot" Galloway

June 20, 1916 - September 20, 2016

Dorothy Wilde Galloway, 100, of Lake Toxaway, NC, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Dorothy was born in Transylvania County on June 20, 1916 to the late Joseph and Ethel Wilde. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Boone Galloway; brothers J.A. Wilde, Festus Wilde, Stokley Wilde and Kadez Wilde; and sisters Nellie Owen, Marie McKinney Moody and Oneda...
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Cynthia Jill Roach

October 16, 1958 - September 18, 2016

Cynthia J. Roach, 57, of Boca Raton, FL and Brevard, NC passed away September 18, 2016, peacefully at her home in Connestee. She was a daughter of the late Clifford William Rustia and Muriel Barbara Wollman Rustia. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Paul M. Roach, a sister: Stacy Lambe and a brother: Clifford Rustia. Cindy was a native of New Jersey, graduated from Dunellen...
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Lloyd Gene Fisher

December 8, 1945 - September 18, 2016

Lloyd Gene Fisher passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Lloyd was a native of Brevard and spent most of his adult life convincing people that Brevard was the best place in the world to live. He was a graduate of Brevard High where he had the privilege of playing on the first integrated football team in North Carolina and the 1963 State Championship Football team coached by...
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Ann Leardi Smart

February 18, 1922 - September 14, 2016

Her work on earth completed, our Mom, Ann Leardi Smart of Wilmore, Kentucky, departed this life for her true home on September 14, 2016 when God the Father of Jesus Christ sent His Son to bring her to Heaven. She was 94 years old and in her own bed in her own home when He came for her. Born on February 18, 1922 in Wilmington, Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Leardi,...
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Virginia Adeline "Addie" Wilkerson

May 12, 1928 - September 14, 2016

Virginia Adeline "Addie" Wilkerson, 88, of Brevard, NC passed away September 14, 2016. A native of Dry Fork, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Estelle Giles Dodd. A graduate of Averett College and Longwood College in business education, she pursued lifelong learning opportunities through travel, painting and craft classes, genealogy, Bible study, reading, and gardening. ...
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Agnes Newlands Fraser Sutton

July 4, 1920 - September 11, 2016

Agnes Newlands Fraser Sutton, 96, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016. A native of Miami, Florida, Agnes was the daughter of the late John Daniel and Sophie Cunningham Fraser. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Fred Allen Sutton; her brother, Daniel Fraser and her sister, Peggy Bilyard, and many dear friends. Agnes was...
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John James Bell, Sr.

February 25, 1926 - September 7, 2016

John James Bell, Sr. passed away September 7, 2016 at the age of 90. He was the son of Walter Aspenwald Bell and Helen Youngblood Bell. He was preceded in death by 5 brothers: Walter, Louis, Richard, Joseph and David Bell. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Edna Team Bell, sons John, Jr. and daughter-in-law Jane, Allen and daughter-in-law Kristen, Douglas and daughter-in-law Melissa,...
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Virginia E. Stone

April 28, 1919 - September 6, 2016

Virginia Eileen Cooper Stone, 97, of Brevard, NC passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016. A native of Sedan, Kansas, she was the daughter of the late Emery Franklin and Myrtle Ostland Cooper. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Stone and her sister Kathleen Dickert. After graduating from Pittsburg State Teachers College in Pittsburg, Kansas, she...
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Marilyn Jane Shaw Moore

May 25, 1928 - August 31, 2016

Marilyn Jane Shaw Moore, 88, of Sapphire, NC, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. A native of Zanesville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Charles Clayton and Mary Ellen Stein Shaw. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her great-grandson, Quinten Gabriel Arnold. She is survived by her children, Charles Clayton Moore and Mary Jane Wolfe; grandchildren...
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Pamela Jane Jordan

December 19, 1940 - August 28, 2016

Pamela Jordan Pamela Jane (Perdue) Jordan, 75, of Brevard, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, North Carolina. Though she succumbed to cancer, she was not beaten by it. In the few weeks after diagnosis, she interacted energetically with family and friends. A native of Ft. Morgan, Colorado, she was the daughter of the late James and Raedeen Tibbetts...
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Josephine Annette Kline

November 25, 1925 - August 24, 2016

Josephine A. Kline, 90, of Brevard, NC passed away August 24, 2016 at The Oaks of Brevard. Born on November 25, 1925 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, Josephine was the daughter of the late Anthony and Olive Hutch Strapkovic. Josephine was a devoted mother and a devout Catholic her entire life, initially as a parishioner of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Charleroi. After graduating high school, she...
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Richard Blake Zingre

July 24, 1920 - August 23, 2016

Richard Blake Zingre, 96, of Brevard, whom most of us know as "Dick", "Mr. Jingles" or the "Chief", passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at The Oaks of Brevard. A native of Kirkwood, Missouri, he was the son of the late Henry and Marion Steuber Zingre. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 36 years, Muriel Jeanette Zingre. He and Muriel were married...
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Maye Ledford Winget

October 1, 1916 - August 18, 2016

Maye Ledford Winget, 99, of Brevard, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at her home. She was a daughter of the late Colon Alonzo Ledford and Creola Guffey Ledford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Mitchem Winget, two sisters; Rubye Mees and Sibyle Davenport, three brothers; Paul Ledford, W. C. Ledford and C. A. Ledford. Maye...
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Benjamin Flynn Smith

October 7, 1983 - August 13, 2016

Benjamin Flynn Smith, 32, of Brevard North Carolina, passed away on August 13, 2016 in Indianapolis Indiana. Benjamin was born in Anderson South Carolina on October 7, 1983 to Rebecca Randolph Worley and Ralph Edwin Smith Jr. Benjamin is preceded in death by grandparents, Lillian Randolph, Samuel Randolph, Ralph Edwin Smith Sr. and Mary Worley. He was a 2002 graduate of Brevard High School and...
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Luther "Fred" Robertson, Jr.

January 23, 1927 - August 8, 2016

Luther Frederick "Fred" Robertson, Jr, 89, of Hendersonville, NC passed away August 8, 2016. He was a son of the late Luther Frederick Robertson, Sr and Lucille Smith Robertson. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Margaret (Peggy) McArthur. Fred was born in Spartanburg, SC where he graduated from Spartanburg High School as class president in 1944. He volunteered and joined the...
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Margaret Barnette Bromfield

November 15, 1914 - August 3, 2016

Margaret Barnette Bromfield, 101, passed away August 3, 2016. Born November 15, 1914 in Henderson County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Adgar Washington and Mary Hollingsworth Barnette. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband, George Mason Bromfield; her sisters Stella Gilliland, Ethel Owens, Eva Jones, Myrtle Barnette, Lela Price and Mary Alta Payne; and her...
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Lillie McCrary Paxton

July 8, 1914 - August 1, 2016

Lillie McCrary Paxton, of Brevard, went home to be with her Lord, on Monday, August 1, 2016 at the age of 102, and was united with her loved ones in Heaven. She was born on July 8, 1914. She was the daughter of Joseph Alexander McCrary and Mary Shipman McCrary. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of fifty six years Ralph Paxton, seven siblings, Carl, Charles, Arthur, Clyde, and...
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David Ralph Hogsed, Sr

November 3, 1937 - July 31, 2016

David Ralph Hogsed, Sr., 78, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Born in Andrews, NC, he was the son of the late Ralph Pitt and Hazel Kilpatrick Hogsed. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jerri Hogsed; their children David R. Hogsed, Jr. and wife Pam of Pisgah Forest, Lynn Austin and husband Doug of Horseshoe, NC and Karen Rose and husband Walt of...
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Carl Miller

October 7, 1922 - July 30, 2016

Carl Miller, 93, of Brevard, Passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2016. A native of Brevard, he was the son of the late George Larkin and Ida Reid Miller. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen L. Miller; brothers Shirl Miller and Charlie Miller; sisters Louise McKinney, Lucy Hubbard and Annie McDowell; and children Carl Vernon Miller, Eugene Ollie Miller and...
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Richard L Owens

October 23, 1947 - July 29, 2016

Richard Leonard Owens, 68, of Brevard, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016 at The Oaks of Brevard. A native of Tampa, Florida, he was the son of the late Clarence and Inez Owens. No services are planned at this time.
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Caroline N Wells

August 31, 1931 - July 28, 2016

Caroline N. Wells, 84, of Brevard, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Fain and Marjorie Cope Newman. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Tommy Newman. She is survived by her sons, David Charles Wells and wife Bessie Carolyn, of Canyon Lake,...
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Tony Lee Rhodes

November 30, 1943 - July 27, 2016

Tony L. Rhodes, 72, of Brevard, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at The Oaks of Brevard. A native of Brevard, he was the son of the late Anthony Leo and Sudi Kay Rhodes. No local services are planned at this time.
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Edith Green McCall

November 20, 1947 - July 26, 2016

Edith Green McCall, 68, of Brevard, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. A native of Jackson County, NC, she was the daughter of the late William Ed and Elizabeth West Green. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sisters Irene McCoy and Mary Butler and her brothers J.L. Green and Lawrence Green. Her loving survivors include her husband, Emmett E. McCall; daughter...
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Denise Boley

July 29, 1948 - July 21, 2016

Denise Boley went home to be with the Lord on Saturday July 21, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Donell and Bessie Galloway. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Donald Wayne Boley. Denise was a devoted Christian and mother. She loved the Lord, her 5 children, many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and...
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Christian Churchill Dunham

February 4, 1947 - July 19, 2016

Christian Churchill Dunham, 69, of Hendersonville, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. He was the son of the late Russell and Cora Norton Dunham. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Perkins. Mr. Dunham is survived by his loving wife Rachel Z. Dunham; sons Ivan Dunham (Aimee) of Jacksonville Beach, FL., Alex Dunham (Elizabeth) of St. John's...
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Joseph Edgar Whitaker

October 23, 1930 - July 18, 2016

Joseph Edgar Whitaker, 85, of Penrose, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016 at the John Keever Solace Center in Asheville. A native of Henderson County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Joseph Samuel and Barbara Stansell Whitaker. A Veteran of the US Air Force, he served as an M.P. and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. His loving survivors include his wife of almost 60 years,...
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Augustine "Gus" Tucker III

June 28, 1941 - July 16, 2016

Augustine "Gus" Washington Tucker, III, 75, formerly of Brevard, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at his home in Edisto Beach, SC. Gus was born June 28, 1941, in Asheville, NC, the son of Augustine W. Tucker, Jr and Helen B. Tucker. After a four year stint in the US Air Force and graduating from Clemson University and UNC-Chapel Hill, he served as a dentist in his hometown of...
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Marjorie Cantrell Edens

May 3, 1928 - July 16, 2016

Marjorie Cantrell Edens, 88, of Brevard, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late C.E. and Irene McMinn Cantrell. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Thomas Daniel Edens; and her brothers C.E. Cantrell, Jr., John William Cantrell and Mac Davis Cantrell. Mrs. Edens loving survivors...
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Phyllis I Stout

May 14, 1924 - July 10, 2016

Phyllis Marie Ingraham Stout, 92, of College Walk, Brevard, NC, died Sunday evening in The Laurels of Hendersonville, NC. Phyllis was born on May 14, 1924, in Gallipolis, OH, and grew up in Point Pleasant, WV. Phyllis Stout was preceded in death by her parents, Marie Anora Kenny Ingraham and Forest Ward Ingraham, and her sister, Patricia Bateson. She graduated from Point Pleasant High School...
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Edna Vause Lucas

October 13, 1944 - July 8, 2016

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Doyal William Pinkard

July 28, 1929 - July 3, 2016

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William Thomas Hayes

July 19, 1925 - July 3, 2016

William Thomas Hayes, 90, of Pisgah Forest, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. A native of Rockville Centre, NY, he was the son of the late John and Margaret McMahon Hayes. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary, and his brothers John Hayes, George Hayes, Steve Hayes and Harold Hayes. Mr. Hayes was a World War II veteran,...
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Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Caccavale

January 6, 1923 - July 2, 2016

Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Hyatt Caccavale passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016. She was 93 and resided at the Bridge at Lake Pointe Landing in Hendersonville. She is survived by her husband Philip Caccavale, her son Robert and wife Emma, her daughter Clara Josephs and husband Jerry, her granddaughter Gina Greenberg and husband Jason, and her great grand daughter Lilliana. She leaves behind...
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Jennifer Leigh Martin

February 28, 1970 - June 30, 2016

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Annette Frances Thompson

May 12, 1951 - June 29, 2016

Brevard Annette Wester Thompson, 65, of Brevard, passed from this life Wednesday morning, June 29, 2016 after a long heroic fight with leukemia. She is survived by her husband Jeff, many siblings in Brevard, NC, Asheville, NC, Florida and New York State as well as nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and a large extended family. Her long official career was in geriatric nursing in many facilities...
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Doris Hogsed

August 6, 1932 - June 22, 2016

Silversteen Doris Owen Hogsed, of Silversteen, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Elizabeth House, Flat Rock, NC surrounded by her loving family. She was a daughter of the late Emmett Owen and Bonnie Mae Reid Owen. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband; Burlin Hosged who died in 1971, an infant son; Burlass, one brother; Paul Owen, one sister; Joyce Moore...
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John "Jack" Farash

October 14, 1929 - June 6, 2016

John Joseph Farash, known as "Jack" to his friends and family passed away on June 6, 2016, at the age of 86. He died peacefully at Tore's Home #2 after a long period of declining health. Originally from Port Washington, New York he moved to Ocean Springs, Mississippi to be close to his grandchildren. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, he and his wife relocated to Brevard, NC, again to be close...
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James "Ty" Cameron, Sr.

August 22, 1927 - June 5, 2016

James "Ty" Tyler Cameron, Sr., 88, of Brevard, NC passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016. He was a son of the late Angus Ewan and Beatrice Morris Cameron. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Freida Cameron and a brother, Bill Cameron. He is survived by one daughter; Candace Taylor and husband Jeff of Sapphire, one son; Cam Cameron and wife...
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Leighton "Chick" Martin

January 17, 1929 - June 3, 2016

Leighton "Chick" Martin, age 87, died on June 3, 2016, following a year of declining health. Born in Montgomery County, NC, he was the son of the late Charles Howell and Mary Wright Martin. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruth Scroggs Martin of Brevard and two children, Michael S. Martin of Charlotte and Marcia Martin Copeland and husband Andy of Morganton, NC. In addition, he leaves...
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Newton "Newt" Lockhart

September 21, 1926 - June 3, 2016

Newton F. ("Newt") Lockhart, loving family man and friend, died in Brevard on Friday afternoon , June 3, 2016 after a brief illness. He was 89. He was born on September 21, 1926 in Stratford, Connecticut, the son of John C. and Lillian B. Lockhart. He grew up sailing on the New England coast with his two brothers. Newt graduated early from high school so that he could enlist in the US Navy...
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Margaret "Peggy" Robertson

August 30, 1931 - May 28, 2016

Margaret "Peggy" McArthur Robertson, 84, of Hendersonville, NC passed away on May 28, 2016. She was a daughter of the late William Claude and Margaret Morgan McArthur. Peggy was born in Gaffney, SC where she graduated from Gaffney High School at the age of 17 and was crowned homecoming Queen. She also graduated from Converse College in three years. She taught school in Cherokee Co. SC before...
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Henry Glover, Jr

November 10, 1955 - May 17, 2016

Henry Glover, Jr. , 60, of Brevard, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. A native of Henderson County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Henry and Lula Belle Smith Glover, Sr. Mr. Glover is survived by his sons Courtney Lynch of Hendersonville, NC, Pedro Glover April) of Florida and Antonio Glover (Pam) of Etowah; daughter Tori Moore of...
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Anne Marie Krogstad

January 30, 1922 - May 8, 2016

Anne Marie Balz Krogstad, 94, of Brevard, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Born in Manhattan, New York, she was the daughter of the late Louis Casper and Anna Keil Balz. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, John Karl Krogstad. She is survived by her daughters, Christine Swofford (Philip) Newton, NJ and Elise Irwin of Seattle, WA, and...
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Jack V. Ton

March 24, 1932 - May 7, 2016

Jack Ton, 84, of Brevard, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at The Elizabeth House, in Flat Rock, NC. Born in New Orleans, LA on March 24, 1932, he was the son of the late Irving and Gertrude Ton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Margaret Ton, and his daughter, Ilene Ton Batista. A graduate of St. Aloysius High School in New Orleans, he also...
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Alexis Kaila Fisher

September 13, 1999 - May 6, 2016

Alexis Kaila Fisher, 16, of Brevard passed away on May 6, 2016. A native of Brevard, she was the daughter of Andre Lavar Bussey and Amber Leigh Fisher Bussey. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Willie and Gladys Bussey, and her uncles Talvin Bussey and Willie Bussey, Jr. She is survived by her father, Andre Lavar Bussey(Tia Faye Shetters) of Brevard, her mother Amber...
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Mary Ann Craven

October 31, 1938 - May 3, 2016

Mary Ann Wright Craven, 77, of Brevard, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the Oaks of Brevard. A native of Randolph County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late William Jerry and Delena Stout Wright. Mrs. Craven is survived by her husband of 56 years, William Gail Craven; their children: Pricilla Renfrow of Wilson, NC, Rosemary Godfrey of Sanford, NC, Jeff Craven of Brevard,...
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Stephen Lee "Chicken" Sitton

July 8, 1964 - April 30, 2016

Stephen Lee "Chicken" Sitton, 51, of Pisgah Forest, NC, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016. A native and lifelong resident of Transylvania County, he was son of Margaret "Cricket" Wilson Sitton and the late Perry Lee Sitton. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a sister Sandra Anne Sitton who died in 1966. Steve attended Enon Baptist Church where he enjoyed playing...
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Deborah Caskey Kinsey

September 5, 1956 - April 29, 2016

Deborah Caskey Kinsey, 59, of Brevard, NC passed away April 29, 2016 at Brian Center. She is survived by her husband Larry Kinsey and one son. She was a member of Pentecostal Lighthouse Church and loved to go fishing with her husband. Memorial Services for Deborah will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, May 7, 2016 in the Chapel of Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations with Rev. Don Johnson...
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Jessie Palma Costello

March 25, 1934 - April 26, 2016

Jessie Palma Costello, 82, of Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, passed away April 26, 2016 at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A native of New York, New York, she was the daughter of the late James Vincent and Sophie Sorcio Armanno. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Michael Costello. Jessie was born March 25, 1934 in New York, NY at her family home. She...
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Lydia Ziegler

December 2, 1918 - April 23, 2016

Lydia Ziegler, age 98 of Brevard, North Carolina, ( formally of Flushing, New York) passed away on April 23, 2016. A native of Queens, New York, she was the daughter of the daughter Adam and Minnie Alt Burger. Funeral Services for Mrs. Ziegler will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Quinn-Fogarty Funeral Home in Bayside, New York. Visitation will take place on Thursday from 5...
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Brenda Shook Durant

February 16, 1948 - April 17, 2016

Brenda Joyce Shook Durant, 68, of Pisgah Forest, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of Brevard, she was the daughter of the late Vance Furman and Bonnie Beatrice Hall Shook. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Vance Randall Shook, her sister Phyllis Ann Freeman, her daughter Judith Amanda Brotherton, and...
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Richard Lowry Tuttle

June 11, 1930 - April 16, 2016

Richard Lowry Tuttle, 85, of Brevard, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016. A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, he was the son of the late Gurney Lester Raymond Tuttle and the late Cora Mae Lowry Tuttle. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Opal Tuttle, his step-brother, Paul Lowry, his brother, Robert Dale Tuttle, and his step-sister Judy Asher. Mr....
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Claude Albert Edwards

May 5, 1926 - April 14, 2016

Claude Albert Edwards, 89, of Brevard, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Cedar Mountain House. A native of Toledo, Ohio, he was the only child of the late Claude Albert and Edith Ardley Edwards, Sr. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Jeanne Gambrill Edwards and also his second wife, Elizabeth "Kitty" Johnson Edwards. He was a graduate of...
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Mary Sizemore Bullock

November 23, 1924 - April 11, 2016

Mary Mae Sizemore Bullock, 91, of Hertford, NC passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City, NC. She was born in Yadkin County on November 23, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Dewey Columbus and Emma Anna Mull Sizemore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Joseph Bullock, granddaughter Tara Kotelman,...
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Dorsie Mae Baynard

September 27, 1937 - April 6, 2016

Dorsie M."Dottie" Baynard, 78, of Mills River, North Carolina, passed away on April 6, 2016. A native of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Carson and Rosa Jones. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilbren Baynard; her brothers Cecil Jones and Jim Jones, and sisters Eva Wooten, Lois Freeman and Maude Ledbetter. A long-time member of Turkey...
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Paul Wesley Hemphill

May 19, 1951 - March 30, 2016

Paul Wesley Hemphill, 64 of Asheville NC and formerly of Brevard, NC, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Charles George VA Medical Center, Asheville, NC. A native of Transylvania County he was a son of the late Clyde and Mary Emma Stokes Hemphill. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Louise Durham Hemphill who passed away in 2004. He was member of...
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Margaret Raxter Orr

April 20, 1929 - March 29, 2016

Margaret Raxter Orr Margaret Raxter Orr, 86, of Brevard, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Brookdale Asheville Walden Ridge. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Eliza and Reba McGaha Raxter. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, James Lewis Orr; her sisters Agnes R. Henderson, Alma R. Raxter, Clara R. Grant,...
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Clarence Cheat Metcalf

May 5, 1930 - March 29, 2016

Clarence Cheat Metcalf, 85, of Brevard, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. A native of Asheville, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Clarence Cheat and Toy Deaver Metcalf. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brothers Blaine Metcalf, Everette Metcalf and Kenneth Metcalf and sister Ruth Souther. Mr. Metcalf was a member of Calvary Baptist Mission and had...
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Paul Robert McKerahan

March 30, 1923 - March 26, 2016

Paul Robert McKerahan passed away March 26, 2016 at Eckerd Living Center in Highlands, NC. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, March 30, 1923, he was the 2nd son of the late Maud Louise Compton and Robert Clark McKerahan of Springs, PA. In June of 1944, he joined the Army, serving in WWII in Company K, 333rd Infantry of the 84th Infantry Division, known as The Rail-Splitters. In February of 1945, he...
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Helen Margaret Childs

August 26, 1912 - March 25, 2016

Helen Margaret (Young) Childs was born in Dubuque, Iowa in 1912. In her childhood she experienced early 20th century farm life when she visited her venerable grandmother near Bloomington, Wisconsin. She graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree with English as a first major and music as a second. She was employed in the Iowa public schools, first in Louden,...
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Geneva Powell Holcombe

February 19, 1929 - March 23, 2016

Geneva Powell Holcombe, 87, of Rosman, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. A native and lifelong resident of Rosman, she was a daughter of the late Marion Cornelius Powell and Callie Emilee Aiken Powell. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Robert Hinton Holcombe who passed away in 2000, three infant daughters and one brother; Robert Powell. Geneva...
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Lillian Mary Clark

July 12, 1935 - March 22, 2016

Lillian Mary Clark, 80, of Brevard, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. A native of The Bronx, New York, she was the daughter of the late Spencer and Lillian White. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, William B. Clark, her brother James White and her son-in-law Vincent Lopez. Her survivors include her children: William S. Clark and wife...
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Shirley Anna Chappuis

December 16, 1925 - March 18, 2016

Shirley Anna Fournet Chappuis, born December 16, 1925 in St. Martinville located in South Louisiana, passed away on March 18, 2016. Shirley was the daughter of Mildred and Valsin Fournet. Shirley was raised in St. Martinville and then attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where she studied Home Economics and Education, graduating in 1946 with a BS degree. Shirley was a devoted and...
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George Robert Sisk

July 12, 1944 - March 18, 2016

George Robert Sisk, age 71 of Brevard and Myrtle Beach, SC, passed away at Asheville Mission Specialty hospital on March 18, 2016 as a result of heart failure. Having been born in Rosman on July 12, 1944 to Loonie Franklin and Maxine Arnett Sisk, he was reared by his grandparents, Allen and Kitty (Mean Momma) Sisk as well as his aunts and uncles; Elizabeth, Jr., Barney, June and Paul – all of...
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James Foster Sheafer

March 15, 1933 - March 17, 2016

James Foster Sheafer, 83, of Brevard, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Harley Foster and Edith May Walters Sheafer. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorris Andersen Sheafer, his son Steven Martin Sheafer, and his sister Mickey Lyles. An avid golfer and hunter, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
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Rose Marie Camp

March 13, 1942 - March 15, 2016

Rose Marie Camp, 74, of Brevard, passed away on March 15, 2016 at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Walter Milton and Mary Farino Shelton. Rose was an accomplished and passionate artist. She had a number of murals and displays of her artwork at various businesses around Brevard. She also enjoyed a 34-year-career as a certified...
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Brenda Galloway Spillman

December 25, 1941 - March 14, 2016

Brenda Galloway Spillman, 74, of Pisgah Forest, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016, at Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Ida Owen Galloway. Brenda was also preceded in death by her brothers, Bill Galloway, Ivan Galloway, and Clyde Galloway, and her sisters, Delphine Donnelly, Christine Wilson, Ethel Poole, and Phylliss...
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Ilene Ton Batista

April 5, 1959 - March 14, 2016

Brevard Ilene Ton Batista, 56, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of New Orleans, LA, Ilene, with her parents Jack and Margaret ton, moved to the Sherwood Forest community in 1972. She graduated from Brevard high school, class of 1977, and took pride in calling Brevard home. She later moved to Chapel Hill NC to raise her family. ...
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Warren Stanford Shelton

October 24, 1932 - March 13, 2016

Warren Stanford Shelton, 83, of Lake Toxaway, NC, passed away March 13, 2016. A native of Jackson County, NC, he was the son of the late John Oscar "Bud" Shelton and the late Mary Etta Owen Shelton. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his sister Cleo Shelton and his brothers Vernon Shelton and Leo Shelton. He was a U. S. Army Veteran and served during the Korean...
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R. David Garren

January 31, 1922 - March 12, 2016

Robert David Garren, 94, was born on January 31, 1922 in Brevard, NC to Mamie Galloway and Robert Wesley Garren. After suffering a heart attack he passed away with his children by his side on March 12, 2016 in Raleigh, NC. David, who lived his first 91 years in Transylvania County, endured a childhood of poverty during the Great Depression. Along with his memories of getting his first pocket...
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Jerome Frederick

June 25, 1953 - March 12, 2016

Jerome Frederick, 62, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with our Lord, his family and friends and beloved pets on Saturday, March 12, 2016. He was born in Hutchinson, Kansas on June 25, 1953 to the late Donna and Warren Frederick and grew up in Santa Clara, California. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Rick Frederick of California and sister-in-law...
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Steven Edwin Jennings

July 30, 1946 - March 11, 2016

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