Classmate Obituaries

Lee Edwards High Class of 1969

Betsy Pritchard Rhodes (1951 - 2021)

It isn't just that Betsy Rhodes seemed to have love in every cell in her body. It’s that she worked every day to send that love out into the world.

Whether it was staying up till all hours preparing a meal, driving across the state when one of her children needed her, or just providing a sympathetic ear when you needed to talk, Betsy helped first and asked questions later.  She punctuated the end of every conversation with “love, love, love,” and you knew it came from the heart. She took greeting card sentiments and made them real.  She found a reason to love everyone, and continually looked for ways to serve. Even in hospice care, she wanted to lighten the burden of her nurses, to the point that they had to assure her that they loved their work, they were there to comfort her, and she didn’t have to apologize for asking for something.

Betsy Rhodes died June 28 at the age of 69 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham. She spent her final days there, surrounded by friends and family, after being treated for pancreatic cancer at Duke University Medical Center.  Nearly every day of her life before that she spent in Asheville. She was born there in 1951, moved back after college, and spent most of her adult life in a house just a couple of blocks from the one where she grew up.  Betsy truly bloomed where she was planted. She spent her lifetime as the member of one church, Grace Covenant Presbyterian on Merrimon Avenue. She spent her professional career as a teacher in the Asheville public schools. And she had one true love, Sam Rhodes, whom she married in 1978.  Together they raised three children: Jim, who now lives in Charlotte with wife Chelsea and daughters Ellie, Maggie and Sadie; Katie, who lives in Charlotte with husband Erik Mendelsohn and son Samuel; and Meg, who lives in Raleigh with husband Alan Chester.

Betsy and Sam devoted their lives to their children during that phase of life, and there was no length Betsy would not go to, whether it meant making her now-famous football pie for Jim’s football team at Asheville High, driving Katie back to class at Carolina through a blizzard (or at least trying to), or staying up all night on the bathroom floor comforting Meg through a bout of migraines – and still getting up to go to work the next morning.  She drove the wheels off four Chrysler minivans, racking up more than a half-million miles all told. Seeing Betsy flying around town with kids and casseroles in tow was a common sight. Unseen were the nights she jumped in the minivan and drove to Raleigh or Charlotte or wherever it was that one of her children was in need. She might have to drive back to Asheville the next morning, but that didn’t deter her.

But a bottomless well of compassion did not mean that Betsy was a pushover. Her children and students knew that her love came with certain expectations of behavior, including keeping your language clean. When her niece told her to “kick cancer’s a-s-s,” Betsy corrected her: “You mean kick cancer’s bottom.”  She had the ability to find the good in seemingly every situation, yet was not a Pollyanna. She might not condemn you, but neither would she be afraid to tell you when you were making a bad decision.  Her view of life undoubtedly stemmed in part from her deep faith. She lived out the Christian ideal of loving God with all your heart, and loving your neighbor as yourself. Her parents, Bill and Bettie Jean Pritchard, were founding members of Grace Covenant. The church helped raise her, and then she repaid the debt many times over.  When she returned to Asheville as a young adult, she served as a youth group adviser. Over the years she served in every role imaginable, including chairman of worship, chairman of Christian education, deacon, elder, and leader of the welcoming committee. In 2016 she was named an honorary life member of the Presbyterian Women, recognizing her lifetime of commitment to the church.

Under that guideline, Betsy could probably be an honorary life member of a hundred other organizations. Among them, the Kappa Kappa Iota teaching sorority. She was active in the sorority throughout her teaching career and into retirement, and was a leader, serving in numerous roles including president at both the state and local levels.  Teaching was a true passion. She started teaching right after she graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1973, and she didn’t stop even after she officially retired in 2003. During that 30-year stretch she taught at two schools -- William Randolph Elementary and Ira B. Jones Elementary – most often teaching third grade, and often pulling double-duty as a teacher for academically gifted students.

She earned a masters degree in education early in her career but never sought an administrative job, believing she could help children most in the classroom. After retiring, she worked as a reading tutor for elementary students, and taught an early childhood development class through Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College at several high schools across the county. Betsy remained active in all of the passions of her life until her cancer diagnosis in April.

In addition to her husband, children and grandchildren, she is survived by her three siblings — Ellen Henderson of Goldsboro, N.C.; Billy Pritchard of Romney, W.Va.; and David Pritchard of Columbus, N.C. — as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews, and the loving friends that Betsy considered family.

The family would like to thank everyone that has sent prayers, care packages, flowers, cards, food, messages and support over the past few months as Betsy battled the many health issues. That support gave Betsy and her family the love and energy they needed each and every day. Betsy’s family will receive friends on Saturday, July 10th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Morris Funeral & Cremation Care. Betsy’s memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 11th at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Asheville. The family will lay Betsy to rest, next to her Mother and Father, at Riverside Cemetery in Asheville.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the Asheville City Schools Foundation or MANNA Food Bank in honor of Betsy’s memory.


Rodney Carroll Maney  (1950 - 2020)

Asheville - Rodney Carroll Maney, 70, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 30, 2020, at his home in Asheville.

He was born December 23, 1950 in Asheville, the son of O'Neil Carroll and Nellie Jo (Clark) Maney. He attended Lee Edwards High School and Montreat Anderson College. He worked for over 30 years in the explosives mining and construction industry, and retired as North American Fleet Manager from Orica USA Inc.

He is survived by his sister Andrea (Andie) Maney Talbert and husband Buddy of Blountville, Tennessee; aunts JoAnn Woodall and husband Jim of Raleigh, Gilda Clark Morrow Brank of Asheville, and Floy Maney of Bardardsville; and many cousins.  Rodney had many special friends and neighbors. He was a good man and a friend to many. He lived a good life and will be missed dearly.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Attendance is limited to 50 individuals and face masks/coverings are required.  For those wishing to pay their respects, Mr. Maney will lie in repose from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday at Green Hills Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Rodney's name to the West Asheville Baptist Church Building Fund, 926 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806.


Joseph Scott Young (1951-2020)

Joseph Scott Young, a resident of New Orleans, passed away on December 2, 2019 at University Medical Center. He was born in Asheville, NC on September 20, 1951. He graduated from Lee Edwards High School and earned a BA in Political Science from The University of North Carolina - Asheville in 1973. Scott was an executive in the Hospitality Industry in Dallas, TX before moving to New Orleans in 1988 when he joined The Delta Queen Steamboat Company as VP of Operations and later as President & COO and Executive VP of American Classic Voyages, the parent company until 2000. Scott fell in love with the City of New Orleans, Steamboat Cruising and made many lifelong friends to which he was very loyal. Later he owned and operated Gambino's Restaurant in Fairhope, AL, but his heart was always in New Orleans. Scott was a 'true' gentleman with a quick wit, and he loved sharing a good joke. His passions, besides family and friends, were good food, live music, the LSU Tigers, the New Orleans Saints, and UNC-Chapel Hill basketball. Scott leaves behind his son, Adam Bancroft of Dallas, TX; Lori Bancroft Muggler of Dallas, TX; Naomi 'Toni' Young of New Orleans; 2 brothers, Patrick Truluck and wife Carla of Charlotte, NC and Peter Truluck of Asheville, NC; 3 uncles, Hoyt (Doris), Dwight (Lucy) Harron, Harron and Jack (Iva) Harron; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by parents, Doris Harron Truluck and Hobart Augustus Young, Jr of Asheville, NC and aunt, Virginia (Rodney) Roberts.


jerry C. Banks (1949-2020)

Asheville - Jerry Cline Banks, 70, of Asheville, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital.
A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Joyce Rice Baldwin. Jerry was also preceded in death by a brother, David Baldwin.

Jerry graduated from Lee H. Edwards High School and was a fan of Asheville High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked for Ingles Supermarkets for 51 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sandy "Shorty" Posey Banks; one son, Chris Banks of Asheville; three sisters, Becky McBryar of Asheville, Debbie Edwards of Leicester and Mary Baldwin of Asheville; one brother, Tim Baldwin of Travelers Rest, SC as well as Jerry's close friend, Jim Queen.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Kenilworth Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Allen Smith officiating. The family will receive friends at the church Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM prior to the service. Burial will be private.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family. To leave a condolence for Jerry's family, please visit his obituary page at



Walter Evans Robertson Sr., 68, of Asheville, North Carolina, went on to be with his Heavenly Father on April 25, 2019.

Walt was born November 14, 1950 in Asheville, North Carolina and graduated from Lee Edwards High School.  He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, where he earned several campaign medals, including the Purple Heart.  

Walt dedicated 30 years to law enforcement.  He was passionate about affecting the most positive change in people.  He earned an Applied Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Shaw University and was an alumna of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Academy out of Quantico, VA. As a career law enforcement officer, he advanced through the ranks to become Asheville’s first black lieutenant.  Walt was currently a Senior Funeral Service Assistant with Ray Funeral & Cremation Service providing service to area families for the past 10 years.

Walt was a member of Faith Tabernacle Christian Center, and was affiliated with North State Law Enforcement Associate, Fraternal Order of Police, Venus Lodge No. 62, Asheville Consistory No. 253, and Giseh Temple No. 162.

He was preceded in death by his father, William A. Robertson and  mother, Lois F. Robertson; father-in-law, William H. Tugman; mother-in-law, Pauline H.Tugman.

Surviving Walt is his God-fearing beautiful wife of 35 years, Bobby Jean Robertson. He leaves as his legacy nine children: Walter E. Robertson Jr. (Tracie) of Zion, IL; Raquel Blair, William Robertson, Anissa Robertson, Chirikka Littlejohn, and Latisha Gash (Ben) of Asheville, NC; Meisha James (Kelvin) of Atlanta, GA; Devie Robertson (Akitta) of Gainesville, VA, and Cory Harper of Florida.  He also leaves to cherish his memory 38 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.  His grand and great-grandchildren remember him as Paw Paw. 

Also surviving are four lovely sisters Yvonne Finch of Fayetteville, NC; Lorraine Mason of Atlanta GA; Mary Holloway(John), and Burdine Smith of Asheville, NC; one brother Pastor William A. Robertson Jr. (Roz) of Asheville, NC; four sisters-in-law, Linda Perkins, Dottie Tugman, and Shirley Moore of Lenoir, NC; Nancy Tugman of Goldsboro, NC;. three brothers-in-law, Steve Bowers, Pete Tugman, and RePete Tugman of Lenoir, NC.  He was treasured by a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.


ARDEN – Joan Leslie Ponder, age 67, of Arden died Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Mrs. Ponder was born May 29, 1951 in Davidson County, TN to the late Lou Harvey and Virginia Singleton Leslie. She was a resident of Buncombe
County for over 50 years. A good wife and loving mother; she had worked as a teacher’s assistant at Glen Arden Elementary School. Joan was a member of Biltmore United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Leland “Buddy” Ponder; son, Lee Ponder and wife Neeley; grandson, Briar Ponder; and her brother, William Leslie.

Her memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, December 21, 2018 in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville. Rev. Glynn Bachelor will officiate.

The family will greet friends following the memorial service at the funeral home.

For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Ponder’s obituary at


Leslie George Davis (Turtle), 68, of Asheville passed away on November 18, 2018. He served in the USMC, was a contractor, builder, and friend to many. Turtle enjoyed traveling, outdoor activities and loved the beach. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Charlotte Davis, and survived by his son, Chad Davis; daughter, Leslie Davis; grandchildren, Nicholas and Lillian Davis; sister, Evelyn (Steve) Anders; & nephews, Robert and Brian Anders.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Monday, November 26th at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery - 962 Old US Hwy 70, Black Mountain, NC 28711. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


Barnardsville - Vivian Sue Dillingham, age 67, of Dillingham Road died Friday, September 28, 2018. Vivian was born June 25, 1951 in Buncombe County to the late Rupert Lee Dillingham and Elizabeth Mitchell Dillingham Brewer. She was a resident of Chapel Hill for a number of years before returning home 25 years ago. A graduate of Lee Edwards High School and of East Carolina University, she was an accountant formerly working at Ohio Electric and later at CarePartners.
Vivian was co-owner of Mountain Valley Retirement in Barnardsville. She attended Reems Creek-Beech Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed reading and was blessed to have many friends that she loved dearly. Surviving are her sister, Anne Dillingham of Weaverville; niece, Erin Whitley Hawks and husband Michael of Raleigh; nephew, Paul Richard "Rich" Whitley, Jr. of Barnardsville; and her beloved dog Oreo.

Her funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2018 in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville. Martina Barnes will officiate. Burial will follow in Absalom-Dillingham Cemetery, Barnardsville. The family will receive friends 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.


george benning Asheville - Mr. George William Benning Jr., of Asheville, North Carolina, born on April 18, 1951 in Raleigh, North Carolina, to the late Jack Benning and the late George Benning Sr, passed away at age 66 on January 1, 2018. George is survived by his son, Will Benning; brother, Thomas 'Fleet' Benning; and sister, Anne Plyler. In his youth, George was an acolyte at Trinity Episcopal Church in Asheville, active in the Boy Scouts and Order of the Arrow, served on the staff of Camp Daniel Boone, and was a Morehead Scholar nominee from Asheville High School. As an adult, he was a relator - his most satisfying transaction was the sale of the very successful Corner Kitchen Restaurant in Biltmore Village to its current owners. The family invites donations in George's name to NAMI and the American Cancer Society. Friends and family members may attend the memorial service, officiated by David Henson, on Monday, April 30 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church St, Asheville. A special thanks to the community and staff at Brookdale Asheville Overlook for providing a caring home for George the last 12 years.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Apr. 20, 2018

WILLIAM (BILL) J. WORLEY (1951-2018)

William J. Worley, 66, of Emmaus, died April 4, 2018 in Lehigh Valley Hospital in the arms of his wife. He was the husband of Susan I. (Guldin) Worley. Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Billie and Arline (Fournier) Worley. He worked for Peter Paul Electronics, CT, Versa Products, NJ, and many other places where he was global supply chain manager. He also worked at Square D, where he met the love of his life. He was a life member of Optimist International. Besides spending time with his family, vacationing, and cooking, he enjoyed traveling with his wife to Aruba and other beaches. He was an avid roller coaster fan. He was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Emmaus. Survivors: He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Susan; Sons, Derek Hein and wife Stacy and William J. Worley, Jr. and wife Kelly; Grandchildren, Samantha, Emily, Owen, Delaney, Melanie, and Avery; Great Granddaughter, Jade. Services: Funeral Services will be held on Mon., April 9, 2018 at 12:00 Noon in Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., 250 Main St., Emmaus. Viewing 11:00 to 12:00 Noon in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Jordan Lutheran Cemetery, Orefield. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church, 3002 North Cherokee St., Emmaus, PA 18049.  

Vicki Rowe-Currence (1951 - 2017)

Asheville - Vicki Rowe-Currence was born on June 21,1951 and passed away on November 12, 2017. Vicki was an alumna of Lee Edwards High School Class of 1969. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from East Carolina University in 1973, as well as a Master of Social Work from the University of Georgia in 1980.

She was a loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She married David Currence, the love of her life in 1979. They seemed destined for a life together as they were born on the same day and even attended kindergarten together.

Many were touched by Vicki's incredibly kind heart and the gentle way, especially with children and animals. She devoted her life to helping and bringing comfort and education to others as a therapist and counselor. She was also active in the community, focusing on such political issues as equal rights, greenways and environmental issues. Her many friends were an extension of her family.

Developing a passion for music at a young age, Vicki enjoyed singing and dancing throughout her life. Her long-time involvement in Womansong Chorus gave her great joy in her life and provided solace and comfort during her illness. She served as a member of Anattasati Magga Sangha for 20 years. She had an enthusiasm for healthy living, exercise, fitness, with an emphasis on healing the mind, body and soul. Other hobbies included traveling, cycling, reading, hiking, gardening and painting.

Vicki is survived by her husband of thirty-eight years, David Currence of Asheville; sisters Sharon Spangler (Rick) of Winston-Salem, Marcia Sherwin (Mark) of Oakton, and Lisa Rowe-Ralls (Scott) of Raleigh; sisters-in-law Jan Lasher (Reese) of Asheville and Lynn Drumheller (Monty) of Atlanta; brothers-in-law Joe Currence (Margaret) of Richmond; twenty nieces and nephews; as well as friends too numerous to mention.

A service to celebrate Vicki's life will be held on December 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Asheville's Crest Mountain Pavilion, 22 Celebration Place, Asheville, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family asks friends to consider donating to Vicki's favorite charities: Care Partner Hospice, Womensong New Start Program, Planned Parenthood of Asheville.


Asheville - Harold Clennon Cole, 66, of Asheville, NC passed away in his home of 31 years Monday, November 6, 2017. Harold was born to Clennon Graham Cole and Genevieve Reed Cole in Asheville, NC, and is preceded in death by his brothers, Jerry Cole, and Jimmy Cole. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Eileen Summerlin Cole; daughter, Jen Cole, and her husband Clark Bracken, of Wilmington, NC; son, Graham Cole, of Asheville, NC; sisters, Judy Cole Davis, of Ft. Wayne, IN, and Elaine Cole Collins, of Asheville, NC; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and colleagues.

Harold worked as a CPA for Gould Killian CPA Group since 1973, and held an AAS from Montreat Anderson as well as a BS in Accounting from Western Carolina University. He was a member of the Country Club of Asheville for 30 years, the Elk's Club, American Institute of CPAs, NC Association of CPAs, Treasurer of WNC Episcopal Diocese, Treasurer of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, and a Little League coach. He enjoyed golf, guitar, beach vacations, working in the yard, and sports, especially baseball.

A service will be held Monday, November 13 at 1:00pm at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 337 Charlotte Street in Asheville, officiated by Rt. Rev. Jose McLoughlin (Bishop) & Rev. Dr. Brent Norris. Burial and reception will immediately follow the service.

Richard Thomas Redmond (1950 - 2017)

Fairview - Richard Thomas "Tommy" Redmond, 67, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Charles George VA Medical Center.

A native and lifelong resident of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Herman Redmon and Robena Laughter Redmon. He was also preceded in death by his brothers: Rex Redmon and Robert Redmon.

Tommy was a US Army veteran having served in Vietnam and Germany. He retired from Norfolk Southern as a Conductor after serving 26 years with the Railroad.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Bess Boone Redmond; daughter, Leah Redmond Eubanks and husband Jamie of Raleigh; son, Ellis Redmond of Asheville; granddaughters: Kayla Anne Eubanks, and Emma Grace Eubanks; sisters: Inez Stevens and husband Carl of Mills River, and Pam Buchholz and husband Ben of Jonesville, SC; brother, Grant Redmon and wife Johnnie of Weaverville; sisters-in-law: Margaret Redmon of Greenville, SC, and Faye Redmon of Fairview; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 3 PM Saturday, October 21, 2017, in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home, with Rev. Jamie Eubanks officiating. Military funeral honors will be performed by the NC National Guard Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends for 1 hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Army Emergency Relief, 2530 Crystal Drive, Suite 13161, 13th Floor, Arlington, VA 22202, or online at:

To sign Mr. Redmond's guestbook online, please go to "Memorials" at

LEE EDWARD HYATT (1951-2016)

Raleigh, NC - Lee Edward Hyatt, 65, passed away suddenly after a brief battle with cancer on June 26, 2016 at Rex Hospital. Born on April 21, 1951 in Asheville, NC; he was the son of Dorothy Kanipe Hyatt and the late Carl B. Hyatt. Lee graduated from Lee Edwards High School and Western Carolina University. His career in training and technical writing included working with CP&L for 24 years, GlaxoSmithKline, Matrix Resources, Timely Text, CIBER, Inc., EMC, Alphanumeric Systems, Spectraforce Technologies, and most recently at Blue Cross Blue Shield.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Pamela Harrington Hyatt, of Raleigh; daughter: Natalie Hyatt; his mother, Dorothy K. Hyatt, of Asheville; sister: Sarah and Michael McFee, of Asheville; mother-in-law: Betty C. Harrington and the late Bobby Ray Harrington, of Raleigh; brother-in-law: Todd and Ann Harrington, of Mooresville; nieces and nephews: Willie and Veronica Coin and family, Erin and Jessie Moffitt and family, Olivia and Blake Bowen and family, Scott Harrington and fiancé Katy Burnette, Lori Harrington and Seth Harrington; and by other family and friends, including his uncle: W. Coleman and Bobbi Hyatt.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6-8 PM at Mitchell Funeral Home (7209 Glenwood Avenue). Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11 AM at Providence Baptist Church (6339 Glenwood Avenue), with interment to follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.

Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made to the Worship Ministry at Providence Baptist Church or to the American Cancer Society .

RONALD HOLLIS KING (1950 - 2016)

Ronald Hollis King, 65, of Taylors, died on Monday, March 7, 2016. A native of Asheville, NC, Mr. King was the husband of Amy Downey King; and the son of the late Frank and Hazel (Pace) King.

Mr. King was employed for 17 years at Tires Unlimited II in Greer. Mrs. King wishes to express great appreciation for the friendship, support and love shown to Ron by Scott Streetman and Joey Merrell.

Left behind to cherish memories of his dad is a son, William King. Mr. King was preceded in death by a brother, Tom King.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to: McCall Hospice House, 1836 W. Georgia Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29680.

Online condolences may be left at:
Michael Allen Hoyle (1951-2016)

Michael Allen Hoyle, 65, passed away on Sunday February 7, 2016 at the Elizabeth House. He was a 1969 graduate of Asheville High School and served in the United States Air Force for four years including a tour in Vietnam.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Alton Reid Hoyle and Jean McDonald Allen Hoyle; and two brothers, Reid and Jere Hoyle.
He is survived by his sister, Jeanie Hoyle Lane and her husband, Jack, of Atlanta; three nieces, Kelly, Katie and Jackie Lane of Atlanta; two nephews, Stuart and Andrew Hoyle of Asheville and their mother, Babette Thompson; a son, Joseph Hoyle of Florida and several cousins.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday February 11, 2016 at Lewis Memorial Park with Rev. David Warren officiating. Morris Funeral Home, 304 Merrimon Ave., is assisting with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to a charity of one’s choosing.

David Buckner (1949 - 2015)

FAIRVIEW - Davidson L. Buckner, age 66 of 40 Laurel Trail Drive died Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

David was born April 1, 1949 in Buncombe County where he had lived all of his life. Prior to his illness, he was a transport truck driver for Ingle's Markets for 31 ½ years. He was a member of West Asheville Baptist Church. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served in the U.S. Marine Corp. David was son of the late Robert F. and Katherine Dermid Buckner and was also preceded in death by his infant sister, Brenda Buckner.

Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Brenda Penland Buckner; daughter, Shelley Shell of Chattanooga, TN; sons, Nathan Buckner and wife Amanda of Concord and Justin Buckner of Asheville; step-son, Lance Fesperman and wife Carrie of Anderson, SC; sisters, Anna Lee Noles and husband Jim of Phoenix, AZ, Frances Malala and husband Moe of American Samoa and Sara Lehrer and husband Tim of Spartanburg, SC; brother, Robert F. Buckner, Jr. of Asheville and 9 grandchildren.

His funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2015 in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville. Reverends Stan Welch, Tony Hooper and Terry Dixon will officiate. Burial will be in Brank Cemetery with military honors. Serving as pallbearers will be Nathan Buckner, Justin Buckner, Chandler Anderson, Wesley Lehrer, Jeffrey Lehrer and David Shell.

WILLIAM McCARTER (1950 - 2014)

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - William McCarter , 64, of Port St. Lucie, FL, died December 3, 2014 at his home.

Born in Asheville, NC, William was a resident of Port St. Lucie, FL for 23 years.

He owned and operated McCarter's Welding & Fabricating, Inc.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Carson of Port St. Lucie, FL; his mother, June McCarter and sister Rebecca Hopkins, both of Anderson, SC.
Services will be private at a later date in Asheville, NC.
Arrangements entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie, FL


Starlette Banks McCollum, 62, went to be with her Lord and Savior after a lengthy battle with cancer on Tuesday morning, February 12, 2013 at Levine Dixon Hospice House, Southminster in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born on January 11, 1951 in Waynesville, North Carolina to the late Francis and Wiley George Banks, Sr. and grew up in Asheville, North Carolina.

She graduated from Lee H Edwards High School, Asheville, NC and Western Carolina University in 1973, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. She taught at Unionville Elementary School from 1973 until she retired in 2003. In retirement, she enjoyed quilting and spending time with the family and friends.

Funeral services in her honor will be held Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 3:00 PM in Gordon Funeral Chapel, 1904 Lancaster Avenue, Monroe, NC 28112. Burial will follow in Lakeland Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:45 PM prior to the funeral.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, William E. McCollum of Monroe, daughters, Alison Dianne McCollum of Wilmington and Laura Elaine McCollum Epperson and husband Sean of Monroe. Her first grandchild is expected in May. Starlette is also survived by her brother, Wiley George Banks, Jr. and wife Becky of Morganton; her sister, Bridgette Marcinkoski and husband Ray of Lake Worth, Fla.; sister, Linda McConnell of Evergreen, CO; and sister, Amy Voehringer and husband Steven of Golden, CO and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28204 or Wingate United Methodist Church, 111 Hinson St., Wingate, NC 28174. Online condolences may be made at Gordon Funeral Service is caring for the McCollum family.

William Bethell Williamson, IV "Chip" (1951-2013)

chipWeavervile - William Bethell "Chip" Williamson, IV, 62, of Weaverville passed Wednesday, October, 2, 2013 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Buncombe County, he was son of the late William Bethell Williamson, III and Elizabeth Gudger Williamson of Asheville.

Chip earned his BSBA degree at Mars Hill College and soon after joining his father's insurance business, Schley & Williamson Insurance. Following the death of his father, eight years later, he became president. In 2000, the company merged with Hutton, Vincent Insurance Agency and McLean Agency to form Hutton, Vincent, Williamson & McLean (H.V.W.M, Inc.). Forming one of the oldest and largest Independent Insurance Agencies in WNC.

A lifelong member of Central United Methodist Church, he was very active in the church and held many offices. Continuing his Christian life, in 1993 he organized Blueridge Emmaus, which has sponsored over 2000 people in their journey of faith. He spent 15 years being active with the Boy Scouts of America and received the Honor of the Cross and Flame Award for service to youth from the Methodist Church.

An active volunteer, Chip began in his early years with the Optimist and Asheville Jaycees. Later on, he became a member of EAGA, Executive Association of Greater Asheville which is a relationship based local business generation group that exemplifies qualities of goodwill and gratitude. Chip was always active in many areas with Independent Insurance Agents of NC, teaching insurance classes and particularly in mentoring future insurance professionals which once earned him Educator of the Year award. Additionally, he was chairman and member of numerous regional and national advisory boards for insurance companies.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Melanie Nicholson Williamson; daughter, Candace Williamson Wells and her husband, Keith Alan of Weaverville; son, William Bethell "Sonny" Williamson,V and his wife, Chelsea of Concord; two sisters, Ellis Edney and her husband, Greenwood of Mars Hill and Lynn Busby and her husband, Mike of Elgin, SC; brother, David Williamson and his wife, Dionne of Weaverville; two grandchildren, Matthew Alan and Drew William Wells, both of Weaverville and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Central United Methodist Church with Dr. Robert Blackburn, Jr. and Reverend Luke Lingle officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

PHIL HANBACH (1951-2012)

If you worked for FMTS, Phil Hanbach was a huge presence. He was a giant of a man, and took on the most herculean of tasks. He was never afraid to get dirty or hurt; he just did the job.Once, he was replacing the bathroom floor in one of the Schafers. The more tiles he removed, the more rotted wood he found. He kept removing flooring, the tiles, even the shower floor itself, until there was a six foot hole that led clear through to the basement. The job was only supposed to take a day, but it took almost a week. Phil never complained. He stayed late, after the rest of carpentry had long called it quits, and he started again early the next morning. Phil was determined to get the job done, the right way, every time.Earlier this year, Phil was diagnosed with cancer. The doctors told him he had only a few weeks to live. He spent those weeks with his family, and died just before the end of the term.
Phil Hanbach loved Warren Wilson, the campus, the students, and the Carpentry Crew. Some of the students that worked with him (myself included) have written tributes to the best contractor and the nicest guy ever to repair a building.
Annie Pryor Remembers Phil Hanbach.....
Phil Hanbach puttered around campus. You may have seen him around here–six-foot-something, wearing a ball cap. He was always fixing the things we broke; the man was always gluing tile, replacing the sub-flooring, hanging up cabinets. Walking down the admission stairs for my 8 a.m. shift at FMTS, I’d see him driving to work almost every morning.
This tall man had a large hunch in his shoulders, always stooping down to tidy up someone else’s mess. The passenger window of his white contractor van was busted out. I watched him ride by for months thinking about how he always made time to fix our windows, but rarely had the time to fix things for himself.
Phil was a teacher. He was the first person to take me seriously. He was the first person to show me how a hammer drill worked; he was the first person to let me near one. He taught me the difference between a masonry bit and a wood bit. He taught me how to set up my saw blade, rip wood safely, and maintain a healthy respect for the saw. He taught me how to lay VCT tile. He taught me not to be afraid of learning.
Phil was a talker. I remember working on Carpentry and listening to him jaw with Norm over the morning brew. He told so many stories about this campus, and the many people he’d seen walk through it.Phil was an Owl; he graduated here. He played basketball here. Hell, he still went to just about every basketball game there was to go to. When our basketball players didn’t have fans, Phil was there. But above all, Phil was a humble man. In fact, I’ll bet half of you never knew that Phil touched every building on campus. He worked long night shifts, when we were out studying, sleeping and partying. He worked on his hands and knees, fixing all of our mistakes. And, again, I’ll wager most of you wouldn’t even know his name. But, you see, Phil wouldn’t even mind that.
His motto to life was always: “Ours is not the reason why. Ours is but to do or die.”


Asheville - Deborah Louise "Debbie" Bebber, 62, of Windswept Dr., died Sunday, March 10, 2013.

A native of Catawba Co., she was a daughter of Ray Bebber and of the late Louise Setzer McKericher.

Ms. Bebber was a graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School, and attended Appalachian State University. She worked with her father at The Ray Bebber Insurance Agency for 17 years, before establishing her own agency (The Debbie Bebber Insurance Agency, affiliated with Erie Insurance), at the same location, which she operated for 10 years.

Debbie was an avid animal lover, especially of horses and dogs. She belonged to the Buncombe County Humane Society. While in high school, she combined her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for horses into a riding academy with her friend Monte Maney, at the Brookshire Estate in Malvern Hills.

Debbie was a gourmet cook, and loved to cook for her family and friends, especially on holidays. Debbie had a natural gift for decorating and gift wrapping. She loved Christmas, and was known for her beautifully wrapped gifts. Her beloved dog, "Buck", even liked to open her presents. Debbie was always known for her generosity, and sincere kindness, which will be long remembered by her family and friends.

In addition to her father, she is survived by brothers David S. Bebber and Doug Bebber and wife Debbie, all of Asheville; and a niece, Emily Bebber.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Buddy Corbin officiating, and the Rev. Steve Freeman assisting. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Three Forks Baptist Church Cemetery in Taylorsville, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Buncombe County Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville, NC 28806. The online register is available at

Wayne  Earl  Jackson (1951 - 2012)

Asheville - Wayne Earl Jackson departed this life on November 28, 2012 at Care Partners Hospice due to Lung Cancer.  Wayne was born on January 26, 1951 to the late Prue Jackson and Dicie Jackson Hart.He graduated from Lee Edwards High School. Wayne earned a Associates Degree in Business Administration from AB Technical College. He served as the youth commissioner for Model Cities of Asheville. Wayne held several administrative positions during his life time.
Wayne was an endeared associate with the Broadway Corporation for over 20 years. His most recent employment was with the Irwin Mentor Corporation where he was a favorite. He is survived by brother, Barry Jackson (Denise); sisters, Prudence Brady (Arthur), Elease Holmes; nephew, Jay Vaughn; devoted nieces, Megan Smith and Tiffany Jackson, Arlease Brady; 3 grand nephews other relatives and friends.Wayne will be truly missed.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in the chapel of Ray & Allen Funeral Service with Rev. Dr. Charles R. Mosley officiating

Stephen A. Feingold (1951-2012)
Steve's brother, Cliff Feingold '67 provided the below information on Steve's life.

 Stephen A. Feingold attended Asheville School for only his Third Form year. He was born in New York City, but his family moved to Asheville in 1953. Steve was educated at Grace School, Gibbons Hall, Asheville School for Boys, Asheville Country Day, Lee H. Edwards High School, UNC-Charlotte, and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Institute.
His career paths were at best described as multitudinous. He was a professional musician (drums). He was a traveling salesman and was in the retail business with our father. He owned the Madison County General Store. He owned an indoor archery range and was certified by Ben Pearson as an official archery equipment repairman. He was a water skiing instructor at summer camps and snow skied all over the world. He was a certified scuba diving instructor. He was a computer technician and a chef. He owned a horse and was a cowboy, ultimately serving as a chuck wagon cook on several trail rides out West. He attained a B.S. in nursing and worked at several North Carolina hospitals, as well as providing home health care in Florida.
In 2008 Steve contracted a very severe heart condition -- for which he never got a definitive cause -- probably a viral myopathy. He was told that he needed a heart transplant, but Steve did not want to hear that. Finally he had an appointment for a transplant consultation at the University of Miami two days before he died, but all the paperwork was not present, so it was rescheduled.
One of Steve's proudest achievements was founding the Facebook group "Asheville, the Way It Was" two years ago. There are presently over 2000 members who reminisce about growing up in Asheville during the 1950's - 1970's. He eventually planned to publish a book with pictures and stories from the group, but his time was cut short. You may honor Steve's memory and also enjoy reminiscing about Asheville by visiting this group on Facebook and becoming a member of the group

Chuck D. Cooper (1951-2011)

Charles "Chuck" Davis Cooper, Jr., 60, of 117 Summerglen Drive, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2011.
Born in Asheville, he was the son of the late Charles Davis Cooper, Sr. and Paris Holder Cooper.
Chuck was a graduate of Lee Edwards High School and attended college in Miami, FL where he pursued a career as a commercial pilot. He was formerly employed with Hubble Distributing, was a member of The Chapel and had been attending Asheville Freewill Baptist Church. He was also a US Army National Guard Veteran, Military Police.
Surviving is a sister, Barbara Cooley (Mike) of Homosassa, FL; an aunt, Mildred Lewis of Asheville; his loving and caring companion, Donna Clark, her children and granddaughter he loved as his own, Shelby Clark and Tyler Clark of Asheville and Jillian Clark of Clinton, SC.
A service to celebrate Chuck's life will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 3:00 PM in the chapel of Dillard Funeral Home with burial to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Pickens, SC.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 PM until 2:30 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, The Elizabeth House, 581 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

NATHAN "AL" FARLOW (1950-2010)

Nathan "Al" Farlow, 58, of Spruce Hill Lane, Asheville, died on Friday, January 15, 2010, at residence. A native of Buncombe Co., Mr. Farlow was the son of the late Charles Oscar and Shirley Hawkins Farlow. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Louis Farlow. Mr. Farlow had worked as a wine distributor. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Bette Farlow; daughter, Claire Farlow and husband David, of Asheville; sons, Eric Farlow and wife Holley, and Sean Farlow and wife Keri, all of Asheville; brothers, Bruce Farlow and wife Linda, and Tim Farlow and wife Brenda, all of Asheville; and grandchildren, Lathan, Dorian, Marshall, and Jullian. Mr. Farlow's family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Asheville, NC 28801.


Joan Reynolds Eddings (1951-2010)

Joan Reynolds Eddings, a lifelong resident of Asheville, went home to be with the Lord on September 6, 2010 on Mission Hospital's Memorial Campus after a brief illness. She was a daughter of the late John D. and Kathleen Spencer Reynolds. Joan graduated from Lee H. Edwards High School in 1969. She served as Secretary for South French Broad Class of 1969. She received an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education, from AB Tech. in 2002. Joan was so full of life and her passion was teaching. She taught at Community Action Headstart for 34 years and was a member of Nazareth First Baptist Church where she served on the Hospitality Committee. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Elder, MSgt. Dana Reynolds (Shon) of Oklahoma City, OK and Landen Eddings of Charlotte; a daughter, Brittney Eddings of Asheville; lifelong partner, Ted Scales; brother, R. Jerome Reynolds; sisters, Justine S. Baird, Linda S. Miller, Judy Smith and Anita R. Sloan (Julian) of Asheville; granddaughters, Kennedy and Tyler Reynolds of Oklahoma City, OK; a grandson, Quilian S. Swain of Asheville; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Nazareth First Baptist Church. Dr. Charles R. Mosley will officiate, burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. at 219 London Rd. Arrangements are under the direction of Hart Funeral Service. An online memorial register is available at
KEITH ALAN EARLY (1951 - 2010)

Keith Alan Earley age 58 of Rockford went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at the family home. He was a member of Alcoa 1st United Methodist Church and was currently employed with the Knox County Public Library as their Information Technology Specialist. Keith was formerly employed with the Blount County and Alcoa City School Systems.
He was an avid photographer and purveyor of fun. He was a wonderful husband, father, and friend who will be deeply loved and missed by all who knew him. Preceded in death by: Parents, Louis A. & Mary Rhea Buckner Earley; Grandmother, Maggie Mae Buckner Whittaker; Mother-in-law and Father-in-law, Ellis Von & Nancy Caroline Davis. Survivors include: Wife of 33 years, Carol A. Earley; Daughter, Randi Jean Earley; Special pets, Copper, Maggie, Muppie, Kitty; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of other family and friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 1:00 PM, Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Alcoa 1st United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Green officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: The Earley Family, PO Box 562, Alcoa, TN 37701. Family will receive friends from 11:00 until 1:00 PM, Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Alcoa 1st United Methodist Church. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000.
Dr. Richard Ethen Koon (1951 - 2009)

Weaverville ~ Dr. Richard Ethen Koon, 58, of Weaverville, NC died on Monday, February 16, 2009 at his residence.

Dr. Koon was born in Lexington, Kentucky and was a son of Gladys Ogsbury Koon of Asheville and of the late Dr. Ethen Sease Koon, Jr.  Richard graduated from Asheville High School and at which time was an avid competitive junior golfer. He received his undergraduate degree from N.C. State University and went on to receive his Medical Degree from Duke University. He practiced Psychiatry in West Virginia for several years before moving to North Carolina. In 1977 he founded the Charleston, West Virginia Rugby Football Club.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by three brothers; Christopher Koon of Fairview, William Koon of Raleigh, NC and Fred Koon or Arden. A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 4:00 pm in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to a charity of one's choice.


Edith Moses Bailey, 56 of 39 Ridge St., devoted and only child of the late Ellis and Hazel Harrison Moses departed for her unexpected heavenly journey Tuesday, March 11, 2008.

Born March 25, 1951, Edith was a native of Asheville. She was a graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School now known as Asheville High School, and continued her education at North Carolina Central University and Mars Hill College. While in high school, Edith was a member of the Unique Social Club. Having a genuine love for children, she worked more than 24 years with the Asheville City Schools as a teacher assistant at Ira B. Jones Elementary School in kindergarten and as a part-time counselor with the YWCA after school program for a number of years.

Cherishing Edith's loving and fun-filled memory are her husband, Carl Bailey; children, Natalie Bailey of Chicago, IL and Carl Cranston Bailey, II of Asheville; cousins who were like sisters and brothers, Sharon Burton Fred, Steven Jones Karen, Rev. Keith Knox Deborah, Marian Knox and Marilyn Gaines, all of Asheville; other family and an abundance of loving, devoted friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in St. Matthias Episcopal Church where she was a member. Father Jim Abbott and Rev. Keith Knox will officiate. Other memorial services will be held at a later date at Ira B. Jones Elementary School and the YWCA.

Edith's family will receive friends at the home of her cousin, Sharon Burton, 32 Florida Place in West Asheville.The family has entrusted the care of their beloved Edith to Hart Funeral Service, 60 Phifer St. An online memorial is available at


“Lou”, Phillip David Campbell, 56, of 36 Evelake Drive, Asheville, died Friday, December 29, 2006, at the Hospice Solace Center.

Mr. Campbell was born in Buncombe County and was a son of the late Ellis Campbell and he was a self employed master carpenter.

He is survived by his daughter, Kristin Campbell; his mother, “Bummy”, Lentie Bumgardner Campbell; his sister, Margot Wheeler and his brother, Danny Campbell and wife, Jeannie.

His family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. The funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Lora Cauble, Layne Cauble, Tony Hooker and Jerry Stamey officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.


Mr. Scarborough was a native of Buncombe County and was a son of Katheryne Sprouse Scarborough of Asheville and the late Hubert Leondus Scarborough.  He was a graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School, a 27-year employee of Belk’s Department Store, and also worked at Fletcher Motors and Rental Uniform Co.  He was a member and Lay Leader of Piney Mountain United Methodist Church.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Karen Long Scarborough;  three sisters, Louise Bessinger and Wanda Hutchins of Charlotte and Rita Norman of Arden;  Three brothers, Ronnie and Mike Scarborough of Asheville and Tommy Scarborough of Hickory;  seven nieces and thirteen nephews, who were very special.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday at Merrimon Avenue Baptist Church with the Revs. H.D. Houck and Bill Bigham officiating.
Burial will be at Piney Mountain United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be brothers and nephews.
Mr. Scarborough will be taken to Merrimon Avenue Baptist Church at 6:30 pm Tuesday where his family will receive friends from 7 - 9:00 pm.  At other times his family will be at the residence.

DAVID H. SELLERS (1950-1998)

David H. Sellers, 48, of 5 Woodcrest Place, Asheville, died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998. A native of Asheville, he was the son of Mary  Preston Sellers and the late Paul G. Sellers, who died in 1992. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ted K. Sellers in 1982. David graduated in 1969 from Lee Edwards High School where he was active with the Civitan Club. He was vice-president of SM Company where he had been employed for 21 years and worked as the plant manager.

He proudly served in the Army Reserves as a Combat Medic until he retired after 21 years at the rank of Staff Sergeant, receiving many commendations during his service. He was a member of the Oak Forest Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and was co-chairman of the property committee.

David is survived by his wife, Michaelle C. Sellers; a daughter, Kristin Sellers and son Justin Sellers of the home; two brothers, Daniel B. Sellers and his wife Sandra of Asheville, Tommy G. Sellers and his wife, Joy, of Asheville; nephews, Joshua Sellers, Preston Sellers, alexandria Sellers and Rebekah Sellers.

PEGGY MILLER (1951 - 1995)

Margaret Anne Miller, 44, of 47 Beechwood Road died Friday, December 15, 1995 at Mountain Area Hospice Solace Center.

A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of Thomas H. MillerSr. Of Asheville and the late Katherine Johnson Miller. She was an accountant for the Thomas H. Miller CPA Firm. She was a 1969 graduate of Lee Edwards High School.

Surviving, in addition to her father, are two brothers, Thomas H. Miller Jr. of Weaverville and Robert Miller of Asheville; sister, Jan Luguire of Asheville; nieces and nephews, Becky and Katy Luguire, Josie Noe, Zachary and Brody Miller and Ginny McKinney.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Derrill Smith officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the services at the church. At other times, the family will be at the home of her sister, Jan Luguire, 55 Crockett Drive, Asheville. Memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice.

Jayme Denise Hurley (1951 - 1990)

Services for Jayme Denise Hurley, of 50 S. Griffing Blvd. Asheville,  will at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home.  The Revs. Clay J. Morgan and G. Tuttle Sr.  will officiate.  Burial will be in Ashelawn Gardens of Memory.

A native of Tryon, she was the daughter ot Lee B. Hurley of Asheville and the late Mildred Hurley. She was a graduated Lee Edwards High School and received a bachelor's degree from UNCA in 1974.  For 10 year,  she was a counselor and teacher at the Juvenile Evaluation Center and, at the time of her death, was associated with the Dish Gardens Company.  She was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church.

She is survived, in addition to the father, by a brother, Lee Hurley of Charlotte. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.  Monday at the home of father, 50  S. Griffing Blvd.
Memorials may be made to Rose Garden Fund, Quality,  Asheville, NC.