Asheville Obituaries

Asheville Obituaries

Local obituary notices in Asheville, NC

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  • 18 hrs ago | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Toba A. Grogan

    A native of Haywood County, she was a daughter of the late, W.R. "Bill" and Annette Bryson Allen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Bruce James; and two sisters, Betty Anderson and Neil Ann Ivester.

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  • Sunday Aug 23 | via WLOS 

    Body of SC hiker who fell from Looking Glass Rock re...

    Emergency officials say a South Carolina man died after hiking to the top of Looking Glass Rock in North Carolina and falling from the sheer cliffs. The Transylvania County Rescue Squad told the Asheville Citizen-Times that 68-year-old Harold Wiggins of Lexington, South Carolina, had hiked with his wife and son to the top of the 3,970-foot-high peak in Pisgah National Forest on Saturday afternoon.

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  • Saturday Aug 22 | via Daily Mountain Eagle 

    John L. Thomas Sr.

    John L. Thomas Sr., 80, a native of Oakman and a resident of Daphne, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Thomas was preceded in death by his son, John L. Thomas Jr.; and mother and father, Ester Caldwell Thomas and Raymond Lecil Thomas.

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  • Saturday Aug 22 | via Patch.com 

    Obituary: Stanley M. Farak, 69, Navy Veteran

    Born on February 10, 1946, in Erie, PA, he was the son of the late Stanley J. and Josephine Farak. Stan served honorably in the US Navy for 20 years, retiring in 1986 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer.

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  • Friday Aug 21 | via Daily Mountain Eagle 

    John L. Thomas Sr.

    John L. Thomas Sr., 80, a native of Oakman and a resident of Daphne, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Thomas was preceded in death by his son, John L. Thomas Jr.; and mother and father, Ester Caldwell Thomas and Raymond Lecil Thomas.

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  • Friday Aug 14 | via Lincoln Times-News 

    Obituaries - 8-14-15

    Born August 26, 1970, he was the son of Dr. H.D. Boyles, Jr. and Mitzie Sigmon Boyles. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

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  • Tuesday Aug 11 | via The Asheville Citizen-Times 

    Society compiles WNC burial lists

    Several years ago the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society in cooperation with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources began recording information about the cemeteries in Buncombe County. More recently, renewed concern about deterioration of and potential destruction of our cemeteries resulted in renewed efforts to locate and survey all of the cemeteries and burial locations.

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  • Tuesday Aug 11 | via WLOS 

    Bill to regulate ride-sharers like Uber clears House...

    Regulations on smartphone-based ride-sharing service companies in North Carolina are making their way further through the legislature with continued support of the industry's current leader, Uber. The House Transportation Committee on Tuesday backed a Senate bill setting minimum standards for background checks of potential drivers and company liability coverage on private cars as they transport customers or wait for jobs.

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  • Tuesday Aug 11 | via WLOS 

    Warrant: Teens got $3 and phone in fatal Greensboro ...

    Authorities say three teens charged in the beating death a 74-year-old man in Greensboro during a robbery made off with $3 and a cellphone. The warrants obtained by the News & Record of Greensboro also say Larry Brown was beaten to death with a fire extinguisher as he walked to the bus stop on July 29. Police charged 17-year-old D'Angelo Matthews with first-degree murder along with a 14-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy whose names have not been released because of their ages.

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  • Tuesday Aug 11 | via WLOS 

    Senate gives initial OK to NC spending and tax limits

    If approved, the state constitution would be changed to narrow limits on how much state spending grows Lawmakers would also be required to set aside hundreds of millions of dollars annually for savings. The maximum income tax rate allowed by the constitution would fall from 10 percent to 5 percent.

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  • Tuesday Aug 11 | via WLOS 

    Drugmaker Glaxo shuts down plant over Legionnaires' ...

    Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is shutting down a plant that produces inhaled medications after discovering the bacteria that causes Legionnaire's disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. The manufacturing plant in Zebulon, about 25 miles east of Raleigh, was closed Tuesday after testing found the bacteria in cooling towers.

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  • Tuesday Aug 11 | via WLOS 

    NC Senate moves constitutional amendment to House

    Proposed changes to the North Carolina Constitution to dictate limits on spending and tax rates and require annual savings contributions have cleared the Senate. Senators gave their final approval Wednesday to a November 2016 referendum.

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  • Tuesday Aug 11 | via WLOS 

    NC firm fined for mislabeling shrimp sold in Louisiana

    The U.S. Justice Department says Alphin Brothers Inc. was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in February to making or submitting false records. The court ordered the forfeiture of more than 21,000 pounds of shrimp.

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  • Tuesday Aug 11 | via WLOS 

    FedEx driver finds woman's body in Mooresville pool

    Authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found floating in a pool by a delivery driver. Local media outlets report that Iredell County emergency crews were called out to a home just before 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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  • Jul 23, 2015 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Charles "Poophy" Penland

    Mr. Penland was born March 7, 1945, in Buncombe County and was the son of the late James B. Penland and the late Lois Warren Penland. He had made his home in Haywood County for the past 40 years and retired from Champion Products in Asheville with 25 years of dedicated service.

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