Asheville Obituaries

Asheville Obituaries

Local obituary notices in Asheville, NC

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  • Sunday Jun 21 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Joyce R. Haney

    On June 20, 2015 at 4:05 p.m. all Heaven rejoiced as Joyce Rebecca Riddle Haney, 75, was welcomed by her Savior and loved ones into her eternal home. Born on Feb. 4, 1940 to parents, Ralph and Inez Cabe Riddle, she was a lifelong resident of Haywood County and a model example of what it is to love and care for one's family and to suffer difficulty and loss well.

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  • Saturday Jun 20 | via WLOS 

    Washington State President Elson Floyd dies at 59

    Floyd had been president since 2007 and went on medical leave earlier this month. He died Saturday morning at Pullman Regional Hospital.

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  • Saturday Jun 20 | via The Chronicle-Telegram 

    Elsie Mann

    Elsie Pauline Avery Mann passed away June 18, 2015, in Asheville, North Carolina, at the age of 97. She was born to Floyd and Cora Sherburne Avery on April 29 1918, at their home in Pittsfield Township, which is the farm house in front of the Lorain County JVS and was the last surviving member of the family, having four brothers and a sister precede her in death. Elsie graduated from Oberlin High School and attended the Oberlin School of Commerce.

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  • Thursday Jun 18 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Lena Travis Lyle

    Lena was born in Greenville, South Carolina, and was a former resident of Asheville and longtime resident of Waynesville. Daughter of the late Albert Hugh and Nelle Elizabeth Cook Travis, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Jack Lyle; two brothers, Hugh and Bill; and sister, Audrey.

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  • Wednesday Jun 17 | via Cleveland Daily Banner 

    Willard J.D. Couch

    Willard J.D. Couch, 80, a resident of Benton, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015, at a local health care facility.

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  • Tuesday Jun 16 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    'Puffy' Smith

    Carroll "Puffy" Smith passed away Monday, June 15, 2015 after an odds-defying battle against pancreatic cancer, at St. Joseph Campus of Mission Hospitals. A native of Haywood County, he was born July 9, 1951 to the late Woodrow Wilson and Isabel Revis Smith.

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  • Tuesday Jun 16 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Rev. Wilburn Justice

    As the gentle night fog hovered over the peaceful mountains of the Sandy Mush community in Leicester on Sunday, June 14, 2015, we said goodbye to the Rev. Wilburn Robert Justice, a beloved husband, a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, a dear friend to many and a man who loved his Lord and Saviour.

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  • Monday Jun 15 | via Watertown Daily Times 

    Helen E. Walts Dugas

    Helen Elizabeth Walts Dugas passed peacefully at the age of 82 on Friday, June 12, 2015, while at Hospice Care Partners. She resided in Asheville, North Carolina, for the past eight months and prior to that in Dexter, New York.

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  • Saturday Jun 13 | via The Capital-Journal 

    Quilts provide inspiration for North Carolina garden

    This April 20, 2015 photo shows Clara Curtis, director of design and education at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, N.C., walking in the arboretum's quilt garden. The garden is planted each year in the design of a traditional quilt block pattern to connect the garden to the region's Southern Appalachian heritage.

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  • Thursday Jun 11 | via San Mateo Daily Journal 

    Garden takes inspiration from quilts

    The quilt garden at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville is designed to mimic the shapes and colors found in traditional quilt block patterns. The quilt theme connects the garden to the arts and crafts heritage of the Southern Appalachian region, according to Clara Curtis, director of design, events and education at the arboretum.

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  • Tuesday Jun 9 | via The Inter-Mountain 

    Robert Eugene Thompson

    Robert Eugene Thompson, 86, a former resident of Elkins and more recently a resident of The Lakes Subdivision, Myrtle Beach, S.C., departed this life early Thursday, June 4, 2015.

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  • Tuesday Jun 9 | via WTOP-FM Washington 

    North Carolina garden takes inspiration from quilts

    The quilt garden at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville is designed to mimic the shapes and colors found in traditional quilt block patterns. The quilt theme connects the garden to the arts and crafts heritage of the Southern Appalachian region, according to Clara Curtis, director of design, events and education at the arboretum.

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  • Sunday Jun 7 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Robert 'Bob' Bumgardner

    Robert "Bob" Kenneth Bumgardner, 88, of Ellen Avenue, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. Mr. Bumgardner was born Jan. 20, 1927 in Blackwell, Oklahoma, to the late Madison Bumgardner and the late Dianah Vera Bacon Bumgardner.

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  • Wednesday Jun 3 | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company 

    Sarah Harrell

    Sarah Moody Harrell, 86, of Ivy Hill Development, Waynesville, passed away at her home Sunday, May 24, 2015, after an extended illness. Sarah was born Aug. 29, 1928.

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  • Jun 2, 2015 | via WLOS 

    Talks next for bill to lift NC Sunday hunt ban with ...

    House and Senate negotiators will next try to work out their differences over versions of a bill that would lift North Carolina's long-time ban on hunting on Sundays while using a gun. The House rejected Tuesday the Senate's proposal, leading to a conference committee that will attempt to forge a compromise.

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