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Obituaries

Joseph Randall "Randy" Ray

June 25, 2016

Joseph Randall "Randy" Ray, age 62 of Fletcher died Saturday June 25th at his home.  He was born in Savannah, Ga. and was the son of Harriett Ray Connelly of Fletcher and the late Joseph Gordon Ray.  Randy attended Georgia Southern University and received a BA degree in Business Administration from Armstrong State University.  He was an accountant who worked at Union Camp corporation in Savannah for many years. and most recently was employed at MetropolitanMedical Services ih Asheville.  In addition to his Mother, he is survived by his loving wife of thirty-eight years, Debbie DeLettre Ray; his son, Joey Ray and wife Kyndra,his daughter, Cindy Cope and her husband Stephen along with three granddaughters  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at Shuler Funeral Home.  A graveside servce will be held in Savannah, Ga.  Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Norma Jean Kehoe LeMaster

June 24, 2016

Norma Jean Kehoe LeMaster, age 81 of Hendersonville and formerly of Asheville, N. C. died Friday June 24th.  Jackson Funeral Service is assisting the family.

Shirley M. Ray

June 24, 2016

Shirley M. Ray, age 70 of Hendersonville died Friday, June 24th.  Jackson Funeral Service is assisting the family.

Leo Rogelberg

June 23, 2016

Leo Rogelberg, age 87 of Hendersonville died Thursday, June 23rd at Mission Hospital.  Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

Allene Moore Brown

June 22, 2016

Allene Moore Brown of Mountain Home, N. C. died on Wednesday, June 22nd at her home.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Gene Floyd Brown, Sr., her parents, Martin and Ila Summers Moore, a brother Eugene Moore and three sisters, Lucille Quinn, Maxine Horne and Christine Williams.  She graduated from Edneyville High School and had worked at General Electric and retired from Asheville Industries.  She was a devoted wife , mother and Mamaw.  She enjoyed her days at Care Partners Adult Day Services in Hendersonville.  She was a faithful member of Naples Baptist Church.  She is survived by a son, Gene Brown, Jr. and his wife Karen of Mountain Home; a daughter Karen Haug of Zirconia; two sisters, Betty Hammond and her husband John of Hendersonville and Frances Owens and her husband Garrett of Florida; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday, June 25th at Naples Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church and at other times will be at the home of Gene and Karen Brown.  Jackson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. 

James E. Earle, Sr.

June 21, 2016

James E. Earle, Sr., age 88 of Hendersonville died Tuesday, June 21st at the N c State Veterans Home in Black Mountain after a period of declining health. He was a native of Brewton, Al., but spent most of his working career in Miami, Florida before retiring to Lake City, Florida  He had been a resident of Henderson County since 2008.  James served with the Army Air Corps during WWII.  He was a flight engineer with Southern Air Transport for 25 years reitring n 1993.  James was a member of Moores Grove United Methodist Church.  Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-five years, Barbara Earle, a daughter, Arlie Brice of Phoenix Az. and four sons, James E. Earle, Jr. and wife Carol of Cherokee Al, Bill Earle and his wife Sharon of Palm Harbor, Fl., David Earle and his wife Laura of Hendersonville and Mike Earle and his wife Caroline of Mills River.  He had many grandchildren and great grandchildren, which he dearly loved.  He is also survived by his siter Louise Sasser of Savanah, Ga. and a number of nieces and nephews.  A funeral will be at 3 pm Saturday in  the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel.  A private entombment will take place at Forest Lawn Jemorial Park Mausoleum.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 pm prior to the service in the chapel.  Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. 

James "Jim" Pace

June 21, 2016

James "Jim" Franklin Pace, age 81 of Goldsboro died on Tuesday, June 21st at his home.  He was born in Henderson County to the late Grady and Nora Candy Pace.  He was married to the late Lizzie Mae Pace who preceded him in death in October 2015. He proudly served his country in the U S Air Force and retired in 1974 with the rank of Technical Sergeant after 20 years of service.  He was a faithful and active member of First Free Will Baptist Church n Goldsboro. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 25th from 10 til 11 am at Seymour Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at 11:30 am in Wayne Memorial Park with full military honors.  Jim is survived by his sons, James E,. Pace of Goldsboro, Robert F. Pace and wife Lisa of Atoka, Tn. and Randy L. Pace of Caledonia; along with six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three sisters.  He is also survived by his step-son, Raymond E. Beard, Jr. and wife Donna and their daughter, Gina Robinson and husband Jimmy and their children, Austin and Mason Robinson.  In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.  Seymour Funeral Home in Goldsboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Joe Allen Nuckolls

June 16, 2016

Joe Allen Nuckolls, age 86 of Etowah, died peacefullyl on thursdya mornng, June 16th at the Elilzabeth House.  He was born in Haywood County, the son of the late Hugh and Minnie Mae Calhoun Nuckolls of Hendersonville.  He was also preceded in death by his firwt w8fe, Jar Susan McDonald Nuckolls.  After serving in the U S. Air Force, he attended N. C. State University and earned a degree in electrical engineering.  He had a prolific career as an engineer and inventor with General Electric and later Hubbell Lighiting until his retirement in 1996.  He is survived by his wife,Rosa M. Nuckolls, one daugthter Penny N. Tarleton and husband, Bob; two sons, Sam A. Nuckolls and Michael B. Nuckolls and wife, Lisa, all of Raleigh.  One step-daugher, Sandra J. Settle and husband Dan, of Rosewell, New Mexico .  He is also survived by seven grandchidlren, two step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, two brothers, Edward W. Nuckolls and his wife Blanca of Hedersonville and H. Paul Nuckolls of Ft. Myers, Florida.  A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Friday, July 1st in Thomas Shepherd's Church Street Chapel.  Interment will be private.  The family will be receiving friends from 11 am til 2 pm on Friday, July 1st in Thomas Shepherd's Church Street Chapel. The family will be receiv8ihg friehds from 11 am til 2 pm on Saturday July 2nd at the Kanuga Conference and Retreat Center in the 3rd Floor Lounge at 130 Kanuga Chapel Drive h Hendersonville. Thomas Shepherd & son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Marian Ruth Jump

June 3, 2016

Marian Ruth Jump, known as Ruth died on June 3rd in Hendersonville, N. C.  She was born in Utah, but lived most of her adult life in Augusta, Ga.  She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Clarence and Naomi Jump; her sister Betty and her brother Robert.  Her father was a psychiatrist and inspired her to choose a career as a nurse.  After earning a Bachelor of Sciece in Nursing at the University of Alabama Birmingham, she returned to Augusta where she served form many years at Georgia Regents Universtity, now Augusta University as a senior nurse and teacher of nursing skills.  A private graveside servce will be held on Thursday ,June 30th at Hilcrest Memorial park in Augusta.  Thomas Shepherd & son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.