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Ronald B. Stepp

September 18, 2017


Ronald B. Stepp, age 87 died on September 18th after a short illness.  He was a lfelong resident of Henderson County.  He graduated from Hendersonville High School in 1950 and retired as Assistant Chief of the Hendersonville Fire Department in 1992 after 32 years of service.  Mr. Stepp was a founding member of the VFW Rescue Squad and spent his life in service to the citizens of Henderson County.  Mr. Stepp was a proud Navy veteran of the Korean War with at-sea service on both an aircraft carrier and a mine sweeper; his duty station being the Sea of Japan.  He was preceded in death by his mother Hannie Mae Stepp and father, George Odell Stepp; two brothers, Lewis and Grover Stepp and his beloved son Wesley Alan Stepp.  Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years Betty Israel Stepp of the home and son Ronald Stepp Jr. and friend, Renee Richardson of Chapin S. C., Daughter, Diane Burton and husband Brad of Mills River, sister in law, Lawana Stepp of Dillon, S. C and daughter in law, Kim Stepp and her son and daughter in law, Jerry and Hayley James of Simpsonville, S. C.  along with several grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  A Celebration  of Life service will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Thursday, September 21st at 2 pm.  The family will receive friends in the Christian Life Center after the service.  Jackson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements,.

Joan Wlliams

September 17, 2017


Joan Williams, age 84 of Hendersonville died on September 17th at Tores Home in East Flat Rock.  Arrangements will be aounced by the Donald I. Roseboro Funeral Service.  

Jim Pierce

September 17, 2017


Jim Pierce, age 71 of Hendersonville died Sunday, September 17th in Hendersonville after a period of declining health.  No services are planned at his request.

Nathan Connor Hoerz

September 17, 2017


Nathan Connor Hoerz, age 13 of Hendersonville died Sunday, September 17th.  Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors will announce the arrangements.

Dr,. C. S. "Sam" Boland

September 17, 2017


Dr. C. S. "Sam" Boland of Hendersonville died Sunday, September 17th.  He was  born in 1934 in Ware Shoals, S. C. and raised in Greenville, S. C.  He was a resident of Key Largo, Fl. and maintained a home in Hendersonville, N. C.  He attended Greenville High School and graduated from Annapolis High School in Annapolis, Md.  He graduated from Newberry College in 1957 with a B. S. degree in Chemistry.  He played basketball for the Newberry College Indians.  He graduated from dental school at The University of Maryland in 1961 with a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery.  Sam was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps Reserves in 1963 at the rank of Corporal, E-4 after serving a total of 7 years.  He was raised in Trinity Lutheran Church, Main Street, Greenville, S. C.  He was an active menber of Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville, N. C.  Sam practiced dentistry over 40 years in Easley, S. C. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kathy Barton Boland, two children and seven grandchildren.  Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joyce J. Latta

September 16, 2017


Joyce J. Latta, age 64 of Zirconia, formerly of Candler died on Saturday, September 16th at Pardee Hospital.  A graveside service will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, September 19th a Forest Lawn Memorial Park  Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Randy Wesley Carland

September 16, 2017


Randy Wesley Carland, age 52 of Etowah died o Saturday, September 16th at his home.  He was a Hendersn County natve born to Faye Neurohr Carland and the late William Horace Carland who died in 2004.  Randy graduated from West Henderson High School in 1983 after whuch he worked for AMCOR Flexibles in Asheville.  He enjoyed spending time golfing, watching football and assembling building hobbies. In addton to his mother, Faye, Randy is survived by his wife ,,Cindy Stewart Carland as well as his daughter Miranda Carland of the home.  He is also survived by his two b rothersm, Terry Carland of Etowah and Gary Carland of Mills River and numerous nieces nephews and cousins.  The funeral serice wll be held at 2 pm on Thursday, September 21st in the Mausoleum Chapel of Shepherd Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 20th from 6 until  8pm at Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Home.  Thomas Shepherd & Son is in charge of the arrangements.  

Louise J. Hill

September 16, 2017


Louise J. Hill, age 85 of Hendersonville died Saturday, September 16th at her home.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Dudley G. Jackson, Sr. and Essie King Jackson, a brother, Herbert Jackson and a sister, Faye Gray and a grandson Kelly Hill.  She was a member and vendor at the Henderson County Curb Market for 25 years and was known as the "Flower Lady" and was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church.  She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Dewitt Hill; her daughter, Trudy Hollifield of Hendersonville; her son Edsel Hill and his wife Lugenia of Hendersonville and her siblings, Lessie Coggins of Flat Rock, D. G, Jackson, Jr. of Flat Rock, Ethel Hoots of Flat Rock, Betty Wlliams of Edneyville, Maxine Banks of Flat Rolck, Paul Jackson of Old Fort, Eunice Lynch of Flat Rock, George Jackson of Greenville, S.C., Kay Kluge of Landrum, S. C. and Martha Lee of Piedmont, S. C.; her granddaughter, Amanda Cantrell  her two great grandchildren Sydney and Mason Cantrell along with several nieces and nephews and countless friends.  A graveside service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, September 20th at Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  A celebration of Louise's Life will follow at theTracy Grove Fellowship building with a meal.  Louise was a loving wife, Mother and Grandmother.  Jackson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Howard Bennett Jacobus

September 16, 2017


Howard  Bennett Jacobus,age 92 of Laurel Park died on Thursday, September 14th.  He grew up in Mountain View, New Jersey and lived for many years in Miramar, Florida and had lived in Henderson County since 1982.  He served  in the U S Navy during WW II aboard the USS Saratoga.  Howard owned and operated Indoors, Inc. and was a member of the Kedron Masonic Lodge and the Hendersonville Shrine Club.  he is survived by his wife  Kathy; two sons,, Todd Jacobus and wife Franny and Timothy Jacobus and two grandcildren, Jack and Bennett.  A memorial service will be held at 10 am Saturday, September 23rd at the Hendersonville First Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Scoggins officiating.  The Kedron Masonic Lodge will perform Masonic Rites.  The family will receive friends following the service in the church.  Jackson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Lynel C. Massie

September 13, 2017


Lynel C. Massie of Flat Rock died Wednesday, September 13th at Four Seasons Elizabeth House.  No services are planned.  Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.