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Obituaries

John Burrell

January 28, 2015

John Burrell, age 71 of Henderosnville died Wedesday, Januaruy 18th at his residence.  Thomas Shepherd & son Funeral Directors will announce the arragements.

James "Coot" McDowell

January 28, 2015

James "Coot" McDowell, age 79 of Hendersonville died Wedesday, January 28th at his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County.  He was a self-employed brick ahd block mason.  He was a great Tenor singer who sang with his Mother until her death.  He sang with "The Green River Boys" as well as "The Southern Mountaineers" as their lead tenor.  He loved hunting and was a also a dedicated member and Deacon of Crab Creek Baptist church.  A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, January 31st at Crab Creek Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at the church cemeterey.  vistation will be held at 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday, January 30th at Crab Creek Baptist Church.  .

Kenneth Burrell

January 28, 2015

Kenneth Burrell, age 71 of Hendersonville died Wednesday, January 28th at his residence.,He was a lifelong resident of Henderson county.  He was part of the first graduating class of East Henderson High School, graduating in 1961. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1961 until 1965 and in NATO service during 1963-64.  He retired from Volvo Construction after 20 years of employment and for over 15 years he served as a coach in youth sports.  He wasa longtime member of Sugarloaf Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.  A memorial service will be held at 1 pm Saturday, January 31st in the Sanctuary of Sugarloaf Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends from 11 am til 1 pm prior to the service at the church.  Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Harry Chester Willliams

January 27, 2015

Harry Chester Wlllams, age 68 of Hendersonville died on Tuesday, January 27th at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.  He was a resident of Henderson County for many years.  He resided under the care of Milton Marion and Harry Allen for 13 years.  He was an active member with the Special Friends Church group at First Baptist Church in Hendersonville.  A Celebraiton of life will be held Saturday, January 31st at 11 am at First Baptist Church in Hendersonville.  Jackson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Millie Lively Hicks

January 27, 2015

Millie Lively Hicks,age 81 of Hendersonville died Tuesday, Janury 27th at Hendersonville Health and Rehab Center.  She was a lifelong resident of Henderson County.  Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Louise 'Gam' Halford

January 27, 2015

Louise 'Gam' Halford, age 7 of Henderosnville died on Tuesday, January 7th at her home.  She was a lifelong resident of Henderson County.  She enjoyed quiltuing and craftng and was an active member of Mud Creek Baptit Church.  A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday, Jannuary  31st at ud Creek Baptist Church.  Buriual will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park.  the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church.  Jackson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Marion Ruth Gregg

January 27, 2015

Marion Ruth Gregg, age 83 of Greenville, formerly of Hendersonville died Tuesday, January 27th at the Woodlands at Furman in Greenville, S. C.  She was a native of Massachusetts.  She was a member of Hendersonville First United Methodist Church .  A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Friday, January 30th at the Kirby Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Beverly Pasch

January 26, 2015

Beverly Pasch, age 80 of Fletcher died Monday, January 26th at the J. F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville.  A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, January 28th at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Chuck & Jan Cornell

January 26, 2015

A memorial service and celebration of both Chuck and Jan Cornell's lives wll be held at 1 pm on Saturday, January 31st at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends following the service.  Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Jack Reed Allison

January 26, 2015

Jack Reed Allison age 78 of Hendesonville died at his residence on Monday, January 26th.  He was born in Jackson County, N. C., on his grandfatgher's farm.  After graduation from High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy.  After honorably serving his country, he began working for the Employment Security Commission in Hendersonville.  He then graduated from Western Carolina University.  He worked as a Personnel Officer for 30 years with the Veteran's Administration, retiring from the Charles George Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Asheville.  Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arragements.

Alexander Thomas Watkins

January 26, 2015

Alexander Thomas Watkins, age 72 of Flat Rock died oh Saturday, January 26th at the Golden Living Center in Hendersonville,.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 31st at the Contemporary First Baptist Church in Hendersonville.  Interment  will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hendersonville.

Mary Lauritzen Wilson

January 25, 2015

Mary Lauritzen Wilson, age 83 of Mills River died Sunday, January 25th.  Services will be private.  Thoma Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Gerald Dan Phillips

January 25, 2015

Gerald Dan Phillips, age 80 of Hendersonville died Sunday, January 25th at the Brian Center of Hendersonville.  Forest Lawn Funeral Home will announce the arrangements.

Hendricks W. Justus, Jr.

January 25, 2015

Hendricks W. "Jay"Justus, Jr. age 82 of Hendersonville died Sunday, January 25th at his residence.  Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors will announce the arrangements,

Vincent Franklin Levi

January 25, 2015

Vincent Franklin Levi, age 83 of Dobson, formerly of Hendersonville died Sunday, January 25th at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson.  Thomas Shepherd & son Funeral Directors will announce the arrangements.

Melissa Stumpf

January 23, 2015

Melissa Stumpf, age 33 of Flat Rock died Friday, January 23rd at her home.  A Stay-at-home Mom, she had lived in Palm Beach, Fla., Tempe, Ariz, Syracuse, N. Y. and York, Penn. prior to moving to Henderson County in 1997.  A graveside service will be held at 2 pm Friday, January 30th at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 pm Thursday, January 29th at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.  Forest Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Evelyn Avery Fisher

January 19, 2015

Evelyn Avery Fisher, infant daugher of Liam and Katie Fisher died Monday, January 19th.  A graveside service will be held at 3 pm Friday, January 30th at Calvary Church Yard in Fletcher.  Forest Lawn Funerel Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.