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Obituary Archive

Billy Joe Davis

March 22, 2017

Billy Joe Davis, age 80 of Fletcher died Wedesday,March 22nd at the Laurels of Greentree Ridge.  Thomas Shepherd & son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

Rebecca S. Messer

March 22, 2017

Rebecca S. Messer, age 71 of Hendersonville died Wednesday, March 22nd at the Elizabeth House.  Jackson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Cozetta Crite

March 22, 2017

Cozetta Crite, age 75 of Hendersonville died Wedneday, March 22nd at the Elzabeth House.  Jackson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Lloyd Wayne Alexander

March 22, 2017

Lloyd Wayne Alexander, age 63 of Mills River died Wednesday, March 22nd at his home.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County and was preceded in death by his father, Robert E. Alexander and brother,, Ralph Thomas Zero Alexander.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Alexander, two daughters, Heather and Melissa Alexander of Mills River and his Mother, Wilma Pace Alexander.  A private family interment will be at Boylston Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the home of Melissa Alexander on Saturday, March 25th from 3 until 7 pm.  Jackson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements,.

Edward Dwight McMurray

March 21, 2017

Edward Dwight McMurray, age 83 of Hendersonville died Tuesday,  March 21st at Mission Hospital.  He was a lifelong resident of Hendersonville, the son of the late Carvey and Batus Talley McMurray.  He was the owner and operator of McMurray Transmission Service for over forty years.  He was a memer of Ebenezer Baptist Church.  He loved the mountains and riding horses and in his earlier days he loved rarcing cars.  He is survived by many family members and friends.  A funeral service wll be held Friday, March 24th at 3 pm in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 2 until 3 pm in the chapel.  Forest Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Henry Joseph Balch, Jr.

March 21, 2017

Henry Joseph Balch, Jr. age 74 of Hendersonville died on Tuesday, March 21st at the Elizabeth House.  Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Drectors will announce the arrangements.

Sandra Bowles

March 21, 2017

Sandra Bowles, age 73 of Mills River died Tuesday, March 21st at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center.  Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors will announce the arrangements.

Steven Michael Staton

March 19, 2017

Steven Michael Staton, age 62 of Hendersonville died Sunday, March 19th with his family by his side at Pardee Memorial Hospital.  Steve was a lifetime resident of Henderson County.  He graduated from East Henderson High School n 1973.  Steve was a devout Christian; loving father, brother, son, uncle and friend; an amazing card player' and dedicated farmer.  He was predeceased by his mother and father, Sadie and Hall Staton and a brother, Lynn Staton.  He is survived by his daughters, Jessica and Ashley Staton; his brothers, Stanley, Richard and Robert Staton; his sister, Susan Walker; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.  A celebraton of life service will be held at Refuge Baptist Church on Thursday, March 23rd at 11 am.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the celebration in the church.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Refuge Baptist Church.  Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or P O Box 945, Hendersonville, N. C.28793.

Raymond Eugene Crimmel

March 19, 2017

Raymond Eugene Crimmel, age 94 of Hendersonville died at the Eckerd Living Center on Sunday, March 19th.  He was born in Neodesha, Kansas.  Raymond was an engineering Professor and also was instrumental in the Apollo Space Program.  He served his country honorably in  the U S Navy during World WarII.  He is survived by his two daughters, Sharon Lee Crimmel Winters and husband Richard of Escanbaba, Mi. and Beverly JoAnne Crimmel Daggett and husband Russ of Fletcher,N.C.,, the mother of his daughters, Catharine Crimmel along with five grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren; a sister in law, Delores "Dee": Porter Crimmel and many nieces and nephews.  Raymond was preceded in death by his second wife of 30 years, Myrt Dickow Crimmel.  Raymond is also survived by his granddaughter, Michele Bears and her husband Harry of Highlands, N. C. and his grandson, John Sanfilippo and his wife Lori of Franklin, N. C,. an two great grandchildren.  Private services will be held at a later date.  Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Monty R. Chambers

March 8, 2017

Monty R. Chambers, age 57 of Etowah died Wednesday, March 8th.  Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mary Alice Angram

March 8, 2017

Mary Alice Angram, age 72, formerly of Hendersonville, died on March 8th at St. Lucie Medical Center in St. Lucie, Florida.  Funeral services will be held at 11 am Saturday, March 25th at Union Grove Baptist Church .  interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements are by the Donald I. Roseboro Funeral Service.