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Obituaries

Obituary Archive

Jane Anderson Lapsley

February 22, 2017

Jane Anderso Stevenson Lapsley age 93 of Hendersonville died on Wednesday, February 22nd at Pardee Memorial Hospital.  Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors will announce the arrangements.

Cecil Thomas Cantrell

February 21, 2017

Cecil Thomas Cantrell, age 86 of Asheville died on Tuesday, February 21st at Mission Hospital.  He was born in McMinnville, Tn., tthe late Charles Dewey Cantrell and Betty Cantrell in McMinnville, Tn.  He graduated from high school when he was 15.  Soon, he joined the U S Army, served honorably for 3 years as a private.  Through the GI bill, he enrolled at Middle Tennessee state College and graduated in 1953.  Following this military time in Italy, he began work for Ford Motor Company in 1959, then he worked for Shell Oil Compay and purchased a Shell Distributorshipi n 1958 with the help of the late Alvin Batson in Hendersonville.  He and his wife moved to Hendersonville and Cecil was able to purchase the dealership which became Skylnd Petroleum Company and expanded his business to include property at several interchanges between Henderson County and Asheville.  He  built and owned the Ramada Inn of Hendersonville when he purchased the Coach Lite Restaurant off long Shoals Road in Asheville and then opened the Quarter House Restaurant with Harley Stepp.  Later both were sold.  In 1999, he decided to retire and sell his business.  He met his wife Teresa.  They traveled the works until his health would no longer permit.  He is survived by his wife, Teresa, his son, Thomas Allan Cantrell of Chapel Hill , his daughter, Anne Cantrell Dyer and grandson, Will Dyer of Johnson City, Tn. and two step sons Wlliam Ross Rhoton of Atlanta, Ga. and Robert Madison Rhoton of Charleston, S. C. along with their families.  The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 pm on Sunday, February 26th at Thoms Shepherd & Son Funeral Home in Hendersonville.  There will be a private family burial in Anderson, S. C.  Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Frances Christine Cagle Maxwell

February 21, 2017

Frances Christine Cagle Maxwell, age 84, a lifelong resident of Hendersonville died Tuesday evening February 21st at her home.She was the daughter of the late Charles Spurgeon Cagle and Hassie Margaret Garren Cagle.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Lucille Hudson and Marie Cagle; and by her brother, Charles Cagle.  Frances attended Hendersonville High School and was a housewife for most of her life, but worked in the lunchroom at Balfour Elementary School for about 10 years.Survivors include her husband of 67 years, J. B. Maxwell; two daughters, Terri Redden and husband, Myron, Vicki Worley and husband Bill all of Hendersonville, two grandsons and their families along with one step grandson, and two step granddaughters and their husbands, three granddaughters and their husbands and three great granddaughters .  A Celebration of Life service wil be held at 3 pm on Saturday, February 25th at the First Baptist Church of Hendersonville.  The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 pm prior to the service at the church.  Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

David Lee "Jones" Burrell

February 20, 2017

David Lee "Jones" Burrell of Hendersonville died on Monday, February 20th.  He was the son of the late Martha Marie Jones.  He was preceded in death by five children, Melody Lee, Harmony Ann, Adam Roy, Eva Inola and Joseph Daniel, two uncles, Bill and Bud and one aunt, Mary Jane.  David was a cowboy born 100 years late. He will be remembered with great love and respect by his beloved family and many friends.  Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Maggie Burrell, one broher, Monty, three sisters, Kim, Lori and Hettie, three aunts, Thelma, Peggy and most beloved Shirley and may friends and family.  The family will receive friends on Friday, February 24th from 3 until 5 pm at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 75 Cove Road in Rutherfordton, N. C.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  A celebration of life will begin at 5:15 pm at the church.  Jackson Funeral Service is assisting the family.

Cecille"Teal" Few Wlkins

February 19, 2017

Cecile "Teal" Few Wilkins of Hendersonville died Sunday, February 19th at the Elizabeth House.  She was a native and lifelon resident of Hendersonville.  She was a member of The First United Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of Columbus "C" and Bessie Hodges Few.  Teal worked for Barber's Camera and Card Shop for over 30 years while also working for the Hendersonvlle City Schools in numerous capacities.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, George Wilkins; her daughter, Wendy Wilkins Bailey, her sister, Louise Bryson as well as her second husband "B" Sims.  She is survived by her children, George and his wife, Carol, Dinky and her husband, Dee, Jimmy and his wife Debbie and  Bobby and his wife Gwen. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews  and cousins.  A memorial service will be held at 2 pm Saturday, February 25th at First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville with a reception to follow in the  Barber Christian Life Center imediately following.  Thomas Shepherd & son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Claudette Moore

February 16, 2017

Doris Claudette Moore, age 86 of Mills River died Sunday, February 19th at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.  Mrs. Moore was born in Jackson County, N. C. to the late Daniel Hall Watson and Myrtle L. Owen Watson.  She was also preceded in death by her husbands, William Homer Morgan and Harvey Moore and two sisters, Willa Jean Bumgardner and baby sister, Barbara Elaine Watson.  Claudette was employed with and retired from Van Wingerden International.  She is survived by her three children; daughter, Karen Morgan Freeman and husband Larry of Mlls River and two sons, Gary Morgan of Hendersonville and Rick Moore of Mills River; one sister Bobbie Goforth of Mills River; two brothers, Dale Watson of Seneca, South Carolina and James Everett Watson of Mountain Home; three grandchildren, three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 25th at 11 am at Long Shoals Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Enka.  The famiy will receive friends Friday, February 24th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Long Shoals Baptist Church.  Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.