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Obituary Archive

William Joseph Lee Gunning

July 25, 2015

William Joseph Lee Gunning, age 14 of Hendersonville died Saturday, July 25th at Pardee Hospital.  Foret Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Magoline Sally Gaddy Newman

July 22, 2015


Magoline Sally Gaddy Newman, 97 of Hendersonville, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Carillon Assisted Living. Born in Burnsville, NC she was a daughter of the late William and Rose Hensley Gaddy. She retired from Magnavox and was a member of Refuge Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Vance Newman.

Surviving is a son William "Bill" Newman; granddaughter Vanessa Moffitt and her husband Dennis; sisters Emma Lou Morrow, Dot Gosnell, Peggy Smith and her husband Wayne, and June Gaddy Cawthorn and her Husband, Eugene; brother Larry Gaddy; five great grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 3:00pm on Friday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Dan Blackwell will officiate. At other times, the family will be at the residence on Chestnut Gap Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
To offer online condolences, visit Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Daniel Warren Frisbee

July 22, 2015


Daniel Warren Frisbee, 89, of Hendersonville, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Lifecare Center of Hendersonville following an extended illness. A native of Madison County, he was a son of the late Dewey and Allie Frisbee. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Eddie Frisbee, Jr. 
Mr. Frisbee was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during WWII. He was a member of Salvation Army Church in Hendersonville. He enjoyed spending his free time fishing, as it was his great passion in life.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Billie; sons, Daniel Frisbee, Jr. and his wife Brenda, Edward Frisbee and his wife Wendy; daughter, Linda Frisbee; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 3 pm on Saturday, July 25, 2015 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Col. Holz will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 2-3pm prior to the service.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army Church, 239 3rd Ave. East, Hendersonville, NC 28792
An online register book and condolence cards are available by visiting
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sarah Mahaffrey Ducker

July 21, 2015


Sarah Mahaffey Ducker of Mills River died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the Elizabeth House.
A native of Mills River, she was born August 4th, 1924, the daughter of the late Nellie Galyean Mahaffey and Daniel Sherman Mahaffey. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Willard Ducker and her brother, Daniel Sherman ""Buddy"" Mahaffey, Jr. as well as eleven half brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Ducker was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and was a member of Fanning Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker, a lover of nature and an avid quilter. She, along with her beloved quilting group of 40 plus years, made many quilts for the newborn children in the church as well as for the Linus Project, which provided handmade quilts for critically ill and traumatized children. Mrs. Ducker was a lovely lady who touched many with her kindness, knowledge, quilting talent and outstanding biscuits. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her.
She is survived by her sons, Charles Ducker (JoAnne) of Greenville, SC, Stan Ducker (Pam) of Mills River, NC; and her grandson, Shane Ducker of Travelers Rest, SC.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 on Saturday, July 25, 2015 in the Sanctuary of Fanning Chapel United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Mike Phipps and Rev. Phillip Trees. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial is private in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Sarah''s memory be directed to Fanning Chapel United Methodist Church, 5490 Old Haywood Road, Mills River, NC 28759 or to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of the Elizabeth House for the loving care they gave to Sarah. We greatly appreciate the kindness and compassion shown to our family during our mom's last days with us.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

Shilrey Lodal

July 6, 2015

Shirley Ann Nelson Lodal, age 87 of Hendersonville died on Monday, July 6th at her home after a period of declining health.  She was born in Chicago, Ill.  After graduating from the university of Wisconsin with an Associate of Science degree in Medical Technology, She returned to Chicago.  She married Norman Lodal in 1948.  She worked as a medical technologist in various locations in Illinois.  A Celebration of Life service will be held in the Village Hall at Carolina Village, 600 Carolina Village Road in Hendersonville, N. C. on Sunday, August 2nd beginning at 3 pm.  a reception and gathering will follow in the Fireplace lounge until 5 pm.  A family interment service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville at a later date.