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Obituaries

Obituary Archive

John Daniel Fink

July 27, 2015

John Daniel Fink, age 31 of Zirconia died Saturday June 27th.  He was a son of Pamela I Fink and the late John L. Fink.  He was also preceded in death by a son James "Jimmy" Fink.  John served in the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve and was employed by Shelton Oil and Transport.  He was a fourth-generation truck driver following in his father and grandfather's footsteps.  He enjoyed driving a truck, the outdoors, shooting guns and spending time with his family.  In addition to his mother he is survived by his loving wife Greta I.Fink, daughter, Kathlyn Fink,.his identcial twin brother Jeff Fink and girlfried Karla; brother, John Ashley and wife Annette; sisters, Candace Clugh and husband James and Kimberley Newman and husband Stephen; and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Monday in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.  Forest Lawn Funeral Home of Hendersonville is assisting the family.

Avery Allen Fisher

July 27, 2015

Avery Allen Fisher, age 45 of Hendersonville died Tuesday, June 30th at the Elizabeth House following a lifelong struggle with a chronic illness.  He was a native of Henderson County.  He attended Edneyville High School and received his auto mechanic certification from Blue Ridge Community College.  In addition to working as a mechanic his family called him their "computer guru" and "Mr. Fixit" for his ability to build and troubleshoot computers or anything mechanical.  He was of the Methodist faith.

John W. Anderson

July 27, 2015

 

John W. Anderson, age 67 of Hendersonville died unexpectedly on June 27th in Canada while on a hunting trip.  He was born in Pigeon, the son of J. Wayne and Lois L. Anderson and graduated from Laker High School and Michigan State University.  He was proud to serve in the U S Army for 28 years and retired as a Lt. Colonel.  He taught school and was also a Principal with the Owosso School System.  He then worked for Case IH for many years in Rachine, Wisconsin, then returned to Michigan.  He leaves behind his wife, Marla Jo Anderson with whom he just celebrated 35 years of marriage.  A funeral service will be held at 3 pm on Monday, July 6th at the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home in Pigeon.  Visitation will begin at 1 pm on Monday at the funeral home.  A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Friday, July 10th at Thomas Shepherd's Church Street Chapel in Hendersonville. 

Mary Agnes Hendershott

July 22, 2015

Mary Agnes Hendershott, age 85 of Hendersonville died June 22nd at Pardee Hospital.  Funeral services will be held in McAlester, Oklahoma.  Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

Mildred H. Lyda

July 1, 2015

Mildred H. Lyda, age 87 of Edneyville, owner of Lyda Farms, died Wednesday, July 1st at her residence.  Thomas Shepherd & Son will announce the arrangements.

Avery Allen Fisher

June 30, 2015

Avery Allen Fisher, age 45 of Hendersonville died Tuesday, June 30th at the Elizabeth House.  Forest Lawn Funeral Home will announce the arrangements.

James Fink

June 29, 2015

James "Jimmy" Fink, age 9 of East Flat Rock died Saturday, June 27th.  He was the son of Brittni Nicole Hoots Howard and John Daniel Fink.  He was a native of Henderson County.,  He was preceded in death by his father, John: his grandfather John Fink and great grandfather, Ted Hoots.  In addition to his Mother, Nikki and her husband, T. J. Howard, he is survived by his sister Kathlynn and her mother Greta Fink: Grandmothers, Cindy Wright and Pam Fink and grandfather. Billly Hoots and great-grandmohers, Sue Pearson and Mary Hoots as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.  A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Thursday in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  the family will receive friends from 2 until 3 pm prior to the service in the chapel.  Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Rickey Lee Grasty

June 28, 2015

Rickey Lee Grasty, age 60 of Hendersonville died on Sunday, June 28th at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer  He was the son of the late Wlls Lee "Toby:" Grasty and Agnes Stepp Grasty of Hendersonville.  He was also preceded in death by his sister, Lynn Grasty Case.  He was a longtime resident of Henderson County and graduated from East Henderson High School n 1973.  He attended Chowan Jr. College and served in the U. S. Navy.  He worked at Byron Seed Co. as warehouse manager for many years and later owned his own business, Grasty's Landscaping.  He most recently worked at Sylvania Lighting Co. as a Lighting Technician.  In additon to his mtoher, he is survived by his sister Kim Grasty Clapsaddle and her husband,Kole of Sylva; two daughters, Tonya Grasty Redden and her husband, DJ of Mills River and Sunshine Dusinberre of Jacksonville, Fla; two sons, Toby Lee Grasty and Bo Grasty of Hendersonville; his fiancee Connie Lewis of Hendersonville and eleven grandchildren.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 pm Thursday, at Gethsemane Baptist Church.  A visitation will be from 1 until 3 pm prior to the service.  At other times, the family will be at Rick's home.  Forest Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Agnes M. Herbst

June 28, 2015

Agnes M. Herbst, age 92, of Hendersonville died Sunday, June 28th.  Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Steve Leonard Brooks

June 27, 2015

Steve Leonard Brooks, age 55 of Hendersonville died Saturday, June 27th at his home after a courageous battle with complications sustained from a motor vehicle accident in 2002.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County.  He is the son of Jewel Corn Brooks of Hendersonville and the late Fred Oliver Brooks.  He graduated from Hendersonville High School where he lettered in football and also graduated from A. B. Tech.  Stleve worked at White Knight Industries in Arden, N. C. as a computer consultant.  His hobbies included watching NASCAR, coaching baseball for his children and spending time with his family studying the Bible prophecies.  He was a member and served as a deacon of Balfour Baptist Church.  Surviving in addition to his mother is his wife of 29 years, Linda Purvis Brooks; four chldren:, Justin Daniel Brooks of Hendersonville, Christian Gabriel Brooks of Hendersonville, Kelsey Nicole Brooks and Alexis Catlin Brooks both of the home and a granddaughter, Laila Marie Brooks of Hendersonville.  A sister, Joy Brooks of Hendersonville, a niece, Lauren and a nephew Logan.  A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, June 30th at Balfour Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  The family would like to thank his care givers who were loyal and loving to the end.  Jackson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael D. Snyder

June 27, 2015

Michael D. Snyder of Hendersonville died Saturday, June 27th.  A funeral service wll be held on Tuesday, June 30th at 2 pm in the Kirby Chapel at Shuler Funeral Home.  Shuler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.