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Obituaries

Obituary Archive

Evelyn Wirtzbaum Katz

April 23, 2017

Evelyn Wirtzbaum Katz, age 95 of Hendersonville died Sunday, April 23rd from complications of pneumonia and bronchitis while at the Life Care Center.  She was born in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of the late Jacob and Nettie Wirtzbaum.  In additon to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 68 years, George Katz and by her daughter, Dr. Madeline Turkeltaub .  Evelyn spent 23 years living in Ossining, New York where she worked at Technicon Corporation.  Upon retiring, she and her husband moved to Florida where they lived for 23 years.  Evelyn lived at Lake Pointe Landing since April of 2012 where she enjoyed Bingo, various game groups and Mah Jongg.  Evelyn is survived by her loving daughter and son in law, Francine and Roger Varady of Hendersonville, two grandchildren, Seth Turkeltaub  and wife, Gail of Riverside, Ct. and Alyssa Smilowitz and husband, Robert of North Wales, Pa., along with five great grandchildren .  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles A. King

April 22, 2017

Charles A. King age 89 of Hendersonville died Saturday, April 22nd at the Solace Center in Asheville.  He was born in Henderson County, the son of the late Albert and Dorothy Jackson King.  He was also preceded in death by hs brothers, Kenneth, Calvin and Curtis King.  Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Gladys Wilson King.  In addition to his wife Charlie is survived by sons, Doyle and wife Stephanie , Arlen, Chris and his wife Pam, all of Henderonville and a daughte, Kathy King of Asheville; 11 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.  Surviving siblings are- sister, Ruby Tyner of Bishopville, S. C. and brothers, Ralph and Lucy King and Don and Judy King of Hendersonville and several nieces and nephews,.  Charlie retired from Biltmore Dairy Farms and Sunbeam Breads.  He continued employment as the "Sandwich Man" for Ward's Sandwiches and was also an active member of the Henderson County Curb Market for many years until his offcial retirement at age 84.  Charlie was a devoted Christian.  A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Tuesday, April 25th in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 1 until 3 pm prior to the service.  Forest Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  

Steve Herman Lunsford, Sr.

April 21, 2017

Steve Herman Lunsford Sr, age 72 of Hendersonville died Friday, April 21st at the Fou Seasons Hospice Elizabeth house in Flat Rock.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Buncombe County for most of his life.  Mr. Lunsford retired as a truck driver from Hobson Construction.  He was the son of the late Nelson and Pauline Sawyer Lunsford and was preceded in  death by eleven brothers and sisters,  Surviving are his sons; Ted Lunsford and wife Allison, Steve Lunsford, Jr. and wife Beverly, Nelson Lunsford and wife Jodi, Michael Nelson and wife Emily; his llife partner, Libby Feeture and her son, Scott McFeeture-Hawkins; eleven grandchldren; seven great grandchildren; brothers, Alvin, Boyce and Larry Lunsford; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral servces will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral home.  Burial will follow in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery,.  The family will receive friends from 6 untill 8 pm Monday at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Mr, Lunsford, 288 Lake Rugby Drive in Hendersonville.  Anders Rice Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ronald Doyle MacLellan

April 20, 2017

Ronald Doyle MacLellan, age 82 of Hendersonville died Thursday, April 20th at the Elizabeth House.  Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors will announce the arrangements.

Thomas Udell Shipman

April 20, 2017

Thomas Udell Shipman, age 70 of Hendersonville died Thursday, April 20th at the Charles George VA Medical Center.  He was born in Henderson County; a son of the late Buford ad Irene Mytrtle Adams Shipman.  In addition to this parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jimmie Shipman.  He was a resident of Henderson County' Mr. Shipman proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps for thirteen years.  He was a member of the Khe Sanh Veteran's Association and was of the Baptist faith.  He is survived by his wife, Chevelle Shipman; one son, David Shipman and his wife, Gozde; one daugher, Chellie Shipman' two grandchildren; one sister, Wanda Shipman, and by five brothers, Grady, Eddie, Jerry,Kenny and Ronnie Shipman.  His funeral service will be held at 4:30 pm on Sunday, April 23rd in Thomas Shepherd's Church Street Chapel.  The family will receive friends beginning at 3 pm prior to the service in the chapel.  Thomas Shepherd and Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.