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Obituaries

Obituary Archive

Frances P. Philliupos

April 22, 2014

Frances P. Phillips of Hendersonville died Tuesday, April 22nd at Life Care of Hendersonville.  Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors will announce the arrangements.

Grace Spicer Ballard

April 21, 2014

Grace Spicer Ballard of Tuxedo died on Monday,m Aprl 21st.  She was a native of Henderson County and the daugher of the late Pierce and Rintha Spicer of Edneyville.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Boots Ballard.  Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Thursday, April 24th at Thomas Shepherd's Church Street Chapel with burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 until 2 pm at the funeral home.  Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Evelyn Laugher Clark

April 21, 2014

Evelyn Laughter Clark, age 87 of Calfornia and formerly of Hendersonville died Monday, April 21st.  Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors will announce the arrangements.

Raymond Featherstone

April 20, 2014

Raymond Featherstone, age 75 died Sunday, April 20th at his residence.  Arrangements will be announced by the Donald I. Roseboro Funeral Service.

Helmut George Hoffmann

April 20, 2014

Helmut George Hoffmann, age 91 of Hendersonville died Sunday, April 20th at the Elizabeth House.  Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors will announce the arrangements.

Larry "Chunky" Gunter

April 20, 2014

Larry "Chunky" Gnter of Mills Ruver died on April 20th at his home at the age of 52.  Asheville Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry Ronald Bishop

April 20, 2014

Larry Ronald Bishop, age 66 of Hendersonville died April 20th.  He was born in Hendersonville and was the son of the late Aaron F. and Edith Davis Bishop.  He retired from a long career of long haul truck driving and ejnjoyed owning and showing classic cars.  Visitation will be held Thursday, April 24th from 1:30 to 2:45 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, downtown.  The funeral service will follow at 3 pm in the Downtown Chapel.  Thomas Mcafee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Phillip "Pappy" Penland

April 19, 2014

Phillip "Pappy" Penland, age 3 of Fletcher died Saturday, April 19th at Leconte Medical Center in Sevierville, Tenn.  He was the vice president for several years of the Carolina Faith Riders - a ministry of Mud Creek Baptist Church.  He was the owner of Chuck's Plumbing and a Master Plumber.  Funeral services will be held at 11 am Saturday, April 26th at Mud Creek Baptist Church.  Burial will follow the service in Shepherd Memorial Park accompanied by a motorcycle escort.  All biker's are welcome to ride.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 8 pm at the church.    Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directorsis in charge of the arrangements.

Jim Merrit Chastain

April 19, 2014

Jm Merrit Chastain, age 80 of Hendersonville died Saturday, April 19th.  He was retired from the Henderson County School System.  A funeral will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, April 22nd at Fairhaven Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2:00 pm at the church.  Shuler Funeal Home is assisting the family.

William Eugene 'Gene' Piver

April 19, 2014

William Eugene 'Gene' Piver, age 71 of Fletcher died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 19th.  He was a native of Lumberton, N. C.  He was a retired building contractor and an avid outdoorsman and a member of Calvary Episcopal Church.  A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, April 25th at Calvary Episcopal Church.  The family will receive friends following the service in the church Parish Hall.  Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family. 

John R. Gallenberger

April 18, 2014

John R. Gallenberger, age 68 of Hendersonville died Friday, April 18th.  He retired from Eastman Kodak with over 30 years of service.  He was active in the Hendersonville and Brevard AARP Tax-Aide Programs.  Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wedesday, April 23rd at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. in Brevard.  Moody-Connolly Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Allice Hansen

April 18, 2014

Mary Alice Hansen, age 97 of Hendersonville died Friday, April 18th at The Bridge at Lake Pointe Landing.  Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Darelene Ruble Holsinger

April 17, 2014

Darlene Ruble Holsinger, age 64 of Hendersonville died Thursday, April 17th at the Elizabeth House.  No local services are planned.,  Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Victor J. Tirrito

April 15, 2014

Victor J. Tirrito, age 85 of Hedersonville died on April 15th.  He was born in Brooklyn, New York.  After graduatnig from High School at the age of 17, he enlisted in the Navy ad spent two years in Greenland before completing his service with the rank of Seamen,.  Upon his return, he enrolled in the State University of New York and graduated in 1950 with an Executive Asisting Certificate.  Vic had a successful 40 plus year career with IBM.  In 1990, Vic and his wife moved to Hendersonville, N. C. to be close to their daughter and the mountains.   He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.  After moving to Hendersonville, he taugfht career guidance at Blue Ridge Community College.  A Mass of Christian Bural will be offered at 10 am Monday, April 28th at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Candler.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 until 4 pm at the funeral home.  A prayer service will be held at 7 pm Sunday at Thomas Shepherd's Church Street Chapel.  Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements. 

John S. Galloway

April 10, 2014

John S. Galloway, age 92 of Hendersonville died Friday, April 10th at Pardee Hospital.  He was born in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to the U,. S. with his family in January, 1930.  He lived most of his life in the New York area until moving to Hendersonville in 1983.  John was a veteran of three and a half years in the U S Army serving in the Pacific theatre of Operations in the Army Field Artillery.  He was also involved in the Okinawa Campaign and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.  He spent his entire business career with the Union Dime Savings Bank in New York City starting as a messenger clerk in 1940 and retiring as a Vice President in 1982.  A memorial service will be held at 2 pm Saturday, Arpil 26th at Pinecrest Presbyterian Church on the Greenville Highway in Flat Rock.  His ashes will be interred in the memorial garden of the church.  Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Joseph M. Boterf, Jr.

April 1, 2014

Joseph M.Boterf, Jr., age 88 of Hendersonville died April 1st at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.  A second memorial service wll be held at 2 pm Saturday,April 26th at Trinity Presbyterian Church.,  Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.