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Virginia "Jinny" Estelle Garrett Cunning

Virginia "Jinny" Estelle Garrett Cunning, 100 years of age, passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Elizabeth House, the hospice facility in Flat Rock, N.C. Born in 1917 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter...

 

Christopher Julian Lowery

Christopher Julian Lowery, 42, of Brevard, passed away Dec. 7, 2017. He was born to the late Cecil and Connie Owens Lowery Feb. 10, 1975. He loved to show horses and had a passionate appreciation for...

 

Hugh Harrill Pegram

Hugh Harrill Pegram, 93, of Hendersonville, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, after a brief hospitalization for pneumonia. He was born July 16, 1924, to Percival and Madge (Harrill) Pegram in Raleigh,...

 

Jo Anne Shimp

Jo Anne Shimp, of Brevard, died Dec. 15, 2017, at home surrounded by loved ones. She was preceded in death by her father, Calvin Goddard; mother, Francis Mathis; sister, Kay Duffey; and brother, Randy Goddard. She is survived by her daughter, Deana...

 

Laura Virginia Tillotson

Laura Virginia Tillotson, 84, a longtime resident of Brevard, peacefully passed into eternal rest Dec. 12, 2017. Known as “Ginny,” “Tillie,” and “Miss Tilly,” she leaves behind a world made brighter by her smile, more beautiful through...

 

Mary Ellen Hartmann (Brown)

Mary Ellen Hartmann (Brown), of Pisgah Forest, died at her home Dec. 12, 2017. She was 72 years old. Born Aug. 17, 1945 in Balsam Grove, she was the youngest of 10 children born to John and Clercie...

 

George Neill

George Neill, 68, graduated to heaven Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Starr; his father and mother; and his step-mother. Raised in Brevard, he moved to Charlotte to...

 

Jimmy Lee Crowe

Jimmy Lee Crowe, 82, of Brevard went home to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. He was the son of the late Clarence and Viola Sloan Crowe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Passmore...

 

Janet Grant Sentelle

Janet Grant Sentelle, 82, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Herman and Oda Campbell Grant. She was preceded in death by her husband,...

 

Pia Maria Fehrenbacher Kalteis

Pia Maria Fehrenbacher Kalteis, 80, of Brevard passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Born in Germany, she was the daughter of the late Franz and Pia Hils Fehrenbacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Kalteis and brother, Franz...

 

Alma Jane Owen Simmons

Alma Jane Owen Simmons, 79, of Balsam Grove, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Judia Galloway Owen. She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Mack Simmons;...

 

Gail (Cookie) McKnight James Kellett

Gail (Cookie) McKnight James Kellett, died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at home in Brevard. An avid adventurer, talented artist and wily prankster, she was born in Kingstree, S.C. Sept. 28,...

 

Joyce B. Compton

Joyce B. Compton was called home Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Born in Miami, Fla. on Feb. 13, 1932, she and her family split their time as she grew up between Miami and Brevard, where she met her husband, Lewis. She graduated from Brevard High School in...

 

Barbara Ann McCall Willingham

Barbara Ann McCall Willingham passed on to Glory Dec. 5, 2017, after a long illness and hospice care. Visitation will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Pisgah Forest Baptist Church, with the funeral service beginning at 2:30 p.m....

 

Charles Edward Sitton

Charles Edward Sitton, 78, who loved the Lord, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. He was born in Pickens, S.C. April 7, 1939 had lived in Transylvania and Henderson counties for most of his life. He retired from DuPont and was a...

 

Frederick Earl Kilstrom

Frederick Earl Kilstrom, 88, of Penrose, went to be with Jesus Christ to his prepared heavenly home, Nov. 29, 2017. The son of the late Elmer Kilstrom and Reba Orr Kilstrom, he was born in Chicago,...

 

Michael Cecil Cairnes

Michael Cecil Cairnes, 61, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. A native of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Hubert and Berdean Ashe Cairnes. Survivors include a daughter, Jessica Speigle, of Hendersonville; son, Richard Cairnes, of...

 

Henry Junior Chapman

Henry Junior Chapman, 82, of Pisgah Forest, went to meet his maker Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. Our lives are forever changed. He brought smiles to the faces of everyone who knew him and some who didn’t. He usually had a joke to tell while he made his...

 

Jackie Lynn Revis Hall

Jackie Lynn Revis Hall, 86, Brevard resident of 20 years, and Olin employee, died Dec. 2, 2017, of complications related to Alzheimer’s and respiratory illness. She was a 1951 graduate of Mars Hill College. She was born in Starr County, Texas and...

 

William Dienes

William Dienes, 94, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth Czako Dienes. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Ruth...

 

Robert Edward Main

Robert Edward Main, 82, of the Riverwind community in Etowah, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, due to heart complications, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. He was born in Crystal, Maine Dec. 14, 1934 to James and Leoda Main. He is survived by...

 

Nathan McDaniel

Nathan McDaniel, 37, of Hendersonville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Georgia. He is the son of Rev. Douglas McDaniel and stepson of Mamie Avery McDaniel (formerly of Pisgah Forest). Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec....

 

Sterling G. Paul Jr.

Sterling G. Paul Jr., 65. husband of 43 years to Patricia (Patty) Paul, of Cedar Mtn., earned his angel wings peacefully at home Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. He was born in Wanchese, N.C. to the late Ster...

 

Elizabeth Anne McCall Pressley

Elizabeth Anne McCall Pressley, 58, of Rosman passed away Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Vessie and Annie Whitmire McCall. She was preceded in death by her brothers, David McCall and George Whitmire. She was a member of...

 

Virginia Lynn Shook

Virginia Lynn Shook, 68, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Willard and June Kincaid Clark. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert G. McCall....

 

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