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Richard Frances Reagan

Richard Frances Reagan passed away unexpectedly at home May 15, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Frances Reagan and Ann Elizabeth "Betty" McNeely Reagan. He is survived by his...

 

Hamilton "Ham" Williams Jr.

Hamilton "Ham" Williams Jr., 75, of Brevard, passed away May 18, 2018. He was born July 19, 1942, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and grew up in Scotch Plains, N.J. He graduated from Lehigh University with a Bache...

 

Lillian Christine Bell

Lillian Christine Bell, 83, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, May 13, 2018, after a brief illness. A native of Cashiers, she was the daughter of the late Chrissie Addison and Susan Estelle Rice. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded...

 

Angela Deidre Brown

Angela Deidre Brown was welcomed into the arms of her Heavenly Father Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Mission St. Joseph’s Hospital in Asheville. A Transylvania County native, she was born March 27, 1963, to Wilda Smith and the late Arville Brown. A...

 

Lowell "Lou" V. Bryson

Lowell “Lou” V. Bryson, 81, of Pisgah Forest, passed away following a long battle with skin cancer, Thursday, May 10, 2018 at his residence. He was born in the Big Ridge community of Jackson County, Dec. 25, 1936. He graduated from Brevard High...

 

Margaret Westervelt (Peg) Hall

Margaret Westervelt (Peg) Hall, 68, died peacefully in her Cedar Mountain home Tuesday, May 15, 2018. She is survived by Geraldine (Gerry) Azzata, her beloved partner of 34 years, and a large loving community of friends and relatives. She was an...

 

Dorothy Ann Queen Griffin

Dorothy Ann Queen Griffin, 89, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018. She was born to Bessie Woods Queen and Carl Queen Sept. 14, 1928. A native of Transylvania County, she lived here all her life. She...

 

Betty Allen McMillan Hudson

Betty Allen McMillan Hudson, 81, of Brevard, passed May 11, 2018. A native of Charleston, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Henry Jordan and Sarah Elizabeth Parsons Allen. In addition to her...

 

Shirley Ann Lilge

Shirley Ann Lilge, 82, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018. Born in Pontiac, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Ruth Emma Louise Markey Lilge. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her nephew,...

 

MaryAnn Gordon Martin

MaryAnn Gordon Martin, 90, of Brevard, passed away peacefully May 12, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Hugh and Mary Gordon, and the loving wife of Andy Martin for 62 years. Born Oct. 9, 1927,...

 

Carrie Aretta Masters Ruff

Carrie Aretta Masters Ruff, 98, passed away May 9, 2018, at Kingsbridge House in Brevard. She was a lifelong resident of Henderson and Transylvania counties, where she received her grammar school education. She is predeceased by her husband, Amos;...

 

Carolyn McCall Austin

Carolyn McCall Austin, 85, of Penrose, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Park Ridge Hospital. A native of Transylvania County, she resided in Little River most of her life. She was the daughter...

 

John Edward Cunningham

John Edward Cunningham, 98, of Rosman, passed away on Wednes-day, May 9, 2018. He was the son of the late Edward and Catherine Corley Cunningham. His son, John Cunningham Jr. preceded him in death. He proudly served in the United States Army under...

 

Carol Branning

Carol Branning, 81, passed away May 11, 2018, at her home in Brevard, following a brief illness. A memorial service was held in the auditorium at College Walk at 10 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2018. She will...

 

John Thomas Garren

John Thomas Garren, 70, of West Union, S.C., formerly of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, May 10, 2018. Born June 2, 1947, he was the son of the late Henry Edgar Garren Jr. and Mattie...

 

Kathyleen Moore Jones

Kathyleen Moore Jones, 70, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 8, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Inez Lail Moore. Her brother, Benny Moore, preceded her in death. She was an active member and pastor’s wife of...

 

Polly Kate Heath Osteen

Polly Kate Heath Osteen, 90, of Poolesville, Md., went home to be with the Lord, May 4, 2018. She was born May 9, 1927, in Transylvania County to the late Jackson Summerfield Heath and Ollie...

 

Ellen Mildred Tawney

Ellen Mildred Tawney passed away May 9, 2018, at the age of 100. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John A. Towle and Bertha (Trauger) Towle. She was also preceded in death...

 

Patricia (Pat) Galbraith Austin

A memorial service for Patricia (Pat) Galbraith Austin, 90, native Brevard musician and photographer who went to eternal rest April 12, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at St, Philip’s Episcopal Church, 256 E. Main St. in Brevard. A...

 

Kennedy R. Nissen

Kennedy R. Nissen, 87, of Appleton, Wis., passed away unexpectedly April 28, 2018. The eldest son of Raymond L. and Sarah Norma Nissen (nee Cody), he was born Nov. 4, 1930, in Provo, Utah. He...

 

Ellen Evette Ayers Goulet

Ellen Evette Ayers Goulet, 58, of Sapphire, went home to be with her Lord and Savior May 6, 2018, surrounded by her large and loving family. Born Feb. 27, 1960, she was a Transylvania County native...

 

Juanita Mildred "Nita" Wentz Barton

Juanita Mildred “Nita” Wentz Barton, 74, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018, at the home of her daughter in Pisgah Forest. She is preceded in death by her father, Lloyd Oren Wentz; mother, Mildred Rachel Wilcox Wentz; husband, Melvin R. Barton;...

 

Marilyn Tate Betz

Marilyn Tate Betz, born Aug. 9, 1937, went to be with her Lord May 1, 2018, surrounded by her children. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Callie Tate from Sandy Mush, N.C. She was a schoolteacher, a loving mother and devout Christian. She...

 

Dennis Owen Fisher

Dennis Owen Fisher, 65, of Pisgah Forest, passed away unexpectedly at home, May 1, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, he was born Aug. 29, 1952, to the late Cecil and Lela Mae Breedlove Fisher....

 

Earl Claude Lance

Earl Claude Lance, 75, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018. He was born in Rosman April 7, 1943, to the late Fred and Della Searcy Lance. He retired from the United States Army in 1974. Survivors include his wife, Paula O’Shields Lance; four...

 

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