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Karen Kerr

Karen Kerr, formerly of Deerlake Village in Brevard, passed away Oct. 25, 2018. A funeral mass will be held Nov. 16, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 11 a.m., with Father Shawn O’Neal officiating. Ashes will be interred in the church...

 

Robert Lee Benmark

Robert Lee Benmark, 81, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. He was the son of the late Austin and Edna Kintner Benmark. He was preceded in death by two sisters, one brother and one...

 

Judith (Judy) A. DiMeo

Judith A. (Judy) DiMeo, 55, passed away peacefully after a long illness in Brevard on Nov. 3, 2019. She was born on Dec. 17, 1963, in Brockton, Mass. She graduated from Brockton High School in 1981. After graduation, she worked at Shaw’s before...

 

Randall "Randy" Howard Moretz Sr.

Randall “Randy” Howard Moretz Sr., 65, of Brevard, died unexpectedly on Nov. 5, 2019. He was born on Jan. 16, 1954, in Boone, N.C., to the late Raleigh Howard Moretz and Lois Cook Moretz. In...

 

Kay Gasperson Garren

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul:” Psalm 23:1-3. Kay Gasperson Garren, 70, of Cedar Mountain, surrounded by the love of her...

 

John Cecil "J.C." Pressley

John Cecil “J.C.” Pressley, 88, of Brevard, went to be with the Lord the evening of Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. He was born Aug. 27, 1931, in Transylvania County to the late Houston Pressley and Lyda...

 

Deborah Lea Bearden West

Deborah (Debby) Lea Bearden West, 67, passed away peacefully at her home on Nov. 5, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father, Troy Cecil Bearden; her mother, Allene Baker Bearden; and her...

 

Teresa O'Dell Hughey

Teresa O’Dell Hughey, 56, of Marietta, Ga., passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at her home. Born in Brevard, she was a daughter of the late Willard Milton O’Dell Sr. and Peggy Owens O’Dell. She was a homemaker and was member of Highland Baptist... Full story

 

Lola "Mae" Glazener

Lola “Mae” Glazener, 88, of Brevard, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. She was born on Aug. 6, 1931, in the Dunn’s Rock Community to the late Houston B. Glazener and Bernice Hogsed Glazener. In addition to her parents, she...

 

Robert Arthur Foster

Robert Arthur Foster, who served for 44 years as a missionary in Japan, tracing a path of ministry from the bustling streets of post-war Tokyo to the rugged northern island of Hokkaido, has died. He...

 

Cody Ryan Gillespie

Cody Ryan Gillespie, 23, of Brevard passed away on Oct. 30, 2019.  He was born on July 23, 1996, in Transylvania County to Tina Gillespie Worley and Timothy Webster. He is preceded in death by his half brother, Eric Webster, maternal grandparents,... Full story

 

Betty Jean Daves

Betty Jean Daves, 82, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. She was born March 11, 1937, in Transylvania County to the late Sam and Mae Gray. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death...

 

Arlin William "Bill" Lance Jr.

Arlin William “Bill” Lance Jr. went to be with the Lord Nov. 2, 2019. He was born Dec. 24, 1942, in Transylvania County to the late Arlin William Lance and Reba Galloway Lance. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by an infant...

 

Jesse Fred Galloway

Jesse Fred Galloway, 87, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. He was born Dec. 26, 1931, in Transylvania County to the late Lesco Jackson Galloway and Ruby Masters Galloway. In addition to his...

 

Patricia Ann Dran

Patricia Ann Dran, 80, of Pisgah Forest, died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. She was a daughter of the late Alpheus Petrie and Norma Blanchford Petrie. In addition to her parents, her husband,...

 

Sylvia Josephine (Jo) Roberts

Sylvia Josephine (Jo) Roberts, 89, of Little River, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. Her family mourns her loss, but rejoices in the knowledge and comfort that she is now with her Lord and Savior. A...

 

Terrance Tobin

Terrance Tobin, 76, of Rosman passed Oct. 12, 2019. He was born in Key West, Fla., Aug. 26, 1943, to the late Royce and Berta Tobin. He is survived by his son, Terry Tobin Jr., and wife, Spring Dungan; grandchild, Luke Tobin, of Hendersonville; his...

 

Marion Chamberlain

Marion Chamberlain, 84, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at The Oaks of Brevard. She was born March 18, 1935, in upstate New York. Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brevard....

 

Alison Cheek

Alison Cheek died peacefully on Sept. 1, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Brevard. Memorial gifts may be made in her memory to El Centro, Free Rein or any charity of...

 

Donald Joseph Chappuis

Donald Joseph Chappuis, born Feb. 5, 1923, in Rayne, La., passed away on Oct. 19, 2019, in Flower Mound, Texas, where he resided the last 3-1/2 years of his life. He was the son of Elise Daboval and...

 

Ophelia Morgan McCall

Ophelia Morgan McCall, 98, of Rosman, went to meet her Lord and Savior Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Jesse Roland Morgan and Suphronia...

 

Rex Van Ellis

Rex Van Ellis, 83 of Brevard, passed away at his residence Oct. 24, 2019. A native and lifelong resident of Transylvania County, he was a son of the late Sam Van and Pauline Honeycutt Ellis. His brother, Larry Ellis, also preceded him in death. He...

 

Ralph Leon Mann Jr.

Ralph Leon Mann Jr., 66, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. He was the beloved son of the late Ralph Mann Sr. and Jane Taylor Mann. An infant brother, John Carroll Mann, preceded him in...

 

Johnny Logan Melton

Johnny Logan Melton, 65, of Rosman, passed away Oct. 19, 2019. A native and lifelong resident of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Billie Owen Gravley and Lloyd Melton Sr. He was also preceded in death by his brother, “Sweetie...

 

Emma Curtis Bradley

Emma Curtis Bradley, 93, went home to be with Jesus Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. She passed comfortably with the love and support of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at her bedside. She was born Jan. 20, 1926, in Macon County, but liv...

 

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