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Dr. William (Bill) C. Andersen Jr.

Dr. William (Bill) C. Andersen Jr., of Brevard, moved to a new part of the universe Sept. 5, 2019, surrounded by family. He was a gifted healer who practiced at The Andersen Clinic in Fletcher. He had a seemingly unending desire to experience...

 

Malcolm Irving Bevins

Malcolm Irving Bevins, 89, of Brevard, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Born and raised in Burlington, Vt., he was a son of the late Percy Everette Bevins and Florence Shaw Bevins. In...

 

Claude Elmer "C.E." Gillespie Jr.

Claude Elmer “C.E.” Gillespie Jr., 87, of Brevard, died Sept. 16, 2019, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A native of Transylvania County, born Sept. 30, 1931, he was the son of the late Claude...

 

Eva Morris Hall

Eva Morris Hall, 87, of Brevard passed away peacefully at Four Seasons Hospice Care/Elizabeth House Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Othia Keaton and her late husband, Herbert H. Hall. Her brothers, Bradley Morris, John...

 

Linda Sue Orr Jones

Linda Sue Orr Jones, 65, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Stella Barton Orr. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Gerzcak and...

 

Virginia Burrell Lanning

Virginia Burrell Lanning, 95, passed away Sept. 15, 2019. She was born Dec. 4, 1923, in Rabun Gap, Ga., to the late Herschel Lee Burrell and Addie Welch Burrell. In addition to her parents, she was...

 

Ernest Gaines Gilstrap

Ernest Gaines Gilstrap, 92, passed away peacefully in his Easley, S.C., home, to be with our Heavenly Father Sept. 9, 2019. Born in Liberty, S.C., he was one of nine children born to William Henry...

 

Dr. Robert S. "Bob" Hoeke

Dr. Robert S. “Bob” Hoeke, 86, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at Elizabeth House Hospice in Flat Rock. He was born in Birmingham, Ala.  He was a retired professor of...

 

Rev. Ralph Lee Luker

Rev. Ralph Lee Luker, 70, of Rosman, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at the Church of God on Turnpike Roa...

 

Mary Katherine Miller Lyday

Mary Katherine Miller Lyday, 89, wife of the late William “Bill” Lyday, formerly of Transylvania County, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Born Dec. 6, 1929, in Johnsonville, Williamsburg County, S.C., she was the daughter of the late John E. Miller...

 

Claudia Marie Osby

Claudia Marie Osby, 88, of Brevard, passed away Sept. 9, 2019, at Memorial Mission Hospital, after battling various health issues. She is survived by her sister, Marilyn Tysen; brother, Maurice...

 

Ben Bolt

Ben Bolt, 86, of Pisgah Forest, passed away peacefully at his home Sept. 5, 2019. Born near the headwaters of the Tuckasegee River in Jackson County, N.C., he was the son of Lonnie and Otelia Bolt. His wife, Flora Mae Bolt, preceded him in death. He...

 

Melissa Lynn Harris

Melissa Lynn Harris, 44, of Brevard passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Woodrow Tesner. She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Archie Harris, and adoptive parents, Bill and Mary Swangum. Survivors include her...

 

Jane J. Owenby

Jane J. Owenby, 57, of Hendersonville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. A native of Honea Path, S.C., she was the daughter of Betty Jones and the late Thomas Jones. In addition to her father, her...

 

Capt. John "Jack" H. Staehle USNR (Ret.)

John H. ”Jack” Staehle, 86, of Brevard, passed away Sept. 3, 2019. He was born May 21, 1933, in Oshkosh, Wis. As a child, he learned to work with metal in his father’s tool-and-die business. He went on to earn a degree in mechanical engineering...

 

Alison Mary Cheek

Alison Mary Cheek, one of the first women priests in the Episcopal Church and a pioneer in Christian feminist biblical studies, died peacefully Sept. 1, 2019. Born April 11, 1927, in Adelaide,...

 

Minnie Lorene Scarborough Kenney Mi

nnie Lorene Scarborough Kenney, 91, of Penrose, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. A native of Arnoldsville, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Pascal and Mamie Elizabeth Hayes Scarborough. In addition to her parents, her husband of 60...

 

Dorothy (Dottie) Kosiba

Dorothy (Dottie) Kosiba, 82, of Columbus, N.C., passed away Sept. 1, 2019, from complications with ALS. She faced this disease with grace and dignity and was an inspiration to many. Her husband, Leo,...

 

Branch Elmiras Paxton III

Branch Elmiras Paxton III, 64, of Brevard, passed away peacefully at his home Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. A native of Transylvania County, he was a son of the late Thomas Wood and Jeraldine Raxter Paxton....

 

Joe James Parker

Joe James Parker, 77, of Pisgah Forest, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late James Alfred...

 

Grady Elzie "Dick" Ray

Grady Elzie “Dick” Ray, 86, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. A native of Brevard, he was the son of the late Elzie Heath and the late Rachael Ray. In addition to his parents, his...

 

Harry Crawford Corbin

Harry Crawford Corbin, 93, of Hillsborough, N.C., formally of Transylvania and Macon counties, passed away Aug. 28, 2019, in Hillsborough. A memorial service will be held at Union Grove Church Aug....

 

Thomas William "Bill" Galloway

Thomas William “Bill” Galloway, 82, of Rosman, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. He was the son of the late E.R. and Bobbie Galloway. His siblings, Charles Elam, Scott,...

 

Henry Lucien "Hank" Gauthier II

Henry Lucien “Hank” Gauthier II, passed away at his Pheasant Run residence in Cedar Mountain in August. He was born in Lowell, Mass. April 7, 1943, to his namesake, Henry L. Sr. and Cecile Gauthier. He attended Berkeley College of Music in...

 

Edward George Savage

Edward George Savage, 88, of Hendersonville, passed away Aug. 22, 2019. A native of Providence, R.I., he was the son of the late Frank Arthur and Pearl Wieczorek Gecawicz. In addition to his parents, his son, Paul Savage and his brother, Frank...

 

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