James Tomberlin

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Don Tomberlin

Asheville - James Donald Tomberlin, 88, of Overlook Road, Arden, died Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Mr. Tomberlin was a Yancey County native and was a son of the late James and Hattie Hensley Tomberlin. He was an Army veteran of WW II and was a founding partner with Ellis-Tomberlin Insurance Agency, which later merged into Robinson-Conner.

He was a 50-year member of Biltmore Masonic Lodge #446, which will open at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, and he was a member of First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia Anderson Tomberlin; son, Kent Tomberlin; two grandsons, Alex and Daniel Tomberlin; sister-in-law Emogene Tomberlin, and nephew, Jeff Tomberlin.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Guy Sayles officiating. Interment with military and Masonic honors will follow at Lewis Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 5 Oak Street, Asheville, NC 28801, or to Eblen Charities, 92 Westgate Parkway, Asheville, NC 28806.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting with the arrangements and the on-line register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.



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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on May 6, 2013
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