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Frances Hassler Orr

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Frances Hassler Orr Obituary
Frances Hassler Orr, age 90, of Hendersonville met her Savior, Jesus Christ, and her husband, Preacher Jerry Orr, along with many, many friends and loved ones on Saturday, December 27, 2014. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Veta and Albert Ford; and her two brothers, Albert Ford, Jr. and Robert Ford.
Frances loved her church; she was a faithful member of Berea Baptist Church attending Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday night even when she did not feel very well. It was very important to her to be in God's House for every scheduled service. She especially loved children. During her many years of church service, teaching Sunday school and leading the choir she watched HER church children accept Jesus as their Savior, grow up into fine young men and women and have children of their own. She loved each and every child as if they were her own.
After retiring from Olin she spent many days on the golf course and became the Ladies 18-Hole Club Champion at Crooked Creek more than once. Just before turning 80 she had to quit playing golf for health reasons and then devoted much of her time to making crafts. Her cross stitch friends at Sandy's became part of her family.
She will be greatly missed by many.
She leaves behind one daughter, Pat Hartman of Hendersonville; one granddaughter, Terri Acosta and her husband Caesar; one grandson, Mike Rikard and his wife Gina; four great-grandsons, Adam Acosta, Alston Rikard, Carson Rikard and Colton Acosta; her sister-in-law, Irene Long and her husband Robert of New York. Her family was very important to her and she loved them with all of her big heart.
A celebration of her life will be held 11:00 AM, on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Berea Baptist Church. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and at other times the family will be at Mrs. Orr's home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Frances' memory be directed to Berea Baptist Church, 626 Berea Church Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Times-News from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2014
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