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Anderson, Shirley - Asheville  
Shirley Anderson Asheville, NC - Shirley Graham Anderson, 64, passed unexpectedly Thursday, January 22, 2015. Shirley was born Sept. 1, 1950 in Winston-Salem, NC to Miles and Ella Lena Graham. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Barbara Scotia College and followed with a Masters degree in Counseling from North Carolina Central University. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Links, Inc. She spent the last 10 years of her life doing what she loved most, teaching and counseling children at the YWCA of Asheville. Although she only birthed four, she was a mother, a friend and confidant to many. She was a woman of distinction, filled with love, and full of life. She lived for her family, volunteering, traveling, shopping, dancing and a good cold brew. Without reservation, she was the most selfless and giving person. She was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Graham; mother-in-law, Euralee Anderson. She is survived by her husband, Albert B. Anderson, MD; children, Stacy (Dexter) Anderson-Blakney, Courtney Anderson, Tiffany Anderson (Richard Bazzelle) and Albert (Kortnie) Anderson; parents, Miles and Ella Lena Graham; brothers, Samuel (Janice) Graham and Gaston (Ilda) Graham; sisters, Constance Graham, Mary Graham and Vanessa (Anthony) Campbell; father-in-law, Lus Anderson; brother-in-law, Lemuel Anderson, Sr.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins; other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Wednesday, 7 to 9 PM in the chapel of Ray & Allen Funeral Service, 127 McDowell St. A celebration of her life will be 12 noon, Thursday, Nazareth First Missionary Baptist Church, with Bishop Carolyn Briggs officiating. Burial will be in the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the Shirley G. Anderson Student Enrichment Fund, YWCA of Asheville, 185 S French Broad Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 to benefit children who cannot afford afterschool or summer camp programs. Acknowledgments may be received at rayandallenfuneralservice.com .
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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times from Jan. 24 to Jan. 28, 2015
Browning, Sandra D. - Nebo  
Sandra D. Browning, 69, Nebo, died 01-25-2015. Arrangements: Westmoreland Funeral Home.
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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 27, 2015
Bryson, Marjorie Evelyn - Andrews  
Marjorie Evelyn Bryson, 80, Andrews, died 01-23-2015. Arrangements: Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews.
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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 27, 2015
Burhoe, Erwin Gant - Asheville  
Asheville - Erwin Gant Burhoe, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015. Age 93, she was born on April 6, 1921 in Burlington, NC to Agnes Moffett Ravenel Gant and Roger Gant. She is preceded in death by her son, Donald Ingram Burhoe, Jr., her husband, Donald Ingram Burhoe, her sister, Agnes Ravenel Gant Harrison, and her brother, Roger Gant, Jr. She was a former resident of Park Road in Biltmore Forest and of Burnsville. Surviving family members include four daughters, Erwin Burhoe Gunnells and husband, Jimmy, of Asheville; grandchildren, John Homer Byrd III, and wife, Vanessa Cram Byrd, and their two sons of Asheville, Corinna Erwin Byrd and husband, David Sims, and their two children of Durham, and Margaret Adger Byrd and husband, Judson Bledsoe, and their daughter of Wilmington; daughter, Mary Burhoe Gillam, husband Thomas Scott Gillam, Jr., of Asheville; grandsons, Thomas Scott Gillam III of Elon, Donald Ingram Gillam of Hickory, Francis Burhoe Gillam and wife, Anne Elizabeth Franklin Gillam, and their son of Blacksburg, Virginia; daughter, Janet Burhoe-Jones and husband, James Munroe Jones; granddaughter, Josie Daniels Doak and her husband, Hoyt Buchannan Doak IV, and their son of New Bern, NC, granddaughter, Janet Burhoe Daniels; daughter, Agnes Burhoe Powell and husband, William Luther Powell, II, of Windsor, NC; granddaughter, Agnes Powell Zamir and husband, John Zamir, and their daughter of Santa Barbara, CA, granddaughter, Ella Julia Powell Forehand and husband, Jamie Scott Forehand, and their daughters of Hampstead, NC and granddaughter, Mary Powell Tavel and husband, Sebastien Tavel, of Alexandria, VA. She attended public schools in Burlington, and graduated from St. Mary's School for Girls in Raleigh and from Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans. During the Second World War she helped design airplanes for the Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Company in Baltimore, where she met her husband, an officer stationed there with the U.S. Coast Guard. The couple moved to Burnsville in 1949, where they raised their family. He worked for and eventually became manager of The Glen Raven Mills textile plant. She was active in many civic and charitable organizations, particularly the Girl Scouts and her church. She led troops locally and represented the Pisgah District regionally. She and her family were faithful members of First Presbyterian Church where she served as Chair of the Building Committee. Additionally, she was Yancey County's representative for the NC School of the Arts. In 1970 the family moved to Asheville where she was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, the Children's Welfare League, the Biltmore Forest Country Club, and Biltmore Forest Garden Club. In private life, she was an artist, working in many mediums, a writer of humor and light verse and a gardener. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 10th at Trinity Episcopal Church. A reception will follow in Tuton Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Deerfield Employees Appreciation Fund, 1617 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803 or to Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family and the memorial register is available at grocefuneralhome.com.
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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times from Jan. 4 to Jan. 31, 2015
Cowart Sr., William Frederick - Franklin  
William Frederick Cowart, 81, Franklin, died 01-24-2015. Arrangements: Macon Funeral Home.
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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 27, 2015
Crawford, William Monroe - Sylva  
William, Monroe Crawford, 81, Sylva, died 01-25-2015. Arrangements: Melton Funeral Home.
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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 27, 2015
Daugherty, Aaron - Asheville  
Aaron Wayne Daugherty Asheville - Aaron Wayne Daugherty, age 38, of Asheville, NC, entered eternal rest on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC. Aaron was born March 6, 1976 in Asheville, NC to the late Kathlene Daugherty and her surviving husband, Frederick Daugherty of Asheville. Preceded in death by a brother, Frederick L. Daugherty; maternal grandmother, Jean Jewel; and paternal grandparents, Nelson and Inez Daugherty. Aaron was a graduate of A.C. Reynolds High School class of 1994. Aaron was a loyal friend, caring confidant and shining light in the lives of all who met him. Aaron leaves to cherish his memories his loving father, Frederick Daugherty; beloved siblings, David L. Daugherty, Fredericka Lee Daugherty, Kristine Clark and Keith Daugherty. He leaves behind four fun loving nephews, two lovely nieces and one great niece. Wise aunts, Carolyn Copeland (Buford), Anne Chester and Patsy Daugherty. A wide collection of caring cousins and a vast number of devoted friends. Each family member and friend will forever be touched by the love he shared with them. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Mills Chapel Baptist Church in Black Mountain, with a visitation to be held for family and friends one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be made online at www.PenlandFamilyFuneralHome.com
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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 27, 2015
Dorsey, Albert - Woodfin  
Albert Dorsey, 86, Woodfin, died 01-26-2015. Arrangements: West Funeral Home.
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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 27, 2015
Drawdy, Berlie - Hayesville  
Berlie Drawdy, 90, Hayesville, died 01-23-2015. Arrangements: Townson-Rose Funeral Home.
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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 27, 2015
Hodgin, Joseph Thad "Joe" - Franklin  
Joseph "Joe" Thad Hodgin, 95, Franklin, died 01-25-2015. Arrangements: Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.
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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 27, 2015
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