Leicester - Juanita Meadows Sharpe, 78, of New Leicester Highway, died Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at the WNC Baptist Home.
A native of Buncombe Co., she was a daughter of the late Floyd Samuel and Florence Hawks Meadows. She was also preceded in death by brothers Wayne Meadows and Wade Meadows, and sister Katherine Meadows.
Mrs. Sharpe was the loving wife of 60 years of Wilburn Sharpe; she is also survived by daughters Donna Sharpe Sanders and husband Kenneth, and Anita Sharpe Henry and husband Kenneth; grandchildren Jason Sanders and wife Malinda, Jeremy Sanders and wife Amanda, Samuel Caleb Henry, and Joshua Ethan Henry; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers Don, Harold, Floyd, Owen, and Kyle Meadows; and sisters Betty Sharpe and Carolyn Radcliff.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at Beulah Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ricky Wolfe and the Rev. Charles Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at the Brick Church Cemetery.
Her family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family, and the online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com