Mary Kirby


BUNCOMBE CO. - Mary Ruth Nix Bugg Kirby, 71, of Buncombe County, passed away February 9, 2013. Mary is survived by husband, Kenneth E. Kirby; children, Tammy Mintz, Eugene Bugg, and Mary Hall; sister, Glenda Poole; 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and many other loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Georgia and Clifford Nix; brother, Tom Nix; and sister, Clara Nix.

Mary was a graduate of C.D. Owen High School and retired from Beacon Mfg. She enjoyed gardening, scrap-booking, making jewelry and spending time with her family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to the John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville, NC.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 12th at 1 P.M. at Mountain View Memorial Park in Black Mountain.

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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 12, 2013