Eula Neely

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Eula Frances


Arden - On Sunday, December 30, 2012, Eula "Fran" B. Neely, was taken from her Earthly pilgrimage journey into her real home by a loving Heavenly Father.

Eula was born November 30, 1930 to the late Baxter D. and Bertha C. Buckner in Henderson County. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, James W. Neely, who died on October 13, 1991.

Most of her adult life was spent in Buncombe County. She was a loving wife, a beautiful homemaker and mother. Also, she was an active member of Crossroads Assembly of God for over 35 years.

Her passion was in the banking world from which she retired on her birthday in 1994, after 28 years of service. She was loved and admired by her customers, fellow employees and peers.

Eula is survived by one son, Michael C. Neely and his wife, Bonnie, of Arden; one grandson, Cameron; one sister, Edith B. Gill of Tryon; two brothers, Claude A. Buckner of Marion and Lloyd W. Buckner and his wife, Betty, of Etowah. She is also survived by six nieces, one nephew and a host of friends and loved ones.

The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 at the funeral home with Pastor Michael Brown and Pastor Wade Zachary officiating. Interment will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Eula's memory to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

An online memorial register is available at


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Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 252-3535
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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 1, 2013
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