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HENDERSONVILLE - Genieve Olmstead Maxey, 87, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Carolina Village in Hendersonville after a lingering illness.
She was a native of Tampa, Fla. and had resided in Hendersonville since 1968. Mrs. Maxey was the daughter of the late Gerard Cyrus Olmstead and Winnie Frazier Olmstead. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Joseph Ellett Maxey; one sister, Gayle Eads; and two brothers, Grant Olmstead and Glenn Olmstead.
She is survived by two sisters, Gladys Hardwicke of Boydton, Va. and Grace Gregory and husband, Todd, of Vestavia Hills, Ala.; two sons, Joseph E. Maxey, Jr. and wife, Tammy, of Hendersonville and John D.Maxey and wife, Lynn, of Arlington, Va.; a daughter, Mary Maxey Begley and husband, Wendell, of Black Mountain, N.C.; five grandchildren, Ryan Maxey and wife, Yamila, of Oakland, Calif., Anna Maxey of Atlanta, Ga., Kari Maxey of Athens, Ga., Erin Maxey of Portland, Ore., and Christian Maxey of Hendersonville; one great grandchild, Ava Genieve Maxey of Oakland, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews.
In earlier years, she traveled the world and was an avid golfer at the Hendersonville Country Club. Genieve was a member of Hendersonville's Covenant Presbyterian Church. She always enjoyed and cherished time with her family and many friends.
A memorial service will be held 3 PM Saturday afternoon, May 26, 2012 at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville with Pastor Don Taws officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2101 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville, NC, 28739 or the
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd. & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times from May 24 to May 25, 2012