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Asheville - Katherine Huntley Allison, 92, of Asheville, loving mother of Linda A. Henderson, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Katherine was born in Henderson County, on August 8, 1920. She was the daughter of the late Dewey Huntley and Bertha Justus Huntley

In November, 1943, Katherine married Harold Allison in Greenville, SC and they lived in Biltmore/Asheville for 53 years with their daughter, Linda.

After many years of service, Katherine retired from Asheville Mfg. Company. She was a lifetime member of Middlefork Baptist Church, Bat Cave, NC.

She was a caring and devoted mother and a loving wife. She had a sweet and generous spirit and a passion for her family. She loved the outdoors, walking, and her hobbies were sewing and gardening.

Katherine was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, William Harold Allison, infant twin sons, two sisters, Faye Merrill and Marie Fite and two nephews, Brian McAbee and Forest Freeman. She is survived by her daughter, Linda A. Henderson, Greenville, SC, with whom she lived with for the past 10 years; a sister, Louise Earley of Fairview; a brother, William Walter "Bud" Huntley and sister-in-law, Ophelia Dotson Huntley of Fairview; nieces and nephews: Steve McAbee, Jerry McAbee, Sandra Blanks, Debra Lyda, Patricia Coley, Rachel Patton, Doug Merrill, Marti Hampton and Anita Sarkis and many cousins.

A private graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 11:30 am at Chimney Rock Baptist Church, Lake Lure, NC with the Rev. John J. Huntley officiating. Immediately following the service, a reception luncheon will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Church.

Memorial gifts may be made to the , 4124 Clemson Blvd., Anderson, SC 29621.

A special thank you to Blue Ridge Hospice, Homewatch Caregivers, Sharikea and Ellyse.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family and the memorial register is available at


Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on May 14, 2013
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