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Asheville - Kathleen White Hoffman, 98, of Asheville died Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the John F. Keever Jr. Solace center. Born in Hartwell GA, she moved with her parents at an early age to Asheville. A lifelong resident of Asheville, she was the daughter of the late R.B and Hattie Lucille White. She was also preceded in death by her husband Dr. Robert R. Hoffman in 1993, daughter Mary Ann Nelson earlier this year, and brothers Neal R. White and L.A. White.
Mrs. Hoffman was active as a freelance Interior Decorator for many years and later in a retail card and gift shop. She was also involved for many years with civic and social organizations. She was a longtime member of Central United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her sons, Richard E. Hoffman and wife Gleyn of Asheville and William Gerald Allen and wife Nancy of Charlotte NC, and seven grandchildren, Melanie Hoffman Morris and husband John of Summerfield NC, Kimberly Hoffman Luksic and husband Vele of Durham, Greg Allen and wife Marcia of Charlotte, Carla Allen Davis and husband Randy of Charlotte, Robin Allen and wife Melanie of Charlotte, Mark Allen and wife Kim of St. Louis MO, Leisa Nelson of Stockbridge GA, and nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Lewis Memorial Cemetery with Dr. Robert Blackburn, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Wednesday at Morris Funeral Home 304 Merrimon Ave.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Church, 27 Church St., Asheville NC, 28801 or Care Partners Hospice - Solace Center, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville NC, 28813.
Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent through the website www.morrisfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Morris Funeral Home
304 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times from Nov. 5 to Nov. 7, 2013