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Candler - Mildred Corina Lollis Lunsford, 78, of 345 Starnes Cove Road, went to be with her Lord on Monday, January 28, 2013 at Pardee Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Buncombe County, she retired in 1992 from Westinghouse, was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church, was an avid gardener and loved to take care of others.
Mrs. Lunsford was the daughter of the late Claude Lollis and Geneva Byrd Lollis and was the wife of Melvin Lunsford who died May 29, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Marie Ollis.
Surviving are her sons, Melvin Louis Lunsford and wife Wanda Sue of Iva, SC and Marvin Lee Lunsford and wife Roseanne of Candler; daughters, Teena Lunsford DuBose and husband Jimmy of West Asheville and Teresa Lunsford Barnwell and husband Walter of Hendersonville; 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter and half brother, Bobby Lollis of Asheville.
Funeral services will be held 2 PM Thursday, January 31, 2013 in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home with Mr. Donald Wooten officiating.
Burial will follow in Pisgah View Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to: Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville, N.C. 28806.
To sign Mrs. Lunsford's guestbook online, go to "Memorials" at www.andersrice.com.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 30, 2013