Roy Marlowe (1916 - 2012)

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Roy D. Marlowe

Fairview - Roy D. Marlowe, 96, of Fairview, died Monday, December 31, 2012 at the Charles George VA Hospice Center.

A lifelong resident of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Alonzo and Nellie Bass Marlowe. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary McBrayer and brothers, Johnson Marlowe, Paul Marlowe, Charles Marlowe, Leslie Marlowe and Butch Marlowe.

Mr. Marlowe was a retired building contractor and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Nesbitts Chapel United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marcia Tarbert Marlowe; daughter, Donna Marlowe; son, Roy Marlowe, Jr.; granddaughter, Casey Marlowe; two sisters, Martha Godley of Charlotte and Sarah Cauble of Fairview and one brother, Horace Marlowe of Fairview.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 4, 2013 at Nesbitts Chapel United Methodist Church with Pastor Tony Moreau officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 pm Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian in Arden.

Memorial donations may be made to Hearts for Heaven, 1264 Willow Oaks Trail, Matthews, NC 28104 or Nesbitts Chapel UMC, 103 Caubleville Drive, Fletcher, NC 28732 or the Charles George VA Hospice Center, 1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805.

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Funeral Home
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 252-3535
Funeral Home Details
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 3, 2013
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