Vernise McFarland

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Vernise Owenby McFarland

Asheville - Vernise Owenby McFarland, 87, of Asheville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at her daughter's home.

A native of Buncombe County she was the daughter of the late Baxter and Minnie McAbee Owenby. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Grover McFarland, Jr.; nine brothers and sisters; and a granddaughter, Angi Carithers.

She is survived by her children: Deby Ward and her husband, Brian, of Swannanoa, Carolyn Bishop, and Bruce Hunsinger and his wife, Paula, both of Black Mountain; two great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

Graveside services will be held at 3 PM Sunday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. James Lamb officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 - 2:30 PM Sunday at Anders-Rice Funeral Home.

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Funeral Home
Anders-Rice Funeral Home & Cremation Center
1428 Patton Ave Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 254-3511
Funeral Home Details
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 22, 2014
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