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Mary Ellen Merrill

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Asheville, NC - Mary Ellen Merrill, 76, of Asheville, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 28, 2014 at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center in Asheville.

A native of Asheville, she was a daughter of the late Capt. Harold F. Brownlee and Virginia Holler Brownlee. She was a graduate of Lee Edwards High School, class of 1955, and was a member of Trinity Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Frank" Franklin Merrill.

Surviving are her children, Jeff Merrill and wife, Beth, Greg Merrill and wife, Lisa, Pam Winfree and husband, Jim, all of Asheville, and Doug Merrill and wife, Laura of Fletcher; sister, Barbara Smith and husband, Charles, of Asheville; five grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 7, 2014 at Victory Baptist Church on Olivette Road in Asheville with Rev. Mark Chase officiating.

Condolences may be made to the family at

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Mar. 5, 2014
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