Jan 23, 1927 - Nov 15, 2023
Thomas Elic Robinson
Oct 07, 1928 - Feb 28, 2024
Thomas Elic Robinson, age 95, of Mills River, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Sapphire Ridge Health and Rehab in Bevard, NC surrounded by family as he went to his heavenly home. Thomas was born on October 7, 1928, in Yancey County, NC to the late Greenberry Robinson and Bessie Mae McIntosh Robinson. He worked for Biltmore Dairy as a Milk Bottler and was retired. He was a faithful and lifelong member of Boiling Springs Baptist Church. Throughout his life Elic was known for his spiritual service, as a deacon. He was a master gardener and shared his fruits and veggies with friends and neighbors. He loved his farm. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Annie Bell Freeman Robinson; sisters, Mary Lou Jamerson, Grace Ray, Inez Quinn, and Shirley Robinson; brothers, David (Carmel) Robinson, Gay Robinson, Dewey Robinson, Cecil Robinson, Frank Robinson, Earl Robinson and Jerry Robinson; and granddaughter Amy Rast. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his sons, Tommy (Hazel) Robinson of Mills River, NC and Chance ( Shelby) Lands of Hendersonville, NC; two daughters, Janice Hill of Mills River, NC and Linda (Bobby) Goodwin of Columbia, SC; four grandchildren, Chris Hill, Rodney Robinson and Crystal Gardner; 14 great-grandchildren, Kaitlin, Starr, Chase, Logan, Amber, Walker, Alissa, Marshall, Mason, Levi, Laken, Locklin, Linley, and Leo; and two sisters, Betty Ray of Madison County, NC and Pansy Hathaway of Weaverville, NC. A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 3:00 pm at Boiling Springs Baptist Church, 1291 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC 28732, with Pastor Phillip Luther officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior at Boiling Springs Baptist Church from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Burial will follow the service at the church Cemetery. The family respectfully asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Four Season Hospice and Boiling Springs Baptist Church, building fund. Online Condolences may be made at www.penlandfamilyfuneralhome.com Penland Family Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Robinson Family at this time.
Mary "Betty" McCall Owen
Oct 21, 1923 - Feb 17, 2024
Mary “Betty” McCall Owen Betty Owen of Brevard peacefully passed at home February, 17th 2024, at the age of 100, surrounded by loved ones. She was a lifelong resident of Transylvania county, born October 21, 1923 at the Duckworth mansion in Brevard. She only weighed 2.5 pounds at birth, and because of her size, she had to be placed in a shoe box with a hot water bottle. She was preceded in death by her parents Frederick Marvin McCall Sr. Clerk of Court for Transylvania county for 17 years, mother Ruby Duckworth McCall of Brevard and her two brothers Fredrick Marvin McCall Jr. of Houston, Mississippi (wife Irene), and adopted brother Jim Curry of Florida (wife Anne). Betty met her husband who also preceded her in death, Marvin Owen of Brevard, after he returned from serving in the army during WWII. They married July 26th, 1946 and were married just shy of 50 years. She was a loving mother to four boys and two girls. She leaves behind son Ronnie Owen (wife Betty) of Brevard who gave her grandsons Jonathan and Steven Owen, daughter Wanda Burnette (husband Bill) of Mills River who is mother to Sabrina Morgan and Sharon Hamilton, son John Owen (wife Sharon) of Appling, GA who is father to John Alan Owen, son Mike Owen (wife Phyllis) of Pisgah Forest, father of Tammy McCall and Timothy Owen, daughter Peggy Wahab (husband Abdul) of Cedar Mountain who is mother to Brook Boone and Charles Whitmire, and son Robert Owen of Miami, FL. She was granny to multiple great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Betty loved playing bingo with her many friends at Silvermont and at Davidson River Lions Club. The family gives special thanks to David and Martha Butler and friends for years of birthday celebrations given to her at the club. The family also gives special thanks to her grandson John Alan Owen for many dedicated years of taking care of his granny up until her passing. The family also appreciates all the hospice nurses and staff that cared for her during this recent transition. A special thanks also goes to the Zajac family for organizing her 100th birthday celebration. She began her career at Ecusta in 1941 and retired from Gladfelter at age 70. Never having a license to drive, Betty walked from Maple Street to Duckworth Avenue after retirement to volunteer at the Sharing House for several years. She was a speed reader who enjoyed inspirational novels, traveling to Gatlinburg, TN, Isle of Palms, SC, and cruising the Caribbean. She never knew a stranger. She attended First Baptist as a child and later rededicated her life to Jesus through baptism at Carr’s Hill Baptist Church in 1993. Her bubbly yet feisty personality will be dearly missed. She is now with her husband, mother, and father who she missed every day. Now she is laughing and telling the stories of her long life to her family in heaven. She loved life and lived it to the fullest! A celebration of life will be held at the First Baptist Church of Brevard on Saturday, February 24th. Visitation will begin at 2 PM, with services to immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sharing House of Brevard through their website at www.sharinghouse.org. To to the family or in memory of Mary ''Betty'' Owen McCall, please
Stephanie Caroll Welsh Daggett
Mar 24, 1945 - Feb 08, 2024
Stephanie "Caroll" Welsh Daggett, 78, of Brevard, North Carolina, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. Born March 24, 1945, in Charlotte, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Frances Bennett Welsh and Steve Sowell Welsh. As a child and young adult, she attended Park Road Baptist Church with her family. Caroll is survived by her loving children; son Raymond "Erl" Campbell (Kari) of Belmont, N.C. along with their children, Chris (Rachel), Lauren (Brenden) and Ryan; Her daughter Cathy Patterson of Sanford, N.C. along with her children, Trever (Heidi), Makayla (Jonathan) and Joshua and great-granddaughter, Eleanor; Her sisters Kay Allen (Jud) and Sandy Newnan (Bill), & many more loving family members and friends. In addition to her parents, Caroll was preceded in death by her brother, Steve Sowell Welsh, Jr., and her husband, Ben Daggett. Caroll was born and raised in Charlotte, N.C. where she attended Myers Park High School. She later graduated from Furman University. She enjoyed employment with the US Postal Service, Charlotte Police Department, and Gwynn Valley Camp for Boys and Girls as well as owning her own Dog Grooming business. She was an avid reader and a lover of animals and wildlife. She enjoyed arts and crafts and hiking mountain trails in western NC. with her husband, Ben. She found joy in simplicity and practicality, nature and making memories with family and friends. Her quiet demeanor often brought surprise laughter to others with her sense of humor. She was dedicated to living her life with a spirit of kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity. Following Caroll's wishes, the family will have a private time of gathering, to share memories and to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to St. Jude's Children Hospital, VIA Hospice. To donate to St. Jude's Children Hospital, . To donate to VIA Hospice, . Online condolences may be made at www.HankinsandWhittington.com.
Geneva Martha Whitmire Volrath
Feb 03, 1931 - Feb 08, 2024
Brevard – Geneva Martha Whitmire Volrath (Nana), 93, of Brevard, peacefully went to be with her heavenly father on February 8th, 2024, while at home surrounded by her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Loon and Edith Bell Whitmire; her husband of 50 years William (Bill) Volrath; her brothers, Roy C. Whitmire, James Paul Whitmire, Charles Whitmire, Russell Whitmire; and her sister, Mary Greene. Geneva was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who spent her working career as a seamstress making dresses at Ruth Original Clothing factories throughout Western North Carolina. During her career, she was an educator at Blue Ridge Community College where she shared her passion for sewing with inquisitive young minds. Some of the dresses that she made were featured in the 1981 film Mommy Dearest, staring Joan Crawford. She is survived by her two sisters, Roberta Stewart of Pickens, South Carolina and Bonnie W. Leopard of Brevard, five children, Linda Morris (Larry) of Brownsville, Kentucky, Danny Volrath of Brevard, Billy Volrath (Jackie) of Brevard, Deborah Newman of Brevard, and Sandra Wright-Haskell of Brevard, five grandchildren, nine great-great grandchildren, and four great-great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the Rathburn House, 121 Sherwood Rd, Asheville, NC 28803. A celebration of life for Geneva will be announced at a later date Online condolences may be left at www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com. Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family.
Brenda M. Hohstadt
Mar 05, 1951 - Feb 05, 2024
Brevard - Brenda M. Hohstadt, 72 of Brevard, NC passed away on Feb. 5, 2024. She is predeceased by her mother, Mary Edna Leopard and her brother, Parker Eugene Leopard. She was an educator and worked at the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC prior to an accident which left her paralyzed at the age of 37. Brenda is survived by two sisters, Patsy L. Schmidt, SC and Shirley Geitner, FL. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews A graveside service will be held 11am, Monday, February 12, 2024 at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory, Pisgah Forest, NC. Online condolences may be left at www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com. Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family
Sheri Rene Ubel
Dec 31, 1962 - Feb 01, 2024
Sheri Rene Ubel of Brevard, North Carolina, passed February 1, 2024. Born December 31, 1962, to Kenneth Whitmire and the late Sherry Shannon in Los Angeles, California, Sheri was sixty-two. Sheri was a member of the congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Brevard. She is survived by her husband, Frank Ubel, daughter, Karissa Yusifzai, and her father, Kenneth Whitmire. Memorial on February 17 at 3:00 p. m. an will be available on Zoom To to the family or in memory of Sheri Rene Ubel, please
John Paul Rose
Apr 15, 1976 - Feb 01, 2024
Obituary for John Paul Rose 4-15-1976 through 2-1-2024 John Paul Rose, who preferred to go by the name of Johnpaul, went to rest in the early morning hours of February 1st, 2024, in his daughter’s home where he wanted to be. He was born in Henderson County to parents Vicky Jo Summey and Howard Vance Rose. Johnpaul lived in Transylvania County and was passionate about laying rock and his family; especially being a grandfather. Johnpaul was stubborn and as strong as an ox. He could make something work with nothing, was adamant about recycling, and never met a stranger. He loved all kids and making them smile. He was everyone’s brother, second dad or PawPaul. He believed in paying it forward, being a good person, and he always chose love. He loved rock n roll especially Metallica, GNR, Ozzy, and southern rock like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Jr. He loved being outdoors, American muscle, motorcycles, and anything with an engine in it. Johnpaul helped everyone he could, and he would sacrifice himself at any given moment for his kids or loved ones. He is preceded in death by both parents Vicky and Vance, Pat Holden Lance of French Broad Grocery, his chihuahuas Buddy and Teeniweinie, numerous family members, and lots of friends gone too soon. He is survived in death by his children Lacie Rose, Gayvn Jones, Jasmine DeRose, and Brandy O’Shields, Brendan Rose; his bestest friend in the whole world and grandson; stepfather, Sam Ramsey and stepfather, Johnny Robinson who raised him as his own and taught him how to be a good man; his brothers, James Robinson, Jeremey Robinson, Howard Rose, and other Rose siblings; nephews Austin Robinson, Clayton Riddle, and Levi, Tyler, and Dylan Rose; nieces, Emily Robinson, Alysia Robinson, Jacqueline Holden, and Nicole Riddle; aunts Marjorie Rose, Racheal Brandt, Acada, Lora, and other aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins. Johnpaul considered many people his family even if they weren’t blood relatives including Tom Lee, who might as well be a brother. Johnpaul’s Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm on Sunday, February 11th at Quebec Community Center. Anyone who loved and respected him are invited to attend to share memories, stories, and pictures. Flowers and donations can be addressed to: Lacie Rose PO Box 994 Rosman NC 28772 Online condolences may be left at www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com.
Craig Merritt Cheek
Nov 05, 1950 - Feb 03, 2024
Craig Merritt Cheek, 73, of Brevard, went to be with the Lord February 3, 2024. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Judy Cheek; daughter, Amber Cheek; son, Courtney Cheek; grandchildren, Alissa Cheek, and Andrew Cheek; brother Don Cheek; nephew Sonny White. Throughout his life he never met a stranger. From his time working at Ingles and Lowe’s he seemed to know everyone in this community and could put a smile on their face. He loved camping, going to the lake, being camp cook at the hunting club, gathering with his long time neighbors/friends on the weekend to work on a project, and of course his Clemson Tigers/Pittsburgh Steelers. He loved bragging about his grandchildren to anyone that would listen. Upon retirement he went to work with his son as a truck driver. He would tell you it was the best job he ever had. He was loved by his fellow co-workers always bringing a smile to their faces. A memorial service is planned for February 10, 2024, at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 1pm with memorial service to follow at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to: East Fork Baptist Church PO Box 576 Rosman, NC 28772 Online condolences may be left at www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com.
Sapphire - Starr Lancaster Quinn
Dec 25, 1929 - Feb 03, 2024
Sapphire - Starr Lancaster Quinn closed her eyes here on Earth and opened them in Heaven to the arms of her Savior. She passed peacefully in her sleep during the morning of February 3, 2024, thus concluding just over 94 years of faithful love and service to her LORD. She was greeted in Heaven by her Husband, Milton H. Quinn. She was also preceded by her parents Burton Lee Lancaster and Edna Orr Lancaster, brothers Donald, Edward, and Johnny, a grandchild, Angela Felton, and many close friends and family. Starr was an accomplished artist and has left her mark everywhere she went, with beautiful paintings, many of which she created for churches throughout her life. She was a lifelong student of art and taught art classes at Tabernacle Baptist School in Virginia Beach in her earlier years. She met her future husband at the age of 15, dated through the rest of school. She graduated in June and was married in August. She was a faithful wife for 72 years before he passed away. She and her husband bought property in Sapphire because she said, “This is the most beautiful place of all my travels-nothing surpasses the 4 seasons of the mountains of NC.” She was an active member of Whitewater Baptist Church for decades and could always be heard Praising the Lord and singing for His glory and helping create the best “dinner on the grounds” around! She and her husband built and ran Starr’s Mountain Gallery for several years where she guided lost travelers to the local waterfalls, sold her art and crafts, and made it her mission to give away as many Bibles as possible. In her last few years she moved to an assisted living facility where she enjoyed being active with her neighbors, playing (and winning!) BINGO, feeding the chickens and playing with the birds, guinea pigs, turtles and all the pets they brought to visit. She continued to created art pieces and gave them away to visitors and staff alike admonishing them to “keep praising the Lord! Yes, yes, yes!” She was adored by all who met her and helped care for her and was always a ray of sunshine. She was visited often by friends and family from near and far and enjoyed FaceTiming on her Grandpad daily with family too far to visit. She is survived by two older brothers, Billy Lancaster of South Carolina and Stanley Lancaster of Virginia, two younger sisters Nancy Giles of Texas, and Naida Forbes of Virginia, four children, Milton “Micky” Quinn Jr. of Virginia, Lenore McCollum of North Carolina, Christine Joyner (Ben) of South Carolina, and Yvonne Saxon (Bill) of Virginia. She also leaves behind six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 2pm, Friday, February 9, 2024 at Whitewater Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Internment will follow in Montvale Whitewater Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Bible Team, Tabernacle Baptist Missions International in honor of her desire to send out as many Bibles as possible. Online condolences may be left at www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com. Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family.
Gregg Lee Crowell
Mar 21, 1951 - Feb 02, 2024
Gregg Lee Crowell age 72 of Lake Toxaway passed away at Care Partners in Brevard on Friday, February 02, 2024. He was born March 21, 1951 to Walter Crowell and Florence Smith in Nassau County, New York and grew up in Asheville, North Carolina. He was a graduate of Asheville Catholic High School, Berea College and received his MBA from Western Carolina University. He was a disabled Vietnam veteran. In Vietnam he fought with distinction with HHC 214th Combat Aviation Battalion as a Light weapons Infantryman with the Airborne Pathfinders. Through his actions in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star. After Vietnam he went on to become a building contractor, a plumbing contractor, and a Real Estate Broker. He worked with his father, Walter Crowell in both the construction and restaurant businesses. Over the years he volunteered with many organizations including the Lake Toxaway Volunteer Fire Dept., Transylvania County Library, Transylvania Literacy Council, North Toxaway Baptist Church Food Bank, and the Lake Toxaway Community Center. He also went on church mission trips and disaster relief trips. He had a heart for the disadvantaged and suffering children in this world. He was a Baptist and a man of great faith. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lodema Debty, daughter Bethany Hall (James) of La Luz, New Mexico, granddaughter Juliana Hall, a son Travis Crowell of Boone, North Carolina, a sister Deborah Carter (Mark) of New Market, Tennessee. Four brothers: Gary Crowell (Sandi) of Texas, Glenn Crowell (Donna) of Hayesville, Jeff Crowell (Anne) of Hendersonville and Billy Crowell (Gretchen) of Knoxville, Tennessee. He is also survived by his mother-in- law, Sadie Debty of Marble whom he loved dearly. Three sisters-in-law: Reatha Brown (Larry) of Andrews, Connie Phillips (William) of Marble and Pamela Flowers of Blairsville, Georgia. Three brothers-in-law: Johnny Debty of Elberton, Georgia, Walter Debty (Dianne) of Marble and Robert Debty of Marble. He also leaves behind his life-long best friend Hobert Shelton of Asheville. Visitation will be from 5pm-7pm Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at Moody-Connelly Funeral Home in Brevard. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, February 7,2024 at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home. Interment will follow at 2 PM at the North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, North Carolina. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Pre Born 4333 W. 71st St. Indianapolis, IN 46268 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Mat 10:32 – 33 Online condolences may be left at www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com.