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News obit: Bluegrass musician and music super-fan Lloyd Johnson dies

News obit: Bluegrass musician and music super-fan Lloyd Johnson dies

A crowdfunding campaign has been established to create the Lloyd Johnson Memorial Scholarship.

by July 1, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
News obit: Roz Marlowe, French Broad Food Co-op ‘wise woman’

News obit: Roz Marlowe, French Broad Food Co-op ‘wise woman’

Rosalind “Roz” A. Marlowe, known as the food co-op “medicine women,” treated her customers with equal doses of herbal remedies and love.

by September 28, 2015 3 comments Asheville News
News obit: Stephen Jones, lifelong educator and Asheville community leader

News obit: Stephen Jones, lifelong educator and Asheville community leader

A memorial service at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville is set for 3 p.m. on Jan. 30.

by January 12, 2015 0 comments Asheville News
News obit: Frances Jeanette ‘Granny’ Riddle, fixture at West Asheville Ingles, dies

News obit: Frances Jeanette ‘Granny’ Riddle, fixture at West Asheville Ingles, dies

Granny, an Ingles employee since 1966, touched many with her kindness and sense of humor.

by November 26, 2014 3 comments Asheville News
News obit: Asheville philanthropist Adelaide Daniels Key has died

News obit: Asheville philanthropist Adelaide Daniels Key has died

Key made her mark across the Tar Heel state, but most notably in Western North Carolina, where she championed health care and children’s causes.

by August 21, 2014 8 comments Asheville News
New obit: Nilous Avery, 51-year-pastor at Hill Street Baptist Church in Asheville

New obit: Nilous Avery, 51-year-pastor at Hill Street Baptist Church in Asheville

Avery was a pillar in the Asheville community for more than half a century.

by March 19, 2014 1 comment Asheville News
News obit: Martin Nesbitt, politician for the people of Western North Carolina, dies

News obit: Martin Nesbitt, politician for the people of Western North Carolina, dies

Nesbitt’s funeral is set for Tuesday at Biltmore Baptist Church.

News obit: John Lantzius, key figure in downtown Asheville revitalization, dies

News obit: John Lantzius, key figure in downtown Asheville revitalization, dies

The Lantzius name has been synonymous with Lexington Avenue, Asheville’s most eclectic street, for decades.

by February 20, 2014 7 comments Asheville News
News obit: Jason Crosby, Asheville bartender that community rallied for, dies

News obit: Jason Crosby, Asheville bartender that community rallied for, dies

Earlier this year, Asheville bartenders raised money for Crosby, a well-known mixologist at The Junction.

News obit: William A. Bell, West Asheville businessman

News obit: William A. Bell, West Asheville businessman

Bell was co-owner of Main Auto Parts and Bell Mini Storage.

News obit: Folk legend Richie Havens

News obit: Folk legend Richie Havens

Havens, the Woodstock alum, played Asheville many times in recent years.

by April 22, 2013 0 comments Asheville Music
News obit: Dotson Wright, owner of Rollin’ Pin Bakery in Asheville

News obit: Dotson Wright, owner of Rollin’ Pin Bakery in Asheville

Wright was a master baker, Lion’s Club president, bible class teacher and a darn good professional boxer.

by April 18, 2013 0 comments Asheville News
George Beverly Shea, at 101 years old, served as grand marshal of Montreat's July Fourth parade three years ago. / Photo by Jason Sandford

News obit: George Beverly Shea, the voice of Billy Graham Evangelical Association

The legendary 104-year-old gospel singer died in Montreat.

by April 17, 2013 0 comments Asheville News
News obit: Aimee Wallis Buchanan, cofounder of Asheville Youth Mission

News obit: Aimee Wallis Buchanan, cofounder of Asheville Youth Mission

Aimee Wallis Buchanan died of flu-related complications. She was 44.

by February 7, 2013 0 comments Asheville News
News obit: William Winkenwerder, long-time Asheville hotel, restaurant owner

News obit: William Winkenwerder, long-time Asheville hotel, restaurant owner

William Winkenwerder, 90, and his family owned a number of motor courts, hotels and the beloved Wink’s Drive-In.

by February 7, 2013 0 comments Asheville News
News obit: Peggy Irwin, founder of ChainFree Asheville

News obit: Peggy Irwin, founder of ChainFree Asheville

A champion for chained dogs, Irwin founded a local organization that builds fences and houses for them.

by October 21, 2012 0 comments Asheville News, Asheville pets

News obit: Frankie Poteat, former Old Fort police chief and first female police chief in North Carolina

From WLOS.com: Mrs. Frankie Crane Poteat, 75, of Old Fort, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012 at her residence in Old Fort. Born on June 26, 1936 in McDowell County, she was the daughter of the late Gudger Crane and Bertie Mae Parkins Morris. Mrs. Poteat was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Old Fort. She retired as[Read More…]

by June 11, 2012 0 comments Asheville News

Goodbye, Doc. Enjoy those uncloudy days

Here are a few photos I shot of Doc Watson over the years of attending Merlefest. The Saturday morning show Doc did every year at the festival was always the best, in my mind. More intimate. More of a feeling of Doc taking you to church with his music. The beauty of his music on those mornings made me cry.[Read More…]

by May 30, 2012 3 comments Asheville Music

News obit: Barbara Keleher, first woman elected to Asheville City Council

Barbara Keleher, the first woman elected to Asheville  City Council, died Jan. 13. She was 93. Keleher was elected to City Council in 1969. She was known for her community involvement, especially with the Asheville Art Museum. From the Asheville Citizen-Times obituary: Barbara’s contributions to the arts community of Asheville are well-known. She was a strong supporter of the Asheville[Read More…]

by January 16, 2012 2 comments Asheville News

Asheville journalist’s new website tracks obits of interesting people

  Former Asheville Citizen-Times reporter Paul Clark has launched a new blog, Died and Yet…, that tracks obituaries of interesting people. Fascinating people die every day, some well-known, some not so known. People’s obituaries are often the only things written about their rich, varied, interesting lives. This blog celebrates the large and small among us, without whom our own experiences[Read More…]

by December 5, 2011 0 comments Asheville News

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