Post Tagged with: "obituary"

News obit: Bruce Elliston, founder of Asheville Family Health Centers, dies

News obit: Bruce Elliston, founder of Asheville Family Health Centers, dies

Bruce Elliston was the first faculty member at Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, a center that has helped train countless health professionals in the mountains.

by February 19, 2020 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: Charles Lord Jr., proprietor of Lord’s Drug Store in Asheville

Lord served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, then in logistics for a P-38 squadron before marrying and returning to Asheville and the family business.

by November 19, 2013 0 comments Asheville News
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

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

News obit: Children’s book author William E. ‘Bill’ Britain, whose ‘The Wish Giver’ was a Newberry Honor Book

Asheville resident Bill Brittain died Dec. 16. He was 81. From his Asheville Citizen-Times obituary: William E. Brittain of Weaverville, 81, died December 16, 2011. Born in Rochester, NY, Bill earned degrees from SUNY Brockport and Hofstra. In 1954 he married Virginia Connorton, and they moved to Long Island, where he taught English and later became a reading specialist at[Read More…]

by December 27, 2011 0 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