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Marie L. Clugston, 77
Marie L. Clugston, 77, of Etowah died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Pardee Hospital. She was a native of Baltimore and was born Aug. 21, 1923. She was retired from the Martin Co., where she was a secretary, and lived in Henderson County the past 14 years. She and her husband were former owners of Bud's Steakhouse in Williamsport, Pa. She was of the Presbyterian faith. Survivors include her loving husband of 58 years, Harvey Clugston; two daughters, Judy Shuck and her husband, Jim, of Rome, Ga., and Jeannie Pfann and her husband, George, of Longwood, Fla.; three grandchildren, James Shuck of Atlanta, Sheri Marie Shuck of Huntsville, Ala., and Christie Marie Pfann of Longwood, Fla.; and two sisters, Nona Geisler and Ethel Stephens of Baltimore. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Shepherd's Church Street Chapel. The Rev. Bill Campbell will officiate. The family will be at the residence the remainder of the time. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church USA, 699 N. Grove St., Hendersonville, N.C., 28792, or the charity of your choice. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Gilpin, 93
Margaret Gilpin, 93, of Hendersonville died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Park Ridge Hospital. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., a daughter of the late George J. Scherer and Elizabeth Angst Scherer, and had lived in the Hendersonville area since 1992. She was married to Navy Cmdr. Harold James Gilpin more than 50 years; he preceded her in death in 1984. Being a Navy wife, Margaret lived in many cities on both coasts of the United States, in Guam and Hawaii. She is survived by her son, Jim Gilpin, and his wife, Marye, of Hendersonville; a daughter, Jackie Gregory of Corolla; sister-in-law, Gladys Scherer of Melbourne, Fla.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Arlington National Cemetery with the Navy Honor Guard attending. Memorials should be made to the donor's favorite charity. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements

Robert F. Hastings, 77
Robert F. Hastings, 77, of Laurel Ridge died Thursday, March 29, 2001, in the Laurels of Hendersonville. He was born in Manistique, Mich., the son of the late Edward Hastings and Clara Ranson Hastings and the widower of Susan Baxter Hastings, who died in 1989. He was a bomber pilot during World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps. He was a former hockey player at Michigan Tech and a graduate of Marquette University. He worked for Merrill Lynch for 38 years in Indianapolis, retiring as vice president in 1986 before moving to Lynn. He was a past president of the Tryon Country Club. He also was preceded in death by a son, Robert E. Hastings, who died in 1972. Survivors include three sons, John D. Hastings of Hendersonville, Patrick R. Hastings of Nashville, Tenn., and Gordon G. Hastings of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Clair Hastings Lombardo of Philadelphia; a sister, Helen Williams of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Dr. E. Val Hastings of Agusta, Ga.; and eight grandchildren, Patrick, Cara, William, Susan, Allison, Conner and Jackson Hastings and Katherine Lombardo. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the McFarland Funeral Chapel in Tryon. The body will be sent to Leppert-Hensley Mortuary, Indianapolis, for a funeral at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. Memorials may be made to the Robert E. Hastings Scholarship Fund, c/o Brebeuf Preparatory School, 2801 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, Ind., 46268. McFarland Funeral Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.

Willie Mae Mills, 87
Willie Mae Mills, 87, of Hendersonville, died March 26, 2001, at Pardee Hospital. She was born in Henderson County, the daughter of the late Soloman Mills and the late Lillian Maxwell Mills. She was a member of the former Clear Creek Holiness Church. She is survived by a brother, Ulysses Mills, and a sister, Gladys Mills, both of Hendersonville. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Stanford Chapel of A.M.E. Zion Church with the Rev. Bobby Hill officiating. Burial will take place in Ebenezer Cemetery. The family will be at the home of the sister, 1108 Robinson Terrace, Hendersonville. Wilson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Stone, 85
Elizabeth Stone, 85, of Marietta, Ga., and formerly of Hendersonville, died Monday, March 26, 2001. She was born in Montrose, Pa., and raised in Springville, Pa. She resided in Miami from 1946 until 1995. She was a part-time resident of Hendersonville from 1968 until 2000. She recently moved to Cobb County, Ga., for health reasons. Survivors include three sons, John Stone of Auburn, Ala., Sam Stone of Hendersonville and Lincoln Stone of Marietta, Ga.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Southern Memorial Park Cemetery in Miami. Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home, Marietta, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

Lucille B. Crosby, 81
Lucille Brothers Crosby, 81, of 611 Willow St., Hendersonville, died Friday, April 6, 2001, in Four Seasons Hospice Elizabeth House. She was a native of Charleston, S.C., and lived in Henderson County for most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Walter E. and Maude O. Brothers and wife of Joe T. Crosby, who died in 1997. She was a graduate of Hendersonville High School. She was also preceded in death by a son, Joe Robert Crosby, who died in 1972; and a brother, Walter E. Brothers Jr. She was a member of First Wesleyan Church. She is survived by a son, Pete Crosby of Hendersonville; a daughter, Mary Allman of Dana; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Shepherd's Church Street Chapel. The Revs. Ezra Allman and Mike Engle will officiate. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors, and at other times will be at the home on Willow Road.

Robert A. Edgecombe, 80
Robert A. Edgecombe, 80, of Hendersonville died Friday, March 6, 2001, in the Brian Center following a short illness. He was a native of Chicago and a son of the late Alfred Edgecombe and Hazel Evans Edgecombe. He was a resident of Henderson County for the past 15 years. He was employed by the Chicago Board of Education for 25 years, retiring in 1983. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Dorothy M. O'Kane Edgecombe; a daughter, Sharon Edgecombe of Chicago; three sons, Bruce Edgecombe, David Edgecombe and James Edgecombe of Chicago; three stepdaughters, Judith Fuller and husband, J.R., of Engleside, Ill., Kathleen Mendes of Beacon Hills, Conn., and Kimberly Smith and husband, Brian, of Posago Springs, Colo.; a stepson, Timothy Coleman and wife, Sharon, of Lake Zurick, Ill.; and 10 grandchildren. No service is planned at this time. Memorials may be made to The Elizabeth House, P.O. Box 2395, Hendersonville, N.C. 28793. Shuler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Margaret Jane D. Fisk, 80
Margaret Jane DeView Fisk, 80, of Heritage Hills died Friday, April 6, 2001, after a short illness. She was a native of Flint, Mich., and a prior resident of Detroit, Mich., before moving to Henderson County in 1976. She was a daughter of the late Elmer DeView and Lucille Springsteen DeView and the wife of Robert S. Fisk, who died in 1998. She was the editor of the Encyclopedia of Associations from 1964 to 1976 and the managing editor of the Gale Research Company from 1966 to 1976. She was listed in Who's Who of American Women from the late 1960s to 1976. She was formerly served as secretary of the board of the Hendersonville Symphony. She was a life member of the Friends of the Henderson County Public Library and a member of St. James Episcopal Church. She is survived by her daughter, Kitty Turner of Fruitland; and a grandson, Duncan Turner and his wife, Alison, of Greensboro. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today at St. James Episcopal Church. The Rev. H. Alexander Viola will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 9844C Southern Pines Blvd., Charlotte, N.C. 28273. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.

Charles L. Mason, 80
Charles Luther Mason, 80, of Hendersonville passed away Thursday, April 5, 2001, in Pardee Hospital. He was a native of Walker County, Ala., and lived in Acton, Mass., before retiring to Hendersonville in 1984. He was a son of the late Elsie Flippo Mason and Charlie Cleophus Mason. He retired from Raytheon Company in Lexington, Mass., as corporate director of Value Engineering in August 1983. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Eleanor A. Mason; two brothers, Clarence Mason of Townley, Ala., and George Mason of Macon, Ga.; three sisters, Elizabeth Miles of Calera, Ala., Faye Dubose of Docena, Ala., and Sue Gaddy of Birmingham, Ala.; and two grandchildren, Craig Mason of Chesapeake, Va., and Susan Haley of San Rafael, Calif. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, N.C. Affiliate Inc., P.O. Box 2636, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514-1508.

Laurah Wilson, 77
Laurah "Cricket" Wilson, 77, of Lake Toxaway died Saturday, April 7, 2001, in her home. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Lake Toxaway Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home.

Elizabeth Cooper Nabers, 82
Elizabeth Cooper Nabers, 82, of Hendersonville, died on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the Pardee Hospital Lane Wing following an extended illness. Born in Columbia, S.C., she was a lifelong resident of Polk and Henderson counties and was the daughter of the late Bessie McKeithen Cooper and Charles Oliver Cooper, Sr. Earning her degree in elementary education from Flora Macdonald College in 1941, she was employed by Polk and Henderson County Schools for more than 30 years. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church. Survivors include her four sons, Alex Nabers and his wife, Kathleen, of Saluda, Sam Nabers of Destin, Fla., David Nabers and his wife, Becky, of Flat Rock, Charlie Nabers and his wife, Ann, of Saluda; one daughter, Ellen Forcier and her husband, Gary of Paxton, Ill.; ten grandchildren, Melissa Fischer, Beth Cram, Fair Waggoner, Cooper Nabers, Matt Nabers, Lex Nabers, John Mills Nabers, Elizabeth Forcier, Jackie Forcier and Katie Forcier; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Anne Grove and her husband, Ron of Milton, Fla.; and one brother, David Cooper and his wife, Selma of Columbia. A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church with The Rev. H. Alexander Viola officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Parish Hall and at other times may be reached at the home of David Nabers. Arrangements are by Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center.

Alice M. Shaney, 94
Alice M. Shaney, 94, of Mills River Community, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at the Laurels of Hendersonville following a period of declining health. She was a native of Charleston, W.Va., and moved to Henderson County in 1939. She was a daughter of the late John Q. Porter and Annie Moulton Porter and was the wife of Charles Mars Shaney who died in 1982. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters. She was formerly employed by the late Dr. and Mrs. James Betts. Shaney and her husband managed their family farm in Mills River for many years prior to her employment with Dr. and Mrs. James Betts. Survivors include two sons, Charles R. Shaney of Lake Wylie, S.C., and formerly of Charlotte and Richard E. Shaney of Shelby; a sister, Annette Hammond, of Orlando, Fla.; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and nine nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Mills River Presbyterian Church, where she was a member. Randall B. Boggs, pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Hills Cemetery in Asheville with Dr. Joseph Emery officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors. Memorial contributions may be made to Mills River Presbyterian Church, 10 Presbyterian Church Road, Horse Shoe, N.C. 28742. Arrangements are by Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors.

Jessie W. Lanning, 43
Jessie William Lanning, 43, of Arden, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Pardee Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. A native and lifelong resident of Buncombe County, he was a son of George McCoy Lanning and Daisy Agnes Raines Lanning of Asheville. He had worked for VanWingerden International for 10 years before illness forced his retirement. He was of the Baptist faith. Lanning is survived by his wife, Lisa Lanning; a sister, Ann Bradley of Asheville; three brothers, David Lanning of Hoopers Creek, Ricky Lanning of Asheville and Junior Lanning of Green Creek, and several nieces and nephews, whom he loved as if they were his own children. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Lanning and his maternal and paternal grandparents. He was much loved by all who knew him. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Naples Baptist Church with the Revs. Richard Merck and Zeke Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and at other times at the residence. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6321, Hendersonville, NC 28793 or to the Mtn. Area Hospice, P.O. Box 16, Asheville, NC 28802. Arrangements are by Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors

Mary E. Tomlo, 89, of Hendersonville died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Four Seasons Hospice Elizabeth House. Arrangements will be announced by Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors.

Dan Waddell, 80, of Hendersonville, died suddenly Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, in Raleigh. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors.


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