Kimberly Powell Hensley

Kimberly Powell Hensley, 51, of Weaverville, NC, went home to be with our Lord and her Momma on August 12, 2021. She fought a long hard fight and suffers no more. She leaves behind her loving husband, Bobby Hensley of Barnardsville, NC; brothers, Rick Powell of Weaverville, NC, Carroll Powell (Tracy) of Lyman, SC, and […]

Lula Hensley Roland

Lula Jeanette Hensley Roland, 101, of Weaverville, NC met her Lord and Savior face to face on Sunday, August 22, 2021. An amazing woman, she lived her 101 years full of life, love, and laughter. She is survived by her sisters, Mary Gosnell and Peggy Franklin; son, Robert “Bob” Roland (Pat) of Asheville, NC; daughter […]

Mary “Bett” Speir Stroud

Mary “Bett” Speir Stroud, 75, died peacefully on Sunday, February 14, at Elderberry Health Care in Marshall, N.C. She was born in Ayden, NC, in 1946 to Alton Speir and Susan Cumar Branch Speir, who predeceased her. Bett moved to Weaverville with her husband, Walter, and daughter, Rachel, in 1972, where she embraced Weaverville’s natural […]

Benjamin Carroll Bruce, Jr.

Benjamin Carroll “Benny” Bruce, Jr. of Weaverville, North Carolina, passed June 7, 2021. He was sixty-two. Benny was born to Benjamin Carroll Bruce, Sr. and Net-tie Lee Plemmons Bruce in Miami, Florida on March 25, 1959. A sixty-year resident of Weaverville, Benny attended North Buncombe High School. He worked with Festiva Resorts. Benny enjoyed being […]

Frederick “Mac” McConnel

Dr. Frederick M. S. McConnel (Mac), age 79, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 12, 2021, surrounded by his devoted family. He was born in Virginia in November 1941 to Fred Louis McConnel and Hildred Scovil McConnel. Fred is survived by his wife, Marianne Roddenberry, son Huntley McConnel, daughter Mary Anne […]

James (Jim) Lester Rhew

On July 9th 2021, James “Jim” Rhew joined  the Lord and is celebrating with family and friends in Heaven. Jim Rhew was known for his larger than life personality, his love for America, his love for his wife and family, his hospitality, being a successful businessman, and devoted to the care of burned and crippled […]

John Bertrand Conlan, Jr.

John Bertrand Conlan, Jr., 90, a former two-term U.S. congressman from Arizona retired and living with wife Julia in Asheville, N.C., passed away peacefully, June 18, 2021. Conlan was born September 17, 1930 in Oak Park, Illinois, son of National Baseball Hall of Fame baseball umpire John “Jocko” Conlan and wife Ruth (née Anderson). He […]

William Burwell Tarry III

William Burwell Tarry, III, age 61, of Weaverville, NC, and formerly of Bronxville, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. The son of Peyton Clements Tarry and the late Dr. William B. Tarry, Jr., Will grew up in Oxford, NC. He graduated from Duke University in 1982 and earned a Master’s degree from […]

Judy Ann Proffitt Gentry

Judy Ann Proffitt Gentry (1947-2021) passed away peacefully on the morning of February 27, 2021 at the CarePartners Hospice Solace Center in Asheville, N.C. She would have celebrated her 74th birthday and 56th wedding anniversary to her husband Roger Winton Gentry on April 13, 2021. She was a lifelong Christian and enjoyed being part of […]

George Obolensky
George Obolensky

George Obolensky, 89, of Greenville, SC, died Monday, January 4, 2021. George lived in Asheville with his wife Ruth, before moving to Greenville several years before his death. George was born in Paris, France on August 24, 1931, the son of Prince Paul Ivanovich Obolensky of Saint Petersburg, Russia, and of Alexandra Michailovna de Galsleben […]