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 […]

William Montie Osteen

William Montie (Bill) Osteen, 92, of Hendersonville (formerly of Weaverville), passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021, at his residence. Born November 11, 1928 in Henderson County, he was the son of the late R Clingman Osteen and Irene Redden Osteen. His siblings were Ralph Osteen (deceased) and wife Laura Hamilton Osteen (deceased), Herbert Osteen […]

Janet Owensby

 Janet Haselton Owensby, 85, of Weaverville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 30th, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.  Mrs. Owensby was born January 27, 1935 to the late William and Anna Fink Haselton. In addition to her parents, Janet was also preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, […]

Calvin “Cal” Hale Wilson
Calvin “Cal” Hale Wilson

Calvin “Cal” Hale Wilson, 82, of Alexander, NC passed away on December 14, 2020. He was born March 5, 1938, in Birch River, WV. In 1957, Cal married Maureen Cass in Gainesville, FL. He served in the US Army for 8 years. He worked at Pratt Whitney and Honeywell as an Accounting Manager before moving […]

Paul Nizamain
Paul Nizamian

Paul Bryan Nizamian, 66, of Asheville, left this earthly temporal life to be with his family, who had gone on before him on October 22, 2020, in Douglas, Wyoming, after being involved in an auto accident. Paul was born in Norfolk, Virginia, grew up in San Diego, California, and graduated from El Cajon High School […]

Ila Hunter
Ila Hunter

Ila Taylor Hunter, age 96, of Weaverville, died Saturday, October 24, 2020. Ila was born May 11, 1924 in Madison County to the late, Joe Guy and Ossie Ball Taylor; she was a resident of Buncombe County for most of her life. She formerly worked at Hadley’s and retired from Mills Manufacturing after 33 years […]

Jarvis Fender
Jarvis Fender

Jarvis Fender, 84, of Weaverville, NC, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at his residence.  He was born in Flag Pond, Tennessee to the late Hobert and Vina Roberts Fender.  He served in the U.S. Army. Surviving are daughter, Debra Osteen (Dean), son, Michael Fender;  sister, Irene Peek; four grandchildren, Amanda Cain, Ashley Fender D’Innocenzi, […]

John Troy (J.T.) Ray
John Troy (J.T.) Ray

John Troy Ray (10/29/34 – 6/24/2020) passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, June 24th.  A lifelong resident of Weaverville, NC, graduate of Stephens-Lee High School and Blantons Business College, he retired from GTE (now Verizon) after holding positions as custodian, lineman, and warehouseman over his more than 30 years of service.  A […]