CLARENCE CHANDLER, SR.
VERNON JAMES PONDER
MARS HILL: Vernon James Ponder ,76 of 10505 NC 23, passed away at his residence Friday, September 27, 2013. He was a native of Madison County and the son of the late Lloyd and Estie Crowder Ponder. He is also preceded in death by brothers, Zade, McArthur and Glenn Ponder and two grandsons Cody and Colby Norton. Vernon was a US Army veteran and member of Upper Laurel Baptist Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher and choir director for many years. He helped established Ebbs Chapel Fire Department and Community Center. He spent most of his life in the education system. He retired as a teacher, principal and recently Chairman of Madison County Board of Commissioners. He had just recently received The Long Leaf Pine Award of which he was very proud.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Thelma Lewis Ponder; daughter Renee (Roy) Norton; sons, Darrell (Deanna) Ponder, Daren (Kerry) Ponder and Chris (Susannah) Carver; grandchildren, Amber (Ryan), Hannah, Jackson, Jordan, Jasper Carver, J. J., Drew, Grae and Ashley Ponder; great grandson, John Michael English; sister; Louise (Bob) Paulson; brothers, Kermit (Linda) Ponder, Ray (Jeannie) Ponder and Dewayne (Linda) Ponder; several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held at 11 am, Monday, September 30, 2013 at Upper Laurel Baptist Church. Rev. Cline Hensley, Jr. and Rev. Eddie Fox officiated. Serving as pallbearers were; Delaine, Tim, Jason and Nathan Ponder, Wayne and Andy Hensley and Nick English. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends 5 pm – 8pm Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Upper Laurel Baptist Church.
Blue Ridge Funeral Service is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralservice.org.
NEVILLE B. MARSHALL
WEAVERVILLE - Neville B. Marshall “Marshall”, 78, of Weaverville, NC formerly of Frankfort, KY completed his life journey on Thursday, September 26, 2013.
“Marshall” was a native of Kentucky and preceded in death by his parents Selbert and Ida Mae Gay Marshall.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, June Marshall formerly of Marshall; daughters, Darla Rogers and Angela Marshall of South Carolina and Amy Ball of Barnardsville; siblings, Jane Duvall, Iris Walton, and Douglas Marshall of Kentucky; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
To honor his wishes, there will be no services. Madison Funereal Home
MAGALENE CRAWFORD BUCKNER
WEAVERVILLE – Magalene Crawford Buckner, age 86, of 80 McDaris Cove Road in the Beech Community died Saturday, September 14, 2013.
Mrs. Buckner was born July 16, 1927 in Pineville, KY to the late Dewey and Mae Sharp Crawford. Mrs. Buckner was also preceded in death by daughter, Linda Prewitt and grandson, Donald R. Harwood.
Mrs. Buckner was a resident of Buncombe County for most of her life.
Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Dewey Buckner, Jr.; son, Jeff Buckner and wife Linda; and three grandchildren, Amanda, Jacob, and Kimberly Buckner.
Her graveside service was held at 11AM Monday, September 16, 2013, in West Memorial Park, with Rev. Philip Wilson officiating.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Buckner’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
RUTH LUNSFORD STINES
WANDA LEWIS ROBERTS
REV. ANDERSON BURTON COFFEY
PEARL ELIZABETH RICE BUCKNER