Anna Lou Deyermond, 87, of Prince Frederick, Maryland, formerly of Cullowhee, passed away peacefully on Monday September 2, 2013 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, Maryland. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday September 14, 2013 at 2:00PM in the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services. The Family will receive friends one hour prior the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Fairview Gardens.
Joseph Edward Stempien, affectionately known as "Pop", 74, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013 while camping with his family in Lenoir. A native of Pennsylvania and Florida, he had resided in Hendersonville for the past 40 years. He was the son of the late John Joseph & Mary Fedor Stempien. Joe is also preceded in death by his brother-in-law Walter J. Shelton. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Sheila; a son, Todd Stempien and his wife Tallie of Lincolnton, NC; a daughter, Tanya Jo Shook of Hendersonville; Grandchildren, Amberetta Jo Curd, Blake Curd, Keely Stempien, Joseph Konnor Stempien, and Kenna Stempien; two great-grandchildren, Branson, and Trenson; a sister, Dolores Stempien Shelton of Conyers, GA; a brother, John Joseph Stempien, Jr. and wife Susan, of Chambersburg, PA; an uncle, Michael Stepen; and several special nieces , nephews and cousins. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 6, 2013 in the chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Charles David Riseden, 64, of Hendersonville, passed away Saturday, August 31st. He was born in LaFollette, TN to Leo and Maureen Tucker Riseden. Charles served in the US Army. He is preceded in death by his father and sister, Marty. Charles is survived by his mother, Maureen Riseden; wife, Sandra Riseden; daughters, Stacey Newcomb and Carol Riseden; sisters, Sue Carter and Dorothy Roach and grandchildren, Cierra, Clarrissa and Jasmine. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00PM on Thursday, September 5th at the WNC State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain. Moore Funeral Home at Forest Lawn is assisting the family.
Louise Griffin Murphy, 83, of Hendersonville died Monday September 2, 2013 at her residence. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors will announce arrangements.
Iris L. Lott, 93, of Brevard, NC passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at The Oaks of Brevard. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, George Lott who passed away in 2006 and her son Jonathan who passed away in 1977. Iris is survived by her daughter; Pricilla Rhodes and her husband Dickie who has been a loving caring friend and son-in-law, of Brevard, NC, her son; Robert Lott and wife Pam of Mills River, NC, six grandchildren; Christopher Hendricks of Annapolis, MD, Jonathan Hendricks and wife Trina of Brevard, NC, Meredith Galloway and husband Josh of Lake Wylie, SC, Mary Rebecca Payne and husband Chris of Asheville, NC, Beth Schiano and husband Doug of Georgia; Emilie Kranz and husband Kerrie, of North, OK, 15 great-grandchildren; Nathan, Madaline, Glory and Lily Hendricks, Jon Hendricks, Gavin, Logan, Jamie Bingham, Bryce and Drew Galloway, Nathan and Kaitlyn Payne, Sarah and Abby Kranz and Caiden Schiano, one great-great-grandson; Calvin Payne, niece; Beverly Dunfee of San Diego, of California, nephews; John, Nick, Michael and niece; Ginny. A Funeral will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, September 9, 2013 in Brevard. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the home of Iris's daughter, Priscilla. Moore Funeral Home is caring for the family.