Posts Tagged: Asheville

Pecan pie and fresh baked rolls describe the Southern hospitality of Kathleen Ruth Wallace, 90

(I had the honor of knowing this fine woman and remember fondly her kind, strength-giving smile.) ASHEVILLE – Kathleen Ruth Wallace, 90, died March 30, 2012 at her home in Asheville, N. C. In 1941 she married Hubert Gill Wallace,

Pecan pie and fresh baked rolls describe the Southern hospitality of Kathleen Ruth Wallace, 90

(I had the honor of knowing this fine woman and remember fondly her kind, strength-giving smile.) ASHEVILLE – Kathleen Ruth Wallace, 90, died March 30, 2012 at her home in Asheville, N. C. In 1941 she married Hubert Gill Wallace,

Mary Toole Parker, 97, one of Asheville, NC’s ‘Living Treasures,’ passes at 97

(I had the pleasure of interviewing Miss Parker for a couple of stories for The Asheville Citizen-Times and remember how gracious she was in sharing her knowledge. She lived in a beautiful old house that sits regally on the corner,

Mary Toole Parker, 97, one of Asheville, NC’s ‘Living Treasures,’ passes at 97

(I had the pleasure of interviewing Miss Parker for a couple of stories for The Asheville Citizen-Times and remember how gracious she was in sharing her knowledge. She lived in a beautiful old house that sits regally on the corner,

Teller of tales, most of them true, David Seltzer, 62, brought joy and color to his family and life

BURNSVILLE – David Anderson Seltzer, 62, of Burnsville, Tallahassee, Fl., Swarthmore, Pa., Madison, Wi., and Miami, Fl., passed away on February 15, 2012. David was born on or about March 31, 1949 in Hartford, Ct. A consummate professional and jack-of-all-trades,

Teller of tales, most of them true, David Seltzer, 62, brought joy and color to his family and life

BURNSVILLE – David Anderson Seltzer, 62, of Burnsville, Tallahassee, Fl., Swarthmore, Pa., Madison, Wi., and Miami, Fl., passed away on February 15, 2012. David was born on or about March 31, 1949 in Hartford, Ct. A consummate professional and jack-of-all-trades,

‘Better roll on this one’ – ‘Ray Ray’ Foster, 69, kept local reporters up-to-date on police radio traffic

(Editor’s note: Sad news, this one. “Ray Ray” Foster used to call into the newsroom at The Asheville Citizen-Times, where I worked, almost nightly when I was on the cops beat to tell me what he’d just heard on the

‘Better roll on this one’ – ‘Ray Ray’ Foster, 69, kept local reporters up-to-date on police radio traffic

(Editor’s note: Sad news, this one. “Ray Ray” Foster used to call into the newsroom at The Asheville Citizen-Times, where I worked, almost nightly when I was on the cops beat to tell me what he’d just heard on the

Born in Asheville, NC, Herbert Nipson, 95, became editor of Ebony magazine

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – When Herbert Nipson joined Ebony magazine’s editorial staff in 1949, the publication, founded just four years earlier, had a target readership of urban African-Americans, and its stories reflected that sensibility. But as the civil rights movement surged

Born in Asheville, NC, Herbert Nipson, 95, became editor of Ebony magazine

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – When Herbert Nipson joined Ebony magazine’s editorial staff in 1949, the publication, founded just four years earlier, had a target readership of urban African-Americans, and its stories reflected that sensibility. But as the civil rights movement surged

Mark Ivey, 61, was a long-time law enforcement officer in Western North Carolina mountains

(Editor’s note: Mark Ivey was chief deputy in Buncombe County, NC, when I started as cops reporter at The Asheville Citizen-Times. I came to admire his quiet authority and professorial mannerisms.) LEICESTER, NC – Mark Edward Ivey, 61, of Leicester

Mark Ivey, 61, was a long-time law enforcement officer in Western North Carolina mountains

(Editor’s note: Mark Ivey was chief deputy in Buncombe County, NC, when I started as cops reporter at The Asheville Citizen-Times. I came to admire his quiet authority and professorial mannerisms.) LEICESTER, NC – Mark Edward Ivey, 61, of Leicester

Janice Connolly taught school at Asheville Catholic

(This story appeared in The Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times on Dec. 4, 2011. Read more at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizen-times/obituary.aspx?n=janice-kirby-connolly&pid=154862020.) WEAVERVILLE, N.C. – Janice Kirby Burton Connolly, 63, passed away peacefully at home with her family on December 2, 2011. She was born October

Janice Connolly taught school at Asheville Catholic

(This story appeared in The Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times on Dec. 4, 2011. Read more at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizen-times/obituary.aspx?n=janice-kirby-connolly&pid=154862020.) WEAVERVILLE, N.C. – Janice Kirby Burton Connolly, 63, passed away peacefully at home with her family on December 2, 2011. She was born October