LORA BERRY HEDDEN
Lora Berry Hedden, 88, resident of Laurels of Junaluska, Waynesville, passed away Monday, August 4, 2008 at Haywood Regional Medical Center following a brief battle with cancer.
A native of Macon County and a long time resident of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late William Jackson and Annie Gertrude Coggins Berry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gus D. Hedden who died in 1987. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Waynesville and a former member of Davis Chapel United Methodist Church, Candler.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and caregiver who loved her church and community.
Surviving are two daughters, Annie Hedden Davis and her husband, Ernest Davis, of Sharpsburg, GA and Karen Subriena Hedden Haddock and her husband, Dale Haddock, of Lake Junaluska; three sons, Marvin D. Hedden and his wife, Lois, of Etowah, Ronnie H. Hedden and his wife, Betty, of Miles, TX and Jerry Hedden of Candler; nine grandchildren, Daniel, Brice, Brian, Steven, Sherri, Mark, Jason, Kathy and Logan; fifteen great-grandchildren, Kyle, Tyler, Paul, Cody, Brett, Haylie, Jessica, Josh, Elizabeth, Robbie, Jordan, Luke, Mason, Jarod and Ava; five sisters, Edlay Pruitt of Franklin, Marie Hedden of Candler, Martha Dowdle of Clayton, GA, Mattie Devlin of Candler and Virginia Dills of Franklin, and one brother, William A. Berry of Franklin.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Elmira Hedden and three brothers, William E. Berry, William J. Berry, and William Jack Berry, Jr.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 6, followed with a service to celebrate her life in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, Asheville, with the Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Graveside services will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Davis, Brice Davis, Brian Davis, Mark Hedden, Jason Hedden, Dale Haddock; Honorary pallbearers will be Steven Hedden and Logan Haddock.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.