November 26, 1930 ~ June 2, 2019

Born in: Arden, NC
Resided in: Arden, NC

Ailene B. King, 88, went home to be in the arms of Jesus on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Elizabeth House.

A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Sadie Carland Bishop. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Helen Souther and a daughter.

She is survived by her husband, George C. King, Sr of 64 years; a son, Chuck and daughter-in-law, Grace; three grandchildren, Jordon, Becca and Ethan; six sisters, Sue Bailey, Ruth Thomas, Ginny Ledford, Dollie Wright, Callie Galyean and Shirley Brown; two brothers, Wilson Bishop and Carl Bishop and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 12:30 pm at Oak Forest Presbyterian on Sand Hill Road in Asheville with Reverend Anne Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park in Candler.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 to 12:30 prior to the service Saturday at the church.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Funeral Service: June 8, 2019 12:30 pm

Oak Forest Presbyterian Church
880 Sand Hill Road
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Visitation: June 8, 2019 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Oak Forest Presbyterian Church
880 Sand Hill Road
Asheville, NC 28806


Burial: June 8, 2019 12:00 am

Pisgah View Memorial Park
1529 Smoky Park Highway
Candler, NC 28715


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  1. So very sorry for the loss of my aunt. She will be dearly missed. May God comfort and send peace to all the family.

  2. I pray for comfort and peace for all the hard to lose a loved one..just buried my sweet mother..God bless all the family..

  3. George & Chuck,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your wife & mom
    She was the best dental assistant anyone could ask for. Always a bright light in my day!
    My prayers are with you with you now and in the days ahead….

  4. My sincere condolences for your loss Ms. Ailene.

    Please know that God understands how you feel and he deeply cares about you, and fully understands what you’re going through. Especially the pain and grief we experience when someone we love falls asleep in death. God’s word encourages all to throw all of our anxiety on Him because he cares for you.
    You can trust him with your innermost feelings, Pray to Almighty God for comfort and he will sustain you.

    My deepest Sympathy.

  5. George, I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to know and work with Ailene. She was a wonderful spirit.

  6. George, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I consider myself very lucky to have had the chance to meet and work with Ailene. She made a remarkable impact in my live and many, many others.

  7. Chester & Chuck, I was saddened to see the passing of Ailene. Your family and the Brookshire’s shared some good times and I have special memories from our time on Grandview. Ailene and my mom seemed to share a special bond. I will be out of town tomorrow, but wanted to reach out and tell you that I am sorry for your loss and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Michael Brookshire

    Michael Brookshire

  8. Dear family. Our thoughts and prayers and love are with you all. What a blessing that this separation in just a little while, for we shall meet again on the resurrection morning! May God comfort you with His grace and strength. Our love and prayers. Bro. Leonard and Martha Cole

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