September 13, 1925 ~ November 27, 2012

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

Alice M. Lyda, 87, of Glen Crest Drive, Arden, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the Fleshers Fairview Healthcare Center. A native of Asheville, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Addie Bates Sharpe and wife of the late Hansel Charles Lyda, who died in 1990. Mrs. Lyda was a member of Oakley Baptist Church and a former employee of Ball Brothers. She is survived by her son, Tony Lyda of Arden; a grandson, T.J. Lyda; three great grandchildren, Chase, Bailey and Ayden and her brother, Ray Sharpe and his wife Doris of Sevierville, TN. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian conducted by the Reverend Tom Pierce. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Oakley Baptist Church, 70 Fairview Ave., Asheville, NC 28803.

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  1. Alice was a wonderful person and a great cookie maker. I always called her the Cookie Lady. I’m Evelyn King’s sister. She worked with Evelyn at Ball and they have kept in touch over the years. My condolences to the family.

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  2. I remember Mrs. Lyda from my younger days at Oakley Baptist Church. She was a friend of my mother, Iva Yarborough. Mom went to Heaven Thanksgiving Day 2011. Another precious soul is in Heaven. Love & Prayers to All.

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  3. We are so sorry for your loss. She and Virginia Millard were great friends at Oakley Baptist Church. They were also neighbors at Flescher Fairview Heath Care for the past 13 months.

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  4. Tony we are sorry to hear of your mother. She and your dad were to wonderful people. May God comfort you and family in these hours.

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  5. My mother, Mary Meadows, worked with Alice for many years at Ball Corporation. They remained friends even after they retired. My parents always looked forward to one of Alice’s famous pound cakes every Christmas.
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a lovely person.

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  6. TONY,
    I AM A MEMBER OF OAKLEY BAPTIST CHURCH. I AM SO SORRY ABOUT ALICE. SHE
    WAS THE SWEETEST LADY. AND SHE WAS A CLASSY LADY. SHE WILL &HAS BEEN MISSED VERY MUCH AT CHURCH. GOD WILL SEE YOU THROUGH. I WILL BE PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY.

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  7. Alice was the dearest, sweetest, and most precious friend we have ever had. A part of our hearts is now missing, but we know she is waiting for all those who loved her and whom she loved with an unconditional love in her new home. She has found sweet peace at last. And, until we meet again we will be praying for her loving family.

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  8. Alice was a sweet, sweet lady and I had the opportunity to get to know her at Oakley Baptist Church while I was a member there. God bless her family during this time of loss. If you are a Christian, you will see her again someday.

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