February 27, 1902 ~ January 4, 2004
Born in: Macon Co.,
Resided in: Arden, NC
ANNIE C. MARSHALL Annie Corbin Marshall, 101, of 3864 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2004. Mrs. Marshall was born February 27, 1902, in Macon County and was the last remaining child of 13 siblings born to the late Thomas I. and America P. Corbin. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Betty Lois, and by her husbands Leslie Higdon (1959), Dausey Turbeville (1963) and Lloyd Marshall (1972). She was an active member of Biltmore Baptist Church until her health prevented her from attending. At the time of her death she was the oldest living member of the church. She is survived by her daughter June Higdon Sluder and her husband Richard of Asheville; granddaughter Shirley Sluder Cunliffe and husband Hillis of Millbrook, Alabama; great-grandson Mike Cunliffe of Burbank, California; great-granddaughter Amy Cunliffe Smith and husband Will of Cape Coral, Florida; grandson Rick Sluder and wife Shirley Brown Sluder of Asheville and their children Cody, Jamie and Summer, and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Green Hills Cemetery with the Rev. Ian Walker officiating. Her family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue and at other times will be at the home of Richard and June Sluder, 82 Forest Street, Asheville. The family would like to extend their immense appreciation to the staff of The Oaks at Sweeten Creek for the loving care they showered on Annie during the four years she lived there. Her life was greatly enriched by the compassion, concern, and professionalism of each staff member who attended Annie. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
My prayers, and love are with you and your family at this sad time. God bless you all. Norma Bailey
I remember Aunt Annie as a loving person and have very fond memories of her when I was a child. I always enjoyed her stories of when she was young. I extend my heartfelt condolences to each of the family. She will be missed.
She was very kind to my mother, Christine Higdon Cook when she was a child. Those kindnesses will not be forgotten.
My thoughts are with you at this time, and God be with you
January 6th 2004
June&Richard, I am so sorry for your loss. I was just thinking of Annie last night. I have some wonderful memories of her, That I will cherish. I am glad that I met her and you. You are in my prayers and thoughts.
I LOVE YOU ANNIE AND WILL MISS YOU, WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.