January 1, 1970

Born in: Buncombe County, North Carolina,
Resided in: Weaverville, NC

Weaverville ~ Avery Nicole King, 2, died on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 in an Atlanta hospital. She was the daughter of Tony and Anita Webb King of Weaverville. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandparents, Loyd and Tina King and maternal grandmother, Alice Webb; paternal great-grandmothers, Eva Munday and Stella King all of Asheville. She was the niece of Dan and Carole Boone; cousins, Savannah, Mattie, Abbie Grace and Sophie Boone all of Greensboro, NC; niece of, Stephanie and Paul Casola; cousins, Haley, Jake and Isaac Casola all of Covington, GA. A funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday at The Rock of Asheville with Pastor Kirk Bowman and Rev. Paul Casola officiating. Burial will follow in Shepherd Memorial Park in Hendersonville. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road in Arden. Memorials may be made to the Avery Nicole King Memorial Fund, CFWNC ~ Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, P.O. Box 1888, Asheville, NC 28802.

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  1. Dear King Family,
    We attend The Rock when we are in Ashville, and I just wanted to let you know that my family and I have been praying for all of you. Just trust in Jesus. Know that your little Avery is with him. It does not help with the pain of her loss, but it is comforting to know that she is with her heavenly father once again.

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  2. Dear King Family,
    The loss of a child is one that you will carry for the rest of your lives. Avery was such a beautiful child and we, as a community, have been touched by her innocence and the tragedy of it all. I know that you will always love her. Please know that she loves you as well. She is looking down on you, smiling. Smile back. The precious gift that was Avery will live on in you. Please know that you are in the prayers of thousands. God bless your family and little Avery.

    Patrick and Bobbi Vanderveen

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  3. Alice,
    Our hearts go out to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Haywood Regional Medical Center Lab

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  4. Anita,
    I was in the Western Carolina BK cohort with you and just recently made the connection that I knew you as my sister met you at the Stroller Club at the Y and says that you were at Mellow Mushroom a few weeks ago while we were there…anyway, I have wonderful memories of Avery from the stories and photos you showed in class and my impression was that she was a most amazing little girl and it is a terrible loss for all of us. You are an inspiration by using your own grief to grow something beautiful for everyone else. I read in an article where you said that you had no regrets because you gave her everything you had and enjoyed every minute and I try to think of that in the kind of mother I want to be to my daughter. Thank you for your strength and bravery and many blessings to you.

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  5. Anita and Tony,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Many of your neighbors are keeping you and your entire family in their prayers. If you should need anything done or taken care of, I as well as your neighbors, are available in any way you may need us.
    Love,
    Michele Kniffin

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  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We can not say that we know what you are going through at this time but we do know what is to have one of our small children taken so young. God will grant you peace but it may take a while. There is a void that will never be filled but we do know that our little ones are smiling down on us and we will be able to hold them again, that is a promise that we can hold on to.

    Joe and Linda Scorsone

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  7. Tony and Anita,
    You are in my heart and in my prayers today and every day asking God to give you what you need for each day it will change. Your precious daughter Avery will always live on in the hearts of you two and those that she touched. That is a gift to be shared and remembered. My heartfelt sorrow goes out to you and your families on your loss….
    Sally Iannazzone

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  8. The lose of a life, especially a child, is so devastating. I am sorry for your lose and in time the Lord will reveal why he needed her in heaven more than we needed her here on earth. Please trust in the Lord that he has us in his hands.

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  9. I still remember the first day that sweet little girl came into this world. She was deeply cared for by many. Im really sorry for your loss and she will be greatly missed.

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  10. Tony, Anita, Loyd and Tina
    There is nothing that we can say to help you through this time. We only want you to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We hope and pray for comfort and solace to surround you. We cherish your friendship and all of our memories, know that we are here to help you in any way we can. All of our love Craig, Donna and Erin

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  11. anita, tony, the king and webb families–
    we are so deeply sorry for your loss. you are in are prayers. may you find strength in god and all of your friends that love you so very much. in your time of need, please know that we would drop everything for you both.
    with all our love and deepest sympathy,
    amy and james hurlston

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  12. Anita,

    It’s been a while since high school. I can imagine that you are a great mom as you were a great friend. As a mother myself I can’t imagine what you are feeling. My prayer for you is that your comfort will come from our Creator, Savior and friend who promises us eternal life. I heard the song today, ‘This is what it means to be held’ and thought of you. Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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  13. Our hearts are absolutely broken for you guys. We knew Avery through her adoring Aunt Stephanie and her cousin Haley who considered ‘Baby Avery’ as her own. You will continue to be in our hearts and prayers.

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  14. Anita, Tony, and family,
    I am sad that I never got the joy of meeting Avery. I only saw how much joy she brought to you before she was ever born! You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers and I know that God will be with you during your time of grieving and healing. May God help warm your hearts!
    Love, Melissa

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  15. Anita and Tony,

    My heart aches for you in this terrible time. The love any parent has for a child is immeasurable, but I must say, the love I felt from you for that sweet little girl was as strong as any I have ever felt. In Avery’s short time here, she was incredibly blessed to have you for her parents. You are in my thoughts and prayers constantly. Please remember that so many people love you and are constantly lifting you up, asking the Lord to give you the grace and comfort that only He can give.
    I love you a lot and will do everything I can to help you get through this.

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  16. Anita & Tony,
    There are no words really appropriate at this time to deal with your pain. As a mother myself I can’t imagine the pain that you are feeling. Heaven was blessed with a new little angel to watch over us. We are so sorry for your loss, you and your family will be in our prayers. Please let us know if there is ANYTHING that we can do for you.

    Love,
    Jennifer & Derrick Barnes

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  17. Tony & Anita,
    We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our hearts have been aching this entire week. We hope the love you have for Avery and wonderful memories will help see you through this difficult time. We will continue to pray for you.

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  18. Tony, my wife,daughter and myself pray that you and your family are comforted in this time of unimaginable loss.I regret that I never had the chance to meet Avery or your wife,but I know if she is anything like her father,she had a smile for everyone.You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Johnny,Jamie and Lauren Nicole Biddix

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  19. Tony, Anita and family,

    We wanted to let you know we are so sorry for your loss. We can not imagine the pain you are going through. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  20. Tony and Anita,
    I rememember talking to you both while on the Stock trip to Nassau four years ago about your upcoming wedding and, to now hear of the news of the loss of your precious little girl, Donna and I are deeply saddened.
    Though we cannot share your loss, as parents of four children, we shudder at the thought of having a child predecease us. Our words cannot lessen your burden and seem so inadequate.

    You and your families will rise above this senseless act of violence and find peace in knowing that she is in a much happier place where there is no violence.

    As fellow members of the real estate development and construction community, please let us know if there is anything that we can do for you during these difficult times.

    Ken and Donna Jackson

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  21. Dear King Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. You have been in our prayers.

    We attended church with Paul & Stephanie when they served at Macedonia Baptist in Jackson, GA., and were heartbroken to hear of this tragedy.

    May God give you peace.

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  22. Anita and Tony,
    May God bless you and your family during time of sorrow. Your precious Avery was an angel that we will never forget. Anita, you might not remember our name but we helped plant Passion Community with Paul and Stephanie. Please know that you and your family will continue to be in our prayers.

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  23. Mrs. Anita
    I’m sorry for what happened. I hope you will feel better. I will still pray for you at night. I love you and Tony. Love Brandy

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  24. Tony and Anita,

    Even though there are no words sufficient enough to carry you during this time, please hold on, as tight as you possibly can, to the fact that Jesus Christ is still on His throne and He will provide you, and your family, strength that is unmeasured. Your friends and family love you dearly and we all share your burden. Tony, we were once as close as two buddies could be. I love you for it. Dana and I have been praying for your family almost non stop since this tragic event happend. May God strengthen you guys through the prayers, support and love of those around you.

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  25. Anita,
    I am so sorry. I just found out tonight and my heart has stoped for you. I love you and will keep you all in my prayers. The only thoughts that I can have right now are of how happy you were when you found out you were having Avery and when I brought Brandy to see you and Avery in the hospital when she was born. Avery is truly an angel now. Please fell free to call upon me anytime you need anything. I love you sooooo much.

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  26. You are in our thought and prayers. We pray that God will comfort you and your family in the days to come. Remember, your daughter, Avery, is at peace. It is not how we die that matter, but, rather, how we live our lives.

    Remember your faith in God. And know that our days on this earth are numbered. Our utimate goal, however, is to be with our Maker.

    Peace be unto you

    I am also praying for Stephanie, Jake, and Isaac. My thoughts and prayers also include Anita and Tony too. I live up the street from Stephanie and have met Anita numerous times when she was visiting her sister.

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  27. Alice, Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family, we lost our little ‘Rosebud’ a year ago and certainly know the pain you are going thru. We know Heaven now has two very special angels and we will one day see ‘Avery and Rosebud’ again. Love and Prayers Cathy and Kenneth {Rosebud’s grandparents}

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  28. Tony and Anita,
    My heart and prayers are with you, along with all of Avery’s teachers in Wee Rock who loved her sooooooo much! I wrote down everything each one said about her for you. I will send the sweet sentiments to you. I am praying that the Lord will be your rock and refuge and that He will comfort you during the grieving and healing process. With much love, Coral

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  29. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the Cosola’s at this time. Keep your Faith in God and he will see you through this difficult time.

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  30. King Family,
    Our sympathy and love reach out to you and your family during this time of sadness. May you find comfort in the love around you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  31. Anita,
    I am Jeanne Russell’s sister Kathy.
    I learned of this yesterday and am so deeply saddened. You and your family inhabit my prayers, your pain inhabits my heart.

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  32. My heart goes out to you and your family. I pray every night for God to help you through these difficult times. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,

    Nicole Peters

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  33. There are no words to express the sorrow felt for a family losing a child or grandchild.I never meet Avery or her parents but I know she was a wonderful, beautiful little girl.My deepest sympathy to all the family.

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  34. Anita & Tony,

    I just wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers everyday. Avery was a very blessed little girl to have you to love! Always know that I will do anything I can for you all. I love Avery very much, and one day we’ll see her again, until then we will always remember all the good times,her beautiful smile and sweet little voice.

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  35. Tony and Anita, Loyd and Tina, We are so sorry to hear of the tragedy that you are going through with the loss of your darling little Avery. We are praying each and every day for God to watch over you and give you the strength to go forward.

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  36. Anita,

    I am not sure if you remember me or not…I worked at A Child’s Place with you…..
    I cannot imagine what you and Tony are going through right now, I never got the chance to meet little Avery as I moved to Indiana about the time you had her. I can see from her picture though, that she was a beautiful little girl with a wonderful smile! I am so very sorry for your loss and I hope that God will give you both the strength you need to get through all of this. Anita…I know how very much you love children and how great you are with them and Avery was one lucky little girl to have you for her mother! Hold onto all of your memories and know that she is safe in heaven watching over you and Tony. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Love Always,
    Nicole Batchelder

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  37. I am so extremely sorry for your precious loss. God bless you and your family and be with you through this rough time. Your little angel is in God’s arms watching over you all and playing with the animals and other angels above, be assured of that. God be with you and bless you.

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  38. Tony & Anita…
    Words are few, right now, but I need to try to put in writing on here(what I’ve tried to tell you and show you in person)…in honor of Sweet, Precious, Avery. I grieve with you, I remember with you, I want to heal with you. My prayers are for SOME peace and comfort to come to you, as soon as it can. She touched so many lives in her short time here. Her brilliant mind, sweet(& fiesty):-) spirit, sense of family and articulate speech, at such an early age, will continue to be talked about and remembered. Prayers are abundant from my heart to God, on your behalf, until we stand before Him and know why.
    I love you, Steph

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  39. Dear Tony and Anita,

    We love you guys and want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers everyday for the loss of dear Avery. She will be missed so much. Please know that we are here for you, anytime…day or night.
    Love, The Short’s

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  40. Anita,
    Very sorry to hear of your little one passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  41. At a time like this, I’m not sure there are words that can adequately convey one’s heartfelt sympathy to grieving parents who have just lost their precious baby. But hopefully all the sincere condolences you have received will help sustain you and keep you in the arms of our Lord. My heart aches for your loss, and I cannot imagine the depth of what you all are feeling – just know that you are in our hearts and prayers. Tony, you might not recognize my name, but I am Sean’s and Heather’s aunt (Jimmy’s sister). With love and prayers to all of you…

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  42. Tony and Anita, Words won’t do,
    We love you Anita, the years you have been a friend to Jeanne, we have shared your joys and tears, As you and Tony go through this Valley, please know that our hearts are grieving with you, I feel Jesus is saying, ‘Give her to me, let me take her home, you will see her soon, and it won’t be long, for I am coming soon.
    She is happy with Jesus,He wants to lift your grief, and He will, Let friends and family carry you until you can walk on your own again.
    All our Love to you both and all of your family
    Jim and Jean Jordan

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  43. Tony, Anita, Loyd & Tina,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are so sorry for the loss of your precious little Avery. We pray that God will give you the strength you need to go forward.

    Love to all,
    Todd, Julie, Lauren & Devan

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  44. Tony and Anita,

    As the one year anniversary of the death of your precious daughter comes around, I want you to know we are still thinking and praying for you, and hurting over your loss. I have never met you or your family, but heard about the horrible incident as we live in a nearby town.

    Six years ago, my two-year old daughter, Hannah, died after a tree branch broke off and hit she and I. She was hit in the head and lived for a week in a coma, but never regained consciousness. I know the longing to hold your baby again is SO intense, and it seems so unfair to watch everyone go on with their lives and you’re stuck with the intense grief.

    I guess you’ve had your baby by now. I hope he or she is bringing you a great deal of bittersweet joy. I too had another daughter one year after Hannah died. I think she was the glue that helped us hold it together, along with the amazing love of Jesus and precious friends.

    I hope you still visit this site, and know that you and Avery are not forgotten.

    Much love,
    Pepper Helms

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  45. Tony and Anita, there are no words….WE are sharing your grief, Our hearts ache with the pain you are going through,
    Anita, Jim and I love you all these years you have been a friend to Jeanne, we have seen you grow strong, and now you and Tony are being ask to stand strong in the midst of this pain, I see Jesus asking you ‘Give her to me…Let me take her home, you will see her soon, I am coming soon.
    Please allow friend and family to hold you up in this grief, you will be strong again, our Love is holding you in our hearts at this painful time.
    Love to you and all of your families
    Jim and Jean Jordan

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  46. We saw this on the news.. We don’t know you, but just wanted to let you know.Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family in your loss of your beautiful daughter. Words cannot express how you are feeling..
    May God bless you and your family and give you the strength to get through this.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all..

    With Deepest Sympathy..

    Dan & Kim Cape
    Gray Court, S.C.

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  47. Tony and Anita,
    I am Jeanne’s brother and I cannot tell you how much it pains me for the lost of your beautiful daughter. I wish that there was something I could say or do to take such terrible pain away from you both and your families. You both will continue to be in my prayers.

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  48. Anita and Tony,
    I am a friend of Jean Jordan and family. I am praying for peace and strength for you. Please allow me to share your grief and know your tears and prayers are joined by countless others. My God hold you tight as you face this terrible storm.

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  49. We are so sorry for your loss, it is truly unimaginable. We will continue to pray for your family. God bless you as you go forward after this tragedy. We are part of your family at The Rock Church. With Much Love, Gerald, Tina and Peyton

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  50. DEAR TONY & ANITA,

    I AM SO DEEPLY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF LITTLE AVERY. MY HEART HURTS FOR YOU BOTH. YOU HAVE BEEN IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS EVERYDAY. THE LORD KNOWS THE PAIN YOU FEEL, THE GRIEF YOU CARRY, THE TEARS YOU CRY, THE MEMORIES YOU’LL CHERISH, THE COMFORT YOU’LL NEED, THE STRENGTH YOU’LL REQUIRE. I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT I AM PRAYING FOR THE LORD TO COMFORT YOU. IF YOU EVER NEED ME FOR ANYTHING PLEASE KNOW THAT I AM HERE.

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  51. Anita & Tony,
    I am so sorry. What a beautiful little girl, Avery. I wish I had words of comfort. The only thing that comes to mind is Jesus and his love. He loves Avery and he loves you too. I have been reading this book on this woman, Choo Nam, who was recently given sereval visits to heaven with Jesus, and the beauty and joy she speaks of are so great. I can only imagine Avery in heaven now playing and laughing with Jesus. All the wonderful things she is experiencing right now are the things we look forward to. She will never know pain, or heartache, or depression, or any of the attacks of the devil. She will only know 2years full of happiness and pure love, and now she will only know peace, joy, and love for all eternity. Things so great we can’t image, she already knows. I love you Anita.

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  52. We here at Builders FirstSource are deeply sorrowed by your precious loss. Know that we are always here for you and you family as you all are part of our family.

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  53. There are no words to lessen the loss you feel but please know that many hearts are saddened by the loss of your precious little girl and she now is wrapped in the loving arms of Jesus who will keep her safe until the day you are all reunited in heaven. Cradling your family in prayer. Patti Wilson

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  54. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God hold you in his loving arms and give you the comfort you need to get through each day.

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  55. Tony and Anita: No words can express how sorry we are to hear about Avery. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you and your family.

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  56. I know it’s been a couple of years since you lost your presious baby girl. I thought you may still check this site,I wanted to get a message to you, I would love to make a memory video of your presious little Avery for a keepsake for you and your other little girl,if you don’t already have one. I think alot about your family and hope you are doing good. I have a granddaughter named Avery, she is 14 months old, I can’t imagine the pain your family has indured. Email me if you are interested in the video. I would just need some pictures. Carol…

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  57. Dear,Anita
    I am terribly sorry for the loss of your dear child. I do not know of many people who know what your going through at this very moment. But what I do know is that your loving child is up with Jesus watching over you and your loved ones in comfort and happiness. I have heard that Avery was a wonderful and beautiful child. I can not imagine the thoughts that are going through your mind right now but I hope they will get better and better. Just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you and Tony. My prayers are with you and your loved ones.

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  58. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. To our friend Loyd, We will keep you close in our thoughts and hearts.

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  59. To the King Family,
    Our hearts and prayers are with you as you’re going through this very sad time. May the love and wonderful memories you have of your precious little gem help you through.

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  60. Tony, Anita and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss and the pain you are in. Avery was very special and I will always remember her smile at Donna’s Boxing Day Party when she sat down in her new ‘big girl chair’ to eat her lunch. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  61. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, as are those of all of us here at the Newton and Rockdale Citizen.

    I wish you, your family, and our respective communities strength and healing.

    God bless,
    Kimberly

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  62. We were very sorry to hear of your loss. God has a special little girl with him. You know if you need anything you can always call me or come by school and see me. I will help any way I can. You and your family will be in our prayers.

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  63. You do not know us, but we are friends of the Pounds. The news of your loss has left a thumbprint on our hearts. Please know that your family is in our prayers. May the memories of your beautiful daughter carry you through this difficult time.

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  64. I am a member of the Homeschool Group at Biltmore Baptist Church. Your family has been in our family’s prayers since this horrible tragedy unfolded. I cannot begin to imagine your pain. You will continue to be in our prayers. Your daughter was truly an angel.

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  65. My thought and prayers are with you and your entire family..
    God bless
    Nichole & Whitney Montgomery
    (Headstart)

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  66. Tony,Anita,and Family,
    There are no words…..just know you have our love,deepest sympathy,and endless prayers.
    Michael & Sandi Annone

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  67. The King Family: You do not know me but I wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sorry for your loss.

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  68. Tony & Anita,
    We will miss Avery very much. She will always be in our thoughts, our dreams and mostly our prayers.

    Love,
    Zach

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  69. Tony, Anita, and family

    I am so sorry for your loss. Anita, I was an intern in your head start room at Oakley when you were pregnant with Avery. I saw how much you loved her then and i know that you love her even more now. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  70. You are all in our thoughts and prayers daily. Your loss is too great to imagine. Our love goes out to all of you . We are Paul and Stephanie’s aunt and uncle.

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  71. Anita and Tony,
    I am so sorry for you loss. I worked for several years at a Child’s place with Anita. She is a wonderful person. I remember when my mom and I saw you at the mall after my son Geoffrey was born. You were awaiting the arrival of Avery and told me you were so excited. Then later, this past Christmas we saw you and Avery again getting your pics made and seeing Santa. She was a beautiful little girl. I know you were very proud of her. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

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  72. Tony & Anita,

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss to your family. I wanted to pay my respect to you and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!

    Doug Taylor

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  73. We are so sad for the loss of your baby girl and hope that you are able to find comfort with God and your family. We are praying for you every day. God bless you!

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  74. Anita, (AnitaBeta) Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Gods grace and mercy will be with you.

    Ken, Denise and Stephanie Shields

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  75. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The loss of a loved one is always difficult, but this loss has touched more people than we will ever know. We will continue to pray for you and your family and look to the day when we will see Avery again.

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  76. Dear King Family;
    We are all very sorry for your great loss. We have been praying that God will comfort you all and continue to heal the other injured members of your family.
    With sympathy,
    Robert, Stacey, Bradley and Bryan Rhodes

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  77. To Avery’s Family

    I believe my Mother is in heaven rocking your baby. She will give Avery much comfort and Avery will give my Mother much comfort. Alice, God Bless you and your family. You were always so kind to Mother. Thank You.

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  78. Though I do not know your family my prayers and thoughts are with you guys in this difficult time. There is nothing no one can say to make this all better or to even make sense. God just called another angel home. May God bless.

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  79. Tony & Family,

    I cannot begin to imagine the pain that you feel. Children are only ours for a little while, and someday, we to will return to Him. Until then, God wants us to seek comfort in Him. He knows that we cannot do this on our own. He is always near. And where He is…so is Avery.

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  80. Dear King Family,
    Your in our prayers . May God wrap His arms around you to bring you comfort in this time of loss.
    Alice, We love you and are praying for you also.
    Your Friends at Tip Top Photo

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  81. We can only imagine what you must be going through. The loss of a child is such a tragedy. You are in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. Our heart goes out to you & your family.

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  82. Dear King Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you everyday. May your faith and strength in God and within sustain all of you through this time.

    Ann and Charlie Howell

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  83. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. ALICE,OUR FRIEND, WE WILL THINK OF YOU EVERYDAY.

    STAFF, CHEROKEE INDIAN HOSPITAL LABORATORY

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  84. Anita and Tony, Alice, Danny and family, Stephanie and family;
    You are all in our prayers. Anita, I Love You! Karen,Robert,Drew and Tressa

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  85. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH EACH OF YOU.

    HAYWOOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
    CLYDE,NC

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  86. Tony & family,

    I am so sorry you lost your beautiful little girl. My heart breaks for you. May God be with you during your time of need.

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  87. We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. To the Boone family: everyone here is in constant prayer for you. Our neighborhood feels your loss and mourns with you. We love you and look forward to seeing you soon. May God watch over you and keep you in His care.

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  88. Sorry for your loss. Didn’t know her or her family, just happened upon notice while checking my name on the internet.

    May God bless and comfort the family in their time of great sorrow.

    Respectfully,
    Avery & Sharon King

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  89. Anita,
    We are so sorry for your great loss.Our thoughts and prayers have been with you and your family this whole week.We will continue to lift up little Avery and the rest of your family at work also(A Childs Place).
    God Bless,
    Misty Wooten and Family

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  90. Even though we did not know your precious angel, our hearts go out to your family in the loss of your loved one. We pray GOD will give you strength and courage to get through this most difficult time. God be with you all. The Tipton family.

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  91. Donna Garcia has been keeping us up-to-date on this tragic situation. Please know that our prayers and thoughts have been and will continue to be with you. And as hard as it is, I know you know that God feels every heartache and is with you. God bless you and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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  92. Hi,

    I don’t think I have ever met you, but I feel the need to let you know that I’ve been thinking about you. I heard about your tragedy a few weeks ago, and it brought me back to when my little brother died 22 years ago. I am now a mother of an almost 2 year old, and it pains me so much to think of what you have gone through. And what you still go through every day when you wake up and Avery’s precious face is not there to greet you. I went to WEGA gymnastics today and the instructor mentioned Avery. I came home and cried. I am just so, so sorry. All the little things… her little fingers touching your cheek, the way she ate her first food, the way she said ‘mommy’ and ‘daddy’, the way she ran to you and hugged you out of the blue. There is no greater loss in the world. Tears are still being shed for you.

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  93. Even though we have never met, as a christian I feel compelled to let you know there are others who’s lives your child’s story has touched.
    As a Mother and a Grandmother my heart just breaks for you all in the loss of one so precious as this lil one. May God cradle you in his loving arms at this time and may you feel comfort in the fact that she is with our Lord and pain and heartache will never be hers to bear.
    Children are our gift from God and though the time you shared was much too short she will never leave you because she has forever touched you in your hearts.

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  94. My heart aches at your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. May Avery never be forgotten.

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  95. Dear King Family,
    Our family have been keeping your family in our prayers,we too,know the pain of losing a child and know that you are suffering but be assured that little Avery is with Jesus and that you will get to hold her in Heaven someday.

    I John 5:11

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  96. Dear Anita, Tony, Tina, Loyd; Our hearts grieve for the loss of precious little Avery. We know the loving and caring people you are and how much this darling angel meant to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. We love you.

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  97. Tony, Anita, Loyd and Tina, We love each of you. We are so sorry, words can not express the grief we feel. The loss of Avery is to great for you to bear. We will always be here for each of you and want to do anything to help. We have not and will not stop praying for all of you.
    Anita we are also praying for your sister and her two childen.
    We Love All Of You.
    Teresa and Phillip Jarvis

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  98. DON’T KNOW THE FAMILY,,BUT JUST WANTED TO SAY,,SO SORRY,,I LOST MY LITTLE SISTER…THEY ARE ROSEBUDS IN GODS GARDEN..SO PRECIOUS,,JUST WANTED TO SAY,,MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL ,ESP THE MOTHER,,,MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU…MAY GOD HOLD YOU IN HIS ARMS,,AND COMFORT YOU,,,AND KNOW ONE DAY YOU CAN SEE HER AGAIN…CHERISH HER MEMORIES THEY ARE FOREVER,,JUST HAD TO WRITE YOU,,HER PICTURE,,A LITTLE ANGEL,,WITH THE SWEETEST SMILE,,GOD LOVE YOU….I WILL REMEMBER YOU IN MY PRAYERS….JEAN

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  99. Dear King family, I am very sorry for the death of your little girl.

    GOd Bless you both and your family

    Norandex Reynolds

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  100. King Family,
    I worked with Avery for only a short time in her visits to the church nursery, but yet somehow she has made a lasting impression on my life. My thoughts and prayers are now with you and your family.

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  101. Tony and Anita:

    It is hard to believe that it has almost been a year since the horrible accident in Covington. Just wanted you to know that I am still thinking about you guys and know what you still go through every day when you wake up and Avery’s precious face is not there to greet you. I am just so, so sorry. All the little things… her little fingers touching your cheek, the way she ate her first food, the way she said ‘mommy’ and ‘daddy’, the way she ran to you and hugged you out of the blue. There is no greater loss in the world. Tears are still being shed for you.

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  102. King Family,
    When I remember Avery it is with great joy. She is, not was, a light for all who met her. She touched more lives in her two years than some touch in a long lifetime. There was never a child than experienced more love than Avery. She was loved by her parents beyond realization and yet she realized that love. We do not understand but someday we will. God will let Anita and Tony know. It may not be in this life but there will be a day of uniting again with full explanations and total understanding.

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  103. The King Family;
    We wish we had the words to tell you how deeply sorry we are for your great loss. You are and will be in our thoughts and prayers during this very tragic time. Heaven has to be a little sweeter, A little angel just arrived.

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  104. Alice, We are so very sorry and our prayers are with you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you through this very difficult time.
    Dr.Wilde and Staff

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  105. To Theresa, Bill and The King Family- Our hearts are saddened as we cannot even begin to comprehend what you must be going thru at this time, we are praying for you.
    May God’s Grace, His Wisdom, His Peace, and His Direction Be with you at this time.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    The Pate Family
    Robert, Rhonda, Richard, Russell
    and Rachel

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  106. Sometimes in life there are events which we were not intended to understand. All we can do is to have faith in a loving God. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Steve & Susan

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  107. I cannot begin to fathom the depth of your loss, but please know that I pray for you and share our community’s sorrow for the loss of little Avery.

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  108. Dear Tony and Anita~
    Please know that we are thinking of you. I cannot imagine the pain you all must be feeling at the loss of such a beautiful and innocent child. She was obviously well loved and will carry that love to a better place.
    Rachel (Jody’s sister) Smith and Rhett Pace.

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  109. We have your family in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength to help you through this. Our deepest sympathy is with you and your family.
    Asheville Metal Finishing, Inc
    Asheville NC 28801

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  110. Loyd and Tina I’m not sure if you remember me from school but Sue told me of your great loss. I just want you to know that the love and prayers of my family are with you and yours at this difficult time. God is ever present even through the hardest of times. May God give you comfort. Debbie DeWeese Brown

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  111. DEAR KING FAMILY,
    WE WERE SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS.WE CAN NOT BEGIN TO KNOW HOW YOU FEEL.
    ONE THING WE DO KNOW IS THAT THE SWEET MOMENTS YOU HAD WITH THIS ANGEL WILL BE FOREVER TUCKED IN YOUR HEARTS . YOU WILL NEVER
    REALLY BE WITHOUT HER.
    THE NEXT TIME YOU FEEL A WONDERFUL BREEZE ON YOUR CHEEKS,IT WILL BE HER SWEETS KISSES.HER SPIRIT IS ALL
    AROUND YOU.
    BE AS STRONG AS YOU CAN BE,AND KNOW THIS….. THERE ARE MANY OF US WHO
    HAVE NEVER MET YOUR FAMILY….BUT WE
    ARE WITH YOU …YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
    I THINK IT WAS JESUS WHO SAID,’LET
    THE LITTLE CHILDREN COME TO ME.’ SHE
    IS SITTING ON THE LAP OF OUR LORD!!
    I HOPE THIS HELPED IN SOME SMALL WAY.
    IF YOU NEED (ANYTHING)…PLEASE LET US KNOW.
    SAMMIE BURRESS AND
    TERRIE SHARPE

    burres_s@bellsouth.net

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  112. Anita and Tony,
    I can’t find any words to express how truly sorry I am. I want you to know I am praying for you every day. Please know we are here for you any time of the day or night. You are precious to us.
    We love you,
    Van and Shana Duncan
    Miss Anita,
    I love you very much and I’m so sorry.
    Love,
    Austin

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  113. God has a beautiful angel by his side. What a reunion it will be for all of us in the great Kingdom. Thinking of your family at this tragic, tragic time…..

    Love, the Funkhousers

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  114. Anita and Family,
    I want you to know that the Head Start family has been saddened by your loss, and that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. If there is anything we can do to support you, please let us know. Although I didn’t know little Avery, I heard so much about her, what a joy she was and what a devoted mother you are. May God’s strength and comfort be with you and your family.

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  115. Tony, Anita and Grandparents- There are no words really appropriate at this time to deal with your hurt. Just know we care and we know Avery is in God’s hands as He watches over you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today as they have been since we first heard of the incident from Lloyd’s mom.

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  116. To The King Family – Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God hold you in His hand, give you comfort and peace as only He can during this time. Love to you all. Willie & Ray

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  117. Tony and Anita,

    You have been in our thoughts and prayers since we heard about this tragic accident. We will continue to remember you and your family.

    Sincerely,

    Darryl, Darlene & Kristy Dodd

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  118. Anita and Tony,
    We are neighbors of Dan and Carol and just wanted to let you know you and your family are on our hearts and minds and in our prayers every day. It is so hard to find words of comfort at a time like this. My son prayed last night for God to give you and your family what you need. May you find comfort in the support of your family and friends and God’s unending Love.

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  119. Avery’s smile brighten my Kindermusik room. I have such wonderful memories of her and Anita in the class. I will forever think of Avery when I do the baby buggy rides. That was always her favorite! ‘Riding in my buggy baby mine, baby mine’

    My heart and prayers go out to you both and your family.

    Patty Lee Book

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  120. Anita,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts everyday. If there is anything I can do please let me know.

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  121. Anita,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts everyday. If there is anything I can do please let me know.

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  122. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.We know that there is one very special angel in Heaven today.If there is anything we can do please contact us.

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  123. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.We know that there is one very special angel in Heaven today.If there is anything we can do please contact us.

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  124. I don’t even know what to say except I am so sorry that the two of you are going through this. I wish I could be there for you. I love you both.

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  125. We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. I pray that the happy memories of Avery will carry you through this sorrowful time.
    Chris & Teresa Cagle Watkins

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  126. May the Lord bless you and keep you close with the understanding of his deep love he has for you and Avery who was so dear to your heart.
    Love,
    The Daritys
    Anthony, Deb & A.J.

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  127. Anita and Tony. My prayers are with you every day. Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for your loss. I hug my girls, Tiffany and Zoe, more now than ever. This tragic event made me wake up and realize how precious our little ones are, even if they are young adults as mine are now. I am sure that Avery is having a great summer picking flowers and listening to Jesus up close and personal. If there is anything that we can do, please call. I love you both and think of you daily.

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  128. King Family,
    My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to your family in your time of loss. Know that the whole community has been touched by your loss and the tragic events that occured in Atlanta and we will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    I didn’t know your family or Avery but I can tell by her beautiful smile what a special little girls she was.

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  129. Alice and family, we are praying
    for all of you, and may the peace
    of God confort you.

    Love in Christ,
    Bob, Rosa and family

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  130. To the King family, I would just like to say how very sorry I am for your loss. A precious, beautiful life was taken from you, but not forever, because you will be with her through eternity in our Father’s kingdom and as hard as it must be for you to be without her, I hope that knowing she is with our Lord Jesus Christ will give you peace and comfort you as you face the days ahead. I work with Alice at Quest and many, many times I have heard her speak of her children and her grandchildren and I know her love for all of you is immense. Please know that everyone is praying for you and for the recovery of your family.

    Isaiah 41:10
    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Kimberly Moore

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  131. Dear King and Boone Families,
    We are friends of Dan and Carol’s from Greensboro. Our hearts have broken along with yours as the events have unfolded. We pray continually that God would give you a peace that surpasses all understanding and that He will make Himself and his love so real and so powerful to you all right now. May His arms surround and hold you tight through the days and years to come.
    With Love,
    Danny and Sandy Harnden

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  132. Dear Anita,
    It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you, but when I heard about what happened, my heart just broke. I can’t imagine the pain you must be feeling right now, but I hope it is some condolence to know that so many people are thinking of you and praying for you, and that you’re not hurting alone. I hope it is some relief to know that your baby girl is alive and well in the arms of God. She was so young and innocent and she will remain that way forever. She will never hurt again. She will never be disappointed or heart broken. She will never be sick or tired or lonely. She will never lack for anything. And while you are missing her here, she is joyfully awaiting you there. She’s happy and at peace. Can you imagine what she’s seen and heard and tasted? Can you imagine what it must be like for her to be able to see Jesus face to face? I know it’s hard now, but try to remember that you will see her again. This is only temporary. We’ll keep you and your family in our prayers. If there is ANYTHING I can do for you please let me know. I mean that with all sincerity. I love you, and I’ll see you soon. Rhonda

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  133. Tony and Anita,

    As you can tell from the multiple entries in the guestbook, you all are deeply cared for.

    Whenever I have dealt with the loss of a precious child, I have always found comfort in Paul’s words in Romans 8:18…

    ‘For I know that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory which shall be revealed in us.’

    Words alone may not comfort in such a tragic, awful moment, but the love of Christ is the only true Comfort we have. The ‘prince of darkness’ may rule this world with all of its uncertainties, tragedies, and unfairness, but he cannot in any way prevent your reunion with her. I am fully convinced that you will see precious Avery again, and we all will live with her for all of eternity in God’s heavenly kingdom, where there will be no tears, no grieving, and no sorrow, but only love, laughter, and celebration.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers,
    John Paschall, MD
    ABC Pediatrics

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  134. Anita,
    I am so very sorry and wanted to let you know how my heart goes out to you.

    Sandi Donohue
    Kindergarten
    Oakley School

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  135. Hi, I am so sorry for your loss of your beautilful baby girl. I was checking Peytons guest book and noticed your message. Thank you so much for giving Peyton a rose. Peytons daddy and I was wondering who had brought him the pretty rose. We have visited your daughter every time we go see Peyton. We put batteries in her christmas tree, we watched the commets on December 13th with her and Peyton. We also got Peyton ballons for New Years and we wrote a note and sent them to Peyton and Avery. I also know Stella King I worked at Kerr Drug where she is a customer. I heard a couple years ago about Avery, I am so sorry. I have heard for two months now, that people dont know how we feel and can not image what we are going through. I can honestly say I know what you are going through. I know Avery is showing Peyton heaven. God bless you and your family.

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  136. I pray every night for Avery. That she is happy and watching over you and your family! I remember when i found out i turned around and said that i was going to name my child Avery Nicole King Spooner and you would be her god mother! I love spending time with you Anita and with the kids! I can’t wait to see you and the kids again! I should be at Aden’s party! (dont think i spelt his name right! Sorry) Cant wait! I love you girl!! I miss avery ever day! She is always in my heart!

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