Barbara June Simmons Hare

barbara hare

June 4, 1933 ~ September 18, 2017

Resided in: Asheville, North Carolina

Barbara June Simmons Hare, 84, of Asheville, went home to be with her Lord Monday, September 18, 2017 at Mission Hospital. Mrs. Hare was a daughter of the late Lewis and Mattie Thompson Simmons. She was also preceded in death by her son, Martin Hare, Jr. Surviving are her son, Michael Hare; daughter, Marcia Hare Pruitt (Timothy); grandchildren, Cole, Andrew, Alex, Kirsten, and Katelyn; 2 great-grandchildren; and brother JB Simmons (Pam). Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. Barbara was a dear friend. I loved her happy sweet attitude.
    God bless all her family, I am sure she leaves an empty
    spot only He can fill.
    Love Jean

  2. Mike and family,
    please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
    Ken Shipman

  3. So very sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Hare. What a beautiful and sweet woman. I will miss seeing her in church. God comfort and bless you Michael, Marcia and family.
    Mike Fisher

  4. Mike – So sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days and weeks.

  5. Michael and Marcie, We are so saddened to learn of your Mother’s death. She was a sweet and lovely lady. We have been missing seeing her in church. We didn’t realize she was so sick. May God bless each of you and your family.

  6. I am saddened by the loss of Barbara. She had been a good friend for many years. She was a good Christian woman and will be missed by all who knew her.

  7. Mike, we are sad to hear about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We miss you. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance.

  8. Ms Barbara was our daughter’s first preschool teacher at First Baptist Child Development Center back in 2000. Madison loved her and we did too from that time forward. We continued to see her at West Asheville Baptist where we all went to church together. She was a wonderful and kind woman who blessed our family with her gifts . She will be missed and we will be praying for your family during this difficult time.

  9. To Michael and Marcie and Barbara’s family, we wish to extend our condolences for the loss of your mother and grandmother She was our neighbor on Skyview Terrace for 38 years and a wonderful, kind friend she was. She was a good Christian woman who lived her faith and was not afraid to share it. We did not see her often during these last few years, but have not and will never forget Barbara Hare.

  10. Family,
    We were so saddened to hear of your mother’s death. We had no idea she was so sick. She was our neighbor down the street for 50 years, and our fellow church member.
    Our thought and prayers are with you. We will miss seeing her both at church, and the neighborhood.
    Gay&Warren; Deaver

  11. Michael and Marcie may God grant you peace and understanding in the death of your dear Mother. Barbara was a special friend to me. i loved her and shall miss her. God bless!

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