Barbara Vance Roseborough

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BARBARA V. ROSEBOROUGH Barbara Vance Roseborough, 79, of 10 Norman Road, Fletcher, died Sunday, February 19, 2006. Mrs. Roseborough was born in Avery County and was a daughter of the late Edward and Etta Buchanan Vance. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicky R. Graham, who died December 16, 2004, a sister, Olga Pierce, and a brother, Glenn Vance. She worked with her husband as a bookkeeper at Charlotte Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for more than 25 years. In addition she was a talented seamstress, and enjoyed crafts, especially ceramic pottery. She was a member of Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Roseborough was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and is survived by her husband of 60 years, William J. Roseborough; two daughters, Kathy R. Cabe and her husband, John, of Arden and Emily R. Efting and her husband, Doug, of Wilmington; one son, Bill Roseborough and his wife, Denese, of Asheville; grandsons, Alex Efting, Jeremy Cabe, Jamie Roseborough, and Michael Graham; and granddaughters, Meghan Cabe, Shelly Edmondson, and Lindsey Efting; her son-in-law Larry Graham of Arden; one sister, Rene Thiele of Atlanta, GA, and one brother, Dr. Tom Vance and his wife, Carol, of Blowing Rock. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Douglas B. Tilley and the Rev. Dr. James H. Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Green Hills Cemetery. Her family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted and appreciated, or memorials may be made to the Crisis Care Fund of Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church, 2 Bear Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. Bill and Family, Regardless of age, health, or any other circumstance in life we are never ready to lose our loved ones. The only possible comfort comes from a real Faith in the Sovereignty of Goad and the manifested concern of caring friends. Please know we are thinking of you and will hold you in our prayers. We hope it helps in some small way to know that others do care. Joe

  2. Kathy and family – I’m so sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Dear Jeremy and John,
    My love, thoughts and prayers are with both of you and your family.


  4. Dear Roseborough Family,
    I am sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. Roseborough. I was a classmate of Vicky, graduating in the same class at Lee Edwards High School. I remember fondly knowing Mrs. Roseborough when I was growing up in Asheville. Please accept my deepest sympathy at this time in the life of your family. We can all rest in the knowledge that we will meet our loved ones again.

    Daren Hutchison

  5. Dear Emily and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss and sadness.
    We know that our gracious God was ready for her arrival with out stretched arms. She is truly home now.
    We love you,
    Neil, Cindi, Zac and Chloe’ Castles

  6. Meals On Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County sends our condolences during this sad time. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to your entire family.

  7. Dear William and family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. You and Barbara were such a comfort when my mom, Margaret Hall, died in January and I thank you for visiting my grandmother, Alma, on numerous occasions. Please know that I care, and am sorry I will not be able to attend the funeral.

    Helen Hall Baucom

  8. Bill and Family

    We are so so sorry to hear that Barbara passed away. We had sent you a christmas card and a personal letter, hoping to keep in touch, but it came back undelivered – can’t figure it out. We think about you very often, we miss seeing you, and we are very sorry that we have lost Barbara. I’d love to get together with you sometime when you feel up to it.

    Stephen & Linda

  9. Kathy,

    Sandee and I want you to know that we are so sorry over the loss of your Mom. We know how much you Loved your Mom.

    When words are hard to find I often go to others for help – – –

    ‘Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.’ ~Anonymous

    ‘When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.’ ~Kahlil Gibran

    We are here if there is anything that we can do.

    Our Thoughts are With You and Your Family,


  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
    With our love,
    Robert and Louise

  11. Kathy,
    I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I know it must be especially hard coming so soon after Vicki’s passing.
    I remember fondly our days at West Asheville Baptist and think of them often.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    Steve Morgan

  12. Bill and Denese, Thinking of you today. I am so sorry for your loss. I don’t think we ever can prepare for the death of a parent. My prayer for you is that you would know the comfort and peace of God today and in the days ahead. Love you all. Kurt & Charlotte Niedermayer

  13. Bill and Denise,
    Treacy and I have you and your family in our prayers. We regret that we could not be present at the services but you were in our thoughts.

    Cameron Thomas/Treacy Yarborough

  14. To Bill and family..we were very sad to hear about your loss. We give you our love and sympathy. We will be making a donation to your mother’s memorial with the church.
    Love and sympathy from Greg Goosmann,John Rose and Staff.

  15. Dear Kathy,

    May you find comfort in knowing that the thoughts, prayers, and love of many friends are with you during this time.

    With my deepest sympathy,

    Gayle Hoverson

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