May 5, 1916 ~ April 12, 2006

Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Bernice Hall Clark Queen, 89, of Candler, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at her home. A native and life-long resident of Western North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Hoke S. Hall and Olive H. Hall. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Robert Clark, who died in 1989; her sister, Margaret Hall Coman and her second husband, John Montreville Queen, Jr., who died in 2003. A graduate of Candler High School, she attended Asheville Normal and Teachers College. She retired from the offices of Corporate Billing in 1981 after 28 years with American Enka Corp. A past member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, she was a life-long, active member of Montmorenci United Methodist Church of Candler. Survivors include her daughter, Sally Kroelinger and husband Mike and her grandchildren, Ryan Michael Kroelinger and Kelsey Jordan Kroelinger, of Tempe, AZ; her extended family of Margaret Rathbone and husband Paul of Waynesville, John M. Queen, III and wife Pat of Waynesville, Mary Wilson and husband William of Knoxville, TN, James William “Bill” Queen and wife Joyce, Alice Queen, Susan Carver and husband Sammy, all of Waynesville and Arnold Hall of Candler; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Saturday at Montmorenci UMC with the Revs. Dan Lyons and Mary Caldwell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Ryan Kroelinger, Wayne Caldwell, Jim Clark, Jim Coman, Jim Warrick, and John M. Queen, III serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Warrick, Ed Warrick, Jr., Bill Queen and Thomas Hyatt. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center of the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Montmorenci UMC Handicapped Accessibility Fund, PO Box 610, Candler, NC 28715.

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  1. Sally and family,

    Thinking of you at this time and wishing that you know the grace of God’s peace…..comforted by the beautiful memories of your Mother/Grandmother’s love.


  2. Sally and Family,
    It is always hard to loose a loved one, no matter what age. May you find peace in wonderful memories. My thoughts are with you.
    Lise Qureshi

  3. Sally and family,
    What a blessing you all were to your mom and grandmother. Her legacy lives through you and yours forever. She was a gift that will always be with you. God bless you for your love and care of her.

  4. Dear Sally and Jim,
    I am saddened to read of the death of your Mother and Aunt. I have fond memories of Bernice and Margaret and wanted you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    With love,
    Carol Weir Peterson

  5. Sally,
    My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. You and your family will carry her memory forward and also her legacy.

    Best wishes,

  6. Sally,

    I’m so sorry about your Mother’s death. I have such very fond memories of our time together at your house. The Girl Scout activites, Latin Club, spending the night with each other and the lovely luncheon your Mother gave for me when I got married in 1969.

    I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family.


  7. Sally, Mike, Ryan & Kelsey:
    We are thinking of you and sending our prayers your way during this time of sadness. May you take comfort in knowing the peace and joy that your mother/grandmother now enjoys. Your memories will give you strength and your faith in God will support you in this difficult time.
    Chris & Liesl

  8. Dear Sally,
    Please accept my condolences for the passing of your dear mother. After reading about her life, I realized she lived a full, active and proud life. Not very many have lived like her. I think you should be very happy for her and celebrate her wonderful life. One other thing you could do for her is to pray for the elevation of her soul in the next life.

    Take care and see you soon,

    Mehrzad Khorsandi


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