October 20, 1937 ~ November 27, 2009

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

Betty Fore Stroupe, 72, of Asheville, died Friday, November 27, 2009, at John F. Keever Solace Center. A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Lucille Garren Fore and was also preceded in death by her husband David L. "Birdseed" Stroupe. Mrs. Stroupe was retired from SDX Electronics after several years of service. She was a member of Oakley Baptist Church but attended The Place Fellowship Church. Survivors include two sons, Joey Osborne and wife Lisa of Asheville and Greg Osborne and wife Kathy of Candler; six grandchildren, Matt Osborne, Melanie Stevens and husband Daniel, Julie Burnette and husband Andrew, Mark Osborne, Allison Osborne and Chase Moore; a sister, Billie Solesbee and husband Dewey of Asheville; two brothers, Ray Fore and wife Millie of Fletcher and Paul Fore, Jr. and wife Wanda of Westminster, SC. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Reverend Mike Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Skyview Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to John F. Keever Solace Center, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Greg and Kathy,
    Although we only knew Betty for a short time, we feel she was part of our family as you are! You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Joyce & Oscar

  2. Joey, Lisa, Greg & Kathy,
    We were so saden to hear of the lose of your mother. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. Dear Joey and Lisa,
    I am sorry to hear of your sweet Mother’s passing. I know that your hearts are heavy but look up with eyes of faith and know that God has welcomed her into his loving arms where peace is abundant.
    You are in my prayers.

  4. I have memories of the Fore family from 1939 and have always had great respect and admiration for all of the family. My heart is heavy for all of you as you go through these difficult days. I
    have walked the path so many times
    and know the holes left in our hearts when we go down this road.
    Our comfort, peace and acceptance comes from the knowledge the days are getting closer to the time we have that great and wonderful reunion day in Eternity and know there’s no more good-byes
    God comfort and keep you in His loving and Gracious care. Ray, I look forward to seing you and Millie again,the Lord willing

  5. We are so sorry about the death of Betty. May you find comfort through our Lord during this dificult time.May God bless you and keep you is our prayer. Bobbie and Shirley Fore Arrowood

  6. Joey and all your family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I am certain tho that she is in a much better place. I know you will miss her but you will see her again someday. Just keep all those good menories of her in you mind and think about them often. Take care.

    We love you guys.
    Blake and Buster

  7. Sad to hear of Betty’s passing. Mom. Dorotheanna Snyder, and the whole Shannon drive family have you in our thoughts and prayers.


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