August 20, 1932 ~ December 21, 2010

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

BEVERLY JEAN MARLER ASHEVILLE – Beverly Jean Marler, 78, of Baker Place, Asheville, died on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, at Emerald Ridge Health Care Center. Mrs. Marler was a native of Buncombe Co., and was a daughter of the late George and Lillian Smith Hawkins. Mrs. Marler retired as a teacher in the Buncombe Co. school system. She was a faithful lifetime member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Fred Marler; sister, Linda H. Murray, of Asheville; brothers, George, and James Allen Hawkins, both of Asheville; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service for Mrs. Marler will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the Patton Avenue Chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Marler was my teacher at Emma Elementary and was always kind to me. She instilled in me qualities that I took through life and is one of the reasons that I became a nurse. I will always remember her fondly.

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  2. Mrs. Marler (Hawkins)was my teacher my teacher at Emma also. I have very fond memories of being in her classroom, and I am saddened by her passing. She was a very special person, and I know she will be missed.

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  3. Fred,

    Randy and I were saddened to hear of Beverly’s passing. We always enjoyed attending Asheville Wesleyan with the two of you. She will be missed by all that knew her. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

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  4. Mrs. Marler was my 4th grade teacher at Emma Elementary. I loved her very much. My condolences to Mr. Marler and the rest of the family.

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  5. Fred, I was saddened to learn of Beverly’s passing. She was a very special person to me. I will never forget her. A mighty woman of God. I always tried to sit with Beverly when we had special dinners at The Dwelling Place, because we always had wonderful conversations. Fred, I pray that God will give you peace during the loss of your wife.

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  6. My sympathy to you Mr. Marler. I knew Beverly at Emma School. She was a great teacher.
    God Bless You at this difficult time.
    Loveta Crutchfield Lewis

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  7. Dear Fred: I was so sorry to read of Beverly’s passing.Both of you have been a friend to our family for many years. Mother and Beverly worked together at Sears then Beverly and I were in ABWA for many years and then you working with Daddy for several years with DOT. My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sorrow please remember the good times you had together and just remember she is in a better place with the Lord that she loved very much.
    Linda Ruth Erwin
    Evelyn Roberts

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  8. Bev will be sadly missed!!I’m so glad, in 2007 I got to spend a week, with her in Hawaii!!She was a very Godly person & her spunk will also, be missed!!Our prayer’s are with the family!!

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  9. Fred, Sorry for your loss. Beverly’s passing was a shock to me. She had such fight in her I thought she would be here forever. I will miss her.

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  10. Dear Fred, Allen, and all of the rest of the family:
    Our hearts go out to you at this very difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless and keep you. May He guide and guard you, and may He sustain and strengthen you. And may He give you His peace and comfort as you carry on with life while trying to deal with your loss.

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