Bill Maney

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Bill Maney, longtime Asheville resident, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2010, at the Community Life Center Hospice Unit of the VA Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born January 13, 1919, to the late James Crisley and Dora Ann Burleson Maney, he was also predeceased by two brothers, James C. Maney, Jr., and R. Glenn Maney, and two sisters, Mabel M. Woody and Grace M. Bennett. A 1937 graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School (now Asheville High), he interrupted career goals and eagerly entered the Army Air Force at the outbreak of WW II. He served three and a half of the war years in Australia and New Guinea. His military comrades and the men and women serving today are his heroes. Mr. Maney retired from James River Corporation/Georgia Pacific after 30 years of service as a sales representative. His employment began with the Dixie Cup Company prior to mergers and acquisitions and company name changes. He was honored as National Sales Representative of the Year in 1976. Following retirement, he became owner/operator of Smoky Mountain Vending Company until his second retirement. He was a member and former deacon of Calvary Baptist Church where he was former Training Union Director and served on many committees. He was a former active member of the Jaycees, Lions Club, American Legion, Malvern Hills Community Club, and Friendship Force of Western North Carolina where he served on the Board of Directors. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Evelyne Totherow Maney; his daughter Monte Maney of Cary, NC, a sister-in-law, Mildred T. Cox of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank CarePartners Private Duty Nurses and Adult Day Care for their constant and caring treatment, with a special thanks to Barbara Blevins CNA for five years of loyal dedication and service. A memorial service for Mr. Maney will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald N. Welborn officiating. His family will receive friends immediately following the service. Those wishing to make a memorial gift may consider Calvary Baptist Church, 251 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. Evelyne, Monte, and Family, We were distressed to see the news about Bill at the Groce website. We knew he had been very ill for some time; however, regardless of age, health, or any other circumstance we are never ready to lose our loved ones. The only comfort has to come from our Faith in the Sovereignty of God and the manifested concern of caring friends. We are thinking of you and will hold you in our prayers. Very few people have known you as long as we have and we just hope in some small way it does help to know others do care. Joe and Zunita

  2. Evelyne and Family,

    Joe just told me about Bill. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Our Mothers knew each other from childhood and we have known each other all our lives. We do hope in some small way it does help to know your friends are thinking of you. Mary

  3. To Evelyne and Monte — I will always have wonderful memories of Uncle Bill and all the Maneys. I wish you peace after all you have been through and all the care the two of you have given to him for such a long time. Carolyn Bennett Mahaffey

  4. Evelyne and Family

    Joe Clark sent word of Bill’s passing. My brother, Bill, graduated in the class of ’37 with your husband. We send our sincere condolence. May the God of grace and comfort fill the vacancy left in your heart and home.

  5. Dear Evelyn & Monte
    We were saddened to read of Bill’s passing. Our prayers and sympathy are with you.

    David & Mary Jean

  6. Dear Tut & Family: How sad to lose Bill. As you, Bill was a friend of the May family through all these years and he will be sorely missed. Though he was with us for such a long time, we are never ready to lose our loved ones, and he was loved by the family, especialy Daddy and Morris, who were in the grocery business so long. Bill and I discussed our relationship many times. He was a joy to know. Please know that Louise and I are praying for you and know that Bill will meet us in the great grocery store in heaven. Take care and we love you. Henry

  7. Bill was such a kind man. Your marriage seemed so special. Our prayers are with you, Evelyne.

  8. Evelyn and Monte, So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I’m Edith’s daughter. God Bless You, Lynn

  9. I am also a member of Calvary Baptist Church and am always saddened when one of the members dies. I have known both Mr. Maney and his wife for a long time and send my deepest sympathy to his family.

  10. Evelyne and Monte, we are so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. I (Suzanne) have so many wonderful memories of visits to Asheville to visit with my grandparents and the Maney/Woody relatives. What great families to grow up in! Please know that you both are in our prayers and thoughts. With much love,

  11. Evelyne and Monte,
    I was saddened to hear that Bill passed. He was a wonderful man that I respected and thought of highly. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

    Evelyne – I remember as a child spending nights at your home with you and Bill. I looked forward to those visits and have many fond memories of times spent with you and Bill, and the rest of our Maney-Woody family.

    Our Love,
    David Hampton and family

  12. Dear Evelyne we are so sorry about you, and the family’s loss. I know you loved and miss Bill – many do. We are thinking of you. Aurelia & Bill Frisbee

  13. Evelyn, I was so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. You may not think so now but you will make it thru this time. If I can be of any help please just call me.
    God Bless,
    Linda Purcell

  14. Uncle Bill has such a wonderful place in my heart and memories. He was like a 2nd father to me, taking my favorite cousin, Monte, and me, on excursions to Ghost Town and Lake Lure when we were growing up. He and my Aunt Evelyn (Aunt Eddie to me!) would pack picnic lunches and we would go into the mountains by a stream and eat the fired chicken, deviled eggs and other yummy treats. I will miss you, Uncle Bill.

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