November 18, 1941 ~ September 17, 2018

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

Blanche McFee Brooks, a native of Buncombe County, went to be with her Lord on September 17, 2018. She was born on November 18, 1941 and was the daughter of the late Ambrose and Audrey Robinson McFee. She was a 1959 graduate of Enka High School. Blanche also attended Grace School of Nursing in Morganton, NC. She was an LPN for many years for Dr's Everette and Eldean Smith, after which she was a pharmacy technician for Mission Hospital before retiring. She was a member of Pole Creek Baptist Church. Blanche was a kind and loving person, who loved to spend time with family and be outdoors. Blanche is survived by her sister, Marie McElrath of Easley, SC; her brothers, Wayne (Lynn) McFee of Banks, AL, and Jeff (Kim) McFee of Leicester; her daughter, Norma (Dave) Goershel of Kennesaw, GA; grandsons, Cam Goershel of Atlanta and Chris (Courtney) Goershel of Atlanta; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff of Flesher's of Fairview for their kind care for Blanche during her illness. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 22 in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with services led by Dr. Dennis Thurman. Interment will follow at Snow Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pole Creek Baptist Church Children's Playground Building Fund, 96 Snow Hill Church Rd., Candler, NC 28715.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Blanche. We will always cherish the memories of her and her family while growing up at Pole Creek. May God bless you all.

    Susan Perry Pertain
    Penny Perry Stevens
    Thelma Rogers Perry

  2. Jeff and all the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Blanche was loved by everyone that knew her. When I think of her and her visits to her aunt Ola and to my parents I always think of her and her hats. She loved those hats. Brings a smile to my face today. We will miss her. Douglas Brown

  3. Marie and family, so sorry to hear of Blanche’s passing. It is one of God’s blessings. I was in the class with her and I graduated in 1960. she was one of my best friends during high school, and we talked a few times after graduation. The last time I saw her was when she lived on Tunnel Road. There are so many great memories I have with her. May God give you peace and comfort for the days ahead.

  4. RIP sweet Blanche,
    You will be forever loved. Memories are a beautiful thing and I have many. I will smile always when I think of you.
    Always my love,
    Mary (McFee) Miller

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family! Blanche and I had a lot of good memories at Pole Creek Church. God Bless!

  6. Marie, Wayne, Jeff, and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. May the Lord fill you with His peace and grace and leave sweet memories until we meet her again in heaven.
    Our Love in Jesus,
    Royce and Gwenda Phillips

  7. Marie and family,
    We know you have many wonderful, sweet memories of Blanche. Sharing your sadness at her Homegoing and asking God will be all you need for Him to be during the coming days. Holding you closely in our prayers and thoughts.
    With much love,
    Jan and Jerry

  8. Marie & Family. We are so very sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen Blanche in years & didn’t know anything about her since I have been in SC. I think about ALL MY cousins VERY often & wonder about them. YOU ALL ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS. May God hold you in His arms & give you strength, comfort & peace now & in the days ahead. I Love You All.

  9. Seeing Blanche’s beautiful picture reminded me of working with her many years ago at Mission pharmacy. She was always such a vibrant, welcoming, friendly person and made the day better just by being there. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  10. I was so saddened to hear of Blanche’s passing. I remember all the great times we had together working at Memorial Mission as Pharmacy Technicians and our off work outings. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. RIP Blanche.

  11. To Blanche’s family, my sympathy to all. With the loss of all the aunts and uncles we now witness the passing of the cousins. May God bless you all during your time of grief.


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