March 5, 1969 ~ August 11, 2007

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

Asheville ~ Brian Allen Hare, 38, of 25 Chapel Hill Road, died on Saturday, August 11, 2007 at Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of Lillian Bradley Hare of Asheville and of the late Andrew William Hare. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Michael William Hare and a nephew, Larry Gerald Hyatt. Brian was a 1988 graduate of T.C. Roberson High School and was formerly employed by Borg-Warner for many years and was the owner of A Cut Above Landscaping Service. More recently he worked for Ballards Appliance Company and it seemed he was the happiest he had ever been and was a friend to all. He was an avid mountain bike rider and attended Family Faith Fellowship in Arden. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Janice Elaine Hyatt and husband Larry; two nephews, Michael William Hare, Jr. and Joseph Daniel Hare; sister-in-law, Joanna Hare; also survived by several nieces and nephews and his best friend and cousin, Chris Davidson, all of Asheville. A funeral service will be held 4:00 P.M. Saturday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road with Rev. Donald Hare, Pastor James King and Rev. Walter Hare officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. prior to the service at the funeral home.

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  1. Dear Family,

    My family and I were on the lake that night and were the ones who called 911 for Brian’s friends. I just wanted to send my sympathies.

    There is nothing really to say during a tragedy such as this. My own brother died tragically 2 1/2 years ago, so I do share your pain. I just wanted to let you know that even though I personally didn’t know Brian, I know he will be missed. If I have learned anything from the loss of my brother, Trey, it is that if someone is mourned than that means they were loved.

    Again, I am so sorry for your loss. And I apologize for writing you via this site, but I couldn’t seem to locate you any other way.

    Please know that you have all been in my family’s thoughts and prayers. Please call if you need to. I know for me when Trey died I needed to talk with everyone at scene of his death to have what little closure I received. You never get over this, you just get through it. Day by day.

    Again, my number is 864-859-4366. Please call anytime.

    Anna Steele

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  2. He will be missed dearly. I went to school with Brain I am very upset about this. He was a good Friend and a class mate I am so very sorry

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  3. The staff at Mountain Credit Union in Fletcher would like to send our condolences to Brian’s family and friends. We know that he will be missed.

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  4. My sincere condolences to Brian’s family. Brian was such a GOOD person who was liked and loved by many. I will miss you Brian.

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  5. Brian has been more than a friend to me. You could say we were pretty close. This has been the most upsetting news. I will always cherish the memories I have with him. He was there for me more times than I can remember. He had a good heart and would do anything for anyone. He loved his family and friends. There aren’t many people with this kind of character. He was the kind of person you could count on. He has helped me through some really tough times and was a father figure to my daughter Shelby when her own father wasn’t. He will be missed deeply and never forgotten. We have had several talks about what Heaven would be like. I know you are up there now Brian. I hope it is as you imagined. I Love You Brian and always will!

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  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. May God comfort your hearts now and in the days ahead. We are praying for you all. Darrell and Renee Hoffman, Harry and Diane Hoffman

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  7. BRIAN WAS SUCH A JOY FOR ME TO WAIT ON AT THE CREDIT UNION. HE WAS ALWAYS SO HAPPY. WE LAUGHED, JOKED AND WENT ON WITH EACH OTHER ALOT. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIS WORDS OF ENCOURANGEMENT. I REALLY THOUGHT THE WORLD OF HIM.

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  8. HI,LILLIAN,JANICE,
    WE ARE SORRY FOR THE PASSING OF BRIAN, TONY IS GOING TO TRY AND MAKE THE FUNERAL SAT. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL AND MY LOVE TO ALL.
    LOVE YOU ALL

    SUE BRADLEY

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  9. To family and friends – My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Blessings and peace, Betty Nelon Rhodes

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  10. I’m very sorry for your loss. I went to school with Brian @ TC Roberson and I always had the upmost respect for him. He was always the kindest person anyone could have the priveledge to know. I know he will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you all during this sad time.

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  11. I am very sorry for your sudden and unexpected loss. Brian was a good man who touched many peoples lives. I know he had a great positive impact on his friends and families. He will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his friends and his family during this time.

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  12. Dear Family,
    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Brian was a sweet person and will be missed. If you need me or there is anything that I can do please do not hesitate to call. Much Love to everyone.
    Pat Fox

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  13. My prayers are with you in this very sad time. I went to High School with Brain. He was such a great guy.

    Nicki Craig Wiggins

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  14. Brian was the best friend anyone could have. He will be greatly missed. You are all in my love and prayers. I will try to be there tomorrow but if not, I will be in my heart. He was the bestest friend I have ever had and will ever have…there will never be another Brian. I’ll never forget the Thanksgiving that ya’ll welcomed me into your family! Thanks for sharing your son and brother with me! If I can be of any help please let me know.
    Love to you all, Ellen

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  15. My truest and best friend in the whole wide world was Brian. My heart is filled with nothing but sorrow for each of us who loved you so much. I will miss my Lil Buddy and never ever forget you ever! I love you Brian Hare with all my heart. I am so sorry that I never got the chance to tell you one more time or that I never will get to hear your voice call me your lil buddy. My heart will never ever be the same as a huge part of it has been taken to heaven but at least I know you will be there waiting with open arms for me, this does give my heart some comfort. You will never be forgotten and always live within my heart.

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  16. My sincere condolences. Brian and I met in high school. We both had a love for Mustang GT’s. Our interest in cars made us great friends. He will be sorely missed by everyone that new him.

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  17. My thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Janice and Nanny. Just know that we are thinking of you and love you guys so much. Let me know if I can do anything. We love you

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  18. Very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Brian was a dear freind and will be dearly missed.

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  19. To the family of Brian Hare,
    Brian and I attended High School together. We shared the same group of friends throughout our school years. I just wanted to say that you are in my thoughts and prayers and I am truely sorry for your loss.
    Sincerely,
    Shaun Woods

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  20. I went to school with Brian and grew up on Concord Road near him. He was a good man and will be missed deeply. I will pray for his family and hope you can find peace with his passing. May God bless you.

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  21. I will alsways remember that ‘Brian’ smile. Our prayers are with you and the family. I’m so glad I had a chance to know him.

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  22. To the Family:

    Brian and I went to school together. I lived on Pinners Cove too. He was a very special man. I think he had the biggest heart. He was always a friend to everyone. I actually saw him a couple of weeks and caught up with his life. I will cherish the memories. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

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  23. I am blessed to have had such a great friend. Brian meant a lot to me. I’ve always admired his faith, strength, positive attitude, and passion for living.
    He was my mountain biking buddy. Whether it was Dupont, Bent Creek, or Pisgah, we always had an amazing time, laughing, talking, and adventuring. I will always treasure our memories and the joy he brought to my life. I’ll miss him so much.

    My thoughts and prayers are with Brian’s family and friends during this difficult time. May wonderful memories and the passing of time heal the pain in our hearts.
    Peace be with you.

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  24. I was honored to have been friends with Brian. We worked together at BorgWarner Cooling Systems and, more recently, at BorgWarner Turbo Systems. He was well-liked, and had many friends at both locations.

    Brian will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by everyone that was fortunate enough to have known him.

    All of our thoughts are with his family at this difficult and tragic time.

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  25. Knowing Brian was such an honor. He and my brother Buddy were the best of friends and we would mountain bike together. He would always give Buddy the hardest time and I of course loved that. My son ‘Justin’ worked with him for a summer and it was one of his best jobs. They played more than they cut grass and then Justin would come home with the stories. They were so funny. Brian was a blessing to all of us. We are so sorry for your loss.

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  26. I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Brian from work at Borgwarner. I will never forget how nice he was to everyone. He was forever quick with a smile and a joke or two. I can also say we had so many talks about our Lord and how much Brian knew about the bible and God, he was uplifting and comforting. I will miss him but I will see him again one day.

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  27. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Brian. I never had the pleasure of working with Brian but I did have the Honor of calling him a friend. He and I shared the same love for Alabama football. When ever we saw each other that was the main topic of discussion between us and I will always cherish that. You will be greatly missed my Friend. ‘Roll Tide Roll’

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  28. Brian meant so much to my son Chris. He told me just the other day that Brian was the brother he never had. They shared alot of interests and a unique relationship. There are very few people Chris lets as close as he did Brian, he will always hold a special place in his heart that will never heal. I pray that God will give all of us strength to make it till we see Brian again.

    Much Love,
    Donna

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  29. Brian was one of the first friends that I made in Asheville when I moved here in 1999. He was always joking around about my ‘Wildcats’ & I always about his ‘Roll Tide’! He was always there for his family & friends. He will be deeply missed by all, the neighborhood won’t be the same without him. My thoughts and prayers are with his Family & friends.

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  30. I will miss you, until we meet again. Brian has been a wonderful friend of mine for over 20 years. I gave him a pocket verse of Psalms 91–he just loved it!!! God bless all of you. Danielle

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  31. My brother Joe and I grew up with Brian. We were very good friends, and we played sports together as well as Boy Scouts, etc. Brian is a great person and a great friend. I say is instead of was because I know we will see each other again in the future. Brian will be missed dearly by many. My sincerest condolences to Brian’s family and friends.

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  32. Brian was a wonderful person and a great friend. Working and laughing with Brian are some of my finest memories. My prayers are with his family at this difficult time.

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  33. I did not know Brian very well, but I do know your family. I am so sorry for his tragic passing and all of the pain your family has suffered in the past. Always remember God is with you and will be the Footprints In The Sand. He will carry you through these very difficult times. He will carry you through to the other side to be with your loved ones. Lynn T. Franks

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  34. So sorry for your lose. I just looked in my family tree book and found out that I am related to you Hare’s on my grandfathers side(he was Richare Hare). You and your family are in my prayers.I want to send my love to the entire family.

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  35. Our thoughts & prayers are with you, we both knew Brian for many years, he was a great person! We all loved Mustangs!! He will be missed very much.

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  36. Our heart felt prayers and sympathy go out to the family. We worked with Brian at Eaton. He was a very good friend of mine, as was Mike. May GOD bless each of you and give you strength through out this very hard time. Micky & Donna F.

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  37. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We attended church with Brian several years ago and remember him as a godly man. Our prayers are with you.

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  38. JANICE I AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I MET BRIAN WHEN HE STARTED WORKING AT EATON. HE WAS ALWAYS PLEASANT TO BE AROUND. I MISS YOU AND TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. REMEMBER GOD GRACE CAN BRING YOU THRU THIS DIFFICULT TIME. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY.

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  39. Dear Sister Lillian,
    Norris and I were there today but
    we did not get to speak to you and
    your family. We wanted you to know
    that you are in our thoughts and
    prayers. Proverbs 3:5 comes to my
    mind, Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine
    own understanding. We do not understand why things happen the way they do, but I know that God is
    in control and He will give grace
    and comfort. God Bless you and
    Janice and your family.
    Love in Christ
    Norris and Charlotte

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  40. I feel so terrible that I couldn’t make it to your funeral. I loved Brian so much, he was like the dad I never had. I could never ever forget him, and it rips my heart to shreads knowing he’s gone…

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  41. My thoughts and prayers for the family of my loved friend Brian. He touched my life in so many ways and I will miss him so very much. He was a great friend who loved the Lord and now he is home with the Lord. He will forever be a part of my heart.

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  42. Dear Lillian and Janice,

    My heart is broken that Brian is gone. I have not seen him in a long time, and I regret that. I am amazed by the number of people his life touched. The picture that you chose for his memorial is just exactly how I remember him. Always smiling and always friendly. I know that he has left a great big hole in your hearts and lives, along with Mike and Gerald and your husband and daddy. It is so hard for me to think about all the family and friends who are sad and missing him. He leaves behind a great legacy of friendship and love. What a blessing it is to know that he had accepted Jesus into his heart. I know that he is so happy now. Even if he could come back to us, he does not want to. He is enjoying his Heavenly reward and he is at the feet of Jesus, along with Granny, Pap, his father, brother, nephew, and many others. I know you long for the day when you can join him there. It was good to see you strong and joyful yesterday, although I know the road you walk is very hard and lonely now. Please, please, let me and our family know how we can help you. We will come visit you again soon. We love you all!

    Sincerely,
    Denise

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  43. You will be missed by many! I’ve never known a kinder, more caring person in my life. Heaven is a better place because you are there. I love you!

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  44. I worked with Brian at Eaton/Borg Warner in the late 90’s. Brian was very kind and was a friend to everyone. He will be remembered as a great person. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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  45. I WANTED TO SEND MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO BRIAN’S FAMILY, I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH BRIAN AND ALWAYS CONSIDERED HIM A VERY DEAR FRIEND. THROUGH THE YEARS WE HAVE RUN INTO EACH OTHER AND WOULD ALWAYS STOP TO CHAT FOR AWHILE. BRIAN WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR GREAT LOSS OF SUCH A WONDERFUL PERSON. HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL.

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  46. I cannot express the sorrow I feel to know I will not see Brian again here on earth, but I know I will meet him again someday. I saw Brian just a few weeks ago at Bele Cher (so glad I got that hug)and he was telling me about having helped out with Bible school at his church recently. He was so excited about what God was doing in his life. We would text each other now and then when we needed extra prayers. I never had to say what it was for…all I had to say was ‘pray’ and Brian would do it. A few days later I would get a text message ‘Got the answer to that prayer yet?’ He was such a wonderful person and I am honored to have been part of his life. We went to high school together and were quite close several years ago and he has always remained very dear to me. I sit here and I laugh out loud at some of the great times we had. I will cherish his memory. I will truly miss running into him and seeing his face light up with that grin. My heart breaks for the family. My prayers are with you all.

    ‘No words from any wise man can comfort the heart that has lost what it held most dear’

    Tracie Moore Hewitt

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  47. You have been on my mind this month. Hard to believe it has been 12 years! I was fortunate enough to have went to school with you and worked with you at Borg. I will always cherish our time together. You were an inspiration to everyone you met. It is still hard to believe you are gone. Miss you my friend. Until we meet again…

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