March 11, 1957 ~ November 6, 2017

Born in: Dallas, TX,
Resided in: Asheville, North Carolina

Carla Yvonne Stewart passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 at the CarePartners Solace Center after a courageous battle with cancer. A native of Dallas, TX, she was the daughter of the late William and Glenna Mae Hayes. Carla moved to Asheville as an early teen and graduated from Asheville High School in 1975. She was employed as an accountant at Kimmel & Associates for the past 13 years. Carla will be lovingly remembered by her son, John Michael Connell, her adoring fiancé, Robert Marcis, and her precious dog, Beau. Also surviving is her sister, Jan Trout along with three nieces and nephew. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life from 6:00pm to 8:30pm on Friday, November 10th at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to CarePartners Foundation, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Carla was a wonderful lady who I feel lucky to have our lives cross paths. What a sweet and welcoming woman! Our hearts go out to Bob and her loved ones during this difficult time.

  2. Carla was the light of so many lives – happy, encouraging, always a kind word – the true definition of friend. Thoughts and prayers are with Bob and Michael. She will be forever greatly missed here but I know that she is dancing in heaven (with fabulous shoes!)

  3. Sincere condolences to Michael and Bob at this difficult time.

    Having worked with Carla for the past 13 years, I had the utmost respect for her impecable work ethic, the strength of her convictions, and her sharp wit…..once telling this ‘Yankee’ that grilling is not BBQ.
    She will always be our very own little yellow rose of Texas.

  4. Carla was a special lady to me and so many others. I feel truly blessed to have met and worked with Carla these past 13 years. She was a true loving friend. I will miss our trips to Tops, our long lunch talks, and hearing her contagious laughter echo in the halls. She was a confidante, a shoulder to lean on, and an amazing spirit in this world. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with Michael and Bob during this difficult time. Carla will be profoundly missed but remembered always.

  5. In the short time that I knew Carla, she was always willing to help and seemed to genuinely care about her fellow co-workers. Anytime that I needed answers, she was always willing to provide them, with a smile on her face. People like that do not get forgotten. I will continue to pray for Bob and Michael at this unimaginable time. God Bless.


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