Deborah Louise Hull

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Asheville ~ Deborah Louise Hull of Biltmore Gardens, Asheville, died at Mission St. Joseph’s Hospital on July 26, 2001. She is immediately survived by her mother, Edna Betts Hull of Asheville and her sisters, Happy Hull Timberlake of Carlsbad, California and Judy Hull Bailey of Blue Earth, Minnesota.

Deborah graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and held a Master’s degree in Theater from Indiana University in Bloomington. Although many professional theater opportunities were offered she instead chose the simpler life here in Asheville in the mountains she had come to love.

“Debbie” performed for several seasons at the Brown County Playhouse in Bloomington and locally with the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, Asheville Community Theater, the Thomas Wolfe Festival and musically in independent productions. She worked for VTS Productions, the Better Business Bureau and most recently as the executive assistant to the president of Wilcox World Travel.

A memorial service will be held at the Cathedral of All Souls on Thursday, August 2, 2001 at 1:00 pm.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. Debbie’ always consistenly ranked in my favorite ‘Top Ten’ people. She will always be remembered for her compassion, her angelic smile and astounding talent. I (we) will miss her.
    Kevin McKee & Gabby Snyder

  2. Deborah helped the staff of the Wolfe Memorial with many programs. The staff was saddened by her death and feel that we have lost a great friend. We send her family our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts will be with you in the coming days.

  3. Deborah was a sweet and dear friend of mine. I enjoyed working with her in the years past and will treasure wonderful memories of it! All of the family is in my prayers.

  4. I only learned today of Debbie’s passing–eight years later. Debbie was a wonderful, treasured friend when we were together in Amherst, MA in the mid 1970’s. I’ve wondered how she has fared over the years, always wishing her happiness. I am very saddened. If any friends or relatives of Debbie’s happen to read this, feel free to contact me. I’d love to hear about Debbie’s life since I last saw her. Reach me at

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