May 7, 1927 ~ February 23, 2007

Born in: Asheville, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Donald DuBose Compton, 79, of 26 Cedarcliff Circle, Asheville, died Friday, February 23, 2007, at Hospice Solace Center. An Asheville native, Mr. Compton was son of the late Meryl and Eula Mae DuBose Compton. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy Parham Compton, who died in 1992. Mr. Compton was a graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School and of Asheville Biltmore College. He also attended the University of Tennessee. He worked at Southern Bell for 27 years and retired from AT&T as marketing manager. He more recently worked at the Asheville Civic Center. He was a member of First Baptist Church, and a former member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he served in many positions, including Deacon. He was a US Navy veteran of WW II, serving as a corpsman. Mr. Compton is survived by his wife, Peggy Poor Swann Compton; daughters, Donna C. Hamilton (Ken), of Robbinsville; Beth Plemmons (Mark), of Candler; stepson, Gary Swann, of Fairview; stepdaughter, Cathy Lynn Swann, of Black Mountain; sister, Betty Ann Shotwell (Harry), of Asheville; six grandchildren, Donald, Andy, Jamie, and Jacob Hamilton, and Carter and Adde Plemmons; one step-grandchild, Jennifer Swann; and one great-grandchild, Wade Hamilton. A funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Crouch Chapel of First Baptist Church with the Revs. Dr. Guy Sayles and Donna Painter officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. His family will receive friends 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be sent to Hospice Solace Center, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813, or to First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St. Asheville, NC 28801.

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  1. Peggy and Other Family Members, We knew Don had been very ill but still are distressed to learn of his death. Words cannot convey our heartfelt sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we hope it helps in some small way to know others do care. Zunita and Joe

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  2. Dear Peggy and family: Please know that you are in our prayers and have our heartfelt sympathy. You will never know how much Don and I were together in Hall Fletcher and Lee Edwards. It was a great time with a great guy. I know that Don is sitting at the right hand of our Lord God and receiving all the blessings. It is a loss but we must hold him up for emulation by us and our peers. What an example. Love to all – Henry (spike) and Louise May.

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  3. Dear Peggy: I am so saddened to learn of your great loss. Don, you, and all your family are certainly in my prayers. Don was a dear friend from when we first met, at Lee Edwards, in the spring of 1943. I will miss him greatly.

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  4. Betty Ann, Harry, and Don’s Family, Regardless of age, health, or any other circumstance we are never ready to lose our loved ones. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope it helps to know that others do care. Mary

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  5. Aunt Peggy,
    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers and we love you very much. You have always been very special to me and I am thankful to have you as my aunt. We know what you are going thru and our love and support is with you always. Love Dale and family

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  6. Aunt Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss. I am trusting God to give you the grace and strength you need each day. You are a special lady. You are in our prayers. Love you,
    Lynn Morgan and family

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  7. Donna and Beth – I just want to say how sorry we are about Don. I hope you both know that we will be praying for your comfort. He was a gentleman and I am sure he is happy to be free of the pain that he had lived with for so long. He was indeed a remarkably strong person and raised strong and beautiful daughters.
    Lisa

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  8. Beth,

    I am thinking about you and your family. I know this has been a long and arduous process and that your dad is in a much better place now. Take the time to grieve but also remember to celebrate his life. My love to you. Elizabeth

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  9. May our LORD keep you in the center of his love during this time of lose.
    I am sorry that I wasn’t able to be there but will call you in the next few days and we can get together. Love YOU!!

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  10. Don and Peggy were brought together by God to help one another through the losses our their first spouses.They had a wonderful 13 years together and touched many lives. They have been real special to our family and always will be. Much love to you aunt Peggy.

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  11. Dear Aunt Peggy,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We love you so much. Don was such a great man.He was always so nice to me and my family. He will be greatly missed.You are now, and always will be in our thoughts and prayers.I can honestly tell you that Gods grace is sufficient.He will take care of you and your family.If there is anything that we can do please let me know.Love you so much.

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  12. Dear Peggy,
    I was so sorry to read about Don. I
    hope you are doing alright. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    I love you, Cindy

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  13. Aunt Peggy, You are such a precious lady and Don was a wonderful man. I am thankful the Lord gave you another great man. We are praying for you daily and love you very much. You always have been such a special lady. God will help you through this. Lean on him and trust him. We are so sorry for the heartache you are going through now.

    Lynn Morgan and family

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  14. Dear Peggy, Well here we are both at the same place in life. God has blessed us both with such wonderful men in our lives. My heart goes out to you and Don’s family. Please know you will always be a part of our whole family. I am always here for you day or night. God keep you. I love you.
    Betty S. Plemmons

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