September 22, 1930 ~ April 24, 2017

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

Ethel A. Faulkner, 86, of Asheville, passed away Monday, April 24 2017 at the CarePartners Solace Center. Ethel was born September 22, 1930 in Asheville to the late Ulysses T. Austin and Blanche I. Austin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack C. Faulkner. Ethel worked as bookkeeper and secretary for many years for Faulkner Tune Up Service and also for the late Winston Pulliam. She was a lifetime member of Bent Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by her son Rick and wife Cindy, and grandsons Jason and Johnathan. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at Pisgah View Memorial Park, with the Rev. Tommy Bridges officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Groce Funeral Home, Patton Ave. The family wishes to express special thanks to Herbert and Linda Branch, Sharon Harwood, Doris Bailey, Bobbie Sparks and other friends and family who have been so helpful to Ethel and her family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville NC 28813.

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  1. Dear Rick, Cindy & grandsons,
    Orville just told us about Mrs. Faulkner passing. Our heart goes out to you having just recently losing Mr. Faulkner. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Cherish your memories. You know she is not suffering any more and is with Jack. Again our deepest sympathy.

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  2. Rick and Family; So very sorry to learn of your mother passing. I knew her and your Dad, but had not seen them in many years.Your Dad, Jack was the best Tune-up man in the country, most likely the State, Hey maybe the Nation.
    I worked with your Granddad at Biltmore until he retired.
    Please accept my sincere Condolences!

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  3. Rick and Family: May God be with you during this difficult time in your lives and fill your hearts with His Grace, Mercy, Healing, Comfort, and give you Peace.
    II Timothy 4:6-8 reads: ‘…..and the time has come for my departure. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day….’ Psalm 23 (choice verses): ‘The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want…..Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil….Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever,’ And, oh, to see the face of Jesus! What a blessing to behold!! God loves you and so do I.

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  4. Rick and Cindy and family: May God be with you during this hardest time in your life, and it is very hard to give up mom and dad. It is hard for me to give up the most loving and caring neighbor that I have! I know she is not suffering anymore and happy to be with Jack and family and with the Lord and Savior. I know Lewis is happy to see Ethel and Jack too. God is with you now and always will be. Love all of you !

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