March 25, 1921 ~ March 6, 2009

Born in: McDowell Co., NC,
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Ethel Jane Shipman Silvers, 87, of Mills Gap Road, Fletcher, died Friday, March 6, 2009, of a sudden illness at Missions Hospitals. Mrs. Silvers was a native of McDowell County and was the daughter of the late Elisha and Mary Shipman. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Glenn William Silvers, who died in 2004, an infant twin son, Stanley Louis Silvers in 1939 and a daughter, Jackie Dudney in 1981. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother and she had many Grandchildren she adopted in her heart of her own accord. She loved gardening, riding motorcycles and spending time with her family and tending to her flowers. Survivors include four daughters, Stella Moore and husband, Bill, of Fletcher, Mary Dotson and husband, Cliff, of Fairview, Pat Youngblood and husband, Bill, of Hendersonville and Glenda Sternal and husband, Lonnie, of Robbinsville; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Nora Howell of Asheville, Virginia Smith of Charlotte, Lloyd Shipman of California, Mary Jo Shipman of Fletcher and twins, George Shipman of Asheville and Joyce McMinn of Arden. She was sister of the late Fred Moore of Fletcher and Marie Franks of Atlanta, GA. At her request, private family services will be held.

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  1. Stella, Mary, Pat and Glenda
    I am very sorry for your loss. She was a super Mom to me everytime I was in her home as we grew up. I loved her very much, and although I have not seen her in years due to my own M0M, she will still be great in my life. I love you all.

    Roberta and Mom (Geneva Gasperson)

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  2. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. She was a beautiful lady and you all were a great part of our lives growing up. We will always remember you and our prayers are with you at this time.

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  3. We are sorry to hear of the passing away of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Cliff & JoAnn Gasperson
    Jeff & Myra Kuykendall

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  4. We are so very sorry for your loss. We absolutely loved Nanny Silvers. She was a great frog-leg eating buddy to us. We’ll never forget all the fun we shared with her going out to eat Chinese!! She’ll always be remembered in our hearts.

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  5. To Stella, Mary, Pat, and Glenda
    We want to send our condolences for the loss of Ethel. She will be missed by so many people. She always had a smile on her face and in her heart. I will always remember when she visited us in Califonia.
    God bless you all and thank Him for allowing us to be part of her life. Lloyd and Susan Shipman

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  6. WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. SHE WAS A SPECIAL LADY, ONE OF THE SWEETEST PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD. ALWAYS SMILING AND WELCOMING. KNOW SHE IS AT THE THROWN OF GOD. THE PAIN NEVER GOES AWAY, BUT YOU HAVE TO TELL YOURSELF EVERY TIME YOU FEEL SAD, SHE IS IN A BETTER PLACE THAN WE ARE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS

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  7. My heart goes out to all the family, especially Stella and Mary. You have been so faithful taking care of your Mother. My prayers are with you. If I can help in any way let me know. I Love You all.

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  8. Girls I’m so sorry That you’ve lost such a large piece of yourselves. But remember that God gave her a strong will and heart to make you all the very precious gifts that you are to so many people. Blessed be. TUASAUB

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  9. Stella, Mary, Pat and Glenda,

    So sorry to read of Aunt Ethel’s death in Sunday’s paper. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    All my love,

    Brenda Hill Dalton

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