January 19, 2006 ~ December 31, 1928

Born in: Buncombe County, North Carolina,
Resided in: Arden, NC

Arden ~ Eva Swann Ashworth, 77, died Thursday, January 19, 2006 at Mission Hospitals. She was born on December 31, 1928 in Asheville to the late Thomas Matthew Swann and Rebecca Coates Swann. Eva was an avid Scrabble player, especially enjoying her weekly competition with long-time friend and family member, Nell Hart. She also loved sewing, painting, gardening, and playing games with her children and grandchildren. She was patient, accepting and kind. A dear friend to many, she will be missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy J. Ashworth, Jr.; a sister, Iva Padgett; and brothers, Claude Swann, Vaughan Swann and Grady Swann. Surviving are her daughters, Pamela Ashworth Hart and her husband, Steven of Avondale Estates, Georgia and Tabatha Ashworth Turner and her husband, John of Durham. Also surviving are her four grandchildren, Adam Hart and his wife, Daedra, Isaac Hart, Noah Hart, and Elizabeth Turner; and sister, Marie Mills and her husband, Jerry of Marion; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2006 in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with the Reverend Stephen Summers officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Episcopal Churchyard in Fletcher. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 7:30 PM Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Arden First Baptist Church 3839 Sweeten Creek Road Arden, N.C. 28074 to be used for Homebound ministries. The family wishes to express sincere appreciation for the loving care given to Eva by Flesher’s Fairview Health Care Center and to the staff of the Coli Critical Care Unit of Mission Hospitals.

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  1. To the family of Eva,

    We wish to send our love and prayers to all of you. Eva will be missed by so many. We are members of AFBC and knew Eva through the Home Bound Ministry. God bless each of you in your time of grief.

    In Christian love,

    John and Shirley

  2. Dear Pam and Tathy,

    I have the most wonderful memories of your mom playing card games with me for hours on end. She taught me cribbage, canasta, bridge and rummy (to name a few). She always welcomed me to your home with a smile and open arms. We could stay for hours (and did), hanging out, playing cards, talking, spending the night and she always made us feel wanted and welcome. You had the most special mom and I did adore her.
    Both of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Paula Alsup Edwards

  3. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. As you share the memories of your mother, she will live on in the lives of her family and friends.
    Love, Aunt Shirley

  4. Dear Pam,
    I am saddened to hear of your mother’s death; I know you will miss her very much, as well your sister and your families. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief and sorrow and I pray God will bring you comfort and peace, with the certain knowledge of His faith and love.
    Sincerely yours,

  5. Tabatha, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please accept my sympathy at the loss of your mom and let me know if I can do anything from this end to help you. Take care and I will talk to you soon.

  6. Dearest Teresa, Tommy, Aaron and Mrs. Swann(Teresa’s mother)

    Our love, prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

    The Lord will be with each of you and your extended family at this time. Know that people love and care for you and the impact you have made in life on others.

    Our love to each of you,

    Carolyn, Richard, and Sheila

  7. Dear John, Tabatha and Elizabeth,
    D. L. and I send you our love and prayers as you grieve the loss of your mother, Eva Swann Ashworth. We are regret that we are unable to be there with you to comfort you. May God bless you and keep you in the safety of His love.


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