Evelyn Gosnell Middleton

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Evelyn Gosnell Middleton, 85, of Candler, passed away at her home on Thursday, December 27, 2012. She was born on April 16, 1927 in Concord, NC. Mrs. Middleton was the daughter of the late Merrimon and Norma Mae Payne Gosnell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Middleton, who died in 1960; by a daughter, Dorothy Davis; and by a son, James Arthur Middleton. She is survived by her sons, John M. Middleton, of the home, Larry Middleton and wife Sandra, of Canton, and Terry Middleton and wife Penny, of Marshall; grandchildren, Mary Jessica Holstead and husband Johnny of Anchorage, AK, Dr. Amber Slagle and husband Dr. Scott Slagle, of Roanoke, VA, James Middleton and wife Susanne, of Asheville, and John Middleton and wife Rebecca, also of Asheville; and seven great-grandchildren. A graveside service for Mrs. Middleton will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at Montmorenci United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Ed Worley and Woody Wiggins officiating. Her family will be receiving friends at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Laurel Hill United Methodist Church, 351 Beaverdam Loop Road, Candler, NC 28715 Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. Evelyn was a great friend and co-worker. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. My sympathy goes out to all her family. Sincerly, Wilma Price

  2. Evelyn was a sweet, kind, and gentle lady it was my priviledge to know, she is sorely missed. Her caring spirit will live on in her family. Her influence on her children and grandchildren will shine through for generations to come.

  3. Granny will always be a cherished part of us all. She has been a wonderful influence in my life. Even though I live many miles away, she has continued to be an important part of my family’s life.
    Her Grandchildren and her Great Grandchildren will miss her greatly. We all have tears in our eyes, but smiles in our hearts as we remember her today. Granny will be loved for the remainder of our lives.

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