September 16, 1940 ~ June 21, 2007

Born in: Yadkin Co.,
Resided in: Candler, NC

George Casstevens, 66, a native of Yadkin Co., NC, long-time resident of Winston-Salem, and four and a half year long resident of Candler, NC went home to be with Jesus and was released from his long physical battle on Thursday, June 21, 2007. A son of Catherine Crissman Casstevens, and the late George Casstevens, he was a multi-talented man: a baseball player, natural teacher, farmer, and computer executive, first at Integon and later for Lowe’s. As an officer in the Lowe’s company, he managed the corporate computing center in North Wilkesboro until his retirement. Following that, he worked as an ATM technician in Winston-Salem and in Asheville. Most importantly, George lived everyday with the integrity, wisdom and compassion of a Christian man. He had a special gift to reach out with humor and understanding to others, and was able to bring the best out in them. He knew how to give and receive love and tenderness. He loved discovering new places and making beautiful memories. He served his Lord and his church family as a trustee at both Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, of Winston-Salem, and at Montmorenci United Methodist Church, of Candler. His life is an example of generosity, constancy, perseverance, and faith in action. In addition to his mother, George is survived by his wife, Stephanie; his son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Paula Casstevens, all of Yadkinville; his sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Jerry Wells; and niece and nephew, Jennifer and Shane Wells, all of Winston-Salem. A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Montmorenci United Methodist Church, of Candler, with the Revs. A. Frank Gordon and Lee Ellis officiating. Interment will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Montmorenci United Methodist Church Handicapped Access Fund, P.O. Box 610, Candler, NC 28715. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. GEORGE WAS A MAN OF INTEGRITY AND FAITH. OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF HIS FAMILY. THE SUFFERINGS OF THIS WORLD ARE NOT WORTHY TO BE COMPARED TO THE JOY THAT GEORGE IS EXPERIENCING AT THIS VERY MOMENT WITH JESUS. MAY YOU ALL REST SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS, DRAWING FROM HIM WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET YOU THROUGH THIS TIME OF SEPARATION.

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  2. I’m so sorry for your loss, Stephanie. May you find comfort in knowing you’ll be with him again one day. The Lord bless and keep you.

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  3. Frances & family, I know how it is losing a sibling, as I lost my sister when I was only 11 years old. Just remember your brother would want you to know that he is happy in heaven and wants all his loved ones to know he is still with you. Lyn

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  4. George was a Man’s Man and a Friend’s friend. His word was his bond. He and laughed and joked about so many things. I will miss him and his humor. The World has lost one of the few Great Men I have ever met !!!

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  5. I met George many years ago In San Diego California when we both were working in the IT profession. He was a great friend and could always depend on George to lead a helping hand when called on for whatever reason. He will truly be missed!

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  6. George was a great guy and a friend.
    I enjoyed traveling with George and
    being in DPMA and AITP with him.
    We had many great days together. He
    will be missed even though we have
    not seen each other the last few years. My prayers go to the family.

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  7. Stephanie,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You will continue to be in our prayers.

    With Love and Prayers,
    Karen and Richard McCracken

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  8. George and I worked together for years in the Data Processing Management Association, or DPMA, now called the Association of Information Technology Professionals. He was the Regional (Region 18) representative (one per chapter) of our Triad area based Tarheel Chapter of AITP for many, many years. He represented the Triad area’s interest, served as the regions treasurer and was the ubiquitous attendee of all things AITP. He loved everyone he ran into and really could brighten up a room. He had a sneaky sense of humour that, once you got it, caused you to laugh uncontrollably. Yes, we will miss you, George!
    Lance Kull, President, Tarheel Chapter, AITP – Winston-Salem

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  9. You know, there were times when you were so much on my mind. Those times came and went at with no pattern that I knew of. Said some prayers for you guys. Hope that you can feel stronger because of our love and concern and prayers.

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  10. stephanie~
    so sorry to hear about george. we have certainly enjoyed getting to know george over the past few years as a customer & most importantly a friend. he was a very special man, and we were fortunate to have known him. please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you during this time of loss. may God comfort you and your family as you go through this most difficult time.

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  11. We are so sorry to learn of the passing of George. We attended elementary and high school together. Our fond rememberances of him will live on. May God bless you in this time of sorrow.
    Carroll and Linda Dorse Oakes

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  12. Our deepest sympathy to the family. I have many fond memories at the old DPMA / AITP conferences. He’ll be missed by many… John Foertschbeck, Region XI, Baltimore Chapter AITP

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  13. This world has lost a very dear man. I very much enjoyed George’s fine sense of humor and the aura of joy that was part of being in his company. He was a DPMA/AITP colleague and a special friend to many. I am among many who mourn his passing.

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  14. Stephanie,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you and your family are in my prayers.
    Lisa Keener, RN
    Bayada Nurses

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  15. I wanted to express my sincere sympathy to George’s family, and especially his mother, Catherine, and sister, Frances. George and I grew up in the Mitchell’s Chapel Church and had fun in our youth group there. I also worked at Integon for a period of time while he was working there. I am saddened to learn of his death and will certainly be thinking of his family.

    Libby Vestal Tuttle

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  16. My thoughts are with you. I got to know George thru DPMA several years ago. He was a really nice person to know. I know you will miss him.
    May you find comfort in knowing that he was special to everyone who met him.

    Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

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  17. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to George’s family. I’ve know George for many years through a professional organization we belonged to, AITP. I always looked forward to seeing and talking to George. He was always friendly and caring. We both have the utmost respect for George. Our prayers are with both George and his family.

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  18. My sincere condolences to the loved ones of George Casstevens. I met George when he was at Integon back in the 70’s and new him more in the AITP organization. It was a privilege to know him.

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  19. Stephanie, So sorry to hear of your loss. I know this is going to be hard for you but, knowing George is at peace and home with the Lord will give you comfort. I will keep you in my prayers and help Heather any way I can. Love Deborah

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  20. I knew George throuhg DPMA and he was the nicest person. I am sorry to hear of his passing. Plese let his family know that George was a good and caring person and everyone that knew him knew that about him. I am sorry for their loss.

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  21. Stephanie,
    I am so happy for George and my heart goes out to you.
    I am here for moral support if you need.
    Paula Noonan

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  22. George was a great person to be around. I know him while attending AITP Region Events. I enjoyed talking with him about many items of interest. He will be missed at our Region events. May he rest in peace. I am so sorry for your lost.

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  23. I met George in DPMA/AITP. He was a good friend and support as we worked together on projects. I was very fortunate to have had some time with him. He will be missed by all.

    Please accept my sincere condolences in your loss.

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  24. I was shocked when I heard that George had passed from this life. I had the happy privilege of being his pastor when he remarried a few years ago. He was always concerned for the very best in all matters whether the Church or his own life. My sincere prayers are with the family during these days.

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  25. To the Casstevens Family and Friends,

    It was sad to receive this news about George’s passing and I am sorry for your loss; I met him in the 80’s when I joined DPMA/AITP. His sense of humor and warm smile made monthly meetings enjoyable. He will be missed!
    For encouragement, God promises the resurrection hope for our dead loved ones (Acts 24:15) and also a time when pain, suffering, sickness and death will no longer plague the human family (Isaiah 33:24; Rev. 21:3,4).
    Please accept my condolences, and may Jehovah our loving God who grants peace, be with all of you (Psalms 83:18; Philippians 4:7).

    Carolyn Walters
    President,AITP Region 18 and Tarheel AITP

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  26. To the family and friends of George I send my deepest sympathy. I met George in the early 90’s when I became active in the Region 18 DPMA/AITP events. He was a great guy to learn and laugh with. We missed him in Region 18 when he decided to actually retire and pursue other activities. And now we will miss him even more knowing his smile is no longer with us.

    Darlene Gerber
    Region 18 Past President
    Northeastern Ohio Chapter of AITP

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  27. To George’s family,
    You have my deepest sympathies. I met George at a DPMA Region function several years ago. He was always pleasant and courteous and a joy to be around.

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  28. I am a member of the AITP Northeastern Ohio Chapter, and I along with the rest of our chapter
    send heartfelt condolences,
    Sincerely,
    Brenda Angle

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  29. We were so sad to learn of George’s passing. We extend to you our sincere sympathy and please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  30. I am so sorry for your loss. Ed and I met George through DPMA/AITP and we enjoyed being in his company at several of the regional events. George was a great guy, had a wonderful sense of humor and knew how to have a good time.
    I was saddened to hear of his passing and will remember you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  31. I was saddened to hear of the passing of George. I know your heart breaks. I will always remember the summer days at Catherine’s with Brad, Shane, and Jennifer. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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