December 11, 1938 ~ May 16, 2010

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Gerald McElreath, 71, of Mt. Carmel Rd., Asheville, died on Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Memorial Campus, Mission Hospitals. A native of Buncombe Co., Mr. McElreath was a son of the late Frank, Sr., and Artie Worley McElreath. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Frank McElreath, Jr. Mr. McElreath was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Judith Miller McElreath; son, Steve McElreath and wife Dawn, of Candler; step-son, Robert Bryan Jones; brother, John McElreath and wife Barbara, of Candler; sister-in-law, Ruth McElreath, of Candler; granddaughters, Hayley, and Hannah McElreath; and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. with the Revs. Ricky Wolfe and Bobby Smith officiating. His family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jim Wayne Miller Scholarship Fund, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd., Bowling Green, KY, 42101.

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  1. We are thinking of each of you and keeping you in our prayers. The bible tells us that death is only a shadow and that to have a shadow you first must have the sun.
    We know that The Son is watching over you and shining his light to guide you through this valley.

    Dennis McMahan

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  2. We were so sad to hear of Geralds passing. It will be hard to visit Carolina and not have Gerald walk in with his shy face, but HUGE heart! We will miss the visits to Harrah’s and Wendover. Gerald you meant a lot to our family and we will miss you more than words can express. We love you so much, and we are thinking of Steve,Dawn,the girls, and Judy. May YOU and my dad, Frank watch over all of us. lots of love,

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  3. Gerald was a wonderful friend to my dad and my family. He will be sadly missed by all.

    Gary, Gayna , Kindall and Katelyn Edmonds

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  4. I will always hold Gerald in my heart as one of the kindest human beings I have ever known. All of us in my family (Jim, when he was alive, Jimmy, Fred, Ruth, and Jim’s and my grandchildren all feel the same way.
    What a great human being!

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  5. Judy and Family, I am sorry for your loss. Gerald was a good friend and a good man. He will be missed by many.

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  6. Haylee & Hannah~
    We are so sorry to hear about your grandfather… If you need anything, just come on up!! We love you both!
    David, Traci
    Matt & Morgan Frisbee

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  7. Dear Family
    We will always cherish the good memories of Gerald at the Trading Post. What a wonderful time we had on our way up to North Creek. We would stop and visit with Gerald and he always provided us with a Coke and great conversation. Circumstances do not allow us to be with you. However, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers in this very difficult time. May God bless and comfort you with his never ending love and care.

    Argyle Wells Gash
    Jean Wells Huggins

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  8. Steve, Haylee and Hanah, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. We love you all. J.L. and Melinda Dover

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  9. Judy
    I don’t know if you remember me, but I am Judy Pruetts’ cousin and I recently lost my husband,Dan Wells after eight weeks in intensive care.
    I am sorry for your loss and I know what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I grieve along with you. May you find peace and comfort in your beliefs.

    Sincerely

    Jayne Wells

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  10. Dear Judy and family — Please accept my condolences on Gerald’s death. As a long-time friend of Jim and Mary Ellen, I feel I know you far better than I do, and I have some idea what a terrible loss this is. I am thinking of you.
    Pauline Jones

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  11. Gearld just wanted to say that I Love You and I am going to miss you. You played a pivitol role in my growing up years and I will remember you always. I will keep an eye on our baby Stevie for you so do not worry. I Love You!

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  12. Stephen,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything, just let me know.

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  13. Judy and Steve so sorry to hear about Gerald,I know you wil miss him greatly.He was a great friend to me when I lived out in Leicester,and a very good person to everyone he knew.Steve I know how hard it is on you I lost my mom about 3 years ago and I miss her every day.We will be praying for you all,that God will help you through this. Love and Prayers Frankie Woody,Sheletha and Tonja

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  14. Judy & Steve and Family,
    Gearld was a very special friend to us for many, many years. We will miss his visits to the tomato packing house. He brought us many hours of laughter and joy. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

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  15. Steve and family,
    So sorry to hear the loss of your dad. He was such a wonderful man.My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Jeff Mayrand

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  16. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.’ – Rev. 21:4.

    May Jehovah God’s promise for the future sustain you in your time of sorrow.

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