Gracie Penley Harris

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Gracie Penley Harris, 86, of 250 Old County Home Rd., Asheville, died Saturday, April 28, 2007, St. Joseph’s Campus, Mission Hospitals. She had been a resident of Aston Park Health Care Center since August, 2006. Mrs. Harris was born in Buncombe Co. and was a daughter of the late Sam and Anna Jones Penley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Porter H. Harris, who died in 1988; and brothers, Roy, Blake, and Sammy Penley. Mrs. Harris is survived by her daughters, Patricia Penland and husband Bruce, of Leicester, Marcy Gosnell and husband Frank, of Asheville, and Wanda Padgett and husband Jim, of Weaverville; son, Don Harris and wife Linda, of Asheville; grandchildren, Steve Williams, Rusty Williams, Stephanie Taylor, Eddie Gosnell, Sheila Franklin, Jimmy Padgett, Pam Cole, Dee Henson, and Ernie Harris, and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert E. Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family expresses appreciation to the staffs of Aston Park Health Care Center and the Sixth Floor of St. Joseph’s Campus for the loving care that they gave to Mrs. Harris.

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  1. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May GOD bless each of you and keep you in HIS loving care. One day, we will be able to see our loved ones again in HEAVEN. I pray that GOD will comfort you in the following days.

    Dennis & June Ramsey

  2. We are thinking of you guys and praying for you. May God be with you during this time.

  3. My prayers go out to your family. Gracie was a wonderful, caring person. My Mom ,Sadie Soesbee shared a room at Aston Park with Gracie & we thought of her as part of our family. I am so glad that my Mom was able to share a room in her last days with someone so nice. She will be missed by all that knew her. God bless you and her.

  4. Sorry we couldn’t be there,but wanted you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers

  5. We are sorry to hear of your loss Don.I only got to see your mother a few times when me and Ernie would set up the front end of the race car on Saturday mornings. Her car port was the only level place we had to work. She would always come out to see us and wish Ernie good luck before each race. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family.

  6. Don & Linda,

    Sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Harris. I hear she was a very nice lady. My prayers and thoughts are with you and all your family. I know with my Mom it will be a great loss in one way and a blessing in another, she will be at peace and rest. Hope the wonderful memories you have of your Mom helps make the sorrow a little less painful. Just wanted you to know I was thinking about you.

    Wanda (Steve’s JOhnson girlfriend)

  7. Dear Pat,Marcie,Wanda and Don So Sorry for the loss of your Mother.As a teenager I spent a lot of time in your home.I was always welcome.We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. She was such a wonderful lady. I love you all ,Christine

  8. May the Lord Bless and Comfort you in your time of sorrow and grief. I know you will miss her greatly. She was so kind and loving to my Mother, Gladys Houston Hollifield, throughout the years. My mother really thought a lot for Mrs. Gracie. My prayers are with you and your family. May your memories become strong and fill the void you now have.

    May the Lord Bless and Keep you in His Loving Care.

    Brenda H Wiggins.

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