February 3, 1926 ~ October 11, 2007

Born in: Buncombe County,
Resided in: Fariview, NC

Harold Trantham, 81, of Emmas Grove Road, Fairview, died Thursday, October 11, 2007 at the VA Medical Center. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Clarence and Mollie Barnwell Trantham. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Wright Trantham, who died in 2003. Mr. Trantham proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII. He retired from Tennessee Carolina Transportation, where he served as a truck driver for 33 years. He was a member of Emmas Grove Baptist Church and will always be remembered as a man who met the needs of many people throughout the community. He is survived by one son, Don H. Trantham of Fairview; one daughter, Linda Nesbitt and her husband, John of Fairview; three grandchildren, Curtis Nesbitt, Nate Nesbitt and Ashlee L. Trantham; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Faye House of Asheville and Louise Bible of Morristown, TN as well as several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 14, 2007 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with the Reverend Don House officiating. Interment will follow at Emmas Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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  1. Donnie,Harold was such a special person. He was such a good friend to my Dad for many years.I love hearing my Dad tell stories of their early days in truck driving. I always enjoyed visiting with your Dad and talking with him. I will miss seeing him coming up the driveway in that little Toyota truck. I am very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Denise

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  2. Dear Ashlee, we will always remember your grandpaw because he would call us at polk salad time. We are so sorry to hear about his death…..Lee Roy and Addie Lewis.

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  3. Dear Linda and Don:
    Please know that you are in our prayers at the death of your dad. Our dads had many great times taking care of their cows and just generally being friends. It is always hard to give up our loved ones but we can rest in the assurance that the Father in Heaven knows best. Know that your friends are thinking of you and asking the Father to give you courage and peace in the following days. Our sympathy is with you.
    Richard and Suzie Merrell
    Ed and Vickie Bishop

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  4. Linda and Don – I just learned of your dad’s passing. I am so sorry – I know how your hearts must be breaking. You all and the family are in my prayers. If there is anything at all you need, please call me.

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  5. Dear Linda & Donnie;

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Have so many fond memories of school days with Harold and Herman. Harold was a man of his word and always shot strait from the hip. May the memories you have that seam to hurt become fond ones as time goes by.
    Sincerely, Marvin Ledbetter

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  6. Donnie & Linda: I was so saddended to hear of the loss of your dad. He was a very special individual with that big smile for everyone. I sure did love him and the memories of him and your mom will be with me forever. Know that you both are in my thoughts and prayers and I love both of you too.

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