Hazel Lucille (Culbertson) Holcombe

hazel (culbertson) holcombe

July 19, 1931 ~ September 23, 2023

Born in: Buncombe County, North Carolina
Resided in: Asheville, North Carolina

Hazel C Holcome of Asheville passed away September 23,2023 after several weeks of compassionate and gracious care given to her at Elizabeth House at Four Seasons.

Hazel was born July 17, 1931 to Retta and L.C. Culbertson and was a native of Buncombe County. She worked most of her career as the financial officer at North Buncombe High School where she retired in 1994 and afterwards enjoyed many creative outlets and playing Bridge. She was a wonderful and devoted mom, mother in law and Nana.

She was preceded in death by her husband Tom Holcombe along with her 5 brothers and a sister.

She is survived by her daughters Cindy Kiker and husband Tony; Carol Roberts and husband Bob Roberts. She is also survived by her niece Jeannie Culbertson. Five grandchildren Casey Krezel and husband Josh, Taylor Kiker, Bobby Roberts and wife Annie, Ben Roberts and wife Ally, Abby Roberts. She was blessed with 4 great-grandchildren.

She will have a family only graveside burial on Sunday. The Reverend Bobby Roberts will officiate.

No flowers please but those desiring to make memorial contributions are encouraged to consider Four Seasons Hospice; designation to The Elizabeth House at www.fourseasonsfdn.org or to Buncombe County School Foundation at www.foundation.buncombeschools.org

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


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  1. Sending my most heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. She was such a sweet lady that was full of grace and charm. She will be missed.

  2. Sending love and prayers to all. Hazel was a sweet amazing individual. Hoping you can celebrate her amazing life.

  3. I will never forget all the Friday night gatherings with Hazel and all the kids. She was truly unforgettable and is residing with the Saints now. All our love and prayers to you and your whole family Carol.

  4. Dear Carol and family, Please accept my most sincere condolences. I loved Hazel and she will be dearly missed.
    My fondest memory was seeing her dance down the hall like no one was watching. We were either making pot holders or building bird houses in the work shop. Oh how we laughed together.
    Hazel will live in my heart forever.

  5. Carol and Family! All of us at Tailored Home Care send our condolences and love to you all! Hazel was such a special soul and we were so blessed to have cared for her. Love- Emily, Carey, Christine and all of the caregivers at Ardenwoods.

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