February 19, 1937 ~ November 16, 2013

Resided in: Asheville, NC

Helen Cutshall Shillinglaw, 76, of Asheville, died on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center. A native of Madison Co., Mrs. Shillinglaw was the daughter of the late James Frank and Martha Rice Cutshall. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James "Henry" Shillinglaw, and by her brother, Frank James Cutshall. Mrs. Shillinglaw was the Salutatorian of her 1955 graduating class of Sand Hill High School. She was also a member of Bent Creek Baptist Church. She will be remembered as a wonderful woman who loved God and loved her family. Mrs. Shillinglaw is survived by her daughters, Vickie Ray and husband David, and Sebrena Fair and husband Jim; brother, Orvile Cutshall; grandchildren, Brittney Clement, Jessica Willard and husband Gene, and Emily and Samantha Ray; and great-grandchildren, Alison Willard and Houston Clement. A funeral service for Mrs. Shillinglaw will be on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Bent Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Sam Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in the church's cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Mrs. Shillinglaw's family wishes to give special thanks to the staff of the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center for their kind and loving care. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. Helen was a classmate of mine at Venable and Sand Hill Schools. She was a wonderful friend and classmate. Blessings and thought are with the Cutshall and Shillinglaw families.

  2. Helen was a classmate of mine at Venable and Sandhill Schools. She was a wonderful friend and classmate. Blessings amd thoughts to the Cutshall and Shillinglaw families.

  3. So sorry to hear of Helen’s death. Sending sympathy to all the family. Helen was a friend of mine when we were younger and we used to sing together. She was a precious lady.

  4. I know my Mom is in such a better place now & no longer is she suffering from the pain that she endured for so many years. That makes me so happy & the fact that she is with my Daddy again is what keeps me going each day but my heart is aching because I miss her so much. She was such a big part of who I am & I talked to her almost daily. I miss that so much. Mom, I will always love you & miss you. We will all be together again one day & until that time I know I have to pass on what you taught me to my girls & to Ali. You are so loved & missed. Thank you for everything you taught me about life & how to treat people. I’ll see you at home.

  5. My Mom was one of the most kind, caring, and loving people that God put on this earth. She was a devoted Christian and lived it every day of her life. She was my Mom, my teacher, and most of all she was my Best friend! I will miss her more than words can say but I know it was time for her to go home with her Lord and Savior.Now my Dad and her are both in heaven with God and I know they are much better off and happier than any of us could even imagine.They have gone to their eternal home and one day we will all be together again.Where ever we may roam your always in my heart.We are bound by God and our never ending love. I will carry you with me in my heart and soul always. As Daddy and you always said ‘ I’ll see you at the house when we all get home.What a beautiful day that will be! Until we meet again all my Love My Dear Sweet Mom.


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