Hester Rathbone Cagle

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Hester Rathbone Cagle, 75, of Candler, died on Friday, December 6, 2013, at her residence. A native of Haywood Co., she was a daughter of the late Orville and Carlene Cody Rathbone. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Melvin P. Cagle, Jr.; a brother, Dutch Rathbone; and sisters, Mary Alice Rathbone and Ruby Rathbone Caldwell. Mrs. Cagle and her husband, Melvin, owned and operated Cagle Construction Co., M&H Discount Store and M&H Trailer Sales, in Brevard. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Cagle Glenn and husband Eric Ray Glenn; sons, Daniel Lee Cagle and wife Linda, and Melvin Homer Cagle and wife Tena all of Candler; granddaughter, Keisha Stillwell; grandson, Dalton Tyler Glenn; three great-granddaughters; and sisters Evelyn Meadows, Margaret Rathbone Meadows and husband Virgil, and Kathryn Rathbone Morgan and husband Arnold, all of Candler. A funeral service for Mrs. Cagle will be at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday December 10, 2013 in the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave., with the Rev. Gerald Sprinkle officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends Monday December 9, 2013 from 7:00 - 8:30pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Danny,Mel, and Joyce
    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She has been a long time neighbor and close friend. She will be missed by all.. Please know that our thoughts are with you and you will be in our prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Love, Janet Stewart, Glenna, and Loretta

  2. I would like to offer my condolences to the family, and also share a comforting scriptural promise made ‘Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness. Isaiah 41:10 May God continue to comfort you during your time of bereavement.

  3. Danny, Mel, and Joyce Jeanette and I are sorry to hear about your Mom. We cant be there but our prayers and thoughts are. May the Lord give you comfort. Charlie and Jeanette Brown

  4. We are so sorry to hear of Hester’s passing. I know she will be missed. Our thoughts and PRAYERS are with you all at this time. Let us know if we can do anything… PRAYERS and LOVE, Joey & Beannie Caison

  5. Dear Mel, Danny and Joyce: I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always very special to me and I’ll remember her for the rest of my life. I am grateful that she no longer suffers and is with June in heaven as I write this. What a pair they were and probably are there as well. Love to you all, Fred

  6. So sorry for your family’s loss. Hester and Melvin were always kind to me. They will be missed. Last time I talked to her she had me laughing so hard.

  7. Dear Joyce,Mel And Danny I loved your Mom & Dad so very much the world is a much sadder place for the loss of both of them if there is anything Allen And I can do let us know. Love to all of you Allen & Gail Cison

  8. Danny, Mel and Joyce, so sorry to hear about your Moms passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers, love Larry & Cathy Justice

  9. sorry to hear about your mom, i know how it is i lost my mom ,at a young age and i still miss her , your are in my prayers, my god walk with you at this time of need.

  10. Joyce.Eric. and Dalton I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you !!

  11. Please accept my sincere condolences, death is never fair with prayers and many Psalms let his Will be done in Heaven and on Earth. Matthew 6:9,10; John 5:28,29; Psalms 37:11

  12. Cagle Family, So sorry to hear about Hester. I will be praying for your family. I always enjoyed talking to her. She will be missed. Betty Sims

  13. My husband and I are truly sorry for the loss of your husband and we would like to express our condolences to the entire family. We simply cannot imagine the great pain and sorrow you are experiencing during this very difficult time. It is our sincere hope you find comfort in knowing that God has promised to ‘swallow up death forever’ (Isaiah 25:8), and that he will resurrect our dear loved ones who have passed away. John 5:28. Please visit jw.org for more encouragement.

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