March 21, 1928 ~ June 21, 2020

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

Hilda Lou Cathey Digges, 92, of Asheville, died Sunday, June 21, 2020, at Care Partners Solace Center.

Born in Buncombe County to the late Ken and Pauline Shook Cathey, she worked as a hairdresser and manicurist for many years and was a member of All Souls Episcopal Church.

Survivors include her son, Joe Digges (Sandra) of Washington, NC; her daughter, Becky Digges (David Myers) of Asheville; her grandchildren, Robbie Digges, Jessica D. Harris (Scott) all of Bridgeton, NC, and Steve Adams of Moorehead City; her great grandchildren, MacKenzie and Joseph Harris; her sister, Sara Phillips of Melrose, FL, and several nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be announced by the family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 7262, Hillsborough, NJ, 08844-7262, or to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS, 66675-8516.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.

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  1. Becky, I am so very sad to see this notice of Hilda’s death. All Soul’s has totally lost touch with her and hates that. Please get in touch with me. I am thinking about you. I did love your mother.
    Mary Margaret Saunders

  2. Hilda could make me laugh like no one else! She did my nails for years, and I always enjoyed our chats! She was so very proud of her children, and I felt like I knew you even though we never met! It’s been years since I’ve seen Hilda, and I’m sorry I’ll never get the chance to talk to her again. She was such a special southern lady! My sincere condolences to all of her family. R. Gallaher

  3. Hi Joe, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom! She was a good friend to me when we worked in Doctors Park. One of the funniest… sweetest ladies ever! Prayers for you and your family.
    Jan Calloway Elingburg

  4. Sorry for your loss…..talked to Sarah two times this week…..she seemed very sad..thinking and praying
    for you and family at this time…..


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