January 4, 1930 ~ September 24, 2007

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

Arden ? Hilda Stroupe Austin Sorrells, 77, of Arden, died Monday, September 24, 2007 at Mission Hospitals, St. Joseph?s Campus following a brief illness. A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Herman W. and Marie Gray Stroupe. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Edward Austin. Mrs. Sorrells graduated from Biltmore High School in 1949. She was a longtime and devoted member of Biltmore Baptist Church and has been a volunteer at Mission Hospitals for more than 40 years. She was also in the Order of the Eastern Star, formerly Biltmore Chapter 38, currently, Vance Chapter #285. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Albert Sorrells; two sons, Hal E. Austin of Asheville and Mark Sorrells and his wife Gina of Chapin, SC; four sisters, Edith S. Ensley, Doris S. Clayton, Margie S. Loven and Ann S. Coffey, all of Asheville; one brother, Wesley Stroupe of Asheville and two grandchildren, Tanner and Austin Sorrells. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at Biltmore Baptist Church with the Revs. Ryland Whitehorn and Harold Savell officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Episcopal Churchyard in Fletcher. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 PM on Tuesday at Biltmore Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Mission Hospital Children?s Services, P.O. Box 5363, Asheville, NC 28813 or Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605

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  1. Dear Mark, Gina and boys and Marks dad i’m so very sorry for your loss all my prayers and love are with ya’ll at this sad time. I know there are no words to ease the pain but just know she’s in a better place and she will always be with ya’ll and no one can take away the precious memories that ya’ll have, if ya’ll need anything just call, I will always be here for ya’ll. All my love and prayers always, Ann

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  2. Albert, Mark and Hal, I was unable to sign the guest book at the church or cemetery. My thoughts and prayers are sent to you. So very sorry about Hilda.

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  3. Dear Mark and Family
    I am very sad to learn of your mother’s passing. Please know I am thinking of you.
    Sincerely
    Shirley Stoneman

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  4. We loved Aunt Hilda! She would light up any place that she entered. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Scott, Theresa and Haley.

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  5. Hilda was an amazing person. In the more than 50 years she has been family I have not heard her say an unkind word about anyone. She will be missed by all who knew her. My condolence to Albert, Hal, and Mark.

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  6. My thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time. Aunt Hilda was my favorite aunt. I remember how she would get out and swim, snow ski and play ball with all of us when we came to visit. She always had a smile and a kind word. She will be missed. Love Doris Lee

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  7. My sincerest condolences in the loss of your beloved Hilda. What a wonderful person she was. My parents John and Helen Bishop were so very fond of Her.
    Carolyn Jones

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  8. Dearest Albert and all the family, I am so sorry. You and ‘Aunt’ Hilda have meant so much to me over the years. You are in my thoughts and prayers especially during this very difficult time. Thinking of you. Love, BJ

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  9. Dear Albert and family
    Our deepest sympathy to you in the passing of your beautiful Hilda. She was always a pleasure to be with.

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  10. Dear Albert,
    Hilda was a wonderful lady and an inspiration to everyone. She played a special role in our family’s life and we loved her.
    Our prayers are with you.
    Sincerely,
    Bruce and Carol Peterson

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  11. Albert, our love & prayers go out to you,& family. Hilda will be solely missed,her beautiful smile and such a wonderful person. She is resting in the arms of our Savior now.God bless ,we love you.
    Jim & Jo Burleson
    God Bless you .

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  12. Albert, ‘Eddie’ Hal, Mark, you know
    how much I loved Hilda. What a special lady. I pray God will give all of you a peace that passeth all understanding. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers through the difficult days ahead.
    LOVE to all
    Betty Jean

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  13. Dear Albert, Harold and Mark:
    Hilda will always be in my heart. I was so lucky to know such a wonderful, beautiful person! Please extend my deepest sympathies to your entire family.
    With love. Edie

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  14. We Are so sorry to learn about Hilda. She was a very special person.
    Keeping you in our prayers.

    Joan & Lee Shuford

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  15. The Sorrells, Riddle, Austin families are a huge part of who I am today. Hilda is a shining star which will always be warm and bright in my heart. My prayers, and love are with you.
    Catherine Cecil Taylor

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  16. DEAR ALBERT & FAMILY,
    SISTER HILDA WAS A SWEET AND BEAUTIFUL LADY. WE ALL LOVED HER SO MUCH. SHE WAS A TRUE EASTERN STAR AND WILL BE MISSED ALL OVER THE STATE. EACH OF YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

    GOD BLESS YOU,
    GREEN RIVER CHAPTER #375 OES
    TRYON, NC

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  17. I was sorry to hear about the death of Hilda. Frank and I always
    loved seeing all of you. All the family is in my prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Sue Buck and in memory of Frank Buck

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