June 16, 1936 ~ March 14, 2020

Born in: Sylva, NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Ilene Wood Allison, 83, of Candler, passed away on March 14, 2020, at The Landings of Mills River.

Ilene was born June 16, 1936, in Jackson County. She was the daughter of the late Engle Wood and Mary Ella Painter Wood. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, James, their daughter, Sandy Ramsey, and one sister.

Ilene is survived by granddaughter, Jenny Paitsel (David); grandson, Paul Roberts (Leah); great-grandsons, Brody Paitsel and Luke Roberts; sister, Arquilla Lance; and brother, Joe Wood.

Ilene was a member of Good News Baptist Church.

The funeral service for Mrs. Allison will be held on Friday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. The Rev. Steve Smith will officiate. Due to Buncombe County’s Emergency Declaration, attendance must be limited to 10 individuals. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Her family will receive friends for prior to the service at the funeral home.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Ilene. We attended church with both Jim and Ilene, for a number of years and felt blessed to know them. It’s rare to find such kind, genuine, and loving people as they were. Truly devoted to each other and to our Lord Our hearts are sad, yet we rejoice in knowing that they are reunited again in heaven forevermore.


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