September 27, 1928 ~ July 14, 2019

Born in: Ela, NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

James B. Conley, 90, of Candler, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Mission Hospital.

A native of Swain Co., NC, James was a son of the late James Burt Conley and Lily Parham Conley. He was also preceded in death by his son, Michael Conley.

Mr. Conley worked for Dave Steel, and was of the baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife, Lula Marie Sales Conley; daughters, Sherry Bay (Dennis) and Gail Morris (Michael); 6 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services for Mr. Conley will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 19, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Friday at Groce Funeral Home, Patton Avenue.


Visitation: July 19, 2019 10:00 am

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


Graveside Service: July 19, 2019 11:00 am

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715


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  1. To the Family of James. I lived across the street at 11 Wedgefield. My Grandparents, Carl and Elizabeth Norton, were neighbors of James and Marie since the early 1960’s. I am sorry for your loss. They were wonderful neighbors.


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