January 2, 1954 ~ July 11, 2019

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

James William “Jim” Orr, 65, of Asheville, went to his eternal home on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

A native of Asheville, James was the only son of Billy Orr and of the late Margaret Jordan Orr.

James retired from Mills Manufacturing after 40 years of service. He was an avid TV fan, and enjoyed weed eating and yard work with his dad.

In addition to his father, James is survived by “special family” Ronnie and Patti Evans, and Kennedy Ensley.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, at Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery, with Chaplain Brenda Lewis officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

The family would like to thank the staff of CarePartners and CarePartners Hospice, and a very special thank you to Traci McKinney with CarePartners for going above and beyond. We love you dearly!

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: July 13, 2019 11:00 am

Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery
New Leicester Highway
Leicester, NC 28748


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

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


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  1. So am sorry to hear of James passing away, He was so nice to work with I met James when He came to work at Mills Mfc, Iwas there for 36yrs I will always remember Him My sympathy goes to his loved ones, I am praying Our Dear Lord will walk with you and comfort you at this time of sorrow sincerly Rose Gwaltney,

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