Janet Macfarland Morris

janet morris

December 15, 1930 ~ January 9, 2024

Born in: Clermont Co., OH
Resided in: Black Mountain, NC

Janet Macfarland Morris, 93, of Black Mountain, NC, passed away on Tuesday, January 9th, 2024.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde D. Morris, Jr.; her parents, Robin and Olive Newton Macfarland; sons, Jeffery and Robin; and her siblings, Robert, Betty, Eugene, and Barbara.

She is survived by her children, Bruce, Karen, Kim, and Frances; her bonus daughters, Leslie and Debbie; extra-bonus daughter, Pearl; sisters, Jo Ann Moody and Sandra Halstead; her seven grandchildren, Zack, Becky, Melody, Cody, Max, Greyson, and Faith; and two great-grandchildren, Barrett and Edgar.

She was an early member of the Buncombe County Rescue Squad and was a well-known and respected folk artist. She worked as a professional craftsman, was a life member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, and taught for A-B Technical Community College for 20 years. Jan’s art has been featured in many publications and has been displayed on the Christmas trees at the NC Governor’s Western Mansion and the White House Christmas tree.

A celebration of her life will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 21, 20224, at Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road.

In place of flowers, donations can be made to the Southern Highland Craft Guild at https://southernhighlandguild.org/donate/


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


Celebration of Life: January 21, 2024 3:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


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  1. Aunt Janet was dearly loved and respected by her family and friends. A true artist who created original pieces and generously gave them away to those she loved. I will always treasure the work she made for me. Blessings on her family during this difficult time.

  2. Aunt Jan will be missed. She is the epitome of love and life. Her smile is infectious. She was talented and shared it with everyone. Her house was always the center of family gatherings. There was always love and laughter. I know she is with her husband, siblings, and parents having a great time but she will missed here on earth.

  3. Aunt Janet will be dearly missed by her friends, family and community. I will always remember her beautiful smile and laughter. May she rest in peace.

  4. Fran and family. So sorry for your loss. Your mother, grandmother and great grand was a delightful person, talented and gifted artist. She taught me how to cane a chair seat. Prayers for you as you travel this sad road.

  5. We will miss you Aunt Janet. Eric loved your laugh. He always told me what a great laugh you had. Love & prayers to the family.
    Love, The Morris’

  6. Rest in peace aunt Janet you will miss. I remember visiting you when I was 14 or so we ate green apples and got such a bad stomach ache.
    Ann Marie Ennis Macfarland

  7. Such a special lady! I always enjoyed her Facebook posts, and was glad we were able to talk a few months ago! I was so hoping to see her at the Morris-Kelley Reunion in Asheville next September! Prayers for all of the family!

  8. Another gentle soul has been taken by the angels to a much better place. Rest in peace and pain-free, Janet. Conforming prayers to all of the Morris Family and those who love her.

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