John Michael Magruder

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John Michael Magruder, 56, formerly of 115 Bear Creek Road, Asheville, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at the Hospice Solace Center. Mr. Magruder was a native of Buncombe County and was a graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School. He was a son of Edwin F. Magruder of Asheville and the late Marguerite Hicks Magruder who died in 2001. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Edwin Magruder. In addition to his father he is survived by a brother, Greg Magruder and his wife Janet of Asheville and a niece Sarah Magruder. Graveside funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Green Hills Cemetery with the Rev. William Clodfelter officiating. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Ed, Greg and family,

    How saddened I was to learn of Mike’s passing tonight. Dad called and left a message with Pris and I called him later this evening.

    I am truly sorry for your loss but rejoice in the knowledge that Mike is now in heaven with Marguerite, having joined the heavenly choir.

    I remember fondly our days at Trinity in the MYF and in Troop 3. Ah, what great times those were. We were really close friends, then. I hate that our living so far away has broken that bond. I do, still consider him a friend and I will sorely miss him. His keen wit, his wry smile and his good nature were certainly qualities to cherish.

    I join you in your sorrow and lift you up in prayer and ask God’s richest blessings upon you. I am sorry that I will not be able to be with you but am glad Dad will be able to be there in my place.

    Daren and Pris Hutchison

  2. Dear Greg & Janet,
    We are thinking of you and your family during this sad time. We will be lifting you all up to our Lord for his comfort. Let us know if we can help in anyway.

  3. It was our privilage to care for Mike at Heather Glen. Our prayers are with you all. Nyla Sailer,DON

  4. Hi Greg and Janet,
    Joy and I are so sorry to hear about your brother, we just saw it in the newspaper. We send our condolences and wish your family the best.
    God bless you all.
    Mike and Joy

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