John Monroe Shuford

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John Monroe Shuford, 82, of 903 Abbey Circle, Asheville, died Friday, July 14, 2006, at the Laurels of Greentree Ridge. Mr. Shuford was born in Buncombe County and was a son of the late Robert Eugene and Elizabeth Rickman Shuford. He was a salesman for Dixie Industrial Supply Co. and a lifelong member of Biltmore United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Edith Goins Shuford; two daughters, Gina Shuford Markland of Myrtle Beach, SC and Sandra E. Eckard of Warrenburg, MO; two sons, John Rick Shuford of Asheville and H. Dean Shuford of Warner Robbins, GA, and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Biltmore United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ashley Crowder Stanley officiating. Burial will be at Green Hills Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. Memorials may be made to Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

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  1. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time of loss.

    Mark, Christine, Madison and McCall Waldrop

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you comfort and peace during this time.

  3. You have our heartfelt condolence in the passing of your father. Johnny will be missed here by all of us, but this is also a time for rejoicing. There is no doubt he is surrounded by old friends as he visits with his father in heaven. We shed a tear with you but also a smile. God bless

  4. May knowing how much your Dad meant to so many people bring you comfort. From my high school days when Johnny and Edith were our MYF counselors to the Wednesdays folding the church newsletter when I visited Mother, they have been very special. The only way to describe your Dad was kind and gentle. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you to sustain you in the coming days.

    Love to all,

  5. Dean and Dawn,

    Judy and I are saddened to hear of your Father’s death. I know you had been very concerned with his health in recent months. The coming days will be difficult for you and your family I am sure. Hopefully, the fond memories of the joyful times with your Dad in days gone by will help you through the near future. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

    Judy and Andy Hill

  6. To the Shuford Family:

    Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will remember him with fondness. Johnny was a prince of a man.

    Our love to all and may God give you the peace that passes all understanding.

    Tommy and Jessie

  7. I was sad to learn of Johnny’s passing as I was planning to come over Saturday to see him. I will always remember him as being so kind to me and my daughter Tammy when and after I was married to his brother-in-law, Robert Goins. To me he and Edith were my family and I will miss not being able to tell each other jokes. He and Edith raised four wonderful children and it was an honor to belong to this wonderful family for 16 years. My sympathy goes out to Rick, Sandy, Dean and Gina as well as the rest of the family. He is now in his Master’s arm and well and happy.

    If there is anything I can do, please just let me know.

    Peggy Goins Totherow

  8. John was a friend of our family since 1933, We valued and appreciated his friendship. I speak for the family when express our sympathy and condolence.
    Bill Justice

  9. To the Shuford Family,
    We were saddened to hear of John’s death. He was a true gentleman and friend to all; he’ll be sorely missed at BUMC. We’re going out of town Monday morning and will be unable to attend the visitation or service but please know you’ll be in our hearts and prayers.

    Our love to all,
    The Sharpton Family

  10. I have known Johnny since I was Nine years Old. I will miss him.
    May he rest in peace.
    To his family " you have my deepest sympathy."

  11. I knew I would always be greeted with a smile from John when I visited the Rhododendron Civitan Club. John generously gave of his time for others, especially for our special needs citizens. He will be greatly missed by all his Civitan friends.

    Sue Shoemake, Past Governor
    North Carolina District West Civitan

  12. Dear Dean & Dawn,

    Lee and I are so sorry to hear of your Father’s death. We know this is such a difficult time for you and your family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Lee & Claudette

  13. Rick and Karen
    I am so sorry to hear of your dads death, and wish I could be with you and Karen. Johhny was a great scout master and a great person, I will always remember him. It was great to see him and and your mother at my mothers sevices. Rick, he is at rest, and I am sure that he is with mom, and they are looking down on us and telling each other they will be ok. Rick again I am very sorry, I can’t be in Asheville with you. Give all my love to Gina,Sandy,and Dean. Love and Prayers Ed, Anna and Alexis Currie, Greensboro, NC

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