Josephine Gillis Brown

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JOSEPHINE GILLIS DYER BROWN Josephine Gillis Dyer Brown, 85, of Asheville, passed away Monday, May 5, 2008 at St. Joseph's Campus. A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late W.D. and Myrtle Murray Gillis. She is also preceded in death by her first husband Hubert Cordell Dyer and second husband, Jesse Jack Brown. She is also preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Dean Gillis. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #38 , Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. Surviving are her son, Hubert Edward Dyer; a daughter, Maxine Dyer Rogers and husband Jerry; a very special grandchild, Pam Dyer who was her pride and joy. Maw Maw dedicated the past 28 years of her life caring for Pam; in addition, three grandchildren, Bodie Rogers and wife Joyce, Donna Renee Cottrell and husband Joe and Tammy Elaine Rogers; and four great-grandchildren, Amanda and Brad Rogers and Monica and Valerie Cottrell. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. with Rev. Worth Emory and Pastor Ken Roberts officiating. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Ivy Hill Baptist Church 331 Ivy Hill Rd. Weaverville, NC 28787.

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  1. Dear Maxine and all the family,
    I am sorry to hear of Josephine’s passing.
    I had not seen her in many years but I will always have fond memories of her, Maxine and Uncle George and Aunt Sadie Smith, Geneva and her family and also the Fox family in my ‘young years’.

    I remember when Maxine’s daughter was little you would ask her what her name was and she would say ‘Josephine Dyer’….. and Josephine would just beam.

    I know this is very hard as Mother’s Day is Sunday….and it will also be hard for me as I lost my Mom last year….. but we all will know that they both are in such a better place, in HEAVEN, with GOD. We will see them see them again someday up there and they will be waiting with arms wide open… ‘What a day of rejoicing that will be’.I just can’t wait until I get to heaven….

    Please know that Buddy and I both have you and all the family in our thoughts and prayers during this trying time.

    We are there in the summer and live here in the winter.We will be back in the mountains by the end of May and I will try to call you sometime.

    Irma Dayton Rudisill and Buddy…..

  2. Words cannot express our grief during this time of your loss. We want you to know our prayers are with all of you.

  3. Maxine and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I won’t be able to be with you today in person, but please know I am there with you in spirit. You Mother was such a special lady and was always very dear to me.
    I know this coming weekend will be hard with it being Mother’s Day, but try to remember she is in a better place than we are.
    My prayer is that God will give you all strength to face the difficult days ahead and a peace that passeth all understanding.
    I LOVE you all.
    Betty Ponder

  4. Tammy,

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.

  5. Maxine, Hubert and family. So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Mother. Josephine was a very special person. A beautiful lady inside and out. I had the pleasure of working with her for many years and I am proud to have known her. She will be missed. Our prayers are with you all.

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