February 28, 1923 ~ May 5, 2008
Born in: Buncombe County,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
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.