September 18, 1941 ~ February 20, 2021

Born in: Henderson County, NC
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Fletcher- Juanita Ray Hall, 79, of Fletcher, went to her heavenly home on Saturday February 20, 2021. A lifelong resident of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Susanna Pittillo. She was also preceded in death by her first husband of 23 years, Ned Ray; brothers George Pittillo, Clyde Pittillo (Loretta), and David Pittillo; brother-in-law Bennie Ray as well as Juanita’s second husband of 19 years, Bryan Hall.

Juanita is survived by daughter Linda Ray and husband Richard, son Ricky Ray and wife Karen; sisters Sarah Ray and Martha-Jane Pittillo; sister-in-law, Pauline Pittillo; 5 granddaughters, Mandi, Amanda, Jami and husband Devin, Ashley and Morgan; 8 great grandchildren, Kyndall, Hunter, Jordan, Covi, Tristan, Zoey, Paul and Brendan and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by step-children Gayle Truax, Norma Lane and husband Danny and Kathy Leep and multiple step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Juanita spent her life devoted to her family and friends and was able to pass away at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was a graduate of Valley Springs High School and a dedicated employee of CTS for 23 years and Kearfott Guidance for over 30 years.

Juanita was the rock of her family, best sister, wife, mother, and nana. She would open her heart and her home to all and was the very best friend to her great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. Burial will follow at Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery. Her family will receive guests at the funeral home Wednesday from 12:30-2:00 prior to the service.

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Funeral Service: February 24, 2021 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. Linda, Ricky, Sarah, Martha Jane and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Wendy Bishop Blankenship

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  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with ya’ll during the loss of your loved one Juanita will be greatly missed by a lot ,she’s in a better place no more sorrow or pain , love Doc and Linda ,Bubba and family

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  3. Juanita was the most strong willed woman I’ve ever known. She has been a blessing to me. Praying for peace and comfort from our heavenly father that only He can give.

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    • Juanita is so special to us. We will carry her in our heart always. Love and prayers to our precious mountain family❤️🙏.

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  4. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Always remember she loved her family like no other. Please let me know if you need anything. Love to all.

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  5. I am so sorry to hear about Juanita. My prayers are covering the whole family. I am sorry to be out of town and unable to be there for the family. God’s Blessings and peace be with you all.

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  6. To the family of Juanita…..Mildred and I was sorry to hear of the passing of Juanita. We were long time friends and school mates.. She is at rest with the Lord,,, no more sickness ………… Our prayers are with you all.. May God richly bless you all………….Charles & Mildred Lewis.

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  7. Dearest Juanita, congratulations on making it to your heavenly graduation day. I’m trying to picture you at this minute resting in the loving arms of our Lord. Tender condolences to your loving family.

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  8. Juanita will be very missed. I have known Juanita for many years at work, at the ball field and Corner grill. It won’t be the same with out her. I am praying for all of you family. Juanita loved her family unconditionally. She was a really good fun friend and will not have to suffer or face pain any longer. I sure will miss Juanita and pray many blessings and comfort for all of you.

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  9. Juanita was a awesome person. She always was so kind to me and my family.
    Ricky i am so sorry for your family’s loss. I’ve thought about you and your family often through the years. I have many great memories of you and your family. Y’all are in my prayers.
    God bless you all .

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  10. Juanita was a neighbor to my daughter, Mary. She was a very caring person and loved her family! We always enjoyed visiting her and Bryan. My love and prayers are with her family. May she rest in peace.

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  11. We are so sorry to hear about your mother Rick. You and your family are in our prayers. Ronnie and the rest of the Presley family.

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  12. Sending lots of love and prayers to you all. Juanita was a such a joy to know and will be remembered fondly. I pray that God gives you comfort and peace during this time.

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  13. We are so sorry for your loss. We have such fond memories of Juanita singing with Sarah at the Monday night jam. Like a song bird. The world is a better place for her having been here. Our thoughts and caring are with you.

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  14. This breaks my heart. Juanita was a wonderful neighbor for my entire childhood. Loved her like another mother. So sorry for your loss.

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  15. I’m so sorry for your loss she will be missed. I will miss seeing her getting gas and stopping to say hello.

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