September 29, 1961 ~ December 27, 2005

Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Kelley Anders Langford, 44, of 318 Glider Drive, Candler, died Tuesday, December 27, 2005, at her home. Mrs. Langford was born in Buncombe County and was a former employee of Graybar Electric. She is survived by a daughter, Crystal Partain and her husband Jeremiah, of Asheville; a son, Michael Jeramy Payne of Candler; her mother and step-father, Mary Frances and Larry Ball of Asheville, a grandson, Destin Michael Partain; a brother, J. Mark Anders and his wife Betsy of Salisbury; a step-brother, Troy S. Ball of Orlando, FL, a half-brother Kevin S. Ball and his wife Stephanie of Alexander, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. James H. Johnson officiating. Entombment will be at Forest Lawn Mausoleum. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to the West Asheville Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 926 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. Dear Mary Francis and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Kelly’s death. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Mary Frances & Larry,
    We are so sorry about Kelley. This is so hard for us to except. Tony just lost his sister , she was @ Groce and the funeral was Monday. Now this. We are just so terribly sorry. I tried finding your No. but couldn’t. Will you please call me later and let me know. 254-4250. We are going to try coming to funeral but it will be so sad for Tony after all we have been through. I will tell you later. God bless her little sweet darling heart. Remember all the swimming trips. I loved her so much. Wanted to let you know this just in case we don’t get there. I want to be there for you. We will be praying for all your family. Remember, we love you people dearly. Sincerely, Tony & Frances Hensley.

  3. Dear Mary Francis and Larry,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Life changes so quickly sometimes. You are in my thoughts and prayers. (I miss seeing you at Dr. Bobbitts)

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May you find comfort in our Lord during this time. Love In Christ Becci & Philip Penland and Wade Williams

  5. We are so sorry to hear a about the loss of yourloved one and our good friend. Our heart goes out to you and your whole family is in our hopes and prayers. If we can do anything for you, please call on us. Alan & Sharon Joyner

  6. I am at a complete loss of words, I stumpled upon this just today. I was best friends with Crystal all through middle school and high school and Kelley was always a second mom to me…my second home. My heart goes out to you Crystal and Jeramy and the rest of the family. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you guys!

  7. Mary Francis and Family
    I am very sorry to here about Kelley
    I know I have not seen her in years but I will always remember her visit with us to High Point and going to Quaker Lake with us. She will truly be missed and may God keep you and your family in his hands during this time
    Love to All
    Tracey Koontz Pierce


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