October 11, 1961 ~ July 20, 2021

Born in: Savannah, GA
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Laura Hopkins O’Conner, 59, of Asheville, NC, passed away on July 20, 2021. She was born in Savannah, Georgia to Lawrence Hopkins and Martha Earle who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her spouse; Robert O’Conner and two children; Zachary O’Conner and Peyton O’Conner all of Asheville, NC. She is survived by a brother; Lee Hopkins, and three sisters; Dawn Linkenhoker, Sandy Hopkins, and Marisha Hopkins. She is also survived by many other loving family and friends.

A graveside service will be Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm in the Green Hills Cemetery. Mr. Michael Woods of Western Carolina Rescue Mission will officiate. Family request in lieu of flowers donations be made to Western Carolina Rescue Mission, 225 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 in her memory.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: July 24, 2021 2:00 pm

Green Hills Cemetery
25 New Leicester Hwy.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Sending lots of loving and supportive energy your way Peyton! I am so sorry. Please know I am here to support you in any way you need.

  2. We are sad and so sorry for this loss. Laura was a kind and welcoming neighbor. She inspired us with her knowledge and love of flowers and plants — making the world a brighter place. Laura will be greatly missed. Sending love to all of Laura’s family.

    Annie, Stacey and Gabriel

  3. So sorry for this tremendous loss. I enjoyed sharing time with Laura over plants and flowers. She is a beautiful soul and will be greatly missed. Condolences to the family and friends.

  4. We are so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. Laura was a friend to everyone she met. She was a kind neighbor for the 28 yrs we lived there. Always helpful! In the early years she helped me get started homeschooling, watched my boys & helped with gardening advice. She always took the time to stop & talk. Laura will be greatly missed by her family & the Riceville community.

  5. Zach Randy and I are so sorry for your loss ! Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time ! Love ya , Randy and Vicki

  6. Such a dear homeschooling friend. So sad to hear of her parting but trust she is with our Savior. No more sorrow, no more tears. Our thoughts & prayers to you Robbie & boys.

  7. My deepest condolences to Laura’s family. So sorry to hear of her passing. We were neighbors back in the 60’s. Peace be with the family.

  8. I Always Admired her for homeschooling both of her children and I Loved her smile.
    You have my deepest condolences and May God comfort Robbie and the family that loved her she’ll be missed by many


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