November 1, 1938 ~ October 30, 2019

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Linda Keyes Brinkley, 80, of Candler, entered into the presence of the Lord on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the CarePartners Solace Center.

A West Asheville/Buncombe Co. native, Linda was a daughter of the late RW Jarvis and Henrietta Fisher Jarvis. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Ray Jarvis, and a sister, Ann Millington.

Linda was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and loved the Lord.

Surviving are her husband, James Philip Brinkley, children, Rob Keyes, Randy Keyes, Karen Coates (Buddy), and Stewart Keyes (Leigh); 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brother, Ralph Jarvis; sister, Loretta Sanders; and multiple nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with Rev. Nathan Rogers (grandson-in-law), officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Private burial will be held at Pisgah View Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, 216 Shelburne Rd., Asheville, NC 28806, or the WNC Bridge Foundation (formerly CarePartners Hospice), PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.


Visitation: November 2, 2019 1:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Service: November 2, 2019 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Phil & family so sorry to hear the loss of Linda a sweet beautiful lady! She is no longer suffering & in her heavenly home! Have fond memories of her working on Christmas Pageant at WABC! In our thoughts & prayers!
    William & Karen Carter – Asheville, NC


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