July 9, 1926 ~ February 14, 2015

Born in: Asheville,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Louise Arthur Sales, 88, passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015, appropriately on Valentine's Day, as she had a heart full of love. Born July 9, 1926, in Asheville, she was the last surviving child of James Nathan and Olive Evans Arthur. She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip N. Sales, brothers, Jim, John, and Charles Arthur and sister, Ruth Starnes. She was a graduate of the Lee H. Edwards High School Class of 1943. She was well known for her quiet disposition, sweet smile and quick wit. Her wonderfully delicious molasses cookies will never be forgotten. Her doors and arms were always open to welcome family and friends. For years her home was the family gathering place. An avid reader, she enjoyed her weekly visits to the West Asheville Library. Mrs. Sales was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was also a member of the United Methodist Women, the Reach Out Circle, and the Sprinkle-Bagwell Sunday School Class. She is survived by her son, David of Asheville; daughters, Ann Hall and husband Anthony, of Cary and Nancy Hutchins and husband, Greg, of Asheville; seven grandchildren, Philip, Mary Kathryn and husband, Tyner, Nathan, Laura Elizabeth , Jeff, Neal, and Emma Grace. A great-grandson is due any day. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and special cousins. A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rodney H. Hagans, Jr. officiating. Interment for the family will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. Her family will receive friends and enjoy remembrances in the church fellowship hall from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Her family expresses their gratitude to the staff of Givens Estates for their loving care over the past several months. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 587 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. Ann:

    I am so sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. You are being prayed for from Georgia. What a Glorious Reunion she and your Dad have had at the feet of Jesus today ! May God bless you with the wonderful memories of her sweet life until you meet her again.

  2. Our deepest sympathy to David and his whole family. We know how deeply you loved her and she loved you – it shone out for all to see. We also know how much Trinity Methodist meant to her and have made a memorial donation. Our love is with you at this very, very difficult time.


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