January 1, 1916 ~ February 15, 2009

Born in: Burke County,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville - Lynn Lunsford Hadley, 93, of Givens Estates in Asheville and formerly of Wilson, NC, died on Monday, February 16, 2009. Lynn was born on New Year's Day in 1916 in Burke County and was the daughter of the late Bascom Lamar Lunsford and Nellie Triplett Lunsford. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Wilson for more than 30 years and St. Paul UMC in Asheville for 20 years. She was the Secretary at C.L.Coon Junior High School in Wilson for 16 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Zebulon Zachary Hadley, Jr. in 1994. She was also preceded by three sisters, Sara Kern Lunsford, Nelle Lunsford Greenawald, Josefa Lunsford Herron and one brother, Blackwell Lamar Lunsford. Mrs. Hadley is survived by her daughter, LaMarr Hadley Preston and husband, Dr. Andrew C. Preston of Wilson, NC and a son, Zebulon Zachary Hadley, III and wife, Carolynn C. Hadley of Southpoint, NC, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, two sisters, Ellen Lunsford Boza of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Merton Lunsford Brown of Leicester, NC. A graveside committal service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 21, 2009 in Green Hills Cemetery with the Rev. Hunter Hadley Preston officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, Asheville or Givens Estates Supplemental Assistance Fund.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God bless you and keep you in His loving care. Hunter, you will be in our prayers tomorrow!
    All our love,
    Bill, Betsy, Sarah and David Ferrell

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  2. Zac & Carolyn, Our prayers are with you. I know your mom was very important part of your life. We are very sorry for your loss.

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  3. LaMarr and Zac,
    Eldon and I send to you our sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother. It is very hard to say goodbye, even when one has lived a long and useful life. I will always remember the time when ‘Mrs. Hadley’ practically ran Charles L. Coon Jr. High while I was teaching there.
    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Dear LaMarr, Andy, and Family, Having read of Mrs. Hadley’s death, we wanted you all to know of our love and prayers. She was extraordinarily proud of all of you, justifiably so, and certainly enjoy your music! We are blessed to have known her. We will remember you in our prayers, asking that the same peace of hope you’ve shared with others will now grow in your hearts, even as Mrs. Hadley knows it more fully. Please tell Hunter that we will remember him especially on Saturday: what a compliment and what a responsibility for a grandson-pastor.
    Love to all,
    Gray and Susan

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