Mae Metcalf Ammons

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Mae Metcalf Ammons, 90, of 21 Spring Hill Drive, Arden, NC passed on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016, as the result of complications from a fall. A native of Bakersville, in Mitchell County, NC, she was the daughter of Byrd Metcalf and Pearl Smith Metcalf. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Bertha Lowrance and Dorothy Meredith as well as her brothers, Wayne Metcalf and Ted Metcalf. She is survived by her son, Bill Ammons & his wife Anne of Fletcher, NC; her grandson Christopher Ammons, his wife Anne & their son Booker of Nashville, TN, her grandson Jonathan Ammons of Asheville, NC; her sister, Marjorie Blakley & her husband Hal of Clemmons, NC, her brother Ed Metcalf & his wife Lou Ellen of Bakersville, NC, her cousin Carol Arrowood of Woodfin, NC, and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ammons began her 39 year career at AT&T/Southern Bell in Asheville, NC as a telephone operator, progressed into management, eventually becoming Dial Service Administrator for Western North Carolina, a position which she held at the time of her retirement. She was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America. She was a member of Oteen Baptist Church in Asheville, NC for over 62 years. She taught children's Sunday school and served as Clerk of the Church for many years. For the past 20 years she has served as the Church Treasurer, administering the church finances and maintaining membership & donor records. She continued in that position up to the time of her death. Upon retiring from AT&T/Southern Bell she devoted much of her time to volunteering and assisting various ministries throughout the Asheville area & preparing meals for homeless shelters. She volunteered one day each week at Buncombe Baptist Association and several days each week at Oteen Baptist. She devoted much of her spare time to gardening and she loved spending time with family and greatly enjoyed the time she spent with her grandsons and great grandson Funeral services for Mrs. Ammons will take place on Saturday, November 12th at Oteen Baptist Church, 37 Oteen Church Road, Asheville, NC 28805- PH# 828-298-3384 conducted by the Revs. Gayle Brown and James Lamb. Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM, followed by a service at 2:00 PM, after which there will be a short graveside service at the Sky View Memorial Park, on US 70 East, which is about 2 miles from the church. We will then return to Oteen Baptist Church for a meal prepared by church members and a time of fellowship and remembrance of Mae. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oteen Baptist Church in her honor. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. I send my Condolences and Deepest Sympathy to the Family of Mae Ammons. I worked with her many years and she will be missed by all.

  2. We were saddened to hear of Mae’s passing and our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. She was truly, a wonderful person and I am so blessed to have had her as my aunt. She lived a selfless life and we should all strive to live by her example. We will always keep her memory alive by remembering all of the special times that we were fortunate to spend with her. We will miss Aunt Mae very much.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Ammons family. Mae’s life was a life of service to Jesus Christ. She will be remembered and never forgotten. May she rest in peace as her legeacy lives on.

    Rev. Gayle D. Brown

  5. So sorry for you Bill. No matter what the age or how long we have our Mothers here on this earth it is still hard to have to be separated from them. However, knowing we will be reunited again is what keeps us going. May God grant you peace and comfort. You are in my prayers.

  6. I will miss so much my dear friend of nearly 50 years! She was a precious friend who loved the Lord and served Him faithfully for many years. Knowing her and loving her was such a blessing! My deepest sympathy to Bill and Anne and her grandsons. She loved them dearly!

  7. I have known Mae my entire life. Always a sweet, sweet person. I appreciate all she has done through the years in service to her Lord. What a blessing she was to my family and Oteen Baptist Church.

  8. I’ve only had the blessing of knowing Mae a short time, but she truly showed what it is to Love God and be a blessing to all who met and knew her. I am very privileged to have been given the opportunity to meet and get to know her. She always talked with pride of her family and her church. What a precious, wonderful lady she was. Heaven has truly gained an angel! My deepest sympathy!

  9. Mae was my ‘adopted mother and my friend. She always loved others unconditionally. She was empathetic and supportive,always giving a cheerful or encouraging word. Mae gave her time and talents,giving of herself without expectation of return. She always did her best no matter what the challenge. Someone once said Mae was pretty, she was smart, and she was good. She was. She was a lady. She has filled our hearts with memories and love. She will sorely be missed. We can comfort ourselves knowing she has laid her precious head on the bosom of Jesus. We rejoice that the greatest victory over death is the promise of eternal life.

  10. Sweet Anne and Billy I know you have broken hearts at the loss on this earth of precious Aunt Mae, I know she is looking down and that sweet voice still rings in my ears I win either way, she was a blessing to all that knew her and will always be remembered, My prayers are with you all, we will see her again one day.

  11. So sorry for your loss. She was a great friend to my grandparents Dot and Gene Creasman. Also my Sunday school teacher when I was a girl. Great lady. She will be missed.

  12. My mother Avalene was a member of Mae’s Sunday School class and they served together on projects when our family attended Oteen Baptist. Mae was a beautiful person in every way and much admired for as a professional when few women achieved that status. Bill my thoughts are with you and your family. Your mother was a wonderful role model and remains a lovely soul.

  13. My sympathies to the Ammons family. I am sorry to hear of your loss. The death of a loved one is such a challenging time for the entire family. I hope that you can find some comfort in God’s Word the Bible. Acts 24:15 says, ‘I have hope toward God… that there is going to be a resurrection…’ Here the Bible is assuring us that in the near future we have the hope of being reunited with our loved ones we have loss in death. May this promise be a comfort to you during this difficult time.

  14. Mae was a wonderful person. Worked with Mae at the telephone company, and she always tried to help you. Her friendship was a joy, and she will be missed.

  15. Bill and Anne,

    Please know that you are in our prayers. Andy’s Mom also pasted just recently on October 26th. Your Mom was a sweet reminder of how a strong spiritual woman of God can be a witness to us all. I will miss her this Christmas at Oteen Baptist. Andy and I will miss two women of faith during this season. Our prayers will continue for your extended family.

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