Margaret Lucille Hansley

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Margaret Lucille Holt Hansley, 77, of A-6 Bear Creek Lane, Asheville, died Monday, April 16, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Campus, Mission Hospitals. An Alabama native, Ms. Hansley was a daughter of the late Samuel and Helen Craig Holt. She loved the Carolina Tar Heels basketball team, and was an avid bridge player with friends. She loved watching her grandchildren play sports. She was a member of Abernethy United Methodist Church, where she was an active member and a former beloved youth leader. She was a graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School, class of 1947, and was an integral part of her class’ reunion committee. She was an active volunteer at St. Joseph’s Campus, Mission Hospitals, and was a US Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. Ms. Hansley had retired as office manager at Asheville Neurological Associates. Ms. Hansley is survived by her sons, Bret Hansley and wife Alisa, of Asheville, Richard A. Hansley, Jr. and wife Karlene, of Fort Mill, SC, and Eric Hansley, of Asheville; sisters, Martha Holt Hunter, of Asheville, and Helen Holt Huff, of Mars Hill; grandchildren, Cortney Hansley, Colton Hansley, Caleb Hansley, Holli Bunz and husband Chad, and Chad Gill; great-grandchildren, Janice and Alex Bunz; and friend and former husband, Richard A. Hansley, Sr. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Abernethy United Methodist Church with the Revs. Heidi Campbell-Robinson and Joe Hoffman officiating. Private interment will be at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. Her family will receive friends 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the National Breast Cancer Association, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034.

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  1. Maggie’s Family, Maggie was a high school clas mate of mine and we have appreciated all her good efforts in keeping the Class of 47 together. She will be missed. I am in San Antonio, TX on a tour today and regret I cannot be there for her service. You are in our thoughts and prayers and I hope it helps in some small way to know others do care. Mary

  2. Would like to send my thoughts and prayers on your loss. Maggie and I went to Lee Edwards together and shared some clubs and good times. I later ran into her at Dr. Young’s office and remember what a kind person she was. Sincerely, Jane Anne Luther, ’49

  3. Hey Eric and Bret,

    I am very sad, but I have such wonderful memories of Maggie that will stay with me forever!! She was like a second Mom to me and I will miss her so much.

    Maggie was upset that she ended up in the ICU but I told her that maybe it was meant to be; that it would give you guys a chance to say goodbye. It gave me a chance to say goodbye for which I will be eternally be grateful.

    You guys hang in there and know that I am sharing in your sorrow. And may the Lord bless you and keep you and make his face shine upon you and give you peace!

    I love you guys!

  4. Maggie was such a loving friend – she will be missed by all – her class of 1947 and also my class, 1948 — She was a joy and love – My prayers are for all her family – Sons, and her ex- Richard – He was such a joy to her.

    Was my blessing to have known her. We all will miss her.

  5. Maggie, Maggie, Maggie…so many wonderful memories! Shaving cream fights at the beach, lock-ins, ice cream suppers after Sunday service, songs around the campfire…I could go on and on. As youth counsellor at Abernethy Methodist, she gave so much of her time, her energy and her love. She taught us so much without even trying to. And more importantly, she accepted us crazy teenagers as we were….It truly warms my heart to think of her now and I know she will be greatly missed.

    My love goes out to her family and friends. XOX

  6. My condolences to the entire family, I knew Maggie at least 10 years, as we volunteered together at St. Joseph Hospital. Your family is in my prayers.

  7. Maggie was a beloved volunteer for several years and she will be greatly missed by us all! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers, God be with you all!

  8. maggie was one of the nicest and finest people you’d ever meet. she loved her family and her friends, which were many. God bless her and her family.
    barney gradman

  9. Maggie had such an impact on my life during those teenage years. She made a difference by being a counselor for UMY. Maggie really helped prepare me for many years of youth ministry.
    My favorite memory of Maggie happened on a UMY beach trip. She was tied to the flag pole during a shaving cream fight. She had so much shaving cream all over her. Now that is real dedication and love for teenagers.

  10. I just wanted to convey my sympathy to your family. I was Maggies’s hairstylist, and although it was, at first, a random appointment, we clicked. She was so sweet and I enjoyed her so much. Your family is in my prayers.
    With sympathy,
    Freda Nodine

  11. I was grieved to hear of Maggie’s passing. She worked so hard and did so much to try to keep our class in touch with each other. She will truly be missed. Betty Brinkley Clontz

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