April 9, 1914 ~ July 6, 1999
Mrs. Shepherd was born in Buncombe County, was a daughter of the late Oscar M. and Mamie Johnson Guthrie and was married to the late Charles B.
Shepherd. She was a member of Asheville Wesleyan Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Smith and Joy Evans, both of Asheville; a son, Eddie Rickett of Florida; two sisters, Hazel Garbee and Pauline Toliver and a brother, David Guthrie of Asheville; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with Chaplain Jane Curran officiating. Burial will be in Green
Her family will receive friends from 7 - 8:30 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.