November 5, 1920 ~ March 12, 2009

Born in: Atmore, AL,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Marguerite Prestwood, 88, of Pinehurst Court, Asheville, died on Thursday, March 12, 2009, at Asheville Health Care. A native of Atmore, AL, Mrs. Prestwood was the daughter of the late Grady Lee and Sallie Matt Fore Rhoad. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alec L. Prestwood, who died in 1999. Mrs. Prestwood was a member of the Beverly Hills Garden Club. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Asheville, where she attended the Dorcas Sunday School class. She is survived by her daughters, Rita Hollars and husband Mark, and Linda Winebrenner, all of Asheville; grandchildren, Amanda Monroe and husband J.R., of Asheville, and Chad Askew and wife Ashley, of Charlotte, and their daughter, Grace. A funeral service for Mrs. Prestwood will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Gail Coulter officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Her family wishes to express thanks and appreciation to the staff of Asheville Health Care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St., Asheville, NC 28801.

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  1. Dearest Rita,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Heaven was blessed with your Mom’s presence today! We must hang on to God’s promises of ‘no more sickness, pain or sorrow’ there & one day soon, we’ll all be together again.
    Please let me know if there is anything you or your family needs, or some way I can be of help to you; I’d be happy to. Love you!

  2. Dear family,
    We were sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. She and your Dad were such good neighbors when we both lived on Birchwood Lane in Parkway Forest. We know that she will be greatly missed – she was such a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all. Sincerely, Joyce and Bill Waters

  3. Linda, Having just learned of your loss, I wanted to say that you and your loved ones are in my prayers. So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing.

    Pat Forbes
    Charter Communications


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