March 3, 1922 ~ July 29, 2015

Born in: Macon Co., NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Marie Berry Hedden, 93, a resident of Candler, passed away peacefully July 29, 2015, at her home, where she had been surrounded by her loving family. A native of Macon County and a longtime resident of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late William Jackson Berry and Annie Gertrude Coggins Berry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Everett "Red" Hedden; daughter Betty Moss; son Odell Hedden, daughter Carolyn Creighton; sisters Elmira Hedden, Edlay Pruitt, Lora Hedden, and Martha Dowdle; and brothers William E. Berry, William J. Berry, and William Jack Berry Jr. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends and working in her flower garden. Marie's life centered in her home, where all who entered were welcomed and well-fed. She is survived by two sons, Michael Hedden of Orlando, FL, and Roger Hedden of Miami, FL, and three daughters: Bernice Bradshaw and her husband Arnold of Hayesville, NC; Gale Grooms and her husband Mike of Candler; and Gladys Sue Reisinger and her husband Skip of Miami, FL. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, Marie Duckett, Brian Hedden, Sherrill Moss, Sidney Moss, Maria Creighton, Bruce Creighton Jr., Jeff Rhinehart, Dwayne Rhinehart, Charlene Williams, Amy Grooms, Erin Reisinger, Blake Reisinger, Kim Chafin, and Shawn Hedden; 13 great-grandchildren, Timothy Hedden, Brian Hedden, Matthew Moss, Russell Moss, Anthony Moss, Matthew Dills, Todd Fisher, Seth Rhinehart, Ethan Williams, Savannah Rhinehart, Hayley Chafin, Cassidy Chafin, and Kayla Hedden; two sisters, Mattie Devlin of Candler and Virginia Dills of Franklin; and one brother, William A. Berry of Franklin. A memorial service will be held Friday, July 31st at 6:00 p.m. at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave., and the family will receive friends from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. prior to the service. A graveside service will be held Saturday August 1 at 11:00 a.m. at Strain Cemetery in Walnut Creek in Franklin, North Carolina, with the Rev. Furman Dills officiating. Pallbearers will be grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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  1. I was so sorry to hear that Marie’s grandmother passed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and Marie, she loved her Granny so much.
    I hope each of you will find comfort in the Lord as you go through this time
    of sadness.
    God bless,
    Darrell’s mom

  2. Aunt Marie was a very special person she was loved by our whole family and we will miss her we cherish the love she always gave us. May God bless you and your family during this time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. She always told Ronnie he was her favorite god bless her she had so much love for everyone. We will miss her. Ronnie and family

  3. Sorry to hear about Marie. By now her and Mama (Lucille) are having a good time talking and laughing. IT IS SO HARD TO LOSE A GOOD MAMA.
    I still find myself thinking I will call mama. I know this is hard time but you will always have good memories to cherish…

  4. Susie, Skip, Erin, Blake
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved mom/grandmother. We know that she lived a full life and was blessed to have all of you in it. She will be missed, but will forever be in your hearts and memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, the Collin family.

  5. So Sorry about Marie she was a beautiful women always had a smile on her face.. We will miss seeing her at decoration.

  6. Sympathy and prayers. I will always remember that beautiful smile. She was a super sweet lady. Always pleasant to be around. I will definitely miss her at all of the family get-togethers.

  7. Our prayers are with this wonderful and beautiful family of Marie at this time. We only came into the lives a short time ago of this lovely family. Such a honor to be around all of them. We feel so blessed to have known the Hedden family.


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