April 29, 1937 ~ August 19, 2007
Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC
Martha Lea Walker Hughes, 70, of Candler, died Sunday, August 19, 2007, at Autumn Care Nursing Home of Waynesville. Born on April 29, 1937 in Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Virginia Setzer Walker and was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Walker; brother-in-law, Larry Stanberry; daughter, Virginia Tabor and grandson, Robert Harverson. She was a 1963 graduate of Memorial Mission Hospital School of Nursing and a member of Mount Moriah Wesleyan Church in Candler. Survivors include her husband, James R. Hughes; daughters, Roberta Lea Harverson and husband Douglas of Bethel and Donna Louise Cantrell and husband Donald of Weaverville; brother, William Walker and wife Joanne of Lake Alfred, FL; sister, Marie Stanberry of Hendersonville; sister-in-law, Carolyn Walker Patton of Weaverville; grandchildren, Courtney Tabor, Cassidy Harverson, James Douglas Harverson and Veronica Cantrell. Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday at Mount Moriah Wesleyan Church Cemetery with the Revs. Edsel Burgess and Matt Rampey officiating. Her family will receive friends from 7:00-8:30 pm Tuesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue and request that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Mount Moriah Wesleyan Church, 1 Fairmont Road, Candler, NC 28715. The family would like to thank the staff of Autumn Care Nursing Home for the excellent care that was given to Mrs. Hughes.