Martha Miller Maltry

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Martha Miller Maltry, 92, of Candler, died Sunday, November 20, 2016. A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Flonzie M. and Stella Todd "Mosie" Miller. Mrs. Maltry's husband of 67 years, John M. Maltry, Jr., died in 2013, and she was also preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Dunn. She was a member of the 1939 Hall Fletcher May Day Court and was a 1942 graduate of Lee Edwards High School. She traveled the world with her husband, a career Army man and former Provost Marshall at Nuremburg, Germany. She served as president of the Officer's Wives Club in Augsburg, Germany, in 1952. She was always active in Sunday school ministry and was Director of the nursery at Fort Stewart, GA in the 1960's. She was a member of Crossroads Assembly in Asheville and sang in the Gospel Tabernacle and the Crossroads Assembly choirs as well as being a member of the Christian Women's Club. Mrs. Maltry enjoyed pottery, but her passion was in handcrafting dolls, an avocation which earned her several blue ribbons. She was co-founder of the Land of the Sky Doll Club and served as president of the Enka High School PTA in 1970. Her family include daughters, Rebecca McKinney and Rachel Derriso (Tom); son, John Maltry (Maria); six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter, Ava Grace Elmore, and sisters, Mary Robinson and Dorothy Roberson. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Brown and Dr. Dan Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at Piney Mountain United Methodist Church Cemetery in Candler. Pallbearers will be Steve Derriso, Tony Derriso, Chad Robertson, Eric Evans, Tyler McKinney and Spencer McKinney. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday morning one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Crossroads Assembly, 20 S. Bear Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. Martha was such a good friend. I loved her so much. We had such good times at our house with her and Sarah. Will see them again in heaven.

  2. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. May peace find you during this difficult time

  3. To the family of Martha Maltry I say ‘Thank You’ for all the love and care you have given to both Martha and her late husband, John. I only met Martha a few times yet knew John from CarePartners Adult Day Services (where I was employed for several years). He was a man to be respected and liked. We sat in the CarePartners garden and talked. He was proud of his Army service during WWII and I will, and am, grateful to have known him.

  4. Dear Becky, Traci, Jonathan and Angela and families, I am thinking of you. I know this is sad for you, but how joyful for Nana!! I love you guys. Dawn xoxox

  5. My deepest sympathies to the Maltry family. I am very sorry for your loss. I know that your family is mourning the loss of a dear loved one. This indeed is a very painful time. Please accept my sympathies. Rest assured that our loving God, Jehovah is certainly aware of how you’re feeling. In His Word, the Bible, he promises to raise up the dead through the beautiful hope of a resurrection. (Acts 24:15) May ‘the God of comfort’ give you the strength to get through the days ahead. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

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