January 11, 1937 ~ March 1, 2022

Born in: Buncombe County, NC
Resided in: Arden, NC

Maxine Metcalf Maynard, 85, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

Mrs. Maynard was born in Buncombe County to the late Rumbo and Christine Gosnell Metcalf. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Grover Ernest Maynard; one brother and three sisters.

Maxine was a member of Long Shoals Baptist Church. She graduated Cecil’s Business College with a degree in Accounting and retired from Cutler Hammer. She also worked many years at the Waffle House on Long Shoals Road as a Hostess. She loved clogging and singing and loved her family dearly especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her three children; Ronald Maynard, Sherry Heitmann (Dennis) and Brandon Maynard (Michelle); nine grandchildren, Chad, Hunter, Zachary, Taylor, Caylyn, Kelsey, Colton, Mason and Madison; eight great grandchildren, Sadie, Nash, Raelynn, Kinley, Ella, Hudson, Johannah and Harrison.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00 at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Avery’s Creek Christian Church.

Services

Funeral Service: March 12, 2022 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Visitation: March 12, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Burial:

Avery's Creek Christian Cemetery
Avery's Creek and Brevard Road
Arden, NC 28704


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. Ronald, Sherry & Brandon, so very sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. She was a sweet, beautiful and caring friend. I remember all of you over the years going to Long Shoals Baptist. I know this is a sad time but remember she loved you all so very much. Blessings, Margaret Hunter

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  2. Maxine was light of the room. She was always friendly and friends to everyone. She was a good lady. She loved Momma and Momma loved her

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  3. May the memories of your mothers love and God’s grace carry you’ll.
    Thinking of the fun time we shared at Cutler Hammer.

    William (Bubba) & Dorothy Johnson

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  4. Sherry, Dennis and Family
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace to yall durning this difficult time. We Love Y’all.

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  5. Brandon, Michelle & family- Maxine was such a special lady!! I will always have wonderful memories of my long talks & working with her @PEP. She was so full of life!!
    Prayers for all of you!!
    Henry & Carol Ray

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  6. Ron I am deeply sorry to hear about your precious mother’s passing. It is encouraging to know she’s in heaven and we can see her again. I remember the wonderful times working with the both of you. I am praying the comfort of the Lord will come and give you and your family the peace you need at this time.

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  7. I am so sorry to read about the loss of my sweet friend Maxine. We had so many good times working at Eaton-Cutler Hammer. She was a precious, fun loving person and loved her family fiercely. May God give the family peace and comfort. RIP my friend.

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  8. Maxine (Mrs. Maynard to many, as a substitute at Avery’s Creek) was such a sweet lady and a delight to have in the classroom when she subbed. She was always smiling and kind to all the children. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing, but am glad to have known her.

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  9. Deepest Sympathy and Prayers . May sweet precious memories be of a comfort today and in the days to come.

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  10. Dear Family, Maxine was a very sweet , kind, and loving woman. I got to know her at the station above Waffle House. She loved her family dearly. I miss our little talks when she came to get gas. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ramona

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  11. So sorry to learn of Maxine’s passing. She was such a pleasure to work with at Cutler-Hammer. Loved sharing lunchtime and breaks with friends including Maxine. Cherish your memories of her love for your family and her beautiful smile.

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  12. I first met Maxine, when she substituted at the Roberson High School Progressive Education Program, the PEP, with Buncombe County Schools. I was the Music Teacher. Maxine also substituted at Avery’s Creek Elementary, ACES, where I also taught. She was always so friendly, polite, and sweet. Once I retired, I then substituted at Avery’s Creek, for several years. We often saw each other. Maxine always talked about her children, and grand children, some who attended ACES. What a sweet Christian lady. She will be missed…

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  13. Brandon and family I’m so sorry about the loss of your mother. She was such a sweet lady and the kids loved her when she was their substitute teacher. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  14. Brandon, Sherry, Dennis and all family members, were sad to hear the news of Maxine. We have so many good memories of you all at the ball field!! Such good times. Prayers are with you all.
    Allen & Patsy, Kevin & Family, Jonathan & Family.

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  15. My Heartfelt & Sincere Condolences To the Family Of Ms. Maxine. I worked @ eaton from 1985 to 1994 right before closing. Prayers up To You all

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  16. We worked at Belks together. She handled the jewelry dept. While I worked in the Shoes dept right close by. Very classy, upscale sweet hearted lady. ❤ And I found her again at the waffle house after we both left bells.
    Wow, what a outgoing lady, hope I will be like her later in my life too..although she never knew what age was. Best of comfort to the family! See you again Sweet Lady Maxine !

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  17. We worked at Belks together. She handled the jewelry dept, While I worked in Shoes right close by. Very classy, upscale sweet hearted lady. ❤ And I found her again at the waffle house after we both left belks.
    Wow, what a outgoing lady! I hope I will be like her later in my life too..although she never knew what age was. LOL. Best of comfort to the family! See you again Sweet Lady Maxine ! LOVE YA Sherry

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  18. I am so sorry to discover the passing of my favorite auntie! We spent many night talking on the phone. She will be sorely missed! Ronald, Sherry and Brandon please reach out to me!

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