February 6, 1925 ~ November 5, 2017

Born in: Bulgaria,
Resided in: Asheville, North Carolina

Metodi Jakim Ivanov, 92, of Asheville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Universal Healthcare Center. A native of Bulgaria, he was a son of the late Jakim and Spacuna Ivanov-Terziski. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Deborah Ann Ivanov. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Hilde Ivanov; two daughters, Karen Diane Talbott (Gene) of Greer, SC and Susan Ivanov Karcher (Matthew) of Asheville; nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren as well as many friends and family around the world. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church. A Divine Mercy Chaplet will be said at 5:30 PM on Friday, November 10 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with the family receiving friends following until 7:00 PM. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hendersonville. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. Dear Family:
    What a wonderful blessing it has been to have known Ted. What a rich life to hear about from him and Ohma when they were here with Gene and Karen. I loved hearing about their life in Bulgaria and seeing the pictures of the bread baking there. I look forward to seeing him in heaven and I am glad you have wonderful memories to recall – I pray they will comfort all of you.

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  2. Metodi was a true Blessing to know. His kind spirit and gentleness was an inspiration to us all. He was so very loved here at Universal and we miss him dearly. He will forever be in our hearts!

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