April 27, 1924 ~ September 2, 2020

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Mildred Bailey Sprinkle, 96, of Asheville, died Wednesday, September 2, 2020, after a long battle with Dementia.

She was born in Asheville to the late James and Juanita King Ingle. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 51 years, John C. Bailey; by her second husband, John R. Sprinkle; and by her siblings, Blanche Austin, Hilliard, Albert, Lloyd, Ralph, and Ernest Ingle.

Mrs. Sprinkle is survived by her daughters, Janice (Rex) Cutshall and Nancy (Richard) McBrayer, all of Asheville; step-daughter Susan (Roger) Ward of Pinehurst; four grandchildren, Chari (Matt) Moss, Staci Phillips, Meredith (Josh) Weatherman, and Mallory McBrayer; two step-grandchildren, four great step-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Mildred was an active member of Bent Creek Baptist Church until her health prevented her from attending. She enjoyed traveling, bowling, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at Pisgah View Memorial Park with Rev. Larry Sprinkle officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

The family would like to thank the staff at Flesher’s Fairview Assisted Living facility for their excellent care over the past 5 years.


Graveside Service: September 5, 2020 11:00 am

Pisgah View Memorial Park
1529 Smoky Park Highway
Candler, NC 28715


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Mildred Bailey Sprinkle's name.

Four Seasons Compassion For Life

571 S. Allen Road
Flat Rock, NC 28731 28731

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  1. Mildred was such a sweet, gentle soul. She was a good friend and neighbor. She loved the trips we made to various places on the Runion tiur bus.

  2. Sorry for your lost Nancy and family but rejoicing with you for the blessed hope she enjoyed and is now enjoying more fully.

  3. I loved my Aunt Mildred dearly. She was so sweet and kind. I loved to hear her laugh. I have many wonderful memories and she will live in my mind and heart until we meet again.

  4. Nancy, Richard, Mallory Janice & Rex –
    I am so sorry to learn of the death of Nancy’s & Janice’s mother. It is never easy to lose a parent 😢 I will be praying for you all in the days ahead as you begin your journey through grief.
    Abby Bates

  5. Jan & Nancy, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom, she was such a GODLY woman. I’m sending prayers & hugs your way. Love y’all so much!

  6. Nancy and Jan, I’m so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine the beauty she is experiencing right now. Love you, Subriena.

  7. Jan, Nancy and family. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Mrs. Mildred was a precious lady and I know she will be greatly missed. Sending you love and hugs.

  8. Dear Jan and Nancy: I am very sad to learn about Mildred. Oh what fun times she and mother had together as friends at Bent Creek so many years. We have the best of memories to bring smiles and some tears but what a great love they had for all of us. Just know you are loved by all of us McKinney’s and we are praying for you at this time. As always, Phyllis McKinney Jamison

  9. Nancy and Janice your mom was a very special lady that I will always remember as a role model in my life. Her family the Ingles were always so good to to us as we lived there close to them. She will be missed until we are there in heaven with her again. Prayers to all the family.

  10. It was my honor to assist in Mildred’s care for the last few years. She was always appreciative and had a pleasant smile and sweet spirit. She loved you and would lite up talking about her family. She was blessed to have had such a supportive family! May the memories that each of you have of Mildred bring smiles and comfort to you in the days ahead. You were blessed to have had this lady to call mother. You will in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Jan & Nancy, I remember her just like it was yesterday. The memories of us growing up at Bent Creek Baptist Church and building our Christian foundation and values. I am sad for your loss, but she has gone to a much better place and in the arms of God. May God comfort you and your family during this time.

  12. Jan and Nancy so sorry to hear about your Mom. We remember her so well and I remember her being so pretty. Thank God she isn’t sick any more and can remember everything! We’ll be praying for you.


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