July 27, 1941 ~ May 22, 2019

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

Nancy Ford Chastain, 77, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the CarePartners Solace Center.

A native of Buncombe County, Mrs. Chastain was a daughter of the late William and Juanita Ford Little, and she was married to Henry Edward Chastain, who died in 1982. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Ulus and Gertie Ford, her “Ma and Pa”.

Mrs. Chastain was a graduate of Leicester High School and Cecil’s Business College and worked as a chef at the Renaissance Hotel and more recently at Pisgah Manor Health Care Center.

She is survived by two sisters, Pat Carver and Marie Brown (Charlie); nephews, Randy Cogdill, David Carver (Dana), Tony Carver, and Scott Brown; and four great-nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with Pastor Allen Rash officiating. Burial will follow at Western Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday for one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital (StJude.org).

Services

Funeral Service: May 28, 2019 11:00 am

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

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Visitation: May 28, 2019 10:00 am

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

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Burial:

Western Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery
South Turkey Creek Road
Leicester, NC 28748

828-252-3535

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

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

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. I work at St. Josephs at the Information Desk in the lobby. I never met Mrs. Chastain, but met a lot of her family and friends coming through to visit her. I heard of all the love each one had for her. I will thinking of your family in my prayers.
    Linda (Lynn) Crossman

  2. I worked with Nancy at the Villa for many years. She has the most wonderful personality. She was sweet and funny and a joy to work with. She was known for her amazing potato salad. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
    Melissa Cox

  3. I worked with Nancy at the villa for a little over 4 years she was a fantastic person with the biggest heart and was liked by everyone that she met. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with her family during this time

  4. My Mother lived at the Villas for several years and I remember Nancy and her kindness to the residents. I ate weekly with Mom and the food was always great. May you as her family find peace and comfort during this time.

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