Nelle Owenby Fulmer

nelle fulmer

March 28, 1927 ~ May 21, 2018

Resided in: Asheville, North Carolina

Nelle Owenby Fulmer, 91, of Asheville, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018. A native of Gatlinburg, TN, Nelle was a daughter of the late Amos and Leona Melinda Ogle Owenby. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Adrian Caldwell Fulmer. Nelle worked for many years as an RN at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was also a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. She is survived by her daughters, Adrienne Reeves, Carol Nelson, and Carrie Caudle; sons, Jack Fulmer and Mark Fulmer; sister, Jacqueline Owenby; and 19 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral service for Mrs. Nelle Fulmer will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. The Rev. Dr. Michael R. McFarland will officiate. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 51 Wilburn Place, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. Jack and family. I’m so sorry to hear about your mothers passing. She lived a long full life. May God bless you all during this time. I will forever remember her house on the corner in Wilshire Park. Hugs to you.

  2. I am so saddened by this tragedy. I remember playing at Nelle’s as a child when I would stay with Jack and Kim, she was warm, kind, and good to me. She will forever hold a special place in my heart. Sending love and prayers to her family during this difficult time.

  3. Nadean and extended family of Nelle, my prayers go out to you all at this time. I didn’t know her but I heard about what an amazing woman she was. Sending you my love and prayers at this time and peace filled hugs.

  4. I was so sorry to hear about Nelle’s passing. I enjoyed her cheerful personality at the YWCA. My heart goes out to you, Carol.

  5. We will miss sitting in front of our sweet friend, Nelle. She was a huge comfort to me when I lost my dad. What a great lady!

  6. We were so sad to hear of miss nell’s passing. I sure loved her. We loved to sit on her porch in the evening and watch the birds and Tucker. She’d was a wonderful Lady and a good friend. Heaven has gained a beautiful new soul. May God give you peace during this very sad time. Margaret& Joe Caldwell

  7. So sorry to hear of Mrs. Fulmer’s passing. Was driving through the neighborhood just last week and wondered how she was doing. Will never forget her piercing my ears when I was in 2nd grade! Or hearing her on WWNC on the late night report giving the nightly report for the St Joseph ER. I know she will be missed. Another Mission Belle has gained her wings!

  8. I have known Nelle since I taught her daughter, Carol, in second grade. We also attended the same church, Emmanuel Lutheran. She was such a nice lady and I always enjoyed talking with here. I will miss her.

  9. Mark and family, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I know she was a wonderful person and I enjoyed the times I got to talk with her. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Mark Anthony Fulmer, Artie & Mac

  10. Sorry for you and your family loss Mark, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dave and Cathy Anders

  11. I was so sad to read of Nellie having her Home going. I have thought of her lately and that was a sign for me to go see her but sadly I will have to wait until Heaven to see her. I worked w Nellie for years in the old ER at St. Joe’s. We had so many fun times and some sad times. The few times we were not busy she always gave me a rag and said let’s clean!!! When we were too busy she always said’ don’t even bring a stamp to put on a letter cause you will be too busy’. She was always so fun. When I was her neighbor she would let me borrow her Rainbow vacuum and it was so much fun. She loved her kids and always told us the latest tale. She could make something good out of everything. Our lunch most days got cold and she would say it is better for you to eat it cold!!!She was one of a kind and you kids were lucky to have her. Enjoy all the good memories of her and my love and prayer s will be for all of you. Love from the heart, Elaine Orr

  12. Aunt Nelle I will always be thankful I had the opportunity to reunite with
    you, Aunt Buckey, Aunt Jackie and your family and become a part of
    the family again. The wonderful times we had in Gatlinburg will be memories
    I will cherish forever, Rest in Peace Dear Aunt Nelle, Love Rella Ann

  13. So very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful women and always one of my favorite Moms in the neighborhood growing up. She will always be remembered. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you

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