Novella Mae Dalton Weitzel

novella mae weitzel

August 12, 1930 ~ August 10, 2023

Born in: Fairview, NC
Resided in: Fairview, NC

Novella Mae Dalton Weitzel, 92, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2023.

Mrs. Weitzel was born August 12, 1930, in a farmhouse on the property where she still lived on Sharon Road in Fairview, to the late Weldon and Sophia Kirstein Dalton. She worked as a cosmetologist/beautician well into her upper 80’s and she owned and operated the Fairview Beauty Salon. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tamilea Annette Woodby, a son, Gerald Eugene Weitzel and two sisters, Olsie Marie Gilbert and Ella Jane Dalton.

Mrs. Weitzel is survived by her husband of 66 years, E. Vince Weitzel; a daughter, Mardi Jenkins (Dale) six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 14, 2023, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Private burial will be at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Monday, prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Visitation: August 14, 2023 10:00 am - August 11, 2023 11:00 am

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


Funeral Service: August 14, 2023 11:00 am

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 Novella Mae Dalton Weitzel 's name.

American Cancer Society

PO Box 6704




Memories Timeline


  1. Marti, Dale and family you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are sending so much love, Tammy and Jim Barker

  2. I’ll always remember Novella juicing in her kitchen, recommending vitamins, always giving me some little trinket or dark chocolate treat when visiting her house. She was there at the birth of all three of my children, always one of the first to hold them. I will forever have in my memory the wonderful sight of her and Jane zipping down Hendersonville Rd. with their TCBY in that teal Honda. They are both missed.

  3. Vince,
    I am so sorry to hear about your sweet wife. You know our wives have to be sweet to put up with us for so long.
    My sincere condolences.
    Your friend,
    Rusty Toler

  4. Vince & Family, prayers continue for your peace & comfort. Wish we could have known sweet Novella longer and better. Such a special lady!

  5. Novella & I were taking radiation together 3 years ago at Mission Cancer Center. Tammy & I were in the same graduating class from A.C.Reynolds. Family I am so sorry for your losses. May God be with you, comfort & strengthen you in the coming days & weeks

  6. Though I haven’t seen her for many years,
    I have the sweetest memories of
    Aunt Novella.
    I’ve always felt familial love from her as my Dad loved her very much as one of his favorite cousins.
    I remember always visiting her family when we would visit my grandparents,
    M.L. & Aleatha Kirstein in Asheville.
    Tammy and I would play in the basement of the Beauty Shop and sneak bottles of Nehi soda being stored for customers.
    I’m pretty sure the one and only time I’ve eaten fried squirrel was in Novella’s home.
    I was very happy when she and Vince came to Hawai’i and stayed with my husband and I and Novella was faithful in her card-writing to me from then on.
    Novella was a beautiful, strong mountain woman and I feel very special to be part of the family we came from.
    I will never forget her.
    My love and condolence to her honey Vince and daughter Mardi and all her grands and greats.

  7. Vince and family,
    Jack, myself and my mom were so very sorry to hear of Novella’s passing but know she will live on in your memories of her. We are keeping you all in our thoughts in the coming days and weeks and sending lots of love your way.
    With sympathy,
    Jack and Lauren Hedden and Diana Edwards

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