September 1, 1946 ~ September 20, 2001

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Paulette Maupin King, 55, of 74 English Drive, Candler, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 20, 2001.

A native of Buncombe County she was a daughter of the late Paul W. and Barbara Goodlake Maupin. She worked as a medical assistant with Mountain Kidney Associates and was a guest host at the Biltmore House. She was an active choir member at Biltmore Baptist Church and had a special love for animals including her two bassett hounds, Rebel and Daisy.

She is survived by her husband, Scott D. King; two sons, Brent Merrell and his wife Monica and Jeremy Merrell and his wife Tasha all of Candler; a brother, Thomas E. Smart of Greenville, NC; an uncle, Richard Goodlake of SanDiego, CA and a granddaughter, Allison Merrell of Candler.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday at Biltmore Baptist Church with the Reverends James Walker and Nathan Penland officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hills Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 pm Sunday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

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  1. I have very fond memories of Paulette from Sand hill
    Primary where we worked together. We had many
    trips to Mt. Home for Natural foods. and lots of
    laughs. we also spent many Sat. on the ball field
    with our sons..My deepest Sympathy to the family

  2. To the family of Paulette,
    I worked with Paulette at Biltmore House. What a light she was. She was always ‘up’ and I never heard her say an unkind thing about anyone, even the most annoying guests. I will remember Paulette with a smile on her face, every hair in place and pictures of her adorable hounds. She brought joy to us all and now she is Home. Everyone who knew Paulette knew that she was a Child of the King and what a comfort that is for those of us who remain behind. Heaven just keeps looking better all the time! God bless you and comfort you in this time of great sorrow.

  3. Please accept our deepest
    sympathy for your loss. I
    knew her by being a patient
    at the Kidney Center. She will
    be greatly missed.
    God bless you.
    Barbara Looney

  4. I am a member of Biltmore Baptist Church and have sung in the choir with Paulette for a long time. What a sweet lady! Paulette was always willing to do whatever she could do to help. This is so hard to believe but I know she is with the Lord now. I also knew Paulette because she helped take care of my husband who had a kidney transplant 91/2 years ago. I will surely miss my friend Paulette! We will keep your family in our prayers!
    May God Bless You, George and Donna Renfro

  5. We want to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Paulette. I have only known her for a short time, but sang with her in the choir and knowing that she has gone home to be with the Lord makes it alot easier to bear. We had a brief conversation on Wednesday night and she seemed to be fine. It has been a big shock to hear this about her.
    We will surely remember the family in our prayers.

  6. We were so sorry to hear of
    Paulette’s death. We had
    become reacquainted with her
    at Dr D. Crews office. She was
    a really nice person.
    Tommy and Patty are our friends
    and we send our love and our
    condolences to them and all
    her family and friends.
    Gene and Joan Johnson

  7. We are all deeply saddened and in a state of shock at the loss of our friend, Paulette. She gave us so much and we are better people for having known her. She never complained about anything, she never said a cross word to anyone. She had a passion for this secondary job, her ‘hobby.’ When Paulette joined us, we could not get her trained fast enough for her standards. She was a role model for us both personally and as a Host. She gave our guests everything she had. If there was an emergancy with a guest and she happened to be on break, she would somehow miraculously appear on the scene to hold things together. Her faith in God, her love for her family and her church and her friends and her patients was evident. We can rest knowing that she is with Him. One of our Hosts, Maryanne Young, said today, ‘With the tragedy that has struck our country and the thousands of lives lost, Heaven is now on timed entry and Paulette was called as the ‘Angel with hospitality experience to get everyone in.” We love her and will miss her beyond belief. kc

  8. Paulette was a wonderful nurse ,co-worker, and friend. Always with a cheerful disposition, Paulette would help out in a moments notice and never complain or show hesitation. She was adored by her patients, whom she treated as close family. Her love of all nature was evident in her daily habits, be it love of bird, flower, dog, or man. Her ‘family’ at Mountain Kidney Associates are in shock as we gieve for Paulette and her loving family. I will miss her terribly.

  9. I was deeply shocked upon learning about Paulette’s passing. I was away on vacation, and could hardly grasp the fact that Paulette had passed away. Please know that all of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    And now, she is singing in the heavenly choir!

    Jessie Koontz

  10. We fondly remember Paulette as a dedicated ‘sports mom’ when Brent and Jeremy were in the Enka School district. Our prayers are with you and your families at this time of loss.

  11. My thoughts and prayers are
    with you at this time. May
    fond memories fill the void
    in your lives always.
    Blessings and peace,
    Betty Nelon Rhodes

  12. Paulette did us many kindnesses over the years and we will really miss her. Our sympathy is with her family

  13. My heartfelt sympathy to all of Paulette’s family and friends. As a co-worker at B.H., I enjoyed spending time with her and feel the richer for having known her.

  14. To Paulette’s family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I shall always remember her smile and her laughter. It was my pleasure to have worked with her.

  15. I was so sorry to hear of Paulette’s passing. I knew her from Biltmore House, she was always so kind to everyone. I send my deepest sympathy to her family.

  16. My deepest sympathy goes out to Paulette’s family during this time. I sang in the Biltmore Baptist choir with Paulette for a number of years and will greatly miss her. She was such a joy to be around always smiling and full of love for those around her. May God be with you during this time.

    God Bless, Heather Hughes

  17. I knew Paulette from being in the choir with her, as well as knowing her through the
    doctors office through a friend.
    My sincerest sympathy to you all.I was so shocked to hear of the unexpected death.
    What a fine LADY she was.
    I came to pay my respects last evening but the crowd was so large, I could not wait due to an engagement at 5:00.
    She WILL be missed, but we know she is in a better place.
    May you feel God’s presence and a peace that passeth all understanding.


    Betty Ponder

  18. We have been neighbors for many years. Paulette & I shared much time together when our children were in school. We extend our deepest sympanthy.


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