August 20, 1941 ~ January 14, 2003

Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Raymond Carmel Harwood, 61, of 112 Louisiana Avenue, Asheville, died unexpectedly Tuesday in an Asheville hospital. Mr. Harwood was a native of Buncombe County and was preceded in death by his parents Carmel and Maudie Sprouse Harwood and by a nephew Carroll Winders. He was retired from the Grove Park Inn. Surviving are his wife, Dessie Winders Harwood; five nieces and nephews and their spouses, Viola and Jim Reeves, Ella Mae and Larry Sprouse, Barbara and Clifford Reed, Louise and Larry Willis and James and Carolyn Winders, and a special cousin, Arthur Harwood. Funeral services will be at 4:00 PM Saturday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Vince Keith and Sam King officiating. Burial will be at Ashelawn Gardens. His family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service and request that memorials be made to Mountain Area Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. Locke has known Arthur for years (from Weaverville), and we have seen Raymond walk up and down the street. We live at 60 Louisiana Ave. Please accept our condolences and may God Bless all of you through this trying time. Your neighbors, Locke and Nancy Hyatt


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