February 16, 1935 ~ September 16, 2015

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

Roslyn Messer Hunter, 80, of Asheville, N.C. passed away Wednesday, September 16 at home with family at her side. Roslyn was born February 16, 1935 in White Oak, N.C. she is the daughter of the late Retha Jane Sutton and Brownlowe Graham Messer of Waynesville, N.C. Roslyn graduated from the former Blanton's Business College in 1954 in Asheville. She devoted her career to Ecusta Corporation, working in the customer service department, for 32 years and truly loved going to work everyday until she retired in 1997. As a long time active member of Calvary Baptist Church of West Asheville, Roslyn spent many years giving charitably, participating in the church community and volunteering on the church's steering committee. She also looked forward to election days as an enthusiastic volunteer at the West Asheville polls throughout her retired years. Roslyn is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bobby Hunter, her son, Alan (Becky) Hunter, her daughter in-law, Geordi Hunter and her four grandchildren, Nicole (Tom) Hart, Jonathan (Karen) Hunter, Amanda Hunter and Garrett Hunter, brother Gene (Marsha) Messer and sister Janice Bradley. She was preceded in death by her sons Keith Wilson Hunter and Jeffery Lane Hunter. Roslyn was loved dearly by her husband, was a devoted mother and a Nonnie who never missed a game or recital of her grandchildren's. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Care Partners Hospice.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. Roslyn was faithful to God and to Calvary. She was always willing to serve and came to church even when you knew that she felt bad. God bless your family. We are praying for you.

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  2. May God’s mercy and grace be with the Hunter family. We are deeply saddened with Mrs. Hunter’s passing, but we rejoice that she is now in eternal bliss, in the presence of her Savior. Lord Jesus, comfort her, and her family, with Thy love and amazing grace.

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  3. May God be with the Hunter family.We send our deepest sympathy in the passing of Roslyn.Please remember we will be praying for you all.Just know that she will be missed but we also know she is in a better place. Love the Ruth Finger family.

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  4. Unfortunately for me, in the most recent years I have had little contact with Roslyn. We were neighbors and I spent many of my days of youth growing up in her home. She treated me as one of her own. Always could count on looking over to the stands and seeing Roslyn’s smiling face at all of our ball games. Sorry to just learn of her passing my deepest sympathy goes out to Bob and Alan and all the family. I was molded in those years and will always have her in my memories. God Bless! With Love to all of you:

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  5. Mr. Hunter & family, Frank & I was.so sorry to hear of your loss! I had just said lately I hadn’t seen u at Ingles lately. All our thoughts & prayers will be with you at this sorrowful time! God Bless!

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  6. The lose I feel can not be put in simple words. Nonnie was a second Mother to me. She took care of me in my early years and I took care of her in her late years. I was blessed to be able to be apart of her and Pop\’s life. I hold a special place in my heart for the entirer Hunter Family they are my family and will remain in my life forever. My heart hurts like no others in this time of lose. Nonnie you were my inspiriation and mentor I love you.

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  7. We will miss Ros very much. We had not seen her in a long time. but thought about her often. Our kids grew up together and often talked about rasing our families and the mistakes we made when we were young. She was a special person.

    Peggy Farlow
    Tony Farlow
    Susie Farlow English

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  8. Roslyn was a good friend and she will be missed. Mom and I enjoyed our visits and bringing you goodies on occasion. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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  9. Our condolences to Rosyln’s family and friends. We will certainly miss her sweet smile and the joy she brought with it.

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  10. My condolences to Janice and family in the death of Rosyln. I have heard so many good things about her, she went to school with my brother at Fines Creek. Loved Mr. Brownlowe, he and Mrs. Edna was special people to my family.
    With My Deepest Sympathy,
    Marlene

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  11. Sorry to hear about Roslyn. I knew her while growing up in White Oak. Her parents were good friends of my parents (Joe & Vennice Davis). My thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this time. May God bless each of you..

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