Sarah Martha Herzberg

sarah herzberg

February 15, 1933 ~ September 14, 2021

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

Arden- Sarah Martha Cothran Herzberg, 88, of Arden, died Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at CarePartners Solace Center.

A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Melvin and Lorene Gasperson Cothran.

A long-time member of Long Shoals Baptist Church, Sarah was also a member of the Eastern Star and was active in the American Business Women’s Association and local elections for many years.

She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Maurice Herzberg; two daughters, Donna Anderson of Skyland and Linda Blanke (Bob) of Asheville; one son, Dan Herzberg (Paula) of Mt. Holly, NC as well as eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Sarah’s Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Reverend Roger Rearden officiating. Burial will follow at Avery’s Creek Christian Church Cemetery. Her family will receive friends Saturday at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation in Sarah’s memory to Long Shoals Baptist Church, 661 Long Shoals Road, Arden, NC 28704.


Visitation: September 18, 2021 1:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Celebration of Life: September 18, 2021 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. I’m so sorry for your loss! Such a precious lady and I have sweet memories of your whole family! Praying for you all and so thankful for the assurance of seeing her again! Love you all!

  2. Good family. I remember this family from Long Shoals Baptist and Avery’s Creek Community The Dad was a big man. I am sorry for your loss.

  3. Aunt Sarah it’s with a heavy heart to here of you entering Heaven. You and Morris has been such a blessing in my life. I am so glad that I got to visit with you just recently.That was the highlight of my trip. I will miss seeing you and talking to you on the phone. I Love You and thank you for being a child of God and a blessing to me and so many others. I rejoice in your walk with the Lord.Until we meet again. Love and prayers to all your Family and Friends.


  4. She was such a wonderful person. This saddens my heart, praying for all her Loved ones! My famly lived across the st. on Gleen Bridge Rd. for many years! Can remember many visits back and forth. May you rest in peace

  5. I wanted to correct my sign in on guestbook earlier. Sarah was my second cousin and not my Aunt. She was a first cousin to my Father. I also spelled Maurice name wrong. Please excuse these errors. Thank You!!

  6. Linda & Family – I’m very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was such a beautiful lady & was like a second, third or fourth mother to me…. With love
    Sharon Dillard

  7. We were happy to meet Sarah a short time ago. A lovely lady and many friends. Our prayers for all the family.

  8. Miss Sarah is was a very pleasant lady, and some one to look up to. She would encourage me often, and would always smile and give a big hug. I will continue to pray four Maurice , and her family.

  9. We are so sorry for your loss. Sarah was a joy to know and a wonderful lady. I know you will miss her greatly.

  10. So sorry to hear of Sarah passing. Sending deepest sympathy and prayers to Maurice and family. A lovely lady .

  11. Dear Linda and Bob,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family and wish you God’s peace and comfort as you celebrate Sarah’s life.

  12. Maurice,Donna,Linda and Dan,
    Our condolences to all for the the loss of Sarah. Her beautiful smile, kind thoughts and gestures will not be forgotten. I last saw her at the family reunion and had the opportunity to speak with her. Our Mom and Dad (Henry and Loretta Gasperson) spoke lovingly of her and shared many stories of the great times they had with Sarah and Maurice. I hope that your knowing that she is with her Lord brings comfort and solace to you. “Blessed are they who mourn for they will be comforted. “
    Rita Schuetz

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