March 13, 1945 ~ December 30, 2008
Born in: Asheville, NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC
Sharon Tate Wardrup, 63, of 17 Lively Lane, Candler, died on Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center. An Asheville native, Mrs. Wardrup was a daughter of the late James Robert and Anah Corn Tate. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Virginia Tate Lovell, Geraldine Tate Ploger, and Martha Tate Keyes. Mrs. Wardrup graduated from Lee H. Edwards High School in 1963. She had been a member of West Asheville Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband. Jeff J. Wardrup, Jr.; daughters, Stephanie Ball, of Asheville, Wendy Bruce, of Candler, and Rebecca Anglin, of Hendersonville; son, Jeffrey Robert Wardrup, of Hendersonville; and brothers, Robert L. Tate, of Port Charlotte, FL, and Tolley A. Tate, of Leicester; and also by 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A funeral service for Mrs. Wardrup will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery Chapel in Black Mountain with the Rev. David Ingram officiating. Interment will follow in the Veterans Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave.