March 20, 1941 ~ November 30, 2021

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Shelby Cole Robbins, 80, passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

An Asheville native, Shelby was a daughter of the late Charles Broadway and Ruby Harris Cole. She was also preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Shirley Cole Blazer and David Blazer.

Mrs. Robbins worked for the Progressive Education Program of Buncombe Co. Schools for many years. She was also a member of Pole Creek Baptist Church. Cooking and caring for others brought her joy in life.

She is survived by her husband, Stan Robbins; daughter, Tammy Reeves (Tim Reeves); grandson, Carson Reeves; brother, Howard “Buck” Cole (Joyce Putney); nieces, Janet and Beth, and nephew, Mark.

The graveside service for Mrs. Robbins will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday at Snow Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Chase Harris will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Snow Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 84 Snow Hill Church Rd., Candler, NC 28715.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Graveside Service: December 3, 2021 1:00 pm

Snow Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery
84 Snow Hill Church Road
Candler, NC 28715


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  1. So sorry to hear about your loss. Our sympathy and prayers. Jean was a wonderful person and will be missed. Stan and family know we are thinking of you and care deeply for you and the family during this time and the days to come. Ralph and Judy White

  2. Stan, Tammy and Family I am so sorry to about Jean’s passing. She was such a good person always loved talking to her. She will be missed. Sending my Love, thoughts, and prayers.

  3. Stan ,Tammy ,Tim and Carson ..Jean will be missed .I will miss out talks and daily calls .Thanks for sharing her with me, she brightened my day with her stories .We made each other laugh.i loved her ,she stepped into a mom roll when my mom passed ,fly high Jean till we meet again …Hugs Love and Prayers to the family.

  4. Dearest Friends,
    Please know thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. This lady was so very special to me. I loved her the most. She was good, kind and fun loving. Always the same since the first day l met her. She will never be forgotten. She has tied a knot in my heart.

  5. prayers for this sweet sweet family. we know that there are tons of sweet memories that will comfort you every time you think of her.

  6. My deepest condolences to your family. I am so sad to hear about Jean. She was just the sweetest lady, and I have so many fond memories of her. My heart goes out to you during this incredibly difficult time.

  7. Dear Stan and family, praying for sweet peace for you. Jean and I graduated in 1959 at Enka High School. She was always my friend and such a sweet person. We enjoyed time talking when the class of our hubby’s met each year for a picnic. It was always a special time for me to get to see and chat with Jean. May your sweet memories make you smile and all your remembrances give you comfort. Priscilla Rice Morgan

  8. Dear Stan, Tammy and family,
    I express my sincere condolences in the passing of Jean. We have had some really good and fun memories back in the racing days. May God’s peace be with you. May the good and happy memories you have of her live on in your hearts and touch you with comfort.
    Love from Jeanette Swann

  9. We were so sorry to hear of Jeans passing. We have so many fond memories from our days at Hominy Valley with her and Stan. The family will be in our thoughts and prayers. 🙏🙏

  10. Stan, Tammy, Tim, and Carson: We are very sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. She was such a good neighbor to our family for so many years. Our hearts go our to your family. May God bless you and give you peace.
    Fran and Joe Fisher


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