April 11, 1955 ~ September 6, 2017

Born in: Buncombe County,
Resided in: Arden, North Carolina

Sterling Du-Wayne Rose, 62, of Arden, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017, following a brief illness. He is survived by his long-time companion, Lois Davis. The Son of the late Sterling Du-Wayne Rose, he is also survived by his mother, Jeanene C. Hawkins and step-father, William Hawkins. He is also survived by siblings Robin Anderson, Jeff Hawkins, Kitz Litz and husband Vance, and John Hawkins and wife, Heather, as well as three nephews (Devin, Mark, and Nathaniel) and one niece (Lauren) as well as many good friends. A private memorial service for family and friends is planned for Saturday, September 9, 2017. Special thanks to CarePartners Hospice. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. To the family,
    I am sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. I had not seen him in a while but will always have fond memories of being a friend and neighbor. God bless you all
    Cliff Stanberry

  2. Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins, I wanna express my condolences for Wayne. Hope all of ya find comfort and peace in time and know he’s still with ya.

  3. Please know how sorry I am to hear of Wayne’s passing. We have happy memories from growing up with him and his siblings. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Kim, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you find comfort in knowing that your A-B Tech family is thinking of you.

  5. Kim – I am very sorry for the loss of your brother and pray that you and your family may feel peace and comfort through the coming days.

  6. Sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Had a lot of good memories from the neighborhood. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Chuck Stanberry


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