May 19, 1942 ~ August 23, 2021

Born in: Madison Co., NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

The Rev. Edwin Worley, 79, of Leicester, passed away Monday, August 23, 2021.

A native of Madison Co., he was a son of the late Marvin and Bonnie Worley. He was also preceded in death by his son, Timothy Worley. Rev. Worley was also the last of his 12 brothers and sisters: Clennon, Vestie, Clay, Clarence, Guy and Wayne Worley, and Edith Worley Pressley, Beaulah Worley Beam, Marie Worley, Edna Worley and Gaye Worley Duncan.

Rev. Worley attended Emory University for ministerial studies. He was a housing contractor, and also devoted his career to the ministry. He began his ministry as a lay speaker at Fairview Sharon United Methodist Church. He also served Brown’s View, Laurel Hill, Western Chapel, Big Sandy, and Little Sandy United Methodist Churches.

Surviving are his wife, Jewel King Worley; son, Ellison Worley (Kelly); and grandson, Jonathon Worley.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with Pastors Lisa Beth White, Martin Lytle, and Ricky Netherton officiating. Interment will follow at Western Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the cemetery fund of Western Chapel United Methodist Church.

Services

Visitation: August 29, 2021 2:00 pm

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

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Funeral Service: August 29, 2021 3:00 pm

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

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Burial: August 29, 2021 4:00 pm

Western Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery
575 South Turkey Creek Road
Leicester, NC 28748

828-252-3535

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  1. So sorry to hear about Ed. He was always there for our family during our sorrows and officiated my dad’s funeral . He was a great pastor and Friend. Our thoughts and condolences to the family

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  2. SO sorry to hear about Ed. He was my mother pastor for years and officiated at my dad’s funeral and was at my mother’s funeral. He was always there for our family during our family losses. He was a great pastor and Friend. Our condolences to the family.

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  3. We’re sorry for your loss. Ed was a good neighbor of ours and was always willing to help, visit anyone in need, and share from his garden. He will be missed.

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  4. Tom and I are sadden by the loss of Ed. But we know he is with our glorious father in heaven. Ed was one of the best men we knew. He will forever remain in our hearts. Ed married Tom and I Sept 1st, 2004. God bless Jewel and Elliston, we pray you both find peace.

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  5. Ed was a very special man and will be missed by everyone who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time our sorrow.

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  6. Sorry for family loss. Preach Worley was big part of the Beaverdam Candler community for lots of year. He will be missed

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  7. I will surely miss you as being a great influence in my and my Familys Life. You were always there,day or night for anyone and everyone.
    We ask for strength and comfort for Jewell, Ellison, Kelly, and Jonathan.6

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  8. I will surely miss you as being a great influence in my and my Familys Life. You were always there,day or night for anyone and everyone.
    We ask for strength and comfort for Jewell, Ellison, Kelly, and Jonathan.

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