October 12, 1935 ~ March 13, 2016

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Von Eugene McFarlin, 80, of Candler, died Sunday, March 13, 2016. A native of Buncombe Co., he was a son of the late Albert and Wilma Henson McFarlin. Mr. McFarlin was a horse trainer for many years, and was the owner of an assisted living facility. He also served in the National Guard. Surviving are his daughter, Melissa O'Kelley; fiance, Sharon Blankenship; and sister, Linda Best. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home, Patton Ave. Interment will follow at Snow Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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  1. Melissa,

    I was so saddened to hear of the passing of your Dear Dad. He was a dear friend and I have wonderful memories of working with him through many years.

    May God’s Amazing Grace comfort and sustain you during this sad time.


  2. My deepest condolences , prayer and love to you Sharon plus all of his family. I know he will truly be missed and know I’m here for you if you ever need me. God comfort all of you and give you peace.


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