October 3, 1927 ~ September 13, 2020

Born in: Buncombe County, NC
Resided in: Fairview, NC

Wilma Jeannie (Reed) Huntley, 92, of Fairview, died Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Care Partners Hospice, Asheville.

Born in Buncombe County, she was the wife of the late Norman Jay Huntley, and the daughter of the late William Carson and Jeanie Ella (Dalton) Reed. She was also preceded in death by 2 daughters, Shirley Hughes and Margaret Frances Huntley.

She was a member of Hoopers Creek Baptist Church for over 70 years.

Wilma enjoyed sewing; all of her children have homemade quilts from her. She liked to garden, but she especially loved her family, neighbors, and her church.

Wilma is survived by a son, Norman Jay Huntley Jr. and a daughter, Dianne Lance, both of Fairview; five grandchildren: Tyler Huntley, Bethany McNeely, Benjamin Hughes, and Chad and Samantha Lance; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances Carolyn Wren; and a sister-in-law, Susie Huntley.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Hoopers Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Phillip Youngblood, Garry Locklear, and Richard Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends will be received at the church one hour prior to the service.

The family would like to thank CarePartners Hospice and Margaret, Linda, and Faye for their loving care of Wilma.


For those who wish to pay their respects: September 16, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hoopers Creek Baptist Church
Hoopers Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

828 684-1279

Funeral Service: September 16, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hoopers Creek Baptist Church
Hoopers Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

828 684-1279

Graveside Service: September 16, 2020 2:10 pm

Hoopers Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Hoopers Creek Road
Fletcher, NC



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  1. Dianne, Jay and family I am so sorry to hear the passing of your mom. She was such a good lady. I remember all the good times I spent at your house when we were growing up. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Carolyn Ledford Lippard

  2. Dianne & Family,
    Sending Prayers, Condolences, Peace and Strength during this hard time. Memories of our loved ones live on in our Hearts forever.
    Debra Burleson

  3. To all the Wilma Huntley family. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of our Aunt Wilma. We can certainly share in your pain of loss. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this most difficult time. The Maude and TC Huntley Family, Joyce and Warren Patton, Mrs. Sammy Huntley (Gale) and Erma Huntley Rhodes(Bob Logan)

  4. Sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort and strengthen all the family. Wilma was a dear friend, and she will surely be missed. I’m thankful that Jesus made a way to see her again.


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