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Martha Jane Holcombe Obituary

Martha Jane Wix Holcombe
Martha Jane Wix Holcombe

December 17, 1928 - April 28, 2016
Resided in Candler, NC
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Martha Jane Wix Holcombe, 87, passed away on April 28, 2016, at The Gardens of Taylor Glen, Concord, NC.

Mrs. Holcombe, a life-long resident of Buncombe Co., was the daughter of the late Fred M. Wix, Sr., and Mattie M. Bonham Wix. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Claude Felmet Holcombe, and brothers, Hershel L. Wix, Fred M. Wix, Jr., and Harry Wix.

Mrs. Holcombe retired from Asheville Savings Bank in 1994 after 40 years of service. She was a member of Oak Forest Presbyterian Church. She was also a 67-year member and Past Matron of Electa Chapter 228, Order of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Holcombe is survived by two daughters, Beverly Holcombe and husband, Fred Glaesner, Jr., of Ocean Isle Beach, and Patricia H. DeLizza and husband, Buddy, of Concord; and three grandchildren, Julie DeLizza of Charleston, SC, Katie DeLizza, of Atlanta, GA, and Dominic DeLizza, III, of Raleigh. She is also survived by her "special sister," Wilma Lindsey, of Asheville, and her "special daughter," Patty Harpe, of Fletcher.

A graveside service will be held Monday, May 2, at 2:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., prior to the service.

The family invites friends for fellowship and celebration of Jane's life at Oak Forest Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall following the graveside service from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Oak Forest Presbyterian Church, 880 Sand Hill Road, Asheville, NC 28806, or to a charity of your choice.

The family wishes to thank the staff of The Gardens of Taylor Glen, for their love and care during Jane's stay.




Groce Funeral Home
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC US 28806
Monday, May 2, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC US 28715
Monday, May 2, 2016
2:00 PM
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC US 28715
Monday, May 2, 2016
2:00 PM


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