Evelyn (Shelton) Hare, 76, of Asheville, died Friday, February 9, 2018 at John F. Keever Solace Center.
Born in Madison County, she was the wife of the late Herman C. Hare, who died in 1990, and the daughter of the late Peter Garfield and Della (Hensley) Shelton.
She was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Eb, Hubert, and Hessie Shelton; and 2 sisters: Hazel Huntsinger and Marie Coffey.
She attended Mars Hill High School, and worked for 16 years as a Comptroller with Smoky Mountain Distributors until her retirement.
Evelyn is survived by her close friend and significant other, Wayne Pressley of Asheville; a daughter, Jeanne Raper and her husband Chip of Denver, NC; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Reva Raleigh of Weaverville.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 AM Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road with Dr. Billy King officiating. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home from 10 to 11:30 AM prior to the service. Burial will be in Calvary Episcopal Churchyard, Fletcher.