Obituaries, January 10, 2013

Jan. 10, 2013 @ 12:22 AM


Dennis Lee Hardin
WEDDINGTON, NC — Dennis Lee Hardin, age 65, died on Friday January 4, 2013. Funeral Services will be held at Spencer Baptist Church, Friday at 11 a.m.  Crowe's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Ellen Van Atta
Mary Ellen Van Atta, age 89, of Lake Lure, died Monday, January 7, 2013, at Willow Ridge Nursing Center. 
A native of Seneca, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Gladys Huber Koons. She was a home maker.
She is survived by her three sons, John Robert Van Atta of Grenwich, CT, R. Lewis Van Atta of Livermore, CA and Matthew E. Van Atta of Decatur, GA; and four grandchildren, Lucy Rose Van Atta, Fernanda Van Atta, Noah Van Atta and Robert Van Atta. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ernest Van Atta.
Funeral services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Arthritis Foundation.
Crowe's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
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Johnnie Mae McCorkle
Mrs. Johnnie Mae McCorkle, 108, of Asheville, NC, died Monday, January 7, 2013, at her home.
Mae was born in Rutherford County to the late John and Dovie Flack. 
Mae was a retired licensed beautician and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Asheville.
She was preceeded in death by her husband, Oliver McCorkle.
Left to cherish her memories are her supportive nieces, Wilma Allen and Janice Bryant of Washington, DC; her nephew, John-John of Asheville; her devoted care takers and friends.
Funeral services will be Friday, January 11, at 12 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Asheville. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.