BURNSVILLE – Alice Fender, age 98 of Burnsville passed away Friday, March 17, 2017.
Alice was born October 25, 1918 at home on Lickskillet Road, Burnsville to the late Murphy and Bonnie Edwards Hensley. She lived on Lickskillet Road for 97 years, and then for a year and a half with her daughter and son-in-law Geraldine and Mike Whitson. She enjoyed the farm life and gardening, and was a master quilter. Alice enjoyed most of all, her family and loved especially when they visited with her on her front porch. Those times were cherished by all. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Fender who died in 2010, and ten of her siblings.
Surviving are her 5 children and their spouses, William Fender and wife Pat, Edd Fender and wife Joanna, Geraldine Whitson and husband Mike, Iva Green and husband Jerry, Faye Maney; 8 grandchildren, Sherry Robinson and husband Alton, Michelle Sigmon and husband Chip, Sean Fender, Brent Fender and wife Michelle, Alicia Shelton and husband Tim, Hannah Gosnell and husband Garland, Neil Maney, Lance Stewart and wife Trina; 11 great grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Mary Tipton and Winnie Stines.
A private family service for Alice will be held in the Chapel at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Alice’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
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Barbara Webster lit a candle on Mar 25 2017 06:57:34 PM
H. D. and Donna Ammons send our love and prayers for your time ahead without your loved one with the family. Loosing your mom is hard no matter how long she has been with you. She was a beautiful lady.May God shower down his grace all all who loved her.
Submitted by Donna Ammons on Mar 23 2017 09:35:13 AM
Iva, what a beautiful picture of your mother. What a wonderful life she lived and am thankful she received the care and love at the Solace Center. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Submitted by Bill and Linda Hodge on Mar 23 2017 08:04:44 AM
Charles and Pat Thomas lit a candle for Alice Hensley Fender
Charles and Pat Thomas lit a candle on Mar 21 2017 09:20:03 AM
Iva and Jerry , we are sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Jack and I will be praying for you and the family and what a blessing to know where she is, in Gods care.
Submitted by Gale Wheeler on Mar 20 2017 09:19:24 PM
DEAR IVA, JERRY AND FAMILY, MAY GOD BE WITH YOU IN YOUR LOSS AND GIVE YOU JOY AND FOR HOPE FOR TODAY AND ALL YOUR TOMORROWS ,MAC
Submitted by MAC SWICEGOOD on Mar 20 2017 11:05:35 AM
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Charlotte Wyatt on Mar 19 2017 06:33:36 PM
Geraldine & family: My sincere condolences to each of you. Your mother was a very special person. I can still recall all those times I spent there, & she was always in her kitchen cooking for us girls always wearing a smile. Brenda Buckner Laws
Submitted by Brenda Buckner Laws on Mar 19 2017 09:35:54 AM
To Alice's Family; so very sorry for the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. Just remember, She is now with Grady, and they may well be sitting on the porch.
Please accept our Sincere Condolences. Harley, Judy and Mack.
Submitted by Harley Fender on Mar 19 2017 09:13:38 AM
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Harley Fender` lit a candle on Mar 19 2017 09:04:45 AM
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