RACHEL HOWARD METCALF
WEAVERVILLE – Rachel Howard Metcalf, age 71, of Weaverville died Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
Mrs. Metcalf was born on May 18, 1945 in Buncombe County where she had lived all of her life. She retired from Magnavox after 37 years. She was a member of Ivy Hill Baptist Church where she served as secretary and was a member of the Secret Pals. Rachel was a daughter of Jamie Riddle Howard of Skyland and the late James Sidney Howard.
Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Randell Metcalf; a daughter, Amanda Metcalf of Fairmont, W.V.; sisters, Betty Whidden and husband Ray, Geraldine Maynard, Peggy Lindsey and husband Leonard, Mary Jo Howard, Sherry Williamson and husband Bobby; a brother, Charles Howard and wife Irene.
Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville, with Reverend Worth Emory officiating. Burial will be near the waterfall in West Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.
At other times, the family will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice Foundation, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813 or Ivy Hill Baptist Church, 9 Emory Woods Drive, Weaverville, NC 28787.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Metcalf’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
West Memorial Park
Saturday May 20th, 2017
40 Roberts Street
Weaverville, NC 28787
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days ahead. Heaven's gain is certainly our loss. Danny and Kim
Submitted by Danny and Kim Ray on May 23 2017 04:37:13 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss Randall and Amanda. I have some great memories of Aunt Rachel. I will miss her sense of humor and that unmistakable laugh. I love you guys.
Submitted by Jennifer Hensley Brown on May 20 2017 10:07:02 PM
So sorry for your loss.
Submitted by Sharon Roberta on May 20 2017 07:27:11 AM
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Sharon. Roberts lit a candle on May 20 2017 07:25:34 AM
I love you Aunt Rachel . Thank you for everything thru the years . You , Randall and Amanda were a major part of my childhood and growing up. You were there at Ivy Hill and hugged me right before I walked up to Rev Worth to confess my love for Jesus and be saved . You helped me understand and accept when Granny passed . I will miss you , and I have a mixture of emotions
Sad you're gone
Glad you're not suffering
Grateful for the years I knew you
Thankful for the memories .
Submitted by Shannon L Metcalf on May 19 2017 09:29:16 PM
I am so sorry to hear of Rachel's passing. She was a wonderful woman. Sending comfort and prayers to the entire family.
Submitted by Ashley Williamson on May 19 2017 09:23:02 PM
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Your in our thoughts and prayers..
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