Obituaries of the Swannanoa Valley

Black Mountain News
Frazier Morrow

Frazier “Nate” Morrow

Black Mountain

Frazier “Nate” Morrow, age 69 of Black Mountain, passed away Monday, October 3, 2016 at Charles George VA Medical Center after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Born September 14, 1947, he was the son of the late James “Pim” H. Morrow and Ethel Mae Quinn Morrow.  He was retired from the US Army after 20 plus years of service.  He loved his family, friends, and country.  He was known for his contagious smile and love for his fellow veterans.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim Morrow and JP Morrow and a grandson, Benjamin Morrow.

He is survived by his children, Tammie Earwood (Darrell) of Fairview, Margarett Elmonus of Fairview, and Pastor Tommy Morrow (Julie) of Nicholasville, KY; grandchildren, Megan, Tommy Jr., Stephen, CJ, and Timothy; a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and treasured friends.

A Celebration of Life Service was held Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. at Swannanoa Heights Missionary Baptist Church with Brother DeLain Whittemore and Pastor Tommy Morrow officiating.  Burial was in the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery at 2 p.m. following the funeral service.

The family received friends Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at Harwood Home for Funerals.

John Neville

The Rev. John C. Neville, Jr.


The Rev. John C. Neville, Jr, 88, of Montreat, North Carolina was called to his eternal home in Heaven on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

He was born in Union, SC on May 14, 1928 to the Rev. John C. Neville, Sr. and Molina Wilson Neville (Peggy).  His is preceded in death by both parents and his beloved brother, Edwin Wilson “Nick” Neville.  He was a graduate of Presbyterian College and Columbia Theological Seminary.

John Neville was a much loved and greatly admired pastor serving faithfully over 60 years in the Presbyterian Church.  He retired from Covenant Presbyterian Church, PCA in Hendersonville NC.  He also served the congregations of Holt Presbyterian Church in Columbus, GA; Jackson Street Presbyterian in Alexandria, LA; First Presbyterian Church in Prattville, AL; First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, NC and finally as stated supply pastor to various churches located across Western North Carolina, including Friendship Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain, NC.  He was involved in the formation of Reformed Theological Seminary, Greenville Theological Seminary, and the Presbyterian Church of America.

Surviving him are his wife of 61 years, Martha Anne Blair Neville; daughter, Peggy Neville; son, John C. Neville, III (wife Linda, granddaughter Jenna, grandson Nathan); daughter, Cathy Humphrey (husband Rich, grandsons Ben and David); and daughter, Martha L. Neville (godchildren Isaiah and Jada).

Special thanks to Care Partners Hospice, Stephanie (BrightStar Care) and Bob (Home Instead).

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friendship Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 116, Black Mtn, NC 28711 or CarePartners/Hospice, 68 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC, 28803.

Arrangements by Harwood Home for Funerals,

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans (DAV), PO Box 9893, Asheville, NC 28805 or  Arrangements are by Harwood Home for Funerals,

Jane McIntosh Davis

Jane McIntosh Davis

Mars Hill

Jane McIntosh Davis, of 204 Sunshine Cove Road, passed away October 5, 2016 at her residence.  She was the daughter of the late Frank and Edna Metcalf McIntosh.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Carroll Davis.

Mrs. Davis is survived by sons, Steven Davis (Asheley) and Stuart Davis (Kelci) and sisters Eva and Shirley McIntosh. Also surviving are the joys of her life, grandchildren Sara Marie Davis and Stellin William Davis, and her special cousin, Iris English.

Jane was a member of Beech Glen Baptist Church, and the Beech Glen Baptist Church Quartet.  She graduated from Mars Hill College and Western Carolina University.  She taught for 35 years in the Buncombe County School System, including both West Buncombe Elementary and Erwin Middle School. Jane loved all animals, especially her cats and her dog Lilly.  She was known for her humorous, optimistic outlook and her contagious smile.

A funeral service was held 7 p.m. Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Robbie Capps Memorial Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Service.  Reverends Stanley Peek and Josh Hughes and Troy Rogers officiated.  The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. The burial was at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 9, at Anderson Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at