Oct. 26 Obituaries of the Swannanoa Valley

Black Mountain News
Abby Davies

Abbygaile Davies


Abbygaile Jenna Lottie Marie Davies, age 28, of Swannanoa, North Carolina passed away that she would live again eternally with her Savior.

Abbygaile was born on May 12, 1989 in Raleigh, N.C. to Paula and Peter Davies. She was a 2009 graduate of Owen High School. She was a student at AB Tech, a volunteer with the Asheville Humane Society, a member of the Christian Creek Church and Mt. Moriah Youth Group. Abby was loved and cherished by all who knew her.

 She leaves her loving memories to be cherished and honored by her mom, Paula; her dad, Alex Watts; her father, Peter Davies; her cherished brother, Benjamin (Vicki); nephews, Broadman and Lockwood and niece, Tallulah; aunts Jean, Melanie, Nicole, Linda, Robin, Libby, Ann, Nora, and Christine; uncles Eric, Jeff, Jimmy, Clealan, John, Brian, and Ian; cousins Alex, Zoe, Madison, Emma, Brittany, Kathy, Jessica, Andrew, Clare, Andrea, Janine, Wesley, Chrissy, Nicola, Phillip, and Denise.

 A celebration of magical life is Sunday, October 29th at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Swannanoa.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Asheville Humane Society or Childlife Room at Duke Hospital.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Davies family and words of comfort may be shared at

Jason Brian Effler

Jason Brian Effler


  Jason Brian Effler, 43, of Swannanoa passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

  Jason was born August 5, 1974 in Buncombe County to Mitchell and Pam Effler.

  In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughters, Caitlin Charlton (Josh) and Macy Effler; son, Chance Effler; brother, Chris Effler (Mandy); grandchildren, Lucas and Everley; and nephews, Collin and Joel.

  A Celebration of Life Service was held Monday, October 23, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Harwood Home for Funerals.  Arrangements by Harwood Home for Funerals,