April 26 Obituaries of the Swannanoa Valley

Black Mountain News

Phil Monroe Styron


Phil Monroe Styron, 63, of Asheville passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the St. Joseph Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville after a brief illness. 

Born October 15, 1954 in Ocracoke, NC, he was a son of the late Norman and Annie Williams Styron.  He was a graduate of Ocracoke School (class of 1972) and was an alumnus of York Technical Institute where he received an A.S. degree in 1992.  He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, and for most of his adult life worked as a commercial fisherman. 

Of his many passions fishing was his favorite, but he also enjoyed cooking and gardening.  Phil was deeply devoted to his Christian faith and enjoyed reading his Bible as often as he could.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Norman Styron Jr. 

Surviving are his spouse of 24 years, Cathy E. Styron; children: Olivia Styron and her significant other, Montana Raine, of Black Mountain, Chelcea Jackson and her spouse, Justin, of Black Mountain, and Ross Farrar of Asheville; and sister, Connie Sue Whitehurst of Apalachicola, FL. 

A memorial service will be held at The Church of the Redeemer Episcopal Church in Asheville on April 28th at 3 p.m. with the family receiving friends an hour prior.  Condolences may be made to the family at  

Janice Bartlett McGlohon


Janice Bartlett McGlohon, 59, of Swannanoa passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Jan was born February 25, 1959 in Buncombe County to the late Verlon and Mary Stevens Bartlett.  She was a 1977 graduate of Owen High School.  She then attended and graduated from the American Business & Fashion Institute in Charlotte.  Jan ended her career as a paralegal with Reed Law Firm and was Co-Owner of Asheville Pet Crematory.  Jan had many talents and gifts which she shared freely with others.

  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Gary Lynn Bartlett.

  Jan is survived by her long-time companion, Steve Hodgens; nephews, Brian and Brett Bartlett; and a close-knit group of cousins.  Jan was an active member of Springerville and leaves behind Thelma and Hattie her beloved Springer Spaniels, along with Oakley her Shih Tzu.

  A private family service will be held May 5, 2018.  A Celebration of Jan’s life will be held on the grounds of Bee Tree Christian Church on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. 

  Friends are invited to bring a story or memory to share. At Jan’s request, the service will be informal, so come as you are. Arrangements by Harwood Home for Funerals,