Feb. 14 Obituaries of the Swannanoa Valley

Black Mountain News

Delilah Maney


Delilah June Maney, 81 of Swannanoa entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Austin and Viola Andrews and a son Johnny Wade Maney.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Paul Maney; two sons, Joel Maney (Tammy) and Randall Maney (Vicky); 5 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Glenda Helton and Teresa Andrews; and brother, Jimmy Andrews.

Delilah ran Humpty Dumpty Daycare in Swannanoa for 57 years. She loved children and was active in Children’s Church Ministries at both Swannanoa Free Will Baptist Church and Trinity Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to “Love Lites”, a fund for local cancer patients. Memorials can be mailed to Love Lites at 21 Hospital Drive, 4th floor, Asheville, NC 28801.

At Delilah’s request, there will be no public services.       

Harwood Home for Funerals ( is assisting the family.

Edward Lytle

Black Mountain

Edward Wayne Lytle, age 84, born Dec. 26, 1934 ascended into Heaven on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 at his home in Black Mountain.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mable Smith Lytle, of 49 faithful years of marriage. Edward Lytle, the son of the late Wayne and Elizabeth Lytle, was the eldest of seven siblings. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Cecil, Wilbert, George and Lewis Lytle; brother-in-law, Fred Smith; and grandson Nino Luther.

Mr. Edward Lytle retired from Charles D. Owen Manufacturing of Swannanoa as a long-distance tractor and trailer driver of 40 plus years. He was very much respected by senior management for his loyalty and commitment to the company. Prior to his retirement, he worked independently as a tree surgeon and as a master farmer – feeding his extended family as well as many in the community.

Mr. Lytle was a sports enthusiast, specially college sports! He loyally followed his beloved UNC Chapel Hill Tar Heels since 1954. His athletic career began as a left-handed pitcher for the historic Stevens Lee High School of Asheville. His previous experience enabled him to pitch as a lefty in the semi-pro Negro league. He and his brothers were well known in the area for their sports talent. Edward also faithfully followed and had a great love for the Dodgers since the late 1940’s.

He was an excellent provider while instilling loyalty to one another and keeping family first. He leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Mary Lytle, Arlesia Lytle-Bryson and Darrell “Eddie” Lytle all of Black Mountain; grandchildren, Akela Bryson, Kaaleem Bryson, Lyndsey Lytle Williams and Jordan Lytle, Clinton Lytle, Solomon Lytle, Roman Lytle, and Terrell Lytle; and last but not least, eleven great grandchildren; Godchildren, Phil Lytle Jr., Philethia Lytle-Holloway; sister, Lucille Lytle-Crump; brothers, Frank (Candie) Williams and Walter Williams; brothers-in-law, Edward Smith and Peter Smith; sisters-in-law, Annie Mae Lytle-Young, Priscilla Lytle, Mary Lytle-Knapper; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; special cousins, Roberta Boyd Sullivan, Hubert Boyd, and Billie Jean Boyd-Rustin.

He supported and loved his family unconditionally.

A celebration of life service was held Feb. 10, at Harwood Home for Funerals.

A graveside service was held Feb. 11, at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory in Brevard.

Harwood Home for Funerals ( is assisting the family.