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Rose Maraccio

Black Mountain

Rose L. Marcaccio, 88, of Black Mountain, NC passed away on Feb. 13, 2019.

Rose’s life was exemplified by her love and dedication to her family, church and friends.

Rose is preceded in death by her husband Tony, loving husband of 67 years; grandson, Enio Marcaccio; and five siblings.

She is survived by her children, Chuck and Mary Marcaccio, Celeste and Jack Steven Proffitt, John and Kay Marcaccio, and Monsignor Anthony J. Marcaccio; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren who adored their Grammy/Gee Gee; sister, Angie Oddo (Tony) and sister-in-law, Gilda Tocco (Peter).      

A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Swannanoa, with a reception following. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Endowment for the Poor, PO Box 13588, Greensboro, NC 27415 or CarePartners Foundation Bereavement Support/Music Therapy, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

Arrangements by Harwood Home for Funerals (harwoodhomeforfunerals.com).

Phillip Stone

Black Mountain

Phillip Lee Stone, 77, of Black Mountain passed away on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. 

Born July 18, 1941 he was a son of the late Artie and Willabelle Stone of North Fork Road in Black Mountain. Phillip was an artist at heart. He enjoyed drawing, painting and was a talented woodworker. He also loved to work on small engines and was always willing to help someone who needed help.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Karen Pressley. Surviving are his children, Toni Marsh and her spouse, Rick, Terri Ippolito and her spouse, Tony, and Traci Chasteen and her spouse, Louis; siblings, Teresa Stone and Bobby Stone; and grandchildren, Kirstie Conner(spouse Casey Conner), Daniel and Anna Ippolito and Allison and Grayson Chasteen.

A celebration of Mr. Stone’s life was held on Feb. 23, at his home. 

Donations may be made to Ebenezer U.M.C. Youth Fund, 744 Ebenezer Church Road, Old Fort, NC 28762. Condolences may be made to the family at ashevilleareaalternative.com. 

Norman Schaich

Black Mountain 

Norman Vincent Schaich, 65, of Black Mountain, passed peacefully away in his sleep on Feb. 15, 2019.

Norm was born July 5, 1953 in Caldwell County to the late Henry and Reba Schaich. He was a graduate of Lenoir High School, Appalachian State University, and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Louisville Law School. Norm was a long-time resident of Black Mountain and a local attorney.

He was in practice in Black Mountain for 35 years and was the epitome of a Christian lawyer, having served hundreds of clients in the Swannanoa Valley. Norm was an avid Civil War relic collector, salt-water fisherman, and retired Colonel from the US Army-JAG Division. Until his decline in health, he was an active member of First Baptist Church Black Mountain. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and clients.

Norm is survived by his wife of 29 years, Michele Miller Schaich; son, Andrew Thomas Schaich of the home; and brother, Chris Schaich of Lenoir, NC.
A celebration of life service will be held at a future date.

Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Arrangements by Harwood Home for Funerals (harwoodhomeforfunerals.com).

Jeri Rice

Black Mountain 

Jerilene “Jeri” McCall Rice, 87, of Black Mountain, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at home.

Mrs. Rice was born April 4, 1931 in Easley, SC to the late Dorris and Ivea Smith McCall. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, canning, and freezing. She was a telephone operator at Montreat and retired from Owen High School after 27 years working in the cafeteria. Jeri loved her grandchildren and great granddaughter.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Randall Eugene Rice; sister, Myrtle Gregory; and brother, Dorris McCall, Jr.

Jeri is survived by her husband of 68 years, William Leslie Rice of the home; sister, Shelba McCall Peek Guthrie of Black Mountain; daughter-in-law, Brenda Rice; grandchildren, Cindy Rice and Jonathan Rice (Christine); great granddaughter, Gabrielea Noelle “Gabby” all of Sacramento, CA; special niece and nephews, Leonard Peek, Jr. (Cathy), Angie Peek Sartor (Bill), and Darrin Peek (Felicia); and many other nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service was held on Feb. 22, in the chapel of Harwood Home for Funerals. Burial will be in Mountain View Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service time at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to their special friends, James and Gloria McGlamory for their love and support.

Memorial donations may be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

Arrangements by Harwood Home for Funerals (harwoodhomeforfunerals.com).

Larry Dohy

Swannanoa

Larry Calvin Dohy, 72, of Swannanoa, went to be with Jesus on February 18, 2019.

Mr. Dohy was born December 23, 1946 in Canton, OH to the late Alexander and Margie Steed Dohy. Larry loved his family, hunting and fishing. He was very thankful for the opportunity to visit so many countries around the world. Larry was a veteran of the US Army 82nd Air Borne Ranger and a member of The Well in Montreat.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Romajean Hankins.

Larry is survived by his wife of 39 years, Cherie Dohy; sons, Brandon Dohy (Elizabeth) and Aaron Dohy; and granddaughters, Sophia and Megan.

A private graveside service and burial will be held at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

Arrangements by Harwood Home for Funerals (harwoodhomeforfunerals.com).

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