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Ethel Case

December 29, 1918 - March 7, 2012

Ethel Duncan Case, 93

Ethel Duncan Case, 93, of the Tracy Grove community, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Cardinal Care Center after being afflicted several years with Alzheimerís disease. She was born December 29, 1918 to the late Major Palmetto Duncan and Mary Matilda Corn Duncan. She was married for 57 years to Louis O. Case who died in 1991. She was also preceded in death by seven brothers and their wives, Donald (Lillie), Edgar (Lucile), Raymond (Louise), Paul (Ira), Ulas (Nellie), Silas (Agnes), and Clarence (Mattie), who was killed in WWII; two sisters and their husbands, Katie Corn (Volley) and Carrie Pace (Ernest); and a son-in-law, Jack Talley.

She is survived by two daughters, Carie Ruth Talley of Matthews, NC and Julia Staton and her husband Jesse of Zirconia, NC; four grandchildren, Dennis Talley of Belmont, NC, Karen Talley of Huntsville, AL, Mark Staton and Alan Staton, both of Zirconia, NC; four great-grandchildren, Jessica, Emily, Duncan, and Maggie Staton , of Zirconia; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Case was first employed as a mail truck driver in Cherry Point, NC. She worked at Greyís Hosiery Mill Co. and Rogers Hosiery Mill Co. in Hendersonville until 1960. She sold at the Henderson County Curb Market for many years, where she was well known for her homemade jams, jellies, pickles, flowers, and crafts. She also arranged and donated flowers for many years at Bethel Wesleyan Church in Flat Rock, where she was a member. She was a loving and caring person who always saw to the needs of others as long as she was able.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 10, 2012 in the Chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Mark G. Staton officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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