Yvette Rondelle Gardin Memorial Service

It is with great sadness that we announce the transition of Ms. Yvette Rondele Gardin, 58 of Brevard, who departed this earthly life on Tuesday October 10, 2023 at Care Partners Hospice Solace Center. Born July 21, 1965, she was the daughter of the late Charles Gardin and Mrs. Georgia Conley Gardin. She was educated in the Transylvania County School system and worked as a clerk in guest services for many years. She was a member of Bethel “A” Baptist Church.

Left to mourn her loss but cherish her precious memories is her beloved mother Georgia Gardin of the home; children Jonathan D. Gardin of Charlotte, NC and Akron R. Gardin of Brevard; brothers Maurice D. Gardin of Los Angeles, CA and Nicholas Gardin of Brevard; sister Danielle Gardin of Plano, TX, and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday October 21, 2023 at 1 p.m. at Bethel “A” Baptist Church. The recording of the service is below:

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Mother Shirley Carrington

Mother Shirley Jean (Wadelington) Carrington
August 2, 1935 ~ April 10, 2023 (age 87)
Friday April 21, 2023 1:00 PM
New Zion Missionary Baptist Church
408 Martin Luther King Drive
Greensboro, NC 27406

Monday April 24, 2023 11:00 AM
Carolina Biblical Gardens of Guilford
5710 Riverdale Drive
Jamestown, NC 27282

Information & Tribute Wall: Callands Funeral Home, Greensboro NC


Obituary: Charles Whitmire Jr

Obituary: Charles Edward Whitmire Jr. “Jett” – 1933 ~ August 7, 2022

Charles Edward Whitmire, Jr. (Jett), passed away on August 7, 2022 in Hospice Care at the Solace Center in Asheville, North Carolina.

He was the husband of Nannie Jane Whitmire (Nan) of 61 Jordan Lane, Brevard, N.C. with who he shared 61 years of marriage. Charles was born in Brevard, N.C., he was the son of the late Charlie E. Whitmire, Sr. and Albertha (Bertha) Sharp Whitmire.

Charles worked for P.H. Glathfelter and later retired from Olin/Ecusta.

In addition to his wife, Charles is survived by his sister, Ella W. Jones and brother, Johnny Mack Whitmire; two daughters, Jini Whitmire-Onderdonk and Janice Foster. 3 stepsons: Lester R. Baker, Boyce Baker, David Baker, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, a host of neices and nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was a member of the Bethel “A” Baptist Church. He coached Brevard Youth Football for 35 years. He was also a member of the T.C.I.O. (Transylvania Citizens Improvement Organization. He performed at the Brevard Music Center as a singer for a benefit of the Rise and Shine Program. He also Sang for a benefit of the Rosenwald Alumni Association. One of his most prized singing engagements was at Bethel “A” Baptist Church where he got to sing one of his favorite songs: “I know the Lord will make a way somehow”.

Funeral services were held at Bethel “A” Baptist church on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. (See the video below).



Obituary: Angela Dorene Cash

Obituary: Angela Dorene Cash – May 16, 1963 ~ February 6, 2022

Angela Dorene Cash, who is known by “Angie” born to Homer William Cash, Sr and Barbara Ann Cash in San Francisco California, she was the fourth child born out of five children. She was Raised in Brevard NC. While growing up in Brevard, Angela attended church, VBS and Sunday school, at Bethel A Baptist Church.

She was a 1981 graduate of Brevard High School. Upon graduation, she went to the Art Institute Of Atlanta, receiving her Bachelor’s Of Art in Graphic Art Design. She served in the military, in the army at Fort Hood military base in Killeen, Texas in 1986 ………. She went to Sam Houston University in Huntsville, Texas from the fall of 1987 through the spring of 1989 received her business administration degree in Art.

Angela was able to use her talent and skills here in the community as she helped design t-shirts for family reunions, the women conferences in 2016 – 2019 of the Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Association and helped design a business logo for the Ecusta Credit Union, only to name a few things she did in her skill set. She worked at DuPont and Asheville Industries back in the 1990’s.
She loved dancing, laughing, joking, family, and her friends. She was always a delight to be around – quiet spoken at times, but had such a great sense of humor and knew how to brighten up your day!
Angela later married, gave birth and raised two beautiful children, Bashia and Alexander Gandy, who now lives in Simpsonville South Carolina. She was an amazing mother to them, who loved, protected and celebrated her children and was supportive of their dreams, goals and achievements.
Five years ago, Angela moved back home to live with her mom and dad in Pisgah Forest NC. She loved her family and was very close to her siblings, and her bonus brother, Lamar Moss. She loved her childhood friend, Kim S Howell. Eventually, her sister became her caregiver during her time of sickness – which was the beginning of a new special bond! Angela was sweet, kind, loving, encouraging and had a BIG heart!

Angela attended New French Broad Baptist Church for a while who enjoyed hearing the preached word of God, which was the beginning of her journey with God! Later followed her sister and attended St John Baptist Church in the year of 2020, where she proudly became a member and her sister became her Pastor, Gwen Jones.
The word that was planted in Angela’s heart in the beginning, started growing as she developed a zeal for the Lord – the transformation, and excitement was evident, as she totally surrendered her life to the Lord!
Angela became involved in church, especially in the women ministry at St John along side of Patrina Robinson. Angela faithfully attended bible studies and worship services on Sundays.
She fell in love with the fellowship, the word of God and the people of God and became a true worshipper as she battled sickness within her body. Angela was not perfect for she had her own struggles in life – yet a survivor and an overcomer in her sickness and circumstances of life!
Her relationship with God shifted and took on a new meaning, a new beginning and a new outlook on life – in her sickness as she experienced a real and personal love relationship with the Lord. She was that bright light in the room!
She loved St John Baptist Church family “The Nation!” One of her favorite worship song was “You Know My Name” by Tosha Cobbs-Leonard
Angela will be missed and the loving and wonderful memories of her, will always live deep down in our hearts! She lived life, laughed, and loved! In such a short period of time, she inspired, encouraged and touched so many lives! We thank you Angela!!!
She is survived by her Father, Homer William Cash, Sr and Mother, Barbara A Cash of Pisgah Forest NC. Her sister, Pastor Gwen Jones (Rev. Spencer Jones) of Etowah NC. Her brother, H. William Cash, Jr (Liza Cash) of Newton NC. Bonus brother, Lamar Moss (Valerie Moss) of Chesapeake Virginia.
Her Children, Bashia Gandy and Alexander Gandy, of Simpsonville SC. Nephews, Vic Foster, Jr, of Oklahoma. Brian Foster of Miami, Florida. Jamal Cash of South Carolina. Blake Cash of South Carolina. A great nephew Jamal Cash Jr. A niece, Shonese Jones of Knoxville, Tennessee and a great niece Brooklyn Cash. Many hosts of relatives, aunts, uncle, and cousins

Preceded her death at birth was two brothers, William Anthony Cash and Baby Cash.

A Memorial Service to honor the life of Ms. Angela Dorene Cash will be held at 12pm Saturday, February 19th at St. John Baptist Church locate 14 Legend Drive in Arden, NC.


I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. – 2 Timothy 4:7

Obituary: Josephine Smith Wynn

Josephine Smith Wynn

On Jan. 29, 2022, Josephine, answered her call to Our Lord and Savior and took her Heavenly Flight.

Josephine S. Wynn, 93, was born to the late Earnest Smith and Beatrice Ann “Ada” Mooney Smith March 12, 1928. She was born the middle child of her siblings. She was the sole surviving daughter and sibling.

She was a graduate of Allen High School. Upon graduation, she met the love of her life , Ulysses Wynn and they were married Feb. 7, 1950. At an early age, she recognized her calling for the love of children and her love for serving others.

In 1967, she was certified by the N.C. Association of Licensed Day Care Facilities with her Associate Membership. She spent years, teaching, and mentoring in the early childhood ages of many. She spent prior years teaching at Mary C. Jenkins, teaching Sunday school at Bethel” A” Baptist Church. In 1967, she was employed by Transylvania 4C program where she taught children from age 2 through Head Start, until retiring in 1980. In 1980 she decided to open a licensed day care in her home where she mentored and taught until 1989.

The highlight of her life was serving, her family, extended family, and community. She was a refreshing inspiration to many, and she was inspired by others. She truly felt that if she could help anyone, then her living would not be in vain. She went through life with the blessed assurance of Jesus, knowing she was an heir of salvation and that she had been purchased by God. God blessed the union of Ulysses and Josephine Wynn with 72 years of marriage and with five children.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ulysses Clark Wynn and daughter, Cynthia Dianne Wynn Boyd.

Leaving to mourn her passing, is her devoted husband of 72 years, Ulysses Wynn; two daughters, Lennette Wynn, of Brevard, and Mazetta Wynn, of Knightdale, NC.; son, Howard Scott Wynn, of Holly Springs, N.C.; five generations of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and family and friends.

Well Done Thy Good and Faithful Servant, Well Done.

Services were held Thursday February 3rd, 2022 at 2p.m., at Bethel “A” Baptist Church, 290 Oakdale St., Brevard, NC. 28712

Visitation was at 1p.m., one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers donations to: Alzheimer’s Association – https://act.alz.org.

Donald R Roseboro funeral and cremation service.
117 W. Blue Ridge Rd.
East Flat Rock, NC 28726