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William A. Leavell

June 15, 2015

Obituary

Dateline; Bakersville, NC

 

Bill Leavell

May 4th, 1953 - June 15, 2015

 

William A. Leavell, III "Bill" passed away June 15, 2015 at the Yancey House having fought a valiant battle with Alzhiemers.  Bill is preceded  in death by all his grandparents, his father Willam A. Leavell, Jr. And his sister Melanie  Leavell. He is survived by his wife Cyndi Leavell, his son William A Leavell IV, "Moses", his daughter Miriam  Leavell, his mother Patty Leavell, his sister Melissa Leavell , a half brother Michael L. Guintard, father and mother in law Rich and Carol Ackner, numerous cousins,  nieces  and nephews, and his hiking buddy "Wally".

 

Bill served  as 4 term 24th District Court Judge in WNC where he championed the safety of women and children and believed  in helping those who strayed on the wrong path. He will be remembered  as a devoted  servant to the Lord, as a father, son and brother and as an advocate for all that bettered his community  and his beloved mountains. 

 

For Bill life was an adventure  and he possessed a genuine  sense of curiosity  in everything he encountered. His life was full of energy, wonder and love. He will be missed for his intellect, his gift of bringing joy to others and his wonderful  sense of humor, but all who knew him also can rejoice as he lived his life as a pathway to heaven through Christ.

 

 Bill was a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church where the family will receive friends Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 12:00PM to 4:00 PM with a funeral service immediately following with Reverend Chris Rathbone officiating. Interment will follow at Bear Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers  please consider  a donation to the Yancey House, Hospice Care of the Blue Ridge or Fork Mountain  Fire Department. The family cannot express their gratitude  to the entire staff of The Yancey House and Hospice  Care of the Blue Ridge.

Henline - Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the Leavell family.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
June 17, 2015

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bear Creek Baptist Church
327 Bear Creek Church Road
Bakersville, North Carolina 28705

Funeral Service
Wednesday
June 17, 2015

4:00 PM
Bear Creek Baptist Church
327 Bear Creek Church Road
Bakersville, North Carolina 28705

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