Abner Earl Capell

February 12, 1927 - June 18, 2011
Abner Earl Capell

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A. Earl Capell, 84, of Hendersonville passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011 at the Elizabeth House.

He was a long time resident of Henderson County and was a son of the late William Mack Capell and Hettie Cobb Capell. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Mabel Reed, Sarah Fowler, Eunice Stepp, and Rosa McMinn; and a brother, Reverend Luther Capell.

Mr. Capell retired from Kimberly Clark Berkeley Mills where he was instrumental in the development of a variety of disposal products and patents. He was on the Board of Western Carolina Community Action and was apart of the development of the Head Start Program. Mr. Capell was the President of Balfour Elementary PTA and was one of the founding members of the First Baptist Church Mills River.

He is survived by his daughters, Vicki Latham and husband, Troy and Becky Pittman and husband, Fred, both of Hendersonville; his grandsons, Tim Foti and wife, Heather of Washington, DC and Rodney King and wife, Stephanie of Hendersonville; two great-grandchildren, Alan Foti of Moore, OK and Dare King of Hendersonville; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Bill Price, Polly Cartee, Cora Morris, and Peg Johnson.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Royce Bailey, Dr. Jones, Dr. Albers, Dr. Medina and the staff at the Elizabeth House for all of their care and compassion. Happy Fathers Day and enjoy your new home, we will miss you Daddy.

A service will be held 2pm Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at First Baptist Church Mills River, in the building of Mills River Seventh Day Adventist Church. The Reverend Andy Carrein will officiate. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church and at other times the family will be at Mr.Capellís home.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Mills River, P.O. box 334, Horse Shoe, NC 28742 or Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Rd. Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011
12:00 AM

First Baptist Church Mills River - Directions
2142 Jeffress Road
Mills River, NC 28759


Tuesday, June 21, 2011
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

St. James Episcopal Church - Directions
766 N. Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791

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  • June 20, 2011
    Array says:

  • June 23, 2011
    BECKY & Family; Sorry for your loss. We thought higly of your Father We sendour love & sympathy Larry & Lynn

  • June 22, 2011
    natalie and larry berry says:
    Becky, We are very sorry to hear about your loss of your father. We have you and your family in our thoughts. If you need anything please let me know. Luv, Natalie and Larry

  • June 22, 2011
    Kim Gasperson-Justice says:
    Vicky and Becky, We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Earl. I have been traveling and did not know of his passing until late. He was a wonderful man and a great friend to Mr. Bob which I am so grateful for. I will always remember his kindness and big smile. He was such a wonderful Dad to the both of you as he loved you so much. Know I have been thinking of you since I heard and my prayers are with you.

  • June 21, 2011
    Marcella Blackwell says:
    Becky and Family, We are so sorry for your loss, we are praying that God will give you and your family the strength and grace you need to get through these trying days.Keith and Msrcella Blackwell