Donald Miles Ransom

November 24, 1930 - July 27, 2012
Donald Miles Ransom

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HENDERSONVILLE ó Donald Miles Ransom, 81, of Hendersonville, NC died Friday July 27, 2012 at The Elizabeth House Hospice in Flat Rock, NC.

Mr. Ransom was born November 24, 1930 in Apulia Station NY to Byron E. and Eva M. Ransom of Tully NY. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Roberta, son Daniel, brothers, Peter and Lawrence, and his sister Virginia Haynes.

In his life, Mr. Ransom was raised on a dairy farm in Tully NY, was an avid Syracuse University Orangemen basketball fan, and a former member of the US Army Air Corps. He loved vintage war planes, growing roses and volunteering at Pardee Memorial Hospital. He retired as a Technical Specialist from Xerox Corp in NY. He is survived by his son Matthew and daughter Kimberly. He is also survived by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday August 5, 2012 at Balfour United Methodist Church in Hendersonville NC. A dinner will follow. All attendees are encouraged to bring pictures and memories of time spent with Donald to share with others.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospitalís Pastoral Care unit at 800 N. Justice Street, Hendersonville, NC 28791.


Sunday, August 5, 2012
12:00 AM

Balfour United Methodist Church - Directions
2567 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28791

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  • July 31, 2012
    Rachel & Mel Connell says:
    Our sympathy and prayers go to Don's family and friends. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend the five years we lived next door. We will miss our continued email connection. Rachel and Mel

  • August 04, 2012
    Martha Gaillard says:
    Matthew, Kimberly and family, You have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers during your time of grief. Thought you would like to hear that your dad was sitting up and alert as he could be Friday evening. He smiled once when I said something funny. I'm very thankful we visited him on his last night in this world. You could tell he was waiting for his Lord to call him home! With my love and sympathy, Martha Balfour UM Church