Edith Drew

December 10, 2016
Edith Drew

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Edith (Buck) Drew, 91, of Hendersonville, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016.

She was a native of Henderson County and a prior resident of Hialeah, FL and Pavo, GA.

She was a daughter of the late Memary and Bonnie McCraw. Edith was also preceded in death by her husband Wilbur Drew; brothers, William, Larry and Bob; sisters, Minnie Sue (Tootise) Clark and Lucyell McCraw.

She was employed by Royal Castle in Hialeah, FL before retiring. She was a wonderful mother who loved and cherished her family, especially her great-grandson Jack. She enjoyed cooking, taking care of her home, summers attending Music on Main and Monday Night Street Dances and going for rides in her daughter’s Mazda Miata.

Edith is survived by her daughter, Janice Alessi and her husband Charles; grandsons, Charlie Alessi and Michael Alessi and his wife Megan; great-grandson, Jack Alessi; brothers, Clarence McCraw, Tommie McCraw and his wife Helen, Guy McCraw and his wife Eddie and Mack McCraw; sister, Caroline Cooper, two very special sisters-in-law Joanne McCraw, Frances McGraw, many nieces and nephews, and her “adopted” family (friends & staff) at Hendersonville Life Care.
A memorial service will be at 2:00pm, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Jones officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project PO BOX 758516
Topeka, KS 66675 or Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016
2:00 PM

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Tuesday, December 13, 2016
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • December 13, 2016
    Betty Ponder says:
    Jan, I am so sorry in the loss of your precious mother. She always welcomed me with open arms into the McCraw events. May God's love provide the peace and comfort that you need during this difficult time. Betty Ponder

  • December 22, 2016
    John Hally, Arlene Hally, Becky Burd says:
    Jan, We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your Mom. Even though we knew Edith only a short time, we are left with a lifetime memory of someone who was seemed to add joy to everyone she touched including my Mom. Thank you so much for the interest and concern you expressed for Arlene and know that we always had the same interest and concern in our hearts for Edith. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.