Marian Grey Haynes Horton, 89, of Hendersonville and formerly of Asheville and Roswell, GA, went to be with her Heavenly Father Wednesday, February 8, 2017 after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Arthur Leroy and Arizona Burleson Haynes. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Jack McClinton Horton and six brothers.
Marian attended Berea College in Kentucky. She began her career of 38 years working as a telephone operator for Southern Bell in Asheville and ultimately as Senior Manager for AT&T in Atlanta, GA. She was a member of Lebanon Baptist Church in Roswell, GA. An active member of her church, Marian sang alto lead in the choir and was an accomplished pianist, playing by ear. She also taught Sunday School for many years and was a member of the Senior Saints of Lebanon Baptist Church. She was a wonderful cook who found great joy in watching folks enjoy the meals she prepared.
Marian is survived by her children, Nick Horton of Atlanta, GA, Jerrold Horton of Candler, Patrice German and husband, Gary, of Hendersonville and Anice Ward and her husband, Michael, of Woodstock, GA; grandchildren, Kristin Gable of Charlotte, Gregory German of Raleigh and Emily Ward of New Haven, CT; great-grandchild, Kaitlyn Gable; brothers, Robert Haynes and wife, Dee, of Hendersonville and Graham Haynes and wife, Barbara, of Rutherfordton; sister, Wilma Connor of Old Fort; and sister-in-law, Louise Haynes of Little Switzerland.
A funeral service will be held at 1 PM Saturday, February 11, 2017 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory, 901 Aiken Rd., Asheville, NC 28804.
The family would like to thank the staff of Life Care Center of Hendersonville for the tender care they provided to their mother.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lebanon Baptist Church, 11250 Crabapple Rd., Roswell, GA 30075, or to Fletcher First Baptist Church, PO Box 910, Fletcher, NC 28732.