Mary DeVane

November 28, 1942 - April 17, 2008
Mary DeVane

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Mary Ellen Phillips DeVane of Hendersonville, NC, departed this life on Thursday, April 17, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born November 28, 1942 in Opp, AL, she grew up in Alabama and lived in Cullowhee, NC and Coconut Creek, FL. She moved to Hendersonville, NC in August, 2006, after her retirement as the Assistant Director of Life-Long Learning-Professional Development at Florida Atlantic University. She was formerly married to James Ralph DeVane. Among Mary’s many accomplishments was obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in August of 2002 from Florida Atlantic University. Mary was an enthusiastic gardener. She also enjoyed decorating and took pleasure in cooking “sweets” for her children at family gatherings.


Sunday, April 20, 2008
12:00 AM

First United Methodist Church, Sylva, NC - Directions
77 Jackson St
Sylva, NC

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  • April 22, 2008
    Tom and Kelly King says:
    Lisa: We are so sorry about your loss. Know that we love you and will help in any way. Just call.

  • April 19, 2008
    Raquel and Gary Green says:
    I am devasteded, Mary how can I not, I did not know what was happening to you, your suffering is my sorrow, my heart is so broken and each piece means the love I feel and felt for you. I am still tasting my pineapple and chocolate cake. I will keep you in my heart forever. You were so good!!!!

  • April 19, 2008
    Maurice & Sarah Herzberg says:
    Dear Lisa and Andy, Our sincere symphathy to you and all the family in this time of the loss of your mother.

  • April 20, 2008
    Kelly Ray Schwenk says:
    Dear Greg, I am so sorry to hear the news of your Mom's passing and just wanted to let you know that your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Kelly Ray Schwenk CHS Classmate

  • April 21, 2008
    Ramsey Lovin says:
    Greg, So sorry to hear about your mom. You and your family will be in my prayers. Ramsey.