William Carnel Lewis

December 6, 1940 - October 28, 2013
William Carnel Lewis

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William ìCarnelî Lewis, 72, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 28, 2013.

Born in Yancey County, he was the son of the late William Arthur Lewis and Martha Ann Lewis Edwards of Burnsville. He was also preceded in death by his son, Edgar ìScottyî Dean Lewis; two brothers, David Lewis and Eddie Wayne Lewis; a grandson, James Beck; and two great-nephews, Calob and Kade.

Carnel was an excellent printer, working for forty years at Cranston Print Works. He dedicated his love and time to his family. Carnel enjoyed his horses and spreading Christmas cheer as he sang ìBlue Christmasî while selling Christmas trees at the Farmersí Market.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Betty L. Lewis of Hendersonville; his son, Donnie Lewis and wife, Debbie, and their children, Michelle and Nichole; and his daughter, Connie Lewis and boyfriend, Rick Grasty, and her children, Kyle, Koty and Kayla; Cindy Swing, Anita Bowen, and Tommy Bowen. The oldest of 13 children, he is survived by Janette Ballinger of Hendersonville; Patsy and Everett Allen of Tennessee; Jack and Milly Lewis; Shelby and Terry Ledford; June and Tony Honeycutt, all of Burnsville; Johnnie and Eddie Batchelor of Apex; Carol and Rod Champion of Kings Mountain; Kim Lewis; Ramona and David McCurry; and Jeff Lewis, all of Burnsville; seventeen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 6 PM Thursday, October 31, 2013 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The Reverends Waylon Ledford, Billy Ballinger and Eddie Clayton will officiate. The family will receive friends from 4 ñ 6 PM prior to the service at the funeral home. A private ceremony will be held in the family cemetery in Burnsville at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park Bldg. 1, Asheville, NC 28801.


Service

Thursday, October 31, 2013
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Visitation

Thursday, October 31, 2013
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • October 29, 2013
    Martha Ruff says:
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Mr. Lewis. We will be remembering the family in our prayers. Sincerely, Martha & Jack Ruff

  • October 30, 2013
    John A. Nix says:
    So sorry to hear of Carnel's passing.I worked with him for many years at Cranston. He was a fine gentleman and well liked by all that knew him. He was always willing to share his knowledge with the younger printers. May God bless all his family.

  • October 30, 2013
    Donna and Ken Miller says:
    We offer our sympathy to an extended family who has become very dear to us.

  • October 30, 2013
    Sue Arrowood Pearson says:
    MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL THE FAMILY AT THIS TIME, I ALWAYS LIKED CARNEL, AND JEANETTE.HE WAS MY FAMILIES NEIGHBOR FOR A LOT OF YEARS.GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  • October 31, 2013
    Sharon & Craig Richards says:
    With our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.