Funeral Associates

Brenda Whiteside

Brenda Whiteside has served on the Forest Lawn and Shuler Funeral Home staff since 2007 but has worked in the funeral business in Henderson County since 2002. Brenda was born in Virginia but spent most of her life in Henderson County. Brenda worked previously at The Mother Earth News and retired from banking. She and …

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Tom Leitzel

Tom has served on our staff since 2016.   A native of Pennsylvania, he relocated to Western NC in 2016. He has a business degree from the University of Baltimore.  His background is in land mobile radio communication networks where he worked with law enforcement, DOD, first responders, and foreign governments. His interests include travel and music.

Wayne Fletcher

J. Wayne Fletcher, a Henderson County native grew up in Balfour Village.  He graduated from Hendersonville High School, attended Brevard College, Western Carolina University and Asheville-Buncombe Tech.  He was a professional baseball player.  Wayne has been married to Linda Saltz Fletcher for over 53 years and has two children and four grandchildren.  He is a …

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Dave Clay

Dave Clay has served on the Forest Lawn and Shuler Funeral Home staff since October 2009. He moved to the area from San Diego and in his spare time enjoys softball and other outdoor activities.

Jim Cannon

Jim Cannon serves on the Forest Lawn and Shuler Funeral Home staff. A true mountaineer, Jim was born in Lincolnton and raised in Edneyville. Jim began his career in maintenance and then earned his degree in industrial engineering and worked for twenty-three years in the engineering department of General Electric. After forty years at GE, …

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