Enka — Hazel Cassada Penland, 77, of Enka, stepped into her Heavenly home Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 at Silver Bluff Nursing Center.
A native of Transylvania County, Hazel had resided in Buncombe County for most of her life. She retired as a supervisor with Daniels Graphics following 38 years of service and was a member of Highland Baptist Church. Hazel loved being outdoors in her garden, and also loved quilting and nature. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her world. She was a good steward over what the Lord had blessed her with.
Hazel was the daughter of the late Winston and Lorena McCall Cassada. She was also preceded in death by an infant great-grandson, Cale Lane Shope; and brother, Garland Cassada.
Surviving are her children, Lonnie Fox and wife Pat, Vanessa Sluder and husband the Rev. Randy Sluder, Camelia Fox, Sonya Dobson and fiancé Rusty Wysong, Tina Cook and husband Ron and Vera Sparks; brother, Donald Cassada and wife Betty; sisters, Wanda Cassada Robinson and husband Jerry and Vivian Cassada Mitchell; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home, with the Revs. Randy Sluder, Truman Revis and Lonnie Fox officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Baptist Church Cemetery in Leicester.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The family would like to express their gratitude to all of Hazel’s caregivers for their loving care during her time of declining health.
An online memorial is available at www.andersrice.com.