Lucille Inman Heron

Apr 12, 2017

Very Special Lady

CANTON — Alice Lucille Dills Inman Heron, 85, passed away April 11, 2017, at her residence in the East Fork community.

A native of Jackson County, she was a daughter of the late Herbert Warren and Laura Ann Gibson Dills. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Rene Inman; and her second husband, James Bernard “Jim” Heron.

Lucille was a special lady who loved everyone, especially her family. She was an excellent cook who enjoyed sharing her meals with her friends and family. Lucille had a green thumb and grew a beautiful, colorful flower garden each year.

She is survived by two daughters, Mildred Ann Rice, of Candler, and Vera Jean Caldwell (David Burgess), of Waynesville; one son, Dale H. Inman (Janice), of Canton; two sisters, Flora Dills Jordan and Linda Hightower Evans (Bob), all of Waynesville; five brothers, David Hightower (Kathey), Larry Hightower (Norma), Troy Dills (Joann), Roy Dills (Brenda), and Charles Dills (Darlene); eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Sandra Morgan.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Sunburst Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Putnam officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at Wells Funeral Home of Canton.

Memorials may be made to Haywood Health Care Foundation (Hospice in memo line of check), c/o The Homestead, 127 Sunset Ridge Road, Clyde, NC  28721.

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