I grew up 3 houses up from John; we knew his family for yrs.. He was the class clown in grade school, but really was very smart. Nice guy.
From nedra Wilson on May 15th, 2011
John and I grew up together at St Mark's Lutheran Church. I would sometime see him at school but church is where we spent time together. Youth group, trips to the beach, fun times. When his death was announced in church no one flinched as we have almost all new members. I feel apart. Although I haven't seen John since high school I did keep intouch with his parents. They were generous supporters of the church. John was a good guy. He will be missed.
From Nedra Wilson on August 15th, 2011
I grew up going to church with John and his family. Every Sun.morn and youth group when we were old enough. He was kind to me and had many friends. He was espcially proud of the time he spent on the ballfield with the band for AHS.
Peter was a great friend from Claxton Elementary - Asheville High. He is truly missed.
From brendan Blake on July 17th, 2011
Pete was my best friend- aside from my wife. He was a great person, helpful, friendly trustworthy, loyal, etc. I wish I knew half of what he knew about fixing stuff. Truly a man to match our mountains.
My old buddy Tim I hated hearing about the accident when it happened. Brought back a lot of memories when we were big buddiesin High School. Going off campus to Bucks to get a burger and then back to school. Will see you one day buddy, my prayers are with your family.
From Mike Harris on June 20th, 2011
Tim was a "one of a kind" man. He knew what he believed in and he lived life to it's fullest. He loved life and everyone he met. He is greatly missed by everyone that knew him. Heaven is a better place now with Tim in it.
Marshall was one of my dearest friends. we remained close after high school and i still miss him! he was a friend to all who knew him and had the kindest heart of anyone i have ever known. If you remember him he was a big ole boy with a big ole heart. he died on the riverbank doing what he loved.fishing! Marshall this is one gal whos heart you left a lot of love in. you are always in my heart and i still love you. sis
My oldest friend, Mary Lou, always loved a good party and this reunion would have been no exception. I know she will be with us in spirit.
From Virginia Lawrence Wilkinson on July 14th, 2011
I remember Mary Lou so much from ASC. I don't remember having any classes with her but we had a blast at ASC. I especially remember the beach trip after graduation. She was a beautiful person inside and out. I know she is truly missed.
From Jimmy Johnson on July 22nd, 2011
Little did I know that the senior I had a crush on when I was a sophomore would end up being my sister-in-law. You are dearly missed Lou. I think about you every time I see a butterfly.
From Jennifer Jacobs on August 8th, 2011
Mary Louise was a special soul. She could make you feel you meant a lot to her & she reached out to a lot of people...She was quite a talented writer. I miss her still.
From Vivian Daniel Roberti on August 14th, 2011
Mary Lou and I were in the 3rd grade together and I remember her as the prettiest girl in Claxton. She remained lovely inside and out for as long as I knew her, I feel sorrow whenever I think of her not being with us now. She leaves a space no one else can fill.
From Leslie Long Vann on August 20th, 2011
The place where Mary Lou should be will always be a hole in our get togethers. Her wry sense of humor could make any moment lighter. Sure wish she could be with us.
From Danie Johnson on August 22nd, 2011
It was wonderful to read your thoughtful rememberances of Lou. This month would have marked our thiry-seventh wedding anniversary and last month her fifty-ninth birthday. The last thirteen years have often brought back fond memories of our twenty-four years together. I and our three children are doing well--all three graduated from college, Megan and Sally both have two sons, Craig is in graduate school in architecture--we stay in touch with Lou's mom and brother--we were strengthened by the evperience and miss her--sorry I didn't get to see each of you--would love to hear from you--I'm in the book!--best, Danie Johnson
Kathy was away for many years. When she returned to Asheville briefly before her death, it was wonderful to see her, again. We had lunch and spoke occaisionally and her death was so untiely. Rest in peace, Kathy.
Jamie and I grew up together. She stayed at my house after school. We went on the Magic Bus for her birthday. She was always kind and sweet. A dear person
She grew into a remarkable woman. Her work was hard but rewarding. She looked after her father and an elderly aunt and her mother before she passed.
She is missed not only by her family but also by her community.
From Ellen Craig on July 17th, 2011
I Remember Jamie, I did not know her well, but I really did like her. I remember seeing the news of her death when I came home one weekend, and it really mad me sad. She was one of those people who meet and never do forget. She really was a unigue and wonderful person and it showed.
From Nedra wilson on August 12th, 2011
Jamie and I grew up together. Lots of birthday parties, sleep overs, fun just hanging out. Losing her still leaves a hole in my heart. She was a dear girl, woman and friend.
Love you everday & you left an unfillable hole in our family.
From Rick Hulme on August 19th, 2011
Charlie was a great friend and neighbor and it was his house and family where our group or friends seemed to always end up. Even though we saw each other with less frequency, it was like we just picked up where we left off. Rest in peace, friend.
I remember Karsten as a kind person. May he rest in peace.
From Nedra Wilson on May 15th, 2011
I went to school from 1st grade through 12 with Karsten. His mind was always working. I was amazed by him. He told us of coming to America and seeing the Statue of Liberty. He wrote the formula for rocket fuel taking up all the black board and didn't get in trouble. Like me our teachers were amazed.
May he be remember as exceptional and be in peace.
From Michael Jones on June 17th, 2011
I too went to school with Karsten from first grade until graduation, he was a kind soul. Rest in peace.
I knew Chris, from early childhood. We went to school and church together. He was the nicest and most sincere person. The last time I saw him he was sick and died soon after that. It is hard to believe he is gone.
I knew Bobby from elementary school. As kids he always made everyone laugh. And, I remember him as the fastest reader I ever saw. He could complete timed reading tests faster than anyone. His wit and sincerity will be missed.
Mike was the running mate of a lifetime. While at UNC Asheville he was the greatest VP for me as the president of our student body. I am sorry he will not be able to attend this reunion!
From Annie Martin on March 10th, 2011
We celebrated your life last Sunday, MO daddy! Lots of tales told on you by your friends and family. Sha, Maggie and Patrick organized an event that included a photo montage and your favorite music. Many of your old friends were there and some of your work buddies flew in to remember you fondly. We all acknowledged your intelligence, humor and caring heart. You are not forgotten.
From Jack Herbert on June 5th, 2011
Mike was truly one of the greatest friends I knew and kept in touch with him year to year. I had the pleasure of staying with him several times in Colorado and met Sharon as well prior to their marriage. I remember him counting the days until retirement and I cursed him always with jealousy. He will surely be missed by the masses who know him for his intensive wit and cleaverness. Myself and Cleo were always the butt of his deranged jokes which I will always remember. I wish I could have said good bye but he will always be in my memories always. Peace be with you always
I want to take a moment to remember my awesome twin brother Keith. He left this life way to early and I deeply and dearly miss him so much. I will post his obituary when we have it ready and thank you all for your love and support during this very difficult time. I really look forward to seeing evevryone at the reunion in August!
Kent, am so sorry to read that Keith passed. I went to school with both of you seemed like all through K-12. He was so sweet and nice to me and just a great young man!!! I know you will miss him greatly. You probably don't remember me at all, but I just wanted to tell you I know what you and your family are going through. I lost my Mom, Dad, brother and husband all to cancer within just a few years of each other. God Bless You and all your family! Debbie Mayfield (Price in HS). I was best friends with Jeannean Reagan. I live in Texas -- been here for 30 years.
From Virginia Lawrence Wilkinson on June 28th, 2011
I remember Keith and Kent from my early childhood. Mom would take us places since we didn't have drivers license. We stayed friends all during middle and high school. I loved Keith like a brother. I am so sorry to hear of his much to early death. All I can say is God has a wonderful guy and I look forward to seeing him in heaven.
From Ellen Keetch (Craig) on August 5th, 2011
I also remember Keith, from a class I had when some one pelted the teacher with an erraser and blamed it on me. Ketih , who sat at the back of the room was the only person in the class that stood up and said that I did not do it and reported the person that did. I did not know him well, but he stood up for me .
From John Miall on August 15th, 2011
I grew up a few houses down the street from the Self's... I hardly remember a life without the Self's being part of it. Though I didn't see Keith much in later life (he lived in Hawaii) his death was all too premature. He was a kind and gentle soul.
From Leslie Long Vann on August 20th, 2011
The Self brothers will always be in my memory as two of the most genuine and kind guys in the high school. I regret that Keith was so far away that most of us haven't seen him since graduation. I am saddened to learn of his passing.
I have a lot of fond memories growing up in the same neighborhood as Eugene. Basketball and football at the Busey's and baseball at Grace Covenant. He was a good friend.
From jennifer jacobs on August 16th, 2011
Eugene was that great combination of humor & energy & intelligence that makes for someone you can't help but remember...I saw him on his way out of town- unexpectedly- & felt sad that I'd probably never see him again. And now he's gone. Wish I knew what happened to him after Chapel Hill...
From laine barton on August 18th, 2011
I saw Eugene when he lived in NY. We would meet in Chinatown for lunch. He was auditioning for acting jobs and working part-time to cover the bills. I'd heard he moved to Ohio. I loved his energy, his creativity.