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Lois Beshears

February 25, 1934 — April 13, 2018

Brevard, North Carolina

Lois Whitmire Beshears, 84, of Brevard passed away Friday, April 13, 2018.

A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Cecil R. Whitmire and Iva Sanders Whitmire. She is also preceded in death by her husband Gene Beshears of Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

She is survived by her son Wayne Brown and wife Pam, of Brevard; her daughter Linda Hamilton and husband Ron, of New Market, Tennessee; and her stepdaughter Sherrie Beshears. She is also survived by her sister, Betty Whitmire Delwiche and husband Bob; her brothers Wayne Whitmire and wife Dee, Joseph B. Whitmire and wife Carole, and Jerry Whitmire and wife Betty; and her many nieces and nephews.

She had a long career in business in Brevard, including working with the Transylvania County Tax Collectors Office, Houston Furniture Company, and Citizens Telephone Company. Later, Lois and her sister Betty opened Sassy Tree Gift Shop in Pisgah Forest, operating it until she married Gene and relocated to Wilkesboro, North Carolina. She was passionate about genealogy and completed an extensive history of her mother's family.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Tore's Homes for the excellent, loving care, she received during the three years she resided with them.

A service for Lois Beshears will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes memorial donations to CarePartners Hospice Transylvania, PO Box 21 Brevard, NC 28712 or to the Whitmire Cemetery Fund, 100 Rocky Branch Rd. Lake Toxaway, NC 28747.

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