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Herbert Ray Nelms

d. November 24, 2020


Herbert Ray Nelms

WEAVERVILLE – Herbert Ray Nelms, age 85, of Weaverville, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family, from complications of Guillain Barre Syndrome, Tuesday November 24, 2020.

Mr. Nelms was born September 15, 1935 in Buncombe County to the late Gordon T. and Emma Lou Nelms. Herbert served in the US Air Force from 1956 - 1960 and retired from The Biltmore Estate in 1997.   In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Nelms Campbell and her husband, Ralph.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Corrine Brown Nelms; daughter, Shelby Nelms Londenberg and husband Walter of Weaverville; three grandchildren, Jessica Dodd and Ralph Campbell of Asheville, and Alex Londonberg and wife Erin of Piedmont, SC; and four great grandchildren, Callie Mae and Anna Grace Dodd of Asheville, Aiden and Walt Londenberg of Piedmont, SC.

No services are planned at this time.

West Funeral Home is assisting the family

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