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Mary Elizabeth Crum Filer

July 23, 1933 — December 21, 2022


Mary Elizabeth Crum Filer

Mary Elizabeth Crum Filer, age 89, of Weaverville formerly of Miami, died Wednesday, December 21, 2022.

Mrs. Filer was born in Miami-Dade where she had lived most of her life and was a resident of Buncombe County since 2007.  She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Mary was a long-time member of Olympia Heights UMC where she served faithfully as director and teacher for nearly 50 years.  She was a daughter of the late James Bergman and Margaret Marie Humphries Crum.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, William J. Filer, Jr. in 2019.

Surviving are her daughters, Deborah Townsend, and Donna Herrera and husband Jorge; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service to honor both Beth and Bill will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, January 28, 2023 in the Chapel of West Funeral Home in Weaverville, NC, with Pastor Jorge Herrera officiating.

Those who desire to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at West Funeral Home is assisting the family.

For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Filer’s obituary at

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Memorial Service

Saturday, January 28, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chapel of West Funeral Home

17 Merrimon Ave, Weaverville, NC 28787

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