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Alpha Nesbitt Harkins

November 16, 1922 - October 31, 2018

Alpha Nesbitt Harkins, 95, of Fletcher went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at her residence after living a full life. A native of Buncombe County and lifelong resident of Western North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Ethel Nesbitt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl J. Harkins, who died in 2003; brother, Morgan Nesbitt and sister-in-law, Ruth Nesbitt.

A graduate of Fairview High School, she was a devoted homemaker and spent 12 enjoyable years working for The House of Towels in Hendersonville. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church for over 40 years, having served in the Ladies Missionary Club along with growing and arranging the altar flowers during the years she was a member. Alpha was a member of the Fairview Home Demonstration Club and enjoyed reading and studying her Bible. She loved praying and caring for her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Yvonne Harkins DeGraw; son, Stanley Earl Harkins; grandchildren, Dr. Neil Barnwell and his wife, Annissa, Tonya Barnwell Robinson and her husband, Warren, Danny Barnwell, Brad Harkins and his wife, Kim, Stacie Harkins Allen and her husband, Brandon, and Michael Harkins; great-grandchildren, Larri and C.J. Robinson, Dell Barnwell, Mckaylyn, Elijah and Josiah Harkins, Zackary Allen and Adalee Harkins; sister, Shirlene Dalton and her husband, Dean; sister-in-law, Mammie Sue Harkins; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

A visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Monday, November 5, 2018 at Naples Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Naples Baptist Church with Reverend Richard Merck officiating. Burial will follow the service in Shepherd Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions in Alpha’s honor may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 South Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, November 5, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:

Naples Baptist Church

2 Rugby Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28791


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm

Location:

Naples Baptist Church

2 Rugby Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28791


Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Location:

Shepherd Memorial Park

5045 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28791


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