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Wayne Gudger Merrill

February 20, 1935 - December 3, 2020

Wayne Gudger Merrill, 85, of Hendersonville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 3, 2020.  He was born in Leicester to the late Paul and Blanche Merrill, and was also preceded in death by his sister, Pauline Blackley.

Gudger retired from the DuPont plant in Brevard.  He enjoyed farming, and had a roadside stand for the produce he raised on 11 acres.  He later raised beef cattle. When not farming he enjoyed watching sports and western movies on TV.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 44 years, Kathleen Merrill; children, Cheryl Koenig (Mark) of Newland, NC, Brett Merrill of Hendersonville and Travis Merrill (June) of Hendersonville, five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

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