A founding member of the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, and its first president, Doris Cline Ward passed away at the age of 99 on Friday, December 1, 2017. She was living at Pisgah Valley Retirement Center in Candler, NC and was a retired social worker from the state of Michigan. Doris and her family moved to Asheville in 1978 and she became a charter member in forming the Society in 1979. She led the Society in building its library and programs for more than 30 years. OBCGS continues to grow in its service to the genealogical study of families who settled and built the Western North Carolina region and is indebted to Doris and all the volunteers that have contributed to its support.
Here is the link for her obituary: http://www.obcgs.com/society/in-memoriam/