Merle Driggers

Merle Garner Driggers

Tuesday, April 21st, 1931 - Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Merle Garner Driggers of Pisgah Forest passed away on February 12, 2019. She was a native of Hope Mills, NC, born April 21, 1931 to Effie and Earl Garner.
She was the wife of Archie Driggers, with whom she celebrated 68 years of marriage. She was the mother of two sons: James, a resident of Orlando, FL, and Mark (deceased); she was the mother of four daughters: Larke Foster of Jonesborough, TN; Ann Wright of Hendersonville, NC; Katrina Ronneburger of Pisgah Forest, NC, and Teresa Chafey of Moore, SC. She was lovingly known as “Grand Merle” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sister, Ruth Ann Honeycutt of Chattanooga, TN, and brother, Alton “Dick” Garner of St. Louis, MO.
Merle was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Brevard for 49 years and was noted for her class, charm, grace, and her loving care and compassion to all that knew her. A gifted chef, she managed the Wedge and Keg Restaurant in Brevard, NC for many years before opening Archibald’s Delicatessen in Holden Beach, NC with her husband and son.
A “Celebration of Life” will be held at 1 PM at First United Methodist Church in Brevard, with a receiving by the family immediately following in the Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her name to Transylvania Christian Ministries, 164 Duckworth Ave, Brevard, NC 28712.
Online condolences may be left at
Moody-Connolly Funeral Home, 181 S. Caldwell Street, Brevard, NC 28712.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 15th, 2019 |
    Friday, February 15th, 2019
    First United Methodist Church of Brevard
    325 N. Broad St.
    Brevard, NC 28712
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    A reception will be held immediately following the service.
  • Memorial Service

    Friday, February 15th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Friday, February 15th, 2019 1:00pm
    First United Methodist Church of Brevard
    325 N. Broad St.
    Brevard, NC 28712
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Diane Boone

Posted at 09:14am
May God surround you with His peace and love. Merle was a dear lady and a true friend. May the memories you shared always be a living tribute to her loving kindness.

Love and prayers, Diane Boone


Posted at 05:35pm
Dear Driggers family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that this promise from God's Word the Bible will bring your family comfort at this difficult time. "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life" - John 5:28, 29.

Joanne Bartsch

Posted at 06:40pm
Ann - We knew each other for a while when I lived in Brevard and worked at the Inn. I remember your mom as generous and caring. Thinking of you with love and prayers for peace.

Joanne Bartsch

Margaret Vail

Posted at 07:41am
I am sorry for your loss. When a love one die many ask 'what is the purpose of life?' At Genesis 1:27,28 we can find the answer to that question. God purpose will be fulfilled. (Joshua 21:45)

Kenneth, Danute and Lidija Cline

Posted at 09:26am
In loving memory of Merle Garner Driggers
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