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Saturday October 17th, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
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Mary Stephenson Harden



Mrs. Mary Stephenson Harden, 73, of the Montford Cove Community, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020 while at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.


Born in Buncombe County on December 12, 1946, she was born to the late Ben Gather Morris and Lucille Temple Morris.


An only child, Mary grew up on a dairy farm and received several awards for her cattle. She enjoyed cooking, and she loved to read. She worked for many years as an Operating Room Technician for Pardee Hospital. A member of Mountain View Church for most of her life, she truly loved the Lord and her family.


In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her former husband, Willard M. Stephenson.


Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 20 years, Lyle Harden; two children, Denise DeHart (Ronald) and Dale Stephenson (Royale); ten grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; her canine companion, Lou Lou and her feline companion, Misty.


A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Beam Funeral Service in Marion. The family will receive friends one hour prior, from 2:00 to 3:00. Burial will follow at Mountain View Church Cemetery in Black Mountain.




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Mom i miss you so much. My heart still hurts so bad. I just want you to know lm doing my best to take care of everything. I don't do as good a job as you but I do my best. I love you so much.

Your daughter Apr 12 2021 12:00 AM

Thanks for your support. I sorry it has taken me this long to respond but I still have trouble dealing with this.

Denise DeHart Apr 12 2021 12:00 AM

Thanks Tony. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to respond but it still hurts to deal with this.

Denise DeHart Apr 12 2021 12:00 AM

Just want to let you know that I'm so sry for the loss of your mother Beth your wife Lyle and grandmother to Jason and Gracie....Condolences yo the rest of Marys family also . She was a sweet lady, I would stop and talk with the on the hill when Lyle checked his mail. We would chat for a few minutes. Family just know your in my thoughts and prayers.

Alice Kelley Edwards Oct 18 2020 12:00 AM

Please know that I am lifting up your family in my prayers during this time. May God comfort you and your family during this time in the loss of such a wonderful lady. Rev. Lisa Mathis Courtney, Chaplain Hospice of the Carolina Foothills

Rev. Lisa Mathis Courtney Oct 16 2020 12:00 AM

Offering our condolences. May God be with you during this difficult time of your life.

Tony Silver Oct 15 2020 12:00 AM

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