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Frank Price Shull Jr.

Frank Price Shull Jr. of Crowfields in Asheville, N.C. died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at the Laurels of Green Tree Ridge. Mr. Shull was a native of Erwin, and had made his home in Asheville for the past 49 years.
He was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Erwin to the late Frank Price Shull Sr. and Monta Buchanan Shull.
He attended Carson Newman College and was a graduate of Cincinnati College of Embalming, Cincinnati, Ohio. A veteran of the Korean War, he was in military intelligence for the U.S. Marine Corp.
Following his service to his country, Mr. Shull founded Shull Funeral Home in Erwin, now the Ledford Funeral Home. He continued his career in the funeral business, working for Lundsford-Wilson and Co. He reitred after 54 years.
Mr. Shull was a member of Central Methodist Church, a 32nd degree Mason and participated in various clubs and organizations.
He is preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Price Shull, a stepson Walter Steven Guerry, and his first wife Catherine Potts Shull.
Survivors include his wife Mary Louise Guerry Shull; children: Michael Todd Shull and Anna Lisa Collins and her husband Paul Waddell Collins II, both of Asheville, N.C.; the children from his first marriage: Mark Shull and wife Becky of Chattanooga, John Shull and wife Dana of Birmingham, Ala., Joel Shull of Johnson City, Patricia Mixon and husband Mickey of Roanoke, Va., Karen Blazer and husband Scott of Knoxville; sister: Martha Ann Erwin of Erwin; grandchildren: Paul and Ellie Collins of Asheville, N.C., Katherine Shull of Simpsonville, S.C., Michael Shull of Huntsville, Ala., Sara Boone of Auburn, Ala., Johanna Shull of San Diego, Calif., Joshua Shull of Cookeville, Olivia, Alexandria and Catherine Shull of Birmingham, Ala., Courtney Mixon of Chicago, Ill., Evan Mixon of Blacksburg, Va., Ryan Blazer of Los Angeles, Calif., and Tyler Blazer of Atlanta, Ga., and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14, at Groce Funeral Home in Arden, N.C., with Dr. Rob Blackburn officiating. Interment followed at Calvary Episcopal Churchyard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, N.C. 28731 or Memory Care at Givens Estates, 2360 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, N.C. 28803.
An online memorial register is available at
Groce Funeral Home was in charge.