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Maynard Denson Stuart

June 7, 1937 ~ January 12, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old


Maynard Denson Stuart, age 85 of Jefferson, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at SECU Hospice Care Center in Yadkinville.  Mr. Stuart was born on June 7, 1937 in Ashe County, North Carolina to the late Reeves and Ethel Owen Stuart.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife, Lenna Ruth Medley Stuart and two sisters, Nada Sheets and Ila Dowell.

Mr. Stuart was a member of Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church.  He always enjoyed going to the beach with his family.  In 1972 Maynard and his late wife, Lenna Ruth opened Jefferson Florist, they worked together building Ashe County's premier florist, until her passing in 2007.  Maynard continued their legacy operating the florist until September of 2022. 

Mr. Stuart is survived by one son, Norman Stuart of West Jefferson, one daughter, Mischelle Wyatt of Hillsboro, OH, one sister, Melba Turner of Trinity, four grandchildren, Ashley Wyatt Jarvis (Josh), Landon Wyatt (Kyleah), all of Hillsboro, OH, Whitney Landwehrmann (T.J.), Tyler Stuart (Hannah) all of West Jefferson and one great-granddaughter, Theory Wrenn Landwehrmann.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 7:00pm at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by Rev. Doug Halsey and Rev. Dwight Shepherd.  The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00pm two hours prior the service.

Graveside Services will be held on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 11:00am in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church; PO Box 65, Jefferson, NC 28640.

The family will be meeting at his home on Academy St. in Jefferson.

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January 15, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ashelawn Memorial Chapel

Funeral Service
January 15, 2023

7:00 PM
Ashelawn Memorial Chapel

Graveside Service
January 16, 2023

11:00 AM
Ashelawn Memorial Gardens
3470 US Hwy 221 N.
Crumpler, NC 28617


Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church
P.O. Box 65, Jefferson NC 28640
Tel: 1-336-846-9642


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