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Melita Louise (Ballew) Craine

July 27, 1964 ~ January 3, 2021 (age 56)


Asheville – Melita Louise Ballew Craine, 56, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Care Partners Hospice Solace Center.

Melita was a native of Buncombe County and a daughter of the late Mac and Lois Marie Penland Ballew.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Steven Christopher “Chris” Craine.  Melita was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Anthony “Tony” Craine and one brother, Steven Ballew and her niece, Whitney; and had guardianship over Marissa Price..

A memorials service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Trinity Baptist Church.  Reverend Allen Rash and Reverend Donnie Walker will officiate.

Face masks and social distancing will be required at the church.

The care of Mrs. Craine has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at


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