Bob Terrell, a beloved local author and columnist, passed away on Sunday at the age of 80. He died in Arizona, where he had moved two weeks ago after living and working in Western North Carolina for most of his life.
Terrell’s folksy and historical columns were a mainstay in the Asheville Citizen and Asheville Citizen-Times, where he started working in 1949. He also spearheaded almost 30 church-group trips to the Middle East (the subject of a lengthy obituary and multimedia items on Terrell’s life and work.
— Jon Elliston, managing editor