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Our father, Junior (Ernest F. Conner Jr.) is 50 years old and is suffering from advanced stages of liver disease. His doctors at the University of North Carolina Hospital have told us that his only option is a life-saving liver transplant.

Dad is the loving husband of Beth Conner, a wonderful father and stepfather, grandfather to six and good friend to many. Dad has always lived in Black Mountain, graduated from Charles D. Owen High School, served for 24 years full time as a fireman for The Black Mountain Fire Department, and volunteered and worked part time at other fire departments. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Swannanoa. Due to his declining health, he is no longer able to work or do many things he has always done. Dad is one of the most gracious people you will ever meet and once he receives his transplant, he looks forward to becoming an active member of his church and community again.

Updates (2)

June 11, 2015

Daddy is on his way to Chapel Hill today for some test! He hasn’t been feeling well and is having a few problems. But he is #1 on the list for his blood type!! So we need prayers now more than ever!! Thanks to everyone that has helped and prayed so far!!!

April 30, 2015

We had our first “the call” that there was a liver waiting for us in Chapel Hill on Monday, April 27th… But no sooner than we got to the car they called back and the liver was no good… This was a little sad, but it gave us hope that Daddy is going to get a new liver! Hopefully we will be getting another one of those phone calls soon!! Please come and join us on Thursday, May 14th at the Texas Roadhouse… Bring your flyer or mention that you are there for Junior Conner so 10% of your bill will go to Daddy’s medical bills!


August 11, 2015

Junior, you are my best friend, my soul mate and a wonderful husband and father. You are not alone thru this struggle. First of all and most important you have God in you heart. Friends and family that love you very much. I feel as tho I have a private line to pray to God for you! I love you Honey.


April 26, 2015

Marybeth I had no idea my family and i have all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Much love to you and your family and miss you like crazy.

Jessica Turner (Sircey)

April 25, 2015

I'm praying for you Jr. . God is in control.

Gail Parker

April 22, 2015

Prayers for you and your family, love you all so much.

Nancy Allen and the crew at the Breakfast Shoppe.