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    Jeff from the Hike Inn is very ill. prayers needed
    "Some of you has met Jeff & Nancy Hoch at Fontana Dam at The Hike
    Inn. Asking prayers for my father in law, Jeff Hoch. We received the
    call today that his cancer has spread to
    his brain and so much swelling. He was taken yesterday to the hospital
    and is no longer has the strength to stand and became paralyzed.

    Just please remember him in your prayers and let others know. They have
    met hundreds hikers through the years and loved every second of it.
    Please keep my mother in law in your prayers for days ahead.
    Thank you"

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    Cancer sucks. Prayers going that way.

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    Terrible news! Had no idea. Have used him for a shuttle many times.
    Always enjoyed his conversations and local history lessons.
    Prayers for Jeff and family on the way.

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    Man, I'm REALLY sorry to hear that. I've stayed with Jeff many times and had the opportunity to talk a bit during some shuttles he provided. He's a truly nice guy and we will definitely keep him and all of you in our prayers!
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    Damn....

    thoughts for the family....

    and hope this doesn't affect their fine fine business.....

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    Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. We first met Jeff and Nancy in 2003, when they helped us with our first family section hike, then again in '04 and '05, and many times since. Terrific people, so helpful to newbie hikers.
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    The Hike Inn was responsible for my son's first shuttle ride/drop-off for his first AT section hike. Great people and great place to hang out on the porch. Our prayers are with you.
    "Though I have lost the intimacy with the seasons since my hike, I retain the sense of perfect order, of graceful succession and surrender, and of the bold brilliance of fall leaves as they yield to death." - David Brill

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    Very sorry to hear about Jeff. My prayers to Jeff and Nancy. I first met them in 1998 or 1999, not too long after they got the Fontana Inn up and running (now the Hike Inn). I've used them for shuttles and occasionally dropped on by when hiking in the area. I always enjoyed viewing Jeff's Indian relic display.

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    Very sorry to hear.
    I used them several times. Great people and friend to hikers.

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    Sorry to hear that, prayers sent.

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    Thank you, Lone Wolf, for letting us know. I stayed there in '05 and Jeff shuttled us. Super nice folks. So sorry to hear and will send up a prayer, indeed.
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    Lone Wolf, Thanks for letting us know. We used their shuttle this past spring and they were great folks, very helpful. Prayers go out for them.

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    Jeff did my very first shuttle. He was very informative during the ride and Ill always remember Nancy having hot cookies that early cold spring morning after a cold and wet hike. Good people being talked about here folks
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    They did my first shuttle as well....Good people. Sending positive vibes that way.

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    quoted from facebook...

    ed to share with you all about Jeff Hoch ( owner Hike Inn Fontana, NC
    Last night he was still conscious making little thumbs up and small smile. During the night he has become non responsive. He breathing is hard and rapid. The doctor and nurses said that he is shutting down. Please continue to pray for Nancy, family, and friends

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    good people for sure, treated me like family. prayers and thoughts go out to family and friends...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    quoted from facebook...

    ed to share with you all about Jeff Hoch ( owner Hike Inn Fontana, NC
    Last night he was still conscious making little thumbs up and small smile. During the night he has become non responsive. He breathing is hard and rapid. The doctor and nurses said that he is shutting down. Please continue to pray for Nancy, family, and friends
    "The Appalachian Trail community has lost a good friend....Jeff Hoch of the Hike Inn at Fontana Dam has passed away. I was fortunate enough to spend time with Jeff this week, and he died in the same manner in which he lived...with courage and dignity."

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    Sorry to hear this. Jeff and Nancy have been very good to me the past few years. My prayers are for Nancy and the family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    "The Appalachian Trail community has lost a good friend....Jeff Hoch of the Hike Inn at Fontana Dam has passed away. I was fortunate enough to spend time with Jeff this week, and he died in the same manner in which he lived...with courage and dignity."
    Rest in Peace Jeff, and my deepest sympathies to Nancy and family. Great folks
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    Sigh. Thanks for letting us know, LW.
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