Avvie Silver Swannanoa - Avvie Alice Ledford Silver, 90, of Swannanoa, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at her residence. Born in Buncombe County to the late Robert and Ella Banks Ledford, she was a homemaker and a member of Patton Cove Gospel Mission. She is preceded in death by her husband, Grover W. Silver, daughter, Deborah Craig and son-in-law, Timothy Pugh. Survivors include one son, Gerald Silver (Tammy) ; three daughters, Teresa Pugh, Barbara Dockery (Royce) and Denise Silver, all of Swannanoa; eight grandchildren, Angela Tullis, Kimberly Silver, David Pugh, Jason Dockery, Ariana Cox. Josh Dockery, Karia Duggins and Kristine Lee; eight great grandchildren, Ashton, Tayte, Gwenneth. Josie, Thomas, Avery, Timmy, and Gavin; and one brother, Jimmy Ledford of Swannanoa. A funeral service will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road. Revs. Royce Dockery and Paul Norton will officiate. Interment will be Monday at 10:00 a.m.at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and at all other times will be at the home. Memorials may be made to Care Partners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC, 28813. The online memorial is available at grocefuneral home.com .
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