Violet Ward Gouge (2018-12-17 14:12:52)

Violet Ward Gouge, age 84, of Summit Avenue in Spruce Pine, died Saturday, December 15, 2018 at her home.

Born on October 11, 1934 in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Dink and Eva Ward. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack L. Gouge and later by her second husband, Max Gouge, Sr. She was also preceded in death by her son; Richard Linn Gouge; several brothers and sisters.

Violet was a member of the First Baptist Church of Spruce Pine. She was also a member of the Easter Star. She loved being with her family, spending time with them and especially loved her great grandchildren. She enjoyed her flowers and working with them, too.

Left to cherish her memories are her daughters; Jackie Gouge and Lisa Gouge both of Spruce Pine; her grandchildren; Marsha Hoyle and Ryan Ryall of Spruce Pine; Dustin Hoyle and wife, Pam of Marion; and Heather Pendley of Bakersville; her great grandchildren; Trevin Hoyle, Ethan Silver, Aiden Hoyle and Alex G. Ryall all of Spruce Pine; her sisters; Helen Viola of South Carolina and Lola Richards of Michigan.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service honoring the life of Violet Gouge on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Frist Baptist Church of Spruce Pine with Dr. Rocky Branch and Dr. David Vess officiating. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends will be on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Frist Baptist Church of Spruce Pine. Interment will be in the Gouge Cemetery in Bakersville.

The family would like to extend a special ‘Thank You’ to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge and to the nurses of NICU of the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals for their wonderful care of Violet.

Words of comfort may be e-mailed to the family by going to our website;, selecting Violet Gouge’s name and then you may sign her guestbook. Webb Funeral Home of Spruce Pine is honored to be assisting the Gouge family. Mrs. Gouge’s obituary has also been posted on Facebook for viewing.

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