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Hazel Gibbs Gonce, 74

Hazel Gibbs Gonce, 74

Hazel Gibbs Gonce, 74, of Hendersonville, left this earth on the wings of a dove on Saturday, July 13, 2013.

She was a native of Henderson County and a daughter of the late Frank and Ethel Shires Gibbs. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Joan Gibbs Henderson; two brothers, Frank "Bud" Gibbs and John Henry Gibbs.

She attended Union Hill Holiness Baptist Church for many years. Hazel loved her daylilies and would always be found outside among the rainbow of blooms. She also loved her special friends Molly and Cody. In a long line of grandmothers, Silina picked Hazel for her grandmother. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Hazel is survived by her daughter, Lisa Payne and husband Richard of Asheville; son, Douglas Gonce and wife Lori of Hendersonville; sister, Shirley Hollingsworth of East Flat Rock; five grandchildren, Silina Beddingfield of Hendersonville, James, Austin, and Justin Payne all of Asheville, and Kyle Gonce of Hendersonville; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 2  p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Revs. Phillip Capell and Larry Oliver will be officiating. The family will receive friends at the home of Doug Gonce.

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Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements