October 18, 1932 ~ January 26, 2022

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

As feisty as she was sweet, our beloved Edna Dover peacefully went to be with the Lord on January 26th, 2022 at the age of 89 years old.

Ms. Dover was born to the late Hoyle and Vista Bridges on October 18th, 1932 in Buncombe County, NC.

Edna is preceded in death by her son, Ricky Dover and her siblings, Linda Cordell (Earl), Peggy Mull, Reva McMahan (Richard), Roy Bridges, Roger Bridges, and Wayne Bridges.

Edna is survived by her granddaughter, Tia MacKenzie (Chris Dugger); grandson, Jesse Dover; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Hughes, Mia Hughes, Christian Hughes, Cierra Hughes, and Jasper Dugger; sister, Joan Austin (Vernon); brother, Allen Bridges (Hope), and many nieces and nephews.

Edna was a long time member of West Asheville Baptist Church where she had many dear friends. Edna retired from Square D after many years of service.

Edna’s beautiful smile and spunky presence will forever be missed. Rest easy, we love you!

Service for Edna Dover will be held at a later date.

Memorials in her honor may be made to: WNC Bridge Foundation (for CarePartners Hospice), 294 Overlook Rd., Asheville NC 28803.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. We were sorry to hear of Edna’s passing. She was a neighbor and friend. She was a beautiful lady, always smiling. Our deepest condolences to her family. May God give each of you comfort during this time and days to come.
    Phil and Joyce Dover Evans

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Edna was a precious friend of mine for many years. She was so down to earth and nice to everyone. I enjoyed her jolly, carefree personality. She said to me more than once that she “just wanted to be happy” (and she was). I will miss her phone calls asking “what are you doing”. She loved her family and talked about her granddaughter and great grandchildren often. I will miss her tremendously.
    Rest In peace dear sweet friend.
    Terri Shipley

  3. Such a sweet woman. I will miss the fellowship with Ms. Edna on Sunday’s at West Asheville Baptist Church. She was a joy to see every Sunday when she would arrive at church usually early for the morning service. Always a pleasant attitude and loving smile. The Lord sure gained a good one when she passed. Can’t wait to see her again.

  4. So sorry bout the loss of Edna. She always had a smile, & was so sweet. Knew of her family, she worked @ Sq D. As well as her sister Peggy. I worked with Peggy in Sub_Assembly. Prayers for the family in ur time of sorrow. God Bless.

  5. Rest In Peace, Edna. Always the first to show up with a flower when mom would be in the hospital and you were so faithful to visit her often in recent months. You will be missed! You were a special friend with boundless compassion and style!


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