February 4, 1912 ~ June 12, 2018

Born in: Rutherford Co., NC,
Resided in: Laurens, SC

Maude Silver King, 106, of Carolina Gardens of Laurens, SC, and formerly of Asheville and Waynesville, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. She was born in Rutherford County February 4, 1912. Mrs. King was preceded in death by her parents, Creed and Lillie Silver; husband, Marvin B. King; daughter, Katherine Allison; grandson, M. Allan King; five brothers and four sisters. She is survived by sons, M. Bruce King, of Asheville, and David M. King (Ida), of Gray Court, SC; granddaughters, Sylvia K. Kochler (Keith), of Wilmington, NC, Ashley M. King, of Greenville, SC, and Erin E. King, of Laurens, SC; grandsons, Charles M. Allison (Teresa), of Waynesville, and Kevin D. Allison (Janette), of Taylors, SC; great-grandchildren, Joshua Allison, of Waynesville, and Mackenzie Hurley and Dylan Hurley, of Gray Court, SC; son in-law, Robert H. Allison, of Taylors, SC; and sister, Marie S. Reece, of Maryville, TN. She was a descendant of George Silver, Jr., who was a Revolutionary War patriot and early settler in Kona (Yancey County) NC. Mrs. King was a member of Cedar Hill Free Will Baptist Church where she taught the Adult Bible Class and played piano and organ for over 50 years. She worked as a noted floral designer, at various florists, in the Asheville area and served as a Republican Poll Judge for the Buncombe County Board of Elections following her retirement from the floral business. A celebration of Mrs. King’s life will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. Reverends Howard Messer and Benjamin Rumph will officiate. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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  1. We were privileged to know Mrs. King. She was a true saint. Words cannot adequately describe just how special she was. We want to thank David and Ida for sharing her with us. Our lives were blessed and encouraged by Mrs. King often. We want to extend our condolences to the family. May Jesus hold you very close during this time and in days to come. Roger and Pat Burden

  2. I met this lady many years ago when I first started playing in flowers before I bought my own shop almost 40 years ago
    Always loved her
    RIP Sweet Maude

  3. I had the privilege to know ‘Granny King’ thru her Grandson Charles Allison. She always greeted me with a smile and made me feel welcomed. Charlie, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. I remember Mrs. King from Cedar Hill Free Will Baptist- playing the organ when I was a child. Our paths crossed over the years only at funerals and a few church functions. She was a great lady of faith with a wonderful example of Christian service. She was always dressed up ‘tip-top’ and had a beautiful smile. May God give you peace and great memories to treasure.

  5. I remember Mrs. King from Cedarhillfwb she was a very sweet lady loved hearing her play. Many prayers for her family.
    Rhonda Dula Blankenship

  6. Sorry that our paths parted many years ago, but I will always remember the smile and kindness Mrs. King always had for DavidĀ“s little friends. Our prayers to the family.

  7. I was not privileged to know Mrs king. But I was told stories of her by her son David. I also learned when she gave her life to Christ at 9 years old. And God blessed her many many years to share her testimony and her love for the Lord. I wish I could have met her. She must have been a very extraordinary woman.


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