Norma Lance Gaston

norma gaston

October 14, 1936 ~ April 22, 2023

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Norma Lance Gaston, 86, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2023.

Mrs. Gaston was born October 14, 1936, in Asheville, to the late Henry Lewis and Magnola “Nola” Miller Lance. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buck “Sonny” Gaston (2015); sisters, Ruth Treadway and Jo Anne Miller; and brother, H.L. Lance, Jr.

Norma worked as a secretary at American Enka (BASF) for more than 30 years. She was a member of Oak Forest Presbyterian Church and was active with the Order of Eastern Star.

She is survived by daughters, Cathy Watkins and Wanda Gaston; great-granddaughter, Shana Marie Franklin; and sister, Erma Penland.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Pisgah View Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Home for Children, 80 Lake Eden Rd., Black Mountain, NC 28711 or to the Hospice of Carolina Foothills, 372 Hudlow Road, Forest City, NC 28043.


Visitation: April 24, 2023 6:00 pm - June 20, 2024 8:00 pm

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


Graveside Service: April 25, 2023 2:00 pm

Pisgah View Memorial Park
1529 Smoky Park Highway
Candler, NC 28715


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