July 13, 2016 ~ July 13, 2016

Born in: Laurel County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Shirley Lucille Vance, 79, of Asheville, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at The Laurels of Summit Ridge. A native of Laurel Co., KY., she was a daughter of the late Geneva Wilkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Vance. Mrs. Vance worked as a CNA, and was a member of Oakley Baptist Church. Surviving are her daughter, Susan Milicia and husband Mick of Swansea, SC; sons, Robert Stauffer and wife Sharon of Barnardsville, and Ed Zeliechowski of Bowling Green, KY; ten grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at Oakley Baptist Church, with the Rev. Thomas A. Pierce officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses. Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Rd. is assisting the family.

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