December 5, 1942 ~ December 30, 2015

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

Suzanne Piver, 73, of Fletcher, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the John F. Keever Jr. Hospice Solace Center. A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Wilma Paula Banks Maney and John Creed Maney Sr. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, William Eugene "Gene" Piver, who passed away in 2014. She is survived by one daughter, Amy Piver Dupree (Mike) of Arden; two grandchildren, Wyatt and Adair Dupree of Arden and one brother, Johnny Maney of Hendersonville. After graduating Cum Laude from UNC-Greensboro, Suzanne worked as a tax auditor for the Employment Security Commission, from which she retired with over 30 years of service. She and Gene were faithful members of Calvary Episcopal Church, where she belonged to the Daughters Of The King. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Calvary Episcopal Church with Reverend Dr. Elizabeth Canham officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in Old Well Hall of the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Suzanne's memory to either the Manna Food Bank, Calvary Church Food Pantry, CarePartners Hospice or to a charity of one's own choice. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. Amy and Family, I am so sad to hear of Suzanne’s passing. She was one of my oldest friends, one who was always there when needed. Her strength, her intelligence, her energy,her sense of humor made her a very special person and a beloved friend. Please accept my sympathy and prayers on your lose.

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  2. Amy, just wanted to say I am sooo sorry for your loss, Suzanne fought a good fight and was ready to go to her Heaveny Home. We feel so Blessed to have had her & Gene as our neighbors for so many years and they are gonna be greatly missed. Find comfort in past memories and know that one day we will all meet again.

    The Whitakers

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  3. Amy,
    I am so sorry. Your mom fought a great battle. She is at peace now. I am here for you! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Starting work at ESC in December of 1974 was extremely challenging simply because of huge unemployment numbers, but suzanne was always there to guide all of us through the hard times. She was my boss or co-worker for the rest of our careers, but most of all, I considered her one of my dearest friends. She will be sorely missed.

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  5. Suzanne and I were in Bible Study Fellowship together when her husband passed away. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever met and a blessing to us all. Amy, I am deeply sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort, strength, and peace now and in the months ahead.

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