Eunice Gouge Gass, 82, of Whittier, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 2. A longtime resident of Whittier, she was the daughter of the late Luman and Mae Cole Gouge and wife of the late Buddy Gass. A Christian woman, she was a faithful member of Whittier Baptist Church. She worked in Swain County and Cherokee most of her life.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Dan and Willis Gouge.
She is survived by two daughters, Reba Elders of Whittier, Donna Cook and husband Bobby of Sylva; grandson, Brandon Elders and wife Jill of Sylva; two great grandchildren, Brett and Jake Elders; two brothers, Lewis and Jack Gouge; her sister, Audrey Peters and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, Nov. 5 in the chapel of Crisp Funeral Home. Revs. Terry Taylor and Shane Silvers will officiate with burial in the Thomas Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11am to 1pm Saturday at the funeral home.