WEAVERVILLE – Cecile Ponder Gudger, age 68, of Weaverville, died peacefully at home on Thursday, September 3, 2020.
Mrs. Gudger was born November 6, 1951 in Buncombe County to the late Rev. Cecil L. and Yetive Roberts Ponder. Cecile was a loving mother and devoted wife, who loved the Lord with all her heart and was a wonderful example of faithfulness and kindness. She attended Gracepoint Church in Asheville.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Butch Gudger; daughters, Stephanie Webb (Phillip) of Weaverville, and Christy Barnard (Jackie) of Swannanoa. She was the proud grandmother of Lauren and Andrew Webb both of Weaverville. She is also survived by her brother, Rev. Dr. Walter Ponder and wife Carole of Mars Hill, and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held for family and close friends at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2020 in West Memorial Park 40 Roberts Street, Weaverville. Reverend Dr. Walter Ponder and Reverend Adam Ponder will officiate. West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Those desiring to make a memorial contribution, are encouraged to consider: NC Veterans Writing Alliance Foundation, Inc., PO Box 18113, Asheville, NC 28814 or Gracepoint Church 50 Woodland Hills Road, Asheville, NC 28804. For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Gudger’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.