September 27, 1934 ~ November 20, 2012

Born in: Haywood Co.,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Ellene Chambers Metcalf, 78, of Candler, died on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Metcalf was born in Haywood Co., and was a daughter of Mabel Gaines Murray Chambers and of the late Elton Augustas Chambers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Carroll "Bill" Metcalf, who died in 2005, and a sister. In addition to her mother, Mrs. Metcalf is survived by two daughters, Debbie Miller of Candler, and Carolyn Jaynes and husband Joe, of Haywood Co.; son Randy Metcalf, Sr., of Burlington; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three sisters. Her family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m., with Charlie Sams officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Starnes Cove Baptist Church, 149 Starnes Cove Rd., Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. I am a neighbor across the road to Ellen Metcalf.Ellen will be missed very much.She was a special person to my husband, myself, and our two kids.we will continue our prayers to the whole family.God bless you all.

  2. My Love and Sympathy to all of you.I know how much you loved her.She was my friend for many years she will be missed,but her suffering is over. Love You

  3. What A great lady!! Ellene was such a good friend to Helen & me & to our whole family. We’ll miss her so much! Our sympathy & the very best to her family. Roger & Helen Glance.

  4. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you and your family are very close in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Mabel and Family: Our love and sympathy to you in the loss of your loved one. Ellene was a special person, always smiling and a friend to all. May God comfort you and give you strength. Cherish your sweet memories until you meet again.

  6. Dear Dr Ronnie Metcalf, I am very sorry to learn about the loss of your mom. I am sending you, your grandmother, and members of your family, great prayers during this time. All the very best, Karen Sanders

  7. We have so many wonderful memories of our families being such great friends and neighbors for many years. Can you still taste that deodorant, Carolyn? We are lifting up many prayers for all of you in your great loss of your daughter, mom, sister, friend and true lady. We love you all!

    Shirley and Mike DeWeese
    Eleen, Roger and Jutta Grant

  8. We are thinking of your family during this – Ellene was such a joy to know. May you find comfort in the fact she is not suffering and may God’s grace be with you during this time……

  9. Ellene was an angel walking the earth.We met
    when Carolyn and I became friends at’8 years
    of age.She treated me as a member of her
    family, and I was so honered. She has changed addresses, and is now in Heaven
    with. her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

  10. Dear Dr. Ronnie,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that if you are in need of anything,you have my support.
    Take care.
    Greg Magruder

  11. Dear Dr. Metcalf,
    We just heard about your Mom. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our prayers, and that we care about you. If you nedd anything at this time of loss, please let us know.
    Sarah & Josh Barton

  12. Dear Dr. Metcalf,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have you in my thoughts and prayers. Please know if you need anything – to please call me. You are an amazing person and I appreciate you. Love, Janet

  13. Wanted to send my condolences to all the family members. I grew up across the street from Mrs. Chambers on Haywood Road and have been blessed to talk with her all these years and to know and have been friends with members of this wonderful family. My prayers and thougts are with each of the family members.

  14. Mabel & family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Our families were always close. Ellene and I spent many days together growing up. I’ll always remember my time with her.

    Love and prayers,

  15. Ronnie,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. May your mom’s spirit and love always bring a smile to your face and comfort to your heart.


  16. We would like to extend to all the family our thoughts and prayers for your loss. Ellene was a dear friend and we cherish the many happy times we shared with both Bill and ‘Connie’. God bless.

  17. Eleene was so precious to me. She would bring me Jim’s letters during the summer so I would not have to wait until the next day for delivery. She was so dear to me and my family. I will always remember her kindness and smile. Asking God’s speed in healing for all 4 of her children.


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