Elva Alma Netherton

elva netherton
Elva Alma Smith Netherton, 96, of Candler was called to be with Jesus, her Savior, on Sunday, February 18, 2007 while convalescing from a broken hip at the Oaks of Sweeten Creek. She was a daughter of the late Sam J. and Alma Guy Smith. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Charlie, her sons, Eloties James, of Candler, and Robert Lee, of Morganton; grandson, Michael Wade; great-grandchildren, Levi Slagle and Tessa Bonning; sisters, Margaret Grindstaff and Eulah Henson; brothers, Wade, Blake, S.J., and Lee Roy Smith; and step-mother, Loccie Warren Smith. She was a housewife and mother and her gentle, loving spirit reached out from her home to everyone she met. Her sweet smile and humor touched people of all ages and situations. The glow of her bright light remains in the hearts of all who knew her. She was a member of the Electa Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. She was a faithful and active member of Brown’s View United Methodist Church since 1923. She is survived by her daughter, Hilda Alma N. Farmer and husband Tommy; Edgar Wade and wife Ruby; Wilburn Charles and wife Mary, of Candler; daughters-in-law, Martha F. Netherton, of Candler and Billie P. Netherton, of Morganton; brother, Cyrl Ray (Spook) Smith; grandchildren, Mildred (Midgie) Luce, Dr. Loretta Morgan, Danny Netherton, Terry Farmer, Barbara Slagle, Oleta Rigdon, Ricky Netherton, Rebecca Hill, James (Jimmy) Netherton, Gregory Netherton, Donna Norris and Kristi Mull; 22 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at 2:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the funeral service at 3:00 p.m. at Brown’s View United Methodist Church with the Revs. George Davis, H.D. Houck & Dan McCurry officiating. Interment will follow in the church’s cemetery. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. To all the Netherton Family we send our deepest symmpathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Your mother and Bruce’s mother both shared the same beautiful
    name ‘Elva’.
    God Bless,

  2. We are so sorry to hear of your loss.She had a good long life and Rubyejean and Jesse always spoke of with love. It’s never easy to lose a loved one and we offer our condolences.

  3. We were so sorry to hear about Elva’s passing. She was so loved by everyone who knew her and will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time of great loss. May God Bless. Ruth Smith, David and Jane Beeching and June and Bill Jones

  4. Dear Netherton Family, I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Elva’s passing. She was a dear sweet and loving person to all who knew her. She always had that wonderful smile for you. Heaven is much brighter today with her there. May God give you peace at this time. Selene Reeves Waddell and Family

  5. Netherton Family:

    It is a sad loss. Elva was always so kind and so generous. I remember visiting her and Charlie every Halloween as a kid, and visiting Elva with my grandpa (Lee Roy). A true loss for the world, but a gift to Heaven. You have my sympathies.

  6. Praying that God will comfort you and give you His strength during this difficult time.
    May caring thoughts and prayers bring you peace.
    Our Love and Sympathy,
    Earl and Mary Wise

  7. My sympathy and prayers to the family. It has certainly been my pleasure to have known Mrs. Netherton. She was always so pleasant and smiling. She always brightened my day !

  8. Our deepest sympathies for loss of our ‘Meemaw’. I will always remember her warm and welcome smile and I know heavens doors will as well.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Netherton Family at this time of great loss. She was a wonderful person and will truly be missed by all who knew her.

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I have known this family all of my life. I was a classmate of Bob’s and lived just below them. May God bless all of you.

  11. I am so sorry to hear about Elva passing on I am sure that she will be missed by all for she was truely a great person my prays and best wishes go with you all I am sure that she is rejoycing up in heaven with all her loved ones may God bless you all Louise Smith

  12. I am so sorry to hear about Elva passing on I am sure that she will be missed by all for she was truely a great person my prays and best wishes go with you all I am sure that she is rejoicing up in heaven with all her loved ones may god bless and keep you all

  13. To the Netherton Family:

    I have known Elva my whole life and I can say that it was a true blessing. She was a remarkable women and as a child she was a great role model for me. Come rain or snow she was at Church every Sunday to greet you with a warm smile and a big hug! When I got married a few years ago Elva was sure to be at my wedding which meant the absolute world to me and Scott. She touched my life.
    I love you all and we know that this loss is very difficult; but by our faith in God we all know that Elva is in the most wonderful Place now; she is standing in the light of His amazing grace. When thinking of Elva this scripture comes to mind that Paul said:

    2 Timothy 4;7
    I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.

  14. God needed another angel in his vast domain. Elva was a true and loving child of God and she was an inspiration to us. we will miss her dearly.

  15. Netherton Family:
    Sorry to hear of the home going of our neighbor, Elva. She was such an inspiration to us. When we walked the Loop, she would often greet us with a smile. Her little dog was by her side. May the Lord bless all of you during this time.
    Jim & Claudine Reese

  16. My memories on Beaverdam for 18 years was always brightened by seeing Elva & Charlie.Their sense of humor and kindness has left a beautiful memory of my growing up days there. I loved knowing the family and pray that you will remember her as a beacon of light to all of us youngins in Beaverdam. Our wish is to see her again in the glory and share some fun times together again. God go with the family

  17. Sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Elva, She will be missed by many. Her life speaks for its self in the many people that loved and cared for her. Blessings to all the family. Sam and Jean

  18. I have many fond memories of my years on Beaverdam and the people we looked up to. Elva was always there for us and I loved her. She will surely be missed.

  19. Last summer I stopped in to tell Elva how thru the many years that’s past, I always remembered how sweet and kind she always was to a ‘bunch’ of kids that always needed a place to play baksetball she always met us with a smile.Heaven has another beautiful angel.God bless her family.

  20. Elva is my first cousin. My Daddy was her uncle, brother of Uncle Sam Smith. Mother and Daddy were Frank and Wilcy Smith of Beaverdan Loop at Candler. We live on Ball Gap Rd at Arden. We thought a lot of Elva and Charlie.

  21. The Netherton Family,
    I am very sorry for your loss.
    Mrs. Netherton was such a special person always so kind and friendly
    to me, when she would come into the credit union. I know she will be missed very much. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  22. A priceless human being! Precious! Kind,loving. That was Elva. We were so blessed to have known her!We are sorry for your loss but it is definely Heaven’s gain. We will be praying for the Comforter to help you in the lonesome days ahead.Peace be with each one.Love and prayers, Marcia & Eddie Howell

  23. A dear, sweet, gracious lady who will be missed. She was a loving blessing to all that knew her.

  24. Mrs. Farmer I was very sorry to here about the loss of your mother, Both of you are very sweet ladies. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  25. Elva was a great friend to us forty years ago as we were newly weds in the community. That friendship has lasted all these years and we will miss her. Our love and prayers go out to all of the family. We wish we could have been there with you.

  26. We are sorry to hear of Aunt Elvas passing. She is with so many of our loved ones celebrating life through eternity. Your family is in our prayers. She was always such a lovely woman.

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