Elva Alma Netherton
May 22, 1910 ~ February 18, 2007
Resided in: Candler, NC
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.