July 10, 1933 ~ January 23, 2009
Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC
Hilda Netherton Farmer, 75, of Beaverdam Loop, Candler, departed this life Friday, January 23, 2009, at John F. Keever Solace Center. Following a long battle with illness, she has now gone to Jesus. Mrs. Farmer was born in Buncombe County and was a daughter of the late James Charlie and Elva Smith Netherton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Tommy L. Farmer and her brothers, Eloties (Lote) and Robert (Bob). She was a lifelong and active member of Brown's View United Methodist Church where she enjoyed teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir and working in Vacation Bible School. Hilda worked in the Research Textile Lab of Enka and BASF from which she retired in 1985. Following her retirement, she was a substitute teacher for Buncombe County Schools. She enjoyed singing with "The Netherton Family Singers" and regularly attended bluegrass music at Mrs. Hyatt's on Brevard Road and at Erwin Community Center. Her passing leaves saddened hearts for family, friends and co-workers. Survivors include one son, Terry Lee Farmer and wife, Patricia, of Candler; two grandchildren, Aaron Farmer of Charlotte and Kristin Farmer of Candler; two brothers, Edgar Netherton and wife, Ruby, and Wilburn Netherton and wife, Mary, all of Candler; sisters-in-law, Martha Netherton and Billie Netherton. She is mourned by her many nieces and nephews for whom she willingly provided love and guidance. Her family gives special appreciation to her niece Oleta Rigdon who cared for her in the home. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Monday at Brown's View United Methodist Church with the Revs. George Davis and Ed Worley officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Her family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.