September 7, 1929 ~ May 8, 2010

Born in: Henderson County, N.C.,
Resided in: Arden, NC

Arden – Nellie Souther Presley, 80, died Saturday, May 8, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Presley was a native of Henderson County and was a daughter of the late Edna Laughter Souther and the Reverend William Joseph Souther. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Presley who passed away in 2005 and two sisters; Adelaide Conner and Jane Souther. She retired from the American Enka Corporation with twenty-nine years of service. Mrs. Presley is survived by a daughter, Doris Adkins and her husband David of Arden; a brother, James E. Souther and one grandson, Randy Hensley. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 11:00 am at Calvary Episcopal Churchyard in Fletcher with the Reverend Lewis Maynor officiating. Flowers are appreciated. The family will receive friends after the graveside service at 134 Christ School Road in Arden. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Life is short and we never have enough time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. O, be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
    Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting; The soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,
    Hath had elsewhere its setting,
    And had cometh from afar;
    Not in entire forgetfulness,
    And not in utter nakedness,
    But trailing clouds of glory do we come,
    From God who is our home.
    Outside the open window, the morning air was all awash with angels waiting to carry the gentle soul of Nellie home. She is at peace with her Father.

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  2. Doris,
    We enjoyed our yearly visits with your Mom and Dad when they came to pick up their corn. I have fond memories of them both. May you know the peace that passes all understanding from this moment on.

    JL and Cathy Pressley

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  3. Dear Doris and Randy~~~ I pray as you go through the loss of Nellie that God will wrap you in His Grace, Mercy and Strength! It is only the loss of her earthly home~~her real home has just began!

    God’s Love

    When we lose someone we love
    The loss seems too great to bear
    God sends us friends to comfort us
    To show that He deeply cares

    But in the dark hours of the night
    When there’s nobody else around
    When we feel the saddest and loneliest
    It’s there God’s love can be found

    It’s like a soothing, healing balm
    To soothe our broken hearts
    The healing oil poured over us
    That flows into every part

    We can rest secure in God’s love
    And know He’s by our side
    He holds us when we feel as though
    A part of us has died

    We can know that God will listen
    When we just want to talk
    And when we feel we need to cry
    We can share it with the Lord

    For He is always waiting there
    Ready with arms open wide
    As we pour out the hurt within
    He pours His love inside

    Our Father above loves us so much
    And will never leave us alone
    He will not forsake us in our need
    To face this on our own

    He comforts us and strengthens us
    And rubs us with His balm
    And as the dawn breaks through the night
    We’ll awake in His loving arms.

    MUCH LOVE MY FRIEND!!!!

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  4. Dear Doris,

    I know your hearts are heavy and you will miss Nellie so much. I pray that God gives you the feeling of being held up in his arms as she is in his right now. My memory of Nellie is when she was talking about us and how we got baby Gracie. She looked me straight in the eyes and said ‘You better keep that baby’ I will never forget that. I wish she could of seen Gracie now! Nellie was a woman you can be proud to call Mom! I love you Doris! Randy you will be in our hearts and prayers too!

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  5. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. Our thoughts & prayers go out to your entire family.

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  6. James, Flossie, Harrison and Family

    Just found out about the passing of Nellie. We have been out of town due to the passing of our nephew. All of you are in our prayers and thoughts.

    We love you.

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