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Subject: [NCSURRY] Obituary for Eleanor S Nester, born in Surry County NC
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 10:29:21 -0500
*:*The Virginian-Pilot; *:*Jan 21, 2008; *:*Hampton Roads; *:*24
Eleanor S. Nester
MOUNT AIRY - Eleanor Simmons Nester, 97, of the 600 block of Lovers
Lane, widow of Dexter Nester passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 20, 2008, at
Northern Hospital of Surry County. She was born June 6, 1910, in Surry
County to the late Robert Franklin "Bud" and Mary Simmons Simmons. She was a
member of Bannertown Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Sandy Nester,
Jerry and Shirley Nester, all of Mount Airy; a stepson and daughter-in-law,
Wayne and Jackie Nester of Westfield, N.C.; a step-son-in-law, Don Moler of
Myrtle Beach, S.C.; eight grandchildren and spouses, Nancy Bell, Lisa and
Lee Hurst, Laura Boyd, Matthew Anderson and Joel Anderson, all of
Chesapeake, Melanie and John Arnall of Kernersville, Mike and Retha Nester
of Roanoke Rapids and Natalie Nester of Atlanta; two step-grandchildren and
spouses, Susan and Donnie Inman of Mount Airy, Paige and Matt Lynch of North
Wilkesboro; 10 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and three
great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Zola Chilton of Pilot Mountain, N.C.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Nester was preceded in
death by a daughter and son-in-law, Sarah Nester and Joe Bill Anderson; a
stepdaughter, June Nester Moler; two grandsons, Jeffrey Anderson and Michael
Nester; four sisters, Lela O'Neal, Willie McGee, Ruth Edinger and Jessie
Allred; and a brother, Garnet Simmons.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Moody Funeral Home Chapel
of Mount Airy conducted by the Rev. Milton Sewell and the Rev. Rickey
Rogers. Burial will follow in Skyline Memory Gardens. The family will
receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Moody Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bannertown Baptist
Church, 1834 Westfield Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030. The family would like to
express special thanks to Marie Hiatt, Carol Baker, Betty Atkins and the
staff of Central Continuing Care for their loving care during Mrs. Nester's
illness. Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
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