Nelda Eargle Jay PDF Print E-mail

Nelda Eargle Jay, 88, of Newberry, widow of Houseal G. Jay, died Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on June 16, 1928, in Saluda, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Miller and Geneva Summer Eargle. She was a graduate of Newberry College and received a Masters Degree from the University of South Carolina. She was a retired Librarian with the Newberry County Public Schools. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, The Thursday Night Bridge Club, and the Nosegay Garden Club.

She is survived by a daughter, Stewart Jay Layman and her husband Sonny of Newberry; a son, Christopher Arthur Jay and his wife Janada of Hodges; 4 grandchildren, Lauren Jay, Brian Jay, Nick Layman, and Luke Layman; and a great-grandson, Dalton Bennett.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 am Monday, April 10, 2017 in Rosemont Cemetery. The family will be at her residence 1320 Summer Street where they will receive friends Sunday from 4:00 until 6:00 PM. Memorials may be made to the Hal Kohn Memorial Library, 1100 Friend Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

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#22 gc 2017-04-11 14:56
Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
#21 Judy Bailey 2017-04-09 20:43
Stewart and family, So very sorry to hear of the death of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers and with you as you go through this difficult time. Judy & Mac Bailey
#20 reva 2017-04-08 20:21
I am sorry to hear that Ms. Nelda had passed. I always enjoyed seeing her at the drug store . God will give you all strength and comfort Reva Moates
#19 Tim and Donna Shealy 2017-04-08 17:10
We always loved your Mom as the librarian at NHS. Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
#18 Donna and Martin 2017-04-08 16:45
Stewart, Sonny, Chris, Janada and family: we loved "Miss Nelda" and cherish our memories. We are so very sorry for your loss. We will keep all of you in our prayers. God Bless you all.
#17 Eugene Burrus 2017-04-08 15:53
Sonny, I never realized that Nell was your mother-in-law. She was my librarian at little Mountain before my mother replaced her. You mother, Faye, worked for my dad at Southern Bell back in the 1960's. We will uplifting you all
Eugene Burrus
#16 Beth Gibson 2017-04-08 07:18
Stewart and family, I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#15 Lisa and JoecRuce 2017-04-07 16:48
Joe and I are so saddened by the news of "Miss" Nelda's passing ... she was such a good friend to my Mom . I have such fond memories of her around our table on Caldwell St as well as our table at Lake Murray... she will be missed but she will always be remembered......our prayers and thoughts for all of you . With sympathy, Lisa and Joe Rice
#14 Judy Ashcraft 2017-04-07 16:07
Stewart and Sonny--so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I know you were a comfort to her in her older years. Much love_Judy
#13 Gail & Von James 2017-04-07 14:35
Stewart and Family
YOU and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
#12 Donna S Long 2017-04-07 13:58
Stewart Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Anna Rae Smith and Donna Long
#11 Sandy and Calvin Smi 2017-04-07 13:14
Please know that Calvin and I are keeping you in our prayers. So sorry for your loss.
#10 Neal & Kathey Eargle 2017-04-07 12:47
Our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Mother. Uplifting your families in prayer for peace and comfort in the days ahead.
#9 Jana and Art Jayroe 2017-04-07 10:50
Stewart, we are so sorry that Nelda has left us. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.
#8 Mollie Graham 2017-04-07 10:29
Dear Stewart I am sorry to hear about your MOM I always enjoyed talking to her. My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family.Take Care.Love and blessings MOLLIE Graham
#7 CIndy Leitzsey 2017-04-07 09:43
Stewart and Sonny So sorry for your loss May God s love help your family through this difficult time. Mrs Nelda is at peace now.
#6 Doug Hipp 2017-04-07 08:49
You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
#5 Anna Marie N. Berley 2017-04-07 08:10
I loved you so, Mrs. Nelda. Will never forget the very nice bridal shower you and other dear friends gave me. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Anna Marie
#4 Loretta Smith 2017-04-07 08:02
I am so sorry about Nelda she was a great person and will be missed by everyone prayers for ALL the family
#3 John and Suzanne 2017-04-06 21:05
John and I are so sorry for your loss. We loved listening to Mrs Nelda talk about all the old fun times with the "rat pack". Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers. John and Suzanne Summer
#2 Gena McCrackin 2017-04-06 16:02
Please accept our condolences. We will miss her at the Lake.
Thad and Gena McCrackin
#1 Rose&Chuck 2017-04-06 13:51
We are so sorry to hear about Mrs.Nelda,such fond memories at the Lions Club.Sending prayers to your family and ask God to be with you.