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Chessie (Cox) Eldreth

December 9, 1930 ~ December 26, 2020 (age 90)


Chessie Cox Eldreth, age 90 of Creston, died Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Ashe Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Eldreth was born December 9, 1930 in Ashe County to the late Robert Edgar and Ester Mayberry Cox.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by brothers, Leonard Carl Cox and Roger Lee Cox, grandson, Michael Dale Eldreth and husband, Johnny Dale Eldreth.

Before her stroke in 2015 Mrs. Eldreth enjoyed gardening, canning, flower gardening and her church family.  She retired from Sara Lee after 30 + years.  She made many friends there and would meet with them when she went shopping.  She enjoyed her family and she looked forward to Sunday dinners with all her family.  She was a wonderful neighbor and was always willing to help anyone in her community.

Services will be private.

Mrs. Eldreth will lie in state from 2:00 – 5:00 pm Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Badger Funeral Home.  Please wear a mask and practice social distancing if attending.

Mrs. Eldreth is survived by, her daughter, Linda Wilson and husband Louie of Creston, her son, Rob Eldreth of West Jefferson, brothers, Loyd Cox and wife Lois and Walter Cox and wife Roda all of Creston and Bill Cox and wife Kaye of Warrensville,  sister, Lillian Calhoun and husband Earl of Crumpler and special uncle Leonard “Lane” Cox of Creston. 3 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to Big Laurel Mennonite Church or Pond Mtn. Volunteer Fire Dept.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Chessie (Cox) Eldreth, please visit our floral store.


Lie in State
December 29, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Badger Funeral Home & Cremation Services
300 E Main Street
West Jefferson, NC 28694

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