Obits: Nathaniel Geter

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 28, 2014

Nathaniel Geter

Nathaniel Geter, 75, died Aug. 19, 2014 at his residence in Woodleaf following a period of illness. 

A native of Rowan County, he was the son of the late Benjamin F. and Lucinda Bares Geter. He was a 1959 graduate of R.A. Clement High School. He worked as a machinist at Ingersoll-Rand in Mocksville and retired after 25 years. He was member of New Jerusalem Holiness Church in Woodleaf. 

He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Geter; 5 brothers, William, Benjamin, J.W., John, and Matthew Geter; 3 sisters, Areta Allen, El Willie Barkley and Arlee Geter.

Survivors: his wife, Shirley Montgomery Geter of the home; 2 sons, Michael Geter of Winston-Salem and Steven (Karen) Geter of Doswell, Va.; 2 brothers, Albert (Mary) Geter of Woodleaf and Willie (Maxine) Geter of Salisbury; a sister, Essie Ruth (Hallie) Leach of Iselin, N.J.; 4 grandchildren, Shatara, Steven Jr., Kennedy and Carrington Geter; a daughter-in-law, Erin Geter; 6 sisters-in-law, Brenda Geter, Lucille Geter, Penny Geter, Mildred Harris, Annie Boyce, and Melvia Houpe; a brother-in-law, James Wilson; a large number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

His funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 23 at noon at New Jerusalem Holiness Church in Woodleaf. Bishop Willie Joe Gray officiated and Pastor Melvin Kesler delivered the eulogy. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the church one hour before the service. 

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