Geneva A. Vance 88, of Elk Park North Carolina went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday September 7, 2017, surrounded by her family and loved ones.
Geneva was born in Iowa on November 12, 1928 to Charlie and Mary Arnold. She was a member of Lewis Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Minneapolis North Carolina.
In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her husband, Walter William Vance; four brothers; Kenneth Arnold, Charles Arnold, Joe Arnold, Jim Arnold and one sister, Lorene Rhoton all of Tennessee 
She is survived by her family, two sisters Ruth Holtsclaw of Newland, NC and Susan Woods of Church Hill, Tennessee. Two Brothers; Jack and Mary Arnold of Titusville, Florida and Johnny and Carolyn Arnold of Indian Springs, Tennessee; Five Daughters; Sandra Kaye Vance of Roan Mountain, Tennessee. Donna and (Gary) Banner of Newland, North Carolina, Karen (Eddie) Fields of Roan Mountain, Tennessee, Pam Vance and Bobby Clouser of Roan Mountain, Tennessee and Patricia Doty of Elk Park, North Carolina. 
Geneva worked at Baxters and retired after 19 years of service. After retiring she loved to cook and spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was truly loved by her grandchildren; Dean and (Melinda) Fields of Roan Mountain, Tennessee, Lisa and (Tony) Pittman of Pineola, North Carolina, Scott and (Jennifer) Banner of Morganton, North Carolina, Angie and (Ricky) Ledford of Spruce Pine, North Carolina, Amber and (Scott) Hicks of Spruce Pine, North Carolina, and Ashley Doty of Elk Park, North Carolina.; Ten great-grandchildren; Kaylen and Karah Fields, Payton Spencer and Reagan Pittman, Jacob and Mason Ledford, Madison and Emily Banner, Eli and Ayden Hicks. In addition to several Nieces and Nephews. 
A celebration of life will be conducted on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. 
The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM prior to the service. 
Graveside will be Monday September 11, 2017 at 11:00AM at Minneapolis Cemetery. 
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The care of Geneva and her family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.


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