James Carl Eldreth, age 75, of Boone passed away Tuesday April 27, 2021 at home. A son of the late James Edward and Bessie Mae Killian Eldreth he was born in Ashe County and worked as a locksmith for the State of North Carolina.


Surviving are one son, Doug Eldreth and wife Tracy of Lenoir, NC; two daughters, Diane Wiles and husband Randy of Wilkesboro, and Lisa Taylor and husband Michael of Jacksonville; two brothers, four sisters and 7 grandchildren: Jessica Hedrick, Christopher Genzardi, Josh Wiles, Chelsea Hall, Zachary Arsenault, Savannah Eldreth, Jonathan Eldreth and 7 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Mae Walton Eldreth; daughter, Paula Arsenault; grandson, Aaron "AJ" Arsenault, 3 brothers and 1 sister.
Services for James Carl Eldreth will be conducted Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 3:00 PM at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel with Rev. J. D. Walton officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 PM (prior to services) at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Howell Cemetery, Todd, NC.
Memorial donations may be made to the Howell Cemetery Fund c/o Larry Trivette, 10550 Highway 194 North, Todd, NC 28684
Online condolences may be shared at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Eldreth family.
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