Virginia DURHAM was born on 21 Apr 1913 in Hoges Chapel, Giles County,
Virginia.283 She died
on 2 Feb 2012 in Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia. February
Eloise G.G. Virginia Durham Pierce <http://bdtonline.com/obituaries/x318439640/Eloise-G-G-Virginia-Durham-Pierce>
Bluefield Daily Telegraph <http://bdtonline.com>
BECKLEY Eloise Virginia Durham Pierce, 98, of Beckley, W.Va., went home
to be with the Lord on February 2, 2012.
Eloise was born April 21, 1913 in Hoges Chapel, Va. to the late Eugene H. Durham
and Mattie Eleanor Williams Durham. She is preceded in death by her husband of
66 years, Clarence G. Pierce. She is also preceded in death by seven siblings.
Eloise was a member of First Christian Church for more than sixty years. She
was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 32 in Beckley. She
was a past member of the Womens Club of Beckley. Hobbies included cooking
and collecting lighthouses. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren
and great-grandchild. She retired from the American Electric Power Company after
nearly 30 years of service.
She is survived by her sister, Betty Lucian Durham Brown, of California; her
brother, Tommy R. Durham and spouse Jean, of Greensboro, N.C.; her son, C. Glenn
Pierce II and spouse Sue of Moneta, Va.; her daughter, Carolyn Bailey of Beckley,
W.Va.; grandson, Ron Bailey II and spouse Patricia of Beaver, W.Va.; granddaughters,
Shannon Bailey of Beckley, W.Va., Susan Hoskins and spouse Terry of Beckley,
W.Va., and Ashley Wood Conger of Huntersville, N.C.; five great -grandchildren;
one great-great-grandchild; two devoted care givers, Carolyn Brown and Sarah
Lilly; and one dear friend, Eleanor Fontana.
Services will be held Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the First Christian
Church in Beckley with the Reverend Don Snyder officiating. Entombment will follow
the services at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
Family and friends may gather at the church for visitation from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.,
Sunday, February 5, 2012.
In lieu of flowers, in honor of Eloise Pierce, please donate to the First Christian
Church of Beckley at 119 North Fayette St., Beckley, WV 25801, or Bowers Hospice
House at 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.
Eloise Virginia DURHAM and Clarence G. PIERCE were married. Eloise Virginia DURHAM and Clarence G. PIERCE had the following