Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 18, 2013

Eldona Gearhart

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

ROCK — Eldona Gearhart, 97, of Rock, died Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Rock. Born December 13, 1915 at Princeton, she was the daughter of the late Martin Dishner and Ada Wolfe Dishner.

Mrs. Gearhart was a homemaker and a member of the Wright Mountain Independent Baptist Church at Rock. She enjoyed quilting and gardening. She loved the Lord and was a prayer warrior. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Casper “Cap” Gearhart in 1971; three sons, Gene Gearhart, Melvin Gearhart and Gerald Gearhart; five sisters, Margaret DeBoard, Minnie Dishner, Ollie Cline, Amon McIntosh and Annie Wells; and six brothers, Robert Jeff Dishner, Luther Lee Dishner, Walter Harding Dishner, Raymond Mason Dishner, Roy Dishner and Fred Nelson Dishner.

Survivors include two daughters, Evelene Horne of Rock and Joy Garten of Roanoke, Va.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great, great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the Wright Mountain Independent Baptist Church at Rock with the Rev. William Wyrick and the Rev. Larry Bailey officiating. Interment will follow at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery at Rock. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wright Mountain Independent Baptist Church, 1922 Wright Mountain Rd., Rock, WV 24747.

The family will receive friends Monday, March 18, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

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