Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

July 5, 2013

Pearlie O’Quinn Deel

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va. — Pearlie O’Quinn Deel, 70 years of age, of Greenbrier Road section of Buchanan County, Va., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, Tenn. Born December 30, 1942 in Prater, Va., she was the daughter of the late Granville and Crettie Coleman O’Quinn.

Sister Pearlie enjoyed camping, gardening, canning, and always helped many throughout her Christian life providing food and comfort to everyone who needed it. She was a former employee of Eastern Isles Sewing Factory and the Buchanan County School System where she drove a school bus for six years.

She was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church for fifty-one years and a Charter Member of the Mt. View Old Regular Baptist Church which was organized in 1988. She will always be remembered for her faith and dedication to her family and church, was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents,  Granville and Crettie O’Quinn, she is preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Elder Andy Deel of Greenbrier Road; sons, Reverend Linton Deel and his wife Sherry of Vansant, Va., Audery Deel and his wife Teresa of Haysi, Va., Arnold Deel and his wife Tama of Richlands, Va., Merlon Deel and his wife Tammy of Haysi, Va.

She is also survived by one sister, one brother, six grandchildren, Jason Deel, Ashley Turner and her husband Aron, Shawn Deel and his wife Alicia, Austin Deel, Tiffany Deel, Ethan Deel; two great-grandchildren, Ayden and Cade Turner.

Funeral services for Pearlie O’Quinn Deel will be conducted at the Mt. View Old Regular Baptist Church, Rakes Ridge Road, Birchleaf, Va., Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Elders Mark Justice, Kermit Wright, Jimmy Kelly, Danny Belcher, and Buddy Carty officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. View Church Cemetery on Rakes Ridge, in Birchleaf, Va.

Active pallbearers will be Andy Floyd Yates, Osborne Deel, Ray Yates, Michael Church, Darrell Mullins, Cledith Hackney, Avon O’Quinn, and Randall Deel.

Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons: Jason, Shawn, Austin and Ethan.

The family will receive friends at Mt. View Old Regular Baptist Church, Rakes Ridge Road, Birchleaf, Va., Friday, July 5, 2013 after 6:00 p.m. Evening services will be held Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

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The family of Pearlie O’Quinn Deel have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, Va.