Cardwell, Martin Emmitt

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Martin Emmitt (Beardy) Cardwell, 98, of Pearisburg, Va., passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at Riverview Nursing Home in Rich Creek, Va. Mr. Cardwell was born on April 7, 1910, in Saltville, Va., and was a son of the late William Joseph Cardwell and Mary Allison Cardwell. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lake Runions Cardwell; two brothers, Gentry and Benton Cardwell; and three sisters, Maggie Helton, Francis Davidson, and Violet Owens. Mr. Cardwell was a World War II veteran having served as a Navy Seabee. He was a member of the Wabash Oddfellows Lodge #189 and the VFW Post #6000 in Narrows. He was a retired lineman, an avid horse trader and loved all children, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, James W. (Bill) and Barbara Cardwell, of Pearisburg; four grandchildren, Donna Cardwell, Tina Hedrick and husband, Brian, Eugene Moser, and Jamie Cardwell; three great-grandchildren, Joci Scott and husband, Richard, Jacob Hedrick, and Hunter Martin Cardwell; one greatgreat-grandchild, Andrew Scott; special caregiver, Shelly Cardwell; and special friends, Heather and Kalep Adams. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. on Friday, January 16, 2009, at the Givens Funeral Chapel in Pearisburg with the Pastor Eddie Kendall and Pastor David Kessinger officiating with burial following in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the Givens Funeral Home on Thursday evening, January 15, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. Military Honors will be given by American Legion Post #68 in Narrows, American Legion Post #311, and VFW Post #6000 in Narrows. Online condolences can be sent to