Churchwell, Gwendolyn Webster

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Gwendolyn Yvonne Churchwell, 71, of Radford, Virginia., departed this life on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 at the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, Christians-burg, Virginia., after a long illness. She was born on Jan. 21, 1936 in Iaeger, West Virginia. The daughter of the late Gorrell and Gladys Webster.

She was a lifetime member of Lilly of the Valley Baptist Church in Iaeger, West Virginia. She had recently become a member of Wake Forest Baptist Church, Wake Forest, Virginia. She attended public schools in McDowell County and was a 1954 graduate of Kimball High School; Kimball, West Virginia. She was a retired employee of the Board of Education of McDowell County, with 25 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon D. Churchwell, her parents and a brother. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter: Camilla (Norton) Swift of New York City, N.Y.; two sons: Jose and Anthony (Sharon) Churchwell of Radford, Virginia.; grandchildren: Aaron, Teresa, and Dawn; great grandchildren: Tasha, Tania, Elijah, Charisma, Nehemiah, and Elise; five brothers: James Webster of Beckley, West Virginia; Arthur Webster of Flushing, N.Y., Robert (Brenda) Webster of Cleveland, Ohio, Jackie (Anita) Webster of New Jersey, and John (Diane) Webster of Flushing, N.Y.; and a host of other relative and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Restlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Bluewell, West Virginia. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. at the Mausoleum. The Reverend Hiawatha Spraggins, son, will officiate assisted by the Reverend James Sherman, the Rev. James Crozier and the Rev. Ronald Dyer. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Penn’s Funeral Home, Pulaski, Virginia.