Earnest, Cora Virginia

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Cora Virginia Earnest, 88, of Pearisburg, Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 7, 2008, at Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg, Va. Miss Earnest was born on September 19, 1919, in Arlington, W.Va., and was a daughter of the late Gaylord T. and Cora Lynch Earnest Sr. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Gaylord T. Earnest Jr. and three sisters, Bertha Moody, Eva Litchfield and Shirley Smith.

Miss Earnest was a member of the Ingram Village Methodist Church in Pearisburg and although she had no children, she was a mother to all of her nieces and nephews. She is survived by six sisters, Ada Ratliff, Clara Earnest, Edith Wudarski, Hazel Eaton, Dorothy Holsenback, all of Pearisburg, and Margie Bean, of Brooksville, Fla.; many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews ;and great great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2008, at the Givens Funeral Chapel in Pearisburg with the Rev. Jim Jenkins officiating with burial following in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg.

The family will receive friends at the Givens Funeral Home on Friday evening, February 8, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ingram Village Methodist Church, P.O. Box 478, Pearisburg, Va. 24134. Online funeral condolences can be sent to the family at www.givensfuneralhome.com.