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Mary Eva Dargavell Price, 100, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017, at Telford Terrace. She was the widow of John William "J.W." Price and is survived by her daughter, Emily Sue Gompper. In addition to a daughter, she is survived by two grandchildren, John William Gompper III and Amber Gompper, along with two great-grandchildren, Michael and Maddy.
Eva was born on July 29, 1916, to the late Amby and Hattie Sowers Dargavell, in the Baldwin community of Madison County. She graduated from the Newby High School and went on to complete some studies at EKU. She retired from Westinghouse after many years of service.
She was the oldest daughter of 10 children, all of whom preceded her in death, with the exception of her loving brother, Jasper Ray Dargavell. Her deceased brothers are Coleman, Hubert, Chester, and Frank Dargavell. Her deceased sisters are Viola Preston, Dorothy Renfro, Virginia Kidd and Roberta Deaton. Eva has many living and deceased nieces and nephews, who have always loved her dearly.
Her niece, Beverly Applegate, along with her family, Hairl, Rocky and Erica, had the blessing of being able to assist and enjoy "Aunt Eva" in the later part of life and they want to especially thank her special caregiver and friend, Faye Ewen, for always treating her with kindness and reading her the bible when she became unable to do so. The family would also like to thank all of the special care that was provided to Eva by the staff at Telford Terrace and McCready Manor over the years.
Her granddaughter Amber stated it correctly when she said, "Another angel got her wings when Nana passed." She was loved by many and showed kindness to all. "Aunt Eva" was known for her delicious Thanksgiving meals which she prepared for the whole family for over 50 years. She was known in her church, First Christian Church on Main, for always lending a helping hand and was their bookkeeper for many years, while also volunteering at the Salvation Army.
Funeral service for this special woman, Mary Eva Price, will be conducted on 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Combs, Parsons and Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Condrey officiating. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday until service time. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Rocky Applegate, Donald Dargavell, Michael Dargavell, Danny Renfro, Harold Dargavell and Andy Dargavell.
Honarary pallbearers will be Claude Kidd, Stan Preston, Hairl Applegate, Donald Jason Dargavell, Michael Joseph Dargavell, Justin King, Christopher Roney and Chad Horn.
Published on May 1, 2017
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