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Eloise Richards

November 4, 1935 ~ August 28, 2020 (age 84)

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B. Eloise Richards, age 84 of Forest City, died Friday, August 28, 2020 at her residence.  She was born on November 4, 1935 in Snap Creek, Logan County, West Virginia and was a daughter of the late Jiles Emmitt and Thelma Marie Edwards Richards.  She worked for several years as a receptionist at the Hebrew Home in Rockville, Maryland and she did mission work with Black Buffalo Global Missions in Hemet, California. 

Eloise was a member of Father’s Vineyard Church in Spindale. She lived everyday to serve her Lord.  As a single mother, she was devoted to her sons and worked two jobs to support them as she raised them in a Christian home. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Paul Richards, Jiles Richards, her sisters, Mary Daugherty, Sue Smith, Roberta Bevins, Peggy Sliger and a grandson, Joseph Lee Damron.

Survivors include her sons, Ronald Guy Damron and wife Lorraine of Rutherfordton, Donald Ray Damron and wife Charleen of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, a brother, Alton Richards of Culpepper, Virginia.  There are also seven grandchildren, Joshua Damron, Kailey Eloise Damron, Christopher Miller, Jonathan Miller, Michael Dylan Damron, Anthony Patrick Damron and Catherine Elaine Sorrento as well as six great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 4 o’clock Wednesday, September 2, 2020 in The Padgett and King Chapel with Pastor Terry Howell and Pastor John Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Cool Springs Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 3 until 4 o’clock Wednesday prior to the service.

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