1928 - Alderson High School - 1968



Alma Pearl Butcher McCurdy - Obituary

1932 - 2017

Alma Pearl Butcher McCurdy, 85, of Alderson, WV, passed away Tuesday morning, October 10, 2017 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA, following a short illness.

Mrs. McCurdy was born at Alum Bridge, WV, on January 22, 1932 a daughter of the late Oral Bryan and Cleo Gay Woofter Butcher and later moved to Alderson.

She was a member of the Class of 1949 at Alderson High School, attended college in Parkersburg, a retired employee of the Federal Prison Service, a member of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church in Alderson, The Alderson Women's Club and a special love was the Triple-Deck Bridge Club of which she had been a member for over 30 years. In 1970 she was the High Lady Shooter in the W.Va. Pistol Championship and a remarkable lady.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son David Dare McCurdy who died in infancy; a brother Eugene Butcher and 3 sisters, Eloise Butcher, Lavon Meredith and Lorestine Knapp.

Surviving is her husband, John C. McCurdy of Alderson; 2 sons, Collins Bryan McCurdy and wife, Doris (Weikle) of Greenville and Robert Edward Lee McCurdy and wife, Elaine R. S. McCurdy of Alderson; 2 grandchildren, Patrick Collins McCurdy and wife, Pam of Marlinton and Emma Hope McCurdy of Madison, WI; and one great grandson, Garrett Collins McCurdy of Marlinton.

In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Those wishing to send the McCurdy Family online condolences or sign the online guestbook may do so by visiting www.grovesfuneralhome.com

Pearl loved Alderson High School and the town of Alderson. She also loved and the Greenbrier River, the state of West Virginia, and especially loved our great and wonderful country.

Groves Funeral Home in Union, WV is serving the McCurdy Family.
(Source: www.grovesfuneralhome.com)


A Memorial Service will be held for Pearl B. McCurdy on Oct 25th at 12:00 Noon at Johnson Memorial Methodist Church. A photo montage of Pearls life will be just prior to the Service at 12:00 Noon. As Pearl wanted, the service will be brief and will consist of an opening prayer, the Eulogy by Rev. Sam Groves, and the Benediction. Pearls favorite Hymn, the beautiful "How Great Thou Art" will end the service.

Parry Hunter and Susan will play a few of the songs of Pearls Lifetime, during the service.
A luncheon will follow for all attending in the Fellowship Hall.
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