Alma Pearl Butcher McCurdy,
85, of Alderson, WV, passed away Tuesday morning, October 10,
2017 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA, following a
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
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
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
Groves Funeral Home in Union, WV is serving the McCurdy Family.
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.