Mrs. Pearl Fay White Curkendall, 93, a resident of Philippi, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Broaddus Hospital in Philippi.
She was born May 11, 1919, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Abraham Tallman White and the late Grace Lena Barkley White.
She was twice married, first to Everett Clare Curtis, who preceded her in death July 25, 1968. On May 16, 1977, she was married to Everett Matthew Curkendall, who preceded her in death on May 16, 1977.
Surviving is one daughter, Clara Y. Phillips of Philippi; two sons, Everett D. Curtis of Flemington and Arthur B. Curtis of Philippi. One brother, Ronald White of Bemis; and nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren also survive.
Also preceding her in death were a son, Donald L. Curtis; two sisters, Leafy Bohon and Pauline Shillingburg; three brothers, Woodrow White, William White and Claude White; and a grandson, James Everett Phillips.
Mrs. Curkendall was employed by Broaddus Hospital in the housekeeping department prior to her retirement. She loved her dog "Missy," especially loved her grandchildren, was a Christian and a member of Crim Memorial United Methodist Church.
Friends may call from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Barry Moll officiating. On Friday, Oct. 5, she will be moved to Maplewood Cemetery where a graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. The Rev. Barry Moll will officiate, and interment will follow.
Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Pearl Fay White Curkendall. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.