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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Betty Bell Eley, 89, of Alexandria, VA and formerly of Bluefield, WV, died Thursday January 19, 2017 in Fairfax, VA. Born July 1, 1927 in Johnson City, TN, she was a daughter of the late Walker Hamner Bell and Emily Elizabeth Jones Bell.
Mrs. Eley was a member of Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church in Bluefield, VA and she was a much loved mother and grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Stuart Eley, Jr.; sister, Lucy Caroline Bell; and step-father, Thomas Mitchell.
Survivors include her daughters, Cynthia Eley Stalnaker and husband Glenver of Alexandria, VA and Sharon Eley Fogarty and husband Jim of Lake Ridge, VA; sisters, Helen Bell of Bluefield, WV, Emily Ascue of Bluefield, VA, and Phyllis Ferrell of Bluefield, WV; one grandson, Tom Fogarty; nephews, Dr. Joey Ascue and Alvin Ascue; niece, Kim Shaw; great niece and nephews, Christopher Ascue, Nicholas Shaw, Logan Ascue, and Kimberly Ascue.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday January 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ed Fisher officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until the service hour. Burial will follow at Monte Vista Park Cemetery in Green Valley.
Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com
Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Betty Bell Eley.
Published on January 23, 2017
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