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Olive Patricia Earls Cordell, of Meadowview, Va., passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on March 6, 2017 with her devoted family by her side.
Olive was 87 years old and a member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church in Meadowview. She was well-known for her love of family and vivacious entrepreneurial attitude. Anything she set out to do, she did. Her accomplishments far surpassed wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She had a knack for antiquing, quilting, and doll-making where she won several blue ribbons and recognition throughout Southwest, Virginia. After raising her family, she obtained a GED, then completed an Associate's Degree in Education at Southwest Virginia Community College. Her achievements stretched far and wide where her dreams and aspirations became her countless achievements. She will be deeply missed by all of those who knew her. Her spirit will live in the hearts of the family members whom she touched so dearly.
Olive was preceded in death by her parents, Ennis Earls, Mary Louise Bandy, and Herman Grat Bandy; her sisters, Jean Shelley and Marie Atkinson.
She is survived by her daughter, Vickie Lynn Cordell Davis and her husband Gene of Meadowview, VA; her sons, Cylden Cornel Cordel and wife Barbara of Frankfurt, Germany, and Steven Anthony Cordell and his wife Brenda of Yorktown VA; four grandchildren; Jill Marie Davis Wood of Glade Spring, VA, Veronica Lynn Davis Quina of Abingdon, VA; Angelina Margitta Cordell of Frankfort, Germany, and Stephanie Amber Cordell of Minneapolis, MN; nine great-grandchildren, Victoria Rose Wood of Abingdon, Dustin Gene Wood of Johnson City, Brent Lawson Clifton of Abingdon, Andrew Gage Quina of Abingdon, Seciley Rayne Quina of Abingdon, Paxton McKade Wood of Glade Spring, Lisa Cordel Schauer, of Frankfurt, Germany and Alina Cordel, of Frankfurt, Germany; two sisters, Wanda Slaughter and Cecelia Laney, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to the caregivers for their dedication to Olive and family: Victoria Rose Wood, loving great-granddaughter and caregiver, Lisa Thomas, beloved caregiver, Wellmont Hospice: Paula Reynolds, RN, Sandy Pierce, LPN, Angie Cullop, Social Worker, Robin Coleman (Aide), Kristi Linebaugh (Aide), and Helen Walker, Chaplain.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 9th, 2017, at Frost Funeral Home. Committal service and entombment will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Bluewell, WV, with Bill Brown officiating. Those wishing to attend are asked to gather at the mausoleum by 1:45 p.m.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.frostfuneralhome.com

Published on March 8, 2017
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