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Elmira Elizabeth McCourt Chernault

June 3, 1921 March 25, 2010
Elmira Elizabeth McCourt Chernault
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Obituary for Elmira Elizabeth McCourt Chernault

Elmira Elizabeth McCourt Chernault, 88 of Farmville, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in Farmville.
Born in Buckingham County, June 3, 1921, she was the third child of India Lee Mottley McCourt and Beri McCourt. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Joel H. McCourt and her husband Raymond Barksdale Boo Chernault.
Survivors include: her son, John Garland Chernault and his wife, Nancy Bryant Chernault of Worsham, two grandchildren Danielle Renee Chernault of Washington, D.C., and Raymond Leonard Chernault and wife, Billie Jo of Worsham, one great-granddaughter, Rachel Lynn Chernault of Worsham, one sister, Mary Isabel McCourt Deutch of Dora, AL and a very special friend, Stanley J. Titus of Farmville.
An Alumnus of Longwood College, Mrs. Chernault also studied at M. M. Layne Business School of Farmville. She was a payroll clerk with Farmville Manufacturing Company until she retired in 1983.
In addition to being a member of College Church, Hampden-Sydney for over 70 years, and a long-time member of the Farmville Prince Edward Historical Society, she was a member of the State and Farmville Rebekah Lodges in which she held many offices including, Noble Grand and Past Noble Grand.
Other memberships include: The Garden Study Club, Ruth Adams Garden Club, Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) and the Jolly Dollies Homemakers Club.
Very special thanks to the staff of Moores Rehab including Dr. Edward Gordon, caregivers: Margaret Harvey, Christine Smith and Barbara Hicks and sitters: Mattie Randolph, Patricia Watson and Sarah Baker.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 28, 2010 at College Church, Hampden-Sydney. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM, Sunday at the church. She will be buried privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Prince Edward County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 87, Farmville, VA 23901, College Church, P.O. Box 13, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943 or the Alzheimers Association of Virginia, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 306, Charlottesville, VA 22901

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