Name: Bales, Eli Madison (Moody)
Location: Eggleston, VA
Date of death: April 28, 2003

BALES, Eli Madison, (Moody), 82, of Eggleston, Va., died at his home Monday morning, April 28, 2003. Mr. Bales was born in Giles County on March 24, 1921, and was a son of the late Edgar and Beatrice Whittaker Bales. He was retired from the Celanese Corporation, and was a veteran of WW II and served in the U.S. Army. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty DeBoard Bales, a daughter, Patsy B. Stump and a brother, June Bales. He is survived by three sons, Randall Bales of Dublin, Tommy Bales of Pearisburg and Jeffrey Bales of Eggleston; one stepson, Douglas Munsey of Pearisburg; two sisters, Dorothy Strauss of Salem and Irene Moye of Pearisburg; seven grandchildren, Randall Bales, Jr., Sonya Schnicke, Angel Williams, Sherry Cressell, J.R. Stump, Kalob Bales and Yardley Bales; one step-grandchild, Johnny Munsey; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in the Givens Funeral Chapel, Pearisburg, with Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating with interment in Birchlawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends at the Givens Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Friends are requested to use the Chapel Entrance.

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