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Elva J. Beard

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Date published: 1/8/2014

Elva J. Beard

Elva Jean Beard, 83, of Purcellville died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at her residence.

Born Feb. 21, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Almer and Nellie Smith. Mrs. Beard was a member of Assembly of God Worship Center, Leesburg. She was an avid seamstress, embroiderer and reader.

She also was predeceased by three brothers, Albert Clyne Smith, Claude Smith, Jr. and Donald Ryan Smith; and two sisters, Alma Lee Booth and Ellen Marie Beard. She is survived by her two children, Ernest Ryan Booth of Fredericksburg and Sharon Virts of Purcellville; four grandchildren, Jessica Lee Burdick of Kearneysville, W,Va., Erin Jean Virts of Purcellville and Caleb Ryan Booth and Nathan Zechariah Booth, both of Fredericksburg; three great-grandsons, Benjamin, Cameron and Logan; and brother Almer Clyde "Buddy" Smith.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Worship Center, 19227 Gleedsville Road, Leesburg.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Worship Center, 19227 Gleedsville Road, Leesburg, VA 20176; or to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, 1220 B East Joppa Road, Suite 332, Towson, MD 21286.

Visit hallfh.com to express online condolences to the family.