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Floy Long Eargle, 85, of Prosperity, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Friday, December 2, 2016, at Palmetto Health Richland.

Born on September 2, 1931, in Prosperity, she was the daughter of Rufus Ira and Frances Livingston Long. She was a graduate of Columbia Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1952 and served her community as a nurse with the Newberry County Health Department for 30 years. Floy was an active lifetime member of Mt. Pilgrim Lutheran Church where she served as organist for over 50 years, as well as a member of the choir, WELCA and confirmation teacher. She shared her unwavering faith and commitment to Christ and the Church with her family, providing a beautiful example of a Godly life.

Always compassionate, she cared for family, friends, and neighbors and will be remembered for the love she gave. She enjoyed bringing people together. She made family gatherings and nursing school class reunions possible, creating cherished moments for all. She was blessed to be close to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she adored. Her heart and home were always open.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Elon Eargle; daughter, Elona Rhame of Irmo; sons, Gordon (Jackie) Eargle and Neal (Kathey) Eargle of Prosperity; grandchildren, Ellen (Robert) Pottharst, Jaclyn (Russel) Sease, Robert (Katherine) Rhame, Eric (Briana) Eargle, Reece Eargle, Seth Eargle and Kallie Eargle and great-grandchildren, Jackson Sease, Elon Sease, Virginia Rhame, Gordon Sease and Robert Pottharst. She was predeceased by sisters, Verta Overbeek and Emma Dudis, and brother, Boyd Long.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, December 5, 2016, at Mt. Pilgrim Lutheran Church by the Rev. Bobby Morris. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the church, Po Box 678, Prosperity, SC 29127.

Active pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

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#32 Cathy Derrick Shealy 2016-12-07 09:30
I'm sorry that I just heard of Mrs.Floy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. Mrs.Floy was a very special lady with a heart of gold.She helped me to love the art of nursing which she exemplified beautifully.I will always cherish our friendship and the good times we had. May the grace of God give you peace.
#31 GW & Frances Dawkins 2016-12-06 21:45
Deepest sympathy to the family in the passing of Mrs. Floy. Our thoughts are with you. Dawkins Family
#30 Jean Bedenbaugh 2016-12-06 14:14
I am so sorry for your loss. A special angel
#29 Joan & Ross Overbeek 2016-12-05 08:45
We are saddened to hear of Floy's passing. She was such a warm and positive person, always a pleasure to be with. Our thoughts are with all of her family members.
#28 Devonna Summer 2016-12-05 08:15
We are so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady. Prayers for all.
Ronnie & Devonna Summer
#27 Lynn Wessinger 2016-12-05 07:49
We are so sorry to hear about Ms. Floy. I remember so well her kind words every time we would meet. My mom and dad both thought highly of Ms Floy as well as Mr. Elon. You have our deepest sympathy in your loss.
Lynn and Larry Wessinger
Gurney Warren
#26 Harold Fulmer 2016-12-05 06:15
Praying that our loving Heavenly Father will give you peace and comfort you at this time and the days ahead!
Harold & Ola Mae Fulmer
#25 Sue and Woody Jones 2016-12-04 23:05
We are so sorry for your loss of Mrs. Eargle. She was such a sweet person. You have our deepest sympathy.
#24 Sandy Ruff 2016-12-04 19:57
I am very sad to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
#23 Karen Sink Mundy 2016-12-04 19:53
Elona and Family, You're Mother was always so nice, always made me feel welcomed. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Love Karen
#22 Doug Hipp 2016-12-04 17:39
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this trying time. May our Lord and Savior give you strength. Doug and Pam Hipp
#21 Linda Livingston 2016-12-04 17:19
Although I did not have the pleasure of working with Floy, I did get acquainted with her when she came by the health dept for a quick visit with her friends & coworkers . Please know my thoughts & prayers are with the family at this time.
Linda Livingston
#20 Gene Burrus 2016-12-04 16:15
We will be lifting you and your family up in the coming days. Your mother has finished the race, and has now joined that vast cloud of witnesses.
#19 Robbie Koon DeFreese 2016-12-04 13:53
Elona, Gordon, Neal & Family, so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Floy was the sweetest lady. Prayers for you & your family during this difficult time.

Dan & Robbie
#18 Hubert & Edit Kinard 2016-12-04 06:39
Mr. Elon and the entire family, our condolences go out to you at the time. We feel your pain and sadness. Know that we are praying for you and the entire family. God bless.
#17 Pam & Ken Wilkerson 2016-12-04 00:39
Mrs. Floy was a wonderful person , neighbor and friend. We will always remember the laughs, cries and time we share together. She was truly loved and will be missed.
#16 Sue and Woody Jones 2016-12-03 23:14
We are so sorry for your loss. Mrs.Eargle was such a wonderful lady, so kind and sweet. May your memories of her, along with God's comfort, help ease your pain now and in the days to come. May God bless your family.
#15 Dale E. Shealy 2016-12-03 23:02
Elona and family,
We were all saddened to hear about Aunt Floy's passing. She was indeed such a wonderful lady and I have such cherished memories of my early childhood living upstairs in that big white house in town with Aunt Floy as my second Mom. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends but I know there's a lot of family and friends in heaven that are rejoicing that she is home. Knowing that God will give you strength to carry on during the days and months ahead. Love, Dale,Julie and kids.
#14 Karen Davis 2016-12-03 22:15
My deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of Mrs. Floy. She was such a sweet lady and I will certainly miss her hugs and kind words. Because of her I have come to know many special people at Mt. Pilgrim. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers and will be in the difficult days ahead.
#13 Angela Livingston 2016-12-03 22:02
RIP my dear friend. I will always remember your beautiful smile you had for everyone. You were a compassionate nurse.
#12 Beth Bozard 2016-12-03 21:15
Floy was my mentor and role model. I have wonderful memories of her as I am sure many of her patients and co-workers do. My thoughts and prayers for her family.
Beth Bozard
#11 Chris Carlisle 2016-12-03 19:42
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
Marianne & Chris Carlisle
#10 Harriett Rucker 2016-12-03 15:48
Floy was the epitome of the definition of a true lady in every sense of the word. I always loved her. She will forever be missed in this county and beyond. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time. Harriett Rucker
#9 Sims, & Kathy Peel 2016-12-03 14:56
So sorry to hear about Ms. Floy, enjoyed the many times with her & Mr. Elon when I cut Mr. Elon's hair. Miss being with them so much. Beautiful people.
#8 Wendy Lester Riley 2016-12-03 14:27
My deepest sympathy to your family.
#7 Wayne&Lana Bannister 2016-12-03 13:42
Gordon, so sorry to hear about your mother, may the peace that passes all understanding help you in the coming days.
#6 Cheryl Bedenbaugh 2016-12-03 12:18
Elona and family, Sincerest sympathy to you and yours in the loss of Floy. She was a great nurse and the best boss anyone could have. She will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you during this difficult time and the months to come. Cheryl Bedenbaugh
#5 Guy & Kathie Rister 2016-12-03 11:52
So so sorry to hear of Mrs. Floy's passing. She was such an active member of our church and it's functions. We now have an empty seat, but some great memories of a lady who was strong in her faith. Elona, Gordon, & Neal - praying God gives you and your families comfort and strength for the days ahead. Cherish the memories. Love to you all.
#4 Beverly Hawkins 2016-12-03 11:43
My deepest sympathy to the family in the loss of this very wonderful lady..
#3 Sheriff Lee Foster 2016-12-03 11:00
What a wonderful woman and a wonderful life. She was one of the kindest and loving people I have had the pleasure of knowing. Our family offers you our sympathy and love. My mother offers her condolences as she is not able to get out much. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia Jennylee
#2 Billy & Edith Morris 2016-12-03 10:28
Mr. Elon and family,
Our deep sympathy in the loss of Mrs. Floy. Although it's been many years since we've seen you, we think of you so often. May all your sweet memories carry you through the grief.
Billy & Edith Morris
Formaly Morris Garage Newberry
#1 Bobby Taylor 2016-12-03 10:27
Elona and family, so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. She was such a sweet lady, always having something nice to say. Prayers for you and your family in the days, weeks and months ahead, God Bless you, Bobby Joe.