Lenore Stella Farley McPherson

9 Dec. 1915-27 Nov. 1999


Register Herald Obituaries for November 30, 1999

Lenore Stella Farley McPherson, 83, of Midway, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, in a Beckley hospital following a sudden illness.

Born Dec. 9, 1915, at Farley Hill, she was the daughter of the late Oliver O. Farley and Ethel M. Lilly Farley.

Mrs. McPherson's religious belief was that of the Primitive Baptist faith. She was a resident of Midway for 74 years. She earned an associate degree in accounting from the former Beckley College, and was employed by the Raleigh County Board of Education as the finance secretary at Woodrow Wilson High School until 1971. She then worked in the business office of Rural Acres Clinic and retired as associate comptroller of Human Touch Inc. Before her retirement, she was very active in community and civic affairs having served as president of the Gulf Woman's Club. She had served since 1955 as the secretary of the Farley Reunion.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William D. McPherson Sr.; two sons, William D. McPherson Jr. and Bobby R. McPherson; an infant daughter, Nancy Pat McPherson; and a sister, Belva McVey.

Survivors include a brother, Samuel G. Farley and wife, Dorothy, of Mullens; a daughter-in-law, Ann McPherson of Beckley; five grandchildren, Kim Elaine Johnson and husband, Raymond, of Beckley, Michelle Rae Lester and husband, James, of Beckley, Shane McPherson, Stefanie Dawn McPherson, and Christy Renee White of Beckley; and three great-grandchildren, Pvt. First Class Derrick Michael Tyree of Parris Island, S.C., Justin Keith Tyree and Zane Allen Lester of Beckley; several nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, with Elder Ernest Cadle and Elder Dale Mills officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements by Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia.