Joyce Gayle Eldridge, 90, died Thursday October 3, 2013 in Smithfield.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday (today) in the Chapel at Powell Funeral Home in Southern Pines. Burial will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Born July 31, 1923 in Martinsville, VA she was a daughter of the late Matthew and Bessie Copeland Major and wife of the late Houston T. Eldridge.
Mrs. Eldridge was a retired Minister of Music.
She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Clevenger of Foxfire Village and Sharon Eldridge of Smithfield, one son, Houston Eldridge of Fork Union, VA, one sister, June Sisk of Chatanooga, TN, and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday (today) at Powell Funeral Home.

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  1. Dear Family of Gayle,
    I can never tell you how much your precious Mother meant to me. She was such a special person. I was in choir with her, she taught my Sunday School Class for some time, and she was a wonder Pastor’s wife. She filled her role ver

  2. Dear Beloved Family,
    How much she loved you! I will always treasure her in my heart. She meant so much to me and ministered to me so many times. She was a wonderful pastor’s wife, but was a very special person apart from that role. Pastor Scott, Iren

  3. How very much your dear mom Gayle will be missed. Our heartfelt sympathy, love and prayers go out to you all. From: Ed Conklin, Cyndi and Dale Robinson, and Bob, Melissa, Callie, and David Boone.

  4. How very much your dear Mom Gayle will be missed. Our hearfelt sympathy, love and prayers go out to you all. From: Ed Conklin, Cyndi and Dale Robinson, and Bob, Melissa, Callie, and David Boone

  5. I will be forever grateful for Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge for paving the way at the church where my wife and I now serve. All we hear about is Tex and Mrs. Gayle. I know that because of the Eldridge’s ministry at Newell, this church is still loving, caring, an

  6. Sharon, I just got the email from the church. I am sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I know how hard these last few months have been for you. Can’t you just hear our mothers telling everyone how wonderful their daughters are? My prayers go with you.

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