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Eloise Hinkle Wallace

March 25, 1922 - August 12, 2014

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Eloise H. Wallace, 92, of 1100 Park Avenue in Princeton died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at her
residence. Born March 25, 1922 in Tazewell County, VA she was the daughter of the late William Jacob Hinkle and Minnie Payne Hinkle. She was a 1940 graduate of Big Creek High School and married Charles Orvillle Wallace, Sr. on Easter Sunday, April 13, 1941. Eloise joined the First Christian Church in Princeton in 1953 and was a member of the Wilma Tye Circle, served on the Christian Women’s Fellowship & Outreach Committee, and taught Vacation Bible School for several years. She joined the Intermediate Women’s Club of the Princeton Civic League in 1960 and was elected President in 1962. She was also a member of the Princeton Homemaker’s Club and a volunteer at Princeton Community Hospital serving as a yearly volunteer for collections for Breast Cancer. Eloise also served the community by collecting money to build the new Princeton Library. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, C. Orville Wallace, Sr.; one daughter, Patricia Payne Wallace; three brothers, Dewey Hinkle, Floyd Hinkle, and Paul Hinkle; and four sisters, Georgie Peery, Amanda Brewer, Era Mullins, and Frances Shamblin. Survivors include one daughter, Susan Gillespie of Columbia, SC; one son, Charles O. “Chuck” Wallace of Princeton; three grandchildren, Matt Gillespie, Julie Peel and husband Wesley, and Beth Maki and husband John; six great grandchildren, Chandler Peel, Caroline Peel, Luke Peel, John Peel, Chloe Maki, and Grant Maki. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Friday, August 15, 2014 at the First Christian Church in Princeton with Rev. Bill Pollack officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the church from 1:00 PM until the service hour on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, PO Box 749, Princeton, WV 24740.