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Pearl Stiltner Reynolds
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Obituary for Pearl Stiltner Reynolds

Pearl Stiltner Reynolds, 88 years of age of Big Rock, VA, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 25, 2018 at Holston Medical Center in Kingsport, TN due to complications from a fall. Born June 15, 1930 in Big Rock, VA she was the daughter of the late Claude and Mae Stiltner.

Pearl became a Christian in the winter of 1942 at a revival in Big Rock where they had to break the ice for the baptism. She was a faithful Christian of the Primitive Baptist faith and served God all of her days. She loved her neighbors and would do anything she could to help them. She was an employee of the Buchanan County School system, working at Big Rock Elementary and Grundy Senior High Schools. She enjoyed traveling and visiting her family in Ohio and New Jersey and was always excited to have family and friends to come and visit with her. She enjoyed cooking for family and friends. Loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and mother-in-law.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband Rufford Emilo Reynolds; brothers, Lassie, Shuler and Arthur Stiltner; and two infant brothers.

Those left to cherish her memories include her daughters, Willa Mae (Arlie Roy) Stamper of Windham, OH, Judy Stiltner of Big Rock, VA, Sharon (Danny) Wolford of Grundy, VA; sons, Jasper (Rita) Reynolds of Abingdon, VA, Daina (Jane) Reynolds of Fincastle, VA; sisters, Virginia Lee of Pounding Mill, VA, Josephine Morrow of Abingdon, VA, and Ocie Wasilewski of Rio Grande, NJ; and one brother, Bill (June) Stiltner of Jewell Ridge, VA.

She is also survived by nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service for Pearl Stiltner Reynolds will be held Friday, June 29, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel in Grundy, VA with Pastor Ray Lester officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Valley Memorial Park in Big Rock, VA.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 with an evening service to be held at 7:00 p.m.

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The family of Pearl Stiltner Reynolds entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA.

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6:00 PM
Shortridge-Ramey - Grundy

1021 Six Twentey Mile Branch Road
Grundy, VA 24614

Evening service to begin at 7:00 pm

Funeral Service




1:00 PM
Shortridge-Ramey - Grundy

1021 Six Twentey Mile Branch Road
Grundy, VA 24614

Cemetery Details


Mountain Valley Memorial Park

32355 Riverside Drive
Big Rock, VA 24603


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