Obituary for Eva Burchett Ryals

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Eva Burchett Ryals, age 88 of Draper passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023 at the Lewis-Gale Hospital, Pulaski. Born September 13, 1934 in Austinsville, Virginia she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Whitt & Mallie Levena Gravley Whitt. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Ralph Burchett and Forrest Ryals, four brothers and niece, Florence Richardson.

Eva was a long-time member of the Austinsville Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Eva is survived by 

Her special niece and caregiver

Brenda Waller – Pulaski

Several nieces and nephews, members of the Ryals family and fellow church members and friends.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM – Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Bobby Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at the Draper Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery, Max Meadows.

The family will receive friends one hour before service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Bower Funeral Homes-Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.