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Obituary: Eva Pearl Polston, 96, Russell Co., KY

She lived with a song in her heart. She accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of the First Separate Baptist Church, Indianapolis, IN. She was member of a large family. She leaves 45 direct living descendants

The funeral service will be Saturday, November 13, 2010, at 1pmCT, at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 Main ST, Russell Springs, KY, with Rev. Mark Polston, Rev. Bobby Conner, and Rev. Gary Polston the officiating clergy. Visitation will be after 5pmCT, Friday, November 12, 2010 at Bernard Funeral Home. Burial will will be in Military Springs Cemetery, Jabez, KY.

Pallbearers: Charles D. Roberts, Kenneth Dale Roberts, Michael Ray Wigginton, Randy Jay Polston, Jackie Wayne Polston, Daivd Allen Wilson, Fredrick Lack II, and Derk Cleburn Barkley.

Eva Pearl Polston, Russell Co., KY

She was daughter of the late Ida Mae McGowan Smith and Cornelius Wade Smith. She was born Wednesday, November 4, 1914, in Russell Co., KY. She died Wednesday, November 10, 2010, in Franklin, Johnson Co., IN, at the age of 96 years, and 6 days.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim B. Polston.

She was a member of the First Separate Baptist Church in Christ, Indianapolis, IN.

She became a Christian at an early age. She was well known for singing with her family. She sang at revivals, special sings, and homecomings as well as at many funerals in central Kentucky.

Her children remember that she always sang when she was cooking, washing dishes, sweeping floors, milking cows, working in her garden, or whatever she did. She always had a song on her heart. She also taught her children to sing.

She is survived by the following:
  • Three sons: Rev. Jimmy (Janice) Polston, Mooresville, IN; Rev. Garry (Lula) Polston, New Castle, KY; Larry (Cheryl) Polston, Nicholasville, KY

  • Four daughters: Virginia Polston, Marie Roberts, Margaret (Lonzo) Wigginton, all of Indianapolis, IN; and Phyllis (Donald) Wiggington, Franklin, IN

  • Fifteen grandchildren

  • Twenty great grandchildren

  • Three great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death, besides her husband, by four sisters, Josie Bell WIlson, Stella M. Chumbley, Vonnie Green and Elsie Muriel Johnson; eight brothers, Virgil E. Smith, Ota Estel Smith, Marvin A. Smith, Arvin P. Smith, Lonnie Esto Smith, Otha Oswald Smith, Yuletide Smith, Carlie Erthel Smith; one grandson, Jeffrey Jay Wiggingon; and one son in law, Ottis Roberts.

Bernard Funeral Home, 367 Main ST, Russell Springs, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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