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Carrie Elizabeth Gwyer / May 16, 2011
Carrie Elizabeth Gwyer, 98, formally of Bluefield, Va., died on May, 14, 2011 at The Woodview in South Boston.

Mrs. Gwyer was born March 21, 1913 in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was the daughter of Clarence and Emma Thomas and was a long term member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Bluefield, W.Va. She thoroughly enjoyed and received a lot of satisfaction from working with many charity organizations, church groups, and volunteering at St. Luke’s hospital over many years. She loved baseball and rarely missed a Bluefield Orioles game.

She was predeceased by her husband, William O. Gwyer. She is survived by three children, James T. (Anita) Gwyer of Bluefield, W.Va., Dorothy M. (Danny) Moorefield of South Boston and David W. (Kathleen) Gwyer of Murrells Inlet, S.C., nine grandchildren Vance Lowery (deceased), Monty Lowery, Amy Lowery Barden, Timothy Lowery, Patricia Puryear, Michael Moorefield, Thomas Moorefield, Kevin Gwyer, and Patrick Gwyer, nine great-grandchildren, Daniel Lowery, Jackson Lowery, Michele Kitts, Tyler Sweatt, Kristen Lowery, Aron Puryear, Kaitlyn Puryear, Cassie Puryear, Noah Gwyer, and Kara-Ann Gwyer, and three great-great-grandchildren, Austin Kilgo, Haili Kitts and Madison Kitts.

A funeral will be held at the Mercer Funeral Home, Bluefield, W.Va., on Tuesday, May 17, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral from 12:30-2 p.m. on Tuesday. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Bluefield, Va.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, P O Box 1258, Bluefield, WV 24701.

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