Funeral services for Ella V. Preston, 97, of Florence, will be held at noon today ( Wednesday) at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial will follow at Hop Gibson Cemetery at Little Cowan, with a family gathering at Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church afterward.
The widow of John Preston, she died July 18 at the Florence Park Care Center in Florence.
She was an educator and librarian for the Letcher County School Board for 30 years, was active in the Letcher County Retired Teachers Association, and a member of the Homemakers Club and Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Bruce Preston and wife Diana, of Florence, and a grandson, Michael and wife Stefanie.