Ernestine V. “Ernie”
Price, 84, of Carlisle, died peacefully on Sunday, December 28, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family and friends.
She was born on April 12, 1930, in Matewan, WV, a daughter of the late Emmett E. and Marie (Allara) Brown and was the
widow of Colonel (Ret) James E. Price, US Army, who died Sept. 14, 2010.
was raised with her sisters and cousins in Matewan and attended Magnolia High School. She progressed on
to Virginia Intermont College and then graduated from West Virginia University, where she met her late husband.
Ernie brought joy to everyone she touched, a warm smiling presence to the very end. She loved God,
family and friends, as well as her country and military, where she relished being an Army wife. She was
active in the Eastern Star, Carlisle Barracks Officer’s Wives Club and especially the Post Chapel, where she was active
with the choir, Sunday school and PWOC. She leaves behind an extended family of active and retired military
friends in the Carlisle area.
She is survived by her loving and forever
grateful sons; Emmett Price, Jim (and his wife, Andrea) Price and Rick Price, all of Carlisle, five grandchildren; Emmett
Jr., Samantha, Alex, Kyle and Adam, one great-granddaughter, Kyla and one sister, Betty (and husband, Frank) Finley of Richmond,
VA. She was predeceased by one sister, Linda Lou Stephenson.
services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 3, 2015, in the USAWC Memorial Chapel, Carlisle Barracks, with Chaplain
(LTC) Matt Wysocki, US Army and Rev. Rosemary Brown officiating. A viewing will be held on Friday
from 6 - 8:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle. Burial will be at
a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to USAWC Memorial
Chapel or to the American Cancer Society.
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Emmett, Jim and Rick, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was an amazing woman. I am glad I was blessed
with the opportunity to know her. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
I loved her like a mother and miss her greatly! She was a family member and
will always live in our hearts and memories! God has received the most special angel in heaven, and I am thankful she is
We were so sad to read
of Ernie's death. She was such a kind, caring and gentle lady. The world will be a lesser place without her. Our heart
felt thoughts to her loving sons. West Virginia has lost one of their Ladies.
Ron & Jenny Elliott
I pray that you will feel the love, comfort, peace and strength of the Lord
as you grieve the loss of this beloved lady. Ernie was very special and will remain in the hearts of all who knew and loved
I just heard about the passing of you mother and I am so sorry for your loss. My mother and father who retired in Carlisle,
spoke so highly of her and told me that she was such a nice and lovely lady. From my family to yours, our thoughts and prayers
are with you during this difficult time. God Bless!
Dee Munger and Family
To the Price family...
very very special to our family. She was such a Godly and precious woman...a true blessng in our lives. May the Lord bless
you with His comfort during this time of grief. Ernie will be missed so very very much! We loved her dearly.
Rev. and Mrs. Buddy Wheat
is a sad day. I will always remember her enthusiasm and love of life!! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Barbara "Cookie" Allara
sympathy to you and your family. She will always be remembered for her lovely smile and the classy lady she was. She will
Col and Mrs. Roy Walker
Emmett, Jim, and
Rick-Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Jesse and Sandy DeFrance
I am so sorry for your loss, I knew your Mom from working with her through the farm programs in Smyth
County. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ernie's family. She was a wonderful human being, whose
warm presence and personality always radiated reassurance and love.
David and Wiebke Jablonsky
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