(LINEVILLE) Elleanor Sterling, 85, of Lineville died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023 at Clay County Healthcare Authority in Ashland.
Ms. Sterling was born Feb. 6, 1938 to the late Roosevelt Sterling and Ethel Wilson Sterling. Elleanor graduated from the Clay County Training School in Lineville, after which she worked as a seamstress for many years. She was employed with Ace Product Manufacturing tires for more than 13 years. Ms. Sterling was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Lineville. She served the Lord in many capacities in the church including President of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Choir; she was a prayer warrior in the church’s prayer group, and a devoted Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the famous Sterling Sisters for 63 years.
Elleanor Sterling is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters: Bobbie Jean Wilson, Wylean Sterling and Clara Boyd.
Ms. Sterling is survived by her loving and devoted son, Lavell Wayne Bailey, Sr., of Lineville; Mary McClure, whom she treated as a daughter; three grandchildren: Lavell Bailey, Jr., Travaris Spell and Taracara Wills; and a special grandchild, Zykail Stevens; one sister, Peggy Goodwin; and two great-grandsons, London Bailey and Asher Bailey of Atlanta; her best friend, Vernell Billingsley of Wedoweee; along with a host of other family and friends in whose hearts her cherished memories of Elleanor will always linger.
A celebration of life ceremony will take place Thursday, Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Lineville with interment following immediately after the service.