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Elda Prudden Overstreet

March 20, 2015

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Elda Prudden Overstreet, known by all as “Sam”, of Rustburg, died on Friday, March 20, 2015.

Sam was born on December 14, 1946, in Perth Amboy, N.J. to the late Orrin Dwight Prudden and the late Elinor Cash Prudden. She attended and graduated from Stratford College in Danville, Va. and the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. Sam married Michael “Mo” Overstreet on January 2, 1981, and they enjoyed 34 years of marriage together. In 2007, she retired from Framatome/Areva after thirty-two years.

In addition to her parents, Sam was preceded in death by a brother, Neil Prudden.Sam leaves behind her husband, Mo; a sister-in-law, Betty Prudden of Indian Trail, N.C.; and four nieces, Liz Prudden of Charlotte, N.C., Alexandra Prudden of Brush Prairie, Wash., Meredith Goins of Maryville, Tenn., and Jenny Greene of Matthews, N.C.Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, macaroni and cheeses, etc., please consider making a donation in Sam’s memory at

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, is assisting the family, (434) 237-9424, to send condolences please go to

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