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Eggleston runs for town council

Carl U. Eggleston announced Saturday, March 7, that he will seek the at-large seat for the Farmville Town Council.

Eggleston served on the Farmville Town Council from 1984 to 1988.

If elected, Eggleston says he plans to focus on showing decency for all town employees, insisting on transparency in all areas of the town council, and will take measures that will encourage citizen input and establish town hall meetings.

Carl U. Eggleston

Over the years, Eggleston has served on community organizations such as the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce, Farmville Jaycees, Prince Edward County NAACP, Randolph Lodge #30 Masons, Prince Edward Elk’s Lodge, the Governor’s Commission on State Domestic Programs and his favorite charity, the Carl Eggleston Foundation, which gives free back-to-school supplies for children and provided toys on Christmas Eve for the less fortunate.

In 2018 Eggleston was honored by the U.S. Congress and placed in the Congressional Record by Congressman Donald S. Beyer for his perseverance of Prince Edward County and still maintaining a positive attitude.

Eggleston is a 1969 graduate of Robert Russa Moton High School and received an AAS Degree in 1977 from John Tyler Community College.

In 2005 Eggleston entered Saint Paul’s College, where he received his BS Degree in Business Administration, graduating with a 4.0 GPA, which made Eggleston one of Virginia’s “Brown Scholars.”

In 1968 Eggleston developed an interest in the funeral service and began working part-time with E. B. Allen Funeral Home in Farmville.

Eggleston served his Funeral Service Internship with Mimms Funeral Home of Richmond.

Eggleston became licensed in 1978 as a funeral director and embalmer.

In 1983, Eggleston opened the Carl U. Eggleston Funeral Establishment and, in 1989, opened the Oliver & Eggleston Funeral Home in Crewe.

In 2008 Carl and his wife, Barbara, purchased the Gipson Episcopal Chapel in Crewe and renamed it the Mark H. Oliver Chapel.

Eggleston is a member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as Chair of Board of Trustees from 1980 to 2005.

Eggleston said that he is available to meet and discuss his plans for town council but due to the health pandemic, he will not be making door-to-door visits.