The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 23, 2012

Obituaries — Friday, Nov. 23, 2012


Ruby Viola Vandall

Ruby Viola Vandall, 84, of Meade, passed away peacefully at 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House following a long illness.

Born October 28, 1928, in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Ethel Martin Mason.

Ms. Vandall was a homemaker and her greatest joy was the Lord and her family.

She was married to her loving husband, Raymond Stanford Vandall, on August 30, 1944. He preceded her in death on June 10, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her son, Ronnie Vandall, daughter, Brenda Sams, granddaughters, Kristina Sams, Vanessa Ferguston and Crystal Hedrick, great-grandsons, Jerry Ferguson, Jr., Dakota Vandall and Alex and Brandon Gill; and brother, Vernon Mason and his wife Helen.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children: Carolyn Vandall of Meade, WV,  Vivian England and husband Bob of Indiana, Sharon Ferguson of Josephine, WV, Charlotte Wallace and husband Charles of Josephine, WV, Judy Britt of Indiana, Kathy Trail of Beckley, Ricky Vandall and wife Sherry of Hinton, Raymond (Randy) Vandall, Jr., and wife Margaret of Shady Spring, Don Vandall of Meade, WV, and Dean Vandall of Meade, WV. Sisters, Christine and Leatha. Son-in-law, David Sams of Indiana. Twenty-four grandchildren, forty-seven great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren also survive.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Bowers Hospice House and all of her caregivers.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 2012, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastor Bob England officiating. Burial will follow in the Elton Community Cemetery at Elton, WV. Friends may call from 12 p.m. until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences and guest register at

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV.

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