The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 10, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013


Norma Etta Leeber

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Norma Etta Leeber, 66, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.

Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at George Brothers Funeral Service, Greensboro, N.C.

Etta Louise Freeland Lilly

HURRICANE — Etta Louise Freeland Lilly, 80, of Hurricane, died Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Midland Meadows Assisted Living.

Born July 27, 1933, at Jumping Branch, she was the daughter of the late Aaron W. “Poppy” and Dora Hogan Freeland.

Mrs. Lilly was a 1949 graduate of Hinton High School. On November 19, 1949, she married Zane Lilly. They lived in Beckley until 1962 and then moved to Martinsburg, W.Va. They have subsequently lived in Austin, Texas, Falls Church, Va., and Hurricane, W.Va.

Mrs. Lilly was a homemaker early in her marriage and later worked as a medical assistant in northern Virginia and more recently at Charleston Cardiology in Charleston, W.Va. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Freeland, and two sisters, Catherine Cox and Bohmer Hatcher.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Zane Lilly; two sons, Dr. Donald Lilly and wife Kathie of Charleston, W.Va., and David Lilly and wife Gerri of Garland, Texas; a daughter, Dr. Susan Wright and husband Bill of Huntington, W.Va.; a brother, Herbert Freeland and wife Retha of Roanoke, Va. Grandchildren, Emily Lilly and husband Christopher Garnes, Lindsey Lilly, Amanda Tanner and husband Matt, Amy Bailey and husband Brian, Marshall Lilly and wife Hayden and Ethan Lilly and wife Brittany.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Allen Meadows officiating. Burial will follow in Lilly-Crews Cemetery at Nimitz, W.Va.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the David and Gerri Lilly Scholarship Fund at Harding University. Mail donations to Harding University Advancement, Robin Coker/Steve Lake, HU Box 12238, Searcy, AR 72149. Please make checks payable to Harding University and note Lilly Scholarship Fund in the Memo.

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Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

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