The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 11, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, Nov. 11, 2013


Margaret Vivian Burwell

NARROWS, Va. — Margaret Vivian Burwell, 92, of Narrows, Va., passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Hattie Lucille Bowyer Lemons

SINKS GROVE — Hattie Lucille Bowyer Lemons passed away on November 9, 2013, at the age of 100 years and one month, at her home in Sinks Grove, West Virginia. 

Lucille was born October 4, 1913, at Wolf Creek, WV, the only child of Phillip McClellan and Bettie Ann Whanger Bowyer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Elmer Lemons, in 1973 and their eldest child, Betty Pearl Lemons McGuire, in 1960.

Lucille dedicated her life to serving others. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 122 at Union for 77 years. She was very active in the Sinks Grove Farm Women (CEOS) having been a charter member and president, and she held county, area and state offices.

She served on the Monroe County Community Service Board (CASE) for ten years, was a member of the Monroe Historical Society, The Friends of Second Creek Board, Monroe County Outreach Ministry and Senior Citizens Board.

Lucille was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church since 1931, past elder, deacon, Sunday School teacher, and officer in the Women of the Church and Circle.

For twenty-two years she was employed as a sales clerk at Leggett Department Store in Lewisburg. She loved to garden and arrange flowers. She was a hairdresser for people in the community for many years. Lucille was known for her kind and caring personality throughout her life.

She is survived by her two children: Thomas Elmer Lemons, Jr., of Fairlea, WV, and Doris Ann Taylor and husband, Fred Lewis Taylor, II, of Sinks Grove, WV; 4 grandchildren, Travis Shawn Lemons of Ronceverte, WV, Russel Dean Lemons of White Sulphur Springs, WV, Chad Lewis Taylor and wife, Betsy, of Philippi, WV, and Casey Lane Napier and husband, Jason, of Barboursville, WV; 8 great-grandchildren, Korey Steven Lemons of Lewisburg, WV, Thomas Matthew, Treva Magnolia “Maggie” and Travis Maxwell Lemons all of Ronceverte, WV, Safron Lemons of Richmond, VA and Grayson Lewis and Gabrielle Lynne Taylor of Philippi, WV, Lilly SarahBeth Napier of Barboursville, WV; sister-in law, Mayo Lemons of Pickaway, WV; niece, Linda Lemons Walker and husband Dr. Clay Walker of Gainesville, Fla.; nephew, Gary Lemons and wife, Betty, of Pickaway, WV.

A celebration of Lucille’s life will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church at Sinks Grove, WV, with Rev. Dexter Taylor and Rev. James Hylton officiating. Burial will follow at the New Lebanon Cemetery at Pickaway, WV. 

Friends may call at the church from 9 am. until service time November 12, 2013.

Union Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 122 will conduct memorial services at 10:30 a.m. at the Church.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Lemons, Thomas Lemons, Russel Lemons, Korey Lemons, Gary Lemons and Harold Fitzwater.

The family requests that memorial gifts be donated to the Order of the Eastern Star 122 in care of Vernessa Pontius, P.O. Box 53, Union, WV 24983, or the Monroe Historical Society, P.O. Box 465, Union, WV 24983.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

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