Mary Virginia Hatcher Stanley, 97, of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Born April 18, 1916 in Bedford County; she was a daughter of the late Clay O. Hatcher and Minnie Logwood Hatcher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Clarence Grady Stanley, Sr., brothers, Maurice Reid Hatcher and Claude J. Hatcher, a sister, Cathryn H. Warlick and a foster sister, Angie S. Leebrick and a dear friend, John Santamaria, Sr. Virginia is survived by a daughter, Nancy Stanley Falls and her husband, James E. Jr. of Mineral; a son, C.G. Stanley Jr. and his wife, Glenda of Bedford; grandchildren, Clifton G. "Cliff" Stanley and his wife, Jessica of Huntington, WV, Carson G. Stanley and his fiancÃ©e, Lauren Eaton of Vienna, Stacey Falls McCray and her husband, Brian of Louisa; great-grandchildren, Mason and Benjamin McCray; niece, Cathryn â€œRandiâ€ Herrick, Bedford, and her daughter, Kalin R. Herrick, New York, NY. Virginia was a resident of the Elks National Home and member of Bedford Baptist Church. She enjoyed camping and traveling. Upon Clarenceâ€™s retirement, they enjoyed spending their winters in Florida. She held fond childhood memories of Wheats Valley. The family extends a heartfelt â€œthank youâ€ to the Elks National Home and Special Care Unit for their personal and professional care that made her feel â€œtreated like a queenâ€. Thanks also to Bedford Hospice Care for their care and support in her last days. Funeral services were held 11 AM, Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Bedford Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. David L. Henderson officiating. A reception followed in the church fellowship hall. Burial took place in Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Bedford Baptist Church Building Fund, 1516 Oakwood Street, Bedford, VA 24523 or to Bedford Hospice Care, 1621 Whitfield Drive, Bedford, VA 24523. Condolences may be sent online by visiting www.tharpfuneralhome.com
. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford 586-3443.