Ellen Blanche Combs Hackler, 86, of Galax, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in the Waddell Nursing Home.
She was born in Grayson County, on Dec. 21, 1925, to Nathan and Bertie Kegley Combs.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Dean Hackler of Galax; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna Sue and Ronnie Sikes and Mary Ellen and Roger Brown, all of Galax, Hilda and Lynn Warf of Little River, S.C., and Cathy and Lewis Smith of Galax; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert "Sonny" and Wilma Jean Rector of Galax, Duane and Linda Hackler of Surfside Beach, S.C.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Bowie and Doris Combs of Galax; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ernie Smith and the Rev. Myron Dalton officiating. Burial followed in the Camp Zion Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Twin County Hospice, P.O. Box 106, Galax, Va. 24333.
A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynn.com.
Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.