Velma Bowman Horton(1928-2013)

Velma Bowman Horton, 84, of Hillsville, passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Carroll County to the late Harrison and Otilla Willard Bowman.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Horton; and daughter, Rebecca Horton.
Mrs. Horton retired from the Carroll County Public School System in 1990 with over 40 years of service.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Jesse Reed of Hillsville; grandchildren and spouses, Lauren and Nathan Colle, Catherine Horton and Caleb Sassen and Austin Horton; a great-grandchild, Ryla Brooke Sassen; and sisters, Vida Bowman and Hazel Horton, both of Hillsville.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Stewart Childress officiating. Burial followed in the Bluemont Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. prior to the funeral service.
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Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family of Velma Horton.

Funeral Home

Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel
1035 N MAIN ST P.O. BOX 145 Hillsville, VA 24343-0145
(276) 728-2041
Published in Galax Gazette from Jan. 25 to Jan. 27, 2013