Charles Ray Nester, 68, of Luray, Va., passed away Friday, June 7, 2013, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va.
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He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Alpha Mae (Collier) Nester; sisters, Cosby Cox and Melvina Roberts; and brother, Hugh Paunee Nester.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Bond Nester of the home; sister, Nancy Slusher and fiancé, J.R. Stephens of Falls Church, Va.; brother, Leon Nester of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; sisters-in-laws, Dale Nester of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., and Dot Nester of Lexington, N.C.; several nieces and nephews; and two special cats, Bob and Daisy.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Erich Bennett officiating. Burial followed in the Nester Cemetery in Laurel Fork, Va.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday, June 10, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Lupus Foundation, P.O. Box 79563, Baltimore, Md. 21279.
A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com.
Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home Chapel is serving the family.
1035 N MAIN ST P.O. BOX 145
Hillsville, VA 24343-0145
Published in Galax Gazette from June 12 to June 13, 2013