Deborah Lynn Branscome Rose, 59, died at Twin County Regional Hospital on Nov. 3, 2012.
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She was born Nov. 4, 1952, in Galax, Va., to Edgar and Mary Branscome.
She married Robert Rose on Aug. 16, 1980.
She lived in Chesapeake, Va., and worked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard until retiring in 1995. In 2005, guided by loving memories, her life came full circle, as she returned to her birthplace to live out the remainder of her days.
Debbie will be especially remembered for her warm heart, kindred spirit and devotion to her family.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Rose of Galax; son, Gary Carroll of Chesapeake; step daughter and spouse, Alicia and Jerry Gilbert of Gloucester; five grandchildren, Hailey Carroll, Logan Carroll, Nathan Carroll, Slade Stroinski and Crystal Gilbert; and sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Derwood Gallop.
A funeral will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roger Redd officiating. Burial will follow upon the Pope Knob Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made online to the
A guest book is available online at www.vaughanguynn.com.
Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home - Galax
201 West Center Street
Galax, VA 24333
Published in Galax Gazette from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2012