Garnet Lois (Clay) Markham (1943 - 2012)

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Garnet Lois Clay Markham
9/29/1943 - 9/29/2012

"Life is not a dress rehearsal, but a one time experience. I have no regrets and hold no grudges."
- Lois.

Garnet Lois Clay Markham
Meadows of Dan was home where she loved exploring the shops and back roads. She considered herself an "accumulator." She willingly and thoughtfully shared with others above her own needs. She cared deeply for her family and friends, community and co-workers at Laurel Meadows, recording life events and family histories for all in her calendars.
She was preceded in death by her loving parents Alva and Violet Clay; mother, Gertrude P. Singer; sisters, Jeanette Dickens Horton and Janet Walker Williams; and nephew, Michael E. Horton.
Survivors include her children, Teresa and Denis Peters of Elliston, Va., Sharon and Wendel Ingram of Salem, Va., Paul and Suze Markham of LaPlata, Md. We all are thankful, cherishing the life and lessons shared together. They will miss her humor and that "all knowing, be honest" look from her eyes. Lois loved her grandchildren dearly, Sarah and Andrew Morris, Michael and Brandy Harris,and Jacob Harris. Lois' delight and joy will be shared with her great-grandchildren, Natalie and Jaxon Morris, Kadence, Kayley and Bristol Harris and Dylan and Makayla Harris who made her heart smile. They brightened her last days with hugs, giggles and pictures for the walls at Friendship Manor. Lois was blessed with a wonderful blended family; sisters,  Darlene Clay Poore of Tampa Fla., Susan Clay Naff of Hillsville, Va., Virginia Dickens Hahn of Chesterfield, Va., and Helen Dickens Roudabush of Charlottesville, Va.; brother, Luther Dickens of Radford, Va.; 17 nieces and nephews; and all the spouses makes for a whole lot of love.
A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Webb-Sky View Cemetery in Fancy Gap, Va., with Pastor Michael Shockley officiating.
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Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family.
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Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel
1035 N MAIN ST P.O. BOX 145
Hillsville, VA 24343-0145
(276) 728-2041
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Published in Galax Gazette from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2012