Velma Bowman Horton, 84, of Hillsville, passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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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.
A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com.
Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family of Velma Horton.
1035 N MAIN ST P.O. BOX 145
Hillsville, VA 24343-0145
Published in Galax Gazette from Jan. 25 to Jan. 27, 2013