Esther Belle Hale Sutherland, 98, of Comers Rock, Va., passed away Feb. 19, 2014, at the Grayson Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Independence, Va.
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She was born March 14, 1915, at Comers Rock to the late Elbert Hale and Ella Hackler and was also preceded in death by her husband, Grant Sutherland; and daughter Glenda Jenkins
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Betty Sutherland of Comers Rock, Va.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandson.
A funeral was held Feb. 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Comers Rock, Va. Interment was in Comers Rock Cemetery. The Rev. Pam Sutherland officiated.
The family received friends one hour preceding the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Mount Zion United Methodist Church, c/o C. Ralph Sutherland, 2892 Gem Stream Road, Elk Creek, Va. 24326 or the Elk Creek Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 130, Elk Creek, Va. 24326 or Elk Creek Volunter Fire Department, P.O. Box 36, Elk Creek, Va. 24326.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va., was in charge of arrangements.
Published in Galax Gazette from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2014