Vernell V. Varnier

Vernell Vaughan "Pat" Varnier, 92, of Ettrick, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014, at Brighter Living Assisted Living, Hopewell.

Born in Chesterfield, she was the daughter of the late Otho B. and Bertha Barnes Vaughan, and the widow of James D. Varnier Sr. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in South Chesterfield, and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit #136.

She is survived by her sons, James D. "Jimmy" Varnier Jr., Ted D. Varnier, both of Chesterfield, and Ricky B. Varnier and wife, Pamela Alexander, of the Northern Neck; eight grandchildren, Lori V. Martin, Holly V. Simmons, Allen Varnier, William Varnier II, Andy Varnier, Michelle V. Garrett, the Rev. Nate L. Varnier and Sally V. Currence; and 18 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at Sunset Memorial Park, Chester, with the Rev. Nate L. Varnier and the Rev. Ray Garrett officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. Condolences may be registered at

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E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory
2033 Boulevard  Colonial Heights, VA 23834
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Published in The Progress-Index on Mar. 12, 2014