Virginia Bledsoe

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DANVILLE, W.Va. — Virginia Bertha Bledsoe of Danville passed away Sat., March 8, 2014, at the Boone Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Danville. She was 91 years young.

Virginia was born July 11, 1922, at Maces Springs, Va., the oldest of ten children. Her parents, the late Mattie Lou Cindy Larkey and Charles Conley Salyers, raised their children in Hiltons, Va.

Virginia lived for many years in Barnabus, (Logan County) with her husband, Walter Bledsoe, until his death in 1987, where they raised their five children together. Virginia was a loving mother and homemaker.

She is survived by daughters, Ginger Green (Harold) of Foster, and Patty St. Lawrence (Joe) of Franklin, Tenn.; sons, Clyde Bledsoe of Omar, Larry Bledsoe (Shelia) of McConnell, and Charles Bledsoe (Cathy) of Lynnville, Tenn.; sister, Mary Ann Olinger of Mount Carmel, Tenn.; brothers, Fred Salyers of Wheelersburg, Ohio, and Carl Salyers of Hiltons, Va. She had 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Walter Bledsoe, granddaughter, Dawn Ann Bryant of Franklin, Tenn.; sisters, Nadine Robinette of Hickory, N.C.; brothers, Walmer Salyers of Chesapeake, Va., Harold Salyers of Mount Carmel, Tenn., infant brother, James Salyers of Sigma, Va., Don Salyers of Zenia, Ohio, and Charles Salyers of Churchhill, Tenn.; and daughter-in-law, Lucy Bledsoe of Omar.

Prior to her passing Virginia was cared for at the Boone Nursing and Rehab Center for four years. Prior to that, she lived with her daughter, Ginger Green (Harold) at Foster, for many years.

The family would like to thank the staff of Boone Nursing, especially Regina Akers (CNA) who took "special" care of our Mother. We would also like to express our gratitude to Jennifer with Hospice of Charleston.

Virginia was a Christian of Protestant faith.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Mon., March 10, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Tom Beckette officiating. Burial followed in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.

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Handley Funeral Home of Danville was in charge of arrangements.

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Published in The Logan Banner from Mar. 10 to Mar. 11, 2014