Reba Ann Cumbee, 64, of Newport, departed this life Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Lewis-Gale Hospital, Montgomery at Blacksburg. Born in Giles County on November 13, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Woodrow Wilson and Gladys Songer Dowdy Cumbee. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Ervin Cumbee, her half-brothers Marvin, Martin, Roscoe, and William Dowdy, her half-sisters Margaret, Elsie, and Lottie Cumbee and Mildred Breeding.
She leaves to cherish her memory her sister and brother-in-law Mary and Claude Dowdy of Newport with whom she made her home for over thirty years; and several devoted nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at two pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the services. The family would like to express their gratitude for the compassionate care Reba received during the time she was a resident at Heritage Hall in Blacksburg. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.