Helen Maxine Merrix, 76, of Liberty Lane in Pembroke, departed this life Sunday morning, February 15, 2009 at Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg after suffering a stroke. Born in Giles County on August 7, 1932 she was a daughter of the late John B. and Bessie Mae Martin Snider. She loved the music and worship of the Pentecostal Church and was noted for her hard work. She was preceded in death by her husband William C. (Bud) Merrix.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter and only child Janice Diane Jones of Pembroke; her grandchildren Angela Lee Harris of Maryland and David Allen White of Pearisburg; her great-grandchildren Madysan Harris of Maryland, David Allen (DJ) Buckner of Pulaski, and Caleb Charles Lee White of Pearisburg; her sisters Pauline Merrix of Roanoke, Margaret Sue Long of Pembroke, Bertha Ann Whittaker of Dublin, Margie Faye Harless of Dublin, and Virginia Marie Snider of Pembroke; her brothers John Ervin Snider of Pembroke, and Bud (JB) Snider of Pembroke; and her faithful companion Buddy.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 AM in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with entombment following in Birchlawn Abbey in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com