Grace Ida Givens Pass, 89 of Pulaski, departed this life for her heavenly home Monday morning, August 24, 2009 at New River Valley Medical Center in Radford. Born in Craig County on Johns Creek on January 5, 1920 she was a daughter of the late Watson and Annie Mae Wright Whittaker. She was retired from the Celanese Plant at Narrows and was a devout member of New Life Tabernacle in Pulaski. She was preceded in death by her husbands Harry V. Givens, Bishop Calvin G. Brown, and Jack Pass; her daughter Linda Lou Dunbar; her brother Clay Whittaker; her sisters Nettie Meredith, Georgia Anderson, and Willie Parker; and her grandchildren Pamela Kirk Collins, Lucinda Burnett, and Gary Holstein.
She leaves to cherish her memory her son Harold (HL) Givens of Pulaski; her daughters Joann Kirk of Pulaski and June Diehl of Cincinnati, Ohio; her eight grandchildren, her sixteen great-grandchildren, and her two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 11:00 AM in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with Pastor Tommy Ramsey, Pastor Lathan Gravely, and Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Huffman Memorial Park in Craig Co. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions be made to a funeral memorial fund at Kendall Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com. .