Emma Laverne LaFon, 88, formerly of Newport, departed this life for her heavenly home from Riverview Nursing Home in Rich Creek Saturday afternoon, January 30, 2010. Born in Pearisburg on August 2, 1921 she was a daughter of the late George Washington Turpin and Carrie Sue Smith Turpin Wilson. She was a member of Newport Christian Church and the CWF. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Fred W. LaFon, her brothers Homer and Junior Turpin; and her sisters Flossie Waldron, and Elsie Donathan.
She leaves to cherish her memory her son Larry LaFon of Pearisburg; her grandchildren Tim LaFon of Greensboro, NC, Christi Montgomery of Kernersville, NC, Cindy Bradbury of Bastian, B.J. LaFon of Blacksburg; her great-grandchildren Justin LaFon, Josh LaFon, Ashley Bradbury, Ryan Bradbury, Jimmy Montgomery, and McKalea Montgomery; her sisters Mary Sue LaFon of Pearisburg, Freida Sadler of Pulaski, and Betty Johnston of Pearisburg; her brothers Eugene Turpin of Pearisburg, and Don Wilson of Pearisburg.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastor Roger Henderson and Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hollow Cemetery at Newport. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.