John Arnette Hamblin, 87, of Hoge St. in Pearisburg died Monday morning May 9, 2005 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke. Born at Berton in Giles County on April 8, 1918 he was a son of the late Harvey Tison and Mollie Duncan Hamblin. John was retired from the Celanese Celco Plant at Narrows, attended River of Life Pentecostal Holiness Church and was preceded in death by his first wife Lettie Rogers Hamblin.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Dreama Griggs Hamblin; a son and daughter-in-law Donald and Carolyn Hamblin of Pearisburg; a daughter and son-in-law Linda and James Myers of Ripplemead; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 AM at the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with Pastor Terry Mays and Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg.