Martha Louise Merix, 74, of Ripplemead, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, August 3, 2011 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in the loving care of her family. Born in Norcross, Giles County, on October 18, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Arnold and Helen Loraine Price Meadows. She was retired from Dairy Queen in Pembroke as the gravy and biscuit maker. Martha was a member of Godís House in Pembroke. She was preceded in death by her husband John Edward Merix, two sons Joey and Todd Merix; a grandson Chris Merix, and one sister Nancy Stone.
She leaves to cherish her memory her son and daughter-in-law Greg A. and Teresa Merix of Ripplemead; her daughters and sons-in-law Tina and Mitch Saunders of Staffordsville, Melissa and Randy Perdue of Ripplemead; her grandchildren Josh, Derek, Zack Saunders, Jessica Higgs, Eric Gadd, Jonathon, and Carson Perdue; her step-grandchildren Logan, and Kendra White; her sisters Jo Ann Aistrop of Pembroke, Alice and Jewel Hilton of Salem, and Linda Myers of Pearisburg.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 4:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastor Wayman Crigger, and Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in the Fillinger Cemetery in Pembroke. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6 to 8 pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.