Rebecca Ellen “Granny” McGuire, 89, of Pembroke passed away peacefully at her home in the loving care of her family Friday afternoon, April 20, 2012. Born in Bud, WV on August 22, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Mary Jane Cox. “Granny” as she was called by all who knew her had a green thumb and a love for her flowers. In earlier days she loved spending time with her family fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband John D. McGuire, a son-in-law Herb Watkins and a daughter-in-law Mary B. McGuire, two grandsons Bubby McGuire and Albert McGuire, Jr., and a great-granddaughter Odessa Rae Altizer.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Mary P. Watkins of the home, her sons James and Donna McGuire and Sherwood and Rose McGuire of Pearisburg, and Albert and Barbara McGuire of Peterstown, WV; a special son Jack Thomas of Pembroke; a special grandson Robert and Brenda McGuire of Wytheville, also her ten grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, and twelve great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow Street, Pembroke with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from six until eight pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.