Emmett Rudolph Songer, 86, of Alleghany Ave., Pearisburg, departed this life Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg. Born in Narrows on January 27, 1946 he was a son of the late Emory Rudolph and Maggie Sue Saunders Songer. He had been employed at Ingram Furniture and Leas and McVitty Tannery. He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Oda Whitt Songer, his sisters Alberta Cumbee, Kathleen McCroskey, and Louise Dowdy, and his brother Emory Songer, Jr.
He leaves to cherish his memory his daughters Barbara Dunn of Pearisburg and Sue Marshall and her husband Glenn of Pearisburg; his grandchildren Kristie Johnson (Ben), Brian Dunn (Ashley), Greg Dunn, Matthew Marshall and Jessica Peoples (Tee); his great-grandchildren Sierra Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Chandler Marshall, Ashton Dunn, Cameron Dunn; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the services. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.