Violet Ruby Gilmer, 66, of Staffordsville went home to be with the Lord Thursday evening September 1, 2005 at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center in Radford. Born on May 11, 1939 in McDowell Co., WV she was a daughter of the late John Ellis and Oma Bailey Smith. She attended New Village Pentecostal Holiness Church at Staffordsville. Two sisters, Mary Alice French and Roberta S. Parr preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted husband Nathan T. Gilmer; a daughter Rebecca Lynn Combs of Floyd; three grandchildren Chris Combs of Fairlawn, Russell “Rusty” Combs of Snowville and his wife Misty, Amanda Shumaker of Floyd; a brother John Junior Smith of Staffordsville; and a sister Dorothy Ruth Peyton of Radford.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3:00 PM in the New Village Pentecostal Holiness Church in Staffordsville with Pastor Daren Whitten officiating. Burial will follow in the Staffordsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke Saturday evening from 6 to 8 PM.