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Barbara Martin Kerns, 77 of Tazewell, VA and recently living with her brother in Lexington, NC died Friday, October 27, 2017 in Lexington. Born November 15, 1939 at Dix Creek in Tazewell County, VA, she was a daughter of the late Lonnie and Lula Reed Martin. She attended Tyro United Methodist Church of Lexington, NC. Barbara loved being with family and friends and enjoyed playing games, especially dominoes.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Martin and sister in law, Irene Martin.
She is survived by brothers, Jerry Martin and wife, Sue of Lexington, NC and Harlan Martin of Mineral, VA; sister, Madge Scott of Wytheville, VA; several nieces and nephews; and very special friends, Jerry and Doris McReynolds.
The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 PM Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA where funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM with the Reverend Kenny Fields and Pastor David Webb officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA. Pallbearers will be Jerry Martin, Jr., Luke Martin, Asa Dowdy, Zayd Pritchitt, Lee Scott, Jerry Scott, Ron Chapman, and Anthony Chapman. Honorary pallbearers are Dewayne McReynolds and Shawn McReynolds.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or New Covenant Life Church at North Tazewell, VA.
Online condolences may be sent to www.peerystclairfuneralhome.com
Published on October 29, 2017
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