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JEWELL RIDGE, Va. — Dorothy Helen Christian, age 73, of the Smith Ridge section of Jewell Ridge, VA passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 at her home following a lengthy illness.
Helen was born in Buchanan County, VA and was the daughter of the late Stewart "Red" Ward and Naomi Stacy Ward Campbell. She was a member of Jewell Ridge Church of God and was a homemaker. Helen had lived most of her life in the Jewell Ridge area.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, of 52 years, Gilford James Christian; sister, Lois Ward; brothers, Clyde and Stanford Ward; and several half sisters and brothers.
She was survived by: Daughters: Lisa Mitchell and husband, Stanley of Jewell Ridge, VA, Annette Gibson of Waverly, VA, Angela Robinette and husband, Randall of Lebanon, VA. Son, Joey Dean Christian of the home. Half Sister, Connie Stiltner of Jewell Ridge, VA. Half Brother, Roger Lee Stacy of Lago Vista, TX. Grandchildren, Marcus Gibson, Benjamin Gibson, Jonathan Gibson, Daniel Gibson, Chase Robinette, Madison Robinette. Special caregivers, Heather Bradshaw, Beth Mitchell and staff of Helping Hands Hospice.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands, VA with the Rev. Bruce Mitchell and Rev. Paul Kinder officiating. Interment will follow at Christian-Mitchell Family Cemetery on Smith Ridge near Jewell Ridge, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6 - 9 pm Saturday evening at the funeral home.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, Virginia is in charge of arrangements and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.hurstscottfuneralhomes.com
Published on April 7, 2017
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