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Freda Yvonne Belle Simpkins, 80, of Bastian, VA, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. She was born January 26, 1937 at Staffordsville, VA, the daughter of the late Fred J. & Ada Walters Simpkins.
She was a talented softball player and was on a bowling league for many years. She enjoyed archery and fishing. She retired as a supervisor from Celanese after 42 years. She was considered honest and fair. Most recently, she was a resident of Bland County Rehab and enjoyed the many activities there, especially working with beads and making necklaces.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Fred J. Simpkins, Jr. and her sister Janice S. Martin.
Left to cherish her memory are a special niece and nephews, Janet & Tony Lambert, Ronnie Martin and Diana Martin, Randy Martin and Fred J. Simpkins, III; numerous great nieces and nephews; her brother-in-law, Lilburn Martin, Jr.; and her very special friend, Gaye Dalton.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Rocky Gap United Methodist Church with Rev. Rodney Lawson officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Bastian.
The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 P.M. until service time, 2:00 P.M.
This family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, avestandsons.com, (540) 921-2985.
Published on October 9, 2017
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