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GRUNDY, Va. — Garnet Dora Bailey Matney, 96 years of age of Grundy, VA, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, March 18, 2017 in Heritage Hall. Born April 22, 1920 in Glen Rogers, WV, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Bailey and Nancy Carol Bailey.
Garnet retired from B&L Maytag, loved working because she enjoyed being around people and enjoyed cooking. She was a member of Grundy Baptist Church for sixty-five years, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother.
In addition to her parents Robert Lee Bailey and Nancy Carol Bailey, she was preceded in death by her husband Millard Matney, sister Gracie Bailey Tolliver, half-sisters Belvie Gentry, Lakie Brooks, Effie Brooks, Lou Dickson and Hettie Bailey, half-brothers Estil Goode, Matts Bailey, Lewis Bailey, John Holland and Virgil Holland.
Those left to cherish her memory include her son Joe Matney and wife Chris of Grundy, VA; grandchildren Gary Matney and wife Mary of Vansant, VA, Tammy Bridges and her late husband Lindsay of Morganton, NC, Susan Matney of Grundy, VA and David Matney and wife Tammy of Morganton; ten great-grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren, special niece Nancy O'Donnell and husband Jerry of NJ.
Funeral service for Garnet Dora Bailey Matney will be held at the Grundy Baptist Church of Grundy, VA, Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Thomas McDonald and Deacon Gene Boyd officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her loving husband Millard Matney in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, VA.
Active pallbearers will be her family.
The family will receive friends at the Grundy Baptist Church Monday after 6:00 p.m. with evening service to be held at 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grundy Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 675, Grundy, VA 24614.
Online condolences may be sent to www.shortridgeramey.com.
The family of Garnet Dora Bailey Matney have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA.
Published on March 19, 2017
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