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NORTH TAZEWELL, Va., Geraldine Helmandollar Deskins, age 91 of North Tazewell, VA died Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at her home. Born January 27, 1926 at Tazewell, VA, she was a daughter of the late Jack Stuart Helmandollar and Barbara Christina West Helmandollar. She was a member of the North Tazewell United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Legato; second husband, Patrick Deskins; five children, Leo Legato, Teresa Hurst, Freeman Deskins, Patrick Deskins, and Johnny Deskins.
She is survived by four sons, Ronnie Deskins of North Tazewell, VA, Frankie Deskins of Wytheville, VA, David Deskins and wife, Carmella of Winston Salem, NC, and Anthony Scott Deskins of Tazewell, VA; one daughter, Tessie Crabtree and husband, Howard of Tazewell, VA; one sister, Kathleen Legato of Welch, WV; three grandchildren, Angelick Hope Crabtree, Margene Hurst, and Chasity Deskins; two great grandchildren Braxton and Blake Deskins.
The family will receive friends from 10-11 AM Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA where a memorial service will be conducted at 11 AM with the Reverend Kenny Fields officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.peerystclairfuneralhome.com
Published on March 29, 2017
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