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TAZEWELL, Va. — Hallie Mae Melvin, age 86 of Gratton in Tazewell, VA died Friday, December 30, 2016 at Tazewell Community Hospital.
Born November 27, 1930 at Tazewell, VA, she was a daughter of the late Fogleman Felix and Louanna Witten Yost. She was a member of Mary's Evangelical Presbyterian Church and was the oldest member. She loved family gatherings, enjoyed feeding birds, especially the cardinals, and was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Hazel Rife Hammitt; four brothers, Howard, Bruce, Crockett, and J.W. Yost.
She is survived by her son, Michael Dennis Melvin and wife, Sandra and her daughter, Sharon Kay Yost and special friend, Ken Fox; one brother, Robert L. Yost and wife, Gwen; all of the Gratton community in Tazewell, VA; grandchildren, Wayne Yost, Jr. and wife, Tessa, Bradley Yost and wife, Bridget, Brandon Yost and wife, Rita, Michael Shannon Melvin and special friend, Jessica, Amanda Melvin Christiansen and husband, Keith; five great grandchildren including Wesley, whom she took great care of; sisters in law, Vada and Frances Yost; a host of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM with Pastor Danny Whitt officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA.
Online condolences may be sent to www.peerystclairfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 31, 2016
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