BLAND, Va. — Elizabeth "Doll" Kennedy, age 85 of Bland, VA died Sunday, December 25, 2016 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton, WV. Born February 10, 1931 at Dwight, VA, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Celia Muncy Mullins. She was a member of the Summit Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Airs Rife; sisters, Vertie Keene, June Rutherford, Anna Mae Kennedy, Nancy Mullins, and Katherine Mullins; brothers, Isiah, Bill, Andy, Swanson, Alonzo, Malcom, and Buford Mullins.
She is survived by her husband, Earl Kennedy; son, Donald Rife and wife, Cathy of Bland, VA; daughters, Ruth Collins of Bland, VA and Sharon Jennings and husband, Jack of Jolo, WV; grandchildren, Tina Rice, Heather Morehead, Martin Rife, and Susan Duesing; great grandchildren, Tyler Rice, Morgan, Mason, and Mollie Morehead, Kirsten Christian, Kendra Duesing, Courtney Gills, Breanna and Rayanna Rife; great great grandchildren, Orion and Ean McMillen, Zane and London Rice, and Braelyn Gills.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Peery & Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA with Pastors Gene Addair and Phillip Buttery officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 6-9 PM.
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