Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
October 6, 2011 12:22 pm EDT


CENTERBURG — Virginia C. Vernon of Centerburg died Oct. 4, 2011.

She was born Jan. 2, 1916, in Russell County, Va., to Joseph and Maude (Boyd) Carter. Virginia was a teacher and was retired from Ranco Inc.

She is survived by four children, Ruby (Earl) Roberts of Michigan, John (Cheryl) Vernon of Maryland, Wanda Vernon of Wellston and David Vernon of Centerburg; three grandchildren, Leslie, Eric and Brett; two stepgrandchildren, Lori Beeman and Jim Epley; two great-grandchildren, Kailey and Carson; sister, Shirley (Artie) Herndon of Virginia; and brother, Carter (Margie) Wells of Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, George and William; her brother, Joe (Ruth) Carter; and several half brothers and sisters.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a wonderful friend. She was a member of Sparta United Methodist Church and a conscientious worker in the church.

Visitation is scheduled at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, for Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m., with service at 11 a.m. conducted by Pastor Larry Carnes. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

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