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Alma M. Gregory Widener, age 94, of Chilhowie, Virginia, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2009 at Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, Virginia. She was a native of Wilks, North Carolina and had lived in Chilhowie, Virginia for the past 38 years. She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. Mrs. Widener was the widow of Rev. Clayton Widener and also was preceded in death by four brothers, one sister, two half-brothers, and two half-sisters.
She is survived by one brother, Rev. O. Lee Gregory of Bessemer City, North Carolina; one sister-in-law, Pearl R. Gregory of Welcome, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Monday, July 20, 2009 in the Garrett Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Boyer officiating. The committal service and interment will follow in the Widener Valley Community Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Odum, Mark Gregory, David Gregory, Kenneth Doss, Denver Doss, and Darrell Dyson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to the Wideners Valley Community Cemetery Fund, c/o Steve Widener, 33183 Crofton Lane, Glade Spring, VA 24340. The family would like to extend a special thank you to LeAnn Perry and Doris Hayes and to the Home Nursing Services of Southwest Virginia for all the special care they gave to Mrs. Widener. The family will receive friends from 7-9 P.M. Sunday, July 19, 2009 at Garrett Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent and a memorial video tribute may be viewed by visiting www.garrettfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Widener and her family are in the care of Garrett Funeral Home, 203 N. Shady Street, Damascus, VA 24236, 276-475-3631.