Lanzy Robinson Mabe, 94, of Hillsville, died on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009 at his home on Coulson Church Road.
He was born Oct. 31, 1914 in Carroll County, Virginia, to James Madison and Rachel Lineberry Mabe.
It was in 1942 in York, S.C., that he married Alma Mae Newman. She preceded him in death November 24, 2000. Also preceding him are brothers Harry, Silas, and James and sisters Helen Howlett and Hulda Howlett.
He is survived by his children, Robert Eugene Mabe and his wife Joyce of Austinville, Janie Lee Mabe of Alexandria, Betty Mae Mabe and her husband Burton of Hillsville and Marcella Ann Poling and her husband Harry of Winchester; his grandchildren Daniel Robert Mabe, Richard Jerry Mabe, Mark Edward Poling and John Robert Poling; his great-grandchildren, Jasmine Schaeffer and Connor Mabe; a sister-in-law, Bertha Mabe; and many nieces and nephews.
He was a member of Coulson Church of the Brethren where he served as a deacon, The Gideons International and Hillsville VFW Post 1115. He worked 35 years for Appalachian Power Company as a meter reader. He was a veteran of WWII, serving as a 1st Class Gunner’s Mate with the Navy in the Pacific Ocean.
The family wishes to recognize the kindness and gentle care of the folks who made it possible for him to live his last months at home: Ruth Newman, Glenda Robinson, Sue Smith, Candy Street, Sherri Horton and employees of Twin County Hospice.
Funeral services will be today, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 at 11 a.m., at the Coulson Church of the Brethren with Pastor Russell Payne, Pastor John Canning, David Hylton and Kendall Clay officiating. Burial will follow in the Mabe Cemetery.
Military rites will be conducted by the Hillsville VFW Post 1115.
Memorial contributions may be made to Twin County Hospice, P.O. Box 106 Galax, Va. 24333.
A guestbook is available online by visiting www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com
. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family.
Galax Gazette 1/14/08
(attached photo from Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady site)