Virginia (Gents) Lou Bratton Dehart, age 93, of Pulaski, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 27, 2010, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Aug. 5, 1916, to the late Willie Sue Roop and Jessie James Bratton. She was preceded in death by her husband John C. Dehart; brothers Charlie (Son) Bratton, Clyde Bratton, James Louie Bratton, Guy (Bruzz) Bratton and William Luther Bratton; and sisters Florence Waller, Roberta (Bertie) Clark, Elizabeth Wright and Mary Bell Bratton.
Surviving are daughters Betty and Richard Thompson of Pulaski and Patsy and Larry Roope of Pulaski; brothers Brown and Hazel Bratton of Radford and Robert and Bee-Bee Bratton of Christiansburg; sisters Estelle Wright of Pulaski, Martha Eads of Dublin, Colleen and Albert Lucion of Dublin and Bonnie and Tom Whisman of Dublin; grandchildren Marie Thompson, John Thompson, Charlie and Wendy Roope and Brian Roope; special friend Violet Davis; great grandchildren Eden and Will Biggs, JT and Rheannon Thompson, and Chaz, Zach, and Alex Roope; and special little lady Heidi.
The family would like to thank Carilion Clinic Hospice NRV and a special thanks to Dr Kaatz for his loving care through the years.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday March 2, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Terri Sternberg officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The family will receive friends Monday evening, 6-8 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to Carilion Clinic Hospice NRV, 707 Randolph St. Suite 251, Radford, VA 24141.