Hester Marie Turner Midkiff, age 87, of Pulaski, passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 in LewisGale Hospital, Pulaski.
Born March 2, 1925 in Pulaski, she was the daughter of the late Lillian Jason Turner and Mollie Jane Hundley Turner. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Lee Midkiff Jr.; infant son, Roy Lee Midkiff; sisters, Chole Clark, Virginia Kanode and Lillian Ethel Turner, and brothers, Elmer Silas Turner, Roy Turner and Ulysses Turner.
She was a member of Abundant Life Ministries, Pulaski. She retired from Jefferson Mills with 34 years of service.
She is survived by special daughter, Sandi Short of Fairlawn; special grandsons, Aaron and Bryce Short of Fairlawn; special nieces and nephews, Paul and Agnes Turner of Bassett, Mary Campbell of Pulaski, Cindy Fanning of Christiansburg and Sammy and Judy Saunders of Pulaski; great nieces and nephews, Sammy K. Saunders Jr. of Pulaski, Windy Lawson and Steve Hundley of Dublin, Kim Fanning of Christiansburg, David Campbell of Pulask and Roy Clark of North Carolina.; great-great-nieces and nephews, Kayla Saunders of Pulaski, Haley Saunders of Dublin, and Austin Mullins, Parker Mullins, and Jaelyn Fanning of Christiansburg; great-great-great nieces and nephews, Skyelar Saunders of Pulaski and Ayden Saunders of Radford, and special friends, Jennie Dishon, Dana Bower Rygas, Shirley Williams, Nokey Reed and Sylvia and Buck Smith.
Funeral services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., in Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski, with the Rev. Randall Lawrence officiating. Interment will follow in Thornspring Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday morning from 10 a.m. until service hour at Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski.
The family will be meeting at the home of Sammy and Judy Saunders, 5642 Thornspring Road, Pulaski.
To sign the guestbook and send online condolences to the family, visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com.
Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski , is handling the arrangements for the family.