Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 5, 2014

Diana Lynn Toney Sawyers

NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. — Born October 9, 1956 at Tazewell, VA, she was a daughter of the late Vanie Ervin Toney and Elizabeth Jane Thompson Toney.

She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Diana enjoyed working in the public and loved the many friends she made over the years. From an early age, Diana helped with the family business, Toney's Market of Adria. Later she worked in the meat department at the Tazewell Food Lion for many years. She later returned to Toney's Market and worked until her illness worsened.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Ervin Toney and nephew, Aaron Toney.

She is survived by her husband, Richard L. “Richie” Sawyers; two daughters, Carrie Elizabeth McGuire and Tonya McGuire both of North Tazewell, VA; one grandson, Keenon McGuire; two brothers, Roger Toney and wife, Lana and Curtis Toney all of North Tazewell, VA; one sister, Linda Hayes and husband, Ronnie of Taylorsville, NC; sister-in-law, Donna Toney of Myrtle Beach, SC; several nieces and nephews; many special friends whom she loved dearly.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA where a memorial service will be conducted at 8 PM with the Reverend Dennis McLemore officiating. In honoring her wishes, she will be cremated and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial donations be made to her family.

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