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April 19, 2013

Ida Mae Taylor

DANVlLLE, Va. — da Mae Taylor

DANVlLLE, Va. — Ida Mae Taylor age, 97 of Danville, Va., formerly of the Witten Valley community of Tazewell, Va., died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Riverside Health and Rehab. Center in Danville, Va.

 Born March 14, 1916 at Witten Valley, Va.,  she was a daughter of the late Thomas George French and Docia Belle Sheets French.

Mrs. Taylor was a member of Bundy's Chapel Baptist Church in Witten Valley for fifty nine years and since 1995 a member of Westover Family Worship Center. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Taylor; sister, Pauline Minton; four brothers, George French, Rev. Kyle French, Rev. Maynard French, and Billy Hugh French; three grandchildren, Susie Turner, Larry Rye and Billy Taylor; son-in-law, Grady Carter.

She is survived by one son, Tom Taylor and wife, Nancy of Witten Valley, Va.; three daughters, Brenda Crane and husband, David of Dry Fork, Va., Mary Vaught and husband, Ronnie of Pearisburg, V.,, and Pat Carter of Danville, Va.; two brothers, Eugene French and wife, Ruby of Tannersville, Va., and Harold French and wife, Sally of Malta, Ohio; four sisters, Mabel Orr of Saltville, Va., Betty Huffaker and husband, Jake of Knoxville, Tenn., Kathleen Allison of York, Pa., Tommy Sue Kinder of Tannersville, Va.; sister-in-law, Evelyn French of Bel Air, Md.; eight grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, Va., with the Reverend Rufus Spence and the Reverend Terry Robertson officiating. Burial will follow at the Taylor-Sheets Family Cemetery at Witten Valley in Tazewell, Va. Pallbearers will be Dave Crane, Jr. Michael Turner, Kenny French, Junior Riley, Jeff Wall, and Darryl Ferrell. David Altizer, Victor Hall, and Jerry Wayne Rigney will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013.

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