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Laura Jean (Hiner) True, 91, of Fairfield Glade, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017, at Cumberland Memorial Hospital.
She was born May 21, 1925, in Mill Gap, VA, a daughter of the late Andrew Wellington "Earl" and Martha Theresa (Ryder) Hiner.
Mrs. True was raised and baptized at Green Hill United Methodist Church. At age 18, she left Highland County and was employed by Oak Ridge Y12 plant as a draftsman until her retirement. She will be remembered as an avid and accomplished golfer. She enjoyed needlework and time spent with her nieces and nephew, whom she helped to raise.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family being predeceased by her parents; two brothers, E. Stuart Hiner and Brown Hiner; and sister, Rebecca Hiner Bird. On March 16, 2011, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Howard True.
Mrs. True is survived by two nieces, Carolyn H. McCray of McDowell, VA, and Eleanore H. Rexrode and husband Elbert of Waynesboro, VA; nephew, Ernest L. Hiner and wife Peggy of Waynesboro, VA; great nephews, Michael B. McCray and wife Tracey of McDowell, VA, and Robert S. Hiner of Swoope, VA; great-niece, Melanie A. Ross and husband Phillip of Waynesboro, VA; as well as additional nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted Monday, May 8, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Green Hill Cemetery, Mill Gap, VA, with pastor Bobbie Jo Gardner officiating.
Active pallbearers will be Ernest Hiner, Michael McCray, Robert Hiner and Randy Harold.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to Green Hill Cemetery, c/o of Richard Simmons, treasurer, 8171 Mill Gap Rd., Monterey, VA, or Green Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Dorothy Lightner, P.O. Box 456, Monterey, VA 24465.
Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell, VA, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published on May 8, 2017
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