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Ms. Frances Lee Souder, age 91, of Weyers Cave, VA, formerly of 105 Donnelly Street, Mountain City, TN passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012 after an extended illness. She was born November 8, 1920 in Romney, WV to the late Robert Combs and Sarah Miller Combs. She was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church in Mountain City. Her hobbies included cooking, flowers, church and she loved her cats. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Waldo Souder; four children, Betty, Patricia, Brenda and Diane; two brothers, Haman and Naman Combs; and one sister, Elsie Stawderman.
Survivors include five daughters, Myrna Combs and Richard Ohrt of Gray, TN, Evelyn Gibson and husband Tracy of Grottoes, VA, Shelby Myers and husband Floyd of Lost City, WV, Bonnie Ellis and husband Kenny of Bear, DE and Gleitha Sandys of Weyers Cave, VA; five sons, Spencer and Cathy Souder of Laurel Bloomery, TN, Welton Souder and wife Kathy of New Castle, DE, James Morris of Dayton, VA, Randall Morris of Marion, VA and Rodney Bennett and wife Cathy of Durbin, WV; thirty-five grandchildren, fifty-one great grandchildren, eleven great-great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and special friend, Larry Rutter.
Funeral services for Frances Lee Souder will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2012 from Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Shepherd and Rev. Gary Hill officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Active pallbearers will be Steven Souder, Clay Souder, James Shoemaker, Seven Andrew, Jr., Jarryd Widener, Leroy Howell, Kendall Lewis and Miguel Morris. A private graveside service will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at any time.
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As requested by the family of Ms. Frances Lee Souder her services are in the care of
Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.