Nancy Pearl Rife

Nancy Pearl Rife

NANCY PEARL RIFE, 77 years of age of Roseann, VA, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Buchanan General Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late George McClellan Rife Sr. and Julie Hackney Rife. She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was a member of Roseann Evangelical Presbyterian Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and was a wonderful homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John William Duty; Step-Son: David Nicholas Rife; Brothers: Ernest Richard Rife, George (Peanut) McClellan Rife Jr., Clarence Rife, Clyde Earl Rife and Dalton Deutch. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Preston “Red” Rife of Roseann, VA; her son, John William Duty Jr. of Roseann, VA; Step-Daughter: Lila Megan Rife of Richmond, VA; Sisters: Joan Matney of Cleveland, OH, Peggy Tremble of Dover, DE; Brothers: William E. “Tobe” (Doris) Rife of Vansant, VA, Cleveland (Judy) Rife of Princeton, WV; Special Cousin/Brother: Joe Lee Rife of Roseann, VA; Grandchildren: Amanda Sue (Josh) Shafer of Grundy, VA, Joseph Kyle Yates of Vansant, VA; Great-Grandchildren: Hayden, Kendal and Brennen. Also, survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services for NANCY PEARL RIFE will be conducted Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Rife (Vansant Church of Christ) and Curtis Stacy officiating with burial to follow at Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, VA. Friends may call at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel Sunday evening at 6:00 P.M. with services at 7:00 P.M. Active Pallbearers will be family and friends. Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, VA, is honored to serve the family of NANCY PEARL RIFE.
September 9, 1942 - February 13, 202009/09/194202/13/2020
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Carolyn Dillow
February 21
We are very sorry for your loss, prayers for her family and friends. Jerry and Carol Dillow
Jake Yates
February 16
Coach Rife I'm saddened to read of your loss she always had a smile and a kind word to an ole knuckleheaded boy like myself and I know she made you happy.In my prayers friend.
Holly Matney
February 16
Such a wonderful lady who lead a life where she left a mark on a lot of people. It was an honor to take care of her and her husband and be the nurse they needed the last few weeks. I’m deeply sorry for your loss, but I hope you find some comfort knowing she is at peace. ... Continue Reading
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Melissa Justus Owens
February 16
My deepest sympathy ~ prayers
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Sondra Gale Ratliff
February 15
O my, so sorry. the picture is almost as I remember Pearl, her hair was longer as she would answer the knock at the trailer door and she'd smile, as she knew I had some gadget or candy to sell for a school fundraiser. She bought whatever I was selling with a word of cau... Continue Reading
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Sue White
February 15
Bill, We send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Our love and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Bob and Sue White

Lucrettia Estep
February 14
I’m so sorry to hear of Pearls passing, prayers of comfort for her family , Lucrettia Estep
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Pauline & Jim Clevinger
February 14
Our deepest sympathy for the family's loss. May God grant peace and comfort during this difficult time.
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Jimmie & Jennifer (Christian) Smith
February 14
Billy and Red, I am so sorry for your all's loss. Pearl was an amazing lady and I am so thankful to have been a part of her life. Sending my deepest sympathy. Love you both.
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