Velva G. Lester of East Lynn

Velva G. Lester, 83, of East Lynn, went to sleep on February 18, 2012. She was born on July 10, 1928, a daughter of the late Alvie and Alice Eplin. She is also preceded in death by her son, Roger Lester; one daughter, Rosella Lester; four brothers and one sister. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Garfield Lester who stayed by her side till the end. She is also survived two daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary Ellen and Gary Nicely of Bowen Creek who help out and Loretta and Mike Sortore of New York; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Jimmy “Jack” Lester, Ernie Lester both of Beech Fork and James Lester and wife Colleen of Wayne; 14 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and a special grandson, Jessie Lester who helped. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Millers Fork Booten Church with Elder Jimmy Lester and Rev. Jody Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Millers Fork Cemetery. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, February 20, 2012 at Millers Fork Booten Church. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville is assisting the family with arrangements.