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November 5, 2009

VENIA PERSINGER Louvenia Fairburn "Venia" Persinger, 96, died Thursday morning, November 5, 2009, in the Brian Center Nursing Home at Lowmoor. Mrs. Persinger was born April 13, 1913, at Glen Wilton in Botetourt County a daughter of the late Walter and Rosa Kidd Fairburn. She was a resident of the Mallow community for many years and was an employee of the former Industrial Rayon Corp plant in Covington. She had retired from the former Jane Colby, Inc. sewing plant in Clifton Forge in 1979 after 13 years with the company. She was a Charter Member of Mallow Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Husband, Jasper Persinger, one brother, Lee Roy Fairburn, three sisters, Mary Brackenbridge, Margie Jones and Helen Smith, a granddaughter, Melissa Persinger, and also by several nieces and nephews. Venia is survived by four Sons and Daughters-in-law, Jasper and Alice Persinger, George and Shirley Persinger and Melvin and Kitten Persinger, all of Covington, and Frank and Betty Persinger of Clifton Forge; one Brother, Robert Fairburn of Covington; eleven grandchildren, Peggy Mocayski and her husband, Pete, of Culpepper, Gary Persinger and his wife, Carol, of Austin, TX, Susan Persinger of Covington, Lisa Doss and her husband, Richard, of Vinton, Deborah Garner and her husband, Carl, of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Joyce Rose and her husband, Barry, of Clifton Forge, Frank Persinger, Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Clifton Forge, Melvin R. Persinger and his wife, Tracy, of Covington, Michael Persinger and his wife, Tammy, of Buena Vista, Mark Persinger and his wife, Traci, of Eagle Rock, and Michelle Caruthers and her husband, Richard, of Covington; twenty-one great grandchildren, David and Holly Stayton, Caroline and Dennis Plank, Haley Persinger, Emily Persinger, David McComb, William Doss, Zachary Doss, Sarah Doss, Matthew and Fran Garner, , Virginia and Brian Smith, Heather and Stanley Brooks, Ashley Persinger, Elise Persinger, Kendall Persinger, Dylan Persinger, Cristy Persinger, Corey Persinger, Chloe Persinger, Cameron Persinger, Alex Caruthers and Claudia Caruthers; two step great grandchildren, Stacey Rose and Jonathon Rose; four great great grandchildren, Taylor Stayton, Brian Smith II, Collin Smith, Paisley Brooks, Hayden Garner, Avery Garner and Dawson Garner; brother-in-law, Thurman Brackenbridge; sister-in-law, Lilly Jamison, and a host of nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Marshall officiating. Interment will be made in Alleghany Memorial Park. Friends may pay their respects at anytime at Arritt Funeral Home. The family will receive their friends Saturday this evening from 7:00 until 8:30 PM at Arritt Funeral Home. Memorial Information The family suggests that donations in Mrs. Persinger's name be made to the Mallow Presbyterian Church.
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