Mrs. Marie Barbara Damron, age 79, of the Clarks Valley section of Swords Creek, Virginia, passed away Tuesday (November 12, 2019) at her home. Born August 9, 1940 in Richlands, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Raymond Ballard and Wintie Frances Smith Cordle. A lifelong resident of the area, she was a member of Clarks Valley Church of Jesus Christ. She enjoyed working puzzle books, reading, canning, and taking care of others. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family, whom she cherished.
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In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Silas Peery Damron, one son, Larry Joseph Damron, one brother, Larry Wayne Cordle, and one sister, Carolyn Brown.
Survivors include ten children, Donna Kilgore of Abingdon, Gloria Cole of Lebanon, Venus Avent of Honaker, Silas Peery Damron, Jr. and wife, Loretta of Abingdon, Barbara Denise Lawson of North Carolina, Paul Wayne Damron of the home, Stephen Keith Damron and wife, Kristie of Swords Creek, Mary Lynn Rife and husband, Tony of Belfast, Chenelle Kiser and husband, Chris of Lebanon, and Kimberly Elaine Richardson and companion, Josh Shortt of Damascus; one sister, Minerva Josephine Damron of Richlands; two brothers, Raymond Fred Cordle of Gulf Port, Mississippi and Rocky Cordle and wife, Donna of Richlands; twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, one expected great-granddaughter, Willow Nevaeh Marie, and several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and family.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Legacy Hospice and Tiger X Pharmacy for their care and compassion.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 PM Thursday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, Virginia with Rev. Stephen Damron, Rev. Leo Hess, and Bro. Wayne Damron officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday at Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill, Virginia. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 10:30 AM to go in procession.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Stephen Damron, Tony Rife, and Terry Meadows.
The family will receive friends at the Honaker Funeral Home on Thursday evening after 5:30 PM.