Altizer, Willie Helen Graham

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Willie Helen Graham Altizer, 92, of Christiansburg, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at her home. She was born in Floyd County, Va., to the late Will and Meda Graham.

She was a deaconess of the Christiansburg Church of the Brethren and retired from the Blue Ridge Overall Factory.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Clinton E. Altizer; daughter, Dr. Lois A. Beeken; three sisters; and four brothers. She is survived by two daughters, Judy Nichols, and Rita Philpott; and son-in-law, Richard Philpott; five grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; and two greatgreat-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2011, at Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg. The Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at the Christiansburg Church of the Brethren with the Reverend Donald Peters officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 176, Christiansburg, VA 24068.

Special thanks to the Carilion Hospice Services whose compassionate service was greatly appreciated.

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