Dirk, Dona Brown

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Dona Brown Dirk, 61, of Christiansburg, Va., died on Sunday, January 4, 2009, at Montgomery Regional Hospital. She was born in Anwalt, W.Va., on March 17, 1947, to the late John and Luria Hamonds Coomer.

Dona was preceded in death by her first husband, Howard (Frankie) Brown; and two brothers, Marion Coomer and Everett Coomer.

She is survived by her husband, Vernon Dirk, of Christiansburg; daughter, Cheryle Barrett, of Christiansburg; sons, James (Mike) Brown, of Reddick, Fla., John (Peanut) Brown, of Anthony, Fla., and Robert Brown, of Ocala, Fla.; sister, Stella Yates, of Georgia; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2009, in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Greg Webb officiating. Following the service a dinner for family and friends will be held at Grace Assembly, 1861 Mud Pike Road, Christiansburg, Va.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, January 7, 2009, at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, S.W., Blacksburg and other times at the daughter’s home.