Fralin, Alma Antico

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amem_victorian.jpgAlma Antico Fralin, 100, of Floyd, Va., departed this life on Sunday, May 3, 2009. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was born on April 25, 1909, to Robert and Olive Turner Fralin in Floyd County.

She was predeceased by her parents and six siblings, brothers, Tyler and Dick Fralin; and sisters, Sylvia Allen, Beulah Nichols, Myrtle Akers and Irene Allen.

She is survived by two nephews, Robert Allen and wife, Roma Lee, and Curtis Allen; and four nieces, Lela Peters, Ada Lee Williams and husband, Harmon, Betty Smith, and Patricia Cox and husband, Rodney.

Alma went to work for American Viscose in 1927 in Roanoke and worked there until the plant closed. In 1954 she took a job as a nanny to the family of Katherine Kerr in Los Angeles and was with the family until her retirement in 1989. At retirement she came to Copper Hill to live with her sister, Irene Allen. In her declining years she has been kept comfortable at Skyline Manor Nursing and Rehab by Dr. Susan Osbourne and the compassionate staff. Alma’s memory will be cherished for her generosity, dignity and graciousness.

On Sunday, April 26, 2009, Alma’s nephews and nieces honored her with a 100th birthday party, celebrating this special birthday and sharing memories of her 100 years. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Stonewall Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Elbert L. Naff officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cannaday Cemetery, c/o Ada Lee Williams, 932 Smartview Road, S.E., Floyd, Va. 24091, 540-745-3525.

Arrangements by Wood Funeral Home in Floyd, Va.