Hager, Donna Collins

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Donna Rowena Collins (Polly) Hager, 81, of Narrows, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg. A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born in Prospectdale on October 15, 1929 and was the daughter of the late Eugene Mose and Emma Kate Kitts Collins.

In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Carless Lee Hager; a daughter, Rowena Lynn Clifton; a stepdaughter, Erma Gaye Bouldin; a grandson, Matthew Clifton; and a sister, Emily Catherine Johnson.

Polly was a retired employee of Celanese Acetate in Narrows and a faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Narrows. She loved flowers and house plants. An extraordinary mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, she will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Left to cherish her memory are a daughter, Darlene Gusler and husband, John, of Pembroke; a son, John Hager and special friend, Charlotte Seymore, of Tazewell; a son-in-law, Tracy Clifton, of Pearisburg; ten grandchildren, Katie, Melanie, Angie and husband Jerry, Charlie, Chris, Raymond, Logan, Stephanie, Alicia and husband Ray, and Sherman; eight great-grandchildren, Hunter, Dixi, Isabelle, Michael, Jonathan, Emma, Cindy, and Kimberly; two expected great-grandchildren, Robyn Rowena and Scarlett Brooke; a brother, Eugene Collins, Jr. and wife Masel of Pearisburg; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Havens of Salem; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Narrows with the Rev. Christopher J. Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The family requests that those sending memorial contributions please consider First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 398, Narrows, VA 24124. The family is being served by Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442.