Journell, Margaret Marie

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Margaret Marie Journell, 99, of the Wilburn Valley Community at Pearisburg, departed this life on Friday morning, August 26, 2011, at her home in the loving care of her family. Born on September 30, 1911, in Giles County, she was a daughter of the late William Harrison and Mary Elizabeth Morris Bales.

She was a devoted mother, The Matriarch of her family and attended Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy A. Journell; her sisters, Frances Woodyard and Nancy Routten; and her brothers, Warren Pete Bales and Garfield Bales.

She leaves to cherish her memory her four sons and daughters-in-law, Bernard and June Journell, of Narrows, Don Journell, of Pearisburg, Roger Journell and Kisun Hosterman, of Roanoke, and Larry and Margie Journell, of Pearisburg; her four daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Dan Level, of Roanoke, Phyllis and Teddy Dennis, of Pearisburg, Diane and Robert Miles, of Pearisburg, and Gerrie Torray, of Potomac, Md.; her sister, Ida B. Layman, of New Castle, Va.; her grandchildren, Lisa Locker, Michael Spangler, Kathy Evans, Jim (Debbie), Kieth, Steve (Margy), and Rick (Kim) Journell, Sandy (Ray) Reed, Kim Ashley, Karen (Richard) Atkins, Tim, Todd, Troy Dennis, Rob, Jeff, and Greg (Jill) Miles, and Kelly (Alex) Garcia; her 19 great-grandchildren; and her six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 29, 2011, at Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead with Pastor Shahn Wilburn officiating. Entombment will follow in Birchlawn Abbey in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at Riverview Baptist Church on Sunday evening, August 28, 2011, from 6 until 8 p.m.

The family would like to gratefully acknowledge the devoted care given to their mother by her daughter-in-law, the late Linda Journell, for 12 years; and to thank her caregiver, Debbie Smith, and Good Samaritan Hospice, Nurse Susan Pratt, and Aide Ashley Bailey, for their kind care.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made in her honor to Riverview Baptist Church Building Fund.

The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting