Lafon, Mary Helen Myers

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Mary Helen Myers Lafon, 80, of Pearisburg, Va., passed away Saturday night at Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg.

Mrs. Lafon was born on December 17, 1925 in Giles County and was a daughter of the late George Brachett and Maude Mae Smith Myers. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by nine brothers, two sisters and two sons, Randall Lee Lafon and Ernest (Sam) Raymond Lafon, Jr. Mrs. Lafon was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Pembroke.

She is survived by one daughter, Imogene (Gene) L. Surratt of Alexandria, Va.; and one son and daughter-in-law, A.G. and Sheryl Lafon of Maryland; three grandchildren, Brian Lafon of Tennessee, Alisha Lafon of Maybrook and Rachelle Lafon of Pearisburg.

Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg and conducted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Givens Funeral Home in Pearisburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Giles County Rescue Squad. Online condolences can be made to the family at