Manuel, Josephine Shelor Barger

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Josephine Shelor Barger Manuel, 85, of Blacksburg, died Friday, October 21, 2011 at Lewis Gale Hospital-Montgomery. She was born in McCoy, Va. on October 16, 1926 to the late Samuel Arthur and Effie Wade Hughes Shelor. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Ray Neal Barger, and Paul N. Manuel, a daughter, Loveen A. Brown and a son, Frederick P. Averill.

She was a member of the Christiansburg Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

She is survived by three sisters, Charlotte Meador, Blacksburg, Mary Adams, Arcata, Calif., Betty Bogert, Wickliffe, Ohio; a brother and sister-in-law, Guy F. (Jimmy) and Janice Shelor, Blacksburg; five grandchildren, Philip Jonathan Averill, Laura Ann Grizoffi, Felicia Nasello, Michael Jones, Steven Matthew Brown and wife, Kenna.

Graveside services will be held Monday, October 24, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the New Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Sunnyside, Va. Per Josephine’s request, there will be no visitation.