Martin, Dawana Vest

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amem_gardening.jpgDawana Vest Martin, 62, completed the race of life on August 14, 2009, at her home in Pearisburg, Va. She finished well! Dawana was born November 2, 1946, in War, W.Va., the daughter of the late Charlie William and Gladys VanDyke Vest. Also predeceased by a sister, Bethany Laura Vest Rowe. She was in banking for over 40 years and was a member of Riverview Baptist Church, Ripplemead. She is survived by her husband, Hobart M. (Rabbit) Martin; one daughter, Elizabeth M. Perdue and husband, Neal, of Christiansburg; three sisters, Dolly Vest, White Gate, Glenna (James) Martin, Bluewell, W.Va., Alice (Ray) Brewster, Dublin; four brothers, Charlie (Peggy) Vest Jr., Dublin, William R. (Joyce) Vest, Pembroke, Larry Dean Vest, Dublin, Timothy (Rhonda) Vest, Pearisburg. Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Riverview Baptist Church with the Rev. Shahn Wilburn, the Rev. Terry Easter and the Rev. Wilmar Wagner officiating. Interment in Birchlawn Burial Park, Pearisburg. The visitation will be at Riverview Baptist Church Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. The family ask that memorials be made to Riverview Baptist Church, 219 Big Stoney Creek Rd., Ripplemead, Va. 24150 and marked for Ovarian American Cancer Society. The family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate.