Merrill, Mary Rebecca

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Mary Rebecca Merrill, 65, of Radford, formerly of Blacksburg entered her heavenly home, Saturday, September 5, 2009, at New River Valley Medical Center. She was born in South Charleston, W.Va. on January 26, 1944. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Dorian (Dee Dee) Keen.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by her life companion, Leo Woodrum of Radford; daughter, Kimberly Merrill of Christiansburg; son and daughter-in-law, Bud Allen and Ann Merrill of Floyd; grandchildren, Dereck Merrill (little Boy Kid), Elizabeth Merrill (The Princess), Deanna Farley (Boo Boo); sister, Paula Scarberry of Charleston, W.Va.; brothers and sister-in-law, James Kirk and Mary Johnson of Floyd, Burnell Scarberry of Charleston, W.Va.; and a special friend, Deborah Farley of Blacksburg.

The family wishes to give a special thanks to the Radford and Carilion EMS Crews, Dr. Allen Tauro, and the staff in the ER and Critical Care Unit at New River Valley Medical Center for their wonderful care for Mrs. Merrill and her family.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ted Farmer and Pastor Mike Laster officiating. Interment will follow in the Westview Cemetery. Friends may call any time after 12 noon Tuesday, and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, SW, Blacksburg.