Reed, Esther Dulaney

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Esther Dulaney Reed, 94, beloved mother and grandmother of Riner, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at the home of her daughter in Riner, Va. She was born on March 7, 1916, to the late Harrison and Vina Akers Dulaney in the White Rock community of Floyd County.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her children, Benny Reed, Jean Altizer, and infant daughter; great-grandson, Dennis Smith; brothers, Herman, Sherman, Ray and Guy Dulaney; and sisters, Ruth DeHart, Dot Crews and Stella Dulaney.

She was a member of the Riner Grace Brethren Church and was well-known for her needlecraft work, crocheting and quilting.

She is survived by her daughter and son-inlaw, Bessie and Lee Altizer Jr.; sons and daughters-in-law, Quinter and Dorothy Reed, of New Paris, Ind., and Lowell and Joyce Reed, of Christiansburg; grandchildren, Paul Altizer, Debi Smith, Kay Gallimore, Dail Altizer, Karen Minnick, Ben Reed, Teresa Marquart, Lisa Kenley, Mark Altizer, Toni Miller, Dawn Paul and Holly Hudgins; 29 greatgrandchildren; two great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special lifetime friend, Irene Akers Nixon, of Christiansburg.

A special thanks to the Good Samaritan Hospice for all the love and care of our mother.

The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2011, at Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Horne Funeral Chapel with interment following at Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg. Pastor James Burke will officiate.

The family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg. Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting