Vest, Ellis Lemuel

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Ellis Lemuel Vest, 86, of Pilot, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. He was a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by six daughters and sons-inlaw, Shirley and Earl Sanson and Jean and Ray Smith, both of Pilot, Brenda and Robert Neece, of Christiansburg, Bonnie and John Whitaker, of Radford, Donna and Howard Sowers, of Christiansburg, and Kathy Vest and fiance, David Whitlock, of Floyd; 15 grandchildren; 21 greatgrandchildren; and one brother, Nelson Vest, of Pilot.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Wood Funeral Home in Floyd with the Rev. Leon Alley officiating. Interment will be held in the Huffville Cemetery with Military Rites by Floyd Post #7854, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Legion Post #327.

Special thanks to the staff of Heritage Hall and Southern Care Hospice.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 3, 2011, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home in Floyd, Va., 540-745-4100.