Vicars, Roxie Compton

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Roxie Marie Compton Vicars, 86, went to be with Her Lord and Savior at her home in Radford on Wednesday, May 14, 2008. Roxie was born December 2, 1921, in Council, Va., the daughter of the late Evans and Isa Maine Powers Compton.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death in by her parents; a sister, Alice Hayes; two brothers, Lowell Compton and Harry B. Compton; and her faithful and loving husband of 65 years, Warren H. Vicars who preceded her in death in January of 2008.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Leon and Pam Vicars, of Radford, Wayne and Vicki Vicars, of Piedmont, S.C., and Warren Harding Vicars Jr. and his girlfriend, Pam, of Radford; two daughters and son-in-law, Shirley Marie Vicars and special friend, Doug Grantham, and Betty and Jimmy Covey, all of Radford; 15 grandchildren; ten greatgrandchildren; two brothers, Fate Compton, of Arlington, and Ray Compton, of Abingdon; and four sisters, Ina Southall, of Roanoke, Etta Tiller and Betsy Hess, both of Council, and Jean Gilbert, of Davenport.

The family would like to give a special acknowledgement of thanks to dear friend, neighbor and caregiver, Ozina Smith and also to Betty Shepherd, who loved our mom like her own. Thanks also to the PCU at Carilion Hospital for all their love and compassion shown to our mother during her hospital visits over these past two months and to Dr. Athena Howard for her care and prayerful concern with our mother.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2008, at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with the Rev. Ersel Alderman officiating. Interment will follow in the West View Cemetery in Radford.

The family will receive friends on Thursday evening, May 15, 2008, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the First Baptist Church, 325 Randolph Avenue, Pulaski, Va. The Vicars family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.