Witt, Joan Caulfield

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Joan Caulfield Witt, 95 of Narrows, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 26th, 2016. She was born in Derby, United Kingdom, on May 21st, 1921, and was the daughter of the late John William Caulfield and Ada Appleyard Caulfield.

In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Harry Vaughn Witt; two sisters, Mary Biggs and Betty Blankenship; and a son-in-law, Glen E. Doherty.

In her younger years, Joan was an avid skier and ice skater, and throughout her live, enjoyed swimming, diving, and golfing. She also loved playing bridge. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, she will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

Left to cherish her memory are three daughters, Joey Witt Thompson of Newport News, Patty Witt Givens and husband Lloyd of Madison Heights, Virginia, Bobbie Witt Doherty of Roanoke, Virginia; five grandchildren, Robyn Nichols of Alexandria, Virginia, Ryan Nichols of Chesapeake, Virginia, Whitney Dunn and husband Rick of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Holly G. Johnson of Madison Heights, and Darren Givens and wife Patti of Madison Heights; six great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and special friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 at 12 noon at First United Methodist Church in Narrows with Rev. Jason Stubblefield officiating. Entombment will follow in Birchlawn Abbey in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at First United Methodist Church Tuesday from 11 AM until just prior to the service. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider First United Methodist Church; P.O. Box 398; Narrows, Virginia 24124.

The family is being served by Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at riffefuneralservice.com.