Zell, Nina Thigpen

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Nina Thigpen Zell, 88, of Narrows, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg, Virginia.

Born in Tarboro, North Carolina on May 16, 1917, she was the daughter of the late William Ashley and Lizzie Whitley Knight Thigpen. She attended Mary Washington College and graduated from West Virginia Business College in Bluefield. She was a retired employee of Celanese Acetate in Narrows where she worked as a secretary.

A graveside service will be conducted Friday, January 6, 2006 at 2 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery in Tarboro, North Carolina. Friends may call at Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Activities Department at Riverview Nursing Home, 120 Virginia Avenue, Rich Creek, Virginia 24147. Online condolence messages to the family can be sent to www.riffes.com.