July 2, 1921
February 26, 2008
Virginia Dare Donnelly Lewis, age 86, of 344 Brushy Fork Road, Creston, North Carolina passed away, Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at the home of her daughter in Lebanon, Virginia. Mrs. Lewis was a native of Ashe County, North Carolina and was born July 2, 1921 to the late Bruce Charles and Torrance Lillian Wilson Donnelly. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Grace Elizabeth Donnelly Wilson and a brother Raymond Charles Donnelly. Her Husbands, Morris Franklin Lewis, Burl Ray Winebarger, James Louis Johnson and Willard Jack Lewis. She was retired from the State of North Carolina where she had served as Clerk of Superior Court in Ashe County, North Carolina for several years and was a county commissioner for several years. She also was a former employee of Watauga Medical Center. She was a member of the Sutherland United Methodist Church and was active in the Republican party. She loved farming, gardening and her flowers.
One daughter: Jackie Ruth Farrington and husband Clark of Lebanon, Virginia
One Granddaughter: Jennifer Leigh Bundy and husband Charles, of Lebanon, Virginia
Great-Grandchildren: Charles Clarence Bundy V, of Lebanon, Virginia; and Jesselyn Noel Bundy of Lebanon, Virginia
Three sisters: Anna Belle Donnelly Ragan of Trade, Tenn.; Ruth Donnelly Duncan of Creston, North Carolina; and Margaret “Tootsie” Donnelly Wallace of Vilas, North Carolina
One Brother: Joe Bruce Donnelly of Creston, North Carolina
Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Funeral services for Virginia Dare Donnelly Lewis were held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2008 from the Sutherland United Methodist Church with Rev. Ricky Mitchell officiating.
Burial and graveside services were in the Mount Lawn Cemetery, Boone, North Carolina following the funeral service.
Pallbearers were Mrs. Lewis’ nephews.
The family received friends from 1 until 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2008 from the Sutherland United Methodist Church prior the services.
Donations for those who wish to omit flowers may be made to the Sutherland United Methodist Church, c/o Martha Nelson, 208 Harrison Road, Boone, North Carolina 28607.
Henson Funeral Home is serving the Lewis family.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through our website at www.hensonfuneralhome.com