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Nona Pope Graybeal

August 30, 1933 — February 23, 2022

Nona Pope Graybeal, of Abingdon, Va., age 88, passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at her home. She was born to the late Kerman Alwood Pope and Hallie Iteria Largen Pope. She was a member of Spoon Gap Freewill Baptist Church.

She was separated in death from her husband of 67 years, Garland Denver “Rooster” Graybeal, by only one day. In addition to her parents and husband, Nona was also preceded in death by her brother, Homer Pope; five sisters, Lillie Roark, Diane Huff, Janie Norris, Icie Graybeal, and Edith Price; and two additional sisters who died in infancy, Dicie and Ora Pope.

She is survived by two sons, Billy Graybeal, James Graybeal and his special friend, Timmy Karen Harris, all of Abingdon, Va.; daughter, Susan Harless and husband, Wayne, of Abingdon, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, February 25, 2022, in the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Mountain View United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Herbert Bailey officiating. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to convene at the cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Marcella Caudill, Avil Graybeal, Judy Harless, April Hall, the late Janie Norris, and the many additional caregivers who assisted throughout the years.

Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting and signing the online guest register. The family of Nona Pope Graybeal is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, Va. 24210, (276) 623-2700.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, February 25, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farris Funeral Service, Inc. – Main Street Chapel

427 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210

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Saturday, February 26, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Mountain View Methodist Cemetery

Route 75, Abingdon, VA 24211

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