Carolyn Lester

Carolyn Marie Lester (Hess)

Tuesday, March 31st, 1953 - Saturday, January 30th, 2021
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Mrs. Carolyn Marie Hess Lester, age 67, of the River Mountain Road section of Lebanon, Virginia passed away Saturday (January 30, 2021) in Abingdon, Virginia. Born March 31, 1953 in Russell County, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Charmie Hess. A lifelong resident of the area, she was a member of Outreach Temple. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and fishing, but most of all spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four siblings, Phyllis Hess, Abraham Hess, William Hess, and Margaret Hess.
Survivors include her husband of forty-nine years, James Lester of the home; three children, Melissa Carolyn Kiser and husband, Greg of Rosedale, Regina Lynn Belcher and husband, David of Rosedale, and J.L. Lester and wife, Megan of Lebanon; four grandchildren, Austin Kiser, Michael Belcher, Nicholas Belcher, and Brogan Lester; three sisters, Betty Cook and companion, Oscar, Mary Easterling and husband, John, and Bernice Higgins; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12 Noon at Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, Virginia with Rev. Jeff Kinder officiating. Honorary minister will be her pastor, Rev. Arvil Arwood. Interment will follow in Ketron Memorial Gardens in Lebanon, Virginia.
Pallbearers will be Jay Howard, Jonathan Short, Josh Horton, Ray Lester, Randy Howard, Oscar Stiltner, and William Lester.
The family will receive friends at the Honaker Funeral Home on Monday from 11 – 12 Noon.
Due to COVID restrictions mandated by the governor, a mask is required. For those unable or uncomfortable attending, the funeral service will be livestreamed on our Facebook page as well as our webpage.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 1st, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Monday, February 1st, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
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  • Service

    Monday, February 1st, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Monday, February 1st, 2021 12:00pm
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Jeff Kinder
  • Interment

    Ketron Memorial Gardens
    154 Huckleberry Road
    LEBANON, VA 24266
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Norma Gilliam

Posted at 11:03pm
Melissa,&family so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. If there is anything I could do please let me know, Prayers for all your Family

Billie Uhl

Posted at 11:01am
I love Carolyn she was a very sweet and beautiful woman. I always could count on her to keep me and mom (aunt carrie) updated on aunt Charlie Mae and uncle clearance. I been thinking about Easter with her and all the family wished we could go back but they will be again in heaven

Charlene & Diane

Posted at 07:19am
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! With love, Charlene, Diane & family
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