Othie Rife

Othie Rife (Owens)

Monday, March 10th, 1930 - Tuesday, May 11th, 2021
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Mrs. Othie Rife, age 91, of Raven, Virginia, passed away Tuesday (May 11, 2021) at her home. Born March 10, 1930 in Buchanan County, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Jennings Bryant and Flore Boyd Owens. A lifelong resident of the area, she was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening, and tending to her flowers.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Reece Rife, granddaughter, Linda Mae Viers, two sisters, Thelma Stiltner and Hazel Ratliff, three brothers, Robe Owens, Irvin Owens, Carmel Owens, sons-in-law, Williams Billy Webb, Wallace Underwood and Monroe Horn and step-daughter, Carol Rife
Survivors include seven daughters, Gena Blankenship and husband, William of Raven, Connie Blankenship and husband, Marty of Raysal, West Virginia, Christine Underwood of Tazewell, Darlene Horn of Paynesville, West Virginia, Wanda Rife of Slate Creek, Vandelene Shelton and husband, Herman of Abingdon, Virginia and Wilma Webb of Sevierville, Tennessee; two sons, Danny Rife and wife, Annie and bobby Rife and wife, Judy all of Jolo, West Virginia; step-children, Randal Rife of Abingdon, Jackie Rife of Marion, Benny Horn of Alabama, Brenda Shelton of Paynesville, Teresa Dye of Swords Creek, and Mary Pierce of Marion; grandchildren, Jennifer Warden and fiancé, Robert Fields, Daniel Kennedy, Rita Viers, Jesse Viers, Logan Viers, Sandra Viers, Billy Viers, Christopher Blankenship, Stephanie Bailey, Markie Blankenship, Rodney Horn, Dedra Keen, Betty Martin, David Shelton, Jackie Salewasky, James Underwood, Johnny Underwood, Michael Underwood, Darrell Webb, Becky Webb Monk, Donnie Rife, Wanda Robertson, Anna McClanahan, Jason Rife, Dale Rife, Marlene Johnson, and Deanna Kimbrough; two brothers, Leon Owens and Burbage Owens and wife, Val; special great-grandchildren, Kaylea Warden and Skyler Fields; fifty-five great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 PM Thursday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, Virginia with Rev. Clyde Wimmer officiating. Graveside services will be at 11:00 AM Friday in the Cantrell Cemetery on Compton Mountain, Virginia. Those wishing to attend are asked to assemble at the cemetery.
Due to COVID restrictions mandated by the governor, a mask is required.
Pallbearers will be Randall Rife, Donnie Rife, Dalton Rife, Daniel Kennedy, Jackie Rife, James Underwood, Rodney Horn, David Shelton, Jason Rife, Jerry Sawyers, Johnny Underwood, and Michael Underwood.
The family will receive friends at the Honaker Funeral Home after 5 PM Thursday.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 13th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, May 13th, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, May 13th, 2021 | 7:00pm
    Thursday, May 13th, 2021 7:00pm
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Clyde Wimmer
  • Interment

    Cantrell Cemetery
    Compton Mountain
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Graveside services will be conducted at 11 AM Friday in the Cantrell Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to assemble at the cemetery.


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