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February 16, 1921 ~ October 7, 2019 (age 98)
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Viola Inez Runion Hester

Age 98

Of Decatur

Passed away Monday, October 7, 2019

At her residence.


A native of Gastonia, NC. and longtime resident of Meigs County, she was the daughter of the late Will Runion and Cynthia Hester Nipper and was preceded in death by her husband, Taylor Hester; infant son; daughter, Juanita Roy; son, James Hester; brothers, Norman Runion, Lester Runion, and Franklin Nipper; sisters, Mae Lewis and Willie Runion Standridge. She was a member of Decatur Church of God.


Survivors include a daughter,

   Mildred Standridge of Decatur

One son,

   George Hester of Decatur

11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild

Two sisters,

   Fannie Lou Hutson of Gastonia, NC.

   Sadie Minge of Athens

One brother, Roy Runion of Athens


Funeral services will be 1 pm Thursday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Bro. Frank Wright officiating.  Burial will be in McMinn Memory Gardens, concluding with a White Dove Release.


Pallbearers will be Dennis Standridge, Danny Standridge, Adam Bishop, Jasper Burkett, T.W. Berryhill, and Tom Wilhoit.


The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.


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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Viola Inez Runion Hester.

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