Anna Gail O’Brien

Ronceverte-Anna Gail O’Brien, 77, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. at The Greenbrier Health Center. “The will of God will never take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.”­—Billy Graham

Anna Gail was born May 3, 1942, in Ronceverte to the late Ruben Lawson and Hazel Massie VanBuren.

She was a graduate of Greenbrier High School, Morris Harvey College, and Valley College. Anna Gail was a retired Secretary for many Insurance Agencies, Valley Medical, and Greenbrier Dermatology. She was a lifetime member of the First Church of God in Ronceverte where she held various offices over the years. She was the State Treasurer of Women of the First Church of God and served as President of her local church. Her hobbies included gardening, baking and travel.

Other than her parents, Anna Gail was preceded in death by a sister, Elreta VanBuren; and brothers, Richard, Norman and Marvin VanBuren.

Surviving her are sisters, Elsie Dolores Hoylman of Ronceverte and Betty Mulkey and husband Charles of Alderson; brother, Elbert Lawson VanBuren and wife Barbara of Ronceverte; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service was held Monday, Sept. 16, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte where Pastor Bob Daniels officiated. Burial followed in Riverview Cemetery in Ronceverte.

Visitation was at the funeral home before the service.

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