White Sulphur Springs – It is with great sadness that the family of Virginia Ann Dent announces her passing on Friday, July 7, 2023. She was age 95, just eleven days short of her 96th birthday.
Virginia was the fifth of nine children, born in 1927 to the late Charles Page Hamrick and the late Cornelius Chestnut Hamrick. Post graduation from high school she traveled by train to Washington, DC, and worked for the FBI to provide support for the WWII efforts.
Virginia touched the lives of everyone through her generosity, kindness and grace.
Virginia and her late husband “Bones” Dent were sole proprietors of the renowned “Bones Diner” in White Sulphur Springs, WV. The menu slogan greeted customers “We seat 10,000 people, 10 at a time.”
Virginia was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 39 years, Virgil Dale “Bones” Dent.
She is survived by four sons, Virgil Wayne Dent (former wife Pattilynn), Gary Franklin Dent, David Douglas Dent (Jennifer) and Edwin Dale Dent. Her beloved pet rat terrier, “Maggie Mae”; grandchildren, Jordan Dent Slovak (Dan), Jeremy Chad, David Nicholas “Nick,” and William Walker; great- grandson, Hunter Thomas Slovak; siblings, Charles Page Hamrick, Jr. (Agnes), Geraldine “Jerry” Shanklin (Jim), Madeline Catherine Spurlock (Edwin “Spud”), Virle “Ace” (Phyllis), Frank “Butch” Hamrick (Dorothy “Dot”), Marilyn S. Bennett (former husband Sonny), and Bernard “Bernie” Hamrick (surviving Betty Gale).
She will be dearly missed by all her nieces and nephews and their spouses and all were welcomed to her home for many activities throughout the years. Our deepest condolences go out to all that knew and loved her.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 18 (11 a.m. to 12 noon) at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, White Sulphur Springs. Funeral to directly follow at 12 noon; following a brief graveside service at Greenbrier Memorial Gardens, Lewisburg, WV.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions should be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital online or mail to 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Emmanuel United Methodist Church 136 Schoolhouse Way, White Sulphur Springs WV 24986.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com