Virginia Chinouth Palmer, 86, 2105 Knob Creek Rd., Johnson City, died Saturday, July 23, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center, following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Palmer was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City.
She was a daughter of the late Orville C. and Sadie Hodge Chinouth, a granddaughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. John R. Chinouth and the late Mr. & Mrs. William D. Hodge, and daughter-in-law of the late Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Palmer.
Mrs. Palmer was a 1943 graduate of Science Hill High School.
She was a member of Snow Memorial Baptist Church, where she was a former member of the Women’s Mission Union, the choir, a former Counselor of the Royal Ambassadors, and a Primary Sunday School teacher for over thirty-six years.
Mrs. Palmer was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Cpt. Lynn H. Folsom Lodge #2166, Elizabethton.
She retired in 1999 from the Citigroup Operations Center, Gray, as a new accounts computer operator.
In addition to her parents, grandparents and in-laws, Mrs. Palmer was preceded in death by her husband, Charles D. Palmer, in 1975, three brothers, Harold, Kyle and Jack Chinouth, sister-in-law, Shirley Chinouth, brother-in-law, J.B. McInturff, niece, Carol McInturff and great-niece, Katie Hyatt.
She is survived by two sons, Charles Robert “Chuck” Palmer and David Paul Palmer, both of Johnson City; two sisters, Evelyn McInturff, Gray, and Peggy Ann Crowe and husband Maynard, Johnson City; sister-in-law, Suzanne W. Chinouth, Johnson City; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and cousins.
In gratitude the family would like to thank all caregivers involved over the past number of years who graciously served her needs with love and compassion.
The graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. in Highland Christian Church Cemetery, 485 Highland Church Rd., Gray. Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers. Those planning to attend are to meet at the cemetery by 10:20 A.M. Wednesday.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Palmer family. 928-6111