Jessie Lea Hiner, 92, of Staunton and formerly of Monterey, passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 at Augusta Health.
She was born March 28, 1919 in Dunmore, W.Va., a daughter of the late Jesse Jackson and Sallie M. Williams Noel.
Mrs. Hiner was a member of Green Hill United Methodist Church and attended Monterey United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and had worked at Aileen, Inc. for 17 years. She liked to travel and was a member of Highland Senior Citizens.
On Nov. 24, 1939, she married Ernest Stuart Hiner, who preceded her in death on March 13, 1995.
She was also predeceased by two sisters, Marie Losh and Rachel Gutshall; an infant brother, Samuel Noel; a step-brother, Franklin Noel; and a son-in-law, Bobby B. McCray.
She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Carolyn H. McCray of McDowell and Eleanore H. and Elbert Rexrode of Waynesboro; a son and daughter-in-law, Ernest Lee and Peggy Hiner of Waynesboro; three grandchildren, Michael Blair McCray and wife, Tracey, of McDowell, Robert Stuart Hiner of Swoope and Melanie H. Ross and husband, Phillip, of Waynesboro; and two great-granddaughters, Kailey and Natalee Ross.
A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 21, at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell with the Rev. Clayton Payne officiating.
Burial was in Monterey Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Harold and Dustin Chapman, Richard Waybright, Bill Wagner, R.C. Pullin, David Lightner, Larry Merritt and Jay Hull. Honorary pallbearers were friends attending the service.
Memorial donations may be made to Green Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Dorothy Lightner, P.O. Box 456, Monterey, Va. 24465 or Monterey United Methodist Church, c/o Delana Kelly, P.O. Box 382, Monterey, Va. 24465.