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Mary Ellen (Hefner) Hull

1943 - 2021

Doe Hill


Mary Ellen (Hefner) Hull, 77, of Doe Hill, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2021 at her home.

She was born in Mill Gap on September 22, 1943, a daughter of the late Otis John and Annie Margaret (Sheets) Hefner.

A homemaker, Mrs. Hull worked along-side her husband, June on the farm. She enjoyed being outdoors, making hay, raising a garden, canning her bounty and especially loved cutting firewood. She will be remembered as a woman with a strong work ethic and drive. Above all, she dearly loved her grandson, Ben, who she thought the world of.

She is survived by her son, Dennis H. Hull and wife, Lisa of Doe Hill; grandson, Ben H. Hull of Doe Hill; sister Charlotte Mullenax of Gloucester; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Henry Harrison “June” Hull, Jr.; daughter, Debra Kay Colaw; brothers, James L., John A. and William “Ross” Hefner and sister, Shirley Buchanan.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to McDowell Fire Department, c/o Delbert Rexrode, 527 Windrush Lane, Doe Hill, Va. 24433.


McDowell Volunteer Fire Department
527 Windrush Lane, Doe Hill VA 24433

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Wanda & Earl Hause

August 17, 2021 10:00 AM

Our sincere sympathy to all the family.  May your memories be filled with all the good moments you shared and know that all who believe will be reunited.  God bless each of you and lighten your burden.  

Ruth Newman

August 3, 2021 11:17 AM

My deepest sympathy to all the family. May your wonderful memories of times spent with your mother & grandmother help you through this difficult time. She will always be in your hearts.

Debbie and Bob Ralston

August 3, 2021 10:27 AM
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Dearest Dennis, Lisa, Ben and Family,
We extend to each of you our deepest sympathy!  We were so sad to hear about Mary Ellen.  She had a wonderful smile that would make you smile just to see her and talk with her.  She was a very special lady that will be missed.  We hope that all the many memories you have shared through the years will help you during this sad time and the years to come.  Please let us know if there is anything we can to do to help you. May God Bless each of you and be with you for strength.  Mary Ellen is now back with June.  Rest in peace!❤️
Sincerely with love,
Bob and Debbie Ralston

Lance and Chris Armstrong

August 3, 2021 7:24 AM

So sorry for your lost, She was a nice person. She will be missed.

Terry Roberson

August 2, 2021 9:24 PM

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Always enjoyed talking with her at the grocery store. She seemed to be a hard-working lady and talked of her grandson Ben often . My condolences to all of the family.

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