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Thelma Boone Deacon

1933 ~ 2018 (age 85)
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Thelma Boone Deacon, age 85, of Troutville, died Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

Thelma was born August 30, 1933 in Covington, Virginia and was the daughter of the late Clarence C. and Gracie Judy Boone. She was raised in Hematite and lived in Botetourt since 1963. Thelma enjoyed cooking, baking, and was a member of Cave Rock Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Raymond Boone and is survived by her husband of 59 ½ years, James A. Deacon; sons and daughters-in-law Ed and Kerry Ross of Alexandria, Fred Allen and Carol Ross of Concord, North Carolina, Gerald and Sandy Deacon of Ironto; daughter, Barbara Deacon of Troutville; six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Rosalyn Boone of Hematite.

A celebration of Thelma’s life will be 3:00pm Sunday, December 30 at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road Daleville with Pastor John Graybill officiating. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, two hours prior to the service beginning at 1:00pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cave Rock Baptist Church, 2233 Stoney Battery Road, Troutville, Virginia 24175.

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Donations may be made to:

Cave Rock Baptist Church
2233 Stoney Battery Road, Troutville VA 24175

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