Orpha Lou Warf
Sep 3, 2013
Orpha Lou Warf
Sept. 3, 2013
ETOWAH/BIG STONE GAP, Va. - Orpha Lou Warf, born Sept. 22, 1922, went to be with the Lord for a great reunion with family on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Etowah Health Care Center, where she had lived since 2011.
Orpha was a daughter of the late Leonard and Cornelia Buckles of Ramsey, Va. Orpha was born in Spears Ferry, Va., but lived most of her life in Big Stone Gap, Va. with her late husband of 67 years, Claude E. Warf, who preceded Orpha in death in 2010.
Orpha was a member of First Baptist Church of Appalachia, Va. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Orpha loved her Lord, Jesus Christ, and her family more than anything. Orpha had lots of hobbies, loved to read and enjoyed life to the fullest. She was a great homemaker and wonderful cook. She loved people, was very thoughtful of others and ready to help anyone.
Her daughter, Linda UpChurch; son, Claude Nicholas Warf; sisters, Alta Snapp and Opal Hubbard; and her brother, Clifford Guy Buckles also preceded Orpha in death.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Sherry Warf of Etowah; daughter-in-law, Donna Warf, also of Etowah; son-in-law, Charles UpChurch of Big Stone Gap, Va.; five grandchildren, Eric and Marisha Roberts, Stephanie Warf, Jessica and Rocky Mankin, Stephen Warf Jr. and April Roberts; five great-grandchildren, Danielle, Madison and Lindsey Roberts, Noah Warf and Luke Mankin.
The family would like to thank all of the caregivers at Etowah Health Care Center for all their kindness, great care and compassion. We appreciate all you have done. You have been a blessing to our family.
Receiving of friends will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. with the funeral to follow. Dr. Nick Brewer will be officiating.
Burial will be in Glencoe Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Friday in Big Stone Gap, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at Gilliam Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, Va. to go in procession to the cemetery at 12:30 p.m.
You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign the guest book at www.gilliamfuneralhome.com
Gilliam Funeral Home of Big Stone Gap, Va., is honored to serve the Warf Family.