|Birth: ||Oct. 22, 1916|
|Death: ||Oct. 11, 2001|
Maggie P. Hairston
Maggie Penn Hairston, 84, of 2372 Soapstone Road, Ridgeway, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
She was born Oct. 22, 1916, in Henry County, daughter of the late Peter and Kittie Dodson Penn, and she spent her entire life in this area. Also preceding her in death were her husband, Joe Henry Hairston; and two sons, Joseph Obediah Hairston and Ernest Alexander Hairston.
She worked as a cook at Dry Bridge Lunch for many years, and she was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Ridgeway, where she served on the Senior Choir and with the Missionary Circle. She also had membership in the Chestnut Knob Ruritan Club and the Piedmont Seniors of Virginia.
Surviving are six daughters, Betty H. Talley of the home, Isabelle H. King, Annie K. Hairston and Marian H. Hairston, all of Martinsville, Sandra H. Woodward of Ridgeway and Kittie H. Winston of Richmond; two sons, George Leonard Hairston of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Larry Darnell Hairston of Stoneville, N.C.; two sisters, Dorothy P. Cheatum of Martinsville and Margaret P. Woodward of Ridgeway; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Hairston Funeral Home, Martinsville, with Dr. James Roland Cohen Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Carver Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday and other times at the home in Ridgeway.
Joe Henry Hairston
Earnest A. Hairston*
Betty Hairston Talley (1937 - 2008)*
George Leonard Hairston (1939 - 2011)*
Carver Memorial Gardens
Created by: ViaEstate
Record added: May 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53046091