In Remembrance


Mary Roeshell Hairston
With Permission & © by The Gazette Virginian
Jan. 4, 2008
Submitted & © by Jo Aguirre


Mary Roeshell Hairston
Mary Roeshell Hairston, 55, of Mt. Carmel Road, Alton died January 2, 2008, at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Ms. Hairston was born in Pittsylvania County on May 20, 1952, the daughter of the late Minnie Hairston and James Small. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Alton.
Survivors include one daughter, Liz Coleman of South Boston; five sisters, Caroline Pointer of South Boston, Shirleene Lawson of Pelham, N.C. Barbara Doomes, Julie Tucker and Juanita Thorpe, all of Alton; four brothers, Bonzell Hairston of Alton, Tommie Hairston of South Boston, Ben Hairston and Jerry Hairston, both of Roxboro, N.C.; two grandchildren; and one son-in-law, Timothy Coleman. One brother, Moses Hairston, also preceded Ms. Hairston in death.
Funeral services will be held January 7, at 2 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Harvey Bigelow officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Viewing for family and friends will be January 6, from noon to 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends at the home of Barbara and Lindsey Doomes, 1149 New Bethel Road, Alton.

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