September 26, 2012

Tommie Lou Hunter, 85, of 4 Cedar Lane, Luray, Va., died on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at Hawksbill Assisted Living Center in Luray.

She was born on March 2, 1927, in Hess, and was a daughter of the late Troy Arnold Hunter and Wilma Holmes Hunter. Ms. Hunter worked for the extension service in Duncan for 19 years and for the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service for 20 years. In 1966, she acquired her pilots license while living in Duncan. She received her degree from Southwestern State College in Weatherford, and her masters from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

Ms. Hunter was proud to be one of the founding board members of Page Countys Habitat for Humanity and served various capacities till her health no longer permitted. She was an active member of the Big Spring Mennonite Church in Luray and helped design many improvements at the church.

She iss survived by a sister, Iris Hunter Hamilton and husband James of Poolville, Texas; a brother, Von Erwin Hunter and wife Billie of Kingwood, Texas; a nephew, Russ Hamilton and wife Tonya of Decatur, Texas, and children Grant and Preston; a niece, Cassie Bullock and husband Erwin of Arlington, Texas, and children Hunter, Latane and Allie.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Big Spring Mennonite Church in Luray.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Page Countys Habitat For Humanity, P.O. Box 613, Luray, Va. 22835; or to the Big Spring Mennonite Church, Compassion Fund, Luray, Va.