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“Tony, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I know you loved her so much. She was the sweetest lady. ”
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Carmella Martin Denson, 86, of Glen Lyn, VA, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017.

She was born in Craig County on June 6, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Phillip H. Martin and Margie Duncan Martin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a great grandson, Skylar Denson.

Carmella was a retired employee of Celanese in Narrows with 17 years' service. She took pride in her yard. A loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Left to cherish her memory are a son, Phillip Anthony Denson, Sr. (Carol Shaver) of Glen Lyn; two grandsons, Anthony Denson, Jr. and Patrick Denson; a great-grandson, Zeke Denson.

The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Chapel in Narrows Monday, August 14, 2017 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. Burial will be private.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at