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“Pete it has been long time but still remember days spent on big stony, sorry for your loss. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Grant Snider - Pembroke, VA

“George was always one to stop and say hello. I always enjoyed talking to him. He will be missed. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Troy Stafford - Peterstown, WV

“P.J. and family, I am sorry to learn of George's passing. I am glad that I got to meet you at Bruce's funeral and appreciate your being there to...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Pam Johnson - Plant City, FL

“Dear Pete and all your family,My heart is with you as you say farewell. May you find peace with your loss, and share love through this transition...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Katherine DiMatteo - Leyden, MA

“Oh my, George, I can't believe it, you've left us but I do ask that you keep a rock warm beside heaven creek fire!!! I remember one time about 35...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Marilyn Blankenship-Holt - VA

“great guy to work with,extremely big heart ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: richard lafon - rich creek, VA

George Burton French, 58, of Narrows went to be with his Lord on Thursday, June 15th, 2017.

A lifelong resident of Giles County, he was born in Pearisburg on April 3rd, 1959, and was the son of the late Patteson French and Josephine Elmore McAlarnis French. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two step-brothers, Walter "Walkie" Blankenship and Leslie Bostwick; and a step-mother, Helen Blankenship French.

George had many special interests, including hunting, fishing, watching western movies and reading, but his favorite was spending time with his grandchildren, supporting them in their sporting activities. A loving father, grandfather, brother and friend, he will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

Left to cherish his memory are two daughters Shelena Conley and husband Chris of Narrows, Jo Ellen Surface and husband James of Christiansburg; two grandchildren, Thomas Meredith and Haley Conley; a brother Peter French and wife Shelby of New Castle; a step-brother Lewis Bostwick and wife Anna of Narrows; a step-sister Angie Weatherly of Narrows; a special aunt, Margaret French of Narrows; wife, Debbie French of Buena Vista; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends, including very special friends Eugene "Rawhide" Lambert and Shelia Martin.

A memorial service will be held Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 7PM in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Chapel Monday from 5:30 PM until just prior to the service. The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service, Inc., (540) 726-2442, and online at