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“Dear Lucinda and family, so sorry for your recent heartbreak. I cannot imagine your pain. My prayers are with you my friend. ...Read More »
1 of 35 | Posted by: Joyce Wikle Rincic - Mount Airy, NC

“I am so saddened to hear about Kelly. She was such a sweet lady! My heart breaks for your family. Please know that I love you guys and that I am...Read More »
2 of 35 | Posted by: Natasha Smith - PEMBROKE, VA

“Lucinda and Bob,Judy and I join you in your loss, grief and pain. Lucinda, I remember when we were both "little ones" at First Christian. May the...Read More »
3 of 35 | Posted by: James Bradley - Rock Hill, SC

“Bobby, so sorry for your loss. We just heard about it today or we would have been there. You have our prayers for your loss and hope to help with...Read More »
4 of 35 | Posted by: Bonnie Youngx - Pembroke, VA

“Dear Lucinda and Bobby, I cannot imagine the magnitude of your loss. Peace & blessings to all of you. Judy ”
5 of 35 | Posted by: Judy Ingram Thompson - Middletown, MD

“Bobby, Lucinda, Mary and Nora, It broke my heart to hear about Kelly, she was definitely one of a kind, warm, loving and extremely kind, she never...Read More »
6 of 35 | Posted by: PAMELA DUNN - Narrows, VA

“I am very sorry for your lost. Kelly always made people laugh and everyone loved Her.We will all miss her very much.If there is anything that will...Read More »
7 of 35 | Posted by: Ray Semones - pulaski, VA

“I remember Kelly from years ago. She had such a fun-loving spirit and infectious smile - very down-to-earth in every way. May God hold you close...Read More »
8 of 35 | Posted by: Shannon Douthat - Newport, VA

“Mary and FamilySo sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.FRIENDS @ HUBBELL LIGHTINGCHRISTIANSBURG VA. ”

“Bobby, Lucinda, and familyI am so sorry to hear of the news about Kelly. I just now found out from Mom of the sad news and I hate I am unable to...Read More »
10 of 35 | Posted by: Allen McGhee - South Boston, VA

“I'm sorry to hear about Kelly passing. I only talk to her a few times but she was a very sweet person she will be missed. Mary and Nora my heart goes...Read More »
11 of 35 | Posted by: Juanita Gibson - Princeton, WV

“Mary and Nora - I am so sorry I have no words to say expect that Kelly was a good and sweet person and she will be greatly missed. Misty Eads ”
12 of 35 | Posted by: Misty Eads - Dublin, VA - Friend

“Sweet Kelly, taken too soon. I so enjoyed our talks when I did home care visits with your grandmother. I also know how much you missed her. Although...Read More »
13 of 35 | Posted by: Elaine Musick - Narrows, VA

“I will always remember Kelly as being one of my son's favorite classmates. She would greet me with "hello Ms. Manning". (such a sweet spirit). I...Read More »
14 of 35 | Posted by: Betty Manning - Narrows, VA

“So sorry for your loss you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 35 | Posted by: Bonnie Lucas - Rocky gap, VA

“Dear Hale Family,Nora, I'm so sorry to hear about Kelly. I know how close you are to both your sister. May GOD be with you in the days to come. I...Read More »
16 of 35 | Posted by: Carol / David Layman - Narrows, VA

“Dear Hale Family ”
17 of 35 | Posted by: Carol / David Layman - Narrows, VA

“So sorry to hear of Kelly's passing. She will be missed. Such a sweet young lady taken away too soon. Prayers for the family. ”
18 of 35 | Posted by: Jerry & Sabrina Johnston - VA

“Bobby and Lucinda, So sorry to hear this dreadful news, our hearts are breaking for you all, Kelly was a special person, always smiling, she and...Read More »
19 of 35 | Posted by: John and Brenda Riley - Narrows, VA

“So sorry to hear about Kelly, She was a sweet person, and fun to be around She will be missed. Connie Smith ”
20 of 35 | Posted by: connie smith - dublin, VA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. She will be missed by all that knew her. ”
21 of 35 | Posted by: Reva Otey - Pulaski, VA - Friend

“Prayers for the family. I worked with Kelly at Corning. She was such a sweet and fun loving person. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
22 of 35 | Posted by: Kelley Caldwell - Christiansburg, VA

“Prayers, hugs and love for family and friends of all that knew her. ”
23 of 35 | Posted by: Todd Sheally - Los Angeles, CA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. Kelly was always such a sweet and friendly person. We are out of town on vacation or I would surely be there....Read More »
24 of 35 | Posted by: Joyce Longrie - Pearisburg, VA

“Bobby, Lucinda, Mary, and Nora, I cannot imagine the grief you must be in at the loss of your beloved Kelly. May God wrap you in tenderness and grant...Read More »
25 of 35 | Posted by: Sally Swarts Browne - Excelsior, MN

“I'm so sorry to hear of Kelly's passing. I know your hearts must be broken. I hadn't seen her in a long time but I remember her friendship with my...Read More »
26 of 35 | Posted by: Debbie (Meadows) Myers - NC

“I am so sad for the passing of Kelly. It has just broken my heart. Mary and Nora I thinking about you in the days ahead. Kelly was a great and...Read More »
27 of 35 | Posted by: Misty Eads - Dublin, VA - Friend

“Kelly was such an amazing person. She could always me you smile. Her bubbly personality and contagious smile, along with her big heart, will always...Read More »
28 of 35 | Posted by: Susan Fisher - Christiansburg, VA

“Loved working with kelly..always kept everyone will be missed by all ”
29 of 35 | Posted by: Dwayne Archie - Narrows, VA

“I was saddened to hear of Kelly's passing. We became friends years ago through working together in Beaming. Kelly was and will always be the life of...Read More »
30 of 35 | Posted by: Debbie Widrig Sadler - Pembroke, VA

“I was saddened to hear of Kelly's passing. We became friends years ago through working together in Beaming. Kelly was and will always be the life of...Read More »
31 of 35 | Posted by: Debbie Widrig Sadler - Pembroke, VA

“I am so very sorry for you loss. Kelly was always making everyone smile with her laughter. She never met a stranger and never had an unkind word to...Read More »
32 of 35 | Posted by: Lisa Blankenship Albert - Narrows, VA

“My heart aches for all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
33 of 35 | Posted by: Steveanna Wynn - Philadelphia, PA

“Dear Lucinda, Bobby, Nora and Mary. Our love and prayers are with you. ”
34 of 35 | Posted by: Betty Harrison - Friend

“To the Hale Family Kelly always had a beautiful smile on her face and was happy.We are so sorry she has been taken so soon.But God and the angels...Read More »
35 of 35 | Posted by: Kathy & Scotty Perdue - NARROWS, VA

Kelly Lucinda Hale Rice, 46 of Narrows, passed suddenly and began her journey of eternal life on Monday, June 12, 2017.

She was born on November 3, 1970, and was the daughter of Bobby and Lucinda Hale. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Garland and Elma Hale, and Herbert "Hub" H. and Lucille "Puff" Shumate Brown.

Kelly was a 1988 graduate of Narrows High School and was loved by her classmates and friends. She attended New River Community College. She was a caretaker and previously employed at Celanese and Corning. Kelly spent a big portion of her life caring for others and was always willing to put others first. She was especially fond of her Narrows Cub Scout Pack 68 and cherished each badge and rank that they accomplished. Kelly's favorite hobby was working crossword puzzles. She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Narrows.

Kelly will always be remembered for her loving personality, contagious smile, and her ability to fill a room with love and laughter. Left to cherish her memory with her parents are sisters Mary Hale and Nora Hale.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2 PM at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Narrows with Pastor Jim McDaniel officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Narrows. The family will receive friends at First Christian Church from 12 PM until just prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Narrows Cub Scout Pack 68; c/o Leisa Palmer; 206 Kimberling Street; Narrows, Virginia 24124, or to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); 605 Memorial Boulevard; Narrows, VA 24124.

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

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Fairview Cemetery

Riverside Avenue Narrows, VA 24124