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“Sherri & Misty I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Jean dearly and will cherish the memories of hanging out at your house. You all are in my...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Donna H Thomas - Narrows, VA

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. It is always hard to lose a mother and grandmother. Love you guys. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Joyce Longrie - Pearisburg, VA

“My wife Lynn and I extend our condolences to the entire extended family. I remember many good times with Barb when she lived in Carswell, when she...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: John Gentry - Fort Myers, FL

“To The Family, So sorry to hear about your loss, she was such a sweet lady. I know she will be missed by so many..Know you are all in our thoughts...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Pamela Blankenship Hilton - VA

“I was so sorry to read of your loss. Your Mom was a neighbor of mine when I was growing up on Hopkins St and I have fond memories of her. No words...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Anna Psathos Page - Roanoke, VA

“Misty, Sherrie and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you during this hard time and give you peace. Love and prayers. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Karen Snidow Galford - VA

“Sherry and Misty and families: I am so sorry to read of Barbara Jeans passing. I used to work with her in Narrows but haven't seen her for many...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Vickie Williams - Concord, NC

“Sherrie and Misty and Families, I am so sorry for your loss. May you cherish the memories and know that God has gained another angel! ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Debbie Thomas - Narrows, VA

“Misty- I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Susi Wills - Rich Creek, VA

“Misty and Sherry, We are so sorry to hear the passing of Barbara Jean.She was a sweet lady and she will b missed. We are praying for your family....Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: tammy todd and justin wilburn - VA

“Sherry and Misty, You and your families are in my prayers. Your Mom is now in a better place where there is no suffering. I know that it will be...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Donna Bratton - Eipplemead, VA

Heaven has gained another beautiful angel. Barbara Jean Sigmon Atwell, 74 of Narrows went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012.

She was born in Kimball, West Virginia on October 8, 1938 and was the daughter of the late Mawyer Willard and Lillie Docie Cundiff Sigmon. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Arthur Sigmon and Josephine Notchie Sigmon; and another brother, Lynwood Sigmon.

Affectionately known as Barbara Jean, she dearly loved her family and gave of herself in many different ways. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and friend, she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Sherrie Atwell and Misty Blankenship, both of Narrows; four grandchildren, Darryl Blankenship, Jr. and wife Chenaye' of Narrows, Kristen Blankenship of Pembroke, Jordan Atwell and Jacob Blankenship, also of Narrows; four great-grandchildren, Gavyn and Zoey Blankenship, Cameron Mullins, and Ryan Hamlin; a brother, Robert (Bob) Sigmon and wife Donna of Port Charlotte, Florida; a sister-in-law, Gloria Gail Sigmon of Burke, Virginia; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 30th, 2012 at 4 PM in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows with Rev. Chris Stansell officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Chapel Sunday from 2 PM until just prior to the service. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent to Riffe's Funeral Service, Inc.; 600 Main Street; Narrows, Virginia 24124.

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

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