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Cora Lee Routh Catron


CORA LEE ROUTH CATRON, age 93, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2021 at Smyth County Community Hospital, Marion, Va.

Cora Lee was born July 13, 1928 in Saltville, Va., the 13th and last child of her parents, the late Oscar and Lydia Frye Routh. She was the last survivor of her siblings. Cora Lee enjoyed spending time with the Ladies Auxiliary of Francis Marion VFW Post #4667, and was a past president.

In addition to her parents and siblings, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, James F. Catron, Sr.; and two sons, James F. "Jimmy" Catron, Jr. and Johnny C. Catron.

Cora Lee is survived by her granddaughter, Leanna Brooke Catron, whom she loved dearly; two daughters-in-law, Anita Catron and Tina Catron all of Marion, Va.; three sisters-in-law, Reba Catron Bridges and husband, Edward of Atkins, Va., Virginia Catron Mason of Marion, Va. and Imogene Catron Duncan of Richmond, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Reverend Darrell Lambert and Pastor Chuck Stout officiating. Entombment will follow at Rose Lawn Mausoleum.

Flowers are appreciated or donations may be made to: Ladies Auxiliary of Francis Marion VFW Post #4667, P.O. Box 767, Marion, Va. 24354; or to East End Baptist Church, 414 Groseclose Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

To share memories of Cora Lee Routh Catron please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Cora Lee's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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We were so saddened to hear of Aunt Cora Lee's passing. Remembering you all in our thoughts and prayers Brenda & Joe Varney

Brenda Varney Aug 6 2021 12:00 AM

God Bless all the family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Don & Linda Hutton

lrhutton and Don Aug 5 2021 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy. We will be keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers!! Alan and April Morgan

April Morgan Aug 4 2021 12:00 AM

My condolences goes out to family! Cora Lee was our moms, Nell Wilsons, best friend. They spent many long hours together baking pumpkin rolls and cooking for the VFW. Cora Lee helped our mom so much after our dad, Ken Wilson, died. Our families were very good friends as all us kids grew up. Thinking of you during this time.

KAREN MONTFORD Aug 3 2021 12:00 AM

Cora Lee was our next door neighbor when I grew up on Staley Street. I babysat Johnny and Jimmy. She was a wonderful neighbor, friend, and always was good to my sister and I. We knew if we wanted to "run away" from home, we were welcome to go to her house anytime. I will miss her, but hope she is reunited with James, both of her boys and all the other friends that have already gone to Heaven. Rest in peace, sweet lady. I will always love you. Kay Ford Patrick Roanoke, VA

Kay Ford Patrick Aug 3 2021 12:00 AM

My sympathy to the family and friends of Cora Lee. I'm gonna miss this lady, she was such a supporter of the VFW Auxiliary and always made me welcome there. Having attended church with her for the past several years, I found her to be such a blessing to me. Rest in Peace Cora Lee, your memory will linger on in those who were blessed to know you.

Helen Vernon Aug 3 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cora Routh Catron

Helen Vernon Aug 3 2021 12:00 AM

I will truly miss sweet Cora Lee Catron, she always was so faithful to the VFW and auxiliary. She was a fine example of strong and steadfast love. To all the family and friends of Cora Lee I am sorry for your great loss. May God give you comfort and peace. May you all reflect on all the memories of fun and good times. I remember Cora Lee at the Senior lunches at the Senior Center also. We had a lot of fun enjoying each other's company and encourage one another. May God Bless each family member, friend and acquaintance. I am thankful for the privilege to call her my friend and sister in Christ. My Daddy, Jimmy Coe loved Cora Lee also. Love, Hugs and Prayers, sister Judy Coe and the whole Coe family.

Judith Coe Aug 1 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cora Routh Catron

Judith Coe Aug 1 2021 12:00 AM

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