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Visitation

Seaver-Brown Chapel
Thursday May 26th, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

Seaver-Brown Chapel
Thursday May 26th, 2016
8:00pm - 9:00pm

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Graveside Service

St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery
Friday May 27th, 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Emma Josephine Aker Terry

CHILHOWIE, Va.: Emma Josephine Aker Terry, passed away peacefully at her home and went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer on May 23, 2016. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to everyone who knew her. She will be sadly missed by all her family. Mrs. Terry was preceded in death by husband, Thomas Terry; parents, Dell and Fannie Aker; brothers, Elva Aker and Gaylord Aker; sisters, Louise Troxell and Katherine Bartley and a special sister-in-law, Thelma Aker. She is survived by daughters, Angelia Romans and husband Rick, and Frances Cortner and husband James all of Chilhowie, Va.; son, Bob Terry and wife Patsy of Broken Arrow, Okla.; three grandchildren, Betsy Douthitt and husband Alan, Chris Romans and wife Julie and Scarlett Blevins and husband Kevin; five special great-grandchildren, Tyler and Abbie Douthitt, Bailey and Tanner Blevins and Dylan Osborne; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses at Bristol Hospice, Dr. Armstrong and Dr. Verdona. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor Steve Aker officiating. Graveside services will be held Friday, May 27, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery, Chilhowie, Va. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the Terry Family.

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My sincere condolences to your family. I enjoyed knowing your mom and sharing stories with her. We used to chat when I would visit Kathryn Bartley. My prayers are with you, knowing your loss is great.

rita montero May 27 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Family, Dad told me of Emma Jo's passing and we just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you. She was the last of dad's cousins, so it's sad to see an era passing. I remember coming to Emma Jo's in 1971 when I was just a little squirt and our family drove to Virginia. I remember the big house, and White Top. She was so sweet, and we know you'll miss her greatly. We send our best to you. Shane and Anna Bishop Medford, Oregon (Archie's youngest son)

Shane Bishop May 26 2016 12:00 AM

Angela, Frances, Bobby & family, So sorry to hear of Emma Jo's passing. No matter your age, it is hard to let go of your mother and I know you will miss her forever. Please know that I am thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers. Your mom was a big part of my childhood and I will always remember her happy and smiling. Bonnie

Bonnie McThenia McFall May 25 2016 12:00 AM

Anglea - Francis - Bobby and families So sorry to hear of Emma - she was a friend to everyone she met. I know she will be greatly missed. Throughts and prayers are with each of you. May God give you strength and comfort in the day ahead.

Dreama May 25 2016 12:00 AM

Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you,Angelia and Frances and Families.Heaven gained a sweet Angel.

Yvonne Runyon & Family May 25 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Emma Aker Terry

Yvonne Runyon & Family May 25 2016 12:00 AM

Frances and Angie saying sorry is no word for you 2 ,,,I know what it is like to loss your mom cause she is your mom and best friend,, But heaven gain another beautiful Angel..I am here if you both need us for any thing..LOVE AND PRAYERS FOR FOR YOU BOTH and the family members..

JoAnn Rouse May 25 2016 12:00 AM

Anglea, Frances and Bobby I am sorry for your loss. She had a heart of gold and I loved her dearly..Will be praying for you all during this difficult time/. Love and prayers Pat McClure

Pat McClure May 24 2016 12:00 AM