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Visitation at the Church

First United Methodist Church
Sunday December 29th, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

First United Methodist Church
Sunday December 29th, 2019

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Graveside Service

Round Hill Cemetery
Monday December 30th, 2019

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Mary Lillian Dantzler Slagle


MARY LILLIAN DANTZLER SLAGLE, age 86, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at Carrington Place of Rural Retreat.

She was born in Rossville, GA where she graduated from Rossville High School. She was a graduate of Emory and Henry College, she taught school in Marion for several years. Mary was a faithful member of Marion First United Methodist Church, being a member of the L.W. Kelly Sunday School Class and of the UMW. She was a member of DAR and the Friends of the Smyth-Bland Library. Mary enjoyed genealogy and was an avid reader.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Hugh Slagle; parents, Oliver Dantzler and Mary Alice Shambaugh Dantzler.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Cindy Flickinger and husband, Scott of Warsaw, Va.; son, Jay Slagle of Stuarts Draft, Va.; brother, Bryan Dantzler and wife, Margaret of Ringgold, Ga.; sister, Emily Briscoe of Bremen, Ga.; half-brother, Dan Dantzler and wife, Karen of Fayetteville, Ar.; half-sister, Kay Blanton and husband, Ricky of Josephine, Tx.; step-sister, Sylvia Shinn of Debuque, Ia.; sisters-in-law, Joan Tucker and husband, Roy of Bristol, Va. and Delba Slagle of Marion, Va.; grandchildren, Josh Flickinger of Three Rivers, Ca., Sara Flickinger and fiancé, James Chilton of Radford, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 115 South Church Street, Marion, Va. with Reverend Dr. James Bennington officiating. Graveside services will be held Monday, December 30, 2019 at 11 a.m. in Round Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends Sunday from 5 p.m. until the time of service at the church.

To share memories of Mary Lillian Dantzler Slagle, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Mary's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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We are so very sad to learn of Mary's passing. We had a special connection and her infectious smile and warm spirit will always be remembered. She always had a greeting when she met someone she knew. and took time to ask about the family and that was true for us as we chatted about many things. We will miss you Mary, a sweet Christian woman, may you rest in God's arms, until we meet again. I'm sorry I couldn't be with the family to say good bye, but pneumonia had another plan for me. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

Karen & Joe Copenhaver Jan 3 2020 12:00 AM

So very sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I have great memories of her-without a doubt, the best 'team parent' ever! She always brought water, food and blankets for everyone to our track meets and also cheered us all on! She was a very special lady indeed and will be missed by all who knew her. Prayers for you all, Danny and Kim Slemp

Kim Slemp Dec 31 2019 12:00 AM

Dearest Cindy, Jay & family, our hearts go out to you in this time of sorrow. Know that we are keeping you all close in our thoughts and prayers. With much love, Mike & Wynn Fair

Wynn Cox Fair Dec 29 2019 12:00 AM

My sympathy and prayers!

Helen Heffinger Dec 29 2019 12:00 AM

Cindy, Jay and family: Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. May your many fond memories help you cope through this difficult time. - John Hendrick, Philadelphia

John Hendrick Dec 28 2019 12:00 AM

with sympathy, mike & teresa..

mike snavely Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Dantzler Slagle

mike snavely Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

We are so sad to hear of Mary's passing. She was a very vibrant lady who never forgot her students. We have shared many pleasant times over the years and will always remember her for her candor and with. Rest in peace Mary, you have earned your wings.

Helen and Glen Vernon Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

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