January 22, 2013
Velma Bowman Horton, 84, of Hillsville, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2013 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Horton was born in Carroll County to the late Harrison and Otilla Willard Bowman. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Horton and daughter, Rebecca Horton. Mrs. Horton retired from the Carroll County Public School System in 1990 with over 40 years of service. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Jesse Reed of Hillsville; grandchildren and spouses, Lauren and Nathan Colle, Catherine Horton and Caleb Sassen, and Austin Horton; great grandchild, Ryla Brooke Sassen; and sisters, Vida Bowman and Hazel Horton, both of Hillsville. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel at 1:00 PM with Rev. Stewart Childress officiating. Burial will follow in the Bluemont Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM prior to the funeral service. A guestbook is available online by visiting www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family of Mrs. Horton.