LAFON, Frances Lorine

March 21, 1927 ~ February 6, 2016

Frances Lorine Lafon, 88, of Newport, departed this life Saturday morning, February 6, 2016 at Heritage Hall Rich Creek. Born in Marion on March 21, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Hiram Edward and Ada Bell Brown Sexton. She was a beloved homemaker, wife and mother “a good cooker” her husband always said. “Frankie” was a member of the New River Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Pembroke. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of over seventy years, Berlin Eugene Lafon, her son Edwin E Lafon and a large family of brothers and sisters.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters Betty L. Lafon of Christiansburg and Judy L. Hager and her husband Charles R. Hager of Dublin; her grandchildren Robert E. Hager (Pamela) of Franklin, MA, Lori Hager (Darry Goens) of Nashville, TN, Todd Vaught (Michelle) of Christiansburg, Chad Vaught (Lisa) of Christiansburg, and Shannon Lafon of Wytheville; her great-grandchildren Liam Hager, Ashley Hager, Abby Vaught, Corbin Vaught, Claire Vaught, Cooper Vaught, Brooklyn Lafon; her sister Betty Lothan of Marion; her step-grandchildren Scott Vest (Chrissi) of Radford, Greg Vest of Wytheville; her step-great-grandchildren Tori Vest and Morgan Vest.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, New River Ward, Pembroke with Bishop Darin Jones Presiding. Burial will follow in the Kire Community Cemetery on Big Stony Creek. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the services. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting 540-626-7221.