Lynchburg, VA — Diana Blevins Throckmorton, 62, entered
into rest, far too early, on May 10, 2011, after a long,
courageous battle with cancer.
She was born July 19, 1948, in Coeburn, VA, daughter of
the late Loyd and Ella Blevins, of Scott Co VA.
She was loved, respected, and admired by her family,
friends, and co-workers.
She was a graduate of Dungannon High School, Class of
1966, and graduated Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
State University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science
Degree. While in high school she was honored to serve as
the Virginia State President of the Future Homemakers of
America. An educator, she worked as a teacher and
elementary school librarian in school systems of the
Richmond, Virginia area, as well as, Chesapeake and
She loved antiques and spent much of the free time of her
life acquiring, restoring, and enjoying the treasures of
the past. Her passion extended from small tea cups to the
restoration of a home built in 1817. She also enjoyed the
interior design and decoration of homes. It brought joy to
her to be asked to assist others in obtaining the beauty
they desired for their homes. Gardening was a pleasure of
hers. She enjoyed many hours of working with flowering
plants wherever she lived.
But all of these personal pleasures paled when compared to
the importance of her family. She always provided love,
care, guidance, and support to the members of her family —
every day, in good times and bad. These gifts she provided
throughout her life will surely sustain her family
throughout the remainder of their lives. She will be
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
brothers, Dairl Blevins and Tommy Blevins; and sister,
Lula Mae Wolfe.
Diana is survived by her husband, Ernest Throckmorton, of
Lynchburg, VA; daughters, Melissa Susan Hallman, of
Virginia Beach, VA, and Sarah Ellen Throckmorton, of
Lynchburg, VA; son-in law, Dr. K. LeGree Hallman, of
Virginia Beach, VA; and step-granddaughter, Hannah;
brothers, Monroe Blevins, of Dungannon, VA, and Don
Blevins; sisters, Pauline Montgomery, of Kingsport, TN,
Jessie Orr, of Wise, VA, and Patricia Williams, of Gray,
TN; two dear maternal aunts, Jeanette Henry and Emily
Franklin; many nephews and nieces; and several great
nephews and nieces.
The immediate family will receive family and friends from
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Gate City Funeral Home, on
Thursday, May 12, 2011.
Funeral services for Diana Blevins Throckmorton will be
held Friday, May 13, 2011, at the Gate City Funeral Home
beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The grave side service will follow at Temple Hill Cemetery,
in Castlewood, VA. Reverend Steve Collins will officiate.
The family requests in lieu of flowers a donation be made
to an organization greatly admired and appreciated by
Diana; The Challenged Sports Exchanged Incorporated of
Lynchburg VA. This is a local Lynchburg organization
providing fun and joy to the lives of physically and
mentally handicapped people in the Lynchburg area. The
contact information is Challenged Sports Exchanged, 22174
Timberlake Road, Suite B1, Lynchburg, VA, 24502.
Condolences may be mailed to 1101 Jackson Street, Lynchburg,
VA, 24504; or, provide online to the Throckmorton and
Blevins families at
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of
Diana Blevins Throckmorton.