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Anna Francis Blevins Castle, 91, died Monday, February 7,
2011, at Grand Strand Healthcare, in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Anna was born in Wise Co VA, on April 22, 1919, one of
twelve children born to the late Henry Hopkins and Margaret
Glovier Blevins. She married Raymond Patrick Castle on
March 14, 1938.
She was a member of The First Baptist Church in Bluefield,
Anna attended Bluefield College to study art and was an
active member of the Artist Association of Mercer Co WV,
and won Best of Show. The subject of her painting that
year was her family's Old Home Place. She was active in
the Tazewell County VA Extension Club.
Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Castle;
their daughter, Janet Castle Flynn; and a grandson, Robert
Patrick Moore; six brothers, Byron Blevins, Lonnie Blevins,
James Blevins, Cecil Blevins, Bill Blevins, and Paul
Blevins; five sisters, Myrtle Blevins, Ruby Ramey, Resemae
Blevins, Agnes Fleenor, and Vera Blevins.
She is survived by three daughters, Jennie Moore, of Myrtle
Beach, SC, Clara Castle Booher, of Charlotte, NC, and
Joyce Castle Coffie, of Bluefield, WV; and two sons, Robert
Jerry Castle, of Hickory, NC, and Raymond Castle, Jr., of
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday,
February 12, 2011, at The First Baptist Church in Saint
Paul, VA. This is the church where Anna worshiped as a
child. Visitation will start one hour before at 12 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The
First Baptist Church, 3103 Deacon Dr., Saint Paul VA 24283.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Murrells Inlet Chapel, is in charge
of the arrangements.