Lema Klienieck Massingill, 99, of the Stone Creek community, died Monday, July 21, 2008 in Pennington Gap, VA. She was born Wednesday, May 22, 1909 in Whitley Co KY. Lema was a member of the Mintons Memorial Freewill Baptist Church in Pennington Gap, VA.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ulus Massingill, son William 'Buck' Massingill, parents William and Nancy Klienieck, five sisters and two brothers.
Lema is survived by one daughter, Virginia Rivers of Kingsport, TN; one son Toby Massingill and wife, Barbara of Stone Creek, VA; seven grandchildren Jerry and Danny Rivers, Carol Dunn, Terry Hoglen, Ray and Ben Massingill and Bucky Massingill; eleven great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at the Province Funeral Home Sanctuary in Pennington Gap, VA, with Stan Lewis, Sr. officiating.Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until time of service on Wednesday.
Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2009 at the Powell Valley Cemetery in Dryden, VA. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:15 Thursday to go to the cemetery.