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Obituary for Lydia Matney Justus

Lydia Matney Justus, age 84, of Hurley, Virginia, went to her Heavenly Home on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Grundy, Virginia.

Born July 27, 1939, at Hurley, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Henry Matney and America Mullins Matney. Lydia was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was of the Christian Faith. She was a member of the Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church at Hurley, Virginia. She was a homemaker and enjoyed going to church and spending time with her family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl Matney, Junior Matney, and Ernie Matney; two sisters, Naomi Spencer and Charlotte Rife; and half-sister, Pearl Tate.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 66 years, Charles Justus; three sons, Michael (Debbie) Justus of Hurley, Virginia, Richard Justus of Hurley, Virginia, and Joey Justus of Alexandria, Kentucky; three granddaughter, Candice Connolly, Carissa Justus, and Elaina Justus; three great-granddaughters, Elizabeth Connolly, Bethany Connolly, and Morissyn Justus; one brother, Paul (Pam) Matney of Mt. Rose, Michigan; two sisters, Ruby (Dave) Hampton of Bedford, Virginia, Ada Clevinger of Richmond, Virginia; and special brother-in-law, Doug (Diana) Clevinger. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

There will be a visitation and service for Lydia Justus on Sunday, February 18, 2024, 7:00 P.M. at the Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church, Guesses Fork Road, Hurley, Virginia, with Elders Danny Hurley, Danny McCoy, and David Lester officiating. The family will receive friends at 6:00 P.M.

A funeral service will be conducted, on Monday, February 19, 2024, 1:00 P.M. at the Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church, Hurley, Virginia, with burial to follow at the Morgan Matney Cemetery at Barbecue, Old Guesses Fork Road, Hurley, Virginia.

Active Pallbearers will be Andy Clevinger, Jason Connolly, Chad Hurley, David Hurley, Bradley Matney, and Bruce Mounts.

The Virginia Funeral Home of Grundy, Virginia, is honored to serve the family of Lydia Matney Justus.