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Mary Warner

Mary Warner, age 85, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2022, at Heritage Hall Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Mary lived most of her life in the Big Stone Gap area except when she became ill and moved to Cincinnati with her daughter and archnemesis son-in-law. It was at this time, Mary found herself at the diabolical hands of her family who she believed simply wanted to make her life miserable. To the contrary, Mary was provided outstanding care by her daughter Sherri with the occasional obligatory visit by her son-in-law who she would say, “you’re just coming down here to check and see if I’m still alive.” During her stay in Cincinnati, she would always enjoy the Dr. Phil show……and so would everyone else because the volume was set at 87. But her favorite time was when the local young fireman would come over to help her or transport her. That put a smile on her face and possibly caused her to “accidentally fall” a few other times. Despite her goal of getting back home where she perfected the culinary palate of Hardees and the Huddle House cuisine, Mary needed more care than her daughter to give her and returned back from her short “Big City Life” to her family and friends in the mountains of Southwest Virginia where she spent her final days.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Warner; her parents, Tony and Geneva (Abshire) Skorupa; and brothers, Ronnie and T. J. Skorupa.
Surviving are her son, Dennis Warner, Dryden, Va.; daughter, Sherri Hudson (Bill), Cincinnati, Oh.; grandchildren, Elania Dickenson, Will Hudson and Gillian Hudson; great grandchild, Trystan Dickenson; siblings, Stella Lane, Appalachia, Va., Linda Sturgill (Larry), Norton, Va. and Rusty Skorupa (Debbie), Big Stone Gap; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 11:00am – 1:00pm Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, at Gilliam Funeral Home, 618 Wood Ave., W., Big Stone Gap, Va. The funeral service will follow at 1:00pm with Dr. Nick Brewer officiating.
Burial will follow in Glencoe Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Dennis Warner, Bill Hudson, Trystan Dickenson, Will Hudson, Rusty Skorupa and Larry Glenn Sturgill.
Gilliam Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the Warner family.
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