Ann Marie Attaway Hoover

Mrs. Ann Marie Attaway Hoover, 68, of Woodstock, Va., the wife of Gary D. Hoover, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 6, 1943, in Augusta, Ga., the daughter of the late John and Margie Attaway. Before retirement, Ann was employed by the Virginia ABC Department, Woodstock Realty, and Edinburg Mill Restaurant.

For several years, she enjoyed greeting many faces at the Shenandoah County Fair. She was a member of Woodstock United Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Woodstock Moose Lodge and the Virginia Chapter R. Gold Wing Road Riders Association. Ann was an avid supporter of the March of Dimes, where she was top fundraiser for a number of years, as well as Relay for Life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Tony Attaway of Steele, Ala. Surviving, in addition to her husband of 48 years, are three children, Terri Hoover-Cella of Mount Airy, N.C., Patricia Hoover-Hollins of Winchester, Va. and Chris Hoover and his wife, Tiffany of London, Ky.; five grandchildren, John Hollins, Rachel Wallace, Geno Cella III, Courtney Hollins and Emily Hoover; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, John and Joe Attaway of Augusta, Ga.; two sisters, Carol Brummett of Waco, Texas and Joan Kelly of Las Vegas, Nev.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a very large group of wonderful friends.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Ann’s Hospice family.

There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Sunset View Memorial Gardens with the Reverend David Rash officiating. A Celebration of Ann’s Life will follow in the fellowship hall at Woodstock United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, Ann’s wishes were for donations to be made to the March of Dimes or Relay for Life.

Dellinger Funeral Home of Woodstock is serving the Hoover family.

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