Shumate, Matilda Lorine

Matilda Lorine Shumate, 83, passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. She was a member of Belview United Methodist Church and faithfully served the Lord all her life. Born on Jan. 21, 1934, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Rufus Shumate; her parents; and nine brothers and sisters.


Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie and Dee Shumate of Christiansburg, and Samuel and Sally Shumate of Christiansburg; daughters and son-in-law, Gloria and Earl Hollen of Hedgesville, W. Va., and Zora Shumate of Ghent, W. Va.; grandchildren and their spouses, Eddie Jr. and Christina Shumate, Samuel and April Shumate, Rufus and Jenn Shumate, Camilla Hollen, Sherrie and Josh Sirdofsky, and Jason and Aubrey Hollen; brothers, Alvin and Carlos Bowden; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and special friends.

Funeral services were held Dec. 18, 2017 at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with Pastor Bud Pierce officiating. Interment followed in Elgood Cemetery in Elgood, WV. The family received friends on Sunday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Belview United Methodist Church, 3619 Onyx Dr., Radford, VA 24141.

The Shumate family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.

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