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Vivian Ruth Vail, 98, of Hallieford, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. 

She was a member of Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church and a member of the Woman’s Club for over 60 years. She was a creative and talented folk artist. She was also a loving mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Edison Vail; daughters, Rebecca Holt and Constance Hughes.

She is survived by her brother, Curtis Estes; her daughter, Deborah Young (Jay); grandchildren, Michelle Holt, Connie Hudgins (Allen), Tami Castro (Lou), Amanda Tyson (Shawn), Trae Young (Ashley), Chris Hughes (Keturah), Cory Hughes (Gaby); eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

We would like to thank her hospice care team for the excellent care she received.

A funeral service was held on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church, Cobbs Creek. Burial followed the service in Haynes Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 723, Mathews, Va. 23109; to the Mathews Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 1130, Mathews, Va. 23109 or to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, 6620 Jackson Lane, Gloucester, Va. 23061. 

Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, assisted the family with the arrangements.