Annabel Gilbert

Annabel Gilbert, age 83, of Lee Wyatt Road in Spruce Pine, NC, died on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine following a short illness.

Mrs. Gilbert was of the Baptist faith. She was a graduate of Alderson High School in Alderson, WV, Cabell County, and St. Mary's Nursing School in Huntington, WV.

During her working years, she worked with the F.B.I. in Washington, D.C. and Detroit, MI, for 10 years and in the nursing field for 27 years. She, along with her husband, Ray, owned and operated the Ponderosa Lodge near Rainelle, WV.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Louise Hill McCraw; and husband, Ray Gilbert.

Left to cherish her memories are her son, Bryan Marshall Gilbert (Gale) of Spruce Pine; grandchildren, Matthew Ray Gilbert, Joni Johnson (Brandon), Niki Kinman (James), and Alex Stockton (Katie); her daughter, Cynthia Louise McDade; granddaughters, Kristen and Brigit; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous special friends and close family friends.

The family accepted condolences at the funeral service for Annabel Gilbert on Monday, August 12, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the Chapel of Webb Funeral Home with Randy Bonner officiating. A time to support the family, share memories, and receive friends was held on Monday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.

Additionally, a memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Alderson Presbyterian Church in Alderson. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1-2 p.m. at the church.

A special thanks to all of those who brought food, spent time with the family, and helped any way they could. Special thanks to the staff of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital for their care of Annabel.

Words of comfort may be e-mailed to the family by visiting www.webbfh.com, selecting Anabel Gilbert's name, and then you may sign her guestbook.

Webb Funeral Home of Spruce Pine is honored to be assisting the Gilbert family.

Mrs. Gilbert's obituary has also been posted on Facebook for viewing.

Obituary originally published in the August 13, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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