Virginia Price Hunsinger

August 30, 1912March 15, 2013

Gastonia – Virginia Price Hunsinger, 100, passed away March 15, 2013. Born in Gastonia on August 30, 1912, Virginia was the oldest of eight children born to the late Barney and Vashti Price.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin, with whom she shared over 60 years of marriage, and her daughter Helen Stroupe.

She is survived by her son, Melvin Jr. of Holden Beach; daughters, Jean Keasler of Greenville, SC, Linda Powers of Cramerton; her youngest sister, Frances Lane of Lake City, SC. Virginia also has 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1pm Monday in Colonial Chapel of Carothers Funeral Home officiated by Rev. Tim Parker of East Baptist Church, where she was a member.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

A private service of committal will be held at Gaston Memorial Park.

Condolences may be made online at

Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Hunsinger family


  • Funeral Service Monday, March 18, 2013

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Henry Justice

March 27, 2013

I have thought of you over these many years.
Best wishes to you and your family during this most difficult time.
Grief is the price you pay for love.

Libby & Jack Connell

March 22, 2013

Mel and both have had such a hard year. May God bring you His continuous Strength, His Love, and the knowledge of His promise of Eternal Life. God Bless this woman of 100 years of Earthly life, her Children, her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren and Daughter-n-Laws....she had the best. A Mother's Love, can never be replaced. We Love you, and hope to see you soon.


March 20, 2013

Melvin, Willena & Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are all in my thoughts & Prayers during this time.

John Keasler

March 20, 2013

My sweet little Grandmother, So many good memories I will always cherish! You will be missed because you always brought our family together! We will always love you!

Jan Ledford

March 19, 2013

Moving to an assisted living facility was hard for my Mom, Marie Devenney. But when she met Ms. Virginia she felt like she had been given an "extra sister". She was a blessing to her & to our family too! We're keeping your family in our prayers.
Jan D. Ledford

Roxanne Brown

March 18, 2013

Mrs. Hunsinger has always been in my heart and prayers. She was a dear lady and has left wonderful memories for me with her sweetness and loving heart. She will be missed.

Jennifer Kovacs

March 18, 2013

It was an honor and a privilege to have met and shared such milestones with this strong lady. I feel blessed to be able to celebrate her life and memory with such loving family. Her love and smiles live on through all of you!

Dolly Fuller

March 17, 2013

Somewhere in heaven today Mr. Melvin and Miss Virginia are having a wonderful reunion. What a joy to have known that happy couple.

Dawn Glover

March 17, 2013

Dear Grandmother,
I was so fortunate to be your grand daughter. You were someone that I admired and loved so very, very much. You were such an inspiration to be a very genuine and thoughtful person to matter what. I had never heard you speak negatively towards anyone and to treat others as you would like them to treat you. I will miss your giggle and beautiful smile. Your family will be celebrating the wonderful happy and healthy life that you had during the 100 years that you lived. We are just so lucky to have loved you for so long and want you to know that we will think of you every day knowing that you are in a much better place and where you have been longing to be. I love you Grandma and God bless you!

Tracy Bradley

March 17, 2013

I'm sorry to hear that Miss Virginia passed away. I met her at Abingdon Place and was blessed to have done so. Praying for y'all.