Marion Drummond Tyree

May 6, 1934March 24, 2013
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Marion Drummond Tyree, 78, of Lynchburg passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Born in Altavista, May 6, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland Drummond and Nannie Mable Hepinstall Drummond. She was retired from Babcock & Wilcox and was a member of the Lynchburg First Assembly of God.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her dedicated and loving husband, Edwin W. Tyree, Sr.; one daughter, Nannie K. Dodgion; two great grandchildren, Ella and Allie Gardner and a number of brothers and sisters.

She is survived by two sons, Edwin W. Tyree, Jr. and his wife Denise of Forest and Ronald B. Tyree of Lynchburg; one daughter Evette T. Bennett and her husband Vince of Vinton; her loving sister, Rebecca D. Wilkes of Lynchburg; 12 grandchildren, Joseph, Jordan, Maggie and Mason Bennett, Angela and Jessica Tyree, Courtney Langlois, Jennifer Neas, Kelsey Clay, Tyler, Abbie and Travis Dodgion; seven great grandchildren and three lifelong friends, Janice Wade, Betty Fulcher and Shirley Snow.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with the Rev. Gene Foster officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the funeral home.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 28, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Karen Blum

May 21, 2013

I was so sorry to hear of Marion passing. She is in a better place now. I really liked her , very nice woman. So sorry for your loss.


March 28, 2013

ron, sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. she was a sweet person. GOD called another angel home.

Nancy Waller

March 27, 2013

I was so sorry to read of Marion's death in the paper. Marion and I worked at B&W together for many years. You have my deepest sympathy in her passing.
Nancy Waller & Family

March 27, 2013

I was so sorry to read of Marion's death in the paper. I worked with Marion at B&W for many years. You have my deepest sympathy.
Nancy Waller & Family

Adrian & Shelia Bennett

March 27, 2013

We were so sorry to hear of Marion's passing. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

March 27, 2013

Evette and Vince, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Love you and your family. Dale and Kim Barker

Michelle Crawford

March 27, 2013

Evette, Vince and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is broken for you all. Madison will miss Maw Maw her honey nut cheerios buddy! I know you will cherish all of the wonderful memories, which will help you through. I love you guys. God Bless. I'm here if you all need anything. You're in my prayers.

angie lewis

March 27, 2013

We love you guys!! Angie, Greg, Abbie Drake, Elena!!

David & Marie Rowland

March 27, 2013

Our thoughts & prayers are with the whole family, Marion was one of the most sweetest persons we have known. May God bless you and be with you through this difficult time.

March 26, 2013

Evette & Vince,
Our prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. Your mother was a true light in my life growing up. Love to all of you-
Janet & Kevin Shrauger