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Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

18 West Frederick Street, Staunton, VA

OBITUARY

Drehla M Sours

July 16, 1922September 5, 2020

Drehla (Michael) Sours, formerly of Mt. Sidney, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 5, 2020.

Born July 16th, 1922 in Mt. Solon, she was the daughter of the late Whitney and Carrie Michael.

She graduated in 1940 from North River High School and then received her teaching certificate in 1942 from Huntington College in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

While teaching in Craigsville, Virginia she met Melvin Hoye Sours and they were married in July of 1949. Melvin preceded her in death in August 2009.

She was a member of Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church for 65 years, where she served in a variety of roles in support of its mission.

In addition to her husband and parents, nine siblings have preceded her in death, six brothers, Weldon, Hinkle, Kay, William Levi (W.L.), Stanley and Leo Michael; three sisters, Hester Jane, Dicie M. Hutchinson and Mardee M. Kiser.

She is survived by her son, Gene Sours and wife, Ann of Churchville; daughter, Ann Goodson and husband, Gregory of Scottsville; three grandchildren, Whitney Sours and wife, Misty of Verona, Rebekah Castle and husband, Ron of Ft. Defiance, Dean Goodson and wife, Jes of Midlothian; seven great grandchildren. Spencer, Aubrey and Carter Sours, Hattie and Daisy Castle, Eloise and Maeve Goodson; siblings, Arthur Ray Michael, Wona Faye Puffernberger of Bridgewater, Ethel Lois Lam of Centerville and Flossie Nell Andrews of Harrisonburg.

A service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. Reed Hopkins officiating.

There will be no public viewing or visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the building fund of Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church, P O Box 118 Ft. Defiance, VA 24437.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, face masks and social distancing will be required.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • In addition to her husband and parents, nine siblings have preceded her in death, six brothers, Weldon, Hinkle, Kay, William Levi (W.L.), Stanley and Leo Michael; three sisters, Hester Jane, Dicie M. Hutchinson and Mardee M. Kiser.


    She is survived by her son, Gene Sours and wife, Ann of Churchville; daughter, Ann Goodson and husband, Gregory of Scottsville; three grandchildren, Whitney Sours and wife, Misty of Verona, Rebekah Castle and husband, Ron of Ft. Defiance, Dean Goodson and wife, Jes of Midlothian; seven great grandchildren. Spencer, Aubrey and Carter Sours, Hattie and Daisy Castle, Eloise and Maeve Goodson; siblings, Arthur Ray Michael, Wona Faye Puffernberger of Bridgewater, Ethel Lois Lam of Centerville and Flossie Nell Andrews of Harrisonburg.

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  • DONATIONS

  • Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church, P O Box 118 Ft. Defiance, VA 24437

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Service

    Sunday, September 13, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating

Memories

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Cindy Michael Freeman

September 12, 2020

Gene & Ann: So sorry I can’t attend Aunt Drehla’s memorial service. I have SO MANY memories of time spent at your house & how adventurous it was walking the dirt road to get there. Always a fun place at your house. You ALL could keep us laughing!! I remember her substitute teaching in one of my classes here & there at Mt. Sidney & then at Verona Elem. I thought I might receive a little favoritism from Mrs. Sours, but NO. Dad said many times that I reminded him of your Mom. I took that as a compliment. Love & prayers to all of the family. Love ya! Your Tarheel cousin Cindy F

William (Jr) Michael

September 11, 2020

Aunt Drehla was always doing things to help others without being asked. When Donald & Donna were born, she took care of Kenny, Cindy, & me until my Mom & the twins came home. There were times when she would show up at our house, out of the blue, and take us 3 older ones to her house for the day to give my Mom a break. I can remember the times she would pick us, unannounced, and take us apple or strawberry picking. A few days later she bring us some fresh apple butter or strawberry jam. I was also blessed to have her as a school teacher. She was a wonderful life example and truly God's blessing to me. I love you Aunt Drehla, Nephew Jr.

Judy Myers

September 11, 2020

My deepest sympathies to the Sours Family. May you find comfort in the many memories you hold dear. My Mom lives in same facility as Mrs Sours and I always tried to speak. Sometimes I would get a smile. May she rest in peace.

Karen Billnitzer

September 10, 2020

My condolences to Gene, Ann, and all of the family. Mrs Sours was a neighbor and lifelong friend to our family. She entertained us many times with news of family and friends. My grandmother called her "the radio" because she was always talking. I always enjoyed my visits with her, and cherish memories of her.

David Bottenfield

September 10, 2020

Drehla was a wonderful and thoughtful lady. She was always upbeat and offered a smile, and a kind word. As "Nana" she was a fantastic, loving caregiver to our daughters and guided their early lives, for which I shall be eternally grateful. While we have many good memories, we will miss her a great deal. My sympathy to her family.

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