Susie Belle Albert Vest, 92, of Floyd passed away on September 12. Originally from McCoy, Virginia, Susie Belle came to Floyd in 1948 when she married Floyd native, David Vest. Together they founded Floyd Automotive Supply, which they operated from 1961 until 1988.
Susie Belle was preceded in death by her husband, Allen David Vest, Jr.; son-in-law, Fred Thayer; parents, Van Hope and Harmon Albert; and four siblings and their spouses, Curtis and Nola Albert; Wayne and Frances Albert and their son, Stephen Albert; Francis, Martha and Zana Albert; John Pauley, and Nedra Croy; brother-in-law and wife, B.W. and Virginia Vest and their son, Joey Vest.
She is survived by her daughter Yvonne Vest Thayer of Christiansburg; son Allen David Vest III and daughter-in-law Ellen Vest of Floyd; granddaughter Dr. Marcee Vest Berry and her husband Garrett Berry of Richmond; great-granddaughter Ollie Belle Berry of Richmond; sister, Mary Nell Pauley of McCoy and brother-in-law Don Croy of Blacksburg; seven nieces and nephews and their spouses, including Peggy Ann Vest Mentel of Roanoke.
The family would like to thank the staff at Skyline Nursing and Rehab Center for their care of Susie Belle over the four last years. They also acknowledge the important services of the Good Samaritan Hospice staff that supported her family.
A funeral service will be held at the Presbyterian Church of Floyd on Friday, September 14, at 11:00 a.m. with burial at the family grounds in Harvestwood Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held at Maberry Funeral Home on Thursday, September 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For those who want to honor her memory, donations may be made for education and music programs at the Presbyterian Church of Floyd, P.O. Box 164, Floyd, VA 24091.