Mrs. Alice (Cat) Honaker, age 82, of Cedar Bluff, VA passed away Friday September 2, 2016 in a Johnson City, TN hospital surrounded by her family. Born in Richlands, VA she was the daughter of the late Henry & Blanche Thompson. Cat had worked at Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens and King Kone. She received her GED at age 61 and co-authored a short story book. She was the matriarch of her family.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life Marshall (Shorty) Honaker, two sisters Marion Lamie & Maxine Elliott, Great Grandson Tyler VanDyke and lifelong friend Dolly Snell.
She is survived by three sons Steve VanDyke of Cedartown, GA; Junior Honaker of Cedar Bluff, VA and Ricky Honaker of Cedar Bluff, VA; one daughter Susie Copley of Cedartown, GA; one sister Charlene Utt of Mansfield, OH, one brother Bill Thompson of Mt. Vernon, OH; Grandchildren Jessica Little & husband Kevin, Christina Thompson & husband Buck, Kevin VanDyke & wife Felicia, A.J. Martin, Cory Martin and Jessee Martin, Great grandchildren, Casey Thompson, Caroline Thompson, Conner Thompson, Kimberly Sturgill, Kayla Sturgill, Khloe Sturgill, Kole (Bob) Little, Phoenix VanDyke, Chloe Martin and Ashley Jade Martin, Great Great Grandson Joseph Elmore Thompson, cousin and best friend Bea Shelton, neighbors and friends Mary & Chuck Hutchinson and Dustin Lowe and several nieces and nephews also survive. “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear”
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday September 7, 2016 at the Singleton Funeral Service Chapel at Cedar Bluff, Virginia with Mr. David Snell officiating. Entombment will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Dustin Lowe, Buck Thompson, Casey Thompson, Kevin Little, Kevin VanDyke, Jessee Martin and Kim Sturgill. Honorary Pallbearers will be Christy Thompson, Jessica Little, A.J. Martin and Corey Martin.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 P.M. Tuesday at Singleton Funeral Service at Cedar Bluff, Virginia.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.SingletonFuneralService.com.
Singleton Funeral Service is serving the family of Alice (Cat) Honaker.