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Hilda Melissa Price Monroe, 83, Erwin, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 with her family by her side.
She was a native of Unicoi County and was raised in the Coffee Ridge community. She was the Daughter of William and Sarah Tilson Price.
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy David Monroe; son: Marty Acuff; daughter: Phyllis Ann; brothers: Abner, George, Merritt, Tommy and Talmadge Price; sisters: Betty Price, Eliza Lewis and Beatrice Williams; brother-in-laws: James Peters, William Pitt Williams and Harvey Lewis.
Survivors include a sister: Annie Mack Peters; sons: Lonnie Monroe and wife, Michelle, Johnson City, James Monroe and wife, Sandy, Virginia Beach, Va., Robert Monroe and wife, Nancy, Virginia Beach, Va.; daughter: Tracy Garland and husband, Kent, Unicoi; grandchildren: Christopher Monroe, Chasity Monroe, Unicoi, Brandi Monroe, Cody Monroe, Virginia Beach, special granddaughter and caregiver: Valarie Tinker, Unicoi; six great grandchildren, special friends and caregivers, Janie Smith and Zane Black and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held Friday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Ault officiated.
Committal services were Saturday, April 23, at noon, at Clear Branch Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601.
Valley Funeral Home was in charge.