Ethel Pearl “Nannie” Noonkester, age 97, of Bristol, Va., passed away at NHC of Bristol on Saturday, May 18, 2019. She was born December 12, 1922 in Bristol, Va., a daughter of the late Frank and Della Wise Dowell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Madison Noonkester; son, Bobby Noonkester; special grandsons, Casey Jones and Jamie Noonkester; and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Frank Jones; son and daughter-in-law, Ernie and Anna Noonkester; brother, Walter Dowell; grandchildren, Amy Edwards and Max Noonkester; great grandchildren, Keely and Taylor Baird, Brady Edwards and Pat Jones; great-great grandson, Wyatt Casey Baird; nieces, Phyllis, Becky and Judy; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Virginia Sprinkle.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Pastor Jack Sprinkle officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Special thanks to her friends and the staff at NHC and Kathy Dollar.

Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.