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Viola Marie (Adkins) Chesser

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill

202 Maple Ave.

Oak Hill, Ohio 45656

(p) 740-682-6696

(f) 740-682-7862



Viola Marie Chesser, age 78, of Oak Hill, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at Heartland of Jackson. She was born March 9, 1939 in Oak Hill to the late Cecil and Clara (Radabaugh) Adkins.

She is survived by her children, William “Billy” (June) Phillips, of Oak Hill, Tonda (Allen) Maynard, of South Webster, Tony (Marsha) Phillips, of Jackson, Aaron (Valerie) Chesser, of Jackson, Paula Chesser, of South Webster, Tammy Chesser Moore, of Gallipolis; siblings, Louise Simpson, Zelma Clarkson, Marilyn Downard, Thelma Evans, Wyoma Hatfield, Foster Adkins and Rita Myers; twelve grandchildren; six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Chesser, siblings, Ellen Reese, Chester Adkins, Oscar Adkins and Vencil Adkins.

She sang in a well-known group known as “The Spiritual Sounds” for numerous years. She attended the Hickory Grove Church for several years. She will be missed by her family and all who knew her.

Friends may call Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 5-8 PM at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Hickory Grove Church in Oak Hill with ministers Paul Bartrum and George Cade officiating. Burial will follow in the Hickory Grove Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to and/or

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