Virgilene Kinsland

Mar 21, 2014

1924 — 2014

CANTON — Virgilene Reeves Kinsland, 89, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, at Pisgah Manor Nursing Home.

A native of Haywood County, she was a daughter of the late Grady and Mahala Austin Reeves. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Kinsland, who died in 1974; a daughter, Nadeane Medlin, who died in 1971; and three brothers, Letcher, Jim, and Ralph Reeves. Virgilene was a member of Canton Central United Methodist Church and worked at Square D.

She is survived by one son, the Rev. Richard Kinsland, and his wife, Anne, of Asheville; one brother, Howard Reeves, of Canton; three grandchildren, John Kinsland, Angela Wallace and Ronna Medlin; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 24, in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Webb and her grandson, the Rev. John Kinsland, officiating. Burial will follow at Bon-A-Venture Cemetery on Old Clyde Road. The family will receive friends from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Canton Central United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 792, Canton, NC  28716.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at

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