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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:54 am

SONS, Mrs. Virginia, 81, of Lynchburg, passed away Thursday Jan. 17, 2013, at the Lynchburg Nursing Center. A native of Huntland, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Paul Woods, Sr., and Ida Watson Woods. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lillard Sons; brothers J.W., P.D. and D.L. Woods. Mrs. Sons was a big sports fan, a big UT fan and an all-star basketball player in 1940. She was a homemaker, a great mother and made the best biscuits in Tennessee. She is survived by her children, JoAnn Bobo and her husband Bill; Lillard ‘Buddy’ Sons; Pamela Dingler and her husband Ben; and John Sons and his wife Jackie; brother Pete Woods; sisters Paula Hankins, Mary Holmes, Dora Simmons and Louise Bates; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The family received friends on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lynchburg Funeral Home where services were held on Sunday afternoon Jan. 20, 2013, at 2 p.m. with Bro. Bill Rogers officiating. Burial followed in the Smith Chapel Cemetery in Moore County. For online guest registry visit <>. Lynchburg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.