Radine Ammar Queen of West Logan died Tuesday at Logan Regional Medical Center following a short illness.
Born January 3, 1929, in Logan, Queen was a daughter of the late S.A. Sr. and Stella Adams Ammar. Also preceding her in death were her brothers, A.S. "Buddy" Ammar, James Ammar and S.A. Ammar Jr.; twin granddaughters, Sarah and Lisa Queen, and brother-in-law, Ervin S. Queen.
Queen worked diligently in her community and church.
Queen’s passion in life was her service to her church. She served as youth leader, Sunday School teacher, pianist, organist and choir director at the West Logan Missionary Baptist Church for many years.
At the time of her death, Queen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Logan where she served as a youth Sunday School teacher, Ladies Circle Bible leader and as a Ruling Elder. In recent years, she also attended the Chapel By The Sea in Ft. Myers Beach, Fla.
Queen's service to her community was very extensive.
She was instrumental in the organization of the Logan General Hospital Auxiliary. She was the first president and served in that capacity for several years. Radine was a former Campaign Chairperson of the Logan County Community Fund, spearheaded the Logan County Clean Up campaign in the 1980s, and prepared and served meals at the WE CAN children's camp.
And, most recently, Queen was an active volunteer of Hospice of Ft. Myers in Florida.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Earle B. Queen; their children, Linda (Willie) Akers of Logan, John “Skip” (Fran) Queen of High Point, N.C., Mark B. Queen (Harry Hall) of Tampa, Fla., and Mary E. “Tina” Queen of Charleston; three grandsons, Darren (Alice) Akers, Chad (Michelle) Akers and Nathan (Mary) Queen; great-grandchildren, Connor Akers, Will Akers, McKenzie Akers, Jackson Akers, Lilly Queen and Stella Queen; her sister, Beverly Ammar (Joseph) Joseph, and her sisters-in-law, Betty Ammar, Nazha Ammar and Jean Queen.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, January 27, at the First Presbyterian Church in Logan with the Rev. Doug Craven officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the James Funeral Home Chapel.
James Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of the arrangements.
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