Effie M. Ringstaff, 81, of 151 Brook Lane, Bristol, Va., formerly of Bluefield, Va., died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Va. She was born at Splashdam, Va. and was a daughter of the late Laurel Mullins and Eva Fleming Mullins. She was a member of the Northstar Baptist Church in Bristol, Va. where she was also a member of the Northstar Womens Ministries. She was also a former member of the Graham Christian Church in Bluefield, Va. and the First Baptist Church in Bluefield, W.Va. She had trained and worked at the Clinch Valley Clinic in Richlands, Va. and had also worked at St. Luke's Hospital and Princeton Community.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Donald Wayne Ringstaff; and sisters, Edith McKessoe, Stella Sperow, and Cynthia Mullins.She is survived by husband, Henry Thomas Ringstaff of 57 years; grandchildren, Angela N. Ringstaff, Roanoke, Va., Travis E. K. Ringstaff, Roanoke, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Savannah Ringstaff, Roanoke, Va., Thomas Ringstaff, Roanoke, Va.; sisters, Lola Hylton, Abingdon, Va., Mary Pablo and husband Antonio, Elk Grove, Calif.; brothers-in-law, Hoyt Ringstaff and wife Thelma, Pounding Mill, Va., Jack Ringstaff, Richlands, Va.Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Dudley Memorial Chapel in Bluefield, Va. with Pastor Bill Houck of the Northstar Baptist Church officiating. Entombment will follow in the Grandview Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Travis Ringstaff, Randy Ringstaff, Jeff Ringstaff, Keith Ringstaff, Mykal Ringstaff, George Brown, Glade Brown, Stuart Phipps, Ron Smith, Ron Linkous, and Curt Stevenson.