We, Charles Everett Drewry and Stella Gay Drewry, husband and wife, being residents of the County of Botetourt, State of Virginia, and being of sound and disposing mind, do make this our last will and testament, hereby revoking all former testamentary papers by us at any time heretofore made.
Item 1: We direct that all of our funeral expenses, to include the cost of reasonable and suitable headstones or monuments, and all our debts be paid as soon after our deaths as is reasonably convenient, but without sacrifice to our estates.
Item II: Following payment of our said debts and funeral expenses, we give, devise and bequeath unto the survivor of us, any and all property, real, personal and mixed, wherever located, either owned by us jointly or severally, for his or her own use or benefit for his or her lifetime only, with remainders to our children as set forth below.
Item III: Upon the death of the survivor of us, or in the event our deaths should occur simultaneously or in the same catastrophe, we hereby give and devise our real estate as follows:
To our son, Gary Lynn Drewry, we give and devise the Cahoon place and Williamson strip, consisting of about 84 acres and located to the southeast of the intersection of State Route 666 and State Route 668.
To our daughter, Madonna Gay Drewry Gibson, we give and devise the northeastern twenty-six acres, more or less, with dwelling house, cabin, and outbuildings thereon, being one-half of the Austin-Rinehart place, located to the northwest of the intersection of State Route 668 and State Route 666.
To our son, Everett Dwayne Drewry, we give and devise the southwestern twenty-six acres, more or less, being the remaining one-half of the Austin-Rinehart place, located to the northeast of the intersection of State Route 717 and State Route 666.
Item IV: Upon the death of the survivor of us, or in the event our deaths occur simultaneously or in the same catastrophe, we give and bequeath our tangible personal property to our three children: Everett Dwayne Drewry, Madonna Gay Drewry Gibson and Gary Lynn Drewry, equally, share and share alike. It is our will that none of the personal property be sold, but rather that the three children shall select items of their choice in rotation, beginning with the oldest and proceeding to the youngest, and continuing thus until all items have been selected.
Item V: Upon the death of the survivor of us, or in the event our deaths should occur simultaneously or in the same catastrophe, we give and bequeath our cash, bank accounts and intangible personal property to be divided among our three above-named children, equally, share and share alike.
Item VI: The rest and residue and remainder of our estates, real, personal or mixed, not specifically bequeathed or devised above, remaining at the death of the survivor of us, we give, devise and bequeath to our three above-named children, equally, share and share alike.
Item VII: In the event that we shall die under such circumstances that there is not sufficient evidence to determine which predeceased the other, we direct that it shall be deemed that Charles Everett Drewry predeceased Stella Gay Drewry, and this will and any and all of its provisions shall be construed on that assumption and basis.
Item VIII: We hereby nominate and appoint Everett Dwayne Drewry as executor of this our last will and testament, and if he should predecease us or for any reason fail to act, we nominate and appoint Gary Lynn Drewry as executor of our estates, and request that no surety be required of either of them upon their bond as such and that no inventory of our estates be made.
In Witness Whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals in the County of Botetourt, Virginia, this 4th day of February, 1977.