Our Obituaries

Danna Reese Wood

April 16, 1946 - May 7, 2018

Danna Reese Wood went home to be with the Lord on Monday May 7, 2018. She lived life to the fullest and touched the hearts of everyone she met. Her love, kindness, sense of humor and positive energy will be missed by all family and friends. She was preceded by son Tyson Wood, mom and dad James & Eloise Stebar Sr and brother James Stebar Jr. She is survived by husband Ken Wood and sister Stranna...
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Shirley Hannah McCartney

May 20, 1923 - May 5, 2018

Together Again.... Shirley and Hoyt... 2 of the best people who loved each other to the end and loved both of their Special Needs children. They lived a happy life as they cared for their family. Some called it a burden but they called it Love and Blessings. On May 5,2018 the Lord called Shirley Hannah McCartney home to her loving family.. She fought the good fight to the end! We will miss her...
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Hannie Elizabeth McClanahan, Libby

December 5, 1916 - April 21, 2018

Elizabeth (Libby) P. McClanahan 101 of New Castle, VA passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 at her family home place where she lived all her life. Libby was born December 5, 1916, third from the oldest of 10 children. Libby graduated from New Castle High School in 1934. She was a life member of the New Castle Methodist Church where she attended regularly until bad health kept her at home. She was...
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John Henry Myers

May 2, 1926 - April 13, 2018

John (Johnny) Henry Myers, 91 of New Castle, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents Levi and Irene Myers; and siblings James Myers, Dolly Myers, Billy Myers, Louise Huffman, and Jimmy Lee Myers. He was survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A Graveside Service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 17, 2018 with Raymond Christian officiating...
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Norman Ralph Moore, Jr.

July 22, 1945 - March 26, 2018

Norman R. Moore Jr. 72 of New Castle passed away March 26, 2018. He is preceded in death by parents; Norman Sr. and Mary Moore. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years Connie Moore, Son; J.P. Moore, granddaughter; Elizabeth Moore, brother; Jim Moore and wife Debbie, nephew; Jason Moore, step children; Heather (Troy) Duncan, Holly Logan, grandchildren; Tanner and Drew Duncan, Connor Carper...
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Helen I Sublett

March 8, 1929 - March 20, 2018

Helen I. Sublett, 89 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 20, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband; Fred H. Sublett and six brothers. She is survived by daughter; Bobbie Jo Leverett, Son and daughter-in-law; Eddie and Teresa Sublett, 2 grandchildren; Jacquelyn Kelly and Jonathan Leverett, 1 great grandson; Austin Kelly, sister; Rosie Abbott, brother; Howard Moore,...
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Catherine Old

October 5, 1998 - March 17, 2018

Catherine Elizabeth Old, age 19, of New Castle passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 after fighting a long battle against her mental illness. She fought hard to keep the spark of hope alive, and we are so proud of her. Catherine was a poet, an artist, a writer, a ukulele player and singer. She will be sorely missed. She is preceded in death by grandparents; Fred and Betty Old. She is survived by...
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Melissa Jo Huffman

March 9, 1963 - March 17, 2018

Melissa Jo Huffman 55 of New Castle went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 17, 2018. She is preceded in death by fathers; Patrick Gillespie and Larry Cunningham. She is survived by her Loving husband of 19 years Sammy Huffman, daughters; Hannah McCray and Samantha Huffman, mother; Scarlett (Tina) Gillespie, Sisters; Trina, Carmen, Sarah, Mary, brother; Denny, special cousin, Pam Harrison,...
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Sidney Arnold Harry

March 18, 1933 - March 2, 2018

Sidney Arnold Harry, 84 of New Castle, born on March 18, 1933, passed away at his home, March 2, 2018. Mr. Harry retired from Salem Frame and was owner of the Bread Basket Restaurant for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Irene Rock Harry; parents Peter H. and Annie Davis Harry; brothers Herman, Otis, and Lacy; sisters Gladys Givens, Blanche Gautier, and Opal...
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Sidney Arnold Harry

March 18, 1933 - March 2, 2018


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Daniel McCartney

September 24, 1954 - February 25, 2018

Daniel Hoyt McCartney 63 of New Castle, VA went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 25, 2018 . Danny was a faithful member of Bethel United Methodist Church in New Castle where he enjoyed worshipping his Lord and Savior. He was always so gracious and kind to all that he came into contact with and he truly loved people. His love for others was contagious and he was always...
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Michael Dennis Hanley

September 7, 1951 - February 22, 2018

Michael Dennis Hanley, 66 of New Castle, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father Richard Efphrem Hanley and brother Dennis Michael Hanley. He is survived by daughter Amanda Joy Hanley; grandchildren Carter and Lilly Crandall; mother Irene St. Pierre Hanley; brothers Francis Richard Hanley and Richard Francis Hanley; sister Linda Louise St. Pierre;...
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Billy B. Weikel

December 11, 1934 - February 20, 2018

Billy B. Weikel, 83 of Richmond, VA went to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 20, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents Richard and Sophia Weikel; brothers Richard Weikel, Jr. and Carlton Weikel. He is survived by brother Harold Weikel; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Paint Bank Community Cemetery with Pastor Tim...
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Richard Darel Caldwell

November 29, 1960 - February 16, 2018

Richard Darel Caldwell, 57 of Covington, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018. He is preceded in death by his father; Myron Caldwell, he is survived by his daughter; Caitlyn Caldwell, and her mom and his dear friend Theresa; mother; Opal Caldwell, brother and sister-in-law; Robbie and Joan Caldwell, sister and brother-in-law; Susan and Anthony Dillon, 3 nieces; Sara and Abby Caldwell and Amanda...
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Walter J. Short

October 6, 1948 - February 14, 2018

Walter J. Short, 69, of Catawba, Va., loving husband of the late Dorothy (Yearout) Short for 47 years, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at his home following a brave battle with cancer. He was born October 6, 1948 to Willy (Bill) and Grace Short. Walter was proud to have served his country as a Vietnam medic and his community as a life-long member of the Upper Craig...
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Ina Kirby Caldwell

April 14, 1923 - February 13, 2018

CALDWELL Ina Kirby Ina Kirby Caldwell, 94, of New Castle, VA passed away on Tuesday February 13, 2018. She was a member of the Forks of Johns Creek Christian Church and active in the Johns Creek Fire Department for many years. She dedicated her life to serving her Lord, her...
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Frankie Blankenship

May 14, 1941 - January 28, 2018

Pauline (Tiny) F. Blankenship 76 of New Castle went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 28, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband; Kenneth A. Blankenship, parents; Frank and Mary Tripp, brothers; Lester, Calvin, Lloyd (Bud), John, Everett, Norris (Peck) and Norman Tripp, sister; Evelyn (Sis) Caldwell. She is survived by daughter; Mary McCormick, daughters and sons-in-law; Paula Parker and...
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Lee Harrison Ford

July 18, 1968 - January 19, 2018

Lee Harrison Ford 49 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Friday, January 19, 2018. He is preceded in death by his wife; Lindsey Marie Ford, father; Jack Harrison Ford, sister; Wendy Elaine Ford Strock. Survived by son; Aubrey Harrison Ford, Mother; Anna Marie Fulwider Ford, Brother; Donn Ford, Sister; Karol Ford Moses, 2 step-daughters; Casandra Cruise and Oceanna Cruise, step-son; Joseph...
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Willard Ray Price

March 8, 1931 - January 17, 2018

Willard Ray Price, 86 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 17, 2018. He was a general contractor for Hess and Hurt for 47 years from whence he retired from. Ray was an avid fisherman, hunter, and gardener and had a great love of the outdoors. He was a former member of the New Castle Volunteer Fire Department. Ray was an active member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church. He was...
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Charles Edward Brizendine

December 16, 1930 - December 28, 2017

Charles E. Brizendine, 87 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, December 28, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife Imogene Brizendine; parents Ersie and Virginia Brizendine; sister Mary Ellen Fuller. He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Bonnie and Brent Crush, and Sandra and Miles White; daughter Carolyn B. Duncan; grandchildren Charles Perry Crush (Elizabeth), Mary...
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Thurllo "Rex" Walter Rexrode

September 28, 1942 - December 17, 2017

Thurllo Walter "Rex" Rexrode, 75 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, December 17, 2017. He was born in Monterey VA September 28, 1942. Rex proudly served in the United States Army. He enjoyed working as a truck driver his whole life. Most recently, Adams Construction, which he loved and was focused on returning in the spring. He was a member of VFW Post #4491, New Castle, VA and a...
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Nancy Ray VanDyke Persinger

December 17, 1942 - December 9, 2017

Nancy Vandyke Persinger December 17,1942 ~ December 9,2017 Nancy Vandyke Persinger, 74 of New Castle, VA went to be with the Lord on December 9, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Silas French Vandyke and Nancy Jane Vandyke; two sisters, Shelby Jean Weiler, Renda Gay Gillilan; great...
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Morris Elmore

May 27, 1934 - December 8, 2017


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Norma Lee Elmore

October 21, 1934 - December 8, 2017

Norma Lee Hall Elmore, 83 of New Castle, VA was peacefully called home to be with her Lord and Saviour in the late evening of December 8, 2017. She was born October 21, 1934 to Maywood Hall and Lillie Wright Hall. In addition to her parents, she is preceded by brothers William Howard Hall and Charles Kevin Hagie, sons Calvin Wayne and Carl Ray Elmore. Those left to cherish her memory are her...
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Ruth Hawes

February 1, 1932 - December 3, 2017

Ruth D. Hawes 85 of New Castle went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 3, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband Roscoe Hawes, brothers; Sunny and Bud. She is survived by son; Robert Hawes, daughter; Linda McCleary, son; Richard Hawes; son; Ronald Hawes and daughter; Annette Colaw. Grandchildren; Harley, Josh, Missy, Vickie, Chucky, Ron Jr.,Brittany, and Matthew. 9 great-grand children,...
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Virginia Doodie Blankenship

July 26, 1946 - October 21, 2017

Virginia Louise Craft Blankenship (Doodie), 71 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, October 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Kerwin Blankenship; parents Charles and Mary Craft; son Charles F. Reynolds; daughter Heather S. Reynolds; and a brother Carl L. Craft. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Samantha and Michael Crews; adopted son and family Doug...
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Lisa Reynolds Caldwell

April 1, 1962 - October 18, 2017

Lisa Reynolds Caldwell 55 of New Castle Went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, October 18, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents Tony and Mildred Reynolds. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Caleb and Jennifer Bryant, grandsons; Braxton and Trent Bryant, sister and brother-in-law Dena R. and Ronald L. Wright Jr. Lisa was a very strong and independent woman who fought the fight...
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Russell Craig Anderson

September 11, 1947 - October 13, 2017

Russell Anderson, 70 of Oriskany, went to be with the Lord, Friday, October 13, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Etha Anderson; grandparents Andrew and Myrtle Anderson; and brother Charles Stanley Shifflett. Russell was a special person touching the hearts of many. He was a 3rd generation farmer, a living historian of Oriskany, he took care of the elderly in Oriskany,...
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Virginia Lee Heck

February 12, 1937 - October 5, 2017

Virginia Lee Heck, 80 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, October 5, 2017. She was born February 12, 1937 in Saranac Lake, NY. She was preceded in death by her mother Florence Mary Rule and father Lloyd Leo Parrotte. Virginia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She loved to crochet, read, go to craft shows, loved animals, and was active in church and the choir....
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Lois Jean Francisco Elmore

November 30, 1934 - October 3, 2017

Lois Jean Francisco Elmore, 82, of New Castle, departed this life on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Lois was born November 30, 1934. She was preceded in death by her parents Arch and Letha Francisco; brother Robert Francisco; sister Nadine Drummond; and infant sister Judy Francisco. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 29 years Craig Elmore; sister and brother-in-law Nell and Willie...
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Katharine Logan

September 29, 1952 - September 6, 2017

Katharine Logan, 64, of Newcastle, died Wednesday September 6, 2017 after a brief illness. She is survived by her son Sagen Andrew Shiell, granddaughter Makaylie S. Wade, sister Lee Logan Frederick and numerous cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the League for Animal Protection, Fincastle, or to Mountain View Christian Church, Newcastle. A memorial gathering for family and...
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Brenda Kendall

December 5, 1944 - August 29, 2017

Brenda Owens Kendall of New Castle was born December 5, 1944 and on Tuesday August 29, 2017, she went home to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband Harry (Bo) Kendall; 5 children Dale (Martha), Ken (Rhonda), Jeffrey (Darlene), Wanda (Timmy), and Nickie (James); 11 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She will be remembered by all for her words...
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Percy Obenchain

November 14, 1935 - August 25, 2017

OBENCHAIN, Percy (Mack) Jr. November 14, 1935 – August 25, 2017 Passed away in the Veterans Hospital August 25, 2017. Born and raised in Covington, Virginia, graduated Covington High School, moved to Craig County to live with his grandmother Margaret (Maggie Maw) Phillips and then served in the U S Air Force. Mack later lived with Bob and Marie All of New Castle, and then moved to...
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Opal Marie Hall Greene

March 21, 1924 - August 21, 2017

Opal Marie Hall Greene March 21, 1924 – August 21, 2017 Opal Greene passed peacefully with loved ones surrounding her on Monday afternoon. Born in Jenkins, KY, daughter of Harmon and Vergie Hall. She was a proud member of OES Chapter 119. Opal loved family, friends, and working selling real estate. She was preceded in death by her son James H. Shelman; brothers and sisters George Hall...
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Lynn Elmore Foutz

February 26, 1954 - July 23, 2017

Lynn Elmore Foutz, 63 of Salem, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, July 23, 2017 with her family by her side. She is preceded in death by parents Charles (Cub) Elmore and Octa Nolen; and brother Jerry Elmore. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Sherry and Mitchell Paul; son and daughter-in-law Lester Jr. and Deanna Foutz; 3 grandchildren Jacob Foutz and wife Breanna, Josh Mills, and...
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Margaret Worley Estes

October 10, 1922 - July 21, 2017

Margaret Penn Worley Estes, age 94, deceased July 21, 2017 Predeceased by her husband, the love of her life, Hugh T. Estes, Jr.; her siblings, Harvey Worley, Jr., Katherine Worley, Annie Legenksy, Clara Alderson, Harriette Abel , Emma Wilkerson, and Ruth Caldwell and nephew Henry Caldwell and great niece Andi Deogracias. She is survived by her nieces Jo India Abel Fahlstedt, Judith...
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Kerwin George Blankenship

April 24, 1938 - July 14, 2017

Kerwin George Blankenship, 79 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Friday, July 14, 2017. He was born April 24, 1938, a son of the late Alderson L. and Allie Fair Blankenship. Kerwin was a former employee at Walmart in Salem, VA for 11 years and drove a tractor trailer for 31 years.. He is survived by loving wife of 21 years Doodie Craft Blankenship; daughter Samantha Crews; adopted son &...
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Clyde Michael "Mike" Paxton

October 11, 1934 - July 12, 2017

Clyde Michael (Mike) Paxton, 82 of Boones Mill, formerly, from Troutville and New Castle went to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 12, 2017. He was an employee of GE for 35 years. He was a member of Franklin Heights Baptist Church, Rocky Mount. He is preceded in death by parents; Clifford and Mobee Saunders Paxton, sisters; Jane Kendall and Virginia Paxton, brother; W. David Paxton, son-in-law; Dr...
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Michael Frances Bowen

August 22, 1951 - July 6, 2017

Michael Frances Bowen, 66 of Bent Mountain, VA passed away suddenly on July 6, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents William Howard Bowen and Alice Priscilla Moyer. Surviving are his wife Wanda Bowen; four children Sherry Cline, Tammy Bowen Melerine (Stafford), Michael Bowen, Jr.(Darlene), and Jesse Bowen; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter; his sister Karen Delutis; step...
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Dreama Geraldine Farrier

April 13, 1928 - June 28, 2017

On June 28, 2017, Dreama Geraldine Smith Farrier, age 89, of New Castle, made her journey home to be with her heavenly father. She was born in Paint Bank, VA, April 13, 1928. Geraldine had a special joy that spread to everyone who knew and loved her. She worked with Craig County ASCS agency for 32 years. She was blessed with a green thumb, and was a lifetime member of the Maywood Garden Club....
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Delores Lee Frith

August 7, 1939 - June 25, 2017

Delores Lee Frith, of New Castle, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the age of 77. Delores was born in 1939 in Martinsburg, WV, where she spent her childhood. She married the love of her life in 1967, Ronald Frith, whom she affectionately referred to as "Ronnie". While Ronnie was employed as an airplane mechanic at Federal Express the two lived all over the United States, including...
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Cordelia C. Almoney

March 30, 1935 - June 22, 2017

Cordelia C. Almoney 82 of York, PA formerly of New Castle went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 22, 2017. She is preceded in death by her 1st husband James W. Watkins, parents; Rush and Mabel Crowder, sister; Gladys Trivette. She is survived by loving husband Robert (Bob) Almoney, son; Teddy Watkins, daughter and fiancé; Judith (Judy) Watkins and Craig Sample, grandson; Jestin Watkins, great...
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Barbara Ann Carper

July 31, 1931 - June 16, 2017

Barbara "Bobbie" (Caldwell) Carper, whose love for life was only surpassed by the love for her family, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the age of 85. A lifelong resident of Craig County, Virginia, Barbara was born in New Castle, Virginia, on July 31, 1931, a daughter of the late Roxie Rowan Caldwell and Paul Jones Caldwell. The bedrock of a...
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Gary Wayne Huffman

December 22, 1948 - June 7, 2017

Gary Huffman, 68 of New Castle, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, William H. Huffman and Maude H. Cole; brother William H. Huffman Jr. (Billy); brother-in-law James Horn. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 47 years, Wilma Huffman; his children, Sammy (Melissa) Huffman, Danielle (Tim) Snider, Lindsay Huffman, and Tina (Walt)...
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Harry Bob Kendall, Sr.

April 14, 1933 - May 28, 2017

Harry Robert Kendall (Bob) Sr. born April 14, 1933 went to join his beloved wife Phyllis of 64 years and his Lord and Savior Sunday, May 28, 2017. He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of New Castle and remained active until his health prevented his attendance. He was preceded in death by parents; Floyd and Frances Kendall, stepmother; Alice Kendall, grandson; Isaac Kendall and brother...
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Phyllis Kendall

May 21, 2017

Phyllis June Welch Kendall born June 18, 1935 went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, May 21, 2017 in her home surrounded by her family. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of New Castle and remained active until her health prevented her attendance. She is preceded in death by parents; Lennie and Robert Welch, grandson; Isaac Kendall, sisters; Shirley Welch and Barbara Ellington...
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Jonathan Dewayne Hutchison

May 17, 1977 - May 9, 2017

Jonathan Dewayne Hutchison "Hutch", 39 of New Castle, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by grandfather Lloyd Hutchison; grandmother Juanita Clark; grandfather Howard Clark. He is survived by daughter Tashawna Bullard; son Douglas Hutchison; parents John Hutchison and Wilma Lilze; brothers Joe Hutchison and Steven Hutchison; sister Tracy Cash; brother Donny Cash;...
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Claudette Abbott Brizendine

September 27, 1934 - April 28, 2017

Claudette Abbott Brizendine, 82, of Catawba, Va. passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, E. M. and Letha Abbott; and five brothers Preston, Layton, Odell, Herbert, and Jerry Abbott. She was also preceded in death by the father of her children, Thurman Brizendine. She is survived by her longtime companion Lonnie Sawyer; three children, Ron and...
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Leslie Howard Huffman

October 24, 1943 - April 18, 2017

Leslie H. Huffman, 73 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Leona Huffman. He is survived by loving wife of 50 years Mildred Jeanette Huffman; son and fiancee' Chris Huffman and Lisa Sink; sister Betty Estes; brother and sister-in-law Bobby and Mary Huffman; sister Shelby Huffman; sister and brother-in-law Carolyn...
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Barbara Jean Perdue Huffman

January 14, 1935 - April 6, 2017

Barbara (Jean) Perdue Huffman, age 82, passed into the loving arms of her Lord on April 6, 2017 after an extended illness. She was born January 14, 1935 in New Castle, VA. Baptized November 7, 1948, she was a member of New Castle Christian Church, Level Green Christian Church, Newport, VA, and the New Testament Church of Christ, Pearisburg, VA. On August 1, 1952, she married Charles W. Huffman,...
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Roy "Mac" McKinley Fisher

July 24, 1946 - April 3, 2017

Roy McKinley Fisher, Jr. (Mac) Mac Fisher, 70 of New Castle, VA met his Savior and called Heaven his home on April 3, 2017. He was born in Craig County, VA on July 24, 1946. Mac was greeted in Heaven by his Mom and Dad, Roy M. and Helen C. Fisher, brother Donnie R. Fisher and sister Bonnie F. Crush. Those left to cherish his remarkable life are his wife of 52 years, Lorraine S. Fisher,...
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Bridgett J. Oliver

September 7, 1995 - March 31, 2017

Bridgett J. Oliver, 21 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Friday, March 31, 2017. Bridgett was an honors nursing student at Radford University. She was to graduate in May and had accepted a job at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in the Labor and Delivery Dept. Bridgett was an active volunteer with Craig County youth and a substitute school nurse at Craig County High School. She currently held...
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Robert Mitchell Reynolds

November 14, 1932 - March 22, 2017

REYNOLDS, ROBERT MITCHELL, November 14, 1932-March 22, 2017 Mitch Reynolds, 84 of New Castle, VA, died on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Virginia Veterans' Care Center in Salem, VA. Born in Craig County, VA, he was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Veda Reynolds. Mitch was a retired plumber and he was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He was...
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Mary Ann Bentley Reynolds

October 30, 1950 - March 18, 2017

Mary Ann Bentley Reynolds Mary Ann Bentley Reynolds, 66, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 18, 2017 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Mary Ann was born on October 30, 1950 in Roanoke, Virginia to F. J. Bentley and Janie Bentley Kerfoot. She married her life long love, Samuel Reynolds, on October 23, 1982, enjoying 35 years of life together. Mary Ann...
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Tommy Preston Greenway

January 2, 1951 - March 6, 2017

Tommy Preston Greenway, 66 0f New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Monday, March 6, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Preston and Alberta Greenway; brother Pete Greenway; and grandson Cole Greenway (Boogie). He is survived by sons Tommy J. Greenway and Crystal Cook, Darrell Greenway, Joshua Greenway, Patrick Greenway and Amber Jones; brothers Robert Greenway (Harry), Marvin and...
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Thomas H. Vermillion

November 10, 1946 - February 17, 2017

Thomas H. Vermillion III, 70 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Friday, February 17, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents T.H. Vermillion, Jr. and Norma C. Vermillion; and brother Tim Vermillion. He is survived by loving wife of 50 years Betty Z. Vermillion; daughter Angela Goodwin; son and daughter-in-law Thomas H. Vermillion IV and Diane; grandchildren Jessica Haley...
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Jeanenne Tiny Hannah

January 26, 2017

Jeanenne (Tiny) Hannah 77 of New Castle went to be with the Lord Thursday, January 26, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Adeline Mayo. Survived by loving husband of 57 years Clementh (Ducy) Hannah, sons Lewis Hannah and wife Debbie, Clementh Hannah and Dawn; four special grandchildren; Ashley, Jeffery, Kirstin and Michael Hannah. Sister Jeanette Young, Sister Shirley Drummond and...
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Mable King

January 21, 2017

Mable Hallie Via King from Oriskany, VA passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the age of 97. She was preceded in death by her husband of 77 years Alfred S. King, parents; James Thomas Via and Hallie Coleman Via, son; J. Steele King, brothers; James Randolph Via and William Craig Via, sisters; Caressa Ruth Via, Gladys Marie Via, Betty Merrill Via King, sons-in-law; Lloyd Hannah and Carl...
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Pearl Anne Caldwell Frymier

January 28, 1965 - January 13, 2017

Pearl Anne Caldwell Frymier, 51 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Friday, January 13, 2017. Pearl Anne will be sadly missed by everyone. She was a very outgoing and happy person, who loved everyone. She always tried to help anyone she could. She graduated High School in 1983 and graduated National Business College in May 2008 with a degree in Pharmacy Tech and Medical Assistant. Pearl Anne...
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Alma Irene Abbott

March 13, 1940 - January 8, 2017

Alma Irene Abbott, 76 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, January 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Willis Abbott; parents Amps and Lola Newman; sons Robert, Willis, Jr., and Michael Abbott; and sister Geraldine Greggor. She is survived by son Richard Newman; grandchildren Richard (Jasmine) Brown, Heather (Daniel) Givens, and Ethan (Holly) Brown; great...
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Zona Katherine Dunford Hodge

August 7, 1941 - January 7, 2017

Zona Katherine Dunford Hodge, loving mother, grandmother, and friend, went home to sing with the angels on January 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years William Henry Hodge; parents Arnold Alvin and Martha Elizabeth Ratcliff Dunford; sister Joyce Ann Keffer; and infant brother Eddie Arnold. She is survived by her children, Alvin and Mary Hodge, Kelvin and Alice...
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Ricky Rasnake

June 18, 1961 - January 5, 2017

Ricky Rasnake, 55 of Newport, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, January 5, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Jessie and Juanita Rasnake. He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Angel Fridley and Chris and Amanda Crumpler and Clay; 2 grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law Kenneth and Teresa Rasnake, Mike and Janie Rasnake; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A...
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Mary Marie Hutchinson

November 28, 1940 - January 4, 2017

Mary Marie Hutchinson of Craig County went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Garland Hutchinson; parents Raymond R. and Mary Ray; sister Phyllis Mayo. Left to cherish her memory are daughter Sue Hutchinson; sons Dwight Hutchinson, Jason Hutchinson and wife Crystal; two special grandchildren Cody and Kayla Hutchinson; sister...
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Jeffery Lyn St. Clair

November 30, 1956 - December 28, 2016

Jeffery L. St. Clair, 60 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Jeff enjoyed camping as well as hunting and fishing. He played drums for many years with the local bands. Big Jeff founded Kamp Out for Kids Christmas of 2015, which benefited the bike drive for the Salvation Army. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Barbara St. Clair; brother Michael...
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Norman Tripp

May 9, 1931 - December 24, 2016

Norman Lee Tripp, 85, of New Castle, Virginia, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2016, at Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem, Virginia. Norman was born May 9, 1931, in New Castle to Frank J. and Mary W. Tripp. A devoted family man, Norman is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Helen Marie Pendleton Tripp. In addition, he is survived by two sons and their spouses: N. Wayne and Joan V....
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Paul Thomas Moore

November 11, 1937 - December 23, 2016

Paul Thomas Moore, 79 of New Castle, passed away suddenly and peacefully at his Virginia Mineral Springs home on December 23, 2016 with his beloved wife, the former Anna Lee Bell of 59 years, by his side. Born on November 11, 1937 in Roanoke County, the son of the late Carlton K. Moore and Mary Cauley Moore. The family moved to Craig County in 1947. In addition to his wife Anna, Paul is...
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Jeffrey Frymier

September 14, 1970 - November 26, 2016

Jeffrey Allen Frymier 46 of Roanoke went to be with the Lord and his brother Tony Friday, November 26, 2016. He is preceded in death by his step father; Richard Harrison. He is survived by mother; Carolyn Sue Harrison, father and step-mother; Billy Joe Frymier and Linda, brother; Gary Frymier, sister and brother-in-law; Melissa Ayers and James, brother; William Frymier, step-brothers; Danny and...
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Anthony Mark Frymier, Sr

May 26, 1966 - November 16, 2016

Anthony Mark Frymier (Tony), 50 of Salem, formerly of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, November 16, 2016. He is survived by wife Pamela Frymier; daughter and fiance' Brittany Frymier and Kane Fields; son and fiancee' Mark Frymier and Autumn Compton; son Matthew Frymier; step-daughter Tandi Christopher; step-daughters and husbands Josi Blaise and Erik, Jenni Hilton and Jacob;...
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Roger Wayne All

August 26, 1967 - November 5, 2016

Roger Wayne All, 49 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, November 5, 2016. He was preceded in death by parents Bill and Norma Jean All. He is survived by daughter Ashley All and Joey; daughter and son-in-law Amber Williamson and Josh; grandchildren King, Kain, Dylan, and Lily; brothers and sisters-in-law Stanley All and Betsy, Ricky All and Missy, Marty All and Tammy, Darrell All...
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Lee Ray Frazier

July 2, 1935 - November 5, 2016

Lee Ray Frazier, 81, of New Castle, VA, departed this life on November 5, 2016. He is now whole again and golfing on heaven's perfect course. Though he loved many sports, golf was his favorite and he was a winner of many team and individual tournaments as well as just playing a round for the love of the game. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Janie Frazier, Narrows, Va,...
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Henry Davis

January 13, 1952 - November 4, 2016

Henry Charlton "Peanut" Davis 64 of Christiansburg went to be with the Lord Friday, November 4, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by his mother; Hazel Moore, brother; Paul Wood, grandparents; Susie and Ernest Davis, uncles; Ernest, Frank, Rannie, Willard and Kenneth Davis, aunts, Elizabeth Thompson and Alene East. He is survived by wife of 44 years Crystal Davis,...
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Betty Lynch

April 12, 1948 - October 30, 2016

Betty Jane Lynch 68 of Rocky Mount went to be with the Lord Sunday, October 30, 2016. She is preceded in death by her mother; Helen Hedrick and many special family members. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law; Marvin Ray Lynch and Sheli Dawn Lynch, 3 amazing grandchildren; Cori, Krystofer (Kimmi) and Ciara Lynch, and special friend; Clarence Love and family, many friends and family who...
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Marie Reynolds Dobyns

June 24, 1929 - October 20, 2016

Helen Marie Reynolds Dobyns, 87, of New Castle, Virgina, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 20, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Mitchell Dobyns, parents, Lester D. and Kate Sizer Reynolds, brother and sister-in-law, Marshall and Virginia Lipes Reynolds, sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia and Fulton Huffman, Frances and Charles McNiel. She is survived by...
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Alvin H. Sparks, Sr.

March 17, 1959 - September 30, 2016

Alvin H. Sparks, Sr., 57 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Friday September 30, 2016. Alvin was a fair and honest man. He drove a truck all his life and was an avid farmer. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Alvin was a lifetime resident of New Castle. He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Betty Sparks, Newt and Trula Day, and Coy Sparks; special...
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Charles Mitchell Brickey

November 15, 1934 - August 25, 2016

Charles Mitchell Brickey, 81 of New Castle, was called home by his Lord, Thursday, August 25, 2016. He has been reunited in heaven with his son Joseph Allen; parents Charlie and Omi Brickey; and also brother Alvin L. Brickey. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Blanche Lucado Brickey; son Stephen M. Brickey (Lillie); son Mark W. Brickey (Pam); daughter Connie Fuller (Gerald);...
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Joseph Michael Ledford

October 8, 1957 - August 20, 2016

Joseph Michael Ledford, 58 of Catawba, went to be with the Lord Saturday, August 20, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Lucy Ledford. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Brenda Ledford; son and daughter-in-law James and Anna Ledford; daughter Michele Ledford Thacker; and son Joseph Ledford; 5 grandchildren Brittany and Justin Ledford, Audra and Alexanna Thacker,...
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Roger Wayne Mayo

December 7, 1955 - August 8, 2016

Roger W. Mayo, 60 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Monday, August 8, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father Gordon Mayo and a grandson Dustin Chaise Breeden. He is survived by his loving wife Debbra Mayo; daughter Kristie Butler; grandsons Kaleb and Travis Breeden; mother Glenna Pearl Mayo; brothers and sisters-in-law Gordon "Jr" Mayo and Deborah & Dennis Mayo and Kitty; sister...
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Freddie Lee Taylor

March 28, 1932 - July 26, 2016

Freddie Lee Taylor, 84 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 26, 2016. He retired after more than 50 years as a barber in New Castle. Freddie was a member of Maple Grove Christian Church in Paint Bank, VA and was also a Sunday school teacher. He was a Mason and an avid gardener. He was preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Ella Taylor; and two brothers Curtis and Corbett...
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Norma Bradford

November 4, 1947 - July 24, 2016

Norma W. Bradford 68 of New Castle went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 24, 2016. Norma was a loving wife and devoted mother and grandmother. She was a very active member of Grace Baptist Church including; A Sunday School Teacher and Director, A Vacation Bible School Director, as well as, taking care of the nursery. She was a sales executive for 35 years for various employers including; WSLS-NBC...
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William "Bill" Harding Huffman, Jr.

May 1, 1944 - July 21, 2016

William "Bill", "Billy" Huffman Jr., 72 of New Castle passed away peacefully in his home. Bill served in the United States Air Force as a communication specialist. He retired from Roanoke Housing Authority. He was preceded in death by his parents William Huffman, Sr. and Maude. He is survived by brother and sister-in-law Carl W. Huffman (Rita); sister and brother-in-law Connie Moore (Norman);...
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Reginald Wayne Sarver

April 5, 1942 - June 26, 2016

Reginald Wayne Sarver, 74 of New Castle, Virginia, left his earthly home to join the Lord in His heavenly home on Sunday, June 26, 2016. Reginald was born on April 5, 1942, the son of the late Hubert and Gussie Sarver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Hartley (Buddy), Elmer (Jason), Clyde, Earl, Robert (Bob), and Ronnie Sarver; and sisters Alma Firebaugh, Juanita...
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Jarrett Martin Anderson

February 12, 1985 - June 24, 2016

Jarrett Martin Anderson, 31 of Blackburg, formerly of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Friday, June 24, 2016. Jarrett proudly served in the United States Army for 4 years. During which he was deployed to Afghanistan to serve for Operation Enduring Freedom. Jarrett was passionate about music, Hokie football and loved to travel. He was preceded in death by his father Martin Anderson;...
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Patricia Sue Huffman

July 31, 1945 - June 11, 2016

Patricia Sue Huffman, age 70, has died following a long and courageous hard fought battle with brain cancer. She passed peacefully in her Craig County home on Saturday, June 11, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Sue, a native of Coeburn, Virginia was born July 31, 1945, and was one of 15 siblings and the daughter of Cecil and Nellie McConnell. She was a dedicated Christian with a...
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Walter Ray Fisher

July 24, 1938 - May 27, 2016

Walter Ray Fisher, 77 of New Castle, passed into his heavenly home at 9:58 PM on Friday, May 27, 2016. Ray was a special husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was born July 24, 1938 in a small home on a farm in Craig County. Ray was retired from G.E. after 28 years. He was a farmer all his life. He is preceded by parents Walter and Norene Fisher; brothers Clyde and Robert...
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Michael R. "Mike" McMahan

August 14, 1962 - May 26, 2016

Michael R. (Mike) McMahan, 53 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, May 26, 2016. Mike served in the U.S. Army for 4 years. He was a member of the Forks of John's Creek Christian Church. Mike dedicated many years as a coach for Craig County Youth Recreational. He was preceded in death by his father Donald Ray McMahan. He is survived by loving wife Teresa McMahan; daughter and son-in...
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Roy Hutchison, Sr

May 28, 1942 - May 15, 2016

Roy T. Hutchison Sr. 73, of New Castle went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 15, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents; Buford and Annie Hutchison, sister, Curtis Hutchison, Brother; Melvin Hutchison. He is survived by sisters; Marie Looney and Louise Hutchison, sister and brother-in-law; Virginia and Ray Compton, sister-in-law; Becky Hutchison, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral...
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Bonnie Fisher Crush

April 17, 1938 - April 18, 2016

Bonnie F. Crush, 78 of Oriskany, went to be with the Lord, Monday, April 18, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband Ray Crush, Sr.; daughter Sheron Hume; parents Roy and Helen Fisher; and brother Donnie Fisher. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Ray Crush, Jr. and wife Anne, Leon Crush and Wife Diana; grandchildren Kristy, Nicky, Erin, Zac, Matthew, Eli, Courtney, and Cameron;...
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Dallas Elmore

June 1, 1929 - April 18, 2016

Dallas Elmore 86 of New Castle, VA went to be with the Lord April 18, 2016. He was born June 1st 1929 to Letcher and Verlie Elmore. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Primmie Elmore, step-son William Parris and brothers: Russell, Ross and Stanley Elmore. Those left to cherish his memory are his brothers Elwood Elmore (Norma Lee) and Craig Elmore (Lois), numerous nieces...
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Austin Skylar Jordan Chatfield

May 22, 2000 - April 12, 2016

Austin Skylar Jordan Chatfield, 15 of New Castle, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Stanley Crawford and Jimmy Rogers. He is survived by mother Amy Crawford; father Daniel Crawford; sisters Autumn Compton & Mark Frymier, Angel Compton & Dylan Frango, and Ava Crawford; grandparents Linda and Billy Caldwell, and Teresa Crawford; great-grandfather...
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Roger L. Arthur

January 2, 1948 - March 20, 2016

Roger L. Arthur, 68 of Paint Bank, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016. He was preceded in death by parents Ledford and Juanita Arthur and sister Linda Arthur Galford. He is survived by sister Nancy Davis; brothers and sisters-in-law Jim Arthur and Rachael, and Bervie Arthur and Yvonne; sister Charlotte Amos; special step-brother Marvin Wright; numerous step-brothers and sisters; special nephew...
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Robert "Bob" W. Abbott

May 25, 1928 - March 19, 2016

Robert "Bob" W. Abbott, 87 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, March 19, 2016. He was preceded in death by parents Hezz and Kate Abbott; sister Lois Ring; brother Edwin Abbott; brother-in-law Jessie Ring. He is survived by loving wife of 66 years Clara E. Abbott; daughter and son-in-law Patsy Bailey and Carl David; grandchildren David J. , Cory and Crystal Tyzinski, and Kelly Minor...
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Charles Richard Hunter

April 25, 1953 - February 27, 2016

Charles R. Hunter, 62 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, February 27, 2016. He was preceded in death by parents Lamar and Nellie Hunter; sisters Betty Hunter and Martha Litton. He is survived by daughter and fiance' Amy Huffman and Stevan Lindsay; grandson Christopher Lee Hunter; sister Joan Clement; step-son Michael Tingler; step-daughter Kimberly Pratt; numerous nieces,...
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Ethel Faye Bailey Gill

April 17, 1940 - February 24, 2016

Ethel Faye Gill, 75 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, February 24, 2016. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert Bailey and Hattie Day; brother Virgil Bailey; 3 sisters Juanita Hypes, Betty Clark, and Jody Brizendine; 3 brothers-in-law Edward Kennedy, Harry James, and Jim Walker; and one niece. She leaves behind a...
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Cole William Greenway

July 7, 2014 - February 15, 2016

Cole William Greenway, born 7/7/14, of New Castle went to be with the Lord Monday, February 15, 2016. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents James and Margaret Dudley, Bowman and Aline Jones, Preston and Alberta Greenway, and Linard and Opal Sanders. He is survived by parents Patrick (Punky) Greenway and Amber Jones; grandparents Dale Jones, Lois Jones, Sylvia Sanders, and Tommy...
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Anita Daphne Doss

April 6, 1954 - February 12, 2016

Anita D. Doss, 61 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Friday, February 12, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband Rodney Doss; parents Floyd and Helen Anderson; brothers Randall and Howell Anderson. She is survived by fiancé Gary (Mush) Elmore; daughter and son-in-law Letha Hibbitts and Jesse; daughter and daughter-in-law Macy Doss and Katie, stepdaughter Hillarie Wright and stepson...
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Gregory Lee Davis

January 9, 1987 - February 1, 2016

Gregory Lee Davis, 29 of Roanoke, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016. He was preceded in death by grandparents Cecil and Shirley Jones; George and Marie Davis; and Uncle Anthony Jones. He is survived by parents Teresa Wimmer and Donnie Davis; 2 precious kids that Greg loved more than life. Greg's world changed the day Elijah Azar Burnette and Eric Jerard Burnette entered into his life. His...
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Helen Humphreys Baker

July 15, 1912 - January 26, 2016

Helen H. Baker, 103 of Paint Bank, VA went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, January 26, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband Berlin Baker; parents John and Mattie Humphreys; 2 brothers Paul and Lester Humphreys; and 1 great-granddaughter Mattie Baker Downer. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Dolan and Ruth Baker of Williamston, NC; Barton and Judy Baker of Morgantown, WV; Arden...
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Alice Sue Jones

August 27, 1930 - January 22, 2016

Alice "Sue" Jones, 85 of New Castle, VA departed this life to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, January 22, 2016 at her home in the care and love of her family and hospice. Born in New Castle on August 27, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Ottie and Bessie Huffman. She was preceded in death by her sons Richard Wayne Wright and James "Clayton" Wright and two brothers, Hubert and Howard...
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Eirik Pettersen

November 11, 1966 - January 20, 2016

Eirik Pettersen passed on January 20, 2016. He is survived by his wife Lisa Pettersen, three daughters Dakota Pettersen of Fortville, Indiana, Selma Heier of Bergen, Norway, Kaedi Wasson of Melbourne, Florida, grandson Isaac Lee Kelley of Fortville, Indiana, mother Wencke Pettersen of Oslo Norway, two sisters Janne Nergård of Kongsvinger, Norway, Hege Hansen of Hamar, Norway and brother Bjorn...
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Charles Everett All, Sr

December 18, 1958 - January 20, 2016

Charles Everett All Sr., 57 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 20, 2016. He was born December 18, 1958. He was preceded in death by his mother Imogene Fralin; father John Robert All Jr.; and a brother Jesse All. He is survived by loving wife of 38 years Patricia Lamb All; son and daughter-in-law Charles All Jr. and Emily Abbott All; daughter and son-in-law Debra All and...
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