Our Obituaries

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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Neville L Roberts

January 10, 1943 - January 19, 2016


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Lowell Richard "Ricky" Bryant

February 19, 1956 - January 17, 2016

Lowell Richard "Ricky" Bryant, 59 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 17, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother Anna Price; father Jack Bryant; brother-in-law Tom Newby. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law Caleb and Jennifer Bryant; 2 grandsons Trent and Braxton Bryant; sister and fiance' Sandy Hutchison and Chet; brother and sister-in-law Mike and Jenny Bryant...
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Matthew Lee Crane

September 18, 1985 - January 10, 2016

Matthew L. Crane, 30 of South Boston, VA, formerly of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, January 10, 2016. Matthew was a member of Laurel Ridge Primitive Baptist Church in Roanoke, VA (2007). He had a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from VA Tech and was employed by ABB in South Boston, VA. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Leonard Mines. He is survived by parents...
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William "Willie" H Parris

February 18, 1939 - December 21, 2015

William "Willie" H. Parris, Jr., 76 of New Castle, passed away Monday, December 21, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents William Parris, Sr. and Primmie Elmore. He is survived by daughter Edna Parris; step-father Dallas Elmore; special friends Tim Snider and wife Danielle; and numerous friends and co-workers. A Graveside Service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, December 24, 2015 at...
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Ira Edward Reynolds

November 23, 1920 - December 18, 2015

Ira Edward Reynolds, 95 of New Castle passed away Friday, December 18, 2015 at the Veterans Care Center, Salem, VA. He was preceded in death by his parents Naomi M. and Frank Edward Reynolds; 2 sisters Gladys R. Hedrick and Marcelene R. Streever. He is survived by friend and caretaker John Max Hancock. Ira, a lifelong resident of New Castle served in the Army during WWII and was retired from...
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Wanda McClanahan Holleman

December 10, 1944 - December 6, 2015

Wanda M. Holleman 70, of New Castle went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 6, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents; Linwood and Mae McClanahan, she is survived by son; Greg Rock, special friend; Dickie Eakin, and numerous cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Paitsel Funeral Home.
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Terressa S. Howell

April 16, 1955 - November 26, 2015

Terressa S. Howell, 60 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, November 26, 2015. She is preceded in death by grandparents Wilmer and Ethel Sarver, and Lamah and Pearl Crawford; grandchildren Christopher and Harlie Howard; brother-in-law Bill Mills; and nephew BJ Sarver. She is survived by loving husband of 18 years William "Bill" Howell; daughter and son-in-law Chastity Spence and...
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Alfred "Jerry" Hutchinson

February 19, 1946 - November 20, 2015

Alfred "Jerry" Hutchinson 69, of New Castle went to be with the Lord Friday, November 20, 2015. He is preceded in death by his Parents: Cecil and Sadie Hutchinson, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Linda Hutchinson, daughter and son-n-law: Michelle "Shelly" Mcpherson and David, son and daughter-n-law: Tink Hutchinson and Dina, daughter: Mindy Hutchinson and...
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Thomas Marshall Goodman, Jr.

May 6, 1940 - November 4, 2015

Thomas M. Goodman, Jr. May 6, 1940-November 4, 2015 Thomas M. Goodman, Jr., 75 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Tom retired after 41 years at MeadWestvaco in Covington, VA and was a lifetime member of Mountain View Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents...
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Melvin Gene Richardson

May 13, 1928 - October 26, 2015

Richardson Melvin Gene Melvin Richardson, 87, of New Castle, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 26, 2015. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Frieda Schneeweiss Richardson; his daughter, Mary Richardson Nesbit; his mother and father, Emma and Ed Richardson; his brother, Neil Richardson and his sister, Joyce Wolfe. Beloved brother, father, grandfather, and great...
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Judy Ann Bostic Craft

January 15, 1943 - October 2, 2015

Judy Ann Bostic Craft, 72 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Friday, October 2, 2015. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter Debra Ann Craft; parents Lawrence and Bernice Bostic; sisters Donnie Carper and Dianne Garman; and brother Larry Bostic. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years Lloyd Craft; daughter and son-in-law Lanelle Fisher and Leslie; son and daughter-in...
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Lillie B. Huffman

January 12, 1926 - September 24, 2015

Lillie B. Huffman, 89 of New Castle, daughter of the late Charles and Della Wright, joined her beloved husband, Gordon M. Huffman and devoted son, Larry Richard Huffman, in eternal rest on Thursday, September 24, 2015. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Charles Wright, Jr. and Calvin Wright; sister Hazel Terry; grandsons Dustin Huffman, Steven Huffman, Jr.; and great-grandson Maxwell...
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Edna Virginia Wright Crowder

April 3, 1928 - August 31, 2015

On August 31, 2015, Edna Virginia Wright Crowder, 87 of New Castle, received the gift of eternal life promised by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. She had been a resident of Salem Health and Rehabilitation Center for the past year. Edna was born April 3, 1928 in Craig County. Edna was a member of New Castle Christian Church. She enjoyed traveling, genealogy, quilting, trout fishing, and many...
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Eunice Drummond Baker

May 10, 1923 - August 26, 2015

Eunice D. "Granny" Baker, 92 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Eunice served in the United States Navy during the WWII Era. She was a lifelong resident of Craig County and an active member of the New Castle Christian Chruch. She was preceded in death by her husband Howard Baker; daughter Debra Lynn Baker; mother Lela Drummond; and brother Everett Drummond....
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Myron D. "Pooch" Caldwell

May 12, 1926 - August 23, 2015

Myron Darel "Pooch" Caldwell, 89 of New Castle, departed from this world and entered into heaven's gates on Sunday, August 23, 2015. Myron had been very ill for a long time and was being cared for by his loving wife and family. Myron was a veteran of World War II, having served as a signalman on the USS Tabberer in the Pacific Campaign. He was a member of the New Castle Christian Church; a life...
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Verna Davis Horn

December 29, 1931 - August 17, 2015

Verna Davis Horn, 83 of Roanoke, formerly of New Castle went to be with the Lord, Monday, August 17, 2015. She was born December 29, 1931 to Clara and Owl Davis in Grundy, VA. She was raised by her foster parents Joe and Pearly Grizzle. She was preceded in death by her husband William (Kin) Horn; son David Aaron Horn; an infant son; grandchildren April Jean Horn and George Kenneth Whitt; 3...
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Christine Switzer Blankenship

April 20, 1923 - August 11, 2015

Christine Switzer Blankenship, 92 of Boones Mill, VA formally of New Castle went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, August 11, 2015. "Tine" was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years Edwin E. Blankenship; parents Della Kelley Switzer and Caleb Marion Switzer; three sons Allen, Michael and Marion Blankenship; sisters Gertrude Hart, Gussie Parker, Stella Switzer and Lillian Blankenship; brothers...
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Thomas Hamilton Spence

July 11, 1937 - August 6, 2015

Thomas Spence, 78 of New Castle, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015. He is survived by wife Linda; sons and daughters-in-law Thomas "Tom" and Christi Spence, Mike and Sally Spence; daughter and son-in-law Teresa and Jeff Wilson; grandchildren Brandy, Angie, Michael, Thomas James "TJ", Laura Spence, and Jorden Wilson; great-grandchildren Faith Cantrell and Jessie Spence, Brandon Huffman, and...
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Raymond Douglas Koger

November 28, 1949 - August 1, 2015

Raymond Douglas Koger, 65 of New Castle, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents Marvin & Mabel Koger. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Virginia "Ginny" Koger; daughters Denese & Christy Koger; grandchildren Brittany Hutchison & husband Joe, Kelcey Boyd, Nickolaus Wilson, Michael R. Tickle & wife Tiffany, and Courtney Tickle; 3...
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Mary Ellen Fuller

October 30, 1934 - July 2, 2015

Mary Ellen Brizendine Fuller, 80, was called home by her Lord on Thursday, July 2, 2015. Mary Ellen was born on October 30, 1934. She has been reunited in Heaven with her husband of 60 years Gerald D. Fuller, Sr.; parents Ersie and Virginia Brizendine; and grandson Steven Arthur Horn. She is survived by her son Gerald D. Fuller, Jr. and wife Connie; daughter Donna Fuller Horn and husband Billy...
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Wendell M. Caldwell

June 8, 1920 - July 2, 2015

Wendell M. Caldwell, 95 of New Castle, passed away July 2, 2015. He was a lifetime member of Forks of Johns Creek Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents Hobart and Ruth Caldwell; two sisters and one brother. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Ina Caldwell; two daughters Patty Taylor and husband Norman, Kay D'Ardenne and husband Roy; four grandchildren; nine great...
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Alice Elmore Davis

September 16, 1929 - June 29, 2015

Alice E. Davis, 85 passed away June 29, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of Red Brush section of Craig County. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Clyde M. Davis; parents Mack O. Elmore and Addie A. Looney (Aunt Allie); three sisters; two step-sisters; and three step-brothers. She is survived by two daughters Mary D. Kerns (Gary) and Alice V. Williams (Oren-Chip); brother...
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Shirley Bostic

November 22, 1939 - June 26, 2015

Shirley Elizabeth Bostic 75 of New Castle went to be with our Heavenly Father on Friday June 26th 2015. She was a devout Christian and a member of Mountain View Christian Church for many years. She loved everyone she met and always had a smile on her face and a kind word for anyone she saw. Shirley never met a stranger and had a heart so big that words can't describe. She would do anything and...
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Karen Looney Devinney

May 23, 1956 - May 8, 2015

Karen L. Devinney (Kay), 58 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Friday, May 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents Bernie and Elizabeth Looney; and brother Ray Looney. She is survived by her husband Earl Devinney; daughter Amanda Looney; special grandson Aiden Looney; 3 step-sons Dwayne Devinney and wife Martha, Erick Devinney and wife Heather, and Chris Devinney and wife Katie;...
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Garland Sherman Hutchinson

November 8, 1937 - May 8, 2015

Garland (Tump) Hutchinson, 77 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord, Friday, May 8, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Myrtle Hutchinson; brothers Lloyd, Hubert, and Til Hutchinson; and sister Janie Paxton. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Marie Hutchinson; children Sue, Dwight, Jason and his wife Crystal; grandchildren Cody and Kayla. He also leaves one...
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Octa Marie Nolen

January 12, 1917 - May 6, 2015

Octa Marie Nolen, 98 of Salem, formerly of Craig County, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Octa worked at McCleary Elementary for many years in the cafeteria. She was a member of New Castle Christian Church, while in Craig County and attended Moores Chapel in Shawsville. She was preceded in death by her husband Roger Nolen; son Jerry Elmore; sisters Mabel Rutherford, and Oveta...
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Kenneth Edward Huffman

November 5, 1931 - May 4, 2015

Kenneth E. Huffman, 83 of New Castle, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 due to an automobile accident. Kenneth served in the US Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is preceded in death by his parents Minor and Maude Huffman; wife Louise M. Huffman; daughter Dora H. Smith; brothers Richard, Alfred, and Gerald Huffman; sister Elsie Caldwell and husband Payne; brother...
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Carol Taylor

July 8, 1933 - April 25, 2015

Otho Carol Duncan Taylor, 81, a life long resident of Sinking Creek in Craig County died at home on April 25th. She was born July 8, 1933, the oldest daughter of the late Martin Van Buren and Mary Trenor Duncan. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Barney Taylor. She is survived by daughters Jeanette Kremer and husband Allan, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, and Brenna Rose and husband Frank...
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Elvin "E.G." Moses

January 13, 1936 - April 22, 2015

Elvin Glenroy "EG" Moses, 79 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 22, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents Cecil and Layrue Moses. He is survived by his wife, Billie Pyles Moses. He is also survived by his daughter; Brenda and son in law Frank Salinas, daughter Ingrid Moses, son Eric Moses and his friend Zenda Collins, son Alexander and daughter in law Patricia Moses,...
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Loretta Kay Lamb

September 16, 1945 - April 4, 2015

Loretta Kay Lamb, 69 of Salem, passed away on April 4, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Allene Bostic; loving daughter Vickey Martin Hylton; sister Sue Bostic Loan; brothers Sonny Bostic, Wayne Bostic, mother and father-in-law Elbert and Hazel Lamb. She is survived by her husband of 39 years Jerry Lamb; daughter Kathy Martin; grandchildren Alisha Oliver, Jason Oliver, and...
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Jesse A Carper

August 1, 1988 - March 29, 2015

Jesse A. Carper went to play music with his heavenly father Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the age of 26. Jesse was born August 1, 1988 in Salem VA. He grew up with an instrument in his hand and managed to put it down long enough to play his favorite sports, football and baseball. Jesse is a 5th generation musician in the family, who had many friends and never met a stranger. Jesse participated in...
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John Edward Semones

March 13, 1969 - March 29, 2015

John Edward Semones, 46, passed away March 29, 2015 after successfully fighting cancer for an extended period. John grew up in Pulaski Virginia and later lived and worked around the New River Valley. Since 2008 he has resided in New Castle. Passionate to follow in his Grandfather’s footsteps as an airplane pilot, he accomplished his greatest career achievement by building a...
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Keith Ring

February 3, 1928 - March 28, 2015

KEITH OTIS RING February 3, 1928 – March 28, 2015 On a beautiful and chilly spring afternoon, surrounded by family and friends and in his beloved Craig County, Keith Otis Ring transitioned from his journey on earth to his heavenly home. He will be greatly missed by his wife Missy Ring, daughter Bettina Ring and her partner Paula Johnson of Charlottesville, caring mother-in-law Una ...
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Sarah Francis Switzer

April 29, 1919 - March 22, 2015

Sarah Francis Crawford Switzer, born April 29th, 1919­ in Oriskany, Virginia, departed this life surrounded by family and friends on a crisp, bright Sunday morning, March 22nd, 2015. "Aunt Sarah" as she was known to generations of nieces, nephews, and adopted children and grandchildren, leaves behind a legacy of love, generosity, and kindness, and will be sorely missed. Known for her excellent...
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Arlene S Paitsel

January 27, 1924 - March 21, 2015

Arlene S. Paitsel, 91 of New Castle, went to be with her heavenly father Saturday, March 21, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Olya Sutphin; husband James L. Paitsel, Sr.; an infant son; son James L. Paitsel, Jr. (Jimmy); sister-in-law Kathleen Sutphin; brother-in-laws Buddy L. Bishop and Jimmy Foster. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Julie and Michael Huffman;...
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Charles Louis Crowder

March 22, 1924 - February 16, 2015

Charles Louis Crowder, 90 of New Castle, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015. He was born March 22, 1924 and was preceded in death by his parents Charles Jackson "Jack" and Cora Belle Craft Crowder; sisters Mary Bush, Edith Dudding Wright, and Edna Raye Williams Melton. Surviving are his loving wife of 63 years Peggy Lou Huffman Crowder; children Patricia Gail Crowder, Wendell Alan (Sherry...
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Barry W Hoover

December 20, 1948 - February 9, 2015

Barry W. Hoover, 66 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Monday, February 9, 2015. He is preceded in death by parents Lawrence and Ruth Hoover and son Lawrence Jay Hoover. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Michael VanVliet; daughter and son-in-law Ruthanne and Matthew Duffy; son Barry Wayne Hoover II; son Raymond Garcia; daughter and son-in-law Evelyn and Dean Paxton;...
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Shirley Harry

March 27, 1937 - January 31, 2015

Shirley Harry, 78 of New Castle, formerly of Waiteville, WV, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Lacy Harry; sons Lewis (Luke) Harry and Dwyane (Hootie) Harry; and son-in-law Lonnie Oliver. She is survived by daughter Denise Oliver; granddaughters Rebecca and Randy Fox, Brandi Harry and Jesse Peake, Tasha and Jeremy Smith, Jessica and Dustin Cole,...
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Dorothy Wright Tingler

September 22, 1924 - January 31, 2015

Dorothy "Dot" Wright Tingler, 90 of Kernersville, North Carolina, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Dorothy was born September 22, 1924 in New Castle, VA. She worked at Piedmont Triad International Airport for many years as well as being the hostess for Captain Tom's Seafood in Kernersville, North Carolina for 30+ years before retiring at age 80. She was...
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Dorothy Short

October 6, 1948 - January 25, 2015

Dorothy Ann Short, 66 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 25, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents James and Annabelle Yearout and an infant daughter Angela Short. She is survived by loving husband of 47 years Walter Short; son and daughter-in-law Chris and Renay Short; grandchildren Alexis and Melissa Short; brothers and sister-in-laws Gary and Sue Yearout, Kenneth...
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Lloyd Mullins

March 30, 1966 - January 17, 2015

Lloyd Mullins, 48 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Saturday, January 17, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father Farley M. Mullins; grandparents Ocie & Arthur Mullins and Burl & Gracie Blankenship. He is survived by his loving wife Betty Mullins; mother Arbutus Mullins; sisters and brother-in-laws Margaret & Terry Horn and Tammy & Lowell Mullins; brothers & sister-in-laws Terry &...
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Eva Joyce Wolfe

December 11, 1946 - December 28, 2014

Joyce Wolfe, 68 of New Castle passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, December 28, 2014. She is preceded in death by her father George E. Richardson; mother Emma A. Harless; former husband and best friend Homer Wolfe Sr.; brother Neil Richardson; grandson-in-law Michael Huffman. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Joyce and Gary Medley; son and daughter-in-law Homer Wolfe Jr. and...
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Josephine (Jody) Bailey Brizendine

March 12, 1946 - December 24, 2014

Josephine (Jody) Bailey Brizendine, 68, gained her angel wings on December 24, 2014 at home with her family by her side. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends. Jody was born March 12, 1946 in Jolo, WV the daughter to late Robert Bailey and Hattie Bailey Day. A long-time resident of Craig County, Jody enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family. Heaven has gained...
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Joy Hale Paxton

June 25, 1930 - December 20, 2014

Joy H. Paxton, 84 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Saturday, December 20, 2014. She is survived by her husband Walton Paxton; daughters and sons-in-law; Sandra and Mike Hughes, Rhonda and Tommy Zimmerman; grandchildren; James Booe, Dieta Carrow (Mike), Trent Lipes (Belinda), Shannon Kelley (Jeff), and Tasha Hannah (Shaun); great-grandchildren; Keely and Raegan Carrow, Hannah and Joseph...
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Jay R Day

January 18, 1954 - December 12, 2014

Jay R. Day, 60 years old, of New Castle passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, December 12, 2014. Jay is survived by his wife of 29 years, Patricia Ann Day and their children Stephanie Noel, Nathan Jay Randolph, Courtney Elizabeth, Patricia Caitlyn, and Shannon Leigh; his "adopted" children Meghan Mangels and Dakota Disher, as well as many others. Jay had many nieces and nephews that he...
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Billie Logan Saunders

October 4, 1935 - November 19, 2014

Billie L. Saunders, 79 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents Waldo and Kate Saunders; and brother Douglas Saunders. He is survived by Aunt Mary Shepherd; special cousins Walton & Joy Paxton and Peggy & Charles Crowder; numerous cousins, caretaker and guardian Mary McDaniel, and friends of the community. Funeral Services...
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Sylvia Missouri Caldwell

October 4, 1933 - November 11, 2014

Sylvia Missouri Caldwell, 81 of New Castle, VA passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Kroontje Health Care Center in Blacksburg, VA. She was a wonderful crafter for many years and loved animals. She was preceded in death by her son Michael W. Caldwell. She is survived by her husband of 64 years John Lee Caldwell of New Castle, VA; daughter Sylvia Mae Caldwell, Newport News, VA; son and...
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Jesse James "June" Myers, Jr

June 13, 1926 - November 3, 2014

Jesse J. "June" Myers, Jr., 88 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 3, 2014. June retired from General Electric in Salem after 36 years of service. He was a member of the New Castle United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of WWII. June served as Chief of the New Castle Volunteer Fire Department for several years. He also helped establish the New Castle Volunteer Rescue...
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Shelia Carlynn McKee

February 13, 1961 - October 27, 2014

Shelia C. McKee, 53 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Monday, October 27, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father Carl Odell Griffin; 2 step-fathers John M. Matthews, Jr. and Kenneth W. Davis, Sr. She is survived by fiance' Kenny Davis; daughter and son-in-law Laura and Patrick Gibson; daughter McKenna McKee; granddaughter Avery Gibson; 1 grandson; mother Shelia Davis; brothers and...
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Lisa Strickler Cahoon

June 2, 1965 - October 26, 2014

Lisa Strickler Cahoon, 49 of New Castle, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents Linden and Mildred Strickler. She is survived by loving husband of 32 years Jeff Cahoon; daughter Trish Cahoon; grandchildren Trinity and Noah Breedlove, Jayce Huffman, and Jaden Persinger; brother and sister-in-law Ronnie and Kelly Strickler; special friend Tonya Ryle; many...
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Elizabeth B. Looney

July 10, 1921 - October 26, 2014

Elizabeth B. Looney, 93 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Sunday, October 26, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Bernie F. Looney; son Benny Ray Looney; and grandson Bernie Wayne Looney, Jr. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Larry Franklin and Fran Looney; son Ronny Lee Looney; daughter and son-in-law Ellen Sue and Danny Aliff; son Bernie Wayne Looney; daughter and...
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Mildred Rock Via

July 25, 1928 - October 22, 2014

Mildred Via, 86 of Norfolk, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. She was born in Oriskany, VA on July 25, 1928 to the late Oscar Tolbert and Oma Mae Rock. She was raised in Lignite, VA and was the oldest of 8 children. She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years Jefferson Davis Via, Jr. (Cub); parents; brothers Lewis Rock and Donald Rock; sisters Mary Maxey, Freda...
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Barbara Frazier

June 30, 1934 - October 11, 2014

Barbara Frazier, 80, of New Castle, Va, formerly of Lincoln Park, NJ, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 11, 2014. As a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, she would open her door and heart to anyone in need. Barbara carefully delivered hundreds of our children, to and from school, as a bus driver for Craig County Public Schools for over 25 years. Her care seemed to gravitate...
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Cindy Sue Hutchison

November 25, 1963 - October 9, 2014

Cindy Sue Hutchison, 50 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Thursday, October 9, 2014. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Cindy was an avid Hokie fan, she loved the beach, collected antiques and went to numerous auctions. She was preceded in death by her mother Carolyn Custer. She is survived by loving husband Marvin Hutchison; son and daughter-in-law Eric Blankenship (Chelsea);...
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Hubert "Huse" Huffman

May 10, 1925 - September 13, 2014

Daddy Hubert Roscoe Huffman, a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Hubert, known to his family and friends as Huse, was born May 10, 1925, and was a lifelong resident of Craig County. He enjoyed hunting, cutting firewood, gardening, and spending time with his beloved family. Hubert was preceded in death by his loving wife...
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Fred A Keffer

August 27, 1922 - September 11, 2014

Fred Addison Keffer, 92, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Fred was born on August 27, 1922 in New Castle, VA where he lived most of his life. He volunteered to serve his country in the Air Force during WWII where he was stationed in Manduria, Italy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Jay Keffer and Frank Leslie Keffer; brother, Leslie "Leon"...
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Michael "Mickey" Medley

December 17, 1958 - August 31, 2014

Michael M. Medley (Mickey) 55, of Newport, passed away Sunday August 31, 2014. He is preceded in death: parents: Roy & Edna Medley, brother: Steven Medley, Sister: Susan Williams. He is survived by: Loving wife of 38 years Betty Medley, son: Christopher Medley & Jennifer Webb, son & daughter-in-law: Lonnie Medley & wife Marie, grandchildren: Tiffany, Tarah, Kelsi, Jason & Natalie Medley, brother ...
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Michael Medley

August 31, 2014

Michael M. Medley (Mickey) 55, of Newport, passed away Sunday August 31, 2014. He is preceded in death: parents: Roy & Edna Medley, brother: Steven Medley, Sister: Susan Williams. He is survived by: Loving wife of 38 years Betty Medley, son: Christopher Medley & Jennifer Webb, son & daughter-in-law: Lonnie Medley & wife Marie, grandchildren: Tiffany, Tarah, Kelsi, Jason & Natalie Medley, brother ...
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Carl Winston Blankenship, Jr.

June 1, 1926 - August 29, 2014

Carl W. Blankenship Jr. (June) 88, of New Castle went to be with the Lord Friday, August 29, 2014. Junior was a member of Craig Valley Baptist Church for many years. He enjoyed working with VBS and the mother-daughter banquet. Junior retired from Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. in 1986 after 33 years of service. He was an avid hunter and he also served in the United States Navy. He...
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Darey Lee Carroll

January 22, 1956 - July 30, 2014

Darey Lee Carroll, 58 of New Castle, went to be with his heavenly father, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was preceded in death by parents Stella and William Carroll, Sr.; mother-in-law Shirley Bailey; brothers William Michael Carroll and William Matthew Carroll, Jr. (Charlie); nephew Joshua Jones; and niece Rebecca Heath. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Penny Carroll; daughter and...
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Marta C Bostic

August 17, 1951 - July 28, 2014

Marta C. Bostic went to be with the Lord, Monday, July 28, 2014. She was born August 17, 1951 to the late Roy and Beatrice Carper. She was a hairdresser at Unique Hair for over 30 years. She was a lady full of life and energy, who devoted herself to her husband, children, grandchildren and all those she served within the community. She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years Ronald Bostic;...
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R B Combs

October 4, 1937 - June 29, 2014

R B Combs, 76 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 29, 2014. R B retired from the U.S. Navy after 27 years of service. He was also Commander and Chief for VFW Post #4491 for 20 years+. He was a self-employed contractor all over Craig County and was known for his dedication to his community He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years Bettie Combs; daughter Nancy...
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Barbara Bower Crawford

April 5, 1926 - June 17, 2014

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Barbara Bower Crawford, 88 of New Castle, VA, found peace June 17, 2014, after an extended period of illness. She was predeceased by husband of 52 years, Harry C. Crawford; mother and father Lewis and Lottie Bower; sister Louise Littreal; and brothers Lewis, William, and Wallace Bower. ...
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William Wayne Carper

May 13, 1926 - June 13, 2014

William Wayne Carper, of New Castle, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Lewis-Gale Hospital after a long illness. He was born May 13, 1926, the third child of Milan Charles and Wincie Lee Carper. He was a retired military man having joined the Navy in 1943 at the age of 17. A member of the greatest generation, he served in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war ended and he was...
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Pauline Nichols Brooks

May 27, 2014

Pauline Amanda Nichols Brooks, "Pat" to her many friends and "Mimi" to her many loved ones, joined her beloved husband Quincy and her son James Quincy Brooks, Jr. in heaven on May 27, 2014. She is survived by her daughter Marie Holt (Barry Holt) of Ballwin, Missouri; granddaughter Melissa Whiting (Bud Whiting) of Craig County, Virginia; grandson Andy Sells (Heidi Sells) of Wildwood, Missouri;...
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Wanda J. Mills

June 13, 1947 - May 27, 2014

Wanda J. Mills, 67 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 27, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Mills; parents James & Avis Staton; 2 brothers and 2 sisters. She is survived by daughter & son-in-law Lisa Farmer & husband James; sons James W. Mills & Robert C. Mills, Jr.; daughter & son-in-law Roberta Voigt & husband James; daughter & fiancé Willie Carico &...
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Scott Moler

October 16, 1922 - May 3, 2014

Scott E. Moler 91 of New Castle went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 3, 2014. Scott was born in Charles Town West Virginia on October 16, 1922. He was the last of nine children. He served during World War II in the United States Army. He retired from the Fish and Wildlife service after 30 years, where he then farmed on Meadow Creek for 40 years. Scott loved Meadow Creek and Craig County; he...
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John Webster Young

May 17, 1936 - April 16, 2014

John Webster Young, 77 of New Castle, was called home on April 16, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents Hoyt and Lena Young; brother and sister-in-law Harold and Lois Young; and grandson Whitney Dunbar. He is survived by his wife Jeanette Mayo Young; daughter Debbie Hannah and husband; daughter Ann Wiley and husband; daughter Donna Young; daughter Patty Anderson and husband; son John...
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Audrey Basil Hancock

January 15, 1925 - April 14, 2014

Audrey Basil Hancock, 89 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 14, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Clayton (Bumblebee) Hancock; parents Bubby and May Reed; brothers Benny and Delmus Reed; sisters Beulah Carden, Orpha Lawrence, and Opal Dudley. Mrs. Hancock was the owner/operator of Barbours Creek Service Station from 1965-1988. She was a loving mother, grandmother,...
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Cecil R Flinchum

June 17, 1926 - April 11, 2014

Cecil R. Flinchum, 87 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Friday, April 11, 2014. Services will be held privately for family and friends. .
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Mary Adeline Mayo

March 21, 1922 - April 10, 2014

Mary Adeline Mayo 92 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 10,2014. She is preceded in death by her husband Ralph Mayo, parents; Edgar and Mattie DeVinney, five brothers, 1 sister, daughter-in-law; Phyllis Mayo, son-in-law; Pat Anderson and great grandson; Whitney Dunbar. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-laws; Jeanette Young and husband John, Jeannene (Tiny) Hannah and...
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Anthony Francis Delutis

November 29, 1949 - April 2, 2014

Anthony F. Delutis (Tony), 64 of Christiansburg passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father Alfred (Doug) Delutis; mother Josephine Delutis; and brothers Albert and Michael Delutis. Those left to cherish his memories are loving wife Karen; daughter Rayne Delutis (Michael Fisher); stepson Jessup O'Roberts and Amber; brother Peter Delutis (Joyce); sisters Roberta...
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Edith Dudding Myers

June 1, 1922 - March 28, 2014

Edith Marie Dudding Myers Edith , 91, was called home on Friday March 28th, 2014. She is preceded in death by her parents Charlie and Lilly Dudding, 10 brothers and sisters, her husband James M. Myers, daughter and son-in-law Betty and Ray Frango of Richmond, son-in-law Louie W. Frango granddaughter Marie T. Crawford and sister-in-law Louise M. Huffman. She is survived by her daughter...
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Kenneth "Samp" Myers

February 27, 1921 - February 13, 2014

Kenneth M. Myers "Samp", 92 of New Castle, passed away February 13, 2014. He retired from E.M. Abbott Lumber Co. He was a World War II veteran. His ship, the Cape San Juan was sunk by the Japanese in the Pacific. 70 lost their lives and 48 survived. He received a Purple Heart and 3 Bronze Stars. He served as a trustee of Huffman Memorial Park Cemetery for several years. He was preceded in death...
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James J.C. Oiler

September 9, 1941 - January 27, 2014

James C. Oiler (J.C.), 72 of New Castle died suddenly at his home and went to be with the Lord Monday, January 27, 2014. J.C. was born in the southern coalfields of Cannelton Hollow, WV. He served his country for six years, two years in the United States Army, and four years in the United States Marine Corp. While in the Marine Corp., he served one tour of duty in the Vietnam War. After honorably...
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Samuel Caldwell

June 14, 1948 - January 26, 2014

Samuel B. Caldwell 65 of New Castle Went to be with the Lord Sunday January 26, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents; Czernie and Betty Caldwell. He is survived by brother and sister-in-law; Lee and Sylvia Caldwell, brother; Franklin Caldwell, sister; Elizabeth Steele, brother and sister-in-law; Dellie and Linda Caldwell and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 12:30...
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Robert "Bootie" Via

September 22, 1957 - January 20, 2014

Robert Luther Via (Bootie), 56 of New Castle was called home by the Lord on Monday, January 20, 2014. He is preceded in death by his grandparents; parents Leonard and Mary Via; and brother-in-law Donnie Caldwell. He is survived by his loving wife Carolyn (Susie) Via; daughters Tina and Todd Stauffer, Tyler Via and fiance' James Blankenship; grandchildren Cody Rock and Jadyn Rock; sisters...
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Kenneth Skelton

February 24, 1946 - January 17, 2014

Kenneth E. Skelton 67 of New Castle was born in Roanoke, VA on February 24, 1946. He passed away on January 17, 2014. He grew up in Vinton, VA having wrestled at William Byrd High School taking top honors in state competition. He was active in Boy Scouts at Vinton Baptist Church. Kenneth loved hunting, fishing, archeology, and Bible study. He was in the US Navy Reserves during the Cuban Missile...
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