Our Obituaries

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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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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