Sue Ferguson Bishop, of Roanoke, Va., went to be with her Lord on Friday, November 21, 2014.She joins her husband, Jim Bishop, who died just 75 days ago.She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Pati and Mike Dobie of Dallas, Texas; her son and daughter-in-law, John and Teena Bishop; and grandson, Ben Bishop of Wytheville.She is also survived by her sister, Jean Dillon and husband, Roger; brother, Buddy Ferguson and wife, Barbara;sister-in-law, Jean Cline; as well as many other cousins, nieces and many close friends.Sue was loved and revered by many and still keeps in touch with the young people she ministered to when she was the director of youth at Princeton Methodist Church in Princeton, W.Va. Sue worked for many years as the secretary at Bent Mountain School, the same school she graduated as High School valedictorian.She was a faithful member of First Baptist, Grandin Court Baptist and attended Cave Spring Baptist Church.She had a deep faith and a loving relationship with her Lord. One of Sue's favorite scriptures Isaiah 40:28-31 follows"Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary."As a supporter and volunteer of Roanoke Rescue Mission, Bradley Free Clinic, Roanoke Literacy Program and the National Kidney Foundation, Sue and Jim were faithful in their mission to help others before themselves.A Memorial Service for Sue will be held on Sunday, November 23, 2014, from 4to 7 p.m. The Funeral Service for Jim as well as Sue will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014, at Oakey's South Chapel, 4257 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke, VA 24018, 540-989-3131. www.oakeys.com
Florence Falls Gray, 90, of Blue Ridge, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 23, 2014, at Oakey's East Chapel, Bonsack, Va., 540-977-3909.
Rebecca Ethel Snyder, 91, of Blacksburg, died Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Funeral sevice will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November 22, 2014, at McCoy Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.
Ernest Plyman (Buddy) Fisher III, 65, of Radford, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014. Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November 22, 2014, at Unity Christian Church in Radford. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory, Radford, Va., 540-639-2456.