More information has come to light about the fatal gunman's obsession about the etiquette of cashiers or restaurant servers.
Deborah Regina Archer, 57, of Pulaski, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski, 540-980-6160.
Inez Webb Rains, 94, of Collinsville, passed away on Saturday August 29, 2015 at her residence. She was born in Thida, Arkansas on September 21, 1920 to the late Nora Stone Webb and Joseph Marion Webb. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of fifty nine years, Dr. Calvin E. Rains. Inez graduated from Ouachita Baptist College in 1944 and later earned a master's degree from the University of Virginia. As an educator she worked at Fieldale Elementary School and John Redd Smith Primary School. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and getting together with friends. Her life was focused around her church, her family and she especially delighted in her granddaughters. She will be sorely missed by those she loved. She is survived by her daughter, Nora Ann Rains Hall (Brent) of Ashland; sons, Calvin E. Rains Jr. (Melinda) of Winston-Salem and Joe Rains (Debbie) of Lynchburg; five grandchildren, Hannah Grant, Erika Deblasi, Sara Hunt, Brittany Haun and Katie Weddle; and her seven great-grandchildren. The memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Collinsville with Mark Ivey officiating. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Collinsville, VA, 3339 Virginia Ave, Collinsville, VA 24078. Norris Funeral Services Inc. and Crematory Martinsville, VA, 1500 Kings Mountain Road, Martinsville, VA 24112 is serving the Rains family. Online condolences may be made at www.NorrisFuneral.com.
Frances Joan "Joy" Cassell Bowman, 79, of Narrows, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital following a long, well fought battle with several health issues.Mrs. Bowman was born on February 18, 1936, in Wytheville. She was the daughter of the late Paul Randolph and Mable Marie Cassell. In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her husband of 18 years, John Brown Bowman Jr. and a special nephew, Todd Cassell.Mrs. Bowman was a graduate of Radford University in 1958 earning a Bachelor degree and soon after began teaching Home Economics at Coeburn High School. In 1959, she and John moved to Pearisburg where she taught at Pearisburg High School for a year. In 1973 she went to work for Giles County Department of Social Services where she worked for 27 years before retiring. She loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren. She also loved watching Green Wave and Hokie football gamesMrs. Bowman was a member of the First Baptist Church of Narrows and was actively involved in caring for the children in the church nursery for 50 years.She is survived by her son, Daniel Bowman and wife Teresa of Pulaski, son, Gary Bowman of Narrows, son, Jonathan Bowman and wife Tori of Narrows; six grandchildren, Joshua, Mark, Jakeb, Reid, Brock, and Macy Bowman all of Narrows; a sister and brother-in-law, Bobby and Dale Grant of Bowie, Md.; a brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Barbara Cassell of Wytheville; and many nieces; and nephews.Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Narrows, with the Rev. Jerry Sawyers officiating. The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church Thursday from 4 p.m. until just prior to the service. At her request, she will be cremated. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider the Nursery Fund at First Baptist Church; 609 Wolf Street; Narrows, VA 24124.The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at riffefuneralservice.com.
Kay Reid James, 69, of Sparta, N.C., passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015. Private Memorial Services Arrangements by Twin County Funeral, Galax, 276-236-9009.