Whiting Merlyn DaleMerlyn Dale Whiting , 71, of Buchanan, passed away December 17, 2014. Arrangements by Botetourt Funeral Home, Buchanan Chapel.
Donald G. Englar, 89, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014 in the Boise, Idaho
Wanda Cabbler, 64, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at Pilgrim Baptist Church. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Robert Eugene (Bobby) Long Sr., 71, of Covington, died, Friday, December 19, 2014 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.He was born August 14, 1943, in Alleghany County, a son of the late Paul A. and Rosalie Hess Long. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Bush Long, in 2004.Mr. Long served with the Virginia National Guard for over 6 years. Bobby had retired as a Sergeant with the Covington Police Department after 31 years of service.Surviving are his daughter, Chantelle Osbourne and her husband, Bryder, of Covington; his son, Robert Eugene (Robbie) Long Jr.; four grandchildren, Onyx Long, Brynel Osbourne, Skylar Long and Robert E. Long III (Tres), all of Covington; one brother, James (Jimmie) Long and his wife, Faye, of Lynchburg; his fiancé, Mary Ann Tyree, of Covington; his brother-in-law, Bill Woodson, and his wife, Debbie, and several nieces and nephews.The funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Price officiating, assisted by the Rev. J. B. Broughman. Interment will follow in Alleghany Memorial Park. Active Pallbearers will be Gordy Ridgeway, Randy Gilbert, Roger Dawson, Ray Tolley and members of the Covington Police Department. Honorary pallbearer will be Keith Lockhart.The family will receive their friends Monday, December 22, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Arritt Funeral Home and other times at the home of Chantelle and Bryder Osbourne at 3014 Mallow Road, Covington, VA 24426. Memorial donations in Mr. Long's name be made to Clowns for Christ Missions Fund, P.O. Box 970, Madison Heights, Virginia 24572.The online guest book is available at arrittfuneralhome.com.