State Senate candidate Mike Hamlar has canceled a fundraiser planned for tonight, citing respect for the victims of Wednesday's stunning on-air shooting of a WDBJ-TV (Channel 7) news crew.
On Thursday night, citizens once again paid their respects to Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, the two WDBJ-TV journalists fatally shot while reporting live from Smith Mountain Lake on Wednesday morning.
Raymond C. Felty Sr., 84, known to many as "Pinto" of Wytheville, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. He was born May 13, 1931 in Wytheville, the son of the late Herman C. and Lena M. Umberger Felty. He was preceded in death by his brother, Julian C. Felty and sister, Martha Sue Dickens.
Richard Wayne Long, 65, of Elk Creek, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home.
Jack Warren Wade Sr., 88, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015. Graveside Services will be noon Saturday, August 29, 2015, at Sherwood Memorial Park. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100.
Thomas Charles Arbugelis, 67, of Vinton, Va., passed away Monday, August 24, 2015. Memorial Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 29, 2015, at Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel, 540-343-4986.