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.
Curtis Minter, 91, of Blue Ridge, died Friday, August 28, 2015. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at Oakey's East Chapel.
J. Avery Pendleton, 96, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015. Avery was a native of Woolwine. Avery proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He retired from Kroger as a store manager after 28 years of service. He was recently preceded in death by his beloved wife of 68 years, Irene.
Rodney Harland Anderson, 75, of Pulaski, Va., passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015. Graveside Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin, Va. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory, Radford, Va., 540-639-2456.
Wendy Elaine Ford Strock, 53, of Dublin, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.