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Thursday 01/29/2015
Bowman, Nancy Conner

Nancy Conner Bowman, 74, of Check, passed away on Tuesday...

Caldwell, Bonnie Jean Simmons

Bonnie Jean Simmons Caldwell, 74, of Eagle Rock, Va., pas...

Dixon, Eli Randolph

Eli Randolph Dixon, 85, of Pearisburg, Va., (Sugar Run Ro...

Farley, Harry Robert

Harry Robert Farley, 72, of Vinton, Va., returned home to...

Jenkins, Rebecca Gladys Wilson

Rebecca Gladys Wilson Jenkins, 88, of Natural Bridge Stat...

Jones, Mallie Rachel

Mallie Rachel Jones, 65, of Austinville, passed away Tues...

Lackey, Leon Agee

Dr. Leon Agee Lackey of Kings Grant Community, of Martins...

Lavender, James Owen

James Owen Lavender, 71, of Roanoke, Va. passed away on W...

Morton, Jim

Jim Morton, 86 passed away on Tuesday, January 27,2015. H...

Owens, Rena Mae Finney

Rena Mae Finney Owens, 89, formerly of Blue Ridge, died S...

Page, Audrey Mae

Audrey Mae Page, 84, of Roanoke, departed this life Sunda...

Prescott, Ralph Wesley

Ralph Wesley Prescott, 66, of Blacksburg, Va., died on Tu...

Pruitt, Alzira Bray

Alzira "Zizi" Bray Pruitt, 94, passed away Mond...

Reed, Golda Jearline Calloway

Golda Jearline Calloway Reed, of Hopewell, formerly of Ra...

Sprouse, Evelyn Brent Patteson

Evelyn Brent Patteson Sprouse, of Covington, died Tuesday...

Stanley, Nellie Poff

Nellie Poff Stanley, 67, of Roanoke, went to be with the ...

Thomas Sr., Richard Buford

Richard Buford Thomas Sr., 96, of Roanoke, Va., went to b...

Wednesday 01/28/2015
Harris Jr., George W.

The Honorable George W. Harris, Jr. departed his earthly ...

Kern, George Joseph

George Joseph Kern, 79, of Roanoke, Va., surrounded by lo...

Martin, Winston D.

Winston D. (Wink) Martin, 82, of Salem, Va., passed away ...

Obituaries in the News

Friday 01/23/2015
Roanoke's first black judge was known for his maverick spirit

The man charged with drinking in public offered up a curi...

Monday 01/19/2015
Sound engineer brought quality to music and shared his knowledge

Howard Beasley, a former studio owner, mixed sound and provided P.A. for many area acts

Tuesday 01/13/2015
Cabell Brand, dead at 91, was titan of business and philanthopy

On Friday, Cabell Brand was commanding the room at a part...

Sunday 01/11/2015
Virginian Review publisher Horton Beirne dies at 67

Like his grandfather and father before him, Horton Beirne...

Recent Obituaries

Thursday 01/29/2015
Atherton Jr., Samuel H.

Samuel H. Atherton Jr. 88, of Roanoke, passed away peacef...

Barker, Evelyn

Evelyn Barker, 90, of Marion, Va., passed away Wednesday,...

Bowman, Nancy Conner

Nancy Conner Bowman, 74, of Check, passed away on Tuesday...

Caldwell, Bonnie Jean Simmons

Bonnie Jean Simmons Caldwell, 74, of Eagle Rock, Va., pas...

Canellas, Marjorie Leslie

Marjorie Leslie Canellas, 78, of Lexington, passed away T...

Chinault, Robert Lee

Robert Lee Chinault, 76, of Pulaski, passed away Wednesda...

Davis, William Frank

William Frank Davis, 49, of Pulaski, Va., died Friday, Ja...

Dixon, Eli Randolph

Eli Randolph Dixon, 85, of Pearisburg, Va., (Sugar Run Ro...

Farley, Harry Robert

Harry Robert Farley, 72, of Vinton, Va., returned home to...

Forsyth, Laura Frances Cole

Laura Frances Cole Forsyth, 89, of Lexington, Va., died T...

Frith, William

William (Doc or Dot) Frith, 98, of Martinsville, passed a...

Goad, Bessie

Bessie Goad, 96, of Dugspur, Va., passed away Tuesday, Ja...

Hinton, James Edward

James Edward Hinton, 75, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, ...

Jenkins, Rebecca Gladys Wilson

Rebecca Gladys Wilson Jenkins, 88, of Natural Bridge Stat...

Jones, Mallie Rachel

Mallie Rachel Jones, 65, of Austinville, passed away Tues...

Lackey, Leon Agee

Dr. Leon Agee Lackey of Kings Grant Community, of Martins...

Lavender, James Owen

James Owen Lavender, 71, of Roanoke, Va. passed away on W...

Lawson, Carolyn Inman

Carolyn Inman Lawson, 72, of Collinsville, Va., died Tues...

Lawson, Frances Ritter

Frances Ritter Lawson, 98, of Richmond, formerly of Radfo...

Lumpkin, James Maylon

James Maylon Lumpkin, 71, of Penhook, died Tuesday, Janua...

Merriman, Gladys Morris

Gladys Morris Merriman, 95, of Martinsville, Va., died Tu...

Midkiff, Lonie Ethel Quinn

Lonie Ethel Quinn Midkiff, 94, of Ferrum passed away Tues...

Morton, Jim

Jim Morton, 86 passed away on Tuesday, January 27,2015. H...

Moyer, Brenda Peters

Brenda Peters Moyer, 66, of Vinton, Va., passed away Tues...

Mullins Jr., Wilbur Lewis

Mullins Jr. Wilbur Lewis Wilbur Lewis Mullins Jr., 77, of...

Owens, Rena Mae Finney

Rena Mae Finney Owens, 89, formerly of Blue Ridge, died S...

Page, Audrey Mae

Audrey Mae Page, 84, of Roanoke, departed this life Sunda...

Perdue Jr., Robert C.

Robert C. (Bobby) Perdue Jr., 58, of Boones Mill, passed ...

Pickral, Agnes

Agnes (Reidy) Pickral, 90, of Richmond, passed away Tuesd...

Poff, Frances Marie

Frances Marie Poff, of Roanoke, Va., passed away Sunday, ...

Prescott, Ralph Wesley

Ralph Wesley Prescott, 66, of Blacksburg, Va., died on Tu...

Pruitt, Alzira Bray

Alzira "Zizi" Bray Pruitt, 94, passed away Mond...

Rakes, Elsie May

Elsie May Rakes, 104, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, Jan...

Rapp Jr., Benjamin Willard

Benjamin Willard (Bill) Rapp Jr., 87, of Covington, passe...

Reed, Golda Jearline Calloway

Golda Jearline Calloway Reed, of Hopewell, formerly of Ra...

Royal, Jerry Edward

Jerry Edward Royal, 66, of Christiansburg, passed away Mo...

Shockley, Larry K.

Larry K. Shockley, 62, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, Ja...

Sprouse, Evelyn Brent Patteson

Evelyn Brent Patteson Sprouse, of Covington, died Tuesday...

Stanger, Doris Linkous

Doris Linkous Stanger, 81, of Christiansburg, died Januar...

Stanley Jr., Melvin William

Melvin William (Bill) Stanley Jr., of Mineral, passed awa...

Stanley, Nellie Poff

Nellie Poff Stanley, 67, of Roanoke, went to be with the ...

Stout, George M.

George M. Stout, 71, of Rocky Mount, passed away Tuesday,...

Thomas Sr., Richard Buford

Richard Buford Thomas Sr., 96, of Roanoke, Va., went to b...

Watkins, Mary Elizabeth Linkenhoker

Mary Elizabeth Linkenhoker Watkins, 86, of Covington, Va....

Webb, William D.

William D. (Bill) Webb, 66, of Roanoke went home to be wi...

Womack, Hilda Louise Otey Gill

Hilda Louise Otey Gill Womack, 90, of Fincastle, passed a...

Wyatt, Roy Billy Lee

Roy Billy Lee Wyatt, 60, of Galax, passed away Tuesday, J...

Wednesday 01/28/2015
Basham, Harry J.

Harry J. Basham

Caldwell, Bonnie Jean Simmons

Bonnie Jean Simmons Caldwell, 74, of Eagle Rock, passed a...

Corvin, Millie Puryear

Millie Puryear Corvin, 87, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday...

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