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Thursday 02/11/2016
Chitwood, Michael W.

Michael W. Chitwood, 54, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on ...

Hill, Joan C.

Joan Hill was born in 1936 to Elba and Myrtle Ballard in ...

Plymale, Monty Wayne

Monty Wayne Plymale, 68, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on ...

Sydnor III, Lewis A.

Lewis A. Sydnor III, 57, of Roanoke, was born as the only...

Wednesday 02/10/2016
Babula, Judith Ann

January 30, 1955 - February 9, 2016Judith Ann Babula, of ...

Divers, Betty Jane Sparks Lanier

Betty Jane Sparks Lanier Divers, 85, of Vinton, Va., pass...

Hodges, Louis Wendell

Louis Wendell Hodges, 83, of Lexington, died Monday, Febr...

Landrum, Jason Thomas

Our sweet son, Jason Thomas Landrum, 33, of Roanoke, Va.,...

Whelchel, Mary Elisabeth Felder

Mary Elisabeth "Liz" Felder Whelchel, 84, lovin...

Tuesday 02/09/2016
Hodges, James Posey

James Posey Hodges, 84, of Roanoke, died peacefully on Su...

Richardson, Louise Jones

Louise Jones Richardson, 86, of Callaway, passed away Sun...

Schmitt, Carolyn A.

Carolyn A. Schmitt, 89, of Roanoke, Va., passed away sudd...

Monday 02/08/2016
Conner, Jack J.

Jack J. Conner, 88, of Smith Mountain Lake, Va., passed a...

Edens, Alvena Flora Plunkett

Alvena Flora Plunkett Edens, 87, of Boones Mill, Virginia...

Lafon, Frances Lorine

Frances Lorine Lafon, 88, of Newport, departed this life ...

Sunday 02/07/2016
Epperly, Dana Lynn

Dana Lynn Epperly, 52, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Sa...

Markham Jr., Aubrey Jake

Aubrey Jake Markham Jr., 66, of Vinton, Va., passed away ...

Mosley, R. Elaine

R. Elaine Mosley, of Roanoke, Va., died on Thursday, Janu...

Welch, Betty Howerton

Betty Howerton Welch, of Salem, Va., passed away peaceful...

Saturday 02/06/2016
Johnston, Etta Mae

Etta Mae Johnston, 65, of Eggleston Road, Eggleston, depa...

Obituaries in the News

Saturday 11/21/2015
Roanoke advertiser, Republican activist Mamie Vest dies at 77

A longtime Republican political activist and lauded Roano...

Wednesday 11/11/2015
Carol Willoughby, co-founder of Saint Francis Service Dogs, was advocate for disabled

Willoughby died Wednesday at the age of 65 but leaves an important legacy.

Monday 10/12/2015
From two years back, our podcast with Robbin Thompson, who died over the weekend

Robbin Thompson, who died on Saturday after a decades-lon...

Wednesday 09/16/2015
Longtime WRIS radio owner Lloyd Gochenour dies

As a student at Bridgewater College in the 1940s, Lloyd G...

Recent Obituaries

Thursday 02/11/2016
Beamer, James Elwood

James Elwood Beamer, 88, of Fancy Gap, passed away Tuesda...

Booze, Joseph Logan

Joseph Logan "Bud" Booze Jr., passed away unexp...

Bradley, Chauncey Maurice

Chauncey Maurice Bradley, 62, of Roanoke, passed away Thu...

Chitwood, Michael W.

Michael W. Chitwood, 54, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on ...

Corvin, Linda Mae

Linda Mae Corvin, 69, of Wytheville, passed away Wednesda...

Dabney, James Keith

James Keith Dabney, 60, of Radford, passed away on Friday...

Ellis, Matthew Ridgeway

Matthew Ridgewell Ellis of Blacksburg died unexpectedly F...

Hall, Alma Marie Rucker

Alma Marie Rucker Hall, 89, of Fincastle, passed away Mon...

Hill, Joan C.

Joan Hill was born in 1936 to Elba and Myrtle Ballard in ...

Kish, George B.

George B. Kish, 88, of Moneta, Va., passed away on Tuesda...

Martin, Jesse W.

Jesse W. Martin, 66, of Roanoke, went home to be with the...

McNeil, Ronald William

Ronald William McNeil, 71, of Salem, passed away at home ...

Plymale, Monty Wayne

Monty Wayne Plymale, 68, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on ...

Richie, Alma Frances Casey

Alma Frances Casey Richie, 87, of Roanoke, departed this ...

Shockley, Thomas R.

Thomas R. Shockley, 84, of Hillsville, passed away Tuesda...

Stewart, Abigale E.

Abigale E. (Abby) Stewart, 94, of Roanoke, Va., passed aw...

Sullivan, Bobbie Jane Holland

Bobbie Jane Holland Sullivan, 67, of Christiansburg, Va.,...

Sydnor III, Lewis A.

Lewis A. Sydnor III, 57, of Roanoke, was born as the only...

Williams, Betty Jean

Betty Jean Williams, 82, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday,...

Wilson, Evie Board

Evie Board Wilson, 94, of Check, departed this life Tuesd...

Wednesday 02/10/2016
Amos, Myrtle

Myrtle Amos, 80, of Roanoke, passed away Monday February ...

Babula, Judith Ann

January 30, 1955 - February 9, 2016Judith Ann Babula, of ...

Banks, Joyce V. Wade

Joyce V. Wade Banks, 62, of Greensboro, N.C. and formerly...

Barbour, Artis Ray

Artis Ray Barbour, 86, of Rising Sun, Indiana, died Satur...

Childress, Ronald Lee

Ronald Lee Childress, 70, of Hardy, passed away on Monday...

Craft, Katherine Ruth

Katherine Ruth Craft, 82, of Roanoke, died Sunday, Februa...

Custer, James Curthbert

James Curthbert Custer, 83, of Roanoke, passed away Sunda...

Dehart Jr., Raymond Andrew

Raymond Andrew Dehart Jr., 72, passed away Monday, Februa...

Divers, Betty Jane Sparks Lanier

Betty Jane Sparks Lanier Divers, 85, of Vinton, Va., pass...

Frye, Mary Jane Hagee

Mary Jane Hagee Frye, 74, of Pulaski, passed away Sunday,...

HALL, Alma Marie Rucker

Alma Marie Rucker Hall, 89, of Fincastle passed away on M...

Hall Sr., Charles Tronstein

Charles Tronstein (Chuck) Hall Sr., 82, of Covington, die...

Hall, Norman L.

Norman L. Hall, 86, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Frida...

Hodges, James Posey

James Posey Hodges, 84, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, F...

Hodges, Louis Wendell

Louis Wendell Hodges, 83, of Lexington, died Monday, Febr...

Hufford, Ada Myrle Dalton

Ada Myrle Dalton Hufford, 80, of Salem, passed away on Mo...

Landrum, Jason Thomas

Our sweet son, Jason Thomas Landrum, 33, of Roanoke, Va.,...

McCune, Barry Alan

Barry Alan McCune, 56, of Salem, passed away Sunday, Febr...

McNeil, Ronald William

Ronald William McNeil, 71, of Salem, passed away Sunday, ...

Richardson, Louise Jones

Louise Jones Richardson, 86, of Callaway, passed away Sun...

Schmitt, Carolyn A.

Carolyn A. Schmitt, 89, of Roanoke, Va., died on Sunday, ...

Smith, Samuel Elmore

Samuel Elmore (Bo) Smith, 92, of Roanoke, Va., passed awa...

Sydnor, Lewis Albert

Lewis Albert Sydnor, 57, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday,...

Tyler, Joyce Anne

Joyce Anne Tyler, 62, of Montvale, passed away Sunday, Fe...

Whelchel, Mary Elisabeth Felder

Mary Elisabeth "Liz" Felder Whelchel, 84, lovin...

White, Betty Janney

Betty Janney White, 59, of Roanoke, Va., went to be with ...

Tuesday 02/09/2016
Brookman, Robert Lewis

Robert Lewis (Buck) Brookman, 66, of Covington, passed aw...

Byrd, Elmer Wilson

Elmer Wilson Byrd, 95, of Vinton, Va., passed away on Sun...

Carver, Betty Jo

Betty Jo Carver, 50, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Thur...

Childress, Ronald Lee

Ronald Lee Childress, 70, of Hardy, Virginia, died Monday...

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