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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...

Mayhew Jr., Giles Edward

Giles Edward (Ed) Mayhew Jr., 72, of Vinton, Va., passed ...

Parcha, Roberta Carol

Roberta Carol Parcha, 51, of Hardy, Va., passed away on T...

Poindexter, Cathern Rose

Cathern Rose (Kitty) Poindexter, 91, of Roanoke, Va., wen...

Friday 02/05/2016
Erickson, Alice Marie

Alice Marie Erickson of Mount Dora, Fla., was born March ...

Fralin, William Douglas

William Douglas (Bill) (The Duke) Fralin, 73, of Thaxton,...

Wade, Dorothy Henley Sink

Dorothy Henley Sink Wade, 87, of Roanoke, Va., passed awa...

Thursday 02/04/2016
Spaulding, Sallie Gayle

Sallie Gayle Spaulding, 89, passed away at 10:07 p.m. on ...

Van Hoff, Henry

Henry Van Hoff, 90, of Salem, Va., and Mooresville, N.C.,...

Wednesday 02/03/2016
Clark, Ruth Margaret Carlton

Ruth Margaret Carlton (Nannie) Clark, 98, of Salem, Va., ...

Smith, Carl Denver

Carl Denver Smith, 81, of Troutville, Va., passed away pe...

Spraker Jr., Charles C.

Charles C. (Bud) Spraker Jr. of Ivanhoe, Va. passed away ...

West, John William

John William West, 95, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Sa...

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...

In Memory

Monday 02/08/2016
Cadle, John

JohnCadleYou left me a year ago today. You are always on ...

Recent Obituaries

Monday 02/08/2016
Bennett, William B.

William B. Bennett, 82, of Forest, passed away Saturday, ...

Conner, Jack J.

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

Darlington, Terry Lee

Terry Lee Darlington, 67, of Dublin, passed away Friday, ...

Eaton, Jay Darnell

Jay Darnell Eaton, 91, of Pulaski, passed away Friday mor...

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 ...

Nester, Barbara Young

Barbara Ann Young Nester of Virginia Beach, passed away o...

Schmitt, Carolyn A.

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

Sullivan, Johnny

Johnny Sullivan, 58, of Pulaski, passed away Thursday, Fe...

Thomason, Louise

Louise Thomason, 73, of Bedford County, Va., passed away ...

Tyler, Joyce Anne

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

Williams, Jay D.

Jay D. Williams, 57, of Roanoke went home to be with the ...

Sunday 02/07/2016
Akers, James C.

Lt. Col. James C. "Jim" Akers, USAF Ret., 75, o...

Bower, Frances Ann

A light went out in this world on Thursday, February 4, 2...

Conner, Jack J.

Jack J. Conner, 88, of Moneta, Va., passed away on Friday...

Dalton Sr., Lawrence Edward

Lawrence Edward (Eddie) Dalton Sr., 54, took his last rid...

Davis, Shirley Louise

Shirley Louise Davis, 87, of of Roanoke, Va., and formerl...

Drewry, Pearl Hughes Myers

Pearl Hughes Myers Drewry, of Roanoke, born May 15, 1920,...

Dyson, Helen Hatcher

Helen Hatcher Dyson, 89, died on Friday, January 29, 2016...

Edens, Alvena Flora Plunkett

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

Epperly, Dana Lynn

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

Howell, Ethel Maxine

Ethel Maxine Howell, 72, passed away Friday, February 5, ...

Kingrea, Juanita

Juanita Marcella Kingrea, born on January 3, 1944, in Roa...

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...

Nester, Iva Geraldine

Iva Geraldine Nester, 73, of Dugspur, passed away Friday,...

Poff, Alvin Lee

Alvin Lee Poff, 78, of Roanoke, passed away peacefully on...

Porter, Warren D.

Warren D. Porter, 47, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Wed...

Shelor, George William

George William Shelor, of Floyd, Va. passed away on Wedne...

Shrader, Granville Carr

Granville Carr Shrader, 88, of Narrows, passed away Frida...

Slusher, John Douglas

John Douglas Slusher, 78, of Shawsville died, Thursday, F...

Stine, Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts Stine, 93, of Riverview entered into rest Mo...

Stout, Mark Allen

Mark Allen Stout, 55, of Callaway, passed away Thursday, ...

Welch, Betty Howerton

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

Wilson, Alma Inez Brackeen

Alma Inez Brackeen Wilson, 98, formerly of Blacksburg, di...

Saturday 02/06/2016
Bower, Frances Ann

Frances Ann Bower, 67, of Christiansburg, passed away Thu...

Bradley, Chauncey Maurice

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

Bryant, Betty Peters

Betty Peters Bryant, 72, of Henry, passed away Tuesday, F...

Ervin, Sheryl Hodges

Sheryl Hodges Ervin, 77, of Roanoke, passed away unexpect...

Glatt, Deanna Lee

Deanna Lee Glatt, 51, of Fairfield, passed away Tuesday, ...

Johnston, Etta Mae

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

Mayhew Jr., Giles Edward

Giles Edward (Ed) Mayhew Jr., 72, of Vinton, Va., passed ...

O'Dell, Heather Katana

Heather Katana O'Dell, 57, of Pulaski, passed away Thursd...

Parcha, Roberta Carol

Roberta Carol Parcha, 51, of Hardy, Va., passed away on T...

Poindexter, Cathern Rose

Cathern Rose (Kitty) Poindexter, 91, of Roanoke, Va., wen...

Roberts, Marshall J.

Marshall J. Roberts, 99, of Indepence, passed away Friday...

Smith, Julian B.

Julian B. (Jewell) Smith, 80, of Rocky Mount, died Thursd...

Stout, Mark Allen

Mark Allen Stout, 55, of Callaway, passed away Thursday, ...

Sullivan, Johnny

Johnny Sullivan, 58, of Pulaski, passed away Thursday, Fe...

Friday 02/05/2016
Akers, James C.

Lt. Col. James C. "Jim" Akers, USAF Ret., 75, o...

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