Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 1:11 pm
Troy Christopher Harris, 46, of Bonsack, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016 surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his mother, Elaine Harris; grandparents, Benjamin and Gladys Edwards, Arthur and Evelyn Harris; his in-laws, Paul and Ruby Strickland; sister-in-law, JoAnn Holland; brother-in-law's, Don Greenwood and Micky Strickland.Troy is survived by his wife, Gloria; his daughter, Kelsey; and his son Noah; fur babies, Teddy Bear and Maggie Mae; father, Arthur Harris of Rocky Mount, N.C.; his brother, Art Harris (Susan) of Knightdale, N.C.; a sister, Laura Ehrenzeller (Brett) of Suffolk, Va.; sister in law, Paula Gibson (Dewey) Catawba, Va.; and brother in law, Rick Greenwood (Debbie) of Laurel, Md., a sister in law, Ruth Greenwood, Rocky Mount, Va.; and brother in law, Gerald Holland, Vinton, Va. He is also survived by his uncles, Gene (Tobey) Edwards, Darwin (Wanda) Edwards; and aunts, Diane Edwards (Cynthia), Suzanne Williams, Virginia Albrecht and Jeanne Harris; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Troy also was blessed with a life-long best friend, Kevin Jordan; and very close friends and colleagues, David Perez and Johanna Burton.Troy graduated from Ferrum College with a degree in history and had a very successful career in hospital information technology consulting. He was formally employed by Carilion Health System, Superior Consultant Company and Huntzinger Management Group prior to starting his own company Harris Management Group. It was at Superior that he was the happiest and where he met and worked with some of the best people that remained close to him throughout the years, Dave, Johanna, Margaret, Dana, Angie, Waynetta, Sherry and many more. Troy loved to travel to new hospitals and had several cherished assignments. Such as, Queens Medical Center, HI; Detroit Medical Center, Mich; St. Vincent's, N.Y.; and Central Maine Healthcare, Maine.The family would like to express sincere appreciation to Dr. Burgess, Dr. Kirtley, Rhonda (MISCU), Dr. Bolton and Laura (ER) from Lewis Gale Medical Center. Kathy Furr and Kathy Moses with Good Samaritan Hospice for their care and love to Troy. The K&K team were so wonderful to our family. They made this journey so much easier. And a special thank you to the William Byrd and Bonsack communities for all of your love and support, with extended thanks to Linda Carle and Lisa Stover.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, Good Samaritan Hospice, 2408 Electric Road, Roanoke, Virginia 24018, or to Zion Assembly Church of God, 1335 Kirk Avenue SE, Roanoke, Virginia 24013in Troy's honor.A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Sunday May 1, 2016 in the Vinton War Memorial Hall, 814 East Washington Avenue, Vinton, Virginia 24179. Friends may visit with the family from 5:30 until service time Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the Vinton War Memorial Hall. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home. 540-366-0707.
LeVernon Eugene Carrington, 72, answered his call from the Lord early on Sunday morning, April 24, 2016. He was the son of the late Charles Vernon and Ruth Allen Carrington.
Karen Wilkins, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2016, at Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131.
Lorinza (Rinzie) Brumfield Jr., 70, of Pembroke lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. Born July 30, 1945, he was a son of the late Lorenzo Sr. and Martha P. Brumfield.He is survived by his wife, Melissa, the love of his life, caregiver, and best friend; three daughters whom he loved and was so proud of, Dana Robertson and husband, Todd of Newport, Lisa Jones of Pearisburg, and Lynette Lowe and husband, Kelly of Rich Creek; seven grandchildren whom he adored, Loren, Jadan, Kaley, Laci, Brynn, Kelcie and Jacob; one brother, Ronnie Brumfield and wife, Violet of Pembroke; and one uncle and many cousins of Louisville, Ky.He was a member of the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church. He retired from Volvo Truck Corporation, having previously worked at Elmac Corporation, Fairchild Corporation, and Celanese. A skilled craftsman, he built his own home and loved working in his woodshop making beautiful furniture for his home, his family and his friends. Rinzie had many close friends, and was known for his creativity in helping others complete their projects. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016 in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Fridaym April 29, 2016 at the funeral. For those considering an expression of sympathy, the family requests contributions be made to The American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.