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CHILHOWIE, Va. Burlie Powers Blevins, age 96, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019. She was born in Whitetop, Va., to the late William H. Powers and Bessie Little Powers. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Dallas B. Blevins; daughter, Barbara Martin; granddaughters, Kim…

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Dallas Lent Armbrister, age 76, of Max Meadows, the Armbrister Mountain Community, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. He was born on December 16, 1942, in Wythe County, the son of the late Clarence F. and Gracie Ellen Chrisley Armbrister. He was preceded in death by a sister, Aileen R…

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MARION, Va. Betty Jean Felts Cregger age 56, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Carrington Place in Rural Retreat, Va. Betty Jean was born on December 30, 1962, to the late Clyde Allen and Nancy Griffin Felts. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Ch…

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MARION, Va. Thomas Patrick "Pat" Moore, age 68, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol, Tenn. Pat Moore was a loving husband for 45 years dad to his kids, and number one papaw to his grandchildren. He never met a stranger and could strike up a conver…

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Aldene Nowlin, age 92, joined her husband Arch in heaven, Sunday, March 17, 2019. They had only been apart for a little more than three years after 65 years together. Eula Aldene Moore was born September 28, 1926 in Freeburn, Ky. She was the fifth of six children of Marion Homer and Essie Ke…

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Beverly Lambert Light, 72, of Pilot, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Della Lambert of Gundy. She is survived by her husband, Donald Ray Light; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffery and Kimberly Light; and two grandchildren, Gabrielle and…

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Francesca "Fran" Maria Corso DeVito A beautiful transition happened on the sunny morning of March 18, 2019, as Francesca "Fran" Maria Corso DeVito broke the bonds of this earthly veil, opening her eyes in heaven, reuniting with family and friends. Her good works, radiant smile, and beautiful…

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Kathryn Jane "Kitty" Griffin LYNCHBURG, Va. Kathryn Jane "Kitty" Griffin, 89, went to be with her Lord on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Rev. Dr. Alton Lloyd Griffin. She was born in Cleveland, Tenn., on May 26, 1929, a daughter of the late …

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MARION, Va. Elbert "Bert" Glenn Carrico, age 76, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tenn. Mr. Carrico was born in Smyth County to the late Leona Pitzer Carrico and Claude Berlin Carrico and was preceded in death by his brother, Harry Car…

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MARION, Va. William "Bill" Williams Harris, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, in Johnson City, Tenn. Bill was born on November 8, 1937, to the late Toby Carl and Lena Farmer Harris. He was a member of the U.S. Navy in the mid 50's and …

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Anita Cullop-Thompson, 67, of Chester, Virginia, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019, at her home. She is survived by her sister, Shirley Jean Cullop of Fredericksburg, Virginia; niece, Dr. Laura Park Gogia (Dr. Amit); two great nieces, Sydney and Lindsay Gogia of Glen Allen Virginia; and m…

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Anthony O. Ingle went home to be with the Lord on March 7, 2019. He was the son of the late Gilbert M. and Isabell M. Ingle of Washington County, Va. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Christine S. Ingle; his brothers, Howard Ingle, Lloyd Ingle, Hubert Ingle, and Malcolm Ingle…

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Catherine Elizabeth Sheffey Travis, age 69, of Wytheville, Va., passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019. She was born on December 17, 1949, in Wythe County, daughter of the late Joseph Jerry Sheffey Sr. and Catherine J. Hanley Sheffey. She was a retired registered nurse with the Southwest Trai…

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Dorothy G. Huddleson, 88, of Effingham, passed away Tuesday morning, March 5, 2019, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Private family services will be held at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham. Memorial donations to The Carter Center may be given online at https://www.cartercenter.org. Dor…

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Esther Magdalene Lawson Rose, 72, of Bristol, Va., died on Saturday, March 16, 2019, after a lengthy illness. A loving wife and mother, Esther was born on April 21, 1946, in Richlands, Va. She was the daughter of the late Walter "Ed" Lawson and the late Virgie Lockhart Lawson. In addition to…

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Frances Nadine Dunford Dean, age 83, of Max Meadows, Va., passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019. She was born on May 9, 1935, in Wythe County, daughter of the late Guy Herman Dunford and Stella Frances Isom Dunford. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry G. Dean; daughter, Karen Y D…

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Harold Spahr Riley of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the age of 90. Mr. Riley was born on January 7, 1929, in McDowell County, West Virginia, to the late John and Nellie Porterfield Riley. He grew up in Tazewell County, Virginia. Harold was the senior class pr…

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Haswell "Bud" Stoots, age 90, of Ivanhoe, Va., passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. He was born on January 8, 1929, in Ivanhoe, the son of the late Abner Johnson Stoots and Liza Ellen Sawyers Stoots. Bud was also preceded in death by his wife, Gaynell Weatherman Stoots; two sons, Terry …

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Helen Davidson "Granny" Etter, age 91, of Wytheville, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019. She was the daughter of the late John Adams and Eva Jane Lyons Davidson. She was preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Jackson; and brother, John A Davidson. Granny is survived by her husband of …

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James "Michael" Peak Sr. James "Michael" Peak Sr., 58, of Max Meadows, Va., passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at his home. He was born on July 18, 1960, to the late James and Alice Peak in Wythe County, Va. Survivors include his son, James Michael Peak Jr. of Max Meadows, Va.; stepdaugh…

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Lisa Adele Ruoff Birzer, 58, died on March 10, 2019, at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Ga., after battling cancer for a couple of months. Lisa was born in Norfolk, Neb. on February 10, 1961, to Werner Ruoff and Geraldine Ruth Hartwig Mellor (Carl). She was the 2nd oldest sibling of four, Ren…

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Lora Scott Van der Mude Lora Scott Van der Mude died on February 13, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. She was born in Richlands, Va., on October 20, 1960. She attended Richlands High School and Carson Newman College. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Van der Mude, and her parents, Dr. …

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MARION, Va. Jayhue Wiley Blevins, age 62, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. Graveside funeral services will be announced at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.bradleysfh.com. Bradley's Funeral Home of Marion is serving the Blevins family.

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Paul Earl Agee Jr., 72, of Bland, Va., passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019, at Wythe County Community Hospital. He was born on April 14, 1946, at Bland, Va., the son of the late Paul Sr. and Dorothy Blankenship Agee. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt. He was actively involved in…

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Virle Rex Crockett, age 80, of Albemarle, N.C., passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019, at University Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., after several medical issues. He was born on May 3, 1938, in Tazewell County, Va., a son of the late John S. and Grace L. Hunt Crockett. Mr. Crockett made his h…

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MARION, Va. Frances Ann Dyson Ferguson, age 83, went home to be with her Heavenly Father, Saturday, March 16, 2019. She was born February 25, 1936 in Loudon, Tenn. to the late Clint Edwin and Edith Wells Dyson. As a valued member of the community, she worked for the Brunswick Corporation for…

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MARION, Va. Howard Wayne Myers, age 81, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at the Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, Va. Howard was born on May 27, 1937 to the late Melvin and Ruby Heffinger Myers. He is also preceded in death by his son, Greg Lewis; brothers, Willis, Joe, James,…

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Roland A. Tackett, age 91, of Richlands, Va., passed away at his home on Sunday, March 17, 2019. He was born in Yeager, Ky. and was the son of the late George and Lesta Jane Blackburn Tackett. He was an entrepreneur in real estate and a lifelong resident of the area. In addition to his paren…

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ATKINS, Va. Sylvia Jeanette Burton, 79, passed away surrounded by family in her home on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. She was born on December 23, 1939, in Atkins, Va. to the late Frank Ernest and Kathleen Anna Welch Overbay. Prior to her retirement, Sylvia was employed with the Free Lance-Star N…

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Beatrice "Molly" Brooks Havens MARION, Va. Beatrice "Molly" Brooks Havens, age 77, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie, Va. after a lengthy illness. She was born to the late Archie C. Brooks and Jettie Mae Dolinger Brooks on April 23, 1941 …

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July 21, 1958-February 25, 2019 In memory of "Pete" Wheeler. You will be missed. Love, The Wheelers

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MARION, Va. Bonnie Jo Willard, age 64, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Francis Marion Manor. Ms. Willard was born in Smyth County, Va. to the late James and Ida Havens Stillwell. She worked at Buster Brown and Utility Trailer for many years. She was a Christian woman who enjoyed w…

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Martha Jane "Jennie" Simmerman June 7, 1937 - March 11, 2019 Martha Jane "Jennie" Simmerman, of Radford, went home with her Lord on March 11, 2019. She is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Graham Simmerman Sr.; sons, Graham Simmerman Jr., Walt (Nita) Simmerman, and Don (Anne) Simm…

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Mary Pauline Williams, 96, of Max Meadows, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019, at her daughter's home in Galax. Mrs. Williams was born in Wythe County to the late Lonnie and Mabel Akers Porter. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Kyle Winters William…

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May 29, 1940 March 13, 2019 Glenn Cecil Watson Jr., 78, of Max Meadows, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Dublin and a retired Livestock Health Inspector for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn Sr. and A…

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Ronald Claire Hutzel Sr., age 65, of Wytheville, Va., passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019. He was born December 9, 1953 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank E. Hutzel and Dorothy Mayho Hutzel Sczypta; step-father, Andrew M. Sczypta; brother, Frank Hutzel…

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ATKINS, Va. Elizabeth Geraldine Turley, age 66, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019, at the Heritage Hall in Clintwood, Va. She was born in Marion, Va., to the late Víctor Howard Sawyers and Ellen Jane Havens Phillips. She was preceded in death by her sister, Martha Mae Sawyers. She worked…

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David Lewis Gardner, 75, of Floyd, passed away in his home on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Martha Gardner; and brother, Kenneth Gardner. David loved the Lord and lived a Christian life. He loved his church family at Topeco Church of the Brethren …

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Donald "Don" James Weeks Sr., 88, of Willis, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019, after a short battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Lura Altizer Weeks; twin brother, Douglas Weeks; sister, Louise Barger; and son, Aubrey Dalton. He was a loving husband, d…

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Irvin Hampton Waldron, 95, of Copper Hill, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 10, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Betty K. Waldron. He was a World War II Veteran and was the owner and operator of Mountain Ditching Corp. for many years. He is survived by his chi…

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Katie Mae Stuart, 90, of Copper Hill, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 4, 2019, in Garner, North Carolina. She was born on January 9, 1929, to the late Lewis Jacob and Sophia Banks Stuart. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Matthew A. Stuart who passed away o…

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Rev. Sam W. Caldwell, Sr. CHILHOWIE, Va. The Rev. Sam W. Caldwell Sr., age 91, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at his home in Chilhowie, Va. He was born on June 26, 1927, in Blairsville, Ga., to the late William and Bessie Caldwell. Along with his fathe…

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CHILHOWIE, Va. James Howard Hamm, age 85, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019, at his home in Chilhowie, Va. Mr. Hamm was born on March 1, 1934, in Pennsylvania, to the late Charlie and Myrtle Doss Hamm. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Thomas Hamm; son, …

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Douglas Roderick Kitts, age 74, of Richlands, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at a local Richlands hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born in Richlands, Virginia, the son of the late Harold Burton "H.B." Kitts Sr., and Hazel Stamper Kitts. Douglas was a graduate of…

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Frankie Jack Warden Jr. 73, of Pulaski, Va., passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at his home. He was born in Giles County, the son of the late Frank Sr. and Pansy Clemons Warden. He retired from Pulaski Furniture and drove a school bus in Bland and Pulaski counties. He loved all kids, w…

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Margaret Louise "Peggy" Gibson, age 69, of Cedar Bluff, Va., entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 4, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Margaret was born in War, W.Va. to the late George Elmer and Ona "Zike" Senic Whitt. She was a retired postal clerk at the North Taze…

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Ronald Eugene Blair, age 66, of Ivanhoe, Va., passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019. He was born on August 24, 1952, in Wythe County, the son of the late Sherman C. and Mildred Hill Blair. He was also preceded in death by a nephew, Kevin Blair and great-niece, Payton Blair. Survivors include…

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Violet Crockett Bird, age 90, of Bland, Va., passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. She was born on May 3, 1928, in Tangier Island, Va., daughter of the late Elmer and Ida Shores Crockett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Roy Bird Sr.; sons, Thomas Nelson Bird and Vance …

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MARION, Va. Dawes Blevins, age 93, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. Mr. Blevins was born in Grayson County, Va., to the late James Blevins and Catherine Greer Blevins. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Ida Price and Ivory Chambers; and his broth…

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SUGAR GROVE, Va. Pansy Belcher Perkins, age 97, passed away on March 11, 2019, at the Francis Marion Manor Nursing Home in Marion. She was born on June 27, 1921, in West Virginia and was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Elsworth Perkins; her parents, Robert Lee Belcher and Delilah J…