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Obituary for Peggy McDaniel Fowler Peggy McDaniel Fowler
Natural Bridge Baptist Church Member Dies At Age 79

Peggy McDaniel Fowler of Natural Bridge, Virginia, passed away peacefully at home on May 16, 2022 at 2:00 a.m.

Peggy went to be with our Heavenly Father at the age of 79.

Peggy leaves behind the love of her life, Charles "Bud" Fowler of 58 wonderful years and their beloved pet, Lilly Rae.

Peggy was a kind, loving woman. She loved to travel, in her younger years, and entertain for her family and friends. She enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her loved ones.

She had a true zest for life.

Peggy was a member of The Natural Bridge Baptist Church where she strengthened her faith and found peace that there is life after death.

Peggy is preceded in death by her father, John Leslie McDaniel and her mother, Daisy Mays McDaniel.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children: daughter, Lorri Fowler Young (Danny), son, James Darryl Fowler (Debbie); grandchildren, Austin Jared Dixon (Brittani), Taylor Lesleigh LeRae Seaman (Shane), MaKayla-Jo Sidney Thompson (Trent), and Dylan James Fowler; great-grandchildren, Shaylee Seaman, Ashby Seaman, Magnolia Dixon, and Dabney "DD" Seaman. She is also survived by her brother, Jerry McDaniel (Carol), who resides in Tennessee.

Peggy had many extended family members and close friends that she leaves behind as well.

Peggy wished to not have a funeral but a small family cookout which is something she enjoyed thoroughly. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending donations to the Rockbridge Area Hospice in her memory.

Online condolences may be made at www.botetourtfuneralhome.com or 540-254-3000.

Obituary for Brenda Faith Weikle Brenda Faith Weikle
Former Covington Resident Dies In North Carolina At Age 81

Former Covington, Virginia resident, Brenda Faith Weikle, passed away at her home at Brookridge Retirement Community in Winston-Salem, NC on May 15, 2022 after an extended illness.

Brenda was born on August 27, 1940 in New Market, Virginia to Stanley and Virginia Salyards. After graduating from New Market High School in 1958, Brenda moved to Maryland and began working as a secretary for the FBI. It was during this time that she met her husband, Marcus Weikle.

Mark and Brenda were married on August 27, 1966. They moved to Covington in February of 1969 where they lived until moving to Winston-Salem in 2016.

Brenda was a full-time mom to her daughter, Shawn.

She was a member of Temple Baptist Church where she was active in many aspects of the church including the library, teaching bible school and serving on the Young at Heart and the Kitchen committees. Brenda was also very creative and enjoyed a number of hobbies which included ceramics, cross stitching and crocheting.

Brenda's pride and joy were her two grandsons, Matthew and Michael. She truly was the World's Greatest Nanny.

In addition to her husband, daughter and grandsons, Brenda is survived by her sister, Anna Lou Furrow of Shady Springs, WV. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Hergett and Doris Bennett and one brother, Teddy Salyards.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2022 at Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Hartsfield officiating. Entombment will follow in Alleghany Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at Temple Baptist Church.

Arrangements are being handled by Loving Funeral Home; www.lovingfuneralhome1913.com.

Obituary for Robert Roscoe Campbell Jr. Robert Roscoe Campbell Jr.
Westvaco Retiree Was Parrish Court United Methodist Church Member

Robert Roscoe Campbell Jr., 86, of 1304 Potts Creek Road, Covington, Virginia, died Monday, May 16, 2022 at the Brian Center Rehabilitation and Nursing Care in Low Moor.

Mr. Campbell was born on July 11, 1935 in Alleghany County, the son of the late Robert R. Campbell Sr. and Beulah Atkins Campbell.

He retired after 41 years from Westvaco in the Bleach Department.

He was a member of the Parrish Court United Methodist Church where he was part of the Men's Fellowship and Choir. He was a charter member of the Boiling Spring Fire and Rescue, and with the Virginia National Guard. He enjoyed camping as well as listening to music.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nellie Wright Campbell of Covington; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl Dressler and husband, Richard and Kathy Black and husband, David, all of Covington; a son and daughter-in-law, Randall Campbell and wife, Sherri of Gap Mills, WV; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Kropff officiating.

The family will receive their friends on Sunday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Arritt Funeral Home.

The interment will follow in Alleghany Memorial Park.

The family suggests memorial donations be made in Mr. Campbell's name to the Parrish Court UMC at 2343 S. Carpenter Dr., Covington, VA 24426 or the Boiling Spring Fire & Rescue at 5407 Potts Creek Road, Covington, VA 24426.

The funeral arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home.

Obituary for Ronald Gene Arritt Ronald Gene Arritt
Former City Councilman Was Accountant, Served As Bath Community Hospital Administrator

Ronald Gene Arritt passed away at his home on May 15, 2022 after a long and courageous health battle.

He was born in 1932 to Roy and Reva Boone Arritt. He spent his entire life in Covington, Virginia.

Ron had a passion for many things: his work, golf, and mostly his family.

He was a lifelong member of First Christian Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher, deacon, treasurer, and an elder. In his later years he attended Highland Chapel Christain Church where his dear friend, J. B Broughman, served as pastor.

Ron was married to Edith Arritt for 62 years.

Ron served in the Navy from 1951 to 1955 aboard the USS Midway as a medic. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting. He worked as an accountant at R. L. Persinger, after which he served as assistant administrator/finance at Bath County Hospital. He then moved into the role of administrator in 1984 until retirement in 1997.

Ron served as a city councilman, was a board member for Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, and he was instrumental in establishing the free clinic for this area and served on the board and as treasurer.

He is survived by his wife, Edith; son, Steve Arritt; son, Greg Arritt (Tina), and a very special daughter, Rhonda Adams (Andy). He had seven grandchildren: April Smith (Bobby), the late Heather Arritt, Matthew Arritt, Amanda Scott (Scottie), Bryce Arritt (Carrie), Jacob Adams, and Caleb Arritt. He had five great grandchildren: Dakota, Hunter, Taylor, Chloe, and Paisley.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2022 at Arritt Funeral Home with Rev. J. B. Broughman and Rev. Bill Horner officiating. Family members will hold a private graveside service. The family will receive friends before the service at Arritt Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until service time.

The family would like to thank Intrepid Hospice and ask if anyone would like to make memorial donations in Mr. Arritt's name be made to the Covington Rescue Squad at 435 W. Hawthorne St., Covington, VA 24426.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home.

Friends wishing to sign the guestbook can do so at arrittfuneralhome.com.

Obituary for Autumn Ruth Hunsicker Autumn Ruth Hunsicker
Buena Vista Resident Dies At Age 19

Autumn Ruth Hunsicker of Buena Vista, Virginia, died on Monday, May 9, 2022, after a long fight with osteosarcoma. She was just 19 years old.

Autumn was born March 14, 2003 in Newport, Vermont at home. From the moment she was born, her inner joy shone brightly. Everyone loved her instantaneously. As Autumn grew, the more endearing people found her. Even when she was at her most visibly ill, she never had a shortage of smiles. Autumn found beauty in things that others often overlooked. To describe Autumn as determined would be an understatement. She was courageous and brave to the end.

Autumn was a home-schooled student who was steadfast in her studies. Even while undergoing chemo, she continued her education. Autumn graduated high school two months early in March of 2022.

Autumn enjoyed playing in the snow and equally enjoyed collecting seashells on the beach. In 2017 Autumn was in remission and granted a wish. She chose to visit her favorite beach for collecting, Waikiki beach in Oahu, Hawaii.

Autumn had a real love for digital art on her tablet, books, rocks and Legos. Autumn had a desire to work at Legoland as a master builder.

Autumn liked the fun tactile elements of a caterpillar. She also had a love for butterflies which we now find so fitting as they represent the very essence of what transformation brings. A path that emerges into sunlight with wings like that of an angel.

Autumn is survived by her mother, Jennifer, her Meme, Barbara, Grandpa Tommy, her sister, Hannah, aunts, Jennifer, Shannon and cousin, Lyra.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to the Samuel's Supper (www.samuelssupper.org) in Autumn's honor.www.samuelssupper.org Funeral services were private.www.samuelssupper.org Arrangements were handled by Bolling, Grose, & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Obituary for Marvin Lewis Cash Marvin Lewis Cash
Natural Bridge Station Resident Was Advanced Drainage Systems Retiree, Faith Baptist Church Member

Marvin Lewis Cash, 68, of Natural Bridge Station, Virginia, died Friday, May 13, 2022 at LewisGale Medical Center.

He was born July 16, 1953 in Alleghany County, a son of Earnest Divers Cash and Bessie Morris Cash.

Marvin was a member of Faith Baptist Church and the Lexington Moose Lodge.

He retired from Advanced Drainage Systems where he was employed as a cooler for 16 years.

Surviving are his wife, Jennifer L. Cash, and his brothers, Wayne Cash, Ronald Cash, Stanley Cash, Michael Cash and Derrick Cash.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at Faith Baptist Church by the Rev. Terry Bostic. Friends may gather with the family from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 at Faith Baptist Church.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Obituary for Kenneth Wayne Hartless Kenneth Wayne Hartless
Buena Vista Resident Was Former Operations Manager At The VMI Dining Hall

Kenneth Wayne Hartless, 57, of Buena Vista, Virginia, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022 at his residence.

Born June 13, 1964 in RockbridgeCounty, he was the son of the late Anna Lucille Hartless.

Kenneth graduated from the old Rockbridge High School where he played football. He then went on to dedicate his life to the U. S. Navy from where he retired.

Kenneth gave 15 years of service to VMI as the operations manager for the dining hall.

Surviving are his wife, Angie Hartless; three children, Jamie Wayne Hartless, Christopher Simpkins, and Jeremy Barr; and two grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Chapel with the Rev. W. David Bain officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 20 at Bolling, Grose and Lotts Funeral Home.

Arrangements are being handled by Bolling, Grose, & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Obituary for Talmadge Mackey Fix Talmadge Mackey Fix
Owner Of Cherrywood Shop Dies At Age 67

Talmadge Mackey Fix of Rockbridge County, Virginia passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at his home.

He was born on August 20, 1954 in Lexington, a son of Harriet Williams Fix and the late James Henry Fix Jr.

Talmadge was the owner of Cherrywood Shop, creating beautiful one-of-a-kind cabinets, crafts, and furniture. His handcrafted works are in homes and historic places locally and other places on the East Coast. He took much pride in all that he created.

He was a lifelong member of Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church

. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother and his wife, J. DeWitt and Bonnie Fix; a sister and her husband, Ann and David Lee Runkle; two nieces, Sarah and her husband, Blake Hockman, and Wittnie and her husband, Adam Mason; two nephews, David Andrew Runkle and Matthew DeWitt Fix; five great-nephews and two great-nieces. He is also survived by two special friends, Randy Huffman and Jeff Rabe.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 17 at 2 p.m. at the Timber Ridge A. R. Presbyterian Cemetery with the Rev. Radar Ogden, a classmate and friend from high school, officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to the charity of your choice in Talmadge's honor.

Arrangements are by Harrison’s Funeral Home and Crematory.

Obituary for James Gordon McMillan James Gordon McMillan
Lexington Resident Dies At Age 90

James Gordon McMillan, 90, of Lexington, Virginia, died May 13, 2022 at Kendal of Lexington.

Born in Ohio on October 6, 1931, he was a son of the late James Calvin McMillan and Ruth Gordon McMillan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of over 55 years, Nancy Ann McMillan; his daughter, Kathleen Ann McMillan and his brother, Robert L. McMillan.

He is survived by his brother, John William McMillan (wife, Carolyn) and their two sons, John and Andrew; his son, James Scott McMillan and his wife, Rosanna, and their two children, Courtney McMillan Schultz (Andrew), James "Mack" McMillan (Cathy); and five great-grandsons.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Ohio State University and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He moved his family back to Ohio and took over the family publishing business that he operated for 30 years.

When he retired, he and Nancy moved to Lexington to be close to his son and purchased and restored the historic home "Beaumont." He loved nothing more than sitting on the balcony while sipping a single malt scotch watching the evening settle over town. He had a life-long passion for the game of golf, golf course construction, college football and college basketball.

There is a family graveside memorial service planned in Ohio for later this summer.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Obituary for John Frank Whiteside Jr. John Frank Whiteside Jr.
Natural Bridge Native Dies In Colonial Heights At Age 90

John Frank Whiteside Jr. passed away May 8, 2022 at Dunlop House Assisted Living Facility in Colonial Heights.

Born September 4, 1931 in Natural Bridge, he was the son of the late John Frank Whiteside Sr. and Nannie Mae Whiteside.

He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Ruth W. Kyser, Rachel W. Campbell and husband, Stanley, and Irene W. Lynn.

John is survived by his brother-in-law, Claude H. Lynn Jr.; nieces, Rebecca K. Transou (Tracy), Rachel C. Hudson (Preston), Janet C. Powell (Brian), Sondra L. Johnson; and nephew David C. Lynn (Faith).

He is also survived by great-nephews, Travis Transou, Dylan Hudson, Tyler Lynn; and great-niece, Natalie Hudson; devoted friends and caregivers, Betty J. Allgood, Catherine R. Pruett, Kathie L. Chionski, and Melodie S. Dittman.

John graduated from Natural Bridge High School. He worked various jobs, including clerk typist for the Department of Agriculture-Forest Service in Jefferson Natural Forest from 1956 until 1958. After losing his vision, John went to school in Arkansas to learn Braille. He was also trained as a Randolph-Sheppard convenience vendor.

In 1967, John began working at Fort Lee for the Virginia Department for the Visually Handicapped Program. Fondly known as "Blind John," he operated John's Snack Bar for 50 years serving soldiers and civilians alike. In recognition of his 81st birthday, he was awarded the Lifetime Honorary Staff & Faculty Membership by the United States Logistics University.

John regularly attended worship services at Tabb Street Presbyterian Church in Petersburg, until his health declined.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 20 at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tabb Street Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 831, Petersburg, VA 23804.

Condolences may be registered online at www.jtmorriss.com.

Obituary for David Howard Carroll, Sr. David Howard Carroll, Sr.
Millboro Resident Was Retired CSX Engineer, Avid Bluegrass Musician

David Howard Carroll, Sr., age 79, of 159 Seldom Seen Holler, Millboro, Virginia died Sunday, May 15, 2022 at his residence.

David was born July 13, 1942 in Clifton Forge, Virginia to the late Howard Lupton and Jessie Pearl Nicely Carroll.

He served in the United States Air Force, was a retired Engineer for CSX Transportation, and attended Horeb Baptist Church.

His greatest love was his wife and family. He was well known as an avid bluegrass musician, singer, and songwriter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Marie Carroll; a brother, Randy Carroll; and a great grandson, Barrett Caldwell.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Aldridge Carroll of Millboro; children, Selena and Ronnie Liptrap of Millboro, David, Jr. and Missy Carroll of Bedford County, Lisa and Buster Craft of Clifton Forge, Jamie and Jessica Carroll of Buena Vista, and Jennifer and Dana Whorley of Eagle Rock; a sister, Barbara Black and a brother, Kenny Carroll and wife, Alice, all of Clifton Forge; grandchildren, Dustin Caldwell and wife, Amanda, Madison Carroll, Noah Carroll, Johnny Fortescue, Josh Caldwell and wife, Natalie, Harmony Carroll, Whitney Lacks and wife, Meghan, Andrew Lacks and wife, Nina, Tanner Lacks and wife, Skylynn, Conner Simpson, Olivia Simpson, Laura Arends, and Joseph Craft; great grandchildren, Lillianna, Kenyah, Karson, Korbin, Milleigh, Magnolia, Clementine, Olive, and Madelyn; and a number of nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Steven Byer and wife, LeeAnn; great grandchildren, Lillianna, Kenyah, Karson, Korbin, Milleigh, Magnolia, Clementine, Olive, and Madelyn; and a number of nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Steven Byer and wife, LeeAnn.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, with Reverend Dallas Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow in Horeb Baptist Cemetery, Millboro. Pallbearers will be Ricky McCoy, Darrell Campbell, Jason Pauley, Corey Jeffries, Chase Coffey, Buster Craft, and Dorsey Hostetter.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Nicely Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to Horeb Baptist Church, 5742 Cowpasture River Highway, Millboro, VA 24460.

The Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge is handling arrangements.

Obituary for Gloria Ann Martin Nicely Gloria Ann Martin Nicely
Private Nurse's Aide Was Central Advent Christian Church Member

Gloria Ann Martin Nicely, age 89, of 2825 Douthat Road, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Saturday, May 14, 2022 at The Woodlands Health and Rehab, Clifton Forge.

She was born March 18, 1933 in Lynchburg, Virginia to the late Clyde D. and Susie Hughes Martin.

She was a private nurse's aide and a past member of the Central Advent Christian Church.

She loved her grandchildren and her pets.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, James Letcher "Buck" Nicely; a sister, Jewell Brandon; and a granddaughter.

She is survived by three daughters, Kim Nicely Paraday and husband, Jesse of Little Elm, TX, Judith Hill of North Carolina, and Cheryl Mason of Little Elm, TX; a son, Keith Nicely of South Carolina; a brother, Clyde "Buddy" Martin and his wife, Emma, who could always be counted on for taking such good care of Ann; twelve grandchildren, including a special grandson, Christian Zamora who always brightened her day; ten great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In keeping with her family's wishes, her body has been cremated. A graveside memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in Central Advent Christian Cemetery, Clifton Forge with Reverend Gene Ayers officiating.

The family would like to thank the staff of Intrepid Hospice and The Woodlands for taking care of Gloria.

The Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge is handling arrangements.

Obituary for Johrnee Na'Haven Lowry Johrnee Na'Haven Lowry
Infant Dies In North Carolina

Johrnee Na_Haven Lowry, infant daughter of Erin N. Lowry of Covington and Christopher Williams of Laurinburg, NC, was born and went to be with Jesus on Friday, May 13, 2022.

Including her parents, Johrnee is survived by a brother, Kayden Lowry, and two sisters, Jay'Lee and Delaney Lowry.

She is also survived by her maternal grandmother, Janet Lee Walton (Mitchell Curry) and grandfather, David A. Lowry (Melody Stills) of Pembroke, NC and paternal grandmother, Sandra Williams of Laurinburg, NC.

"To my precious Baby Girl, Our time together was short, but I know you're safe in the hands of Jesus smiling down from Heaven.

I will always hold you very close to my heart, until we meet again.

I love you so much, My Sweet Johrnee. Always and Forever, Your Mommy"
The Family would like to acknowledge and Thank special Nurses,
Micheala, Mindy, and Summer from Greenbrier Valley Hospital. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in Lone Star Cemetery with Alfred Smith officiating.

The interment will follow in Lone Star Cemetery.

The family will gather from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Arritt Funeral Home.

The funeral arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home

. The online guest registration is available at arrittfuneralhome.com.

Obituary for William Samuel (Sammy) Miller William Samuel (Sammy) Miller
Hot Springs Resident, Homestead Retiree, Dies At Age 68

William Samuel (Sammy) Miller, 68, of Hot Springs, Virginia, died May 14, 2022, at his residence, surrounded by his family and close friends.

He was the husband of Patricia R. Miller.

Sammy was born on April 3, 1954, the son of the late George Lewis Miller and the late Nellie Burns Miller.

He attended Covington High School and was an employee of Hercules before he went to work at The Homestead, where he retired after 38 years of service.

Sammy was an avid bear hunter.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Raymond Miller of Hot Springs, and his daughter, Cara (Clay) Fravel of Spotswood; his grand dog, Xena; two sisters, Nancy Magaddino and Liz (Larry) Lawhorn of Virginia Beach; one brother, Tim (Debbie) Miller of Rich Patch; several nieces to include Terry (Mike) Perry of Hot Springs and Beth (Jay) Woodson of Covington, great nieces and nephews, and a special family friend, Betty Botkin of Hot Springs.

A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at Arritt Funeral Home Chapel with Jay Woodson officiating and assisted by Rev. Doug Hollenbeck.

Interment will be at Union Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends following the service on Sunday at Arritt Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Gabe Miller, Tim Miller, Bubby Forbes, Sam Forbes, Ryan Forbes, Gene McElwee, Timmy Hiner and Frances Thomas.

The family suggests memorial donation in Mr. Miller's name to be made to a cancer fund of your choice or Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church at 1200 N. Alleghany Ave., Covington, VA 24426.

The funeral arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home.

The online guest registration is available at arrittfuneralhome.com.

Obituary for Rhonda Lynn Bragg Plumley Rhonda Lynn Bragg Plumley
Brian Center Nurse Was Covington Resident

Ms. Rhonda Lynn Bragg Plumley, age 58, of Covington, Virginia, died Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke.

Ms. Plumley was born October 13, 1963 in Beckley, WV, the daughter of the late Julius Crawford Bragg and Loretta June Gaylor Bragg.

She was employed as a registered nurse by the Brian Center.

In her spare time, Rhonda enjoyed going to flea markets, painting as well as doing art and crafts. She also loved gardening and growing flowers.

Ms. Plumley is survived by a son, Levi Caleb Plumley of Covington; three sisters, Sherry Craig, Kristie Bragg and Stacy Cales; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2022, from the chapel of Loving Funeral Home with Robert McClintic officiating. Interment will follow in Alleghany Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Tuesday morning from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at Loving Funeral Home.

Arrangements are being handled by Loving Funeral Home; www.lovingfuneralhome1913.com.

Obituary for Hubert Knox Clinton, Jr. Hubert Knox Clinton, Jr.
U. S. Navy Retiree Was Spartanburg, S.C. Native; Wed Clifton Forge Lady

Hubert Knox Clinton, Jr. passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 27, 2022 surrounded by his wife and children in his Greensboro home after a decade long fight against multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer that impairs the body's ability to fight infection. He was 71.

Knox was born on May 18, 1951 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, a son of the late Hubert Knox Clinton, Sr. and Lena Faye Clinton. He graduated from Spartanburg High School in 1970 and enlisted in the U. S. Navy, commissioned as a Seaman and rising to the ranks of Senior Chief over the course of his service.

In 1973 Knox met the love of his life, Cynthia Diane Smith, and they married the same year in Clifton Forge, Virginia. Knox and Cindy started their family in Virginia Beach, Virginia and were blessed to make homes in Bermuda, Maine, Virginia, Indiana and North Carolina.

Knox's final deployment was on the USS Eisenhower, where he retired from the U.S. Navy with full honors in 1993. After retirement, Knox completed a BS from Purdue University in 1995 and went on to have a full second career in the private sector, including contracting with the U.S. Coast Guard on vessel security and continuing to serve his community through church, his grandsons' Scouting adventures and volunteering at the North Carolina Zoo.

Knox was a patient and loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He lived in faith and always wanted to do the right thing, encouraging those around him to do the same. More than anything, he was kind and generous and willing to help anyone that might need it. Knox was involved in numerous clinical trials and even in his final days wanted to help others find better outcomes for their illness.

He loved to dance. He was drawn to music, nature and loved to spend time outside, especially in his own back yard- where he loved to garden and grill for family and friends. Relationships that Knox made - from his formative years in Spartanburg, during the course of his 23 years of military service and into his retirement - endured for a lifetime.

Knox is survived by his adoring wife, Cynthia; their children, Amy Rebecca Clinton-Corbett (Kevin Charles Corbett) and Judson Matthew Clinton; grandchildren, Nathaniel Joseph Corbett, Alexander Knox Corbett; Reed Elijah Clinton and Megan Elizabeth Corbett; his sister, Andrea Faye deLaski; his brothers, Joel Love Clinton (Alice Marie Clinton) and Bratton Madison Clinton; his nieces, Heather Anne Atkins (Daniel Kurt Atkins) and Katherine Hope Gough (Michael Phillip Gough); his great-niece and nephews, Joshua Michael Schneider, Caleb Arthur Schneider, Grace Elizabeth Adkins and Asher Daniel Adkins; and large extended family, including his sister-in-law, Deborah Jean Davis (Donald Larry Davis); nephews, Benjamin Matthew Davis (Jamie Lafluer Davis) and Seth Ogden Powers (Ying Fu Powers); and great-nephews, Dylan Michael Davis, Aiden Joseph Davis, Blake Christopher Davis and Ethan Lee Powers.

A celebration of Knox's life will take place at Beaumont United Methodist Church, 687 N. Liberty Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303 on May 21 at 1:00 p.m. A graveside service and burial with full military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, date to be determined. The service will be officiated by Dr. William H. Smith. Funeral arrangements are provided by the George Brothers Funeral Service, 803 Greenhaven Drive, Greensboro, NC 27406.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Knox's name to Beaumont UMC in Spartanburg, South Carolina, The Boys Home, 414 Boys Home Road, Covington, VA 24426 or Memorial Baptist Church, 3455 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia 22207.

Obituary for Jerry Bryant Mays Jr. Jerry Bryant Mays Jr.
Buena Vista Plumber Dies At Age 47

Jerry Bryant Mays Jr., 47, of Buena Vista, Virginia, went home to his heavenly home Monday, May 9, 2022.

Born in Rockbridge County March 16, 1975, he was the son of Patricia G. Mays and the late Jerry B. Mays Sr.

Jerry lived his life 0 to 60 in ten seconds until he couldn't. Our love never wavered for him and his memory will be cherished until we meet again. A plumber by trade, he still helped out anybody he could when he was able.

He was preceded in death by his sweet Daddy, uncle, and grandparents.

In addition to his mother, he is survived his brother, Greg Mays; his sisters, Cheryl, Alishia (Chason), and Summer; his two children, whom he loved immeasurably, Claire Mays and Jerry B. Mays III; his fiancée, Tammy Emore; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, and many others too numerous to mention.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 13 at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Galen Combs and Rev. W. David Bain officiating. Burial will follow at the Green Hill Mausoleum.

Arrangements are being handled by Bolling, Grose, & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Obituary for Ella Sue DePriest Montgomery Miller Ella Sue DePriest Montgomery Miller
Covington Resident Dies At Age 68

Ella Sue DePriest Montgomery Miller, 68, of E. Dolly Ann Dr., Covington, Virginia, died Thursday, May 12, 2022 at her residence.

Mrs. was born December 27, 1953 in Alleghany County, a daughter of the late Ira T. Depriest, Sr.and Pauline Rogers Depriest.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Emmett Wayne Montgomery, Sr.; a brother, Ira T. Depriest, Jr. and Billy Grey Depriest.

She was a member of the Covington Moose Lodge and enjoyed camping, working in her beautiful flower garden, and taking care of her two fur babies, Cain, and Abel. She was a caregiver and mother figure to many.

Surviving are husband, James Miller; three sons, Emmett Wayne Montgomery Jr., and wife, Wendy; Chad Ira Montgomery, Dustin Grey Montgomery, and wife, Kelly, all of Covington; six grandchildren; two brothers, Donald L. Depreist, Jr., Roger Dean and Patty Depriest; five sisters, Linda and Michael Tucker, Mary Ann and husband, David Provost, Pat and husband, Rodney Tingler, Tamara and husband, Robert Fridley, Joy and husband David Fridley, numerous nieces and nephews and her extended Miller family.

In keeping with her wishes her body has been cremated.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contribution can be made in Mrs. Miller's name to the Alleghany Humane Society, P. O. Box 60, Low Moor, Va. 24457.

Arrangements are being handle by Arritt Funeral Home.