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Obituary for Deborah Hostetter Irvine Deborah Hostetter Irvine
Lexington Resident Dies At Age 57

Deborah Hostetter Irvine, 57, of Lexington, Virginia died Friday, October 12, 2018 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

She was born August 11, 1961 in Rockbridge County, a daughter of the late Laddy Welby Hostetter Sr. and Mary Templeton Hostetter.

Deborah was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family on the farm and crocheting.

Surviving are her husband, Howard Kenton Irvine; daughters, Jennifer Whitney Irvine and April Virginia Irvine; sisters, Linda Sue Fox, Barbara Bennington and Evie Bryant; brother, Laddy Welby Hostetter Jr.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Harrison Funeral Home by the Rev. Eddie Irvine. Friends may gather with family for one hour prior to service.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Obituary for Jon David Gilbert Jon David Gilbert
Army Veteran Was Retired Electrician, Foreman For H&M Electric Company

Jon David Gilbert, 71, of 401 Douglas Street, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Saturday October 13, 2018 at his residence.

He was born August 31, 1947 in Patrick County, Virginia, a son of the late Harry D. and Mary Virginia Simpson Gilbert.

He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, a retired electrician and foreman for H&M Electric Company, and a member of the Clifton Forge Elks Lodge BPOE #1065.

Jon was also an avid Virginia Tech fan and his family requests that you dress in your Virginia Tech Clothing and colors for his service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Leffue, and two brothers, Jack and Jeff Gilbert.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Anne R. Gilbert of Clifton Forge; three daughters, Margaret Anne "Meg" Hicks and husband, Andy of Covington, Wendy Gilbert Poague and husband, Ronnie of Covington, Molly Beth Gilbert and companion, Chris Conner; six grandchildren, Ariel Chappel and husband, Gary, Brooke Carson, Taylor Poague, Colton Poague, Riley Persinger, and Josie Anne Conner; a great grandchild, Autumn; a sister, Jane Linkenhouker and husband, Sardy of Clifton Forge; a brother, Jim Gilbert and wife, Jean of Stafford; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friends, Reggie and Becky Deane, Brandy Vaughan; his beloved H&M Electric family; and his K-9 children, Jake and Lilly.

In keeping with his wishes his body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Nicely Funeral Home in Clifton Forge with the Reverend Donna Sams officiating. Casual attire requested. His family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at Nicely Funeral Home.

Obituary for Rosemary Johnson Beydler Rosemary Johnson Beydler
West Virginia Native Dies At Age 85

Rosemary Johnson Beydler, 85, of Winchester, Virginia passed away peacefully on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Evergreen Health & Rehab Center in Winchester surrounded by her family.

She was born December 22, 1932 in Jefferson County, West Virginia, the daughter of the late William Orlan Johnson and Elsie Mae Jenkins Johnson.

Rosemary was a housewife and loved to cook; no one ever left her house hungry.

She was a member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, where she served on the Care Team, the Pastor Parish Relations Committee, the Social Hour Committee Co-chair, and helped with all dinner events. Prior to that she attended Summit Point United Methodist Church, where she served as President of the United Methodist Women.

Rosemary was a faithful volunteer for the Clarke County Ruritan Club, where she helped with Headley's Auctions, the Clarke County Fair, steam engine shows, tractor pulls and any other events. She could always be found in the food stand serving sandwiches and helping out wherever she could. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Jerry Gilbert Beydler, whom she married on June 1, 1952; three children, Tony Beydler and wife, Donna of Augusta, West Virginia, Mitzi Everly and husband, Jeff of Winchester, Virginia, Debbie Young and husband, John of Hot Springs, Virginia; nine grandchildren, Jean LaPadula and husband, Mike of Middletown, Maryland, Jason Beydler and wife, Mary Helen of Mechanicsville, Virginia, Mandy Winebrenner and husband, Chad of Inwood, West Virginia, Kate Barsi and husband, Ford of Cheverly, Maryland, Brie Powell and husband, Jason of Banner Elk, North Carolina, Captain Jessica Jones and husband, Jason of Abingdon, Virginia, Gussie Young and friend, Dewey Knick, Jr. of Millboro, Virginia, Ashley Garrison and husband, Jared of Capon Bridge, West Virginia and Cali VanderWijst and husband, David of Martinsburg, West Virginia; eleven great grandchildren, Hannah, Abigail, Eli, Caroline, Georgia, Maddie, Brady, Olivia, Atticus, Hermione, and Graylnn; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Laycock.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church with Reverend Jim Smith officiating. Interment will be in Greenhill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren Mike LaPadula, Jason Beydler, Chad Winebrenner, Ford Barsi, Jason Powell, Jason Jones, Dewey Knick, Jared Garrison and David VanderWijst.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 210 East Main Street, Berryville, Virginia 22611 or The Clarke County Ruritan Club, P. O. Box 1167, Berryville, Virginia 22611. Arrangements are being handled by McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home in Hot Springs, Virginia. Online condolences may be made at

Obituary for William Russell Higgins Sr. William Russell Higgins Sr.
Lexington Resident Dies At Age 62

William Russell Higgins Sr., 62, of Lexington, Virginia passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at his home.

Born March 22, 1956, in Rockbridge County, he was the son of the late Charles Marshall Higgins.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne and Clyde Higgins.

Surviving are his wife, Connie Higgins; mother, Clara Higgins; daughter, Sherry Winslow and husband, Stephen; sons, William Higgins and Andy Bane; brother, John Higgins and wife, Darlene; sister-in-law, Patsy Smith; and five granddaughters, Tamara, Carol, Triston, Laela and Kierra.

A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2018 at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens with Rev. Bill Harris and Rev. George Warden officiating.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home and Crematory.

Obituary for William Andrew Penick (Cedric) Logan Jr. William Andrew Penick (Cedric) Logan Jr.
Was Longtime W&L Campus Foreman

William Andrew Penick (Cedric) Logan Jr., 85, of Lexington, Virginia died Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Kendal in Lexington.

Born May 2, 1933, in Rockbridge County, he was the son of the late William Andrew Penick Logan Sr. and Eva Lois Pultz Logan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Vera Muterspaw and Lorene Weeks.

He was a member of the McElwee Chapel, an elder at Bethesda and trustee of McElwee Cemetery. "Cedric" was a campus foreman for Washington and Lee for over 24 years.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Mary Margaret Logan; son, William Andrew Penick Logan III and wife, Kristina; two granddaughters, Audra and Katherine Logan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, October 15, at McElwee Chapel with Pastor Fred Knoll officiating. Burial will follow at McElwee Cemetery. The family will receive friends 3 to 5 p.m. at Harrison Funeral Home Sunday, October 14.

Obituary for Deborah Lee Graham Morgan Deborah Lee Graham Morgan
Alleghany County Native Was Brian Center Aide

Deborah Lee Graham Morgan, 60, of 5414 Ogles Creek Road, Covington, Virginia, died Wednesday, October 10, 2018 in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 7, 1958, in Alleghany County, a daughter of John William Graham, Sr. of Covington and the late Frances Mae Montgomery Graham.

She was a restorative aide at the Brian Center Nursing Home in Low Moor.

She loved holidays and trips with her family and enjoyed attending her granddaughter's school events.

Surviving in addition to her father are her daughter, Sunja Craft, and her husband, Joseph of Covington; her granddaughter, Alexis Richmond of Covington; her brother, John William Graham, Jr. and his wife, Peggy of Hot Springs, and two nieces, Samantha Graham and Melisha Mundy.

The funeral service will be held on October 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the graveside in Alleghany Memorial Park with the Rev. Bill Hartsfield officiating.

The family suggests that donations in her name be made to Temple Baptist Church.

Obituary for Dorothy Elizabeth Hatcher Lunsford Dorothy Elizabeth Hatcher Lunsford
Lexington Resident Dies At Age 96

Our beloved Dorothy Elizabeth Hatcher Lunsford, 96, of Lexington, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

The daughter of the late W. Wilfred and Mary Carter Hatcher, she is preceded in death by brothers, Obie, William and John Hatcher, and sisters, May Jane Campbell, Vera Hatcher and Ethel Henderson.

She was the widow of Charles Henry Lunsford.

She is survived by daughter, Shirley Ballard Tolley and son-in-law, George D. Tolley; granddaughter, Donna Tolley Jarvis and husband, Dennis; grandson, Timothy Tolley; great-granddaughter, Meagan Jarvis Deacon and husband, Seth and their daughters, Avery and Tanner Mae; great-grandson, Brandon Jarvis and wife, Bobbie and their son, Landon; great-granddaughter, Caitlin Tolley and special friend, Lee Reid; a brother, Robert "Bob" Hatcher of Lexington and a sister, Audrey Hatcher Timberlake of Charlottesville; a special stepson, Richard D. Clark of Havenwood. Also two stepsons, Charles Lunsford Jr. and Byron Lunsford, both of Waynesboro, and two stepdaughters, Sandra and Shirley, both of Waynesboro; her caregiver and friend, Maxine Clark, who has been with her the past two years.

Dorothy was a generous and loving sister, mother and grandmother and a friend to all who knew her.

She loved to cook and bake especially bread and cakes. Her favorite hobby was stringing retro beads, making bracelets, earrings and necklaces. She loved her church, Lexington Baptist, and missed attending the last few years due to her health. This lovely and talented lady will be missed by all.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Harrison Funeral Home with burial at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour before the service.

The services will be conducted by Pastors Michael Wilburn and Michael Saunders. "Amazing Grace" will be sung by her granddaughter, Meagan Deacon.

ln lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lexington Baptist Church, 75 Old Farm Road, Lexington VA 24450. Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Obituary for Janet Ruth Hedrick Janet Ruth Hedrick
Lewisburg Resident Was Blue Sulphur Springs Native

Janet Ruth Hedrick, 74, Lewisburg, West Virginia passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at her home.

Born on August 9, 1944 at Blue Sulphur Springs, WV, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Mamie Goins Boggess.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Wesley Lee Hedrick and three grandchildren.

Survivors are a daughter, Ruthie Hedrick; son, Jim (Michelle) Hedrick, both of Henrietta, TX; seven sisters, Olive (Delbert) Hundley of NC, Frances Hedrick of OH, Mildred (Leonard) Meadows of Caldwell, Betty McClung of Rupert, Jean (John) Heaster of Kieffer, Sharlet (Bernard) Holliday of Lewisburg and Myrtle (Gene) Heimberger of Smoot; five brothers, Harold Boggess of Alderson, Homer Boggess of Smoot, Cleveland (Ann) Boggess of Green Sulphur, Robert (Wilma) Boggess of Meadow Bridge and Norman (Lilla) Boggess of Gap Mills; two grandchildren, Levi James (Mikayla) Hedrick and Michaela Ruth Hedrick.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Richardson Cemetery, Smoot with Pastor Mark Taylor officiating. Friends may call at the Wallace & Wallace Chapel, Rainelle from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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Obituary for William (Bill) Orville Taylor, Jr. William (Bill) Orville Taylor, Jr.
Former Pocahontas County Resident Dies In Ohio

William (Bill) Orville Taylor, Jr. of Eaton, Ohio died October 9, 2018 at the age of 63 in Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana.

He was born January 10, 1955 in Painesville, Ohio to William Orville Taylor and Margaret Barnhouse Taylor.

He graduated from Pocahontas County High School on June 1, 1973 and married Charlene Frances Hogan on July 27, 1973 in Covington, VA.

They are the parents of three children: William Orville Taylor III, Kevin Scott Taylor (Virginia), and Jennifer Rochelle Taylor Cross (Kyle); grandparents of five grandchildren: Braden Cross, Ethan Cross, Dylan Cross, William Adam Taylor, and Lora Ruby-Gwyn Salley; and step grandparents to Callie Savage. Bill is also survived by his sisters, Barbara Wilfong, Christine Collins, and Roberta Taylor-Armstrong; and a brother, Carl Taylor; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Another brother, Mark (Tony) Taylor, preceded him in death.

Bill was an electronics maintenance technician at the time of his death with Belden Wire in Richmond, Indiana.

Funeral services will be held October 13, 2018 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Dunmore, WV with the viewing at 2:00 p.m. and funeral immediately following at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be at the family cemetery there afterwards.

The Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary for Margie Doraine (Penni) Higgins Margie Doraine (Penni) Higgins
Lexington Resident Was Ebenezer A. R. Presbyterian Church Member

Margie Doraine (Penni) Higgins, 69, of Lexington, Virginia died Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at her home.

She was born November 16, 1948, a daughter of the late John Emory Moore and Edna Smith.

Margie was a member of Ebenezer A. R. Presbyterian Church.

She loved spending time with her family, working on her crafts and cooking.

Surviving are her husband, Calvin E. Higgins Sr.; sons, Ladd and Chad Higgins; daughter, Pauline Taylor; sisters, Donna Smith, Candy Ruley and Connie Clark; and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Church of Rockbridge by the Rev. George Warden.

Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Obituary for Marcelo Judd Austin Marcelo Judd Austin
Marcelo Judd Austin went home to be with Jesus on October 8, 2018.

A sweet gift from God, Marcelo will be cherished by his family forever.

He is preceded in death by one sibling as well as his great grandparents, Mr. Mose and Madie Austin, Betty Hawley and Mr. Kenneth and Shirley Laws.

Left to keep his memory alive are his parents, Tyler and Shanice Austin and his brother, Malicah Austin; grandparents, Joe and Donna Austin, Porter and Nicole Turner and Martin Toliver Jr.; great-grandparents, Irma Anderson, Garfield Hawley and Martin Toliver Sr.; five aunts, Kayla Austin, Danielle (Matt) Black, Caprice (Terence) Reynolds and Maliyah Toliver; five uncles, Jacob Austin, Krystian Toliver, Nycholas Toliver, Parris Turner and Purcel Turner; three special little cousins, Chloe Black, Isaac Black, and MaKinné Reynolds; along with a host of extended family members.

A private service will be held at Lapsley's Run Baptist Church in Fincastle, VA on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

Arrangements are being handled by Loving Funeral Home;

Obituary for Robert Miller Sears Robert Miller Sears
Lewisburg Resident Was Manhattan Native

It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Miller Sears announce his passing Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the age of 91.

He was a resident of Lewisburg, WV.

Bob was born to the union of Robert M Sears Sr. and Lila Prichard. Bob was born in Manhattan, New York on June 29, 1928 in an area they knew as, "Hell's Kitchen".

Some who know him well would say that is where Bob got his charming "spicy" personality from. Robert (Bob) Served in the United States Navy at the end of War World II in the Pacific theater. After his service in the Navy, Bob worked for several companies as a booker keeper/accountant and even taught bookkeeping as a second job at nights. He worked in his field for over 25 years before he retired.

Bob will be remembered by all who knew him for his kindness and infectious laugh and toothy smile. He loved to engage others in casual conversation (usually political topics), which would often become slightly intense, and then end with a smile on his face as if to say check mate! He enjoyed joking around with friends and never had real enemies. Even though Bob grew up in a tough part of Manhattan, he was kind and a neighborly kind of guy to everyone who cross his path. He enjoyed being a part of John Wesley United Methodist Church, especially being in the men's choir, where he made lifelong friends.

Bob leaves to celebrate his life and legacy the love of his life, devoted wife Bernice Frances Sears; his son, David R Sears (deceased) of New Jersey; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Sears of New Jersey; his son, Karl R Sears and wife, Charmayne of Chicago; cherished granddaughter, Kira C Sears of Chicago.

We rejoice and celebrate a recipient of his love, prayers, wisdom, encouragement, grace and generous spirit.

Church services are set October 12, 2018 at 10 a.m. at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 208 E Foster St, Lewisburg, WV. Burial will follow at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, 16155 Midland Trail West, Crawley, WV 24931.

Visitation is Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, 884 Jefferson St., N. Lewisburg, WV.

Obituary for Robert Allen (Bobby) Hurt Robert Allen (Bobby) Hurt
Alleghany County Native Dies At Age 41

Robert Allen (Bobby) Hurt, age 41, of 2904 Longdale Furnace Road, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at his residence.

He was born February 17, 1977 in Alleghany County to Deborah Breeden Hurt and the late William Larry Hurt.

Bobby was an avid Redskins fan and enjoyed animals and music. He lived in Tennessee for twenty years before moving back to Alleghany County for the last eight years.

In addition to his father, Bobby was preceded in death by his two grandmothers, Juju and Addie; an infant sister and his buddy, Petey.

He is survived by his mother, Debbie Hurt of Clifton Forge; his soulmate, Sheila Hurt; three daughters, Samantha Hurt, Kaitlyn Hurt and Morgan Hurt, all of Elk Park, North Carolina; a brother and his best friend, William "Billy" Hurt II of Clifton Forge; three grandchildren, Emma Grace, Ever and Anthony; nieces, nephews, Aaron, Sydney, Savannah and Kayelee; a number of, aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to Mountain Regional Hospice, P. O. Box 637, Clifton Forge, VA 24422 or to the charity of your choice.

In keeping with his wishes, his body has been cremated. There is no service at this time, but friends may call on Debbie home at any time.

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Obituary for Kenneth Wayne Arthurs Kenneth Wayne Arthurs
Kenneth Wayne Arthurs, 61, of Buena Vista, Virginia, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Arrangements by Bolling, Grose, & Lotts funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Obituary for John James Macheras John James Macheras
Longtime Educator Was Lexington Businessman

John James Macheras passed peacefully at his home on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 with his family by his side.

He was born on March 30, 1928 at their home in Lynchburg, Virginia to the late Demetra and James Macheras, the youngest of four sons.

A few years after his birth, Demetra and James moved their family over the mountain to Lexington, where they opened The Sandwich Shop restaurant, raising their four sons in the apartment above. They worked hard throughout the Depression, and up to its closing in the late 50's, possessed a strong work ethic that was passed down to our father and his brothers. John attended Lexington High School, where he played football, basketball and ran track.

After serving his country as a proud member of the United States Army, he decided to pursue a career in education, obtaining his bachelor's at Erskine College in South Carolina, and his master's degree from the University of Indiana. He then returned to the Lexington area to begin his teaching career. He taught at Fairfield High School, and then at Natural Bridge, where he also coached basketball. More importantly, though, it was during this time he met Miss Jo Anne Gibson, whom just this year, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Then in 1960, John and Jo Anne moved to Florida to continue his teaching career, beginning at the small schoolhouse in Fellsmere. The next year they moved to Brevard County, where he began his career with Brevard Public Schools, continuing until his retirement in 1987. He began teaching Driver's Ed. at Edgewood Junior High, moving to Audubon to teach P.E., and then to Clearlake Junior High. In 1970 he became a member of the new Cocoa High School's first faculty, where he taught for the next 17 years. During his last few years, he ran the DECA program, assisting students with finding employment and on the job training.

In the midst of a conversation, John mentioned he never received his high school diploma, and in the summer of 2011, was recognized at a school board meeting in his hometown, receiving his diploma and recognized as the last graduate of the now closed, Lexington High School, coming full circle with his schooling and career in education.

John was preceded in death by his parents and brothers George, Thomas, and Theodore. Surviving are his wife, Jo Anne, son, Bill (Lynda) Macheras, daughter Julia (James) Glass; grandchildren, Alexis Benes, Ethan and Devan Macheras, Matthew and Christina Glass and great-granddaughters, Avery Benes and Thea Macheras.

His funeral will be held on Monday, October 8, at the St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church in Melbourne at 10 a.m. He will be laid to rest at Stonewall Jackson Cemetery on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 11 a.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's honor to St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church, 5965 N Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL, 32940.

Obituary for Lewis Edward Plogger Lewis Edward Plogger
Former Buena Vista Police Chief Was Rockbridge County Native

Lewis Edward Plogger, 70, of Buena Vista, Virginia, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born November 19, 1947 in Rockbridge County and grew up in Buena Vista.

Lewis was a loving husband, devoted father, and beloved "Pop".

He is preceded in death by his parents, William Roscoe Plogger and Elsie Pugh Plogger Miller.

Lewis is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Byers Plogger, who was his best friend and the love of his life for 47 years; his son, Christopher; his loving grandson, Eli, and Eli's mother, Heather Zollman. He is also survived by his brothers and sister, James (Barbara) Plogger, of Maryville, Tenn.; Albert (Mary) Plogger, Brenda (Bobby) Presnell, of Buena Vista, Va., a special sister-in-law, Elaine Byers Shafer of Roanoke, Va., and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lewis graduated from Parry McCluer High School and Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. He was a police officer in Buena Vista for 37 years, serving as Chief of Police for the last 17 years until his retirement in 2007.

After retirement, he worked for the Buena Vista City Sheriff's Office as a bailiff for several years.

Lewis was actively involved in city civic affairs. He served on the Planning Commission, the City Council, the Board of Directors of the Buena Vista Rescue Squad, and he also served as President of the Buena Vista Food Bank-Community Share Project.

He was a dedicated, faithful member of Stone Church of the Brethren. Lewis was an accomplished woodworking craftsman. His family home is filled with his beautiful handmade pieces of furniture and his lovely grandfather clocks. He was also a Mr. Fix-It in every way.

Lewis will be deeply missed by his family and community who greatly admired, loved and respected him. He was a friend to all and a mentor to many. Arrangements included family visitation from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Stone Church of the Brethren and memorial service at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 8, 2018 also at the church with the Rev. Victor S. Norris officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Stone Church of the Brethren, 2162 Forest Avenue, Buena Vista, Va. 24416, the Buena Vista Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 668, Buena Vista, Va., or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements were handled by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral and Cremation Services, Buena Vista, Va.

Obituary for Donald H. (Donnie) Painter Donald H. (Donnie) Painter
Burlington Industries Retiree Dies At Age 74

Donald H. (Donnie) Painter, 74, died Friday, October 5, 2018 at his home in Buchanan.

Mr. Painter was born March 16, 1944 to Connie H. Painter and Evelyn Welch Booze and stepfather Merlyn Booze.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Freddy Deavers.

Donnie retired from Burlington Industries with 40 years of service, was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed riding motorcycles.

He is survived by his wife of almost 13 years, Virginia Ann Painter of Buchanan; sons, Brian Painter and wife, Jennifer of Buchanan, and Steve Painter and wife, Kendall of Lexington; daughter, Jennifer Painter Fowler and husband, Adam of Roanoke; two stepdaughters, Lucretia VanBrocklin and husband, Jerry of Lexington, and Lorie Hill and husband, Ernie of Bristol; three grandsons, Brandon and wife, Briana, Jacob and Cameron; five step-grandchildren, Kristina, Jason, Madison, Chaney and Brayden; very special great-grandson, Bentley; special pet companions, Peanut and Boots; and special friends, Dale Edwards and Andy Welch.

A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 70 Greenfield St., Daleville (corner of 220 north and Greenfield Street) on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2 p.m. with the Elder Martin Raneri officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made at World Wide Work at Online condolences may be made at

Obituary for Doris Reynolds Irvine Doris Reynolds Irvine
West Virginia Native Was Lexington Resident

Doris Reynolds Irvine, 82, of Lexington, Virginia died Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born October 14, 1935 in West Virginia, she was the daughter of James Henry Reynolds and Lelia Ethel Hepler Reynolds. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Blake Irvine. Surviving are her husband, Dallas Kenton Irvine; sons, Howard Kenton Irvine and David Douglas Irvine; daughters, Barbara Ellen Cooper, Irma Lee Hassler and Madeline Faye Green; sisters, Annie Lucille Coleman and Cameron Noble; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and lots of nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral will be conducted at Harrison Funeral Chapel Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Eddie Irvine. Burial will follow at Collierstown Presbyterian Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Harrison Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.