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Mary Jack

Apr 5, 2021

Mary Hilda Jack, 91, of Pendleton Manor in Franklin, WV and formerly of Blue Grass, Va., passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born September 13, 1929 in Durbin, WV, a daughter of the late Virgie (Dickerson) and Samuel Lemasters.

Mrs. Jack was a woman of great faith and...

Nevin Davis

Mar 13, 2021

Nevin Wilson Davis, 78, of Williamsville, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021 at his home.

He was born June 7, 1942 in Altoona, Pa., a son of the late Thelma Ruth (Wilson) and Nevin Cryder Davis. One December 21, 1963 he married Judith Ann Frable.

An electrical engineer, Mr. Davis was employed with HRB-Singer and...

Helen Freda Bird

Mar 12, 2021

Helen Freda Bird, 88, of Franklin, WV and formerly of Blue Grass, Va. passed away, Friday, March 12, 2021 at Pocahontas Center in Marlinton.

She was born July 31, 1932 in Mill Gap, Va., daughter of the late Lottie May (Doyle) and Moffett “Doc” Brown Turner. On August 3, 1957, she married Bill Bird, who preceded her...

Edith Fleisher

Mar 6, 2021

Edith Mae Fleisher 86, of Franklin, WV, passed away, Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center, where she had been a resident.

She was born in Blue Grass, Va. on March 14, 1934, a daughter of the late Lucinda Jane (Hedrick) and William Garnet Waybright. On July 30, 1955 she married Emory Dean Fleisher,...

Robert "Bob" Whitelaw

Mar 3, 2021

Robert “Bob” Eugene Whitelaw, 86, of Monterey, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2021 at Bath Community Hospital.

He was born October 26, 1934 in Hot Springs, a son of the late Eugene Kramer and Ruby Frances (Smith) Whitelaw.

A veteran of the United States Army, Bob was drafted into service and had been stationed in...

Clellon "Hoppie" Hise

Feb 25, 2021

Clellon Clay “Hoppie” Hise, 85, of Bartow, WV passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at his home.

He was born in Hightown, Va., on April 18, 1935, a son of the late Viola (Washburn) and Clay Andrew Hise.

A heavy equipment operator, Hoppie moved his family from Arbovale to the Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland area...

Irene McAllister

Feb 22, 2021

Irene Corbett McAllister, 97, widow of William T. McAllister, of Roanoke, formerly of Mustoe passed away, Monday, February 22, 2021 at her home.

Mrs. McAllister was born January 29, 1924 in Mustoe, a daughter of the late Janet Lillian (Gutshall) and Russell Glenn Corbett Sr.

A devout Christian, Mrs. McAllister was a member of Victory...

Christopher "Chris" Royal

Feb 19, 2021

BLUE GRASS — Christopher John Royal, 59, passed away suddenly on Feb 19, 2021, at his favorite place in the world, the family farmhouse in Blue Grass.

His passing has caused his family and friends to reflect on his wonderful spirit and his boundless kindness and generosity. Chris was an artist, entrepreneur, adventurer, chef, volunteer, author, vintage...

Vernon "Harold" Newman

Feb 10, 2021

Vernon “Harold” Newman, 89, of Blue Grass passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at his home.

He was born in Blue Grass on June 16, 1931, a son of the late Marie (Hammer) and Walter Vernon Newman.

Following graduation from Blue Grass High School, Harold, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as...

Patsy Malcolm

Feb 7, 2021

Patsy Lou Malcolm, formally known as Patsy Lou Puffenbarger, 73, of Churchville, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021 at her home.

She was born October 1, 1947 in Cherry Grove, WV, a daughter of the late Hazel Bell (Arbogast) and Olen Faircloth Malcolm.

Ms. Malcolm was a homemaker who very much enjoyed her family, especially...

David "Pee-Wee" Botkin

Feb 7, 2021

David “ Pee-Wee” Wayne Botkin, 60, widower of Kelly (Siron) Botkin of Monterey, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021 at his home.

Born in Staunton, July 2, 1960, he was a son of the late Randolph Lewis and Susie Adeline (Simmons) Botkin.

Known for his entrepreneurial endeavors and work ethic, David was the former co-owner...

Thomas Kirchner

Feb 3, 2021

Thomas John Kirchner, 80, of Hot Springs, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Bath Community Hospital.

He was born October 11, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, a son of the late Marjorie (Rowan) and Walter Kirchner.

Tom was a member of Warm Springs Presbyterian Church and formerly attended Mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church,...

Willow Grace Roberts

Jan 31, 2021

Willow Grace Roberts, infant daughter of Tiffany Nicole Hosey, gained her angel wings on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Bath Community Hospital.

She was born October 19, 2020 at Lewis-Gale Hospital in Salem.

In her short life, Willow, a sweet heart, filled her family’s hearts with joy and love and will be forever cherished and...

Timothy "Scott" Arbogast

Jan 17, 2021

Timothy “Scott” Arbogast, 50, of Staunton, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021 at his home surrounded by loved ones.

He was born October 19, 1970 in Staunton, a son of Phyllis Ann (Waybright) and Ralph Edward Arbogast of Staunton. On July 27, 1996, he married Pamela Elaine Moats.

A 1989 graduate of Highland High School,...

Eva "Louise" Helmick

Jan 15, 2021

Eva “Louise” Helmick, 90, formerly of Monterey passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 at Pendleton Manor in Franklin, WV.

Mrs. Helmick was born December 27, 1930 in Sugar Grove, WV, the daughter of Leafy Florence (Simmons) and Clement Simmons. On June 22, 1946 she married Elmer Lee Helmick and together had two daughters.

A woman...

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