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A. Dwayne Harkleroad

Jan 14, 2021

CHANGE OF VENUE ANNOUNCED

Memorial Service will take place at the Stonewall Ruritan building in McDowell, Virginia.

Alvin Dwayne Harkleroad, 84 of McDowell peacefully transitioned from his earthly home in Virginia to his heavenly eternal home on January 14, 2021. At the time of his passing he was lovingly...

Katherine "Kathy" Gibson

Jan 14, 2021

Katherine “Kathy” Ellen Gibson, 56, of Bridgewater and formerly of Highland County, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Sentara RMH Medical Center due to complications from COVID-19.

She was born April 30, 1964 in Baltimore, Md., a daughter of the late Reverend Richard and Gertrude Louise (Judy) Gibson.

A loving and caring person, Kathy...

Phyllis Crigler

Jan 9, 2021

Phyllis Marceline (Mitchell) Crigler, 92, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away January 9, 2021 at Charlotte Square assisted living.

She was born June 24, 1928 in Highland County, Va., a daughter of the late Mary Bryd (Ervine) and Joseph Loy Mitchell.

A quiet, caring and listening woman, Mrs. Crigler was raised in the mountains of West...

Dr. Stephen Johnson

Jan 8, 2021

Stephen Roy Johnson, 63, of Pella, Iowa, died peacefully on January 8, 2021 at his home.

He was born November 4, 1957 in Richmond, a son of Ellen (Stephenson) Johnson and the late Roy Ernest Johnson.

Stephen earned an Associate of Science degree from Chowan College in 1979, a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth...

Ellis Darwin King

Dec 26, 2020

Ellis Darwin King, 90, of Salem and formerly of Highland County passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Virginia Veterans Care Center.  He was born March 29, 1930, a son of the late Martin Ellis King and Grace Emile (Page) King.

Following his graduation from Monterey High School, Darwin enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the...

Roger Moats

Dec 23, 2020

Roger Lee Moats, 72, husband of Sarah Lynn (Moyers) Moats of Verona, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at his home.

He was born March 21, 1948 at King’s Daughters Hospital in Staunton, a son of the late James Floyd and Mabel (Varner) Moats.

Following graduation from Highland High School,...

Russell "Beetle" Hull

Dec 19, 2020

Russell “Beetle” Lee Hull, 66, of the Strait Creek community of Monterey, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, Va.

He was born at Warm Springs Hospital on October 26, 1954, a son of the late Thelma “Mae” Doyle and Russell Edward Hull.

A man with a strong work ethic...

Ella Candelaria

Nov 30, 2020

Ella Lousie “Dusty” Candelaria, 80, of Williamsville passed away Monday, November 30, 2020 at her home.

She was born January 18, 1940, a daughter to the late Mildred June (Brewer) and Lillard Riley Shores.

Dusty spent 30 years in various positions at Science Applications International including administration, comptroller, and system administrator for various domestic and...

Raymond Godsey Jr.

Nov 21, 2020

Raymond “Ray” Elmore Godsey Jr., 73 formerly of Halterman Hollow in Monterey, passed away, Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the home of his daughter in Monterey.

He was born January 8, 1947 in Richmond, the only child to the late Pearl (Taylor) and Raymond Elmore Godsey. On January 2, 1967, he married Linda Ann Lovett.

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Donald Hall

Nov 19, 2020

Donald Hastings Hall, 71, of Ronceverte, WV passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Peyton Hospice House, Lewisburg, WV.

He was born July 27, 1949 in West Chester, Penn., a son of the late Sara (Hines) and Elmer Clifford Hall.

He was a technician with Belfor USA, providing fire and water restoration. He enjoyed fishing,...

William "Bill" Hall

Nov 12, 2020

William “Bill” Aaron Hall, 89, of Sugar Grove, WV, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020 at his home.

He was born January 13, 1931 in State College, Pa., a son of the late Martha Jeanette (Helman) and William Pearl Hall. On November 9, 1968 he married Susan Eleanor Geiger.

Mr. Hall was a graduate of...

Francis Fenn

Nov 9, 2020

Francis Livesay Fenn, 96, of Monterey passed away Monday, November 9, 2020 at home surrounded by family.

He was born in Prince George County, August 26, 1924, a son of the late Beulah (Livesay) and Samuel Lawrence Fenn.

A man with great faith, Mr. Fenn was a member, Sunday school teacher and Elder at Monterey Presbyterian Church, as well as a member of Woodlawn Presbyterian Church. A proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, Mr. Fenn served aboard the USS Bowers during World War II....

Fred Beverage Jr.

Nov 7, 2020

Fred Andrew Beverage, Jr., 69, husband of Debbie Beverage, of Staunton passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020 at home surrounded by family.

Born May 19, 1951 in Monterey, he was the son of the late Juanita Mae (Siron) Beverage Welcher and Fred Andrew Beverage.

Prior to his decline in health Fred attended Linden Heights Baptist...

John "Mike" Hise

Nov 6, 2020

John Michael “Mike” Hise, 76, of Warm Springs passed away Friday, November 6, 2020 at his residence.

He was born December 15, 1943 in Hot Springs, a son of the late Mary Virginia (Robertson) and John Robert Hise.

A member of Chimney Run Church of the Brethren, Mike had been employed for the Homestead as...

Gilbert Moomaw

Nov 4, 2020

Gilbert “Dunbar” Moomaw, 71, of Richmond passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital.

Dunbar was born October 4, 1949 in Charlottesville, a son of the late Gilbert Franklin and Federica (Hamlet) Moomaw.

Mr. Moomaw was a graduate of King George High School, a veteran of the United States Air Force and member...

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