Donald Claude Elliott can now say with St. Paul in his letter to Timothy, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only, but also to all who have loved His appearing.
Donald C. Elliott, 80, of Lashmeet, died Friday, March 24, 2017. Born July 25, 1936 at Springton, he was the son of the late Garland Elliott and Lena Carden Elliott.
Having dropped out of high school and realizing the importance of education, Dr. Elliott obtained a GED, earned a B.S. Degree in Education from Bluefield State College, a B.S. Degree in Religion from Emmanuel College, a M.A. Degree in History and Education from Radford University and a Ph.D. in Society and Religion from Oxford Graduate School.
At the age of 24, Dr. Elliott acknowledged a call into the ministry and was licensed and ordained as a minister in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. He served as pastor to congregations in Mullensville, Matoaka, Bluewell, Athens, GA, Radford, VA and Charlotte, NC. Dr. Elliott’s teaching career, which he viewed as an extension of his call, began at UTEC in Monroe, NC, Stanley Community College in Albemarle, NC, Anson Community College in Polkton, NC, South Piedmont Community College in Monroe, NC and finished at Mountain State University in Beckley.
For those of you who knew him well, it will come as no surprise that Donald C. Elliott did not want the prolonged sadness associated with wakes, funerals and burials. Therefore, he decided long ago to forgo this tradition and would ask that you simply remember the time shared on earth, the messages he preached about salvation, and the importance of being prepared to meet God. His heartfelt desire has always been that all would accept Jesus Christ as Savior and would one day share with him the joys of Heaven for all eternity.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Burkett Elliott; and one brother, Emory Elliott.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Linda Dunford Elliott; one son, Steven Elliott and wife Felecia; one daughter, Cindy Brady and husband Verne; one step-daughter, Susan Lawrence; one step-son, Jason Perkins and wife Danielle; one sister, Lois Gibson and husband John; two sisters-in-law, Ellen Elliott and Eunice Burkett Mills and husband Larry; four brothers-in-law, Harold Burkett and wife Deborah, Keith Dunford and wife Rhonda, Kevin Dunford and wife Becky and Raymond Begil; nine grandchildren, Shawn, Sarah, Alisa, Drew, and by marriage, Eric, Jayden, Reagan, Kaitlyn and Sarah, with each one being his favorite; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews who he loved as his own; and special friend, Paula Elliott.
Honoring Dr. Elliott’s request, there will be no services at the funeral home. Arrangements by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.bailey-kirk.com.
Everette Joe Rogers,II, 85, went to be with the Lord, November 28, 2016. Joe was born November 18, 1931 in Coalwood, WV, to the late Everett J. & Thelma B. Rogers. He was devoted to God and his family. Joe was a talented musician and taught vocal, piano, English, and Spanish in Freeborn, KY, Charleston, WV, and Emmanuel College in Franklin, GA, New Brunswick, NJ, and Roanoke City Schools. He was an ordained minister with the Appalachian Conference of International Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was involved in music at the following churches: Westchester NJ, Freeborn, KY, St. Albans, WV, Roanoke PH, and Christian Life. He also played the organ at Piedmont and Appalachian Conference camp meetings. He graduated from Bob Jones University and received a master’s degree from Westchester State University. He also attended classes at Radford and UVa. Universities. Joe had a great sense of humor, and would never pass up a good joke. Never a harsh word for anyone, but genuinely showing the love of Jesus Christ to everyone through his humility and faithfulness in the Kingdom.
Preceding him in death were his parents and brother, Halsey Laurence “Larry” Rogers and surviving wife Margaret B. Rogers. Surviving him is his wife of 57 years, Harriett Green Rogers; son, Joel M. Rogers; daughter and son-in-law, Genevieve and Lynn Coffey; grandchildren, Terry L. Coffey, DeAnna Coffey; brother, Doyle B. Rogers. The family will receive friends Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Simpson Funeral Home. Services will be conducted 11 a.m. at Christian Life International on Friday, December 2, 2016. Interment will follow services at 2 p.m. at the Appalachian Conference Cemetery in Dublin, Va. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home.
Dr. William M. Post, Sr. went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 8, 2016. He was born July 30, 1925 in Marigold, Miss., to Andrew and Emma Post. He married his childhood sweetheart, Frances Crutchfield of Memphis, TN on December 24, 1942. Together, they faithfully served their Lord for 68 years until Frances went home to heaven Nov. 13, 2011.
Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1943-46. He graduated from Holmes Theological Seminary, Northwest College, and California Graduate School of Theology. In addition, he pursued a music degree at Colorado State College. Pastor Bill served as Minister of Music at Christian Heritage in Memphis, pastored at Calvary Temple in Vancouver, B.C. and New Life Temple in Roanoke, VA. He was Superintendent of the Northwest Conference. He moved to Oklahoma City, OK where he served as Assistant to the Superintendent of the IPHC. In 1991, he retired from St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Ponca City, OK. Following their move to Greeley, he served as Interim Pastor of St. John’s United Church of Christ for eight months and then was Pastor of Evans United Methodist Church for 16 months. From 1992 to 2012, Bill served as Director of Care Ministry at Greeley Wesleyan Church. He was indefatigable in providing prayer, comfort and encouragement to many who were hospitalized or homebound. After 47 years in ministry and upon his retirement in 2012, Sr. Pastor Steve Wilson honored him as a Pastor Emeritus.
Bill was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by a son, William, Jr. (Beth) and their children, Aaron (Ally) Denver; Katelyn (Jeremiah) Platteville and Delanie (Zac) Evans; a daughter, Lynne Post and friend Susen Bell, Greeley. Daughter Judith Sue Post Kammerer preceded Bill and Frances in death. Granddaughter Audrey Kammerer, NC and grandson Joel Kammerer, CA also survives him. Viewing will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Adamson Chapel, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley. The Home-going Celebration will be at 11 a.m., Monday, November 14 at Greeley Wesleyan Church, 3600 22nd Street. Internment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorial gifts may be made to Greeley Wesleyan Church Missions Fund in care of Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services at www.adamsonchapels.com. Condolences to the family may also be sent to this website.
On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, Nancy Harvey Humphries, 86, of Danville, Va. obtained her Heavenly home. She danced her way into heaven to meet Jesus and reunite with the love of her life the Rev. D. Ray Humphries who predeceased her on August 2, 2010, just three days shy of their 60 years of marriage on August 5th. Nancy was born in Campbell County, Va. on June 18, 1930, the daughter of the late Willie A. Harvey, Sr., and the late Katheryn Martin Harvey.
She is also survived by her loving daughter, Kathy Humphries Johnson; grandson, Adam Michael Johnson; granddaughter, Lindsey Johnson Isley, her husband, Joshua Isley; and two great- grandchildren, who loved their “MawMaw” – Ryan Paul Isley and Raelyn Sheree Isley, both of whom were the joy and sunshine of her life. MawMaw also loved Cameron Emery as an adoptive great- grandson. The Emery’s are close friends of the family. Cami was so special to her.
Together Ray and Nancy began ministry in the Pentecostal Holiness Church, shepherding and leading several congregations: in Welch and Mullens, W.Va.; Mt. Paul P.H. Churches. They retired from pastoring in 1999.Nancy loved serving as a pastor’s wife and had a special love for the seniors in their pastoral congregations. Nancy loved to laugh and joke around with others. She could be a big tease and would get a big kick out of being teased.At her church pastorates, she was known as “granny” by the children and she loved holding and getting kisses from all the babies.
She is survived by her sister, Virginia Erlene Harvey Walker of Danville, Va. and brother, Willie (Bill) A. Harvey, Jr. of Weaver, Ala., as well as many loving nieces and nephews and their families. Nancy is preceded in death by her sisters, Arlie Harvey Adkins, Ann Mae Harvey Payne, Betty Jo Harvey Scearce and Eva Harvey Tucker. Nancy was very family oriented and loved spending time with family at their many get-togethers.A special thanks to Commonwealth Hospice for their wonderful care. An extra special thanks to “mom’s girls” Wendy Amos and Carolyn Holland who were very special caregivers to her.
A celebration of the life of Nancy Harvey Humphries will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Norris Funeral Services Chapel on Franklin Tnpk, Danville, Va. with Kathy Johnson, Lindsey Isley and the Rev. Roger Ewing officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park in Danville, VA. The family will receive friends at Norris Funeral Service at 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2016 and at other times at the residence.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made “in memory of Nancy Humphries” to God’s Pit Crew, 2499 North Main Street, Danville, VA 24540.
The Rev. Mary Elizabeth Jackson Dodson, 95, of Altavista, went home to be with her Lord, Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at her residence. She was the loving and devoted wife of the Rev. Henry Kenneth Dodson, Sr. Born September 14, 1920 in Halifax, VA, she was the daughter of the late Edward D. and Martha Walker Jackson and was also preceded in death by three sons, Bennie and Kenny and an infant son. Rev. Dodson was a retired Pastor of Home Mission Outreach and was a charter member of Tree of Life Ministries.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Pastor J. Mike Dodson and wife Debie of Lynchburg; her daughter, Dr. Nancy Dodson Bennett, Sr. Pastor of Tabernacle of Praise in Florida and her husband Dan; six grandchildren, Lisa, Todd, Michael, Jr., Candace, Nanci, and Beau and fifteen great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Tree of Life Ministries with Pastor J. Mike Dodson and the Rev. Dr. Nancy Dodson Bennett officiating. Interment will follow at Tree of Life Cemetery in Altavista. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, July 22, 2016 at the church and other times at the residence.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Centra Health Hospice and to Mary’s private health care staff. In lieu of flowers, Mary would have loved for you to help someone in need.
To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittentimberlake.com.
Joshua Benson Jenkins, 39, of Dublin, VA, formerly of Mercer County, went to be wth the Lord on Friday, June 17, 2016 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born April 11, 1977 at Bluefield, he was the oldest son of John Jenkins and Millie Dyson Jenkins.
Joshua attended Matoaka and PikeView High Schools and was a member of the first graduating class in 1995. After high school, Joshua married the love of his life and best friend, Melissa Midkiff. He then joined the U.S. Air Force which took him and his wife to Grand Forks, ND. In his four years in the Air Force, Joshua excelled and earned many accolades and awards, including the prestigious “Airman of the Year” in 2000. After his service in the Air Force, Joshua and Melissa moved back to West Virginia, where he took a job working at the VA Hospital in Beckley. He loved his work there but was forced to early retirement due to illness. He spent his remaining years focusing on his greatest talents and passions, art and music. He was a brilliant artist and left many exquisite paintings and drawings behind for his family to cherish.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Doug Jenkins; and maternal grandparents, Everett and Gracie Dyson.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 18 years, Melissa of Princeton; one brother, Matt of Dublin, VA; his paternal grandmother, Geneva Jenkins of Princeton; mother-in-law, Cathy Midkiff; brother and sister in law, James and Angie Baldwin; a special niece, Riley; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Cornerstone Church, 809 College Street, Narrows, VA with his father officiating.
A military graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin, VA.
The family will receive friends Monday, June 20, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. until service hour at the Cornerstone Church in Narrows, VA. Arrangements by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton
Randle Vernon Cregger, 65, died peacefully Monday, June 13, 2016 at his home in Pulaski, Va.
He leaves his wife of 35 years, Ronda Scott Cregger; sons Adam Cody Cregger and Donald Cregger; granddaughter Courtney Cregger; sister Annie Mae Edney and brother-in-law Harold Edney; and sister Margaret Johnson.
Randle is preceded in death by his father, Randle Edward Thomas Cregger; mother Pearl Carter Cregger; aunt Josephine Carter; and sister Mary Francis Hoverter.
Randle was an ordained minister with the Appalachian Conference of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, and served the church and his community in this capacity in various ways. He was active in nursing home and rehabilitation facility ministry. He was an avid golfer, and had a passion for caring about those to whom he met and ministered. He was also a very talented and accomplished musician in many ways, and had a passion for playing music, singing and using his gifts in service to God.
Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at First Pentecostal Holiness Church (Family Worship Center), Memorial Drive Pulaski, with Dr. C.R. Conner and Rev. Richard Hall officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Private burial will occur at a later date.
Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.
Rhonda Robertson Mills, 49, of Lexington, passed into the presence of her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 after a four-and-a-half year long battle with reoccurring health challenges. Rhonda was born on Monday, September 19, 1966 in Lynchburg. She was predeceased by her biological father, CPL Ronald Edward Robertson who died in the Vietnam War, her paternal grandmother, Dorothy Robertson, paternal grandfather, Edward I. Robertson, and paternal uncle, Jerry R. Robertson.Rhonda is survived by her parents, the Rev. Earl and Carla Ragland of Thaxton; Pastor W.A. Mills Jr. husband of 30 years, and their adult children, Rachel Mills Wilson and husband, David of Lexington, Tré Mills and wife Megan of Blacksburg, and Hannah Mills of Washington,D.C. It was Rhonda’s great joy to live long enough to see and hold their firstborn grandchild, Gabriel David Wilson. Rhonda leaves behind her five siblings, Ronnie Robertson (Astrid), Mark Robertson (Regina), Robin Ragland Bass (Alvin), Murdock Ragland, and “baby” brother, Corbert Ragland (Dale). She is also survived by her beloved in-laws, the Rev. Tim and Ruth Mills Creel.Rhonda met her college sweetheart at Holmes Bible College in Greenville, S.C. in 1983. After dating two years they were wed on Saturday, October 12, 1989 and spent their 30 years together as husband and wife pastoring churches in North Carolina and Virginia, the last 20 years as Senior Pastor and First Lady of the Buena Vista Pentecostal Holiness Church, who has faithfully stood by their side from day one, providing special care during the last years and days of her life on this earth.Rhonda served as a Registered Nurse for nearly 20 years until her health necessitated an early retirement. She was an accomplished musician, vocalist, and artistic individual who has been described by some as sassy and classy, fun and feisty. She loved her husband, children, grandson, family and friends, but most of all her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, in whose presence she now dwells eternally.A celebration of Rhonda’s life is scheduled for Saturday, 11 a.m. April 30, 2016 at the Buena Vista Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1702 Chestnut Avenue, Buena Vista, VA. The internment will follow at the Green Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Buena Vista Pentecostal Holiness Church. Pastor Bart Hellmuth, Bishop Preston Mathena, and Presiding Bishop Doug Beacham will officiate at the service. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Rhonda’s life.In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Buena Vista Pentecostal Holiness Church Building Program. The family would like to thank Carillion Home Health, UVA Medical Staff, church family, and friends all around the world for their faithful, unwavering love and care shown to them during Rhonda’s extended illness.Arrangements by Bolling, Grose, and Lotts Funeral Home in Buena Vista, VA.
Juanita Marcella Kingrea, born on January 3, 1944, in Roanoke, VA, passed away from this world into the presence of the Lord on February 5, 2016, at the age of 72.
Juanita married the love of her life, the Reverend Kenneth R. Kingrea in 1960. They settled in Christiansburg, VA where they raised their three children: Towana, Ray, and Brian. Rev. Kingrea and Juanita spent more than 40 years together in ministry; indeed, Juanita’s kindness, compassion, and good (yet feisty) sense of humor will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know her.
Juanita was a devoted wife and mother and loved being “Granny” to her grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. Juanita loved holidays and family get togethers; any chance she got to spend with her family was important to her. But, above all else, she loved her Lord and Savior, sharing His message of grace with others, and took pride that her family members were all saved and serving in ministry.
Juanita is preceded in death by her parents, “Doc” and Maggie Williams; and her mother-in-law, Nina Franklin. Juanita is survived by her beloved husband, the Rev. Kenneth Kingrea; children, Towana Kitts and her husband Joseph, Ray Kingrea and his wife Sandy, all of Christiansburg, VA, and Brian Kingrea and his wife Kay, of Silver Spring, MD. She was a loving grandmother to Bethany Creger and her husband Benjamin, Hannah Venable and her husband Michael, Andrew Kingrea and his wife Sydnah, Jessica Barbir and her husband Timothy, and Zachary, Dakota, Cheyenne, and Tacoma Kingrea. Juanita was a proud great-grandmother to Gabriel and Ezra Creger. She also leaves behind her brothers, John Williams and Ronald Williams.
Family and friends will gather at Harbor of Hope in Christiansburg, VA, on Monday, February 8th for Visitation, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. The Funeral service will also be held at Harbor of Hope on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. There will be a private graveside service for the family only.
Lee Andrew Ratcliff, 41, of Hiwassee, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016. He was a facilities manager and engineer for Appalachian Conference and a member of Tower of Refuge Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Lee Ratcliff.
Survivors include his wife, Laurie T. Ratcliff of Hiwassee; mother, Sheila M. Ratcliff of Radford; brothers and sisters-in-law, Pete and Michelle Ratcliff of Unionville, and Tim and Lora Ratcliff of Fairlawn; nieces and nephews, Alyssa, Alley, Aaron, Brianna, Bethany and Robert and their children, Ruth Ann and Ian and their child, Katelyn and Kyle; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lyndell and Hilda, and Charlene and Prakash.
The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Tower of Refuge Church. Memorial services will follow at 12 Noon with Rev. Stacy C. Cope and Rev. Gary C. Cope officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial be made to the Tower of Refuge Building Fund, 5846 Oak Grove Avenue, Dublin, VA 24084.
The Ratcliff family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.
Reverend Glenn Rudolph Wright, age 89, of Wytheville, VA passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015. He was born March 11, 1926, the son of the late Bruce and Bessie Walker Wright. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Nannie C. Wright; three brothers, one sister and his grandson, Jeremy Wright. Glenn was a loving “brother”, father and grandfather to his many family and friends. He retired from Hercules at the age of 50 then called into full-time ministry where he served as Pastor of Sylvatus Pentecostal Holiness Church, Irish Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church and Mitchell’s Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was a member of the Appalachian Pentecostal Holiness Church Conference in Dublin, VA. After retiring from the ministry, he attended Baker’s Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Austinville, VA and Word of Life Pentecostal Holiness Church in Wytheville, VA. Glenn was a veteran of the United States Navy. He is survived by his five children, Rudy and Donna Wright of Hickory, NC, Randy and Janet Wright of Wytheville, VA, Dianne and Alfred Stephens of Wytheville, VA, Nancy and Ron Stiles of Christiansburg, VA, Rebecca and Michael Stevenson of Mt. Airy, NC; grandchildren and spouses, Al and Julia Stephens, Sharon and Richard Smith, Bruce and Caroline Stephens, Ashley Wright, Glenn, III and Christine Wright, Justin Wright, Amy Wright, Amanda Brunner, Carolyn Ratcliff, Tony and Mitzi Thornton; great grandchildren, Walker, Senah, Zach, Kyle, Hannah, Griffin, Sydney, Rowdy, Josie, Glenn IV, Conner, Parker, Ethan and Ava; two sisters, Janice Cox of Galax, VA and Audrey Viars of Bassett, VA. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the Barnett Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Appalachian Pentecostal Holiness Conference Cemetery, Dublin, VA. The family will receive friends Saturday one hour before service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to George Wythe High School Jeremy Wright Scholarship Foundation, One Maroon Way, Wytheville, VA 24382. Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, VA is serving the Wright family.
Frank Cecil Albano, 65, finally answered the Lord’s call to “come to Me” when he passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015 at his home in Dublin. He was a retired International Pentecostal Holiness minister with over 30 years of ministry.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Michael Albano.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Betty B. Albano of Dublin; mother, Frieda A. Albano of Pulaski; daughters and son-in-law, Michelle Keefer, and Amy and Allan Morris, all of Pulaski; son and daughter-in-law, Todd Cecil and Brenda Albano of Pulaski; brother and sister-in-law, James Michael and Pat Albano of Marion; 8 grandchildren, Zachary, Zane and Zaiden Morris, Jacob, Hannah and Leah Keefer, Caleb Albano and Hunter Dean; and many brothers and sisters in Christ.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2015 at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. Funeral services will begin at 7 p.m. with Rev. Bill Pierson and Rev. Jim Sasser officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Taking It To The Streets Ministry, 223 N. Washington Ave., Pulaski, VA 24301
The Albano family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford Va.
Betty Jo Sarah Catherine Robinson Boggs, 75, formally of Roanoke went to be with the Lord on Monday the 14th of September, on her 75th birthday at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where she resided with her husband of 57 years, Billy Joe Boggs and her youngest daughter, Karin Kirby.
Betty was born in 1940 in Fairfield, Virginia and was a faithful homemaker, wife and mother, daughter, sister, and Pastor’s wife for 45 years. She was a talented seamstress, pianist, Girl Scout Leader, cared for foster children, worked with the mentally and physically disabled, as well as many other children and youth in the community. She served her Lord and Church faithfully. Betty enjoyed entertaining, cooking, and baking for her family and community for many gatherings.
She is survived by her husband, Billy Joe Boggs of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, her five children, Pamela Boggs Stewart and husband Mike of Atlanta, Georgia, Susan Boggs Carpenter of Costa Mesa, California, Mark Boggs and wife Clara of Troutville, Virginia, Kimberly Falkenberry and husband, Meadows of Columbus, Georgia and Karin Boggs Kirby of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; seven grandsons, Jacob Carpenter and wife, Stacey of Winchester, Virginia, Zachary Carpenter and Melissa of Abingdon, Virginia, Justin Stewart of Covina, California, Joshua Stewart of Carnesville, Georgia, Jonathan Boggs of Troutville, Virginia, Zachary Hart and wife, Britain of Bedford, Virginia and Scott Huettner of Columbus, Georgia and one granddaughter, Jaimie Huettner of Columbus, Georgia; three sisters, Judi Dowell of Elkton, Virginia, Cecilia Hughett of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Barbara Hensley of Elkton, Virginia and one brother, Steven Robinson of Elkton, Virginia. She is also survived by six great grandchildren, Bailey and Raegan Carpenter, Isaiah and Caleb Carpenter, and Payton and Paris Hart.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, Carrington Henderson and Bessie Catherine Alt Robinson and her sister, Patricia Robinson Coyner, all of Staunton, Virginia.
Services will be held Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Oakey’s East Chapel, 5188 Cloverdale Road, Roanoke. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM with the service following at 2 PM in Oakey’s Chapel. Interment Old Dominion Memorial Garden. Dr. Mike Stewart, her son-in-law will officiate. To continue her legacy, please make a donation to your local charity or church. On-line condolences may be sent to www.oakeys.com
Robert “Bobby” E Clark Jr 59, and his loving wife Pamela “Pam” J Clark 56, of Floyd, went to be with our Lord on August 22, 2015.
Bobby was born June 18, 1956 the son of Robert Sr and Nancy Clark of Warrenton VA. Pam was born April 2, 1959 the daughter of Lewis and Christine Judd of Amissville VA. God brought Bobby and Pam together and they were married on June 19, 1976. Bobby and Pam were equally passionate about Christ. Both dedicated their lives to spreading the word of God and helping those in need. Bobby is survived by his mother Nancy Clark of Culpeper VA, brothers Howard Clark of Warrenton VA, J.T. & sister-in-law Terri Lee Clark of Boones Mill VA, Norman & sister-in-law Laurie Clark of Bealeton VA, and Sam & sister-in-law Kris Clark of Broad Run VA. He is also survived by a sister Susan & brother-in-law Eric Brown of Culpeper VA. Bobby and Pam both are survived by daughter Robin & son in law Gregory Quesinberry of Floyd VA and son Torrey Clark of Floyd VA. They are both also survived by grand children Taryn Brewer, Jaden Brewer, Jaxon Brewer, Rosln Brewer, Alexis Lytton, Jada Quesinberry, & Carly Quesinberry. They also were survived by a great grandchild, Rori Harris.
Bobby and Pam’s life will be celebrated at Abundant Life Fellowship, 4491 Old Pike Rd in Pilot Va., at 11am on Friday August 28, 2015 with pastor Larry Meadors officiating. Interment will follow in Jacksonville Cemetery, Floyd VA. The family will be receiving friends 6 until 8 pm on Thursday August 27, 2015 at Gardner Funeral Home, 202 E. Oxford St. Floyd VA.
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org or to World Missions at iphc.org. Online condolences may be made at www.gardnerfuneralhomefloyd.com. The family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd
Reverend Leslie E. Shelton, age 67 of Pulaski passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Born November 20, 1947 in Hiwassee he was the son of the late Rev. John Elmer Shelton & Lummie Largen Shelton. His sisters; Imogene Mabe, Pauline Landreth, Dorothy Louise Shelton, Jeannette Geraldine Russell and brothers; Dwight L. “Moody” Shelton, Clyde Clifton Shelton and Hoover Shelton preceded him in death.
He is survived by his
Wife- Jeanie Denny Shelton-Pulaski
Children- Patrick N. Shelton – Hiwassee Penny Shelton Taylor & Jimmy Taylor, Jr. – Mechanicsville Pamela Shelton Lucas & Brian – Dublin
Grandchildren- Matthew Lucas Kyla, James, Kalei, Kensi Taylor
Sister- Daphine & Mike McPeak – Hiwassee
Brother- Johnny Shelton, Jr. and Brenda-Pulaski Rev. J.B. Shelton & Shirley – Christiansburg
Sister-in-law- Betty Shelton – Richmond
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM – Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Draper Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church, Draper with Rev. Billy Akers, Bishop Preston Mathena & Rev. J.B. Shelton officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:00-7:00 PM at The Draper Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church.
To send the family your online condolences, visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com
Bower Funeral Chapels, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the Shelton family.
Rev. Donald Miller Linkous, 82, of Christiansburg, passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015 at his son’s home in Bastian. He was a retired Pentecostal Holiness minister, preaching up until a few days before his death.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert Lee and Nettie Linkous, his first wife, Phyllis Linkous his second wife, Connie T. Linkous, and a son, Tim Linkous two daughters, Rebecca Linkous and Patricia M. Layne, brother, Otis Linkous, three sisters, Maxine Pinder, Bonnie Creasy and Catherine Burdiss.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Nancy Linkous of Bastian, and Ron and Debbie Linkous of Groveland, FL; grandchildren, Melissa Cantrell, Danny Linkous, Jr., Candice Layne, Carrie Dixon and Brittany and Casey Linkous; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jimmy Linkous of Wilmington, Del; sister, Florence Tredway of Wilmington, Del; a sister-in-law, Gaynell Linkous of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 pm Monday, February 9th at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 pm with Rev. Jube Burke and Rev. Justin Quesenberry officiating. Interment will follow in the Appalachian Conference Cemetery in Dublin.
The Linkous family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford, Virginia.
Mrs. Dorothy Pendry Perdue Lampley, 80, of Rockingham died Friday, September 26, 2014 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Sweet Haven Church with Rev. Mitchell Roller officiating. The family will greet friends from 6:00pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday at the church and other times at the home. There will be a graveside service at 4:00 pm Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Hall’s United Methodist Church Cemetery, 4302 North Fork Rd, Elliston, VA 24807.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sweet Haven Church, 424 Midway Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379. The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home, Wadesboro. Online condolences may be made at www.leavittfuneralhomewadesboro.com
Rev. Jeanette Inez Bishop, 78, of Indian Valley, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Indian Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. David Goad and Rev. Clyde Bishop officiating. Interment will follow in the Indian Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Maberry Funeral Home.
William “Bill” Johnson 86, of the Princeton Health Care Center died Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Princeton Community Hospital. Survivors include three sons, Ronnie Johnson and wife Patricia, Rev. Eddie Johnson and wife Lisa, and Kenneth Johnson; one daughter, Sandra Wendel and husband Joe. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Eddie Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at the Sandlick Cemetery with the Mercer County Veterans Council conducting military graveside rites. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
Rev. James Welch, 65, of Bedford, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Visitation is Friday evening, March 14, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel. Funeral service is 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Cool Spring Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home.
The funeral arrangements for Rev. Tom Patrick’s wife are as follows:
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. at the Dublin Church of God. The family will receive friends at the church from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. before the services. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in the Fletcher Cemetery on Fletchers Mt. Road, Pearisburg, VA
The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of the arrangements.
Rev. Dallas Jewell passed away February 27, 2014. Brother Dallas loved the Lord and served him with his whole heart. Visitation for Dallas will be Saturday, March 1 from 6-8 pm at the Draper Valley PH Church. Funeral Service will be held Sunday, March 2 at 2 pm at the Draper Valley PH church.
The family is in the care of Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville, VA.
Rev. Rhonda Lee Grubb, 54, of Wytheville, VA passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013. Visitation is Monday, June 3, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. and the funeral service will begin at 7 p.m. All services are at New Covenant Fellowship Church.
For more information, please contact Grubb Funeral Home at (276) 228-3101.
Rev. Ms. Nina Franklin, the mother of Reverends Kenneth & Richard Kingrea passed away, March 27, 2013. Sister Franklin was 89 years old and served the Lord with her whole heart. The Viewing will be at Harbor of Hope Church Friday 03/29/13 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at Harbor of Hope Church Saturday 03/30/13 at 12 Noon. A Private Burial in Roanoke, VA will be after Funeral Service.
Oakey’s North, Peter’s Creek Road, Roanoke VA is handling the Funeral Arrangements.