Obituary Announcement


Rhonda Mills (W.A. Mills’ Wife)

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 Kingrea

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 Ratcliff-Conference Grounds Keeper

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.

Glenn Wright

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.

Cecil Albano

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 Boggs

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

Robert and Pamela Clark

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 or to World Missions at Online condolences may be made at The family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd

Leslie Shelton

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
Bower Funeral Chapels, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the Shelton family.

Donald Linkous

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.


Dorothy Perdue Lampley

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

Helen Harrison

Helen M. Harrison, 84, of Cumberland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 13, 2014, with her loving family by her side. Being the wife of Reverend Joseph A. Harrison, she held various positions in the Pentecostal Holiness Church, one of which gave her much satisfaction as the Women’s Ministries President of the Pentecostal Holiness Appalachian Conference. Joe and Helen pastored churches in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, the last being in Galax and Austinville, Virginia. Helen was indeed a “Special Angel,” loved by all who knew her. Friends will be received at Covenant Life Christian Center, 15200 McMullen Hwy., Cresaptown, (adjacent to Food Lion/Hanna Plaza) on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, from 3 to 8 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at Covenant Life Christian Center on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Kevin Lamp, assisted by the Rev. Wesley Russ officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions be made to CLCC, P.O. Box 81, Cumberland, MD 21502.

Rev. Jeanette Bishop

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 J. “Bill” Johnson
(Rev. Eddie Johnson’s Father)

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

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.


Barbara Joyce Kingrea-Wilson-Patrick
(Rev. Tom Patrick’s Wife)

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

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 Grubb

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. Nina Franklin

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.






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