Evelyn Boone Bond (mother of Renee Kingrea), born August 22, 1926, went to be with Jesus on January 4, 2022. At the blessed age of 95 she had a peaceful “Home Going” and is now with her precious Lord that she served for many years. Evelyn is survived by her son, Melvin Boone and wife, Judy of Shawsville; daughter, Rev. Lorine (Renee) Boone Kingrea and husband, Rev. Richard Kingrea of Christiansburg; brother, Wilton Argabright and wife, Dedra; sister, Roberta Hurst and husband, Sam all of Shawsville; step-children, Julian Bond of Christiansburg, Brenda Nester of Roanoke, Debra Bond and husband, Bill of Dublin, Jennifer Gardner and husband, Allen of Dugspur; grandchildren, Melissa Gilmore and husband, Darrell, Steven Kingrea and wife, Megan, Tommy Kingrea and wife, Sherry. Evelyn is also survived by her step-grandchildren, Heather Turman, Joshua Bond, Amy Nester, Sharon McDougal, Andrew Gardner; 10 great-grandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren; as well as 4 step-great-great-grandchildren. We want to thank everyone who helped with her care while she was at the Radford Health and Rehab Center, especially Carilion Hospice. We cannot thank them enough for their perfectional service and care. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 11 a.m. to noon at Horne Funeral Home. Funeral Services will begin at noon in the Chapel, with Rev. Richard Kingrea, Rev. Craig Reed, and Rev Wes Conner officiating. All of these ministers were her pastors at different times. Family only interment will follow at the Shawsville Congregational Holiness Cemetery. Masks and distancing are recommended for everyone’s safety.

Russell Clarence (RC) Turner, 95, of Bluefield, West Virginia went home to be with his Lord on Sunday afternoon, December 26, 2021, at his home with his loving family at his side. Born November 24, 1926, in Tams, WV, he was the son of the late William Turner and Myrtle Robert’s Turner. RC was born to preach the word and this was demonstrated through his strong dedication, hard-working ethic, and attention as pastor in numerous churches he ministered for throughout the Virginia and West Virginia Conferences of the IPHC. He was a positive role-model to everyone who knew him. He loved his family and would put the needs of others over himself. He was a people person and genuinely cared about them. He loved Jesus, especially, always striving to share that love with everyone. RC never met a stranger. He would go out of his way to speak or get to know you. In 2002, he decided to retire with over 50-years in the ministry. He was preceded in death a sister, Lois Blevins and her husband Howard; and a brother in law, Robert Sutphin. Those left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife of 67-years, Melieve Linkous Turner, and three children, John Daniel Turner, of Bluefield, WV, James Paul Turner and wife Vanessa Seabolt Turner of Bluefield, WV, Deborah Elizabeth Turner, of Bluefield, WV, two granddaughters, Sarah Allison Turner Rodgers and husband Jameson Rodgers, of Nashville, TN, Kristen Rebecca Turner Miller and husband Aaron Miller of Lashmeet, WV; a sister, Alice Ruth Sutphin of Blacksburg, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please send donation to Southview Church. Please join us at Southview Church on Sunday January 2, 2022 at 10:30am to honor GOD and celebrate the life of RC Turner thru music and song, testimonials, praise & worship. A private graveside service will take place at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton, WV, on January 3, 2022, at 2:00pm with Rev. Jerry Novell officiating.

Geraleen Beatrice Freeman Talmage went to be with her Lord and Savior on the evening of December 19, 2021. Born September 12, 1931, in Caldwell, West Virginia she was the seventh child of Bessie B. and Parris E. Wood. She lived in a Christian home where many ministers, laymen, and missionaries visited and these visitors influenced her future career decisions.
Rev. G. F. Talmage is preceded in death by her sisters and brothers including Pauline Bowden (Paul), Kathleen LeFon (Leonard), Rev. Roy Wood (Mabel), Rev. Parris Wood (Lelia), Sanford Wood (Dot), and Rev. Curtis Wood (Myrtle) as well as her Mother and Father. We would also be remiss in not remembering her first husband, John Freeman.She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Rev. D. E. John Talmage of Dublin Virginia, who cared for her these last many years of dementia, her son Daniel (Danny) E. J. Talmage, Jr. (Germantown, MD), her adopted daughter - Beatrice Rene Talmage (Hagerstown, MD), and her grandson, Brandon Talmage-Roy. Geraleen started her education at Caldwell Elementary School, then White Sulpher Junior High. She then moved to Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs Georgia. After Emmanuel, she went to Holmes Bible College where she completed her High School Diploma and graduated with a Bachelor of Sacred Literature degree. Upon graduation, she was married to John Freeman at the Holmes Memorial Church. They were accepted as a couple to become missionaries to Africa by the Pentecostal Holiness Church (PHC) and Rev. Geraleen Talmage was ordained as a minister and missionary in August of 1952. Tragedy struck with John being killed in a tragic car accident as they were itinerating to travel to South Africa. Seeking God’s will for her life Gerry then decided to continue her studies at Lynchburg College where she received her B.A. in 1954.
In 1954 she traveled to Africa and served on a mission station in what was then eastern Transvaal near Nelspruit. During these seven years, she served with her good friend and lifelong friend, Phylis Butler. Later on, at the mission station, her mother also visited Gerry as well as her brother, Roy Wood, who was also serving as a missionary in Pretoria, South Africa. Near the end of her time in South Africa, the Talmage family visited the mission station while on holiday and the eldest son John started writing letters, making calls, and a friendship blossomed into a romance.Geraleen traveled back to the United States for her furlough and John moved to Holmes Theological Seminary to study for the ministry. They became engaged in 1961, married in 1962, and upon John’s graduation in 1964 they were sent to South Africa as missionaries to Cape Town for the PHC. Geraleen and John helped build the PHC church in Cape Town from one church to over 20 churches in the next few years while having their son Danny in 1965 and adopting their daughter Bea in 1973. During this time Geraleen was active in the women’s ministry and Christian education programs for the church in Cape Town and later throughout the country. She would teach and lead correspondence courses and spoke in five different languages so that she could correct the homework that was sent in. She became head of the correspondence courses for Africa in 1986. Her passion was leading women and teaching them that they could serve and work for God as a leader. She preached and taught from early on and even preached two Mother’s Day services two days after being blessed with Beatrice. In 1990 her passion for women’s ministry was rewarded by her being named the Jurisdictional President for PHC Women’s Ministries in Southern Africa as well as the PHC Women’s Ministries Director for Africa, all while being based in Krugersdorp South Africa. The rest of her time in Africa was spent mentoring, writing, teaching, and leading the ministries throughout Africa as amazing growth was reported in women’s ministries and Christian education in the IPHC. She also spoke at the many supporting churches in the United States as well as at the quadrennial national convention of the church.
Gerry and John retired in 2005 after serving 41 years together in Africa. They moved to Dublin Virginia where they both became active in their local Pulaski church in the prayer ministry and working with seniors in the Appalachian Conference of the IPHC. When time permitted Gerry enjoyed bird watching, playing scrabble, and sitting on the deck with her husband. In retirement, Gerry also was a church historian and wrote the history of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in Africa used that material to lecture at the centennial celebration in South Africa in 2013. In compiling this obituary, the family found a note from her father that ended with: “Look to God for your help in time of need and trust Him Always for He and He alone can keep you and Save your Soul when this life comes to an end!” The Family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Holmes Bible School or to Emmanuel College. A graveside service will be held on December 27, 2021, at 2:00 pm in Dublin, Virginia, at the Appalachian Conference Cemetery and a memorial service will be held in April. The Talmage family is in the care of Norris-Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at

Terry Lee Romans, age 62, of Ivanhoe VA passed away Saturday October 30, 2021. He was born September 23, 1959 in Marion VA the son of the late Betty Jo Sexton, & was preceded in death by a son James Marty Romans. Terry is survived by His wife Sandra Romans  of the home; 3 daughters & sons-in-law, Missy & Wesley Stroupe of Ivanhoe VA, Rebecca & Robert Akers of Wytheville VA, Jennifer Bennett of Austinville VA; 2 sons & daughters-in-law, Chris & Katie Alberti of Wilmington DE, Chris & Heather Samuels of West Piney VA; 3 brothers & sister-in-law, Barry Lynn Romans of Marion VA, Jimmy & Melinda Halsey of Bluefield VA, Jeff Halsey of Smith Co VA; Special friends Lundy & Mariska Seabolt; 18 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and many extended family & friends also survive. A funeral service will be held Thursday November 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Bakers Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church with Pastor Jim Tunnell officiating, the family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 PM until service time, interment will follow the funeral service at the St Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Reese Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses. Online condolences can be made to the family at The Reese Funeral Home in Austinville VA is serving the Romans family.

Connie Sue Mills Chapman, 74, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 surrounded by her family after injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Connie was born on February 5, 1947 at Gentrytown, Fayette County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late William Cornelius and Willie Virginia Goins Mills.Those who preceded her in death was the love of her life for 37 years, Robert Franklin Chapman, Senior and an infant daughter, Vickie Ann Chapman.Connie Chapman lived most of her life and made her home at Maple Fork, Raleigh County, WV. Those left to cherish her memory includes her five sons and their families: Mark Allen Chapman; Robert Michael Chapman (Susan); James Paul Chapman (Sally); Billy Gene Chapman (Tammy); Robert Franklin Chapman, Jr. Grandchildren: Robbie Mann, Kellie Randall, Ashley Barton, Tiffany Lowery, Joshua Chapman Great Grandchildren: Cheyenne, Alyssa, Kurt, Kody, River, Peyton and a host of many nieces, nephews and friends. She is also survived by two sisters: Judy Beckett (Dempsey); Regina Mimms (David). A Celebration of Connie’s life will be held at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Jerry Tyree officiating. Friends may visit with family from 12:00 PM until the time of service at the funeral home. Her sons and grandsons will serve as pallbears. Private online condolences and other expressions of sympathy may bedirected to the family via our guestbook at Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South KanawhaStreet, Beckley, WV.

Ann McKeel Wood, 88, of Roanoke entered her heavenly home on Wednesday morning, October 6, 2021. Ann was born in Williamston, North Carolina to Virgil and Elizabeth McKeel. She was a graduate of Whiteville High School where she was the star basketball player and a graduate and valedictorian of Holmes Bible College where she met the love of her life, Walter Lee.  Ann and Walter Lee moved to Roanoke in 1968 with their four children and Ann worked as church secretary for 10 years at New Life Temple where Walter Lee was pastor.  Ann served the Lord with poise and humility and dedicated her life to showing God’s love to anyone she encountered.  She was a devoted wife, loving mother, doting grandmother and great-grandmother, prayer intercessor, loyal friend and the most humble example of God’s grace and love. Ann is survived by her loving husband, Pastor Walter L. Wood, Jr.; her children, Jennifer and fiancé, Jack, Lee, Rhonda, and Stephanie; her grandchildren, Adam, Mark, Ashley and fiancé, Corey, Kelsey and husband, Allen, Billy and wife, Kristina, Tyler, Blake and Cody; her great-grandchildren, Marcus, Aidan, Maddy, Mason, Eli, Jack, Sophia, and Lazarus; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her four sisters, three brothers and her great-grandchild, Justin. The family suggests that memorials be made to World Missions C/O The International Pentecostal Holiness Church P O Box 12608 Oklahoma City, OK  73157. The family will receive friends on Monday, October 11, 2021 from 2 pm- 4 pm and 6 pm- 8 pm at Simpson Funeral Home 5160 Peters Creek Road.  The family respectfully asks that visitors wear face coverings. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 11 am at New Life Christian Ministries on Airport Road in Roanoke.  Entombment will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Pastor Dennis Wayne Haga, 54, of White Gate, VA, went to be with the Lord he so faithfully served on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.
A Praise & Worship memorial service is planned for Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 6:00 P.M. at French's Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church.
A full obituary will be posted when arrangements are finalized. The Haga family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate,, (540) 921-2985.

Kate Josephine Cox Phillips, 90, of Indian Valley, went to her Heavenly home & fully entered the presence of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ surrounded by her adoring family in the comfort of her home on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.Kate was greeted in Heaven by her cherished spouse, Benny Ray Phillips; son, Larry Dale Phillips; parents, Ernest & Mattie Cox; brothers, Marvin, Richard, and Carl Cox; and sisters, Avis Cox, Gertrude Harris, Ethelene Hanky, Mable Gallimore, and Ruth Talbert. Survivors include her son & daughter-in-law, Nathan & Esther Phillips; daughter & son-in-law, Dinah & Wesley Perdue; grandsons, Dale Phillips, James Phillips, and Brian Perdue; granddaughters, Dara Short, Kari McCoy (Austin), Candace Lynch (David), and Kimberly Perdue; great-grandchildren, Bryson, Bradley, Brooklynn, and Braelynn Short, Colt McCoy, Carter, Kenna, Cami, Cole, and Kaylee Lynch, and Natalie and Brea Tessar; brother, Joe Cox; and sisters, Muriel Hollandsworth and Minnie Turman. Kate was a faithful servant of Christ and will always be remembered for her contagious laugh, unwavering kindness, compassionate spirit, flower arrangements, and musical talents. She will be missed forever and always in our hearts. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2021 in the Indian Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church with Dale Phillips, Pastor Joe Cox, and Pastor Nathan Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in Big Sand Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Kathryn Loraine Viars Phillips, 84 of Woodlawn, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021 at her home. Mrs. Phillips was born in Wythe County to the late Sam and Lucille Crigger Viars. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, James Phillips; and brothers and sisters, Donald Edward Viars, Andrew Viars, Georgie Cox; John Viars, Juanita Sexton, and Marcell Viars. Survivors include her children, Sheila Kay Patrick (Dennis), Theron Phillips (Dana), and James Ronald Phillips; Ethen Phillips (Charity) and Ian Phillips (Brooke); great-grandchildren, Macie Phillips and Bo Phillips; step-great-grandchildren, Landon and Zoey Jordan; and siblings, Peggy Sharp (Ray), Delena Armbrister (Albert), David Viars and Wayne Viars. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel at 2:00 PM with Pastor Jeff Pickett and Pastor Theron Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Indian Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 until 2:00 PM prior to the funeral service. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family.

Eugenia “Jeanie” Ward Simpkins Roadarmel, age 73, of Pulaski County, VA, and formerly of Monroe County, WV, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2021, at the Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem, VA. Born March 27, 1948, in Sarton, WV, she was the daughter of the late Arnold H. “Buck” Ward and Dana “Merle” Wickline Ward. Jeanie was a 1966 graduate of Greenville High School and later attended Radford College. She cared for the elderly in their homes for over 30 years. In 1978, she was called into service as a minister, pastor, and evangelist. She reopened several churches in Virginia and West Virginia, entered joint efforts with multiple ministries to provide in-home prayer meetings, and always enjoyed a phone ministry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert James Roadarmel. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Simpkins; special friends; and many cousins with whom she shared the special bond of family. Graveside services will be held at 3:00PM on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at the Appalachian Conference Cemetery in Dublin, VA. Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV.

Mauricio Alejandro Salazar Patino, age 59, a missionary based in Belgium passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the VCU Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia. Born October 11. 1961 in Mexico, he was the son of David Vicente Salazar Mares and the late Selva Maria Patino Sokolozki. In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, David Armando Salazar Patino and Manuel Vicente Salazar Patino. He was an ordained minister with the IPHC World Missions Ministries. Mauricio, known as Pastor Mau by most, first came to know Jesus as Lord and Savior in Mexico City November 14th, 1984 at the age of 23. He immersed himself in daily bible studies and soon became a youth leader and worship leader. In 1988 he met Lulu at their local church. They both received a calling to missions through the visits of Operation Mobilization (OM) to his home church. He was asked to serve as an interpreter for visiting missionaries. Soon afterward he got involved with OM in national mission trips within Mexico. In 1989, Mauricio first ministered in Europe via the Love Europe campaign. He joined Centro de Alabanza IPHC and in October of 1990 married Lulu. The same year he became the Missions Director for the IPHC in Mexico, and started the Operation Samaria program among many other outreaches. Together with Lulu, Mauricio took teams to the indigenous tribes of Mexico. In 1993 they had their first child, Betsy. Soon after he went to study in London England at CICM and received a diploma in international missions, after which he led teams from Mexico throughout Europe. Their second child, Obed, was born in 1995. They began making plans to relocate to Europe as full-time missionaries and in 1999 they moved to Brussels, Belgium. The Salazar's began working with Coffee House ministries and established two coffee shops and recorded 40,000 visits over a four-year period. During this period and through the Coffee House outreach they founded and pastored 3 churches, a Filipino church, a Russian speaking church, and a Farsi speaking church all the while assisting in leadership of an international church. In 2002 they started the Logos Bible School, training leaders from various nationalities. Many people came to Christ and several churches were planted out of this ministry, 15 of which remain. They made the IPHC an officially registered organization with the Belgian government in 2007. Mauricio was especially proud of the fact that both of his children were very active in every aspect of their ministry all these years. In 2016 they served in evangelism and church planting both in Paris and in the South of France. In the last 9 months Mauricio and Lulu returned to Belgium where they were based in Antwerp, serving in pastoral ministry, discipling new believers, teaching Bible School classes and reaching out to people trapped in the sex trade industry. Until this sudden fatal illness, Mauricio was actively preparing to return to the mission field. Now, the work of evangelism, leadership training and church-planting will continue through Mauricio’s disciples and the mission work of Lulu. “…though he died he still speaks.” (Hebrews 11:4b) He is survived by his wife - Maria de Lourdes Romero Lemus - Mexico City, Mexico; Children - Betsabe Abigail Salazar Hope & husband, Adam Blake Hope - Oklahoma City, OK, Obed Eli Salazar Romero & wife, Mariah Gene Salazar - Oklahoma City, OK; Grandson - Everett Leander Salazar; Father - David Vicente Salazar Mares - Queretaro, Mexico; Sisters - Paola Salazar Cuevas - Mexico, Fabiola Salazar Cuevas - Mexico. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, 2:00 PM, June 22, 2021 at the Family Worship Center, 955 Memorial Drive, Pulaski, Virginia 24301 with Rev. Harold Presley officiating. Burial will follow in the Appalachian Conference Cemetery, Dublin. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church. To sign the online guestbook, visit Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.

Jonathan Matthew “Matt” Jenkins, 39, of Max Meadows, VA, passed from this life on Sunday, June 6, 2021. Born September 10, 1981 in Princeton, he was the son of John Jenkins and Millie Dyson Jenkins of Max Meadows, VA. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Everett and Gracie Dyson; paternal grandparents, Doug and Geneva Jenkins; two uncles, Steve Dyson and Bob Hopkins; and his older brother, Joshua, who passed away just five years ago this month. Matt grew up in Lashmeet and graduated from PikeView High School in 1999 and Wytheville Community College in 2005. Matt spent most of his working life in the service industry in both front and back-office positions. He was an extremely avid fan of the Atlanta Braves, Washington Redskins and the WVU football and basketball programs. He was an expert on the history of the players, team drafts and recruiting and if necessary, he would tell you so! Matt had a unique way of relating to children and no matter where he was, you could be sure all the kids would flock around him. He also had a special way of connecting to the elderly making them all feel much younger with him around. At the age of 26, Matt gave up a management position in a Dublin, VA hotel to return to West Virginia to provide live-in care for his aging maternal grandparents. Sharing a “birthday bond” with Papaw Dyson, he never felt it was a sacrifice at all but instead, the most significant thing he ever did. As a teenager, Matt participated in church activities frequently competing in Christian talent programs and Bible Quizzing activities having once been awarded a trophy for National High Scorer. As an adult, Matt maintained a strong faith in Christ even though his journey with Jesus didn’t always include the front door of a church building. After his brother died in 2016, Matt devoted his efforts to fill any gaps and voids in the lives of his parents and they will surely miss his presence. In addition to his parents, Matt is survived by a host of uncles, aunts and cousins who loved him and will greatly miss him. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2021 at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton, with his father and Pastor Michael Barnette officiating. A graveside service will be at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the Appalachian Conference Cemetery, 5847 Oak Grove Ave., Dublin, VA. Friends attending the service are asked to meet at the cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, June 11, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until service hour at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton. To view a video tribute to Mr. Jenkins, or share condolences with the family, please visit Please check back here after 7:00 p.m. on Friday to view a video memorial tribute to Mr. Jenkins. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Matt Jenkins please visit our Sympathy Store.

Curtis Andrew Ratcliffe, 80, of Fairlawn, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021. He was a retired Pentecostal Holiness Minister. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Lillian Ratcliffe; son, Aaron Ratcliffe; and sister, Bonnie Covey. Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Sherian Ratcliffe; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Robert Hudgins; brother, James Ratcliffe; and many other relatives and friends. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 in the Appalachian Conference Grounds Cemetery in Dublin. The Ratcliffe family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.

Stanley Baldwin Renalds, 65, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away on Monday, April 19, 2021 at Harrisonburg Health and Rehab Center.  Mr. Renalds was born on July 29, 1955 in Linville and was the son of the late Robert Stanley and Nina Joyce Baldwin Renalds. In his early years, he enjoyed ministering to jails and nursing homes. He was a talented small engine mechanic who was known for his exceptional personality and his wonderful people skills.  Surviving are two daughters, Jessica Bradshaw and husband John of McGaheysville, Valerie Hise and husband Luke of Grottoes; grandchildren, Evan Hise, Logan Hise, Brenna Hise, Cherith Bradshaw, Isaac Bradshaw, Noah Bradshaw, Moriah Bradshaw and his former wife, Arlene Kelley.  Reverend John Bradshaw will conduct a graveside service on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 2 PM at Singers Glen Cemetery.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks are required.  Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting  McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. James Edward Black, 75, of Bluefield, WV, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at Princeton Community Hospital. A celebration service is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 2:00 pm.  It will be held at Voice of Praise Worship Center in Bluewell, WV.

Rev. Kenneth Franklin Fogus, 85, of Pulaski, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 20, 2020. He was born in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. on November 12, 1934, the son of the late Henry Kay Fogus and Mary Madeline Bennett Fogus. He was saved by God’s Grace and called into the ministry at the age of 18, a graduate of Holmes Theological Seminary and Emmanuel College, and served 7 different churches over 58 years before his retirement. He served on the Christian Education Board and on the conference Board of the Appalachian Conference. He had the heart of a Pastor and cared deeply for all in his congregation. He was All State in high school football, an avid sports fan and hunter, and was known as “the preacher that killed a bear”. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dr. Donald Fogus and Rev. Conald Fogus; sister, Freda Monday; and grandson, Sean Tatman.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Isabelle Boggs Fogus; daughter and her husband, Debra and Michael Tatman; sons, Kenneth Fogus, Jr. and his wife Drema; and Greg Fogus and special friend Patty; grandchildren, Nathan Tatman, Jonathan Tatman, Megan Tatman and Jared Fogus and wife Jenny; great grandson, Ander Fogus; brothers and sisters and their spouses, Alice and Willie Knight, Netsy and Edward Richardson, Henry and Sara Fogus, Steve and Ethel Fogus, Gary and Sue Fogus, and Rita and Randy Townley; and many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the Draper Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church. Funeral services will begin at 12 noon with Rev. Mike Ingo and Dr. C. R. Conner officiating. Interment will follow in the Appalachian Conference Cemetery in Dublin. The Fogus family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford, Virginia.

Rev. Roy Glennard Quesenberry, 91, of Blacksburg, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 20, 2020. He was a minister of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was born in Radford, Va. on February 28, 1928, attended Radford City Schools and graduated from Holmes Bible College in 1951. He was licensed by the IHPC in 1948 and ordained in 1951. He served as pastor of French’s Chapel, Shady Springs (WVa.), Lynchburg, Christiansburg, Salem, and Radford. He also served as interim pastor at Vicker, Bakers Chapel, Merrimac, Bain’s Chapel and Tower of Refuge. He served as the conference Lifeliners Director, Mission and Evangelism Director, Conference Treasurer and Superintendent. He also served on the IPHC Evangelism Board, Emmanuel College Board of Trustees and Holmes Bible College Board of Trustees. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Roy Pierce and Eula Rupe Quesenberry; two of the greatest people ever, his grandparents, Glen and Ollie Rupe (Mom and Dad) who raised him; his brother, Lawrence; and sisters, Barbara and Dottie. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Matusevich Quesenberry; daughters and son-in-law, Faith and Mitch Malloy of Destin, Fla. and Angie Quesenberry of Nashville, Tenn.; granddaughter; Eden Grace Malloy; sisters and brother-in-law; Ruth and Lewis Kirtner of Pulaski, and Lelia Quesenberry Thompson of Gainesville, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Annabelle Quesenberry of Penn Laird; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020 in the auditorium of the Appalachian Conference Grounds in Dublin, Va., with Bishop Preston Mathena officiating. Interment will follow in the conference cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in the auditorium.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Quesenberry Scholarship Fund at Holmes Bible College, 4901 Old Buncombe Rd, Greenville, SC 29617. The Quesenberry family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford, Virginia.

Barry Lee Nall, 61, of Stephenson, Virginia, passed away on January 16, 2020 at Baptist Hospital Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas with his family by his side. He was born in Montgomery, Alabama on January 20, 1958. He is preceded in death by his parents, Curtis Guy Nall and Mae Willow Sway Nall, of Huntsville, Alabama and a brother, Curtis Glen Nall of Hazel Green, Alabama. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Deborah Emmalene Agee Nall of Stephenson, VA, a daughter, Hannah Lee Nall Rogers (Ryan), and a grandson, Cohen Samuel Rogers of North Little Rock, AR; one brother, James Terry Nall (Sandy) of Hazel Green, AL, and a multitude of friends and loved ones.
An ordained minister of the Gospel, Barry was radically saved at 15 years old and his zeal and passion for the Word of God never waned. He followed his calling to Emmanuel College, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Studies and later received his Master’s degree in Theology. He and his wife, Debs, partnered together in pastoral ministry their entire married life of 36 years, where they served in Texas, Alabama, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas and Oklahoma. He was currently serving as pastor of Word of Life Ministries in Stephenson, VA. He was an inspiration and mentor to many young people throughout his pastoral career and taught rising leaders in London and El Salvador. He had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, was a voracious reader, and a perpetual student of the Word. He loved archaeology and interlaced much of his teaching with history and hidden nuggets of information gleaned from years of study. He was a music aficionado who enjoyed a wide variety of styles and artistic expression. Barry will be missed by those whose lives he touched by his being a friend to the friendless, his kindness, his wit, and his sense of humor, but most of all for his passionate love for God. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, February 1, at 1 pm at his home church, Faith Chapel, 3913 Pulaski Pike, Huntsville, Alabama. Rev. Stuart Kelly will officiate, while a number of colleagues in ministry will share as well. A reception will follow.

Bishop Edward Winton Wood, Sr., 81, of Dublin, Va., was welcomed into Heaven in the early moments of Tuesday morning, January 7, 2020 with his family by his side. He was born on April 4, 1938 in Caldwell, W.V. to Walter L. Wood, Sr. and Mildred Wood. He was married to the love of his life, Freda Webb Wood, for 58 years. He held Bachelor degrees from Holmes Bible College and Emmanuel College, as well as a Master of Ministry degree from Southwestern Christian University. He was presented with an Honorary Doctorate from Maranatha College. Rev. Wood was an active minister in the Appalachian Conference of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church for 60 years (1959-2009). He served as Pastor at Tazewell, Staunton, Merrimac, and Radford, Va.  He served the Conference as Lifeliners Director, Christian Education Director, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent. Bishop Wood also served the denomination as the General Executive Director of Stewardship Ministries. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter L. Wood, Sr. and Mildred Bennett Wood; sister, Thelma Bashlor; and grandchildren Emma, Reagan and Hope Wood. Survivors include his wife, Freda Wood; children and their spouses, Edwina and Tracy Pence of King, N.C. and their children: Neal (Rachel) Pence, Lindsay and Mackenzie; Elaine Wood of Dublin; Eddie and Kim Wood of Fayetteville, N. C., and their children, Eddie, III, Ethan, Eli and Ella; and Emily and Ryan Jackson of Garner, N. C., and their children, Liliann, Elianna and Annabella; brother, Walter L. Wood, Jr. of Roanoke; and many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.  on Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Appalachian Conference Grounds in Dublin, Va.  Funeral services will begin at 12 p.m. with Bishop Preston Mathena and Presiding Bishop Doug Beacham, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the conference cemetery. The Wood family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.

Rev. Earl Douglas Hanks, age 61, was called home from his earthly journey on Sunday, November 17, 2019 and was received into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born on January 16, 1958, in Pulaski, VA to the late Robert and Alma Hanks. He married his soulmate and best friend, Judy Smithson Hanks, in 1981. He loved muscle cars and good music. He spent much of his life singing and playing guitar. Earl loved Southern Gospel and was even known to impersonate Elvis Presley from time to time. Earl sang in two gospel groups; Singspirations and Sounds of Praise.Earl was a graduate of Pulaski County High School in Virginia and went on to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology at the Christian Life School of Theology. Earl always took the Gospel message very seriously, as it was impressed on him at an early age. He took God’s calling and became licensed in 1984 and ordained in 1986 as a minister in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. He served faithfully as a bi-vocational pastor at Backcreek Holiness Church, evangelist, then fulltime pastor for Baker’s Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church, Trindale Community Church, and Abundant Life Fellowship over the span of 40 years. Among his greatest achievements are his two children, Phillip Douglas Hanks, and Krista Nicole Justice. He would be the first to tell you that next to the Lord, Judy, and his two children, his greatest pride and joy were his grandchildren, Ethan Zachary Hanks, Elijah Garret Hanks, and Ellenor Joy Justice, who called him Pawpaw. He was truly a selfless individual, and he considered each day a gift from God. He saw his time here on earth as a mission field and considered his trials and tribulations nothing compared to the hardships of those around him. Even while suffering from cancer during his final years on earth, he never complained and went out of his way to make sure those around him were happy. Earl never became lured by material things, but saw them as a gift from God, a means to advance the Kingdom and share Christ’s eternal love. From a simple smile or hug, a handshake, a listening ear or a shared prayer, Earl had a gift of relating to others. He never met a stranger. Among the many verses of the Bible, none is more fitting for Earl than these words from Jesus, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” (Matthew 25:21). We know that Earl is sharing that happiness now. Earl will be missed by his loving wife Judy Smithson Hanks of Summerfield, NC; his son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Diane Hanks and their sons Ethan and Elijah Hanks of Oak Ridge, NC; his daughter and son-in-law, Krista and Joseph Justice and their daughter Ellenor Justice of Kernersville, NC; his four brothers Jerry and Sharon Hanks of Harrisburg, PA; Keith (Happy) and Dayna Hanks of Radford, VA; Dennis and Rene Hanks of Pulaski, VA; and Timmy and Missy Hanks of Pulaski, VA; mother-in-law Beatrice Smithson (who called Earl “Her Golden Boy”) of Lindside, WV; sister-in-laws Martha and Tommy Booth of Lindside, WV, Ruth Highlander of Fairlea, WV; brother-in-law Danny and Shirley Smithson of Lindside, WV; special cousin Marlene and Don Farlow of High Point, NC; and many nieces and nephews. Earl was preceded to the Heavenly Kingdom by his father and mother Robert and Alma Hanks, father-in-law Rev. Ralph L. Smithson, and brother-in-law Timmy Smithson. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 22, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Horne Funeral Home in Christiansburg, VA. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 23, at 11:00 am at Abundant Life Fellowship in Pilot, VA. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 24, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 p.m. at Oak Ridge United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge, NC, followed by a funeral service at 3:00 p.m. with burial immediately following. 

Lois Geneva Martin, age 88, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 22, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Meadowview, VA and resided there most of her life. In her early years she was employed by Hanes Knitting and Gordon Garments before starting a life long career as a florist. Lois, along with her husband, owned and operated Martin’s Flowers in Damascus, Virginia. However, she was best known as a licensed minister of the gospel through the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. She served as pastor to Chilhowie PH Church and Fuller Street PH church in Bristol, VA. She was also a founding member of Life Line Ministries Outreach in Meadowview, VA.She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and her husband of 62 years Clarence A. Martin. She is survived by daughter, Deborah Osborne and husband, Randall; son, Darrell Martin and wife, Dianna; grandchildren, Manisha Carver and husband, Richard, Eric Martin and wife, Felicia, and Keith Osborne and wife, Charisa;  step grandchildren, Kevin Osborne and wife, Tina, Aaron Osborne and wife, Marsha, and Uneva Prater and husband Tom; seven great grandchildren, four step great grandchildren, sister Joyce “Dot” Jones and many nieces and nephews
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Life Line Ministries, 29255 Ryan Road, Meadowview, VA. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Friday, April 26, 2019, at the church with Pastors Darrell Martin and Richard Carver officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Eric Martin, Keith Osborne, Isaac Carver, Kevin Osborne, Trevor Williams and Tony Stacy serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the women and men of Life Line Ministries. The family would like to extend special thanks to faithful neighbor Peggy Gregory, nurse Tracy Yarber, PT therapist Becky and the church family of Life Line Ministries. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions can be made to Life Line Ministries Outreach, 29255 Ryan Road, Meadowview, VA 24361. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting and signing the online guestbook. The family of Lois Geneva Martin is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210 (276-623-2700).

Delbert Gene Belcher passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 in Okmulgee. Delbert was born to the late Earl and Bertha (Newfield) Belcher in Princeton, West Virginia on Saturday, November 12, 1932. He was 86 years old. Delbert was pastor in churches in West Virginia, Virginia, Texas, and Oklahoma as well as a missionary in Mexico. He is known as a biblical teacher and scholar. He traveled all over the world doing what he loved. Delbert was an avid reader and attended the Crosstown Pentecostal Holiness Church in Okmulgee. He is preceded in death by his parents, son Delbert Belcher, Jr., brothers Glendall, Jewel, and William Belcher, sister Elizabeth Belcher.
Those left to cherish all the wonderful memories of Delbert are his wife of 61 years Sallie Jane Belcher, son Curtis Belcher and wife Dayna, grandsons Phillip Belcher and wife Amanda, Wyndsor Belcher and wife Hannah, Blake Belcher, and five great grandchildren. A funeral service for Delbert will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Greg Richardson, Richard Carender, and Wesley Berry to officiate. Interment to follow at the Okmulgee Cemetery. Friends may visit the funeral home of Friday, February 8, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Delbert’s Tribute Page of our website at

Rev. (Bill) Kenneth William Linkous, Jr. age 70 of Woodlawn, Virginia passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018 surrounded by his loving family and friends. Bill was born on December 2, 1947 in Itmann, West Virginia to Kenneth William Linkous, Sr. and Winnie Marie Goad Linkous.In addition to his mother Winnie Linkous of Mullens, West Virginia he is survived by his wife Lois Linkous of Woodlawn, Virginia; children and their spouses Michelle and Richie Sparks of Rock, West Virginia; Kelly McLamb of Beckley, West Virginia; Lacy and Melinda Cox of Hillsville, Virginia; Jenny and Kevin Gillispie of Beckley, West Virginia; grandchildren and spouse Corey and Brittany McGuire, Kaitlynn Gentry, Tanner Gentry all of Beckley, West Virginia; Lili Cox, Andrew Cox both of Hillsville, Virginia;   Jaclyn Gillispie of Louisville, Kentucky; one great-grandchild Ava McGuire; sister Sue Davidson of Mullens, West Virginia; brother Kenny Linkous of Mullens, West Virginia; several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Sunday, November 11, 2018 in the Fries Pentecostal Holiness Church at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jeff Wilson, the Rev. Ron Fredericks and the Rev. Lewis Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from six until eight at the Fries Pentecostal Holiness Church.He dedicated his life to serving the Lord and ministering to the lost.

Carolyn Keesee Wade, 76 of Lynchburg passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018. She was the wife of the late Charles Wade.Born in Lynchburg, May 19, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Orbra Keesee and Elizabeth Stern Keesee. She retired from Lynchburg City Schools after over 30 years of service. She also served as pastor of Rock Haven Ministries. She is survived by five children, Anita Semmont of Lynchburg, Debbie Bryan and husband Ray of Bedford, Cindy Spencer and husband Mike of Forest, Linwood Adkins and wife Ladora of Forest and Adam Wade of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; one brother, Larry Keesee and wife Judy of Richmond; one sister, Mary Allen and husband Linward of Emporia; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  A service celebrating her life will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with Pastor Mike Dodson officiating.Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park.The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider IPHC Appalachian Conference,5847 Oak Grove Ave, Dublin, VA 24084.

Ralph Eugene Seal, Sr., age 74, of Amelia, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 25, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.   Ralph was a retired minister.  He is survived by his wife; Frances May Wagner Seal, his children; Eugenia Lynn Marsh of Bentonville, Va., Tony W. Seal of Hanford, Ca., Crystal Pomeroy of Front Royal, Va., Steven Seal of Stanley, Va., Heather Semones of Amelia .  Also survived by 12  grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; sisters, Thelma Margetts of Winchester, VA., Sandra Santmeyers of Bentonville, Va., Glenda Walh of Windchester, Va., He is also survived by a grand daughter, Vandala Brandley, and grandson; Gage Powell.  He is preceded in death by his parents; Virgil O. Seal, Sr., Bertha V. Seal, two children; Ralph Eugene Seal, Jr., Mary Victoria Seal, and son Robert Keith Semones, Jr.,  brother, Virgil O. Seal, Jr., Larry A. Seal. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Friday September 28, 2018 at the Hillsman-Hix Funeral Home 16409 Court St. in Amelia with interment following in Salem UMC Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at 12 Noon on Friday prior to the service.

Rev. James F. LaValley, 84, of Draper, was born on March 23rd 1934 and passed away on May 29th 2018.  He was a pastor who went on short term mission trips, he also taught college for several years and worked with the college students in Christian groups which he really enjoyed greatly. He has been retired for a number of years and has enjoyed working in the local church and taking care of his family. He was a very Godly man.He was predeceased by a son; Timothy Samuel LaValley.He is survived by his wife; Delores LaValley, Son; Andrew Lee LaValley, Daughter; Sharon Christine Tegtmeier,   7 Grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday June 3rd at 2:30 pm from the Draper Valley Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Mike Ingo officiating.Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.Visitation will be from 1:30 till the service hour.In lieu of flowers, the Family wishes memorials be sent to the Draper Valley Pentecostal Church at 5662 E. Lee Hwy, Max Meadows, VA 24360. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

Rev. Larry Dwaine Buckland, Sr. , 77, of Welch, was called to his Heavenly home on Saturday, January 20, 2018 surround by his family at the Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg, WV, where had had resided since June 2014.
Born on June 5, 1940 at Havaco, he was a son of the late William Herbert Buckland and Ruth Evans Buckland. He was a meat cutter for Kroger, Island Creek Company Stores, Davidson’s, Deskins, and Sav-A-Lot. He also worked as a coal lab technician and was an ordained minister thru the International Pentecostal Holiness Churches. He served as a previous pastor of the Big Four Pentecostal Holiness Church in Kimball. He was a US Army veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a special aunt, Margaret Sorah. He leaves behind his: Loving wife of 43 years: Nancy Price Buckland of the home,  2 sons:  Rev. Larry Buckland, Jr. and wife Christi of Fairmont, Walter W. Buckland of Welch. Daughter: Charity R. Buckland of Welch, Grandson: Larry Dwaine (Trey) Buckland of Fairmont, Brother: William Grant Buckland and wife Linda of Dayton, OH; 2 sisters: Sharon Shrewsbury of Princeton, Martha Boyd and husband Charles Scott Boyd. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with Bishop Timothy Akers officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell. Pallbearers will be: Estil Stuart Sorah, Ronnie Sorah, Mike Evans, Maynard Charles Evans, Russell Shrewsbury, Charles Scott (Chuck) Boyd. & Bryant Sorah. The VFW Post 1144 will conduct Military honors. Friends may call on Wednesday from 6-8PM at the funeral home. Online condolences will be accepted at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the family.

Rev. Hampton Talmadge Atkinson, age 89 of Dublin, VA went to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, January 12, 2018.  He was born in Shawsville, VA on August 29, 1928 the son of the late Dock Atkinson and Clara Jewell Atkinson.  He was a retired Pastor with the Pentecostal Holiness Church from 1951 – 2007.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Christal Noel Atkinson; siblings, Bonnie Henson, Clarence Atkinson, Merle Bean and Marian Janney.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty Manuel Atkinson; daughters, Pam and Dale Sayers of Max Meadows, VA, Myra and Bobby Floyd of Fairview, Ky, Teresa and Tim Aker, Rebecca and Scott Freeman all of Max Meadows, VA; brothers, Russell Atkinson, Scott Atkinson both of Salem, VA; grandchildren, Jason, Blake, Matthew, Kelli, Paula; great-grandchildren, Abriella, Gabriel, Landry, Raegan; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 7:00 Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Draper Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church with Pastor Mike Ingo, Bishop Preston Mathena and  Pastor Steve Willis officiating with a graveside committal service to follow 11:00 A.M. Tuesday in the Appalachian Pentecostal Holiness Conference Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. prior to the service. Barnett Funeral home, Wytheville, VA is serving the Atkinson family.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at:

Amy Elizabeth Lambert, age 33, of Bramwell, WV passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018. She was born June 10, 1984 in Abingdon, VA. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, James Roberts, Judy Lambert, and Bernard Lambert, Sr.; one nephew, Israel Lambert. Amy is survived by her mother, Donna Husband and husband John of Bramwell, WV; father, R.B. Lambert, Jr. of Castlewood, VA; two brothers, David Lambert of Seattle, WA and Jonathan Lambert and wife Nicole of Charlotte, NC; two nephews, Jack Lambert and Levi Lambert; grandparents, Lovis Roberts of Richlands, VA, James and Margaret Husband of Kissimmee, FL; several aunts, uncles, cousins, many friends, and her beloved fur baby, Gideon also survive. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2018 at Destiny Outreach Church in North Tazewell, VA. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Destiny Outreach Church with Pastor Travis Lowe officiating. Entombment will be private in Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum at Claypool Hill, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mercy Movement at or Mercy Ministries at Singleton Funeral Service is serving the Lambert Family.

Brother Robert Smith passed away December 21, 2017. Arrangements are being made with McCoy Funeral Home. Please remember the Smith family in your prayers.

Rev. Walter Irvin Corner, 71 of Lewisburg, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. Born on September 16, 1946 in Bluefield, WV he was a son of the late Charles Lee Corner and Mary Ellen Barrett Corner. Rev. Corner was ordained through the Appalachian Conference of the IPHC. He was a minister of The Pentecostal Holiness Church having served at churches in Fayetteville, WV; Covington, VA; and Organ Cave, WV. He was the director of the food bank at the White Sulphur Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Other than his parents he is preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lee Shrader. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Joan Rock Corner; daughter, Denise L. Honaker and husband, Michael of Lewisburg and their children, Andrew L. Honaker and Payton G. Honaker; daughter, Carole Gore and husband, Jim of Virginia; son, Mark W. Marrs and family of Lewisburg; God-daughters; Sarah Beth Marsolek and family of Virginia, Danielle M. Cadd and family of Virginia, Patricia L. Kirkwood & husband of Virginia;; niece, Nancy Cregger & family; nephews, Mark, Lee, John, Junior Cregger, & David Byrd & families. He will be missed by many friends and loved ones. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg with Pastor Gene Sizemore officiating. Burial with military honors by the US Air Force will follow in the Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery in Organ Cave, WV. Friends may call from 12:00 noon until time of the service at the funeral home. To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Rev. Walter Irvin Corner, please visit our Tribute Store.

William Shepard Townley (Bill) 85, of Ripplemead, departed this life, Monday morning,October 2, 2017 in the care of Lewis-Gale Montgomery Hospital in Blacksburg and his loving family.Born in Crandon, Bland County, on April 22, 1932, he was a son of the late William Frank and Edna Victoria Havens Townley. Bill was a veteran of the US Army Korean War, a Pentecostal Evangelist and he worked as a lineman for Richardson-Wayland Electrical Company. He was a member of the Craig County Hunt Club, the Masonic Lodge, and Faith Temple Pentecostal Holiness Church in Pearisburg. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife, Mary Ann Dowdy Townley of sixty-one years just a month ago, his brothers Blaine Townley, :LB Townley, Leonard Townley, Arvest Kelly, and his sisters Winfred Cox, Dorothy Ford, Louella Sarver, and Barbara Townley. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughters Debra Lynn Townley of Ripplemead, Barbara Ann Townley of Ripplemead, and Kathy Townley of Narrows; his grandsons Scotty Lee Detamore of Dublin and Nathaniel Byson Atwell of Narrows; his brothers Jim Townley (Wiz) of South Boston and Sherman Townley (Wanda) of Marion and his sister Virginia Woodfin (Frank) of Amelia.Graveside services will be conducted Thursday October 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg with Pastors Debbie Hutton and Eddie Kendall officiating. The family will receive friends two hours before the services at the Kendall Funeral Home, in Pembroke.The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimers Foundation. The family would like to thank caregivers Joyce Lucas and Ashley Armstrong for their excellent care. Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Cathy S. Stone: Cathy was the Pastor of Roderfield PH Church and was the wife to Daniel Stone. Arrangements are as follows, The viewing will be held Friday, September 22 at 6 pm.  The funeral will be held Saturday, September 23 at 12 noon. All arrangements will be held at the Roderfield PH Church.

Kennedy Myers: The world became a more beautiful place June 13, 2017 when a sweet baby girl named Kennedy was born to Jordan and Kayla Myers. A true gift of God’s grace wrapped in innocence and strength. She was a light that shined so bright and reached so many. Her journey was not an easy one. She struggled with many issues, yet she was such a fighter and courageously finished her course. Earthly suffering lost its grip on her July 28, 2017 as she went to be held in the loving hands of her perfect Heavenly Father. To our beautiful baby girl, we love you so much and are so proud of you. You will always be our baby, Kennedy Grace. May you play and sing and dance forever in the eternal home of love and joy. She was preceded in death by her great grandparents, Robert and Anna Myers, Hazel Reed, Clifford Bain, Johnnie and Audrey Nunley and Donald Bassinger. Survivors include her parents, Jordan and Kayla Myers; Grandparents, Larry and Wanda Myers, Larry Thomas, and Brent and Shenna Viers; great grandparents, Kinzy Reed, Betty Bassinger, John and Mildred Viers, and Hedy Viers; aunts and uncles, Glenn and Rebecca Myers, Larry, Jr. and Angela Myers, Stacey Myers, Michael and Susan Myers, Kenny and Shenndy Kelley, Larry Thomas, Jr., J.T. Thomas, Travis Thomas, Josh and Ashley Dunbar, Heather Viers, Heaven Thomas and Carley Viers; and lots of other family, church family and friends.. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Walton Pentecostal Holiness Church with Pastor Lee Sarver officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Bain Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to help defer funeral costs to Mullins Funeral Home, P. O. Box 3544, Radford, VA 24143. The Myers family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford, Virginia.

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

Reverend William “Bill” Franklin Monday, age 88, of Wytheville, VA, the Piney Community, went to be with his Lord Jesus and Savior on Sunday, January 15, 2017. He was born January 3, 1929 in Wythe County, the son of the late Samuel and Etta Mae Aker Monday and was preceded in death by his wife, Freda Fogus Monday; son Howard Muncie Monday; two sisters, Beatrice Akers and Dorothy Myers; three brothers, Thomas Monday, Alfred Monday and Joseph “Jay” Monday. He was a graduate of Emmanuel College and a member of the Appalachian Pentecostal Holiness Church Conference. He was a charter member of the Baker’s Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Reverend Monday was licensed by the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, Appalachian Conference in 1958 and was Ordained in 1962. He has been a Pastor in the Conference for 52 years until he retired. Churches he pastored were Max Meadows PH Church, Ivanhoe PH Church, Marion PH Church, Speedwell PH Church, Floyd PH Church, Mitchell’s Chapel PH Church, Woodlawn PH Church, Charleston, WV and Piedmont PH Church. He was retired from Kroger with 20 years of service. He also worked as a farmer and a carpenter. Bill enjoyed three mission trips to Israel. He is survived by his son, William Randolph Monday of Porter’s Crossroads; three grandchildren, Brad, Jody and Kerry; eight great- grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Hazel Monday of Wytheville and Audrey Monday of Max Meadows; brother-in-law, Charles Myers of Wytheville; two special nieces and caregivers, Renetta McPeak and Chrissy Thompson; several other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Bakers Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church with Bishop Glennard Quesenberry, Reverend Ed Richardson and Reverend Jim Tunnell officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the church or at the home of Rev. J.C. and Renetta McPeak, 922 Sheffey School Road, Wytheville, VA at any time. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Appalachian Pentecostal Holiness Church Conference Cemetery, Dublin, VA.

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 Condolences to the family may also be sent to this website.

Nancy Harvey Humphries, 86, of Danville, Va. obtained her Heavenly home on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. 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.

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.
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Ernest Carter Kestner: Ernest Carter Kestner, Tuesday, July 25th, 1933 - Monday, July 4th, 2016; Visitation: Friday, July 8th, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm; Location: John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home; Address: 305 Roanoke Boulevard Salem, Virginia 24153; Service Information: Saturday, July 9th, 2016, 11:00am; Officiating: Pastor Ryan Linkous; Co-Celebrant: Pastor Josh Kestner; Location: Christian Life International Church; Address: 1 CLI Way Salem, Virginia 24153; Interment Information: Sherwood Memorial Park; Address: 1250 East Main Street Salem, Virginia 24153; The Kestner family is in the care of John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home.

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

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.

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.

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 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 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 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.

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.