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Obituaries

CHARLES SWINKCharles Adam Swink, 96, of Glasgow died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Buena Vista. He was born June 20, 1918, in Rockbridge County, a son of the late Charles Henry Swink and Carrie Zollman Swink. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Della Saville Swink. Mr. Swink was a member of the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church, served his country in the United States Army and was retired from James Lees Carpets after many years of service.Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Lynn Walsh and husband Michael of Mechanicsville; one sister, Gladys Firebaugh of Richmond; two grandchildren, Charles Myers and wife Becky of Atlanta, Ga., and Christopher Myers and wife Jennifer of Richmond; one great-grandchild, John Christopher Myers; and a special friend, Eunice McDaniel of Glasgow. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.
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DAVID CASHDavid E. Cash, 51, of Buena Vista died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. David was preceded in death by his parents, SFC. Emmett E. and Arlene B. Cash. He is survived by three brothers and three sisters, Michael, John, Jeff, Jane, Janet and Kim Cash all of Buena Vista. David is also survived by many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. David was an employee of the city of Buena Vista and also Todd's grocery for many years. David will be dearly missed by all that knew him but forever remain in our hearts. RIP David, We love you. A memorial service is planned for Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at 5 p.m. at Bolling Grose and Lott's Funeral Home.
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LEO CLEMMEROwen Leo Clemmer, 83, of Fairfield died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at his home. Born Aug. 7, 1931, in Rockbridge County, he was a son of the late Oscar Davis Clemmer and Ethel Dunaway Clemmer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and three half brothers. Leo was a member of Fairfield United Methodist Church and also a member of the South River District Fire Department for 65 years. He was a carpenter whose craftsmanship can be seen at the fire department and at the carnival grounds. Mr. Clemmer retired from Augusta Co-op as a store manager for 35 years.Surviving are his wife, Mary Catherine Clemmer; a daughter, Bonnie Clemmer Wilmer, and husband Steve, of Fairfield; a son, Dean Clemmer, and wife Elizabeth, of Kilmarnock; brothers, Garland Clemmer of Fairfield and Ray Clemmer of Stuarts Draft; a sister, Emily Miller, of Staunton; three grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Fairfield Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Simmons officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the South River District Fire Department, P.O. Box 203 Fairfield VA, 24435.Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.
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EARL EDWARDS JR.Earl Theodore Edwards Jr., 67, of Lexington died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.Born Aug. 11, 1947, in Lexington, he was a son of the late Earl Theodore Edwards Sr. and Beatrice Fix Edwards. Mr. Edwards was a member of Manly Memorial Baptist Church.Earl was a systems engineer at Washington and Lee University where he was a graduate of the 1969 class. He loved to golf, and held office positions in the Shenandoah Valley Bowling Association, but most of all loved watching his grandchildren playing sports.Surviving are his wife, Sharon Lindsay Edwards of Lexington; one daughter, Khristi Nicole Edwards and husband Mike Ferguson of Stuarts Draft; one brother, Michael Edwards of Denver, Colo.; and four grandsons, Kieran, Khaydon, Khaliq and Khaled.A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Harrison Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Tom Harvey officiating. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, Earl has requested that donations be sent for the grandchildren’s education to Pop’s K-Boys Scholarship Fund c/o Cornerstone Bank, 54 S. Main St., Lexington, VA 24450.
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ROSE MARSHALLRose Marie Marshall of Lexington passed away on Nov.14, 2014, at the Blue Ridge Christian Home in Raphine, where she had been a resident since 2009. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Nov. 30, 1926, to the late James Kelly and Iris Welsh Puckett. She was raised in Charlottesville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Walter L. Marshall, and a brother, James K. Puckett Jr.Surviving are her two daughters, Donna Mabry and husband Bert of Lexington, and Sandy Devito of Raleigh, N.C.; two grandchildren, Jonathan Mabry of Lexington and Ashley Slawter and husband Mark of Wake Forest, N.C., and two great-grandchildren. Marie and her husband moved to Lexington from Charlottesville in1954 and owned and operated Rockbridge Auto Parts (NAPA) until 1985 when she retired. She was a longtime member of Manley Memorial Baptist Church where she was very active in the church choir. Marie will mostly be remembered for her daily exercise routine of walking the sidewalks of Lexington, and talking to friends along the way. Marie loved her family, friends and the staff at Blue Ridge Christian Home to whom we are very grateful for their love and care.A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Stonewall Jackson Cemetery with Rev. Michael Wilkins and Melvin Bender officiating.Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.
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CHARLES “BUG” McCOY JR.Charles “Bugs” Edward McCoy Jr., 68, of Lexington died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital. He was born June 6, 1946, in Rockbridge County, a son of the late Charles Edward McCoy Sr. and Mary Lou Jordan McCoy. Surviving are his son, Jeffry C. McCoy and wife T.C. McCoy; granddaughter Jaden; special friend Brenda Elliot; a brother, Bobby McCoy; and a sister, Ludy McFadden. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 20, at Harrison Funeral Home. Burial will be private. Bugs requested that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 50 Memphis, TN 38101. Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.
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SANDRA BOWERSIn loving memory of our beautiful mother and sister, Sandra Kay Bowers, who passed away Nov. 10, 2014, at the age of 54. Sandy was a graduate of Rockbridge High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Ferrum College. Sandy played three years of basketball at Ferrum as well. She worked with Ben Partlow of Partlow Financial Services for many years and was a dedicated friend and employee. Sandy leaves behind her two beautiful children, Daniel L. Bowers Jr. and Erin B. Bowers; her mother, Loretta Elbon; two brothers, Jeff Elbon and wife Julie and Doug Elbon and wife Debra; one sister, Robin Pennington; her companion and faithful dog, Joe; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly also survive. Sandy will be missed by all who loved her sense of humor, boisterous laugh, and the love she gave us all so generously. All services will be private. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her name to the Rockbridge Area Free Clinic would be appreciated: 25 Northridge Ln. # 3, Lexington, VA 24450. 540-464-8700 Condolences may be expressed to the family online at coffmanfuneralhome.net.
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