GRACE-GEORGE GG PANCAKEGrace -George ÒGGÓ (Koehler) Pancake, 100, of Staunton passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Shenandoah Nursing Home in Fishersville. She was born at the Presidio in San Francisco, CA on July 25, 1915, a daughter of the late George R. and Annie Louise Koehler.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Frank R. Pancake, former Commandant and Professor of Military Science (1951-1954) at VMI; a daughter, Meredith Meade Pancake; a brother, George Richard Koehler, Jr. and a sister Lillian Louise ÒPeggyÓ Koehler.Survivors include her son, Richard Robbins Pancake of Alexandria, VA.; a granddaughter, Alexandra Grace Pancake of Washington D.C.; a niece, the Reverend Kitty Rankin Tompkins of Gastonia, NC and two nephews, Richard E. Rankin, Jr. of Mt. Holly, NC, and John S. Pancake of Rockbridge Baths.Following a private burial, a memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 29,2016 at First Presbyterian Church, 100 E Frederick St, Staunton, VA 24401, with Rev. Karen Alloman officiating.There will be no public view or visitation at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in GGÕs memory to the First Presbyterian Church or the Historic Staunton Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Staunton Chapel,18 W. Frederick St., Staunton, VA 24401, of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.
Arthur Canning Taylor, Jr.Col. Arthur Canning Taylor, Jr., 92, of Lexington, VA, died Friday, July 22, 2016. He was born on August 8, 1923, in Bridgeport, CT, to the late Arthur Canning and Carolyn Lord Taylor. He was a U.S. Army-Air Force Veteran of WWII having served for two years in the South Pacific. Col. Taylor was a retired Engineering professor at Virginia Military Institute. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Bonnie Jones Taylor; son, Arthur Canning Taylor III; sister, Carolyn Taylor; brother, Frederick Lord Taylor; and grandson, Dr. Arthur Canning Taylor IV. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Ann Taylor Snapp.A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 2:00 p.m. at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, 314 S. Main St. Lexington, VA 24450. A reception will follow the service for family and friends at VMI Moody Hall. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC and Harrison Funeral Home, 714 South Main Street Lexington, VA 24450 are serving the Taylor family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com.