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Willie Zollman MosesWillie Zollman Moses, 92, of Natural Bridge died Monday, February 23, 2015 at her home. Born April 4, 1922 in Rockbridge County a daughter of the late Houston Martin and Virginia Conner Martin. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard T. Moses. Mrs. Moses was a member of the Broad Creek A.R.P. Church. Surviving are one son, Thomas M. Moses and Wife Cindy M. Moses; two daughters, Patricia Ann Moses and husband Andrew R. Dunford; Martha S. Moses and fiancé Steven E. Ogborn; one sister, Marie Z. Swink; one granddaughter, Maggie F. Alderson; one great granddaughter, Emma Grace Alderson; two step-grandsons, Michael and Mark Kelly; special friends, Gail and Jack Gilbert; Peggy Liggett. A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, February 27, 2015 at Harrison Funeral Chapel with the Rev. R. W. Swisher officiating. Burial will be private. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington, VA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
02/25/2015

WILLIAM GEAN LANDESWilliam Bill” Gean Landes, of Lexington took his final journey from his earthly home Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Henry Landes and Mary Campbell Watkins; brothers Joseph, Samuel, Peter and Frank Landes; sisters, Delia Toots” Higgins, Janie Welch and Janice Hall. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Jason and Chad (Bambi) Landes, William Stanley; step-son, Danny Deacon; special grandson Hunter (Brooke) Landes; other grandchildren, Pansy D. Wright, Matthew Trussel, Ray and Layne Landes; great grandchildren Blayne and Dixie Landes, Kevin Carter and Kaleb Wright; brother Robert Bob” and Gracie Landes; sisters Louise Salmon, Sally (J.B.) Duke, Frances (Gary) Smith, and Shirley (George) Ray; two very special ladies, Patsy Landes and Gracie Housman; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 26,2015, in the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home by the Rev. Doug Mitchell. Interment will follow in Rapps Mill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25,2015, at Botetourt Funeral Home, Buchanan.Online condolences may be made at www.botetourtfuneralhome.com,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
02/25/2015

FRANCIS ELDEN ZEKE CARTERFrancis Elden Zeke” Carter, of Mint Hill, N.C., passed away Friday, Feb. 20,2015, peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was born August 2, 1935 in Lexington to the late William Lacy and Janie Evelyn Hatcher Carter. Mr. Carter graduated from Natural Bridge High School in 1954. Upon graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy. He traveled the world aboard the USS Picking DD-685 and served in the Atlantic and Pacific, visiting 34 ports in the US and abroad. After military service, he worked in construction and later entered the brick manufacturing business. He spent 35 years in plant management and retired in 1999 from Boral Bricks in Van Wyck, S.C. After retirement, he took great pride in manicuring” his lawn, tending his garden and playing with his John Deere tractors. He loved joining his Breakfast Club friends, but his greatest pleasure was spending time with his grandson, Carter. In addition to his parents, Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his son, William Gregory Peanut” Carter; five sisters, Margaret Holland, Dimple” Hazelwood, Mildred Rhodes, Mary Helsel, Bernice Dempsey and three brothers, Albert, James and Herman Carter. Those left to cherish Mr. Carter’s memory are: his wife, Sue Flowe Carter; daughter, Karen Carter Swett and husband Brad of Mint Hill, N.C., and his pride and joy, grandson Carter William Swett. Also surviving are two brothers Henry Carter and wife Ruby of Glasgow, Kenneth Carter of Buena Vista, many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.A service to celebrate his life will be held today, Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 2:30 p.m. at Arlington Baptist Church, Mint Hill, N.C. The family will receive friends prior to the service at 1 p.m. Burial will take place at Forest Lawn East Cemetery, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, N.C. Memorial contributions may be made to Arlington Baptist Church, 9801 Arlington Church Road, Mint Hill, N.C. 28227. T.H. Robertson Funeral Service is serving the family.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
02/25/2015

BILL ZOLLMANWilliam Brown Zollman, 90, of Glasgow died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at the Golden Living Center in Buena Vista.He was born Nov. 17, 1924, in Rockbridge County, a son of the late Bryan Zollman and Minnie Suppinger Zollman.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Pauline Zollman; his first wife, Maxine Walters Zollman; and one daughter, Martha Lou” Zollman Potter. Mr. Zollman was a member of the Elliotts Hill United Methodist Church in Lexington, and retired from the United States Postal Service after 27 years of service. Bill was the last surviving member of his immediate family and will be greatly missed by all of those who loved him so much. Surviving are one son, William Hope Zollman of Lexington; one stepson, Jimmy Donald and wife Teresa of Glasgow; four grandchildren, Troy Potter, Cory Cerillo, Andy Ryan and John Ryan; three great-grandchildren; and a special friend and sister-in-law, Martha Beard of Clifton Forge. The funeral was conducted yesterday, Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Harrison Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Lucy Hughes. Burial followed at Stonewall Jackson Cemetery. Arrangements were by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
02/25/2015

TONY CONWAYAnthony Peter Conway, 36, ended his relationship with ALS on Friday, Feb. 20, at his home outside Lexington. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and grew up in southern England. He loved sports, and played rugby and soccer while growing up. He was also a member of the Royal Air Force Air Training Corps. His love of soccer and interest in the military brought him to Virginia Military Institute where he was a varsity letterman and soccer team captain. He had a broad range of talents and interests, and was good at almost everything he tried; he had a special talent for making others feel important.After graduating in 2001, he worked in construction and then taught English and technology at Rockbridge County High School for several years. He was then able to use his computer skills as a database manager at Rockbridge County Schools and then the Washington and Lee University Office of Admissions. He continued his love of soccer by following Celtic FC, coaching at RCHS, playing pickup with the Lexington Vultures, and becoming assistant coach of the VMI men’s soccer team. In 2011, he was diagnosed with ALS and devoted himself to making the most of the time he had. He had many incredible adventures, and encouraged everyone who knew him to make the most of every day. He wrote about his adventures and his illness on his blog, www.dontshrink.com. The example he set made an impact around the world, especially in the Celtic FC and Rockbridge communities and within the VMI family. The outpouring of support during the Ice Bucket Challenge was a testament of the strength of his presence. Tony is survived by his wife, Amanda Tardy Conway, and daughters Cora and Louise Conway; his parents, John and Pauline Conway of Charlotte, N.C.; brother, Martin Conway, his wife, Julie, and children, Clare, Ryan, Norah, and Ella Conway of Huntersville, N.C.; his wife’s family, Claudia Huffman, David Tardy, Phyllis Bennington, and Renata and Brian Kleinchester. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Rockbridge Area Hospice and the Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins. Arrangements will be handled by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory and a memorial service will be held on Friday, March 6, at 11:30 a.m. in Jackson Memorial Hall at VMI, with a reception to follow at Moody Hall. By Tony’s special request, no one attending the service should wear black.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
02/25/2015

JACK L. HESLEPJack L. Heslep claimed the promise of the resurrection Feb. 20, 2015. Devoted husband, loving father, adoring grandfather, and friend to all, he was preceded in death by his parents Martin Heslep and Lillie Sensabaugh Heslep; a brother, James Heslep; and a sister, Catherine Heslep. Jack is survived by his wife of 41 years, Gail; two daughters, Gwen Heslep Whitmore and husband Neil, and Erin Heslep Caldwell and husband Jeremy; and three granddaughters, Lillie and Anna Caldwell and Charlotte Whitmore. He is also survived by a sister Peggy Heslep Denny and husband Don.Jack was a devoted family man. His girls were always first in his life. He enjoyed gardening, especially growing tomatoes; outdoor barbequing; the ocean; and building outdoor play houses and gym sets for his precious granddaughters.Jack was a hardworking, committed, and selfless man. He was employed at Blue Bird East Bus Manufacturing until its closing. He has been employed by Hershey Chocolate USA at Stuarts Draft for the last 20 years, fulfilling many valued positions. Jack maintained a general contractor’s license for many years, working mainly in his community with home electrical work. He was an extraordinarily talented man and could build or repair anything.Jack never met a stranger, always extended a helping hand to those in need, and had friendships far and wide. He loved unconditionally and was loved in return by many.A Celebration of Life service will be held at Fairfield United Methodist Church today, Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m., followed by a reception in the church fellowship hall.The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Jack’s memory to Fairfield United Methodist Church (5622 North Lee Highway, Fairfield, VA 24435), March of Dimes (7506 E. Independence Blvd., Suite 114, Charlotte, NC 28227), and Friends of Barnabas Foundation (4001 Stigall Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112). Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home and Crematory.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
02/25/2015

MARSHALL STINNETTMarshall Houston Squirrel” Stinnett, of Buena Vista passed away at his home on Feb. 19,2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Stinnett, mother Ethel Stinnett, wife of 58 years Cecil Stinnett, and son Robert Snooks” Stinnett. He is survived by one son, Randy Stinnett and wife Debra Pudden”; daughter Linda Barger and husband Joe; daughter-in-law Margaret Stinnett; sister Dot Jarvis; brothers Buck Stinnett and Freddie Stinnett; grandchildren Zack Stinnett and wife Lindsey, Tabitha Stinnett and fiancé Mick Martin, Chris Barger and wife Taylor, Tammy Stinnett and fiancé Stacy, Bridgett Clark and Katie Ramsey; great-grandchildren Jensen Barger, Sydney Taylor, Jaydon Clark, Tristen Clark, and many dear friends at Hardee’s and the staff at Kenney’s.Marshall retired from Southern Seminary as a security guard with over 20 years of service after leaving the Buena Vista Police Department after 15 years. He was an Army veteran from World War II. Marshall loved going to the beach with his family, fishing and especially working his gardens. He attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a member of the BVFD for over 50 years. He was also a member of the VFW and American Legion Post 126 for over 50 years. The family wants to thank Hospice for the loving care they provided the whole family.The funeral was conducted Monday, Feb. 23, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on U.S. 60 in Buena Vista by Bishop Jared Huntsman and Pastor Butch Grow. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice or the Buena Vista Fire Department.Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Buena Vista handled the arrangements.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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