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Obituaries

FRANCES CARTERFrances Juanita Newell Carter earned her angel wings and entered into eternal rest on Oct. 14, 2014, in Roanoke at the age of 90.Born in 1924 in Rockbridge County, Nita was a lifetime member of Oxford Presbyterian Church in Rockbridge County. She was the previous owner of Pinetree Village Mobile Home Park and co-owner of Carter Construction Company. Nita was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Roy O. Carter Jr.; parents, James and Edith Newell; brothers Lloyd Newell and Wayne Lee Newell; sister Phyllis Strange; and nephew Larry Newell. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Skip Carter (Nancy) of Vero Beach, Fla., and Roanoke; daughter, Diane Carter and best friend Willie Whitmore of Roanoke; granddaughters, Kim Rowe (Doug) of Graham, N.C., Shannon Carter (Jeff Baylon) of Bent Mountain, Katy Whitmore of Roanoke; and great-granddaughter, Brooke Rowe. She is also survived by her sisters, Roberta Hockman and Betty Ann Newell; brother, Malcolm Newell (Judy), all of Lexington; and many nieces and nephews who love and will miss her very much. The family would like to acknowledge Snyder Nursing Home in Salem for all the care and love they gave not only to mom, but also to us. The funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 18, at Oakey's South Chapel with the Rev. Milton Marks officiating. Interment followed in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.Arrangements were by Oakey's South Chapel. Online condolences can be made at www.oakeys.com.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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JANICE HOUSTONJanice Hall Houston, 71, of Chester, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert James and Verna Gilbert Hall; and a brother, Herbert Wayne Hall. She is survived by her husband, Francis Houston; a son, James Houston and wife, Alison; grandchildren Tanner and Rachel Houston. A graveside service was held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Sunset Memorial Park in Chester. The family was served by the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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DICK WENDTRichard DickÓ Wendt, of Goshen died Saturday, Oct. 18,2014, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born June 1,1941, in New York, N.Y., a son of the late Richard Wendt and Jane DeVenny of Staunton. Dick is survived by his loving wife of almost 46 years, Joan; his daughter Jodi McDonald and her husband Rob; his daughter Jocelyn Hawkes and her husband Ian; and his two absolutely beloved grandchildren, Megan and Nolan McDonald.The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Harrison Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rockbridge SPCA, 10 Animal Place, Lexington, VA 24450. Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.
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JANE STUBBSMary Jane Pettyjohn Stubbs, 92, of Lexington died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital. She was born Aug. 22, 1922, in Lynchburg, a daughter of the late C. Raine Pettyjohn and Mildred Hudson Pettyjohn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Robert Stubbs, daughter Carter Stubbs Goad, and two brothers, C. Raine Pettyjohn Jr. and Walker Patteson Pettyjohn II.Jane was a member of the Lexington Presbyterian Church, and worked for many years as the hostess at Lee Chapel. Surviving are her daughter, Helen Bruce Simmons; a brother, Robert Bruce Pettyjohn; and a grandson, Raine DeCastro. A memorial service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Kendal of Lexington by Dr. William Klein. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. StubbsŐ name to a charity of choice. Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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DOUG DEACONDouglas Steele Deacon, 52, of Buena Vista passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at his home. He was born March 10, 1962, in Lexington, a son of Brenda Deacon Smith and the late Whitmore Stuart Deacon. Doug was a member of the McElwee Chapel, graduated from Rockbridge High School, and was a self-employed logger working with his brothers and son for over 35 years. Doug loved the outdoors, loved to hunt and never met a stranger. Surviving him in addition to his mother are his wife, Marlene H. Deacon; one son, Evan Steele Deacon; one daughter, Morgan Elizabeth Deacon; two brothers, Ricky Stuart Deacon and Donald Whitmore Deacon; one sister, Bridgett D. Sensabaugh; mothers and fathers-in-law Brenda and Barry Napp and Ken and Laura Harper, all of Newport News. The funeral will be conducted tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. at Harrison Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Christina Tutterow and the Rev. Tony Nix. Burial will follow at McElwee Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the funeral home. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Rockbridge Area Hospice, family, and friends for all of the special care during DougŐs illness. Memorial contributions may be made in loving memory of Doug to St. Jude ChildrenŐs Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101. Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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WILLIE BELLE BALDWINWillie Belle Hartless Baldwin, 87, of Lexington died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Heritage Hall in Lexington.Born July 30, 1927, in Rockbridge County, she was a daughter of the late William E. Hartless and Dorothy VanNess Hartless. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard M. Baldwin, one brother, and two sisters. Willie Belle was a member of the Lauderdale A.R. Presbyterian Church in Lexington. Surviving are one sister, Loretta H. Clark and husband Graham; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was conducted Friday, Oct. 17, at Harrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Benjamin W. Dowling III officiating. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in loving memory of Willie Belle to Rockbridge Area Hospice, 315 Myers St., Lexington, VA 24450. Arrangements were by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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