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IONA MCKEMY PRICEIona “Tootie” McKemy Price, age 88, of 1906 Oakwood Drive Clifton Forge, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at her residence.She was born in Rockbridge County on May 27, 1927, a daughter of the late Emmett and May McKemy Agnor. She was a member of Clifton Forge Baptist Church, a retired dietician with the Liberty House Nursing Home, and a member of the Women of The Moose Clifton Forge Lodge. Tootie liked to crochet and loved to fish - “she has gone to Heaven to fish with God.”In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Taylor Price, in December of 1993; a sister, Mary Alice Harris; three brothers, Harry McKemy, Thurman McKemy, and Ray McKemy; and a daughter-in-law, Amy Martin Price.She is survived by a daughter, Cindy Price Rice and husband Keven of Clifton Forge; two sons, Gary Taylor Price and wife Vicki of Clifton Forge and Gregory McKinley Price of Covington; four grandchildren, Tiffany Price Gutshall and husband Coleman of Hickory, N.C., Lauren Rice Glass and husband Todd of Salem, John Taylor Rice of Salem, and Austin McKinley Price of Covington; and a number of nieces and nephews.A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Mausoleum Chapel at Alleghany Memorial Park, Low Moor with Reverend J. Glenn Linthicum officiating. Entombment will immediately follow. Honorary pallbearers will be Gregory Price, Keven Rice, John Rice, Austin Price, Todd Glass, Gary Price and Coleman Gutshall. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge.The family suggests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions in her memory to the Mountain Regional Hospice Volunteers, P.O. Box 637, Clifton Forge, VA 24422.Nicely Funeral Home is handling arrangements.To send a condolence to the family online please visit www.nicelyfuneralhome.com.
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FRANCES REYNOLDSFrances Mae Plogger Reynolds, 85, of Waynesboro passed away Friday, July 24, 2015. She was born in Rockbridge County on June 14, 1930, a daughter of the late Goldie Mae Overhulser and Sandy Jackson Plogger.Frances greatly enjoyed sewing, cooking, and especially spending time with her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Guy Reynolds; five sisters, Leona Coffey, Nellie Graves, Nancy Graves, Mary Reynolds and Ruby Fluty; special aunt, Pauline Martin, and her fury friend, Snoopy. Left to cherish her memory are her four sons, Larry Reynolds, Ronnie Reynolds, Robert Reynolds and his partner, Tonya Chittum, and Kevin Reynolds and his wife Crystal; seven daughters, Darlene Beverage and her husband Kyle, Linda Rice and her husband Johnny, Joyce Pugh, Ruby Judd, Ruth Morris and her husband Glen, Connie Brookman and her husband Scott, and Rosie Green and her husband John; 22 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Dennis Plogger; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Frances also leaves behind her dog, Rascal.A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 29, at Old Providence Church, 1005 Spottswood Road, Spottswood, with the Rev. Max Bolin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jesse Reynolds, Scotty Brookman, Andrew Green, Kyle Beverage Jr., Ronnie Reynolds Jr., Warren Beverage, Daniel Beverage and Justin Reynolds.The Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes handled the arrangements.The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Donald Lee and the staff at Waynesboro Carillon for the care of Frances.Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com
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ROBERT CLARKRobert “Bobby” Mason Clark, 69, of Glasgow died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Born Jan. 26, 1946, in Lexington, he was a son of the late Alfred Curtis Clark and Annie Scott Clark. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Faye Lynn, and a brother-in-law, Bill Lynn of Dickson, Tenn.Mr. Clark retired from Mohawk Industries after 40 years of service. Robert was an avid fan of both the UVA Cavaliers and the Miami Dolphins. Surviving are his wife, Peggy Wright Clark; sons, Scott Nelson Clark of Glasgow and Travis Ryan Clark of Buena Vista; grandchildren, Tristen Bre Clark and Jaydon Ryan Clark, both of Buena Vista; sister, Nancy Conklin and husband John of Owego N.Y.; nephews, Doug and David Lynn, both of Dickson Tenn., and Michael Fitzgerald of Buena Vista; niece, Jennifer Conklin of Lee Fla.; great niece, Rachel; stepmother, Virginia Clark; and faithful companion Breezer. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 29, at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in loving memory of Robert to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.
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CATHRYN BROACHCathy Broach died July 21, 2015, at her home in Buena Vista.She is survived by her daughter Kate and son-in-law Don Onstot of Charlotte, N.C.; three grandsons, Brian and Zachary of Charlotte, N.C., and Benjamin of Denver, Colo.; and a sister, Janice Archer of Conroe, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William R. Broach; a son, William James Broach; and her parents, Tony and Hazel Williams.Cathy retired as a longtime administrative assistant with the Long & Foster Real Estate corporate offices in Northern Virginia. During her husband’s Air Force career she was a very active member of the Officers Wives Club. After moving to Lexington, she and Bill became members of the Lexington Presbyterian Church. She was an active member of the Greater Lexington Newcomers and Lexington Woman’s Club. She also worked with various local organizations as a volunteer. Her favorite pastimes were playing bridge at the Maury River Senior Center and cheering for the Oklahoma Sooners and Washington Redskins football teams.As an Oklahoma native, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma where she earned her undergraduate degree in English. At Oklahoma, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and was the OU president of the Kappa Phi, Women’s Christian Organization. Cathy met her husband Bill while in college and they were married in 1959.Services will be held at 3 p.m. July 30, at the Lexington Presbyterian Church, with burial in Stonewall Jackson Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Rockbridge Area Hospice or the Maury River Senior Center.
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ALICE JENKINSAlice Watkins Jenkins, 80, of Natural Bridge Station died Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at her home. Born April 22, 1935, in Rockbridge County, she was a daughter of the late Adam Eli Watkins and Elsie Campbell Watkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Cecil Franklin Jenkins. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church and was retired from Burlington Industries.Surviving are her children, Cindy J. Mazingo and Todd Snider, June J. Conner and husband Gary, and Lynn J. Banks and husband Garland; one brother, Calvin “Catfish” Watkins; five grandchildren, April Mazingo, Brooke Scott, Jake Conner, Whitney Conner and Avery Banks; four great-grandchildren, Thristian Scott, Blair Scott, Kaitlyn Childs and Olivia Childs. A memorial service was conducted Sunday, July 26, at Faith Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Bostic officiating. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Baptist Church, Natural Bridge Station, VA 24579 or Glasgow First Aid, P.O. Box 421 Glasgow, VA 24555.Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.
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HATTIE STEWARTHattie Marie Stewart, 74, of Lexington died Friday, July 24, 2015, at Heritage Hall.She was born June 8, 1941, in Lexington, a daughter of the late Joseph Stewart and Mamie Dock Stewart. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings Robert Dock, Preston Dock, Josie Dock Jefferson, Mildred Dock, Kenneth Stewart, Patricia Stewart Kenney and Leonard Stewart Sr. Hattie was a member of Randolph Street United Methodist Church. Surviving are brothers Henry Stewart and James Stewart and wife Ann; many nieces and nephews; and special friends Sarah White, Betsy Daughtrey, and Rita Duffy. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Harrison Funeral Home by the Rev. Louis Caddell. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to service.Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.
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PRICE LUNSFORD JR.Price Gilford Lunsford, Jr., 92, of Glasgow died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at his home.Born Aug. 10, 1922, in Virginia, he was the son of Price Gilford Lunsford Sr. and his wife, Mary. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Marie Humphries Lunsford. Mr. Lunsford was a member of Glasgow Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed being a mechanic and helping others that were in need. Surviving are two daughters, Vickey McDaniel of Glasgow and Connie Walker, W.Va.; a brother, Jim Lunsford of Raphine; longtime companion Kathy Dixon; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to SPCA, 10 Animal Place, Lexington, VA 24450.At Mr. Lunsford’s request, there will be no service or visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.
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ALBERT KEMPAlbert Franklin Kemp, 89, of Fairfield died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Kendal.Born April 13, 1926, in Virginia, he was a son of the late Roy Guy Kemp and Beulah Marr Goldsby Kemp. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Preston Muse Kemp. Albert served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946, and retired as an office manager from Columbia Gas Transmission in 1992. Surviving are a daughter, Sara Preston Kemp of Lexington; a brother, Robert L. Kemp of Fairfield; and a sister-in-law, Sally Muse of Fairfield. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Steve Cathcart officiating. Burial will follow at Timber Ridge A.R. Presbyterian Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rockbridge Area Hospice, 315 Myers St., Lexington, VA 24450; Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church, 73 Sam Houston Way, Lexington, VA 24450; or South River Volunteer Fire Department, Fairfield, VA 24435.
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ALICE STRECKERAlice Baldwin Strecker, 84, of Lexington, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Alice was born Jan. 12, 1931, in Livingston, N.J., the daughter of the late Lewis L. and Ruth S. Baldwin. She grew up on the family dairy, Baldwin Mt. Pleasant Farm in Livingston and attended Grover Cleveland High School in Caldwell, N.J., where she was a member of the graduation class of 1948. The following fall, she entered Endicott Junior College and graduated in 1950. Following her employment with B. Altman & Co. from 1950 to 1953, she moved to New Brunswick, N.J., to serve as the assistant social director of the Student Center at Douglass College. She met and married Allen G. Strecker in 1954. In 1956, they moved to Woodstock, where Al was employed by Hidden River Hereford Farm as the farm manager. Their next move was to Chatham, where Al began his career with Virginia Cooperative Extension as the assistant county agent for Pittsylvania County. Alice and Al moved to Rockbridge County with four sons in 1964 when Al became the county Extension agent. After the boys entered school, Alice started working for Kinnear-Mead (later known as Mead Associates) as a Realtor and property manager in 1970, until her retirement in 2010.She loved playing bridge and cherished the many friendships she made and the associates she worked with during her happy years in Rockbridge. She loved her family and always enjoyed entertaining family gatherings, and especially visits from her grandchildren. She loved working in her garden and was an active member of the Rockbridge Area Master Gardeners. She served on the board of directors for the Chamber of Commerce and was an active volunteer with Stonewall Jackson Auxiliary. She was a loyal member of the Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder and chairman of the compassion and fellowship committee. Alice is survived by, in addition to her husband of 60 years, a brother, Lewis “Duke” Baldwin; sons Allen (Kristen), Ronald (Teresa), Richard (Beth), and Martin (Rebecca); grandsons Christopher, Lukas, Robert, William, Markus and Scott; granddaughters Allison and Paige; step-grandchildren Norman, Jennifer, Julie and Jamie; and step-great-grandchildren Taylor, Kelsee, Ashley, Brady, Anthony, Katie and Mason. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, July 30, at Harrison Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 31, at Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Steve Cathcart officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Rockbridge Area Hospice or Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.
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ARLENE GARRETTArlene Williams Garrett, 73, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015, following a wonderful evening with her loving husband, C. William Garrett.Born July 1, 1942, Arlene was the daughter of James Edward and Marie Lackey Williams. She was graduated from Parry McCluer High School, class of 1960, and married William on Nov. 24 of the same year.For many years, Arlene was employed by Lees Carpets in Glasgow. With her family, she owned and operated Four Seasons Florist and Gifts for 26 years. The past 10 years, Arlene served the public as voter registrar for the city of Buena Vista, and when certification to these positions became available, she achieved that recognition.Arlene’s passion for education, especially the Buena Vista City Public Schools, led her to join the PTA and become a room mother. She was appointed a member of the School Board. When elected school boards were adopted in Virginia, Arlene stood for election and was honored to be voted into office on the Buena Vista School Board. She has served as vice chairman and as chairman of the Board. During her tenure, the current Parry McCluer High School building was approved and constructed.With her husband and family, Arlene would often be among the dedicated fan base cheering on the Blues. She enjoyed following teams of Fighting Blues and Lady Blues to football, basketball, and baseball and softball games. For home games, she typically climbed the bleachers to the top row for a better view of the games and fellow fans.Arlene engaged with a number of civic groups in efforts to enhance community life. She assisted with the City's Centennial in 1992 and supported the Paxton House Historical Society. She regularly donated blood through the Red Cross. She joined the Junior Woman’s Club in the early 1960s and continued, with many of her Junior friends, to active membership in the Woman’s Club, continuing until her untimely passing.Arlene treasured time with family and friends. She enjoyed hosting gatherings, small and large, in the family home. She found cooking and baking to be both relaxing and a means of celebrating the highs and lows of life, often gifting birthday cakes or pies to co-workers and bringing dishes to those sick or grieving. Her holiday presents of fresh apple cakes were a delight to recipients.Faith formed the foundation of Arlene's life, and rooted her in a lifetime of service. A lifelong member of Buena Vista Presbyterian Church, Arlene raised her family in the congregation there. She held a number of positions in Presbyterian Woman and delighted in gathering with the Circle to share Bible study and fellowship. Arlene was elected an elder, a representative to Presbytery meetings, and a delegate to the 2002 General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio. She served as clerk of the Session. Arlene determined from an early age that dedicated attendance in worship, Sunday school, and the life of the church would allow God to act on her and through her. The congregation joined to celebrate with her in 1998 when she reached a milestone - 50 years of perfect Sunday school attendance. Such numbers were not as important to Arlene as the friends she walked with on the journey of faith. She continued as a member of the LaVera Davis Class, attending weekly and followed by worship.Second only to faith was her love of family. In addition to William, her husband, Arlene’s family includes daughters Deborah Marie and Betty Jo, her son William Clay and Charlotte, his wife. She is also survived by James Thomas Preston Garrett, her grandson. Her extended family includes aunts, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. She would also say her family included the girls from Four Seasons, and the many young people she has watched grow into adulthood alongside her own children.A Service of Witness to the Resurrection was conducted on Sunday, July 26, in Buena Vista Presbyterian Church. To best remember Arlene, friends are encouraged to worship as they are called. Memorial contributions may be made to Buena Vista Presbyterian Church, the Buena Vista Rescue Squad, the Buena Vista City Public Schools scholarship fund, or a charity of the giver's choice. Arrangements were by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.
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THOMAS FIXThomas Leon Fix, 64, of Buena Vista died July 26, 2015, at his residence. He was born Oct. 3, 1950, in Roanoke, a son of the late Thomas Roscoe Fix and Irene Duff Fix. Surviving are his wife, Rose “Marie” Plogger Fix; daughter Jocelyn Dawn and son Thomas Scott; brother-in-law Roger Southers and sister-in-law Patricia Southers.The funeral service will be conducted today, Wednesday, July 29, at 2 p.m. at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Jeremy Kilgore. Burial will follow at Glasgow Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.Arrangements are being handled by Bolling, Grose, & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
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IONA MCKEMY PRICEIona “Tootie” McKemy Price, age 88, of 1906 Oakwood Drive Clifton Forge, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at her residence.She was born in Rockbridge County on May 27, 1927, a daughter of the late Emmett and May McKemy Agnor. She was a member of Clifton Forge Baptist Church, a retired dietician with the Liberty House Nursing Home, and a member of the Women of The Moose Clifton Forge Lodge. Tootie liked to crochet and loved to fish - “she has gone to Heaven to fish with God.”In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Taylor Price, in December of 1993; a sister, Mary Alice Harris; three brothers, Harry McKemy, Thurman McKemy, and Ray McKemy; and a daughter-in-law, Amy Martin Price.She is survived by a daughter, Cindy Price Rice and husband Keven of Clifton Forge; two sons, Gary Taylor Price and wife Vicki of Clifton Forge and Gregory McKinley Price of Covington; four grandchildren, Tiffany Price Gutshall and husband Coleman of Hickory, N.C., Lauren Rice Glass and husband Todd of Salem, John Taylor Rice of Salem, and Austin McKinley Price of Covington; and a number of nieces and nephews.A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Mausoleum Chapel at Alleghany Memorial Park, Low Moor with Reverend J. Glenn Linthicum officiating. Entombment will immediately follow. Honorary pallbearers will be Gregory Price, Keven Rice, John Rice, Austin Price, Todd Glass, Gary Price and Coleman Gutshall. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge.The family suggests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions in her memory to the Mountain Regional Hospice Volunteers, P.O. Box 637, Clifton Forge, VA 24422.Nicely Funeral Home is handling arrangements.To send a condolence to the family online please visit www.nicelyfuneralhome.com.
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FRANCES REYNOLDSFrances Mae Plogger Reynolds, 85, of Waynesboro passed away Friday, July 24, 2015. She was born in Rockbridge County on June 14, 1930, a daughter of the late Goldie Mae Overhulser and Sandy Jackson Plogger.Frances greatly enjoyed sewing, cooking, and especially spending time with her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Guy Reynolds; five sisters, Leona Coffey, Nellie Graves, Nancy Graves, Mary Reynolds and Ruby Fluty; special aunt, Pauline Martin, and her fury friend, Snoopy. Left to cherish her memory are her four sons, Larry Reynolds, Ronnie Reynolds, Robert Reynolds and his partner, Tonya Chittum, and Kevin Reynolds and his wife Crystal; seven daughters, Darlene Beverage and her husband Kyle, Linda Rice and her husband Johnny, Joyce Pugh, Ruby Judd, Ruth Morris and her husband Glen, Connie Brookman and her husband Scott, and Rosie Green and her husband John; 22 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Dennis Plogger; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Frances also leaves behind her dog, Rascal.A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 29, at Old Providence Church, 1005 Spottswood Road, Spottswood, with the Rev. Max Bolin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jesse Reynolds, Scotty Brookman, Andrew Green, Kyle Beverage Jr., Ronnie Reynolds Jr., Warren Beverage, Daniel Beverage and Justin Reynolds.The Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes handled the arrangements.The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Donald Lee and the staff at Waynesboro Carillon for the care of Frances.Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com
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ROBERT CLARKRobert “Bobby” Mason Clark, 69, of Glasgow died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Born Jan. 26, 1946, in Lexington, he was a son of the late Alfred Curtis Clark and Annie Scott Clark. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Faye Lynn, and a brother-in-law, Bill Lynn of Dickson, Tenn.Mr. Clark retired from Mohawk Industries after 40 years of service. Robert was an avid fan of both the UVA Cavaliers and the Miami Dolphins. Surviving are his wife, Peggy Wright Clark; sons, Scott Nelson Clark of Glasgow and Travis Ryan Clark of Buena Vista; grandchildren, Tristen Bre Clark and Jaydon Ryan Clark, both of Buena Vista; sister, Nancy Conklin and husband John of Owego N.Y.; nephews, Doug and David Lynn, both of Dickson Tenn., and Michael Fitzgerald of Buena Vista; niece, Jennifer Conklin of Lee Fla.; great niece, Rachel; stepmother, Virginia Clark; and faithful companion Breezer. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 29, at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in loving memory of Robert to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.
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CATHRYN BROACHCathy Broach died July 21, 2015, at her home in Buena Vista.She is survived by her daughter Kate and son-in-law Don Onstot of Charlotte, N.C.; three grandsons, Brian and Zachary of Charlotte, N.C., and Benjamin of Denver, Colo.; and a sister, Janice Archer of Conroe, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William R. Broach; a son, William James Broach; and her parents, Tony and Hazel Williams.Cathy retired as a longtime administrative assistant with the Long & Foster Real Estate corporate offices in Northern Virginia. During her husband’s Air Force career she was a very active member of the Officers Wives Club. After moving to Lexington, she and Bill became members of the Lexington Presbyterian Church. She was an active member of the Greater Lexington Newcomers and Lexington Woman’s Club. She also worked with various local organizations as a volunteer. Her favorite pastimes were playing bridge at the Maury River Senior Center and cheering for the Oklahoma Sooners and Washington Redskins football teams.As an Oklahoma native, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma where she earned her undergraduate degree in English. At Oklahoma, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and was the OU president of the Kappa Phi, Women’s Christian Organization. Cathy met her husband Bill while in college and they were married in 1959.Services will be held at 3 p.m. July 30, at the Lexington Presbyterian Church, with burial in Stonewall Jackson Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Rockbridge Area Hospice or the Maury River Senior Center.
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ALICE JENKINSAlice Watkins Jenkins, 80, of Natural Bridge Station died Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at her home. Born April 22, 1935, in Rockbridge County, she was a daughter of the late Adam Eli Watkins and Elsie Campbell Watkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Cecil Franklin Jenkins. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church and was retired from Burlington Industries.Surviving are her children, Cindy J. Mazingo and Todd Snider, June J. Conner and husband Gary, and Lynn J. Banks and husband Garland; one brother, Calvin “Catfish” Watkins; five grandchildren, April Mazingo, Brooke Scott, Jake Conner, Whitney Conner and Avery Banks; four great-grandchildren, Thristian Scott, Blair Scott, Kaitlyn Childs and Olivia Childs. A memorial service was conducted Sunday, July 26, at Faith Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Bostic officiating. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Baptist Church, Natural Bridge Station, VA 24579 or Glasgow First Aid, P.O. Box 421 Glasgow, VA 24555.Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.
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HATTIE STEWARTHattie Marie Stewart, 74, of Lexington died Friday, July 24, 2015, at Heritage Hall.She was born June 8, 1941, in Lexington, a daughter of the late Joseph Stewart and Mamie Dock Stewart. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings Robert Dock, Preston Dock, Josie Dock Jefferson, Mildred Dock, Kenneth Stewart, Patricia Stewart Kenney and Leonard Stewart Sr. Hattie was a member of Randolph Street United Methodist Church. Surviving are brothers Henry Stewart and James Stewart and wife Ann; many nieces and nephews; and special friends Sarah White, Betsy Daughtrey, and Rita Duffy. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Harrison Funeral Home by the Rev. Louis Caddell. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to service.Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.
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PRICE LUNSFORD JR.Price Gilford Lunsford, Jr., 92, of Glasgow died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at his home.Born Aug. 10, 1922, in Virginia, he was the son of Price Gilford Lunsford Sr. and his wife, Mary. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Marie Humphries Lunsford. Mr. Lunsford was a member of Glasgow Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed being a mechanic and helping others that were in need. Surviving are two daughters, Vickey McDaniel of Glasgow and Connie Walker, W.Va.; a brother, Jim Lunsford of Raphine; longtime companion Kathy Dixon; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to SPCA, 10 Animal Place, Lexington, VA 24450.At Mr. Lunsford’s request, there will be no service or visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.
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ALBERT KEMPAlbert Franklin Kemp, 89, of Fairfield died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Kendal.Born April 13, 1926, in Virginia, he was a son of the late Roy Guy Kemp and Beulah Marr Goldsby Kemp. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Preston Muse Kemp. Albert served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946, and retired as an office manager from Columbia Gas Transmission in 1992. Surviving are a daughter, Sara Preston Kemp of Lexington; a brother, Robert L. Kemp of Fairfield; and a sister-in-law, Sally Muse of Fairfield. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Steve Cathcart officiating. Burial will follow at Timber Ridge A.R. Presbyterian Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rockbridge Area Hospice, 315 Myers St., Lexington, VA 24450; Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church, 73 Sam Houston Way, Lexington, VA 24450; or South River Volunteer Fire Department, Fairfield, VA 24435.
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ALICE STRECKERAlice Baldwin Strecker, 84, of Lexington, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Alice was born Jan. 12, 1931, in Livingston, N.J., the daughter of the late Lewis L. and Ruth S. Baldwin. She grew up on the family dairy, Baldwin Mt. Pleasant Farm in Livingston and attended Grover Cleveland High School in Caldwell, N.J., where she was a member of the graduation class of 1948. The following fall, she entered Endicott Junior College and graduated in 1950. Following her employment with B. Altman & Co. from 1950 to 1953, she moved to New Brunswick, N.J., to serve as the assistant social director of the Student Center at Douglass College. She met and married Allen G. Strecker in 1954. In 1956, they moved to Woodstock, where Al was employed by Hidden River Hereford Farm as the farm manager. Their next move was to Chatham, where Al began his career with Virginia Cooperative Extension as the assistant county agent for Pittsylvania County. Alice and Al moved to Rockbridge County with four sons in 1964 when Al became the county Extension agent. After the boys entered school, Alice started working for Kinnear-Mead (later known as Mead Associates) as a Realtor and property manager in 1970, until her retirement in 2010.She loved playing bridge and cherished the many friendships she made and the associates she worked with during her happy years in Rockbridge. She loved her family and always enjoyed entertaining family gatherings, and especially visits from her grandchildren. She loved working in her garden and was an active member of the Rockbridge Area Master Gardeners. She served on the board of directors for the Chamber of Commerce and was an active volunteer with Stonewall Jackson Auxiliary. She was a loyal member of the Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder and chairman of the compassion and fellowship committee. Alice is survived by, in addition to her husband of 60 years, a brother, Lewis “Duke” Baldwin; sons Allen (Kristen), Ronald (Teresa), Richard (Beth), and Martin (Rebecca); grandsons Christopher, Lukas, Robert, William, Markus and Scott; granddaughters Allison and Paige; step-grandchildren Norman, Jennifer, Julie and Jamie; and step-great-grandchildren Taylor, Kelsee, Ashley, Brady, Anthony, Katie and Mason. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, July 30, at Harrison Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 31, at Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Steve Cathcart officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Rockbridge Area Hospice or Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.
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ARLENE GARRETTArlene Williams Garrett, 73, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015, following a wonderful evening with her loving husband, C. William Garrett.Born July 1, 1942, Arlene was the daughter of James Edward and Marie Lackey Williams. She was graduated from Parry McCluer High School, class of 1960, and married William on Nov. 24 of the same year.For many years, Arlene was employed by Lees Carpets in Glasgow. With her family, she owned and operated Four Seasons Florist and Gifts for 26 years. The past 10 years, Arlene served the public as voter registrar for the city of Buena Vista, and when certification to these positions became available, she achieved that recognition.Arlene’s passion for education, especially the Buena Vista City Public Schools, led her to join the PTA and become a room mother. She was appointed a member of the School Board. When elected school boards were adopted in Virginia, Arlene stood for election and was honored to be voted into office on the Buena Vista School Board. She has served as vice chairman and as chairman of the Board. During her tenure, the current Parry McCluer High School building was approved and constructed.With her husband and family, Arlene would often be among the dedicated fan base cheering on the Blues. She enjoyed following teams of Fighting Blues and Lady Blues to football, basketball, and baseball and softball games. For home games, she typically climbed the bleachers to the top row for a better view of the games and fellow fans.Arlene engaged with a number of civic groups in efforts to enhance community life. She assisted with the City's Centennial in 1992 and supported the Paxton House Historical Society. She regularly donated blood through the Red Cross. She joined the Junior Woman’s Club in the early 1960s and continued, with many of her Junior friends, to active membership in the Woman’s Club, continuing until her untimely passing.Arlene treasured time with family and friends. She enjoyed hosting gatherings, small and large, in the family home. She found cooking and baking to be both relaxing and a means of celebrating the highs and lows of life, often gifting birthday cakes or pies to co-workers and bringing dishes to those sick or grieving. Her holiday presents of fresh apple cakes were a delight to recipients.Faith formed the foundation of Arlene's life, and rooted her in a lifetime of service. A lifelong member of Buena Vista Presbyterian Church, Arlene raised her family in the congregation there. She held a number of positions in Presbyterian Woman and delighted in gathering with the Circle to share Bible study and fellowship. Arlene was elected an elder, a representative to Presbytery meetings, and a delegate to the 2002 General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio. She served as clerk of the Session. Arlene determined from an early age that dedicated attendance in worship, Sunday school, and the life of the church would allow God to act on her and through her. The congregation joined to celebrate with her in 1998 when she reached a milestone - 50 years of perfect Sunday school attendance. Such numbers were not as important to Arlene as the friends she walked with on the journey of faith. She continued as a member of the LaVera Davis Class, attending weekly and followed by worship.Second only to faith was her love of family. In addition to William, her husband, Arlene’s family includes daughters Deborah Marie and Betty Jo, her son William Clay and Charlotte, his wife. She is also survived by James Thomas Preston Garrett, her grandson. Her extended family includes aunts, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. She would also say her family included the girls from Four Seasons, and the many young people she has watched grow into adulthood alongside her own children.A Service of Witness to the Resurrection was conducted on Sunday, July 26, in Buena Vista Presbyterian Church. To best remember Arlene, friends are encouraged to worship as they are called. Memorial contributions may be made to Buena Vista Presbyterian Church, the Buena Vista Rescue Squad, the Buena Vista City Public Schools scholarship fund, or a charity of the giver's choice. Arrangements were by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.
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THOMAS FIXThomas Leon Fix, 64, of Buena Vista died July 26, 2015, at his residence. He was born Oct. 3, 1950, in Roanoke, a son of the late Thomas Roscoe Fix and Irene Duff Fix. Surviving are his wife, Rose “Marie” Plogger Fix; daughter Jocelyn Dawn and son Thomas Scott; brother-in-law Roger Southers and sister-in-law Patricia Southers.The funeral service will be conducted today, Wednesday, July 29, at 2 p.m. at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Jeremy Kilgore. Burial will follow at Glasgow Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.Arrangements are being handled by Bolling, Grose, & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
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