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Oakev Oakey's HARD OBITUARIES Monday, August 26, 2013 ROANOKE TIMES Methodist Church, 428 S. College Salem, VA 24153. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at Central United Methodist Church. The Rev.

Kristin Holbrook will officiate. The interment service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Highland Burial Park, Danville. A reception will follow at Chestnut Level Baptist Church, Blairs, Va. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at Oakey's South Chapel, Roanoke. Online condolences to South Chapel 540-989-3131 4257 Brambleton Roanoke, Va. HAGER Tim Tim Hager, 55, of Salem, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2013. He was predeceased by his father, Jack Hager; and a brother, Jerry Hager.

Survivors include his immediate family: his mother, Gladys Widner of Wytheville; sons, Britt and Michael Hager; brothers, Danny Hager of Marion and Ron Hager of Roanoke; sister, Debbie Hager of Marion; and a nephew, Adam Hager of Roanoke. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Central United Methodist Church, 428 S. College Salem, VA 24153. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at Central United Methodist Church.

The. Rev. Kristin Holbrook will officiate. A reception will follow at the church at a later date. Interment will be private.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Augusts 26, 2013, at Oakey's Online Chapel, Roanoke. condolences to South Chapel 4257 Brambleton Roanoke, Va. LAUGHLIN Maxine Scott Maxine Scott Laughlin passed away on Friday, August 16, 2013.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday August 27, 2013, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Oakey's Vinton Chapel. 540-982-2221. MARIENFELDT Larissa Larissa Marienfeldt, of Roanoke, died on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Arrangements by Family Choice Funerals Cremations.

MARSICO Rachel Donald Rachel Donald "Plink" Marsico, 88, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013. Arrangements Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131. MOORE Robert Stevenson Robert Stevenson 1 Moore, 64, of Buchanan, passed away Friday, August 23, 2013. Arrangements by Botetourt Funeral Home, Buchanan. 540-254-3000.

NELSON Martin Edward Jr. Martin Edward Nelson 45, of Roanoke, passed Sunday, August 25, 2013. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel. SMITH William C. (Bill) William C.

(Bill) Smith, 77, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel. WEAVER Margaret Frances Robertson Lyon Margaret (Monti) Frances Robertson Lyon Weaver, 94, of Vinton, passed away Friday, August 23, 2013. Funeral 11a.m. Monday at Vinton service, Church.

Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel. WEEKS Malcolm H. Malcolm H. (Mackie, Shorty) Weeks, 83, of Vinton, went home to be with his Lord on August 23, 2013. He was born August 19, 1930 in Buchanan, Va.

After high school, Dorothy Hartman Lewis Dorothy Hartman Lewis Carroll, born March 17, 1920 in Roanoke County, the youngest child of Henry Mankin and Mary Hunley Hartman, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Tillmen Charles Lewis, of Hyattsville, Md. and Kenneth Lee Carroll, of Suitland, sisters, Dolly, Vergie, Ola, and Angie; brothers-in-law, Elvin Powell, Henry Radford, Jack Jones, Rayford Payne and Russell Williams; brothers Penn, Baudie C. Lowell and Dennis; sisters- aw, Mamie, Helen and Iris Hartman; nieces Mary Ellen Hartman, Shirley Radford Wanda and Sandra Williams; nephews Cecil Powell and Kenneth Radford. She is survived by her very special stepson, Wayne Carroll, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; nieces and nephews, Aleene Salmon, Harold Powell, Peggy Hartman, Minnie and B.C.

Hartman, Muriel Radford, Tippy and Larry Radford, Martha and Howard Linkenhoker, Charlotte and Kenneth Beard, Bobbie Jones, Sherman and JoAn Jones, Dinah and Bill Moser, Brenda and W.T. Allie, Dennis and Lynn Williams and all their families; her Lewis family nieces and nephews. Dottie was a graduate of Clearbrook Elementary School, William Byrd High School. She was a member of Red Hill Brethren Church and worked in Roanoke until 1941 when she went to Washington, D.C. to work for the Federal Government.

She worked with various agencies for 33 years, including the Treasury Department, National Security Resources Board, War Assets Administration, and US Atomic Energy Commission. While with the USACC, She was on assignment with the US Geneva Conference in Geneva Switzerland. While living in Maryland, she was a member of the Ager Road United Methodist church Hyattsville then Bells United Methodist Church Suitland. She was a member of Comp Springs Elks Lodge, Suitland, Moose Lodge and The American Legion. Her hobbies were bowling, traveling, dancing and fishing, where is caught a 5 foot marlin off the NC coast.

She moved back to Roanoke in 2003. Services will be held at noon Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Oakey's South Chapel, with the Rev. Quentin Madden officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, August 26, 2013 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel. Oakey's South Chapel 540-989-3131 4257 Brambleton Roanoke, Va. Malcolm served his country in the Army, as well as the Air Force. He was a distinguished veteran of the Korean War.

Malcolm developed a love for drag racing, trucks, motorcycles, and heavy machinery. He also owned and operated a trucking company. He was an avid fan of NASCAR. Malcolm was a cherished member of Grace Bible Church in Daleville, Va. He was very faithful and well loved by his church family, and they will miss him.

Even though "Mackie" is no longer with us, we know he is in a better place. As we say goodbye, we know his Lord and Savior is welcoming him home. He will be sadly missed by his longtime, special friend and care giver of many years, Pat Williamson and her daughter, Debra. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, with Pastor Jay Robinette officiating.

Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Bible Church, 148 Amsterdam Road, Daleville, VA 24083, in memorial of Mack Weeks. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel. Vinton Chapel 540-982-2221 627 Hardy Road, Vinton, Va.

Bedford-Franklin Bedford-Franklin ALDRIDGE Lois Elizabeth Lois Elizabeth Aldridge, born April 12, 1926, in Salem, peacefully left this earth on Saturday August 24, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Elizabeth Showalter, her loving husband, Winfred "Wink" Aldridge, a brother, John "Mickey" Showalter, grandsons, David Moore, Cade Aldridge, and granddaughter Alicia Aldridge. She leaves here on earth a sister, Margret Guthrie, of Roanoke; daughters, Sandy (Dave) Brunson, of Roanoke, Shirley Chittum, of Roanoke, Jean (Jim) Redding, of Winston Salem, N.C., Joyce (Mike) Stanback, of Roanoke, Yvonne (Frank) Rhudy, of New Castle; sons, Billy (Suzanne) Aldridge, of Charlotte and Jimmy (Debbie) Aldridge, of Birmingham, Ala. Also she leaves 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two -great grandchildren. Lois was a member of 9th Street Church of the Brethren and had a strong love for animals, especially her dog Boomer and cat, Bootsie.

She loved to cook for her family and was an avid bird watcher. She will be laid to rest alongside her beloved husband, Wink, at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The service will be held at Abbey Chapel inside of Sherwood Memorial Gardens on Wednesday August 28, 2013 at 1 p.m. To send condolences online please visit Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home Crematory, Bedford, 540-586-3443.

MOSER Virginia Dee Smith Virginia Dee Smith Moser, 91, of Montvale, departed to her heavenly home on August 21, 2013. She passed quietly from her country home with loved ones by her side. She was predeceased by her father, Lloyd Brown Smith and her mother, Mabel Claire Otey Smith, and two brothers, Lloyd Brown Smith and Frank Otey Smith. The loss of Lloyd Jr. "Junie" during World War II, a pilot with the 316th fighter squadron, of the 324th fighter group, was devastating to her and the family.

She held him close in her heart and memory throughout her entire life. Our loving Mother is survived by her five children, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one brother and sister in law, daughter in law, and son in law; Albert W. Moser Jr. (son), of Floyd, Claire D'Alessandro, Frank Jr. and Nicholas, Noel and Avery (daughter, her sons and grandchildren Lloyd Smith Moser (son), of Roanoke; Neil Laurence Moser, Frances M.

Gaeta, and children, Charles Samuel and Eleanor Virginia, of Montvale (son and family); and Jane Elizabeth Moser -McGovern and Terry daughter and son- in- law), of Oakland James Douglas Smith and Bobbie, of Williamsburg, (brother and his wife). She is also survived by the father of her children and former husband, Albert W. Moser, MD (Schenectady, N.Y.) of Floyd, as well as many nieces and nephews. Mom was born on March 17, 1922 in Ashland, Ken. She was raised and enjoyed much of her childhood in Rainelle, W.Va.

She was the editor of her high school newspaper and developed her talents as a musician and creative writer. She completed high school at Virginia Intermont College. She would later attend Roanoke College, James Madison University, University of Pennsylvania and completed her college degree at West Virginia Wesleyan University. Mom truly enjoyed her college years playing stand up bass and piano in numerous bands throughout the 1940's. But it was also during this time that mom and her family lost their beloved son and brother to the war.

After college, she married and lived in Richmond Virginia; Lexington, Massachusetts, and Durham, N. C. Mom was mostly a home-maker for her children but worked numerous jobs including insurance sales, teaching music, and 9th grade science. When the kids were grown she started a second career as a nurse and moved to Lake Worth, Florida where she worked several years as a trauma nurse and home health nurse. Music and writing were often considered her true talents by family and friends with several musical recordings and small publishing's of poetry.

Medical colleagues spoke of her exceptional skill, sensitivity, and reassuring bedside manner for her patients. Mom's love of music, and writing and nursing were second only to her love for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. After retiring she returned to her mother's birthplace at the Otey family home "Valley View Farm" near Montvale, Virginia. The family would like to express our gratitude, appreciation, and love to our brother Lloyd for his devotion and diligent 24-7 care provided to our Mom at her home for the past 2 and a half years. We also extend our thanks to Village Family Dr's Dehli, and Cox for their support, guidance, and care; and also the Carilion palliative and hospice providers with special thanks to Dr.

Linda Beam and her staff. Visitation will be held Monday, August 26, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. Graveside Service will be held 11a.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at Montvale Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Oakey's East Chapel 540-977-3909 5188 Cloverdale Roanoke, Va.

BOWMAN Meredith Layne FURROW Phyllis Ann Hall Phyllis Ann Hall Furrow, 71, of Rocky Mount, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013 after a courageous battle with Multiple System Atrophy. We will always miss our wife, mother, grandmother and friend, but she is no longer suffering and is rejoicing I in Heaven. Phyllis was a member of Story Creek Baptist Church, where she loved working with children through VBS and as a Sunday School Teacher. She enjoyed the fellowship of the WOM and was faithful in the card ministry. Phyllis always cared for others.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Alice Altice Hall; brothers- -inlaw and sister-in-law, Stafford and Bertha Furrow, Bob Mason and Duke Motley. Surviving are her loving and devoted husband, Maymon Furrow son and daughter-in-law, M. Wesley and Rebecca Winesett Furrow; daughter and son-in-law, Allison Leigh and Darren Robertson. Also surviving are six grandchildren, who were so loved and such a special part of Phyllis' life, Reece, Madison, Hanna and Ryan Robertson, Adam and Levi Furrow; special friend and neice, Ann M.

Altice; sisters-in-law, Arnita Mason and Bevelene Motley; brother-in-law, Glenn Furrow and wife Lorene; many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Mary, Lisa, Celeste and Betsy for their wonderful care. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2013, with the Rev. Patrick Collins officiating.

Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount. RA Funeral Service, Inc. CREMATION CENTER Rocky Mount Smith Mountain Lake (540) 483-3835 MATTOX Frankie H.

Sr. Frankie H. Mattox 72, of Rocky Mount, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013. Arrangements by Stanfield Mortuary Service, Rocky Mount, (540)483-2902. THOMPSON Matthew Scott Matthew Scott Thompson, 17, of Sydnorsville, died Thursday, August 22, 2013.

Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday at Lynch Conner- -Bowman Funeral Chapel, Rocky Mount. TYLER Hubert Edgar Hubert Edgar (Ed) Tyler, 86, of Boones Mill, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013. Funeral services 2 p.m. Monday, August 26, 2013, from from Flora Funeral Chapel.

Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount. WOOLFOLK Ora M. Ora M. Woolfolk, 76, of Bedford, died August 24, 2013. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

PARKER Allen Woodrow Allen Woodrow Parker, 82, of Thaxton, died Saturday, August 24, 2013. He was born in Bedford County on March 2, 1931 a son of the late Preston Henry Parker and Judson Overstreet Parker. Allen was retired from the City of Bedford Public Works Department and a member of Cool Spring Pentecostal Holiness Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Welch Parker; two sons, Allen Parker, Jr. and Frank Parker.

He is survived by a son, Henry Parker; a daughter, Connie P. Akers and husband Ron; a brother, Buford Parker; a sister, Frances Amos; grandchildren, Brian Parker, Wendi St. Clair, Amanda Johns, Mary Akers, Preston Parker, Lee Parker and Angie Penn; eight great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Cool Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church, 3453 Buffalo Run Thaxton, VA 24174. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Cool Spring Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Larry Myers officiating. Burial will follow in the Parker Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel Location, 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford, 540-586-7360.

BURCH MESSIER FUNERAL. HOME 317 W. Main St. Bedford, VA (540) 586-7360 New River Valley COLE Nancy Emmiline Hoosier Nancy Emmiline Hoosier Cole, 89, of Pulaski, passed away Friday, August 23, 2013. Visitation Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m., August 27, 2013, in the Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski.

540-980-6160 CARROLL GENTRY Guy Steven Jr. July 16, 1978 August 18, 2013 Guy Steven Gentry 35, of Fredericksburg, and formerly of Radford, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2013. Surviving to cherish his memory are his parents, Guy Steven Gentry Sr. and Donna Gentry; brothers, Jonathan Gentry and Joe Gentry; sister, Stephanie Gentry; aunt, Diane VanArsdall Thomas; uncles, Bill Thomas, Eddie VanArsdall, and Greg Bolling; and sister-in-law, Natalie Nicolau Gentry. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m.

on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at the Presbyterian Church of Radford, Radford, Va. Memorial contributions may be made to The Partnership at (formerly The Partnership for a Drug Free America). Contribute online or via mail at Attention: Development Office, 352 Park Avenue South, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10010. HAWLEY Thomas Lee Sr. Thomas Lee Hawley 64, of Dublin, passed away Friday, August 23, 2013.

Military graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Dublin. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home in Radford..

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