Obits

Celia Aurelia (Mullenax) Miller

Celia Aurelia (Mullenax) Miller, 83, went to her heavenly home on Feb. 21, 2024, at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Harrisonburg, Virginia.  Formerly of Franklin and Greenwood, Delaware, she resided at VMRC for the past eight years after a stroke in 2013. Mrs. Miller came from humble beginnings. She was born...

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Rosalee Faye Kimble

Rosalee Faye Kimble, 69, of Linden, Virginia, and formerly of Pendleton County passed away Feb. 21, 2024, at University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was born April 13, 1954, at Harman and was the daughter of the late Eli Henry Bennett and Wilda Grace (Lambert) Bennett. She...

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Martha Elizabeth “Betty” Hahn Snyder

Martha Elizabeth “Betty” Hahn Snyder, 101, of Bridgewater, Virginia, passed away Feb. 23, 2024, at the Bridgewater Home.  She was born Sept. 20, 1922, in Brandywine and was a daughter of the late Henry Davis Hahn and Ethel Florence (Kiser) Hahn.  Mrs. Snyder was a graduate of Franklin High School...

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James Douglas Blizzard

James Douglas Blizzard, 85, of Harrisonburg, Virginia, passed away on Jan. 24, 2024, at Blue Ridge Rehab and Nursing in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  He was born on Dec. 2, 1938, in Randolph County and was the son of the late Gifford and Virginia Cooper Blizzard.  Mr. Blizzard was employed with Reynolds...

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Sarah Marie Smith

Sarah Marie Smith, 79, of Upper Tract passed away on Feb. 22, 2024, at E.A. Hawse Health and Rehab Center in Baker. She was born on May 21, 1944, in Upper Tract, the daughter of the late Oliver and Florence America (Lawrence) Hedrick.  Mrs. Smith was a 1964 graduate of...

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Roger Lee Holloway

Roger Lee Holloway, 81, of Franklin passed away Feb. 15, 2024, at his home. He was born on Sept. 22, 1942, in Franklin, the son of the late Gae M. Huffman. Mr. Holloway attended Franklin High School and attended Franklin Assembly of God Church. He retired in 2004, after working...

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Bernard (Barney) Mergen

Bernard (Barney) Mergen, author of “At Pyramid Lake, Snow in America, Weather Matters: An American Cultural History Since 1900,” and other books on American history, died on Feb. 13, 2024, at age 86. Bernard Matthew Mergen, IV, was born in Reno, Nevada, March 30, 1937, to the late Katharine Norrid...

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Lucy Gail (Dolly) Long

Lucy Gail (Dolly) Long, 82 of Seneca Rocks passed away on Feb. 16, 2024, at Hampshire Center in Romney.  She was born on March 22, 1941, in Seneca Rocks, a daughter of the late Fred Carles Dolly and Bertha Ellen (Heavener) Dolly. Mrs. Long attended Circleville High School. She moved...

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Emogene (Moyers) Tidd

Emogene (Moyers) Tidd, 86, of Monterey, Virginia, passed away Feb. 11, 2024, at Augusta Health Shenandoah House in Fishersville, Virginia. She was born Jan. 18, 1938, in Hightown, Virginia, a daughter of the late John Wilber and Cathleen Edith (Duncan) Moyers.  One with a strong work ethic, she, along with...

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Michelle Lynn Martin

Michelle Lynn Martin, 54, of Brandywine passed away Feb. 8, 2024, in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She was born on July 9, 1969, in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of the late Paul and Marsha (Cook) McLaughlin. Mrs. Martin was a 1987 graduate of Pocahontas County High School and was a member...

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