Obits

Thomas Everly Raines, 61

Thomas Everly Raines, 61, of Franklin passed away on June 10, 2024, at his home. He was born March 26, 1963, the son of Harry Everly Raines and Helen (Propst) Raines of Franklin and his mother, the late Nola M. Berg. Mr. Raines was a graduate of Franklin High School....

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Gerald Wayne Kimble, Sr.

Gerald Wayne Kimble, Sr., 77, formerly of Upper Tract and Petersburg passed away on June 12, 2024, at Autumn Lake Healthcare in Elkins. He was born on June 30, 1946, in Smoke Hole, the son of the late Russell and Dora (Spitzer) Kimble. In 1965, Mr. Kimble graduated from Franklin...

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Charles Allen “Shorty” Frye

Charles Allen “Shorty” Frye 76, of Harts departed this life on June 14, 2024, at his residence. He was born Nov. 17, 1947, at Slagle, a son of the late Garland “Dock” and Dixie McNeely Frye.  Mr. Frye was a retired pipefitter and welder, a member of the United Mine...

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Charles Eugene Bates

Charles Eugene Bates, 77, of Sugar Grove departed his earthly home unexpectedly on June 5, 2024, at his home.   He was born Oct. 11, 1946, the eldest of three children of the late Eugene W. Bates and Florence Bates. Mr. Bates was the proverbial Jack of all trades, able to...

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Phyllis Romaine Waddy

Phyllis Romaine Waddy, 89 of Petersburg went to be with her Lord on June 6, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family.     She was born on May 19, 1935, at Landes and was a daughter of the late Pinkney “Pink” Alt and Cleo (Cook) Alt. Mrs. Waddy was...

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Lois Carol Murphy Huffman

Lois Carol Murphy Huffman, 81, of Ft. Seybert passed away at her home on June 6, 2024, surrounded by her family, after a 17-year battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 2, 1942, in Baltimore, Maryland, during World War II while her father was working in the shipyards. She was a...

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Lena Elizabeth Wampler Westfall, 100

Lena Elizabeth Wampler Westfall, 100, of Broadway, Virginia, passed away May 30, 2024, at her residence. She was born Jan. 21, 1924, in Timberville, Virginia, to the late Hobert and Ruth Higgs Wampler. Mrs. Westfall worked in the housekeeping department at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Linville...

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 Stanley Allen Bennett

Stanley Allen Bennett, 68, of Buena Vista, Virginia, passed away May 27, 2024, at River Edge Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Waynesboro, Virginia. He was born on June 20, 1955, in Petersburg, the son of the late Luther and Mary (Hedrick) Bennett. Mr. Bennett graduated from Circleville High School. In...

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Patricia Ann (Mallow) Lightner

On May 19, 2024, Patricia Ann (Mallow) Lightner, 69, affectionately known by her family and friends as “Patty” died peacefully at Sentara RMH Hospital in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She was surrounded by her sister, Carolyn, brother, Larry, and her lifelong adoptive second family, Tabitha and Makayla Tingler, and her beloved “daughter...

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Ellen Simmers Colaw

Ellen Simmers Colaw, 73, of Hinton, Virginia, passed away on May 30, 2024, at her home. She was born on Nov. 20, 1950, and was a daughter of the late John Samuel and Frances Irene (Lambert) Simmers.  Mrs. Colaw was a member of Mt. Bethel Church of the Brethren, where...

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