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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 15:14

Gertrude Daniel Edmonds

Gertrude Daniel Edmonds, age 89, of Lawrenceville, Va. passed away May 21, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Bernard Edmonds and her son, Ronnie Edmonds. She is survived by three children, J.B. Edmonds, Jr. and wife Sandra, Edward Earl Edmonds and wife Linda and Peggy Cale and husband Blake; her daughter-in-law, Diane Edmonds; her grandchildren, Kevin Edmonds, Karen Lusk, Allison Maxwell, Russell Edmonds, Brian Edmonds, Drew Edmonds, Amanda Adams, Blake Cale, Jr., Tyler Edmonds and Matthew Seamans; and her great grandchildren, Ethan and Keenan Edmonds, Peyton Maxwell, Camden Lusk, Robert Owen Edmonds and Jennifer Sue Edmonds. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville with interment at Oakwood Park Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Va. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00, prior to the service, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Monday, 14 May 2018 15:57

Sharon A. King

Sharon A. King, age 58, of Rawlings, VA passed away May 14, 2018. She is preceded in death by her father, James Edward King. She is survived by her mother, Ann Wilson King; her two brothers, Wade W. King and James Delford King; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. A memorial service will be held 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, VA.
Friday, 27 April 2018 18:08

Nora Edwards Wright

Nora Edwards Wright, age 74, of White Plains, VA, passed away April 27, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, William Edward Wright; a son, William Bryant Wright and wife Kay; a daughter, Torie L. Turner, and husband Leonard; two grandchildren, William Howard Wright and Katie Lynne Wright; a special employee and friend of 42 years, Bo Blackwell; and a beloved dog, Scooter. She was a graduate of Brunswick High School, Class of 1964, and a graduate of Mitchell’s Hairstyling Academy, Class of 1965. She was a member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church in White Plains, VA. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P. M. Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Tabernacle UMC Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to Tabernacle Cemetery Association c/o Steve Jones, 160 Walker Mill Trail, Emporia, VA 23847.
Thursday, 26 April 2018 15:35

Virginia Peggy Williams Malone

Virginia Peggy Williams Malone, age 83, of Lawrenceville, VA, passed away April, 25, 2018. She was the widow of Al Malone and the daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Bennett Williams. She is survived by her son, Tony Lee Malone and wife, Anita; sister, Mary (Becky) Baggett; brother, Marvin Williams; and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hwy 58, Brodnax, VA. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Lawrenceville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 64, Lawrenceville, VA 23868 or Bethany United Methodist Church Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund, c/o Mary Lillian Nash, 1175 Diamond Grove Rd., Brodnax, VA 23920. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville will be handling the arrangements.
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:20

Raymond Holmes Kemp

Raymond Holmes Kemp, age 80, of Lawrenceville, VA, passed away April 22, 2018. Mr. Kemp was the retired owner and operator of Kemp Trucking, Inc. and a United States Navy Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Amy Price Kemp; three children, Rhonda Alexander and husband, Marlon, Ray Kemp, and Eddie Kemp; grandchildren, Jaidan M. Alexander, London Reid, Tonya Reid, and Sade Reid; and two brothers, Lee Kemp and wife, Shirley and Kenneth Kemp. He was preceded in death by a son, Tre'vel Reid. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Southside Senior Citizens Center, Inc., 3495 Grandy Road, Brodnax, VA 23920. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, will be handling the arrangements.
Friday, 06 April 2018 15:25

Benjamin Vincent

Benjamin “Ben” T. Vincent, 61, of Heaters, WV left this earth to be with the Lord on April 4, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV following a brief but heroic battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the CEO of Braxton County Memorial Hospital in Gassaway, WV. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Healthcare Executives. Ben was born in Petersburg, VA and was raised in Emporia, VA. He was the son of B. Stuart and Jean M. Vincent. Ben was a 1979 graduate of the University of Richmond where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. He was a Wicker Foundation Award recipient during his sophomore year and member of ODK. He was a 1989 graduate of the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University where he earned a Master of Healthcare Administration degree. Prior to moving to Braxton County, Ben and his wife, Cynthia, lived many years at Lake Gaston in Ebony, VA where he was the Assistant Vice President of Surgical and Ambulatory Services at Halifax regional Hospital in Roanoke Rapids, NC. He was very active with the Boy Scouts of America. His youth accomplishments and awards include Eagle Scout, God and Country Award, and Vigil Honor Order of the Arrow. His adult accomplishments and awards include James E. West Fellow, NOAC advisor, Supreme Chief’s Award, Founder’s Award, United Methodist Scouters Committee Torch Award, District Award of Merit, and Silver Beaver Award. Ben served on the Mountaineer Area Boy Scout Council Executive Board as Treasurer. Professional activities over the years include serving on the WV Chapter of American College of Healthcare Executives board member, West Virginia Hospital Association board member, WV Critical Access Hospital Network, Partners in Health Network board member, Braxton Gilmer Technology Research Zone board member, West Virginia Licensed Practical Nurse board member. He was the recipient of the America College of Healthcare Executives Regent’s Award. He was a member of Gassaway United Methodist Church where he served as Lay Worship Leader. He also served on the West Virginia United Methodist Foundation as Treasurer. Ben is survived by his loving wife, Cynthia Talbott Vincent of Heaters, WV. He is also survived by his parents, B. Stuart and Jean M. Vincent of Franklin, VA; sister Elizabeth “Betsy” (Kevin) Early of Bridgewater, VA; mother-in-law, Betty F. Talbott of Buckhannon, WV; brother-in-law, Brett L. (Renee) Talbott of Buckhannon, WV; two nephews, Emerson R. Talbott of Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho and Matthew Fox of Morgantown, WV; two nieces, Macey Early and Molly Early, both of Bridgewater, VA. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, B. L. Rusty Talbott. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2018 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Gassaway United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Malick officiating. Additional service will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Prospect United Methodist Church, Ebony, VA, with visitation an hour before service. Ben will be interred at Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery in Ebony, VA. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ben’s memory to Braxton County Memorial Hospital Foundation, c/o Administration, 100 Hoylman Drive, Gassaway, WV 26624 or Mountaineer Area Council-BSA, 1831 Speedway Ave., Fairmont, WV 26654. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com. Arrangements will be handled by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV and Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, VA.
Thursday, 29 March 2018 17:38

Henry Wendell Roehrich

Henry Wendell Roehrich, age 90, formerly of Lawrenceville, VA passed away peacefully at his residence in Richmond, VA on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Born April 3, 1927 in Boonton, NJ, he was the son of the late Henry Roehrich and Johanna (Straub) Roehrich. Henry was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia, their son, Robert E. Roehrich, and a brother, Robert Roehrich. Henry served his country in the US Navy during WWII. He was graduated from Rutgers University and was a proprietor of Roehrich Flowers of Hackettstown, NJ. He was active in Kiwanis and served as major of Washington Township, NJ. He and his family moved to Brunswick Plantation, near Lawrenceville, VA in the late 1970’s where he raised beef cattle, and once hosted the renowned Budweiser Clydesdales. He served the area as Industrial Development Coordinator for Brunswick County and enjoyed the friendly rivalry with Brunswick, GA over the origin of Brunswick Stew. He married his second wife, of 29 years, Barbara (Warriner) Roehrich, and moved to Northview Farm. There he enjoyed an active retirement filled with family visits and friendships cultivated over a long life. Henry is survived by his wife, Barbara and his two children, a daughter, Seus Pierce (Thomas) of Bethlehem, GA and a son, Thomas Henry Roehrich (Susan) of Forest, VA. Six grandchildren have affectionately called him “PopPop,” Rebecca Vincent (Nick), Matthew W. Roehrich, Sarah Keefer (Brian), Rachel Lavoie (John) and Zechariah Pierce (Sara) and T. Aaron Pierce. Hank was additionally blessed by 9 great grandchildren: Emma, Audrey, Cade, Zane, Rhett, Samuel, Keelin, Henry Graydon, and Temple Scott. He is also survived by a brother, Kenneth Roehrich (Joan) of Hackettstown, NJ, and two nephews. He enjoyed the extension of family when he married Barbara, and will be missed by her children, Susan Custer, David Warriner (Cindy) and Julia Boles (Martin), as well as their children Colin Custer, David Custer (Katherine), Evan Custer, Martha Warriner Powers (Joey), David Warriner, Ginny Boles, John Boles, Will Boles, Meredith Boles, Thomas Boles , Therese Boles, Charlie Boles, Jim Boles and Molly Boles Rose (Bob). The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 410 Windsor Ave., Lawrenceville, VA on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 10:30am to 11:30 am, concluding with a service celebrating Henry’s life. Interment and a graveside service will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Monday, 26 March 2018 15:51

Mike Lupshu, Jr.

Mike Lupshu, Jr., age 97, of Lawrenceville, VA, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018. He was a World War II Navy Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Ruby E. Lupshu, daughter, Teresa M. Lupshu, both of the home, and a grandson, Nicholas "Nick" Lupshu of Chicago. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at James Square Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall after the service. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville will be handling the arrangements.
Sunday, 25 March 2018 15:22

Alice Faye Clary Writtenberry

Alice Faye Clary Writtenberry, 72, of Gasburg, VA, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018. She retired from Dixon Dress Factory in Alberta, VA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Benjamin Clary and Alice Newman Jones Clary. Mrs. Writtenberry is survived by her husband, Jesse Eugene Writtenberry, sister-in-law, Beryl J. Clary, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Olive Branch United Methodist Church, Gasburg, VA. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 386, Gasburg, VA or Gasburg Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 225, Gasburg, VA 23857. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville will be handling the arrangements.
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 17:35

Charles Southall Jones

Charles Southall Jones, age 99, of Rawlings, VA, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018. He is a World War II Army Veteran and retired from Reynolds Metal Company and farming. He was predeceased by his daughter, Carolyn Rose Winn. He is survived by his wife, Ola E. Jones; daughter, Dianne Jones Horne of Alberta, VA; son, Neil S. Jones of Rawlings, VA; eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2018 at Lebanon United Methodist Church, Rawlings, VA. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, VA. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the Alberta Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 178, Alberta, VA 23821 or Lebanon United Methodist Church, c/o Shella Duke, 966 Clifton Road, Rawlings, VA 23876.