Obituaries

John Hillert
B: 1950-11-30
D: 2017-05-18
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Hillert, John
Kimberly Walkup
B: 1965-12-28
D: 2017-05-18
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Walkup, Kimberly
Edith Slater
D: 2017-05-17
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Slater, Edith
Thomas Sampson
B: 1953-08-16
D: 2017-05-16
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Sampson, Thomas
Bobby Simmons
B: 1949-09-29
D: 2017-05-11
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Simmons, Bobby
Darrin Nicely
B: 1968-09-14
D: 2017-05-11
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Nicely, Darrin
Wayne Counts
B: 1949-08-12
D: 2017-05-11
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Counts, Wayne
Corbin Reynolds
B: 1912-10-03
D: 2017-05-09
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Reynolds, Corbin
Robert Hayes
B: 1935-04-16
D: 2017-05-08
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Hayes, Robert
Clem Irvine
B: 1929-06-20
D: 2017-05-06
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Irvine, Clem
Shirley Saville
B: 1936-11-24
D: 2017-05-04
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Saville, Shirley
James Hall
B: 1944-08-28
D: 2017-05-02
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Hall, James
Ora Crawford
B: 1933-05-20
D: 2017-04-28
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Crawford, Ora
Franklin Owens
B: 1945-02-07
D: 2017-04-26
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Owens, Franklin
Pansy Caldwell
B: 1947-08-27
D: 2017-04-25
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Caldwell, Pansy
Annie Kelly
B: 1957-10-10
D: 2017-04-25
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Kelly, Annie
Chrystal Rynicke
B: 1963-03-10
D: 2017-04-23
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Rynicke, Chrystal
Rachel Lockard
B: 1930-02-17
D: 2017-04-22
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Lockard, Rachel
David Chodorov
B: 1927-06-26
D: 2017-04-17
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Chodorov, David
Glenna Sampson
B: 1935-03-24
D: 2017-04-15
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Sampson, Glenna
Warren Roderick
B: 1937-06-20
D: 2017-04-11
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Roderick, Warren

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John Hillert

November 30, 1950 - - May 18, 2017

John E Hillert was born November 30, 1950, in Granton, Wisconsin, to Martin & Marie (Hales) Hillert. He was the third of four brothers. John attended and graduated K-12 school in Granton before heading to Stevens Point, Wisconsin, for college. In 1972, he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, and he received his Mas ...

Kimberly Walkup

December 28, 1965 - - May 18, 2017

Kimberly Ann Walkup, age 51, of 306 Church Street, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at LewisGale Hospital – Alleghany in Low Moor, VA. Kimberly was born December 28, 1965 in Alexandria, Virginia to the late Walter and Harriet Moss Walkup. She was a homemaker and self-employed caregiver. She assisted with Special Olympics events and enjoyed watching footbal ...

Edith Slater

May 17, 2017

Edith Lee Hoke Slater, age 64, of Colonial Heights, Virginia died Wednesday, May 17, 2017. She is survived by her three sisters, two children, and two grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge. Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge is handling arrangements.

Thomas Sampson

August 16, 1953 - - May 16, 2017

Thomas Lee “Tommy” “Buck” Sampson, age 63, of 957 Ingalls Street, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at LewisGale Hospital – Alleghany, Low Moor. He was born August 16, 1953 in Clifton Forge to the late Thomas Nelson and Margaret Byrd Sampson. He served in the United States Air Force and retired January 22, 2014 from CSX Transportation. May 16 was a ...

Bobby Simmons

September 29, 1949 - - May 11, 2017

Bobby E. Simmons, age 67, of 38 Misty Hollow Lane, Millboro, Virginia died Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Bath County Community Hospital. He was born September 29, 1949 in Bath County, Virginia to the late Summers F. and Mary K. Simmons. Bobby retired from Westvaco Carbon plant after 47 years of faithful service. He was a member of Millboro Christian Church. In addition to his paren ...

Darrin Nicely

September 14, 1968 - - May 11, 2017

Darrin Scott Nicely, age 48, of 301 Craft Road, Clifton Forge died Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Alleghany County. He was born in Clifton Forge on September 14, 1968, a son of Carlous Robert “C.R.” Nicely and Donna Simpson Nicely of Clifton Forge. He was a senior account manager at Sonoco Products and had worked there for 24 years. Darrin was a 1986 graduate of Alleghany High ...

Wayne Counts

August 12, 1949 - - May 11, 2017

Wayne Bentley Counts, 67 of Covington went to be with the Lord on Thursday May 11, 2017, He may have lost his battle with cancer, but he gained eternal life through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. He was born August 12, 1949, in Alleghany County, a son of the late Gordon Bentley and Lena Gladys Steele Counts. He attended Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg. He was retired ...

Corbin Reynolds III

October 03, 1912 - - May 09, 2017

Corbin Miller Reynolds III, age 104, of Glen Wilton, Virginia died Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Carillon Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. Corbin was a community leader in northern Botetourt County. His long life and love of service enabled him to work in many ways to help others. He was a charter member of the Glen Wilton Fire Department literally helping build its fi ...

Robert Hayes

April 16, 1935 - - May 08, 2017

Robert Emory Hayes, age 82, of 128 Prospect Street, Covington, Virginia died Monday, May 8, 2017. He was born April 16, 1935 in Darlington, South Carolina to the late Runic Hayes, Sr. and Eloise Hodges Hayes. He was a graduate of Mayo High School in Darlington and later earned BA degree in Education from James Madison University. Following his high school graduation, he joined ...

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