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Robert Scruggs
B: 1927-02-14
D: 2019-12-05
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Scruggs, Robert
Mollie VanDevender Vest
B: 1939-07-04
D: 2019-12-02
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VanDevender Vest, Mollie
James Drewry
B: 1931-08-09
D: 2019-11-28
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Drewry, James
Dreama Clifford
B: 1922-02-13
D: 2019-11-28
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Clifford, Dreama
Elizabeth Nicely
B: 1931-09-31
D: 2019-11-27
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Nicely, Elizabeth
Betty Gaines
B: 1937-04-07
D: 2019-11-19
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Gaines, Betty
James Smith
B: 1923-01-17
D: 2019-11-18
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Smith, James
Geraldine Hayslett
B: 1924-09-18
D: 2019-11-17
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Hayslett, Geraldine
John Dean
B: 1947-07-15
D: 2019-11-16
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Dean, John
Madeline Brown
B: 1946-06-03
D: 2019-11-15
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Brown, Madeline
Christopher Dew
B: 1965-07-27
D: 2019-11-14
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Dew, Christopher
Jack Craft
B: 1929-01-06
D: 2019-11-12
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Craft, Jack
Charles Downey
B: 1934-02-07
D: 2019-11-10
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Downey, Charles
Anna Reynolds
B: 1929-02-25
D: 2019-11-06
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Reynolds, Anna
Mildred Meadows
B: 1931-02-26
D: 2019-11-06
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Meadows, Mildred
Patsy Martin
B: 1936-08-11
D: 2019-11-03
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Martin, Patsy
Rick Carlton
B: 1956-06-09
D: 2019-11-02
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Carlton, Rick
Keith Simmons
B: 1958-05-17
D: 2019-10-31
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Simmons, Keith
Willie Ryder
B: 1927-08-10
D: 2019-10-28
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Ryder, Willie
Wanda Godfrey
B: 1974-07-30
D: 2019-10-28
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Godfrey, Wanda
Tex Southers
B: 1940-10-06
D: 2019-10-28
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Southers, Tex

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Robert Scruggs

February 14, 1927 - - December 05, 2019

Robert Owen “Bobby” Scruggs, age 92, of 1301 Woodlawn Street, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Thursday, December 5, 2019 at his residence. Bobby was born February 14, 1927 in Iron Gate, Virginia to the late Claude Howell Scruggs, Sr. and Bessie Fairburn Scruggs. He entered the United States Army on May 21, 1945, served as a member of the 18th Infantry Regiment, and was a prou ...

Mollie VanDevender Vest

July 04, 1939 - - December 02, 2019

Mollie Louisa “Louise” VanDevender Vest, age 80 formerly of Linden, Virginia died Monday, December 2, 2019 at Accordius Health at Clemmons in Clemmons, North Carolina. She was born July 4, 1939 in Alleghany County to the late Ray and Hazel Simmons VanDevender. She was a graduate of Covington High School, Class of 1957 and the Fountain manager at Rite-Aid, formerly Drug Fa ...

James Drewry Sr

August 09, 1931 - - November 28, 2019

James Courtney “Jim” Drewry, Sr., age 88, of Clifton Forge, Virginia died Thursday, November 28, 2019 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Jim was born August 9, 1931 in Clifton Forge, Virginia to the late Ralph L. and Bessie McMullan Drewry. He was a 1950 graduate of Clifton Forge High School and received three years of education at the University of Virginia Schoo ...

Dreama Clifford

February 13, 1922 - - November 28, 2019

Dreama Vance Clifford, age 97, of 800 W. Ridgeway Street, Scott Hill Apartments # 403, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Thursday, November 28, 2019 at The Brian Center in Low Moor. She was born February 13, 1922 in Clifton Forge, Virginia to the late Ira Thomas Vance and Nannie Putnam Vance. She was a secretary for Maryland Ship Building. In addition to his parents, she was preced ...

Elizabeth Nicely

October 01, 1931 - - November 27, 2019

Elizabeth Thurston Nicely, age 88, of 244 Roxbury Street, Clifton Forge died Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at her residence. She was born September 21, 1931 in Clifton Forge, Virginia to the late Edward W. Thurston and Nellie Robinson Thurston. She was a homemaker throughout her life, a member of Clifton Forge Presbyterian Church, a Sunday school teacher for over 40 years, a me ...

Brenda Fridley

February 13, 1955 - - August 16, 2019

Brenda Lou Overton Fridley, 64, of 802 W. Ridgeway Street, Clifton Forge died Friday August 16, 2019 at LewisGale Hospital-Alleghany in Low Moor. She was born February 13, 1955 in Clifton Forge, a daughter of the late Odie Lee “Buck”, Jr. and Peggy Franklin Overton. She was a member of the Selma Church of the Brethren and a home maker throughout her life. In addition to he ...

Raymond Caldwell

May 24, 1951 - - August 10, 2019

Raymond Eugene Caldwell, age 68, of Deleon, Texas died Saturday, August 10, 2019 in Early, Texas. He was born May 24, 1951 to Rachel Rose Caldwell Persinger and the late Stanley E. Caldwell. He served in the United States Marine Corp. When he was discharged from the Marines, he became involved in farming, worked in the coal mines in West Virginia, and was a tractor trailer dr ...

Ronald Barber

October 02, 1947 - - July 28, 2019

Ronald Edward Barber, age 71, of 619 Pine Street, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem. He was born October 2, 1947 in Clifton Forge to the late Harry Edward Barber, Jr. and Mildred Maxine Fox Barber. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was retired from Goodwill Industries. He enjoyed watc ...

Donald Fridley

January 13, 1926 - - July 27, 2019

Donald Clive Fridley, age 93, of 1618 Cowpasture River Highway, Millboro, Virginia died early Saturday, July 27, 2019 at LewisGale Hospital- Alleghany, Low Moor. He was born January 13, 1926 in Clifton Forge, Virginia to the late Ernest Lee and Nannie Mae Hornbarger Fridley. He was a retired Supervisor in the Car Department of the former C & O Railroad and had worked for th ...

Mary Sledge

January 21, 1930 - - July 27, 2019

Mary Alice Laws Sledge, age 89, of The Springs Nursing Center, Hot Springs, and formerly of Clifton Forge, Virginia and New York, died Saturday, July 27, 2019 at The Springs. She was born January 21, 1930 in Little Washington, North Carolina to the late John and Elizabeth Jones Laws. She was retired from the New York Department of Social Services and was a Certified Nursing As ...

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