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Lucille Feazell, 89, of Buena Vista died April 14

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Lucille Overstreet Feazell, 89, of Buena Vista, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 at Kendal. Born on September 4, 1924 in Rockbridge County, she was the daughter of the late Luther W. Overstreet and Georgia O’Connell Overstreet. Mrs. Feazell retired from Columbia Gas. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; C. Vance Feazell, a son; Ted V. Feazell, one brother, and two sisters. Surviving Mrs. Feazell are several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Buena Vista Baptist Church with the Rev. Bryon LePere officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Ted V. Feazell Scholarship Fund or Buena Vista Baptist Church. Arrangements by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Buena Vista.





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Marjorie Knick Plogger, 81, of Lexington died April 15

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Marjorie Knick Plogger, 81, of Lexington, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at her home.

Born May 11, 1932, in Rockbridge County, she was a daughter of the late John B. Knick and Ottie Higgins Knick.

Mrs. Plogger was a member of the Lauderdale A.R. Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school, Bible school, a member of Willing Workers, and enjoyed singing in the choir.

Marjorie was very talented and she enjoyed sewing, quilting, and painting. Her artwork was very special to her and these treasures have been shared with family and friends.

Surviving are her devoted husband of 64 years, William S. Plogger; one daughter, Vickie P. Hickman and husband Jimmy, all of Lexington; one son, Mark Plogger and wife MaryAnn of Staunton; five siblings, Marie Canady of Goshen, Carl Knick, John Henry Knick, Christine Blankenship, all of Lexington, Richard Knick of Danville, and Pat Magee of Lexington; six grandchildren, Cara, Laura Beth, Megan, Ryan, Krista and Jordan; five great-grandchildren, Davis, Brady, Grant, Anderson and Ansley Kate.

A graveside service will be conducted 10:30 a.m. at Stonewall Jackson Cemetery followed by an 11 a.m. memorial service in the Lauderdale A.R. Presbyterian Church on Friday, April 18, with the Rev. Benjamin W. Dowling III officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in loving memory of Mrs. Plogger to the Rockbridge Area Hospice, 315 Myers St., Lexington, VA 24450.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.




Kenneth Howe Bane, 72, of Lexington died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

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Kenneth Howe Bane, 72, of Lexington died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 15, 1941, in Lexington, a son of the late David Edward Bane and Virginia Entsminger Bane. Mr. Bane was a charter member of the Faith Mountain Baptist Church, lifetime member of the Effinger Volunteer Fire Department, member of the Rockbridge Bear and Hound Hunter Association, and retired from Burlington Industries after many years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Diane H. Bane of Lexington; one daughter, Lisa Diane Bryant of Goshen; one son, David Howe Bane of Lexington; one brother, Edward Grover Bane of Buena Vista; one sister, Sheila Mawyer of Rocky Mount; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, at Harrison Funeral Home chapel by Pastor Sebby Volpe. Burial will follow at Collierstown Presbyterian Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Lucy T. Turpin, 90, of Lexington died April 13, 2014, at Kendal.

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Lucy T. Turpin, 90, of Lexington died April 13, 2014, at Kendal.

She was preceded in death by both her parents, Harry and Maude Thomas and her husband William.

Lucy T. Turpin was born on Oct. 1, 1923. She worked for the United States Navy during the war years and went on to run a successful family business called Turpin’s Outdoor Power Equipment with her late husband William V. Turpin.  

She is survived by two children, Linda T. Frece of Bristow, Warren V. Turpin and his wife Lisa Turpin of Lexington; three grandchildren, Christianne V. VanDyke and her husband Joshua J. VanDyke of Bristow; Ryan V. Turpin and Brett E. Turpin of Lexington. She was the great-grandmother to Victoria and Caitlyn VanDyke of Bristow. She is also survived by two sisters, Verlie Callahan and Elene Greeson and her husband Charles.

The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. with the funeral service following at 11 a.m. April 18, 2014, at Harrison Funeral Home. Lucy T. will be buried next to her husband at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions can be made to Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. P.O. Box 979 Lexington, VA 24450.  


Rev. Ralph Monroe, 85, of Sharpsburg, Md., died April 6

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The Rev. Ralph Edelle Monroe, 85, of Sharpsburg, Md., passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Imperial Manor Care in Richmond.

He was born Aug. 7, 1928, in Sharpsburg to the late Clarence Hazel and Frances Mabel King Monroe.

He was a 1946 graduate of North Street High School in 1946. He was also a graduate of American Divinity School Chicago, Ill., and Fairmont State College in Fairmont, W.Va.

He was a minister with various United Methodist churches in the following areas: Seebert, W.Va., White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Keyser, W.Va., Fairmont, W.Va, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton and Buckeystown, Md.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Armell McCann Monroe, married Dec. 15, 1951; his daughter, Frances Michelle Monroe-Willis and her husband Charles of Chester.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Sarah Ann Monroe; a son, Thomas Robert Monroe; a sister, Elta Maria Monroe; and a brother, Marshall Eugene Monroe.

Funeral services were held at Osborne Funeral Home in Williamsport, Md., on Saturday, April 12,  with the Rev. Sherman Mason officiating. Interment was private in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, Md.

Memorial donations may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 155 Jonathan St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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