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Dealie "Dee' Hunt died June 10, 2014

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Dealia “Dee” Gannon Hunt passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 10, 2014.

She was born Nov. 27, 1939, in Huntsville, Texas, to Nancy Mariah Weaver Gannon and Ervin Lewis Gannon.

After the death of her mother soon after her birth, her paternal grandmother, Tannie Lewis Gannon, helped raise Dee and her siblings. Dee graduated valedictorian from CE King High School in Houston, Texas. She then attended Southwestern Business University in Houston, Texas, before joining the United States Army Women's Army Corps (WAC). After honorably leaving the Army, Dee began her family and went to work at Lee’s Carpets in Glasgow, where she retired after 39 years.

Dee was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Winnie Currie Gannon; and her husband, Robert Wesley Hunt.

Dee is survived by her children, Joni Hunt Sheridan of Sugar Hill, Ga., retired Senior Master Sgt. Gerald “Jerry” Hunt and wife Melissa of Montpelier, and Cheryl Hunt of Glasgow; her grandchildren, Catherine and Olivia Sheridan of Sugar Hill, Ga., Margaret “Meg,” Joshua “Josh,” Emily, and Thomas “Tommy” Hunt of Montpelier. Dee is also survived by her siblings, Gladys Dean Barbaree of Kingwood, Texas, Ervia Leen McCullough and husband Larry Lomita of California, and Gordon Gannon and wife Melissa Kaye of Houston, Texas, and a sister-in-law, Bette Hunt Fitzgerald of Buena Vista.

Dee was a longtime supporter of Relay For Life of Rockbridge and a donation in her memory to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

A memorial service and celebration of her life is planned for a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Ronald Wilson Byers, 77, of Buena Vista died June 14

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Ronald Wilson Byers, 77, of Buena Vista, passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Born on Sept. 13, 1936 in Buena Vista, he was the son of the late Homer Byers and Merel Coleman Byers.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Lyle Byers.

Surviving Mr. Byers are his loving wife, Betty J. Byers; two sons, Tim Byers and Ron L. Byers and wife Kim; a brother, Meredith Byers; a sister, Audrey Congdon; grandchildren, Jason Byers, Brooke Goff and husband Mike, Caitlin Long and husband Sterling; great-grandchildren, Noah Byers and Deondre Long.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Geraldine Lawrence and family; and also to the many other friends and family of Ronald’s.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Butch Grow officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Carmela Emila Germanio Horn, 85, of Raphine died June 13

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CARMELA HORN

Carmela Emilia Germanio Horn, 85, of Raphine, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, June 13, 2014.

She was born on July 17, 1928, in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Nicholas Germanio, Sr and Angelina SabetelloGermanio.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by an infant son, Richard Horn, and two brothers, Nicholas Germanio Jr. and Paul Germanio.

Mrs. Horn is survived by her beloved husband, Ricie Hiawatha Horn; her daughter, Mary Virginia Wood and husband Eugene; and her granddaughter, Angela Jean Bennington and husband Todd.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home with the PastorSebby Volpe officiating. Burial will follow at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Kendal At Lexington for the excellent care they provided. Arrangements by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Edith Young Dixon, 87, of Buena Vista died Friday, May 23, 2014 at Golden Living Center.

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Edith Young Dixon, 87, of Buena Vista died Friday, May 23, 2014 at Golden Living Center.

She was born Dec. 22, 1926, in West Virginia a daughter of the late William T. Dixon and Mary Cross Dixon.

Mrs. Dixon was a member of the Buena Vista Baptist Church.

A service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday May 27, at Green Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Bryon LePere. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Arrangements are being handled by Bolling, Grose, & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Madeline June Barnes, 90,of Lexington died May 3

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 Madeline June Barnes, 90, of Lexington, died Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital.

Born Oct. 1, 1923, in Washington, D.C., she was a daughter of William and Jeane Thibedoua.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Emanuel Barnes, and a son, Alvin Eugene Hansbrough.

Surviving are a son, Walter Dennis Hansbrough of Lexington; four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted Monday, May 5, at 11 a.m. in Harrison Funeral Chapel by Pastor Hunter Phillips.  Burial will follow in Stonewall Jackson Cemetery.