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Kyle Seal of Covington died March 14

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                Mr. Kyle Edward Seal, age 78, of Covington, died Friday, March 14, 2014. He was the husband of the late Beulah Mae Craig Seal.

                Mr. Seal was born July 10, 1935, in Rocky Hollow, W.Va., the son of the late Robert Trenton Seal and Geneva Ira Hazelwood Seal. 

                Mr. Seal is survived by two sons, Douglas Trenton Seal and wife Delores of Lexington and Dwayne Edward Seal and wife Lisa of Covington; three grandchildren; three sisters; and a number of nieces and nephews.

                Mr. Seal was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

                A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, March 17, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Loving Funeral Home with Rev. Johnnie Mize officiating.  Interment followed in Alleghany Memorial Park.

Arrangements are being handled by Loving Funeral Home; www.lovingfuneralhome1913.com.

               

               

 

 

 

Nettie Higgins Carter, 83, of Lexington died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

She was born July 1, 1930, in Rockbridge County a daughter of Harry Higgins and Virginia Smith Higgins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John Justice Carter.

Mrs. Carter was a member of the Bible Church at Rockbridge and loved gardening and working with her flowers.

Surviving are one son, John Joseph Carter; two daughters, Margaret C. Fauber and Clara C. Hall, all of Lexington; one sister, Bessie H. Jarvis of Fairfield; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Harrison Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. George Warden. Burial will follow at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the funeral home.

Ruby Claytor Lawhorne, 85, died March 11

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Ruby Claytor Lawhorne, 85, formerly of Glasgow, died March 11, 2014, at the Woodview Nursing Home in South Boston.

She was born March 19, 1928, in Rockbridge County, the daughter of Brenard Guy and Gracie Camden Claytor. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Charles Edward Lawhorne Jr., in 2012.

Mrs. Lawhorne is survived by her youngest brother, Brenard Rudolph Claytor of Glasgow; her four children, Michael Kent Lawhorne of Smithfield, Lissa Lawhorne Eggleston of Midlothian, Barry Keith Lawhorne of Poquoson and Paul Brian Lawhorne of South Boston; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Harrison Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Rick Ramsey.  Burial will follow at Mount Zion Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Contributions may be made to Calvary Brethren Church, 1365 Woodland Ave., Buena Vista, VA 24416.

 

 

 

 

Bonnie Lou Hill Mann, 45, of Buena Vista died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

Bonnie Lou Hill Mann, 45, of Buena Vista died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

She was born Oct. 6, 1968, in Rockbridge County a daughter of Richard Hill and Diana Johnson Herndon. In addition to her parents surviving are her husband, Ronald E. Howland Jr.; one daughter, Stephon Hill; four siblings, Richard Hill Jr., Michael W. Hill, Ronnie Lee Hill and Angela Brezousky.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Buena Vista. Burial will be private. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Marie B. Welch, 84, of Lexington died March 5

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Marie B. Welch, 84, of Lexington passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.

Born in Mechanicville, N.Y., to Anthony Zullo and Mary Cimino Zullo on December 8, 1929, she was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Edward J. Welch Jr. (2010), and brothers Anthony and John Zullo.

She was a devoted mother, wife and sister, who managed to combine both a successful career and her family responsibilities.   She retired from a 40-year career with Bendix/Amphenol Corporation where she worked as an aerospace inspector. She was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the Order of Elks and the Italian-American Club.

Marie had a lifelong passion for travel and was an enthusiastic bridge player, bingo player and enjoyed cooking. Her home was always a focal point for family and friends.

Marie is survived by her daughter, Donna Marie Welch (William de Laat) of Lexington;   son, Edward J. Welch III (Judy) of Sidney, N.Y.; sisters, Ann Campana of Williamsburg and Frances Hess (Wayne) of West Laurens, N.Y.; and her brother, Leonard Zullo (Elise) of Naples, Fla. She will be dearly missed by them and by grandchildren Justin Placilla (Krystal), Sarah Harris (Chris), Benjamin Placilla (Kelly), Andrea de Laat (Chris) and Derek de Laat; her 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral mass will be celebrated today, Wednesday, March 12, at 2 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Burial will be private.