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Kenneth W. Newman, 64, of Lexington died March 2

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 Kenneth W. Newman, 64, of Lexington died March 2, 2014.

He was a devoted husband, father, friend, and leader in the community. Ken served 31 years in the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, where he retired as deputy chief. In retirement, he returned to work for a private security firm and the FBI.

Ken earned a master’s degree from American University and attended multiple executive leadership programs throughout his career. A life-long baseball fan, Ken was pivotal in the foundation and management of the Rockbridge Rapids, a collegiate summer baseball team.

Ken’s love for Lexington began when he attended and graduated from Washington and Lee University, where he played soccer and was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Upon retirement from the Inspection Service, Ken returned to Lexington where he became involved in multiple civic organizations. He served on the electoral board and was a member of the Lexington Sunrise Rotary Club and Lexington Police Department Foundation. Ken volunteered at the RARA food pantry, served in leadership positions at Trinity UMC, and was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, George and Marion Newman, and survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Leslie; son, Craig; daughter-in-law, Melissa; brother, Don; sister-in-law, Sue; and mother-in-law, Margery Couper; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday, March 6, at 1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Lexington.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Rockbridge Area Relief Association, specifically, the food pantry program.

Martha Lee Zollman Campbell, 89, of Buena Vista died Feb. 28

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 Martha Lee Zollman Campbell, 89, of Buena Vista died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at her home.

Born Feb. 12, 1925, in Rockbridge County, she was a daughter of the late Coleman Miller Zollman and Mary Jessie Ramsey Zollman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie E. Campbell.

Mrs. Campbell attended Lauderdale A.R. Presbyterian Church and Oxford Presbyterian Church.

Surviving is one stepson, Billy Joe Metz of Covinal, Calif.

A funeral will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at the Harrison Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Mike Hamilton. Burial will follow at Oxford Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oxford Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 143 Oxford Lane, Lexington, VA 24450.

  

 

 

 

Ruby Evelyn Clark, 90, of Buena Vista died Feb. 27

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 Ruby Evelyn Clark, 90, of Buena Vista died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.

She was born in Rockbridge County March 15, 1923, a daughter of the late Samuel Clark and Odie Southers Clark.

Mrs. Clark was a member of the Buena Vista Pentecostal Holiness Church.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond Marshall Clark; her children, Rick Clark, Raymond Clark Jr. and Geraldine Clark; two brothers, James “Lucky” Clark and Marshall Clark; a sister, Juanita Jordan; and five grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 3, at the Buena Vista Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. W.A. Mills and Rev. W. David Bain. The family will receive friends one hour prior at the church.

Burial will follow at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

 

 

 

 

Billy Northern Ayres, 75, of Lexington died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital.

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Billy Northern Ayres, 75, of Lexington died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital.

He was born April 9, 1938, in Rockbridge County a son of the late Allison Ayres and Catherine Rader Ayres. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his twin brother, Bobby, and two sisters, Mary and Myra.

Mr. Ayres was a member of the Oxford Presbyterian Church and retired from the Rockbridge Farmers Co-op with 30 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley M. Ayres of Lexington; one daughter, Lisa Ayres Budzinski of Churchville; two brothers, John Ayres and Alfred Ayres, both of Lexington; one sister, Rosa Lee Bogaev of Fredericksburg; and two grandchildren, Julia Budzinski; Ladd Budzinski.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 3, 2014, at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens by Dr. Horace Douty. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 530 E. Main Street, Suite 200, Richmond, VA 23219. Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Lucy Claytor Lilley, 74, of Natural Bridge Station died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

 

Lucy Claytor Lilley, 74, of Natural Bridge Station died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.

She was born Feb. 26, 1939, in Rockbridge County, daughter of the late Carl V. Claytor and Mary Elizabeth Claytor.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Clifford Randall Claytor.

Surviving Mrs. Lilley are a daughter, Denita L. Coffman; a sister, Mary Isabelle Camden; a brother, Kenneth Edward Claytor; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at West View Holiness Church, Buena Vista. Arrangements are by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Service.