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Charles Eugene McFann, 83, of Lexington died June 16

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Charles Eugene McFann, 83, of Lexington, a retired engineer for the US Navy,of 59 Meadowview Dr. died on Monday June 16 at his home surrounded by his wife and family.  He was born on December 1, 1930 in Montpelier, Ohio to the late Harold Perry and Pearl Lillian McFann.  He is survived by his wife Ellen McFann of the residence, children Bill (Judi) of Piney Point, MD, Kim (Joe) of Inwood, WV, Carole (Keith) of Danville, VA and Matt of Piney Point, MD and grandchildren Jen McFann, Sara McFann, Adrian Seljeseth, Mike McFann, Tony Gilbert, Mandy Brown and Scott Brown.  He is also survived by a sister Aileen Bergauff, and brothers Ralph McFann and Paul McFann.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Harold McFann, James McFann, and Howard McFann and a granddaughter Angela Marie Gilbert.

He will always be remembered for his generous and giving spirit which was demonstrated by how he lived his life.  He loved his country and served as a Marine in Korea and as a civilian engineer for the Navy in Vietnam.  He was a Mason and a member of Porter Lodge 137.  He was member and past Commander of VFW Post 1499 and American Legion Post 126.  In addition to his country, he loved his church.  He was a deacon and trustee of Neriah Baptist Church and helped to run the Neriah Food Pantry for 14 years.  He supported the youth of the community by his involvement in the Rockbridge County 4-H Livestock program.  After his retirement from the Navy, Chuck enjoyed his time as a shepherd raising his Suffolk sheep.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 21, at 2 p.m. at Harrison Funeral Home in Lexington.  Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, VFW Post 1499, or Neriah Baptist Church.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Michael Henry Culkin, 54, of Lexington died June 15

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Michael Henry Culkin, 54, of Lexington died Sunday, June 15, 2014.

Born Aug. 6, 1959, in Warsaw, N.Y., he was a son of Henry Dermot Culkin and Naomi Grace Leith.

Surviving are his mother; and two sisters, Catherine Mary Culkin of Millbrook, N.Y., and Sharon Grace Culkin Williams of Chicago, Ill.

He spent his adult life working with Angus cattle farms across the United States and Canada. The last 20 years of his life were spent in Junction, Texas, where he worked in house construction and on local sheep ranches. At the time of his death, he was helping his mother care for her sheep enterprise, House Mountain Finnsheep in Rockbridge County.

There will be no services at this time.

Donations may be made to Virginia Farm Bureau Agriculture in the Classroom c/o Rockbridge County Farm Bureau, Lexington, VA 24450.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

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.