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

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

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.

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

 

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.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.osbornefuneralhome.net.

 

Anne Everett Mish, 87, of Lexington died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at her home.

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

Anne Everett Mish, 87, of Lexington died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at her home.

Born April 22, 1926 in Southampton County, she was a daughter of the late Caleb Roy Everett and Thelma Eley Everett. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. H. Mish Jr. and two brothers, C. Roy Everett and Joseph L. Everett.

Surviving are her two sons, Robert W.H. Mish III of Lexington and Everett H. Mish and wife Bruce and their children Brucie and Robert of Manakin Sabot; and one sister, Winifred Everett Reid of Richmond.

A lifelong horsewoman and educator, Mish was graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Mary Washington College and a master’s in education from the University of Virginia. She began teaching in 1947 at Southern Seminary and served the college until 1991. While her career in education was exemplary, her reputation in the world of horses was widely celebrated. The name Anne Mish and educational horsemanship are synonymous in this part of Virginia, primarily due to her presence as the driving force in developing a nationally renowned riding program at Southern Seminary. In 1966, the school honored Mish by placing her name on its new indoor riding arena, and in 1988, Mish was nominated to the Virginia Horse Shows Association Horsewoman of the Year. In 1997, she was inducted into the Southwest Hunter/Jumper Association’s Hall of Fame. For most of her life she showed and bred many equine champions. It has been said that as a small child she “climbed on a fence, got on the mule’s back and rode off. She has been riding ever since.”

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Middlebrook with Dr. William Klein officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather at Little Acres following the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lexington Presbyterian Church or the Rockbridge Area Hospice. Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Mary Elizabeth Moore, 93, of Lexington died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital.

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

Mary Elizabeth Moore, 93, of Lexington died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital.

A celebration of her life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at New Monmouth Presbyterian Church by the Rev. John D. Sterrett III and The Rev. Martin Stokes. Burial will be private at New Monmouth Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to New Monmouth Presbyterian Church, 2348 W. Midland Trail Lexington, VA 24450. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements are being handled by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.