Russell Lee Hatcher, Jr.

TAKOMA PARK, MD

Russell Lee Hatcher, Jr., 70, of Takoma Park, MD, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at his home. He was born August 5, 1944 in McDowell a son of the late Russell Lee and Mabel Clara (Moats) Hatcher.

Junior was a brick mason for 39 years and later installed windows and siding. He was a member of the McKendree United Methodist Church. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his son, Danny Lee Hatcher; brother, William “Gibby” Gilbert Hatcher; sister, Louise Botkin and his nephew, Tommy Hatcher.

Surviving is his wife, Nancy Ann (Simmons) Hatcher, whom he married December 31, 1966.

A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in McKendree Cemetery with the Rev. Dave Boger officiating.

Active pallbearers will be Cecil Moats, Ray Cox, Michael Moats, Gary Wimer, Kyle Obaugh and Toby Siron.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McKendree Cemetery, c/o Sandy Botkin, P.O. Box 23, McDowell, VA 24458.

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Dallas Ray Doyle, Sr.

CRIMORA

20150216_125928Dallas Ray Doyle, Sr., 88, of Crimora and formerly of Monterey, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at his home. Mr. Doyle was born May 26, 1926 in Mustoe a son the late Ira Ernest and Emma May (Folks) Doyle.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Dallas was a self-employed carpenter and formerly worked as a mechanic. He will be remembered as a loving provider and genuinely good man, always placing others needs ahead of his own. Additionally, he enjoyed bluegrass music, often traveling to watch groups perform.

Mr. Doyle was preceded in death by thirteen brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Faye (Rowan) Doyle, of Crimora; his daughter, Sandra Ann McCarty of Frost, WV; two sons, Dallas “Ricky” Ray Doyle, Jr. and Donald Wayne Doyle both of Monterey; his sister, Thelma “Mae” Hull of Monterey; a granddaughter, Amanda Gail McCarty of Frost; great-grandson, Connor Taylor; stepdaughter, Becky Yeary, and husband Mike, with whom Dallas and his wife resided; three step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren; as well as his cherished dog, Maggie.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hamilton Chapel Cemetery, c/o Carol Waybright, 98 Airport Terrace Rd, Monterey, VA 24465.

 

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Shirley L. Hiner

MONTEREY, VA

Shirley Mae Hiner, 75, of Monterey, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 at her home. She was born April 2, 1939 in Hot Springs a daughter of the late James and Eva (Gardner) Law.

Shirley retired from Highland County Public Schools, where she had been employed as a teacher’s aide as well as a cafeteria worker. Mrs. Hiner enjoyed flower gardening and watching eagles, but above all enjoyed time spent with her beloved family.

On June 12, 1957, she married Glen David Hiner, who preceded her in death on August 25, 1989. Additionally, Mrs. Hiner was predeceased by her sister, Edith Lindsey and two brothers, Glenn and Curtis Law.

She is survived by three sons, James David Hiner and Robin, Carl Hiner and Ruthie, and Kenneth Grey Hiner and Catherine, all of Monterey; four grandchildren, John D. Hiner and wife, Kim, Jamie Hiner, Glen William Hiner and Emily, and Ashley N. Hiner, all of Monterey; three great-grandchildren, Caleb Hiner, Kennedi Lee Hiner and Billy Weaver; a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

A funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m., Monday, February 23, 2015 at Obaugh Funeral Home with the Rev. Andre Crummett officiating. Burial will follow in the Monterey Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Wilton Simmons, Herbert Lightner, Bill DeAscentis, Frankie DeAscentis, Roger Hiner, Jeff Hiner, Keith Lindsey, Mike Lindsey and Randy Hooke. Honorary pallbearers will be the nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends throughout the day Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the home of Shirley (73 Hiners lane, Monterey, VA 24465). Obaugh Funeral Home will also receive friends throughout the day Sunday for those wishing to pay their last respects and viewing opportunity.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060 or American Cancer Society, c/o Norma Reynolds, treasurer, 3052 Mill Gap Rd, Monterey, VA 24465.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at http://www.obaughfuneralhome.com

 

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Dorothy R. Vandevander

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Please note that the service arrangements had be altered at the request of the family.

MONTEREY, VA

Vandevander goodDorothy “Doris” Ruth Vandevander, 81, of Monterey, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 at her home. She was born August 5, 1933 in Blue Grass a daughter of the late Russell Edward and Mary Emma (Ervine) Bowers.

A homemaker, she had also worked as a cook at High’s Restaurant, Maple Restaurant, the Highland Inn, as well as the high school and elementary school and she did housekeeping. She enjoyed gardening, her flowers and was an avid NASCAR, UVA Basketball and Cowboys Football fan. She was a past member of the Church of God of Prophecy Church.

Mrs. Vandevander was preceded in death by her sister, Mona Helmick and her brother, Russell Judy Bowers.

She is survived by her husband, Arnold Vandevander, whom she married October 27, 1951; two daughters, Carolyn “Kay” Wright and husband, Johnny of Franklin, WV and Elsie “Mae” Hazelwood and husband, David of Charlottesville; two sons, David Wayne Vandevander of Monterey and Bobby W. Vandevander and wife, Clara of Blue Grass; eight grandchildren, including Charles “Cliff” Clifton Vandevander, whom she reared, Melissa Wright Hull, James Wright, Julie Wright Hartman, Genia Gail Adkins-Towler, Timmy Lee Adkins, Dacy Cesar and Diana Geraghty; four step-grandchildren, Lisa Finney, Kimberly Claytor, Ashley Robertson and Derrick Ross; eleven great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; her brother, Melvin Bowers of Franklin, WV and sister, Thelma Arbogast of Richmond.

A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m., Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Obaugh Funeral Home with the Rev. Andre Crummett officiating.

The family will hold interment at a later date.

Active pallbearers will be Roger Arbogast, Raymond Smith, Alan Puffenbarger, Jim Pennington, Russell Hull and Jerry Moats. Honorary pallbearers will be the grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Obaugh Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Highland Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 267, Monterey, VA 24465.

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Meredith A. Colaw

HOT SPRINGS, VA

Meredith ColawMeredith “Tookie” Arlene Colaw, 73, of Hot Springs and formerly of Monterey, passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015 at The Springs Nursing Center. She was born November 1, 1941 in Doe Hill a daughter of the late Meredith Ilo and Elsie Mae (Harris) Hull.

Mrs. Colaw had worked as a custodian at the Highland County Courthouse. She had an abiding faith in God and loved being a mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Logan Stuber and her sister, Doris Ann Smith.

She is survived by four daughters, Kay Spangler of Roanoke, Tina Stuber and fiancé, Philip Rader of Sugar Grove, WV, Paula Colaw and James Layman of Hightown and Kim Moyers and husband, Perry of Monterey; her son, Johnny Gwin of Paw Paw, WV; eight grandsons, Joey and Matthew O’Dell, William Lambert, Jr. , Draven Duncan, Ransom Moyers, John, Josh and Shaun Gwin; seven great-grandchildren, Dylan, Owen, Grady and Jax O’Dell, Colton, Peyton and Sophia Gwin; her brother, Noel I. Hull and wife, Doris of Doe Hill; two sisters, Darlene Harold and husband, Luther, Jr. of Doe Hill and Leta Grey Norfleet and husband, Larry of Warm Springs.

A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m., Saturday, February 7, 2015 in Doe Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Davis officiating.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Meredith Colaw Burial Fund, c/o First & Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 529, Monterey, VA 24465.

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Robert Emmet Johnson

RICHMOND, VA

Robert Emmet Johnson, 62, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Brookdale Midlothian Senior Living. He was born November 13, 1952 in Richmond a son of Ellen Stephenson Johnson and the late Roy Ernest Johnson.

Mr. Johnson was a member of Forest Hill Presbyterian Church. He was a graduate of the University of Richmond. He retired from the State Department of Agriculture after working as a seed analyst for 30 years.

Survivors include his mother, Ellen S. Johnson of Richmond; his brother, Stephen R. Johnson of Pella, IA and special friends, John Sheehan and Dave Fore.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 4, 2015 in Monterey Cemetery with C. William “Bill” and Mary Lou Cox officiating.

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Robert “R.E.” Stephenson, Jr.

Robert “R.E.” Elkins Stephenson, Jr., 46, of Williamsville, passed away Friday, January 30, 2015 at his home. He was born February 16, 1968 in Hot Springs a son of the late Robert Elkins and Lydia Emma (Bauer) Stephenson.

R.E. was a self-employed carpenter with S & S Carpentry and a past hunting guide. He was a member of Williamsville Presbyterian Church and Bath-Highland Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid photographer.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Lee and Alan Dale Deel and his nephew, Billy Deel.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Stephenson of Millboro Springs; step-son, Brandon Thomas of Mitchelltown; two sisters, Barbara (Deel) Mernin and husband, Tom of Williamsburg and Mary Lee (Stephenson) Jackson and husband, Terry of Burnsville; brother, Billy Deel and wife, Pam of Hot Springs and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.

A graveside memorial service at the Williamsville Cemetery will be conducted at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Williamsville Cemetery, c/o Robert Marshall, 13039 Tower Hill Rd, Williamsville, VA 24487.

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